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Episode Review: Beast Wars S01 Ep01 “Beast Wars, Part 1”

G1 was never my thing. Born in 1971, Star Trek and Star Wars were really the two main sci-fi “franchises” that I grew up with and yes, I’m one of those people who actually remember seeing Star Wars (before it was given the Episode IV subtitle) in the cinema. As such, Transformers passed me by […]

Game Review:- Transformers – Commodore 64 / Spectrum (Ocean Software)

Gaming has always been my first love, right since the 1970s and despite the high-street presence of the toys and comics and daily serialised screening of the G1 cartoon, I tried to avoid Transformers first time around. However, as someone who was passionate about gaming on the Commodore 64, I was eager to own as […]

Geekology: MP10 and Year Of The Horse

The Geekology team take a look at 4 of the releases of the MP-10 Convoy mould – MP-10, MP-10B, the UK release of Masterpiece Optimus Prime based on the mould and the Year Of The Horse Platinum Optimus Prime, at the request of an Auto Assembly attendee! The original G1, G2 and black variations of […]

The History Of Transformers Video Games Part 1 – The 80s

It’s not just toys, television shows and comics where the Transformers franchise has been dominant for over 30 years. For almost as long as the brand has been in existence, we’ve been treated to a plethora of video games for almost every major platform. In this ongoing series, we’ll be looking at this chequered history […]

Geekology: 1985 Triple Changers Plus!

The Geekology team take a look at the united colours of G1 Astrotrain & Blitwing (and eHobby Overcharge.) This video covers the original 1985 releases of the two Decepticon Triple Changers, and the various different coloured Takara/eHobby and Hasbro reissues from the last 10-15 years. The full video will direct auto-play if you read more…

Geekology: Year Of The Goat Optimus Prime

Sven attempts to educate his co-host of Geekology, David, with regard to the Generation 2 Laser Rod Optimus Prime mould. This toy form was most recently issued as the Transformers Platinum Year of The Goat Optimus Prime, which included transparent plastic parts. Included in the video is coverage of the original Transformers: Generation 2 Laser […]

Merchandise Review: G1 Transformers Top Trumps

I’ve been a fan of Top Trumps ever since I was a kid. Despite its simplicity, it’s a fun, compelling game and the sheer diversity of licences that have been attached to the brand in recent years have made it truly collectible. Gone are the days of sports cars, military vehicles, and relatively mundane subjects… […]