Monday 30 November 2015

My 30 years of Transformers - Display Case 2

Today it's Display Case 2 (of 37), containing 1987 to 1989 Pretenders.

Top of case - Original Series Duplicate Combiners and 1987 Autobots = 17

Predaking - Divebomb, Headstrong, Rampage, Razorclaw, Tantrum (2010 JP reissue)
Abominus - Hun-Grrr, Sinnertwin, Blot, Rippersnapper, Cutthroat. (Gen1 original)
Piranacon - Snaptrap, Tentakil, Seawing, Scalor, Nautilator, Overbite (US Reissue)
Headmaster Autobot - Fortress Maximus (with Cog (Gasket + Grommet), Cerebros and Spike).

Shelf 1 - Original Series - year four (1987) Autobots = 27

Headmasters - Brainstorm (with Arcana), Chromedome (with Stylor), Hardhead (with Duros), Highbrow (with Gort),
Technobots/Computron - Scattershot, Afterburner, Lightspeed, Nosecone, Strafe,
Monsterbots - Doublecross, Grotusque, Repugnus,
Targetmasters - Blurr (with Haywire), Crosshairs (with Pinpointer), Hot Rod (with Firebolt - reissue), Kup (with Recoil - reissue), Pointblank (with Peacemaker), Sureshot (with Spoilsport),
Doublespy - Punch/Counterpunch,
Clones - Cloudraker, Fastlane,
Throttlebots - Chase, Freeway, Goldbug, Rollbar, Searchlight, Wideload. (some are gold-box reissues)

Shelf 2 - Original Series - year four (1987) Decepticons = 23

Headmasters - Scorponok (with Zarak and Fasttrack), Apeface (with Spasma), Snapdragon (with Krunk), Mindwipe (with Vorath), Skullcruncher (with Grax), Weirdwolf (with Monzo),
Six-changer - Sixshot,
Terrorcons/Abominus - Hun-Gurrr, Blot, Cutthroat, Rippersnapper, Sinnertwin,
Targetmasters - Cyclonus (with Nightstick), Misfire (with Aimless), Scourge (with Fracas), Slugslinger (with Caliburst), Triggerhappy (with Blowpipe),
Clones - Pounce, Wingspan,
Duocons - Battletrap, Flywheels,
Cassettes - Overkill (reissue), Slugfest (reissue).

Shelf 3 - Original Series - year five (1988) Autobots = 28

Autobots -
Powermasters - Optimus Prime (with Hi-Q), Getaway (with Rev), Joyride (with Hotwire), Slapdash (with Lube),
Sixchanger - Quickswitch,
Pretenders - Cloudburst, Groundbreaker, Landmine, Sky High, Splashdown, Waverider, Catilla, Chainclaw, Gunrunner,
Headmasters - Hosehead (with Lug), Nightbeat (with Muzzle), Siren (with Quig),
Targetmasters - Landfill (with Silencer and Flintlock), Quickmix (with Ricochet and Boomer), Scoop (with Tracer and Holepunch),
Sparkabots - Fizzle, Guzzle, Sizzle,
Triggerbots - Backstreet, Dogfight, Override,
Cassettes - Grandslam, Raindance. (= Slamdance)

Shelf 4 - Original Series - year five (1988) Decepticons = 32

Decepticons -
Doublespy - Doubledealer,
Powermasters - Darkwing (with Throttle), Dreadwind (with Hi-Test),
Pretenders - Bomb-Burst, Bugly, Finback, Iguanus, Skullgrin, Submarauder, Carnivac, Snarler, Roadgrabber,
Seacons/Piranacon - Snaptrap, Nautilator, Overbite, Seawing, Skalor, Tentakil,
Headmasters - Fangry (with Brisko), Horri-Bull (with Kreb), Squeezeplay (with Lokos),
Targetmasters - Needlenose (with Zigzag and Sunbeam), Quake (with Heater and Tiptop), Spinister (with Hairsplitter and Singe),
Firecons - Cindersaur, Flamefeather, Sparkstalker,
Triggercons - Crankcase, Ruckus, Windsweeper,
Cassettes - Beastbox, Squawktalk. (= Squawkbox)

Shelf 5 - Original Series - year six (1989) Pretender Autobots and Decepticons = 21

Autobots -
Ultra Pretender - Skyhammer,
Mega Pretenders - Crossblades, Vroom,
Pretenders - Doubleheader, Longtooth, Pincher,
Classic Pretenders - Bumblebee, Grimlock, Jazz,
Decepticons -
Ultra Pretender - Roadblock,
Mega Pretender - Thunderwing,
Pretenders - Bludgeon, Octopunch, Stranglehold,
Classic Pretender - Starscream,
Monster Pretenders/Monstructor - Birdbrain, Bristleback, Icepick, Scowl, Slog, Wildfly.


Sunday 29 November 2015

My 30 years of Transformers - Display Case 1

Now for the individual Display Cases and shelves of toys.

Today it's Display Case 1 (of 37), containing the first three years of the Hasbro Transformers toyline - 1984-1986.

Top of case - Original Series Duplicate Combiners (still collecting) = 16

Devastator - Bonecrusher, Hook, Long Haul, Mixmaster, Scavenger, Scrapper. (JP 2013 reissue with cartoon head)
Superion - Silverbolt, Air Raid, Skydive, Slingshot, Fireflight. (Gen1 original)
Defensor - Hotspot, First Aid, Blades, Groove, Streetwise. (Gen1 original)
(aiming to collect duplicates of Menasor, Bruticus, Computron as well)

Shelf 1 - Original Series - year one (1984) Decepticons and Autobots = 34

Decepticons -
Megatron (JP reissue), Soundwave (gold-box reissue),
Jets - Skywarp, Starscream, Thundercracker,
Cassettes - Frenzy, Laserbeak, Ravage, Rumble, Buzzsaw.
Duplicates - Jaguar (TCS 18 with Fort Max sticker), Buzzsaw (TCS 18 with Fort Max sticker), Soundwave (TCS 10 with Soundblaster door-hinge).
Autobots -
Optimus Prime (reissue),
Cars - Bluestreak (reissue), Hound (reissue), Ironhide (reissue), Jazz (reissue), Mirage, Prowl (reissue), Ratchet (reissue), Sideswipe (reissue), Sunstreaker, Trailbreaker, Wheeljack,
Minibotos - Brawn, Bumblebee (yellow), Bumblebee (red), Bumblejumper/Bumper, Cliffjumper (red), Cliffjumper (yellow), Gears (reissue), Huffer (reissue), Windcharger.

Shelf 2 - Original Series - year two (1985) Decepticons, mail-order figures, Mini-spy bonus figures, My First Transformers = 43

Decepticons -
Jets - Dirge, Ramjet, Thrust,
Triplechangers - Astrotrain (reissue), Blitzwing (reissue),
Insecticons - Barrage, Chop Shop, Ransack, Venom, Bombshell (reissue), Kickback (reissue), Shrapnel (reissue),
Constructicons/Devastator - Bonecrusher, Hook, Mixmaster, Long Haul, Scavenger, Scrapper.
Mail Order Autobots - Sky Dasher, F-1 Dasher, Drill Dasher, Camshaft, Downshift, Overdrive, Timewarrior (watch).
Mail Order Decepticons (1986) - Spectro, Spyglass, Viewfinder (= Reflector).
Mini-Spies -
4WD/Jeep - white, yellow, blue
Buggy - white, yellow, blue
Sedan/Toyota FX-1 - white, yellow, blue
Sportscar/Porsche - white, yellow, blue
My First Transformers (1986) - Car-Bot, Jet-Bot, Truck-Bot. (maybe 1996 reissues)

Shelf 3 - Original Series - year two (1985) Autobots = 25

Autobots -
Omega Supreme (JP reissue), Jetfire, Blaster (reissue), Roadbuster, Whirl, Perceptor (reissue),
Dinobots - Slag, Sludge, Snarl, Swoop, Grimlock,
Cars - Grapple, Hoist, Inferno (reissue), Red Alert (reissue), Skids (reissue), Smokescreen (reissue), Tracks (reissue),
Jumpstarters - Topspin, Twin Twist,
Minibots - Beachcomber, Cosmos (reissue), Powerglide (reissue), Seaspray Warpath (reissue).

Shelf 4 - Original Series - year three (1986) Triplechanger, Combiner, Minibot Autobots and Combiner Decepticons, decoy figurines = 37

Autobots -
Triplechangers - Broadside, Sandstorm, Springer,
Cars - Kup, Hot Rod, Blurr,
Protectobots/Defensor - Hotspot, Blades, First Aid, Groove, Streetwise,
Aerialbots/Superion - Silverbolt, Air Raid, Firefight, Skydive, Slingshot,
Minibots - Outback, Tailgate, Hubcap, Swerve, Pipes, Wheelie (reissue).
Decepticons -
Stunticons/Menasor - Motormaster, Breakdown, Dead End, Drag Strip, Wildrider,
Combaticons/Bruticus - Onslaught, Blast Off, Brawl, Swindle, Vortex,
Predacons/Predaking - Divebomb, Headstrong, Rampage, Tantrum, Razorclaw. (reissues)
Autobot Decoys -
Grimlock, Snarl, Swoop, Sludge, Slag, Ratchet, Ironhide, Smokescreen, Grapple, Trailbreaker, Sunstreaker, Skids, Jazz, Inferno, Tracks, Red Alert, Hound, Sideswipe, Prowl, Mirage, Hoist, Wheeljack, Bluestreak, Brawn, Windcharger, Bumblebee, Huffer, Cliffjumper, Blaster, Perceptor, Optimus Prime.
Decepticon Decoys -
Megatron, Skywarp, Thundercracker, Starscream, Soundwave, Blitzwing, Astrotrain, Kickback, Shrapnel, Bombshell, Hook, Scavenger, Bonecrusher, Long Haul, Mixmaster, Scrapper, Devastator, Ravage, Frenzy, Shockwave, Reflector, Laserbeak.

Shelf 5 - Original Series - year three (1986) Autobots and Decepticons = 18

Autobots -
Metroplex (with Scamper, Slammer and Six-gun - reissue), Sky Lynx (reissue), Ultra Magnus (reissue), Rodimus Prime (reissue), Wreck-Gar,
Cassettes - Eject, Ramhorn, Rewind, Steeljaw (reissue)
Decepticons -
Trypticon (with Brunt and Fulltilt), Galvatron (reissue), Gnaw,
Jets - Cyclonus, Scourge,
Triplechanger - Octane,
Battlechargers - Runabout, Runamuck,
Cassette - Ratbat (reissue).
TOTAL FOR PAGE - 179 (plus 53 figurines)  

My 30 years of Transformers - intro and quick video

Before I get onto the individual display cases, which I will try to do every day or two, here are some photos of the collection rooms (with 37 display cases at this time).

And a quick video of the collection at 5,000 toys earlier this year.










My 30 years of Transformers

Yesterday (November 28th) was the 30th birthday of my Transformers collection, with Beachcomber being my very first toy back in 1985, resulting in a collection of over 6,000 Transformers toys and figurines today.

To commemorate that milestone, I want to go through the entire collection with photos and video clips (or as much as I can), posted here at Ozformers, on facebook, at TFW2005, and on twitter.

It's #my30yearsofTransformers and it will take a few weeks to go through, so I hope people find it interesting.