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Episode 66 – Transformers: the Movie Soundtrack

7/8/2019
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From the origins of “The Touch,” to the links to the band Kiss and the film Beverly Hills Cop, we take a deep dive into the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack of Transformers: the Movie. Plus we’ll examine the legacy of the song and find out just what happened to many of the artists who performed … Continue reading Episode 66 – Transformers: the Movie Soundtrack →

Duration:01:15:03

News & Views 26 – SDCC 2019 Preview

7/1/2019
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Ant previews San Diego Comic Con 2019 as it relates to Transformers and gives the details on all the coverage coming from TFU.INFO during the con. Plus, he’ll discuss Transformers vs. Ghostbusters #1, the planned SDCC exclusives, and a panel to keep an eye on that you may have overlooked. Please subscribe to TFU.INFO on … Continue reading News & Views 26 – SDCC 2019 Preview →

Duration:00:20:07

Episode 65 – ’86 TV Magazine Manga & Story Pages

6/25/2019
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In this episode, we stay in Japan to explore just how Takara would market Transformers into season 3 without the help of Transformers: the Movie. In the pages of TV Magazine, we will find beautifully illustrated Story Pages and an 8-part manga that gets crazier with each issue! Special thanks to the folks at tfarchive.com … Continue reading Episode 65 – ’86 TV Magazine Manga & Story Pages →

Duration:00:28:10

Episode 64 – 1986 Japanese Toylines and Media

6/17/2019
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We’ll explore the Scramble City, Transformers: 2010, Transform Jr., Kabaya and much more as we take a look at the multitude of toys released in Japan in 1986. We’ll also break down the slight differences in the third season of the original cartoon. How did the Japanese transition after not receiving Transformers: the Movie on … Continue reading Episode 64 – 1986 Japanese Toylines and Media →

Duration:00:24:03

Episode 63 – The Transformers Cartoon – Season 3 Episodes 6-10

6/11/2019
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After Five Face of Darkness, season 3 of the Transformers cartoon took a harder science fiction tone. In these 5 episodes, we’ll watch as some new lore is established and some old friends make their way back into the fold. This time around we’re talking about: The Killing Jar Chaos Dark Awakening Forever is a … Continue reading Episode 63 – The Transformers Cartoon – Season 3 Episodes 6-10 →

Duration:01:17:34

Episode 62 – Marvel Comics Issues 20-23

6/3/2019
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Skids, Aerialbots, Stunticons, Coneheads, & Battlechargers all arrive on Earth as war between Autobot and Decepticons rages on. With special guests Jon & Maggie from Married with Comics and The Rod Pod podcasts and Gabriel Owens, the Salty Seaman! Jon & Maggie, Married with Comics & The Rod Pod podcasts: https://directory.libsyn.com/shows/view/id/marriedwcomics Gabriel Owens, the Salty … Continue reading Episode 62 – Marvel Comics Issues 20-23 →

Duration:00:43:00

Episode 61 – Video Games 1986

5/28/2019
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In this episode we take a look at the 2 video games released for 1986: “Mystery of Convoy,” for the Famicom and, “The Battle to Save the Earth,” for Commodore 64. Please like and subscribe wherever you listen to this show. Please subscribe to TFU.INFO on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/tfuinfo Catch us on social media: Twitter … Continue reading Episode 61 – Video Games 1986 →

Duration:00:12:25

Episode 60 – 1986 Manga | Comic Bom Bom

5/20/2019
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We head back to Japan to see the manga published by Comic Bom Bom magazine in 1986. We’ll get a Scramble City tale in, “Full Throttle Scramble Power,” and we’ll tie-in to the Famicom game with the “Mystery of Convoy,” comic. Please like and subscribe wherever you listen to this show. Please subscribe to TFU.INFO … Continue reading Episode 60 – 1986 Manga | Comic Bom Bom →

Duration:00:16:47

Episode 59 – The Transformers Cartoon – S3 Eps 1-5 – The Five Faces of Darkness

5/12/2019
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Kicking off Season 3 of the original cartoon, the only 5-part story in the series: Five Faces of Darkness. Learn the origins of the Transformers as we begin new tales in the far off future of 2005! With special guest Gabriel Owens, The Salty Seaman: http://www.youtube.com/recharge138 Please subscribe to TFU.INFO on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/tfuinfo Catch … Continue reading Episode 59 – The Transformers Cartoon – S3 Eps 1-5 – The Five Faces of Darkness →

Duration:01:06:40

Episode 58 – Meet the Cast of G1 Season 3

5/6/2019
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It’s time to Meet the Cast once more as we head into Season 3 of the original Transformers cartoon. This time around we’ll meet some voice acting legends in the earliest days of their careers as well as some seasoned Hollywood actors creating a new realm of work for themselves. All clips in this episode … Continue reading Episode 58 – Meet the Cast of G1 Season 3 →

Duration:00:15:08

Episode 57 – Marvel Comics Issues 16-19

4/15/2019
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We return to the Marvel US continuity in 1986 as we explore issues 16-19. We’ll see a number of future comics greats fill in for a Bumblebee-focused adventure. We’ll head back to Cybertron for a classic 2-parter and we’ll see Omega Supreme unleashed on the Decepticons! Plus we’ll check in with special guests Gabriel Owens, … Continue reading Episode 57 – Marvel Comics Issues 16-19 →

Duration:00:50:47

Episode 56 – Marvel UK Issues 59-65 & “Meet the Special Teams”

4/8/2019
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Decided to unleash two episodes this week for my Patrons! Enjoy! ——————– We head back to Europe to learn more about the UK exclusives tales weaved by Simon Furman in 1986. We’ll watch Buster Witwicky don a mech suit in, “Robot Buster,” we’ll explore the secrets of the Creation Matrix in, “Devastation Derby,” and we’ll … Continue reading Episode 56 – Marvel UK Issues 59-65 & “Meet the Special Teams” →

Duration:00:24:33

Episode 55 – 1986 Coloring Books

4/1/2019
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Keeping up with getting episodes to my Patreon students ahead of the rest of the world, here is episode 55, 2 weeks early! Enjoy! As always, love hearing your feedback, so please feel free to comment. –Ant ——————– The effects of Transformers: the Movie reverberated throughout brand, including the ancillary media of coloring books. In … Continue reading Episode 55 – 1986 Coloring Books →

Duration:00:20:20

Episode 54 – 1986 Toy Line: Decepticons

3/25/2019
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Following our look at the 1986 Autobot toys, we’re getting our evil on by breaking down the toy line from the Deception side of things. And we’re doubling our dose of Bens this week, with guest appearances from Ben Yee from bwtf.com and my friend and Transformers fan, Ben Cremeens. Please like and subscribe wherever … Continue reading Episode 54 – 1986 Toy Line: Decepticons →

Duration:00:18:25

Episode 53 – 1986 Toy Line: Autobots

3/18/2019
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In this episode we take an in-depth look at the Autobot side of the 1986 toy line; from what carried over from 1985 to late additions from Season 2 to TF:TM toys to the early introduction of season 3 figures, we’ll talk about it all. Special Guests include Ben Yee of bwtf.com and my friend … Continue reading Episode 53 – 1986 Toy Line: Autobots →

Duration:00:29:16

Episode 52 – Interview with filmmaker J.C. Reifenberg

3/11/2019
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Following our Transformers: the Movie extravaganza, I sat down with filmmaker, cinematographer, producer, and friend J.C. Reinberg to talk about the film, why it is a classic, it’s legacy, the current state of Transformers films, and so much more. If you are in the Los Angeles area, please swing by J.C. restaurant, Scum and Villainy … Continue reading Episode 52 – Interview with filmmaker J.C. Reifenberg →

Duration:00:58:10

Episode 51 – Transformers: the Movie (1986) pt. 2

3/4/2019
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Our 50th episode extravaganza was so big, we had to put it into episode 51 as well! We pick up after Starscream’s death, where the focus shifts from the old characters to the new and continue to break down the story, the storyboards, and the legacy of the 1986 film Transformers: the Movie. Our All-Star … Continue reading Episode 51 – Transformers: the Movie (1986) pt. 2 →

Duration:01:23:18

Episode 050 – Transformers: the Movie (1986) pt. 1

2/26/2019
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It’s our 50th episode celebration! And no better way to do it than with the centerpiece of transformers media, the 1986 animated film, Transformers: the Movie. We have an All-Star lineup of guests planned and so much content that we had to split this coverage across multiple episodes. Guests joining us for this part of … Continue reading Episode 050 – Transformers: the Movie (1986) pt. 1 →

Duration:01:04:55

Episode 049 – Meet the Cast of Transformers: the Movie (1986)

2/5/2019
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We delve into the cast of the original Transformers animated film, Transformers: the Movie. Find out which Hollywood legends voiced the characters we’ve come to know and love alongside some of the greatest Voice Actors of their generation. Watch the video version on our YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/tfuinfo Please like and subscribe wherever you listen to … Continue reading Episode 049 – Meet the Cast of Transformers: the Movie (1986) →

Duration:00:11:14

Episode 048 – Find Your Fate, Junior – Books 4-6

1/30/2019
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We’re determining our own path as we cover the Find Your Fate Junior books; this time around it is “Earthquake,” “Desert Flight,” and “Deception Poison.” Lots of fun paths to choose and some gruesome deaths along the way. With special guest Gabriel Owens, The Salty Seaman. Please like and subscribe wherever you listen to this … Continue reading Episode 048 – Find Your Fate, Junior – Books 4-6 →

Duration:00:55:28