Radio Free Cybertron - All of our Transformers podcasts!
Summary: The Original Transformers Internet Radio Show and one of the world's first (if not THE first) podcasts. We've been online since 1999. We discuss topics from around the Transformers world, bring you the news worth talking about, provide insight and commentary. We are the official podcast of TFormers.com.
Funko has opened the NFT door for Transformers, with the Transformers X Funko Digital Pop Pack drop coming on March 15th, with a very small percentage of Digital Pops being redeemable for actual Funko Pops. Meanwhile, at the most optimistic calculation, the energy cost for minting these comes in somewhere around a year's worth of power usage by a small town. We can but hope this is not a sign of trends to come from Hasbro directly. But since Funko is a license holder, Hasbro has definitely approved this, and will be watching the numbers closely... Thanks to all of our Patrons who are making this possible! Join our Patreon and let's make awesome stuff happen! Please support RFC by using our Amazon referral link. Canadian fans: please use this Amazon.ca referral link. UK fans: Please use this Amazon.co.uk referral link
This month Rob discusses Transformers Micro Machines and the hunt for a bootleg Micronaut.
This week: Transformers Collaborative finally meets a fellow Hasbro Brand. And Don has a theory about Equestron. A lot of theories, actually. He's put a lot of thought into this.
This week: Botbots release date CONFIRMED, finally! Also: Galvatron deco change, initial thoughts on the Joe/Transformers crossover, and more!
This week: Hey, we have some quick peeks at Transformers EarthSpark and Botbots. And that LEGO rumor. News Transformers: EarthSpark and BotBots Cartoon First Looks Rumor: LEGO to Release a "Transformers" Set
This week: The Fan First Friday had toys! Sure, we saw most of them before, but we would've seen them at Toy Fair. And, hey, a VR game.
In this episode, Rob talks about toys he's looking for and goes on several tangents while doing so. Hey, check out www.zonebase.org!
This week: An art update from Hasbro on Victory Saber, plus Peter Cullen will put you to sleep. News Fan First Friday incoming HasLab Transformers Victory Saber Backer Update | Packaging Art Sneak Peek Entertainment News: Transformers Sleep Story Added to Calm App
This week: IDW loses Transformers and G.I. Joe licenses. Bummer. Also: DK2, more ReAction toys, Legacy Voyagers spotted, and more! News RFC News Desk 156 – Authentic Buzzworthy Classic Comic Cancellation Transformers Generations Selects Deluxe DK-2 Guard Legacy Voyagers spotted in Europe, new box, no plastic.
This month Rob remembered he had a podcast and reintroduces it after a year off. Not long afterward he talks about when Transformers were first coming out, Tonka stopping Mighty Orbots toys, and Gobots that almost was. All that and... that's it this month on Transform Squadron.
Transformers and GI Joe will be coming to an end at IDW Publishing. Confirmed by various individuals with ties to IDW, the news was broken by The Hollywood Reporter late last week. No word yet on what the next home for those brands' comic books might be. Love them or hate them, more ReAction Transformers figures are coming, now featuring Beast Wars! Thanks to Voltrace and Jtprime we have listings for an initial wave of 5 Beast Wars ReActions. Plus Target has a pair of exclusive ReAction redecos, including "Retro" Galvatron, and G2 Blue Grimlock. BeastBot056 shared a first inventory listing for a Buzzworthy Bumblebee release of Kingdom Dinobot. Nothing is known about this one yet, but a toy-based redeco with the Maximal Grimlock head seems most likely right now. ACD Distribution posted new case listings for Authentics, bringing us the first look at Wheeljack in the Alpha assortment, and Arcee in the Bravo assortment. ACD also gives us first looks at the Classic Heroes Team lineup, which may be the successor to Rescue Bots. The wave features reused Rescue Bots Optimus Prime and Bumblebee toys, with new molds for G1-style Grimlock, and Beast Wars-inspired Optimus Primal. Hasbro won't be going to any sort of Toy Fair event, having officially withdrawn from attendance at London Toy Fair. Though most of them have voluntarily cancelled in favor of alternative online formats anyway, London was the last still planning to carry out an in-person show. It looks like fans all around the world will be waiting for whatever streaming event Hasbro pulls out this year in order to get hopefully first looks at the upcoming year's toys. Hopefully they'll make this one feel more inclusive to fans and viewers outside of the US and Canada...
This week Brian loves Iguanus. And old video games. But mostly Iguanus. News Transformers Tuesday – First Look at Core Class Iguanus and Skywarp
This week: It's 2022, for reals. That means it's our annual prediction show! One already came true, though. Toy Fair is canceled. Again. News: * Toy Fair Canceled * RFC News Desk 155 – Happy News Year! * MPG-02 Getsuei Officially Revealed
On the RFC News Desk today... -Chris Cocks is named as the new CEO of Hasbro, succeeding the late Brian Goldner. -A collection of stock image-related leaks! --New Authentics toys are on the way, seen in stock images provided by Jtprime, including some reused Rescue Bots merchandise! Will these be replaced the Alpha and Bravo lines for 2022? --Our first look at Core Class Studio Series 86 Exosuit Spike Witwicky. It's just packaging images, but it's looking promising at this early point. --Our first leaked look at the second Masterpiece Trainbot, Getsuei. Official information seems to be due on January 13th. Start putting in your bets on the SRP for this one! --And In Demand Toys has dropped a batch of Legacy, Buzzworthy Bumblebee, and Coronation Starscream stock images. We've reproduced the whole bunch here, but the ones that matter are Galvatron, and maybe Cliffjumper. Cliffjumper's certain to be just an error with the production sample, but Galvatron may be a more interesting situation...
It's our annual year in review show! We recap the news of the year, review our predictions for 2021, and share with you our best and worst toys and news items of the year! Mentioned on the Show ???? Join our Patreon and let's make awesome stuff happen! Please support RFC by using our Amazon referral link. Canadian fans: please use this Amazon.ca referral link. UK fans: Please use this Amazon.co.uk referral link *