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For robot fans, Transformers are hot, broken or not

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***Please note small file size: 1600 pixels by 1200 pixels*** Curt Fignar, 30, of Chicago repairs battery corrosion on Omega Supreme, part of the 1980's Transformers toy line. The toys have become hot sellers to grown-up fans. (Courtesy of Curt Fignar)

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***Please note small file size: 1600 pixels by 1200 pixels*** Transformers toys from a collection purchased by Curt Fignar, owner of TFsource.com. Fignar plans to resell the toys individually for a total of between $5,000 and $10,000. (Courtesy of Curt Fignar)

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Transformers, a line of robot toys, are hotter than ever, with some dealers piecing together broken robots to resell to eager fans looking for a reassembled part of their childhoods.


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