Toy Review: Takara MP-20 Wheeljack

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The Autobot handyman gets the Masterpiece treatment!

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The Top 10 (Plus Some) Collector’s Club Figures

Nexus Prime_2The first five membership figures.
For over 10 years now, FunPublications has held the Transformers Collector’s Club license and have produced dozens of toys as Club Store Exclusives and free membership incentive figures. We’re taking a look at the best Club figures released to this point (not BotCon affiliated toys … that’s another list). Taking into account mold choice, representation of the …

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MakeToys Quantron

Transformers’ most intelligent combiner gets the body of a linebacker!

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FansToys FT-05 Soar (Blue)

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Swoop?


FansToys have created a problem for themselves, their first 3rd Party offering Quakewave was almost universally acknowledged as one of the best 3rd Party products ever to hit the Transformers collector market. After that, their decision to tackle Masterpiece-style Dinobots, or “Iron Dibots” led to their version of Dinobot Slag, FT-04 Scoria, and certainly I believed it to be every bit as good as Quakewave although …

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Collector Interview 29 – Dan Ghile

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President of the Furry Association of Transfans


Dan Ghile is a UK Transformers fan, artist and collector who has inspired me this year. Meeting and spending time in real life with collectors like Dan, Richard Irvine-Brown, Sid Beckett,  as well as oldies like Morgan Evans, …

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Unique Toys Troll

Unique Toys mixes a great design with great quality and engineering in this homage to “Blot”!

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TF Animated – The Verdict (Part 2)

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150 million Animated Seekers and no Thrust


If Transformers Animated wasn’t subject enough to the varying opinions within the collecting community, for those who have surrendered their hearts to it there are plenty of wildly differing views on what ranks as the best and worst aspects of the line and concept in general. Last week I offered up …

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TF Animated – The Verdict (Part 1)

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Beevolution


Before I go any further, a disclaimer. The content of this article series is purely my opinion, not stated as right, wrong, nor as representative of the general feeling within the collecting community. In fact I doubt I’d find even one collector who would agree with all my choices. With that out of the way, here’s my verdict on Transformers Animated’s top toys in the Legends, Activators, Deluxe, Voyager and …

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The Top 10 Things Transformers Fans Will Never Agree On

Passion carries with it several emotions and beliefs. Needless to say, if you’re passionate about something you are more than likely going to face opposition. Transformers fans are passionate about their hobby, sometimes to a fault, and we disagree on a lot of things. Some disagreements can evolve into much more than just back and forth discussions among fans, they evolve and become a universal disagreement. In the Transformers fandom you can rattle off at least 10 arguments that spark …

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Why Repaints?

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The same and yet not


Why repaints and remoulds? Why can’t every Transformers toy be a completely new mould and something brand new to enjoy and explore? We all know the answer to that already. The money involved in creating fresh toy sculpts – the engineering, tooling and design required to  birth just one new Transformers toy –  is such that the company responsible counters that by …

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