Tag Archives: Generation 1

Collector Tip: Toy Collection Cataloging Software

A lot of collectors keep a “collection list” to document their collections, rather it be for personal use, insurance purposes, for their families in case of death, or a variety of other reasons. The simple database/spreadsheet setup isn’t something that works for me though; the inability to add pictures is a major inconvenience for my needs. I did some searching around the web, and couldn’t find anything that was designed with toy collectors in mind, let alone being specifically designed for Transformers. I did however…

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Oddities & Commodities: Transformers Galaxy Shuttle

Well to quickly follow-up my article about Thunder Dagwon, what would be better than taking a look at the original version of that figure with Galaxy Shuttle? Part of my Pre-BotCon Grail Haul, this is a figure that I honestly didn’t think I would ever own, and would have been happy with just having the Brave repaint, but the Plastique Gods have smiled on me, and have seen fit to place this guy in my collection. Released in 1989 as part of the Japanese Victory…

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Oddities & Commodities: Brave Thunder Dagwon

Well it’s been a while, so I thought I’d show a little more love to the Brave toy line with another figure that was originally a Transformer. After my articles about Red Geist, and Goryu, I really didn’t think I’d have much opportunity to write about this line again, but I was wrong. A recent collection purge has blessed me with the opportunity to own not one, but two of the last remaining Brave figures that were on my list; Thunder Dagwon, and Hiryu. I’ll…

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Oddities & Commodities: Transformers Deathsaurus

Well this isn’t my first experience with this figure, in a sense. I’ve owned Red Geist, the repaint from the Brave line, for quite a while, but I’m proud to say that I finally own the actual Transformer figure now too. One of the figures that I was recently able to acquire though selling off my Seeker collection, this guy has been on my “wants list” for quite some time. Released in 1989 as part of the Japanese Victory portion of the Generation 1 toy…

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The Fruits of Hard Labor

So I wrote earlier about selling off my Seeker collection… it was a hard decision to come to, but overall I don’t regret it at all. It’s taken me close to two months to get as far as I have, and I still have a long way to go, but so far I’ve been able to fund almost all of my so-called “Holy Grails”. I started this sale off with a rather long list of figures that I wanted to get, and had the intention…

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Staying Active… Behind The Scenes

Greetings, salutations, peace to the nations! It’s been a while, and I apologize for not having any updates lately. It seems like I’ve had a lot going on over the last few weeks, and I just haven’t had the time to set down and write anything. So what’s been going on? Well quite a lot actually. I’m in the process of another huge collection purge, I’ve been tracking down some my personal “grails”, fleshing out a new category for the site, planning a last-minute trip…

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Oddities & Commodities: Microman L-26 Micro Rocket Base

Most of us are familiar with the figures from the Brave line that were made from reused Transformers molds, but while on a recent spending spree I was surprised to find there were a couple of molds that were used in the Microman line too. imagine my surprise when I just happened across a listing for this bad little bugger. Most people (including myself) habitually refer to the original Transformers figure as Countdown, however Countdown is actually the name of the MicroMaster figure; the actual…

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Oddities & Commodities: Transformers Blaster Camera Knock Off

Well who knew that Blaster had a cousin who likes photography? I certainly didn’t until I came across someone asking for information about one he had found in a thrift store. The only information he had about the figure was that it was called “Cambot” and had a copyright stamped on it that read, “Li Ping 1985, U.S.A. Made in Taiwan”. The figure was broken, and quite obviously missing at least a few pieces, but he mentioned that he was willing to sell it because…

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Oddities & Commodities: Mecha-Grim-Zilla

As a self-proclaimed connoisseur of vintage knock offs, I’ve spent quite a bit of time (and money) searching out some of the most oddly re-tooled versions of my favorite figures, and this one is probably one of the oddest combinations of trademarks that I’ve ever seen. I first stumbled across this figure pretty early on in my Transformers collecting hobby, but it took me quite a few years to find one that was complete, and in good shape. I’m not opposed to buying incomplete figures,…

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Oddities & Commodities: Brave Goryu

Well I’ve been hinting at this guy for a little while now. At first the auction was still active, so I didn’t want to draw any more attention to it than it already had (What can I say, the Transformers community isn’t as large as everyone thinks it is, and I didn’t want any extra competition). Then I figured I’d keep the suspense going while I waited for the figure to arrive from the U.K., and it is awesome! This guy was released in Asia,…

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