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Twincast / Podcast #98

Twincast / Podcast #98

Combiner Wars - This episode we start off discussing the highly anticipated theme for the 2015 Generations line ... Combiner Wars! Has Hasbro finally answered our prayers for combiners or is something else motivating them? We then follow up with some in depth discussion about the Stunticons. Up next we will discuss our thoughts on the new Generations Sky-Byte and Roadbuster. Tankor and Rattrap are finally starting to appear at retail. The SDCC exclusives have finally hit the Hasbro Toy Shop! Up next, we discussed the TFCC and their 2 big figure reveals. The 2015 membership freebie figure, Lio Convoy, and the club exclusive figure, Nova Prime. We then talk about the new images of Masterpiece Star Saber that surfaced well will this MP figure do? Is Star Saber popular enough? Tune in to hear our answers. Up next, we have our favorite segment...Listener questions are next followed with some bragging rights.
The Return of Transformers Shark Week: Maximal Cybershark!!!

The Return of Transformers Shark Week: Maximal Cybershark!!!

Hammerhead Shark - Earlier this week, we featured G1 Sharkticon and his cute little Robot Heroes figure as well as the Predacon Sky-Byte. Today, we take a look at Maximal Cybershark in his various forms through the years. Check out this feature article by clicking here.
The Return of Transformers Shark Week: SKY-BYTE!!!

The Return of Transformers Shark Week: SKY-BYTE!!!

Great White Shark - SKY-BYTE is one of the most feared and respected Predacon warriors whose intelligence and love of poetry fools friends and enemies into letting down their guard - only to witness his terrifying change into a merciless warrior. Find galleries of everyone's favorite poetry writing Predacon shark by clicking here.
The Return of Transformers Shark Week: G1 Sharkticons!!!

The Return of Transformers Shark Week: G1 Sharkticons!!!

Sharkticons - The Return of Transformers SHARK WEEK begins right here! Our first featured galleries this week are none other than the G1 Sharkticons! These fictional Cybertronian sharks have rows of razor-sharp teeth that can shred their prey to scrap metal much like how real Sharks can tear apart the flesh from their prey with their multiple rows of serrated teeth. Find 70 pictures of these nasty beasts from Quintessa here.
The Return of Transformers Shark Week ... only on!!! Get BIT starting August 10th, 2014 ...

The Return of Transformers Shark Week ... only on!!! Get BIT starting August 10th, 2014 ...

Shark Week Returns! - The popular feature "Transformers Shark Week" returns for the first time after an 8-year absence. Make sure you stop by for all of the fun as we explore all of the crazy shark related Transformers from the past 30 years!

ROBOTKINGDOM.COM Newsletter #1236

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Transformers Generations Crosscut Video Review

Posted 22 hours ago by mooncake623 - 9,493 views

YouTube reviewer PaxCybertron just dropped by with a video review for Crosscut. A repaint of Skids from an earlier Generations wave with a completely new head mold. Will you be getting this figure? Let us know in the forums and check out the video we've embeded below and remember keep your optics tuned to for the latest in news and updates, plus the best galleries around! - Read More

New Galleries: Club Subscription Exclusive Treadshot with Catgut and United Warpath

Posted 1 day ago by Va'al - 11,494 views

Arriving now in your mailboxes, if you're a member of the Transformers Collectors' Club, is the new offering in the exclusive figures gallery: Treadshot with partner Catgut! The two toys are repaints of previous Generations Deluxe Warpath and that Arms Micron that kinda looks like Ravage, shown in the galleries with their original incarnations - and just to keep you entertained, make sure to check out the third new addition: United Deluxe Warpath, the Takara - Read More

Kabaya Candy Toys Transformers Go! Swordbot Samurai Team

Posted 1 day ago by LOST Cybertronian - 14,067 views

Looks like Kabaya is stepping in the Transformers Go! ring with their candy toy version of the Transformers Go! Swordbot Samurai team. This magazine image came courtesy of Planet Iacon showing the little buildable versions of Kenzan, Jinbu and Ganoh. The image also shows the 3 combined forms of GoKenzan, GoJinbu and GoGanoh. Could the Swordbot Shinobi team be far behind? - Read More

z75sales Hasbro Rarities Preview Video

Posted 1 day ago by Autobot032 - 14,669 views

Earlier this summer, one of the rarest Transformers pieces hit eBay and sold for a staggering $26,815.00! That item? The unreleased Generation 2 Menasor/Stunticons set! That one certainly turned heads, but the seller z75sales wasn't done, not by a long shot. He's acquired a rather sizable collection of items from an ex Hasbro employee, items that contain rarities, prototypes and mock ups just to give you an idea. In fact, the same seller just recently posted an auction for the unreleased G2 - Read More

HobbyLinkJapan Sponsor News

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BotCon 2014 Comic - Diamond Edition Cover Art by Marcelo Matere and Thomas Deer Revealed

Posted 2 days ago by Va'al - 14,049 views

Chasing up a tip from fellow member william-james88, we were able to track down the official BotCon solicit for the Diamond Edition Cover of the 2014 comic, featuring a nice homage to the 1986 Transformers Movie poster with the box set replacing the original cast - check out the art by Marcelo Matere and Thomas Deer below! Story: Marty Isenberg Artist Name(s): Hayato Sakamoto Cover Artist(s): Marcelo Matere Noble, wise, and loyal to the cause, the KNIGHTS OF CYBERTRON are - Read More

Previews Catalogue Featuring Transformers Front Cover by Sarah Stone

Posted 2 days ago by Va'al - 13,358 views

We mentioned it briefly in the November solicits news post, but as artist Sarah Stone has posted the clean artwork for it, here's a better look at the cover for the September issue of Previews, the Diamond Distribution catalogue for comics retailers, featuring a round-up of what's what in the Transformers IDWverse right now: Drift, Megatron, Optimus Prime, Windblade ..and Grimlock? September's PREVIEWS Features A Bevy of IDW Publishing Transformers Titles, Including Drift: Empire of - Read More

Transformers: Legends New Episode 'Beast Machines'

Posted 2 days ago by Va'al - 12,050 views

Courtesy of the Mobage Facebook page, we get a look at the art for the newly announced episode of Transformers: Legends - and it looks like the seeds of the future lie buried in the past, as Beast Machines takes over the mobile device game! Check out some artwork below too. The beastly MAXIMALS have returned to Cybertron, but MEGATRON and his VEHICON forces have taken over. A new war for Cybertron has begun! Can the MAXIMALS restore peace to their home? Find out on TRANSFORMERS: Legends – - Read More

IDW Transformers: Primacy #2 Variant Cover by Sarah Stone Revealed

Posted 2 days ago by Va'al - 13,104 views

Yet more comics news from IDW Publishing! This time, we take a look at the Sarah Stone variant cover for the second issue of Transformers: Primacy, out next month, courtesy of the IDW Tumblr - including Stone's clean version from her own blog. Check them out below! - Read More

Takara New Official Images of Movie Advanced AD-29 Slog and AD-30 Sky Drift

Posted 2 days ago by mooncake623 - 17,585 views

From we have official images product images of AD-29 Slog and AD-30 Sky Drift. Both being repaints of the Hasbro Voyager Slog and Drift and priced at 4,860 Yen and due to be released on September 20th in Japan. Let us know let us know in the forums if you will be picking these up for your collections and check out the images we've mirrored below. - Read More

In-Hand images of the Transformers 4 Lost Age of Extinction Advanced Series G1 Grimlock

Posted 2 days ago by mooncake623 - 12,589 views

Thanks to Photobucket user MASABON1980 we get some in-hand images of the Transformers 4 Lost Age of Extinction Advanced Series G1 Grimlock. This is Takara's take on G1 Grimlock from the AOE Voyager mold and has some differences from the Hasbro SDCC G1 Colored Grimlock. For one thing it doesn't have a chrome head. Which do you prefer? Let us know in the forums. We've mirrored a few images below for your viewing pleasures and for the full complement of pictures you can check them - Read More

Transformers: Universe - Interview with Barry Zubel of Jagex

Posted 2 days ago by Va'al - 6,939 views

Tech website Computing were able to have a chat with Jagex' head of IT Barry Zubel, in an interview that may interest the more technologically inclined players of the Transformers: Universe MOBA game. Check out a sample below, and head here for the full piece! n Cambridge, the city where the studio is based, the tasks aren't quite as mystical, but as Jagex head of IT Barry Zubel told Computing, their completion will reap rewards for both developers and players as the studio prepares to - Read More

Video Review - Transformers Generations Deluxe Jhiaxus

Posted 2 days ago by Va'al - 10,855 views

In a plot twist, YouTube reviewer PaxCybertron did not upload a video for Crosscut first, but rather a look at another Generations figure from the same wave, of which we've seen in-hand images before: the redeco and extensive remold of deluxe Starscream, Jersey Shore Jhiaxus! Check it out in the embedded clip - Read More

IDW Publishing Comics November 2014 Solicitations: Drift, Angry Birds, Days of Deception UPDATED

Posted 2 days ago by Va'al - 8,318 views

It's a good week for Transformers comics, and also the right time for a new batch of comics solicitations from IDW Publishing! Take a look below at what retailers and digital distributors will have in stock in November, from the new Drift mini-series, to RID dropping its subtitle to what the heck is that on MTMTE - anything that catches your eye? UPDATE: The solicits are now correct and complete, with the right authors on the right covers. Transformers: Days of Deception #35 (W) John - Read More

New Galleries: Robots In Disguise Predacons Dark Scream, Slapper and Gas Skunk

Posted 3 days ago by LOST Cybertronian - 13,329 views is proud to present three new galleries seven years in the making. It's been over seven long years since we have had a new Robots In Disguise gallery. The wait is now over as we present galleries for Robots In Disguise Predacons Dark Scream, Slapper and Gas Skunk. This bumbling trio was only available at retail together in a 3 pack. If they look familiar, that's because they are repaints of Beast Wars Transmetal 2 Maximals Nightglider and Stinkbomb, and their Predacon nemesis - Read More

IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #32 Review

Posted 3 days ago by Va'al - 10,064 views

Bad Cop/Bad Cop (Spoiler free-ish) Synopsis AUTOBOTS VERSUS EARTH! OPTIMUS PRIME and the AUTOBOTS discover the humans’ secret—and they aren’t pleased with what they learn! Will the DECEPTICON’s alliance tear down the peace—and will the world learn the CYBERTRONIANs are back? A bit hard to miss, really Story The past of couple of issues of Robots in Disguise have slowly been building up to the Alpha Trion discovery and recovery, seeding lies and lines about Prowl's - Read More

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In-Hand Images - Transformers Generations Deluxe Crosscut

Posted 3 days ago by Va'al - 11,867 views

And just to keep up the Generations figures streak, Pax Cybertron has also been taking shots of the Deluxe Skids redeco and remold - the diplomat with a gun (in the current IDW continuity), Crosscut! Check out some in-hand images with size comparisons and close-ups below, and wait with us for an inevitable video review. - Read More

Video Review - Transformers Generations Deluxe Nightbeat

Posted 3 days ago by Va'al - 11,561 views

And after a very short interlude since the in-hand images, here's Pax Cybertron's video review of Generations Deluxe Nightbeat! Check it out in the embedded clip below, thanks once again to a tip from fellow board member Autobot - Read More

View the rest of our exciting Transformers news here!

Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #98 - Combiner Wars
Twincast / Podcast #98:
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