Category Archives: Interview

Collector Interview 27 – Jim Sorenson

Jim Sorenson and his collection

 
Jim Sorenson is a known entity, but his collection isn’t! This month we take a look at the collecting habits and treasures of a man who has brought behind the scenes treasures to the rest of us in an official capacity through his work on the Transformers Animated Allspark Almanacs, Transformers The Ark, The Art of Prime, as well as the upcoming Transformers Legacy book …

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TFsource Interviews The Transformers Collector’s Club!


It’s a New Year, the weather is ever so slowly starting to change, and Transformers fans are getting their plans in place for convention season! Before the hectic planning of convention season is upon us, I was lucky enough to steal some time from Pete Sinclair of the Transformers Collector’s Club to ask him some questions about the TCC, the Subscription Service, and BotCon …

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Collector Interview 12 – Brandon Yap

Very well presented


For this month’s dedicated Transformers collector interview, we wrap up the first year of features in style with one of the most impressive and well-known collections in the community, that of popular blogger Brandon “heroic_decepticon” Yap. I’ve been incredibly fortunate to have the honour of interviewing some of the hobby’s most respected luminaries in the last 12 …

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Collector Interview 10 – Colbey Hopper

Lost In Transformation


We’ve occasionally interviewed collectors with very extreme views and collecting habits, but individuals such as those can sometimes represent the minority. This month we spotlight a proud family man with strong faith who is a self-confessed sports fan, gamer, and blogger. He also has a healthy obsession with Transformers which has led to him being interviewed by a local television channel …

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Collector Interview 09 – David Buenaño Hochman

Best garden gnomes ever


So far, our collector interviews have been extremely toy and collection focused. And rightfully so, there are members of the Transformers collecting community who have poured their souls and fortunes into amassing the most unbelievable collection of pre-Transformers, sealed vintage items, prototypes, variants and rarities. They deserve recognition for their achievements and contributions to the furthering of the hobby and its collective …

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Collector Interview 07 – Marco Salerno

"You can see my collection from here"


You would think it’s getting harder to find collectors with something fresh to contribute during these interviews, but there is certainly no shortage of quality when it comes to those left to feature. This month’s spotlight falls on Italian Transformers and pre-Transformers collector Marco Salerno. A shining beacon of humility, modesty and quick with praise for collectors he feels …

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Collector Interview 06 – Martin Lund

Collaborate, and listen.


Even though we’ve already had some incredibly insightful, enjoyable and entertaining Source Interviews in this blog section’s short life so far, I have been looking forward to this particular collector’s responses and images since the interview schedule’s inception. Few members of the community can boast such a wealth of diverse and thorough knowledge in addition to a catalogue of notable contributions, a reputation …

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Collector Interview 05 – Mike Castaneda

Optimus, a 3rd member of many marriages


This month we cast the spotlight on a North American-based collector who has been around the scene for a lot longer than most of us. Fresh from accomplishing the dream of many a fan, the completion of his G1 Transformers collection alongside a comprehensive selection of more recent Transformers, Mike Castaneda is beginning his journey into the hyper-competitive and …

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Collector Interview 04 – Marco van Leeuwen

Marco says it's good to make friends


September sees us press on with our collector interview series, however this month we spotlight a Dutch Transformers and pre-Transformers collector who is slightly less active in the online community than our previous interviewees, but whose collection does all the talking for him. With a very significant selection of pre-production and prototype gems from the world of Transformers toys, …

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Collector Interview 03 – Eric Warren

The child within


This month we continue our series of collector interviews with a well known Transformers collector and blogger whose collection pictures inspire the kind of awe we all felt on our first trip to a Toys ‘R’ Us in the 1980s. We hope you enjoy his insight into the changes experienced by the collecting community in the last decade, his fabulous collection pictures and …

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