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Tonk’s makin’ Tees

Because I'm a glutton for punishment and because I'm rapidly running out of things to do during the China Virus lock-down (yeah, I went there...) I've decided to start designing some T-Shirts based on some of my favourite '80s properties...... Continue Reading →

Apologies… And Back to Bloggin’.

Sorry I've not posted for a while. Without going into specifics and boring the tits off you, it's been a hectic 18 months. Plus, I don't believe one's hobby should ever feel like an obligation. I started writing Tonks Toys... Continue Reading →

TONK’S HALL OF FAME PART 10: TRANSFORMERS G1 SCORPONOK

When I first conceived the Hall of Fame idea for this blog I knew I had to keep something big and bad-ass in reserve for when I reached Part 10. And they don’t come much bigger or bad-ass than G1... Continue Reading →

TRANSFORMERS: TITANS RETURN Deluxe Class SLUGSLINGER Review

If you ask me, Titans Return, the second part of a Transformers mainline trilogy of toys, far surpasses the previous Combiner Wars line. The Power of the Primes line is due to start towards the end of 2017 and without... Continue Reading →

TRANSFORMERS G1 REVIEW: SEASPRAY and BEACHCOMBER 

I know what you're thinking: "Tonk, these toys are 33 years old! Why the flip are you only getting around to reviewing them now?"  Well the fact is I only just got them. So they're new to me! It should... Continue Reading →

TRANSFORMERS: TITANS RETURN BRAWN Review. 

The G1 minibots, of which BRAWN was a member, are some of the most beloved and memorable characters in Transformers history. Among their ranks are such Autobots as Bumblebee, Cliffjumper, Warpath, Cosmos and Windcharger. Great characters based on weird, goofy... 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 →

TRANSFORMERS G1: THE RETURN OF HUFFER

A few years ago I sold off about half of my G1 TRANSFORMERS collection. Insane, I know. But to be honest it was a decision I took a long time making. I didn't have the space to display them and... Continue Reading →

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