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  1. Maz

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    Wow @ the Devastator!
     
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    There's just something about that Devastator that makes it so much nicer than the G2 Dev...and it could be as simple as seeing rubsigns on it, just like the rubsigns on the Red Tracks make it...special ;) 

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    After taking a tour around the globe, looking at a wealth of foreign Diaclone variants, weird Mexican Transformers, exotic minibots and obscure European attractions, we're back in North America for a classic slice of Generation 1. Don't be fooled however, all is not as it seems, even US G1 had its secrets...

    Early Days of US G1 | TF Source News <- CLICK TO READ

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    Thanks to Hitchens, Musconi and McNichols for the contributions :) 

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    New Source article up! E-Hobby, Lucky Draw and Diaclone are connected in this retrospective across a sea of 3 decades.

    Origin of the Species – Part 1 | TF Source News <--- CLICK TO READ

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    Massive thanks to HighPrime, Alessandro Musconi, Marco Salerno, Gordon Yip, Nicholas Chen, Benjamin Davis and Himawari for major photographic contributions.

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    What a great read! I'm really looking forward to part 2! :) 
     
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    New Source article up! E-Hobby greats, ancient Diaclones and stunning colour variants. Part 2 of Origin of the Species:

    Origin of the Species – Part 2 | TF Source News <- CLICK TO READ

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    • Diaclone Ultra Magnus
    • Diaclone Blitzwing
    • Diaclone Insecticons
    • Diaclone Police and Black Sideswipe
    • Powered Convoy DX set
    • Blackhooded Bluestreak

    Some nice toys featured this week :) 

    Thanks again to HighPrime, Alessandro Musconi and Himawari for providing the visual fireworks!

    All the best
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    This looks to be the best Tuesday in human history.
     
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    Thanks for the great reading material Maz!
     
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    I think this is the first time that Urine Magnus has ever remotely had any appeal to me. This is certainly another good read, bud :) 
     
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    Thank you!

    You know you need a Piss Magnus to go with your Diaclone one ;) 

    All the best
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    This week's offering explores the value of toy paperwork. Hopefully what can usually be seen as a topic less interesting than the toys themselves is spiced up a bit by some of the more interesting literature we've seen released with toys globally:

    Who Cares About Paperwork? | TF Source News < - CLICK TO READ

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    I think a favorite that was left out (as a photo anyways) was the collector cards that came in the Japanese releases.
     
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    Yeah I'd already done a bit on that in the first article. There are plenty more important things left out, I hope to gather more significant material for a second part at some point in the future. But yeah, featured the cards in the first article I did for Curt:
    Japanese Transformers 1985 – 1987 | TF Source News

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    Last edited: Dec 27, 2011
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    These two articles are totally fun! Great work again!
     
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    Hi guys,

    I wanted to give my light tent and lamps a good run out so I picked up a variety of toys to photograph with the new equipment, see if I can improve my article photography. Here are a few of the highlights, but I notice that unlike before when I was taking photos by the window, some of the feet of the robots are out of focus, almost as if the depth of focus has reduced for some reason despite me using the same settings on the camera. Could it be that I need to lower the lamps a little?

    Anyway here we go:

    1) Diaclone Black Honda City Turbo (Skids)

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    2) Human Alliance Sideswipe

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    3) Masterpiece Grimlock MP-08

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    4) Mexican Black Prowl:

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    5) Mexican Smokescreen/Bluestreak hybrid

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    6) Euro post-MB Starscream (hard nose, black wheels - source of Mexican mould)

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    7) Human Alliance Barricade

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    8) Joustra Diaclone Corvette

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    9) Mexican Iga Ramjet (hard nose, black wheels, metallic wing finish)

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    Thanks for looking :thumb 

    All the best
    Maz
     
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  18. Methusalen

    Methusalen Not good enough for G1!

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    Great pics, great read, keep up all the great work! :)