Twincast / Podcast Episode #145 "May Mayhem"

Twincast / Podcast Episode #145 "May Mayhem"

May Mayhem - We start the show with a continuation of our Beast Wars Season 1 rewatch. The Beast Wars fun continues after that as the cast members "draft" characters for a fantasy team of robots in three fun rounds. A critical look at the most recent comics releases follows, with both The Transformers #53 and More Than Meets The Eye #53 in the crosshairs. A special topic about the place of music in the Transformers universe, inspired by the recent Sony Music release of the Roll Out album, continues the show, and this features both a review of the album as well as thoughts on how the cast imagines a Transformers soundtrack should be. May Mayhem kicks into high gear after this, with thoughts and even repair tutorials for the Fan Built Combiner Wars Victorion set. This is followed by the anti-climactic small release of Deluxe Groove and the impact that had this week, and we then wrap up toy discussions by moving into our thoughts about the recently revealed Tokyo Toy Show exclusive Loud Pedal from Takara Tomy. Robots in Disguise's 2nd season finale is discussed as well, along with some thoughts about how the show has progressed since the start. We wrap up with a quick bragging rights segment featuring some unique curio additions to our collections.
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!

Transformers: The Last Knight Marketing Campaign Begins

Transformers: The Last Knight Marketing Campaign Begins

Posted May 28th, 2016 at 7:08am by Dr Va'al - 11,609 views

Fellow Seibertronian Bumblebee21 found the beginning of the marketing campaign from Paramount for Transformers: The Last Knight - starting on Twitter and Instagram - which featured a message in morse code over a United States State Department torn image, with the writing 'File no. 21.63 Date: 10'. The message translates as 'I M COMING FOR YOUHUMANS.MAY31'. What are we to expect from this? Speculate away in the Energon Pub! Something Wicked this Way Comes Something wicked this way - Read More

TFSS 5.0 'Foundation and Wreckage: Deadly Aim' Prose Story Now Online

TFSS 5.0 'Foundation and Wreckage: Deadly Aim' Prose Story Now Online

Posted May 28th, 2016 at 6:15am by Dr Va'al - 9,508 views

Yet another prose story headed our way from the Transformers Collectors' Club, featuring the Wreckage combiner, the Wreckers in this particular side of the universe, and your very own outsiders Offroad and Alpha Bravo - plus new art by Hosono Tomoya and Marcelo Matere with Josh Burcham! Check it all out here and below. TF_JW wrote:Foundation And Wreckage Part 1: Deadly Aim is now online! Learn about the "last" two members of the Wreckers and the team's new ability as they prepare to - Read More

Twincast / Podcast Episode #145 "May Mayhem"

Twincast / Podcast Episode #145 "May Mayhem"

Posted May 26th, 2016 at 10:46pm by ScottyP - 10,722 views

The Seibertron.com Twincast / Podcast returns with all the Mayhem of May. Join Counterpunch, RodimusConvoy13, Rotorstorm, and Scotty P for an episode filled with laughs, drafts, and even a giraffe? Episode #145 “May Mayhem“ 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. The ongoing Beast Wars re-watch kicks off the show as the cast takes a look at Episodes 12 and 13 of the first season. - Read More

Transformers: Rescue Bots Season 4 Trailer

Transformers: Rescue Bots Season 4 Trailer

Posted May 26th, 2016 at 3:38pm by Dr Va'al - 9,789 views

The official Transformers YouTube channel has uploaded a new video - a trailer for Season 4 of Transformers: Rescue Bots! Find out what new mission Optimus Prime has for the gang of Griffin Rock, in the clip embedded below, and let us know what you expect from the new season in the Energon Pub (other than the known episodes, of - Read More

Character Bios - Transformers: Earth Wars Tantrum

Character Bios - Transformers: Earth Wars Tantrum

Posted May 26th, 2016 at 2:48pm by Dr Va'al - 11,166 views

Our latest exclusive artwork content from the folks over at Space Ape - behind the soon-to-be-released Transformers: Earth Wars mobile game - come in the form of one of the Predacons: Tantrum! Read up on his bio in the game below, and check out the sweet render. Tantrum would rather crash right through a problem, then stamp all over it, rather than apply reason or logic. Get in his way, annoy him, or — if you're an Autobot — just exist, and his overheated rage is a sight to see. Steam - Read More

Transformers: The Last Knight Starts Filming in Cuba

Transformers: The Last Knight Starts Filming in Cuba

Posted May 26th, 2016 at 6:43am by Dr Va'al - 11,640 views

Seibertronian moderator Rodimus Prime has kept an eye out for Transformers: The Last Knight news, and found some over on ComingSoon.net - it appears that initial photography has started in Cuba, as we reported would happen not long ago! Find out more here, and below, where we've included Michael Bay's shot of a lime green car - a new Transformer, or just something lying around the location? Production has begun on the upcoming Transformers: The Last Knight and they’ve set up shop in an - Read More

Hasbro Posts Stop Motion Video Announcing Transformers Deluxe Groove Release

Hasbro Posts Stop Motion Video Announcing Transformers Deluxe Groove Release

Posted May 25th, 2016 at 11:10pm by william-james88 - 17,791 views

The rumoured May 24th came and while some online only retailers had Transformers Combiner Wars Groove, the bulk of retailers were no different from the day before, with no Combiner Wars Groove in stock. Hopefully this changes soon and we have some hope from a Facebook post by Hasbro saying that Groove is coming to retailers. No retailers are precised but the fact that this message is coming out now in such a public way, indicates that he could be as available as Quickslinger and Breakneck were - Read More

Transformers: The Last Knight Video Game Trademark Filed

Transformers: The Last Knight Video Game Trademark Filed

Posted May 25th, 2016 at 5:37am by D-Maximus_Primal - 12,903 views

Thanks to fellow staff member Dr. Va'al we have received word that with Transformers: The Last Knight now set to be the 5th live action film's title, Trademarking the name has begun. The newest Trademark to be filed by Hasbro is for a Video Game under the name Transformers: Last Knight (trademarks exclude the word "the"). What this means is that should the trademark be accepted, we can expect a Last Knight video game to be coming out sometime in the near future. Check out the actual trademark - Read More

Comixology Unlimited - Online Comic Subscription Service

Comixology Unlimited - Online Comic Subscription Service

Posted May 24th, 2016 at 5:55pm by carytheone - 10,919 views

Howdy fellow Seibertronians; are you ready to delve into the world of comics, catch-up with the current conversation or just continue your favorite ongoing series? Well the new Comixology Unlimited service may be just what you're looking for. Fellow user Flashwave has pointed us to a ComicBookResources.com article explaining the new service. And of course a wide variety of Transformers comics are included in Unlimted. Highlights are as follows: •Unlimited reading of selected rotating - Read More

Character Bios - Transformers: Earth Wars Windblade

Character Bios - Transformers: Earth Wars Windblade

Posted May 23rd, 2016 at 1:58pm by Dr Va'al - 13,705 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 - 14,687 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 - 15,698 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 - 11,297 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 - 25,380 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 - 14,019 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 - 17,898 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 - 17,170 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 - 13,338 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 - 15,436 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 - 21,356 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

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Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #145 - May Mayhem
Twincast / Podcast #145:
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