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Tonk's thoughts about toys and action figures by Tonk

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Restoration and Repairs

HOT WHEELS: A SH*T-LOAD OF WHEEL SWAPS

It appears I've become somewhat addicted to taking the wheels off little cars and putting them on other little cars. Sometimes I even strip the paint off said little cars and re-paint them. Sometimes I just leave them stripped. That's... Continue Reading →

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HOT WHEELS: TAMPO REMOVAL

Tampographs are the small printed graphics that are applied to die-cast cars during the production process. They are essentially stamped onto the painted body and allow the manufacturers to apply much more detail to a car without using expensive paints.... Continue Reading →

TRANSFORMERS: Testing MOLOTOW’s LIQUID CHROME. 

'Chrome' or vac-metal finishes on plastic looks great and can provide the illusion of real metallic parts to accent the colour scheme of your favourite toy.  But as anyone who has owned a toy with vac-metalised parts would know: the... Continue Reading →

TRANSFORMERS G1: The Return and Restoration of ROADBUSTER

As my brother and I grew up during that golden era of toys, the 1980s, we managed to build a fairly sizable collection of TRANSFORMERS between us. We cherished our TF's, watched the cartoon weekly, knew the characters inside and... Continue Reading →

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