This week on Radio Free: HasCon is over and we're back home. We spend much of the show recapping and sharing our thoughts of Hasbro's first convention. Did it match our expectations? Besides all of the news coming out of HasCon, we have new information from Takara-Tomy on G2 Megatron, finally! Also on the show we have our interview with John Warden and Ben Montano from Hasbro, as well as our interview with Pablo Calvo of Space Ape Games! Check it out!
This week on Radio Free Cybertron: We observe the 19th anniversary of the Dark Glass controversy, and reminisce a bit about the early online fandom. Hasbro sues DC over their infringement of the Bumblebee trademark, we share our perspective. Apparently action has been taken against an online retailer in respect to a third party toy, we unravel that story with the information we have available to us. More statues are on the way. Who's buying these? We're not. Are you? Plus we talk a bit more about the end of the Last Knight's theatrical run, that awesome new Toys Alliance Mega Action Series Megatron, the toys we picked up this week, and more!
This week on Radio Free we're fast approaching Hascon, and Hasbro has offered up tickets at a fairly steep discount to entice prospective con-goers to make some last minute decisions. We're somewhat divided on the Maketoys Galaxy Meteor cancellation that occurred this week. Since announcing NOT Cybertron's Starscream cancellation, they've since stated that they will figure out some way to make the toy available. If you tweeted that you want to #GetMakeToysMade, are you actually going to buy the toy? Bumblebee is filming, and you can be in the film. But do you really want to? All that and more on this week's Radio Free Cybertron!
This week on RFC: The SDCC exclusives hit Hasbro Toy Shop. Did you get yours? We're guessing not. With little fanfare, The Last Knight comes home next month. Titans Returns Slugslinger has hit Australian retail, Metroplex is being reissued in Japan, Perfect Effect's Black Jinrai upgrade for the SDCC Primitive Skateboarding Prime looks phenomenal, and Deluxe Cogman looks AMAZING--let's hope we get it! All that and we ponder the deeper meanings of life and Masterpiece Targetmaster Hot Rod on this week's edition of Radio Free Cybertron!
This week on RFC: The recent Hasbro Press and Investor presentation hinted at a new Transformers series coming in 2018. We dig into that and let you know what to expect. We get our first look at Takara Tomy's Overlord, and it's oddly underwhelming. We also talk about the upcoming Masterpiece Targetmaster Hot Rod and its odd and confusing origins, the Perfect Effect upgrade kits for Powermaster Prime that take your Leader Class toy from being good to great, Paramount tries to save face with Chinese investors after a streak of disappointing movies including The Last Knight, and way way waaaaaaay more!
This week on Radio Free Cybertron: After 23 years of asking EVERY iteration of the Hasbro design and brand teams, we are finally getting a Headmaster Arcee. Also on the show: You can't see him, it's John Cena and he stars in the upcoming Bumblebee movie! We are in love with MP-711, the 7-11 branded Masterpiece Optimus Prime. Also on the show we speculate about the rumored Transformers Collector's Club from Hasbro, Zeta Toys giant NOT Bruticus, high-end branded Transformers headphones, and way more!
This week on Radio Free Cybertron: As you may or may not be aware, this was a pretty eventful week in the world of Hasbro and Transformers. We talk about the phenomenal news of a likely upcoming Titan Master Arcee! Is the lifelong dream of Headmaster Don finally becoming reality? We discuss what this news probably means and what to expect. The other big item is the leak of what looks like practically everything Transformer planned through mid 2018. This is the biggest and most disturbing leak yet. We discuss the news, the fallout that came after and what it likely means, as well as we share our excitement for what Power of the Primes has in store! It's shaping up to be the most exciting chapter in the Prime Wars trilogy! All that and more on Radio Free Cybertron #529!