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Masterpiece 2016 – Flawed Beauties?

Masterpiece Transformers available at TFSource

Masterpiece Transformers available at TFSource


Masterpiece Laserwave, Ramjet and Ratchet are here (mostly). The line has obviously evolved not just from where it started in 2003 with MP-1, the ultimate expression of a G1 Optimus Prime, but also since the reboot of MP-10 Convoy. Different designers from the same team have been allowed to make their mark on the …
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Plus Implications

Masterpiece Transformers at TFSource

Masterpiece Transformers at TFSource


TakaraTomy have just announced their latest Masterpiece Transformers addition, MP-14+ Alert Anime Color Edition. Instead of a straight up reissue of Masterpiece Red Alert, TakaraTomy have repainted MP-14 to closer match its on-screen representation in what has been a quite divisive strategy. While some are pleased to be able to get Masterpiece Alert at what they …
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New Masterpiece Reveals

New Masterpiece Pre-orders at TFSource

New Masterpiece Pre-orders at TFSource


Thanks to images from K-Hobby and Hobbylog.jp posted last week from the All Japan Model and Hobby Show 2015, we got our first look at all new prototypes for Transformers Masterpiece Shockwave and Hot Rodimus! In addition to the imminent release of Masterpiece Tracks, Road Rage and later Ironhide, Takara Tomy shocked most of the community …
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Grail

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Japanese G1 Transformers at TFSource


The nature of Transformers collecting is such that the collections themselves inevitably take some kind of shape, and when we recognise where that shape is headed we might try and complete it. Every area of Transformers has its toughies, or ‘grails’ but as our contributors suggest this week, a grail need not always be a rare or expensive figure. These …
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Toy Review: Warbotron WB-01F and Combined Mode

Warbotron WB-01

Warbotron is muscling its way to being the go-to for combiners!

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Collector Interview 22 – Alberto Jimenez

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Transformers in Spain are NOT all dead!


When one thinks of high-end vintage Transformers and pre-Transformers collectors, you cannot blame a person for automatically assuming said collector is from either the UK, Italy, France, Scandinavia or the Netherlands. It certainly came as a surprise to me to find that Alberto Jimenez, a collector from Spain, had such a deep interest in G1 Transformers, pre-Transformers and vintage variants …
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Marginally More News To Me

Apparently a rare toy!


Under the weight of newer Transformers products, one can sometimes find it hard to keep up with every new variant and development that comes along, never mind continue to catalogue the unyielding tide of vintage discoveries that continue to be made. In some cases, the vintage revelations are news to most of us who hadn’t paid close enough attention to certain …
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Top 5 Purchases of 2013

Well, we did get at least one new Megatron this year


As 2013 races towards its conclusion, collectors are taking stock of all the new Transformers figures they’ve added to their collection in 2013, a year that saw the Takara Tomy and Hasbro Masterpiece lines engage a higher gear and really start giving fans what they supposedly wanted. A year that …
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Pre-Deluxe – Part 2

Compare with today's toy shelves


There’s more to “Pre-Transformers” than Diaclone, Microman and Takara, and there’s definitely more to them than just being predecessors to Transformers toys. The figures we looked at last week in Pre-Deluxe – Part 1 included Takatoku and Bandai Valkyries from SDF Macross, the Mugen Calibur and Ovelon …
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The Power of Fiction

Post Hoc


Influence is a funny old thing; childhood experiences and preferences weigh heavily on us, as do the tastes and decisions of our friends and collecting contemporaries, not to mention the Transformers community as a whole. There’s just so much to draw influence from in the Transformers universe, from current trends and fads to animated shows and various other forms of Transformers …
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