So you got a sealed on card figure you’re going to send out, or receive. The toy is going on 35 years old – that’s getting up there! Glue, adhesives and plastic break down just like we do. While this figure wasn’t a GEM, it wasn’t bad either. So what happened? Along with some other […]
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Okay it’s not his birthday, but why not celebrate Shockwave today? A shout out to a BMF and my favorite G1 character and toy. The pictures below are a sample from a friend’s collection. His collection includes every Shockwave and Laserwave made. Shockwave is second only to Megatron in power. He acts as the Decepticon’s […]
These are rough estimates of each figures breakage rate. Some figures are easily repairable by scavenging parts. Others not so much due to the same area or part being broken. Prowl 60%. Mostly the windshield – this even put many pristine Prowl’s in the scrap heap. They are broken more than Bluestreak – apparently kids […]
If you have been collecting a long time… or you are in the habit of asking why a thing is then you likely know, but for the rest of you this is why your missile launchers refuse to fire even when fired upon! The toy world was turned upside down on December 31, 1978. When […]
Most people have some form of homeowners or renters insurance, we like to have peace of mind knowing that our personal property will be replaced if an accident/disaster were to occur. However, homeowners insurance only goes so far – it covers every day, easily replaceable personal property. Your prize possessions that you’ve spent a lifetime […]
Have you been named an executor of an estate? If so, we imagine that you are feeling a bit overwhelmed. As the executor you’re responsible for determining what is valuable and what is sentimental. At the same time, you’re also trying to value and liquidate a home, its contents, bank/investment accounts, and more. When evaluating […]