Twincast / Podcast Episode #238 "The Podcast That Leapt Through Time"

Twincast / Podcast Episode #238 "The Podcast That Leapt Through Time"

The Podcast That Leapt Through Time - A new year of the Twincast / Podcast begins with episode 238, which starts out with the cast sharing their more unlikely predictions for the upcoming year of Transformers products and media. This is followed by even more outlandish predictions before the discussion settles in with a lister question asking about preferences regarding the time travel stories featuring Brainstorm and Shockwave in the last IDW Publishing comic book continuity. A similar question about Kup's time in the "Dead Universe" follows, also referencing a story from those same series. More listener questions follow, with one asking about the accuracy of past predictions made by the podcast as well as their considerations, if any, with respect to departing from the fan community. In-hand impressions begin next, with the recently released Masterpiece MP-47 Hound from Takara Tomy leading the way. A discussion of the new first wave of Cyberverse Deluxe Class figures comes next, with the cast sharing mostly positive thoughts about this assortment's debut in the Cyberverse toy line-up. More toy discussion follows that with opinions shared regarding the latest wave of Generations Studio Series Deluxe Class figures, featuring entries such as Soundwave, WWII Hot Rod and the bike triplets Arcee, Chromia and Elita-1. The episode ends with the recurring "Bragging Rights" segment where the cast shares their first round of Transformers product acquisitions for the new year.
Top 10 Best Transformers Action Figure Hauls of 2019

Top 10 Best Transformers Action Figure Hauls of 2019

Best Transformers Hauls of 2019 - Another year, another round of toys! 2019 offered up not only some excellent new figures, but it also provided collectors of all ages plenty of opportunity to collect older figures as well. And that is what we will be focusing on today. Today, I will be sharing with you the Top 10 Transformers that I collected last year, and then you can comment on the hauls as well as share your own Top 10 of 2019! And remember: any figure you bought from January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019 is fair game for your lists! And the figures don't have to be ranked based on being technically good, they should also be ranked on how much joy they gave you. So here we go!
Twincast / Podcast Episode #237 "Target: 2010s"

Twincast / Podcast Episode #237 "Target: 2010s"

Target: 2010s - Episode 237 of the Twincast / Podcast is a retrospective episode taking a look at not the highs and lows of 2019, but also the ’10’s decade as a whole. The past year in review is the first topic covered, as the best Transformers toys, media that the year had to offer and even some of the worst things in 2019 are discussed. A quick look into the future follows as the cast gets excited for what they know is coming before making some pretty easy predictions about what could be on the way. A deep dive into the past decade starts out with the “Aligned” continuity which began with Transformers: Prime. After a lengthy analysis of the fan-favorite show the talk moves on to the related War for Cybertron and Fall of Cybertron video games, covering both the games and the toys. Transformers Rescue Bots, one of the Transformers brand's longest running iterations gets mention next with considerations about what provides the series with the staying power it still enjoys with the ongoing Rescue Bots: Academy. Movies come under the spotlight next with thoughts on 2011's Dark of the Moon followed by speculation on what went wrong in the Wahlburg era of Age of Extinction and The Last Knight - and what went right with Travis Knight’s Bumblebee. The decade in review takes a turn into deeper discussion with a look at the evolution of how the Transformers brand was and now is being marketed towards adult collectors, including the influence that unlicensed "third party" manufacturers may have had on this evolution. IDW publishing’s “Phase Two” affected the brand’s landscape in the past decade, earning it some time in the discussion before the episode finishes up with personal reflections, bragging rights, highlights of the past decade and hopes and dreams for the future of the Transformers in the 2020s.
Top 5 Best Transformers Robots in Disguise 2001 Toys

Top 5 Best Transformers Robots in Disguise 2001 Toys

Best RID 2001 Toys - I feel the most underrated lines in Transformers history share the same name: Robots in Disguise. We already spoke about toys from the most recent use of that name so now we will talk about the original RID line. This line is very odd when you look at it since it was the return of G1 characters in a Transformers show with robots changing into cars. But there was also a holdover from Beast Wars with beast based characters among the bad guy ranks. One of the more famous characters from that line, Sky Byte, was a reuse of the previously released Beast Wars toy Cybershark but with a new colour scheme and identity. The line went even further back than Beast Wars for its toys, like the G1 and G2 line. Speaking of which the first entry on this list is...
Twincast / Podcast Episode #236 "Tangled Web"

Twincast / Podcast Episode #236 "Tangled Web"

Tangled Web - Episode 236 of the Twincast / Podcast begins with in-hand impressions and analysis of the latest Transformers Masterpiece figure from the Beast Wars series, MP-46 Black Widow, better known as Blackarachnia to Western Transformers fans. More Masterpiece discussion follows with the simultaneously released MP-45, a second version of Bumblebee's "Generation 1" design. The talk continues on with speculation about a possible Masterpiece combiner toy after Takara Tomy's announcement of a new project for the trainbot combiner Raiden, with the cast imagining what potential product could be the result of this still nebulous project. Toy discussions then shift to the Generations Siege lineup with Leader Class Astrotrain hitting store shelves. After that, a brief discussion of voting on the 2019 Transformers Hall of Fame leads into a topic about Beast Wars. Specifically, the cast shares what animals not used in the original 1990s series they would like to see if a new line-up of toys featuring beastial Transformers was created. The episode concludes with a brief chat about IDW Publishing's Transformers Galaxies #3 as well as a surprisingly short round of the recurring "Bragging Rights" segment.

Transformers Studio Series Leaders Shockwave and Scavenger Found at US and Canadian Retail

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NEW! With the new year now in full swing, the remaining Studio Series figure due out in January have now been found in both the US and Canada. These are the two leaders, Shockwave and Scavenger. While they were available online, they are now in stores too. In Canada, these two were found at EB Games stores. The sightings come from members wesperino, Prime Sinister and CSpray. The prices were $62.99 CAD for Edge Members and $69.99 for non members. TF Fan NothingHead, over at TFW2005, - Read More

Transformers War for Cybertron: Earthrise Micromasters Found at U.S. Retail

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The War for Cybertron: Earthrise toy line is highly anticipated, even though only the first wave of figures has been officially revealed. Though they were due to hit retail later this quarter, Seibertronian transgeek has already found the Micromaster packs at a Target in Portland, Oregon! These two packs contain Decepticons Bombshock and Growl, and Autobots Daddy-O and Trip Up. This marks the first sighting of any Earthrise figures in the United States so hopefully, the rest of the first wave - Read More

In Hand Images - Flame Toys Devastator

Posted 14 hours ago by D-Maximal_Primal - 2,956 views

Coming once more from Flame Toys via Twitter user @kurouwww_Hobby, we have some new in hand images of the currently being released Furai Model Kit Devastator! Devastator is the largest Furai kit that has been released so far, standing tall and bulky and showing off his numerous construction vehicle components. He is highly stylized, similar to the Attack Mode Optimus Prime, Starscream, and Bumblebee molds. Some of his features include Scavenger's bucket being used as a punching addition, - Read More

Flame Toys Furai Model Kit G1 Optimus Prime Revealed

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Flame Toys is at it again with their Furai model kits. They have revealed their latest Furai model kit, which happens to be another Optimus Prime, in this case a slightly stylized version of his G1 cartoon self! This new kit follows in the footsteps of other Furai kits that include highly stylized figures like Attack Mode Optimus Prime and Starscream, and IDW bots like Autobot Megatron and Drift. The kit is a simpler model kit that is great for beginners, and provides a highly posable - Read More

New World's Smallest Transformers 3-Pack Available on Amazon

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Thanks to a heads up from Seibertronian carytheone, we have word of a new and interesting little product that has popped up on This new product is a 3-pack of World's Smallest Transformers, provided by Super Impulse, which stand 1.25 inches tall. Tiny! The 3-pack includes Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, and Starscream, and all 3 are based on their G1 cartoon bodies. They are also surprisingly well painted for such tiny figures. These figures are available together for $24.99 over - Read More

TFSource News - FT Roadking, Siege Astrotrain, Furai Drift, MMC Tyrantron, Jaguar, Ultio and More!

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TFSource News - FT Roadking, Siege Astrotrain, Furai Drift, MMC Tyrantron, Jaguar, Ultio and More! NEW HOT INSTOCK ITEMS: ARRIVING SOON! - Iron Factory - IF-EX34 Alkaid - Spirits of the D.E.C. ARRIVING SOON! - Transformers War for Cybertron Siege: Leader Astrotrain - Transformers Furai Model 10 Drift - Model Kit - MMC - R-28 Tyrantron, R-40 Jaguar, R-41 Ultio, RDMX-01 Plus Jaguar Cage - Toy Notch - Astrobots - A02 Argus - Fans Toys FT-31A Roadking - X-Transbots MX-12A - Read More

The Chosen Prime Sponsor News - January 19, 2020

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The Chosen Prime Newsletter for January 20, 2020 Greetings from The Chosen Prime! We have new arrivals and pre-orders available this week including those presented below. Let us know if there's a particular figure you're looking for that isn't listed here or on the website. Happy shopping! LATEST PRE-ORDERS Fans Toys FT-31B MAGNUM Estimated Release May 2020 Fans Toys FT-30B ICEMAN Estimated Release June 2020 Iron Factory EX45 YOROI - Read More

Top 5 Best Transformers Botbots Series 1 Toys

Posted 3 days ago by TF-fan kev777 - 10,810 views

Every two weeks, brings you a Top 5 list related to all things Transformers written by your fellow editor or a guest writer, which is the case today with TF-fankev777. These are our opinions so what matters most is what you guys think of the topic or list, and I hope to see your own lists or comments on omissions and ranking. Let's have fun! All previous lists can be found here. Top 5 Botbots Series 1 Toys This toyline grabbed me right from the start, not only for my - Read More

Transformers BotBots Series 4 Gumball and Claw Machine Boxes found at Target

Posted 3 days ago by william-james88 - 12,456 views

Fellow Seibertronian TF-fan kev777 has found the Botbots series 4 special multi packs Target. For those unaware, there are two different Claw Machine boxes and two different Gumball Machine boxes. Each has five regular BotBots, four stickers, and one rare Gold BotBot. TF-fan kev777 wrote:Not sure if this is news worthy or not, but I spotted the Botbots unboxing gumball machine 10-packs (6-packs really) at Target today so they appear to have arrived at US retail. If you have found them, - Read More

Earthrise Starscream & More Top Picks This Week from HLJ

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No.1 Nendoroid Thor: Avengers Endgame Ver. No.2 Robot Damashii (Side TA) Tactical Armor Type17 Raiden No.3 ER-05 Transformers War for Cybertron: Earthrise Starscream No.4 ExCreR (First Special Price Ver.) No.5 S.H.Figuarts Harley Quinn No.6 Chogokin Damashii GX-92 Space Runaway Ideon F.A. No.7 ZW37 Zoids Wild Kuwaganos No.8 1/12 Abe Sapien No.9 NieR:Automata: Bring Arts Devola & Popola No.10 Diaclone DA-52 Verseliser No.1 No.11 NieR:Automata BRING ARTS Adam & Eve No.12 ZW35 Zoids - Read More

Entertainment Earth Newsletter for the Week

Posted 3 days ago by william-james88 - 9,617 views

Friday, January 17, 2019 Entertainment Earth Sponsor News: AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER: Transformers Optimus Prime Furai Action Figure $59.99 From Flame Toys comes the Furai Action series! For the fan who is too busy to build comes a new series of fully assembled and painted figures. Open the box and start enjoying the figure! The Figure is fully poseable and comes with its own X Board Display Stand. Standing around 6-inches tall the this IDW - Read More Newsletter #1515

Posted 3 days ago by william-james88 - 9,300 views

ROBOTKINGDOM.COM Newsletter #1515 Hi, Here is a quick update from Many new items arriving before CNY! #1 Hot Items Takara Tomy mall Exclusive Transformers Masterpiece MP-19+ Smokescreen. Preorder. Available next week! USD69.9 Takaratomy Mall Exlusives Transformers Generations Select King Poseidon (Piranacon): Turtler (Snaptrap). Preorder. Available next - Read More

Earthrise packaging artwork features several leaked Transformers plus new secret messages!

Posted 4 days ago by Seibertron - 24,937 views

Leakin' Lubricants! A leaked image of the packaging artwork from the upcoming and highly anticipated Transformers War for Cybertron Earthrise has appeared online. The image advances the story of the War for Cybertron tale as the Transformers saga moves from Cybertron to Outer Space to Earth. The left side of the artwork features Unicron on the top, followed by Megatron, a Quintesson Judge, Doubledealer, Shockwave (up-to-no-good, might I add) and some Transformer in a bubble or - Read More

Transformers Studio Series Leadfoot Listing Found

Posted 5 days ago by D-Maximal_Primal - 20,294 views

Thanks to some snooping by Seibertronian CommunistPrime, we have word that another Wrecker might be on his way to Studio Series. This new listing was found by CommunistPrime in Target's systems, and shows a clear listing for a deluxe class Leadfoot figure. Leadfoot was a Wrecker in Dark of the Moon, and died in Age of Extinction. He transforms into the #42 Target Chevrolet driven at the time by Juan Pablo Montoya. Almost all of the Leadfoot toys from the Dark of the Moon toyline were Target - Read More

New Images of Transformers Earthrise Cliffjumper, Starscream, Bombshock & Growl

Posted 5 days ago by william-james88 - 25,998 views

Thanks to Sabrblade and carytheone, we now know of some nice new photos of the upcoming Earthrise Transformers toys. Cliffjumper and the Micromaster 2-pack Bombshock & Growl, who are mass retail figures in Hasbro's markets, will be TakaraTomy Mall exclusives in Japan and the Takaratomymall site has new images of these found at the following links: We have them all below for you as well. We - Read More

BBTS Sponsor News: Dragon Ball, Gremlins, DC, Star Wars, Mandalorian, MOTU, One:12, Transformers

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Flame Toys Kuro Kara Kuri Optimus Prime Final Sample Ready with In Hand Images, Shipping Soon

Posted 6 days ago by D-Maximal_Primal - 16,645 views

Thanks to a heads up from the Flame Toys Twitter, we have word that the Kuro Kara Kuri Optimus Prime action figure has had its paint job finalized and is nearly ready for shipping! This Optimus Prime is a large extremely posable action figure that is a stylized version of his G1 body complete with a few movie and animated touches. He includes light up eyes and chest, and features a glowing matrix inside his opening chest. The figure is gorgeously detailed and painted, and includes a - Read More

New Transformers Authentics - Alpha Soundwave, Bravo Ratchet, Titan Changers Starscream and Grimlock

Posted 6 days ago by D-Maximal_Primal - 15,937 views

Thanks to a heads up from Seibertronian Fc203, we have news that the Transformers Authentics line at the Family Dollar, which has given us some nice Transformers, has some new reveals that will be hitting the shelves here very soon. Up first is the smallest class, the Bravo class, which up until now had featured Grimlock, Starscream, Megatron, Optimus Prime, and Bumblebee. The newest figure to join this class is Ratchet, who is also in his evergreen design and hues very close to his recent - Read More

Cyberverse Ultra Class 2020 Wave 1 Available on

Posted 6 days ago by ScottyP - 14,009 views

The first wave of Transformers Cyberverse Ultra Class figures for 2020 is available to order now on, with this wave featuring femme fatale Clobber, Autobot cavalier Hot Rod and of course, another Bumblebee to add to your swarm. While these toys have been sighted as US retail stores, they are in-stock for immediate Prime shipping on Amazon so this may prove to be a faster and easier method for many collectors to get their hands on these figures. Let us know using the - Read More

BotBots Lawn League 8-Packs Available to Order on

Posted 6 days ago by ScottyP - 12,082 views

Thanks to a tip from our pal Diem on Twitter, we're happy to let you know that long after their release in other parts of the world, the elusive Botbots Lawn League 8-Packs are now available to order on and are listed as shipping in the near future. These "Series 1.5" color-change packs were available overseas last year and have been tough to find even on eBay and other secondary market sources, commanding high prices when they were available. While the 5-Packs have been up for grabs - Read More

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Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #238 - The Podcast That Leapt Through Time
Twincast / Podcast #238:
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