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  • Transformers Series 2 Dinobot Swoop

    1985 AFA 90 Tape Sealed

  • Transformers Series 2 Dinobot Grimlock

    1985 AFA 90 Tape Sealed

  • Transformers Series 3 Decpticon jet Scourge

    1986 AFA 85 Tape Sealed First Release

  • Transformers Series 3 Decpticon Jet Cyclonus

    1986 AFA 85 Tape Sealed Blue Ear Variant First Release

  • Transformers Series 2 Decpticon Jet Thrust

    1985 AFA 90 Tape Sealed

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The items represented in this gallery are the elite selections from hard fought collections accumulated by members of the hobby that possess a deeper meaning of rarity and value. Artistic appreciation of the vintage line is held in the highest esteem here. Affiliates of this site have made it their life’s work to share their treasures with the collecting community, and many of the pieces seen here are available for acquisition.

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Sep 21 2017

Mail-Away Minibots

In early 2016 I found a set of mail away minibots still sealed in their packaging with the mailer box. I purchased them from the sister of the original owner. She kept all of her brothers toys. He opened all his store purchased toys, but none of the mail-aways. She wanted to remove the labels…

Aug 29 2017

Finding Transformers

A kind older man named Gerry (with some truly intuitive foresight) purchased some G1 Transformers back in 1984 while attending Indiana University in Bloomington IN. During a weekend trip away from college in my hometown of Terre Haute, he saw two children almost coming to blows in a department store over a Transformer. Acting on…