Monday, July 28, 2014

Digital Doom on the Highway to Destruction

This is another one of the small catalogs that I picked up in a lot.  Again, I would spend hours as a kid staring at these booklets deciding on which character I would buy next.


Friday, July 25, 2014

A Picture Flashback - 1986 Transformers G1 Catalog

I've been on a catalog/mail away order form kick of sorts lately.  Mostly triggered by my friend "M"'s interest of collecting any kind of paperwork that he can as well, though he mostly goes for instructions.  While I can give him 60% of the credit, 40% as of late has been due to memories of my childhood sitting and staring at store catalog books (Consumers Distributing, Sears, etc) along with these booklets from the figures I purchased myself.

Well worn / loved

 Through the life of the G1 toyline, catalogs were standard in all boxed toys.  G1 catalogs

Monday, July 14, 2014

G1 Greek Dark Orange Huffer Error Card (MOSC)

So another TFCon show has come and gone.  After having a few days to think back on it, I am going to admit that this show was better than last years.  Even though I only came away with one item, there were certainly plenty of opportunities whereby I could have dropped some coin and picked up items that would have filled holes in my collection.....but that's just it.  They certainly weren't pieces that are hard to find, or at the top of my serch index.

Right figure/wrong card....or is it the other way around?

This was the one item that I bought from one of my dealer friends.  To be honest I'm not the biggest fan of Huffer, but this card just caught my eye for a few reasons.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

TFCon Toronto 2014 Pics

Another year, and another TFcon has come and gone for me.  IT ended up being a bit of a busy weekend for me with other things going on for me ( one being a surprise birthday party for me planned by my wife on the same day).   My friend "M" and myself were only able to spend Saturday morning

Table full of Combiners anyone?

at the show, but there have been talks of a possible 1st time BOTCON trip for next year if we can.  Maybe it's time to see if the grass is greener on the other side of the border.  Anyway, I only brought my point and shoot this year so the pics aren't crystal clear but I think you'll still get a good idea of what was going on there.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

U.S. , European & Canadian G1 Optimus Prime

I had received a call from a friend of mine regarding some questions about a Prime that he had picked up recently.  He had wanted to compare it to my '84 G1 version.  In going

U.S. , European & Canadian G1 Optimus Prime

 through mine, we had decided to put together this quick little photoshoot of three "different" boxed Optimus'.

Friday, July 4, 2014

TFCon Approaches

So until last week, it had actually been a few months since I had done any kind of major purchase on eBay.

Toronto, Canada
To be honest, I've become fairly disenchanted with buying anything from eBay.  Not so much from having any sort of bad experience but its rather the change in shipping with the addition of the Global Shipping Program and having to constantly ask first to see if the seller