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The Power of Fiction

Post Hoc


Influence is a funny old thing; childhood experiences and preferences weigh heavily on us, as do the tastes and decisions of our friends and collecting contemporaries, not to mention the Transformers community as a whole. There’s just so much to draw influence from in the Transformers universe, from current trends and fads to animated shows and various other forms of Transformers …

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Intermission ~ Article 100

Vintage Series 1 Autobot Cars


That’s right, 100 articles since September 2011 when I started writing for the Source Blog, excluding Collector Interviews. It’s customary to see in milestones such as this by taking stock of what has gone before, but we will be doing that in 4 weeks as we hit the 2 year anniversary of the Source Blog anyway. Instead of just …

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Escalation – A Collector’s Story

European G1 Starscream


It’s 1984 and you’re too young to remember The Transformers. It’s 1986 and you’ve seen “Arrival from Cybertron” on television and VHS many times. You are moved by Starscream’s┬átraitorous┬ábehaviour and Mirage’s heroism. Your parents take you, your older brother and cousin to the biggest Toys ‘R’ Us around. While you’re looking at Teddy Ruxpin bears your mother says “Your brother and cousin have …

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The Shows Must Go On

Countdown to 2007 Movie


The Big Bang Theory, Comic Book Guy from The Simpsons, Trekkies, all of these popular culture landmarks have given the toy show and convention scene quite a lot of work to do when it comes to credibility among the general populace. But who cares what conformists think? Toy shows are great! And they don’t come much better than BotCon.
Regardless …

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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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The Appeal Of Pre-Production – Part 2

Fantasyformers


Hot Rod was meant to be pink? They actually MADE a grey Astrotrain? What do you mean Alternators Jazz was supposed to be a Porsche?! Having begun to explore the appeal of pre-production items in the later Transformers universe last week, this week sees us go back even further in time before G2 and delving into …

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