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Episode 044 – The Legacy of 1985



Like an explosion from Mt. St. Hilary, Transformers ingrained itself in the cultural consciousness in 1985. Our look into this gigantic year for the brand comes to an end as we look at the touchstones laid out, the impact the 1985 toys and fiction have had on future years, and some opportunities still left untouched.

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Episode 043 – The Transformers Cartoon – Season 2 Eps. 45-49



This time around we’ll wrap up season 2 of the original cartoon series with a look into the final 5 episodes:
“Cosmic Rust”
“Starscream’s Bridgade”
“Revenge of Bruticus”
“Masquerade”
“B.O.T.”

Special Guests:
Gabriel Owens, the Salty Seaman: http://www.youtube.com/recharge138
Charles aka Big C, Transmissions Podcast: http://www.transmissionspodcast.com/
Dave, D-Squared Productions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qP84U4J-8ac
Chrystabella, Steel City Bots Podcast: https://twitter.com/steelcitybots

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Episode 042 – Pickwick & Colorforms Audiobooks



On this episode, we give a final look to the audiobooks published about the Transformers in 1985. From Pickwick’s, “The Battle for Planet Earth,” to a pair of stories entitled, “Sun Raid,” we’ll look into the stories held within these artifacts.

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Episode 041 – The Transformers Cartoon – Season 2 Eps. 40-44



If there was ever a Transformers cartoon episode to listen to, this is the one! This 5 episode run from the late part of season 2 details the origins of the war between the Autobots and Decepticons and explains to us just what created the Transformers. Plus we’ll take a few fun trips to Europe and the Middle East in between as we near the end of our 1985 lessons.

Plus we have many special guests:

Gabriel Owens, the Salty Seaman: http://www.youtube.com/recharge138
Jason Kirk, Podvocacy: http://www.http://podvocacy.com/
Charles aka Big C, Transmissions Podcast: http://www.transmissionspodcast.com/
David Schulz, Gamer Going Gray: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxJDBhfc1ZQu21H2u_2iD7g

Episodes covered in the podcast:
“The Key to Vector Sigma, part 1”
“The Key to Vector Sigma, part 2”
“Aerial Assault”
“War Dawn”
“Trans Europe Express”

Botcon 2009 audio of David Wise courtesy of www.unicron.com

TFCon 2018 audio of David Wise courtesy of:
Neil Temple – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8r_i7o0mVAU
Chasformer – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8Rxg-ilpjA

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Episode 40 – 1985 Online Fandom, Video Games, & Merchandising



Find out what the first internet review of the Transformers cartoon was like, along with the first Transformers video game. Plus we’ll delve into some of the more memorable and bizarre aspects of the Transformers merchandise boom of 1984 & 1985!

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TFU News & Views – Episode 0024 – War for Cybertron Unboxing



Hasbro invited us in for a special look into the first Wave of War for Cybertron: Siege at New York Comic Con 2018. Here, Anthony shares his thoughts on the experience and the first wave of the upcoming toy line!

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Episode 039 – The Transformers Cartoon – Season 2 Eps. 36-39



Season 2 of G1 continues! This time we find out what’s shaking at the Dancitron in “Auto-Bop,” we go on a “Search for Alpha Trion,” we meet “The Girl Who Loved Powerglide,” and our favorite tow truck becomes a movie star in “Hoist Goes Hollywood.” Plus, even the Transformers can show us from time to time that knowing is half the battle.

Special guests this episode:
The Salty Seaman – http://www.youtube.com/recharge138
Charles aka Big C from Transmissions Podcast – https://www.transmissionspodcast.com
Eric Crownover of Nerdy Geek Talk – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA7a2ph9Pyz3DsowrjkI0Dw
Soundjack of Nerdy Geek Talk – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCFuivideD8z7E01RL1zIMQd

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Episode 038 – 1985 Books pt. 4 (Ladybird)



We take a look a series of books from the UK in 1985 from a publisher called Ladybird. We’ll follow some unique adventures as the Transformers learn about lightning, windmills, and railway tracks at the start of the often overlooked G1 continuity.

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Episode 037 – The Transformers Cartoon Season 2 Eps. 31-35



We return to our look at G1 Season 2 and dive deep into another 5 episodes. We’ll meet the Autobot bounty hunter, Devcon, in “The Gambler.” We’ll watch Megatron try to unleash an energy monster on the Autobots in, “Kremzeek!” Seaspray meets the girl of his dreams in “Sea Change.” Blitzwing learns about football in “Triple Takeover.” And Optimus Prime faces a new human threat in “Prime Target.”

Special guest appearances in this episode from Gabriel Owens, The Salty Seaman (www.youtube.com/recharge138); Rob, Jenn, and David from Stasis Podcast (www.twitter.com/StasisPod), and Jason Kirk of Podvocacy (www.twitter.com/Podvocacy). You’ll also get some behind the scenes insights from writers Flint Dille and Buzz Dixon.

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TFU News & Views – 0023 – NYCC 2018



New York Comic Con 2018 has come and gone and we were there! From the Hasbro fan media events to everything from the show floor, TFU.INFO has you covered on all things Transformers. Ant breaks down what he saw, who he talked with, as well as all of the news from the con!
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