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

HOLY UNICORN NEWS

 

HasLab War For Cybertron Unicron Crowdfunding Revealed!

https://news.tfw2005.com/2019/07/15/haslab-war-for-cybertron-unicron-crowdfunding-revealed-391400

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

https://news.tfw2005.com/2019/07/17/san-diego-comic-con-2019-preview-night-hasbro-booth-unicron-391551

Planet Mode On Display

https://news.tfw2005.com/2019/07/18/san-diego-comic-con-2019-war-for-cybertron-unicron-gray-prototype-planet-mode-on-display-392347 

 

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)

https://www.bigbadtoystore.com/Product/VariationDetails/97919

  • 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)

https://news.tfw2005.com/2019/07/17/war-for-cybertron-unicron-to-be-released-in-japan-as-a-takara-tomy-mall-exclusive-391528

  • 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

https://www.facebook.com/VR.TransFans/posts/493152761438088

(no company name to attribute this to)

 

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

 

https://www.tfw2005.com/boards/threads/zeta-toys-unicron-zv-02-core-star.1178221/

 

SIEGE

 

Animated Colours Optimus and Megatron - Walmart Exclusives

https://news.tfw2005.com/2019/07/18/walmart-35th-anniversary-exclusive-figures-392160

 

Siege Ratchet - Walgreens Exclusive

https://tformers.com/transformers-siege-ratchet-more-in-hand-photos-showing-repair-bay-mode-and-up-close-details/35368/news.html

… and already spotted in Hong Kong.

 

Siege Rainmakers 3-Pack & Micromaster 10-Pack Images

https://news.tfw2005.com/2019/07/19/san-diego-comic-con-2019-siege-rainmakers-3-pack-micromaster-10-pack-images-392454

 

Powerdashers

https://news.tfw2005.com/2019/07/25/siege-powerdashers-skydasher-and-drilldasher-cromar-and-zetar-revealed-392868

 

G1 REISSUES

 

Soundwave reissue from January now hitting shelves at Walmart

https://news.tfw2005.com/2019/01/02/g1-soundwave-reissue-revealed-380038

 

Cassettes 3-pack at Hasbro Pulse goes nicely with it

https://hasbropulse.com/collections/preorders/products/transformers-vintage-g1-mini-cassettes-3-pack-gurafi-noizu-decepticon-frenzy

… and there’s more coming in wave 2 …

https://www.facebook.com/kapowtoys.co.uk/posts/2498524280167753

 

NEW ACQUISITIONS  

Max: 

Jason

Brad

TCCA BUSINESS

-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.

OUTRO

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

 

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  • Our goal is to connect Transformers fans around the country and we do it by engaging the collecting community. 
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  • That’s all from us, we’ll be back with more Transformers news next week.

 

End Credits (added in post)