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Re: Ask the Twincast

Postby Counterpunch » Fri Jun 17, 2011 6:39 am

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Birdiebot wrote:I am new into collecting. What should I get first, and what should I avoid?


We will definitely hit this question up next time around.

Optimutt wrote:1. I've lsitened to all 22 episodes so far and have noted the changes that have been going on. While I think it's good to have a revolving group, I can't help but wonder: What happened to the originl Podcast line-up?

2. Do any of you frequent any other TF fan sites? And if so, which other sites would you recommend?


1. Thank you for listening. It's a lot of work, but it's worth it when we get feedback. Skice is pursuing his own podcast, you can look it up on Facebook at "The Electronic Information Show". Pyro has been busy with life, but is always welcome back. Savage has been similarly busy.

Hopefully all the changes have been improvements and you're continuing to get better shows and productions.

2. I am on all the major TF sites except maybe TFormers because I just really dislike their forum format. The dudes over in the TFW toy and video game forums know me fairly well and I lurk at AllSpark on occasion. Other TF sites? Fred's Variant Pages. The site is down, but people have hosted parts or all of it and it has the most insane collection of variant info and odd bits of history. Check it out.

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1. Banzai-Tron - Action master, boat, or tank?

2. 2011 is the 10th Anniversary of R.I.D. What is your favorite mold from that series?

3. Do you expect many angry fans next year with TCC Runabout but no TCC Runamuck?

4. United Targetmasters Caliburst and Spoilsport, who the heck do they pair up with?


1. Boat

2. Rail Racer. If that doesn't count because it's three, then Prime.

3. I really hope so. I feed off of anger.

4. They were misnamed. Should have been named "Boxx" and "Sonsaku". Naturally, they go with Drift.
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Re: Ask the Twincast

Postby starwarrior1227 » Fri Jun 17, 2011 11:28 am

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what type of botcon exclusives would you like to see in the future?
ex. shattered glass movieverse set
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Re: Ask the Twincast

Postby Fortress Rodimus » Mon Jun 20, 2011 11:29 pm

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I would like to know if the TFCC membership is worth the $40 if i am not able to really collect the toys for space issues? So i guess is the magazine and comic in the magazine worth it since it is only 16 pages and only 6 a year?
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Re: Ask the Twincast

Postby It Is Him » Thu Jun 23, 2011 8:38 am

Let's talk about fiction for a second. If you guys could scrub one aspect of Transformers lore, what would it be? Some examples:

A bad answer to this question would be "The entire live-action series," or "The Hub"

A mediocre answer would be "Megan Fox," "Wheelie's dope rhymes" or "Devastator's tiddlywinks"

A good answer would be "Transformers having Sparks," "That part in Beast Machines where everyone died," or "Unicron's origin story in Call Of The Primitives"
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Re: Ask the Twincast

Postby Sabrblade » Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:04 am

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The Beast Wars cartoon and the Hearts of Steel comic showed us how a Transformers story could work in a time set prior to the present day. If you could have a new Transformers series or story be set in a previous time period, when and where would it take place?

Examples: The Middle Ages, the Old West, Feudal Japan, Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome, the Great Depression, the American Colonial times, the Age of Exploration, etc.
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Re: Ask the Twincast

Postby Fortress Rodimus » Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:46 pm

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I am looking at getting into kitbashing and as well as from scratch. My plan is to take the movie altmodes and make the robot and paint more G1. but I was wondering if you guys have had any experience in that and how it has turned out?
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Re: Ask the Twincast

Postby Mindmaster » Fri Jun 24, 2011 8:02 pm

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Sabrblade wrote:The Beast Wars cartoon and the Hearts of Steel comic showed us how a Transformers story could work in a time set prior to the present day. If you could have a new Transformers series or story be set in a previous time period, when and where would it take place?

Examples: The Middle Ages, the Old West, Feudal Japan, Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome, the Great Depression, the American Colonial times, the Age of Exploration, etc.


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Re: Ask the Twincast

Postby BlueFlame » Sat Jun 25, 2011 12:54 pm

My question is why do you continually pronounce the word "continuity" incorrectly?

It is KAHN TI NEW ITY, not CONTINUE ITY. Sorry, I just find it annoying. There's a guy on the No Pink Spandex podcast who pronounces it the exact same wrong way, and it drives me crazy. Not trying to be a dick, but you sound really silly everytime you say it wrong.

Besides that, I love the show, and you guys never fail to make me chuckle. Keep up the good work.
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Re: Ask the Twincast

Postby Mindmaster » Sat Jun 25, 2011 1:40 pm

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BlueFlame wrote:My question is why do you continually pronounce the word "continuity" incorrectly?

It is KAHN TI NEW ITY, not CONTINUE ITY. Sorry, I just find it annoying. There's a guy on the No Pink Spandex podcast who pronounces it the exact same wrong way, and it drives me crazy. Not trying to be a dick, but you sound really silly everytime you say it wrong.

Besides that, I love the show, and you guys never fail to make me chuckle. Keep up the good work.


Kahn-tih-new-ity. Helped much? ;)
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Re: Ask the Twincast

Postby BlueFlame » Sat Jun 25, 2011 3:01 pm

haha I'm lame. I meant to put the H in there.

Proof-reading never hurts, I guess. ;)
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Re: Ask the Twincast

Postby Counterpunch » Mon Jun 27, 2011 6:38 am

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BlueFlame wrote:My question is why do you continually pronounce the word "continuity" incorrectly?

It is KAHN TI NEW ITY, not CONTINUE ITY. Sorry, I just find it annoying. There's a guy on the No Pink Spandex podcast who pronounces it the exact same wrong way, and it drives me crazy. Not trying to be a dick, but you sound really silly everytime you say it wrong.


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Re: Ask the Twincast

Postby BlueFlame » Mon Jun 27, 2011 8:32 am

Yeah, Counterpunch, it was you. lol :)
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Re: Ask the Twincast

Postby Doctor McGrath » Wed Jun 29, 2011 9:29 pm

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What's next for the DotM toy line? The movie is now officially in theaters, Waves 1-3 of the deluxes have already been on the shelves, no big reveal at Botcon...so what's next? I know wave 4 has been confirmed and we have seen Walmart listings of a possible wave 5 (deluxe anyway) but it just seems like it's all happening really slowly. Are they holding back for the holidays or is there a real chance this line may be dying out already?
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Re: Ask the Twincast

Postby Mindmaster » Thu Jun 30, 2011 10:36 am

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This is for the HMW players like myself;

Will we expect future updates to the game? :???: I would also like the return of Mini-cons. If that isn't possible, then just ignore the last part. ;) :lol:
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Re: Ask the Twincast

Postby BlueFlame » Fri Jul 01, 2011 6:40 am

Hey, guys, I would love it if you did an episode where you talked about the TFs competition (back in the day, I mean), the GoBots. Just a brief discussion on what you guys thought of them when they were out, the TV show, etc.

It could be funny. Anyway, just a thought.
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Re: Ask the Twincast

Postby Kibble » Sat Jul 02, 2011 9:07 am

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So how the heck is it pronounced? I hear it both ways on the Twincasts: Seibertron. Like Cybertron or is it Sabertron?
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Re: Ask the Twincast

Postby Counterpunch » Sat Jul 02, 2011 11:38 pm

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Kibble wrote:So how the heck is it pronounced? I hear it both ways on the Twincasts: Seibertron. Like Cybertron or is it Sabertron?


If you say it as if it were a Japanese word, then it's "Say-ber-tron". I'm trying to do this because it seems that's how Seibertron envisions it.

Now, to me, it's not written in Japanese kana, if it were and it were the same word, the kana would need to go "Se-i-ba-ta-ro-n" or something similar.

I "think" the word as "Cyber-tron" because it was an English word, romanized for Japanese use. What I learned in my Japanese classes in college was that foreign words that were specifically romanized would be said as if they were written with kana.

Example: Bus
Romanization: Basu
Pronounced: Ba-su

Now, if the word did not have a Romanization, then they would attempt to say it as close to the original language as possible. That may be taught differently now, or it may have been a quirk of my particular professor.

To me, the shows were attempting to replicate the English "Cybertron" which is why I would pronounce it that way too. But...when in Rome. ;)
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Re: Ask the Twincast

Postby Sabrblade » Sun Jul 03, 2011 6:17 am

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Counterpunch wrote:To me, the shows were attempting to replicate the English "Cybertron" which is why I would pronounce it that way too. But...when in Rome. ;)
But they do successfully replicate it. Just... not for the planet's name, but for the Autobot (Cybertron) faction. With that, they instead correctly say "Sa-i-ba-to-ro-n" to emulate "Cybertron", whereas they, like you said, say "se-i-ba-to-ro-n" for their home planet of Seibertron.

Though, in recent years, they've thrown all this out the window with the using English terms now. "O-to-bo-t-to" (or how ever it's pronounced) for "Autobot" instead of "Sa-i-ba-to-ro-n" for "Cybertron", and what have you. :roll:
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Re: Ask the Twincast

Postby shelli » Sun Jul 17, 2011 10:03 pm

I don't get it.
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Re: Ask the Twincast

Postby Counterpunch » Mon Jul 18, 2011 8:11 am

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shelli wrote:I don't get it.


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Re: Ask the Twincast

Postby BeastProwl » Tue Jul 19, 2011 11:35 am

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COMMENT NUMBER 100! Sorry, couldn't resist...
My question is, is there a way to listen to this without downloading it first?
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Re: Ask the Twincast

Postby Counterpunch » Tue Jul 19, 2011 1:58 pm

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BeastProwl wrote:COMMENT NUMBER 100! Sorry, couldn't resist...
My question is, is there a way to listen to this without downloading it first?


No, we don't stream the content and even if you were to stream it, you're still downloading it. You may as well hit up the dl unless you're asking in regards to a mobile device, then my answer is a little different.
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Re: Ask the Twincast

Postby wyokid » Thu Jul 21, 2011 6:31 pm

What's been your favorite episode of Transfromers: Prime?

How would I get someone who has only seen the Bay films into a heavy Transformers fan?
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Re: Ask the Twincast

Postby SW's SilverHammer » Tue Aug 02, 2011 3:06 pm

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What is Your Opinion on How Dark Side of the Moon Leader Megatron will be made, For example With Bumble Brick Or like sentinel prime :-?
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Re: Ask the Twincast

Postby Counterpunch » Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:15 am

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I think we're as caught up on these as we can be.

Everyone come up with embarrassing questions for Matt and Bob.
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