What’s it like collecting G1 toys over 30 years after their initial release? That’s The G1 Journey. As an avid collector of Transformers, it has been a goal of mine to collect Generation 1 Transformers toys. G1 Transformers are the figures that sparked this passionate hobby for many and are in my opinion the foundation and reason why Transformers are so popular today. Although the G1 era is not necessarily my favorite from the many different faces of Transformers, they still capture my interest as strong as anything. They are the most recognizable, the most difficult to find in desired conditions, and the prize of many Transformers collectors.
The G1 Journey is a way to capture my thoughts when first laying hands on a figure from over 30 years ago. I didn’t grow up in the G1 era, so I will use this outlet to post my feelings, reviews, photos, and fun nostalgic thoughts every time I purchase a new G1 figure.
Being deeply invested in modern Transformers as well, I also want to see how these G1 figures stack up against several of their updated “Classics” and Masterpiece counterparts, an Evolution segment if you will.
As I progress through this, I will not be buying any KOs. All of my purchases will be original 1980’s Hasbro or Takara releases, while also being allowed to purchase official reissues to either save on money or simply to acquire a mint, new toy. Vintage 1980’s figures take priority.
Who knows how long this will take or how much money it will cost, but this is my absolute dream as a Transformers collector. To anyone who decides to read these stories I can’t thank you enough for showing support, but most of all, I hope my recollections of these figures bring some nostalgic feelings to you and you enjoy the journey as well.
From now until the last figure collected …