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Summary: The Original Transformers Internet Radio Show and one of the world's first (if not THE first) podcasts. We've been online since 1999. We discuss topics from around the Transformers world, bring you the news worth talking about, provide insight and commentary. We are the official podcast of TFormers.com.
Two notable official reveals happened today in Transformers. The one we knew to expect was Rodimus Prime, which was shown and listed for preorder by TakaraTomy, while what we expected to be a coordinated reveal by Hasbro never happened. Rodimus Prime is Commander class, features a large trailer battle platform, and has a small pile of blast effects... which are at least partly recycled from Sky Lynx, based on one of the stock photos. It's due out in August in Japan, which probably means we'll see it in the US a little earlier this summer as has been the case with the prior two Commanders. What Hasbro revealed today was Selects G2 Ramjet, the redeco most people have been expecting since we knew for sure the Earthrise coneheads were going to exist. That's due out later this summer, with most retailers putting it at August, soon after Transmutate. But Selects can be tricky, and it may well turn out that Ramjet will turn up first even though it was solicited later! 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 Amazon.ca referral link. UK fans: Please use this Amazon.co.uk referral link
This week: Commander Class Rodimus looks pretty good, but we can wait. It's not like we don't already have too many toys to play with. News RFC News Desk 132 – Latest Leaks Shows Us Commander Class Rodimus Prime Masterpiece Skids Prototype First Look
A leaked Japanese preorder solicitation image this morning gave us the first look at Transformers Kingdom's Commander Class toy: Rodimus Prime! This low res image is incomplete, as it notably fails to depict the trailer battlestation that's been reported by the inside-info crowd as being part of the toy like the G1 version. But it does have an obscure extra accessory taken from the pages of IDW's ReGeneration One comic series: The Sword of Primus. Rodimus is a new, unique mold, though it looks like some broad strokes of engineering might be copied from Studio Series Hot Rod. The robot forms a full vehicle on its own without the trailer unit, as seen occasionally in the G1 cartoon. It's also been said that the Rodimus robot is about the height of Earthrise Optimus Prime, giving a good sense of the mass of this toy. How well the trailer and any other accessories might fill out the rest of the $80 price point remains to be seen. But it might not remain so for long. There's indications that a proper reveal for this is coming very soon, and it's not a huge leap to believe it might be just part of a bigger product debut event, which would take up for the absent Toy Fair presentation this year. That might be in the form of a Transformers Tuesday event as early as next week! Hopefully Hasbro will begin advertising that for us shortly if so! 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 Amazon.ca referral link. UK fans: Please use this Amazon.co.uk referral link
The news didn't want to work with us this week, but we made it happen. We're here for you. Mentioned on the show Masterpiece Skids Prototype First Look Walmart Reissuing Vintage Beast Wars Toys With Modern Sticker Shock * and more!
This week: Toy Fair didn't happen, the free Pulse Premium access early adopters scored is going away, but at least Don has some good news! The News * RFC News Desk 131 – Hasbro Pulse Premium Free Trial Periods Coming To An End
After two years, you'll have to pay up. When Hasbro Pulse launched in 2019, customers making qualifying purchases during the opening weekend were automatically enrolled in Pulse Premium at no extra charge. Besides free shipping, nobody knew what that actually meant. Two years later, we still barely know what Pulse Premium is about other than free shipping, but as revealing in an email to people still holding those free Premium memberships, if you want to continue that benefit and see if any others develop, you'll now have to pay like everybody who came in late. After March 1st, Pulse Premium can be renewed at the regular price (so far that's been $50 per year), but whether that's worth it for what Pulse has been able to offer so far is a question everyone will have to answer for themselves - and the prevailing answer so far on social media has been an unsurprising "no." 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 Amazon.ca referral link. UK fans: Please use this Amazon.co.uk referral link
This week: Yeah, there's news. But everyone wants to talk about Unicron's mouth. Actually, "Unicron's mouth" would've been a good show title.
Basketball. Basketball. Basketball. Basketball. Basketball. Basketball. Basketball. Basketball. Basketball. Basketball. Basketball. Basketball. Yay! The News RFC News Desk 129 – Finally, a Basketball RFC News Desk 130 – Generations Selects Deep Cover Officially Exists Now! …Twice?
OR: Deep Cover - Uncovered A few quick and attentive fans including myself already own Generations Selects Deep Cover, but Hasbro officially revealed it today and opened up preorders across the fan channel retail spectrum. But then they also made oblique reference to a second Deep Cover that would also be happening. What the heck? Listen to News Desk 130 to find out some of the whats and maybe-whys! 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 Amazon.ca referral link. UK fans: Please use this Amazon.co.uk referral link
This week: Unicron is coming, and so are new Botbots! We also get our first in-hand look at Kingdom Dinobot. Woah! The News Haslab Unicron shipping soon, at least from Robot Kingdom BotBots Lives!! Series 6 Checklist Catalog Posted by Hasbro Transformers mascot costumes from the 80s found in a warehouse Kingdom Dinobot in hand photos (from a legitimately obtained source!)
Super 7 unveils wave 1 of their ULTIMATES! Transformers line and Optimus Prime has a basketball. FINALLY.
Ia-Con online is happening on January 30th and 31st 2021! For more info, visit iacononline.wordpress.com!
This week: First looks at Deep Cover, which should make Matt very happy. RED Cheetor and Arcee are spotted in the wild, Earthrise Thundercracker and Skywarp get another go, Winter Wonderfest, and more! The News Patrick Tatopoulos Joins New ‘Transformers’ Film Generations Selects Deep Cover First Look MP-52+ Thundercracker (ver 2.0) RED Cheetor and Arcee First Sighting Winter Wonderfest Online coming February 7th A new edition of Transformers Monopoly is coming; listing found in the Walmart app Earthrise Skywarp and Thundercracker two pack back up for preorder at BBTS and Entertainment Earth Flame Toys is threatening us with a model kit of Arcee now.
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This week: It's our 2021 Prediction Show! What crazy ideas do we have this year? Also: Masterpiece Thundercracker announced, order now. That was fast. The News RFC News Desk 127 – Masterpiece Skids Announced MP ver 2 Thundercracker leaked Preorders expected to open on the 14th. Transformers: Generations Retro Headmasters Wave 1 Sighted at Retail Transformers WFC Kingdom Ultra Magnus In-Hand Images Netflix wave 3 redecos leaked: Cheetor and Siege Ironhide redeco Rusty Barricade (“Sparkless”) and clear Paleotrex