Category Archives: Transformers

Charlie Adler a G1 Original Favorite!

Charlie_AdlerHaving recently watched the creation of the Aerialbots, I’ve been watching Season 2 Transformers of late, I can say Silverbolt is defiantly one of my favorites! But it’s not the only voiced character by Adler… The man has talent! Enjoy the video below, and enjoy this Retro Spotlight from my original site, honoring this amazing talent! 

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Frank Welker… Voice Actor Extraordinaire!

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I love this photo above, of Frank Welker & Peter Cullen from Hascon, Frank, of course, was Megatron in the 80’s Transformers cartoon, and Peter was Optimus Prime! Both are still very active in the Transformers community, but, I myself, am more of a G1 fan!

Editor’s Note: As Thanksgiving nears, and many of us are running about getting ready for the holidays, I thought I’d spotlight one of my favorite talents! I’ve only met Frank once, and that was during a Botcon convention… But I did get to talk to him a little as I sat in a green room, Sue Blu and  John Moschitta, Jr. At one point he barked like a dog, and I thought it was Sue’s dog. I also interviewed Frank several years back for a magazine, and he wrote me back making me an honorary Decepticon.

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Frank began his professional career as a comic in 1967 and went on to open for such musical acts as The Righteous Brothers… Sonny and Cher, and Diana Ross. He made his acting debut in the Elvis Presley film, Trouble With Girls. Welker was a regular in Knott’s weekly television series and later co-starred in the television series Laugh Trax with Howie Mandel and Jim Staahl. I also remember his appearing in ‘The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes’ one of my favorite Disney movies from 1969!

Then moving onto animation Frank not only was the voice of many of my favorite Transformer characters, but he was a huge part of my childhood as I watched Scooby-Doo and Jabberjaw most every school day! Then Saturday mornings it was..The Real Ghostbusters, from which Frank had a huge role as our favorite green ghost and RayStantz!

Frank has always been well known for his wonderful characters… Including that of the Transformer character’s Megatron and Soundwave!

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We Are Who We Are!

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For those that enjoy fanfiction as much as I do, here’s another G1 related story by Jazzbot! This story follows Behind The Visor! Art above by your’s truly, I still need to color it!

Here’s a bit of a teaser…

“Get back here Ironhide! I’m not finished with you yet!”

In his quarter’s Jazz groaned as he was rudely awoken from a very short sleep cycle by the yelling right outside his door. He rubbed his optics from under his visor, then sat up and looked at the clock hanging on the far wall, which was shaped like an old-fashioned vinyl record. Autobots didn’t really need clocks, what with them having chronometers and all, but this had been a Christmas gift from Blaster, so Jazz had decided to use it. The current position of the clock’s hands indicated that it was 7AM. He’d only had four Earth hours of sleep.

“An’ I’m tellin’ you I feel fine”, another voice yelled back, this one with a distinctive Southern drawl.

All this yelling was making Jazz’s audio receptors ache. He stood up, went to the door and hit the lock. The door slid open and he stepped out into one of the Ark’s many passageways. To his right stood Ironhide, one hand on the wall, patched up in about half a dozen places. Jazz winced when he saw him. On his left stood Ratchet, the white Autobot medic, arms crossed in front of his chest and frowning. The two Autobots looked at Jazz and then glared at each other again.

“Jazz, could you please tell Ironhide to get his no-good red aft back in the repair bay”, Ratchet growled.

“Jazz, you can tell Ratchet that all my nuts and bolts are in place and I am going on duty”, Ironhide retorted before Jazz could say anything.

Jazz was not ready to handle this type of thing at this hour of the morning. He stepped back into his room and slammed the door shut. Ratchet and Ironhide looked at each other and then at the closed door.

“Now what’s gotten into him?” Ironhide shrugged.

Before Ratchet could answer, loud rock music blared out. The two Autobots covered their audials in pain.

“I think it means he doesn’t want us around here”, Ratchet said. “Now lets go”.

Before Ironhide could react, Ratchet had snatched the red robot’s hand and began dragging him back to the repair bay.

For the full story, follow the link below!

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We still have some BJ Ward Autographs left! We would prefer to keep the sales in the States and Canada only though! And please contact me before sending any money, to make sure we still have prints!

We have just a few Allura prints left, a few Scarlett prints, and a few Valma prints.

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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!