Tag Archives: Headmasters

1987 Decepticon Headmaster Horrorcons

Vintage G1 Transformers at TFSource

Vintage G1 Transformers at TFSource


When Takara created the concept boards for the 1987 Transformers that would eventually become Headmasters and Targetmasters, two of the Decepticons proposed under the “New Direction” of the brand were called simply “Triplechangers”. One was to be a US Air Force F-16 and gorilla, while the other was shown as an SR71 Blackbird and dinosaur. These …

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1987 Decepticon Headmasters

Vintage G1 Transformers available at TFSource

Vintage G1 Transformers available at TFSource


Our look at the 1987 range of Generation 1 Transformers continues this week with the three basic Decepticon Headmasters Skullcruncher, Mindwipe and Weirdwolf. While the Autobot Headmasters introduced in the same year were land and air vehicles, the Decepticon counterparts were beasts. 1987 also saw the release of Decepticon Headmaster base Scorponok and Headmaster …

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1987 Autobot Headmasters

Vintage G1 Transformers here at TFSource

Vintage G1 Transformers here at TFSource


Hasbro and Takara populated the first two years of the globally successful Transformers toy line with moulds previously used in Takara’s Diaclone and Micro Change Series lines, as well as drafting in moulds with Takatoku, Toybox and Toyco origins as well. For 1986, the year of the Transformers animated movie, we got our first …

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Toy Review: MMC Hexatron (Continuum Edition)

MMC HExatron Continuum Title

City Bots! City Bots! City Bots!

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Review: Fansproject’s F(x) Sigma L

Fansproject Sigma L Title

No mind control needed to love the latest in Fansproject’s Function X line!

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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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Giftset Gallery – The Popular

Various Transformers giftsets


By definition, a giftset should be something that brings happiness. Not just one Transformer, but sometimes five or six, all of which interact with each other to create something more than the sum of their parts, expecially in the case of the combiner sets. Add in a reassuringly large box covered in artwork, a shedload of accessories, and a healthy dose of …

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Toy Review – Mastermind Creations Terminus Hexatron

Mastermind Creations shows us a taste of the direction that they’re headed with their first entry into the Reformatted Line: Hexatron!

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Is It Conceivable? – Part 2

Early Cybertron wall


Japanese Transformers are not just an exotic flavour to be sampled by collectors who fancy adding a touch of spice to a normal G1 collection. Some Transformers enthusiasts actively try to complete the whole run of Takara G1 Transformers from start to finish. In addition, a few hardy souls even take up the challenge of finding all of these foreign …

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Transformers In Iceland

Transformers in Iceland


Venezuela, Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Mexico, Finland, it seems vintage Transformers had made their way to the most unexpected reaches of the world during their enormous popularity in the eighties.  While it is expected that most countries in Europe had access to Transformers toys, it still came as a surprise to discover that the North Atlantic island nation of Iceland had a Transformers history …

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