TFW2005 is looking for rare mini-con pictures from our members! Details within...

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  1. SydneyY

    SydneyY @syd_tfw Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    Currently we are looking for exclusive Minicon/Micron photo gallery submissions from our members.

    Love taking toy photos? Don't mind spending a bit of extra time and effort for the site? Have some rare Minicons that other people don't get much chance to take a good look at?

    Most of all, love those little Minicons and think they deserve their own gallery?

    "Yes" to all? Then we need your help :) 

    For your photoshoot, no fancy lightbox is needed thanks to the tiny size of those figures (if you have one, it's a fantastic plus), but I suggest a mini setup like this;
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    This is only a sheet of A4 copypaper, a bigger sheet will do a better job. 2 light source is also ideal to eliminate the shadow, but depending the size of the light, one serves the purpose well enough.

    Below is just an example of how it's done.
    Here's a sample photo;
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    First you need to crop it;
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    As you see it's too dark, but some tweaking on white balance, brightness and sharpness fixes it fairly well;
    [​IMG]
    (I will be very happy to help if you need more assistance here.)

    But overdoing it isn't a good idea;
    [​IMG]
    This one is brighter, but looks overexposed.

    For now we are only looking for exclusive Minicon/Microns, such as store giveaways. Boss Coffee Microns photoshoot is done, but that's all we have so far.

    Requirements;

    We need at least 10 pictures per minicon taken from different angles and with different poses. If it's a Minicon team, at least 20 pictures are needed.

    The photos should be around 800x800 pixels.

    Blurry photos will not be accepted.

    You can post a sample picture in this thread or PM me with one. (No need to take 10+ pics at this stage.) When your photoshoot is done, I will upload the photos to the site gallery and you will be credited as seen in this page;
    Animated Decepticons - Animated - TFW2005.COM

    Thank you :) 
    Sydney

    Edit; Below is a list of the Microns we'd like galleries of.

    Minicon/Micron List

    Micron Legend

    X-Dimensions Air Defence
    X-Dimensions Destruction
    X-Dimensions Race
    X-Dimensions Space
    X-Dimensions Adventure

    Ito Yokado Destruction Team
    Street Speed Team Overdrive Edition
    TF Station White Destruction Team
    Jusco Destruction Team Space Galaxy Edition

    CD Street Action Anime Colour Version
    CD Air Defence Clear Version

    DVD Air Military Sonic Assault Team
    DVD Sea Aqua Raider Team
    DVD Emergency Hazard Team

    Super Link

    TRU jp Windcharger Anniversary Edition

    Galaxy Force

    Hellflame Microns (White)
    Caliver Microns
    Megalo Microns

    Other

    Micron Booster vol. 0 ~ 4

    Magazine Dragoair/Dragoyell
     
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  2. CryoPrime

    CryoPrime Cody A.

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    Do you only want the rare ones? or do you need pictures of the normal ones also?
     
  3. Gears

    Gears buh-buh-body ya Veteran

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    Just the rare/ exclusive minicons for now.
     
  4. destrongerlupus

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    Do the Japanese CD/DVD pack-in minicons count as rare?

    If so I've got the "anime" version street-action-team

    And the manga-main-character car-guys from the first DVD set.

    If they're on the list, I can give it a go

    D/L
     
  5. SydneyY

    SydneyY @syd_tfw Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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  6. iDarkDesign

    iDarkDesign Rodeo Lawyer

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    Hmm if you post a list of Rare-Microns I might be able to help you. I have all the DVD microns, most of the booster Microns and a shitload of X dimension Microns. I used to collect them like pokemon (gotta catch them all!) But since classics microns I jumped off the micron wagon. Those are hideous!

    iDD
     
  7. SydneyY

    SydneyY @syd_tfw Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    Icespark has sent me some X-Dimension Micron galleries though I need to check which ones.
    Micron Booster galleries would be great if you don't mind taking them all out and shooting pics of each one of them. How many are there in each Booster, 12?

    If you would kindly help out, please send me a sample photo :)  Thank you for your offer!
     
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  8. SydneyY

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    Counterpunch? Interior Renovator

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    Which sets are you still in need of?
     
  10. SydneyY

    SydneyY @syd_tfw Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    List added to the first post :) 
     
  11. iDarkDesign

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    Hi,

    I'll see what I can do. I only have 1 light but I might be able to make due. I don't have the packages at hand (in storage in far far away land) Is that ok? I'll upload a couple of pics and you can judge if it's enough. I have 45% of your list :) 

    iDD
     
  12. SydneyY

    SydneyY @syd_tfw Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    Thank you, that will be fantastic! As you see this thread isn't filled with offers and nor is my PM inbox :) redface2:)  so please pick your favorite ones.
     
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    iDarkDesign Rodeo Lawyer

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    I'll see what I can do with the limited time I have. I might be able to do a couple of shots tonight.

    iDD
     
  14. iDarkDesign

    iDarkDesign Rodeo Lawyer

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    Here's a little keeper for the minicon/micron fans

    [​IMG]

    I tried a light setup tonight but I just couldn't get it right :(  I'll have to see and find me some proper lights first before I redo a shoot.

    See anything you like ;) 

    iDD
     
  15. SydneyY

    SydneyY @syd_tfw Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    Very nice display!

    I personally would love to see those clear Star Saber team microns :)  If you need help with your photos, drop me a PM any time.
     
  16. iDarkDesign

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    Thanks for the kind words. I'll do my best and see if I can pick up a couple of cheap desk-lights and I'll try again using those lights. I have a big piece of A3 white paper (more like cardboard) and an EOS with tripod to my disposal. So it should be possible. How big do you want the pics? (resolution)

    Before my harddrive crash this summer I had a very complete list of minicons/microns released all over the world. Colors, variations etc. (it was a loooong list) but I lost it all :( 

    From your list I'm sure I can get you pics of these:
    X-Dimensions Air Defence
    X-Dimensions Destruction
    X-Dimensions Race
    X-Dimensions Air Military
    X-Dimensions Space
    X-Dimensions Sea
    X-Dimensions Adventure
    X-Dimensions Emergency

    CD Street Action Anime Colour Version
    CD Air Defence Clear Version

    DVD Street Speed Super Stunt Team
    DVD Race Speed Chaser Team
    DVD Air Military Sonic Assault Team
    DVD Sea Aqua Raider Team
    DVD Emergency Hazard Team

    Micron Booster vol. 0 ~ 4

    And 90% of microns released with a partner.

    I'll be sure to do the saber teams first! (I love CD saber blade + regular saber handle! very show accurate)

    iDD
     
  17. SydneyY

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    Sounds great :)  Let me know a few from your list that you are certain that can be done, and I'll delete them from the list in the first post.

    As for the partner Minicons, we'll prefer the galleries done with their partner TFs, so for now they are not the priority.

    edit;
    Another gallery from Icespark, thank you!
    http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-images/toys/Minicons/Skyglide/
     
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  18. Starscream2008

    Starscream2008 Megatron sucks!

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    Where's Rikkomba at? He is one of the minicon masters. I'm sure he has some of the ones you need. He even has the ultimate minicon, Lucky Draw Shining Unicron :bowdown:  I'll give my firstborn for that piece.
     
  19. SydneyY

    SydneyY @syd_tfw Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    What I am asking here is to take a minicon out and snapping a few good photos, and it has to be done for each little minicon. Quite time consuming and it doesn't have much to do with how complete one's collection is, that's why I appreciate any offer of help :) 

    Thanks again to Icespark
    Prime - Micron Legend - TV Boy exclusive - Armada Mini-Cons - TFW2005.COM
     
  20. BigPhill

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    I'm sure Rikkomba is selling off his complete Armada and MiniCon collection, something sticks out in my mind about him having a sale thread on here.

    From the list in the first post I have the following;


    Micron Legend

    X-Dimensions Air Defence
    X-Dimensions Destruction
    X-Dimensions Race
    X-Dimensions Air Military
    X-Dimensions Space
    X-Dimensions Sea
    X-Dimensions Adventure
    X-Dimensions Emergency

    Ito Yokado Destruction Team
    TF Station White Destruction Team

    CD Air Defence Clear Version

    DVD Street Speed Super Stunt Team
    DVD Race Speed Chaser Team

    Super Link

    TRU jp Windcharger Anniversary Edition

    Galaxy Force

    Hellflame Microns
    Hellflame Microns (White) - Do you mean the Jusco All-White Emergency Team?
    Megalo Microns

    Platinum Micron Complete Edition

    Other

    Micron Booster vol. 0 ~ 4


    The only problem I have is getting time to take some pics. I'll try and do a couple of samples this Friday.

    Phill
     

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