Twincast / Podcast #175 "Bayhem"

Twincast / Podcast #175 "Bayhem"

Bayhem - On Episode 175 of the Twincast Podcast, titled "Bayhem," the group first discusses the new international trailer for Michael Bay's Transformers: The Last Knight that was released May 18, including plot points, characters, and other new information. Articles interviewing Ian Bryce, the producer for The Last Knight, as well as the movie writers, is also discussed at length. The conversations move to international promotions for the movie, including a Coca-Cola raffle in China, a Coca-Cola steelcase promo in Singapore, and 7-11 Japan's exclusive Dark Optimus Prime figure. International distribution and international collector habits are examined in the context of marketing. Following this movie discussion, the group moves on to a comics conversation involving Lost Light #5 and Optimus Prime #7. The crew of the Lost Light find themselves in a functionist alternate universe, and the group takes a close look both at Rung's newfound abilities, as well as at Megatron and the dueling consciences he has found in Terminus and his more recent shipmates. In the latter comic, Optimus Prime embarks on his own evolution as a leader, and the podcast crew gets into the 'humanity' of the Prime, as well as the growing rivalry between the eponymous Autobot leader and the torchbearer Pyra Magna. The podcast ends with a freestyle segment, wherein each cast member discusses a topic of their choice.
Top 5 Best Disguised Robots Amongst Transformers Toys

Top 5 Best Disguised Robots Amongst Transformers Toys

Top 5 Best Disguised Transformers Toys - I made a list of the Transformers toys which look least like the robot can transform into something else and this is pretty much the opposite. Transformers have always been called Robots in Disguise and some toys really pushed the disguise angle. There are some Transformers that one would never guess are anything more than their alt mode. Of course, the important factor here is that we are talking about their alt mode and not just a pretender shell that hides the robot. I am sure it was assumed, but I am mentioning it just in case. A brick wall would definitely help hide a small robot standing behind it, but what I give you today is the list of Transformers toys who's alt modes provide the best disguise!
Takara Masterpiece MP-39 Sunstreaker Revealed

Takara Masterpiece MP-39 Sunstreaker Revealed

Masterpiece Sunstreaker - Seibertronians Starscream and Sabrblade have both sent huge news our way! Thanks to a scan of a hobby magazine, we have confirmation that the next Masterpiece figure will be Sunstreaker! He comes with several accessories, such as Chip Chase in his wheel chair! Check out the photos, coming from Twitter user Ryan Sheheey, below!
New Last Knight "Every Legend Hides A Secret" Poster featuring Bumblebee during WWII

New Last Knight "Every Legend Hides A Secret" Poster featuring Bumblebee during WWII

Every Legend Hides A Secret - Paramount has provided us with a new poster from next month's Transformers The Last Knight. This new poster, titled "Every Legend Hides A Secret", features Bumblebee (or at least a Transformer that looks very similar to Bumblebee) confronting a building flanked with Nazi flags presumably during World War II. In addition, we now have a larger version of the new "They Have Been Here Forever" poster from yesterday.
Twincast / Podcast #174 "Autobot Jedi Newtypes"

Twincast / Podcast #174 "Autobot Jedi Newtypes"

Autobot Jedi Newtypes - The latest episode of the Twincast Podcast, "Autobot Jedi Newtypes", begins with a discussion about the recently discovered effect of Plasticizer Migration on toys from previous toy line ups such as Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. With toys for The Last Knight released the show's cast discusses some of the stand outs, including Deluxe Class Barricade and Voyager Class Optimus Prime. Other Last Knight products from Hasbro such as the Tiny Turbo Changers get time in the spotlight, and the upcoming Masterpiece Movie Optimus Prime is speculated upon as well. A segment touching on tangential pop culture franchises like Rom the Space Knight leads into segments analyzing the most recent IDW Publishing Transformers comics releases. These include Till All Are One number 9, and the sixth issue of Optimus Prime. Yet more diversions from other popular fantasy and sci-fi fictional brands such as Game of Thrones and Star Wars garner some discussion in the context of framing how the Twincast podcasters would like to see the Transformers characters in Michael Bay's live action movies portrayed. The show closes out with the Twincast freestyle, where the participants are free to bring up any Transformers related topic not already discussed during the episode.

New TV Spot for Transformers: The Last Knight - 'Steelbane'

Posted 3 hours ago by Va'al - 2,775 views

NEW! Guess what? That final spot was not the final spot - we have another, thanks to, featuring Steelbane, the kids and Isabela Moner, plus Mark Wahlberg shooting and exploding things. Check it out embedded below in relatively good quality, and be ready for the inevitable next last trailer - Read More

Anthony Hopkins on Transformers: The Last Knight: Car Chases, Working with Bay

Posted 15 hours ago by Va'al - 5,967 views

We already know what Anthony Hopkins thinks of Michael Bay as a director, but we now have some more discussion about the man, the filming, and the car chase scenes that he took part in during the shooting of Transformers: The Last Knight! Courtesy of TV3 Ireland, who report an interview in Men's Health magazine, we have some tidbits about he behind the scenes. Check some snippets out below! "I had two American stunt drivers who were crazy," he told Men's Health magazine. "I had to sit in - Read More

Takara Tomy Transformers: The Last Knight TLK-19 Megatron (Leader Class)

Posted 15 hours ago by Va'al - 12,020 views

In apparently the same magazine that brought us TLK-15 Optimus Prime, from the upcoming live-action movie Transformers: The Last Knight (King, in Japan), we also have a look a the Takara Tomy version of Leader class Megatron - and nothing much has changed, other than a slight paint coat, as suggested by other figures in the line seen so far. What is entirely new is the small Legion class Megatron entirely in red - and we have seen a red Cybertronian show up in the latest international - Read More

Transformers: Robots in Disguise Transforming Watches Sighted at US Retail

Posted 16 hours ago by Va'al - 6,681 views

Fellow Seibertronian carytheone has sent us a sighting from Baton Rouge's (LA) Toys'R'Us that for some may feel like a blast from the past in new clothes: from the Transformers: Robots in Disguise product lines, we have a sighting for transformable watches! Molded after Bumblebee and Optimus Prime, each for $14.99, the two items featured a working LCD display, and the whole thing can be removed and made to stand as a robot in and of itself. Check them - Read More

Transformers Deleted and Extended Audio for The Ultimate Doom Part 2

Posted 18 hours ago by Va'al - 5,234 views

Courtesy of Transformers At The Moon once again, we have extended and deleted audio from the Sunbow G1 Episode "The Ultimate Doom Part 2"! Full information and transcript are also included after the embedded clip, below - check it out and let us know what you think! This video contains cut & altered audio from the Transformers Generation One episode The Ultimate Doom Part 2. The audio is from an original cassette tape of a recording session when Skyfire was referred to as Jetfire and - Read More

New Takara TLK-15 Leader Calibur Optimus Prime Revealed

Posted 21 hours ago by william-james88 - 17,240 views

It's about time we saw something different from Takara's TLK line for Transformers: The Last Knight. Thanks to a tip from fellow Seibertronian bacem, we found new images of a further remold to Takara's Movie Advanced Knight Armour Optimus Prime, which was a retool of the Age of Extinction Leader Prime. This upcoming Leader Optimus Prime is called TLK-15 Calibur Optimus Prime and the backpack the Leader figure is known to have will be removeable to turn into a riot shield, similar to what - Read More

Quick In-Hand Video of Transformers Titan Class Trypticon / Legends LG43 Dinosaurer

Posted 1 day ago by Va'al - 15,107 views

While this is technically (allegedly) the Takara Tomy Legends LG-43 Dinosaurer figure, we're choosing to show it in the Titans Return Trypticon thread on account of it being a good look at the new Titan class figure and to give breathing space to all the Godbomber news! With that over, take a look at this brief video showing the features of the Decepticon t-rex (though not the transformation) and Full-Tilt and Titan Master Necro! - Read More

New TV Spot for Transformers: The Last Knight - 'Moment'

Posted 1 day ago by Va'al - 9,117 views

In what looks like it might be the final Final spot / trailer for Transformers: The Last Knight, the official YouTube account for the Paramount movie has shared 'Moment', featuring a couple more glimpses of the insides of Cybertronian constructions, and little else. Check it out below, as the trailer also announces the PG-13 rating for US - Read More

Written Review and More In Hand Images for Legends LG 42 Godbomber

Posted 1 day ago by william-james88 - 17,972 views

Fellow Seibertronian Professor Smooth got a hold of Takara's LG 42 Godbomber and was kind enough to give us a written review of his thoughts. This figure has certain flaws which are spelled out in the written review you will find below. It is followed by a snippet of the Alfes gallery for this new figure showing the different compatibility it offers, as well as shots of the base mode, and many other fun shots. Enjoy! Professor Smooth wrote:Godbomber arrived today and WOW is it one heck of a - Read More

Character Profile for Viviane Wembly in Transformers: The Last Knight

Posted 2 days ago by Va'al - 11,332 views

From the Transformers Facebook page, we have another character profile from the human side of the cast of Transformers: The Last Knight - and after Santiago Cabrera, it's the turn of Laura Haddock aka Vivane Wembly, Oxford professor of English Literature, Hot Rod captive, potential (ugh) romantic interest for Mark Wahlberg. Wembly is not the first time the surname has appeared in the movieverse: already in Age of Extinction, Gill Wembley was one of the KSI creators of Galvatron. Different - Read More

Optimus Prime Dual Model Kit for Transformers: The Last Knight

Posted 2 days ago by william-james88 - 21,437 views

A Dual Model Kit comes out for Optimus Prime whenever a movie gets released and Transformers: The Last Knight is no exception. Since the design didn't change from the previous film, the Dual Model kit being released is the same as the one for Age of Extinction with some deco changes and an added base. An image of both this kit and the previous issue can be found below with the rerelease being found on Weibo while the original comes from the Snakas Blog. The deco changes include more gold, blue, - Read More

JADA Diecast 1:24 Scale Cars from Transformers: The Last Knight Revealed

Posted 2 days ago by william-james88 - 15,954 views

While some of these were at toyfair, only Optimus Prime could be officially revealed due to the wait for licencing to be finalized. Well, the wait is over, at least for Bumblebee, Crosshairs and Barricade. These are non transforming 1:24 scale cars, in diecast, part of the same Metals Die Cast series you may have seen for other blockbuster films, like Batman V Superman. So, unlike the Simba Smoby diecast products, these should see distribution in North America. These are currently available - Read More

Tokyo Toy Show 2017 update - Takara's LG-EX Black Convoy, TLK toy previews and more

Posted 2 days ago by Kurona - 11,409 views

Takara's certainly making a big deal about their presence at the upcoming Tokyo Toy Show 2017 - just today they've posted a whole news article about it, detailing exactly what Transformers material they'll have there on the weekend of June the 3rd and 4th. The highly anticipated LG-EX Black Convoy in particular has been confirmed to be sold at a maximum of 2 per single buyer among other news; check out the entire translated article below to see what exactly they have in store and tell us if - Read More

Full, High quality version of Transformers: The Last Knight Turbo Change Knight Armor Bumblebee Commercial

Posted 2 days ago by Bronzewolf - 11,087 views

A new advert for Transformers The Last Knight Armour Turbo Change Bumblebee has appeared online. We first saw the ad a while ago, but this is the first time we've seen the full version in a higher quality. It's done in a similar style to actual car ads, and features an appearance by Knight Armor Optimus Prime, as well. Check it out - Read More

The Importance of International Markets for Transformers, Plus Four More Allegedly Incoming

Posted 2 days ago by Va'al - 9,060 views

Discovering the wetness of water in economics terms, CNBC has published a short article / interview with Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for comScore, discussing the international impact and importance for US-based productions. Specifically, Pirates of the Caribbean and Transformers, which are both much bigger since their first release abroad than they are in domestic markets. In addition, they also add that the Transformers franchise will be adding four more movies at least after - Read More

UK Posters for Transformers: The Last Knight at MCM London

Posted 2 days ago by Va'al - 7,465 views

From fellow Seibertronian Carnivius_Prime, we have news of posters for Transformers: The Last Knight being made available in the UK in occasion of MCM London ( a regular comics and media entertainment event ). Reusing imagery we have seen in the bigger posters used in the movie marketing, the two we have seen so far feature Optimus and Optimus vs Bumblebee - check them out below, via Transformers Car Hire, who are present at the show with some replicas of the vehicles from the - Read More

Steal of a Deal: 5$ Titan Masters at Kmart in Canberra, Australia Plus Roadburn Sighting!

Posted 2 days ago by WreckerJack - 9,224 views

Fellow Seibertronian, Rainmaker has not only sighted Roadburn at Kmart in Canberra, Australia - they also noticed there is a sale on Titan Masters figures. We currently do not know if the sale is nation wide but it may be a good idea to check your local Kmart if you live in Australia. No matter where you live, the Seibertron sightings section is the perfect resource to find all of the figures you are hunting for at retail. griffin wrote:Clearance tags at Kmart in Australia are not a sale - Read More

Video Review for Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-37 Artfire

Posted 2 days ago by Va'al - 10,695 views

Also from the TFmizer Hong Kong Facebook group, and also in new releases, we have a video review of the latest Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece figure: MP-37 Artfire! Courtesy of user Jim Tong, the clip is embedded below, showing transformation, Targetmaster Nightstick, and comparisons with Grapple and Inferno. Check it out! (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); = id; js.src = - Read More

Video Review for Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-42 Godbomber

Posted 2 days ago by Va'al - 10,532 views

Have you had enough Godbomber content yet? Takara Tomy Transformers Legends' latest offering now has its first video review - in Cantonese - courtesy of Transformers fan Jimmy Yu in the TFmizer Facebook group, showing off transformation from trailer to robot, and the second clip showing the Super Ginrai mode. Check them out below! (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); = id; js.src = - Read More

Images of Prime 1 Studio MMTFM-11 Ironhide

Posted 2 days ago by Va'al - 5,271 views

Courtesy of Baidu user 漫城工作室, we have a whole truck load of images of the Prime 1 Studio Museum Masterline series Ironhide figure, from the first Transformers live-action movie! You can check out the 24-inch statue below with all its accessories, and find out more about it too. Prime 1 Studio is proud to present MMTFM-11 IRONHIDE from Transformers (2007) Autobots weapons specialist and Optimus Prime's old friend. He is old because he is hard. He's probably had enough replacement - Read More

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