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Collector Interview 24 – Rein den Hengst

Rein den Hengst and his collection

Rein’s collection is so well kept, he has to green screen it into photos behind him


The Netherlands has always had a very rich culture of Transformers collectors, with some of the most well-known, long-time, knowledgeable fans and stunning collections originating from Holland. Rein “iDarkDesign” den Hengst has been a part of that Dutch TF scene from the earliest stages, and is …

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The Coronation

This coronation won't be interrupted


Return of the King, the return of Starscream, the return of MP-11. For everyone who originally missed out on Takara Tomy’s Transformers Masterpiece Starscream when it was re-tooled as MP-11 (“What do I need with another MP Starscream?”) and realised in time what a sore omission it turned out to be in their Masterpiece collecting, Hasbro Asia have recently reissued …

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Collector Interview 19 – Kevin Hopson

Kevin's shopfront


If all collections and collectors were the same, this section of the Source Blog would be completely redundant, as would the mass of collection showcase threads across all the online Transformers community forums. We have featured collections that are very niche, hyper-rare and highly specific to obscure sub-lines of Transformers and pre-Transformers, but Kevin Hopson’s collection is as pure and …

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Full Steam Ahead (The New Masterpiece – Part 3)

Dream team


Masterpiece is winning. Nothing creates quite as much furore as the possibility of a new announcement regarding the next Transformers Masterpiece release, be it Takara Tomy or Hasbro. At BotCon last weekend, many attendees at the TFSource stand were saying “I only collect Masterpiece and 3rd Party Transformers now”. The frequency of new Masterpiece threads on forums, the widely ignored …

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Collector Interview 14 – Paul Friemel

Mr Starscream himself - Paul Friemel


Some Transformers collectors can let their sublime displays do the talking, some collectors are known for their knowledge of a particular corner of our hobby. Other collectors are lauded for their contributions to the community, its education and documentation of toys, and others are known for having outspoken opinions and for not mincing their words. This month …

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Collector Interview 12 – Brandon Yap

Very well presented


For this month’s dedicated Transformers collector interview, we wrap up the first year of features in style with one of the most impressive and well-known collections in the community, that of popular blogger Brandon “heroic_decepticon” Yap. I’ve been incredibly fortunate to have the honour of interviewing some of the hobby’s most respected luminaries in the last 12 …

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What Now? (The New Masterpiece – Part 2)

Geneva Motor Show 1971?


What if Hasbro don’t release the Lamborghini Countach moulds as part of their Masterpiece Transformers line? What if Takara Tomy don’t do a second production run of either toy and instead move along to the other Autobot cars beyond Prowl, Streak and Smokescreen? Prices will continue to rise, that’s what. There’s not currently a whole lot of …

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Good Good Timing (The New Masterpiece – Part 1)

Photobomb!


My timing was not good. Just as the hysteria and popularity surrounding the Takara Tomy Masterpiece Transformers line was reaching record heights and the most popular items were selling out at all online stores, I finally cracked and decided to pursue a new Masterpiece collection. With the only options being the second-hand market or eBay, prices are escalating to the …

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What Am I Doing?

Masterpiece Lambor, Prowl & Streak


What am I doing? Takara Tomy is putting out some of the most exciting and incredible collector-focused product seen for years in the world of Transformers, and I’m not pre-ordering, buying or collecting any of it. When saving money by not buying things or going out, not splashing out on holidays due to accumulating savings for a property, trying …

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Toy Review: Takara Masterpiece Soundwave with Condor

And the Source reviews are BACK with Takara’s Masterpiece Soundwave and Condor (Laserbeak)

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