Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Dinoforce & Dinoking

Chuck from Artfire2000.com recently got in a Dinoking box set for his shop and was gracious enough to supply me with a scan of the card. As you may or may not know, Takara was printing the cards on the inner flaps of the boxes by this time (1989). This means getting high quality scans is tough as most of the flaps they are printed on are still intact with the box. As always I appreciate the new submission.


Up until late last year, I owned a complete Dinoking. I however went the route of piecing together the Dinoforce members individually, MIB. I couldn't bring myself to cutting the tape on the other sealed end of the boxes, so the scans I have for the cards are incomplete. However I figured this the perfect time to bring those scans in from my original toy reviews from my other blog, Random Toy Reviews.







Wednesday, March 18, 2015

3rd Party & Combiner Wars Submissions by David Aguero

David Aguero sent me several 3rd party card scans recently to add to the database. If he keeps this up I'm going to have to overhaul the 3rd party category sooner than later.





Friday, March 13, 2015

More Japanese G1 added thanks to Artfire2000

I forgot to mention in my last update, Chuck from Artfire2000.com put a few Japanese G1 card images in my inbox as well!

To this day I'm still not sure of why Takara opted to print the cards on the inner flaps of the boxes versus keeping with the individual bio cards as they did for so many years. It makes getting good scans a little tougher, but tight now I'll take whatever I can get. Thanks again for the help!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

New submissions from David Aguero, Benson Yee and Lejam Onerock

Over the last week or so my inbox has been filled up with new card images to add to the database! I'll keep saying as I never want someone to think that I'm not grateful for all the help. THANK YOU! The submissions this time come from David Aguero, Benson Yee and Lejam Onerock.

Up first are a handful of Combiner Wars cards submitted by none other than Benson Yee. You may know Benson from his awesome TF site, www.BWTF.com. I own several of these toys, yet I'm the guy that it takes forever to open new purchases so I've yet to actually scan the cards myself.




David Aguero, blogger at Transformers Obsession, provided me with a few official Hasbro / Takara stuff and some more 3rd party cards.










And last, but certainly not least is the submission from Lejam Onerock. Lejam contacted me out of the blue on Facebook and offered up the art work he supplied Mastermind Creations for their Hexatron ("not Sixshot") release. Beautiful, simply beautiful!


With the database growing as it is, I'm already starting to experience some "growing pains". I may be giving the site a small tweak, such as giving the toy bio cards a separate area from the traditional non-toy trading cards. The 3rd party section is growing too so I may break that up into it's own page with sub-categories for the larger 3rd party companies. 

In addition to trying to catalog as many of these card images as possible, I want to do it in a way that looks good and makes it easy to find what you may be looking for. Of course this is work I gladly take on as it means this humble project has been successful and is growing! Thanks for everything guys!