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Podcast(!): The Battle of Stars Hollow

http://traffic.libsyn.com/technobabble/The_Battle_of_Stars_Hollow_-_S07E01_Tower_of_Technobabble.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedWe’re back, baby! The Tower crew is back on a new, fun, full-moon release schedule! Howl along with us and let’s all sync our cycles! Show Notes: Gilmore Girls Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gilmore_Girls Bigfoot hand unveiled, along with a bit of a meltdown: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K43Aib5rovI The Repeater and The Conduit […]

Happy Boxing Day: Unbox this Transformers video clip!

I trust everyone has been making merry this week. As an extra merry treat, Takara/Tomy has shared this stop-motion video highlighting their Masterpiece Transformers line. Transformers – roll out, and a happy new year! Tweet

Small Victories

Small victories. I’ll take ’em where I can get ’em. The Transformers brand is all over the place currently, but at least we get the classic characters in their classic designs with merchandise aimed at the kiddie crowd. Here we have G1-styled Prime, Bumblebee and Grimlock costumes for Mr. Potato Head, and you can ever […]

Show them you love them with the Hate Plague.

Sometimes when I’m listening to the Tower gang I forget I’m not actually on the podcast that week and start talking to them. This was one of those weeks. When they were discussing 28 Days Later, I was reminded of the classic 2-part episode of The Transformers: “The Return of Optimus Prime.” (Spoiler alert: Optimus […]

Transformers 4 … wait… WHAT?

Well, color me gobsmacked.  I was convinced that newish character Lockdown (first seen in Cartoon Network’s Transformers Animated) was being brought into the Bayverse continuity as a herald for Unicron. We hear Lockdown speak for the first time in this commercial and what he says suggests otherwise…and it makes the Bay films even stickier.  “You […]

Death’s Head – Your ears must have been burning, yes?

Well, howzabout that? We were just talking about Death’s Head, everybody’s favorite freelance peacekeeping agent, on the ol’ talk-em-up podcast and here is a review of the new Death’s Head figure from the Avengers Infinite series from someone who has one in-hand. (“Marvel’s Death’s Head,” for the legal eagles out there) The report says that […]

Optimus Prime and I have something in common

While I have admired Prime for a few decades, I wasn’t aware we shared the same affinity for sweet, crunchy pre-packaged chocolate sandwich cookies. Much like Prime, when I’m struck by a laser blast (or, more likely, under a crippling deadline) a few Oreos perk me right back up – even when I should by […]

Happy 30th Birthday, Transformers!

May 8th, 1984 is generally thought of as the “birthday” of the Transformers as we know them in America, as it is the day the first issue of the Marvel comic came out. Below is the commercial – for the comic! – I saw during an episode of G.I. Joe, where I first witnessed the […]

This TF4 promo shot has its priorities all wrong.

Well, I’ve been waiting for an image of Sophia Myles as her character “The Girl in the Lab Coat” from Transformers: Age of Extinction to pop up… and it did, just not where I was expecting. Much to the displeasure of gun nuts everywhere, the lovely Ms. Myles is hogging the screen while the real […]

They said it coudn’t happen… Bumblebee’s a bug!

It’s common knowledge that Bumblebee was a Volkswagon Beetle back in the 80’s…but then again, not really. In recent incarnations, Bumblebee has had some decidedly NON-VW alt modes, and the fan requests regularly come in for a return to his roots. A difficult situation, Hasbro reps would tell us. It turns out that Volkswagon has […]