Friday 19 December 2014

Episode 207

Merry Christmas! Yes folks, it's that time of year again, where the Nostalgia TARDIS is done up with tinsel, turkey and all the trimmings! Join Glenn, Jii and Sam as they traverse the tricky road between the good presents you've all had through the years, and the presents which...well, let's just say people needn't have bothered gifting in the first place. There's also a bumper Christmas box full of news, from not only Masters, but Transformers, a smidgin of Star Wars, and even news from StarCom this week! Yes, ambassador, you truly are spoiling us. From all of us at BTTE, a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all of our listeners. We'll be back after Christmas to entertain and annoy you!

Friday 12 December 2014

Episode 206

It's our Christmas Show Eve this week, as Sam, Glenn and Jenny from World of Crap take a look at not only the best and worst Christmas gifts that you've ever received, but also the downright confusing ones as well. There's also a glut of updates on the podcast in general, including exciting news about Cybertrax (yes, it's coming back), and all the news that you would want from a podcast that's not reported any news for a little while. Next week: IT'S CHRIIIIIIISTMAAAAAAAAAS!

Thursday 11 December 2014

TBT: An Interview with Flint Dille

How's about this for a throwback, folks? All the way from 2010, here's Jeremy and myself (back in the days when I was just a humble co-host!) interviewing the man, the myth, the complete and utter legend that is Flint Dille, writer of GI Joe, Transformers: The Movie, architect for season 3 of Transformers G1, writer of many IDW Transformers comics and game designer of countless games (also, I'm pretty sure one of the voices at the start of Dragon Strike!) Enjoy!

Saturday 6 December 2014

Episode 205

Cosplaying legend and podcaster Harriet Greene joins Sam, Phil and Glenn this week as we have a bit of a catchup episode - it's been a while since the guys have been together as a unit, so we take a look at the Avengers and Star Wars trailers, discuss the latest developments in the Marvel and DC movieverses, and also have a good old natter about cosplaying, dressing up, and generally having a good old time at conventions!

Saturday 22 November 2014

Episode 204

Jii, Sam and Glenn are joined by Annie and Eddie Palitoy this week, as they discuss not only some of the cartoons that perhaps we're not as nostalgic about as we should be, but they also take a trip down an edible memory lane as they take a look at food from the 80s that we should all be remembering fondly! And yes, that includes He-Man jellies.

Tuesday 11 November 2014

When the Music Stops: Decepticons at the Pole

This week sees the return of the Transformers to WTMS, and in particular, to a time when Hot Rod and Cyclonus led the Autobots and Decepticons, on Nebulos, at least. Also, many centuries have passed. So Spike = dead. On the plus side, so is Daniel. And Scorponok isn't a sentient being. The Ladybird continuity is weiiiiiiiird.

Saturday 8 November 2014

Episode 203

Jenny from World of Crap is back with us tonight, and she invites Glenn, Sam and Jii to play along with her as she takes on the full might of Bowen in Fantasy Bullseye! He has a degree in maths, you know. There's also all the news that's worth reporting too, including some MAJOR developments in the world of Star Wars. Super. Smashing. Great.

Friday 24 October 2014

Episode 202

Back to the Eighties welcomes a very special guest this week, as AJ Locascio, voice of none other than Marty McFly in the Telltale Back to the Future games drops by! Yes folks, one of the few people to play one of our favourite characters is in the house! AJ talks about his role as Marty in the games, how he came to be interested in films to begin with, and even his love of nostalgia (and BTTF, Indiana Jones, Ninja Turtles...the list goes on...) We'd all like to thank AJ for his time and hope that he'd like to come on the show again in the future! We also have your homework about things you'd like to see INNNNN SPAAAAAAAAAAACE, and also have a good old natter about wrestling. So join us please, as we go the Eighties.

Tuesday 21 October 2014

When the Music Stops: Skeletor's Ice Attack

It's all the way back to Earth year 1984 this week, and another visit to Eternia, to check in on everyone's favourite living skeleton and his struggle against He-Man. It's not going so well, to be honest. So much so, that Skeletor's had to resort to using Mer Man to attack Prince Adam and the Royal Family on their summer holidays. Maybe Skeletor should have used Nicholas Witchell instead. I bet King Randor HATES Nicholas Witchell.

Friday 17 October 2014

Episode 201

Wotcher! After a week away we're back, and this time we have added extra Chris Vint! He joins Sam and Glenn as they explore the wonderful world of Ulysses 31, and find out whether the eponymous hero really does get to go home, and also whether his crew survive being made as lifeless as stone! There's also news, lots of news, ALL THE NEWS, from Star Wars and Transformers, and also a 200th episode message from a late'un. Oh yeah, and also homework: which myth, legend or story could do with the space opera treatment that Ulysses got? Answers on a postcard please, as well as questions for next week's guest, AJ Locascio, famous for providing the voice of Marty Mcfly in Telltale games Back to the Future adventure game!

Tuesday 14 October 2014

WTMS: The Origin of Daredevil

He's the man without fear, you know. Along with all of the other men without fear in comic books. There's a few. He's the only one who's blind, though.

Friday 3 October 2014

Episode 200

We made it! Yes folks, Back to the Eighties is officially 200 episodes old, and Phil, Sam, and Glenn feel like celebrating. So here they are to read out some of the messages we've received from to mark the occasion, as well as mention some of their favourite moments, and why they enjoy making this wonderful show so much. There's also a smattering of news, but really, that's not what this week is about. So make a nice cup of tea, put your feet up, and enjoy the milk poop. Thanks for listening.

Wednesday 1 October 2014

When the Music Stops: Warlord of Eternia

Hey you! Yes, you! How about a Masters of the Universe story that doesn't have He-Man in it and focuses solely on Skeletor, Beast-Man and Evil-Lyn going back through time to recruit an army...with hilarious consequences! You want it, you got it. Warlord of Eternia is based on a story from the one-shot Ladybird Masters of the Universe annual, and features only the Evil Warriors on an ill-advised jaunt into the past! If you recognise the storyteller, then you might be surprised to learn that it's actually Ed Bishop, probably best known for his portrayal of Captain Blue, Captain Scarlet's BFF!

Sunday 28 September 2014

MOTU Classics Skeletor

Well folks, it was *supposed* to be a Doctor Who review this week, but everyone's favourite Lord of Destruction has decided against that. So let's take a look at him instead, shall we? Diva.

Friday 26 September 2014

Episode 199

Howdy, pards. This week sees Jii, Phil, Sam and Glenn fixin' on givin' you guys a lesson in lawgivin', using that there Marshal Bravestarr as an example of how to do things RIGHT on New Texas. They'll also mosey on down through all the news that's worth reportin', not that there's much of that these days. Things just ain't been the same since Tex Hex and his gang ran off with the News Coach that ran through these parts a few months back. Remember though, next week BTTE hits 200 episodes, and we'd like to hear your favourite parts of the podcast, and what you'd like to hear more of - details in this week's show!

Wednesday 24 September 2014

When the Music Stops: Howard the Duck

Not so much a duck as a turkey. Yes folks, here it is, the readalong adventure for a film that bombed so hard, they're still picking feathers out of the Lucasfilm office...

Saturday 20 September 2014

Episode 198

Grufflock joins Sam, Phil and Glenn this week, as they spotlight a subject close to Gruffy's heart; The Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers! There's also lots of Transformers news, a smidgin of Ghostbusters, TMNT and Star Wars news, and some VERY interesting news about a nondistinct post box on Baker Street...

Tuesday 16 September 2014

When the Music Stops - Decepticon Hideout

This week we visit the Transformerverse during it's mid-Eighties difficult-second-album phase, as Optimus Prime and Megatron have gone, and in their place stand the New Leaders; Ultra Magnus and Galvatron. This was odd, because these Movie-era Ladybird adventures chose to eschew the movie more or less, and took their cues from the Marvel UK comic that Simon Furman was having so much fun writing at the time. In this story, the Autobots discover that the Decepticons are constructing a hidden base, very near their own - will they be able to stop them in time, before the Decepticons strike?

Sunday 14 September 2014

Dread Tidings: MOTU Classics Orko & Prince Adam

Time to check out one of my favourite EVER characters in MOTU - Orko! Also, a look at one of the most underrated characters in Prince Adam! Remember folks, Roll Out Roll Call is approaching fast - get your tickets now:

Saturday 13 September 2014

Episode 197

Jenny from World of Crap joins us this week to talk about those halcyon days where the sun shone forever, days of play went on and on, and mum and dad took us on rubbish days out at B&Q, garden centres, and caravan showrooms. Yes folks, it's Shit Days Out for Kids! Jii, Phil, Sam and Glenn are also on hand to join in, and also to do some reportin', as we catch up on all things MOTU, Turtles and some very interesting Star Wars news!

Wednesday 10 September 2014

When the Music Stops: She-Ra and the Surprise Party

It's Madame Razz's 1009th birthday, and that's cause enough for celebration in the Whispering Woods, and so a huge surprise party is planned! However, is it really a good idea to invite Catra to proceedings? And will Madame Razz find out about the party before the surprise is sprung? All these questions and more are answered in this week's When the Music Stops!

Saturday 6 September 2014

Episode 196

We're back! After a month away for holidays, sickness, etc Phil and Glenn return with the podcast that travels back through time in a rose tinted DeLorean! This week, we catch up on all the things we've done in the last month, as well as talk about Guardians of the Galaxy, and of course, what we think of the start of season 8 of Doctor Who, including how we're feeling about the Twelfth Doctor at this point! There's also all the news that's worth reporting on, and a good discussion about crisps, sweeties, and other things from our favourite decade that probably wouldn't be allowed now because they're too full of e-numbers.

Sunday 3 August 2014

Dread Tidings: 200X Castle Grayskull

As promised a couple of weeks ago, here's a look at my new version of Castle Grayskull, the 200X!

Saturday 2 August 2014

Episode 195

Jenny from World of Crap joins Becca, Glenn and Sam again this week, where we take a shadowy flight into a world where Skeletor wins, and Eternia is his. So prepare for sickness, as we discover that Skeletor might have actually just put right what once went wrong... Also, prepare for one of the greatest coincidences in recorded history. Your head may explode.

Friday 25 July 2014

Episode 194

SDCC starts TODAY, and there's already been some major Transformers news! So join Glenn, Sam and Phil as they find out what that could be, and share in their joy and happiness, because it's all very exciting this time around! They also spotlight the British superhero amazement and weirdness that is Bananaman, and discuss some of the more conventional superhero stories that may be coming out of SDCC this week, as well as a very hopeful TMNT auction, and JJ Abrams' latest Star Wars teaser. Back to the Eighties - ever alert to the call for action!

Tuesday 22 July 2014

When the Music Stops: The Creatures of Skeletor

WTMS makes a welcome return, this time chronicling some of Skeletor's fiendish attempts to take over Castle Grayskull, defeat He-Man and rule over Eternia. Spoiler: He does none of those things. His power knows no end!

Friday 18 July 2014

Episode 193

Phil's back with the team this week, as Becca spotlights an early 90's classic - the satirical newsroom comedy, Drop the Dead Donkey! Also this week, the BTTE newsroom gets busy, with news coming from TMNT, Transformers, and the new Power Rangers movie. We also discuss LFCC, CFCC, and the current state of the toy market, including the question of whether EVERYTHING should be a combining robot these days. 16 weeks until CFCC!

Monday 14 July 2014

BTTE @ LFCC 2014

This week I was at London Film and Comic-Con! Here, in my own words, is what happened. And what I bought. Basically, what I'mma be reviewing very soon.

BTTE Special: London Film and Comic-Con

Join Becca, Glenn and (eventually) Sam as we report LIVE from this year's LFCC at Earl's Court Two!

Sunday 6 July 2014

Dread Tidings: Age of Extinction Review feat. RotF Lockdown

It's my review of the latest Transformers movie, Age of Extinction, with a cheeky review of Revenge of the Fallen's version of the main AoE bad guy, Lockdown!

Age of Extinction: A DoxVox Critique

So, Age of Extinction's out there, and our very own Becca went to go and see it! Here are her thoughts on what she saw with her eyes.

Friday 4 July 2014

Episode 192

Jenny from World of Crap joins us again this week, and together with Becca, Jii and Glenn, goes back to a simpler time when a man could live with an anthropmorphic bear, a pink hippo and a magically animated rugby ball and no-one would bat an eyelid. Yes folks, this week we're spotlighting Rainbow. We also have all the news that matters, including MOTU, Transformers and even some Andersonia, as well as a good discussion of a Red Dwarf nature. Smoke me a kipper. 1 WEEK UNTIL LFCC.

Sunday 29 June 2014

Dread Tidings: Nickleodeon TMNT Original & Stealth Donatello

Time to have a look two of the Nick TMNT toys: this week it's the original and "stealth" versions of everyone's favourite nerdy turtle, Donatello!

Friday 27 June 2014

Episode 191

It was Botcon last weekend, so we're having a little bit of a special Newsround this week, as Becca, Sam and Glenn talk about all of the various goings on and amazing announcements at this year's main Transformers Expo. Becca's also spotlighting the various Sherlock Holmes series made by Granada in the 80's and early 90's, starring the supremely talented and much missed Jeremy Brett. We also talk about the live television moments that stick in our huge nostalgic brains, as well as a couple of movies we're looking forward to, and of course, the latest announcements from LFCC, which is only TWO WEEKS AWAY.

Friday 20 June 2014

Episode 190

Join the gang this week, as they experience the eldritch horror that is Small god. They also report on all of the news that's worth reporting on this week, such as a great new SDCC set for Transformers, some MAJOR news for MOTU, all the Star Wars news (luckily this week we're not telling Harrison Ford to break a leg) and even some Thunderbirds news! It's all going on this week, guv'nor.

Sunday 15 June 2014

MOTU Classics He-Man

This week it's time to check out the Most Powerful Man in the Universe, as we take a look at the Masters of the Universe Classics He-Man, and I wax lyrical about my memories of the big guy.

Saturday 14 June 2014

Episode 189

As promised last week, we have a very special guest on this week's show. It's Jenny from World of Crap, her wonderful nostalgic website that covers all the great 80's experiences from He-Man to Bullseye! She joins Sam and Glenn as they discuss the wonderful and sometimes bizarre world of 80's daytime telly, which had not yet felt the caress of Jeremy Kyle, nor the taint of Homes Under the Hammer. Good times. A very big thanks to Jenny for coming on the show this week, and believe me, she will be back! Sadly, the news is not all good this week, as we've lost a legend. RIP Rik Mayall. Just in case the grown ups ask, that's why the kids are crying.

Sunday 8 June 2014

Dread Tidings: Knock Off Devastator

Hot off the shelves of B&M, here's the "Alien Terminator" that's a complete knock off of G1 Devastator!

Saturday 7 June 2014

Episode 188

It's a full compliment this week, as the crew get down and dirty with one of the true iconic TV programmes of the Eighties, Knight Rider! Let's face it, it doesn't GET more Eighties than that. There's also NEWS! Lots of news. SO MUCH NEWS. From Transformers (where the house is divided on the subject of the SDCC set) to Masters (where Jii clues us all in on a great discovery he's made) to Star Wars (where there's been lots of great developments to Episode VII, including JJ trolling the interwebz) to Ghostbusters (30 years? Really?) and even a bit of TMNT news thrown in for good measure (we still can't wait for this movie). It's a full show, to be sure. So sit back, relax, and enjoy this week's BACK TO THE EIGHTIES.

Wednesday 4 June 2014

Dread Tidings: Fall of Cybertron Bruticus

It's Transformers time again, and we're going to be having a look at one of the Big Bads from Fall of Cybertron, the big beefy bruiser that is Bruticus! The Dude-icus.

Sunday 1 June 2014

Dread Tidings: A Poundland & Cheap "Lego" Special

It's time for a look at the current Transformers knock-offs frequenting Poundland folks, as well as a look at another range by Funtastic, and some cheapy cheap "Lego". You get what you pay for, that's all I'm saying.

Sunday 25 May 2014

Dread Tidings: A TMNT Lookback

This week, it's a retrospective of everyone's favourite sewer dwelling martial artists, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! Also, I take a look at two of my most recent purchases, the turtle-baiting mutant rhino and warthog, Bebop and Rocksteady!

Saturday 24 May 2014

Episode 187

This episode sees Jii, Glenn, Sam and Phil having a good old natter about what they were up to (and what they were buying) whilst BTTE was off the air. The subjects, as always, are eclectic, ranging from Kamen Rider and Power Rangers, to Godzilla and even My Little Pony. Yeah. It gets THAT weird. There's also all the news that we can possibly cram into a 3 hour podcast, as well as an announcement about this year's Roll Out Roll Call. So what are you waiting for? Back to the Eighties - if this were prison, you would be up for parole about now.

Sunday 18 May 2014

Dread Tidings: MOTU Classics Trap Jaw

Time to look at a true giant of the MOTU line - Trap Jaw! As James Eatock himself puts it, Trap Jaw is THE Man. But does his MOTU Classics figure match up to this billing?

Saturday 10 May 2014

Episode 186

This week sees the gang all present and correct! Join them now, as Becca spotlights Tin Tin in general, and the Nelvana cartoon series about his adventures in particular! There's also news, views, Glenn and Jii disagreeing about Hook, exciting Power Rangers news from Sam, Age of Extinction news aplenty, and Phil is almost broken by an almost surreal new Buck Rogers item... Back to the Eighties - if this were prison, you would be up for parole about now.

Monday 5 May 2014

BTTE Extra with Glenn & Jeremy: GI Joe

Folks, it's time to say hello to an old friend. It's been a while, but Jeremy is back! In what we hope to be a regular monthly feature, he and Glenn are going to be going through the histories of some of our very favourite franchises. and charting their rises, falls, seeing them rise again from the ashes, and assessing where they stand today, and asking the question, "Where do they go from here?" To start off with, it's the Real American Heroes of GI Joe - YO JOE!

Saturday 3 May 2014

Episode 185

Phil's back, everybody! Yes, he's gone and got himself all married and stuff he has, and is now back to tell the tale! Meanwhile, Phil, Sam and Glenn check out and spotlight the 1978 TV series of the Amazing Spider-Man, and have a bit of a natter as to why that series didn't work but series like The Incredible Hulk and Wonder Woman did. The guys also check out all of the news that's fit to talk about (including some very interesting Star Wars news), and answer a few of your questions on Facebook! Back to the Eighties - if this were prison, you would be up for parole about now.

Wednesday 30 April 2014

WTMS: Man-Thing - Night of the Laughing Dead

Hey now, kids. This readalong is important now, for it would seem that this guy is now a part of the Marvel movieverse. Which is good, he's a very cool and interesting character. Embrace the fact, don't be scared. No really, don't feel fear. Because whatever knows fear, burns at the Man-Thing's touch!

Sunday 27 April 2014

Saturday 26 April 2014

Episode 184

Pray, good listener, do join the team of Glenn, Jii, Becca and Sam as they peruse the good land of Moomin Valley, in search the Moomintrolls within, and seek enlightenment at the feet of Thingumy and Bob (as they attempt to see what's in their secret bag). There's also news of all kinds, including updates on Transformers, MOTU, Sectaurs, Gobots and EVEN Thunderbirds and Terrahawks, as well as a smattering of answers to your questions! Back to the Eighties - if this were prison, would be up for parole about now.

Wednesday 23 April 2014

When the Music Stops: The Last Starfighter

Yes folks, it's the triumphant return of When the Music Stops! In celebration of this, we're listening to the adaptation of the 1984 classic sci-fi movie, The Last Starfighter!

Sunday 20 April 2014

Dread Tidings: 2007 Transformers LAM Fracture

She's a Gobot, but for Bandai-baiting reasons, she's not. I mean, she is, but I don't want to be sued, and neither does Hasbro. 

She's Crasher.

Saturday 12 April 2014

Episode 182

Anderson 'month' concludes this week with Sam telling us all about the series that Gerry was perhaps best known for, that of 1965's Thunderbirds! Let's see what we can find out about International Rescue (other than the fact that it was the inspiration for the kickass song by Fuzzbox, of course) There's also all the news that you need to know from all of our favourite franchises, including a look at the full Transformers 4 roster, some interesting MOTU developments, Megan Fox's assurances about April O'Neil, and a discussion about the future of the GI Joe brand - if it even HAS a future. Also, RIP Warrior. May fiery elephants fly you right on your way to Valhalla. *skronk*

Wednesday 9 April 2014

BTTE Extra: Ultimate 80's and 90's Cartoon Intros Part 2

Yes, we're back again, with the second part of our cartoon intro cavalcade! You can watch along with us here:

Saturday 5 April 2014

Episode 181

This episode sees Sam, Glenn and Phil go on a trip into the deep dark recesses of their minds, to recant some of the wild and whimsical times they had when they went on school trips, so expect tales of woe from theme parks, historical monuments, museums, and brass rubbing. A crapload of brass rubbing. Phil and Glenn also bring you the news this week from both Transformers AND Turtles, you lucky people, as well as a LOT of rambling and discussions going off at interesting tangents. Basically, the same mix of informative weirdness you lot have come to expect of us, really.

Wednesday 26 March 2014

BTTE Extra: Ultimate 80's and 90's Cartoon Intros

Enter, the wild and wacky world of the cartoon intros we grew up with as kids. Join Glenn and Phil as they watch compilation videos on Youtube, and talk over them like two old blokes reminiscing. Because that's both exactly what they're doing, because they're old. You can watch along with them here:

Wednesday 19 March 2014

Ghostbusters II - A Commentary

"Kitten, what I think I'm saying is, sometimes, shit happens, someone has to deal with it, and who're you gonna call?"

Sunday 16 March 2014

Dread Tidings: MOTU Classics Faker

He was only ever in one episode of the Filmation series, and he wasn't even blue in that! I still thought (and think) he's cool, however. So let's have a look at him today, ladies and gents, I give you; Faker!

Saturday 15 March 2014

Episode 179

This week sees the return of our very own Jii, and he's bringing the ultimate war of nerves with him, in the form of Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons (to be all formal and give it it's full title)! The team (for there is a full compliment this week, yo) also has a good old rummage in the news bag, with Jii bringing us all the MOTU goodness, Glenn bringing the Transformers noise, Phil updating the TMNT blackboard, and Sam bringing the most amazing news report ever. You heard it here first. Oh, and we also ramble on a bit like the bunch of old random twats we are.

Wednesday 12 March 2014

Ghostbusters - A Commentary

I ain't 'fraid of no ghost! As an extra special tribute to Harold Ramis, here's Glenn and Phil talking over one of his best loved movies, the 1984 comedy classic, Ghostbusters! Next week, Ghostbusters II! Whether you like it, or not.

Friday 7 March 2014

Episode 178

Back to business this week, as Phil, Becca and Glenn spotlight the wonderment (and by wonderment, I of course mean weirdness and horror) that is TERRAHAWKS, as Anderson month continues! We also take a look at the new Transformers 4 trailer, and report on all of the other news that comes forth from our favourite franchises this week!

Sunday 2 March 2014

Transformers Universe Tread Bolt

He is the night. If by 'night', you mean 'creepy dude who likes hiding in the shadows for days on end.' Harold Ramis Tribute: Back to the Eighties Blog:

Sunday 23 February 2014

Rise of Cobra Night Raven (2009)

From the (largely forgotten) movie, here it is: the 2009 version of the Cobra Night Raven! Ripcord not included. Thank Christ.

Saturday 22 February 2014

Episode 177

Last week was the New York Toy Fair, and there was much rejoicing. There was also LOTS of news from our favourite franchises! So this week, Gerry Anderson month takes a break, and Sam, Becca, Phil and Glenn do some reportin'. And there was much rejoicing.

Wednesday 19 February 2014

Cybertrax: SOS Dinobots

Well hello there, my amateur paleontologists! Welcome to Jurassic Cybertrax, where Glenn and Mikey explore the dark side of Wheeljack's mindset, as he goes all John Hammond on us and creates three of the biggest, baddest and most dangerous Autobots that you ever did see: the Dinobots! No really, he spared no expense.

Sunday 16 February 2014

MOTU Classics Cringer and Battle Cat

Two toys I never thought I would own. Yes folks, it's Cringer and Battle Cat from the MOTU Classics line!

Sunday 9 February 2014

Generation One Rodimus Prime

This week it's the turn of Transformers, and a much maligned toy AND character. This is me, attempting to redress the balance somewhat, as I give you Rodimus Prime, Autobot leader of 2005!

Saturday 8 February 2014

Episode 176

Stand by for ACTION! This week sees the spotlight turned on the classic 1964 series Stingray, as Gerry Anderson month continues! Join Phil, Becca and Glenn as they look at this and more, including all of the news that's important to we geeks! Anything can happen in the next half hour!

Wednesday 5 February 2014

Cybertrax: Fire on the Mountain

After a couple of months away, Cybertrax is BACK! This week, we take a look at what happened to Jetfire, sorry SKYfire, after he was left to rot by the Autobots, sorry, given a heroes' send off and buried with full honours. TL; DR - he was turned into a minicab. Also, Megatron has "stress issues".

Monday 3 February 2014

Dread Tidings: HISS Tank IV

Join me, as I take a look at one of the weird and wonderful variants of the standard Cobra tank - the HISS IV!

Saturday 1 February 2014

Moriarty Recommends: Gerry Anderson's UFO

Episode 175

Today's the first day of Gerry Anderson month, and to kick us off, Becca's spotlighting one of the lesser lauded entries in Anderson oeuvre, the 1970 live action sci-fi series UFO! Also, joining Jii, Becca and Glenn this week is a special guest. A special guest from another excited. And afraid. Very afraid. Stick with us though, because not only do we have all the news that's fit to discuss, we also take on one of Jii's biggest pet peeves...

Friday 24 January 2014

Episode 174

It's back to Illnois in 1980 this week, as Glenn, Phil and Becca spotlight a true Eighties classic - The Blues Brothers! They also trawl the depths of the news pipe, and prepare to be disappointed as the UK Toy Fair news turns out to be a little lighter than expected, just wait until you find out why! We have a bonus section too this week dear listener, as we finally get round to answering someof your questions - keep sending them in, BTTE fans! Stay tuned for next week's episode, as Gerry Anderson month will start with an organ harvesting bang, as Becca wil be spotlighting the 1970 classic series UFO!

Sunday 19 January 2014

Dread Tidings: Masterpiece Soundwave

Been a long time coming, but it's finally here: my thoughts and review of one of last year's greatest toys - Masterpiece Soundwave, plus all his little friends!

Saturday 18 January 2014

Episode 173

There's a full compliment to the BTTE crew this week - just in time for Glenn to make an announcement for future spotlights for the podcast! This week though, it's back to 1982 for a look at a Japanese puppet show that many of you may have forgotten...not for long! We also have all the news that's fit to talk about this week, including MOTU news, Transformers Age of Extinction toy news and even convention news which will have Gerry Anderson fans all of a fluster!

Sunday 12 January 2014

Masters of the Universe Classics: Panthor

Join me as I take a look at Skeletor's loyal steed and ferocious opposite number to Battle Cat - Panthor!

Saturday 11 January 2014

Episode 172

Happy New Year! Welcome to 2014! We'd like to start off slowly this year (as everyone does when they go back to work, right?), so Glenn, Phil, Becca and Sam will all regail us with tales of Christmas and what they got for their prezzies! They also discuss two other very important aspects of Christmas, name Doctor Who and Sherlock and how this year's offerings fared, and how the future might look for these two programmes. Add in a smidgin of news (because there's not that much) and you have an episode that's full to the brim of rich new year goodness.

Sunday 5 January 2014

Masters of the Universe Classics: Mer-Man

New Year, new camera, same old shite. This time around we're having a look at a constant in the MOTU Universe; no matter what, there will always be a Mer-Man.