Category Archives: Source Articles

1987 Autobot Headmasters

Vintage G1 Transformers here at TFSource

Vintage G1 Transformers here at TFSource


Hasbro and Takara populated the first two years of the globally successful Transformers toy line with moulds previously used in Takara’s Diaclone and Micro Change Series lines, as well as drafting in moulds with Takatoku, Toybox and Toyco origins as well. For 1986, the year of the Transformers animated movie, we got our first …

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Best of 2014 / 2015 – Four Years Of Source Articles

Vintage Transformers available at TFSource

Vintage Transformers available at TFSource


Four years into the TFSource Blog project and we’re still finding topics to write about weekly. If that in itself is not something to celebrate within Transfandom, then how about taking time in this article to thank all of our loyal readers, supporters and especially the contributors who have made so much of what we do …

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Flight Of The Bumblebee

Deluxe 1976 Chevrolet Camaro Bumblebee.

Deluxe 1976 Chevrolet Camaro Bumblebee. TFsource movie toys can be found here.


I could describe this character in so many ways. He has grown to become one of my absolute favorite characters, even influencing me to dedicate a corner of my collection just to his toy. For me, the appeal is easily there. To others, he can only be …

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Reissue Redux

Platinum Edition Reissues available here at TFSource

Platinum Edition Reissues available here at TFSource


For a while there it seemed that we’d had our last Generation 1 reissues from Hasbro and Takara, Encore Fortress Maximus being quite the final hurrah, but 2015 has seen the return of G1 reissues under Hasbro’s Platinum Edition banner. While most of the toys have already been released, G1 Trypticon was …

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FansToys FT-09 Tesla: Perfectceptor

FansToys Tesla here at TFSource

FansToys Tesla here at TFSource


It doesn’t seem to matter what character FansToys announce, because of their incredible start to life as a 3rd Party company putting out TF-a-likes with Quakewave and the Iron Dibots, even a character so woefully under-appreciated as Perceptor garnered some solid attention. FT-09 Tesla is their Masterpiece-scaled representation of the Autobot Scientist, and the one I …

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What Do They Think?

Masterpiece Transformers available here at TFSource

Masterpiece Transformers available here at TFSource


About 3 years ago we interviewed 3 very active and community-involved Transformers collectors’ wives to find out How The Other Half Live. For my 200th TFSource Blog Article (not counting interviews), I decided to once again ask those closest to me how they viewed my collection of robots. I’ve asked my wife. …

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What Was Your Reaction?

Unite Warriors Devastator! What's that in the background through? Image courtesy of TFW2005 coverage.

Unite Warriors Devastator! What’s that in the background through? Image courtesy of TFW2005.

The very rare occurrence of me being away from my Twitter feed and a Transformers forum happened last month. I was in the dark, phone turned off, and had no way of knowing what was just announced at the 2015 Tokyo Toy …

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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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