Tag Archives: Gears

Ambassadors – Part 6

Generations

Generations


Ambassadors Part 6. You know the score by now, surely. Although I do think one thing bears repeating, our contributors that are picking their line, category, sub-category or era-specific ambassadors are not choosing one toy to represent the Transformers brand as a whole, or to turn a complete non-collector into a collector. Rather, they are choosing a toy from a particular area of Transformers to promote …

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Four Figure Hobby

The definition of rare


Everywhere you look now in vintage Transformers collecting, every niche and sub-category, the bitter end items that are required to polish off a section of the hobby are running into the very high hundreds or even low thousands of dollars. The purposeful march of certain toys and rarities towards four figures has left many a collector grateful for their early interest …

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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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The Ones That Got Away

Missed for 75 Euros on auction


In a competitive market place, vintage toy collectors have to have their eyes and ears open the whole time in order to nail rare items. But we can’t always be everywhere, all the time. Sometimes real life and circumstance mean that we miss key auctions, deals, emails and opportunities. Other times a lack of experience, funds or better judgement …

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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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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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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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Small World

Seriously, how many times can I recycle this pic?


Take one quick look around the online Transformers collecting scene and you’ll see a number of extremely active and healthily-populated forums, thousands of vocal collectors and enthusiasts interacting online, at shows and meet-ups, through blogs and reviews. There are also no shortage of eBay members around the world chasing any decent valuable toy from the earlier vintage …

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