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Remember back in 1975 and 76 will on a speaking engagement in Japan I came across some Transformer toys in a market just outside of Tokyo. bough two big ones for each of my boys.  Other the next several years I picked up around a total of eight of the transforming toys. . .my kids loved them as do the neighboring kids. . of course it would be over twenty years later that they became a house hold item. . .:yes:

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Menasor vs. Autobots.

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Combiner Wars Menasor must have set you back a bit! He looks very good though.

Superion looks pretty good but I'm not sold on Alpha Bravo replacing Slingshot; it doesn't look right.

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Combiner Wars Menasor must have set you back a bit! He looks very good though.

Superion looks pretty good but I'm not sold on Alpha Bravo replacing Slingshot; it doesn't look right.

Menasor looks good, but is unstable - Motormaster doesn't peg together solidly, so his shoulders come undone easily.

Hasbro released Slingshot and Wildrider as online exclusives, so I actually have the classic roster for both teams, AB doesn't look too bad - he has similar coloration to Slingshot, so he is a decent substitute.

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World's Smallest TF Convoy and Ultra Magnus. The Convoy came as 2 sets - the cab and trailer were separate.

Ultra Magnus is a 3rd party figure, replicating nearly all of the functionality of the original in miniature, down to the "big" robot fists and head being addon pieces.

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I've been neglecting this thread. A lot of my `bots are packed away, as I'm getting ready to move. But here's an older shot from right after I got my first N scale train. WSTF Prowl, Bumblebee and Sideswipe, a non-transforming Ginrai and a few tiny superheroes vs. Ruination. Ruination is actually an undersized bootleg set, but perfectly sized for this display. All his components form their vehicle modes, but only Mega-Octane/Onslaught has a full robot mode.

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A wider angle shot. You can see that Metroplex has his original stickers, worn & faded. And there's a battle going on - Prime vs. Megatron, Red Alert vs. Soundwave, and a couple Seekers on the helipad!

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Close-up on Prime & Megatron.

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When the promotional materials were coming out for Age of Extinction, a popular picture was Optimus riding Grimlock, based on one of the posters.

This was my take on it: ROTF Legends Optimus riding One-Step Grimlock.

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And the reverse: Same Grimlock, on Battle Command Optimus. A Japanese figure meant to work with the One-Steps.

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Just got my Japanese Transformers Legends/Combiner Wars Ultra Magnus. Nicer colors than the domestic release - closer to the original toy. And it comes with an Alpha Trion I can put in Autobot City when I rebuild it after I move in 2 weeks. Not a bad figure, but it isn't going to replace my Classics Magnus with Fansproject City Commander armor.

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Ultra Magnus

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Classics Magnus with City Commander armor. About the only way the official one is better is the head design.

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A few more Ultra Magnus pics

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Not the guy he came with - he's been hijacked by movie Frenzy!

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Most of my figures are packed up at this point, but here's a cool novelty that hasn't been boxed: Choro-Q Convoy. He's got a pull-back motor in truck mode.

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Got a few `bots out now that I'm moved. My young cousins have strict instructions to never touch without asking permission. We'll see how well they obey . . .

Of course, I've got a few moderately cool figures I'm of a mind to give them, which might help keep them from messing up the stuff I really care about.

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Got a few `bots out now that I'm moved. My young cousins have strict instructions to never touch without asking permission. We'll see how well they obey . . .

Transformer extinction in the making :D

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Transformer extinction in the making :D

Possibly. A lock will be going on my door at the earliest opportunity. My godson Isaiah also loves trains, so I haven't started rebuilding the N scale setup yet . . .

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Custom "Classics" God Ginrai made from a TF4 Optimus Prime and a 3rd party kit.All of the add-on parts, except for one rifle, attach to his truck mode as well.

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This is what the figure originally looked like.

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Got a few `bots out now that I'm moved. My young cousins have strict instructions to never touch without asking permission. We'll see how well they obey . . .

Of course, I've got a few moderately cool figures I'm of a mind to give them, which might help keep them from messing up the stuff I really care about.

Well, they lasted a week.

I'd rebuilt my train layout on Saturday, using Fort Max as the core. Sunday, I went back to the old place to retrieve my kitty, whom I'd left behind until I could get the basic setup established.

I put down the carrier, let Chara out, and noticed that some stuff was moved around in the train set. All the N-scale cars were in one spot, and some bots were moved.

And WST Optimus was missing entirely. Isaiah had taken him. I got Prime back ok, but I told the boys in no uncertain terms that they'd blown it. That they shouldn't even ask to play with my collection or my video games or my computer. I may relax on it later on, but it'll be at least a couple weeks before they get another chance. And that's if they keep out of my stuff in the meantime.

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Rebuilt Autobot City the way I want it.

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You'll notice some new N scale cars - they add character to the display, but blatantly reveal how not-N Scale the WST Autobots are in car mode.

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Alpha Trion  in a discussion with Optimus Prime and Cerebros. On the ramp in back you can see a model of Herbie the Love Bug.

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My new bank, guarded by Prowl. I was tempted to get a donut shop to display with him. :D

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