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I Love It, You Hate It

I Love It, You Hate It

Occasionally we stumble across a Transformers toy that ticks all the right boxes strikes a chord presses the right buttons etc and yet leaves a maj

Second Time Around

Second Time Around

First impressions are everything or so the saying goes. Is it different for Transformers toys? We can occasionally find ourselves the victims of hype

One Thing Leads To Another

One Thing Leads To Another

I toyed with calling this article Suck it and see as anyone who has been following this blog and my own writing at Square One recently will know th

Ambassadors – Part 1

Ambassadors – Part 1

A lot of time has been spent discussing the rarest or most expensive members of Transformers categories and sub-lines in this column but this week I

Four Figure Hobby

Four Figure Hobby

Everywhere you look now in vintage Transformers collecting every niche and sub-category the bitter end items that are required to polish off a secti

Last But Least?

Last But Least?

He finally arrived on the very final day of 2013 for me having been pre-ordered in March of the same year. Delayed beyond his Masterpiece Datsun stab

Meeting Expectations – Part 1

Meeting Expectations – Part 1

In the world of Transformers collecting instant gratification is big - just listen to the complaints when a package is late. So this pre-ordering gam

The Mentality

The Mentality

Dont judge. You cant judge not in this game with its myriad population of collectors and enthusiasts. There will be personal admissions of guilt a

Sold

Sold

Some things appreciate some things depreciate. Its probably best to base your collecting and buying on what makes you happy instead of aiming to max

Binaltech and Masterpiece: 10 Years Ago

Binaltech and Masterpiece: 10 Years Ago

10 years 2 toy-lines and six photos. Six photos depicting two upcoming toys that captured the imagination of the Transformers fandom and collecting c

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