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More News To Me – 2018 Edition

More News To Me – 2018 Edition

The more G1 and Reissue Transformers I buy and focus on it seems there is more to discover. Of course there is such a thing as the law of diminishin ...

Good Surprise, Bad Surprise

Good Surprise, Bad Surprise

The ability to still be surprised by Hasbro and TakaraTomy when it comes to new Transformers releases is both good and bad. On the one hand when they ...

Backlog

Backlog

It may seem like the most luxury first world problem that a toy enthusiast could ever have but some Transformers fans do find themselves with a back ...

Tighter Focus

Tighter Focus

Over the years I have changed the face of my collection repeatedly. This has involved downsizing prioritising streamlining and sometimes re-inventi ...

What’s Not New?

What’s Not New?

Recently TakaraTomy unveiled a number of new Masterpiece Transformers releases while Hasbro unveiled a new approach to reissuing Generation 1 Transf ...

News to Me – 2018 Edition

News to Me – 2018 Edition

Every once in a while I put together an article like this for the Source Report which consists of vintage Transformers and pre-Transformers discoveri ...

Gimmicks

Gimmicks

Transformers by their nature are a gimmick. Toy cars planes animals etc that turn into action figures or vice versa. Within our beloved toy line ...

The Cull

The Cull

We are in a time of great abundance when it comes to Transformers toys. Masterpiece figures are perceived to be the high-end accurate and ideal repre ...

Bit By Bit

Bit By Bit

I remember a time when getting the toys I wanted in complete condition required work. There was not a whole wave of figures I could buy in one go to c ...

Season of Change

Season of Change

It seems at the moment that a number of long-term - as in multi-year - established pillars of the Transformers machine are being rebooted re-started ...


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