Tag Archives: Masterpiece

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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ACE Collectibles Tumbler

ACE Collectibles ACE-01 Tumbler

Pre-order ACE-01 Tumbler at TFSource


Please welcome ACE Collectibles to the 3rd Party Transformers scene. This company that sent out samples of their Immortal Series red 01 ”Tumbler” and yellow 02 ”Hiccups” to reviewers and photographers, asking them to keep it under wraps until their chosen reveal date, have launched their brand with a very popular and glaring omission at …
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When Is It Collecting?

Masterpiece MP-9 Frost Rod

Masterpiece Transformers available from TFSource


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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I Love It, You Hate It

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Masterpiece Transformers available at TFSource


Occasionally we stumble across a Transformers toy that ticks all the right boxes, strikes a chord, presses the right buttons etc, and yet leaves a majority of others cold. There are plenty of unpopular figures in the Transformers toy universe, both official and otherwise. Some figures, however, were supposed to be game changers and all time greats that for some …
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What Makes A Transformers Toy Great?

Takara Transformers Legends available at TFSource

Takara Transformers Legends available at TFSource


Is it possible to apply a pre-agreed set of criteria to any Transformers toy in order to decide if it is worthy of being called great? Is it possible to apply a very aggressive agenda to such a question and twist the words of your contributors in such a way as to …
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Jump Species

Transformers Legends and Titans Return

Transformers Legends available at TFSource


Our collecting mentality is unique to us, and it’s hard not to apply the same approach to all areas of toy buying. One could argue that the collecting strategy of a vintage G1 Transformers variant collector is not the same as that of a fan who collects mainline Transformers exclusively. The common perception is …
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Collector Interview 52 – Emalie Pugh

Emalie Pugh and her Transformers Collection

Official and 3rd party Transformers available at TFSource


Cosplay champion, superstar toy photographer and shark-obsessed Transformers collector are just some of the phrases one could use to describe Emalie Pugh. A regular on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook groups, Emalie has established herself as a well-known community member at UK shows as well as online. A self-confessed Decepticon enthusiast, …
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BadCube OTS-11 Speedbump

BadCube OTS-11 Speedbump

BadCube Speedbump at TFSource


BadCube have taken strides. Since flaky beginnings with Huff, they’ve produced what many would consider the definitive egotistical yellow Lamborghini Countach brother at Masterpiece scale, but the complex nature of the figure affected some collectors’ appreciation of Sunsurge. While Sunsurge improved on the horrendous intricacy of Wardog, it was still not quite there in terms of the …
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Second Time Around

Masterpiece, Titans Return and Legends Transformers

Masterpiece Transformers available at TFSource


First impressions are everything, or so the saying goes. Is it different for Transformers toys? We can occasionally find ourselves the victims of hype, influence and enabling. The enthusiasm of a friend, a group or the fandom generally can rub off on us and we may buy things we initially didn’t want to. …
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