Hi all, welcome back and I hope all is well. The topic of size changing comes up often and why is it needed. The reason is clear, Hasbro adopted previously created toys from Takara’s Diaclone and Microchange toy lines and had to work with what they got instead of spending a lot of money developing […]Read more "Size changing Transformers, explained…"
Hi there, I have touched on the timeline of toys and how Transformers came about but I thought we would take another look in an easier format and give you just the most important changes to the world of toy that brought about innovations that effected how children play. These play patterns are very important to […]Read more "History series edition 5: A time line of Toys, how we got Transformers of today"
Welcome back, first off what is a Gimmick? a Gimmick is any thing in a transformer toy that is something different then other ones, this could extend to one or two figures or a partial or whole line.of toys. Some argue that transformation from one form to another, rolling wheels and articulation of limbs are […]Read more "Transformer terms: Gimmicks (the good, the bad, the best!)"
Hello all, I am back and I thought about my talks with my friend Marvin Law who is an artist and has worked for Hasbro in the past. One thing we keep bringing up is Hasbro’s love of reusing the molds for Transformers to make new toys ever since they started way back with the […]Read more "Transformer terms: Retool, Redeco and Repaint"
Hi there, I know it has been a long time since I put out a post but life got in the way as it always does but since I recently picked up one of the toys I have been waiting a long time for and that is Titan Returns Galvatron The gimmick here is called […]Read more "Product review: Titan Returns Galvatron"
Welcome back, I thought I would take a break from top ten lists and bring to light a term used in transformer fandom, this time it is GPS or Gold Plastic Syndrome. This is a serious problem for collectors since it basically destroys certain toys, leaving full unbroken versions extremely rare in some cases and […]Read more "Tranformer Terms: Gold Plastic Syndrome"
Welcome back, this time around I will rate my top ten toys I currently own. So out of 277 toys you could imagine how hard it is to come up with a list of only 10 (so somethings had to be ties… too many choices, too many loves) but here goes. 10: Takara Microchange MC-10 Cassette […]Read more "My top 10 list of transformers: of what I have."