In this episode, we take a look at the first set of stories designed to take place in-between issues of the Marvel US run: – Decepticon Dam-Busters! – The Wrath of Guardian – The Wrath of Grimlock Please join our Patreon for exclusive access to this show and more: http://www.patreon.com/tfuinfo Subscribe to our YouTube channel: … Continue reading Transformers University – Episode 22 – Marvel UK Issues 29-32 →
In this episode we meet the new players in the second season of The Transformers original series. With over 20 new characters joining the show, a number of men and women were tapped to perform alongside the greats outlined in our first two Meet the Cast episodes. This episode is adapted from a full video … Continue reading Episode 21 – Meet the Cast of G1 Season 2, part 1 →
Hot off the heels of The Toys That Made Us, we’re talking 1985 Decepticons on Transformers University. This episode’s guest stars: Eric Crownover of Steel City Bots: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA7a2ph9Pyz3DsowrjkI0Dw Gabriel Owens of The Salty Seaman: https://www.youtube.com/recharge138 Youtube’s Rodimus Primal: https://www.youtube.com/rodimusprimal David Schulz of Gamer Going Grey: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxJDBhfc1ZQu21H2u_2iD7g Please join our Patreon:...
In this week’s episode we cover the first batch of additional media from 1985; namely, coloring books. You can follow along at the links below: Summertime Coloring Book: http://www.camphortree.net/tf/books/coloring/summertime.html Forest Rescue Mission: http://www.camphortree.net/tf/books/coloring/forest.html The Autobot Smasher: http://www.camphortree.net/tf/books/coloring/smasher.html A Message from Outer Space – Link Unavailable Please join our Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/tfuinfo...
In this week’s episode we watch as the world of the Transformers grows beyond Autobots and Decepticons. We meet a girl named Carly in, “The Immobilizer.” We duke it out in a ghost town in “The Autobot Run.” Nergill and the Sub-Atlanticans assault Washington D.C. in “Atlantis, Arise.” We meet a super computer named T.O.R.Q. … Continue reading Transformers University – Episode 18 – The Transformers Cartoon S2 Eps 6-10. →
From the iconic “Are All Dead,” cover of issue #5 and a deep dive into the Honeymooners reference on the first page to the bevy of creators that helped shape Transformers before moving onto other things, we take a look at issues 5-8 of the Marvel Transformers run. This episode has Dinobots, Ratchet vs. Megatron, … Continue reading Transformers University – Episode 017 – Marvel Comics Issues #5-8 →
We head to Europe to explore the unique stories from the Marvel UK run of Transformers comics. Helping us recount issues 9 through 21, the stories known as “Man of Iron,” “The Enemy Within,” and “Radiers of the Last Ark,” are Jen from Stasis Pod & Iacon Underground, Chris McFeely of Transformers: The Basics, and … Continue reading Transformers University – Episode 016 – Marvel UK Comics issues 9-21 →
In this special edition, we hear from some additional contributors about the 1985 Autobot toy line. Be sure to check out our contributors at their own channels: Vangelus: https://www.youtube.com/user/Vange1us The Salty Seaman: http://www.youtube.com/recharge138 And don’t forget to join our Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/tfu.info Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/tfuinfo Social Media: Twitter – http://www.twitter.com/TFU_INFO Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/tfuinfo …...
We take our first look at the 1985 US Toyline through the makeup of the Autobot team. We’ll discuss the toys, their origins and lasting inspirations. We’re joined by special guests: The Salty Seaman – https://www.youtube.com/thesaltyseaman Alan Young of ToyBoxComix – http://www.toyboxcomix.com Jen from Stasis Pod/Iacon Underground – http://www.iaconunderground.net Frank Todaro, voice of Starscream in … Continue reading Episode 015 – 1985 Autobot Toys →
We jump head first into Season 2 of the original Transformers cartoon series, taking a deeper look into: Autobot Spike Changing Gears City of Steel Attack of the Autobots Traitor We’re joined by special guests: The Salty Seaman Rob Clay of Radio Free Cybertron Jen from Stasis Pod/Iacon Underground Miguel from Steel City Bots Follow … Continue reading Episode 014 – The Transformers Cartoon – Season 2 Episodes 1-5 →
In this episode we take a look at the world in 1985 and important events in culture in the wake of the Transformers initial success. Please be sure to help the show by leaving a 5-star review on your favorite podcast app. Help support the show by using our Amazon links: http://www.tfu.info/amazon Find us on … Continue reading Transformers University – Episode 013 – 1985 →
We wrap up 1984 talking about its legacy through to today and the characters in both the cartoon and the comics in need to some love in toy form. Don’t forget to like and follow the show everywhere: Twitter Facebook YouTube – Help us get to 1,000 Subscribers! And help support the show by using … Continue reading Transformers University – Episode 012 – The Legacy of 1984 →
In this episode, we look at the final 6 episodes of season 1 of the G1 cartoon. We break down all 3 parts of “The Ultimate Doom,” along with its epilogue, “Countdown to Extinction.” We survive a “Plague of Insecticons,” before getting ready for a “Heavy Metal War.” Don’t forget follow up with our special … Continue reading Transformers University – Episode 011 – The Transformers G1 Cartoon Eps. 11-16 →
The Scavengers are chasing the Magic 8-Ball of Garrus-9 through outer space; here are my thoughts on issue 14 of Transformers Lost Light. Want to read it for yourself? Pick it up today on Kindle and Comixology!
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In this episode we do a little math by breaking down the tech spec values for the 1984 Transformers toy line, as well as counting the molds used and reused. Also, we explore the early days of the Transformers online fandom, reading the first Usenet posts about the Marvel Comic. We even hunted down a … Continue reading Episode 010 – By the Numbers & Online Fandom →
In this episode we take a deeper look into episodes 6-10 of the original Transformers cartoon. From Optimus’ brush with death in “Divde & Conquer,” to the introduction, death and resurrection of Skyfire in, “Fire in the Sky,” and “Fire on the Mountain.” And we meet all 5 Dinobots in “S.O.S. Dinobots,” and “War of … Continue reading Episode 009 – The Transformers G1 Cartoon episodes 6-10 →