Episode 69 – 1986 By the Numbers



We breakdown the tech spec numbers, characters, and mold uses By the Numbers for the year of 1986! Be sure to check out episodes 10 & 36 to see how 1984 and 1985 stacked up as well!

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Episode 68 – 1986 European Transformers toy line



In Europe, 1986 was just as pivotal a year in Transformers as it was in North America. We’ll break down what came out that year along with some interesting Deception variants that every G1 fan should know about!

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News & Views – Episode 28 – Rampant Speculation on War for Cybertron Trilogy Parts 2 & 3!



Transformers designer John Warden has been known to drop hints in his interviews. Ant breaks down the history of some of those hints and analyzes a recent interview with John Warden for possible hints at what is to come for the War for Cybertron Trilogy.

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Episode 67 – Find Your Fate Junior – Books 7-9



It is time once more to Find Your Fate… Junior as we delve into the final 3 books of the series; “Autobot Alert,” “Project Brain Drain,” and “The Invisibility Factor.” We’ll break down every choice and every outcome, with a little help from our good friend Gabriel Owens, The Salty Seaman.

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News & Views – Episode 27 – SDCC 2019 Recap



This year at San Diego Comic Con there was a ton of news bigger than a whale’s… well, you probably can finish that sentence. Ant breaks down the huge news of Unicron, the onslaught of preorders from Siege, and all of the store exclusives. Plus he’ll recap all of the Transformers news from SDCC!

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Episode 66 – Transformers: the Movie Soundtrack



From the origins of “The Touch,” to the links to the band Kiss and the film Beverly Hills Cop, we take a deep dive into the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack of Transformers: the Movie. Plus we’ll examine the legacy of the song and find out just what happened to many of the artists who performed on the record! Buckle up! It’s going to be a rocking’ ride! \m/\m/

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Robo Rob Springer of TF Squadron – http://www.zonebase.org

David Schulz, Gamer Going Grey – https://www.youtube.com/user/bluestreak7

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Cover versions:

Mark Wahlberg – The Touch – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qD9askPYtko

N.R.G. – Instruments of Destruction 30th Anniversary edition: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLHpczoYAIU

Turrican – Ending Music – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vb_nKn3JUOU

Catherine Slaymaker – Dare – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omnhY3fCJwU

John Farnham – Nothing’s Gonna Stand in Our Way – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sb0pDiz41O0

Bamboo Star HK – Transformers Theme (Lion Cover) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQKJ60oGjtM

Hunger – King Kobra – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixEV13jggvY

Ol Drake – Autobot/Decepticon Battle – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AiXcKwf-Uuk

Your Mother – Dare to Be Stupid – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeKKtrmvy-c

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News & Views 26 – SDCC 2019 Preview



Ant previews San Diego Comic Con 2019 as it relates to Transformers and gives the details on all the coverage coming from TFU.INFO during the con. Plus, he’ll discuss Transformers vs. Ghostbusters #1, the planned SDCC exclusives, and a panel to keep an eye on that you may have overlooked.
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Episode 65 – ’86 TV Magazine Manga & Story Pages



In this episode, we stay in Japan to explore just how Takara would market Transformers into season 3 without the help of Transformers: the Movie. In the pages of TV Magazine, we will find beautifully illustrated Story Pages and an 8-part manga that gets crazier with each issue!

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Episode 64 – 1986 Japanese Toylines and Media



We’ll explore the Scramble City, Transformers: 2010, Transform Jr., Kabaya and much more as we take a look at the multitude of toys released in Japan in 1986. We’ll also break down the slight differences in the third season of the original cartoon. How did the Japanese transition after not receiving Transformers: the Movie on time? Find out in this episode!

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Episode 63 – The Transformers Cartoon – Season 3 Episodes 6-10



After Five Face of Darkness, season 3 of the Transformers cartoon took a harder science fiction tone. In these 5 episodes, we’ll watch as some new lore is established and some old friends make their way back into the fold.
This time around we’re talking about:
The Killing Jar
Chaos
Dark Awakening
Forever is a Long Time Coming
Starscream’s Ghost
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