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Escalation – A Collector’s Story

Escalation – A Collector’s Story

Its 1984 and youre too young to remember The Transformers. Its 1986 and youve seen Arrival from Cybertron on television and VHS many times. You

Mail-away G1 Transformers – Part 2

Mail-away G1 Transformers – Part 2

One mans pegwarmer is anothers mail-away rarity. While toys like G1 Ratchet were common as muck and available everywhere in North American and Europ

Priorities

Priorities

This is an article about priorities but not just the kind of priorities that we usually discuss in this column. This is not purely a piece about choo

The $3k Black Tracks Fraud of 2012

The $3k Black Tracks Fraud of 2012

Fraud is nothing new in toy collecting and neither is trying to pass off a custom as an official variant of highly limited number value and desirabi

Oldies but Goldies: Classic Transformers

Oldies but Goldies: Classic Transformers

Generation 1 Transformers are widely collected revered andaffectionately rememberedby enthusiasts. Finding and owning original boxed or even seal

Intermission ~ 4 years away

Intermission ~ 4 years away

In 2007 I left the Transformers and pre-Transformers collecting game and community again for the second or third time (I lose count). This almost alwa

Who Cares About Paperwork?

Who Cares About Paperwork?

It all starts with nostalgia the quest to recapture that feeling of getting a brand new Transformers toy and opening the floodgates to ones fondest

Origin of the Species – Part 3

Origin of the Species – Part 3

Back for our final installment of the Origin series were finished with the Diaclone-inspired reissue exclusives covered in Part 1 and Part 2 and we

Origin of the Species – Part 2

Origin of the Species – Part 2

Theres always a reason. Black recolours clear recolours police redecos our favourite Transformers characters in strange unfamiliar colours there

Origin of the Species – Part 1

Origin of the Species – Part 1

We love reissues but even more than that we love reissue exclusives! We love that they come in weird and wonderful colours with interesting back sto

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