Twincast / Podcast Episode #142 "Botcon 2016 Part 3: The Last One"

Twincast / Podcast Episode #142 "Botcon 2016 Part 3: The Last One"

Botcon 2016 Part 3: The Last One - Did you think it was over? It ain't over until Dr. Va'al, Seibertron, and Starscream return to say it's over! More post-BotCon thoughts from this crew await, are you in for the long haul? The three randomly assorted hard candies discuss, in spite of the elements and the sore throats, the various BotCon souvenirs, from the Dawn of the Predacus box set to the single toys - Megatron, Unit-3, Tigatron, Airazor, the Reflector 3-pack - the highlights, the surprises, the disappointments. They touch upon the various hauls, including comics and comics art as well as toys, and the differences between conventions, running by the gigantonormous dealer room (can you tell who's typing this section, by now?). Spending some good time on the artist alley population, from Hayato Sakamoto to Alex Milne, Sara Pitre-Durocher to Robby Musso, and more. Other topics discussed, of course, were the various panels that included reveals for the coming part of the year, from the Hasbro Brand panel, with Scrounge (!) and Overlord (!!) in the pipes, to the TFCC roundtable, featuring MP Ratbat, GI Joe crossovers, and Counterpunch taking over (much to our own Counterpunch's joy). They start speculating on the future of the Club, now that FunPub is DonePub, and it would actually be really interesting to hear what listeners think Hasbro should do with the concept - and with any possible incarnation of BotCon. Make sure to drop your suggestions in the comments! Before the segment is over, though, they also make sure to note the highest points of the event: the people who attend, year after year or for the very first time, what really makes the whole experience what it is. The show ends with a short editorial segment from yours truly. If this is the end of Botcon, let's remember it fondly, and find hope in the possibilities of the future. If you made it all the way through that one, your prizes are waiting at the pay window. Which, hilariously, we had planned to setup at Botcon 2017. Oh well!
Twincast / Podcast Episode #141 "Botcon 2016 Part 2: Homers"

Twincast / Podcast Episode #141 "Botcon 2016 Part 2: Homers"

BotCon 2016 Part 2: Homers - Our discussion agenda was simple and it went a little something like this ... Botcon, Botcon, and more BOTCON! From the early displays on Friday, to the new reveals on Saturday, we discuss Titans Return, the Platinum set exclusives, the new set of Club figures, and we spend a heavy dose of time comparing the HASBRO vs. UNITE WARRIORS COMPUTRON sets with the real winner being, us, the fans! A couple of other topics that are also touched on are what we wanted to see, or wanted to see more of, and didn't, including those little teasers that we we were given: once at the end of the slide show presentation and once on the cross-sell for Liokaiser. Having both been Botcon veterans, we too reminisce about Botcons and exclusives past, and where and what the future might hold, with no real answers, but plenty of questions. After we wrap up those proceedings, there's more! This epic show continues with an interview, featuring special guests from Hasbro, Brand Marketing Manager Ben Montano and Product Designer Ed Masielo. We ask some burning questions to members of the Transformers brand team. Look out for Episode 142, which wraps up our Botcon coverage.
Twincast / Podcast Episode #140 "Botcon 2016 Part 1: Eastbound and Down"

Twincast / Podcast Episode #140 "Botcon 2016 Part 1: Eastbound and Down"

BotCon 2016 Part 1: Eastbound and Down - Your Botcon recap show starts with none other than the journey to the show itself! Seibertron, Starscream, and Dr. Va'al himself hit the road from Chicago to Louisville and recap the history of the show. But first, comics talk. It all starts out with Megatron: Origin. Dr. Va'al leads a deep dive through how that foundation has led to the current events with Megatron in MTMTE. Road trip conversations seem to go anywhere. Even Pretenders come up along the way, with thoughts about what could happen if they mastered all the things. They'll frame up the ongoing conversation about the Titan Master gimmick. The Botcon set itself then takes over the focus, including the Dawn of the Predacus boxed set and attendee freebie Terrorsaur. A look back at Botcons of the past continues the conversation. Relive memories of the past with all your Botcon pals like Deathsaurus, Tyrese, Clench, and more. That wasn't the only crew headed out on the open road. Scotty P and Razorclaw0000 wearily pass the last hour of their road trip from Raleigh by recording thoughts just for you. After the brief origin story, current events are back in focus as we speculate on toys seen but not yet owned, those being this year's Botcon souvenir figures. Listen to what we're thinking about them mere hours before they're in our possession. A big part of Botcon is the dealer and exhibitor room. ScottyP and Razorclaw go through their wishlists, with some items that are painful to hear about now that the convention has passed. Stay tuned very soon for Episode 141, which will feature some of our more traditional convention news reactions and coverage.
Twincast / Podcast Episode #139 "No Deviations"

Twincast / Podcast Episode #139 "No Deviations"

No Deviations - The recurring Beast Wars TV series re-watch continues, and on this episode the sixth, seventh, and eighth episodes of the series gets a retrospective analysis from the Twincast crew. After this, multiple questions from listeners of the show are answered, with the first regarding Transformers toy lines with thematic play patterns such as Hasbro's Generations Combiner Wars and Titans Returns line-up. After looking into our crystal balls with the second listener question, we jump over to our third and final listener inquiry by talking about the balance between complexity and design considerations in Transformers toys. The ongoing Transformers comic from IDW Publishing has had it's 51st issue hit stands, and the podcast crew discusses their thoughts on the issue and its place within the overall storyline. The show winds down with two roundtable discussions, the first of which involves collecting "Holy Grails" and what each cast member considers to fit that category. The recurring "Bragging Rights" segment returns to end the show, with a twist that ends up encompassing multiple cast members' list of recent Tranformers product acquisitions.
Twincast / Podcast Episode #138 "#^@!( Off Megatron"

Twincast / Podcast Episode #138 "#^@!( Off Megatron"

#^@!( Off Megatron - The recurring Beast Wars TV series re-watch continues, and on this episode the third, fourth, and fifth episodes of the series gets a retrospective analysis from the Twincast crew. After this the show goes into lengthy review and discussion of the milestone Transformers comic issues from IDW Publishing. The fiftieth issues of both "The Transformers" and "More Than Meets The Eye" are in shops now, so the cast breaks down each issue with an in depth analysis and provides opinions and predictions on where the books go from here. After this the upcoming Transformers Masterpiece Delta Magnus from Takara gets a quick look over, as well as recent releases in the Masterpiece line of Ironhide and Hot Rodimus. With news of the end of Botcon and the Transformers Collectors' Club as we know it, we take a look back at the years of the operation, and then take another retrospective of the soon to sunset Transformers Battle Tactics from DENA games. After this, we look to the horizon with Space Ape's soon to be released Transformers Earth Wars mobile game. The show ends with the cast talking about some of the Transformers toys that we own that are our least favorite additions to our current or past personal collections.

Unboxing Video and Teaser Gallery of Combiner Wars Victorion and the Rust Renegades

Unboxing Video and Teaser Gallery of Combiner Wars Victorion and the Rust Renegades

Posted April 27th, 2016 at 11:49pm by LOST Cybertronian - 22,791 views

For those dying to get a look at the actual figures that comprise the Transformers Combiner Wars Victorion box set, Seibertron.com is proud to bring you an unboxing video with a close up look at Victorion and her Rust Renegades component bots Pyra Magna, Dust Up, Jumpstream, Rust Dust, and the twins Skyburst and Stormclash. Stay tuned for a proper gallery coming soon, however to tide you over we've also included some teaser images after the video. Enjoy the unboxing and review video embedded - Read More

Transformers: Earth Wars New Updates, Player Profiles, Developer Interview and more

Transformers: Earth Wars New Updates, Player Profiles, Developer Interview and more

Posted April 27th, 2016 at 10:05am by Seibertron - 12,091 views

Pre-register for Transformers Earth Wars today! http://bit.ly/20OZIOf Bah-weep-graaaaagnah wheep nini bong! After our sneak peek last week, the new campaign and new Transformers characters are coming your way this week, alongside new Headquarters levels! Headquarters 13 and 14 Your HQ is the heart of your base and it is important to protect it well. That is why we’re unlocking Headquarters levels 13 and 14, allowing you to access additional buildings and upgrades to - Read More

Transformers: Earth Wars - Interview with Chris White of Space Ape Games

Transformers: Earth Wars - Interview with Chris White of Space Ape Games

Posted April 23rd, 2016 at 6:07am by Dr Va'al - 23,000 views

Our very own jON3.0, whom you might recognise as the Epic Voice Guy and the voice of Honest Trailers, took some time to interview Chris White, the developer lead over at Space Ape Games, in preparation of the soon-to-arrive launch of the Transformers: Earth Wars mobile game. Check out the video embedded below, in which the two chat about the game, its conception, development, the fidelity to the toys in the character designs, and - Read More

Press Release: Paramount Pictures and Hasbro Unveil Top Talent Writers Room

Press Release: Paramount Pictures and Hasbro Unveil Top Talent Writers Room

Posted April 21st, 2016 at 3:23pm by Seibertron - 11,810 views

Here's an official press release we received a few minutes ago from Hasbro regarding their shared cinematic universe: PARAMOUNT PICTURES AND HASBRO TAP AWARD-WINNING GROUP OF WRITERS TO CREATE CROSS-PROPERTY FILM UNIVERSE WRITERS ROOM LEAD BY OSCAR WINNER AKIVA GOLDSMAN WILL DEVELOP STORIES FOR HASBRO BRANDS G.I. JOE, MICRONAUTS, VISIONARIES, M.A.S.K. AND ROM HOLLYWOOD, CA (April 21, 2016) - Paramount Pictures and Hasbro, Inc. today unveiled its top talent writers room which will - Read More

Paramount and Hasbro Shared Cinematic Universe Writers Room: Brian K Vaughan, Nicole Perlman & More

Paramount and Hasbro Shared Cinematic Universe Writers Room: Brian K Vaughan, Nicole Perlman & More

Posted April 21st, 2016 at 12:08pm by Dr Va'al - 16,624 views

While the results of the Paramount writers' room for the Transformers live action movies series came out a fair while ago, we now have - via The Hollywood Reporter - updated news of the even wider, shared Hasbro cinematic universe, featuring the likes of ROM the Spaceknight, Micronauts, GI Joe, MASK and Visionaries. Some seriously big names are involved too, as you can see below - check them out, and head here for the whole piece! Hasbro’s cinematic universe has assembled its writers room, - Read More

Transformers: Earth Wars Mobile Game Ratchet Spotlight Video

Transformers: Earth Wars Mobile Game Ratchet Spotlight Video

Posted April 19th, 2016 at 6:27am by carytheone - 16,396 views

We have a new Transformers: Earth Wars spotlight video to share for the upcoming Hasbro-Backflip-SpaceApe mobile game, game. This time featuring the everyone's favorite air quoting medic, Ratchet. They show off Ratchet's transformation and his ability to preform field repairs on fellow Autobots. You may notice that Ratchet also bears a resemblance to Combiner Wars First Aid. This video and more can be found at the Transformers: Earth Wars YouTube channel or their Facebook page. And don't - Read More

Seibertron.com Review - Hasbro and Sony Transformers 'ROLL OUT' Album

Seibertron.com Review - Hasbro and Sony Transformers 'ROLL OUT' Album

Posted April 19th, 2016 at 4:04am by Dr Va'al - 16,890 views

Seibertronians! Lend us your listening devices - as fellow Energon Pub dwellers carytheone and DecepticonFinishline bring us a review of the Hasbro/Sony Transformers 'Roll Out' album, released just last week. Have you been listening yet? Read our reviews - two for the price of one - and head here for iTunes or here to stream on Spotify! DecepticonFinishline wrote:The new “Transformers: Roll Out” album exemplifies what the last year of Transformers has been all about. With the inclusion - Read More

Twincast / Podcast Episode #142 "Botcon 2016 Part 3: The Last One"

Twincast / Podcast Episode #142 "Botcon 2016 Part 3: The Last One"

Posted April 18th, 2016 at 8:52pm by ScottyP - 21,454 views

Don't let the ominous title fool you, this episode is still all about Botcon. In the final part of our trilogy of episodes surrounding the final Botcon as we know it, we catch back up with the now Chicago-bound sisterhood of the travelling bots as they reflect on their convention experience. Episode #142 “Botcon 2016 Part 3: The Last One“ 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. Did - Read More

Twincast / Podcast Episode #141 "Botcon 2016 Part 2: Homers"

Twincast / Podcast Episode #141 "Botcon 2016 Part 2: Homers"

Posted April 18th, 2016 at 8:51pm by Tigertrack - 21,062 views

Welcome to part two of the Seibertron.com Twincast/Podcast's coverage of Botcon 2016. This episode stars 'the Michiganders who stayed at home', RodimusConvoy13 and Tigertrack. We discuss our reactions to the images of the Botcon attendee exclusives and the reveals at the annual big Botcon Hasbro panel. Speaking of Hasbro, this interview also features an on-site interview with members of the Hasbro Transfomers brand team! Episode #141 “Botcon 2016 Part 2: Homers“ is available directly and - Read More

Twincast / Podcast Episode #140 "Botcon 2016 Part 1: Eastbound and Down"

Twincast / Podcast Episode #140 "Botcon 2016 Part 1: Eastbound and Down"

Posted April 18th, 2016 at 8:50pm by Seibertron - 20,873 views

Botcon 2016 weekend has come and gone, and the Seibertron.com Twincast is proud to present the first of three episodes of material recorded during our convention adventures. Part 1 is all about the road trip, with recordings from the Twincast crew while driving to Louisville. Episode #140 “Botcon 2016 Part 1: Eastbound and Down“ 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. Your Botcon - Read More

Hasbro and Sony Transformers 'ROLL OUT' Album - Behind Elle Rae's Into the Fire and Music Video

Hasbro and Sony Transformers 'ROLL OUT' Album - Behind Elle Rae's Into the Fire and Music Video

Posted April 18th, 2016 at 9:09am by Dr Va'al - 9,943 views

After the release of the Hasbro Studios and Sony Music album Roll Out, in which bands were asked to contribute Transformers-inspired music, artist Lisa Harriton - front of the Elle Rae band - spoke to online music magazine Roland for some behind the scenes stuff. Check it out here, and a snippet and the music video for the track embedded below! What came first, the lyrics or the music? Lisa: The music actually came first for this one. I was borrowing a baritone guitar from a friend, and I - Read More

#Botcon 2016 New Video: David Kaye Hall of Fame Acceptance Speech "20 Years Predacons"

#Botcon 2016 New Video: David Kaye Hall of Fame Acceptance Speech "20 Years Predacons"

Posted April 15th, 2016 at 4:54pm by Dr Va'al - 20,483 views

Rounding off some of the last strands of BotCon 2016 news, from Louisville, KY, Seibertron.com is happy to add another video to its YouTube channel, to accompany the Stan Bush/Vince DiCola performance and Hall of Fame ceremony from the Friday night, as seen here. The new video shows voice actor David Kaye accepting his award, as he ranges through a number of characters that enabled him to receive it. Check it out - Read More

Hasbro and Sony Transformers Inspired Album "ROLL OUT" Now Released

Hasbro and Sony Transformers Inspired Album "ROLL OUT" Now Released

Posted April 15th, 2016 at 11:25am by Dr Va'al - 10,287 views

After months of slow releases and teasers, the Hasbro Studios and Sony Music collaboration - resulting in the Roll Out Transformers-inspired album - has finally been released today! To accompany it, we have a full press release from Hasbro directly, detailing more about the project and the artists involved, which you can read below. Enjoy listening, and let us know what you think of the genres sampled in the Energon Pub! Hasbro Studios and Sony Music Entertainment Release - Read More

Transformers: Earth Wars Wallpaper Round-Up

Transformers: Earth Wars Wallpaper Round-Up

Posted April 14th, 2016 at 10:41am by carytheone - 13,840 views

The fun folks over at the Transformers: Earth Wars Facebook page have posted some new Autobot wallpapers in anticipation for the upcoming Hasbro-Backflip-SpaceApe mobile game game. You can download any of the wallpapers mirrored below or by visiting their Facebook page. PC Desktop Wallpaper 16:9 PC Desktop Wallpaper 4:3 Mobile Wallpaper These and more fun photos like the Insecticon getting repaired below can be found in the photo section of their Facebook - Read More

#Botcon2016: Gallery of Hall of Fame Inductees Judd Nelson + David Kaye plus Stan Bush + Vince DiCola Concert

#Botcon2016: Gallery of Hall of Fame Inductees Judd Nelson + David Kaye plus Stan Bush + Vince DiCola Concert

Posted April 13th, 2016 at 11:04pm by D-Maximus_Primal - 12,435 views

Just when you thought we were done with Botcon 2016, well ...... you were wrong! Fresh into the Seibertron.com galleries we are excited to bring to you our latest gallery: The Hall of Fame with inductees Judd Nelson and David Kaye and the Stan Bush/Vince Dicola Concert! Some of the images have been mirrored below, but you can head on over to the full gallery, which can be found here! Check it all out, and let us know what you think in the comments section below. And as always stay tuned to - Read More

Robert J Walsh Remastering Transformers G1 Musical Scores

Robert J Walsh Remastering Transformers G1 Musical Scores

Posted April 12th, 2016 at 2:49pm by william-james88 - 16,133 views

Allspark got a word with composer Robert J Walsh, who stated that he is curently working on remastering the scores for the 80s television shows of Hasbro properties. Here is what he said: I am working on the remastering now, and Hasbro and I are excited and looking forward to the releases of Transformers, G.I. Joe My Little Pony, series and movie, as well as Jem & the Holograms – starting around 1983 through 1988 or so. The original master tapes were in great condition, and I plan on - Read More

STARSCREAM plays TRANSFORMERS: EARTH WARS

STARSCREAM plays TRANSFORMERS: EARTH WARS

Posted April 11th, 2016 at 6:25pm by jON3.0 - 22,593 views

Produced in collaboration with Space Ape Games, a new Imitation Gaming video from our own professional voice actor - the Epic Voice of Honest Trailers - Jon Bailey! Check out some hilariously entertaining gameplay of the new Earth Wars mobile - Read More

Transformers: Robots in Disguise: Bring Transformers to Life

Transformers: Robots in Disguise: Bring Transformers to Life

Posted April 11th, 2016 at 12:01pm by D-Maximus_Primal - 20,739 views

Thanks to a new Amazon.com listing, we now have information regarding a new game and book based on the Transformers: Robots in Disguise cartoom titled Bring Transformers to Life. The game is meant for smart phones and tablets and the information contained in the listing can be found below. Both the game and the book are scheduled for release November 1st of this year for $14.95 for the book and the game is free for iOS and Android users. Check it out, and let us know what you think in the - Read More

#Botcon2016 Transformers Hall of Fame Ceremony and Fan Poll Results

#Botcon2016 Transformers Hall of Fame Ceremony and Fan Poll Results

Posted April 10th, 2016 at 9:07am by william-james88 - 26,082 views

The Transformers Hall of Fame ceremony was held at Botcon 2016 where Judd Nelson and David Kaye were inducted into the Hall of Fame. Pictures are below. They also revealed who won the fan poll: Favourite Character: Optimus Primal Underrated Character: Cosmos Musical Act: Weird - Read More

#Botcon2016 Limited Transformers The Movie LPs available at Concert

#Botcon2016 Limited Transformers The Movie LPs available at Concert

Posted April 09th, 2016 at 3:48pm by william-james88 - 25,041 views

Anyone going to Botcon is pretty lucky but last night, there were a few special 100 who were extra lucky. At the Stan Bush and Vince Dicola concert, 100 limited edition Transformers The Movie LPs were available. Our own xRotorstormx got herself a copy and took some images to show us. - Read More

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Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #142 - Botcon 2016 Part 3: The Last One
Twincast / Podcast #142:
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