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Just a dab of paint here and there……..

July 26th, 2015 | posted by eddie

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So what started off as me just adding a little paint to a Hasbro Masterpiece Hot Rod to give him an Andrew Wildman Regeneration One look……..

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swiftly led onto this, whom I fondly refer to as Cupcakes, but it kind of did not stop there……..

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as I ended up spending a little time doing these 3…… much for a dab of paint !

MP-10U KO Masterpiece Ultra Magnus

July 26th, 2015 | posted by eddie

I picked one of these up a week or two ago, well worth it and I recommend one if you can. I’m no great video reviewer so I’ll hand over to Ben….


July 26th, 2015 | posted by eddie

Thanks to the good people at Kapow Toys, Masterpiece Bumblebee MP-21G, G2 Version arrived into the Vault today.
The paint job on this little fella really makes this figure pop, a nice addition to the collection. More photos to follow but for now here he is still in the box.



Cosmic Toys

July 25th, 2015 | posted by eddie

With over 10 years of trading Cosmic Toys are focused on providing the latest and in some cases, the oldest collectable toys, models and statues.

Cosmic Toys has been a fantastic supplier, source of knowledge and a great friend to me here at Vaults of Iacon for all those 10 years and more.

They have an amazing catalogue of collectables which cover most franchises and they also deal in, buy and trade used toys.

Also, unlike some other web based retailers they have a bricks and mortar shop based just outside of Leeds.

Click on the image below to visit their website


Kapow Toys !

July 25th, 2015 | posted by eddie

There are many great UK based suppliers of Transformers and other collectable toys (please see our links page for details of other retailers) but one we here at Vaults of Iacon keep going back to is Kapow Toys.

Fast friendly service, packaged safe and sound and not to mention great prices, all this takes away the questions you raise when sometimes ordering from overseas.

Click on the image below to be transported to amazing merchandise.

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Kapow also have a bog which can be found here Kapow Toys Blog


September 29th, 2014 | posted by eddie

Just added to our Links page is Benscollectables.

Ben is a freelance toy reviewer on You Tube and Facebook.

If you’re thinking of buying a figure or just want some information go check him out.

Click the links below or visit our Links page accessible from the Menu above.

Benscollectables at You Tube

Benscollectables at Facebook

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Face Off ?

September 19th, 2014 | posted by eddie

Weibo user ZEUX1S has posted an image of Masterpiece Wheeljack (MP-20) showing what appears to be a sculpted face underneath.

An interesting surpriseĀ and an impressive attention to detail, even if a little unnecessary.

You can check out the images below
Thanks to Kool Kollectibles on Facebook for the heads up.

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Toyworld Dinobot Snarl

August 22nd, 2014 | posted by eddie

Great 3rd party news in the form of Toyworlds take on the Dinobot Snarl.

Early indications show that they intend to make all 5 of the Dinobots and also they hint at them having the ability to combine !

Now here at Vaults of Iacon we’re not too keen on that idea but if this figure is any indications as to the rest of the team then it’s looking good.

Toyworld TW-D01 is due to hit online retailers around September, some already have pre orders up.

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October 26th, 2013 | posted by eddie

Toy advert from Hasbro for the Dinobots, featuring Soundwave.


Curiosities ?

October 26th, 2013 | posted by eddie

some images from two of my more rarer pieces,

It’s all Greek to me !

this curious image is a sealed on card Brawn made under license from Hasbro by a now defunct Greek toy company called El Greco. They produced a series of Mini Vehicles with subtle colour variations and head sculpts that were unique to the Greek market. Information regarding when exactly these were first available in Greece is scarce, however it is doubtful they pre dated 1986 as the artwork on the rear of the card depicts the “Decipher the Decepticon” scene. They later went on in 1990/91 to produce two gift sets, the first being Defensor and the second being Devastator. Some time after this during the 1990’s the company closed.

Mexican Wave ?

the next curious image is the Mexican release of Gears, manufactured under license from Plasticos Iga. This figure dates from 1985 and is sealed on its card. IGA were known for producing some rather odd variants in both colour and sculpt. Not long after 1986 they gave up producing Transformers due to poor sales, however in 1989 many of their back stock were shipped to Europe and sold somewhat illegally due to the content of lead based paint !

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