ATW Ep 196, 29th July 2019

July 30th, 2019

Welcome to Australian Transformers Weekly, bringing you transformers news from around the world. This week in edited :)


This is episode 196,  we are recording live on Monday the 29th of July, 2019.


In this episode we’ll be talking about

  • Unigate
  • And new reveals from SDCC
  • All this and more coming up after this.


Cut to Intro: 

Opening credits (8bit Transformers Theme)

What have you been up to this week?

Nerdmania 2019



HasLab War For Cybertron Unicron Crowdfunding Revealed!

San Diego Comic-Con 2019 Preview Night Hasbro Booth – War for Cybertron UNICRON On Display

Planet Mode On Display 


How will you get it?


Hasbo Pulse is US$575 to back it, and you have to pledge by end August.,

  • Thats AU$830
  • They dont ship outside of the US
  • There are some options for freight forwarding etc


BBTS has it listed at US$775 (AU$1118)

  • Depending on your views on online transactions, safer than backing
  • Requires $150 deposit, so less initial outlay
  • Way more expensive though


Takara Tomy Mall has it listed at 75,000 yen (AU$900)

  • Good halfway point between Pulse and BBTS
  • Won’t need to pay until closer to the shipping time


And the KOs have started


72cm OS KO of Armada Unicron coming

(no company name to attribute this to)


But is Zeta Toys doing one of their own? ZV-02 Core Star




Animated Colours Optimus and Megatron - Walmart Exclusives


Siege Ratchet - Walgreens Exclusive

… and already spotted in Hong Kong.


Siege Rainmakers 3-Pack & Micromaster 10-Pack Images






Soundwave reissue from January now hitting shelves at Walmart


Cassettes 3-pack at Hasbro Pulse goes nicely with it

… and there’s more coming in wave 2 …







-memberships are being shipped out. Now's the time to sign up and go in the draw for a ….


THIS WILL BE OUR LAST HANGOUT :( the service is going away on August 1st and we haven't found a replacement yet. So we will be back for the next podcast episode but we probably won't be continuing to have the videos on the youtube channel.


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


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  • That’s all from us, we’ll be back with more Transformers news next week.


End Credits (added in post)