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 RFC News Desk 147 – HasLab Star Saber & Victory Leo | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5:27

The second HasLab Transformers project is Victory Saber, and it launched during the Fan First Friday stream on August 27th. At $179.99 for US backers, the project has a minimum goal of 11,000 backers to enter production. The set includes both Star Saber and Victory Leo. Star Saber looks to be at an in-between point with respect to standard price points, falling somewhere between big Leader and Commander, while Victory Leo looks to be a large Leader-equivalent, possibly similar in volume to Doubledealer. Star Saber can assume the smaller form of Saber, with a working Brainmaster function and Brain of Courage. Victory Leo has both of the modes seen in the G1 toy, plus the "flight mode" invented for the cartoon. Victory Leo's V-Lock Cannon is not included - at least not initially. It represents the first unlock tier, and will be added at 14,000 backers. two additional unlock tiers have been established, at 17,000 and 20,000, though their specifics are as yet undisclosed. In locations served by Hasbro Pulse, you can back the project directly. meanwhile additional support options are being deployed for those interested in other parts of the world. The Victory Saber project will run until early October, and as of the time of this post, already has over 5,000 backers. 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 referral link.

 Radio Free Cybertron 741 – A bag of legs and torsos | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

This week: Super7 Ultimates wave 2 is looking pretty good. Well, Grimlock is looking pretty good. We'll hold judgment on the others until later. News Super 7 Ultimates Wave 2 Wal-Mart subline leak 8 figures total 5 Deluxe, 2 Voyager, 1 Leader. But not Leader-1, sorry. Leader supposed to be RID (2001) Scourge Overall contents said to include “1 RID, 1 G2, 2 Unicron Trilogy, 2 Diaclone, 2 G1” Strongly hinted figures include Road Rocket, Hauler, Cybertron Override.

 Radio Free Cybertron 740 – Almost normal, but with a tinge of Kilby | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:22:10

This week we round out the leaks from over the weekend. Also, we discuss Fan Fest Friday, new photos of the MP Cliffjumper test shot, MP Shouki, and more!   News RFC News Desk 146 – Generations 2022: Spoiled Toy News: Official Photos of "Cyberverse" Ultimate Class Hot Rod and Volcanicus Toy News: Hasbro Pulse Fan Fest Reveals New "Studio Series" 1986 Releases MP Cliffjumper test shot robot and vehicle mode First Look at Transformers Masterpiece Raiden Trainbot Shouki Combiner Team Figure?

 RFC News Desk 146 – Generations 2022: Spoiled | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 7:20

It's the middle of summer, so that means it's time to spoil almost all of next year's toys! A new Generations trilogy begins next year, with the title "Legacy". The first segment of the Generations Legacy trilogy will be called Evolution, according to the insiders. I suppose "Transformers Generations Legacy Trilogy: Evolution" isn't the most ridiculous full line name we've had in the last few years... Core Class * Optimus Prime * Soundwave * Skywarp * Shockwave * Iguanus * Energon Monster Optimus and Soundwave are probably repacks from the Kingdom molds, while Skywarp will be a redeco of this year's Core Class Soundwave. Deluxe Class * Wildrider * Dead End * Drag Strip * Breakdown * Skids * Kickback * Crankcase * Tarantulas * Arcee * Pointblank * Elita-1 * Energon Monster These don't reflect known wave groupings, by the way. In fact, the Stunticons would probably be around a third wave if they're not spread out over multiple assortments, since they'd be needed to coincide with the long-rumored Motormaster in the summer. Arcee is supposedly the Transformers Prime character and not a third time up for the Kingdom mold. Likewise, Elita-1 is being hinted heavily to being related to the Nightbeat the inside info folks have been saying for a while was coming in the 2022 line. Meanwhile, a second Energon Monster at the Deluxe level leads me to believe this might be next year's Fossilizer equivalents, though that's purely speculation for now. Voyager Class * Soundwave * Armada Starscream * Jhiaxus * Bulkhead * Inferno Soundwave is allegedly a repack of the Netflix Earth-mode Soundwave, though probably without the remolded Ravage or Laserbeak. Inferno meanwhile is expected to be the Predacon fire ant, and not a repack of Kingdom Inferno, but only time will tell on that one. And going by 2014 Generations, Jhiaxus and Armada Starscream are probably co-engineered together. Place bets now on whether Jhiaxus will end up orange again... Leader Class * Galvatron * Dragon Megatron * Laser Optimus Prime * Blitzwing Kingdom Galvatron is reshipping next year - hopefully with consistently correct shoulder assembly. The rest should be new toys. Commander Class has been said for a while to be the Motormaster that would go with the listed new Stunticons, so that seems much more concrete now. Titan Class has also been touched upon, supposedly being based on Transformers Cybertron Metroplex. It'll be a while before we'd have any verification to really back that up, but we know the well is drying up for first-run G1 characters to put in the Titan class, so short of a do-over on G1 Metroplex, branching out to other series is about the only option remaining if Hasbro wants to keep the giant size going. As ever, bear in mind that these listings are long in advance of product being committed to toolings, or possibly even prototyped, so things can and may change between now and next year. Though generally speaking, listings like this turn out to be pretty accurate. We'll probably get our first official looks at the first wave's worth of toys when Pulsecon kicks off later this year. Unofficially? I don't know, maybe tomorrow? 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.

 Radio Free Cybertron 739 – Taking A Leak | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:31:48

This week: Uh, we find out what's coming out in 2022? Mostly? News Breaking: Target listings for most/all of wave 1 of next year’s Generations, and some Studio Series. Information via Voltrace and Nova Maximus on TFW Note: leaked items links go to Autobase Aichi to minimize the credit/attention given to the leakers Stolen Kingdom Pipes Stolen Kingdom Shadow Panther Stolen Selects Blue Bluestreak Icon Heroes Unicron Pen Holder Also from Icon Heroes, pin sets using G1 boxart: Grimlock & Ironhide, Starscream & Shockwave

 Radio Free Cybertron 738 – Boy do we have new for you | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:34:10

This week we discuss the new wave of Super 7 Ultimates Transformers, and share (mostly!) non-spoiler thoughts on Transformers WFC Kingdom. News *  Via Autobase Aichi: Super 7 Ultimates wave ...2?

 Radio Free Cybertron 737 – Thanks for the suggestion, though | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:52:06

This week: That sure is a lot of Bumblebee stuff. Oh, and Chris got basically everything. Hope you like toys! News RFC News Desk 145 – All About Bees Masterpiece Crosscut And Nightbird! Plus, A First Look At Cliffjumper? Premium Finish Wave 4 Revealed: WFC Starscream and Studio Series Ratchet The Next Fan First Friday Has Been Scheduled! Fathom Events is doing another theatrical release of Transformers the Movie

 RFC News Desk 145 – All About Bees | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5:51

It's been a very Buzzworthy Bumblebee weekend. Three new Studio Series vs packs were identified, some of which already having in-store sightings. The new set feature unchanged repacks of previous molds, and include Clunker Bumblebee vs Barricade, High Octane Bumblebee vs Stinger, and VW Bumblebee vs Muscle Car Dropkick. The sets look like they'll be about $43 as they turn up at Targets and probably online before too long. The Worlds Collide four pack has turned up in stores already, with sightings in at least Texas and New Jersey on Monday. The set may be shipping two per case, with some stores getting at least two cases worth at a time. The retail on this four pack is $84.99. Finally in Buzzworthy news, Origin Bumblebee, the all-new Deluxe Bumblebee based on the hovercar vehicle form seen in the first episode of the G1 cartoon was found in the Dallas area late last week. One oddity with this release is the absence of a plastic window on the box, instead simply having an open front. Stock photos were discovered for Cyberverse Deluxe Cheetor, a figure that's been rumored and referenced in inventory datamining for quite a long while now. The figure will ship in Dinobots Unite styled packaging, and features armor pieces instead of standard blast effects. Expected release timeframe is currently unknown. And rounding things out, Commander Class Rodimus Prime and the Titan The Ark have hit US retail, with in store sightings at a few Targets, as well as online availability from in the case of the Ark. Online inventory went fast this past Friday, but some of the orders have already been fulfilled and delivered over the weekend. 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 referral link. UK fans: Please use this referral link

 Radio Free Cybertron 736 – Doctor Fujiyama the Famous Scientist | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:31:37

This Week: Masterpiece Nightbird? I hope she scales with MP-36. News Seeing RED: Optimus Primal & Reformatting Megatron RED Collection Figures Revealed Masterpiece Nightbird!?

 Transformers War for Cybertron Kingdom – Spoiler-free Series Review | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 8:59

This is the Radio Free Cybertron review podcast of War for Cybertron: Kingdom, on Netflix. Kingdom debuts July 29th, 2021!  

 Masters of the Universe Revelations Review | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4:39

Minor spoilers ahead.  I'm going to keep this brief. As this is a pre-release review of Masters of the Universe Revelations, you really just want to know if it's worth your time, or if I liked it. The answer is yes. I enjoyed it and I think it's worth your time. Have a good day! Okay, we can go a little deeper than that, but I do want to keep spoilers to a bare minimum as we dig in. First thing’s first, there's a time jump after the first episode, which is important, and some characters die throughout the series. Not saying who, not saying when, but expect it to happen. If that bothers you a little, Masters of the Universe characters dying on-screen, then you're probably like me.  I guess that’s the whole sticking point with me and this series. Masters of the Universe Revelations is supposed to be a continuation of the original He-Man and the Masters of the Universe cartoon from the 1980s, but I question that a little bit. In general, Revelations is respectful to the source material, but it doesn’t take its source material too seriously--just itself. Deaths come more frequently than I would like, and that just doesn't feel authentic to the spirit of the original series, which was a show for children. It's funny how characters who managed to survive hundreds of episodes or issues of their earliest adventures somehow manage to die routinely when they're pulled out of mothballs for an older audience.  Other small tweaks bug me as well. Adam, for example, is presented as small and somewhat scrawny. In the original cartoon, he was a doppelganger for He-Man and no one noticed. Is it silly that Adam looked like He-Man? Absolutely. Is that an indelible part of the charm and actual canon of Masters of the Universe? I'd argue yes. Is this a minor complaint? Most likely. But this is a series full of minor complaints.  Heck, the much-lauded voice cast bugs me a bit.  For example, Alan Oppenheimer's voice is core to who Skeletor is. If Oppenheimer is too old or frail to play the part, cast someone in the role who at least tries to sound like Skeletor. Instead, we have Mark Hammil playing The Joker, more or less. It just never clicks with me. Oh, and since we have The Joker, we also have Batman. They just call him Mer-Man. Literally, it’s the same voice. Mer-Man’s original voice is probably silly forty years later, but it is what it is. The change made here just feels arbitrary and wrong. The voice cast is one of the selling points of the series, and it’s mostly good. I actually really enjoyed Sarah Michell Geller as Teela--which is fortunate because she is the series lead. Yes, Teela is the lead character of the series. The story of He-Man takes a break after the first episode, and we focus on Teela for the remainder of this season. I am entirely okay with that, in practice. In theory, it should feel kind of like a bait and switch--the series that this is supposedly a continuation of Is HE-MAN and the Masters of the Universe, and I wouldn't blame someone if they felt a little bit cheated by that. But it doesn’t bother me. Overall, the series takes itself a bit too seriously for my tastes, even though they throw in some corny jokes along the way--those jokes feel like they're intended to juxtapose the corniness of the original series to this series, with its more modern sensibilities and sophistication. Honestly, I could do with a bit more corniness and faithfulness to the original series. But like I said in my opening statement, I enjoyed Masters of the Universe Revelations. It really is fun, and Kevin Smith is a good storyteller. Be forewarned, the season, or half-season, ends on a cliffhanger. I won't say what happens, but it felt like it was trying to poke a bear. Take that for what you will. In closing,

 Radio Free Cybertron 735 – Why am I floating in space like this? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 54:23

This week: Get us that Ravage box set now. NOW. The News * RFC News Desk 144 – Target Exclusive Four Pack At Walmart, SDCC Exclusive Ravage in China * HasLab projected teased

 RFC News Desk 144 – Target Exclusive Four Pack At Walmart, SDCC Exclusive Ravage in China | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 7:16

Over the weekend, two unannounced exclusives popped up, and technically weren't even leaks! Covert Agent Ravage and Decepticons Forever Ravage is a two pack destined for the summer convention circuit, consisting of a heavy retool of Kingdom Cheetor as Predacon Ravage from the Beast Wars "The Agenda" three-parter, along with a G1 Ravage featuring tampographs instead of stickers, which can slot in a cardboard cassette deck that's part of the packaging. The set was released in China, seemingly as a legitimate sale rather than samples walking out the factory door. The instruction sheet is marked for SDCC, though it's probable that in the US this will be distributed as part of the Pulsecon online event this summer instead. The Worlds Collide four pack also turned up this weekend. The Target exclusive Buzzworthy Bumblebee subline set was found at Walmart, at least twice. In each case, it was described as not being in Walmart's system, which makes it more likely to be an accident that a small number of copies ended up there rather than indicative of any intentional change in distribution. The set includes Nemesis Primal, an evil redeco of Kingdom Optimus Primal with a new robot head; Blackarachnia, based on the original toy's package art rather than being based on the original toy itself. It uses the toy-based alternate face we saw with the first leaked copies of Kingdom Blackarachnia; Bumblebee, which is just a yellow Selects Bugbite. Apparently the VW body shell is never to be seen again, perhaps indicating Walmart specifically played a part in making that happen for the Netflix Bumblebee, but we'll probably never really know for sure; and Fangry, a retool of Titans Return Grotusque with new chest, alternate mode head, and arms. It comes with a copy of the Titan Master Fangry released during Titans Return, though without the dragon/wolf monster accessory vehicle. Worlds Collide is supposed to retail for about $80 at Target once it turns up there, making it a surprisingly good deal for three Deluxes and a Voyager. Hopefully these mistaken shipments to Walmart mean that the set is also being distributed to Targets and it won't be long before they're widely available. photo sources:

 Radio Free Cybertron 734 – Could we have Selected something different? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:28:34

This week on Radio Free Cybertron: Opinions are mixed on Selects Galvatron. But, hey, we can all agree on Premium Finish Magnus, right? Right? News First Look at Generations Selects Galvatron Fans Toys FT-02 is now Robot Paradise RP-01 Toy News: The Next Two Figures in the "Premium Finish" Series Revealed

 Radio Free Cybertron 733 – Webworld Psychoanalysis Playset! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:29:49

This week: Craziness this week. Lots of Collaborative news, including the most beautiful, bonkers, and divisive Transformers Collaborative yet. News RFC News Desk 143 – Licensing Finds A Way: Jurassic Park Collaboration Revealed Toy News: "Buzzworthy Bumblebee" Origin Bumblebee Revealed by In Demand Toys WTF


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