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Radio Free Cybertron is The Transformers Podcast! The world’s first and best. We’ve been bringing you the latest from around the Transformers world since 1999! Weekly news and reviews on all the Transformers properties in the universe: Titans Return, Transformers 5: The Last Knight, Combiner Wars, Robots in Disguise, Transformers games, Earth Wars, Forged to Fight, or Devastation, Transformers 4: Age of Extinction, Transformers Prime, Rescue Bots, Fall of Cybertron, Transformers Legends, Botcon, IDW Comics, Marvel Comics, conventions, toy reviews, news, interviews and insights. We bring you the news worth talking about and try to bring a smile to your face. Check out our review of Transformers 5: The Last Knight!

Radio Free Cybertron: The Transformers Podcast Brian Kilby

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    • 4.9, 16 Ratings

Radio Free Cybertron is The Transformers Podcast! The world’s first and best. We’ve been bringing you the latest from around the Transformers world since 1999! Weekly news and reviews on all the Transformers properties in the universe: Titans Return, Transformers 5: The Last Knight, Combiner Wars, Robots in Disguise, Transformers games, Earth Wars, Forged to Fight, or Devastation, Transformers 4: Age of Extinction, Transformers Prime, Rescue Bots, Fall of Cybertron, Transformers Legends, Botcon, IDW Comics, Marvel Comics, conventions, toy reviews, news, interviews and insights. We bring you the news worth talking about and try to bring a smile to your face. Check out our review of Transformers 5: The Last Knight!

    Radio Free Cybertron 687 – I just wanted cat food

    Radio Free Cybertron 687 – I just wanted cat food

    This week on RFC: A new Haslab Unicron Update, Five Weeks of Transformers Tuesdays, starting with Selects Hot House, Earthrise Bluestreak, Transformers RED Collection preorders pushed back, an egg that's a doctor, and much more!











     



    Mentioned on the Show



    Haslab Unicron Third Update Willed Into Existence by John Deluna

    RFC News Desk 112 – Five Weeks of Transformers Tuesdays

    Generations Selects Hot House Is The First Transformers Tuesday Reveal

    RFC News Desk 113 – First Looks At Earthrise Bluestreak

    Transformers RED Collection preorders pushed back to September 10th)

    Dr. Egg Preorders go up for $175.99

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Radio Free Cybertron 686 – Hey, Rob, did you know that TFCon is going to be in Baltimore?

    Radio Free Cybertron 686 – Hey, Rob, did you know that TFCon is going to be in Baltimore?

    This week: new photos of Earthrise Dirge, Ramjet, Prowl, and Ironhide! A new look at the retail version of Gigawatt. All that and more on RFC 686!









    Mentioned on the Show:

    The News



    Hey, Rob, did you know that TFCon is going to be in Baltimore?

    Takara Earthrise Dirge, Ramjet, Prowl, Ironhide Official In-Hand Images

    Megatron Day at GameStop - All The Rulers of Deals!

    Back To Future x Transformers Gigawatt Mass Market Release in October

    Transformers War For Cybertron Earthrise Autobot and Decepticon Art Prints

    Transformers Join the Battle in World of Warships Game Announced



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    Radio Free Cybertron 685 – The Pillsbury DoughDon

    Radio Free Cybertron 685 – The Pillsbury DoughDon

    This week on Radio Free Cybertron: counterfeit toys, disappointing quarterly results, an over-engineered new Masterpiece toy, Funk Pops, and Netflix Siege debuts! Mass hysteria!









    Mentioned on the Show:

    The News



    * Transformers Chapter One: Siege debuts on Netflix

    Police Nab Transformers Counterfeiters

    Hasbro’s Q2 Results are not strong

    Design Art For The New Masterpiece Starscream From Figure King

    Hasbro Fan Expo Exhibit Video

    G1 Funko Pops Are On The Way

    Netflix WFC Bumblebee And Elita-1 Production Samples Seen in New Stock Photos

    Takara Transformers Siege SG-EX Ratchet Images and Details

    Takara Transformers Earthrise ER EX-16 Skywarp & Thundercracker

    Flame Toys Windblade Furai Model Returns with a New Design



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    • 1 hr 32 min
    Transformers Chapter One: Siege on Netflix Review

    Transformers Chapter One: Siege on Netflix Review

    This podcast is a review of TRANSFORMERS CHAPTER ONE: SIEGE (episodes 1-6), which launches on Netflix on July 30, 2020.





    Review Summary

    The series is a substantial improvement over the Machinima Transformers series that preceded it, in virtually every respect. The voice direction, animation, and story are all greatly improved. Siege does an excellent job of working within the constraints of 3D animation and creates creative reuses of character models. Where the series falls short is a problem endemic to Transformers fiction as a whole. Hasbro no longer has a consistent vision of who Optimus Prime is. Optimus Prime is best when utilized as a fatherly force of nature, there to break you out of a jam with a laugh and a bit of wisdom. In Siege, Optimus is an impotent leader unsure of himself. Prime is a fundamentally uninteresting character, making him weak does him no service. Another challenge is that this period in Cybertronian history is inherently dull. The Generation One cartoon did it best by giving you hints of what happened in the past, without laying it all out. Siege is another retelling of a period in the Transformers' history, a time that does not require much elaboration.



    The creative team did an admirable job with the series, but ultimately we wonder who Siege is for and what the ultimate point of the series is. As entertainment, with its pacing, it falls a bit short. As marketing, it's more than a year out of date. Siege could be served better as a 90-minute supercut leading into Earthrise, similar to Scramble City, which bridged the gap between Fight! Super Robot Lifeform Transformers and Fight! Super Robot Lifeform Transformers 2010. If you're new to Transformers, this might be a fair starting point, but if you're a veteran fan, it just doesn't feel essential.



    Things we liked



    * Voice direction

    * Animation

    * Starscream, Megatron, and Soundblaster



    Things we didn't like



    * Optimus Prime

    * Pacing



    Thanks to Netflix for providing us early access to review the series.



     



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    • 38 min
    Radio Free Cybertron 684 – SDCC Breakdown

    Radio Free Cybertron 684 – SDCC Breakdown

    This week: All the news happened again. TCG comes to an end, as does John Warden's time on Transformers. New Earthrise, Studio Series AND Cyberverse exclusives are the on way. All that plus we break down this whole e-commerce bot fiasco.









    Mentioned on the Show:

    The News



    John Warden moves from Transformers to Power Rangers

    The Transformers TCG Comes To An End

    Exclusive Quintesson Pit of Judgement Box Set Revealed

    RFC News Desk 111 – The Second Fan First Friday Recap



    Earthrise Autobot Alliance Ironhide and Prowl revealed

    Earthrise Seeker Elite Ramjet and Dirge revealed

    Netflix War For Cybertron Wave 2



    Second Leader Unboxing pack (ugh)

    Voyagers Optimus Prime and Soundwave

    Deluxes Impactor, Red Alert, Wheeljack, Elita-1, and Bumblebee

    Photo of production sample batch on Twitter





    Official reveals of Selects Hubcap, Exhaust, Greasepit

    Rotorstorm’s head was fixed. High res picture here





    Studio Series Leadfoot Coming Exclusively To Target

    Earthrise Runabout Listing Found In Target’s System – Rumored To be Another Exclusive

    More Cyberverse Boxsets Heading To Target

    Three More Transformers RED Collection Figures Discovered



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    • 2 hr 4 min
    Radio Free Cybertron 683 – Dissecting Maverick

    Radio Free Cybertron 683 – Dissecting Maverick

    This week we take a long look at Top Gun X Transformers Maverick, the new G1 characters likely to appear in Studio Series, new Cyberverse toys, and much more!







    Mentioned on the Show:

    The News



    RFC News Desk 110 – Top Gun x Transformers Maverick Officially Revealed

    Fan First Friday again

    RFC News Desk 108 – Transformers Reveals To Take Place At Walmart Collector Con

    RFC News Desk 109 – Studio Series 86 Leader Class Slag And More From Walmart

    More Studio Series 86 Listings Found in Walmart Datamining



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    • 1 hr 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

prime brix ,

Amazing host, great crew, and top tier TF news

Love these guys, no one else I would love to geek out with more about transformers than RFC (and geek out about other stuff too)

-Prime Brix from the Youtube chat

Gaming Fixx ,

So much love for all of you

I have really enjoyed this show since I first heard it. It keeps gettting shorter please lengthen it a bit more. I listen on both itunes and stitcher. I enjoy the on going love of the super unicron lamps everyone wants. I like the stories about tao bao(sp). When I got my podcast set up orignally for launching another podcast about 3 years ago I bought thru amazon through you in face the lap top I writing on was bought contributing to RFC. I wanted to have a LARP at Joelanta but work got in the way. Anyway thank you for all the laughs and don I hope they finally give you a head master Arcee. Also I hope Massi(sp)doesn't attack too hard.

Robin Armstrong aka Defcon64 ,

Best Transformers podcast!

This is the best, first, and only Transformers podcast I listen to! Actually, my favorite wat to watch this is the live recording posted on YouTube Thursday (never seem to catch the live stream Wednesday night). All of the 'casters have unique ideas to present to the fan community, but I relate most to Headmaster Don because he's a few months younger than me! :) Here's to another 20 years in podcasting and Transformers fandom!

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