Twincast / Podcast #192 "Transformers vs. Impropriety"

Twincast / Podcast #192 "Transformers vs. Impropriety"

Transformers vs. Impropriety - In this episode of the Twincast/Podcast, "Transformers vs. Impropriety", we join ScottyP, Razorclaw, and xRotorstormx as they dive head first into the new Transformers Generations Power of the Primes Leader Class figures hitting store shelves everywhere. The cast discusses the high and low points of both Optimus Prime and Rodimus Prime in their newest toy incarnations. After that the show includes a special roundtable discussion about "Classics" figures, those toys that serve to represent updated versions of Generation 1 Transformers. The discussion focuses on whether the very latest versions of characters in the recent Generations lineups could lead collectors to a more-or-less complete "cast" of the vintage characters. Continuing on with Power of the Primes, Machinima has started announcing the voice acting cast of the upcoming cartoon. With the impressive list of names being unveiled, is this enough to grab the attention of those who have dismissed the series as a whole? The crew then moves on to the newly revealed movie masterpiece Ironhide and discusses how you can bring home your very own GMC Topkick. Next up, ScottyP leads the discussion about the new, poorly received Transformers vs Visionaries comic and the plot twist that has Transformers fans canceling orders for future issues. MP Sunstreaker is making its way into collectors hands and the reaction so far has been stellar, and the show wraps up after the Masterpiece figure talk with the recurring "Bragging Rights" segment. Year in Review 2017 Year in Review 2017

2017 Year in Review - Welcome to 2018, Seibertronians! You know what time of the year this is, and you've been patient long enough now. We tickled your appetite with our #Transformersmas challenge round-up just the other of course, but we have even bigger treats ahead. I'll start by citing our site founder, creator, owner, and gallery supplier (more on that later!) Seibertron when he wrote, in our end of year message here, that... ...2018 will mark the 34th anniversary of the Transformers brand, the 22nd anniversary of Beast Wars, the 13th anniversary of Armada, the 11th anniversary of Bayverse, and the 18th anniversary of Before we reach the ticking of legal voting age (in some places) for our very own community, I think it's definitely time to look back at what has just gone past in 2017, a year with a movie and a series, and a year with endings and continuations, be it movies, shows, comics or toylines, and a year of late beginnings for toys, as Power of the Primes snuck in towards the last two months. So it's time, once more, to make it... A Year in Review - Transformers 2017
The #Transformersmas 2017 Community Wrap-Up

The #Transformersmas 2017 Community Wrap-Up

Transformersmas 2017 - A new year signals the end of the Transformersmas Holiday photography challenge for 2017. We received some truly great entries this year, and as a thank you for your participation, we're featuring every single one of them for all to see! Please enjoy the images below, and thank you again for sending in your photos!
Happy New Year 2018 Seibertronians!!!

Happy New Year 2018 Seibertronians!!!

It is the year 2018 ... - The staff of would like to wish all of you Seibertronians a safe and Happy New Year! 2018 will mark the 34th anniversary of the Transformers brand, the 22nd anniversary of Beast Wars, the 13th anniversary of Armada, the 11th anniversary of Bayverse, and the 18th anniversary of Read more here ...
Top 5 Best Samurai Themed Transformers Toys

Top 5 Best Samurai Themed Transformers Toys

Best Samurai Transformers Toys - I realized that I lost track of time at some point (having a new baby will do that to you) and on week was skipped in December. So to remedy that, you are getting this new list just one week after the previous one about the best Ravage toys (where most people surprisingly agreed that the Masterpiece version was not the best). But enough of older lists, on with the new. 2018 will be giving us a new take on the the most popular Pretender figure of all time, Bludgeon, and in light of this I chose to look back on the best Samurai themed toys (since a list of just Bludgeon would not leave us with much).

BBTS Sponsor News: Acid Rain, Game of Thrones, Kingdom Hearts, Final Fantasy, Street Fighter, Star Wars, Transformers & More!

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Review of IDW Transformers: Optimus Prime #15

Posted 13 hours ago by ScottyP - 3,089 views

Surfeit of Cool A Review of Optimus Prime #15 Free of any explicit spoilers, but several implied ones made it in here. Already very cool, but way cooler if you imagine it with the sound box. This week in Transformers comics, quality returns with the arrival of Optimus Prime 15, "The Falling, Chapter 1: Surfeit of Primes". Much more than a mere exercise in thematic brand synergy, this latest chapter of John Barber's Optimus Prime starts an ominous new chapter for our heroes - not to - Read More

Transformers: Power of the Primes Starscream Running Change

Posted 15 hours ago by Va'al - 6,119 views

We bring you today news of a running change in one of the Voyager figures from new line Transformers: Power of the Primes - specifically, Starscream and his 'getting everything pegged in' issue. According to Twitter user Jason Rye, the previous port meant that the wings/back did not connect fully to the body, which also affected the jet mode. In the new version, which sports batch number 73101, the port features a cut, and the whole assembly is more slanted, improving stability and - Read More

HasbroToyShop 18%, 20%, 50% Discounts on Titans Return, Power of the Primes, Robots in Disguise

Posted 16 hours ago by Va'al - 4,440 views

Fellow Seibertronian AutobotDad has sent us a notification on the boards and via news submission of a new set of discounts over on Hasbro Toy Shop and their official eBay page. Lasting until 21st January, you can use the code NEW2018 to receive 18% off the likes of Robots in Disguise Thermidor and Bludgeon, or first wave Power of the Primes legend class Slash, Beachcomber, and Windcharger, and other new toys from other brands. The eBay store, on the other hand, includes 50% off Titans - Read More

Masterpiece 15 / 16E Cassettebot VS Cassettetron Video Review

Posted 22 hours ago by Bounti76 - 4,330 views

Ready for some tiny Masterpiece goodness? Regular toy reviewer and fellow Seibertronian Chuckdawg1999 has done a video review for the latest MP release, MP 15/16E, Cassettebot vs. Cassettetron. They've been released for a few weeks now, and as Chuck explains, they homage some very obscure figures from two different Encore releases from 2012, Soundblaster (who came with Enemy and Wingthing) and Twincast (who came with Stripes and Nightstalker). While Masterpiece Stripes uses the MP Ravage - Read More

Interview with Magdalene Visaggio, Writer of IDW Transformers vs Visionaries

Posted 1 day ago by Va'al - 4,384 views

We have news of an interview with Magdalene Visaggio, the writer of the current crossover series from IDW Publishing and its Hasbroverse - Transformers vs Visionaries - looking at how the team was made to arrive to the current status quo, the process behind two very old franchises, the ways in which the characters are approached, and addressing the scenes that most Transformers fans and readers have had a hard time accepting: the death of Kup. You can read some extracts below, and the whole - Read More

More Transformers Combiner Wars Packaging Art by Christiansen & Matere

Posted 2 days ago by Va'al - 7,615 views

As has become a regular occurrence, artist Ken Christiansen has been uploading more lineart he provided for Hasbro to use on Transformers packaging - with colours done by Volta, the company headed by Sara Pitre Durocher - and we get to see a few more characters from Combiner Wars, including newcomer Rook and the Combaticons Onslaught, Brawl, and Blast Off! Additionally, fellow artist Marcelo Matere has also uploaded his take on packaging art for the combined form of the Protectobots: - Read More

Preview for IDW Transformers Windblade: The Last City TPB

Posted 2 days ago by Va'al - 5,827 views

Our main preview this week for IDW Publishing Transformers comics - as Optimus Prime #15 was shown here last week - is a collected volume that sees the previous Windblade series all in one place, including the initial four issues, and the seven issues of Windblade volume 2 - with art by Sarah Stone, Corin Howell, and Till All Are One regular Sara Pitre Durocher, along with Marcelo Fereira, Livio Ramondelli, and a whole host of colourists, letterers and inkers, all with writing by Mairghread - Read More

Hasbro Reveals New Transformers Authentics 7" Bumblebee and Optimus Prime Toys

Posted 2 days ago by william-james88 - 9,762 views

Soon after the recent appearance of the Authentics 4.5" toys on Hasbro's site, finally confirming the name of this series, Hasbro now updates their online database to include two new additions to the line we were unaware of thus far. They are none other than Bumblebee and Optimus Prime but in a 7 inch scale. This 7" class also features Grimlock, and he can be found below as well along with their product descriptions which specify that Bumblebee and Optimus convert in 4 steps (that info is - Read More

Sunbow Transformers Deleted Audio - A Plague of Insecticons

Posted 2 days ago by Tyrannacon - 6,297 views

We got some new recovered audio posted by the TransformersAtTheMoon Twitter today, this time from season one, episode fifteen, "A Plague of Insecticons." Featuring the late Wally Burr and his impressive voice talents along with featuring "body English" sessions for the Insecticons voiced by Hal Rayle, Michael Bell and Clive Revill! Be sure to check it out below! TRANSCRIPT: =========== Wally Burr: Episode Introduction ### Insecticon Body English Segment ### Wally Burr: Body - Read More

Steve Jablonsky Transformers: The Last Knight Score Available for Free Download

Posted 2 days ago by Va'al - 6,962 views

For those of you who follow the wider entertainment world, you'll be aware of this being awards season - and the Oscars are up soon (March 4, 2018) - and that movie companies and productions are gearing up for the consideration of the industry and the Academy. In light of that, Paramount has made available 'For Your [ours too] Consideration' the full score by Steve Jablonsky from the 2017 live-action movie Transformers: The Last Knight, for free, from their website! If you already had a copy - Read More

TFSource News! Takara PoP Preorders, Open Play Big Cannon Instock, GT Leaders / Gravity Builder & More

Posted 2 days ago by Va'al - 6,194 views

TFSource News! Takara PoP Preorders, Open Play Big Cannon Instock, GT Leaders/Gravity Builder & More! NEW HOT INSTOCK ITEMS: - MP-39 - Masterpiece Sunstreaker - Transfomers Masterpiece - MP-15E/16E - Cassettebot vs. Cassettron Exclusive - OpenPlay - Big Cannon - Generation Toy - GT-05 - Leaders Set - Generation Toy - Gravity Builder - Full Set of 6 Figures + Megasorry & Tyrant - Unique Toys - UT - R-01 - Peru Kill - Perfect Effect - PE-DX06P Gorira Prime - Transformers - Read More

IDW Art: Magrada, Wraith Stardrive Hybrid, More, by Kei Zama and Alex Milne

Posted 3 days ago by william-james88 - 8,136 views

Out of the pages of Rom vs Transformers: Shining Armor, and into the ones of the IDW Publishing ongoing series Optimus Prime, we find the recently created character of Stardrive at the hands of artist Alex Milne. In the latest issue before this week (number #14), Livio Ramondelli was the one bringing her into present day, but Milne has shared concept art of her Wraith form - Wraithdrive, in his words - and you can check her out below. Also included, via artist Kei Zama, is the linework for - Read More

Twincast / Podcast Episode #192 "Transformers vs. Impropriety"

Posted 3 days ago by Razorclaw0000 - 7,669 views

Welcome to the latest Twincast / Podcast episode, featuring host ScottyP, along with xRotorstormx and Razorclaw0000 as we journey through the latest toy and comic news in the first episode of 2018. Episode #192 "Transformers vs. Impropriety" is available directly and in our RSS Feed, and should appear on iTunes, Google Play, and Stitcher Radio within 24 to 48 hours of when you see this news post. First up, we continue the in-hand impressions of Wave 1 Power of the Primes - Read More

Variant Cover for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #14 by Cahill / Bennett, plus Milne Lineart for #13

Posted 3 days ago by Va'al - 8,383 views

Today seems like a comics news day, as we have another variant cover for the same issue of IDW Publishing's ongoing series Transformers Lost Light #14 - this time by Brendan Cahill and Lauren Bennett (presumably - can we start getting cover credits too, please?), also prominently featuring a Grimlock this time in full robot mode. Check it out below! And while we're here, we also have some line art by artist Alex Milne, who is covering some of the interior artwork of issue #13 of the - Read More

Video Review of Transformers: Power of the Primes Tailgate

Posted 3 days ago by Va'al - 11,386 views

There's been a lot of buzz about the upcoming Transformers: Power of the Prime Battletrap figure - made up of Legend class Battleslash and Roadtrap - as we first reported on their video review here. Part of the same wave of Legend figures, though, is also Tailgate, a repaint with new head of the Windcharger figure from wave 1, which was reviewed in pictures for us back here. Check it out, and let us know what you think of this second use of the mold. Do you prefer this version over the - Read More

Officially Licensed Transformers Bumblebee Stationery and Gadgets Teased

Posted 3 days ago by Va'al - 6,900 views

Courtesy of Blue Sky Studios, a UK-based company producing assorted stationery and gift items, we have a brief announcement regarding Transformers-themed items to be shown at Spring Fair 2018 - the biggest UK event in the industry, taking place this year on February 4-8 at the NEC Birmingham. The site does not currently feature any images or descriptions of the products, only a brief introduction to the items to come, along with an out-of-date prediction of the Bumblebee movie to be released - Read More

Writer James Roberts to Attend TFNation 2018, plus Pricing Updates

Posted 4 days ago by Va'al - 6,273 views

We have a couple more updates from UK-based Transformers fan convention TFNation, taking place this summer in Birmingham for the third year running, regarding both general pricing (for entry and accommodation) and a returning guest announcement: IDW writer James Roberts! Tickets and hotel bookings will be on sale as of 3rd February, and you can read more about pricing at this link, and more on the guests below. Transmission Initiated Transmission ID: 0006 TFNation_2018 Operation: This - Read More

Transformers Authentics Figures Listed on

Posted 4 days ago by Va'al - 9,915 views

After the renders we recently saw in our news cycle, we now have the official stock images again (first seen here) - and listings, though not actually in stock - on the US side of the market for the latest toyline from Hasbro: Transformers Authentics. Coming directly onto the HasbroToyShop website, and priced each at $4.99, Optimus Prime, Megatron, Bumblebee, and Starscream can be seen though not ordered, and we get a better description of the figures. Check them out below, look at our - Read More

Variant Cover for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #14 by Roche / Burcham

Posted 4 days ago by Va'al - 6,174 views

Fellow Seibertronian with a penchant for comics news alerts (a good thing!) Susntar, has pointed us towards both the IDW Publishing website listing and artist Nick Roche's Twitter account, to share the variant cover by the latter (and colours by Josh Burcham) for issue #14 of Transformers: Lost Light! Featuring the return of the Scavengers, Grimlock included, we might find out where they ended up after being caught in the middle of a battle during the Mutineers' Trilogy - as (Commander) - Read More

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