In May, the force will be with us here at Aston’s Auctioneers! Our May 18th toy auction includes a huge Star Wars and sci-fi collection.
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away (well, 1977 in the USA…) the first Star Wars film was released to become the highest grossing film of the time. The Kenner toy line was released shortly afterwards and was a huge hit with fans, many of whom are still collecting Star Wars toys today.
Sometimes when we are extremely lucky, great franchises and product
lines will culminate together creating an awesome brew of a decade.
There is no better example of this than perhaps the 1980’s. Anchored by
Transformers, it is perhaps one of the most revered decades of
franchises. Cartoons, blockbusters, comic books, and of course, stellar
action figures - Transformers is the golden child of the 1980’s.
One great thing about Transformers is that Hasbro has always been great
about making sure that releases have an adequate spread of price
points, quality levels and sizes. What this means is that there is ample
opportunity to stumble into a unique and affordable Transformer. A
prime example, and the purpose of this article, is to promote and shed
some light on the 2010 Transformers line of figures called the Reveal
A great example of how fast some lines of Transformers come and go,
Reveal The Shield featured the expected staple characters and a sprinkle
of unique subsidiary ones. Based on the “classic” styling’s of original
Transformers, Reveal The Shields was Hasbro’s goal of generating some
interest in the origins of the franchise, albeit in a low key way.
Nowhere near reissue or replicas, there is altered paint schemes and the
use of “rubsigns” to show each character’s true allegiance. Hence the
Reveal The Shield. aspect.
Let’s take a look at what we here at Radar Toys
enjoyed the most about
this here - and - then - gone line of Transformers, the subsidiary
To sum things up, the Reveal The Shield line hit a sweet spot for
us. An easy, medium price point, combined with a unique rubsign feature
harkening back to the Transformer roots. You can find all three of these
figures on our website at the best prices online, as always. Thanks for
reading and I hope that you enjoyed the article.
- Radar Toys Team