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Collector Interview 28 – Neil Dela Cruz

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The only way is up


Not all of the collectors we interview here have been head-hunted by reputation or are a result of me convincing a long-time mate to finally give in and share their insight and collection. Occasionally I will put the planned (hah!) schedule of interviews on hold because something so attention-grabbing and amazing comes up that we just have to investigate. …

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Is It Conceivable? – Part 4

GiG Trasformer Micro Change Series


Chic, prestigious, expensive, revered, exotic and understated all at once, these are the Pre-Transformers. All of those things that make them special contribute to so many of them being unobtainable. As widely as Diaclone and Micro Change Series toys were released globally in various guises, their distribution and quantity was certainly nothing compared to the blanket that was …

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Mail-away G1 Transformers – Part 1

US G1 mailaway tech specs


“I never had that one as a kid!” Many collectors will tell you that their first foray into adult toy buying was fuelled by a potent mixture of¬†nostalgia¬†and freshly discovered freedom or disposable income. Whatever came next can be blamed on obsessive behaviour and all manner of other excuses! It’s one thing to buy all the toys our parents denied us …

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In Their Own Words – Part 2

These ain't keychains


There’s a reason why Transformers collectors gaze upon complete collections or runs of particular sub-categories with such awe and respect, because every niche in the hobby has its rarities and impossible pieces. There are always one or two extremely challenging items and variations on a toy, box or paperwork that make anything ‘complete’ a considerable task, and they can often be the most …

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