ATW Ep 148, 06th April 2018

April 8th, 2018

Welcome to Australian Transformers Weekly, your last best hope for Transformers news in Australia.


This is episode 148, we are recording live on April 6th, 2018


In this episode we’ll be talking about

  • More Optimus Prime figures than you can shake a Matrix at
  • Inhand images of Power of the Primes Predacons,
  • The end of the IDW comics universe
  • And we’ll run a betting pool for how long we’ll have to wait for all the figures Fans Toys just revealed
  • An much much more coming up after this...


Cut to Intro:

Opening credits (8bit Transformers Theme)


What have you been up to this week?

Jason: Barcelona! Paris!


00:13:51 Bot Shots Weekly

The newest weekly competition in the TCCA Facebook group. Bot Shots Weekly is the successor to put Your Bot to work and follows the same idea. But now we have weekly winners that go into a monthly draw for a prize. Those monthly winners go into a hat for a yearly prize. Full T’s n C’s are on the web site at the link provided.

This weeks winner is: Allen Chang

Last weeks winner was Alan Jones.


And the monthly winner for march is…..Alan Jones.


00:16:18 Studio Series hits Australia



00:25:59 Power of the Primes Nemesis Prime Revealed

  • Revealed by TF Russia


00:28:13 Power Of The Primes Predacons In-Hand Images from Takara

  • Expected September
  • Also in the same reveal - octopunch, battletrap


TFW2005’s Power of the Primes Alpha Trion with Landmine Gallery


00:33:13 Unicron will bring an end to the current IDW comics universe

  • Culmination to 10 years of comics
  • Can be hard to bring on new readers 10 years into a franchise
  • Don’t let the things you love go on into oblivion; end them on a high
  • Whats next? Not sure.


“TRANSFORMERS: UNICRON is a grand finale to the past 12 years of TRANSFORMERS comics at IDW and to really celebrate that and to celebrate the people who have made it such an amazing ride, we’re getting some amazing, beloved artists to contribute to what I’m sure will be our biggest—literally—TRANSFORMERS story ever,” said David Mariotte, Associate Editor. “This is an event years in the making and one that only works because of the years fans and creators have invested in the comic.”

The action kicks off on Free Comic Book Day, May 5th, with the #0 issue,

Other news

00:39:06 X2 Toys Giga Raiden Prototype Images (G1 Optimus Prime)


00:41:21 DX9 Dutch (Legends Scaled G1 Optimus Prime) Color Prototype Gallery


00:44:34 DX9 X34B Plissken (Legends Scaled Nemesis Prime / Black Convoy) Color Prototype


00:45:34 TFC Toys S.T. Commander (Rolling Thunder Optimus)


Here come the fans toys headmasters!


00:48:26 Fans Toys Dracula – Color Images


00:49:18 Fans Toys FT-26 Chomp (MP Skullcruncher) Prototype Images


00:50:07 Fans Toys FT-28 Hydra (Masterpiece scaled Sixshot) Test Shot



Brad: dx9 war in pocket snarl and slag

Jason: a whole load of stuff

John: rodimus and friend



  • Members giveaway time!

094QLD Daniel Worsley

082WA Shannon O’Brian

  • Monday the April Donation Drive goes live. Stay tuned for more info.


01:17:12 OUTRO

  • Thank you for listening! And if you’re watching along with the live record, thanks for checking us out.


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End Credits (added in post)