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Twincast / Podcast Episode #84 "Covenant"

Postby ScottyP » Tue Jan 14, 2014 2:47 pm

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Twincast / Podcast Episode #84 "Covenant"

Welcome to the latest edition of the Seibertron.com Twincast! This episode features the triumphant return of The People's Host, Counterpunch, along with regular crew Seibertron and Scotty P, plus our guest for the evening Sabrblade.

Episode 84 "Covenant" is available directly and in our RSS Feed and should appear on iTunes within 24 to 48 hours of this news post.

Here are the awesome fun time topics that the cast discusses in this episode!

The Covenant of Primus has been published at long last. The story of the Thirteen Primes and the definitive history of the Aligned Continuity is here, and mixed opinions abound. Are we into this, or just getting dragged along for the read? Listen in and find out!

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Like it or not, movie toys are upon us. We discuss some of the recent leaks such as Dinobot packaging mockups and intriguing size class names.

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We then wrap up our talk of Age of Extinction with some cryptic talk of our "first" look at Drift!

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As we move on to toys we discuss the very cool Kid's Logic Optimus Prime that Seibertron.com has an exclusive first look at. Seibertron himself breaks down what to expect out of this toy while the rest of us debate the price point while looking on.

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The first look at MP Wheeljack is also upon us. Well, the first silhouette was out when we recorded this and nothing else, so we at least talked about that. At the same time we discuss this little matter of the designer change and whether or not this really matters.

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We finish up our toy chat talking about scale, particularly how the new Simplified Predaking busts up other Voyagers. Find out if we'll be adding this beast to our collections.

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Our discussion then moves to... Pirates? Yep, in the worst kept secret ever, we now know when and where Botcon 2014 will be held and also part of the theme. Listen up as we decide whether or not to throw this idea overboard or let it into the captain's quarters.

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Speaking of conventions, there's another one about to hit the US, right in Seibertron's backyard. We're talking of course about TF Con USA. We lace up our skates and say sorry for this topic in advance over some Kraft dinner, eh? Oh wait, this is the American TF Con. Woopsie there.

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We end up with time for one good Listener Question and as usual, the answer will completely not disappoint.

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At last we conclude with some Bragging Rights. Early '00s G1 recolors reign supreme as we discuss awesome deals, awesome stores, and some milestones as well.



Thanks everyone for listening and we appreciate the continued support!

Not on the show to give your take? Probably not, so don't forget to keep the discussion going on the Seibertron.com Energon Pub Forums!

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Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #84 "Covenant"

Postby SW's SilverHammer » Tue Feb 04, 2014 11:11 pm

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Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #84 "Covenant"

Postby harvester » Tue Feb 04, 2014 11:40 pm

I wish I could have been on this podcast, I have soooOOOOOooo much to say about this one. Overall though, an AWESOME companion book to the Aligned Universe. But right now I am soooOOOOOooo digging the IDW universe. Hope they make some kind of Covenant book for the IDW universe (like that'll happen :roll: )
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Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #84 "Covenant"

Postby Sabrblade » Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:32 am

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harvester wrote:I wish I could have been on this podcast, I have soooOOOOOooo much to say about this one. Overall though, an AWESOME companion book to the Aligned Universe. But right now I am soooOOOOOooo digging the IDW universe. Hope they make some kind of Covenant book for the IDW universe (like that'll happen :roll: )
They kinda did... once... to lacking results... http://tfwiki.net/wiki/The_Transformers_Continuum
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Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #84 "Covenant"

Postby megatronus » Wed Feb 05, 2014 10:23 am

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So this was recorded when only the preview silhouette of MP Wheeljack was announced, eh?

I love the Twincast Podcasts, but I gotta ask... why does it take so long to post these? Editing issues?
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Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #84 "Covenant"

Postby ScottyP » Wed Feb 05, 2014 10:31 am

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harvester wrote:I wish I could have been on this podcast, I have soooOOOOOooo much to say about this one.


Drop those thoughts on the thread, would love to hear them :D


megatronus wrote:So this was recorded when only the preview silhouette of MP Wheeljack was announced, eh?


It was literally ten minutes after we stopped recording that the first actual prototype image got posted. It was frustrating.

megatronus wrote:I love the Twincast Podcasts, but I gotta ask... why does it take so long to post these? Editing issues?


Totally fair question. Basically, this got recorded and then life took some turns for some of us that weren't expected and Podcast work got set aside for a few weeks. I'm happy to say that we already have another show recorded and almost ready to go up that will have much more current content :DANCE:
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Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #84 "Covenant"

Postby megatronus » Wed Feb 05, 2014 10:41 am

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ScottyP wrote:
megatronus wrote:So this was recorded when only the preview silhouette of MP Wheeljack was announced, eh?


It was literally ten minutes after we stopped recording that the first actual prototype image got posted. It was frustrating.

megatronus wrote:I love the Twincast Podcasts, but I gotta ask... why does it take so long to post these? Editing issues?


Totally fair question. Basically, this got recorded and then life took some turns for some of us that weren't expected and Podcast work got set aside for a few weeks. I'm happy to say that we already have another show recorded and almost ready to go up that will have much more current content :DANCE:


Thanks Scotty! Life definitely gets in the way sometimes.
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Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #84 "Covenant"

Postby Kibble » Wed Feb 05, 2014 4:14 pm

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Regarding MP-03...Kobayashi designed it much like MP-11 and the Macross jackass came aboard and turned it into MP-03.

Regarding the MP line in general, it has changed beyond just release frequency. One of the biggest things is direction, that it's no longer a leaders only line, that the bots are all in scale, and the figures are more intuitive and not so fragile and finicky where you want to avoid transforming them for fear of breakage.
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Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #84 "Covenant"

Postby mooncake623 » Wed Feb 05, 2014 4:31 pm

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Kibble wrote:Regarding MP-03...Kobayashi designed it much like MP-11 and the Macross jackass came aboard and turned it into MP-03.

Regarding the MP line in general, it has changed beyond just release frequency. One of the biggest things is direction, that it's no longer a leaders only line, that the bots are all in scale, and the figures are more intuitive and not so fragile and finicky where you want to avoid transforming them for fear of breakage.



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Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #84 "Covenant"

Postby lonrac » Thu Feb 06, 2014 10:57 am

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Another great episode,

oh and welcome back Counterpunch,
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Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #84 "Covenant"

Postby Seibertron » Thu Feb 06, 2014 12:12 pm

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