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Episode 047 – Marvel UK Issues #42-50



In this episode we cover 3 more storylines exclusive to Marvel UK: Crisis of Command, The Icarus Theory, and Dinobot Hunt.
Buy on Kindle & Comixology here to read along:
Crisis of Command: https://amzn.to/2RSvZFc
Icarus Theory & Dinobot Hunt: https://amzn.to/2AK0Yto

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Episode 046 – Scramble City



We kick off 1986 with the first original video animation made exclusively for the Japanese market entitled, “Scramble City: Mobilization.” We’ll also take a look at the stop-motion version and the one characters introduced in the story before seen anywhere else.

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Episode 045 – 1986



We enter into one of the most pivotal years in Transformers history as we take a look at the world surrounding the brand in 1986.

Special guest appearance by Gabriel Owens, The Salt Seaman: http://www.youtube.com/recharge138

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TFU News & Views – Episode 025 – Bumblebee (2018) Movie Review



Ant saw Bumblebee and tells you why you should see it, too! The episode starts with a non-spoiler take on the film before giving you plenty of time to put this episode aside as he delves into the spoilers and Easter Eggs contained in Travis Knight’s work.

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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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