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Sep 25 2017

Sticker Corrected Soundwave

It is my esteemed pleasure to bring you a small discovery in the world of Transformers collecting! Earlier this year (2/17) a good friend of mine Chris Arriola called me in high spirits, speaking feverishly of a previously unknown G1 variant of a very popular first series character. He explained that in the fashion of…

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…