Tag Archives: Slag

Toy Review: Fansproject’s Cubrar and Tekour

Fansproject Cubrar Retail title

The Lost Exo Realm Series is really ramping up!

Posted in 3rd Party, Source Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

FansToys FT-05 Soar (Blue)

Cap

Swoop?


FansToys have created a problem for themselves, their first 3rd Party offering Quakewave was almost universally acknowledged as one of the best 3rd Party products ever to hit the Transformers collector market. After that, their decision to tackle Masterpiece-style Dinobots, or “Iron Dibots” led to their version of Dinobot Slag, FT-04 Scoria, and certainly I believed it to be every bit as good as Quakewave although …

Posted in 3rd Party, Diaclone, Masterpiece, US Transformers | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sophomore

Cap

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 , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sold

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 , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Look Closely

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 , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

News To Me

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 , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

In Their Own Words – Part 4

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 , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment