ATW Ep 151, 4th May 2018

May 7th, 2018

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Welcome to Australian Transformers Weekly, your weekly source for Transformers news in Australia.


This is episode 151, we are recording live on April 4th, 2018


In this episode we’ll be talking about

  • Episode 1 of Power of the primes,
  • Wave 2 of studio series are getting into collectors hands,
  • And we have more promising news from the bumble bee movie.
  • All that and more coming up after this.


Cut to Intro:

Opening credits (8bit Transformers Theme)


What have you been up to this week?

00:09:39 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:


00:13:08 Power Of the primes episode 1 online

00:26:52 Studio Series Wave 2 Voyager Revenge Of The Fallen Megaton In-Hand Images


00:35:59 And Brawl

00:45:20 Jada Toys Studio Series Hollywood Rides Bumblebee 2006 And 1977 Chevrolet Camaro Concept Images

Other news

00:50:38 Magic Square Toys MSB-02 Fire Extinguisher – Legends Scaled G1 Inferno Color Prototype


And the Destruction attempt


Movie News

00:58:14 Transformers: Bumblebee Movie Director Travis Knight Breaks Silence


Additionally, he touched on the subject of a Test Screening; which we heard before from journalist Jeremy Conrad. The director stated that several tweaks are taking place based on the feedback received from the screening.

It was also mentioned that the robot cast will be kept at a limit and the story will stand on its own. Regarding the mythology, Hasbro has offered the Transformers Brand Bible to the director for reference purposes.

“So, what I was kind of trying to do with this film because it’s set in the 80s, was harken back to the great, original, G1 vibe and feeling and tone. So, there are definitely Easter eggs for fans who are down with that sort of thing. There’s a lot of continuity between this and the film’s that Michael has done. But the film does stand on its own.”




Mikey: POTP Battleslash and Roadtrap

Max: Black Mamba Ares Nitrogen (KO oversized Nitro Zeus),



  • April Donation Drive has been run, last tickets were tonight so as you listen to this the winners would of been announced. Thank you to everyone that donated and a even bigger thank you to toybot imports and saviors toys for kindly donating figures to the cause.


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End Credits (added in post)