Tag Archives: Lucky Draw

Leap Of Faith

Faith in your friends


If you change your mind, I’m the first in line. Honey I’m still free, take a chance on me. But what if you don’t have time to make up your mind? A split second decision can be the difference between a phenomenal victory after a leap of faith, or an unmitigated and expensive disaster of bad judgement. If you’re into rare toys …

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Inspiration

The Transformers Red Tracks made famous by a Dutchman


The Internet has a lot to answer for. While a majority of what (and who) turns up online should be re-buried, there are some bastions of hope, intelligence, creativity and inspiration. Each of us found our own way into the online Transformers collecting community and discovered those early websites choc full of treasures we’d never seen or …

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Best of 2011 / 2012 – A Year of Source Articles

Japanese Transformers - The first Source Article


When the TFsource blog project was started in 2011, we had a vision of a weekly series of articles that would aim to eventually touch many corners of the Transformers collecting universe, primarily G1, and be a valuable online resource for collectors. The idea was always to add more authors to the team to help cover more bases and …

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Collector Interview 04 – Marco van Leeuwen

Marco says it's good to make friends


September sees us press on with our collector interview series, however this month we spotlight a Dutch Transformers and pre-Transformers collector who is slightly less active in the online community than our previous interviewees, but whose collection does all the talking for him. With a very significant selection of pre-production and prototype gems from the world of Transformers toys, …

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The $3k Black Tracks Fraud of 2012

Not a fake


Fraud is nothing new in toy collecting, and neither is trying to pass off a custom as an official variant of highly limited number, value and desirability. At a time in Transformers and Diaclone collecting where 3rd Party Products are hugely popular and Chinese counterfeits of original G1 Transformers and Diaclones are everywhere, it was only a matter of time before somebody tried …

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In Their Own Words – Part 5

Good things come in small packages


Just when you thought it was safe to read a Transformers blog once more, we have the fifth part of our trilogy of amazing rarities and obscurities contributed by our supportive group of kind and experienced collectors. We’ve seen massively hard-to-find European packaging variants, unheard of pre-Transformers items such as prize collector’s cards and Middle-Eastern Diaclones, Venezuelan minibots and Japanese …

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