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More Than Meets The Eye: The Future of Transformers

With their unmistakable electronic changing noise and the tag line "Robots in Disguise" from the 80s cartoon, it's hard to ignore the Tranformers. As any true child of the 80s can tell you, Transformers were created by the toy company Hasbro after meeting Takara (a Japanese toy company) at the Tokyo Toy Show in 1983. By combining Takara's toy lines Diaclone and Micro Change, Hasbro created a product line unlike any other. The initial toys were released with the television series, and since then, nine different Transformers toy lines have hit American markets.What Was. . .The Transformer's storyline initially had the Autobots (the story's heroes) fighting the Decepticons (the ultimate villains) for control of Cybertron, their home planet. The eventually left their home in search of energy, which they found on Earth.What is . . . Because of the continued popularity of this story line and these toys, Producer Don Murphy looked into the possibility of creating a live-action film based on the franchise. Slated for...

 


The Art Of Toy Collecting

Copyright (c) 2012 Stephan WallisToys are among the many great building blocks of society, and have been around since before the written word. Playthings are evident in every country and cross every cultural boundary. Over the course of time, toys have become more sophisticated. New toy inventions spring up every year, bringing with them innovations in design and function. Interest in certain types of toys has waxed and waned. Through all of these changes, one thing remains the same: toy collecting.Whether entering the world of toys as a hobby or as a way to turn a profit, collections are available for every taste. From action figures to antiques and beyond, people are collecting every kind of toy, and for every unique collection, there is often a unique reason the collector has brought the toys together. Some collect toys from television shows or movies. Others may collect toys from certain countries, or time periods. Collections have been made from toys in a series, or a specific type of toy. No matter the ...

 


Collectable Anime Toys And How To Make Money From Them

Are you an anime toy collector or do you only realize how popular they are? Well, the fact is that because they are so popular with both children and collectors alike, some individuals are earning a nice living out of trading anime toys both on and off line. Making money from your hobby is both fun and pretty easy, if you know what you are doing. It is certainly possible for you to profit from them as well.There are prerequisites to earning money from any hobby and trading in anime toys is no exception. You have to actually immerse yourself in the toys and know which ones are difficult to buy and which ones are the most well-liked with enthusiasts. You can acquire this knowledge by reading, yet to be truthful, if you do not already know it, you are probably not interested enough.If you are not au fait with anime toys, try applying these principles to what you are interested in. Anyway, returning to anime. There are comics, books and films that you ought to be familiar with before you can have enough knowledge...

 




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