Episode 88 – G1 Season 3 Episodes 26-28



Wrapping up Season 3 for 1986, we take a look at 3 more episodes of the original Transformers cartoon. From the amazing animation of “Call of the Primitives,” to the sci-fi world building of “The Face of Nijika,” to Rodimus Prime’s spiritual journey in “The Burden Hardest to Bear.” Plus, we’ll take a dive into a new feature in season 3 cartoons, “The Secret Files of Teletraan II”

With guest appearances from Gabriel Owens, a.k.a. The Salty Seaman, and Brian Kilby of Radio Free Cybertron.

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TFU News and Views 39 – Netflix Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Review



The new Transformers series from Netflix drops on July 30th, 2020! Get your inside look into the show and what to expect in this review. The first half or so is a NON-SPOILER review of the series, before we get into some SPOILER details. But don’t worry, I’ll give you plenty of time to punch out before that. If you’re curious about the show, you do not want to miss this episode!

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News and Views 0038 – The Future of Transformers Collaborative



The 2020 Transformers Collaborative figures have left many fans happy, sad, excited, and confused for a number of reasons. In this episode we break down just what happened with the TF Collaborative Back to the Future and Top Gun figures and examine what the future may hold for the line after Gigawatt and Maverick.

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Episode 87 – 1986 South American Toylines



With some of the wildest color schemes and rarest figures, we head to Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela, and Peru to check out South American Transformers toys. Just how many different versions of Bumblebee were available? What is Optimus vs. Malignus? And just how do you say, “Jipe?”
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Episode 86 – Marvel UK #93 & 1986 Annual



We head to the UK one last time for 1986 to check out the Christmas issue (in July!) and the 1986 Annual. We learn about “The Gift,” that Jetfire has, follow a hacker into a Decepticon computer, and learn the SUPER IMPORTANT story of “State Games,” featuring the origin of Megatron!

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Episode 85 – Young Corgi Books 1986



In this episode we head back to Europe to take a the Young Corgi series of game books. You’ll go on an adventure on the “Island of Fear,” and then you’ll head out to the road for a “Highway Clash.” We’ll also revisit the Transformers Universe mini series with some commentary from The Salty Seaman!

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Episode 84 – Transformers Universe 1-4



In this episode, we look at the Marvel limited series guidebook: Transformers Universe. Find out which Transformer has the personality of Abe Lincoln and which has no personality at all. Explore the typographical error that may have lead to one of your favorite current Transformers toy lines! And just what is, “Fodder?”

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TFU News & Views – Episode 0037 – Celebrating 4 Years of Transformers Earth Wars



A quick look at one of the longest-running Transformers mobile games as Transformers Earth Wars celebrates it’s 4th Anniversary. We’ll quickly talk a bit about the gameplay, talk about some of the unique and fun pieces in the game, and what characters and character models could transcend the game to mainline Transformers.
 
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TFU News & Views 36 – The Top 20 Most Influential Transformers Toys To Me* – Part 2: 1-10



We continue our countdown to number 1 as we look at the Top 10 most influential Transformers to Ant’s collecting habit.

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TFU News & Views 35 – The Top 20 Most Influential Transformers Toys To Me* – Part 1: 11-20



In this episode, Ant breaks down the most important figures in his collecting life. Find out what made the cut and why as we  take a look at the first half of this Top 20 list!

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