Episode 033 – 1985 Books pt. 3 (Find Your Fate Jr., Young Corgi, Big Looker)



We are choosing our own adventure as we Find Your Fate in the 1985 world of the Transformers. Plus, we’ll delve into the European iteration of similar-styled books with Young Corgi and we’ll correct an omission from our Big Looker look back.
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Episode 32 – Canada & Mexico 1985 Toys



Canada and Mexico had a number of interesting and weird variant toys in 1985. From odd colored Minibots to Slag’s face to lead paint scares, there’s a lot of unwrap with Hasbro’s neighbors to the north and south. We’ll break it all down on this episode of Transformers University!

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Episode 031 – The Transformers Cartoon – Season 2 Episodes 21-25



Season 2 of the G1 cartoon continues! We get a Cyberton history lesson with, “Desertion of the Dinobots,” parts 1 & 2, meet Omega Supreme in “Blaster Blues,” head back in time for “A Decepticon Raider in King Arthur’s Court,” and we take a dip in “The Golden Lagoon.”

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Gabriel Owens, The Salty Seaman – http://www.youtube.com/Recharge138
Robo Rob Springer of the podcast “Being Awesome with Rob Springer,” and http://www.ZoneBase.org.

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Episode 30 – Marvel Comics Issues #13-15



We wrap up 1985 in the Marvel US run of Transformers comics with issues #13-15. Find out the fate of Megatron! See how new Autobots come to life! Learn just who is the Robot Master!
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Episode 029 – Marvel UK Issue 41 & 1985 Annual



The Transformers learn about Christmas and we learn about how Optimus Prime was given command over the Autobots; that and much more as we delve into the final bit of Marvel UK comics from 1985.
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Episode 028 – G1 Manga 1985 & International Transformers Music



We head back to Japan to delve into the origins of G1 Manga from TV Magazine and Comic Bom-Bom while looking at the highly detailed art of Studio Ox. Afterwards, we dig into the many different Transformers Opening and Closing theme songs from around the world.

Links referenced in this episode:

TV Magazine Manga Prologue: http://www.tfarchive.com/comics/gallery.php?g2_itemId=15098
TV Magazine Story Pages: http://tfarchive.com/comics/gallery.php?g2_itemId=14547

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Episode 027 – The Transformers Cartoon – Season 2 Episodes 16-20



In this episode, we take a look at 5 more episodes of G1 Season 2:

– The Master Builders
– Auto Berserk
– Microbots
– Megatron’s Master Plan part 1
– Megatron’s Master Plan part 2

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David Schulz, Gamer Going Grey – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxJDBhfc1ZQu21H2u_2iD7g

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TFU News & Views – Episode 0022 – San Diego Comic-Con Reaction!



In the wake of a ton of news from San Diego Comic-Con (or is it Comicon?) Ant gives his thoughts and reactions to it all. From Generations War for Cybertron: Siege to IDW’s incredible news to the Bumblebee movie, we’ll talk about it all.

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Episode 026 – Japanese & European toy lines in 1985



Transformers became a worldwide phenomenon in 1985. We look back on how the toy lines spread to Europe and Japan; and go over what figures and toys certain regions did and didn’t get.

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Transformers University – Episode 25 – 1985 Books pt. 2 (Big Looker, Hardcovers, & Kids Stuff)



An episode not to be missed! This episode we’ll delve into some of the most bizarre pieces of fiction in Transformers history. From the Marvel produced Big Looker and Hardcover series to the read-along audio books of Kids Stuff, you’ll want to hear it all. Find out why Soundwave’s tech spec quote is an actual quote! Or which historical leaders Optimus Prime name checks. Or the importance of OUR MISSILES!

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