Author Archives: Maz

About Maz

Diaclone and TF collector & writer from the UK. I also write for & own TF-1.com and TFSquareone.

Ocular Max PS-06 Terraegis

Ocular Max Terraegis

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Mastermind Creations continue their Ocular Max Perfection Series of Masterpiece gap-busters with PS-05 Terraegis, one of the original heroic 1984 Ark crew yet to get an official release. BadCube Speedbump is already on the market, but many held out for Ocular Max and Terraegis’s superior cartoon accuracy. Ocular Max started super strong with Sphinx and …
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Top 10 of 2016 – Part 2

Top 10 of 2016

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It’s been a year of unprecedented quality in official and unofficial transforming robot releases! Last week I ran down the first half of my top ten purchases of 2016, and I will conclude that list here. I want to re-iterate that this is just my own list of purchases …
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Collector Interview 55 – Nicholas Hughes

Nic Hughes' Transformers collection

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Nicholas Hughes has a famous Rock Lords collection, so much so that it was put on display at TFNation 2016. Don’t be fooled though, his Transformers passion is even greater and he has a collection to match it. I know Nic from meetups in London, and you can guarantee he will bring something to the meet …
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Top 10 of 2016 – Part 1

Top 10 of 2016

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It’s that time of year again where we tend to list our favourite Transformers-related toy purchases. Quite often I’ve been very clear on which bots will populate the top of the list and 2016 is no different. What has really surprised me, though, is that for the third year running, I feel …
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Collector Interview 54 – Ben Parfitt

Ben Parfitt's Transformers collection

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Ben Parfitt has recently been showing his prowess as a great Transformers reviewer. He also has a pretty outstanding Transformers collection. With his background, it’s really no surprise that his insights and opinions about the hobby are worth reading and taking note of. Other than having the prestigious honour of being the first to visit …
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FansToys FT-18 Lupus

FansToys FT-18 Lupus

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Why on Earth are FansToys doing Headmasters? Can’t they finish the Iron Dibots, or Car Robots, or the many products they’ve teased before throwing their hat into yet another sub-category ring to compete with other 3rd party companies? They’ve done it, though, and they’ve gone up against some of the best quality opposition there is …
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MMC R-15 Jaegertron

MMC Reformatted R-15 Jaegertron

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This is a very interesting one from 3rd party company Mastermind Creations. From their successful and well-loved Reformatted series, R-15 Jaegertron is their spin on the bounty hunting loner who first appeared in Transformers Animated, then in IDW comics sporting his Revenge Of The Fallen looks, and most recently in the fourth feature film, Age …
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MMC R-17 Carnifex

MMC Reformatted R-17 Carnifex

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Mastermind Creations bring you R-17 Carnifex from their Reformatted line, where they have most recently been providing excellent representations of IDW-based comic characters from the transforming robot universe in CHUG scale. Carnifex is based heavily on the original evil double Powermaster from the Japanese continuity, a character that was given a very specific design …
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How Do I Collect Here?

Transformers Masterpiece, G1, CHUG and 3rd Party

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Some countries and locations are well associated with the finding, purchasing and collecting of Transformers or 3rd party products. North America, parts of mainland Europe, UK, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and Australia are examples that come to mind. This could be down to large online retailers, local communities …
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Collector Interview 53 – Egor Nikolaev

Egor Nikolaev's Transformers collection
If you follow Transformers photography on Instagram, you may well have come across the gorgeous outdoor and diorama pictures of ”Egorchrome”. Once I saw his collection and ability to bring toy robots to life, I wanted Egor Nikolaev to be one of our interviewees. Egor is the first collector from Russia we’ve had the privilege of featuring, and it was great to see …

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