Category Archives: Transformers

Remembering Jack Angel…

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This fun picture was taken by yours truly of Jack Angel and Morgan Lofting.

I haven’t blogged on this site in ages, life has just kept me busy… Today though it was a must as I reflect and remember a great talent, Jack Angel. So many of my childhood memories surround this talented man, I can’t help but shed tears remembering the first time he and I spoke. I met him only once in person, but I had the opportunity of knowing him for many years through emails and online interactions. The great Wally Burr introduce me to Jack, something I’ll always remember.

For those that worked with Jack Angel personally, and to Jack’s family, I send nothing but love. The world has lost an amazing talent today, and it’s heartbreaking.

postYours truly surrounded by an amazing group of actors, Jack Angel was included in this amazing shot. Photo above includes: Neil Ross, Dan Gilvezan, Michael Bell, Jack Angel, Myself, Michael Horton, and  Alan Oppenheimer.
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Jack was also good friends with Arthur Burghardt. I was lucky to get another photo with both actors, along with Arthur’s daughter.

Cybertronic Spree returns to Retro Con, for another amazing year!

 

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 2019 on Facebook, and purchase your Tickets at retrocons.com

What you may have missed the past two years!

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A Kickstarter for Some Amazing Art!

The title says it all! Mark Watts has put together a Kickstarter for some Amazing art, with some Amazing discounts! G1 fans will remember Mark’s art from the original box art and collector’s sheets that came with those toys! You would have also seen Mark’s art on school supplies during the 80s too! A Must See Kickstarter: Table-Art Wall Art!

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In 1995, I picked up my first boxed Shockwave… I was a huge fan of the art, and was thrilled to have this boxed Decepticon as part of my collection! Back then though, I never thought I’d meet the original artist behind that art. I can say I have now, and it’s both an honor and a thrill, to spotlight this talented man and his product! 

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Tony’s a huge fan of Huffer, so he had to be near the top too!

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A G1 Reunion

post.jpgSurrounded by some of the most talented men I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing! Above from left to right: Neil Ross, Dan Gilvezan, Michael Bell, Jack Angel, Myself, Michael Horton, and Alan Oppenheimer!

[On a personal note… I noticed hours after this photo was taken, that I was laughing during this photo, something was said and it just set off the giggles! What it shows though is just how happy I truly was! Again a big thanks to all these men, I adore you all! Also lots of love to my friend Krissy, the founder of voice-chasers for taking this amazing picture!]

vap9Starting things off I send A BIG THANKS to Chris and Nery of [Celebworx] for offering me this chance to be a part of an AMAZING G1 Reunion! Also Lots of Love to my friend, Denise, to whom I claim as yet another sister, I wouldn’t have made the trip without her! [Above: Michael Bell, Myself and Chris!]

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Neil Ross Podcast Update!

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My schedule never seems to slow down, so this is a bit delayed in announcing, but, Neil Ross has two new podcasts, and in both, he’s been talking about his book Vocal Recall, which I’m just starting to reread! [Photo above: Neil Ross, Myself and Gregg Berger during a charity party Wally Burr and I put together.]

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An insight into an amazing book… The book begins on March 23rd, 2003, just before the start of the 75th Annual Academy Awards from which Neil Ross was the co-announcer. In that first chapter, he reflects on his life, and how he got to this point. That first chapter is a foreshadowing of an amazing book!

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Roll For It!

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Today’s achievements include a Transformers 35th anniversary project I’m working on! Doing a workout while watching ‘Roll For It’… Yes, I’m just getting back to those workouts, wish me luck! And I grabbed some cool screen captures from that amazing episode while working on that 35th-anniversary project!

What was your favorite quote from the episode ‘Roll For It’?

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On a side note, before I go to work on my guitar… I recently picked up this cool Transformers Slumber Bag, while at a toy show last weekend! It’s mint in bag, never been opened, and I paid 20.00 dollars for it! 

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And it’s funny because, in the 1985 Sears Wishbook, it was priced at 22.99! So I got a discount!

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Note to my fellow fans and bloggers: I’ve been extremely busy of late, I know I’m always busy! So many things I want to do and never enough time to do it! But I’m still that loyal Blogger, and I still have so many things to share!

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And for those that know of this Blogger’s Retro Convention… I’m doing it again next year!

The Date Has Been Announced For Retro Con 2019!! Hope to see you there!

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Growing Up G1… Flintstone, You’re Fired!

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A photo of myself with John Stephenson, during Botcon 2001.

These Transformer memories are going to be so random, and I blame that partly on these old photos I’ve been going through… Going through the 2001 photos, I’m reminded not only of the first convention Tony and I attended as a couple but also of the first time we met Michael Bell and Gregg Berger! It’s also a reminder of the first time we met John Stephenson, who was the voice of Huffer, Thundercracker and Kup in the G1 series!

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The actor panel that year, from left to right: Micheal Bell, Gregg Berger, and John Stephenson.

Voice over wise John was very active with Hanna-Barbera, and was the voice of Mr. Slate in the Flintstones! So upon meeting him during that, Botcon opening dinner, I started our conversation with the Flintstones. I was positive he would remember, Mr. Slate, and he did! Quoting Mr. Slate’s famous line, “Flintstone, you’re fired!” he smiled.

John had such a sweet personality, and I think he appreciated my mentioning the Flintstones! But soon we shifted towards Transformers, from which he admitted, he hadn’t remembered much about the characters. So Tony and I filled him in a little bit on his character Huffer. Telling John about the whiny character, saying such things as… ‘It’ll never work. Big waste of time.’ Well, he picked right up on it, and then the following day he mentioned us in the convention panel, which was thrilling!

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Tony with John, during the dinner.

During that weekend we did get his autograph on items, but I don’t think we really talk to him too much after that.

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I do have one other memory in regards to John Stephenson from 2012… I had a bunch of fans sign posters to give as gifts to our favorite talents, in the Transformers universe. Stephenson had already fallen ill, but I had spoken with Don Pitts, a wonderful man, that used to call me a Teeny Bopper, and he helped me to connect with Jean, John’s wife. I was able to send Jean that poster, and although John couldn’t remember Transformers by then, he loved the gift, and he loved the fan appreciation. 

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It was an honor to know him just a few days, and he will never be forgotten.

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I’ll have to share more memories soon! Lots of love for these amazing talents always! And if you’re going to TFCON LA, you’ll have a chance to meet some amazing G1 Talents!

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Note to my fellow fans and bloggers: I’ve been extremely busy of late, I know I’m always busy! So many things I want to do and never enough time to do it! But I’m still that loyal Blogger, and I still have so many things to share!

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And for those that know of this Blogger’s Retro Convention… I’m doing it again next year!

The Date Has Been Announced For Retro Con 2019!! Hope to see you there!

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Buy a Weekend Ticket: retrocons.com/purchase-retro-con-tickets/

CONTACT US Email: screamers@retroscreamers.com

Find Us On Facebook: www.facebook.com/RetroCons

Our 2019 Facebook Event Page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1005625159644437/