What was your favorite Transformers audio book?

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  1. Scaleface

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    I've been working on posting the Transformers audio books on youtube. There are pleanty to do, and only so many hours in the day. So I figured I'd ask, what were people's favorites, so I can start with the ones people liked.

    Done do far:

    Kid Stuff:
    The Great Car Rally - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eq6nQri6bV4
    Jaws of Terror - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDhlEH6iKYM
    Slaves of the Insecticons - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1lD_mioD_E

    Ladybird Books:
    Autobot Hostage - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuvHAZOeYi0
    Autobots Fight Back -
    Autobots' Lightning Strike - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRGa-xKjuNU
    Transformers: The Movie -

    Decepticon Hideout - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cz1qBQ6O44
    Decepticons Underground - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRanwrtCMIg
    Galvatron's Air Attack -
    Laserbeak's Fury - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qm0Zk88Gy6c
    Megatron's Fight for Power - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3VY7PKHwE4

    Others:
    The Battle for Cybertron - YouTube - Battle For Cybertron - Transformers audio story
    Satellite of Doom - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WC5cLTs0pZ0
    The Special Teams - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xw6ePu3sto
    Storms of Destruction - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrDDPtXK9o0
    Sun Raid - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ykPuYNpJQE
    When Continents Collide - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_zPUSWT8S8
     
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    The only one I remember as a kid had the dinobots in it. All the artwork was based off of the toys and the end involved hundreds of dinobots flying out of a tar pit.... or something.

    Damn. Haven't thought about that in 20 years or so. Thanks for the blast of nostalgia
     
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    I liked battle for cybertron b/c of the badass art... I think theres a really nice group shot of the autobots.

    Also theres one with Kup and UM and Galvatron... that was because i liked the movie characters.
     
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    Nope, now that I looked it up, it was another Big Looker. maybe it wasn't an audiobook though... the Car Show Blow Up Car Show Blow Up - Transformers Wiki gotta love the movie bots in that painted style!
     
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    Jaws of Terror. Fun stuff. Odd, but fun.

    Victory Leo
     
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    Always had a soft spot for Laserbeak's Fury...
     
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    Was Car Show Blow Up ever released as an audio tape or record?
     
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    I'm not sure but I'll go ahead and say no, now that I think about it. It was one of my favorite books though, so it came to mind first.
     
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    Do you have "The Special Teams" audio book?

    Victory Leo
     
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    Thanks to my good friend Marc I got the tape for the obscure Transformers storybook Sun Raid. I have successfully converted the story to a pair of MP3 files and planned to post them ASAP, but then I found out that Comcast's FTP service is down for maintenance, and I can't upload new files for the next week!

    Some of the obscure highlights include:

    the "red truck" named "Cliff Jumper" goes from invisible stalker of ladies on road to a robot.
    Ravage transforms from panther to "robot" during a fight!
    Starscream leads the "Deceptiplanes" into battle.
    Snarl commanding the Dinobots.
    The Decepticons plan to use a machine to drain the sun of energy (where have I seen that plot before?)
    A female scientist who acts like Barbie could beat her in a math quiz.
    "Mister Prime", leader of the Autobots.
    The actual TV series Transformation sound used in an audio story!
    A cameo by America's greatest President (IMO).

    I put the audio to pictures of the cover (no pages yet) and posted the videos to youtube. So take a listen.

    Side 1 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ykPuYNpJQE

    Side 2 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j38OhnxErkQ
     
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    My brother had Jaws of Terror -- never heard the tape, but I still got the book.
     
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    I've never listened to one before. Are they fan made?
     
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    No, these are made by licensed book companies in the 80s. The companies were given a general storyline by Hasbro, and told they could make books with Transformers stories in them. The book companies didn't have access to the voice actors, or a license to use the TV show sound effect or music, so they had to come up with thier own, but technically these stories are just as official as any Marvel Transformers comic or Sunbow TV series.

    Different companies did them in different countries from '84 to about '89. Some are pretty hard to find, so I thought putting them on Youtube would help people.
     
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    Ah, happy days... :) 

    Funny this thread should come back as there was a very interesting documentary on BBC4 last night about the history of the Ladybird books. Of course it only focused on the vintage ones so licensed stuff like the Transformers ones never got a mention, but it was still cool to see the old 'Make and Do' book and the like from back when I was a nipper.
     
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    Any requests for books I don't have online yet?
     
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    Updated the first post. Now we have 10 audio books listed!
     

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