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Re: Ask the Twincast.

Postby Skice » Wed Sep 15, 2010 9:32 am

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Re: Ask the Twincast.

Postby Ravenous Nightwind » Wed Sep 15, 2010 11:33 am

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So I know most of you dislike Rodimus Prime. I happen to like him as well as I know one of you does to. So to the others if you had the chance, what would you change about Rodimus Prime's personality other then the obvious feeling like he couldn't fill Optimus's shoes? What sort of leader would you want him to be that would be different and fit the series and made you like him more?
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Re: Ask the Twincast.

Postby soundwave1994 » Thu Sep 16, 2010 9:09 am

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thanks for answering my question and it being the first one you did also im a he not a she lol any way my question this time is

what is the most treasured piece in your collection
end of the rebirth part 3
daniel: its good to be together again. arcee i just wanna say, arcee i, i...
arcee: you dont have to daniel, i feel the same way too
O.o thats just wrong
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Re: Ask the Twincast.

Postby soundwave1994 » Sat Sep 18, 2010 1:16 am

Motto: "time flies when your crushing autobot sparks"
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another one, which was your first transformer
end of the rebirth part 3
daniel: its good to be together again. arcee i just wanna say, arcee i, i...
arcee: you dont have to daniel, i feel the same way too
O.o thats just wrong
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Re: Ask the Twincast.

Postby Duke of Luns » Sat Sep 18, 2010 7:38 pm

The Transformers brand has been around for 25+ years, with new toys ever single year(more or less), and has had more successful launches and relaunches than most companies can even dream of.

My question: What do you think makes Transformers such a long lasting, multi-generational success? Why do you guys specifically keep coming back, year after year, line after line?
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Re: Ask the Twincast.

Postby shortwave » Sun Sep 19, 2010 8:42 am

Motto: "eagls may soar but weasels dont get sucked in to jet engens"
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my question is i have this rash and it itches should i scratch it?
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Re: Ask the Twincast.

Postby Rodimus723 » Sun Sep 19, 2010 3:34 pm

Sorry for this getting asked so late after the relevancy has faded, but what do you guys (and girl(s)) feel about Shattered Glass and the whole reverse-morality universe concept?
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Re: Ask the Twincast.

Postby tyu237 » Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:31 am

what character needs more love or a toy update?
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Re: Ask the Twincast.

Postby shortwave » Tue Sep 21, 2010 1:20 am

Motto: "eagls may soar but weasels dont get sucked in to jet engens"
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id say slag or sludge
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Re: Ask the Twincast.

Postby tyu237 » Tue Sep 21, 2010 1:24 pm

with names like that though would they go down well with kids, they changed slags name to snarl in TFA i reckon because of the reason that kids(or their parents) would find a name like "slag" inapropriate
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Re: Ask the Twincast.

Postby Hoitytoity » Fri Sep 24, 2010 2:05 pm

Motto: "It's time to pull up a groove and get fabulous."
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I'm kinda curious about your guys' highs and lows collection-wise. So on that topic, I ask...

1. What's the one figure in your collection you're most proud of? As a subset, what's the rarest/most expensive figure you own?

2. What's the one figure that you wish you had the most?

3. What's the figure you regret buying the most, and why?

And because we're all thinking it...

4. What's the one figure, minicons included, you wish Counterpunch DIDN'T own?

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Re: Ask the Twincast.

Postby Silverwulf » Thu Oct 21, 2010 4:20 pm

A quick one for the gang.

Out of all the Botcon/TFCC fiction that has come down the pipeline which one is your favourite? Eg, Shattered Glass, Wings of Honour, etc.

Love the twincast, keep up the good work you guys.
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Re: Ask the Twincast.

Postby TaZZerath » Mon Oct 25, 2010 7:45 pm

Long time listener, first time poster.

I'd like to ask the Twincast some comic-related questions, for those of you who like reading 'em (don't want to assume anything!) These don't have to be specific to publisher (Marvel, Dreamwave, IDW, etc)

1. Who is your favourite comic book author and why?
2. Who is your favourite comic book artist and why?

That is all... for now :D
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Re: Ask the Twincast.

Postby Counterpunch » Tue Oct 26, 2010 6:13 am

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TaZZerath wrote:Long time listener, first time poster.


Holy crap, we have long time listeners! :D Thanks man.
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Re: Ask the Twincast.

Postby Godomus Bits » Wed Oct 27, 2010 2:31 pm

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:-? Unusual question but regardless.

The year is 2015, you wake up from a cryosleep to realize you've survived the events of 2012 and stumble into a decimated world where you're forced to fend for yourself. After finding food,supplies and setting up a strong hold you stumble across a toys'r'us or a pawn store. What transformer do you shed a tear when you find him/her in the remains of a shattered humanity?

Now know, I don't think anythings happening this is just for fun.

That said,mine?
Best case - Original g1 (any mold) Prime (Hope)
Worst case - Any Wheelie (Doom)
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Re: Ask the Twincast.

Postby GEEWUN » Tue Nov 02, 2010 5:10 pm

Motto: ""I'm not Psychotic... just Crazy!!!""
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Duke of Luns wrote:1. In your opinion, what are some of the worst Transformers toys/molds, and why?

2. Do you think Activators/Fast Action Battlers/Power Bots/Etc. are good for the Transformers brand, or are they a waste of shelf space?


I "second" these 2 questions. The response to the first one would be hilarious, and the response to the second one would be quite interesting, I think.


I third these
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Re: Ask the Twincast.

Postby Galvatron X » Tue Nov 02, 2010 7:17 pm

Motto: "Such heroic nonsense..."
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I apologize if this is on a previous page somewhere...

What American Transformers cartoon has the best intro and why? This question will obviously allow different seasons, like G1's and Beast Wars' different Seasons 1,2, and 3 intros.

(My vote goes to either G1 Season 3 or Beast Wars Season 2.)
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Re: Ask the Twincast.

Postby Elemental Queen » Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:34 am

Motto: ""...................hi?""
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Whats your favorite genre of music and type of movie? (comedy, romance, etc)
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Re: Ask the Twincast.

Postby Counterpunch » Wed Nov 10, 2010 8:40 am

Motto: "...and I used to be such a nice guy."
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I may end up answering some questions via Twitter @ ME_Counterpunch

Also, you can find some updates to the recordings there too.
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Re: Ask the Twincast.

Postby Sabrblade » Wed Nov 10, 2010 9:55 pm

Motto: "FOR THE EARTH!!!"
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This one's a bit of a multi-part question.

What are ya'll opinions about the Japanese G1 cartoons and the remaining fiction that carried on after them (before Beast Wars came, though). Specifically,
  • What do think of The Headmasters? How does it compare to the first three seasons of the G1 cartoon? Does it fit in with those better than "The Rebrith"? Was "The Rebirth" handled better than The Headmasters was? Which version had the better characters? What were the main pros and cons of this series?
  • What's your opinion on the Chōjin Masterforce series? Was its uniqueness (i.e. - human TFs, Devil Z, Chōkon Power, etc.) too radically different from the *normal* kinds of TF series? Does it still hold up to you? How did you feel about the characters being primarily human/organic instead of wholly robotic? What did you consider to be good or bad in this series?
  • What are your thoughts on Victory? Did it evoke that nostalgic feel of the G1 cartoon, in which the episodes are mainly standalone episodic stories each? How do you feel about the "70's mecha anime"-styled designs of the characters? Could the show have done better to make itself more enjoyable, or was it fine as it is?
  • Any comments on the Zone OVA episode/fiction, Return of Convoy fiction, Operation Combination fiction, Japanese G-2 fiction, etc.?

I'm curious about the depth of yall's knowledge of this particular era. :-B
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Re: Ask the Twincast.

Postby Rodimus723 » Wed Nov 24, 2010 3:08 am

What is your favorite non-Transformers series that involves Mecha (Voltron, Power Rangers, etc.)?
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Re: Ask the Twincast.

Postby Duke of Luns » Wed Nov 24, 2010 6:51 am

I've got an intentionally funny question that hopefully will lead to an equally hilarious conversation/response:

How would you explain Kiss Players to someone who has only basic knowledge of Transformers? To set the ground rules, they've seen the live action movies, and not much else.
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Re: Ask the Twincast.

Postby Sabrblade » Thu Dec 09, 2010 4:34 pm

Motto: "FOR THE EARTH!!!"
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Thought of a more... "feasible" question.

The Energon/Super Link anime is widely considered to be one of (if not the) least best TF cartoon series. However, since every cloud has a silver lining, is anything that occured in this cartoon that you genuinely found to be cool?


Examples (these don't need to be mentioned in the podcast if you don't want to):
  • The Optimus Supreme vs. Unicron fight
  • Inferno's internal struggle of trying not to be turned evil
  • Kicker's suit and use of weapons enabling him to take part in battles
  • A certain character's design
  • A line of dialogue
  • Optimus' combined forms
  • Shockblast in his initial appearances
  • Starscream actually being loyal to Megs (even though it was originally forced)
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Re: Ask the Twincast.

Postby Universal Prime » Mon Dec 13, 2010 10:05 pm

Motto: ""So long as I'm still standing I am fit for duty.""
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IF they do another train-based combiner, would you rather they used the name Raiden, Rail Racer, or a new name?
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Re: Ask the Twincast.

Postby Stormer » Mon Dec 27, 2010 8:51 pm

Motto: "I just want to teleport in, destroy some monsters, damage some property and teleport out."
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I am a fairly recent, casual collector of the toys. I've tried to just stick to the characters I really like, but some of the toys are just too cool to pass up.

As I ripped open a new toy the other day, my brother asked why I didn't want to keep it in the box, as it would be more valuable one day. I told my brother at the time that I really enjoy taking the toys out of the packaging and playing. But now, I've had to think about that - my conclusion, though I haven't done so yet, is to buy two. One to play with and one to save. I guess my attitude is that I'd rather be able to hold the toy than to just look at it from afar - I guess it's a matter of preference, kinda like classic car guys - some gain great joy from driving these rare machines while others prefer to keep it in the garage and look at it.

My question to you is, do you keep your toys mint in the box, or do you rip open the package to hold the toy in your hot little hands? Do you buy two? If you take it out of it's packaging, do you keep the packaging? Is the value of what it might be in the future a factor?
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