Tag Archives: Insecticons

Look Closely

Where's Bruticus's head?!


Toy catalogues are wonderful things, we’ve even looked at them before on Source Blog here and here. In addition to the waves of nostalgia washing over us every time we look at a vintage Hasbro Transformers catalogue included with the toys, there are loads of …

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News To Me

Don't cry for me Argentina...because I'm not from there.


It doesn’t seem to matter how much we discover, how much gets photographed and revealed or how much we expand our horizons through international communication with global collectors and knowledgeable enthusiasts, every year in vintage Transformers seems to bring its own surprises and shocks. Surely there are a finite number of these discoveries to be made and …

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French Connection

Kickback. Kickback. Kickback to where you once belonged


Hasbro and Takara, two names of toy manufacturers that are synonymous with the global success and lasting phenomenon that is The Transformers. Takara’s designs and Hasbro’s marketing helped ignite the fire that still burns within all G1 Transformers collectors. Hasbro-Takara are the Lennon-McCartney of our collecting passion. However, any serious Beatles aficionado will tell you that George Harrison …

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Origin of the Species – Part 2

A shame they didn't use these colours for Magnus


There’s always a reason. Black recolours, clear recolours, police redecos, our favourite Transformers characters in strange unfamiliar colours, there’s always a reason. In the first chapter of this series we discovered that many of the E-Hobby exclusives were Diaclone-inspired, and in the case of the Lucky Draw Black …

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Diaclone – More Than Just Car Robots

Diaclone, More Than Streets And Sky...


When most collectors think Diaclone, they think of the beautiful, exotic and hyped Car Robots and Convoys that we’ve looked at over the last 3 weeks, but many other early Transformers came from Takara’s Japanese Diaclone toy line as well. This week we’re looking at the origins of the Dinobots, the G1 Jets, Constructicons and Insecticons, amongst others. And much …

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