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Collector Interview 56 – Virak Lim

Vriak Lim and his Transformers collection

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Every so often I get told by a Transformers fan that someone they know owns a collection worthy of being featured on our interviews. On other occasions I stumble across something on a forum or social media where my jaw hits the floor and I feel like a certain collection needs …
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Top 10 of 2016 – Part 2

Top 10 of 2016

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It’s been a year of unprecedented quality in official and unofficial transforming robot releases! Last week I ran down the first half of my top ten purchases of 2016, and I will conclude that list here. I want to re-iterate that this is just my own list of purchases …
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Collector Interview 55 – Nicholas Hughes

Nic Hughes' Transformers collection

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Nicholas Hughes has a famous Rock Lords collection, so much so that it was put on display at TFNation 2016. Don’t be fooled though, his Transformers passion is even greater and he has a collection to match it. I know Nic from meetups in London, and you can guarantee he will bring something to the meet …
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Top 10 of 2016 – Part 1

Top 10 of 2016

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It’s that time of year again where we tend to list our favourite Transformers-related toy purchases. Quite often I’ve been very clear on which bots will populate the top of the list and 2016 is no different. What has really surprised me, though, is that for the third year running, I feel …
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Collector Interview 54 – Ben Parfitt

Ben Parfitt's Transformers collection

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Ben Parfitt has recently been showing his prowess as a great Transformers reviewer. He also has a pretty outstanding Transformers collection. With his background, it’s really no surprise that his insights and opinions about the hobby are worth reading and taking note of. Other than having the prestigious honour of being the first to visit …
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How Do I Collect Here?

Transformers Masterpiece, G1, CHUG and 3rd Party

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Some countries and locations are well associated with the finding, purchasing and collecting of Transformers or 3rd party products. North America, parts of mainland Europe, UK, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and Australia are examples that come to mind. This could be down to large online retailers, local communities …
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Collector Interview 53 – Egor Nikolaev

Egor Nikolaev's Transformers collection
If you follow Transformers photography on Instagram, you may well have come across the gorgeous outdoor and diorama pictures of ”Egorchrome”. Once I saw his collection and ability to bring toy robots to life, I wanted Egor Nikolaev to be one of our interviewees. Egor is the first collector from Russia we’ve had the privilege of featuring, and it was great to see …

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When Is It Collecting?

Masterpiece MP-9 Frost Rod

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Can it really be called Transformers collecting when we were children and someone was buying the toys for us? Isn’t that just having toys as opposed to a conscious dedication to the collecting of a particular brand or toy line? These interesting questions were posed by a forum member recently and it instantly made me …
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Pre-Tool

Pretools

Hasbro Transformers available from TFSource


Repaints and retools have been part of the Transformers toy landscape for as long as the brand has existed, but the concept of pre-tools is a more recent development. What got me interested in the subject was how Hasbro, TakaraTomy and occasionally 3rd party companies would release a toy or character in a mould that was clearly designed …
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The Slugslinger Quest

Transformers G1 Targetmaster Slugslinger
I spent most of my adult toy collecting life focusing on series 1 and 2 of Transformers, as well as Pre-Transformers and all of their global variants. A year and a half ago I started to collect vintage TFs again and focused heavily on post-Movie Headmasters, Powermasters and Targetmasters. Since the first lot of those I bought were in such beautiful condition, it set …

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