Twincast / Podcast Episode #144: "Don't Touch That Dial"

Twincast / Podcast Episode #144: "Don't Touch That Dial"

Don't Touch That Dial! - We begin with our thoughts about what we found most intriguing about the original 80s Transformers cartoon. Later, we discuss a selection of episodes from Beast Wars. Then, each cast member talks about their preferred release schedule for Beast Wars Masterpiece toys, followed by discussion about the recently revealed Masterpiece Inferno figure. The show progresses to a conversation about comics, and the penultimate issues of several important story arcs in Sins of the Wreckers, The Transformers, and More Than Meets The Eye. News of upcoming Japanese releases in the Unite Warriors / Combiner Wars toy line takes center stage, as does the many confirmed and rumored differences between the domestic and overseas releases. The show concludes with bragging rights!
Official Title Announcement - Paramount Transformers: The Last Knight

Official Title Announcement - Paramount Transformers: The Last Knight

Transformers 5: The Last Knight - Ladles and gentlebolts, we have a title for the fifth instalment in the live action Transformers series from Paramount and Hasbro, under Michael Bay's direction: according to a number of sources, including the newly created Instagram account, the new film will be Transformers: The Last Knight!
Twincast / Podcast Episode #143: "The Hangover: Hascon Edition"

Twincast / Podcast Episode #143: "The Hangover: Hascon Edition"

The Hangover: Hascon Edition - We begin with our final thoughts and retrospective of the recently concluded Botcon 2016. Each cast member talks about their most anticipated toy from the upcoming Hasbro Transformers Generations Titans Return toy line. After that, speculation about the potential for a Hascon convention from Hasbro featuring many of their popular brands such as G. I. Joe, My Little Pony, and more comes up. Along with the convention, news of a combined writers room for Hasbro movies also becomes a topic of interest for the show's cast, as they talk about what implications that could have on the Transformers live action movie franchise. The show concludes with some quick hit discussions about Robots in Disguise's second season, rumors of a Takara Masterpiece Inferno Toy, the Combiner Wars animated series, and the upcoming Transformers Earth Wars mobile game.
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.

Character Bios - Transformers: Earth Wars Windblade

Character Bios - Transformers: Earth Wars Windblade

Posted May 23rd, 2016 at 1:58pm by Dr Va'al - 7,517 views

The latest Seibertron.com exclusive character render and bio from the Hasbro/Backflip/Space Ape mobile game Transformers: Earth Wars is none other than the first fan-built character, making her third appearance in a different medium (after comics and cartoon): Windblade! Check out the image and bio below - as we can tell you that the game will finally roll out on June 2nd (or so we're told). Windblade is valiant, dutiful and full of conviction... to a fault.The fault being she can be too - Read More

Character Bios - Transformers: Earth Wars - Slug

Character Bios - Transformers: Earth Wars - Slug

Posted May 18th, 2016 at 3:24pm by carytheone - 13,840 views

It's time for another round of exclusive character art created for Seibertron.com by the Transformers: Earth War art team. This time we've got the fiery tempered Dinobot Slag Slug. Slug Considering he's one of the good 'bots, Slug is as nasty and mean-spirited as they come, and resents everyone from Optimus Prime down.The actual process it takes to build up a fiery (3,000 degrees centigrade plus) blast and reduce an enemy to molten slag is hardly energy-efficient, but he doesn't care. - Read More

Twincast / Podcast Episode #144: "Don't Touch That Dial"

Twincast / Podcast Episode #144: "Don't Touch That Dial"

Posted May 18th, 2016 at 9:04am by megatronus - 13,440 views

Welcome to the latest episode of the Seibertron.com Twincast / Podcast! This episode features your host Megatronus, prodigal host Counterpunch, and one-time host RodimusConvoy13 - listen in as we discuss the latest (with perhaps a lag of 5 days) news, toys, and more. Episode #144 "Don't Touch That Dial" 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 warm up with some casual chat about - Read More

Seibertron Strategizes - Transformers: Earth Wars - Character Walkthrough and Pro-Tip

Seibertron Strategizes - Transformers: Earth Wars - Character Walkthrough and Pro-Tip

Posted May 17th, 2016 at 10:23am by carytheone - 10,624 views

Howdy fellow Seibertronian gamers. Today Seibertron is proud to bring you a couple new Transformers: Earth Wars videos straight from the developers themselves. First up is a Grimlock demo and walkthrough on how to best use the raw power of the raging Dinobot. Next up is a pro-tip video on how to advantage of the gunner class's rocket barrage ability on cluster defenses. If you're interested in getting a head start with a few extra bots when the game goes live, then click here to - Read More

Official Title Announcement - Paramount Transformers: The Last Knight

Official Title Announcement - Paramount Transformers: The Last Knight

Posted May 16th, 2016 at 5:45pm by Dr Va'al - 23,363 views

Ladles and gentlebolts, we have a title for the fifth instalment in the live action Transformers series from Paramount and Hasbro, under Michael Bay's direction: according to a number of sources, including the newly created Instagram account, the new film will be Transformers: The Last Knight Which fits in nicely from where we left with Age of Extinction. Check out the embedded Instagram announcement below, too! Calling all #Autobots: Optimus Prime is ready for battle. Are you? - Read More

Character Bios - Transformers: Earth Wars - Alpha Bravo

Character Bios - Transformers: Earth Wars - Alpha Bravo

Posted May 16th, 2016 at 9:32am by carytheone - 13,349 views

Howdy fellow Seibertronians, we have some exclusive character art created for Seibertron.com by the Transformers: Earth Wars art team to share with you. They've included a character bio along with the artwork. The inaugural character is none other than everyone's favorite news admin's spirit animal, Alpha Bravo! Alpha Bravo Forget speed - that's for others. Alpha Bravo is all about precision and manoeuvrability - his helicopter alt. mode tailor made for getting into tight spots no - Read More

Paramount Transformers 5 Confirms Nickelodeon's Isabela Moner

Paramount Transformers 5 Confirms Nickelodeon's Isabela Moner

Posted May 16th, 2016 at 5:46am by Dr Va'al - 16,135 views

After the rumoured potential casting of Nickelodeon teenage star Isabela Moner, we have confirmation from the actress herself (from last week) on her Twitter account, about her involvement in the next instalment of in the Paramount live action movie Transformers franchise. Check out her short clip and tweet embedded below! I'm gonna be in some movie franchise called #Transformers5 or something? @ParamountMovies robots? pic.twitter.com/FU6KI4dXKG— isabela moner (@isabelamoner) May 12, - Read More

TFSS 5.0 'Life Finds a Way' Prose Story by Matt Frank Now Online

TFSS 5.0 'Life Finds a Way' Prose Story by Matt Frank Now Online

Posted May 13th, 2016 at 2:48pm by Dr Va'al - 16,333 views

The Transformers Collectors' Club envoy to the Seibertron.com Energon Pub TF_JW has just dropped in to let us know that the second TSS 5.0 prose story is now online! Featuring some dino-tastic words, Life Finds A Way is written and illustrated by Matt Frank, with colors by Goncalo Lopez and assists by Paul Hanley. Check it out by following the link - and fun fact: the original Fractyl toy image is directly from the Seibertron.com galleries here! ​5/13/2016 - Of Masters and Mayhem - Read More

Transformers: Earth Wars - New Updates, Additional Reinforcements

Transformers: Earth Wars - New Updates, Additional Reinforcements

Posted May 11th, 2016 at 7:15pm by carytheone - 12,651 views

Howdy fellow Seibertronians, if you're currently playing the Hasbro-Backflip-SpaceApe developed Transformers: Earth Wars mobile game then your in for a treat. New playable Transformers characters and more ways to get your hands on them have been added. We have previously shared a spotlight video of one of the new characters, Windblade. Prove yourself a force to be reckoned with on the battlefield. Collect new 2 Star Crystal Shards and call in additional reinforcements from Cybertron, - Read More

Transformers: Earth Wars Spotlight Video Windblade

Transformers: Earth Wars Spotlight Video Windblade

Posted May 10th, 2016 at 3:55pm by D-Maximus_Primal - 14,891 views

We have a new Transformers: Earth Wars spotlight video to share for the upcoming Hasbro-Backflip-SpaceApe mobile game, this time in the form of Autobot Windblade! The video shows off her transformation as well as battle powers. The video has been mirrored below for you to check out. And don't forget to pre-register for the game - Read More

'Optimus Prime and Me' - The Influence of Transformers

'Optimus Prime and Me' - The Influence of Transformers

Posted May 08th, 2016 at 3:14pm by Dr Va'al - 20,810 views

The internet is full of talk about our favourite transforming robots, and it's always very welcome to see something that differs from criticism of live action movies or complaints about toy distribution. On this auspicious of dates - on May 8th 32 years ago, Marvel released The Transformers issue #1 - Twincaster megatronus points us towards a lovely piece over on The Atlantic, touching on feeling out of place, fitting in, the power of fiction, and change, by Juleyka Lantigua-Williams. For a - Read More

Takara Tomy Transformers Beast Wars 20th Anniversary Images from TransFes2016

Takara Tomy Transformers Beast Wars 20th Anniversary Images from TransFes2016

Posted May 08th, 2016 at 11:19am by Dr Va'al - 25,686 views

As a sort of coda to the posts from TransFes 2016 we have already shared, we have some additional images from the event, courtesy of a number of Twitter users via TFYuki's account. We get some more toys and displays, of course, but also merchandise, posters, box art collections, old toys, and people involved in the franchise too, incljding the Beast Wars Easter celebration/show. Check them out mirrored below! - Read More

Hasbro and Sony Transformers 'ROLL OUT' Album - Exclusive Prime Crosley Turntable

Hasbro and Sony Transformers 'ROLL OUT' Album - Exclusive Prime Crosley Turntable

Posted May 07th, 2016 at 12:58pm by Dr Va'al - 15,263 views

Coming in the aftermath, but not yet afterlife, of the Sony/Hasbro collaboration on the Transformers Roll Out album, we have news of a contest over on the AV Club to win a one-of-a-kind Transformers turntable set with the artwork from the album, as you can see below - check it out! To coincide with the release, artists Jim Harper, Don Fedorko, and John Beck have created a one-of-a-kind Crosley C200 Turntable, featuring the visage of the Transformers’ fearless leader, Optimus Prime, - Read More

Angry Birds Transformers Target 2016 Update

Angry Birds Transformers Target 2016 Update

Posted May 07th, 2016 at 8:46am by william-james88 - 9,047 views

A new update is on its way for Angry Birds Transformers. TFW2005 member Esquilax79 has some screenshots (mirrored below) that show an updated called Target 2016 which states: “Where… when are we? Seek out the targets and buildings whilst collecting energon cubes” There are also blacked out silhouettes of upcoming characters such as the Hotrods. Let us know if you got the app update yet or not and on which - Read More

UPDATE: Unreleased Prince Transformers-themed Album Probably Spoof

UPDATE: Unreleased Prince Transformers-themed Album Probably Spoof

Posted May 06th, 2016 at 6:33am by Dr Va'al - 30,042 views

Today in miscellaneous Transformers news, courtesy of fellow Seibertronian Emerje, we have a really intriguing - if still a little sad - piece of information about late music star Prince. His connection to the comics world is known to all, after his collaboration on the Batman film soundtracks, but it seems that our favourite transforming robots may also have been part of potential repertoire. According to Aux.tv, a whole bunch of unreleased projects by PRince have been uncovered, and among - Read More

Respect the Prime:1986 Revisited Soundtrack For Cancer Charity

Respect the Prime:1986 Revisited Soundtrack For Cancer Charity

Posted May 05th, 2016 at 10:09pm by Hellscream9999 - 15,564 views

Fellow Seibertronians, Jim Semonik - who runs the independent record label Distortion Productions, LLC - has licensed the songs from the 1986 Transformers movie soundtrack, and will be releasing 'Respect the Prime:1986 Revisited' cd. It will be a tribute cd, involving bands from all over the world, to raise money for cancer charity. They will have a table at TFcon Chicago at this point. The write-up can be found quoted below along with the mock-up art for the album, along with a link to - Read More

Transformers: Rescue Bots - Season 4 Episode 9 Summary

Transformers: Rescue Bots - Season 4 Episode 9 Summary

Posted May 05th, 2016 at 3:11am by Dr Va'al - 19,131 views

Thanks to the usual reference site for this sort of thing - Zap2it - we have the synopsis for episode 9 of season 4 of Transformers: Rescue Bots, titled Mayor May Not! You can find the rest of the listings plus engaging discussion in our Rescue Bots thread in the Energon Pub, too, just follow the link. S04, E09 Mayor May Not The town of Griffin Rock gets more than it bargained for, when Chase is elected as the new - Read More

Fantasy Battle Video - Super Power Beatdown Iron Man vs Optimus Prime

Fantasy Battle Video - Super Power Beatdown Iron Man vs Optimus Prime

Posted May 03rd, 2016 at 12:02pm by Dr Va'al - 21,846 views

Every now and then we come across Transformers content on the web that would easily fit in one of the Seibertron.com Energon Pub discussion board sections. To that effect, this recent notification from fellow fan Caelus casts a small spotlight upon the Fantasy Battles area of the boards, sharing the Super Power Beatdown from YouTube channel Bat In the Sun - which features two metal-clad characters: Marvel's Iron Man versus leader of the Autobots Optimus Prime in his live action movie - Read More

Twincast / Podcast Episode #143: "The Hangover: Hascon Edition"

Twincast / Podcast Episode #143: "The Hangover: Hascon Edition"

Posted May 02nd, 2016 at 12:36pm by xRotorstormx - 21,853 views

Welcome to the latest edition of the Seibertron.com Twincast / Podcast! This episode features your host, ScottyP along with Megatronus, Rotorstorm, and Jon3.0! Sit down and relax as we chat our way to recovery. Episode #143 "The Hangover: Hascon Edition" 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. Oh Botcon, has it already been 2 weeks since we bid adieu? Wait, hang on, before we start let - Read More

Transformers: Rescue Bots Jeff Bennett Receives Emmy for Best Performer in Animated Program

Transformers: Rescue Bots Jeff Bennett Receives Emmy for Best Performer in Animated Program

Posted May 01st, 2016 at 10:54am by Dr Va'al - 22,380 views

In other Transformers: Rescue Bots news today, we have the confirmation that voice actor Jeff Bennett - the man behind Huxley Prescott, Mayor Luskey, Deputy Barney, but also Prowl, Ultra Magnus, Captain Fanzone, Angry Archer, Soundwave, Mixmaster in Transformers: Animated, and of course Johnny Bravo - has received the Creative Arts Emmy for Best Performer in an Animated Program. Check out the other nominees in the category below, too! BEST PERFORMER IN AN ANIMATED PROGRAM Danny Jacobs, - Read More

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Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #144 - Don't Touch That Dial
Twincast / Podcast #144:
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