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Episode 92 – 1987 Toy Line: Autobots



The Transformers toy line saw a dramatic shift in 1987, with a number of gimmicks and play features brought on to breathe new life into the brand. We’ll break down 1987’s Autobots, their features and play patterns and listen in on the commercials that tried to sell them to the world.

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Episode 91 – 1987



It is the year 1987. Transformers transitioned into a new phase in its history as the TV show came to an end and the world began to move on from the brand. We’ll set the stage for what the world was like in 1987 by looking at moments in history, sports, and entertainment.
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Episode 90 – The Legacy of 1986



Wrapping up our long tour through the year 1986, Ant reflects on the importance of the year that brought us many standout characters and of course, Transformers: the Movie.

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Episode 89 – Transformers: the Movie – Draft Scripts



In this episode, we take a deep dive into a set of early drafts of the Transformers: the Movie script by Ron Friedman. What made it into the final film? And more importantly, what was cut out? Do you know about the Anibots, Dragon Beast, or Ingestor? You will after listening to this episode!
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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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Gabriel Owens, the Salty Seaman: https://www.youtube.com/recharge138

Brian Kilby and Radio Free Cybertron: tfradio.net

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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!

Check out our 1985 coverage of Young Corgi here: https://youtu.be/g9vNyvMiEFk

Special guest this episode is The Salty Seaman (www.youtube.com/recharge138)!

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