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TFsource Transformers Collector Interview with Marco Salerno

By Maz on Saturday, December 01, 2012



You would think it’s getting harder to find collectors with something fresh to contribute during these interviews, but there is certainly no shortage of quality when it comes to those left to feature. This month’s spotlight falls on Italian Transformers and pre-Transformers collector Marco Salerno. A shining beacon of humility, modesty and quick with praise for collectors he feels are more worthy than he of said spotlight, Marco is an example to all of how best to make use of the information available to today’s collector.

One of the most knowledgeable, well-read and cultured members of the community gives us a glimpse into his quietly but seriously stunning collection, and we do hope your eye is as good as Marco’s in spotting some of the indescribably rare toys he’s found and subgroups he has completed. Marco says it’s an honour to be featured, but it is we who are truly honoured… Read More at TFsource

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