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Transformers Generation 1 - Dirge

The Game Preserve has been around since 2001. Originally I enjoyed taking the time to create article-length posts and musings on games, toys and whatever, always with the notion in the back of my mind that I wanted to use the Preserve for archiving the classic collection. Over time I shifted more towards a news and archival format as I realized the sheer magnitude of the task to which I had put myself!

The original "G1" Transformers collection is the founding rock of the Preserve, and one of my proudest things. There is such a solid fan base for this toy line, though, that coverage of the full collection is replicated many times over around the Internet. As a result, I had not taken the time to focus on my favorite collection, and realized days ago that not a single, solitary G1 Transformers was added to the official Preserve Archives. Well, it seemed high time to change that, so I pulled one at random from the nearest shelf, and today let us take a look at Dirge from 1985!

Perhaps one of the other things that kept me from starting this journey is that all of my Transformers collection was well played with, and well loved. I've never taken the time and care to go through and make sure all weapons are in place, all instruction books are around, and I am missing packaging for at least some. So we see with Dirge! One of his concussion missiles is missing, and he had a 1984 catalog in the box instead of 1985, but in my true spirit of cataloging items with context, I simply photographed the set as I found it! Perhaps now I'll go through the process of getting the figure back to complete, and now the Transformers Generation 1 journey has begun!

And speaking of older articles, feel free to learn about Tussin and Incubus, if you have the time.
Posted by charlie on June 27th 2010, 08:03 PM
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