Tag Archives: Grimlock

FT-06 Sever – High Hopes or Severed Dreams?

FansToys FT-06 Sever at TFSource

FansToys FT-06 Sever at TFSource

What did you hope and dream for when it came to a set of  modern day high end G1 inspired Dinobots? Did you hope that Takara Tomy would follow Masterpiece MP-8 Grimlock up with the rest of the crew, all equally engineered to a high quality and representing toy and cartoon faithfully? You may have had enough …
Posted in Source Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Toy Review: Fansproject’s Cubrar and Tekour

Fansproject Cubrar Retail title

The Lost Exo Realm Series is really ramping up!

Posted in 3rd Party, Source Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

TF Animated – The Verdict (Part 1)



Before I go any further, a disclaimer. The content of this article series is purely my opinion, not stated as right, wrong, nor as representative of the general feeling within the collecting community. In fact I doubt I’d find even one collector who would agree with all my choices. With that out of the way, here’s my verdict on Transformers Animated’s top toys in the Legends, Activators, Deluxe, Voyager and …
Posted in Animated, Source Articles | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Columpio and Drepan (Retail Release)

Let the Dino games begin!

Posted in 3rd Party, Source Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment



Two for two, or one hit wonder?

Sophomore, a second effort. FansToys return to the 3rd Party Transformers scene after the universal success that was FT-03 Quakewave, a toy so revered that it is almost unanimously accepted as the Masterpiece Shockwave and an essential addition to any collection, official or otherwise. After delays and a long build-up, FansToys have released their answer to Masterpiece Dinobots, the FT-04 …
Posted in Source Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Just Say Yes

Clarity of thought before rashness of action

“You’re stubborn as f**k and when people recommend things you deliberately avoid them”. Wise words from an old mushroom to his friend. You can’t really blame me, though, there’s just far too much to follow and give time to in the world of Transformers. Between the animated shows, the comics, vintage toys, modern toys, high-end collectibles, forums and intra-community …
Posted in 3rd Party, Comics, Japanese Transformers, Lucky Draw, Masterpiece, Reissues, Source Articles, Transformers GT | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Collector Interview 14 – Paul Friemel

Mr Starscream himself - Paul Friemel

Some Transformers collectors can let their sublime displays do the talking, some collectors are known for their knowledge of a particular corner of our hobby. Other collectors are lauded for their contributions to the community, its education and documentation of toys, and others are known for having outspoken opinions and for not mincing their words. This month …
Posted in Featured Collector's Corner | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Binaltech BT-09 to BT-12


Cowards play it safe. Think of a breakthrough artist whose first album showed glimmers of massive potential including an unforgettable debut hit that will be chanted in stadiums forever. The second album builds on that potential shown to establish the band as something special, but then comes the difficult third album where a crossroads is reached. Do you go for the same winning …
Posted in Binaltech Alternators, Source Articles | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Collector Interview 12 – Brandon Yap

Very well presented

For this month’s dedicated Transformers collector interview, we wrap up the first year of features in style with one of the most impressive and well-known collections in the community, that of popular blogger Brandon “heroic_decepticon” Yap. I’ve been incredibly fortunate to have the honour of interviewing some of the hobby’s most respected luminaries in the last 12 …
Posted in Featured Collector's Corner, Interview | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Good Good Timing (The New Masterpiece – Part 1)


My timing was not good. Just as the hysteria and popularity surrounding the Takara Tomy Masterpiece Transformers line was reaching record heights and the most popular items were selling out at all online stores, I finally cracked and decided to pursue a new Masterpiece collection. With the only options being the second-hand market or eBay, prices are escalating to the …
Posted in Masterpiece, Source Articles | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment