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Twincast / Podcast Episode #117 "Block Town"

Twincast / Podcast Episode #117 "Block Town"

Block Town - We get started with a few of this year's Club exclusive figures: Subscription Service 3.0 Carzap, Club "freebie" Lio Convoy, and Club Store exclusive Nova Prime. Next up we discuss Combiner Wars Leader Thundercracker. With the release of Legions Class Cliffjumper, Skywarp, and Ultra Magnus, some of us want to know what all the Ultra Magnus fuss is about. We move onto something BIG - San Diego Comic Con's exclusive Titan Devastator. Next up is Unite Warriors Defensor with deluxe class Protectobot Groove. The time is ripe ... for a LISTENER QUESTION! News staff member williamjames88's thoughtful query initiates a lively discussion about buying at retail vs online. We get on to some unlikely art-talk with the release of five very cool Fembot concepts by IDW artist Alex Milne. The popularity of female Transformers amongst the fandom, and the demand for more toys of such characters, has been an encouraging trend. Botcon is less than a month away, and we've caught wind of some rumored Waspinator-based army builders. Which of these taste-the-rainbow decos make sense, and which don't? We finish up with some bragging rights!
New Galleries: Combiner Wars Defensor and the Protectobots

New Galleries: Combiner Wars Defensor and the Protectobots

Protectobots - Transformers Combiner Wars galleries are back with a vengeance. This time we take a high resolution photographic look at Combiner Wars Defensor and his component Protectobots Voyager Class Hot Spot, Deluxe Class Rook, First Aid, Streetwise, Blades and Legends Class Groove. You can find all these guys in wave 3 of Combiner Wars. In this iteration of Defensor, Groove has been replaced as a limb by newcomer Rook and relegated to forming chest armor for Defensor.
New Galleries: Combiner Wars Legion Class Ultra Magnus, Skywarp, and Cliffjumper

New Galleries: Combiner Wars Legion Class Ultra Magnus, Skywarp, and Cliffjumper

Legends - Another gallery for the weekend, featuring some ambiguously placed Generations Legion figures of Ultra Magnus, Skywarp and Cliffjumper. Why ambiguous? Not only do these go almost hand in hand with the galleries we posted yesterday of Motorbreath and Thundercracker, they also sport the Generations Combiner Wars packaging and logo, though without the Combiner Wars banner. At the same time, they are simple repaints, much like two figures in yesterday's galleries, of the Optimus Prime, Starscream and Bumblebee that were re-released with Age of Extinction. Just to make it clearer for everyone.
New Galleries: Combiner Wars Cyclonus and Galvatronus

New Galleries: Combiner Wars Cyclonus and Galvatronus

Cyclonus - Our latest figure gallery features an unexpected repurposing of a previous wave figure: feast your eyes below on Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Voyager Cyclonus! The figure is a fairly significant remold of the Silverbolt toy, featuring a new head, torso, paint job, wings - and an entirely new combiner head, ready to form an almost Decepticon leader - Galvatronus, nemesis to fan-built Victorion and possessor of mind-bending powers.
Twincast / Podcast Episode #116 "Character Piece"

Twincast / Podcast Episode #116 "Character Piece"

Character Piece - Welcome to the latest episode of the Twincast / Podcast! This episode features your no-longer-on-the-market host ScottyP, site owner and photographer extraordinaire Seibertron, Not-Optimus RodimusConvoy13, and the late (to the show) Jon3.0. On this episode we start out by catching up on some comic talk. The not-quite latest issue of More Than Meets The Eye kicks things off, as we take a rather long time to catch up on the dastardly(?) deeds of the DJD.

Hasbro Transformers Platinum Edition G1 Reissue Seeker Squadron: Video Review

Posted 10 minutes ago by shajaki - 104 views

NEW! Blogger slash Youtuber Open the Toy has posted a review of the Transformers Platinum Edition G1 Reissue Seeker Squadron! We also recently got the 3-Pack in hand and took a pile of pics, but now you can see them in motion. Open the Toy even has a stop motion(ish) transformation of the trio, so check it out. Stay tuned to for all your Transformers - Read More

First in hand images of Transformers Robots in Disguise Legion Megatronus and other Clash figures

Posted 9 hours ago by william-james88 - 4,469 views

Here are some in hand pictures of the still unannounced Toysrus exclusive Clash of the Transformers figures that were found in Australia. These are brought to us courtesy of Allspark user Maruten who wrote the following about these toys: Prime looks okay in robot mode, but his var mode is extremely dull. Megatronus is pretty cool, with a fun transformation. While these are all never before seen decos, these images give us the first detailed look at the Legion Megatronus - Read More

RUMOR: Transformers Combiner Wars Leader Class: Skywarp Incoming?

Posted 11 hours ago by shajaki - 4,277 views

Decepticus Prime and Seibertronian MartianSpyGirl1996 have brought us some interesting information about a possible Transformers Combiner Wars Leader Class Skywarp! What we have is an image from a (presumably) store product listing stating "TRA GEN LEADER SKYW" which (again presumably) will be based on the Leader Class Thundercracker mold. Are the days of us getting Thundercracker, Starscream, then Sunstorm/Acidstorm over? Only time will tell.... so stay tuned to for all your - Read More

Gallery Update: Additional comparison images of Combiner Wars Leader Class Thundercracker

Posted 20 hours ago by Seibertron - 7,724 views

AutobotAlvaron wrote:Another awesome gallery! But, would it be possible to pose him with other Thundercrackers like: G1, CHUG, the CW scout, and most especially an MP (Hasbro version preferably) as they're closely scaled? You bet! 18 new images have been upload to the Generations Combiner Wars Leader Class Thundercracker gallery. The newest images feature group shots with various incarnations of Thundercracker including Masterpiece, Titanium, Smallest, Generations, G1, Robotmasters and - Read More

Auto Assembly 2015 Guest Update - Jim Sorenson

Posted 21 hours ago by Va'al - 3,908 views

Another update from the final ever (for now at least) Auto Assembly convention, still the biggest in Europe, still happening in Birmingham, UK: a new returning guest has been confirmed, in the form, shape and hat(s) of Jim Sorenson, the unofficially official Transformers archivist! Find out more information about the event here, and read on for more on Jim. In our final year, team Auto Assembly is delighted to welcome back one of our favourite Matrix-bearers, the irreplaceable Jim - Read More

Q-Transformers Mystery of Convoy Returns Second Season Confirmed

Posted 21 hours ago by Va'al - 4,760 views

Via a tip from fellow member Sabrblade, we have confirmation that the Japanese web series of Q-Transformers: Mystery of Convoy Returns is getting a second season, starting this July 6th. The site has more information, here, but we have provided a tentative machine translation below. And don't forget to browse our very own galleries for the Takara Tomy Q-Transformers toys right here! This time, the second phase of production of animation, "the mystery of the convoy - Read More

TFsource Weekly Wrapup! Warbotron, DX9, Combiner Wars, Badcube and More!

Posted 21 hours ago by Va'al - 5,410 views

TFsource Weekly Wrapup! Warbotron, DX9, Combiner Wars, Badcube and More! Great News Sourcefans! We're wrapping up this week we have new instock items like Warbotron Sly Strike, Fierce Attack and X-Ray, War in Pocket - X05 Tyrant & X06 Hurricane Set, D03C Cocomone, BadCube OTS-04 Wardog, ToyWorld Combiners - Shinebug, Sideload and Expressway, MMC Reformatted - R-09 - Eupatorium the Warrior, DX9 D05 - Chigurh, Combiner Wars Wave 3 later on this week including Deluxe Class - Quickslinger - Read More

First in hand images for the Platinum Autobot Intel Ops Perceptor and Blaster set

Posted 1 day ago by william-james88 - 9,411 views

While this is a very crowded shot, these are the very first in hand images for the Platinum Autobot Intel Ops Perceptor and Blaster set. Platinum Trypticon can also be found in these images, provided by a weibo - Read More

Comparison shot between Transformers Generations Devastator and Metroplex

Posted 1 day ago by william-james88 - 11,535 views

At long last a picture was found on Weibo comparing Devastator to Metroplex. There were also other images of Mixmaster and the individual constructicons. Fair warning, the source address contains images that are not safe for work (that was learnt the hard - Read More

Transformers Robots in Disguise Gold Grimlock, Alpine Sideswipe and Night Ops Bumblebee revealed

Posted 1 day ago by william-james88 - 9,396 views

Robots in Disguise is on a roll with news these days, with the first look at the Clash of Transformers redecos and Megatronus, the first sighting of the latest one steps with Thunderhoof and now the first look at new decos in the Warrior and Legion class. Robot Kingdom's new case preoders for Wave 4 wave 4 Warriors and wave 4 Legion class figures gives us our first look in toy form of Warrior Gold Grimlock and Night Ops Bumblebee as well as Legion Alpine Sideswipe and Night Ops Bumblebee. These - Read More Newsletter #1275

Posted 1 day ago by Va'al - 7,259 views

ROBOTKINGDOM.COM Newsletter #1275 Hi, Here is a quick update from All ORDERS WITH GENERATIONS 2015 ITEMS WILL RECEIVE 1 HASBRO EXCLUSIVE COMBINER WARS STRICKER PER ORDER! ... 600&type=1 Free TF Movie 3 Trading Cards for every orders and unsent Preorders! For every USD50 ordered, 4 pack of TF Movie 3 Trading card will be included. For over USD300 Order, A Card Album will also be included! #1 Hot News Tokyo Toy - Read More

Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner Talks Hasbro Transformers Future, Cinematic Universe, Mentions Bumblebee

Posted 1 day ago by Va'al - 6,240 views

Hasbro recently attended the 2015 Global Consumer conference, in New York, and made the webcast available to media outlets - we took the 40 minutes out of our schedule to listen through it and pick out all the Transformers highlights from Brian Goldner, Hasbro CEO. While the talk included several of the brands under Hasbro's control, from Star Wars to My Little Pony to various Disney franchise brands, Transformers was picked upon a number of times, and there was some news from upcoming - Read More

New Gallery: Combiner Wars Leader Class Thundercracker

Posted 1 day ago by Autobot032 - 8,081 views

Leader Class Thundercracker is available at Canadian retail, BBTS and HTS here in the states and now, thanks to that availablilty, Thundercracker has posed for the camera and we have our newest gallery to share with you! New Gallery: Combiner Wars Leader Class Thundercracker Thundercracker, as we all know by now, is a remold of the Generations Leader Class Jetfire and features a completely remolded head and chest, but includes some of Jetfire's accessories as well as - Read More

First retail sighting of Wave 3 Transformers Robots in Disguise One Step Changers: Drift, Thunderhoof, Fracture

Posted 2 days ago by william-james88 - 7,423 views

The latest One Step Changers from Robots in Disguise have been spotted at retail in Walmart at Montreal, Canada at 11.92$ cdn. While the wave actually includes Grimlock, Bumblebee and Fixit as well, the new figures now on the shelves are One Step Drift, Fracture and fan favourite Thunderhoof. Below are some photos. These should hit the US and the rest of Canada soon and when they do, be sure to report it in your respective sightings thread. In the meantime, be sure to check out the reviews to - Read More

IDW Kids Line Wide 50% Sale on

Posted 2 days ago by Va'al - 4,966 views

Following the previous IDW sale on various series across their line, they have now shifted over the the more kid-friendly titles - and that of course includes a bunch of Transformers series too! Thanks to fellow Seibertronian carytheone, we can confirm that the following are available for up to 50% off on Transformers Animated - The Arrival Collected Edition Transformers Prime - Collected Edition Transformers Prime - Beast Hunters Transformers Prime - Rage of the - Read More

BotCon 2015 Pre-Registration Saga: The Non-Attending

Posted 2 days ago by Va'al - 5,896 views

This just in from BotCon headquarters: registration for non-attendees is now open! Head over to the official website to register for your bits and bots to be sent to you at home, if you cannot make it to the event in person. More information provided below and on the site - read on. Hello Everyone! Non-Attending registration is now open. There is a limited number of non-attending sets available. When we run out, at a later date we will load the leftover attending sets (if available) into - Read More

Takara Transformers Unite Warriors Superion Box Set to be Released in Australia

Posted 2 days ago by Va'al - 9,600 views

From the Facebook group Talk Transformers, and translator and user Kelvin Chan/Goktimus Prime, we have confirmation that the Takara Tomy Unite Warriors Superion box set, including all five Aerialbots in the Takara deco (and white hands and feet), will also be released at Australian retail, with English box and instruction sheets! Check out the images of the translations and the original Japanese, plus further details below. I can now reveal that Hasbro will be releasing TakaraTOMY's Unite - Read More

New Toysrus Exclusive Clash of the Transformers Sub Line confirmed and sighted, first pictures!

Posted 2 days ago by william-james88 - 10,367 views

Pretty big news for the Robots in Disguise line. We previously wrote a long list of upcoming figures hinted at in the app. Some of them had a "Clash" subtitle which hinted at another sub-line. Well we finally have confirmation, and not just from Hasbro, but from an actual sighting in Australia (provided by Ozformers). The sighting lets us know that the Clash of Transformers is a sub-line of Toysrus exclusive redecos of the legion class. It is also so far the only way of procuring Legion - Read More

Twincast / Podcast Episode #117 "Block Town"

Posted 2 days ago by Seibertron - 7,791 views

Welcome to the latest episode of the Twincast / Podcast! This episode features your prodigal host Counterpunch, micron master ScottyP, pinball wizard xRotorstormx, and combiner wars junkie Megatronus - listen in as we discuss the latest news, toys, and more. Episode #117 "Block Town" is available directly and in our RSS Feed, and should appear on iTunes and Stitcher Radio within 24 to 48 hours of when you see this news post. We've got toys on the brain tonight folks, and we - Read More

New Image - Takara Tomy Transformers MP-26 Road Rage Face Sculpt

Posted 2 days ago by Va'al - 9,821 views

Fellow Seibertronian Powered Convoy has kindly linked us to some high-res scans of two latest hobby magazines, Dengeki Hobby and Figure King. While we have seen pretty much all of the images within in a number of recent news stories (Such as Road Rage here, and Groove here, plus Q Transformers here), there are some nice new images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-26 Road Rage, especially of the face sculpt for the Tracks retool. Check them out mirrored below! Full page - Read More

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Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #117 - Block Town
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Posted: Wednesday, May 27th, 2015