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Postby megatronus » Mon Jul 07, 2014 10:59 pm

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Dear Twincast,

After a fleeting board interaction with ScottyP on grading AoE Leader Prime on a scale of 1 to 10, my question is this:

What figure, if any, do you think has earned a 10?
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Postby ScottyP » Wed Jul 16, 2014 9:51 am

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If you have any questions for Matthew Reinhart, the author/pop-up designer of Transformers: The Ultimate Pop Up Universe and the upcoming SDCC Dinobot set's Ark Playset, post 'em today and we'll try to squeeze them in to the next show.


We're also generally behind on questions but will catch up soon :)
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Re: Ask the Twincast ... post your Listener Questions here!

Postby Kibble » Wed Jul 30, 2014 12:28 pm

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Dear Twincast,

Movie related question: You get to go out on a date with Megan Fox, Rosie H-W, or Nicola Peltz (whichever's your fave;) you go out to dinner with her and one thing led to another...if your preferred gal were to give you her peas, would you be happy, upset, or otherwise?

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Postby OptimalOptimus2 » Thu Aug 07, 2014 10:33 am

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I know I've asked this question in the past, but if there is a fan-made Transformers game that you can play on your computer, would you play it? ;-)
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Postby ScottyP » Fri Aug 08, 2014 1:17 pm

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OptimalOptimus2 wrote:I know I've asked this question in the past, but if there is a fan-made Transformers game that you can play on your computer, would you play it? ;-)


So, we try to answer this next episode, but I'm not sure we quite knew the spirit of the question. I'd say that if you're working on something, let folks know about it in the video game forum or in one of the creative forum sections :)
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Re: Ask the Twincast ... post your Listener Questions here!

Postby Counterpunch » Mon Aug 11, 2014 9:49 am

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Kibble wrote:Dear Twincast,

Movie related question: You get to go out on a date with Megan Fox, Rosie H-W, or Nicola Peltz (whichever's your fave;) you go out to dinner with her and one thing led to another...if your preferred gal were to give you her peas, would you be happy, upset, or otherwise?

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Re: Ask the Twincast ... post your Listener Questions here!

Postby lonrac » Sat Aug 16, 2014 2:33 am

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probably asked this before

is there any mould that was considered rubbish, that you think could become a cool character with just some little repainting/tweaking?

( animated Jetstorm/jetfire, change the cartoony heads, and give a more univeral paint for the pair, so that the combined form wouldn't look like a court jester)
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Postby SW's SilverHammer » Sat Aug 16, 2014 5:37 am

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Alright this ones a little poorly worded but bear with me. If you could ask has/tak only one question and have it legitimately answered what would it be. For example it could be whether or not the third-party actually has an affect on production, why a two attempts at a g1 era arcee never came to fruition, or why did such n such figure sucked so much.
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Re: Ask the Twincast ... post your Listener Questions here!

Postby william-james88 » Tue Aug 26, 2014 8:55 am

I have a question and I do not mind if anyone jumps in here to answer it:

What is Ryan's take on 3rd party figures. He says it's something most people know but I am new here so if anyone can point me towards a thread shedding light on this question, please do.
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Re: Ask the Twincast ... post your Listener Questions here!

Postby Sabrblade » Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:01 am

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william-james88 wrote:I have a question and I do not mind if anyone jumps in here to answer it:

What is Ryan's take on 3rd party figures. He says it's something most people know but I am new here so if anyone can point me towards a thread shedding light on this question, please do.
IIRC, his public statements were that he wants to support officially licensed products above all, and that the coverage of 3rd party products simply became too vast and numerous over time to keep up with with everything, to the point that there was once more news about 3rd party products than there was about official products.
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Re: Ask the Twincast ... post your Listener Questions here!

Postby Counterpunch » Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:17 am

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What should my soon to be newborn son's first Transformer be?

Don't say "Softimus Prime" and try not to suggest a Rescuebot.
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Postby Nemesis Maximo » Tue Aug 26, 2014 10:50 am

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Counterpunch wrote:What should my soon to be newborn son's first Transformer be?

Don't say "Softimus Prime" and try not to suggest a Rescuebot.

This might be going out on a limb, but bear with me.

Beast Wars Optimus Primal. He's big but mostly rounded, and pretty much all of the pokey pieces can be removed: bullets, swords, funky panels, and his violent skull mace.

If I were to suggest something less far out on this limb, I would probably go with Stealth Force,

But I think your absolute best bet, if you want to steer away from plush toys and Rescue Bots, then perhaps the Go-Bots circa 2007? They had proportions similar to the "Battle Stompers" or whatever, but with the added bonus of actually being able to transform.
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Postby Kibble » Tue Aug 26, 2014 11:17 am

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Counterpunch wrote:What should my soon to be newborn son's first Transformer be?

Don't say "Softimus Prime" and try not to suggest a Rescuebot.


G1 Optimus Prime. It's a classic, it's easy to TF...and it looks cool enough just sitting on the shelf for a year or so until he might be interested enough to at least start pushing it around. Unfortunately he'll probably have to go handless for the first few years...
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Re: Ask the Twincast ... post your Listener Questions here!

Postby Sabrblade » Tue Aug 26, 2014 12:54 pm

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Counterpunch wrote:What should my soon to be newborn son's first Transformer be?

Don't say "Softimus Prime" and try not to suggest a Rescuebot.
It depends on how old you want him to be when you give it to him.

If you want him to have his first figure while still in his infancy, something like a non-transformable toy or a 1 Step Changer might be safe enough.

Or if you want to wait until he's, say, three years old, something simple and fun like a Power Battler could work.
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Postby SW's SilverHammer » Tue Aug 26, 2014 12:59 pm

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Counterpunch wrote:What should my soon to be newborn son's first Transformer be?

Don't say "Softimus Prime" and try not to suggest a Rescuebot.

Sky Garry, It sorta sounds like a regular name, but the sky part makes it really badass.
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Postby ScottyP » Tue Aug 26, 2014 1:04 pm

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Counterpunch wrote:What should my soon to be newborn son's first Transformer be?

Don't say "Softimus Prime" and try not to suggest a Rescuebot.


Depends on what your message to the child will be. These assume you wait until he's a toddler:

"You're not capable of Transformers" - Any "Titan" figure not named Metroplex

"I'm buying you what society tells me to" - Any Rescue Bot

"Here, go beat this up with your friends" - A One-Step or Smash/Flip change guy

"Use your imagination" - Multiple Hero Mashers

"I love you and want you to have an age appropriate and fun toy" - G1 Prime with any choking hazards taken out of sight until he won't try to eat them.

"Life is confusing and hard, and your toddler ass needs to learn about emotional pain now so that you'll be ready to face the world when you turn 5 and you're on your own" - RotF Mixmaster
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Postby Kibble » Tue Aug 26, 2014 3:29 pm

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Dear Twincastards,

So it's apparently always a wang measuring contest...so who's got the biggest one of you? And is it true it grows the more you play with it?













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Postby Va'al » Wed Aug 27, 2014 1:33 am

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ScottyP wrote:
Counterpunch wrote:What should my soon to be newborn son's first Transformer be?

Don't say "Softimus Prime" and try not to suggest a Rescuebot.


Depends on what your message to the child will be. These assume you wait until he's a toddler:

"You're not capable of Transformers" - Any "Titan" figure not named Metroplex

"I'm buying you what society tells me to" - Any Rescue Bot

"Here, go beat this up with your friends" - A One-Step or Smash/Flip change guy

"Use your imagination" - Multiple Hero Mashers

"I love you and want you to have an age appropriate and fun toy" - G1 Prime with any choking hazards taken out of sight until he won't try to eat them.

"Life is confusing and hard, and your toddler ass needs to learn about emotional pain now so that you'll be ready to face the world when you turn 5 and you're on your own" - RotF Mixmaster


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Re: Ask the Twincast ... post your Listener Questions here!

Postby william-james88 » Sat Sep 06, 2014 8:58 pm

ScottyP wrote:
"Life is confusing and hard, and your toddler ass needs to learn about emotional pain now so that you'll be ready to face the world when you turn 5 and you're on your own" - RotF Mixmaster


The sad part is that it's not even a great looking robot once it took so long to transform (unlike MP 05 and ROTF Optimus)


And I have a question for the podcast group:

Which transformer toy do you love which doesnt seem to have as much love from others? (pretty much, which transformer do you think is underrated)
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Postby william-james88 » Fri Sep 12, 2014 9:45 am

Dear Podcast,

I have a question about the way Ryan says the word "Transformers". Is it just I who is always taken back by how different he pronounces it or is he saying it corectly and we are all just wrong?

PS: I think Ryan is awesome and I am not trolling, I am just really curious ever since I started listening to the podcast that I am not saying Transformers correctly.
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Postby Va'al » Fri Sep 12, 2014 10:47 am

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william-james88 wrote:Dear Podcast,

I have a question about the way Ryan says the word "Transformers". Is it just I who is always taken back by how different he pronounces it or is he saying it corectly and we are all just wrong?

PS: I think Ryan is awesome and I am not trolling, I am just really curious ever since I started listening to the podcast that I am not saying Transformers correctly.


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Postby ScottyP » Sun Sep 14, 2014 4:05 pm

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william-james88 wrote:Dear Podcast,

I have a question about the way Ryan says the word "Transformers". Is it just I who is always taken back by how different he pronounces it or is he saying it corectly and we are all just wrong?

PS: I think Ryan is awesome and I am not trolling, I am just really curious ever since I started listening to the podcast that I am not saying Transformers correctly.


It's the Chicago accent :)
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Postby Seibertron » Mon Sep 22, 2014 12:24 pm

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william-james88 wrote:Dear Podcast,

I have a question about the way Ryan says the word "Transformers". Is it just I who is always taken back by how different he pronounces it or is he saying it corectly and we are all just wrong?

PS: I think Ryan is awesome and I am not trolling, I am just really curious ever since I started listening to the podcast that I am not saying Transformers correctly.


It's the Chicago accent :)


Thanks for the compliment, william-james88! While I appreciate ScottyP's defense of my "Chicago" and Michigan/Midwest accent (I lived in Michigan for the first 25 years of my life and have lived in Chicago for the past 12), I think william-james88 might have a point that I might very well say "transformers" differently. What's really odd is that no one has ever commented on my pronunciation in 30 years.

Next time we're on the podcast, I think I should read off a list of words that contain the "trans" prefix. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think when I say "Transformers" casually, I pronounce it as "trance formers". However, when I say other words like "transvestite", "trans am", or "transfusion" I say it with a "z" sound at the end like "tranz". My Dad used to work at a Pontiac dealership in Pontiac, MI back in '84, so I wonder if I intentionally called them "trance formers" to differentiate the sound from "trans am", which is a word I would commonly hear. Also, the broken up words of "trans" and "formers" on most G1 toys and comics might also have influenced my pronounciation of the prefix "trans" as "trance" instead of "tranz".

I thought Dictionary.com and their little pronunciation audio clip might help me out but all I hear is "trance formers" when I hear the word pronounced. My wife says she hears the "z" sound.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/transformers?s=t

Or then again, maybe we're all saying it as "trance formers" and it just comes down to how I pronounce the "a" sound in words with my Chi-kah-go accent. ;D
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