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We’ll tackle another 3 episodes from this Japanese series; we’ll unveil a 4 million year old mystery, find out about a shadowy robot, and begin the first part of a battle for Cybertron! Catch us on social media: Twitter – http://www.twitter.com/TFU_INFO Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/tfuinfo Instagram – http://www.instagram.com/tfuinfo Help sup…
 
Once again we got to join the Transformers design team at Hasbro for a fun and friendly Q&A session! Listen to Ant’s thoughts about the experience chatting with the design and marketing teams and the big takeaways from the event! Please like and subscribe wherever you listen to this show. Please subscribe to TFU.INFO on YouTube at http://www.youtub…
 
We’re jumping back to the US comics one more time in 1987 to chase some Throttlebots around a mall, meet the Headmasters on Earth, and elect a familiar face as the leader of the Autobots! Please like and subscribe wherever you listen to this show. Please subscribe to TFU.INFO on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/tfuinfo Catch us on social media: Tw…
 
We return to the world of vintage video games to talk a little bit about The Headmasters game for Famicom in Japan. Please like and subscribe wherever you listen to this show. Please subscribe to TFU.INFO on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/tfuinfo Catch us on social media: Twitter – http://www.twitter.com/TFU_INFO Facebook – http://www.facebook.c…
 
Wood! Fire! Water! Explore with Ant as he takes us back to a Transformers-related line from Hasbro, Battle Beasts! From its connections to the Autobots and Decepticons in Japan We’ll talk the line’s interesting connection to Transformers as well as break down how the built-in game was played with the figures and run down some of the more interestin…
 
We meet a New Soundwave, blow up a meteorite, and head to a planet of beasts as we rejoin the adventures of the first Transformers cartoon exclusive to the nation of Japan, The Headmasters. Please like and subscribe wherever you listen to this show. Please subscribe to TFU.INFO on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/tfuinfo Catch us on social media: …
 
Hasbro releases official images of Core Class Iguanus & Skywarp and Ant gives his thoughts on transforming pretender shells as well as Skywarp’s lack of arm cannons. Plus, Ant reviews a host of recently opened Transformers toys, plus maybe a G.I. Joe or Power Ranger figure for good measure. Please like and subscribe wherever you listen to this show…
 
Time to take a look at a Marvel UK run that plays as a greatest hits of Simon Furman’s side stories; we’ll check in with the Headmasters, go on a hunt with Death’s Head, watch Swoop pine over his original name, and hang with the ladies. Plus, we’ll get a sweet Kup one-shot! Please like and subscribe wherever you listen to this show. Please subscrib…
 
This time around Ant talks about nostalgia, fandom, and how one t-shirt really aggravated dozens of people. You can buy that shirt at the link below https://www.teepublic.com/user/tfuinfo Please like and subscribe wherever you listen to this show. Please subscribe to TFU.INFO on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/tfuinfo Catch us on social media: Tw…
 
Happy New Year! It’s always a great time to be a Transformers fan and we’ll kick off 2022 with some positivity, talking about all of the good things coming in 2022 for Transformers fans. Please like and subscribe wherever you listen to this show. Please subscribe to TFU.INFO on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/tfuinfo Catch us on social media: Twi…
 
We hang around Europe a little longer to discuss the Transformers toy line for 1987 and some, sometimes odd, Italian name translations. Please like and subscribe wherever you listen to this show. Please subscribe to TFU.INFO on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/tfuinfo Catch us on social media: Twitter – http://www.twitter.com/TFU_INFO Facebook – h…
 
Another fun trip into the Ladybird universe as we listen talk about 1987’s “Decepticons at the Pole,” and “Autobots Strike Oil.” Please like and subscribe wherever you listen to this show. Please subscribe to TFU.INFO on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/tfuinfo Catch us on social media: Twitter – http://www.twitter.com/TFU_INFO Facebook – http://w…
 
We head back to the UK to see our favorite Robots in Disguise team up with the European version of G. I. Joe… Action Force! This one features a special guest appearance from Christopher McLeod a.k.a. #Diagnostik80 of The Full Force podcast. Be sure to check it out! The Full Force Podcast – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs4PUlvRWXzaW8EAXDe-Jyg| h…
 
The Headmasters toy line in Japan was full of interesting differences to what fans in North America and Eurpoe experienced in 1987. We’ll talk about the first few Japanese exclusive figures, listen to some commercials, and maybe even sing a new song or two. Intrigued? Come check it out! Please like and subscribe wherever you … Continue reading Epis…
 
We tackle the first 3 episodes of the first Japanese exclusive cartoon head on – Transformers: Headmasters. We’ll compare the subtitled versions and the dubbed versions, laugh at weird translations and bad acting, visit a starship, chase the power pack, and find two Optimus Primes. Darn that Soundwave! Please like and subscribe wherever you listen …
 
Darn that Soundwave! Before we head on to the Headmasters animated series, Ant takes a detailed look at the folks that brought us one of the most beloved and maligned pieces of Transformers history, the Omni Productions dubs. We’ll learn a bit about the company the people who founded it, plus we’ll find out why … Continue reading Episode 106 – Omni…
 
We are heading to the planet Nebulos in our continuing coverage of Marvel Comics Transformers series. This limited series offshoot will eventually fold into the main series, so join us as we meet Fortress Maximus and his crew as they venture off to a strange new world and new civilization! Please like and subscribe wherever … Continue reading Episo…
 
Warning! Spoilers ahead! Join this All-Star fan panel as Ant gets a little help from his friends to dissect the final installment of Netflix’s War for Cybertron Trilogy with Kingdom. Special guests on the show include “The Salty Seaman,” Gabriel Owens, Jen Ulm of Stasis Pod Podcast, Ben Yee of Ben’s World of Transformers (BWTF), … Continue reading …
 
It’s time to preview Transformers War for Cybertron: Kingdom on Netflix. This time the series veers into the realm of Beast Wars characters with Maximals and Predacons joining the fray! We’ll do our best not to spoil the big plot points, but there are some spoilers ahead as we get you ready for the final … Continue reading TFU News & Views – Episod…
 
We’re taking a quick break from Transformers to talk about a franchise near and dear to many Transformers fans… Masters of the Universe. In this episode Ant breaks down some of the best things about Kevin Smith’s Masters of the Universe; Revelation series on Netflix! While we try our best to avoid major plot points, … Continue reading TFU News & Vi…
 
Once again we return to Japan where we’ll take another dive into some of the wackiness that is the Transformers Manga. We’ll see fictional appearances by the Omnibots, see the Scramble City leaders in base mode, and we’ll meet Gilthor, a Decepticon who is part Optimus and part Megatron! Get your copy and read along … Continue reading Episode 104 – …
 
We wrap up the original Sunbow cartoon with the 4th season and final 3 episodes! The Rebirth tells a tale of Cybertron’s fate while introducing dozens of new Autobots and Decepticons. We’ll discuss the mini-series and its legacy with special guests Gabriel Owens a.k.a. – The Salty Seaman, and “Headmaster” Don Ferguson of Radio Free … Continue readi…
 
In this episode we meet the cast behind the 50 new characters in the 4th and final season of the original Transformers cartoon. Please like and subscribe wherever you listen to this show. Please subscribe to TFU.INFO on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/tfuinfo Catch us on social media: Twitter – http://www.twitter.com/TFU_INFO Facebook – http://ww…
 
Ant dives into how streamers are looking to keep your eyes on them and just how that may impact the Transformers brand in the future. Please like and subscribe wherever you listen to this show. Please subscribe to TFU.INFO on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/tfuinfo Catch us on social media: Twitter – http://www.twitter.com/TFU_INFO Facebook – htt…
 
Come along for the ride as we dissect the stories within the 1987 Marvel UK Annual. We’ll check out some different takes on the Headmasters origin, join Hot Rod and Kup for an adventure, and find out just what happened to Ultra Magnus atop Mt. Verona! Please like and subscribe wherever you listen to this … Continue reading Episode 101 – Marvel UK A…
 
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 … Continue reading Episode 100 – The…
 
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! Please like and subscribe wherever you listen to this show. Please subscribe to TFU.INFO on … Continue reading Epi…
 
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, … Continue reading TFU News & Views…
 
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! Read along on Comixology: https://amzn.to/3dXcS6c Or buy the 2003 Fallen Angel trade … Continue reading…
 
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. Please like and subscribe wherever you listen to this show. Please subscribe to TFU.INFO on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/tfuinfo Catch us on social media: Twitter – http://www.twitter.com/TFU_INFO Facebook …
 
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! Please like and subscribe wherever you listen to this show. Please subscribe to TFU.INFO on …
 
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 … Continue reading News and Views – Episode 43 – It’s a Great Time to Be a Transform…
 
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! Please like and subscribe wherever you listen to this show. Please subscribe to TFU.INFO on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/tfuinfo Catch us on social media: Twitter – … …
 
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! Please like and subscribe wherever you listen to this show. Please subscribe to … Continue reading Ne…
 
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! Please like and subscribe wherever you listen to this show. Please subscribe to TFU.INFO on YouTube at … Continue reading News and Views 41 – Ne…
 
Continuing our look into the 1987 toy line, here’s the Decepticon half of the equation! We’ll talk more about Headmasters, Targetmasters, and Combiners as well as the Ducons, Horrorcons, and the fix Six-Changer! Please like and subscribe wherever you listen to this show. Please subscribe to TFU.INFO on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/tfuinfo Catc…
 
Before Optimus Prime & Megatron died in the Marvel UK run, they gave them both one great adventure to bridge the gaps between the Marvel US issues. Optimus will get stalked by the Predacons! Megatron will end up back on Cybertron! And Galvatron and Ultra Magnus will come back to Earth! How does this all … Continue reading Episode 94 – Marvel UK #96…
 
Returning to the Marvel US comics for the first time in a while, we catch up with Blaster and Goldbug as they encounter The Mechanic, Decepticon Triple Changers, Scraplets, and more! Plus, The Salty Seaman takes us on a ride through the Car Wash of Doom! Be sure to catch The Salty Seaman on his … Continue reading Episode 93 – Marvel Comics Issues #…
 
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. Please like and subscribe … Continue reading Episode 92 – 1987 To…
 
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. Please like … Continue reading Episode 91 – 1987 →…
 
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. Please like and subscribe wherever you listen to this show. Please subscribe to TFU.INFO on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/tfuinfo Catch us on social media: Twitter – http://…
 
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! Follow … Continue reading Episode 89 – Transformers: the …
 
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 … Continue reading Episode 88 – G1 Sea…
 
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 … Continue reading TFU News and Views 39 – Netflix Transf…
 
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. Please … Continue reading News and…
 
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?” Pick up a copy of this mini series on … Continue reading Episode 87 –…
 
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! Pick up a copy … Continue reading Episode 86 – Marvel UK #93 & 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! … Continue reading Episode 85 – Young Corgi Books 1…
 
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