Triple Takeover Toycast

Triple Takeover Toycast

Welcome to the Triple Takeover Toycast, a fun and informative fortnightly podcast about Transformers and other amazing toy properties! Whether you're a seasoned collector or you just love big robots, there's plenty here to enjoy, from vintage toys and prototypes to modern releases, cartoons, comics and films, all discussed with enthusiasm by your hosts, Sixo, Liam and Jason (along with special guests!). We also run a fortnightly YouTube series named Short Circuits, where we look at Transformers cartoons from the past & present, and there's plenty more on our Patreon, including additional bonus episodes and ongoing miniseries on comics & various other toy lines. If you like cartoons, comics, toys and robots, this podcast is for you!

Episodes

May 13, 2024 111 mins

There's a new big-screen Transformers film on the horizon, and with the first trailer now here, there's plenty to talk about! But is this latest animated adventure for the robots in disguise as controversial as some would have you believe?

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Everyone loves a good Minibot, but something about the tiny Transformers was extra special in 1985! These five are some of the most unusual releases of the era, but they're as charming now as they ever were back in the day, showcasing exactly how to do a small 'pocket money' toy with a sense of flair. Today, we appreciate the little guys!

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April 16, 2024 98 mins

Now that the dust has settled on Missing Link Convoy, it's time for us to dig into this landmark Transformers release and see if it lives up to 40 years of hype! Is this the ultimate exercise in franchise nostalgia, and what might we hope to see from the line next? 

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April 2, 2024 86 mins

So, you think you know Transformers? Our hosts certainly do, but can they make it through Sixo's quiz on the Generation 1 toy line? We hope you enjoy listening to the results as much as we did recording it, and maybe playing along to see if you can beat our scores as you go!

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March 19, 2024 119 mins

It's our 75th episode AND our third anniversary, so we're going back to one of our favourite years of toys to celebrate! Despite not being as widely lauded as what came before it, 1988 was a crucial period of change for Transformers. With new gimmicks - Powermasters, Pretenders, Micromasters and more! - and a return-of-sorts to Earthbound vehicular forms, there's a lot to say about this one.  Which is probably why we...

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Unlike his nemesis, Optimus Prime, Transformers most maniacal villain has never settled on just one alternate form. Yes, Megatron has been a gun, a tank, a jet, a car and many more things besides! Today, the team deliver their definitive* ranking of every** Megatron alternate mode ever. 

(*debatable / **also debatable)

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February 20, 2024 127 mins

Before Titans, the Transformers toys giving the biggest bang for your buck were those found in the Supreme class, and often with gimmicks and features to match their sizeable stature! For this supremely-styled chat, the team take a look at the history of these often weird but wonderful specimens.

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For our latest episode, we're talking about one of the most popular & enduring Transformers toy lines of all - it's 2007's Animated, with particular attention to the Voyager & Leader releases! What makes these toys, and the corresponding cartoon, so enjoyable, even today?

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January 23, 2024 126 mins

Clear plastic is as notorious as GPS or discolouration when it comes to toy collector woes, albeit much more commonly encountered! Yet despite that, clear plastic isn't always a problem, and can be highly effective and a lot of fun when used properly! Today the team talk the good, the bad & the ugly.

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It's a new dawn as January kicks off the 40th anniversary year of Transformers and plenty of promise for exciting toys ahead! For our first episode of 2024, the team take a look at everything on the horizon and what in particular has caught our fancy.

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December 25, 2023 115 mins

It's the most wonderful time of the year... which means we get to discuss our favourite toys from 2023! What Transformers products most delighted us, whether they were naughty or nice? The team get settled in for a festive chat on all this and more from the last twelve months.


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December 12, 2023 164 mins

We're back on the Beasts for our latest episode except this time, we're off to Japan for one of the most colourful bits of late '90s Transformers - it's Beast Wars II! Take a tour on the wild side as Sixo introduces Liam and Jason to the delights of the Takara 1998 Maximal crew, be it lions, bugs or even a giant octopus!

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It's still early days for Skybound's new 'Energon Universe', but there's plenty to talk about already! Kicking off a new miniseries on the comics, today the team examine the first two issues of Daniel Warren Johnson's acclaimed new Transformers series, along with Robert Kirkman's Void Rivals. It begins here... spoilers abound!

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November 14, 2023 136 mins

Presenting an extra special episode now, as we delve deep into our bulging mailbag to answer questions from our dedicated listeners about Transformers, toy collecting, the podcast and much more than meets the ear. We're joined for this one by friend of the pod and all-round good guy Jason; but considering it's #66, will everyone make it out alive?

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October 31, 2023 70 mins

After the highs of Binaltech, a new 'real car' robots in disguise line emerged from TakaraTomy in 2009, only this time they were smaller and more stylised - it's Alternity! The team take a look at this repaint-heavy roster of toys and get ready to dish out the Alternity facts.

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October 17, 2023 98 mins

We're back for a third round of #Transformers 'hidden gems', where each of the team selects two toys from over the years that they feel never got enough love. Or maybe they did?

#Transformers #hiddengems #toycollecting

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October 3, 2023 123 mins

Now that TFNation 2023 is done, we roped in organisers Dave Mapes (who you might recognise) and Billy Stripes to give an insight into running Europe's largest Transformers convention! Get the skinny on the behind-the-scenes action here.

#Transformers #TFNation #toycollecting

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September 19, 2023 124 mins

TFNation has come and gone again for another year! The cornerstone of the UK's Transformers social calendar is always a fun and exciting time, and the team are here to relive all the highlights from 2023's event... including the toys we met along the way!

#Transformers #TFNation #toycollecting

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September 5, 2023 108 mins

How do Transformers fans respond to mysterious new toy reveals that are yet to be confirmed? The recent Missing Link Optimus Prime (Convoy) announcement from Takara Tomy could be the most significant collector-aimed TF product in the last two decades, but before it was all official, we had a chat about our reactions to blurry unconfirmed toy reveals!

#Transformers #Generation1 #MissingLink

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July 25, 2023 107 mins

We're back for another stop on the tour through each year of the classic Transformers toy line! 1987 was rather appropriately a year of significant change for the robots in disguise, with 'blockier' toys and new gimmicks such as Headmasters and Targetmasters. Some may even say it's one of the best years ever... perhaps even on this podcast!

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