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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 4

Generations

Generations


Pick one Transformers toy to represent an entire line, category or series. Simple, isn’t it? Not when you consider that your choice cannot solely reflect a personal preference but instead should embody the qualities of the whole line and give non-collectors or non-believers a way into a particular Transformers sub-category. It’s why Jetfire cannot represent Generation 1, the rest just don’t measure up! This week our …

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Transformers GT – Part 4

Transformers GT - Mission GT-R accomplished


As quietly as it came, TakaraTomy’s Transformers GT toy-line has seemingly given us its last offering and wrapped up with as little fanfare as when it launched. That’s not for a lack of trying on TakaraTomy’s behalf though, this gorgeous short-lived series has suffered primarily from being perceived as nothing more than expensive repaints of existing …

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Toy Review – MakeToys Hyper Novae’ (Nova Prime)

MakeToys comes on strong with their homage to Nova Prime with HYPER NOVAE’!

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Transformers GT – Part 3

A proper TF Racing Grid


How do you spice up a Transformers niche sub-line that is struggling to garner attention and respect at a time when Takara Tomy, Hasbro and various 3rd Party companies are churning out all sorts of varied and quality product? Simple, add a villain. Not just any villain either, but that most iconic of Transformers despots, the Decepticon …

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TFsource Reviews: TFSS 1.0 Slipstream


The Collector’s Club Subscription Service is in full swing! Check your doorsteps people, the second figure from this 6 figure service should be arriving any day now! We saw in-hand samples of this figure weeks ago so it should come as no surprise that the Fembot Seeker Slipstream is your next subscription toy.

Packaging
Same style packaging we’ve seen from the first …

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Transformers GT – Part 2

Masterpieces in their own right


Amongst the avalanche of exciting Transformers Masterpiece revelations, the imminent arrival of the biggest Transformers toy ever and Takara Tomy’s Transformers Go! series, news of the Transformers GT official release got a little buried. While completely understandable due to the brand new nature of the aforementioned releases, the fandom’s insatiable appetite for Masterpiece and the hulking mass that …

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Transformers GT – Part 1

Gentlemen, start your engines!


What do you get if you cross G1 Transformers characters, moulds from the Binaltech/Alternity conceptual era with Japan’s premier touring car series made famous in the Western world by legendary Sony PlayStation racing series Gran Turismo? Other than the messy shrapnel from my blown combined-hobby-overloaded mind, the result is Takara Tomy’s 2013 exclusive sub-line “Transformers GT”. …

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Collector Interview 09 – David Buenaño Hochman

Best garden gnomes ever


So far, our collector interviews have been extremely toy and collection focused. And rightfully so, there are members of the Transformers collecting community who have poured their souls and fortunes into amassing the most unbelievable collection of pre-Transformers, sealed vintage items, prototypes, variants and rarities. They deserve recognition for their achievements and contributions to the furthering of the hobby and its collective …

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Transformers In Iceland

Transformers in Iceland


Venezuela, Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Mexico, Finland, it seems vintage Transformers had made their way to the most unexpected reaches of the world during their enormous popularity in the eighties.  While it is expected that most countries in Europe had access to Transformers toys, it still came as a surprise to discover that the North Atlantic island nation of Iceland had a Transformers history …

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