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Episode 100 – The Return of Optimus Prime



To celebrate our 100th episode, we’re exploring one of the greatest stories ever told in Transformers lore: The Return of Optimus Prime. The finale for season 3 of the G1 cartoon, The Return of Optimus Prime resets the events of Transformers: the Movie in an exciting and epic way. Penned by a comics legend, this is one of the pillars of Transformers history. Join Ant and a few special guests as they review the entire story and its indelible impact on popular culture.

Featuring:

Gabriel Owens, the Salty Seaman: https://www.youtube.com/recharge138

Mike Seibert from Mike Seibert Radio: https://soundcloud.com/mikeseibertradio

And the cast of Radio Free Cybertron: http://www.tfradio.net

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Episode 99 – Canada, Mexico, & S.T.A.R.S. 1987



We take a quick look at the rest of North America for 1987 and the Transformers toy line before diving head first into the mailaway catalogs and the S.T.A.R.S. program and the micro-continuity around the stories in these little fliers!

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TFU News & Views – Episode 45 – Transformers Brand Team Interview



In the wake of the incredible announcements from Hasbro Pulse Fan Fest 2021, we sat down with the Transformers Brand Team to discuss some of the recent reveals. Find out what inspires them on a daily basis, where Dracodon got his color scheme, some secret details behind the coloring of the Titan Class Ark figure, and much more!


Episode 98 – Marvel UK #113-120



We’re heading back to the UK for some more comic tales featuring our favorite characters from Transformers: the Movie. Plus, we’ll learn Goldbug’s UK origin and how it differs from his Marvel US one and we’ll meet Death’s Head for the first time!

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News & Views – Episode 044 – They’re Just Toys



Today’s hot take is a simple one as Ant reflects on moving, rescuing his collection from storage, and a tale of bachelor party debauchery.

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Episode 97 – 1987 By the Numbers



We delve into the tech spec functions and numbers in 1987. We’ll explore some great tidbits, such as a Decepticon with a mistake on his packaging, changes to the Targetmasters, the dumbest Transformer of all-time, and a surprisingly high-ranking Decepticon!

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News and Views – Episode 43 – It’s a Great Time to Be a Transformers Fan 2021 Edition



While 2020 may have been one of the hardest years for the world in a long time, it still had some bright spots when it came to Transformers fandom. As the calendar turns to 2021, we take a look ahead with optimism as we explore why it is always a great year to be a Transformers fan. Plus, Ant will tell you about fantastic fan-run online convention you won’t want to miss, we’ll discuss the current pivot in nostalgia, and find out about some shelving options that may be better than Detolfs!

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Episode 96 – Marvel Comics Issues #32-36



Class is back in session as we head back to the Marvel Universe to talk about Blaster and Grimlock’s relationship, Jim Shooter’s departure from Marvel, and teddy bears in space!

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News and Views 42 – Netflix War for Cybertron: Earthrise Review (SPOILERS!!!)



Hot off the heels of the non-spoiler episode, this time around Ant breaks down all of his thoughts about the entire 6-episode run of WFC: Earthrise. Spoilers abound inside this podcast, so be sure to watch the entire series before consuming. Enjoy!

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News and Views 41 – Netflix Transformers War for Cybertron: Earthrise Non-Spoiler Review



The new season of this Transformers series from Netflix drops on December 30th, 2020! Get your inside look into the show and what to expect in this non-spoiler review.  You do not want to miss this episode! 
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