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Nov 16 2017

Mark Watts Table Art

Check Out this brand new cool product with Transformer Art / Table-Art! Beautifully framed wall art that converts into a coffee table and a desk table ! And Great Transformer Art Shown here by Mark Watts, the original G1 Transformer packaging artist / This is his original Idea that he has a patent on /…

Nov 11 2017

Veterans Day: The Jason Morgan Story Part 3

Today we wrap up the story of our friend Jason Morgan. There is still so much that he can tell us and we appreciate the time he took for us to reflect on Veterans Day. We thank you Jason for all you did for your country and our hobby. Below is the last segment in…

Nov 10 2017

Veterans Day: The Jason Morgan Story Part 2

In November of 2003 I received a call that changed my life, my National Guard unit had been activated for deployment to Iraq in support of In 1998 I decided to follow in the footsteps of my father and his father before him and join the U.S. Army. When I received that enlistment check I…

Nov 9 2017

Veterans Day: The Jason Morgan Story Part 1

Today we will start our tribute to Veterans day by sharing a story from a fellow collector and friend. His name is Jason Morgan. His story will be one that should touch us all. We will continue through the weekend with his story.   My name is Jason B. Morgan, I am from Ronceverte, WV,…

Nov 6 2017

AFA 95 Sideswipe

  I am very pleased to show off my newest addition to my collection. I recently received a gift from my friend Chris Arriola. He knows I love the G1 cars and had a perfect example of a Sideswipe. When he first sent it to me I thought it was the nicest looking Transformer I…

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…