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Old 22nd April 2018, 10:06 AM
Silverbolt Silverbolt is offline
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Default Silverbolt, finally lifting off and saying G'day.

Gíday Folks,

Iíve spent a long time in the shadows and I thought Its about time to officially join in.

Iím too young to have watched the original G1 cartoon series in the 80s, but I got saw it as G2 reruns in the 90s.

My only original surviving transformers from this time is the Aerialbots team. My Dad says I was obsessed with the Concorde.
I had a Sludge but my brother destroyed him.
Iíve found out later in life that I have a few surviving G2 jets and micromasters.

I loved the beast wars series, but missed out on the third season due to high school time constraints. I skipped the whole Unicron trilogy.

My first significant toy purchase in a long times came in the form of alternators sideswipe. He was a dodge viper, I couldnít resist it.
This sparked a resurgence in transforms for me. I hunted down my old transformers Sludge was so wrecked that he was binned and I slowly recovered all my aerialbots. Some required some TLC as my brother had gotten to them too. But a few repro labels, paint, basic ingenuity for fix broken parts, ebay hunts for guns, hands and feet, I managed to get Superion back to his former glory. He sits in pride of place on my desk at home.

It was also around this time that Target had a sale and I picked up MP4, my first Optimus prime.

The hunt to restore Superion was so much fun that I started the hunt for sludge. I found him on Ebay in America. For what he is, he is one of the more expensive figures I own, but totally worth it.
Sludge arrived about the same time as the first live action move.
I wasnít interested in the toys at first, except that I felt I should at least get one figure from the movie line. That figure was Cliffjumper
I eventually collected the full movie cast and from there started collecting heavily, including Generations, CHUG what ever it is now, Animated, Prime, select third party, and some RiD.

2014 was a significant year as I got to meet Peter Cullen at Supanova in Brisbane as he Signed MP4.
From one Optimus to another, ďOptimus you have been officiatedĒ

My collecting has settled a bit due to financial constraints and lately Iíve been trying to cull some of the excess figures that I bought when I was full boar collecting. So yes, I will have stuff for sale.
But in searching I also rediscovered some gems and customs projects that id forgotten about and thought I share.

Anyway, that intro went a little longer than I anticipated.
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Old 22nd April 2018, 12:43 PM
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Hi and welcome to the boards!

That was an interesting read. I too love my MP-4. Itís a great piece.

Anyway, donít feel shy about contributing
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Old 22nd April 2018, 07:31 PM
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Hey welcome!

I think those early Alternators helped a lot of people (like me) rediscover what they liked about Transformers. Hope you enjoy it here, this board is a great place.
"I am not a gun. I'm hitting people with a hammer. On Mars."
The Iron Giant / David Wildgoose
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Old 22nd April 2018, 09:21 PM
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Hi Silverbolt and welcome. That was an excellent introduction.

Yes the curse of the careless/wreckless sibling - I lost quite a few toys that way! I can't believe I didn't buy the early MP's at Target back in the day, especially MP-4.

Enjoy the board, you will be surprised how wide the topics range (beyond Transformers).
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Old 23rd April 2018, 09:16 PM
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Glad you took the plunge to start interacting in our community. Enjoy your time here.

MP4 Optimus Prime on sale at Target back in the day seems to be a highlight for many a TF collectors.
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Old 23rd April 2018, 09:28 PM
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Of two cousins of mine, the younger sibling wreaked havoc on his brother's G1 Kickback. Anyway, enjoy your time here.
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Old 24th April 2018, 03:07 PM
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That has to be one of the best introductions I've read in a long time.

Welcome aboard the board!

I look forward to seeing your creative work that you are happy to share in the creative section. I too was drawn back into collecting by the alternators/binaltech line.
My Fan interview with Big Trev

my original collection from when I was more impressionable.
My Current Collection Pics (Changing on occasion)
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Old 24th April 2018, 06:47 PM
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thanks for the welcome folks. Im hoping to get a few photos up in the next few days.
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Old 27th April 2018, 12:37 AM
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Hello friend.
Seeking the following sealed or loose complete:
- CW Vortex
- CW Brawl
- Legends Blitzwing
- Henkei Hound
- POTP Novastar
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Old 30th April 2018, 01:28 PM
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Hi Silverbolt, pleased to meet you.

Let me add to the chrorus of those saying you wrote a great introduction.

Did you ever catch the G1 reruns they used to show at 3.30pm in 90-91 (about the same time the Classics G1 toys were being released)?

Best regards
Catcon: sleeper agent of evil
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