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Episode 183
Explicit
May 26, 2014 07:17 PM PDT
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SHOW NOTES FOR EPISODE 183

1. Intro

2. News

A. Full Color Images MakeToys Utopia Figure Show Robot and City Modes
http://tformers.com/full-color-images-maketoys-utopia-figure-show-robot-and-city-modes/23489/news.html

B. Maketoys Scorponok
http://tformers.com/maketoys-mbc-03-pandius-new-project-reveals-ultimate-not-scorponok-figure/23497/news.html
http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/3rd-party-unlicensed-41/maketoys-announces-citybot-mcb-03-pandinus-180090/

C. Evangelion Optimus
http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-masterpiece-47/evangelion-masterpiece-optimus-prime-revealed-mp-10-convoy-mode-eva-180080/

D. Drift and Slog in package
http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-movie-toys-products-30/age-of-extinction-voyager-drift-and-slog-in-package-images-180075/

E. MP Grimlock in the wild
http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-masterpiece-47/us-masterpiece-grimlock-re-release-out-180059/

F. Full color Quantron
http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/3rd-party-unlicensed-41/maketoys-quantron-full-reveal-with-colored-images-180058/

G. Maketoys Gento and Battle Sentinel
http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/3rd-party-unlicensed-41/maketoys-reveals-mt-05-gento-and-battle-sentinel-set-180057/

H. Warbotron accessory kit
http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/3rd-party-unlicensed-41/wb-01-warbotron-bruticus-accessory-kit-weapons-arsenal-180055/

I. New pics of MP Wheeljack
http://tformers.com/masterpiece-mp-20-wheeljack-first-color-test-shot-photo-with-comparison-to-mp-prowl/23529/news.html

3. Looky What I Found

4. Reinforcements from Cybertron

5. What Are We Looking For

6. Listener Questions

From bigdoubleinlittlejina

Who is the most hated transformer of all time? i know i know, all will say twin twist and wheelie, but i believe if we had to destroy one character, it must be g1 blurr, i mean he SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

7. Thanks

LOOKY WHAT I FOUND LINKS

http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/962632-wst-rumble-frenzy.html

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1506947179526899&set=gm.630122730388819&type=1&theater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=267G1uN5s1I&index=4&list=FLfvDEyK6mv-XY91TDMiaz-w

Episode 182
Explicit
May 19, 2014 08:14 PM PDT
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SHOW NOTES FOR EPISODE 182

1. Intro

A. I told you so!
http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/other-news-20/new-trademark-reveals-a-possible-new-future-for-the-transformers-toys-allspark-179979/

2. News

A. Renderform offerings
http://tformers.com/renderform-rfx-004-pax-head-upgrade-kit-for-toyworld-orion-images/23432/news.html
http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/3rd-party-unlicensed-41/renderform-death-czar-deathsaurus-conversion-kit-for-predacons-rising-darksteel-180040/

B. KFC Cyclonus
http://tformers.com/keiths-fantasy-club-tempest-and-thug-of-not-voyager-cyclonus-and-nightstick-project/23429/news.html

C. Actor John Turturro, AKA Agent Seymour Simmons, Unhappy With His Transformers Film Legacy
http://tformers.com/actor-john-turturro-aka-agent-seymour-simmons-unhappy-with-his-transformers-film-legacy/23426/news.html

D. Lost Age
http://tformers.com/transformers-4-lost-ageage-of-extinction-takara-tomy-advanced-series-ad16-dinomirage-and-ad17-darkside-soundwave-dated/23422/news.html
http://tformers.com/in-package-images-takara-tomy-movie-advance-figures-dispensor-grimlock-evasion-mode-optimus-prime-more/23416/news.html

E. Perfect Effect Brave and Scorponok
http://tformers.com/perfect-effect-pe-dx04-guardian-pre-launch-version-convention-exclusive-brave-repaint-of-not-fortress-maximus-warden/23433/news.html
http://tformers.com/perfect-effect-deathstalker-not-scorponok-headmaster-shown-full-figure-teased-taller-than-warden/23420/news.html

F. Learn calligraphy with Prime
http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/news/transformers-optimus-prime-pen-image/30241/

G. First images of Deluxe Lockdown, Legends Cliffjumper, Generations
http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/generations-classics-44/generations-roadbuster-skybyte-gears-and-acid-storm-in-package-images-179998/
http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/generations-classics-44/transformers-generations-legends-cliffjumper-revealed-179980/
http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/news/first-images-of-aoe-deluxe-class-lockdown/30233/

H. Death's Head
http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/generation-1-1/marvel-infinite-series-deaths-head-in-hand-review-and-images-180021/

I. 3rd Party Legends Smokescreen
http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/3rd-party-unlicensed-41/ark-studio-unofficial-legends-class-masterpiece-style-smokescreen-180005/

J. High Res Images of AoE Dinobots Snarl and Slog
http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-movie-toys-products-30/high-res-images-of-aoe-dinobots-snarl-and-slog-180002/

K. TFC Updates
http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/3rd-party-unlicensed-41/tfc-toys-ares-predaking-aethon-tantrum-final-color-images-179987/
http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/3rd-party-unlicensed-41/tfc-toys-prometheus-defensor-warning-line-groove-final-color-images-179988/
http://tformers.com/tfc-toys-star-dino-team-dinosaur-combiners-shura-king-animation-shows-robot-team-combining/23419/news.html

L. New MP Images
http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-masterpiece-47/clear-masterpiece-bumblebee-in-color-images-179992/
http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-masterpiece-47/clear-masterpiece-ultra-magnus-robot-mode-pics-179991/

M. Potential Japanese Transformers Generations Releases
http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/japanese-transformers-40/potential-japanese-transformers-generations-releases-179967/

3. Looky What I Found

4. Reinforcements from Cybertron

5. What Are We Looking For

6. Listener Questions

From omegasupremepizza

What real life war do you think is the most similar to the Cybertronian Wars?

7. Thanks

LOOKY WHAT I FOUND LINKS

http://media.tumblr.com/19aa3765880aacdbb74d9f7739edb7ca/tumblr_inline_mmh4jfEAHl1qz4rgp.png

http://www.angelfire.com/mech/jinsaotome/JinsDangerousToys/OptimusPrime2014.html

http://www.deviantart.com/art/Custom-AOE-Grimlock-453651928

https://scontent-a-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/t1.0-9/10325359_544315749022445_5423819093009353880_n.jpg

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10154129898260346&set=pcb.796539917024035&type=1&theater

http://www.sirtoys.com/toys.php?c=1&p=1136&t=Transformers_GO_Samurai_Team.html

Episode 181
Explicit
May 12, 2014 07:08 PM PDT
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SHOW NOTES FOR EPISODE 181...HAPPY CYBERTRON MONDAY

1. Intro

A. Our questions, answered!

Thank you....we cannot answer all questions...but we will try

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From Omegasupremepizza

Are any third party products on your company's radar to be knocked off? I would love to own a Maketoys Giant or MMC Predaking, but the incredible price keeps me from purchasing.
---End Quote---
Our company philosophy is to take existing KOs and create unique fan goods through custom color and parts.

We know there are some "3rd Party" KOs out there (Fansproject and some Maketoys)...we have not yet decided if we want to work on those kind of projects....but if there is good idea and demand we might.

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From Miniconabuser

Are any Gobot designs in the works?
---End Quote---
Not from us...but the designer we hire for making new parts is preparing Gobot designs...entirely new figures...his team is very passionate about Gobots!

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From drftgy67

I wish a knock off company would produce a set of those original Takara mini Microman figures with magnetic feet for use with the original G1 Transformers.?
---End Quote---
Not much interest in Microman figures....currently there is one KO circulating that is of Diaclone toy and includes pilots....we not find that factory yet...but if there is big demand and interesting color ideas it could be possible....we could take care of magnets as part of custom parts...

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From RetroRobotRadio

1. Often times KO toys have name that English speaking people would consider silly or have weird spelling. Doe you have anyone who speaks English fluently on staff to check the packaging for mistakes or silly names?
---End Quote---
I admit...my typing and English is less than perfect...typing especially....but we have very good English writer fan on team who will be doing all names and package language for us.

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2. When you KO a toy, do you make your own molds based on the toy or use the manufacturers molds?
---End Quote---
We do not have own factory...but it is our understanding that both things happen....it is more common that factory make new mold based on design...but sometimes factory gets "extra" or "stolen" set of molds and uses those. Original or new mold is not the main factor in toy quality...bad practices and QC on "real" mold can make bad toy....careful work on "new" mold can make very good toy...is more about factory standards than molds.

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3. Is changing the name and removing the faction symbols usually enough to keep the KO toys on the shelves?
---End Quote---
depends a lot on market...part of business is that China copyright law has some simple standard about changing some percent (maybe 25% or 50%?) of one product when making new version. This is why many...especially in old days...many KOs are just scaled up or down...law says 25% change...change size 25% easy to show compliance. Changing colors and other things makes harder argument. Taking names and symbols off makes big difference...but some companies don't care....lately we see lot of "SG" style faction symbols on oppostite team toys...very funny.

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4. Are Hasbro and Takara unable to stop the KOs or do they simply not care enought to stop your KOs if they are being sold primarely in China??
---End Quote---
have to ask H/T...but we think they mostly don't care...cost and expense and time of fighting legal battle (especially in China) is too big compared to very few lost sales...most customer...even parent/child...who has money to buy real transformer will...most who buy KO can only afford KO or else are nerdy collector like us smiley

Also...once Hasbro and Takara have finished with toy (like Ultra Onslaught)...we think it matters less to them if KO gets made...they were all done anyway...money already earned...who cares about last year toy?....just fans. At least we hope so...we love and respect Hasbro and Takara and don't wish to hurt their business...just make their fans happy!!!

Hopefully those answers are good ones!

2. News

A. Talking toys with Hasbro
http://www.toplessrobot.com/2014/05/talking_toys_with_hasbros_transformers_age_of_exti.php#more

B. Reprolabels sneak peek
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152039023722411&set=pcb.677414352314163&type=1&permPage=1
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152037359672411&set=oa.676936842361914&type=1&permPage=1
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152043385767411&set=pcb.678579265531005&type=1

C. Age of Extinction Wal-Mart Exclusive Legion Class Toys
http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-movie-toys-products-30/age-of-extinction-wal-mart-exclusive-legion-class-toys-179895/
http://tformers.com/new-box-images-wal-mart-exclusive-age-of-extinction-legion-figures-and-dinobot-two-packs/23300/news.html

D. Megasteel Reveals MS-01 "Megatron"
http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/3rd-party-unlicensed-41/megasteel-reveals-ms-01-megatron-179900/

E. Million Publishing 2014 Exclusive Shouki with Targetmaster Daniel
http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/japanese-transformers-40/million-publishing-2014-exclusive-shouki-with-targetmaster-daniel-179911/

F. Voice Actors, actin' with their voice 'n stuff
http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-movie-just-movie-31/new-transformers-4-age-of-extinction-voice-actors-revealed-179920/
http://tformers.com/transformers-4-age-of-extinction-voice-cast-announced-cullen-and-welker-return-new-actors-and-roles-detailed/23288/news.html

G. TFC Groove
http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/3rd-party-unlicensed-41/tfc-toys-unofficial-groove-color-prototype-image-179922/

H. BotCon 2014 Convention Pirates Vs Knights Box and Figures Convention Set Image
http://tformers.com/botcon-2014-convention-pirates-vs-knights-box-and-figures-convention-set-image-/23299/news.html

I. KOlyder...ha ha! Get it?
http://tformers.com/koncept-art-toys-kat-01nwr-kolydor-not-impactor-project/23304/news.html

J. Get Right Robot Bugsy, Rune and Fold For Possible Not Waspinator and Glyph Project
http://tformers.com/get-right-robot-bugsy-rune-and-fold-for-possible-not-waspinator-and-glyph-project/23303/news.html

K. Leader Bumblebee
http://tformers.com/first-look-leader-bumblebee-transformers-age-of-extinction-official-images/23293/news.html

L. Sludge and Snarl
http://tformers.com/first-looks-at-sludge-and-snarl-transformers-age-of-extinction-new-dinobots-/23291/news.html

3. Looky What I Found

4. Reinforcements from Cybertron

5. What Are We Looking For

6. Listener Questions

7. Thanks

LOOKY WHAT I FOUND LINKS

http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/984667-lockdown-aaoe.html

http://starkesven.deviantart.com/art/Transformers-robots-in-dish-guise-453086623

Episode 180
Explicit
May 05, 2014 07:07 PM PDT
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SHOW NOTES FOR EPISODE 180

1. Intro

A. Ask a KO company!
http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/transformers-3rd-party-discussion/983574-koncept-art-toys-strika-ko-universe-onslaught.html

2. News

A. Mastermind Creations Hexatron Shadow Emissary Version
http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/3rd-party-unlicensed-41/mastermind-creations-hexatron-shadow-emissary-version-179847/

B. New Trademarks = New Toys
http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/generations-classics-44/new-hasbro-trademarks-reveal-possible-upcoming-generations-toys-179845/

C. Mastermind Creations Talon Final Product Images
http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/3rd-party-unlicensed-41/mastermind-creations-talon-final-product-images-179844/

D. Conabus in box, Gumball
http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/3rd-party-unlicensed-41/unofficial-tfc-toys-prometheus-defensor-gumball-streetwise-box-images-179851/
http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/3rd-party-unlicensed-41/unofficial-tfc-toys-ares-predaking-conabus-headstrong-box-images-179853/

E. Jetfire, in box
http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/news/official-inpackage-images-transformers-generations-thrilling-30-leader-jetfire/30075/

F. New Figure-Oh! Scans
http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/news/figure-oh-may-2014-transformers-scans/30072/

G. New Images X2Toys XT005 Cloudraker and Fastlane, DKR-002 Voltron #2 Lion Figures
http://tformers.com/new-images-x2toys-xt005-cloudraker-and-fastlane-dkr-002-voltron-2-lion-figures/23242/news.html

H. Transformers Collectors Club Figure Subscription Service Series 2 to start shipping in June
http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/conventions-15/transformers-collectors-club-figure-subscription-service-series-2-to-start-shipping-in-june-179843/

I. Transformers: More than Meets the Eye Riptide Concept Art
http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/comics-16/transformers-more-than-meets-the-eye-riptide-concept-art-179839/

J. Toyworld TW-HO3 Swamper, Unofficial Headmaster Skullcruncher
http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/3rd-party-unlicensed-41/toyworld-tw-ho3-swamper-unofficial-headmaster-skullcruncher-179837/

K. Maketoys Quantron Celaritas and Blindfire Color Prototype Images
http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/3rd-party-unlicensed-41/maketoys-quantron-celaritas-and-blindfire-color-prototype-images-179860/

L. Mech Ideas Ironfist and Animated
http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/3rd-party-unlicensed-41/mech-ideas-gauntlet-and-piston-color-prototype-images-179858/
http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/3rd-party-unlicensed-41/mech-ideas-techno-toon-titans-bluster-and-trench-color-prototype-pics-179857/

M. Titan Optimus
http://tformers.com/official-kmart-exclusive-titan-optimus-prime-transformers-age-of-extinction-figure-images/23239/news.html

N. AOE in stores now
http://tformers.com/age-of-extinction-deluxe-generations-figures-in-stores-now/23232/news.html

O. Nemesis Orion
http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/3rd-party-unlicensed-41/toyworld-orion-black-version-nemesis-prime-colors-179855/

P. Hasbro Generations Deluxe Series 1 Receiving Second Release
http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/generations-classics-44/hasbro-generations-deluxe-series-1-receiving-second-release-179869/
3. Looky what I found

4. Reinforcements from Cybertron

5. What are we looking for?

6. Listener questions

From retrorobotradio

Anyone else thinking Transformers lingerie might be better if they made them of FEMALE Transformers? Why do we not see costumes of Arcee, Blackarachnia or Animated Red Alert? Also, when do we get men's Optimus Prime underwear? I wear a 3xl!?

7. Thanks

LOOKY WHAT I FOUND LINKS

http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/transformers-3rd-party-discussion/956196-clonedroid-project-sixshot.html

http://www.shapeways.com/model/1281470/mmc-hexatron-butchknives.html?li=user-profile&materialId=6

http://x4vrztesp.deviantart.com/art/TFP-ELITA-ONE-Raw-449504946.

http://www.seibertron.com/transformers-toys/view/energon/arcee/50/1/27/

http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/transformers-fan-art/981518-transformers-cybertronians-primus.html

http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/984092-mini-bruticus.html

http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/984157-hftd-sidearm-sideswipe-featuring-f-primusunicron-shapeway-blades.html

http://www.tradera.com/item/341108/207128348/transformers-kalsong-xl

Episode 179
Explicit
April 28, 2014 07:06 PM PDT
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SHOW NOTES FOR EPISODE 179

1. Intro

A. Delays, with pics
http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/generations-classics-44/generations-2014-deluxe-toys-update-crosscut-arcee-and-chromia-delayed-179784/
http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/generations-classics-44/generations-rattrap-and-tankor-official-images-179817/

B. TF/Evangelion Crossover
http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/crossovers-12/transformers-and-evangelion-crossover-announced-179812/

C. Slug and Strafe 2 packs
http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-movie-toys-products-30/transformers-age-of-extinction-strafe-and-slug-evolution-two-pack-official-images-179795/

D. New, shattery Microns
http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-movie-toys-products-30/takara-tomy-age-of-extinction-campaign-microns-179789/

E. Rescue Bot Dino
http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/rescue-bots-43/rescue-bots-rescan-bumblebee-dino-mode-revealed-179787/

F. KFC Magnus repaints
http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/3rd-party-unlicensed-41/kfc-toys-shining-yellow-command-stack-and-powered-stack-revealed-179801/

G. MP Magnus
http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-masterpiece-47/masterpiece-mp-22-ultra-magnus-price-update-from-bigbadtoystore-179791/
http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-masterpiece-47/masterpiece-ultra-magnus-official-prototype-images-179804/
http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-masterpiece-47/transformers-masterpiece-mp-22-ultra-magnus-prototype-revealed-179766/

H. Artstorm Alpha Trion
http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/news/official-images-of-artstorm-ex-gokin-alpha-trion/30030/

I. Kronos in color
http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/3rd-party-unlicensed-41/daca-toys-kronos-color-images-179815/

J. Sexay Sexay
http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/other-news-20/transformers-animated-costumes-for-women-advertised-as-lingerie-179802/

K. New Toys R Us Computer Listings
http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-movie-toys-products-30/new-toys-r-us-computer-listings-age-of-extinction-platinum-editions-and-more-179797/

L. Junkheap
http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-movie-toys-products-30/age-of-extinction-junkheap-revealed-179770/

3. Looky what I found

4. Reinforcements from Cybertron

5. What are we looking for?

6. Listener questions

From miniconabuser

What do you think would be more popular? Toys of Classics characters in the movie style, or toys of the movie characters in Classics style?

7. Thanks

LOOKY WHAT I FOUND LINKS

http://www.deviantart.com/morelikethis/163705222?view_mode=2

http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/983362-g1-cybertron.html

http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/982320-cybertron-mode-cryotek-shadow-panther.html

Episode 178
Explicit
April 21, 2014 07:20 PM PDT
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SHOW NOTES FOR EPISODE 178

1. Intro

A. Free Stickers
https://www.facebook.com/groups/161061293949474/

B. Hasbro profits editorial
http://tformers.com/harbro-report-profit-as-sales-on-my-little-pony-and-other-girls-toys-soar/23108/news.html

2. News

A. Warbotron douchebaggery
http://www.allspark.com/forums/topic/96756-warbotron-preorders-up-at-bbts/page-4

B. New Kre-O
http://tformers.com/official-images-kre-o-micro-changers-from-transformers-age-of-exctinction-/23100/news.html

C. BMOG New Images Test Shot Figure Experimental Builds, Art Work, and Kickstart Bonus
http://tformers.com/bmog-new-images-test-shot-figure-experimental-builds-art-work-and-kickstart-bonus/23092/news.html

D. New, Useless TF4 scenes
http://tformers.com/leaked-footage-transformers-4-age-of-extinction-samsung-uhdtv-curve-tv-reveals-new-scenes/23096/news.html

E. Primacy
http://tformers.com/transformers-primacy-and-more-announced-at-the-idw-publishing-panel-at-wondercon-2014/23098/news.html

F. Challenge of the GoBots on DVD
http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/news/challenge-of-the-gobots-the-series-dvd-available-for-preorder/29960/

G. Trax
http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-movie-just-movie-31/chevy-trax-transformers-4-age-of-extinction-robot-mode-revealed-179737/

H. DMY Studio Classics Ultimate Battle Optimus Prime Upgrade Kit
http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/3rd-party-unlicensed-41/dmy-studio-classics-ultimate-battle-optimus-prime-upgrade-kit-179732/

I. Masterpiece Star Saber Update From Takara
http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-masterpiece-47/masterpiece-star-saber-update-from-takara-179721/

J. Takara Tomy Transformers 30th Anniversary Plans Revealed
http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/generation-1-1/takara-tomy-transformers-30th-anniversary-plans-revealed-179719/

K. Japan Transformers Expo Exclusive Age of Extinction Slug G1 Colors
http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-movie-toys-products-30/japan-transformers-expo-exclusive-age-of-extinction-slug-g1-colors-179715/

L. Fireguts
http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/conventions-15/botcon-2014-exclusive-ginrai-fiery-classics-optimus-prime-revealed-179756/

M. Another Sixgun
http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/3rd-party-unlicensed-41/iron-factory-ex-02-unofficial-slammer-and-sixgun-add-ons-for-generations-metroplex-179714/

N. MP Not Swoop
http://tformers.com/fanstoys-soar-reveals-not-mp-swoop-project-with-teasers-for-not-snarl-sludge-and-grimlock/23106/news.html

3. Looky what I found

4. Reinforcements from Cybertron

5. What are we looking for?

6. Listener questions

From OmegaSupremePizza

3rd party items are expensive as hell. Would you be willing to put a figure together yourself and paint it in exchange for a price break?

7. Thanks

LOOKY WHAT I FOUND LINKS

http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/982447-g1-style-foc-grimlock.html

http://www.shapeways.com/model/1743090/dotm-voyager-skyhammer-assault-full-kit.html?li=search-results&materialId=6

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcDgOGC5Lcc

http://shumworld.deviantart.com/art/Transformers-of-the-Rising-Sun-447482190

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Takara-Transformer-Webdiver-W-04-GALLION-GALUE-/171281324788?pt=US_Action_Figures&hash=item27e1299af4

Episode 176
Explicit
April 07, 2014 08:00 PM PDT
itunes pic

SHOW NOTES FOR EPISODE 176

1. Intro

2. News

A. New pics of Gear of War 3
http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/3rd-party-unlicensed-41/tfc-009-gears-of-war-3-unofficial-sixgun-179615/

B. Catapult and Shellshock
http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/video-games-17/jagex-transformers-universe-shellshock-preview-179622/
http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/video-games-17/jagex-transformers-universe-catapult-full-trailer-179623/

C. Generations Skrapnel and Tailgate Released In The Philippines
http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/generations-classics-44/generations-skrapnel-and-tailgate-released-in-the-philippines-and-in-hand-images-179642/

D. Unofficial Micromaster Countdown
http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/3rd-party-unlicensed-41/unofficial-micromaster-countdown-moonraker-project-announcement-179633/

E. Aussie Toy Fair Hasbro Slides
http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/news/australian-toy-fair-hasbro-slides-animated-in-2015-16-plus-new-transformers-age-of-extinction-concept-art/29850/

F. Even more pics of Citizen Stack
http://tformers.com/kfc-toys-citizen-stack-masterpiece-style-not-ultra-magnus-extensive-new-images/22978/news.html

G. X2 Toys XT004 Interception Generations Metroplex Transformable Weapon Accessory
http://tformers.com/in-hand-images-x2-toys-xt004-interception-generations-metroplex-transformable-weapon-accessory/22986/news.html

H. Color pics of UT Blaster
http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/3rd-party-unlicensed-41/unique-toys-soundmixer-unofficial-blaster-colored-prototype-images-179628/

I. Cloud Shockwave
http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/japanese-transformers-40/transformers-cloud-fiction-teases-a-possible-future-cloud-shockwave-179624/

J. G1 Playing Cards
http://tformers.com/transformers-g1-playing-cards-from-aquarius-posters-feature-box-art-from-classic-toys/22985/news.html

K. Reprolabels for April
http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/sponsor-news-19/reprolabels-april-update-179620/

L. Botcon Scorponok
http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/conventions-15/botcon-2014-scorponok-revealed-179619/

3. Looky what I found

4. Reinforcements from Cybertron

5. What are we looking for?

6. Listener Questions

From Retrorobotradio

Question for the next show. Hasbro has stated in investor meetings that they know sales pick up when a toy has some sort of media attached to it. That's why every toy seems to have a TV show, online comic, game, or whatever... Third party TF companies have dabbled in their own fan-made comics, we have seen some stop motion shorts. The last TFcon even had it's exclusive appear in a voice actor play. Do you think 3PTF media for these toys should expand and if so how should they do it??

7. Thanks

LOOKY WHAT I FOUND LINKS

http://drbuffalo.deviantart.com/art/PRINCESS-GRIMLOCK-445499189

http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/976562-age-extinction-grimlock-head-papercraft.html

http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/981053-exosuit-kit-fall-cybertron-jazz-spike-daniel-carly-homage-tecrom-designs.html

Episode 175
Explicit
March 31, 2014 08:07 PM PDT
itunes pic

SHOW NOTES FOR EPISODE 175

1. Intro

2. News

A. AOE Optimus at Mid America Trucking Show
http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-movie-just-movie-31/transformers-4-age-of-extinction-optimus-prime-at-mid-america-trucking-show-179558/

B. TFCon Toronto reveals MP Shafter
http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/conventions-15/tfcon-toronto-2014-exclusive-revealed-masterpiece-shafter-179599/

C. MMC Tyrantron or....
http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/3rd-party-unlicensed-41/mastermind-creations-tyrantron-xlr-or-a-teaser-for-something-else-179600/

D. Revoltech Sunstreaker and Wheeljack
http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/3rd-party-unlicensed-41/custom-robots-unofficial-revoltech-sunstreaker-wheeljack-179598/

E. KFC Not Ultra Magnus
http://tformers.com/in-hand-image-of-kfc-eavy-metal-new-leader-not-mp-ultra-magnus-figure/22909/news.html
http://tformers.com/new-image-of-kfc-eavy-metal-new-leader-not-mp-ultra-magnus-figure-shows-trailer-details/22923/news.html

F. Stinger
http://tformers.com/official-images-of-decepticon-stinger-transformers-age-of-extinction-deluxe-class-figure/22920/news.html

G. Transformers Optimus Prime, Sentinel Prime and Bumblebee Giant Replicas in China for Promo Tour
http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/news/transformers-optimus-prime-sentinel-prime-and-bumblebee-giant-replicas-in-china-for-promo-tour/29795/

H. Who is Olin?
http://tformers.com/who-is-olin-new-teaser-concept-image-posted-of-botcon-2014-humanoid-character/22925/news.html

I. New toon OP
http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-prime-39/optimus-prime-new-cartoon-look-revealed-179559/

J. Dr. Wu G2 Sideswipe add on
http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/3rd-party-unlicensed-41/dr-wu-add-on-weaponsaccessories-for-masterpiece-g2-sideswipe-179573/

K. TFC Conabus
http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/3rd-party-unlicensed-41/tfc-toys-ares-conabus-not-headstrong-color-prototype-and-not-hot-spot-vehicle-mode-179550/

L. Optimus 2-Pack and Two Masterpiece Transformers
http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-masterpiece-47/toys-r-us-exclusives-optimus-2-pack-and-two-masterpiece-transformers-179548/

3. Looky what I found

4. Reinforcements from Cybertron

5. What are we looking for?

6. Listener Questions

From RetroRobotRadio

It also seems like about half the Botcon exclusives each year are nearly identical to Radicon customs. Maybe it's just parallel development, I think they are Looking through the customs to get ideas. Do you think this a a good thing or a bad thing??

7. Thanks

LOOKY WHAT I FOUND LINKS

http://www.tmnttoys.com/reviews/transformers/hybridoptimus/2582.jpg

http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/657842-apex-generations-scourge-tecrom-designs-3.html

https://twitter.com/fakebusker83/status/369609102730600449

https://www.facebook.com/groups/Transformerscollectorseurope/

http://starkesven.deviantart.com/art/Transformers-Jetstorm-fan-mode-demon-head-443361597

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=ORI10005&mode=retail

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=ORI10004&mode=retail

Episode 174
Explicit
March 24, 2014 07:38 PM PDT
itunes pic

SHOW NOTES FOR EPISODE 174

1. Intro

2. News

A. Botcon Devcon
http://tformers.com/botcon-2014-third-exclusive-figure-revealed-cybertronian-knight-devcon/22866/news.html

B. MP Bumblebee update
http://tformers.com/new-masterpiece-bumblebee-mp-21-scan-featuring-back-of-robot-and-amazon-japan-battle-mask/22865/news.html
http://tformers.com/masterpiece-mp-21-spike-with-exosuit-prototype-new-alternate-transport-mode-image/22860/news.html

C. MP Wheeljack in color
http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-masterpiece-47/masterpiece-wheeljack-full-color-image-mp-ultra-magnus-teaser-179516/

D. New Bumblebee not quite done
http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-prime-39/transformers-prime-sequel-show-update-179509/

E. Rare Prototype on ebay
http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/news/rare-one-of-a-kind-takara-generation-one-lamborghini-prototype-with-coa/29741/

F. Next Planet X Dinobot is Sludge
http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/transformers-3rd-party-discussion/979301-planet-x-just-posted-their-facebook-page.html
http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/transformers-3rd-party-discussion/979289-planet-x-next-dinobot.html

G. Utopia
http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/3rd-party-unlicensed-41/maketoys-reveals-city-bot-series-mcb-002-utopia-metroplex-179507/

3. Looky what I found

4. Reinforcements from Cybertron

5. What are we looking for?

6. Listener Questions

From OmegaSupremePizza

If TF's G1 didnt come out in the 80's but only started coming out this year (same characters/personality traits, same alt/robot modes/colour schemes but with todays modem twist)
Do you think they would be as successful as they were when they first came out in the 80's?

7. Thanks

LOOKY WHAT I FOUND LINKS

http://www.shapeways.com/model/719239/apex-head-for-genscrg.html?li=shop-results&materialId=6

http://blitz-wing.deviantart.com/art/Colossus-97793506

http://tfsource.com/blog/ambassadors-part-4/

http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/979126-mega-scream.html

https://www.facebook.com/Shatteredcast/photos/a.222226234639070.1073741831.192566487605045/222226137972413/?type=1&notif_t=like

http://www.amazon.com/80sTees-Mens-Grimlock-Costume-Hoodie/dp/B00FQ225TQ/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1395708237&sr=8-2-fkmr1&keywords=knock+off+grimlock

http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/979124-pharma-evil.html

Episode 172 RE-EDIT
Explicit
March 13, 2014 08:56 PM PDT
itunes pic

Same as the episode that posted on Monday, but with a little editing done.

SHOW NOTES FOR EPISODE 172

1. Intro

A. Congrats to RetroRobotRadio

2. News

A. Age of Extinction Trailer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbI980iUb78

B. Mecha Form SkyGuardian Prototype Images of Not Cartoon G1 Skyfire
http://tformers.com/mecha-form-skyguardian-prototype-images-of-not-cartoon-g1-skyfire-/22740/news.html

C. MP-18 Masterpiece Silverstreak Exclusive Version - Not Bluestreak?
http://tformers.com/mp-18-masterpiece-silverstreak-exclusive-version-not-bluestreak/22738/news.html

D. Microblaze Combaticons Upgrade
http://tformers.com/microblaze-creations-military-titans-not-onslaught-new-gallery-featuring-combaticon-upgrade-modes/22736/news.html

E. New images of Protoform X
http://tformers.com/tfcc-new-image-protoform-xrampage-exclusive-club-membership-figure/22730/news.html

F. X2 Toys DKR001 Masterpiece Microcassette Add-ons Images
http://tformers.com/x2-toys-dkr001-masterpiece-microcassette-add-ons-images/22729/news.html

G. Perfect Effect New Upgrades for Megatron, Bludgeon, Gigatron Tanks Figures Add New Heads and Weapons
http://tformers.com/perfect-effect-new-upgrades-for-megatron-bludgeon-gigatron-tanks-figures-add-new-heads-and-weapons/22728/news.html

H. Better pics of MP Bee
http://tformers.com/masterpiece-bumblebee-prototype-revealed-spike-with-exosuit-included-updated-with-better-image/22713/news.html

I. Kabaya Series 8
http://tformers.com/kaybaya-series-8-transformers-star-convoy-buster-and-hydra-battlestars-and-masterforce-kits/22727/news.html

J. Hasbro Applies for New Transformers: Robots in Disguise Trademark
http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/news/hasbro-applies-for-new-transformers-robots-in-disguise-trademark/29619/

K. Ener Con 2014
http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/news/enercon-2014-manitobas-transformers-fan-convention/29618/

L. Transformers Age of Extinction Grimlock Evolution Two-Pack Revealed
http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-movie-toys-products-30/transformers-age-of-extinction-grimlock-evolution-two-pack-revealed-179429/

M. Official Photos of Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Advanced Line toys
http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-movie-toys-products-30/official-photos-of-takara-tomy-transformers-lost-age-advanced-line-toys-179437/

N. This is how you make Rack n Ruin
https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/t1/10006211_10151875679976901_1706864737_n.jpg

O. Botcon Ferak
http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/conventions-15/botcon-2014-ferak-with-tornado-revealed-179460/

3. Looky what I found

4. Reinforcements from Cybertron

5. What are we looking for?

6. Listener Questions

From Miniconabuser

So many series are about what happens when the Transformers arrive on Earth or leave Earth. Would you want the next show to be about the events leading up to the war and then the battle for Cybertron? I imagine the designs from the recent game being used with maybe a stylized touch.

7. Thanks

LOOKY WHAT I FOUND LINKS

http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/347524-sunlinks-armory-34.html#post10515277

http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/977837-poor-waspinator.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rULDAbz7cPY

http://ammnra.deviantart.com/art/Mold-Brothers-Custom-Transformer-Figures-314301848

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXGWZxI9lAs&list=FLQv6pSXkq8JTjA0M9b_Ozvw&index=2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qt9R_boH_pU&list=FLQv6pSXkq8JTjA0M9b_Ozvw&index=3

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