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Ambassadors – Part 2

Generations of Transformers

Generations


If you were trying to sell the concept and qualities of the Transformers Animated toy line to a non-collector, or an enthusiast who doesn’t collect Animated, which one toy would you pick to represent and ‘sell’ the line? What about Generation 1 1984 to 1986? And Masterpiece? DOTM? These are the questions we put to our contributors, and their responses demonstrate the kind of …

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Meeting Expectations – Part 4


Mount Masterpiece
The relentless wave of new Transformers products – comics, toys, official or otherwise – continues unabated. It’s a challenge for every collector to keep up with exciting new lines and concepts, as well as trying to maintain – or heaven forbid expand – a vintage collection …

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Transformers GT – Part 4

Transformers GT - Mission GT-R accomplished


As quietly as it came, TakaraTomy’s Transformers GT toy-line has seemingly given us its last offering and wrapped up with as little fanfare as when it launched. That’s not for a lack of trying on TakaraTomy’s behalf though, this gorgeous short-lived series has suffered primarily from being perceived as nothing more than expensive repaints of existing …

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Sold

MP-1 Convoy - sold for £82.00


Some things appreciate, some things depreciate. It’s probably best to base your collecting and buying on what makes you happy instead of aiming to maximise long-term investment potential for vintage Transformers, pre-Transformers or newer products. Unless you are a toy dealer with acres of storage space, all the time in the world and infinite patience to hold onto …

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Collector Interview 15 – Chuck Liu

Some have more to miss than others


It’s time for a change. So far, all of the collector interviews we’ve had on Source Blog have focused on one perspective, that of people still in the game. This month, again, we’ve picked a very prominent and well-known collector whose name and online handles may never be forgotten as long as the hobby exists, …

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TFsource Reviews: TFSS 1.0 Scourge

The long wait is finally over: the Transformers Club has shipped out its first subscription service figure and they started it off with fan favorite: Scourge! Right before BotCon 2013 started, collectors began receiving surprises in the mail. It didn’t take a second look to realize the box contained the Transformers Subscription Service Scourge, the first of 6 figures due to hit collector’s mailboxes throughout the …

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Binaltech and Masterpiece: 10 Years Ago

The First Photo


10 years, 2 toy-lines and six photos.
Six photos depicting two upcoming toys that captured the imagination of the Transformers fandom and collecting community and have not released their grip since. Those toys would become the BT-01 Binaltech Smokescreen and the MP-1 Masterpiece Convoy. The day was Thursday July 17th 2003. The San Diego Comic-Con had just started, and during “Preview Night”, …

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Transformers GT – Part 2

Masterpieces in their own right


Amongst the avalanche of exciting Transformers Masterpiece revelations, the imminent arrival of the biggest Transformers toy ever and Takara Tomy’s Transformers Go! series, news of the Transformers GT official release got a little buried. While completely understandable due to the brand new nature of the aforementioned releases, the fandom’s insatiable appetite for Masterpiece and the hulking mass that …

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Transformers GT – Part 1

Gentlemen, start your engines!


What do you get if you cross G1 Transformers characters, moulds from the Binaltech/Alternity conceptual era with Japan’s premier touring car series made famous in the Western world by legendary Sony PlayStation racing series Gran Turismo? Other than the messy shrapnel from my blown combined-hobby-overloaded mind, the result is Takara Tomy’s 2013 exclusive sub-line “Transformers GT”. …

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What Now? (The New Masterpiece – Part 2)

Geneva Motor Show 1971?


What if Hasbro don’t release the Lamborghini Countach moulds as part of their Masterpiece Transformers line? What if Takara Tomy don’t do a second production run of either toy and instead move along to the other Autobot cars beyond Prowl, Streak and Smokescreen? Prices will continue to rise, that’s what. There’s not currently a whole lot of …

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