Episode 131: How to Make Fun for a Change! 40Years of The Transformers

Broadcast Premier Saturday 1/20/2024 7pm

Take some time this week to remember your original happy hour: Saturday mornings as a kid, waking up at dawn, jumping on the couch with a bowl of chocolate cereal, turning on the ‘toons, tuning out the outside world, and working your way into a sugar hangover before noon. This week, we celebrate 40 years of The Transformers with The Transformers expert, Slick McFavorite and the Open Your Toys Podcast.

Sing it with us now..


More than meets the eye


Robots in disguise


Autobots wage their battle

To destroy the evil forces

Of the Decepticons


Wholly original, creative, and maybe the single greatest toy line of all time The Transformers hit the United States toy shelves in 1984 as an adapted Japanese toy line from Takara Tomy. But once Hasbro got involved, what was once a just a great toy, became a multimedia phenomenon with mythos, legend and heart that still reverberates throughout our pop-culture today.

Join Grim Shea, Marke and special guest host Slick McFavorite as they, recontextualize The Transformers toys, cartoons, movies and reminisce on all that we not only grew up with, but that grew up with us… Roll out!


Guest Host

Slick McFavorite

The Open Your Toys Podcast