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Happy New Year 2018 Seibertronians!!!

Transformers News: Happy New Year 2018 Seibertronians!!!
Date: Sunday, December 31st 2017 11:28am CST
Category: Site News
Posted by: Seibertron

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Victor Caroli wrote:"It is the year 2018 ..."


The staff of Seibertron.com 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 Seibertron.com.

Transformers News: Happy New Year 2018 Seibertronians!!!

It seems 2018 is poised to be another big year in the world of the Transformers. Along with exciting new Masterpiece figures such as MP-41 Dinobot and MPM-5 Barricade, the mainline Transformers Power of the Primes toy line is officially upon us. Later this year, the 6th Transformers movie will be released around December 2018 which features Bumblebee in the first ever solo Transformers film. In other media, Unicron will ravage the Hasbro Universe in IDW's popular range of Transformers comics and other Hasbroverse titles such as G.I. Joe, ROM and Micronauts. Turn on your TV, and you might just catch the new Transformers Cyberverse cartoon series or if you have an Internet enabled device, you will be able to catch the finality of the Machinima Titans Return episodes. Toss in some exciting news from Toy Fair, SDCC, NYCC and any other events and it's guaranteed to be another exciting year with everyone's favorite Robots In Disguise.

Please stop by to share your New Year messages with your fellow Seibertronians by clicking here. Stay safe, and warm, my fellow Seibertronians ... 2018 is here and promising to be more than meets the eye! Happy New Year!

Transformers News: Happy New Year 2018 Seibertronians!!!

Transformers News: Happy New Year 2018 Seibertronians!!!

Transformers News: Happy New Year 2018 Seibertronians!!!

Transformers News: Happy New Year 2018 Seibertronians!!!

Transformers News: Happy New Year 2018 Seibertronians!!!

Transformers News: Happy New Year 2018 Seibertronians!!!

FYI ... the "cool" color scheme is NOT part of a site redesign, just inspired by the bitterly cold weather with which we ended 2017!!! Stay warm Seibertronians!

Twincast / Podcast Episode #191 "Champagne Wishes and Energon Dreams"

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #191 "Champagne Wishes and Energon Dreams"
Date: Tuesday, December 26th 2017 12:03pm CST
Categories: Site News, Digital Media News, Podcast
Posted by: ScottyP

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Welcome to the latest Seibertron.com Twincast / Podcast episode, with this installment featuring our annual look back at the year that was. While 2017 still has about a week left to yield to the inevitable entropy that will consume us all, Scotty P, Seibertron, and Mr. Starscream chat about the past twelve months in the mean time.

Episode #191 "Champagne Wishes and Energon Dreams" 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.

The latest Power of the Primes figures are appearing more frequently by the day, and the Voyagers in particular are now in the hands of some of the Twincast crew. A long and winding discussion about Starscream and Grimlock goes through the strengths and weaknesses of the figures in detail. Additionally, we ask the important question about accessories and the lack thereof. Would Grimlock have been almost perfect with a sword, gun, and no combination gimmick to worry about?

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #191 "Champagne Wishes and Energon Dreams"
Someone learned photo angles on Myspace.com


While we keep dodging our year end retrospective, we take a look at the just released Till All Are One Annual. This one-shot series wrap up takes the tale of Windblade, Starscream, Elita One, Rattrap, Ironhide, the Combaticons, and many more into an unexpected future. A look awaits at what kinds of consequences the events from the issue could have on the IDW Transformers universe. One conclusion gained from all the discussion is clear, and that's how TAAO's Annual delivers one of the best Starscream stories you'll ever read.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #191 "Champagne Wishes and Energon Dreams"
Maybe he needs that good luck necklace


Our 2017 "Best Of" categories and topics kick off with a look at our favorites in the ever popular Transformers Generations lineup, comprised this year of Titans Return and a little bit of Power of the Primes. While there's certainly no consensus, some of the stand outs are also pretty clear, at least to us! Don't forget to let us know if you agree or if we left a piece out due to our diode blowin' dim wittery by replying to this news post.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #191 "Champagne Wishes and Energon Dreams"
Planet Micro is doomed!


What was your favorite part of The Last Knight? Maybe you love violence against fish, maybe there's a certain action scene you found especially exciting, maybe shirtless Wahlburgers are your thing. Whatever it is, this is the judgment free zone unlike that one gym, so the Twincast talks about what they actually liked out of a generally maligned piece of cinema. After that, we consider how Movie based Transformers toy lines just feel a little different, and this premise leads to our "Most Movie-y Movie Figure" category. Learn what figures embodied the spirit of explosions, sweat, and Miami Beach, FL more than any others for us this year.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #191 "Champagne Wishes and Energon Dreams"
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.


Every year, there's That One Thing You Didn't Get Around To But Would Like To in the vast world of Transformers. The cast talks about the missed opportunities of the year, ranging from toys not yet bought to shows not yet watched. Try as we might sometimes, there's no way to experience every part of the huge world of Transformers, so see if you caught up on some of the experiences that we might not have yet!

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #191 "Champagne Wishes and Energon Dreams"
Five of you watched this


Going in a different direction, we think about who the "Character Stock Market Winner" of 2017 could be. What long-standing Transformers character, or at least medium-term-standing character, had the best year? Maybe it was due to extra attention in various media or a new toy. Maybe for some of the crew, it was for other reasons entirely. One thing is for certain, and that's that Star Wars is forbidden.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #191 "Champagne Wishes and Energon Dreams"
Almost there


Given the serial nature of IDW's Transformers works, sometimes the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. This category is not for those cases. Instead, we talk about our favorite single issue of the entire year and why it was so effective with just 20 pages. With time going long, we don't get into the arcs and series that we encountered in too much detail, but listen in to find out what issues might be worth sampling to get a taste of the stories encountered in this year's Transformers comics.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #191 "Champagne Wishes and Energon Dreams"
No you're crying


We at least reach our picks for the best Transformers thing ever for 2017 - the hands down, best, most memorable, absolute favorite Transformers thing from this year for the cast members. Toys end up taking over due to a pair of choice Masterpiece figures that we still can't manage to agree on. Anything goes, except third party stuff, as we find out if ladder magic can manage to overcome the forces that waited an eternity for this.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #191 "Champagne Wishes and Energon Dreams"
One magical ride


Despite all the cool stuff that gets discussed, there are always the less-than-favorite parts of the hobby that are encountered. We take some time out to think about the bad stuff, whether that was a disappointing toy, terrible movie, or something else entirely. Yours truly also hands out the completely unexpected Second Annual Brian Ravage Memorial Trophy Prize Lucky Draw Award, and you'll never guess who wins! Actually, you will. It's... only human.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #191 "Champagne Wishes and Energon Dreams"
Coming never to a shelf near you!


Our last topic, or at least part of one, is for predictions. Each attending cast participant makes one layup, softball of a prediction for something realistic that we think will happen in 2018 for the Transformers. After those very super obvious jokes of predictions, we get into the realm of Wishful Thinking, a Seibertron.com speciality. Things there get outlandish but fun, and you never know what just might come true.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #191 "Champagne Wishes and Energon Dreams"
You make 100% of the shots you lie about taking.


Moreso than any other Twincast episode, we hope this one is a conversation starter - especially with that trainwreck of an ending! Join us on the Energon Pub Forums to discuss this episode, and be sure to look out for the written look back from the entire staff in the near future.

From the Twincast Podcast team to all of our listeners out there, Happy Holidays, Happy New Year, and get ready for The Road to 200!

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Seibertron.com!

Transformers News: Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Seibertron.com!
Date: Sunday, December 24th 2017 6:22pm CST
Category: Site News
Posted by: Seibertron

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The staff of Seibertron.com would like to wish all of you a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of you Seibertronians out there. We hope that you enjoy this special time with your family and friends. If you have a chance, stop by and say hello to your fellow fans in our Official Holiday Discussion on our forums.

Transformers News: Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Seibertron.com!
Holiday Optimus Prime artwork courtesy from the very talented Ken Christiansen

We wish you and your family happy and safe Holidays as well as a Happy New Year. Remember, please don't drink and drive! If you have a moment in between holiday festivities, please swing by the Energon Pub to say hi and have a few Energon drinks with us!!!

As always, here's a special annual treat for all of you ... check out several different old school Marvel UK Transformers Christmas-related comic stories here to put you in a little bit more of the holiday spirit.

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Happy Holidays!

Twincast / Podcast Episode #190 "Spacebridge Sunset Boulevard"

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #190 "Spacebridge Sunset Boulevard"
Date: Sunday, December 3rd 2017 4:00pm CST
Categories: Site News, Comic Book News, Digital Media News, Podcast
Posted by: ScottyP

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Welcome to the latest Seibertron.com Twincast / Podcast Mainframes episode, this time devoted to issue #11 of IDW's Lost Light. Join host ScottyP along with Counterpunch, Dr. Va'al, Megatronus, and Razorclaw0000 as we fill in more blanks in a detailed look through the second chapter of The Mutineers Trilogy.

Episode #190 "Spacebridge Sunset Boulevard" 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.

Be aware that this episode is entirely about IDW Transformers comics and will completely spoil many storylines from several books, including many books before Lost Light Issue 11, so listening after catching up with the most recent material is recommended if you wish to avoid spoilers. New to Mainframes? Catch up on the last episode where we dissected Lost Light 8 and 9.

Covering Issue 11 "The Plotters' Club (Part 2): Filling in the Blanks", the episode digs into the characters and events of this latest chapter, with analysis and opinions on each twist, turn, and new development. If you haven't done so already, remember that you can check out the review for issue 11 here for a written take on the story, with reader comments from the Energon Pub Forums also available for even more perspectives from the Seibertron.com community.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #190 "Spacebridge Sunset Boulevard"
Voted "Best Panel of the Issue" by the population of Earth


The episode starts off with a look into Getaway, the narcissistic mastermind behind the infamous mutiny aboard the Lost Light. The cast has varying opinions about the direction taken with the character, but there is universal agreement that all doubt has been removed that he's the definitive villain of this story arc. Did the writing take that direction a step too far, or did the dialogue and character interactions lend a deeper scope of characterization?

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #190 "Spacebridge Sunset Boulevard"
I'm ready for my closeup!


Getaway didn't act alone, and looks at other mutineers encountered throughout the story follow. Simple-minded Riptide seems unlucky, and we look at whether or not some boat magic could help him breach the surface of a bad situation. The walking role model of an Autobot himself, Thunderclash, also gets some time under the microscope, with the microscope himself getting at least a little attention as well throughout our discussions.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #190 "Spacebridge Sunset Boulevard"
Perpetually on the injured reserve, unfortunately


Of course, there is still a quest at hand, with this latest chapter showing that progress is being made and means are available to make even more. A look into the overall story of MTMTE/Lost Light and how this issue factors in can be found in the episode, with other speculation on how it relates to the IDW Transformers and Hasbro universe on the whole and how it could tie in to the upcoming Unicron story also covered. Razorclaw0000 also ponders the pacing, with Counterpunch presenting an alternate path the story could have taken to frame the events being witnessed.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #190 "Spacebridge Sunset Boulevard"
More than just a series of tubes


There's one bot that frames disagreement among the cast - Atomizer. With doubts as to his motivations and suspicions to his origins, the speculation on exactly what's up with Getaway's second-in-command range from completely writing him off as room decoration to placing him as a key element in a much larger, darker conspiracy. Listen in to hear about some of the ideas about what exactly could be up with this conspicuously mysterious character.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #190 "Spacebridge Sunset Boulevard"
Whatever he's really there for, someone get him to target practice


Listen in for all this and... Death's Head!?

We hope you enjoyed this latest episode of Twincast / Podcast spin-off Mainframes, and stay tuned for future episodes as the ongoing IDW Transformers saga continues to unfold! We'll see you in the discussion thread for this episode which you can join in on by replying to this very news post. Every post here, and reposts of links to the episode on your favorite social media outlet help ensure we can continue to bring more of these episodes to you in the future.

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Twincast / Podcast Episode #189 "S.O.S. Dinobots"

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #189 "S.O.S. Dinobots"
Date: Sunday, December 3rd 2017 3:54pm CST
Categories: Site News, Digital Media News, Podcast
Posted by: ScottyP

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Welcome to the latest episode of the Seibertron.com Twincast / Podcast! This episode features your host ScottyP with Megatronus, RodimusConvoy13, and xRotorstormx. Listen in as we discuss the latest news, toys, and more.

Episode #189 "S.O.S. Dinobots" 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.

The cast has obtained select Power of the Primes deluxe class and legends class figures, and we're ready to share our thoughts. Each of the deluxe class figures has their allure, but Dreadwind and Swoop appear to be the consensus favorites. On the legends side, Beachcomber is groovy, and Windcharger is still... questionable. But at the end of the day, we're still asking the million dollar question: who asked for combining Dinobots?

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #189 "S.O.S. Dinobots"
Not just a redeco.


We sidebar for a short discussion on the surprisingly good deluxe Power of the Primes Jazz - that car mode is fantastic - and the even more surprising Cybertronian-coded MAGA tampo on his side. The crew does its level best to explain the situation, from the context on why this particular acronym might be offensive to many, our personal disappointment in the sullying of this minority-voiced character, to the shortcomings in Hasbro's official response.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #189 "S.O.S. Dinobots"
It's no joke.


Onto equally wacky but more upbeat topics, we've got wind of the upcoming Street Fighter II crossover, featuring Titans Returns Optimus Prime, Megatron, and Hot Rod as Ryu, M. Bison, and Ken, as well as Generations IDW Arcee as Chunli. These are some difficult repaints to justify a secondary purchase, but we're sure there are fans out there who are just as excited as we are intrigued.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #189 "S.O.S. Dinobots"
All hail MEGS Bison!


Speaking of redecos, MP12+ Lambor (AKA Sideswipe) has started shipping out to those fans looking for a G1/anime-accurate color scheme. ScottyP walks us through the differences, including the varying shades of white and the MP14 face sculpt used for this release. Although the crew predicts only dedicated MP collectors will make the jump for this release, we hope for more MP+ announcements, particularly an MP10+ and perhaps even a whole new Optimus Prime 3.0.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #189 "S.O.S. Dinobots"
He's got white booties!!!


We quickly move to another piece of Masterpiece news - the full reveal of MP Dinobot. Select alt-mode weaknesses aside, this figure already appears to be a landmark feat of engineering, and the Generations crossover display possibilities have us chomping at the golden disk. Dinobot's high price point, however, leads us to speculate on the body-blow a potential Beast Wars Megatron has in store for our wallets..

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #189 "S.O.S. Dinobots"
Money shot.


Masterpiece news isn't over yet, folks - we've still got Movie Masterpiece Barricade on the docket, and his full reveal has got us in a tizzy. It's amazing what one forgets over 10 years, and so the crew parses over specific design cues, and their accuracy - including the face sculpt, claws, and the conspicuous lack of Frenzy. Either way, we highly anticipate some racy interrogations of LadiesMan217 ahead.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #189 "S.O.S. Dinobots"
Mischief, managed.


ScottyP provides some thoughts on the RID15 cartoon conclusion, and then we jump right into Optimus Prime #13 - official Seibertron.com review here. Though this issue starts a slow but welcome consolidation of open threads, questions remain. How is Onyx Prime influencing events? When are they going to finally elaborate on Bludgeon's Unicron connection? Will the reemergence of the Dinobots lead us back to Grimlock? Most importantly... could Prowl be any more badass?

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #189 "S.O.S. Dinobots"
Oh, those Dinobots - always getting into trouble.


Bragging Rights for the holidays: what's on our holiday wish lists, and what did we score on Black Friday?

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #189 "S.O.S. Dinobots"
We gotta have it.



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Twincast / Podcast Episode #188 "Mutinous Intent"

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #188 "Mutinous Intent"
Date: Monday, November 13th 2017 5:18pm CST
Categories: Site News, Digital Media News, Podcast
Posted by: ScottyP

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Welcome to the latest episode of the Seibertron.com Twincast / Podcast! This episode features your host ScottyP with Megatronus, and special guest and news staff member Bronzewolf. Listen in as we discuss the latest news, toys, and more.

Episode #188 "Mutinous Intent" 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.

Our illustrious news staff member Bronzewolf joins us for this special episode - good old wolfy introduces himself, and we promptly get to business. There are reports Hasbro is looking to acquire TakaraTomy. We discuss the likelihood of this development - and all the more likely it seems given even more recent reports that Hasbro has made on offer to acquire Mattel - and try to puzzle out how a Takara acquisition would benefit our friends across the Pacific.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #188 "Mutinous Intent"
Takara's logo is blue. Hasbro's logo is blue. Match made in heaven.nok


One graceful transition later, and we're on to Machinima's new Titans Return series. The trailer is up, and we approach the news with caution and trepidation. Will Titans Return be a regrettable repeat of Combiner Wars? Has Machinima found a way to incorporate fan criticism into this new work? Are we growing fatigued with the frame rate? Most importantly, where are the rest of the Cybertronian civilians? We might not see too many lay Cybertronians, but at least we get to meet the cast.


Trypti-scream!


Let's take a Listener Question. Seibertron board member westjames/notirish asks: "What are your thoughts on the RID 15 cartoon as a whole?" This prompts us to relate our individual experiences with Robots in Disguise, especially as compared to Transformers Prime and that golden grail of Transformers animation, Rescue Bots. Even with those big shoes to fill, RID represents an interesting corpus of fiction and has contributed a great deal to the Transformers mythos. For that, and more, we salute it.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #188 "Mutinous Intent"
Roll to the rescue! Err, wrong show.


Lost Light #10 is upon us, and it's a doozy. Spoilers abound, so beware - in the meantime, you can check out the official Seibertron.com review here. The revelation that the Protectobots and Mirage are caught in a Getaway-induced memory coma has us stuck in 'WOW' on repeat. This twist combined with the character-driven, thriller-inspired narrative has us hooked, and exited for what the remaining issues of the Mutineers Trilogy brings. What else can we uncover in this issue when we go through with our fine tooth combs? A deep reading commences.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #188 "Mutinous Intent"
Whether you think it's good or bad, it's loud!


Transformers First Strike #1, on the other hand, is truly forgettable. Or is it? While we certainly don't reach the time-loop highs of cult classics like 12 Monkeys, TF First Strike provides crucial context that we can appreciate. As the bulk of First Strike - an event that mostly serves as a vehicle for Visionaries and Unicron - unfolds, this book gives us a chance to catch up with Arcee, Kup, and Blackrock... we just hope this goes somewhere.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #188 "Mutinous Intent"
IDW owns this mess.


A brief mention of the upcoming MP Dinobot's absurd preorder placeholder price (PPP to those in the know) gives way to that special time of the year: Transformersmas 2017. Bronzewolf walks a clueless ScottyP and Megatronus through this fun and engaging series of photo contests through the month of December. Make sure to break out your cameras (or camera phones) to snap shots of your favorite figures for this new-classic Seibertron community event.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #188 "Mutinous Intent"
Santa Maximus!


Bragging Rights, short and simple - what has the cast bought since our last show?

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #188 "Mutinous Intent"
Real Deals in Real Time.



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Transformersmas 2017: A 25 Day Holiday Photo Challenge Starting December 1st!

Transformers News: Transformersmas 2017: A 25 Day Holiday Photo Challenge Starting December 1st!
Date: Tuesday, November 7th 2017 11:46pm CST
Categories: Site News, Transtopia, Contests
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The holiday season is close upon us, and that means it's time again for Seibertron's yearly holiday photo challenge, Transformersmas! Last year was the first run of this challenge, and it was a lot of fun, with some great photos coming from the community. While it was pretty successful, there was a lot of room for improvement, so we've made some changes on how we're running the festivities this year! Let's give them a quick rundown so everyone is up to speed!

First, and most importantly, at the end of the challenge we'll be throwing up a compilation of all of your holiday photos on the front page for all to see, inspired by our regular creative roundups. This is our way of saying thank you for participating and contributing.

Secondly is the important addition of weekly photo prompts. Since it's a bit hard to come up with 25 individual photo ideas by yourself, we're going to add a prompt or theme for your photos. You by no means have to follow these prompts exactly all week long, but they're there for inspiration just in case you hit writer's...or, uh photographer's block! Here's the prompts we'll be using this year:

Starting Friday, December 1st through Thursday, December 7th: Winter Sports! Whether it's hockey, ice fishing, snowball fights, or even just snowman making, there are plenty of winter activities for your TFs to partake in! Post what you come up with through that week.

Starting Friday, December 8th through Thursday, December 14th: Holiday Movies! Everyone has a favorite holiday film, so recreate a few iconic scenes with your figures!

Starting Friday December 15th through Thursday, December 21st: Baking/Cooking! Share your robots making this year's Christmas dinner, baking that classic family recipe, or just making some Hot Cocoa on a cold day!

Starting Friday, December 22nd through Christmas Day, December 25: Holiday Traditions/Festivities! To Round out the final leg of our challenge, we'll focus on the holiday traditions we practice this time of year. If it's Hanging stockings above the fireplace, seeing Santa, lighting the Menorah, or reading "The Night Before Christmas", share your traditions with your TFs, and then share the results with us!


We'll post an update every week with the new week's theme, starting December 1st to kick things off, and we'll include some of our favorites from the previous week. (Even if your photo gets shared in the weekly posts, it will still get reposted in our final roundup)

The third and final change we're making is: Twitter! Transformersmas has taken twitter! If you share your photo on Twitter and tag Seibertron (@seibertroncom) or use the hashtag #transformersmas, not only will your photo be included in the final roundup and have a chance to be included in the weekly updates, but the official Seibertron account will retweet your submission to our followers over there, as well! Speaking of social media, carrying over from last year, you can also use the hashtag #transformersmas over on Instagram as well to be featured.

It's important to note that Transformersmas is not just limited to Christmas. Any winter holiday you celebrate is not only accepted, but encouraged!

We're confident these changes will make the challenge better, and we'll see some great photos from you, Seibertronians! Happy photographing, and happy holidays from Seibertron.com!

Twincast / Podcast Episode #187 "Madman's Paradise"

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #187 "Madman's Paradise"
Date: Saturday, October 28th 2017 3:52pm CDT
Categories: Site News, Digital Media News, Podcast
Posted by: ScottyP

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Welcome to the latest episode of the Seibertron.com Twincast / Podcast! Your host ScottyP is joined by Megatronus, RodimusConvoy13, and CounterPunch! Join us as we speak of life, love, and wine. Whoops, wrong podcast. This is the one where we talk Transformers.

Episode #187 "Madman's Paradise" 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.

The show begins with a discussion about the latest Power of the Primes information. A great deal of both Tech Spec cards and packaging artwork made their way into the news cycle from unofficial sources. Couple that with Combiner artwork,
package images, renders, and toy images for a spark to power speculation on Combiner Teams, Moonracer's feet, and how these file cards will be packed in. There's still a lot of uncertainty when it comes to Power of the Primes and we do our best to figure out what we're seeing. Have speculations of your own? Post in the discussion thread for this episode or in the Power of the Primes thread!

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #187 "Madman's Paradise"
I thought his name was Metalhawk.


Moving on from Power of the Primes leaks, we take a look at what appear to be images of new Movie themed toys. We start off with very blurry and pixelated images of what appear to be Revenge of the Fallen Megatron and a 2007 Movie Brawl. The figures come with backdrops that are part of the packaging. While we don't know what size class these are meant to be yet, Brawl looks to be significantly different from the previous Leader and Deluxe Class figures. An early render/color guide for a possible Movie Masterpiece Barricade comes next, and we think about what could be done to improve on the older but still fantastic Human Alliance figure. We discuss this as well as why characters from the first live action movie seem to be the stand out characters from the movie series.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #187 "Madman's Paradise"
This is what Transformers look like when RodimusConvoy13 doesn't wear his glasses.


ScottyP gives us his thoughts on Movie Masterpiece Bumblebee, including why it's better to him in almost every way as compared to MPM-4 Movie Masterpiece Optimus Prime. Check out Seibertron's Gallery right here. We discuss some QC issues Seibertron had with his figure. While the toy has been out for a few months, it's just now hitting many store shelves in earnest so we hope this topic will help you decide if this Bee is a worthy addition to your swarm!

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #187 "Madman's Paradise"
I've always wanted a Cory Matthews action figure!


We move away from toys into Comics, starting with First Strike Optimus Prime. We discuss where the issue fits with the rest of First Strike (Yes, it was late.) ScottyP gives a brief history of the retconning of Hearts of Steel to a skeptical RodimusConvoy13. There's a fun appearance of Kup and Action Man to take in as well, with the crossover not completely leaving those characters behind. Also, what's up with Centurion, and why do some of the crew hate him so much?

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #187 "Madman's Paradise"
Give me your faceplate!!


The discussion of the Optimus One Shot moves us to a discussion of Optimus Prime #11. See our review here. ScottyP and Megatronus take on the discussion as RodimusConvoy realizes he bought the issue and never read it. Talking heads, colonists, and even one Twincast member remembering this single issue as two separate entities awaits in this topic.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #187 "Madman's Paradise"
That's one fast moving lobster!


We move on to First Strike #5 and #6. See our review for #5 here and for #6 here. While the series started off fun, the last two issues seem to get bogged down with a bit too much Scarlett and Joe Colton. We also consider if an explanation of how the battle with Vigilem effected Windblade have helped explain her acting against character in First Strike, and have some serious laughs while we ask the real question - was all of First Strike just leading up to the reintroduction of Visionaries?

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #187 "Madman's Paradise"
Um, it's "Yo Joe".


Perhaps First Strike wasn't all for naught. What about those last four pages? Kreiger may have brought back the Visionaries, but what else did he bring back? To quote Supreme Leader Snoke, "There's been an awakening. Have you felt it?" (Editor's Note: We don't talk about Episode VII.) I've just got this feeling...

That's right. He's back! The Chaos Bringer returns! How will this effect the rest of the IDW Universe? We talk about what we'd like to see come out of this. Should this be something that happens quickly or should Unicron stay in the background for a while before revealing himself to the rest of the universe? One thing we agree is good is that at least he's not Earth this time around.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #187 "Madman's Paradise"
Where'd that come from?


We finish our episode with some bragging rights. There are swords, legends, Devastator, and even six-changers too! And as always, there's more on the way through the bowels of the postal system.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #187 "Madman's Paradise"
Who needs six modes when you have this awesome one!


That's it for this episode. Thanks for sticking with us and being loyal listeners, or if it was your first episode, we hope you'll tune in for more in the future. We'll have another episode for you in about 2 weeks, and look for a bonus episode discussing the controversial Lost Light #10 sometime soon as well!

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Twincast / Podcast Episode #186 "NYCC 2017"

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #186 "NYCC 2017"
Date: Monday, October 16th 2017 4:47pm CDT
Categories: Site News, Digital Media News, Podcast
Posted by: ScottyP

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Welcome to the latest episode of the Seibertron.com Twincast / Podcast! This episode features your host ScottyP with xRotorstormx, Megatronus, and special guest Mr. Starscream. Listen in as we discuss the latest news, toys, and more.

Episode #186 "NYCC 2017" 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.

NYCC 2017 was a momentous convention for many reasons - and Seibertron.com has you covered with our official photo galleries of the reveals. Make sure to share your hopes, thoughts, and highlights in the comments below.

Before jumping into NYCC proper, the Twincast crew must discuss news from across the Pacific: Takara's reveal of LGEX Grand Maximus and Greatshot, plus official images. These Transformers Victory characters have not yet seen a Generations-style update, and the Twincast is not only awed, but excited for things to come. We discuss the logistics of ordering these expensive imports, and the risks that come with Takara Tomy Mall's order minimums.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #186 "NYCC 2017"
There's a lot I don't understand here.


Takara also recently revealed the Encore release of God Fire Convoy. In addition to pouring over images upon images of this highly anticipated figure, some of us take an affectionate trip down RID memory lane, only to be rudely awakened by this reissue's obscene $265 price point. While we drool over the reissue's wonderful purple master sword, you can check out Seibertron's galleries of the original toy here.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #186 "NYCC 2017"
Resistance is futile. Except oh wait, he's expensive.


Hasbro came to NYCC prepared with some surprises: during their brand panel, which was livestreamed on Twitch, the Hasbro Brand Team revealed the NYCC 2017 exclusive Titans Return Grotusque. This Monsterbot was available briefly on Hasbro Toy Shop, and is now unavailable. We speak to our opinions on the execution of the reveal, experiences acquiring the figure, and thoughts on the figure itself. Want more? Check out Seibertron's official images, here, and our very own pictorial review, here.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #186 "NYCC 2017"
Release the beast! Monster. Whatever. He's cool, OK?


NYCC also yielded a glimpse of the speculated Titan Predaking's wings, with Seibertron's detailed galleries, here. Plus, we got our first look at the complete Combiner Wars-style Terrorcons team, galleries here, with full color mockups of each monstrous figure. As the crew speculates on which Terrocon is a retool of which Dinobot - some are more obvious than others - we look forward to the possibilities these beasts open for the future *cough* Piranacon *cough* Monstructor *cough*.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #186 "NYCC 2017"
Sinner-Snarl has a nice ring to it.


There are a few reveals the crew is less pleased about. The upcoming Power of the Primes Windcharger is lacking in the frontal lobe - and do we need a third Windcharger after suitable RTS/United and Combiner Wars versions? That Power of the Primes Rodimus Unicronus is a thing of beauty, but did Shattered Glass (the Transformers Club originated mirror universe where Autobots are evil and Decepticons are good) and Unicron really have to be a part of it? Finally, Volcanicus in color is, in short, underwhelming. While our critiques are withering, we hope to thaw our icy feelings by the time these figures hit retail.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #186 "NYCC 2017"
"I have the greatest mustache this side of Unicron."


Now it's time for a listener question - or rather, questions. First, Ironhidesh ask a rather simple question: "How do you fight burn out?" We provide our advice, largely centered around, well, finding your center. Next, WilliamJames88 asks a two pronged question about how online buyers cope with new figures stuck in cases with older releases, and how retail buyers work around today's spotty distribution. Again, we're ready to provide our strategies.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #186 "NYCC 2017"
Three heads, but only one per case.


One last question comes from SW's SilverHammer: "are there any Vehicles/alt modes that you'd like see that haven't been used, or are uncommon in the fiction/toyline?" SW's SilverHammer prefers classic cars and biplane-type Transformers. The Twincast crew couldn't agree more, but we also have our own answers, which allows to seque into a brief bragging rights involving another rarely seen alt-mode: trains.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #186 "NYCC 2017"
Ospreys are awesome!


But wait - ScottyP and Counterpunch made their way to TFcon in Washington DC from September 29th though October 1st, and had the opportunity to participate in that fan convention's podcast panel. Listen in as representatives from our very own Twincast Podcast engage other Transformers podcasters, discuss their experiences, and promote our very special community here at Seibertron.com. On these panels, you'll also hear representatives from WTF @ TFW, Radio Free Cybertron, TransMissions, and even Preorder 66. Our thanks again to the organizers of TFcon for inviting us to participate!

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #186 "NYCC 2017"
Worlds Collide!



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NYCC 2017: Gallery for #Transformers Power of the Primes Legends Class Reveals #hasbronycc #NYCC17

Transformers News: NYCC 2017: Gallery for #Transformers Power of the Primes Legends Class Reveals #hasbronycc #NYCC17
Date: Thursday, October 5th 2017 5:58pm CDT
Categories: Site News, Event News
Posted by: william-james88

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We have some exciting news and images for you. Every Terrorcon from Transformers Power of the Primes was revealed in full colour at NYCC 2017. We can see Windcharger and Skrapnel. Skrapnel seems to be a straight up rerelease of the T30 figure. Windcharger on the other hand is a totally new mold from the one we previously got in Combiner Wars. Do you like this one better? Let us know in the comments!

Seibertron has a gallery ready for these reveals which you can see by clicking here or on any of the images below.

Transformers News: NYCC 2017: Gallery for #Transformers Power of the Primes Legends Class Reveals #hasbronycc

Transformers News: NYCC 2017: Gallery for #Transformers Power of the Primes Legends Class Reveals #hasbronycc

Transformers News: NYCC 2017: Gallery for #Transformers Power of the Primes Legends Class Reveals #hasbronycc

Transformers News: NYCC 2017: Gallery for #Transformers Power of the Primes Legends Class Reveals #hasbronycc

Transformers News: NYCC 2017: Gallery for #Transformers Power of the Primes Legends Class Reveals #hasbronycc

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