Tag Archives: Battle Convoy

The Mentality

Joustra Diaclone Battle Convoys - stamping variants


Don’t judge. You can’t judge, not in this game, with its myriad population of collectors and enthusiasts. There will be personal admissions of guilt and opportunities for ridicule and vigorous head-shaking, but you can save your pity for those who don’t see what they are doing to themselves and aren’t having fun. Feel free to spend …

Posted in Binaltech Alternators, Comics, Cybertron, Diaclone, European Transformers, Masterpiece, Mexican Transformers, Micro Change, Minibots, Movie, Paperwork, Prototypes, Source Articles, Transformers GT | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

(Not a) Vintage Year

Rare toy, battered bubble, what would you do?


Paint chips? Loose joints? Questionable paint application? Damaged packaging? This is all part of the territory when it comes to collecting vintage Transformers and pre-Transformers, whether we’re buying loose or boxed, rare or common. To hear such vociferous complaints from collectors of more recent toys about the same issues can sometimes be amusing, as …

Posted in Diaclone, European Transformers, Masterpiece, Minibots, Reissues, Source Articles, US Transformers | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What Am I Doing?

Masterpiece Lambor, Prowl & Streak


What am I doing? Takara Tomy is putting out some of the most exciting and incredible collector-focused product seen for years in the world of Transformers, and I’m not pre-ordering, buying or collecting any of it. When saving money by not buying things or going out, not splashing out on holidays due to accumulating savings for a property, trying …

Posted in Diaclone, European Transformers, Japanese Transformers, Masterpiece, Source Articles | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Is It Conceivable? – Part 4

GiG Trasformer Micro Change Series


Chic, prestigious, expensive, revered, exotic and understated all at once, these are the Pre-Transformers. All of those things that make them special contribute to so many of them being unobtainable. As widely as Diaclone and Micro Change Series toys were released globally in various guises, their distribution and quantity was certainly nothing compared to the blanket that was …

Posted in Diaclone, Micro Change, Minibots, Source Articles | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Early Days of US G1

Roller-2D2


When trying to establish a respectable and interesting Transformers collection, it’s understandable that folks become lost in the world of foreign variants, exclusives and exotica, or obscure packaging oddities. It is easy to forget the venerable G1 toys of North America. With all the crazy inconsistencies in early Transformers paperwork, it should come as no surprise that some of these early G1 toys from North …

Posted in Diaclone, US Transformers | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Diaclone Abroad

GiGgity! GiGgity!


Before The Transformers came the Takara Diaclone and Micro Change toys in Japan, and throughout our tour of many Japanese Diaclones we saw variations and exotic colours aplenty, be it Car Robots (Parts 1, 2 and 3) or other …

Posted in Diaclone, European Transformers | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments