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

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #138 "#^@!( Off Megatron"
Date: Sunday, March 20th 2016 9:34pm CDT
Categories: Site News, Media, Podcast
Posted by: Razorclaw0000

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After our monster New York Toy Fair Episode, we took a break from the toys to bring you an all Comics, TV, and Games episode of the Seibertron.com Twincast / Podcast! Hosted by ScottyP, this episode also includes Seibertron, Razorclaw0000, and recurring special guest star, Starscream/Paul from Ript Apparel.

Episode #138 "#^@!( Off Megatron" 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.

After a brief catch up, we took a hard look at episodes 3, 4, and 5 as part of Beast Wars 20th Anniversary Rewatch. First up, we dive into the Cheetor-heavy episode, "The Web". At least one of us on the show got to watch this episode with Kup in 1996 and will tell you all what that was like!

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


Next up, we dive into the - bear with us - Cheetor-heavy episode, "Equal Measures".

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


In our final Beast Wars re-watch episode for this show, we tackle the first big "world building" episode, "Chain of Command".

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


With Beast Wars tackled, we turn our attention comics - wishing the teams at IDW a heartfelt congratulations on Transformers #50 and More Than Meets The Eye #50. For the spoiler-heavy discussion to follow, we discuss some of the revelations, future directions for both comics, and reflect on how the books have evolved over the last few years. You can also check out Dr Va'al's excellent reviews of More Than Meets The Eye #50 and Transformers #50 to go with the discussion. If you're a trade-paperback only reader, you'll want to jump to about the one hour and twenty-five minute mark to avoid being completely spoiled in regards to these issues.

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


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


After this, it's the return, for a while, of toy talk as we look at the upcoming Takara Masterpiece Delta Magnus as well as recent releases Hot Rodimus and (in a bit of playing catch-up) Ironhide. Tune in to hear what we think of these latest attempts to create definitive toys of these Generation One characters.



Recent news has revealed that the Transformers Collectors' Club and Botcon, as we know them in their current forms, will end as of this year. The Twincast team shares their thoughts on these developments within.



In our last discussion of the night, we bid farewell to Transformers: Battle Tactics and welcome in Transformers: Earth Wars from Space Ape.



To close out the show, we have a few "bragging" rights. Following up on News Crew Member william-james88's Top 10 Worst Transformer Toys of All Time, the cast shares some of the guilty pleasures or shameful holdouts in their collection. What awful toys lurk on each of our shelves?

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


Don't forget, the show only gets better if you tell us how. Drop us a review on iTunes and be sure to tell us what you love, what you hate, and what you want to hear!

Not on the show to give your take? Probably not, so don't forget to keep the discussion going on the Seibertron.com Energon Pub Forums by simply replying to this post!

Got a question for the Twincast? We take all of them, we just don't take them all seriously! Leave a question in the Ask the Twincast thread and, if it makes the cut, it may get read and answered on the show.

Twincast / Podcast Episode #137 "Toy Fair 2016" #HasbroToyFair #TFNY

Date: Friday, February 19th 2016 10:52am CST
Categories: Site News, Event News, Media, Podcast
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Welcome to the latest edition of the Seibertron.com Twincast / Podcast! This episode features your host, ScottyP along with Counterpunch, Megatronus, Rotorstorm, and Tigertrack! Sit down, tune in, and enjoy as we discuss all the latest news, toys, comics and more.

Episode #137 "The St. Valentine's Day Toy Fair" 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.

Even though it's Valentine's Day weekend, we are excited that Toy Fair is finally here! (P.S. thank you to all our significant others for taking a little time away to talk about Transformers for 2 hours ;) )

Our very own Seibertron is in the thick of the excitement in New York City and will be updating us throughout the night with new photos and videos. Even though over the last few months we have seen many images leaked for the upcoming Titans Return line, we are still keeping our fingers crossed for some new and exciting figures.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast #137 "Toy Fair 2016"

First up, in all his glory, we'll discuss the new images of Titans Returns Fortress Maximus and the clever way in which he was revealed.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast #137 "Toy Fair 2016"

(Head On, Apply Directly To the Forehead)


So many pictures, so little time! As we take a moment to paruse the amazing photos coming in to the Seibertron Galleries, the Twincast discusses some figures that were teased prior to Toy Fair but left us feeling unsatisfied, until now. Powermaster Prime, Wheelie, Blurr and Scourge made their "in the plastic" appearance and you'll have to tune in to hear what we think of these updated characters.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast #137 "Toy Fair 2016"


It wouldn't be Toy Fair without the reveal of a new Platinum Edition set, right? Well this time, in celebration of the 30th anniversary of The Transformers: The Movie, this year's (K*Mart exclusive :( ) is Cyclonus, Scourge, and a Sweep! Do we need another Cyclonus? Oh wow, is that Devcon from Botcon? Listen in as we get this early impression a bit wrong.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast #137 "Toy Fair 2016"


Of course, we can forget about this lovely ray of sunshine, Sentinel "Not Ginrai" Prime:

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast #137 "Toy Fair 2016"

(Ouch, my eyes!)


We decide to step away from the Titans Return line and focus on another line with some pretty neat reveals, Robots in Disguise. With 2016 being the anniversary of Beast Wars, and no official announcement from Hasbro that they are planning new figures - does the newly revealed Scorponok toy show that they might just be teasing us?

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast #137 "Toy Fair 2016"


Another interesting Platinum set has also been revealed, a Robots in Disguise Grimlock and Bumblebee set. We're excited to have another opportunity at Takara's Battle Grimlock retooling, and of course, another Bumblebee "Supreme Mode" deco for our swarms.
Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast #137 "Toy Fair 2016"


Then the conversation just gets depressing, in terms of sports anyway. Panthers, you had one job.

After that short off-topic interlude, we try and figure out what is up with Windblade all of a sudden?

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast #137 "Toy Fair 2016"
This girl had some work done.


Thanks to Toy Fair, we've finally been shown a more accurate version of the fan built bot Victorion. Does this new image change our minds on her? Guess you'll have to tune in to find out.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast #137 "Toy Fair 2016"
This one did too, and she looks a bit better.


In celebrate of the 20th Anniversary of Beast Wars, we continue on with our special segment on rewatching the television show. In this episode, we'll discuss our thoughts on episode 2, the simply titled "Beast Wars: Part 2".
Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast #137 "Toy Fair 2016"
Prepare to see this image in our posts a lot this year!


We finish up tonight's episode, in celebration (man another celebration? Geez) of Valentine's Day, with a question that we are sure everyone has had to deal with.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast #137 "Toy Fair 2016"
I can feel my heart beat fast-errrrrrrrr


Well, that wraps things up for another episode! We really hope you enjoyed listening.

Don't forget, the show only gets better if you tell us how. Drop us a review on iTunes and be sure to tell us what you love, what you hate, and what you want to hear!

Not on the show to give your take? Probably not, so don't forget to keep the discussion going on the Seibertron.com Energon Pub Forums by simply replying to this post!

Got a question for the Twincast? We take all of them, we just don't take them all seriously! Leave a question in the Ask the Twincast thread and, if it makes the cut, it may get read and answered on the show.

Transformers: Robots In Disguise Season 2 Trailer

Date: Sunday, February 14th 2016 10:51am CST
Categories: Cartoon News, Media
Posted by: Dr Va'al | Credit(s): LA Times

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Thanks to Twincaster podcaster ScottyP, we have an update on season 2 of Transformers: Robots in Disguise - which was just announced at Toy Fair as airing on February 20th - with a trailer on the LA Times Hero Complex that replaces the teaser from a while back. The video can only be viewed here, for now, but we've included screenshots of some of the new characters (mainly Decepticons) shown in the trailer!

Check out this exclusive look at the new season, "Transformers: Robots in Disguise," the Transformers cartoon series.

The new season from Hasbro Productions puts Autobot against Autobot as Optimus Prime's authority. The Decepticons and Steeljaw are back. For those of you unaware of who or what Steeljaw is, he's the Transformer who also sort of looks like a wolf puppy.

Now, Bumblebee has to form his own group of hero robot aliens (called Team Bee) made up of Grimlock, Sideswipe, Strongarm, Fixit, Windblade and Drift.

Also in the mix is a Dinobot. The new season will premiere Feb. 20.


Transformers News: Transformers: Robots In Disguise Season 2 Trailer

Transformers News: Transformers: Robots In Disguise Season 2 Trailer

Transformers News: Transformers: Robots In Disguise Season 2 Trailer

Transformers News: Transformers: Robots In Disguise Season 2 Trailer

Toy Fair New York 2016 Coverage - Hasbro Webcast

Date: Saturday, February 13th 2016 1:10pm CST
Categories: Toy News, Event News, Company News, Media
Posted by: Dr Va'al | Credit(s): Hasbro

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While Seibertron.com was on its way to New York and the Javits Centre (and something slipped in the internet cracks), Toy Fair 2016 has already started for Hasbro and the Transformers brand! Tuning in to the investors webcast, we have collated below all of the relevant information for fans of the giant robot franchise, including all the relevant images from the presentation shown during the event.

Note: Opinions and statements expressed during webcast may not result in actual results. Photography not allowed.

First speaker is Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner, repeating some of the information covered in the interview given in the past couple of days. Overall, good franchise revenues, despite Transformers decline.

Hasbro is intent on building on digital gaming - venturing for the first time into mobile gaming with Backflip’s Transformers: Earth Wars. More below.

Paramount: Michael Bay and Mark Wahlberg are confirmed as returning for Transformers 5, which is set to be released on June 23rd 2017. No images, but more on all this below.
Multi-brand universe with Allspark Pictures: Micronauts, G.I. Joe, ROM the SpaceKnight, M.A.S.K., Visionaries.

Transformers News: Toy Fair New York 2016 Coverage - Hasbro Webcast


Deb Thomas CFO - General investor and economy information.

John Frascotti - Hasbro Brands
The biggest share is among 12-17 year olds, but Hasbro also dedicated to special collections in the form of Star Wars Black Series, Marvel Legends, Transformers Generations, with the intention of connecting multiple generations of fans.
China Transformers Live show mentioned (more later)
Big focus was placed on the ‘modern fan survey’: identifying consumers from casual fan to superfan. Entertainment and storytelling are recognised as being crucial to the brands, fandom is not just about collecting the action figures.

Transformers News: Toy Fair New York 2016 Coverage - Hasbro Webcast


Fans want to meaningfully participate - they feel a sense of ownership, loyalty, willingness to co-create, give feedback, participate in fan votes
Machinima Combiner Wars series mentioned, ‘short form entertainment’.

Transformers News: Toy Fair New York 2016 Coverage - Hasbro Webcast


Digital Gaming - As above, big focus for future Hasbro strategies.
Social Reward trend driving gaming (2bn gamers in the world!)
Gaming, competing, sharing - particularly excited for the new Backflip partnership: Transformers Earth Wars.

Transformers News: Toy Fair New York 2016 Coverage - Hasbro Webcast

Transformers News: Toy Fair New York 2016 Coverage - Hasbro Webcast


Transformers - Tom Warner and Jared Wade
Rich history of the brand, ‘but we’re just getting started’.
Fans are acknowledged and recognised as crucial to the brand (30% of all consumers), and they make no distinction between movie year or non-movie year: 2015 proved that.
Trypticon, the fan-vote poll winner, will be featuring in comic series, digital series, and of course, as a toy.
Transformers are expanding online presence to Instagram, Snapchat, Weibo - and we can expect more convention presence from Hasbro around the world.
Entertainment expansion: Live show in Las Vegas, Roll Out album, IDW Publishing (150+ stories planned for 2016 already).
A brief segment on trend and licensed apparel, fashion week, more clothing and accessories to be seen.
Hasbro is meaning to expand global reach, with a specific focus on China in 2016, as they establish a new blueprint - which includes the CybertronCon presence and the live show.

Entertainment focusing on multiple age brackets (yet somehow still insisting on it being all just for male fans):
Rescue Bots: Season 4 (longest running animated show for Transformers!), new theme (Race to the Rescue), new Rescue Bot Quickshadow.
Robots in Disguise: Season 2 airs in March on Cartoon Network - re-introducing the Mini-COn Weaponizers theme and gimmick. They show Power Surge Optimus Prime and NAME, which has four modes of play, automorph with minicon interaction.
Older fans: Machinima animated series, 8 episodes, 7 minutes each - Windblade’s perspective, Starscream has Enigma of Combination, fan-built first female combiner Victorion (as overwhelmingly requested by fans) will also appear in series. It sounds like the story is very close to the IDW version.
Backflip - Transformers: Earth Wars is the first part of Prime Wars trilogy.
In Fall 2016, we will have Titans Return, the second part of Prime Wars trilogy, that starts where the story of Earth Wars ends, but with a specific toy line. They point out that Titan Masters figures are compatible across entire line, and Fort Max is in showroom at Toy Fair.
[Video shown in room, not via link]

As for the cinematic universe, they reiterate the importance of the writers’ room at Paramount, and confirm Transformers 5 release on 23rd June 2017. They also revealed a Bumblebee spin-off movie for 2018, and the next movie in the main series to appear in 2019. Deadline seem to be confused about this. I’d rather trust Hasbro on that matter.


Transformers News: Toy Fair New York 2016 Coverage - Hasbro Webcast

Transformers News: Toy Fair New York 2016 Coverage - Hasbro Webcast

Transformers News: Toy Fair New York 2016 Coverage - Hasbro Webcast

Transformers News: Toy Fair New York 2016 Coverage - Hasbro Webcast

Transformers News: Toy Fair New York 2016 Coverage - Hasbro Webcast

Transformers News: Toy Fair New York 2016 Coverage - Hasbro Webcast

Transformers News: Toy Fair New York 2016 Coverage - Hasbro Webcast

Transformers News: Toy Fair New York 2016 Coverage - Hasbro Webcast

Transformers News: Toy Fair New York 2016 Coverage - Hasbro Webcast

Transformers News: Toy Fair New York 2016 Coverage - Hasbro Webcast

Transformers News: Toy Fair New York 2016 Coverage - Hasbro Webcast

Transformers News: Toy Fair New York 2016 Coverage - Hasbro Webcast

Transformers News: Toy Fair New York 2016 Coverage - Hasbro Webcast

Transformers News: Toy Fair New York 2016 Coverage - Hasbro Webcast

Transformers News: Toy Fair New York 2016 Coverage - Hasbro Webcast

Transformers News: Toy Fair New York 2016 Coverage - Hasbro Webcast

Transformers News: Toy Fair New York 2016 Coverage - Hasbro Webcast




That’s all for now! Stay tuned to Seibertron.com as we bring you updates throughout the whole weekend, including in person galleries, thoughts and more!

Twincast / Podcast Episode #136 "The Gathering"

Date: Thursday, February 4th 2016 6:12pm CST
Categories: Site News, Media, Podcast
Posted by: ScottyP

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Welcome to the latest episode of the Seibertron.com Twincast / Podcast. This episode comes at you maximized with host Scotty P, plus reliable shipmates Megatronus, RodimusConvoy13, Rotorstorm, and Tigertrack.

Episode #136 "The Gathering" 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 once again get warmed up by taking a look at some of your listener questions, and this gets started out by a pressing, sticky issue from News Staff member WilliamJames88. Hopefully this one turns out with a level orientation.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #136 "The Gathering"
Half measures


SillySpringer keeps us rolling with a question about brick and mortar retail. The cast discusses their frequent hunting spots, and we also try to take a quick look ahead at the spring retail season to come.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #136 "The Gathering"
Reveal the Shtore. For the hunting. What?


Longtime friend of the show Sabrblade offers up our next question. This question is best digested with full context, so to get that, be sure to not only check out our last episode, "The Road to Multiverse" if you haven't already, but read through the discussion that followed! Oh, and yes, you can certainly keep it going if you'd like.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #136 "The Gathering"
Fiction leads to enabling. Enabling leads to toys. Toys lead to suffering FUN.


Talk then shifts to current events a bit, and things start to get beastly with our thoughts on Sins of the Wreckers Issue 3. What mad theories await, and which of them makes a certain host's expectations of delayed gratification even more painful? Tune in to hear some fun thoughts about the series and this issue while we patiently await the conclusion.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #136 "The Gathering"
You mean you didn't read Spotlight: Springer: Origin Backstory Journey Formation? Wait a minute...


The beasts take a back seat (mostly) for just a moment, as we wrap up current events chatter by taking a look at the continuing saga of Titans Returns leaks. With Toy Fair just around the corner, what surprises may still be in store?

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #136 "The Gathering"
Chokon Power! Wait a minute...


After this, it's time for a new segment: a "Pick One" throwdown! This episode's clash is between Combiner Wars Bruticus and Combiner Wars Superion, and each cast member can pick which of these they prefer and use any version to justify it. A surprisingly specific example leads to a winner, and if you'd like to go ahead and spoil it, check out the amazing Seibertron.com Gallery of the consensus pick here.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #136 "The Gathering"
Which bot will win the Rumble and head to Wrestlemania to face HHH? Wait a minute...


DAWN OF THE RE-WATCH! For the 20th Anniversary of Beast Wars, which is now upon us, the cast embarks on the Axalon for a re-watch of the Beast Wars TV series - or at least the first episode. Join us on a march down memory lane, as we experience the first skirmish of the Beast Wars once again. Be sure to let us know your thoughts on this segment, because it might be sticking around for quite a while. If you'd like to follow along, don't forget that Shout! Factory's DVD set of the series is still available at a great price.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #136 "The Gathering"
Look, Laser Discs might be an old format, but isn't this a bit exaggerated?


The show isn't quite over after that, as we then take a gander at some of our favorite board topics from the past few weeks. Follow along as we check out each podcasters pick:

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #136 "The Gathering"
I'm flippin' burgers while you flippin' copies!


That wraps up another episode, we sincerely hope you enjoyed the show.

Don't forget, the show only gets better if you tell us how. Drop us a review on iTunes and be sure to tell us what you love, what you hate, and what you want to hear!

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Twincast / Podcast Episode #129 "Nick Roche Talks Sins of the Wreckers"

Date: Tuesday, October 27th 2015 6:01pm CDT
Categories: Site News, People News, Media, Interviews, Podcast
Posted by: ScottyP

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Welcome to the latest episode of the Seibertron.com Twincast / Podcast. This special episode has Scotty P and Seibertron's News Administrator Va'al chatting with IDW Transformers comic author Nick Roche.

Episode #129 "Nick Roche Talks Sins of the Wreckers" 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.

Yes, you read right, this episode is all about the upcoming Transformers: Sins of the Wreckers from IDW Comics, and the author himself joins us to talk about the book and what it might bring readers. First up though, we'll tackle the truly hard questions about hotels and hard "ch" sounds.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #129 "Nick Roche Talks Sins of the Wreckers"
Every interview and article with him uses this photo and it's really old but it's a good stock photo and we have to keep the joke alive.


The conception of the book is discussed next, as we learn what might have been in the past had this book come sooner. Why is it coming out now, and how heavy do our expectations weigh on its creator? Answers lie within the show, but we can go ahead and tell you that after this segment, you'll want to pretend it was good even if it turns out otherwise.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #129 "Nick Roche Talks Sins of the Wreckers"
It was always destiny.


You may have noticed some familiar characters from other IDW Transformers titles in both previews, covers, and solicitations for Sins of the Wreckers. Nick lets us know what books you should read before, what books you should read during, and even sheds some light on how toys relate to IDW's plans.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #129 "Nick Roche Talks Sins of the Wreckers"
Could've left off this black paint if it weren't for con exclusives.


Stakeout, Kup, and Wreckerleaks take center stage next. Why is Stakeout involved, and what might he have been doing all this time in the background? What's a "Wreckerleak" anyway? Does this megalomaniac author have any remorse for the torture of Kup? Find out these answers, plus what Prowl may or may not know already. Whatever you do, be sure to brush up on the IDW iteration of Kup before the release of Sins of the Wreckers.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #129 "Nick Roche Talks Sins of the Wreckers"
You mean you didn't read Spotlight: Kup?


It's well known already that one of the most popular human characters from IDW Transformers will make an appearance once again in Roche's upcoming mini-series. Will Verity die? Like he could tell us now if we asked! You will find out more about her involvement, as well as Roadbuster's appearance, Whirl's lack of one, and even a bit about the color work on the book set to come our way from the one and only Josh Burcham.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #129 "Nick Roche Talks Sins of the Wreckers"
All her fault? Basically, yeah. Maybe Prowl's too.


The mood of the landscapes in the book comes into play next in our discussion. Everything goes well until John Barber out-Christmases us, so then we just play sing-along with The Audio Knights Theatre and the interview ends. Only one of the things in this paragraphs actually happens, but tuning in will explain the insanity of the rest of it!

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #129 "Nick Roche Talks Sins of the Wreckers"
The last metroid is in captivity. The galaxy, is at peace.


The Transformers talk starts to wind down, but before we leave it, we ask Nick about his chance to write one of IDW's most complex characters: Arcee. Did he want her around for a reason, or was this just happenstance due to events in other books? Or is it really just a case of picking up Mr. Barber's daughter for the dance? Unlike the last paragraph of this post, the questions posed here do get answered in the show.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #129 "Nick Roche Talks Sins of the Wreckers"


We finish out by finding out how you can get the book, as well as who might just have given the first issue a "thumbs up" without bribery being involved.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #129 "Nick Roche Talks Sins of the Wreckers"
Fairly sure this wasn't related to this. Fairly.


Oh, and there's even a little talk of the incredible Monster Motors mini-series that Mr. Roche collaborated on with Brian Lynch. Look out world, the Motors are eyeballing heading to an independent theater in limited distribution just like one of Lynch's other art house productions.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #129 "Nick Roche Talks Sins of the Wreckers"
There are no Transformers in this book, ok?


Our very grateful "Thank You!" to Nick Roche for taking the time out and appearing on this episode with us. We hope you enjoy the show, and be sure to pick up Sins of the Wreckers from IDW Publishing this November. The Twincast will return in a couple weeks with more of our regularly scheduled programming, and you can be certain more comic book talk will follow then.

Don't forget, the show only gets better if you tell us how. Drop us a review on iTunes and be sure to tell us what you love, what you hate, and what you want to hear!

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Got a question for the Twincast? We take all of them, we just don't take them all seriously! Leave a question in the Ask the Twincast thread and, if it makes the cut, it may get read and answered on the show.

NYCC 2015 - Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars Details

Date: Friday, October 9th 2015 8:20am CDT
Categories: Cartoon News, Comic Book News, Event News, Media
Posted by: Dr Va'al

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During the Hasbro panel at NYCC2015, of which you can see our gallery here, Machinima and IDW took the stage to give some further detail on the upcoming animated series for Combiner Wars. The biggest selling point for the Seibertron.com team is that it will be a Japanese anime-style series, with a focus more on the adult side of the fan base. No artwork or trailers were shown in slightest, and we expect all of the missing information to be revealed at the next Toy Fair. In the meantime, check it out embedded below!



Some highlights:

  • Main speaker is Eric Calderon, producer on Aeon Flux and Afro Samurai among others; he underwent 'Transformers boot camp' to understand the franchise.
  • Windblade will be the main character/perspective, as was for the comics
  • Not really a children's cartoon, something not really attempted previously
  • Trying to appeal to new and old fans alike
  • The series will be standalone, using previous fiction as sources rather than basis
  • 'Combiners have to fight each other'
  • IDW editor John Barber talks briefly about Titan Returns, and the re-emergence of Sentinel Prime from the IDW continuity
  • Barber, James Roberts and Mairghread Scott will be on writing duties again, creating one overarching story
  • Full updates and news in the IDW panel

Twincast / Podcast Episode #123 "Vroom Vroom Vroom"

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #123 "Vroom Vroom Vroom"
Date: Sunday, August 23rd 2015 9:56am CDT
Categories: Site News, Media, Podcast
Posted by: xRotorstormx

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Views: 28,084

Welcome to the latest edition of the Seibertron.com Twincast / Podcast! This episode features your MC for the evening, ScottyP along with Megatronus, Rotorstorm, and Tigertrack! Sit down, tune in, and enjoy as we discuss all the latest news, toys, comics and more.

Episode #123 "Vroom Vroom Vroom" 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.

Let's jump right in with some discussion on the new Robots in Disguise Deployers and minicons that are hitting store shelves and a neat little commercial that's been spotted. We also take a stroll down memory lane with the history of the minicons. *cue music*

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #123 "Vroom Vroom Vroom"

Clash of the Transformers, sounds like a new movie or video game doesn't it? Welp, it's not! The new Toys R' Us exclusive Robots in Disguise line has started taking over shelves and we'll discuss our thoughts on these new and very interestingly colored figures.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #123 "Vroom Vroom Vroom"

Takara seems to be pulling out all the stops with their new TAV line, which coincides with Robots In Disguise. Case in point, leader Optimus Prime, what makes this figure so fun, guess you'll have to tune in.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #123 "Vroom Vroom Vroom"

Now it's time to dive into some comics. Our comic gurus take on IDW's The Transformers issue #44 which is headed to a comic store near you.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #123 "Vroom Vroom Vroom"
*kermit flail* SPOILERS!

The Transformers Collectors Club's new Transformers / G.I. Joe crossovers are finally available. Marissa Faireborn with Afterbreaker (*cough* Afterburner *cough*) and Old Snake with the advanced stealth B.A.T. duo. The twincast sits down to discuss these interesting sets and whether or not we've decided to add these to our collection. A few of us may need some convincing...

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #123 "Vroom Vroom Vroom"

Ahh glorious, shiny gold plastic. Yup, Transformers Masterpiece G2 Bumblebee has shipped and many of us have him in hand...except some of us have failed to actually open him up. SO is this a masterpiece figure that every G2 enthusiast or masterpiece collector needs? Well, you'll have to tune in to find out what we think of this little gold bug.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #123 "Vroom Vroom Vroom"

Of course, we finish up this episode with a round of bragging rights.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #123 "Vroom Vroom Vroom"

Well, that wraps things up for another episode! We really hope you enjoyed listening.

Don't forget, the show only gets better if you tell us how. Drop us a review on iTunes and be sure to tell us what you love, what you hate, and what you want to hear!

Not on the show to give your take? Probably not, so don't forget to keep the discussion going on the Seibertron.com Energon Pub Forums by simply replying to this post!

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Twincast / Podcast Episode #115 Nenemis Prime

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #115 Nenemis Prime
Date: Wednesday, April 29th 2015 10:12am CDT
Categories: Site News, Media, Podcast
Posted by: megatronus

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Welcome to the latest episode of the Seibertron.com Twincast / Podcast! This episode features your upstanding host RodimusConvoy13, version two-point-oh Jon3.0, the very metal xRotorstormx, and dark horse Megatronus, who may or may not have ghost written this very post!

Episode #115 "Nenemis Prime" 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.

Today's a toy-centric Twincast, folks, and the crew is ready to tackle the rush of Transformers reveals coming your way. First we discuss the latest Botcon 2015 Cybertron's Most Wanted box set reveals: Battletrap, Shattered Glass Stepper, and... DOTM Megatron? The Twincast crew discusses Duocons, mirror universes, and the divisive first release of the Arms Microns Breakdown mold in the US, which is captured in a stunning gallery by our very own Seibertron. Which of these figures are we most excited about? Well, you'll just have to listen to find out.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #115 Nenemis Prime
It's over, Prime.


But wait, our friends at FunPub aren't done yet. We've once again entered the magical world of crossovers, with a few intriguing new entries on the G.I. Joe side of the ledger: Joe CON exclusive Old Snake and BAT (2 of 'em!) from the PRID deluxe Soundwave mold, and Transformers Collectors Club Marissa Faireborn with "Afterbreaker." Sit back as we discuss the merits of these rather slick crossovers, and the amazing galleries Seibertron photographed for your viewing pleasure.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #115 Nenemis Prime
It's a mug only a mother could love.


Our final exclusive of the evening is dark, evil, and has an oversized meat cleaver as a weapon. Oh, and did I mention he's a combiner? That's right, the Twincast discusses the eHobby exclusive Grand Scourge. Is the Twincast crew picking up this Prime wannabee, or is that gold just a wee, wee bit too much?

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #115 Nenemis Prime
Ha, he said 'wee, wee'...


On to Takara, and their newlineup of figures coming off the assembly line: Transformers Adventure. What's the crew picking up in this assortment of original molds and redecos? What are we leaving behind? What other crazy things can we expect ? We've got our opinions, and folks, you're gonna hear them!

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #115 Nenemis Prime
Excellent execution. Read that as you will.


Takara's Unite Warriors Menasor has been revealed, and these Stunticons' are considerably different from their Hasbro counterparts. In a word: G1 accurate decos. Salivating yet? Well, it's not all good news - the Twincast discusses the tradeoffs, so tune in!

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #115 Nenemis Prime
But... but... where's Offroad?


Who's feeling the rage? Prototype images of MP-26 Road Rage (a retool of the upcoming MP-25 Tracks) have hit the interwebs, and the first female Masterpiece figure features a retooled head, curved thighs, and perhaps more. Bonus: in-package images of Hasbro's Masterpiece Bluestreak have been revealed... but we think you can guess which figure we're more excited about.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #115 Nenemis Prime
Oo-la-la!


Next up: Combiner Wars. Join us for a freewheeling discussion on the Protectobots, Cyclonus, and a few other Combiner Wars figures that have shown up in the Phillipines. How are we liking the looks of these wave 3 figures, and how soon can we expect them, given some of us haven't even found wave 2 yet?

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #115 Nenemis Prime
Just think of the repaint potential!


Finally, on to some non-toy talk - Robots in Disguise has progressed to episodes 3 & 4, and those crewmembers brave enough to watch have some encouragingthings to say about this latest animated adventure!

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #115 Nenemis Prime
He's still got the touch!


Our penultimate topic for this broadcast: A listener question! Seibertron.com member Nemesis Maximo asks the crew about cleaning their dusty figures. How such an innocuous became a source for hilarity is beyond us...

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #115 Nenemis Prime


We finish up the Twincast with some bragging rights. What did everyone get since the last recording?

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #115 Nenemis Prime
Took long enough!


Don't forget, the show only gets better if you tell us how. Drop us a review on iTunes and be sure to tell us what you love, what you hate, and what you want to hear!

Not on the show to give your take? Probably not, so don't forget to keep the discussion going on the Seibertron.com Energon Pub Forums by simply replying to this post!

Got a question for the Twincast? We take all of them, we just don't take them all seriously! Leave a question in the Ask the Twincast thread and, if it makes the cut, it may get read and answered on the show.

Vimeo Teams Up With Hasbro Studios To Bring Complete Hasbro Classic Collection To Vimeo On Demand

Transformers News: Vimeo Teams Up With Hasbro Studios To Bring Complete Hasbro Classic Collection To Vimeo On Demand
Date: Tuesday, April 28th 2015 6:19pm CDT
Categories: Cartoon News, Press Releases, Company News, Media
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Hasbro Classic Transformers: Generation 1 Launches on Vimeo On Demand
Additional Hasbro Titles Including G.I. Joe and Transformers: Rescue Bots Launch Later 2015


See Full Transformers Catalog at Transformers.TV

NEW YORK (April 28, 2015) – Vimeo today announced a collaboration with Hasbro Studios to offer digital collections of classic animation series from the Hasbro Classic Collection, including fan favorites Transformers: Generation 1and Jem – both available now on Vimeo On Demand. Fans of the beloved franchises have the option to buy individual episodes for $2.99, rent for 24-hours for $.99, or purchase the entire series for $40. Additionally, the collaboration will bring hundreds of episodes across 13 Hasbro Studios franchises to Vimeo On Demand through 2015. For the first time, fans of popular animation series like Jem, G.I. Joe, My Little Pony, and Transformers can now own every episode in one organized collection on Vimeo to watch anytime across any device.

Hasbro Studios titles coming to Vimeo On Demand include:

Jem and the Holograms: When Jerrica Benton inherits Starlight Music and Starlight House, a home for foster girls, she also inherits Synergy, a holographic computer designed by her late father to be "the ultimate audiovisual entertainment synthesizer." Using holograms, Synergy helps Jerrica and her pals become Jem and the Holograms, a pop band. They battle other bands, like the Misfits and the Stingers, to keep the Starlight Foundation going -- while keeping Jem's real identity secret! (Available NOW: http://vimeo.com/ondemand/jemandtheholograms?r=seibertron)

The Transformers (Generation One): This iconic 80's TV series, Transformers: Generation 1 introduces audiences to Transformers, sentient robotic beings from Cybertron who crash land on Earth and are divided into two opposing factions, the autobots and decepticons. (Available NOW: Transformers.TV or http://vimeo.com/ondemand/transformersgen1?r=seibertron)

G.I. Joe: Based on the successful toy series by Hasbro, GI Joe is the code name for an elite strike force comprising of personnel from all branches of the United States military. Their primary purpose is to act as a counterforce to the huge terrorist organization called Cobra which is gunning for world domination. (Available May 15, 2015)

My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: In the magical land of Equestria, a kingdom populated only by colorful ponies, TWILIGHT SPARKLE, a studious and slightly reclusive young unicorn intent only on enhancing her magical abilities, has been assigned by her mentor, PRINCESS CELESTIA, a very important task: get your muzzle out of those books and make some friends! In the quaint, fairytale village of PONYVILLE, TWILIGHT SPARKLE meets 5 new ponies, and through funny, offbeat experiences and exciting, enchanted adventures, they teach her about the most powerful magic of all: the magic of friendship! (Available later in 2015)

Transformers: Rescue Bots: Transformers:Rescue Bots follows the adventures of four young Transformers and their human counterparts- a family of emergency responders. HEATWAVE, CHASE, BLADES and BOULDER are tasked by OPTIMUS PRIME to study the ways of humanity and protect mankind on the island of Griffin Rock, a highly advanced hub of technology where anything can happen. Whether it be rampaging Dinobots, volcanoes accidentally brought to life, or floating lobsters, the Rescue Bots will never hesitate to ROLL TO THE RESCUE!

Transformers: Prime: Roll out with all-new adventures starring Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Arcee, and the rest of the heroic Autobots as they battle the evil Decepticons! Now that big bad Megatron has returned to Earth, Team Prime prepares for an epic struggle to save the planet. Meanwhile, the Autobots have to guard Jack, Miko, and Raf, three kids who've accidentally discovered them. Intense drama, heavy metal action, awesome animation--it's all here, bigger and better than ever! (Available later in 2015)

Transformers: Robots in Disguise: When a Cybertronian prison ship crashes on Earth, a new team of Autobots, led by Bumblebee, arrives to protect the planet -- and the galaxy -- from hundreds of escaped Deception fugitives! Following a mysterious message from another dimension, this ragtag band of heroes learns to trust and fight alongside one another, and begins to suspect the crash might not have been an accident -- but only the beginning of a larger, much more sinister plan! (Available later in 2015)

G.I. Joe: Renegades: Branded as renegades for crimes they did not commit, a heroic group of young G.I.s is forced to "turn fugitive" as they battle to clear their names, and expose the evil that is Cobra Industries -- a seemingly benevolent mega-corporation covertly controlled by a rogues gallery intent on creating a New World Order. (Available later in 2015)

Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters: Ray, a 14-year-old who lives with his mom and grandfather, has been recruited by the Duel Masters to study KAIJUDO – “The Way of the Creature.” They chose Ray for his natural talent as a creature tamer and duelist. Along with pals Allie and Gabe, Ray learns to work with the magical creatures… in their world. Each duel he fights yields new experience and allies in both worlds. The Veil, which has divided the two worlds for a thousand years, is crumbling. Hope lies with those who can masters the art of KAIJUDO. (Available later in 2015)

Littlest Pet Shop: Blythe lives in the big city, right above the Littlest Pet Shop, a day-camp for all types of pets. When she discovers she can talk to the animals, it's the beginning of music-filled, zany adventures with her new four-legged friends. (Available later in 2015)

Pound Puppies: In this series, the mission of a team of fearless dogs is to find homes for puppies in need. Their motto is “A pup for every person and a person for every pup.” The Pound Puppies appear to be “average dogs” keeping the humans who are running Shelter 17 in the dark while helping “dog-kind” find loving families. Once you’re a Pound Puppy, you’re always a Pound Puppy. (Available later in 2015)

The Adventures of Chuck & Friends: Chuck is a smart, adventurous, creative, funny dreamer and doer with the world at his wheels! Chuck and his friends push the limits, of their imagination and what they can build and do, with great adventures, which always end with a lesson learned and the kid trucks totally covered in mud! The Adventures of Chuck & Friends is all about rugged action, the thrill of discovery, big adventures, and most of all, having fun with your friends. Turn the key, floor the accelerator, and get your imagination into high gear as we zoom along with Chuck! (Available later in 2015)

B-Daman Crossfire: Riki Ryugasaki is just an ordinary boy who loves mystery and adventure. Then one day he is introduced to a game called "B-Daman" by his friend, Sumi. He gets to choose a B-Daman of his own and picks the blue dragon, Dracyan. When he charges Dracyan, he receives an invitation to a secret tournament called "Crossfire.” (Available later in 2015)

About Vimeo

Vimeo® is the high-quality video platform for creators and their audiences. Vimeo’s mission is to empower and inspire people around the world to create, share and discover videos. Vimeo has over 26M registered members and reaches a global monthly audience of more than 170M. Founded in 2004 and based in New York City, Vimeo, LLC is an operating business of IAC (NASDAQ: IACI).

About Hasbro
Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) is a global company committed to Creating the World’s Best Play Experiences, by leveraging its beloved brands, including LITTLEST PET SHOP, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, MONOPOLY, MY LITTLE PONY, NERF, PLAY-DOH, TRANSFORMERS, and premier partner brands. From toys and games to television programming, motion pictures, digital gaming and a comprehensive lifestyle licensing program, Hasbro fulfills the fundamental need for play and connection for children and families around the world. The Company’s Hasbro Studios creates entertainment brand-driven storytelling across mediums, including television, film and more. Through the company's commitment to corporate social responsibility, including philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to build a safe and sustainable world and to positively impact the lives of millions of children and families every year.

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