Twincast / Podcast #182 "Great Expectations"

Twincast / Podcast #182 "Great Expectations"

Great Expectations - Listen in to Episode 182 of the Twincast Podcast, as the team discusses the recent release of SDCC Exclusives on HasbroToyShop. Next, they dig into recent reveals from Takara Tomy in both the Masterpiece and Legends lines, discussing the Masterpiece release schedule and Targetmaster Hot Rod, as well as Overlord, the Autobot Clones, Blitzwing, and his adorable black and silver elephant. Then, the discussion circles around to the recent Hasbro Movie Masterpiece Optimus Prime, and with the cast finding this to be a surprisingly lackluster release. This spurns talk about the history of premium presentation packaging for Transformers, finding some great examples from a plethora of past releases. Talk moves to a recap of IDW Publishing's First Strike Issue 1 and the end to the regular run of Till All Are One with Issue 12. During the segment, focus moves to the current state of affairs in the IDW Hasbro Universe, IDW release schedules, and more. The show closes out with on-the-fly Game of Thrones spoilers and the recurring "Bragging Rights" segment.
Top 5 Best Transformers Toys with Easy Transformations

Top 5 Best Transformers Toys with Easy Transformations

Easy Transformation TF Toys - While many fans loved the complexity of the Revenge of the Fallen line, parents were not as enthused and eventually, the Age of Extinction Toyline came with a publicized push by Hasbro to simplify the transformation process of Transformers toys. They claimed it was both to bring it back to the brand’s basics and to be more appealing to kids and this idea of toys being simpler has stuck in he current collector landscape. While I love my complex transformations as much as the next fan, I actually thought this was all smoke and no fire. Not simply because complex and articulated Transformers didn’t disappear, and not just because we’ve had one step Transformers since G1’s Twintwist and Topspin, but because I believe easier Transformers can sometimes yield great designs that are just as hard to pull off as more complex transformations. An easy transformation doesn’t necessarily mean that the engineering is lacking and sometimes overcomplicating a transformer can yield terrible results (which is what the majority thinks of Universe Galvatron). All I want to show with this list is that there can be great style and a lot of fun resulting from easy transformations and I wanted to give the best examples of that. My only rule here is that it had to be less than 5 main steps (not including posing) to see the robot mode. This isn't necessarily about simplified toys or one steps, that could be another list of its own. Here, I was looking for awesome toys that you could transform extremely fast that even a young fan with a small attention span would appreciate and marvel at.
New Gallery: Masterpiece Movie Series MPM-4 Optimus Prime

New Gallery: Masterpiece Movie Series MPM-4 Optimus Prime

Masterpiece Movie Series MPM-4 Optimus Prime - is once again proud to bring to you our latest gallery! This time around we are featuring the brand new toy of Masterpiece Movie Series MPM-4 Optimus Prime! This toy is a brand new mold based on his original 2007 Movie design. This Optimus Prime features an intricate transformation that makes him the most movie accurate figure to date of the Autobot Leader. The figure is currently available for the price of $99.99 US dollars in Toys R Us stores across the United States. Check out the gallery here.
New Gallery: Masterpiece Movie Series MPM-3 Bumblebee

New Gallery: Masterpiece Movie Series MPM-3 Bumblebee

Masterpiece Movie Series MPM-3 Bumblebee - This all-new Masterpiece Movie Series MPM-3 Bumblebee figure is a brand new mold, which just started hitting retail stores worldwide. The Hasbro version of this figure is a Toys R Us exclusive. Bumblebee is based more on his original appearances in the Transformers films. He maintains his original Chevrolet Camaro alt mode from the film franchise, and even includes an accessory to give him his cannon arm. The figure also features a flip-down battle mask and several other features. Check out the gallery here.
Review for IDW Transformers: Till All Are One #12 - Final Issue #TAAO

Review for IDW Transformers: Till All Are One #12 - Final Issue #TAAO

Va'al Reviews TAAO #12 - We've arrived at the final issue on my favourite of the three Transformers ongoing comics series from IDW Publishing, at only 12 numbers in total, and with a lot at stake in terms of the story itself. A series, I'll remind us, that fully reintroduced the mythological Primes to this version of the TF universe, with Solus via Caminus (in its previous incarnation), Liege Maximo via Titans Return, and peeking into Micronus' mind via the Revolution tie-in. Read the full review here.

Voice Acting Legend Frank Welker Joins Twitter

Posted 5 hours ago by Bronzewolf - 3,253 views

NEW! Frank Welker, one of the most famous voice actors of all time and voice of many Transformers characters throughout the years, has officially joined Twitter! It's long been a talking point between fans on how neither Welker, or the voice of Optimus Prime, Peter Cullen, have a social media presence. That all changed earlier today with his first post, quoting a tweet from fellow voice actor Billy West! Great group of guys.— Frank Welker (@TheFrankWelker) August - Read More

Ages Three and Up Product Updates - Aug 19, 2017 New Pre-Orders for Titans Return Overlord, Maketoys Meteor! In Stock Now Spark Toys ST02, PC-16 Jinrai Prime, Last Knight SDCC Optimus Prime and more

Posted 9 hours ago by LOST Cybertronian - 2,348 views

New Pre-Orders for Titans Return Overlord, Maketoys Meteor! In Stock Now Spark Toys ST02, PC-16 Jinrai Prime, Last Knight SDCC Optimus Prime and more.... ------------------------------------------------------------ ** Product Updates ------------------------------------------------------------ August 19, 2017 ... d4&mc_eid=[UNIQID] ... d4&mc_eid=[UNIQID] ... - Read More

Twincast / Podcast Episode #182 "Great Expectations"

Posted 17 hours ago by ScottyP - 4,943 views

Welcome to the latest episode of the Twincast / Podcast. Intrepid host ScottyP is joined by RodimusConvoy13 and, in what is like the sighting of a rare, albino elk, Razorclaw0000! What wise Transformers insights will they drop on you in this episode? More than you can imagine, Optimus Prime. Episode #182 "Great Expectations" 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 - Read More

HASCON Tickets Up for Grabs via Groupon for 50% Off!

Posted 17 hours ago by Tyrannacon - 4,533 views

Word via Pete Sinclair from Pete's Robo Con is that Groupon has posted the Hascon tickets up for sale for 50% off. It's a good deal, click the image to go to Groupon's site to hop on this deal before it's not - Read More

Up to 30% off on Transformers this Week at Toysrus Canada

Posted 1 day ago by william-james88 - 10,304 views

It has been a little while since a big sale in Canada and lots of new stock has come in since so this new sale will come very handy to any Canadian seeking Transformers TLK Leaders and Exclusives , Trypticon and the Seige of Cybertron set. Toysrus Canada is having a sale where figures are up to 30% off. The newer hotter figures like Trypticon, MP10, MPM03 Bumblebee and the Seige on Cybertron set are 10% off, while TLK are 25% off and TLK Deluxes, TR Voyagers and Jada 1/24 cars are 30% off. - Read More

New Transformers Clothes at Target Australia

Posted 2 days ago by Bronzewolf - 10,086 views

The Australian Target website has put up new listings for some officially licensed Transformers clothes! Some of these we've seen before, such as the Robots In Disguise Bumblebee costume, but others are brand new, especially for Australia! Included in the listings are Robots In Disguise Swim Trunks and pajamas, as well as some very cool G1 inspired t shirts! It's unknown if or when these will be available in other parts of the world. Check out some of the photos via the mirrored photos - Read More

Review of IDW's Hasbro Universe's Revolutionaries #7

Posted 2 days ago by Tigertrack - 9,512 views

-Last time- Looking for the ‘talisman’ to use to attempt to reverse the wraithifying of an entire city of people, the group of Rev comrades headed to the last known location of the Axalon discovered in their previous investigations/adventures due to the ship’s ties to the powerful relic. Thank you Mr. Paoli, welcome to the brig… -Currently- This issue continues the adventures of, well, GI JOE’s former Adventure Team (Force) members and the current REVOLUTIONARY team members as - Read More

ROBOTKINGDOM.COM Newsletter #1390

Posted 2 days ago by WreckerJack - 8,644 views

Hi, Here is a quick update from 1. Starting from now on, for all Star Wars orders over USD50 will come with a FREE plastic folder as GIFT! Including preorder unsent orders too, we will include free gift too. These 2 types of files will be given out randomly. If you want a certain type, please include remarks during your order.... First come first serve until stock last! ... =3&theater 2. For any customers who - Read More

Mark Wahlberg will attend HASCON 2017

Posted 2 days ago by WreckerJack - 10,330 views

According to Hasbro's Twitter page, Mark Wahlberg will be attending this year's HASCON. The tweet also lets us know his appearance will be on 9/9 specifically so be sure to make a note if you will be attending. If you would like to see who the other special guests are, check this article for - Read More

The Chosen Prime Newsletter for August 18, 2017: Toys Alliance Mega Action Series MAS-01NP NEMESIS PRIME, Titans Return Overlord, Takara Tomy Legends Fortress Maximus and More

Posted 2 days ago by LOST Cybertronian - 13,248 views

THE CHOSEN PRIME SPONSOR NEWSLETTER FOR AUGUST 18, 2017 Greetings from The Chosen Prime! Below you will find a selection of the latest pre-orders and new arrivals at our store. New arrivals this week included Takara Tomy Legends Titan Class FORTRESS MAXIMUS (Reissue), Takara Legends MAGNA CONVOY, ZetaToys A01 TAKE OFF, Fans Hobby MasterBuilder MB-05 FLYPRO, TFC Toys P-06 THOUSANDKILL, Unique Toys M01 ARCHIMONDE and M02 GHAZ'RANKA, and DX9Toys War in Pocket X16G USURPER GHOST. - Read More

IDW Hasbro Universe - 3-Page Preview for GI Joe #8 - #TCJHU

Posted 2 days ago by ScottyP - 11,079 views

Another preview for an August 30th Hasbro Universe comics release from IDW Publishing is now available on iTunes, this one being for GI Joe #8. While it doesn't feature any Skywarp, the driver of our coverage of The Crown Jewel Of The Hasbro Universe, that's ok because we're pretty sure that would render the ninja fight/"sparring contest" between Quick Kick and Snake Eyes seen in the pages below a rather pointless affair. Enjoy the preview and look for this issue at your local comic shop in - Read More

IDW Optimus Prime #10 3-Page Preview and New Kei Zama Cover

Posted 2 days ago by ScottyP - 13,447 views

Via the usual avenue of iTunes, the three-page preview for Optimus Prime #10 has arrived. Along with the usual pages, the "A" cover for this issue has also been revealed at last. The cover by Kei Zama features Onyx Prime and Liege Maximo, two of the original Thirteen Primes, looking both menacing and mightily cool. The interior pages shown are also the familiar Kei Zama and Josh Burcham combo that readers of Optimus Prime are familiar with, however it should be noted the flashback story that - Read More

TFCon Updates with Sara Pitre-Durocher as a Guest!

Posted 3 days ago by Tyrannacon - 10,564 views

TFCon updated their site today to reflect that Sara Pitre-Durocher will be a guest for this year's 2017 convention. We are very pleased to welcome back artist Sara Pitre-Durocher to the TFcon DC 2017 guest list this year. Sara is best known to fans of IDW’s Transformers series as the primary artist on the ongoing comic book Till All Are One. She will be attending all weekend and offering prints and commissions to - Read More

KidRobot TF vs GI Joe Vinyl Figures and Merchandise!

Posted 3 days ago by Tyrannacon - 17,137 views

Thanks to Seibertronian zodconvoy, we learned that Entertainment Earth has started pre-orders for the KidRobot Transformers vs. GI Joe Vinyl figures and merchandise. These are supposedly very similar to the stuff released by Loyal Subjects and relatively in the same style of it. Figure Case Four Pack of Random Figures 7" Megatron Medium Cobra Commander Keychain Display Tray Keychain Four Pack Enamel Pin Display Box Enamel Pin Four - Read More

Legion Twinferno from Transformers: Robots in Disguise Found in Singapore and Packaging Images

Posted 3 days ago by william-james88 - 14,105 views

One of the best aspects of the Robots in Disguise line is it's mission to keep the fan favourite Legion class alive. The latest new Legion class figure, Twinferno, has been found at retail in Singapore at Toysrus. The back tells us he is 7 steps so only 1 step less than the warrior class version. Another good news is that his case comes with a repackage of Groundpounder who was skipped in certain areas of the world. This information comes to us from TFW2005 user - Read More

Pete's Robot Convention Round 2 - June 9 - June 10, 2018

Posted 3 days ago by Tyrannacon - 7,503 views

Thanks to Seibertronian, Sabrblade we know that Pete's Robot Convention is going to be held again June 9th through June 10th, 2018 for round 2! If you want to head on over to their website and get your reservations here, go ahead and click the image - Read More

Transformers Titans Return Voyager Repacks Confirmed

Posted 3 days ago by william-james88 - 16,769 views

The word from Hasbro is that Slugslinger is the final toy from Titans Return to be revealed with the rest being repackaged figures. What would that mean for other classes though, how would that be handled and which repackaged figures would we be getting? Well, a lising on Entertainment Earth reveals that the Christmas restock for Voyagers will consist of a case of Titans Return Optimus Prime and Octone. This is an easy way to have the most popular Transformers character on the shelves around - Read More

ITV interview with IDW MTMTE & Lost Light writer James Roberts

Posted 3 days ago by Kurona - 9,101 views

British TV company ITV has reached out to a fairly surprising section of the Transformers franchise -- the IDW comics! In the link below, they have interviewer Rob Moore talk to James Roberts - the writer of Last Stand of the Wreckers, More Than Meets The Eye and Lost Light - about conventions, how he got into the job and what he might do after Lost Light among other things. Check out the interview by clicking the image below and tell us what you think in the - Read More

New Transformers 3D Metal Model Kits from MU

Posted 3 days ago by william-james88 - 9,422 views

Metal Earth seems to have some competition. Another company that specialists in 3D metal model kits, MU, has acquired he license for Transformers and is releasing some unique offerings. One of them is the previously revealed highly detailed bust of Transformers: The Last Knight Megatron. They are also releasing a Sqweeks and an Optimus Prime bust as well as more G1 styled model kits such as a spitting image of Masterpiece Optimus Prime and a set of G1 Chibi-like figures. These can all be found - Read More

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Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #182 - Great Expectations
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