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Collector Interview 19 – Kevin Hopson

Kevin's shopfront


If all collections and collectors were the same, this section of the Source Blog would be completely redundant, as would the mass of collection showcase threads across all the online Transformers community forums. We have featured collections that are very niche, hyper-rare and highly specific to obscure sub-lines of Transformers and pre-Transformers, but Kevin Hopson’s collection is as pure and …

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Survivors – Part 1

Childhood vs Adulthood


Legendary Diaclone Black Tracks from Finland or a regular and used Transformers G1 Thundercracker from the UK? Which would you choose? I’d choose Thundercracker, every time, now and forever. Not just any Thundercracker though, just this one, from my childhood collection of Transformers toys. It is nigh-on impossible to find any collector who does not have extremely fond memories and connections …

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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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1000 Euro Rally – Diaclone Finland

Norse gods


Finland, famous for arctic weather, Lapland, death metal, heavy drinking, Formula 1 World Champions and some of the greatest rally drivers the world has ever seen. Diaclone, famous for exotic colour variants, astronomical prices, unfathomable rarity and feverish collectors. Combine the two and you have probably the single hardest pre-Transformers and Transformers collecting arena to get a foothold in. Think about it, we could …

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Origin of the Species – Part 3

DayGlo deities


Back for our final installment of the Origin series, we’re finished with the Diaclone-inspired reissue exclusives covered in Part 1 and Part 2, and we’re going to wrap up this mini-series of connect-the-dots with a short look at recent Micro Change-based exclusives from E-Hobby. After that …

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