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 →
As a follow up to Episode 4, we take a look at the voice actors who joined the cast in the second half of the first season of the original Transformers cartoon. Please check out the video version as well. Be sure to check out these YouTube Channels featured in the video: Hal Rayle Mona … Continue reading Episode 008 – Meet the Cast of G1 Season 1 (part 2) →
In this episode of Transformers University we take a look at the contributions by some of the comics legends that comprised the art departments of Marvel Books in 1984. Did you know that Spider-Man co-creator, Steve Ditko worked on a Transformers book? Or painter Earl Norem? Well, they did! We explore some of the oddest … Continue reading Episode 007 – Marvel Books →
Episode 006 – While the cartoon show was the most popular incarnation of The Transformers, the robots in disguise were born from the bullpen at Marvel. In this episode, we take a look at the original four-issue limited series, the creators behind the books and the impact these issues had on the future of the … Continue reading Episode 006 – Marvel Comics Issues 1-4 – Presented by TFU.INFO →
Episode 005 – In this one we delve into the most famous part of Transformers lore, the original cartoon series from Sunbow & Marvel Productions. We tackle the first 5 episodes of the series: the original 3-part mini-series, “More Than Meets the Eye,” as well as the follow up episodes, “Transport to Oblivion,” and “Roll … Continue reading Episode 005 – The Transformers G1 Cartoon episodes 1-5 – Presented by TFU.INFO →
In this episode, we meet the actors from the first season of the original Transformers cartoon and take a look at their inspirations as well as their careers. Be sure to check out the video version of this episode at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYIVmBliDjk&t=37s And if you need to pick up the series on DVD, you can do … Continue reading Episode 004 – Meet the Cast of G1 Season 1 (part 1) – Presented by TFU.INFO →
Transformers University – Episode 003 – We break down the original 1984 toyline; from the pre-Transformers days of Micro Change and Diaclone through the US toy releases of the Minibots, Autobot Cars, Casettes, Decepticon Jets, Soundwave, Megatron and Optimus Prime. With special contributions by: Brian Kilby and Don Furgeson of Radio Free Cybertron: http://www.tfradio.net David … Continue reading Episode 003 – 1984 Toyline – Presented by TFU.INFO →
Transformers University – Episode 002 – Jim Shooter Interview – presented by TFU.INFO – Anthony sits down with former Marvel Editor-In-Chief Jim Shooter to discuss his role in the creation of the Transformers story. As the head of the Marvel Comics bullpen in the early 1980’s, Shooter was the man responsible for developing the Transformers … Continue reading Transformers University – Episode 002 – Jim Shooter Interview – presented by TFU.INFO →
Transformers University – Episode 001 – 1984 – presented by TFU.INFO – Anthony takes a look at the world through the lens of 1984, the year the Transformers toyline and media blitz were released into the world. He dissects the culture in the USA at the time and critical changes in law and technology which … Continue reading Transformers University – Episode 001 – 1984 – presented by TFU.INFO →