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Re: Ask the Twincast

Postby Clerihan » Sun Jan 06, 2013 2:29 pm

So I've lost my job, and I'm going to be on a strict budget this year,

so what do you forsee as Important and what do you forsee as 'not as important'


thanks

Sudden thought:

I subscribed for the Subscription service last July-August, this year I'm thinking of not renewing my OTFCC membership, am I still entitled to the figures I paid for????
(I don't want to ask directly in case I give them an idea not to send figures because I'm no longer a member)
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Re: Ask the Twincast

Postby lonrac » Sun Jan 06, 2013 2:37 pm

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Sorry to hear that,

Whatever you collect, Important is Fortress Maximus Reissue, though very very expensive, so if you only collect one transformer this year make it Fort Max
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Re: Ask the Twincast

Postby No One in Particular » Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:22 pm

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In the old days, we had one line of Transformers, which had sublines attached to it. Now we have multiple lines on the shelf at the same, at least a couple of which, like Generations and Prime, would seem to compete for the same shelf space. (Most of which has been taken up by excess Bumblebees, at least until recently.) Which business model do you suppose works better in the long run?
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Re: Ask the Twincast

Postby Counterpunch » Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:30 pm

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man... I need to gather a bunch of these up for an upcoming show.
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Re: Ask the Twincast

Postby Mindmaster » Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:41 pm

Motto: "For I have dipped my hands in muddied waters, and, withdrawing them, find 'tis better to be a commander than a common man!"
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Not too long ago, we were teased with a reveal of Takara's Senator Ratbat, using the alternate head mold that was also teased to us back when Generations Scourge popped up. Also, MP Soundwave and friends is coming up in the near future. What I'm getting at: would you rather sacrifice an extra $5 (or more, depending on how insane you are) plus shipping and handling, or wait, cross your fingers, and wait for Hasbro to announce a stateside release of the figure?
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Re: Ask the Twincast

Postby Nemesis Maximo » Sun Jan 13, 2013 2:13 pm

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In ep. 60, you guys touched on the boundaries of collecting. One of the topics in that was regarding redecos of the same mold, and this was my favorite part of the podcast, as it has been an issue for me for several years.

I rarely ever buy the same mold twice. The only ones I can think of off the top of my head are the Classics seekers. They are important enough characters to me that I wanted the trio, and searched far and wide for a Thundercracker. Never got one for price reasons until Generations mass retail release.

I did get thrust from that line vecause he was retooled enough to be unique.

But I only have Masterpiece Thundercracker. Even though I love the original seekers, it comes down to price, space, and time, as was discussed.

But I would not want Classics Bumblebee AND Cliffjumper. Even though they are seperate characters, they are not different enough to warrant having the same mold.

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Re: Ask the Twincast

Postby chaosmage42 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:22 am

Weapon: Thermal Sword
have you though about doing some tips on repair-i find it useful i have some that i fix up and repair -im also collecting together sets -working on the predaking predacon team -still need a few weapons -got the crazydevy hands but need some feet for it. That aside im still looking for useful tips to fix it up. Also after 3 new packs for Fall of cybertron do you think we will be getting anything more.
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Re: Ask the Twincast

Postby Kibble » Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:04 am

Motto: "Shut up and take my SQUEE!"
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Do you guys think the level of shittiness in recent figures is more a result of cost cutting measures or just inexperience, with the whole shift of the top TF designers moving on to the Star Wars brand?
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Re: Ask the Twincast

Postby YeknomNikanks1337 » Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:11 pm

Hello,

I enjoy listening to your show but nothing new has happened in three weeks. Usually, it is two weeks between new shows. When is a new show going to be published? I really enjoy your show and would like to see your thoughts on all the recent news.
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Re: Ask the Twincast

Postby Flux Convoy » Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:13 pm

Motto: "Chaos... is coming!..."
I'm itching for a new episode too. Is there an ETA for 61?
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Re: Ask the Twincast

Postby Anonymous. » Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:17 pm

I believe they are recording this week.
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Re: Ask the Twincast

Postby Flux Convoy » Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:22 pm

Motto: "Chaos... is coming!..."
Slackers. ;)
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Re: Ask the Twincast

Postby Counterpunch » Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:04 pm

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We will be recording by Saturday.

Sorry for the delay, life just gets in the way sometimes.
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Re: Ask the Twincast

Postby Flux Convoy » Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:19 pm

Motto: "Chaos... is coming!..."
Just bustin' chops my man.
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Re: Ask the Twincast

Postby KingJames » Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:52 am

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I've only just started listening to the pod but it sounds like a few of you have kids. What do they play with? I'm 29 and my son is almost 3 he has rescue bots but he only plays with bumblebee. But he loves getting into my classics particularly Hound & Voyager Onslaught also the new legend cassette/disk Rumble, Frenzy, and Ratbat.

I think I have a G1'r on my hands because he'll sit and watch my rhino G1 dvd's but won't hold still for anything else other than that.
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Re: Ask the Twincast

Postby tranhot » Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:16 pm

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First off, I want to say I love the podcast. I have tried other podcasts and the twincast was the best one in my opinion. Will any of you be attending the first ever Charticon in Charlotte, North Carolina? I live about an hour away from charlotte so I should definetly be going and I think it would be cool to me you guys in person. Keep up the good work guys!
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Re: Ask the Twincast

Postby Henry921 » Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:25 am

Motto: "All I have to be is exceptional."
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Just finished listening to #63; great show and entertaining throughout.

Given all the topics you guys run through, any chance you'll be speculating further on other BotCon molds throughout the coming podcasts? Your lamenting the current crop of molds in the box set was by far the highlight for me.

Also, did any of you guys get Quakewave? Any thoughts on Terminus Hexatron and the Fansproject Not-Stunticons?
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Re: Ask the Twincast

Postby ScottyP » Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:59 am

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So here's one for the next episode (or the next) (or three months from now, whatevs). If it's been discussed already, just ignore it.

With the release of Encore Fort Max just days away from what I'd presume is the next recording date, several questions arise:

- Who's got one on the way?
- Did you go for an Early Air shipment option or are you at the mercy of a boat?
- Did the God Sword's inclusion make you want the toy more, or have no effect?
- I love tampos, don't you?
- If you aren't jumping on this, why? Acceptable reasons include: "No room for it", "don't collect G1", and "I just hate everything".
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Re: Ask the Twincast

Postby DELTA_prime » Thu Mar 21, 2013 3:53 am

Weapon: Energy Blades
If you could have Encore Fortress Maximus in any of the 3 color schemes from over the years (Fort Max, Grand Max or Brave Max) and have it come with all accessories including Gasket, Grommet, Master Sword and Cerebros's Sword which would you choose and why?
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Re: Ask the Twincast

Postby KingJames » Sat Mar 23, 2013 10:28 am

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What do you think about the quality vs. price in the current TF deluxes?

Example: I paid $8.99 for classics sideswipe and worth every penny solid figure, good accessories, doesn't feel cheap. I just bought FoC sideswipe for $16.99 and inferior in every way with the exception of his pathblaster gun. Poor plastic quality & deco and if they weren't going to do all re-tool work on that mold why not light pipe the eyes instead of leaving them black?
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Re: Ask the Twincast

Postby Sabrblade » Sat Mar 30, 2013 4:50 pm

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I've got one that's been bugging me for a while.

Why are people bothered by or outright hate the Aligned Continuity? Is it just a misunderstanding about it what it really is, or are there legitimate things people loathe about it?
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Re: Ask the Twincast

Postby SW's SilverHammer » Mon Apr 01, 2013 2:14 pm

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My question(s) go to Seibertron, or anyone on the podcast who'd like to answer. What is the most unexpectedly horrible retail figure you have ever purchased?

Or alternatively: What have been the most disappointing or least impactful Botcon exclusive figures and/or sets you have purchased or have been given?
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Re: Ask the Twincast

Postby lonrac » Sun Apr 14, 2013 12:38 pm

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Hey guys' it's been a month, so are we getting a new episode soon? are you waiting to get your encore fort max to reveiw and discuss?


if you had to make a display and limit yourself to one of a character, across all toy lines which would be your Optimus, Megatron, Starscream, etc.?
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Re: Ask the Twincast

Postby Nemesis Maximo » Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:47 pm

Motto: "Zounds! A sarsparilla swimming hole! Last one in's a freemason!"
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In the latest episode, (65) you guys talked about being burned out on Movie styled figures. BUT! What if the figures are on par with the ROTF and HFTD lines? The DOTM toys were disappointing, but the previous line and a half were, I think, very well executed, with some gems coming out of them (Leader class Starscream, Hailstorm, etc). If the next films have toys to that level, would you get them? Why or why not?

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Re: Ask the Twincast

Postby Nemesis Maximo » Sun May 19, 2013 5:57 pm

Motto: "Zounds! A sarsparilla swimming hole! Last one in's a freemason!"
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In the two-parter, you guys talked about James Roberts writing in MTMTE, and how many of the characters could potentially be switched out in terms of dialog. I am in the same boat as Seibertron, I don't like all the snarkiness that takes place. So why did I like it in LSotW?

In other words, why did Wreckers work, when MTMTE doesn't in the same way?

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