Well, these aren't Gen 1 Transformers, but as close as you will get 25+ years later. I love the detail of these guys, though I admit I hate the complications of transforming them.
First up are the Masterpiece Transformers, that as of this writing (Summer 2015) are still an ongoing
production with Takara and Hasbro. I have really been focusing my Transformers collecting on this series the
most the last couple of years. They come out several times a year, and are not really what you would classify
as inexpensive. I initially tried to stay true to my American roots and
get the Hasbro ones. That changed at about MP10 when I really felt Hasbro
did a poor job of turning them around and getting them out to American
consumers, both in speed and availability. My stance has turned since then
and now I get the Takara ones when they are released, and only hunt down the
Hasbro ones if it is either ones I have missed, or Takara didn't release such as
Alternators! I completed my collection and have all 27 Alternators released (have
sealed ones of everyone, as well as many opened copies to go with them). Also representing these guys are an artist rendition (not box art)
of each character. I am not sure of the artist though some seem to be signed. I forget now what
website I found them on, but they are great. If someone want to write to take/give credit, let me know.
Finally, below the Alternators I listed Takaras Japanese Binaltech and Kiss Asterick that aren't represented in the Alternators line, as well as some good Chinese knock-offs/recreations.
My Collection (with a few other things thrown in on the display) September 18, 2014 (Haven't got room for Soundblaster, Shockwave and Shackwave, so attached separate photo of them as I work to figure out how to gain more space for them all.). As you can see in the images below, I started unboxing them in October 2014 after I got more Detolf cases to put them in.
= Got it = Do not have it...
My collection October 2014
My collection January 2011