Twincast / Podcast #196 "One With The Matrix"

Twincast / Podcast #196 "One With The Matrix"

One With The Matrix - In this episode of the Twincast/Podcast, "One With The Matrix", we join ScottyP, Megatronus, and RodimusConvoy13 as they catch up on the lastest Transformers news. This starts with the impending closure of Toys R Us and what impact that could have on both Transformers and the wider toy retail sector. That discussion leads into a break down of the last exclusive figure for the chain, Movie Studio Series Voyager Class Thundercracker. Next, first impressions are shared of recently revealed Power of the Primes figures including Voyager Class Inferno, Legends Class Cindersaur, and Legends Class Outback. The toy talk ends with a discussion of the possible upcoming Walgreens exclusive Wreck-Gar. Listener questions are answered next, starting with a question about what got us back into collecting Transformers. This is followed by a question asking what our favorite gimmick has been over the history of the toy line. The show moves to comic discussion beginning with the Optimus Prime Annual, then to the announcement of Requiem of the Wreckers, and finishing with Lost Light #16. Ending the show is the latest round of bragging rights.
Top 5 Best Giant Transformers Toys

Top 5 Best Giant Transformers Toys

Giant Transformers - Remember that scene in the Transformers movie where Unicron transformed? The whole time you just saw a big planet that destroyed other planets ala Death star. But then it Transformed and our notions of the limit to Transformers flew out the window. This was the instance where we all gazed at the wonder of this brand and saw that it was boundless. Since then, there have been many giant Transformers in the fiction and better yet, we eventually got their toys. And this is what this list is all about. This is about those awe inspiring towering Transformers from the fiction and their wonderful toys. A quick note, this post was started January 2015. But with Hasbro announcing a yearly Titan class toy, I figured I should wait. Turns out nothing really changed from my initial thoughts of over 3 years ago.
Top 5 Best Optimus Prime Super Mode Transformers Toys

Top 5 Best Optimus Prime Super Mode Transformers Toys

Best Super Mode Optimus Primes - No adversary is too great for Optimus Prime / Convoy. When everything seems bleak or when the challenge seems to tough, you can always count on him rising up to the occasion, often times in a super mode. These temporary evolved forms have been part of the franchise since the very beginning and are a mainstay of Japanese pop culture. It is always fun to see just how glorious that super mode will look like and the best part of this fiction being used to sell toys is that we do get the toys of these super modes. We even have super modes that don't even have fiction attributed to them like our first pick ...
Top 5 Best Ultra Magnus Transformers Toys

Top 5 Best Ultra Magnus Transformers Toys

Best Ultra Magnus toys - From day one, Ultra Magnus toys were always closely related to Optimus Prime toys, with his first toy being a redeco with a different trailer which turned into a powersuit giving him a totally different look from Prime. Toy designs and ideas evolved from this giving a wide variety to Ultra Magnus toys where some are Prime redecos, others more extensive retools and others being fully original. We will explore the rich history of this autobot's toys by looking at the best ones to have come out so far.
Toys R Us debating whether or not it will close all of its US store locations

Toys R Us debating whether or not it will close all of its US store locations

Toys R Us ... no more? - You read that right. This Monday, Toys R Us is expected to appear at a bankruptcy hearing and shutting down all its stores and liquidating its entire US operations is one of the options they are considering. There are other options, of course, but this is the option certain lenders are pushing for, after a weak holiday performance. They had already planned to close 20% of their US stores (184 to be precise). Read more ...

Final Product Stock Images for Transformers Studio Series Voyagers Megatron and Brawl

Posted 12 hours ago by william-james88 - 6,355 views

TF Factory and NDA-Toys have posted new stock images of the upcoming voyagers coming out in wave 2 of Transformers Studio Series. These are final product shots of Megatron and Brawl, so our best look yet at what we will get in hand. As you can tell, Megatron is indeed not painted in silver. We also get a very good look at the alt mode for Megatron and where the robot mode bots line up, which makes it look like a simpler transformation than what we have gotten in this line so far. And we see its - Read More

Voice Actor Stephen Keener to Attend TFcon USA 2018

Posted 12 hours ago by Va'al - 1,735 views

We have received information about the first guest announcement for the 2018 edition of the fan-run TFcon USA event, taking place in Chicago on October 26-28: making his first convention appearance, and the voice of several characters from the Generation 1 animated series- but most notably Scorponok and Fortress Maximus, Stephen Keener! Find out more below. STEPHEN KEENER TO SPEARHEAD TFCON USA’s GUEST LINE-UP FOR 2018 The Voice of Fortress Maximus, Hardhead, Hun-Grrr, Mindwipe, - Read More

Transformers: The Last Knight Optimus Prime Chocolate On Shelves for Easter

Posted 13 hours ago by william-james88 - 3,001 views

Stores have been getting ready for the big chocolate buying rush of Easter season and you can find almost any franchise made into chocolate right now in stores. Transformers in no excpetion. Right now, at Walmart Canada, you can find a 275 gram chocolate of The Last Knight Optimus Prime from Freddo. Check out the molding details of this very hollow product. It is also nut free. There were no other characters present. Let us know if you find other Easter themed Transformers merchandise when you - Read More

Over 50 In Hand Images of Transformers Studio Series Leader Blackout

Posted 14 hours ago by william-james88 - 5,833 views

Of all countries, New Zealand is the one where Transformers Studio Series Leaders Blackout and Grimlock were found first. They are even available online, in an assorment, at New Zealand site The Warehouse for $89 NZD earch (which is roughly $65 USD). It was only a matter of time before we got in hand images. And we have A LOT. Over 50 images of leader class Blackout were posted on the TFND Facebook page. You can see Blackout in all his glory below, which also includes images of the - Read More

In-Package Images of Transformers Movie The Best Jetfire, Optimus Prime, Hammer Bumblebee, Hound, Ne

Posted 19 hours ago by Va'al - 5,406 views

Thanks again to our site sponsor RobotKingdom's Facebook page, we have an update on the figures from the Takara Tomy Transformers Movie the Best toyline that are due for release this week in Japan - which means we now have in package and bio images for MB-16 Jetfire, MB-17 Optimus Prime Revenge Version, MB-18 War Hammer Bumblebee, MB-19 Hound, and MB-20 Nemesis Prime! You can check out all of the images mirrored below, and stay on the lookout for more updates this week as the figures make - Read More

Transformers Rescue Bots Academy To Air in Fall of 2018

Posted 19 hours ago by Va'al - 3,127 views

We have a small update on Rescue Bots Academy, the new animated series due from Hasbro's media productions, in collaboration with the studio Boulder Media: according to an article on CynopsisMedia, the show has moved up from a previously generic due date of in 2019 to in the fall (of 2018, we assume from the piece). Transformers Rescue Bots Academy – which Sondon describes as “the same concept as Transformers Rescue Bots but more skewed to a preschool audience” – is slated to bow in - Read More

Transformers Studio Series Blackout, Grimlock, More Sighted in New Zealand

Posted 20 hours ago by Va'al - 4,261 views

According to Reddit user MaximumBoneage - who is based in Auckland, New Zealand - we have a sighting of the entirety of the first wave of the Transformers Studio Series line, meaning that leader class figures Grimlock and Blackout are also out in the wilds now! The image below shows off the shelves of the Farmers store in Auckland where the figures were sighted (Grimlock is hiding behind Blackout, the poster confirmed), and we can only make out the price of the Voyager Starscream figure at - Read More

IDW Transformers and Hasbro Universe Comics Solicitations for June 2018

Posted 1 day ago by william-james88 - 7,086 views

We have the solicit for the biggest confrontation of the year. Lost Light 20 will feature Rodimus finally confronting Getaway. Both Lost Light 19 and 20 will be released in June. Another bit of news regarding schedules, the Wreckers Saga trade has been resolicited. It got pushed to July so it can include the Requiem of the Wreckers one-shot. We also have a new movie verse comic for the Bumblebee movie. This is a prequel to the.. um.. prequel film and feautres Bumblebee as a cold war - Read More

Box Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Encore God Fire Convoy

Posted 2 days ago by Va'al - 9,573 views

A small update comes our way via site sponsor Robot Kingdom and their official Facebook page, featuring the Takara Tomy Transformers Encore release of Encore God Fire Convoy from Car Robots - known to anglophone audiences as Omega Prime, from the Robots in Disguise series - the combined form of Ultra / God Magnus and Fire Convoy / Optimus Prime: we have images of the box that the figure will potentially be released with! The set is currently scheduled for a 24th March release date in Japan, - Read More

IDW Unicron Teaser for WonderCon 2018 Transformers Panel

Posted 2 days ago by william-james88 - 7,207 views

IDW has just posted a teaser image, on Twitter, referring to Unicron's big reveal. It will be part of the panel, this coming Saturday at Wondercon. You can see the image below. Something is coming. Something big. Something...hungry. Uncover the truth at the IDW: Transforming and Rolling Out Panel, this weekend at @WonderCon. - Saturday, 3/24/18, 11:30am, Room: 208 WonderCon 2018 is taking place in Anaheim this weekend March 23-26! There will be several creator signing sessions, with - Read More

Pacific Rim's Steven DeKnight Loves the Story of the Bumblebee Movie, Which Might be Screened at Wondercon Friday

Posted 2 days ago by Bronzewolf - 6,404 views

It's been a little while since we've heard any major news about the upcoming Bumblebee stand alone film, but we do have a couple stories to bring you today. First, we have one of the first outside opinions on the main plot of Bumblebee, from screenwriter Steven DeKnight. Coming as a snippet of an interview from entertainment website Uproxx for his upcoming film Pacific Rim: Uprising, he shares that the story they used for the Transformers spin off was his favorite to come out of the - Read More

Power of the Primes Wave 2 Deluxe Class figures for $16.99 are back in stock

Posted 2 days ago by Seibertron - 10,550 views

Tired of hunting for the latest Transformers figures? currently has all five of the Power of the Primes Wave 2 deluxes back in stock. The figures are currently listed as of this writing for $16.99 with free Prime shipping for those who are eligible. Amazon states that these products will ship next week. We've been following these products all week to see when they would be back in stock. Act fast to get yours now before they sell out again or the prices go back up. Make sure you - Read More

Full Preview for Transformers: IDW Collection Phase Two, Volume 7

Posted 3 days ago by Va'al - 7,729 views

Out this month from IDW Publishing is the seventh volume in the hardcover IDW Collection of Transformers comics (in the branch known as Phase 2) as we have reached More Than Meets the Eye and Robots in Disguise 28 to 34, after the events of Dark Cybertron and the beginning of Dawn of the Autobots. Check it out below! Transformers: IDW Collection Phase Two, Vol. 7 James Roberts, John Barber (w) • Alex Milne, Andrew Griffith, Atilio Rojo (a) • Marcelo Matere (c) MEGATRON assumes control - Read More

IDW Publishing WonderCon 2018 Press Release & Transformers Panel and Signing Details

Posted 3 days ago by Va'al - 7,244 views

We've received news from IDW Publishing about their presence at WonderCon 2018, taking place in Anaheim this weekend March 23-26! The Transformers specific attendance is not at the forefront this year, but there seems to be plenty to sink your teeth in if going to the show, with several creator signing sessions, with the likes of John Barber, Mairghread Scott, and Livio Ramondelli, plus a whole panel on the Saturday featuring editors David Hedgecock, Joe Hughes, David Marriotte and some - Read More

Smyths Toys UK Offering 20% Off to Toys R Us Gold Card Holders

Posted 3 days ago by Va'al - 8,850 views

We receive news from UK based Seibertronian RavageXK regarding Smyths Toys - which has been one of the major sources of UK Transformers toys news in the past year or so - and the whole Toys R Us deal, given the closure of the stories in this country too. Effectively, Smyths have set up a system that allows customers to receive 20% off any purchase by handing in their Toys R Us Gold Card to a Smyths Toys Superstore, meaning if you missed out on some deals, you can still save a little! You - Read More

Ages Three and Up Product Updates - March 19, 2018

Posted 3 days ago by Va'al - 8,353 views

New Preorders Takara Studio Series, Takara Power of the Primes, and Takara Diaclone! New Arrivals for Generations Power of The Primes, Zeta Toys Uproar, MPM-05 Barricade and more.... ------------------------------------------------------------ ... 2c&mc_eid=[UNIQID] ** Product Updates ------------------------------------------------------------ March 19, 2018 ... 2c&mc_eid=[UNIQID] - Read More

In Hand Images of Cyber Battalion Shockwave and Sideswipe Showing Poseability and Alt Modes

Posted 3 days ago by william-james88 - 12,104 views

Images of this new Shockwave's alt mode properly transformed had yet to appear online. Now that they have been found in the US, a Walgreens, fans have finally taken some photos of his alt mode along with the kinds of poses he and his case mate Sideswipe can do. As the small instruction images showed us before, Shockwave does indeed has a fake robot head for his alt mode. It is unpainted. This is similar to the Fall of Cybertron Shockwave who also had a fake head in cybertrotian spaceship - Read More

Toys R Us reveals closing dates and liquidating stores

Posted 3 days ago by WreckerJack - 17,113 views

We have more news regarding Toys R Us going out of business. A quick thanks to Emerje for bringing this to our attention. This news comes to us from Business Insider. Toys R Us is planning to close all of it's stores and liquidate all of it's items. Toys R Us has notified employees that stores and warehouses will be shutting down by May 14th. According to employees, liquidation sales will start Thursday of this week so keep a look out. There is still time for one last visit. If you feel - Read More

Transformers Power of the Primes Wave 2 Deluxes Showing up Online for 16.99

Posted 3 days ago by WreckerJack - 9,173 views

One of our readers has notified us that Power of the Primes Wave 2 Deluxe Class figures are showing up on for 16.99. Please do note that they seem to be stocked for this price on and off so there may be some fluctuations as items are purchased and re-stocked. It may be particularly tricky to find some of the more popular figures in this wave for this price for that reason. If you are having difficulty finding them at this price, Target is having an in store sale of Power of the - Read More

40$ off TLK Remote Control Sqweeks and 2$ off Power Of The Primes Deluxe Class Figures

Posted 3 days ago by WreckerJack - 7,622 views

The deals just keep coming today! Several of our readers have pointed out that Target is having some deals recently. Relic0037 has notified us that Power of the Primes Deluxe Class figures are 2 dollars off in store. Lori has provided us with pictures of Remote Control Transformers: The Last Knight Autobot Sqweeks that has been discounted by a whopping 40$. If you have had your eye out for any of these toys, it is a good time to go and have a look if you have a Target store near you. Happy - Read More

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Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #196 - One With The Matrix
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