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What is Mint?

What is Mint?

Baby dont hurt me. The definition of mint can be obtained in a toy collecting context from many sources such as grading companies toy sellers and

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

Collector Interview 70 – Ted Ekering

Collector Interview 70 – Ted Ekering

Ted Ekering is a collector unlike most weve featured on this blog so far. Ted is based in Japan and while he has an extensive Transformers and 3rd p

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

Masterpeace

Masterpeace

If you follow this blog regularly youll know that I started to sell my TakaraTomy Masterpiece Transformers collection recently and have not stopped

Collector Interview 69 – Wayne Wong

Collector Interview 69 – Wayne Wong

Wayne Wong may be a UK-based Transformers collector but hes different to most of us based here in that he grew up with Japanese Generation 1 shows l

A Return Gone Wrong

A Return Gone Wrong

Its not just the selling of Transformers toys within the community or on eBay that brings complications. Although these days with eBay and PayPal in

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

Collector Interview 68 – Ben Davidson

Collector Interview 68 – Ben Davidson

Ben Davidson is the enthusiastic mastermind behind Benscollectables a very popular and well-loved Transformers and 3rd Party YouTube review channel.

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

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