French Connection - A European TF article for TFSource

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  1. Maz

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    Hi all,

    This week I've gone back to basics for a straightforward toy article showing a few more interesting European G1 variants from French manufacturer Ceji on behalf of Hasbro Bradley, and some possible connections to other common areas of variant TF collecting.

    French Connection | TF Source News <- CLICK TO READ

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    Many thanks to Mijo, JB and Chuck for their contributions, and please pardon the shockingly bad Beatles captions ;) 

    All the best
    Maz
     
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    dharmacon More Than Meets The Isle

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    Great article. I've been a collector since 1984, and I'm amazed to learn how much I still don't know about this hobby.

    I just recently discovered some of your other articles and have thoroughly enjoyed them. In particular, I LOVED your pictorial discussions pertaining to the G2 mock-ups of Mirage, Ramjet and Sideswipe. Do you have other ultra-rare pieces from G2 that you've covered?
     
  3. Maz

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    Hi Dharmacon,

    Thanks so much for your praise :) 

    Unfortunately the G2 Ramjet, Mirage and Sideswipe were the only mock-up G2 items I had and all 3 have been sold in the last 12 months after I had finally produced the G2 Mirage article.

    All the best
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    Hey Maz! I should be able confirm for you that the yellow on the insecticons is different than on the US originals. My first insecticon set I got in France. Ten or so years ago when I started to collect more and more TFs I set out to replace my old beaten up insects and soon discovered that not only are the chests on my french bought insects orange. There are also slight mold variations. The biggest example would be the stinger on bombshell which has a rounded out piece so that it can fit snugly on his head. I pointed this out to a couple of people but I got no response back then. Glad I have proof now :p 

    I have four sets of insecticons in my collection now. I'm not sure if my originals are still in there. They were pretty beaten up after my childhood! I will make sure to check it out in the morning and if I still have them to shoot you some pics.

    Vey nice article!

    iDD
     
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    I've got my reading for the next few moments :) 
     
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    neat as always, Maz!
     
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    Hey DD,

    That's great man, I'd love side by side pics! Haha Bombshell is the only one of the three I don't have myself, so it's up to you to highlight all the moulding traits :) 

    All the best
    Maz
     
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    So I did find the orange shield for Kickback but I seem to have gotten rid of the Bombshell and Shrapnell :( 

    Sorry man. I wish I could've gotten you those pics!

    iDD
     

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