Category Archives: Transformers

Photos From: Retro Con 2018

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Above: The Breaux Show directing the Retro Con crowds!!

This last month has been insane, getting ready for Retro Con, and now it’s been recovering since. So I’m really slow about posting anything. But I will share a few of my favorite photos from the event! I’ll catalog these photos later, and spotlight The Cybertronic Spree in their own blog!

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One of my Favorite Bots!!

 

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Retro Con Sisters!!

 

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Scarlett, chatting with Scarlett!

 

I love being Aunt Rose… I claim all these kids in the next two photos! ❤

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Larry Kenney the Voice of Lion-O with three of my Adoptive Angels ❤

 

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Relaxing with the Sarge before the concert begins!

 

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HotRod and I sharing a Matrix Moment!

A few pictures of an AMAZING concert! More soon!

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Light Our Darkest Hour… Well Maybe Not!

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Much love to all of my friends, and sorry for the delay! More photos soon!

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As we get ready for Retro Con 2018, I took a few minutes yesterday, to rearrange some of our collection. Our boxed G1 stuff has been buried, so I thought I’d give the Autobots a chance to shine! That loose Starscream above is one of the few TFs I have left from my childhood, most were lost years ago, to be replaced at conventions.

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We have all the Autobot Cars, just don’t have enough room to display them all together right now 🙂

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And for you toy, collectors, it’s the Big Week!! Retro Con 2018’s this upcoming weekend, I hope to see you there!!!

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Have you purchased your tickets, for Retro Con 2018? For more information go to retrocons.com!

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Transformers The Movie!

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It was a surreal moment, watching Transformers the movie the other day on the big screen, and reliving those childhood memories again. Unlike having my sister Bonnie with me this time though, like I had during the opening weekend in 1986, I was seated beside Tony. Those moments when we watched our favorite characters fall, still had that same impact on me, as it did years ago.

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My friend James shared this adorable picture of his son, wearing my Matrix, after the movie Thursday night! 

It’s been thirty years, and the film still has an effect on me, and so I want to honor those great talents that were apart of this film. Starting with the late great Wally Burr, the voice director of the film. It was a thrill to know him and to hear his many stories.

As I list these actors below, I can say it’s been an honor to know many of these wonderful talents as personal friends, and I continue to chat with many of these actors when I’m not engaged in work.

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The photo above was taken during the 25th Anniversary of Transformers the movie! [From Left to Right: Wally Burr, Neil Ross, Gregg Berger, Dan Gilvezan, Paul Eiding, and David Mendenhall.]

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Watching Corey Burton work in person, years later!

 

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This Blogger and her husband, with Peter Cullen and Paul Eiding!

 

VOICE CREDITS 

Peter Cullen as Optimus Prime, Ironhide

Judd Nelson as Hot Rod/Rodimus Prime

Robert Stack as Ultra Magnus

Neil Ross as Springer, Slag, Bonecrusher, and Hook

Susan Blu as Arcee

Lionel Stander as Kup

Frank Welker as Wheelie, Megatron, Soundwave, Frenzy, and Rumble

John Moschitta, Jr. as Blurr

Buster Jones as Blaster

Paul Eiding as Perceptor

Gregg Berger as Grimlock

Michael Bell as Swoop, and Scrapper (Prowl was in it, but his voice was never heard)

Scatman Crothers as Jazz

Casey Kasem as Cliffjumper

Dan Gilvezan as Bumblebee

Corey Burton as Brawn, Shockwave, and Spike Witwicky

Leonard Nimoy as Galvatron

Roger C. Carmel as Cyclonus, and Quintesson Leader

Stanley Jones as Scourge

Chris Latta as Starscream

Arthur Burghardt as Devastator

Don Messick as Scavenger (Ratchet was in it, but his voice was never heard)

Jack Angel as Astrotrain, and Ramjet (Jack would voice Ultra Magnus after the movie)

Ed Gilbert as Blitzwing

Clive Revill as Kickback

Hal Rayle as Shrapnel

Orson Welles as Unicron

Eric Idle as Wreck-Gar

David Mendenhall as Daniel Witwicky

Norman Alden as Kranix

Victor Caroli as Narrator

 

MUSIC SCORE

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Stan Bush sang the songs The Touch and Dare, each song had an emotional feel to it, for what was happening at the time. Instruments of Destruction was by NRG. Nothin’s Gonna Stand in Our Way and Hunger was performed and sung by Spectre GeneralThe Transformers theme song was performed by LionWeird Al song Dare To Be Stupid when the Junkions attack.

Vince DiCola preformed: Unicron Attacks, Moon Base 2, Shuttle Launch, Space Attack, Fishing, Autobot/Decepticon Battle, Prepare For Extermination, Optimus Prime vs. Megatron, Megatron Departs, I Am Unicron, The Coronation, Moon Base 1 Destroyed, Escape, Closing In, Crash Landing, Twisted Planet, The Wrong Way, Destroy The Matrix, The Trial, Decepticon Attack, Unicron Transforms, The Matrix, Attack On Unicron, Reunited, The Fight Continues, and Legacy.

 

THE SCRIPT: Story was by Ron Friedman. Flint Dille was the story editor.

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Autobot City’s under attack in Transformers the movie, pictured above: HotRod, Arcee, Kup, and Springer.

 

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Now fans can learn the story behind this incredible talent! Neil’s written a book, and I highly recommend it! Purchase a copy HERE! Above is a photo of Neil Ross, Corey Burton, Myself [I should have been wearing a transformer t-shirt at the time!], and Gregg Berger!

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Again purchase this amazing book at www.neilbook.com

 

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Another must BUY BOOK! Learn what it was like to be G1 Bumblebee! Purchase this amazing book at: Bumblebee & Me: Life as a G1 Transformer

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PS: The Art on the cover was done by your’s truly!

 

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Have you purchased your tickets, for Retro Con 2018? For more information go to retrocons.com!

Neil Ross: A Life in Radio and Voiceovers

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Growing up Neil Ross was two of my favorite Voltron members, Keith and Pidge. Then as I started watching Transformers and G.I. Joe, I knew him as  Slag, Springer, Buzzer and Shipwreak. Of course I’m only naming a few of the characters he’s voiced! He has a long list of credits, that also include major films like Back to the Future 2!

Now fans can learn the story behind this incredible talent! Neil’s written a book, and I highly recommend it! Purchase a copy HERE! Above is a photo of Neil Ross, Corey Burton, Myself [I should have been wearing a transformer t-shirt at the time!], and Gregg Berger!

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Again purchase this amazing book at: www.neilbook.com

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Autobot City’s under attack in Transformers the movie! One of my favorite movie moments! Pictured above: HotRod, Arcee, Kup, and Springer.

 

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Have you purchased your tickets, for Retro Con 2018? For more information go to retrocons.com!

Behind The Visor

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I haven’t spotlighted much Fan Fiction here, I should change that! If you have time today, read Behind The Visor. The Autobots truly are a A close-knit family, as you’ll see in this amazing story. This story was written in 2004 by Jazzbot.

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Jazz’s sleek Porsche sports car mode zipped smoothly through the rough desert landscape. The new coat of paint on his exostructure gleamed in the early morning sun. On his own he would have been deemed stunning, but as his luck would have it he was not alone. If the sun gleamed off of him, then it pretty much shone dazzlingly off of the sleek red and yellow Lamborghini forms of Sideswipe and Sunstreaker who drove equally smoothly on either side of him. Why were they driving through the desert at that hour of the morning? It was all part of Sideswipe’s ingenious plan for the three of them to go overnight camping.

Cajoling Prowl and Ratchet into letting them go had been easy enough for Sideswipe. Prowl had just told him to get the scrap out of the room and not bother him for the rest of the day, while Ratchet, who had pretty much yelled out the same thing, had also added the threat that should any of them come back the next day needing repairs, he would not hesitate to rip off the injured part and beat them senseless with it before he repaired them and had them thrown in the brig for disobeying the Chief Medical Officer.

But convincing Sunstreaker to tag along had to have been nothing short of miraculous. It was either that or Sideswipe had blackmailed the yellow mech by threatening to reveal some secret or the other to the entire Autobot squad if he refused to come. Sideswipe hadn’t told Jazz how he’d done it, but Jazz strongly suspected the latter possibility. The two were brothers after all and knew each other inside out.

As for the purpose of this little camping trip. All they’d told him was that they were taking him out for a holiday to help him recover from his recent batch of injuries. He’d also been depressed lately, which was quite unusual for someone like Jazz, so this trip was also supposed to cheer him up and get his mind off of whatever was bothering him. And truth be told, he was happy with the arrangements.

Word about Jazz’s accident and recovery had spread through the Autobot grapevine aka Bluestreak, and when Jazz walked into the lounge earlier that morning, almost all the other Autobots had gathered there to welcome him back as if he’d been gone for months instead of just two days. While he appreciated all the attention, he was also a bit overwhelmed by it. Finally Ratchet had come in, and after threatening to report those on duty to Prowl if they didn’t get their tailpipes to their posts in the next five minutes, at the same time hurling colorful abuse to the remainder, he managed to clear most of the lounge of its occupants.

At last, only Jazz and Blaster were left and he had used the opportunity to catch up with his friend.

“Hey man, I’m sorry for what happened the other day. I didn’t mean to get you into trouble or anything”, he said.

“What’re you talking about man?” Blaster asked. “Wasn’t your fault. I’m responsible for my own actions. I drank too much and I paid the price for it. If anything, I should be apologizing to you”.

“Nothing to apologize for Blaster m’man. I just hope you didn’t have to pay too high a price”.

“Nah. Prowl had me on guard duty all day and banned me from listening to any music during that time”.

“Oh man, I am sorry”, Jazz said. He knew Blaster’s greatest love was music. “That must have been rough”.

“I managed. But nevermind me man, how about you? I heard what happened, you got hurt bad. You gonna be ok? Give me some assurance here”.

“I’m just a bit sore, that’s all. Ratchet did a bang up job of putting me back together. And just an hour ago Hoist gave me a paint job even Sunstreaker would be proud of”.

“That’s great man. But how about otherwise? I couldn’t help noticing you’ve not been your usual shiny happy self this past week. Wanna talk about what’s on your mind?”

“I’m that transparent huh?” Jazz looked up as the twins walked into the lounge at that point. “Its nothing man, I’m fine”, he said to Blaster. “Hey, I gotta go right now, but we’ll catch up when I get back? Maybe hit a club or something?”

“No problem dude. Just keep the high-grade stuff away. Have a great trip Jazz”.

Jazz waved back as he followed the brothers out of the lounge. Blaster watched them go-.

 

Read the full story at: Behind The Visor

 

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Have you purchased your tickets, for Retro Con 2018? For more information go to retrocons.com!

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Cybertronic Spree Returns To Retro Con!

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Cybertronic Spree returns to Retro Con! If you missed the concert last year, don’t miss out on the fun this year! Follow Retro Con 2018 on Facebook, and purchase your Tickets at retrocons.com

What you may have missed last year!

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Follow Retro Con on FacebookTwitter and on Instagram! Follow Cybertronic Spree on Twitter and Instagram, I highly recommend following Rumble the Drummer too!

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Transformer T-Shirts for Charity! 

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I’m a huge fan of charities, and I’m a huge fan of Michael Bell‘s charity projects! [Micheal Bell was the original voice of Autobot Prowl!] His recent charity project centers on Cambodia Wildlife Sanctuary! To do my part, I’ve designed three Transformer related t-shirts to help raise money! 

Show your support and purchase one of these fun t-shirts! All sizes are available in unsex t-shirt, woman’s t-shirt, or youth! The first is Prowl’s Kitties!

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For you Decepticon fans, purchase this Megatron t-shirt! All of three t-shirts will have a selection of colors: white, black, and charcoal!

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My personal favorite, is this female Ratchet! If these t-shirts go well, I’ll design more!

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For you Retro Fans! Have I got the convention for you! Retro Con 2018! For more information go to retrocons.com!