Author Archives: Maz

About Maz

Diaclone and G1 TF collector & writer from the UK. Also write for & own TF-1.com.

Is This The Golden Age?

Golden Age Transformers from TFSource

Golden Age Transformers from TFSource


Is this the golden age of Transformers? While it’s tempting to look at years gone past and recall the good old days, we might actually be better off as fans and collectors now than we ever have been. If we consider the toys that are available to us, to our children, the new media we have …

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The Ancress and the Warrior – MMC R-09 & R-10

MMC Salvia Prominon at TFSource

MMC Salvia Prominon at TFSource


And just like that, she’ got your attention. Mastermind Creations have just released the next two female Warriors in their Reformatted line, R-09 Eupatorium (Elita-1) and R-10 Salvia Prominon (Solus Prime). These two join mould mates Azalea, Zinnia, Stealth Azalea, and Asterisk Mode Azalea in homaging the Fembots from Generation 1 Transformers lore, mostly. There’s no …

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Collector Interview 36 – Marcin Starzomski

G1 Transformers available here at TFSource

G1 Transformers available here at TFSource


Representing a country that is not often associated with Transformers traditionally, Polish collector Marcin Starzomski gives us his account of how Transformers found their way into his life. Not quite early Generation 1 or modern era, Marcin’s history is somewhat different to many and so are his opinions on what some would consider the …

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All Our Toys

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Transformers, just like these, at TFSource


What will happen to our toys when we die? This is a question that numerous collectors have asked themselves and each other throughout this age of adult collecting. Inevitably, as the original generation of Transformers children and collectors starts moving into their 40s and later, thoughts start turning to the twilight of our lives and what will become of …

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In Good Kompany

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Japanese G1 – Proper G1 – at TFSource


There’s a difference between fake or counterfeit Transformers that are meant to fool collectors into thinking they are buying official product and a bootleg that is immediately distinguishable from a Hasbro or Takara figure. While both are intended to profit from and take unlicensed advantage of the Transformers brand and its supporters, some collectors can find themselves …

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MMC Cynicus – An Original Creation

MMC R-12 Cynicus available here at TFSource

MMC R-12 Cynicus available here at TFSource


Surely about 5 years ago, something like this would have been completely inconceivable? A high quality transformers product created by a new company, completely unaffiliated with the official manufacturers and based entirely on an original character created for an official Transformers comic by a fanfic writer who made it and illustrated by …

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Top 5 Transformations

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Transformers that transform, at TFSource!


Optimus Prime! Transforms from tractor trailer to robot with headquarters and back. That’s the whole point of Transformers, figures that can be converted between modes. While the process of going between configurations is an important one, we can often attach more importance to factors such as appearance, scale, accessories, aesthetics, posability and the like. But this week, I will be …

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Unpopular Opinions

Combiner Wars at TFSource Here

Combiner Wars at TFSource Here


Whenever you see discussions about the best Transformers from a particular line or era, over a big enough sample, you can see patterns emerging and the same figures can rise to the top of most collectors’ lists. Once in a while, a certain Transformers toy, concept or aesthetic will be loved by many, and disliked by …

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Collector Interview 35 – Brad B

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One man and his army


I would normally take issue with interviewing a Transformers collector who won’t reveal his full name, but if you’ve spent any time around G1 Transformers forums in recent years or TFW2005 generally, you’ll know Brad “Th0r4z1n3″ B from his legendary seeker-focused collecting or his status as an ex-moderator of that gigantic Transformers forum, so I’ve no doubt you’ll be able …

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Fifty Shades of Rare

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If you still want the best Movie Prime, buy here


I should probably apologise for that click-bait title, but it does represent the topic of this article quite well. It’s impossible to go one year on an active Transformers forum without seeing at least one discussion about the rarest Transformers of all time. Rarity, however, comes in many shapes and sizes, some of which I …

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