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Is It Conceivable? – Part 4

GiG Trasformer Micro Change Series


Chic, prestigious, expensive, revered, exotic and understated all at once, these are the Pre-Transformers. All of those things that make them special contribute to so many of them being unobtainable. As widely as Diaclone and Micro Change Series toys were released globally in various guises, their distribution and quantity was certainly nothing compared to the blanket that was …

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The Chicken or the GiG? – Part 2

Apparently Swoop could not be sold in Europe because he was too light for the price point


Transformers and TraSformers, what’s the difference and which came first? Last week we started looking at the origin of the Italian Takara Diaclone and Micro Change Series toys labelled as “Trasformer” and started to question whether the use of …

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The Chicken or the GiG? – Part 1

GiG Trasformer Perfidi Distructor Ciclone - Pioneer or saboteur?


Which came first? The chicken or the egg? The Transformer or the TraSformer? This is absolutely straightforward, Hasbro released their global phenomenon known as “Transformers”, then companies like Ceji Joustra in Europe and GiG in Italy got in on the show and did their best to mimick Hasbro’s masterstroke in order to cash in on the popularity. …

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In Their Own Words – Part 1

What makes this so special?


Transformers collectors love rarities, and rarity plus hype can make legends of particular toys. But what about those very rare and obscure Transformers that people don’t talk, or even know about? When a particular type of collector embarks on a mission to complete a specific area, category or sub-category of a Transformers line they will eventually come across a piece or …

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