Slightly More News To Me - TFSource Article

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  1. Maz

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    The law of diminishing returns dictates that beyond a certain point, there is less reward and result for an equal amount of input. In terms of vintage Generation 1 Transformers research and discovery, this basically means that as time goes by, as much as we continue to hunt for variations, exclusives or oddities from different and often obscure parts of the TF universe – or unfamilar parts of the world – there is less chance that we will turn up the next big thing. The next Diaclone Black Tracks, the next South American pink Windcharger, the next European yellow G1 Devastator – is there still anything like that out there after all these years?

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  2. scubaboy31

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    I'll never forget your reaction to hearing PM Prime's head could be stored in the trailer. Classic! :D 

    Great article dude.
     
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    i did that as a kid and a few friends marveled at it, its logical to store everthing you can in the trailer, and i discovered the storage part by pure chance after about a week or so of owning it.
    Was it not in the manual?
    Not that i ever read them.
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    great read again maz
     
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    I'm always excited to read about a new discovery and such. That said, I've been honestly really surprised that "discoveries" are still being made. I felt for a while that we'd pretty much gotten to the point that the only things undocumented were behind-the-scenes stuff at Hasbro back in the day were about it - and even then we now have a good deal of that on record.
     
  5. RobotoChan

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    I love these articles Maz. You have to wonder though how much is now lost to history?

    I still get angry knowing that in the UK I was denied the chance to purchase some of the G1 classics back in the day :) 
     
  6. Maz

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    Yeah it does surprise me that some of this stuff like the Yugoslavian Prime and Spanish KO minis could have stayed so buried for all this time, known only to the local collectors. I will be tremendously sad when there's nothing left to discover about vintage Transformers.

    I worry most of all that the last 6 Joustra Diaclones have been lost to history...then again if they popped up on eBay tomorrow it's be even more tragic as I would have no way of getting them!

    All the best
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    Great article.