Tag Archives: Prototype

Escalation – A Collector’s Story

European G1 Starscream


It’s 1984 and you’re too young to remember The Transformers. It’s 1986 and you’ve seen “Arrival from Cybertron” on television and VHS many times. You are moved by Starscream’s traitorous behaviour and Mirage’s heroism. Your parents take you, your older brother and cousin to the biggest Toys ‘R’ Us around. While you’re looking at Teddy Ruxpin bears your mother says “Your brother and cousin have …

Posted in Binaltech Alternators, Car Robots RiD, Diaclone, European Transformers, Generation 2, Japanese Transformers, Mexican Transformers, Micro Change, Minibots, Movie, Paperwork, Prototypes, Reissues, Shows, Source Articles, Uncategorized, US Transformers | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

How The Other Half Live

Property development


Collectors, can’t live with ‘em….well, that’s just it, you can’t live with them! Or can you? For years some of us have wondered how our better halves, friends and family have viewed our primary passion and the inevitable amount of time we are required to spend in order to collect Transformers seriously. Sometimes conflicts of interest lead to arguments if our partners don’t buy into our …

Posted in Diaclone, Interview, Japanese Transformers, Paperwork, Prototypes, US Transformers | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Variant Collectors or Collector Variants?

How to make toy collecting even more obsessive? Add numbers


Toy collectors, we’re all a little insane, obsessive, compulsive and generally not 100% grown up. But just like the enormous variety of generations, sub-lines, categories, specialisms and characters that exist within the actual Transformers toy lines, there is an almost equal amount of diversity evident within the types of collector that populate the Transformers toy-buying community. …

Posted in Diaclone, European Transformers, Japanese Transformers, Micro Change, Minibots, Prototypes, US Transformers | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The Appeal Of Pre-Production – Part 2

Fantasyformers


Hot Rod was meant to be pink? They actually MADE a grey Astrotrain? What do you mean Alternators Jazz was supposed to be a Porsche?! Having begun to explore the appeal of pre-production items in the later Transformers universe last week, this week sees us go back even further in time before G2 and delving into …

Posted in Diaclone, Prototypes, US Transformers | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment