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  • 2024-05-20 2:21 pm by Unicron.com
    Erik with TRM. Here's an article that would have appeared in Issue #10.
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    It is our goal to constantly seek out strange and wonderful items in each issue of TRM. We think we outdid ourselves when a recent scouring of the internet led us to several different handkerchiefs made for the Transformers franchise. We had to grab these items up and do an article on them! Though the Japanese rarely acknowledge sneezing in public, we'll still get ready to say "Daijoubu" or "Are you OK?" as we delve into these collectibles.

    In the world of Transformers, toys are made to be played with and withstand years of use, but cloth items like clothing can be subject to extreme use and wear in a small amount of time. That fate doubles for something as fragile as a handkerchief. The two we were able to obtain both came from Thailand, with one from such a remote area, the mail pickup only comes once a month by boat! With some effort, you can find several hankies that were made. A few standout we saw were from G1 and Beast Wars Neo. All look to have been made in Southeast Asia. We can only assume that is where many of these items were also distributed.

    The first hankie is a G1 homage to the Seacons and the second is from BWN featuring several bots. Both measure around 11"(28cm) x 11"(28cm) and are made from thin but durable cotton. The images are surprisingly crisp and bright. If you manage to get any of these items, we advise avoiding exposure to direct sunlight or harsh overhead lighting as they will surely fade with time.
    Thankfully, their size makes them perfect to frame and display.

    The G1 hankie (from 1988) has the combiner Piranacon in the center and is surrounded by all six of the Seacons. All are detailed in a terrifying art style and might feature some of the best artwork ever made for these gruesome figures. In the upper right is the logo for Transformers Super God Masterforce, the third series in the original Japanese Transformers cartoon that ran for 42 episodes in 1988. Across the bottom it reads "Transformers Headmasters Jr", these were six humans who could transform into Headmasters. Though not related to the Seacons, they were a big part of Masterforce. Underneath the combiner is a small block of text, but due to its small size, we were unable to fully translate it; it does mention a generic description of how the combiners work together from what we can gather.

    The Beast Wars Neo hankie features a giant image of Big Convoy, surrounded by several characters from the show (clockwise): Saberback, Colada, Dead End, Stampy, Guiledart, and Longrack. The artwork looks to reuse promotional images used on various pieces of media. The lower left features the BWN logo. Though this may not feel as unique as the G1 hankie, the bright colors and interesting arrangement of the figures make it stand out.

    We were able to get these items for around $25 each, including shipping. As for their true collector value, it's very hard to narrow in on a price point. Obscure items like this may be something one collector would love to have while another may not care for at all. We were able to find at least two more online, a G1 hankie for $68 (ouch) and another BWN hankie for $17. It'd be safe to say the G1 hankies are anywhere from $25-$50 in value while more modern ones would be in the $15-$25 range.
  • 2024-05-18 10:55 am by Unicron.com
    Erik here from ToyRobot Magazine. Over the next few weeks, I'll be putting up several short write-ups as I catch up on unboxing a LOT of purchases over the last year or so (80+ figures!). My previous job had me so tired and strapped for time, I rarely got to open and enjoy these awesome toys. So, below is one of those quick write-ups.

    Studio Series Sunstreaker (Bumblebee Concept) and Studio Series Sideswipe (Gamer Edition). I'm still amazed at how compact this new era of Transforming Car is. Excellent robot modes and then somehow it all comes down into a car that's barely 2" tall.
    I likes the robot mode for each of these, though I found Sunstreaker a little stiff when compared to Sideswipe. Sideswipe has the cool ability to store his hand on his back and replace it with his gun. Sideswipe has two laser guns that are supposed to combine and store on his back, but I couldn't get the pegs to line up correctly on mine, so in the picture, only 1 peg is holding the lasers to his back.

    Sideswipe's transformation had some issues, as did Sunstreaker, but with a little effort, I was able to get everything to snap into place and look clean.

    Overall I think Sideswipe is the better figure of these two even though I think Sunstreaker looks a lot better. I've always been a fan of his design in pretty much every interaction, while, for some odd reason, I've never really enjoyed Sideswipe outside of a few toys.
    I like the idea of the Gamer Edition figure as it's something that has been needed for a while, and the concept figures from Bumblebee represent what I think was the single best piece of all the live-action films thus far.

    At the time of this writing, you can still find these for around retail value online, or if your are lucky, in stores.
  • 2024-05-15 8:27 pm by Unicron.com
    Transformers Beast Wars!

    Alot of people love this cast of characters, the storytelling, character development and the lore expansion that was seen in the series, if I recall correctly many put it among the top 5 Transformers series of all time. The recent Beasr era figures we've been getting have all been great, im looking forward to seeing how/if they will tackle the other TM2 characters such as Cheetor and Dinobot.

    Are you a fan of Beast Wars? Have you been enjoying the Beast era figures so far?

    #BeastWars #Transformers
  • 2024-05-14 7:04 pm by Unicron.com
    Studio series 86 Springer is a partial off of the siege mold. Includes a new head sculpt, new chest and new shoulders. He also has incorporated his forearm blaster from the scene where the they discover Autobot City is under attack! WANT THIS!
  • 2024-05-14 12:35 pm by Unicron.com
    The latest wave of Studio Series is up for preorder now! I expect Bumblebee to sell quickly. These all look great!

    Amazon
    SS86 Bumblebee https://amzn.to/4bEg7vg
    SS86 Springer https://amzn.to/3K1ALd2
    SS86 Steeljaw https://amzn.to/3WMcUpz
    BBM Skywarp https://amzn.to/4bA1RUq
    SSGE Soldier https://amzn.to/3QKi3dD

    Entertainmentearth: https://ee.toys/Q3ZMO4

    TFSOURCE: https://tfsource.com/hasbro/transformers/
  • 2024-05-12 8:52 am by Unicron.com
    Erik with TRM and today I have some fun, off-the-wall figures to share.

    Today's additions to the vault are two off-the-wall items that tried to cash in on the 1980s transforming robot craze. I'll be honest here, I don't have a clue what toyline these are or their names. The first is what looks to be a Porche 928 and transforms into the most god-awful little bot I may have in my collection. When transformed, the solid steel front of the car becomes the chest but is so heavy it pulls the whole bot down and he leans forward as if he's drunk. In vehicle mode, the front end doesn't even snap or connect to the car, so it's just held in place because the car is lying flat. If you lift it up, the front end droops. This does have a pull-back-and-go motor on it as well. No company marks outside of "Porsche 928 ss 928 made in Hong Kong"

    The second bot is a bit frustrating for me as I can't narrow it down, even though it's clearly marked "1986 Remco". This vehicle is an Off-Road Racer and may even be modeled after an existing racecar, but I'm not sure. It's marked with "Goodyear" "Hedman Husler Hedders" and "Remco" branded stickers. This too comes with a pull-back motor and when it's done moving forward, the car pops open to reveal the robot and weapons hidden inside.

    I love anything and everything that is a Transforming robot, but not all of them are gems. Even as a kid in the 1980s, I know I would have been a bit bummed with these two bots and they definitely would have been sitting on the bench for most of my heroic adventures. But now, they will be added to the ever-growing collection and well-loved as some strange and unique toys from my favorite era.
  • 2024-05-10 9:14 pm by Unicron.com
    Gorilla Gang

    #BeastWars
  • 2024-05-06 12:06 pm by Unicron.com
    Erik here with TRM and some more fun little items to share.

    How about a rare 2 for 1 post?! This is another short little niblet of information, but we're covering some obscure and rare items today!

    First up is a small hand towel from the Beast Wars II movie, "Lio Convoy's Close Call!". I'm a sucker for off-the-wall items and to find something with the creature Majin Zarak on it was a huge bonus.

    Secondly is this small Keshi figure of Cher (Kup). Part of the second release of Milk Caramel toys was released by the Kabaya company in the 1980s. For issue #10 of ToyRobot Magazine (never released), we had written up a nice price guide for the Keshi/Decoys and made mention of just how obscure these figures are.

    I'm very happy to have these in my collection and a huge shout out to Alex for getting these to me so quickly; glad to have them in my collection. Want to find some rare stuff, check out his eBay store (https://www.ebay.com/str/intergalacticspacebunny)
  • 2024-05-01 11:20 pm by Unicron.com
    Check out this brand new poster for the upcoming Transformers One film!

    Are you started to get excited for this new film? Its always exciting for me when a new TF film is in theaters / coming soon. I am very much looking forward to taking my kids to see it.

    #TransformersONE
  • 2024-04-30 8:54 am by Unicron.com
    This is Erik again with ToyRobot Magazine.,

    Today's short blurb is to let everyone know we at TRM are trying something a bit different for us and have started a small Discord Server (link below).

    You are all welcome to come hang out, chat it up, and talk Transformers and Transforming Robots.

    Our first "meeting" of sorts will be on Wed May 1st at 5pm Central where will be discussing the current Legacy line; what do you like, what don't you like, what would you like to see, and so on.

    The goal is to continue TRM's mission of expanding the world of our fandom as well as creating some real connections. We also strive to document all the crazy and wild things that have come out over the last 40 years. My fave thing to see is when I write a small article and someone in the comments mentions they learned something new, or may have found a new thing to collect.

    Anyway, I hope to see a few of you there!

    https://discord.gg/UKnpAU42
  • 2024-04-30 8:06 am by Unicron.com
    Win the new Yolopark AMK Pro series Megatron!
  • 2024-04-30 8:06 am by Unicron.com
    Win the new Yolopark AMK Pro series Optimus Prime!
  • 2024-04-30 8:03 am by Unicron.com
    Wanna see the new Robosen Megatron up close and personal? It will be at this year's BotCon 2024 in June. Get your tickets now!

    BotCon (Official)
  • 2024-04-29 3:53 pm by Unicron.com
    That sure was quick! Looks like Studio Series will have atleast one figure from the TF ONE movie out around the time of the film which is always great especially when you can match the screen appearance. Who else from the film would you like to see added to Studio Series? I personally would love to see a Studio Series figure of TF ONE Megatron.

    Studio Series TF ONE Optimus Prime is available for preorder now.

  • 2024-04-29 1:40 pm by Unicron.com
    Erik with TRM and today's post is a short one:

    I've been chomping at the bit to get these in! Vintage G1 Galvatron and Wreck Gar kids snow gloves! Manufactured by "Manica" these are now nearly unheard-of artifacts. Items like this were often destroyed due to wear and tear and rarely kept. Finding them on the secondary market is nearly impossible. These came from a mega collector and are some of the most pristine items now in my entire collection!

    Not too much to write about these, but I'll have to hunt down the slightly more common snow boots to go with these at some point in the future. The next acquisition for "The Vault" isn't far out and it'll be another piece of insanely hard-to-find G1 nostalgia.
  • 2024-04-25 2:49 pm by Unicron.com
    Transformers Legacy United Cybertron Vector Prime looks great! He's ready to help Optimus and co track down those cyber planet keys. I was a bit apprehensive when I first heard rumors he would be a retool/remold/partial of Jhiaxus but finally having a good look, its not bad, pretty good actually, find a way to release Safeguard to pair with him and you are cooking with energon. I still have the original and thats going nowhere but one area that the original was lacking in was articulation and this new rendition is jam packed with it. What do you think of Legacy United Vector Prime?

    Amazon: https://amzn.to/3WfwFFz
    Entertainment Earth: https://ee.toys/TGX93P
    TFsource: https://tfsource.com/hasbro-transformers/cybertron-universe-vector-prime-voyager-class-transformers-legacy-united/#lg=1&slide=2
  • 2024-04-25 2:40 pm by Unicron.com
    The Infernac Universe continues with the addition of Legacy United Nucleus. This is one very interesting looking character, like a cross between a rock lord and a rocket ship or space shuttle. I can image quite a few interesting combination for this guy.

    Amazon: https://amzn.to/3UiyZJg
    Entertainment Earth: https://ee.toys/4UFPWT
    TFsource: https://tfsource.com/hasbro-transformers/infernac-universe-nucleous-deluxe-class-transformers-legacy-united/
  • 2024-04-25 2:27 pm by Unicron.com
    THE WAIT IS OVER! Meet Robosen’s Megatron – the world’s first auto-converting Decepticon leader, ready to battle Optimus Prime and the Autobots! Voiced by the original actor from the 1984 G1 TRANSFORMERS, Frank Welker, Megatron launches with 270+ lines, and an immersive library of interactive actions, along with incredible custom sequences for you to program.