Tag Archives: Takara Tomy

Reinforcements

Transformers Masterpiece, Titans Return, RID and Combiner Wars

Masterpiece and Titans Return available at TFSource


Reinforcements from Cybertron! From the history of Transformers, from Diaclone, from the Marvel comics, from a 1986 TF:TM movie trailer, from the pages of More Than Meets The Eye. Just last week I was complaining about the volume of Transformers toys I’d picked up, and not one day after …
Posted in Classics, Combiner Wars, Comics, Diaclone, Japanese Transformers, Masterpiece, Robots In Disguise, Source Articles, Titans Return | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Repaints and Resurgence

Masterpiece Transformers at TFSource

Masterpiece Transformers at TFSource


The close of 2015 saw a series of four Masterpiece Transformers repaints released within the space of a month, and ensured an extremely high quality end to another fabulous year of official MP product. MP-11T Thundercracker, MP-21R Bumble Red Body, MP-26 Road Rage and MP-14C Clampdown might all have been repaints of existing and well known, well-documented moulds, …
Posted in Diaclone, Masterpiece, Micro Change, Source Articles, US Transformers | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gaps

Masterpiece Transformers at TFSource

Masterpiece Transformers at TFSource


We have it good as Transformers collectors currently, we have it very good. The flagship Takara Tomy Masterpiece line has sped up and started to put out new figures at a respectable rate. Takara Tomy’s Transformers Legends, Unite Warriors, together with Hasbro’s Generstions, Combiner Wars and soon Titans Return are giving collectors updated toys of characters once thought …
Posted in Classics, Combiner Wars, Comics, Japanese Transformers, Masterpiece, Reissues, Source Articles | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

MP-25 Tracks – A True Masterpiece?

MP-25 Masterpiece Tracks available at TFSource

MP-25 Masterpiece Tracks available at TFSource


The long-awaited MP-25 Masterpiece Tracks from Takara Tomy finally saw release in early November. With various retailers filling orders throughout the world and opinion quite generally divided among collectors as to whether or not the Kobayashi-designed Tracks is up to the same standard as the previous Autobot cars, I decided to feature the new kid on …
Posted in Masterpiece, Source Articles | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ocular Max Sphinx – Perfection Indeed

Ocular Max Sphinx available here at TFSource

Ocular Max Sphinx available here at TFSource


”I remember running to the sea, I remember falling to my knees”. 
Mastermind Creations have released a Masterpiece-scaled homage to the Generation 1 Autobot Spy Mirage, and they have done it in the style of celebrated Japanese animation gurus Studio Ox, responsible for so many beautiful illustrations in Television Magazine. Under their Ocular …
Posted in 3rd Party, Masterpiece, Source Articles | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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 …
Posted in Diaclone, Masterpiece, Source Articles | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Best of 2014 / 2015 – Four Years Of Source Articles

Vintage Transformers available at TFSource

Vintage Transformers available at TFSource


Four years into the TFSource Blog project and we’re still finding topics to write about weekly. If that in itself is not something to celebrate within Transfandom, then how about taking time in this article to thank all of our loyal readers, supporters and especially the contributors who have made so much of what we do …
Posted in 3rd Party, Japanese Transformers, Masterpiece, Source Articles, US Transformers | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Takara Version

Takara Transformers available here at TFSource

Takara Transformers available here at TFSource


Official Transformers toys are released in most of the world by Hasbro, and in Japan by Takara Tomy, formerly Takara. Takara, a Japanese toy manufacturer, produced the first toys that would become Transformers in Japan in the early 1980s. Hasbro saw these Diaclone and Micro Change Series toys and licensed them, creating the Transformers …
Posted in Animated, Binaltech Alternators, Classics, Combiner Wars, Japanese Transformers, Masterpiece, Movie, Prime, Reissues, Source Articles, US Transformers | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Who’s Winning?

Official and unofficial Transformers at TFSource

Official and unofficial Transformers at TFSource


We have recently floated the possibility that we are experiencing another golden age of Transformers collecting, and a majority seemed to agree with us that the live action Transformers movies have been good for the health of the brand. With so much choice available, the topic of choosing my purchases …
Posted in 3rd Party, Classics, Comics, Masterpiece, Source Articles | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Top 5 Transformations

Cap

Transformers that transform, at TFSource!


Optimus Prime! Transforms from tractor trailer to robot with headquarters and back. That’s the whole point of Transformers, figures that can be converted between modes. While the process of going between configurations is an important one, we can often attach more importance to factors such as appearance, scale, accessories, aesthetics, posability and the like. But this week, I will be …
Posted in Japanese Transformers, Masterpiece, Movie, Prime, Reissues, Source Articles, US Transformers | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment