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Transformers University - a TFU.INFO Podcast

A podcast chronicling the history of the Transformers from 1984 to today.

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Episode 005 – The Transformers G1 Cartoon episodes 1-5 – 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 →

58mins

20 Oct 2017

Rank #1

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Episode 039 – The Transformers Cartoon – Season 2 Eps. 36-39

Season 2 of G1 continues! This time we find out what’s shaking at the Dancitron in “Auto-Bop,” we go on a “Search for Alpha Trion,” we meet “The Girl Who Loved Powerglide,” and our favorite tow truck becomes a movie star in “Hoist Goes Hollywood.” Plus, even the Transformers can show us from time to … Continue reading Episode 039 – The Transformers Cartoon – Season 2 Eps. 36-39 →

57mins

5 Nov 2018

Rank #2

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Transformers University – Episode 011 – The Transformers G1 Cartoon Eps. 11-16

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 →

57mins

5 Mar 2018

Rank #3

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Episode 003 – 1984 Toyline – 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 Fergeson of Radio Free Cybertron: http://www.tfradio.net David … Continue reading Episode 003 – 1984 Toyline – Presented by TFU.INFO →

41mins

6 Sep 2017

Rank #4

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Episode 027 – The Transformers Cartoon – Season 2 Episodes 16-20

In this episode, we take a look at 5 more episodes of G1 Season 2: – The Master Builders – Auto Berserk – Microbots – Megatron’s Master Plan part 1 – Megatron’s Master Plan part 2 Joining us this week are: The Salty Seaman – http://www.youtube.com/recharge138 Darryl the Cybertronian Beast of Transmissions Podcast – https://www.transmissionspodcast.com/ … Continue reading Episode 027 – The Transformers Cartoon – Season 2 Episodes 16-20 →

55mins

23 Jul 2018

Rank #5

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Episode 75 – The Transformers Cartoon – Season 3 Episodes 16-20

A number of comic book and animation greats are profiled in this podcast as we continue our way through Season 3. We’ll watch Galvatron go mad in “Webworld,” break down one of the most error-filled episodes in “Carnage in C-Minor,” we’ll learn about an important piece of Transformers lore in “The Ultimate Weapon,” and we’ll … Continue reading Episode 75 – The Transformers Cartoon – Season 3 Episodes 16-20 →

1hr 9mins

28 Oct 2019

Rank #6

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Episode 52 – Interview with filmmaker J.C. Reifenberg

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 →

58mins

11 Mar 2019

Rank #7

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Episode 53 – 1986 Toy Line: Autobots

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 →

29mins

18 Mar 2019

Rank #8

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Episode 72 – Marvel’s Transformers: the Movie

The film is the centerpiece of the Transformers franchise, but Marvel’s adaptation varies from the final cut in many ways. This episode breaks down those differences and takes closer look alongside guests Mike Seibert of the Mike Seibert Radio Podcast, Gabriel Owens: the Salty Seaman, and the gang from Autopod Decepticast! These comics were truly … Continue reading Episode 72 – Marvel’s Transformers: the Movie →

46mins

9 Sep 2019

Rank #9

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Transformers University – Episode 002 – Jim Shooter Interview – 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 →

42mins

5 Sep 2017

Rank #10

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Episode 031 – The Transformers Cartoon – Season 2 Episodes 21-25

Season 2 of the G1 cartoon continues! We get a Cyberton history lesson with, “Desertion of the Dinobots,” parts 1 & 2, meet Omega Supreme in “Blaster Blues,” head back in time for “A Decepticon Raider in King Arthur’s Court,” and we take a dip in “The Golden Lagoon.” This episode’s special guests are: Gabriel … Continue reading Episode 031 – The Transformers Cartoon – Season 2 Episodes 21-25 →

58mins

27 Aug 2018

Rank #11

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Episode 66 – Transformers: the Movie Soundtrack

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 →

1hr 15mins

8 Jul 2019

Rank #12

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Episode 015 – 1985 Autobot Toys

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 →

45mins

17 Apr 2018

Rank #13

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Episode 20 – 1985 Decepticon toys

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: http://www.patreon.com/tfuinfo And subscribe to our … Continue reading Episode 20 – 1985 Decepticon toys →

26mins

30 May 2018

Rank #14

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Episode 043 – The Transformers Cartoon – Season 2 Eps. 45-49

This time around we’ll wrap up season 2 of the original cartoon series with a look into the final 5 episodes: “Cosmic Rust” “Starscream’s Bridgade” “Revenge of Bruticus” “Masquerade” “B.O.T.” Special Guests: Gabriel Owens, the Salty Seaman: http://www.youtube.com/recharge138 Charles aka Big C, Transmissions Podcast: http://www.transmissionspodcast.com/ Dave, D-Squared Productions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qP84U4J-8ac Chrystabella, Steel City Bots Podcast: https://twitter.com/steelcitybots … Continue reading Episode 043 – The Transformers Cartoon – Season 2 Eps. 45-49 →

1hr 26mins

11 Dec 2018

Rank #15

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TFU News & Views – Episode 025 – Bumblebee (2018) Movie Review

Ant saw Bumblebee and tells you why you should see it, too! The episode starts with a non-spoiler take on the film before giving you plenty of time to put this episode aside as he delves into the spoilers and Easter Eggs contained in Travis Knight’s work. Please like and subscribe wherever you listen to … Continue reading TFU News & Views – Episode 025 – Bumblebee (2018) Movie Review →

16mins

21 Dec 2018

Rank #16

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Episode 80 – G1 Season 3 – Episodes 21-25

In this episode we dive into episodes 21-25 of the third season of The Transformers. We’ll head to Paradron in “Fight or Flee,” meet “The Dweller in the Depths,” discover an Old Snake in “Only Human,” meet the Technobots in “Grimlock’s New Brain,” and and we’ll find out if “Money is Everything.” Special guest this … Continue reading Episode 80 – G1 Season 3 – Episodes 21-25 →

1hr 6mins

9 Mar 2020

Rank #17

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Episode 54 – 1986 Toy Line: Decepticons

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 →

18mins

25 Mar 2019

Rank #18

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

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 →

1hr 17mins

11 Jun 2019

Rank #19

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Episode 046 – Scramble City

We kick off 1986 with the first original video animation made exclusively for the Japanese market entitled, “Scramble City: Mobilization.” We’ll also take a look at the stop-motion version and the one characters introduced in the story before seen anywhere else. Please like and subscribe wherever you listen to this show. Please subscribe to TFU.INFO … Continue reading Episode 046 – Scramble City →

17mins

7 Jan 2019

Rank #20