Two for two, or one hit wonder?
Sophomore, a second effort. FansToys return to the 3rd Party Transformers scene after the universal success that was FT-03 Quakewave, a toy so revered that it is almost unanimously accepted as the Masterpiece Shockwave and an essential addition to any collection, official or otherwise. After delays and a long build-up, FansToys have released their answer to Masterpiece Dinobots, the FT-04 …
Posted in 3rd Party, Masterpiece, Source Articles
Tagged 3rd Party, Dinobots, FansToys, Generation 1, Grimlock, Masterpiece, Quakewave, Scoria, Slag, Transformers, Triceratops
MP-1 Convoy - sold for £82.00
Some things appreciate, some things depreciate. It’s probably best to base your collecting and buying on what makes you happy instead of aiming to maximise long-term investment potential for vintage Transformers, pre-Transformers or newer products. Unless you are a toy dealer with acres of storage space, all the time in the world and infinite patience to hold onto …
Posted in Binaltech Alternators, Car Robots RiD, Diaclone, Japanese Transformers, Masterpiece, Movie, Reissues, Source Articles, US Transformers
Tagged Apeface, Barricade, Binaltech, Black Zarak, Blurr, Bumblebee, Car Robots, Convoy, Diaclone, Dinobots, Hasbro, Headmasters, Jazz, JRX, Masterforce, Masterpiece, Movie, Optimus Prime, Prowl, Sideswipe, Slag, Smokescreen, Takara, targetmaster, Thundercracker, Transformers
Where's Bruticus's head?!
Toy catalogues are wonderful things, we’ve even looked at them before on Source Blog here and here. In addition to the waves of nostalgia washing over us every time we look at a vintage Hasbro Transformers catalogue included with the toys, there are loads of …
Posted in Diaclone, European Transformers, Minibots, Paperwork, Prototypes, Source Articles, US Transformers
Tagged 1986, 1987, Astrotrain, Blitzwing, Brainstorm, Broadside, catalogues, Chromedome, Cosmos, Crosshairs, Cyclonus, Fortress Maximus, Grimlock, Hardhead, Hasbro, Headmasters, Highbrow, Hot Rod, Insecticons, Metroplex, Mock-ups, Octane, Prototypes, Scorponok, Slag, Smokescreen, Sureshot, Targetmasters, Tracks, Transformers, UK, Us
Don't cry for me Argentina...because I'm not from there.
It doesn’t seem to matter how much we discover, how much gets photographed and revealed or how much we expand our horizons through international communication with global collectors and knowledgeable enthusiasts, every year in vintage Transformers seems to bring its own surprises and shocks. Surely there are a finite number of these discoveries to be made and …
Posted in Diaclone, European Transformers, Mexican Transformers, Minibots, US Transformers
Tagged Brawn, Bumblebee, Ceji, Cliffjumper, Diaclone, Dirge, GiG, Hasbro, Huffer, Iga, Insecticons, Mexico, Milton Bradley, Powered Convoy, Rubiplas, Skywarp, Slag, Takara, Transformers, Windcharger
Unique artwork is quite a theme this week
In true Douglas Adams style, welcome to the 4th part of the “In Their Own Words” trilogy! And just like Douglas Adams influenced a generation of science fiction writers, the Transformers had their major influences as well. Takara’s Diaclone and Micro Change lines are not just populated with cars and cassettes, there are just as many odd peripheral …
Posted in Diaclone, Interview, Japanese Transformers, Micro Change, Minibots, Paperwork, Prototypes, US Transformers
Tagged Arabic, Campaign, Canada, Change Attackers, Diaclone, Gunrobo, Honda City Turbo, Japan, Magnum, Micro Change, Minibots, Skids, Slag, Takara, Transformers, Triceratops