Tag Archives: Masterpiece

TFsource Reviews G-07 Punishment Add on Kit

I’m a huge fan of 3rd Party add on kits. It’s how the 3rd Party collecting world got the mainstream start and it’s still a source for awesome additions to your collection. Today we’re going to be taking a look at an add-on kit for Masterpiece MP-17 and MP-18: the G-07 Punishment add on kit!
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Packaging:
I won’t put too much weight into …

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Collector Interview 23 – Dave Shorter

Dave Shorter

Or a gun?


Collectors with focus, aims and specific targets always have intriguing collections and a strict guideline as to how they indulge in the business of buying and collecting Transformers toys. Dave Shorter has a vision. His collection is one with a mission and purpose, one that aims to chart the journey and evolution of a single character through all the different eras and generations …

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Ambassadors – Part 2

Generations of Transformers

Generations


If you were trying to sell the concept and qualities of the Transformers Animated toy line to a non-collector, or an enthusiast who doesn’t collect Animated, which one toy would you pick to represent and ‘sell’ the line? What about Generation 1 1984 to 1986? And Masterpiece? DOTM? These are the questions we put to our contributors, and their responses demonstrate the kind of …

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The Obtainable Holy Grail – Part 2

In part two of our Obtainable Holy Grails series, we take another look at the figures collectors love and cherish to no end, despite them being relatively common or easily obtained. In part 1, we read about figures from the Beast Wars era, Masterpiece series, and the short lived Generation 2 line. Let’s see what figures mean the most to some of my closest collecting friends.

Nick …

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TFsource Interviews The Transformers Collector’s Club!


It’s a New Year, the weather is ever so slowly starting to change, and Transformers fans are getting their plans in place for convention season! Before the hectic planning of convention season is upon us, I was lucky enough to steal some time from Pete Sinclair of the Transformers Collector’s Club to ask him some questions about the TCC, the Subscription Service, and BotCon …

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Masterpiece or Not?

No, that's not a chocolate Easter egg, it's actually Huff's packaging


Could this be a masterpiece, or a Masterpiece, even? It was meant to be. Once upon a time Takara Tomy considered releasing a Huffer (or “Drag”) to go with Masterpiece MP-10 Convoy but the idea never came to fruition. So, with their debut offering, have Cubex nailed Masterpiece levels of aesthetics, quality, design in …

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Collector Interview 21 – Sid Beckett

Stick to the day job, they said


Once in a while we have the pleasure of meeting a Transformers collector who goes beyond the norm, beyond just amassing plastic for personal amusement and satisfaction. Someone whose roots run deep into the Transformers community and even a little of the industry itself. A person who gives back as much as he takes, providing …

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The Obtainable Holy Grail – Part 1


I believe it’s almost a guaranteed thought for collectors to associate “holy grails” being figures from Diaclone, AFA graded Generation 1 pieces, or the expensive Japanese figures such as Overlord, among many other examples. Rightfully so, these figures are extremely special. Most collectors can simply not afford such grails or do not have the connections to find the truly rare ones. Is there such a thing …

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Last But Least?

Cause and Effect


He finally arrived, on the very final day of 2013 for me having been pre-ordered in March of the same year. Delayed beyond his Masterpiece Datsun stablemates on account of his re-tooled shoulder design and for reasons of recreational Takara Tomy fan torture, MP-19 Masterpiece Smokescreen has landed to a tremendously mixed reception. MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Streak set the …

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Top 5 Purchases of 2014?

Still no Megatron...


And so begins 2014, a year that promises much in the way of new official and unofficial Transformers figures from Takara Tomy, Mastermind Creations, FansToys, Hasbro and many others. The Masterpiece line continues to churn out fan favourites, whether they be licensed Autobot cars or leaders like Ultra Magnus and Star Saber. Third party companies like MMC will complete their Not-Predaking …

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