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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.
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 Hasbro won't be going to any sort of Toy Fair event, having officially withdrawn from attendance at London Toy Fair.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 *
This week: More toys discovered in inventory data, including retailer exclusives, and Rise of the Beasts. News 2022 Exclusive Generations redecos 2022 Exclusives List of Everything Rise of The Beasts Toyline leak
This week: We talk more about ReAction than we're comfortable with, honestly. But our pal Ben Yee had a blast at the brand new Toys R Us location in New Jersey, so Christmas is saved. News Super 7 ReAction Transformers Wave A Few Past Too Many Blind Woodsman ReAction Justified Events: Toys"R"Us Returns to Retail at the American Dream Mall (Video & Gallery)
This week: Skybound reportedly pursuing Hasbro publishing licenses, Transformers brand pioneer passes away, Toys, Toys, and Toys. News Skybound in Talks to Acquire G.I. Joe, Transformers Publishing License Henry Orenstein, Transformers Creator, and Poker Innovator Dies Aged 98 Kingdom Deluxe Wave 5, Studio Series Bee Movie Soundwave spotted in US Walmart Shattered Glass Super Cyborg Optimus Prime
This week: Packaging variants, never-to-be-announced repaints, new alt-modes. Studio Series, shine on you crazy diamond. News First Look at RED Knock Out and Ultra Magnus RFC News Desk 154 – Buzzworthy is Back. Again. Studio Series Bumblebee Series Arcee
From an unidentified shop in Taiwan, we've got first looks at the next Deluxe assortment for Buzzworthy Bumblebee, consisting of at least three Studio Series releases. B-127 comes back around, now using an alternate unmasked head, Studio Series 86 Kup is back again, now in a deco variant designed to look more accurate to animation with and opaque window and some color tweaks, and Earthrise Cliffjumper is now a Studio Series toy as well, since he was in the movie too. Cliffjumper gets grey limbs and opaque windows to be as cartoon accurate as possible - and even gets his own Studio Series product number: 86 13. That's the next in sequence after Coronation Starscream in the regular assortment, which opens up all kinds of interesting questions about the next unrevealed waves of Studio Series, doesn't it? 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 week: Super7 has raised the stakes. An official eleven-inch Alligaticon. The best G2 Megatron ever. And I guess Tarn is nice too.
This week: Masterpiece Shouki's pre-order price dropped. Yay? Mold Layouts for HasLab Victory Saber, ephemeral Black Friday savings, and more! News First Victory Saber Backer Update: Mold Layouts
This week: Shoes you can't buy, a soundtrack you don't want, and a toy you should not take out of the box. News Selects Artfire hitting Gamestop Transformers Jurassic Park Collaboration back on Amazon Transformers x Adidas Optimus Prime and Megatron Running Shoes Revealed! Transformers: Devastation soundtrack now available for streaming and digital download!
This week: We promise to catch up on Cyberverse by the end of the year, really. We also discuss the Bee Movie Studio Series Wave, the return of Toy Fair, vintage Tigatron, and more! News Rise of The Beasts Delayed To Summer 2023 Hasbro to present at Toy Fair 2022 at the Javits Center Transformers Tuesday: The Bee Movie Studio Series Wave Vintage Tigatron Stock Photos
This week: Kingdom Blaster, and insights from the roundtable with the Transformers Legacy design team.