Transformers University - a TFU.INFO Podcast
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A deep look into the history of the Transformers brand brought to you by the best transforming toy archive in the world.
||CleanEpisode 037 – The Transformers Cartoon Season 2 Eps. 31-35||We return to our look at G1 Season 2 and dive deep into another 5 episodes. We’ll meet the Autobot bounty hunter, Devcon, in “The Gambler.” We’ll watch Megatron try to unleash an energy monster on the Autobots in, “Kremzeek!||10/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTFU News & Views – 0023 – NYCC 2018||New York Comic Con 2018 has come and gone and we were there! From the Hasbro fan media events to everything from the show floor, TFU.INFO has you covered on all things Transformers. Ant breaks down what he saw, who he talked with,||10/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 036 – 1985 By the Numbers||Breaking down the tech specs stats and mold counts for Autobots and Decepticons in 1985. Find out who the heavy hitters, super thinkers, and big guns are in this episode! Please like and subscribe wherever you listen to this show.||10/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 035 – The Transformers Cartoon – Season 2 Episodes 26-30||Continuing our look into Season 2 of the G1 cartoon, we look look at 5 more episodes: The God Gambit Make Tracks Child’s Play Quest for Survival The Secret of Omega Supreme This episdoe’s guest is Gabriel Owens, The Salty Seaman – http://www.youtu||10/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 034 – Meet the Cast – Season 2 part 2||The remainder of season 2 added a ton of characters and actors to the Transformers Universe. In this episode we take a look at the acting careers of them all as we wrap up the second half of season 2. Please like and subscribe wherever you listen to th.||9/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 033 – 1985 Books pt. 3 (Find Your Fate Jr., Young Corgi, Big Looker)||We are choosing our own adventure as we Find Your Fate in the 1985 world of the Transformers. Plus, we’ll delve into the European iteration of similar-styled books with Young Corgi and we’ll correct an omission from our Big Looker look back.||9/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 32 – Canada & Mexico 1985 Toys||Canada and Mexico had a number of interesting and weird variant toys in 1985. From odd colored Minibots to Slag’s face to lead paint scares, there’s a lot of unwrap with Hasbro’s neighbors to the north and south.||9/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 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,||8/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 30 – Marvel Comics Issues #13-15||We wrap up 1985 in the Marvel US run of Transformers comics with issues #13-15. Find out the fate of Megatron! See how new Autobots come to life! Learn just who is the Robot Master! With special contributions from The Salty Seaman (http://www.youtube.||8/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 029 – Marvel UK Issue 41 & 1985 Annual||The Transformers learn about Christmas and we learn about how Optimus Prime was given command over the Autobots; that and much more as we delve into the final bit of Marvel UK comics from 1985. ——– Please like and subscribe wherever you listen to||8/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 028 – G1 Manga 1985 & International Transformers Music||We head back to Japan to delve into the origins of G1 Manga from TV Magazine and Comic Bom-Bom while looking at the highly detailed art of Studio Ox. Afterwards, we dig into the many different Transformers Opening and Closing theme songs from around th.||7/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 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.y||7/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTFU News & Views – Episode 0022 – San Diego Comic-Con Reaction!||In the wake of a ton of news from San Diego Comic-Con (or is it Comicon?) Ant gives his thoughts and reactions to it all. From Generations War for Cybertron: Siege to IDW’s incredible news to the Bumblebee movie, we’ll talk about it all.||7/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 026 – Japanese & European toy lines in 1985||Transformers became a worldwide phenomenon in 1985. We look back on how the toy lines spread to Europe and Japan; and go over what figures and toys certain regions did and didn’t get. Please like and subscribe wherever you listen to this show.||7/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTransformers University – Episode 25 – 1985 Books pt. 2 (Big Looker, Hardcovers, & Kids Stuff)||An episode not to be missed! This episode we’ll delve into some of the most bizarre pieces of fiction in Transformers history. From the Marvel produced Big Looker and Hardcover series to the read-along audio books of Kids Stuff,||7/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 024 – Marvel Comics issues 9-12||We continue our look at Marvel’s G1 comic book run as we meet Circuit Breaker, get introduced to Devastator and Jetfire, and see if Optimus Prime will lose his head. Special Guest appearance by The Salty Seaman: http://www.youtube.||7/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTransformers University – Episode 23 – The Transformers Cartoon S2 Ep 11-15||We return to Season 2 of the G1 cartoon to talk about 5 more episodes and their impact: – A Prime Problem – The Core – The Insecticon Syndrome – Dinobot Island, Part 1 – Dinobot Island, Part 2 Joining me on this episode are: Rob, Jen,||6/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTransformers University – Episode 22 – Marvel UK Issues 29-32||In this episode, we take a look at the first set of stories designed to take place in-between issues of the Marvel US run: – Decepticon Dam-Busters! – The Wrath of Guardian – The Wrath of Grimlock Please join our Patreon for exclusive access to th||6/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 21 – Meet the Cast of G1 Season 2, part 1||In this episode we meet the new players in the second season of The Transformers original series. With over 20 new characters joining the show, a number of men and women were tapped to perform alongside the greats outlined in our first two Meet the Cas.||6/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 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||5/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTFU News & Views – Episode 0016 – The Toys That Made Us, An Insider’s View||Ant gives an inside look on his role as Consulting Producer in Netflix’s, “The Toys That Made Us,” and their episode on The Transformers.||5/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTransformers University – Episode 019 – 1985 Coloring Books||In this week’s episode we cover the first batch of additional media from 1985; namely, coloring books. You can follow along at the links below: Summertime Coloring Book: http://www.camphortree.net/tf/books/coloring/summertime.||5/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTransformers University – Episode 18 – The Transformers Cartoon S2 Eps 6-10.||In this week’s episode we watch as the world of the Transformers grows beyond Autobots and Decepticons. We meet a girl named Carly in, “The Immobilizer.” We duke it out in a ghost town in “The Autobot Run.” Nergill and the Sub-Atlanticans assa||5/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTransformers University – Episode 017 – Marvel Comics Issues #5-8||From the iconic “Are All Dead,” cover of issue #5 and a deep dive into the Honeymooners reference on the first page to the bevy of creators that helped shape Transformers before moving onto other things, we take a look at issues 5-8 of the Marvel Tr||5/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTransformers University – Episode 016 – Marvel UK Comics issues 9-21||We head to Europe to explore the unique stories from the Marvel UK run of Transformers comics. Helping us recount issues 9 through 21, the stories known as “Man of Iron,” “The Enemy Within,” and “Radiers of the Last Ark,||4/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15.5 – Bonus Edition – 1985 Autobots||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.||4/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 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.||4/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTFU News & Views – Episode 0012 – Introducing TFU.INFO’s Patreon||TFU.INFO is now on Patreon. We go into the levels of enrollment and the bonus content you’ll be a part of by joining us on Patreon!||4/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 014 – The Transformers Cartoon – Season 2 Episodes 1-5||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||4/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTransformers University – Episode 013 – 1985||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.||3/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTransformers University – Episode 012 – The Legacy of 1984||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,||3/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTransformers 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,||3/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTFU News & Views – Episode 0003 – Lost Light #14 Review||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!||2/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTFU News & Views – Episode 0002 – A Good Time to Be A Transformers Fan…||We count down to Toy Fair and take a reflective look on why it is always a good time to be a Transformers fan.||2/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTFU News & Views 0001 – Toy Fair 2018 is Coming…February 7, 2018||TFU.INFO takes a look at what to expect from the Hasbro Fan Media Event at New York Toy Fair in 10 days! For those getting this file on the Transformers University feed, please search TFU News & Views and subscribe on your favorite podcast app for more.||2/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 010 – By the Numbers & Online Fandom||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,||2/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 009 – The Transformers G1 Cartoon episodes 6-10||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,||1/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 008 – Meet the Cast of G1 Season 1 (part 2)||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 fea.||1/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 007 – Marvel Books||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,||1/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 006 – Marvel Comics Issues 1-4 – Presented by TFU.INFO||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,||11/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 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,||10/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 004 – Meet the Cast of G1 Season 1 (part 1) – 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?||9/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 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,||9/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTransformers 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.||9/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTransformers University – Episode 001 – 1984 – 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.||9/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTransformers University – Episode 000 – presented by TFU.INFO||Transformers University – Episode 000 – Introduction to the show and the show’s goals. Host Anthony Brucale of www.tfu.info talks about his plans for the show and his love of transforming toys.||9/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
A techno genesis!
Soooooo informative! I thought I was a fan until I checked this out and realized how much of the lore I was missing. Keep it up!
Pure Transformers joy!
This review of the history of the Transformers is an absolute must-listen for any Transfan. My only complaint is that there aren’t more episodes posted yet!
Just listened to the first few episodes, and I love what you’re doing! This is a fantastic approach to the hyper expansive history of the Transformers, and I look forward to listening to more.