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Twincast / Podcast #91

Twincast / Podcast #91

History Lesson - We decided to change it up this week and start off with your listener questions! We received two questions that brought us down memory lane and even made us put our thinking caps on! The Windblade comic has finally came out and the response from the fans seem pretty good... but what does the cast think? Next up we dive into the latest Age of Extinction galleries that have been posted to Seibertron! We also have some awesome news that just came from the Takara camp ... a G1 deco Slug! Does this mean more G1 deco dinobots are in the works? New images of Takara's "Movie Advanced" line have surfaced and we discuss our thoughts on this new figure line. Closing out our toy talk...we saved the best for last... it's TANKOR! Photos were taken at JoeCon 2014 that showed us some of the new head sculps for this year's club toys. We are pretty excited for one of these guys, but you'll have to tune in to hear what we thought of the rest! Now, is anyone surprised that subscription figures have been delayed until late May? We close out talking about some bragging rights.
New Gallery: Age of Extinction Generations Deluxe Crosshairs

New Gallery: Age of Extinction Generations Deluxe Crosshairs

Crosshairs - Our newest gallery features one of the newest movieverse recruits: Crosshairs! His beautiful vehicle mode is based on a modified Chevy Corvette C7, dressed in a snazzy looking black and green deco. His robot mode looks like a cross between a spy and spec ops with the cool 3-D looking goggles adorning his head on top of his already sneaky and sleek design. Let our gallery whet your whistle while you wait for this figure to be released. Click here for the gallery and to join our discussion.
New Galleries: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe Dinobot Slug

New Galleries: Transformers Age of Extinction Deluxe Dinobot Slug

Triceratops - You've seen the new Transformers: Age of Extinction Voyager Grimlock. You've seen the new Deluxe Scorn - are you ready for the third and final Dinobot from the first wave of movie universe toys? Check out the mean, killing purplesaur Triceratops that is Slug, in both his dino and robot knight mode. The figure comes with two sword/lances and plenty of horns, and the galleries, accessed by clicking on any image below, also have comparison shots with previous incarnations of more or less the same character! Check out our extensive gallery by clicking here.
New Gallery: Age of Extinction Generations Deluxe Scorn

New Gallery: Age of Extinction Generations Deluxe Scorn

Spinosaurus - Building up on the Age of Extinction hype put forth by February's Toy Fair, is proud to present its latest addition to the Age of Extinction fray: Dinobot Scorn! This Deluxe-class fella, along with fellow Dinobots Slash and Strafe, is a new entry to the universal Dinobot roster, transforming into a red Spinosaurus with a optics of a homicidal maniac heroic Dinobot. His robot mode bears a passing resemblance to Beast Wars Megatron, with his right arm being formed by his dino mode's jaw and his left arm comprised of aforementioned mode's tail, in which his hacksaw-like sword is stored. Check out our gallery by clicking here.
IDW Transformers: Windblade #1 Review

IDW Transformers: Windblade #1 Review

Windblade #1 Review - WHO IS WINDBLADE? In the aftermath of DARK CYBERTRON, WINDBLADE takes the planet by storm! But where did she come from—and what does her secret mean to the future of the TRANSFORMERS? A powerful new chapter in the TRANSFORMERS saga begins in this book! Check out's review by clicking here.

Twincast / Podcast Episode #91 "History Lesson"

Posted 2 hours ago by xRotorstormx - 1,037 views

NEW! Welcome to the latest edition of the Twincast / Podcast! This episode features your host for the evening, Counterpunch along with the regular cast ScottyP, Jon 3.0, Rotorstorm, and Tigertrack. Episode 91 "History Lesson" is available directly and in our RSS Feed and should appear on iTunes within 24 to 48 hours of when you see this news post. We decided to change it up this week and start off with your listener questions! We received two questions that brought us down - Read More

New Transformers: Age of Extinction Optimus Prime and Grimlock Image

Posted 2 hours ago by El Duque - 1,819 views

NEW! The official Facebook page for the Transformers film franchise is celebrating their 30 millionth like with a new images of Optimus Prime and Grimlock from this summers's highly anticipated Transformers: Age of Extinction. Transformers: Age of Extinction hit theaters June 27th, check out the new image mirrored - Read More

Transformers Voice Actor Neil Kaplan to attend TFcon Toronto 2014

Posted 3 hours ago by El Duque - 740 views

NEW! Our friends at TFcon dropped by to let us know Neil Kaplan has been added as a special guest. See details below: We are happy to welcome the voice of Optimus Prime in Transformers Robots in Disguise, Neil Kaplan to TFcon Toronto 2014. Neil will be taking part in Q&A panels and autograph sessions with the attendees of the world’s largest fan-run Transformers convention all weekend - Read More

Transformers: Rescue Bots "What Rises Above" Press Release and Clip

Posted 3 hours ago by El Duque - 878 views

NEW! The Hub Network has issued a press release for the May 5th episode of Transformers: Rescue Bots, What Rises Above, which features guest stars Mark Hamill and Peter Cullen! The press release found below includes a brief description of the episode. We also have a preview clip thanks to the FiguresDotCom YouTube channel. Check 'em out below. This exciting episode will air on May 5th at 1:30 p.m. ET/10:30 a.m. THE ADVENTURE CONTINUES AS THE RESCUE BOTS AND OPTIMUS PRIME FIGHT FOR SURVIVAL - Read More

Clearer Images of Takara Tomy's Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus

Posted 4 hours ago by El Duque - 2,759 views

NEW! As expected we now have clearer images of Takara Tomy's MP-22 Ultra Magnus from the pages of Figure King #195. Enjoy the image mirrored below courtesy of the Planet Iacon Facebook page, - Read More

PRIME reviews: Playskool Heroes Transformers Rescue Bots - Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Heatwave

Posted 14 hours ago by Va'al - 4,543 views member and voice actor jON3.0 returns to his Optimus Prime persona to bring us a look at the Hasbro Playskool Heroes Transformers: Rescue Bots wave of three characters. Check out the embedded video below to see an amusing review of monster truck Optimus Prime, lifeboat Heatwave and motorcycle Bumblebee - and if you like what you see, all three are currently available on - Read More

IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #28 Review

Posted 14 hours ago by Va'al - 4,589 views

Down to Eart(h) (Spoiler free-ish) Synopsis EARTHFALL! The AUTOBOTS return to Earth—with OPTIMUS PRIME in command! But what brought them back—and what terrifying secret do the humans hold? A bold new era begins here! Aaah, Eart Story Here we are again, on this blue planet of ours. This round, blue, beautiful, peaceful planet of ours: Eart(h). Which is not that peaceful, or round for that matter, or happy to see any more robots after what happened last time robots were - Read More

Hasbro MP-04 Masterpiece Prowl Revealed

Posted 18 hours ago by LOST Cybertronian - 7,733 views

After being found in the Toys 'R' Us computer system, site Sponsor TFSource has posted on their Facebook page, images of the upcoming Hasbro version of Masterpiece Prowl. Numbered MP-04, he looks nearly identical to his Japanese counterpart but sporting the new and improved looking Masterpiece boxes that Hasbro has used since Acid Storm. - Read More

IDW Publishing Live Transformers Panel - Video Available and Summary

Posted 21 hours ago by Va'al - 5,170 views

Earlier today, at 2 pm San Diego time, IDW Publishing rounded up current Transformers writers John Barber (Robots in Disguise), Mairghread Scott (Windblade) and James Roberts (More Than Meets the Eye) for their Dawn of the Autobots live discussion panel, chaired by IDW Marketing and PR Manager Rosalind Morehead and Coordinator Kahlil Schweitzer. The full hour discussion can be seen in the YouTube video embedded below, but some of the highlights are listed after that! - All speakers - Read More

BotCon 2014 - Brochure Online, Transformers Fan Experience at Universal Studios

Posted 21 hours ago by Va'al - 4,818 views

In more BotCon 2014 news, this year's event's brochure has now been added to the official website, along with an email sent to all newsletter registered users. Check out the information below, and head to the site to register today! Hello Everyone! Sorry this has taken so long to get to you but the BotCon 2014 brochure is finally online at We have been waiting on the final details for the TRANSFORMERS FAN EXPERIENCE at Universal Studios Hollywood, and we got the green light - Read More

BotCon 2014 Guest Announcement - IDW Transformers Writers John Barber and Mairghread Scott

Posted 22 hours ago by Va'al - 4,634 views

While the official BotCon website has yet to make an announcement, the IDW Publishing Dawn of the Autobots Live Panel (which you can watch here) has confirmed the presence of both Transformers comics writers John Barber (Robots in Disguise) and Mairghread Scott (Windblade) at the event! They go to join the already announced James Roberts and a host of other big names from the franchise, all of which can be found on the Guests page of the BotCon - Read More

Transformers: Age of Extinction Power Battler Junkheap Revealed

Posted 1 day ago by El Duque - 12,356 views

To coincide with Earth Day, the official Transformers Facebook page has revealed Transformers: Age of Extinction Power Battler Junkheap, a Decepticon garbage truck is a collaboration with Waste Management. Fans will remember one the Decepticon soldier in Transformers: Dark of the Moon scanned a garbage truck during the final battle in Chicago. A similar garbage truck was during the filming of Transformers: Age of Extinction, but has yet to be revealed as an actual Transformer. Check out the - Read More

Takara Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus Text Translated

Posted 1 day ago by Va'al - 13,529 views

Fellow user Cyberpath has found a useful translation of the text accompanying the images of Takara Transformers MP-22 Ultra Magnus reported earlier, courtesy of poster Li Tian on the TF Upgrader Facebook page. Check it out below, next to the images again! Main paragraph: Masterpiece #22 is confirmed to be Ultra Magnus. G1 toy was a combination of a Convoy same sized robot and a big body part which transforms into a car carrier. However, Masterpiece toy is going to make its - Read More

Takara Transformers Lost Age Voyager G1 Deco Grimlock, Redecoed Generations Targetmasters Roller, Chop Shop, Waspinator, Blazemaster

Posted 1 day ago by Va'al - 13,420 views

In what might be more images from issue 195 of Figure King (source is yet unconfirmed), we get a look at the Takara Lost Age Voyager Grimlock - sporting G1 colour deco, just like the recently reported Slug exclusive! The images come from Twitter user NiraTama24, and 2Chan, both mirrored below for your viewing. The second image also reveals some redecos of the Generations Legends Targetmasters, into what seems to be a black Roller, a red Blazemaster, a blue/yellow Waspinator, and a blue/gray - Read More

Figure King 195 Scans: Takara Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus Prototype

Posted 1 day ago by Va'al - 12,735 views

Courtesy of TAG Hobby, we get a blurry look at some scans of issue 195 of the Figure King magazine, which finally reveals the quite awaited Masterpiece figure MP-22 Ultra Magnus! The figure, a remold of MP-10 Optimus Prime with add-on armour, is shown to be able to carry up to four MP sized cars on its trailer, we get a close-up of its headsculpt. Check out the images below, including a clearer shot, with comparison, of the page courtesy of the TF Upgrader Facebook page. - Read More

IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #28 Preview

Posted 1 day ago by Va'al - 6,760 views

This week in the IDW Publishing Transformers comics, we return to Robots in Disguise, Optimus Prime -- and to Earth! Check out the full preview below, and head back here tomorrow for the review. Transformers: Robots in Disguise #28: Dawn of the Autobots—SPOTLIGHT John Barber (w) • Andrew Griffith (a) • Casey W. Coller (c) EARTHFALL! The AUTOBOTS return to Earth—with OPTIMUS PRIME in command! But what brought them back—and what terrifying secret do the humans hold? - Read More

Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark Images and Wal-Mart Exclusive Stinger Character

Posted 2 days ago by El Duque - 12,055 views

Gaming website TrueAchievements has posted a trio of screenshots from the upcoming Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark video game, two of which are new. Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark will be coming to all major gaming consoles this June. Check out the images mirrored below: Additionally, has updated their pre-order with a store exclusive. Fans who purchase the game from them will receive a free code to unlock Stinger, a character from this summer's - Read More

IDW Publishing Dawn of the Autobots Teasers - Seibertron Exclusive Robots in Disguise Galvatron

Posted 2 days ago by Va'al - 10,336 views

As they did with the first issue of Windblade, and teased by writer James Roberts, IDW Publishing are starting the second tranche of the Dawn of the Autobots teaser campaign, by posting an image on their Facebook page, and sending different exclusive artwork to Transformers sites, outlets and podcasts. Here at, we were lucky enough to have the newly (self)appointed leader of the Decepticons: Galvatron. Check it out below, along with the Optimus Prime from IDW! - Read More

New Images of Transformers: Rescue Bots Rescan Series 2 Optimus Prime & Bumblebee

Posted 2 days ago by El Duque - 12,028 views

Site sponsor BigBadToyStore has posted new images of the upcoming Transformers: Rescue Bots Rescan Optimus Prime and Bumblebee Figures. Both characters are jumping on the dinosaur bandwagon with new dino alt modes! Check 'em out - Read More

Transformers Masterpiece Prowl and Sunstorm Confirmed at Future UK Retail

Posted 2 days ago by Va'al - 11,122 views

Fellow user robotmel has been on the hunt in the UK, namely in Toys'R'Us, and has come up with some interesting findings concerning Hasbro Transformers Masterpiece figures Prowl and Sunstorm - of which we had heard rumours of future US release. Read on below, and check out the images, for what appears to be a confirmation of that rumour, at least for UK fans! Popped in to my local Toys R Us and had a word with the very helpful Customer Services assistant about Transformers - Read More

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Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #91 - History Lesson
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Posted: Monday, April 21st, 2014