Tag Archives: Brawn

BadCube, Good Toys? (Part 1 – Brawny)

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BadCube Old Timer Series “Brawny”


Transformers are popular, minibots are popular, Masterpiece is popular. Takara Tomy have just put the elements of that formula together and created Masterpiece Bumblebee, but not before a bunch of 3rd party companies had a stab at it first. One of those companies was Cubex, their interpretation of Masterpiece Huffer, called “Old Timer Series …

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Is It Conceivable? – Part 3

Iga Pipes, Hasbro and Kabaya Huffer


Welcome to the jungle. This is no place for collectors who dwell in the safe confines of AFA cases or between walls of MISB Japanese Transformers. The minibot collector and variant hunter has to get his hands and feet dirty travelling well off the beaten path. Digging up histories of countries not previously associated with …

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More News To Me

Not an E-Hobby exclusive


It’s still happening. The better part of 30 years after the fact, and not 6 months after our last article on ‘new’ vintage pre-Transformers and Transformers discoveries, we’ve managed to cobble together another bunch of items which may or may not have been commonly documented or known about in the past. Thanks to the ever growing knowledge-base and resourcefulness of vintage pre-TF …

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Review: IGear MW-03 Hench

In this review, we’re We get a peak at IGear’s Mini Warrior #3: Hench! This homage to Transformers G1 character Brawn

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Canadian G1 Transformers

We need more Slags in this fandom


Canadian G1 Transformers should be known for more than just the ‘Red Slag’. OK, we all love a colour variation of obtainable rarity and significance, and as far as representatives go, it’s a good one but there is much more there to intrigue us about Canadian G1 Transformers. This week we’ll take a look at some amusing errors, fascinating …

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News To Me

Don't cry for me Argentina...because I'm not from there.


It doesn’t seem to matter how much we discover, how much gets photographed and revealed or how much we expand our horizons through international communication with global collectors and knowledgeable enthusiasts, every year in vintage Transformers seems to bring its own surprises and shocks. Surely there are a finite number of these discoveries to be made and …

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Intermission ~ 12 Months Back – Part 2

This week's toy finds needed a damn good Estratega


How long does it take an experienced collector to get back into the groove and re-establish all their old contacts and techniques for finding rare Transformers? Can you take 4 years off and still come back as strong as before, striking gold at great prices ahead of a new batch of high-rolling collectors? That was what I …

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In Their Own Words – Part 2

These ain't keychains


There’s a reason why Transformers collectors gaze upon complete collections or runs of particular sub-categories with such awe and respect, because every niche in the hobby has its rarities and impossible pieces. There are always one or two extremely challenging items and variations on a toy, box or paperwork that make anything ‘complete’ a considerable task, and they can often be the most …

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In Their Own Words – Part 1

What makes this so special?


Transformers collectors love rarities, and rarity plus hype can make legends of particular toys. But what about those very rare and obscure Transformers that people don’t talk, or even know about? When a particular type of collector embarks on a mission to complete a specific area, category or sub-category of a Transformers line they will eventually come across a piece or …

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