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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 →

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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 →

TONK’S HALL OF FAME PART 9: CLASSIC SPACE LEGO – THE RESURRECTION OF ‘LL-928 GALAXY EXPLORER’ (Modified) and some CUSTOM LEGO SPACE VEHICLES

It's time to touch on something that I have not yet talked about on this blog: Vintage SPACE LEGO. Yeah, that's right: that awesome line of Lego from the late '70s and '80s which included a wide range of bat-shit crazy... Continue Reading →

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