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Tonk's thoughts about toys and action figures by Tonk

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: 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 →

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