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Twincast / Podcast Episode #63 "Beast Machine Wars"

Postby Razorclaw0000 » Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:53 pm

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Seibertron.com is proud to present the latest episode of the Twincast, blasting at you with all dirt on the BotCon 2013 news and much more! Join host Counterpunch, along with Jon 3.0, and Razorclaw, Seibertron and Tigertracks for a round table discussion on the set preview and details of the upcoming convention!

As always, the episode is available directly and in our RSS Feed and should appear on iTunes in 24 to 48 hours.

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BotCon 2013 Set Preview - our thoughts on each figure and the set as a whole

The price of BotCon - how much is too much? Thanks to the meticulous data maintained by collector G.B. Blackrock, we discuss the rising costs of the set and add-ons:

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Year       Set        Add-ons    Total
2005       $265       $100       $365
2006       $249       $142       $391
2007       $279       $136       $415
2008       $285       $194       $479
2009       $295       $197       $492
2010       $305       $210       $515
2011       $315       $270       $585
2012       $340       $283       $623
2013       $365       ?          ?


Transformers Collector's Club 2013 Incentive Figure Depth Charge
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Arms Micron Ending - our thoughts on Nightmare Unicron, Final Battle Megatron, and Jet Vehicon General
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Takara Generations 2013 Wave 3 Discussion
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Discussion Topic - With the rising cost of collecting, the Twincast team shares some of their best tips to save money and maximize your purchase power!

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Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #63 "Beast Machine Wars"

Postby Samsonator » Wed Mar 06, 2013 3:02 am

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Enjoying the show thus far, in response to the question about removing paint, I found something that works pretty well, I posted it here http://www.seibertron.com/energonpub/effctive-transformers-paint-remover-found-t92386.php

As for the BotCon stuff, I had planned to hit up BotCon this time around, maybe go see everyone at the bar to celebrate my tenth year as a site member, but money issues from my recent move, compounded with how unimpressed I've been with this set, and how much it's all costing these days... I just can't do it.

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Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #63 "Beast Machine Wars"

Postby Blurrz » Wed Mar 06, 2013 6:58 am

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Good show.

What Ryan said as a good marketing technique in regards to having a homerun in the box set and having mediocre fill ins, I think that was truly finalized or atleast cemented with the 2010 Cindersaur/Slicer 2-pack that just did not sell well at the convention, and they had to sell the remaining at the club store. If FP went back in time to 2010 and wanted to redo the way the sets were set up, I'm sure Csaur and Slicer woulda been plugged into the box set, while some other figures would have been the attendees as they'd sell better.

In my opinion, I think that every figure in the set should be a home run. For me, this year doesn't feel like it. I honestly think that if Obsidian and Strika were one of the '13 attendee 2-packs, that would have been the most sought out set 2-pack and bought out instantly.. but for the first time in awhile, it just feels like that this box set is going to be split up.

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Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #63 "Beast Machine Wars"

Postby ScottyP » Wed Mar 06, 2013 3:09 pm

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Good listen as always guys!

Couple things -

Razorclaw - You got my thoughts on Botcon set pretty much spot on. Good summary!

Seibertron - If you need those Prime RC Cars, I picked them up at a Marshall's a couple weeks ago. Not amazingly cheap at $12 each but not as bad as regular retail. I have a spare Knockout if you really run out of luck, lmk.

Green packaging - I've noticed the plastic used for the outside bubbles is totally recyclable now. Has the little arrows on it, never did before, so on a Voyager box I can now put it in my city recycling whereas I couldn't before. Inside insert bubbles still seem to be garbage.

Re: Saving Money - **** money. I'm gonna go buy toys :HEADHURTS:
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Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #63 "Beast Machine Wars"

Postby Fender Bender » Wed Mar 06, 2013 7:22 pm

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Movie 1 Wreckage would have been a better option as Strika, would the mold been available.
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Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #63 "Beast Machine Wars"

Postby lonrac » Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:58 am

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another good show.

this side of the pond, I'm finding the second wave of Prime toys on pegs, Hotshot, Knockout, for €11.99 ($15.40)to €15.99($18.87)

Hoping that Metroplex shows up around here.
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Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #63 "Beast Machine Wars"

Postby Sabrblade » Thu Mar 07, 2013 3:45 pm

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Fender Bender wrote:Movie 1 Wreckage would have been a better option as Strika, would the mold been available.
In all honesty, I think that if the 2007-2008 Movie 1 molds didn't have any licensing issues, the Club might have gladly used them in a heartbeat. We only have Paramount to blame for this.
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Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #63 "Beast Machine Wars"

Postby joevill » Fri Mar 08, 2013 7:50 am

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Welcome back Matt! We missed you! It was great to hear all the original staff again. Brilliant name for the podcast Bob btw!

It is very interesting to learn that what it cost for the primus and add-ons back in 2005 is now what it costs for a primus this year. *sigh*

I laughed really hard when Bob said, "everybody knows I spend a lot of money."

You guys are onto something about buying unpopular G1 toys. ScottyP, your an evil one! ;)
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Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #63 "Beast Machine Wars"

Postby lonrac » Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:52 pm

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just on the matter of club membership,

Stupidly left my card details on the page when I ordered subscription figures, and the club automatically charged membership to my card this year.
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Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #63 "Beast Machine Wars"

Postby chuckdawg1999 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 1:20 am

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On the topic of saving money, I really feel there's three main things for people to do:

1) Join a pay-to-shop site- These are the sites that "pay you to shop" it's pennies on the dollar but it's pennies you never had before. The big one that you see on TV is Ebates but Big Crumbs sometimes has a better rate on other sites.

2) Get the pay pal debit card- Debit cards insure you don't spend more than you can afford and everybody practically uses pay pal nowadays. It's still pennies on the dollar but it gets deposited back into your pay pal account.

3) Do online surveys- Most surveys are no longer than an hour and those pay big $$$ most sties pay you in points that can be converted to pay pal cash or Amazon gift cards (you do use Prime right?)

This isn't going to make you rich and you certainly won't be able to drop big money in one shot but once you get rolling you'll be able to buy a TF (or other figure) a week.
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