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Twincast / Podcast Episode #97 "The B-Side EP"

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #97 "The B-Side EP"
Date: Wednesday, August 6th 2014 11:33am CDT
Categories: Event News, Media, Podcast, Site News
Posted by: ScottyP

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It's time for your Pre-SDCC edition of the Seibertron.com Twincast/Podcast. Join Host Scotty P, Seibertron, and our guest for the evening, pop-up wizard Matthew Reinhart, as we take a look at everything Transformers - from the rare and unreleased B-side EP of Generation 2 to SDCC exclusives to comics and more!

Episode 97 "The B-Side EP" is available directly and in our RSS Feed and should appear on iTunes and Stitcher Radio within 24 to 48 hours of when this news post is visible.

Editor's note: This show was recorded on July 16th and was delayed during Seibertron.com's coverage of the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con. Sorry for the long delay between episodes, loyal listeners!

(6:45)
Insanity on eBay! Some of the rarest Transformers out there have shown up for auction - G2 Menasor and 6 unreleased Generation 2 Go-Bots. Where did these come from? More intriguingly, where could they be going? Tune in to hear our thoughts on this rare "B-Side" of collecting.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #97 "The B-Side EP"
Like the Ark of the Covenant, only way nerdier


(30:37)
We then shift gears ahead 20 years to this year's SDCC Exclusives, specifically the Dinobots playset. Matthew Reinhart, the designer of the pop-up playset of Mt. St. Hillary is here on the show with us to discuss the process of how this came to be and tells us about some really cool easter eggs to look out for! You don't want to miss this.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #97 "The B-Side EP"
"Can we call it a playset? Because that's what I'm doing with it."


(45:31)
The Age of Extinction toy train keeps on rollin' with the apparent reveal of two new Platinum Edition Sets. Is the cast excited for more "collector oriented" sets, or are we ready for some new molds?

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #97 "The B-Side EP"
Yep, don't know what those are, better shadow them.


(58:04)
What's in a page? Plenty, if you ask us. We take a look at the upcoming Official Guide for Masterpiece Transformers and debate the value of books like this in today's internet age.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #97 "The B-Side EP"
Pulp Non-Fiction


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Age of Extinction has now come and been in theaters for awhile. We talk about the Box Office take, success overseas, and pick up some scraps of opinions still left on the table. Join us for this post-mortem look at the latest feature film in the Transformers saga.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #97 "The B-Side EP"
Give me your money or I will kill you.


(1:29:27)
Fear not lovers of the IDW universe, comic talk makes its long overdue return to the Twincast! We catch up on the post-Dark Cybertron issues of More Than Meets The Eye and Robots in Disguise. Listen in to our mid-story arc predictions and reactions to the action thus far.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #97 "The B-Side EP"
This is our secret handshake too



We wrap up the show with a discussion on unofficial Transformers conventions (1:55:25), some Listener Questions (2:06:19), and some Bragging Rights (Spoiler Warning: Club's TFSS 2.0 mystery figure revealed during bragging rights) (2:21:26).

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #97 "The B-Side EP"
At last!



Thanks everyone for listening and we appreciate the continued support! Don't forget, the show only gets better if you tell us how. Drop us a review on iTunes or Stitcher 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.

Interview with Composer Steve Jablonsky: Transformers, Michael Bay, Music, Life

Transformers News: Interview with Composer Steve Jablonsky: Transformers, Michael Bay, Music, Life
Date: Thursday, July 31st 2014 4:49pm CDT
Categories: Interviews, Media, Movie News, People News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): MStarz

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Curious to hear more from the creative mind behind the scores of the Transformers live-action movie franchise, including Age of Extinction, Steve Jablonsky? Look no further: MStarz were able to catch up with the composer to talk about his tastes in music, his formation, his arrival on the music scene and his relationship with director Michael Bay - check out the whole piece here, and a snippet below!

You've worked with filmmaker Michael Bay and his production company, Platinum Dunes, on a number of projects. How involved is he in working with you?

He's very involved. He said to me one time that for him, the sound of his movies is 50% of what he puts out there. He considers it that important. That includes music and sound effects. He wants to hear every cue, he likes to live with it for a little while-which I get, when someone hears a piece of music for the first time and I say, do you like it or not? If I were in his position, I would go "I think I like it. I need to hear it a few more times. Can I hear it again tomorrow?"

He's very involved, not just in sound and music, but he's very involved in every aspect of his films; which I think is why his life is just so crazy because he'll come to me to hear some music and he's always racing off to go to look at the color timing of the picture or to go listen to sound effects. Whatever it is, there are a million things ... he might be more involved than people think. The music to him, he either feels it or he doesn't. He feels the music and he knows it's something working for him. That's how he judges it, and like I said, he wants to hear everything. It's good for me because he pushes me to make it right. There's so much music in these movies, I kind of get lost in these scenes, writing for days and days. He's a good judge of what works, what doesn't and what's boring. It's a good collaboration, I think, that we have at this point.

How much creative freedom do you have?

He gives me all the freedom in the world, which is great. When we started Age of Extinction, the only thing he said to me is that it was a brand new cast; let's treat this as something new. We have three movies worth of music, but let's set it aside and start working on these new ideas. That was it; I just started writing and would send him theme pieces that I was writing. I wasn't even writing to picture yet, I was just writing music inspired by some of the visuals that I had seen in his cutting room. I would just send pieces to him to see what he was responding to. He seemed to be responding to the simpler things. This little piano melody I did and things like this, which is just something I thought would be cool in the movie. It's not something he asked me to do, so he definitely does give me an open canvas to try new things that I think might work. Of course, if he doesn't like it he's gonna say so. If there's something that's not quite right, he will definitely give me general notes. "I like this, you lose me here..." We have a good shorthand now where I can just send him music and he will listen to it when he's in the music mood. He will call me up and tell me if it's good or not. He let's me do what I think is right and we take it from there.

Video Review - SDCC 2014 Exclusive G1 Dinobots Set

Transformers News: Video Review - SDCC 2014 Exclusive G1 Dinobots Set
Date: Wednesday, July 30th 2014 3:15pm CDT
Categories: Event News, Media, Reviews, Toy News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): optibotimus

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Fellow Seibertron.com user and YouTube reviewer optibotimus was able to acquire an exclusive SDCC 2014 G1 Dinobot set, featuring redecos with added chrome paint Age of Extinction Grimlock, Strafe, Slug and Snarl, and posted a video review of the awesome foursome - and the pop-up display by Matthew Reinhart! Check out the shiny goodness in the clip embedded below.


Mr. Potato Head Transformers Mashable Heroes Commercial

Transformers News: Mr. Potato Head Transformers Mashable Heroes Commercial
Date: Wednesday, July 30th 2014 3:12pm CDT
Categories: Media, Toy News
Posted by: El Duque | Credit(s): Play Skool

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Views: 15,070

The official Playskool YouTube channel has uploaded a commercial the Mr. Potato Head Transformers Mashable Heroes, check out the video embedded below:


Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Toy Commercials

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Toy Commercials
Date: Wednesday, July 30th 2014 8:27am CDT
Categories: Media, Movie News, Toy News
Posted by: El Duque | Credit(s): Takara Tomy

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The official Takara Tomy YouTube channel has uploaded a couple of commercials for their Transformers: Lost Age toyline. Check 'em embedded below:




Video Review - Generations Leader Class Jetfire

Transformers News: Video Review - Generations Leader Class Jetfire
Date: Saturday, July 26th 2014 4:27pm CDT
Categories: Media, Reviews, Toy News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Baltmatrix

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Thanks to a tip from fellow Seibertron.com member Fires_Of_Inferno, we get a nice long look, in the form of a video review by YouTube user Baltmatrix, at the upcoming Generations Leader (first of its class) Jetfire - check out the embedded clip below!


Transformers: Universe New Motorbike Characters Swagger and Diabla - Clips and Info

Transformers News: Transformers: Universe New Motorbike Characters Swagger and Diabla - Clips and Info
Date: Friday, July 25th 2014 11:37am CDT
Categories: Game News, Media
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Transformers Universe

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In amidst all the SDCC news, here's a video game piece for those following the developments of the Transformers Universe MOBA - the addition of two new characters, one per faction, and both zooming in on motorbike altmodes: check out Swagger and Diabla here, and take a look at the info and clips below.

The faction war intensifies between the Autobots and Decepticons with the reveal of the latest two warriors, available to recruit in the next game update.

When his mentor left him, Autobot Swagger had to fend for himself and learn how to fight the hard way. This led to an unorthodox style, combining dazzling swordsmanship with high-tech gadgetry. Over-confidence is now this Autobot's weakness, and his biggest challenge is keeping his mouthplate shut. Only under the right command can he stealth like a shinobi, and strike like a samurai! Find out more about him on the video below and his full bio page.



Decepticon Diabla is notoriously corrupt and devious, and an archenemy to the entire Autobot army. Small and unassuming at first glance, enemies that get too close will find their systems failing, their Energon depolarized, and an arm blade planted in their mainframe. Find out more about her on the video below and her full bio page.



Both of these warriors come with a new vehicle form – motorbikes! Feel the increased agility and ease of making a getaway. Keep an eye on Transformers Universe for more warrior intel – and be sure to discuss these two warriors on our forum.

Steve Jablonsky's Transformers: Age of Extinction Maybe Coming to CD, Win a Signed Score Sheet

Transformers News: Steve Jablonsky's Transformers: Age of Extinction Maybe Coming to CD, Win a Signed Score Sheet
Date: Thursday, July 24th 2014 11:09am CDT
Categories: Media, Movie News, People News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Steve Jablonsky

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The kind and talented man that is composer Steve Jablonsky, the mind behind all live-action Transformers movies scores, has posted on his official Facebook page a couple of announcements regarding the Age of Extinction score and some juicy news about his attendance at SDCC 2014! Read on below to find out more about potential upcoming albums, ways to win signed score sheets and even the elusive Transformers (2007) CD set!

Transformers News: Steve Jablonsky's Transformers: Age of Extinction Maybe Coming to CD, Win a Signed Score Sheet


And by the way, for those asking about an Age of Extinction CD release, I am doing everything I can to make it happen. There are a lot of factors that go into a studio's decision whether or not to release physical copies of a movie score. They definitely lean towards digital releases. It's less expensive and that is just the way things are headed now. I have made my argument that there are still a lot of soundtrack fans out there who appreciate holding a real CD in their hands, and appreciate listening to CD quality audio. I am doing everything I can.

I do have some copies of the original TF1 score, I know there are some people who were not able to get a copy before it went out of print. I'll sign a couple of those for this weekend's Comic Con tweet fest Watch out for questions at @jablonsky_steve

Thanks to all of you for the love and support.

Steve


Transformers News: Steve Jablonsky's Transformers: Age of Extinction Maybe Coming to CD, Win a Signed Score Sheet


Heading down to Comic Con today, really looking forward to meeting everyone. I'm bringing some goodies with me to give away after the panel, which gave me an idea for everyone who is not able to attend. I was thinking I might tweet out pictures of Comic Con craziness, seems like a fun way to get more into Twitter. But what if I randomly throw in a Transformers question, and the first person to reply with the right answer will receive a signed score page. Don't worry the questions will be easy

If anyone is interested you'll find me over on Twitter under the name @jablonsky_steve

Hopefully I'll meet some of you in person down in San Diego!

Steve

Hasbro Angry Birds Transformers Optimus Prime Bird Race Set and Energon Racers Pre-Orders

Transformers News: Hasbro Angry Birds Transformers Optimus Prime Bird Race Set and Energon Racers Pre-Orders
Date: Monday, July 21st 2014 4:50am CDT
Categories: Media, Toy News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): TRU

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An update for the Angry Birds Transformers new venture by Hasbro, and it's toys! But not only is it toys -- they transform! Check out below a couple of mirrored images from the Toys'R'Us website, with the Optimus Prime Bird Race Set ($29.99) and Energon Racers Pack ($19.99), both shipping in October. The listing also show the two redesigned faction symbols for the Autobirds and Deceptihogs.

Transformers News: Hasbro Angry Birds Transformers Optimus Prime Bird Race Set and Energon Racers Pre-Orders

Transformers News: Hasbro Angry Birds Transformers Optimus Prime Bird Race Set and Energon Racers Pre-Orders


Build - destroy - win! The Angry Birds Transformers toys put you in charge of your own bird-on-pig battles. And what could be better than high-flying birds and villainous pigs re-imagined as Transformers characters? Use the launchers to send your bird and pig racing down the 35-inch raceway! The loser crashes while the winner gets to change the Optimus Prime bird into a robot! It's easy to take your games online with the Telepods base, which lets you teleport your bird and pig into the Angry Birds Transformers app. Just put one of them on the base and put the base on your device (sold separately) and scan it into the app. Now you can play as that converting pig or bird! It's going to be total destruction in the battle between your Angry Birds Transformers bird and pig!

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Transformers News: Hasbro Angry Birds Transformers Optimus Prime Bird Race Set and Energon Racers Pre-Orders

Transformers News: Hasbro Angry Birds Transformers Optimus Prime Bird Race Set and Energon Racers Pre-Orders


Build - destroy - win! The Angry Birds Transformers toys put you in charge of your own bird-on-pig battles. And what could be better than a battle that pits the Autobirds against the Deceptihogs? This battlepack features Energon Soundwave, Energon Lockdown and Energon Starscream pigs and Energon Optimus Prime and Grimlock birds. Each speedy racer converts from figure to vehicle and back again! Send them charging into battle against each other. Then it's easy to take your games online with the Telepods base! It lets you teleport your birds and pigs into the Angry Birds Transformers app. Just put one of them on the base and put the base on your device (sold separately) and scan it into the app. Now you can play as that converting pig or bird! It's going to be total destruction in the battle between your Angry Birds Transformers birds and pigs!

Transformers: Age of Extinction RealD 3D Featurette

Transformers News: Transformers: Age of Extinction RealD 3D Featurette
Date: Monday, July 14th 2014 11:42am CDT
Categories: Media, Movie News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Vue Cinemas YouTube

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UK based cinema chain company Vue Cinemas have posted a brief featurette including producers from the Transformers: Age of Extinction movie talking about the RealD 3D technology used in the Michael Bay film, from Lorenzo DiBonaventura to Mark Vahradian to Ian Bryce. Check it out embedded below!


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Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #98 - Combiner Wars
Twincast / Podcast #98:
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Posted: Thursday, August 14th, 2014