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by Maz
Wed Jul 06, 2016 11:30 pm
Forum: Stock Exchange
Topic: Maz sells: Vintage, Diaclone, Modern, 3P, Everything
Replies: 21
Views: 11518

List updated!
by Maz
Mon May 09, 2016 2:16 pm
Forum: Stock Exchange
Topic: Maz sells: Vintage, Diaclone, Modern, 3P, Everything
Replies: 21
Views: 11518

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by Maz
Sun Mar 20, 2016 8:38 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: TFSource / TF-1 Articles
Replies: 755
Views: 88034

I have bigger copies on the Transformers Square One Facebook page - a few of them anyway. TFSource have asked that I limit the images to 700 pixels width because they no longer wish the images to link to the full size picture, just back to TFSource's web store.


All the best
Maz
by Maz
Sat Mar 19, 2016 10:12 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: TFSource / TF-1 Articles
Replies: 755
Views: 88034

Imagine a relatively complete collection of Generation 1 Transformers from about 1984 to 1988. An impressive sight and a wonderful achievement. Now imagine that same collection in the form of prototypes, test shots, first shots, packaging samples, hand-painted mock-ups and pre-release box/catalogue/...
by Maz
Tue Mar 15, 2016 10:44 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: TFSource / TF-1 Articles
Replies: 755
Views: 88034

I’ve often said that simply buying, amassing and displaying toys is not enough to sustain my interest and passion for Transformers as a hobby. I’ve spent many years researching variants, writing articles, photographing toys and trying to unearth unknown facets of the global Transformers and pre-Tran...
by Maz
Tue Mar 08, 2016 9:06 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: TFSource / TF-1 Articles
Replies: 755
Views: 88034

Headmasters, Targetmasters, Powermasters. The Transformers gimmick juggernaut powered on through 1987 to 1988, bringing us the first reincarnation of Optimus Prime, a smaller range of Headmasters and Targetmasters (smaller toys, too) and introducing us to the concept of Powermaster-activated transfo...
by Maz
Tue Mar 01, 2016 11:31 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: TFSource / TF-1 Articles
Replies: 755
Views: 88034

I have already written articles on the importance of discipline, occasional sacrifice and priorities in Transformers collecting on this blog, but I feel things have changed enough recently to warrant a second look at how I collect. Before it was a case of maybe choosing the toy lines and styles I li...
by Maz
Wed Feb 24, 2016 1:26 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: TFSource / TF-1 Articles
Replies: 755
Views: 88034

Not really, I was lucky in that one local collector was selling a very very well preserved set of Transformers in package and he didn't want a lot for them, so he's sold a lot of what I have written about to me. The rest I have had to buy from abroad on eBay and while I haven't quite gone over 3 fig...
by Maz
Wed Feb 24, 2016 2:14 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: TFSource / TF-1 Articles
Replies: 755
Views: 88034

MP-9 is out of the range of a guy who buys boxed G1s? Just how much is he worth these days? MP-9 in the condition I would want it, and not one of those dodgy loose ones on eBay, is about £120 upwards. I haven't paid three figures for any of the boxed G1 you've seen me write about on my blog(s) in t...
by Maz
Wed Feb 24, 2016 1:33 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: TFSource / TF-1 Articles
Replies: 755
Views: 88034

Masterpiece MP-28 Hot Rodimus is almost upon us. A new Masterpiece Hot Rod. The build up to this figure’s release has been a mix of anticipation and divided opinion. As with most new Masterpiece moulds, as a fandom we have pored over the prototype and promotional images from every angle, analysed ev...
by Maz
Thu Feb 18, 2016 9:14 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: TFSource / TF-1 Articles
Replies: 755
Views: 88034

Mastermind Creations, under the guise of Masterpiece-focused Ocular Max branding, have introduced a sub-line into that sub-line! The Remix line begins with RMX-01 Jaguar, a figure that homages the Generation 1 Decepticon cassette Ravage. Now why bother launching a line with something already covered...
by Maz
Wed Feb 17, 2016 1:26 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: TFSource / TF-1 Articles
Replies: 755
Views: 88034

Has there ever been a greater case of pre-release doubts being so comprehensively crushed by in-hand production toy as with TakaraTomy’s MP-27 Masterpiece Ironhide? Actually yes, look at Ultra Magnus, Bumblebee etc, so it’s not uncommon for us to get the wrong impression from TakaraTomy’s stock Mast...
by Maz
Wed Feb 10, 2016 12:57 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: TFSource / TF-1 Articles
Replies: 755
Views: 88034

Having been in the making for something like 4 years, a hefty lead time even for the most sedate 3rd party release schedule, Mastermind Creations’ Reformatted R-11 Seraphicus Prominon is ready to be released. The Moritorus Sovereign, as the box calls him, is almost an amalgamation of characters from...
by Maz
Fri Feb 05, 2016 2:35 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: TFSource / TF-1 Articles
Replies: 755
Views: 88034

MakeToys MTRM-05 Wrestle (Masterpiece Grapple) FULL review and Gallery now live! Square One: MakeToys MTRM-05 Wrestle (MP Grapple) https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-wyUMhaMgXT8/VrPwm7PIzkI/AAAAAAAAJ3s/J0nqtnk_Y0c/s1600/Wrestle33.jpg https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-C5d3gN8YSlI/VrPwio0aQPI/AAAAAAAAJ3I/203u7lfsE40...
by Maz
Wed Feb 03, 2016 12:45 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: TFSource / TF-1 Articles
Replies: 755
Views: 88034

Many thanks, I really appreciate the kind words!

All the best
Maz
by Maz
Tue Feb 02, 2016 11:05 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: TFSource / TF-1 Articles
Replies: 755
Views: 88034

Max, I've always wanted to ask but have been too scared; how do you maintain such a whopping and consistent level of output? This is a lot of material every single week. The photography alone! At the cost of other things like sleep! Haha, I tend to do photography in bulk almost every night apart fr...
by Maz
Tue Feb 02, 2016 10:48 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: TFSource / TF-1 Articles
Replies: 755
Views: 88034

FansToys Mercenary

FT-13 Mercenary is FansToys’ second evil insect after FT-12 Grenadier, and has a lot to live up to thanks to the success of the latter. Based on what was originally called a lamellicorn type beetle insect robot, Mercenary recreates the look of the original toy and on-screen inspiration. With die cas...
by Maz
Mon Feb 01, 2016 11:20 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: TFSource / TF-1 Articles
Replies: 755
Views: 88034

MP-21R Bumble Red Body

TakaraTomy's Masterpiece MP-21R Bumble - Red Body is a fascinating release, probably for all the wrong reasons. I know I personally pre-ordered it out of a sense of obligation and completion, trying to make up for never having properly completed the vintage Diaclone and MC Car Robots & minibots I so...
by Maz
Sat Jan 30, 2016 8:59 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: TFSource / TF-1 Articles
Replies: 755
Views: 88034

MP-11T Thundercracker

It's about time, they said. A Takara Tomy, cartoon-accurate Masterpiece Decepticon strike plane Thundercracker. MP-11T is, across Hasbro and Takara, the second version of Thundercracker to use the MP-11 mould. The Hasbro Thundercracker from a few years ago was more toy coloured and had tampos of Ref...
by Maz
Fri Jan 29, 2016 8:57 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: TFSource / TF-1 Articles
Replies: 755
Views: 88034

Francesco Lombardi is the kind of collector I had always heard about but never met. Someone who never participated in the online or collective fandom, but was privately growing a hugely comprehensive and impressive collection featuring toys I had never seen. Dealers used to tell me about their secre...