Author Archives: Maz

About Maz

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

The Takara Version

Takara Transformers available here at TFSource

Takara Transformers available here at TFSource


Official Transformers toys are released in most of the world by Hasbro, and in Japan by Takara Tomy, formerly Takara. Takara, a Japanese toy manufacturer, produced the first toys that would become Transformers in Japan in the early 1980s. Hasbro saw these Diaclone and Micro Change Series toys and licensed them, creating the Transformers …

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Extra-Ordin-Ary – and Complete

Unique Toys Ordin from TFSource

Unique Toys Ordin from TFSource


In less than one year, vastly improved 3rd party company Unique Toys have started and completed a combiner project. With the upcoming release of the fourth and fifth members of Ordin (Abominus), UT will give Transformers collectors their first unofficial group of Terrorcons to stand beside either their Combiner Wars toys or other unofficial behemoths such as …

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Keep Calm and Carry On

DX9 Carry available here at TFSource

DX9 Carry available here at TFSource


DX9, the alter ego of Unique Toys, take another swing at a Transformers Masterpiece-scaled robot with D06 Carry, a toy paying homage to the Autobots’ post-Optimus leader, Rodimus Prime. DX9 have been doing very well of late, their Invisible figure was superb, Chigurh was a recent favourite of mine, their War in Pocket line …

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Who’s Winning?

Official and unofficial Transformers at TFSource

Official and unofficial Transformers at TFSource


We have recently floated the possibility that we are experiencing another golden age of Transformers collecting, and a majority seemed to agree with us that the live action Transformers movies have been good for the health of the brand. With so much choice available, the topic of choosing my purchases …

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Were The Movies Good For Transformers?

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Movie Transformers at TFSource


Were the live action Transformers movies directed by Michael Bay good or bad for Transformers? That’s the question that I put to a number of respected collectors and community members, and not just in regards to Transformers toys, but the general health of the brand and the people who now count themselves as fans. Four movies in, and everyone has an …

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Collector Interview 37 – Eduardo Cardenas

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Eduardo Cardenas and his G1 collection


Another first for the Interview slot on TFSource Blog, our first collector from Mexico! Eduardo ”Lalo” Cardenas has an extensive boxed G1 collection as well as the kind of Mexican variant gems you would expect, which adds to the mystery as to why there aren’t more high profile Mexican Transformers given their treasured vintage variant history. Eduardo takes us …

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Club Rules

TF Collectors Club figures at TFSource

TF Collectors Club figures at TFSource


One of the nicest discoveries I’ve made since embracing modern Transformers lines in recent years are the Transformers Collector’s Club exclusives. Not all of them have appealed to me, but since finding some deluxe class gems in the Revenge of the Fallen, Animated, Prime and Beast Hunters lines, and then completing the repaint list …

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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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