Twincast / Podcast Episode #305 "SDCC 2022"

Twincast / Podcast Episode #305 "SDCC 2022"

SDCC 2022 - The Twincast / Podcast starts out episode 305, which looks at the recent news from SDCC 2022, with a rundown of the Generations Legacy products showcased at the convention. This includes Deluxe Class entries Skullgrin, Crankcase, Pointblank and Dead End alongside other toys like Leader Class Dragon Megatron and the upcoming Pulsecon exclusive set containing Alpha Trion and Orion Pax. The first toy reveals as well as the voicecast for the upcoming Earthspark TV series are discussed next, with highlights from both areas being brought up. Other notable tidbits from the show come next including some intriguing moments from various question and answer sessions with the Hasbro team, Haslab Victory Saber's in-package reveal, and the preorders for various retailer exclusives. A pair of listener questions are next covering repeated character entries and imaginary toy line waves before the episode concludes with the recurring Bragging Rights segment.
Twincast / Podcast Episode #304 "Capitalist Compromise"

Twincast / Podcast Episode #304 "Capitalist Compromise"

Capitalist Compromise - Episode 304 of the Twincast / Podcast begins with the cast sharing thoughts about the just revealed Studio Series 15th Anniversary 5-pack of Autobot characters from the 2007 live action Transformers movie. Several topics about revealed but yet-to-be-released toys follows, starting with the upcoming Core Class figures for Wheelie, Ratchet, and Laserbeak in his pink Dark of the Moon appearance. Shattered Glass Flamewar gets a moment before the discussion moves to Legacy Voyagers for Beast Wars Inferno and Armada Starscream, with both receiving equal parts praise and criticism from the team. A quick look at Masterpiece Dark Amber Lio Prime also includes chat about the previous version of the toy and the promotional manga being created and released online for this upcoming release. In-hand impressions of many recently released toys from both the Studio Series and Legacy lineups follows, with cast members talking about new products shipping out or in stores now like Leader Class Blitzwing and Sludge, Voyager Class Jhiaxus, Deluxe Class Bumblebee Movie Arcee, Core Class G2 Megatron and Shockwave plus yet more. A listener question about impactful character deaths in Transformers fiction closes out the episode.
Twincast / Podcast Episode #303 "Velocitron Rush"

Twincast / Podcast Episode #303 "Velocitron Rush"

Velocitron Rush - The Twincast / Podcast presents episode 303 which begins with thoughts on the recently revealed Transformers Collaborative product Tonkanator, a mash-up between the Transformers and Tonka toy construction vehicle brand. After a related listener question, discussion shifts gears to recently uncovered store listings that provide information on Transformers Generations toys likely to be released in 2023, including a Voyager Tarn and Leader Class Skyquake. Impressions of the now-officially-revealed Legacy Velocitron sub-line come next, with thoughts shared on upcoming toys such as Road Rocket and Cosmos. The Walgreens exclusive Minerva takes a beating before the cast trips over SG Slicer and his companion Weaponizer Exo-Suit. In-hand impressions are shared of the just-released MPG-01 Shouki from Takara Tomy's Masterpiece Gattai lineup. Listeners questions prompt some discussion on Rise of the Beasts, Earthspark and other Transformers fiction before the episode wraps up with Bragging Rights.
Twincast / Podcast Episode #302 "Fire on the Mountain"

Twincast / Podcast Episode #302 "Fire on the Mountain"

Fire on the Mountain - The 302nd episode of the Twincast / Podcast begins with analysis and impressions of the now-fully revealed Masterpiece MP-57 Skyfire coming next year from Takara Tomy. The MP combiner project for Raiden has also had its third member revealed and made available for preorders with MPG-03 Yukikaze, so it comes up next in the discussion. After that, thoughts about other recently revealed upcoming toys are shared with both the Transformers x GI Joe Collaborative Bumblebee A.W.E. Striker with Stalker and the Legacy Velocitron Blurr, inspired by early IDW Publishing designs, under the microscope. Initial impressions from the first wave of Super7's Ultimates non-transforming figures comes next, accompanied by opinions on the just-announced fourth wave. A listener question prompts a lengthy discussion about the phenomenon of "collecting fatigue" as the cast searches for solutions before the episode concludes with the recurring Bragging Rights segment.
New Galleries: Beast Wars Returns Megahead Megatron, Noble Savage and Jetstorm

New Galleries: Beast Wars Returns Megahead Megatron, Noble Savage and Jetstorm

Beast Machined - Here's a blast from the past! Check out these new galleries from the Beast Wars Return toy line. This line was Takara's 2005 run of Beast Machines, which was sold exclusively at Toys R Us stores in Japan. Beast Wars Return featured many extensive "show-accurate" decos (though debatable) of the primary characters from the Beast Machines cartoon. The new galleries below feature Megahead Megatron, Noble Savage and Vehicon Jetstorm who are redecos of RID Megatron Megabolt, Beast Machines Beast Changer (aka Savage Noble) and Beast Machines Ultra Class Jetstorm.

Images of Transformers Beast Wars K-9 and Iguanus Reissues

Posted 5 hours ago by william-james88 - 2,684 views

NEW! Thank to this Baidu user we have official images of the next vintage Beast Wars reissue figures. These images come from Hasbro Asia. The two figures are Iguanus and K-9. Iguanus was originally a basic figure, like Rattrap and Terrorsaur while K-9 was a deluxe. Interestingly, Beast Wars is the line where the Deluxe class originates from and K-9 is a great example of why these toys were assigned such a spiffy designation. He has quite a few accessories with his back becoming a shield, his tail - Read More

Studio Series 86 Core Ratchet Video Review

Posted 18 hours ago by william-james88 - 6,081 views

Transformers Studio Series 86 Discussion Core Ratchet was found at US retail earlier this week. Since not all fans collect that scale, there may be some hesitation in adding him to your collection. Well, we now have a video review from PrimevsPrime. This was sent to us by several members of the Seibertron community. Ratchet is in the same wave as Wheelie and both are popping up at Targets in the - Read More

In Hand Images of Legacy Alpha Trion and Orion Pax

Posted 24 hours ago by william-james88 - 12,323 views

TF Fan スモグレ got their hands on the Transformers Legacy "A Hero is Born" set and posted images on Twitter. The set includes Alpha Trion and Orion Pax along with a Vector Sigma accessory. You will see images comparing the molds used compared to previous usages along with previous versions of these characters. This set will be Pulse Exclusive in the US, it is unsure if that will be the case for other countries. In some instances, countries in the east have separate distribution channels - Read More

Transformers Fanstream Event on August 16

Posted 1 day ago by william-james88 - 6,559 views

As Hasbro said at SDCC 2022, we would get a streaming event in mid August to complete what we saw at SDCC and now Hasbro has [url=]tweeted confirming said event[/url]. It will be August 16th. As said, this is the event that will give us more info on the toys [b]already revealed[/b] at SDCC, so we will see the alt mode for Dragon Megatron and Crankcase along with their accessories and preorder info. Also, the - Read More

First Look at Second Set of Jada Transformers Minifigs Including G1 and Beast Wars Characters

Posted 2 days ago by william-james88 - 22,644 views

Fans found some good value to the original set of Jada Transformers mini figures. Well, for those who liked them, we have some good news. A photo posted on the Beast Wars Forever Facebook page shows that we are getting a new set of those. There are many redecos, like Nemesis Prime and some seekers but it also has Beast Wars characters. We see Optimus Primal, Cheetor, BW Megatron, Rhinox and Airazor. Can you name all the G1 characters? I ask because not all are obvious from that photo. Also, - Read More

BigBadToyStore Sponsor News with MP Burn Out, MPM ROTF Starscream and More

Posted 2 days ago by BigBadToyStore - 12,187 views

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Masterpiece MP-53+B Dia Burn Out Revealed

Posted 3 days ago by william-james88 - 18,793 views

Takara's reveals continue with the next Masterpiece release: Masterpiece MP-53+B Dia Burn Out This is another Diaclone-based redeco of Masterpiece Skids with a new headsculpt. As told to us by fellow Seibertronian Sabrblade, she keeps the name originated by BotCon 2015, with the "Dia" part having been the name of the mech's pilot in the BotCon 2015 comic story. It is cool how Takara does integrate BotCon fiction into their Masterpiece line. Below are images and preorders should be up at - Read More

Takara Reveals Canon Reflector Crossover Figure

Posted 3 days ago by william-james88 - 20,513 views

It turns out there is not one but TWO Canon Transformers crossover figures. We saw Prime already and now we see Reflector. While Optimus Prime will be non exclusive (and can currently be preordered on Amazon Japan), Reflector is a TTMall exclusive. Fans in the west will still be able to get him through online collector stores but he will probably be more expensive than Prime. We'll know when the preorders come out soon. Canon Reflector comes with his own special accessories like a version of - Read More

Takara Reveals MPM ROTF Starscream, Legacy Blanker and Dead End and Canon Prime

Posted 3 days ago by william-james88 - 42,116 views

We have some official images from Takara for several new toys. Below you can see images of the upcoming redeco of MPM Starscream in his Revenge of the Fallen deco. The accessories are the same as the previous release. We also have better images of Blanker (the Japanese name for Point Blank, an the official name for this release) and Dead End showing us their robot modes at different angles as well as the Peacemaker target master and the alt modes. A lot of fans are taking issue with Dead End's - Read More

Video Review for Studio Series 86 Wheelie

Posted 4 days ago by william-james88 - 48,713 views

Transformers Studio Series Wheelie is out at retail now! And, Prime vs Prime has a review for you so you can see if you like this figure or not. It suffered heavy criticism from fans for the exposed hands and for looking inferior to the previous Titans Return version. Let us know what you think of this version and if you'll be hunting it - Read More

TFSource News - Ultimetal Megatron, MPM-12 Optimus Prime, Moon Studio Cool Peak, Magic Square & More

Posted 4 days ago by ZeroWolf - 46,563 views

TFSource News - Ultimetal Megatron, MPM-12 Optimus Prime, Moon Studio Cool Peak, Magic Square and More! New Instock Items! - UM-03 Megatron 17-inch Figure | Transformers Ultimetal - MPM-12 Optimus Prime | Transformers Masterpiece Movie Series - MS06 Cool Peak | Moon Studio - ZTQ-15 Light Tank Tankformer | Bowutang - SX-01 Tekkaman Blade Diecat Action Figure | Tekkaman: The Space Knight | Sky X Studio - EZ-035 Lightning Saix Marking Plus Version Model Kit | Zoids Highend Master Model - Read More

The Chosen Prime Sponsor News- August 8th

Posted 4 days ago by ZeroWolf - 41,029 views

The Chosen Prime Newsletter for August 8, 2022 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 . . . . Super7 Thundercats Ultimates LION-O, CHEETARA, MONKIAN, and MUMM-RA (Toy Recolor) Set Estimated Release Q2 2023 Mastermind Creations R-48SG - Read More

New Transformers Tabletop RPG Available to Order

Posted 4 days ago by william-james88 - 46,946 views

Great news to fans of table top RPGs (D&D type games) and Transformers. Renegade Game Studios has a Transfomers RPG available to roder. You can get the digital PDF now, it is 290 pages, or order the print copy which also comes with the PDF. The PDF alone is $38.50 and the physical book is $55, which is the standard rate for these types of books. We have some images of the inside which uses mostly evergreen designs (which is the point of having those designs) but also has some Livio Ramondelli - Read More

Studio Series 86 Core Class Wheelie and Ratchet Found at US Retail + Barcodes

Posted 4 days ago by william-james88 - 48,958 views

Thanks to this Twitter post, we have news that the third wave of Transformers Studio Series core class figures have been found in the US. That includes Wheelie and Ratchet. If anyone is wondering, the only new core class figure in wave 2 was Exosuit Spike and in wave 4 we will have the DOTM Laserbeak (Bumblebee predeco toy) and SS86 Rumble (blue). The toys were found in a Target in Idaho but other subsequent sightings have popped up over the US, like in California. AHM Joy is the person who - Read More

SS 86 Ironhide Review Provides Best Comparisons Yet

Posted 5 days ago by william-james88 - 56,730 views

We knew multiple different people got heir hands on Transformers Studio Series voyager Ironhide, so it was only a matter of time before a video review came along. And we have one now from Prime vs Prime giving us a good idea how different this release is to the previous attempt at a G1 Ironhide with Earthrise (ER) Ironhide. While he is more of deluxe sized, he is still taller than voyager Hot Rod, a toy Hasbro explicitly stated was voyager class due to parts count. And comparing this Ironhide - Read More

More Images of Studio Series 86 Voyager Ironhide Show us his Height

Posted 7 days ago by william-james88 - 62,411 views

More images of Transformers Studio Series 86 Ironhide were posted on the Cybertron 21 Facebook page. These give us our best look yet at the figure, especially in robot mode. We also get a sense of his height which does fit the G1 size charts. But remember, he will be sold as voyager class. The alt mode is quite beefy though, compared to deluxes and Hasbro already confirmed that the voyager class is also intended for smaller toys which have more parts. Also, there have been comments regarding - Read More

RobotKingdom Newsletter #1646

Posted 8 days ago by Bounti76 - 47,862 views

ROBOTKINGDOM.COM Newsletter #1646 NO postal service available to Russia, Peru, Chile, Brunei, Israel, Brazil, Iceland, Bolivia, Guam, Ukraine. Please do not place order at the moment. Types of services currently available to overseas destinations ... _1233.html Airmail services to certain destinations subject to delay ... _1227.html South Korea: All post services are available UK: All post services - Read More

Alt Mode Images of Studio Series 86 Voyager Ironhide

Posted 8 days ago by william-james88 - 64,047 views

Images of Transformers Studio Series 86 Ironhide's alt mode were posted on the Cybertron 21 Facebook page. We see the figures from many angles including the front back, side and even under where we can see the gun storage in van mode. This toy is not revealed by Hasbro yet, but it is an upcoming voyager class toy in the Studio Series line. And with us getting Ironhide, a voyager Ratchet will come eventually. Ironhide will not be an exclusive, but we do not know about the eventual Ratchet - Read More

More Legacy Year 2 Listings which Include Voyager Bludgeon and Rerelease of ER Ramjet

Posted 9 days ago by william-james88 - 55,289 views

Thanks to JTPrime17, Mr Chaos and HyperShauta, we have more listings for year 2 of Legacy along with screenshots of some of the listings from Walmart. Here are the listings along with a description is extra details are known. Tra Gen Legacy EV core Nemesis Prime: Redeco of Kingdom core Optimus Prime EAN: 5010996120533 Tra Gen Legacy EV Core Grimlock EAN: 5010996120540 Tra Gen Legacy EV Core Bomburst Pr: This listing confirms that the other core class pretender we are getting in 2022 - Read More

More Reveals Coming August 10 Including MPM ROTF Starscream and Canon Camera Optimus Prime

Posted 9 days ago by william-james88 - 40,592 views

August 10 is shaping up to be a big day for Transformers collectors. Not only will we get the full reveals for some of the upcoming Legacy toys like Blanker and Dead End but we will get reveals for toys Hasbro has not even hinted at. And those are a Revenge of the Fallen redeco of MPM Starscream as well as a brand new collaborative Transformers project where Optimus Prime turns into a new Canon camera. While the reveals are from Takara, the toys themselves are not necessarily Takara - Read More

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Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #305 - SDCC 2022
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