The Twincast / Podcast from Seibertron.com's 225th episode begins with a discussion of the choices available in the 2020 Transformers Generations War for Cybertron fan vote poll which will decide the Decepticon character to receive a new toy out of the choices of Gnaw, Runamok, Needlenose and Shrapnel. After that, the detailed images of the upcoming Masterpiece MP-47 Hound from Takara Tomy are analyzed, with special attention paid to the potential transformation mechanisms and the included accessories. A look at the upcoming Generations Selects Voyager Class Red Wing comes next along with a history of how the character came to be as an accidental inclusion in the Botcon 2013 companion comic. This is followed by in-hand impressions of the recently release Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Siege Deluxe Class Brunt figure. The episode's special topic follows, where the cast members consider Bumblebee's plethora of recent fictional appearances in various pieces of Transformers media and whether these are inconsistent portrayals that may ultimately prove harmful to the brand's storytelling potential. After that discussion topic, the show finishes up with the recurring Bragging Rights segment where cast share their recent Transformers product acquisitions.
This special episode of the Seibertron.com Twincast / Podcast features the show's hosts talking with Drew Nolosco, Brand Manager at Wizards of the Coast for the Transformers Trading Card Game. Mr. Nolosco talks about the goals and philosophies behind the design of the game, with a focus on interactions between people and storytelling through gameplay. Information on the first official "Organized Play" events is shared, including information on how players can participate in events and some of the potential prizes available. After that, the Twincast provides the first reveals of three upcoming Battle Cards for the game's third wave which focuses on War for Cybertron Siege: "Scavenge the Battlefield", "Squish Them Like Bugs" and "Two-Pronged Attack". Following candid discussion about the wave's character card redesign of Needlenose, additional questions are answered about game strategies and character selection within the game's roster. Additional details are also revealed throughout, such as the precise meanings behind the glyph-like symbols currently found on Transformers Generations: War for Cybertron Siege packaging.
Episode 222 of the Seibertron.com Twincast / Podcast starts out with a discussion of the upcoming SDCC exclusive Transformers and Ghostbusters crossover version of MP-10 Optimus Prime. The packaging, new accessories and even additional context for Transformers fans less familiar with the Ghostbusters franchise are all discussed. After that, more analyzation of upcoming Transformers toys occurs starting with a talk about the painted version of MP-46 Blackarachnia shown at last week's Shizuoka Hobby Show. Generations: Siege repaints are discussed next with the podcasters sharing their opinions about Skywarp, G2 Sideswipe and Slamdance. The Generations Selects series comes after this with its latest reveal of deluxe class Smokescreen taking the spotlight. After expressions of disappointment about another Selects series release, Red Swoop, the show moves on to fun future products again by talking about voyager class Snaptrap. A look back at Transformers stories that had good endings follows, prompted by the recent release of Avengers: Endgame and the final season of Game of Thrones. After some obscure Transformers facts are shared by the cast, the recurring bragging rights segment rounds out another episode.
Episode 221 of the Seibertron.com Twincast / Podcast, "Appliance Wars", begins with in-hand impressions of the just released Transformers Masterpiece MP-43 Beast Wars Megatron. The transformation, accessories and even the concerningly fragile midsection pieces are discussed at length. After that, opinions are shared about the upcoming Generations Selects series Star Convoy and whether or not the toy goes far enough into evoking its namesake character design. The release of the Bumblebee movie on home video formats brought with it several special features and deleted scenes. The cast discusses their favorites of these, as well as the original opening of the film which was replaced by the time of the movie's release with the fan-favorite Cybertron battle sequence. Listener questions come next, starting with one asking about what characters in IDW Publishing's now concluded first Transformers comics continuity that we would have liked to see more of. This is followed by ideas about possible crossover franchises that could join up with the Transformers in media or toys in the future. The next listener question sees the show's host give a new twist on some older characters from the Japanese Generation One continuity. Once this concludes, the show also does after a round of bragging rights, including a look back at the past weekend's annual Dairycon event.
The Seibertron.com Twincast / Podcast presents its 220th episode, "Classically Trained", starting out once again with in-hand impressions of some of the latest Transformers Voyager Class toys to hit retail in Studio Series Rampage and Optimus Prime. Part one of a special retrospective at Transformers Classics and the Generations line it eventually spawned starts next, with a look back at the genesis of the idea with Alternators, Dreamwave publishing's comic books and other releases from series such as Transformers: Energon. The retrospective continues with the beginnings of the Classics line itself, with popular characters such as Bumblebee, Megatron, Optimus Prime and Starscream hitting shelves first. The cast talks through the initial Classics run ending up with the Walmart exclusive Devastator released in early 2007. After this, Jon Bailey, voice of Soundwave and Shockwave in the Bumblebee movie, talks through his latest experiences that day at Paramount studios where he was able to talk about the movie with its screenwriter Christina Hodson, Foley artists Alicia Stevenson & Dawn Lunsford and on-set mechanic Sarah Lyon. A listener question about the upcoming Netflix series is followed by a chat about IDW Publishing's Transformers #2 and their newly relaunched Transformers comics universe. The recurring Bragging Rights segment concludes another episode as usual.
In the latest episode of the Seibertron.com Twincast / Podcast, the show kicks off with in-hand impressions of Transformers Generations Siege Voyager Class Soundwave and Starscream, including a discussion of their availability on popular sites such as Amazon as well as brick and mortar retailers. The recently released Transformers Movie Studio Series Wave 6 Deluxe Class figures are subject to this analysis next, including Scrapmetal, Shatter and Cogman. The discussion moves on to more surprising territory, with the announcement of two additional Atmos X Transformers collaborations, these taking the names Tiger Camo Black and Tiger Camo Yellow. The War For Cybertron: Siege reveals at Australia's Toy Fair, including Micromaster Sports Car Patrol and Off Road Patrol teams, and deluxe class Barricade round out the toy discussions. Thoughts on the new Transformers #1 from IDW comes next, including the quality of the artwork as well as the strength of the narrative in this relaunch of Transformers comics. A listener question about favorite faction leaders comes next before the episode wraps up with a brief round of the recurring bragging rights segment.
Another episode of the Seibertron.com Twincast / Podcast is ready to break down the latest in Tranformers. The episode begins with audio from the group interview with the Hasbro Transformers brand team at Toy Fair 2019. This is followed by a last round up of the event, with the focus on the experience of attending the event as media personnel. The latest announcement in Takara Tomy's Transformers Masterpiece lineup, MP-18+ Streak, is discussed next. With Masterpiece in mind, talk turns to the Atmos Safari Limited version of Optimus Prime featuring Lebron James' personal brand, with speculation within on just how much the toy will set collectors back on the secondary market. Fascinating Transformers Generation 1 prototypes were shown in the latest issue of Figure King Magazine that warrant a special look. Two listener questions round out the discussion topics, the first about our favorite parts of IDW's first 13 year run of Transformers comics and the next about Transformers toys that don't transform. Bragging Rights circles back in on itself with cast members buying things from other cast members to conclude the episode.
The Seibertron.com Twincast / Podcast is back for Toy Fair 2019 with episode 217. Wonderfest 2019 from the prior weekend are also discussed during this installment which is nearly exclusively about newly revealed Transformers products to be released sometime during 2019. The Wonderfest reveal of a new Armada Optimus Prime and Star Convoy start things off, with the Beast Wars Masterpiece MP-46 Blackarachnia following thereafter. MP-45, the second Masterpiece version of Bumblebee, continues our look at the upcoming Masterpiece lineup with the cast discussing whether or not the shift to cartoon accurate robot modes in the line has gone too far. Movie Masterpiece MPM-8 Megatron and MPM-9 Jazz then carry the discussion over to the new Studio Series toys such as Hightower and Dropkick in his car mode which were seen at Toy Fair. A quick mention of Generations Selects G2 Megatron is followed by the cast's take on the Ghostbusters crossover figure, Ectotron. The Generations: War for Cybertron: SIEGE line takes center stage after this, with Commander Class Jetfire and Titan Class Omega Supreme getting long looks from the crew. Other toys such as Impactor, Springer, Mirage, and more take us through the forthcoming Generations releases. Some brief impressions on Cyberverse and its Scraplet take us into the recurring Bragging Rights segment to conclude another episode.
Episode #216 of the Seibertron.com Twincast / Podcast starts with reactions to the leaked reveal of the next Transformers Generations: War for Cybertron: Siege Leader Class toy, Optimus Prime, who is based on the Cybertron version of the character from 2005. After discussing their anticipation for this upcoming release, the cast looks back at other characters from that era that have received updates before moving their attention to another Optimus Prime, the recent Walmart exclusive G1 "vintage" reissue. This new reissue is compared to previous releases of the classic toy in a segment with in-depth analysis that may help you make a purchasing decision. The last installment of the retrospective look at the Masterpiece lineup's "Super Car" era follows, with Ultra Magnus as the first toy on the radar. The Masterpiece version of Tracks comes next, along with a discussion of the repaints, Road Rage and Loudpedal. Once the retrospective topic completes, the show concludes with the recurring "Bragging Rights" segment, where cast members discuss what they've acquired since the last episode.