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Twincast / Podcast Episode #73 "Beast Hunting"

Postby Tigertrack » Mon Aug 05, 2013 7:32 am

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Join Mike (Counterpunch), Ryan (Seibertron), Scotty (Scotty P), and Matt (Tigertrack) as they flex collecting muscles to try to acquire the latest and greatest Transformers toys. This episode is available directly and in our RSS Feed and should appear on iTunes within 24 to 48 hours of this news post.

In this episode, Ryan and Mike go in to collector nirvana describing what it's like owning the super-awesome collectible that so many now have their hands on ... Metroplex.

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A little ol' convention called WONDERFEST happened, and there was some big yellow plasticy Scorponok thing shown on display next to G1 Fortress Maximus. The crew speculate, and wonder what does it actually mean? And then we talk dolls... like CM Corps new addition in Spike and Daniel Exosuits.

Then there's the hunting. Beast Hunters 'Rise of the Predacons' Exclusives, Target resets, Generations comic packs, and more seemed to magically appear all at the same time. Is Target the most consistent retailer for releasing similar toys at similar times in so many stores?

Not only are Beast Hunters toys making news, but the Beast Hunters cartoon showed its final episode, and we share a few thoughts on its finality, Bumblebee speaking, and what comes next for Transformers cartoons.

Believe it or not, the Twincast also had a few moments to talk about the SDCC TF/GI JOE Exclusive Set and how separate entities are having trouble playing nice when it comes to a certain white jet with black and red details, and super-cool fast pack jet engines.

And finally...

Do you like free stuff? If so you may want to tune in as the crew of the podcast announces a bit of a contest. Details are in the show, and will be expounded on in this podcast thread. We're looking forward to your creativity. The winner will receive a new Generations deluxe class Transformers toy. Only U.S. residents and non-Seibertron.com staff members are eligible to win.

Thanks for tuning in! If you get a chance, please leave us some feedback about this episode. We really like to hear from our listeners!
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Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #73 "Beast Hunting"

Postby burning_sirius » Tue Aug 06, 2013 10:38 pm

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Harmony Gold is the worst company. It squats on the Macross license doing nothing with it. Macross 7, F, Zero? Nothing. No other valks have come out in the US. Studio Blu, Bandai and Yamato have fought tooth and nail to get back those rights for Macross localization. Alas, Harmony Gold is just a real estate company that squats on anime licenses from the 80s.

The card art is where they got in trouble because Harmony Gold has the rights to the likenesses of all Valkyries. It sucks. No one likes it and I hope that if this lawsuit goes through, Hasbro wins. Who knows though.
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Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #73 "Beast Hunting"

Postby Sabrblade » Wed Aug 07, 2013 7:43 am

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tigertracks 24 wrote:Beast Hunters 'Rise of the Predacons' Exclusives,
Predacons Rising. :D
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Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #73 "Beast Hunting"

Postby Sabrblade » Wed Aug 07, 2013 10:14 am

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The Go! cartoon wouldn't work over here for television, each episode is only 12 minutes long and too low budget for American TV. Each episode is only a bonus DVD short included as magazine extras.

Darksteel and Skylynx are the two new Preds for the DVD/TV movie.

65 episodes was always the intention for TF: Prime. Steven Melching said that they came into the show knowing how they wanted to end it, and said that 65 episode was their maximum longterm goal that they were hoping to reach, but weren't sure if they could make it that far.
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Caelus wrote:My wife pointed out something interesting about the prehistoric Predacons. I said that everyone was complaining because transforming for them mostly consisted of them just standing up-right. She essentially said, 'So? That's what our ancestors did.'
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Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #73 "Beast Hunting"

Postby ScottyP » Wed Aug 07, 2013 12:18 pm

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Going back to a point Ryan made in the show -

Going by my purchase records, there have been 90 US Transformers toy releases since May (this counts things like the Botcon Box Set or Predacons Rising Abominus as one release, not five). This assumes I left nothing out, which isn't guaranteed! Pretty crazy how busy it's been after the first part of the year was quite slow.
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Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #73 "Beast Hunting"

Postby Demonss » Wed Aug 07, 2013 1:10 pm

I have to disagree with Ryan here.
I don't think Daniel is in scale with Rodimus based on the 86 movie. I mean that fishing scene standing he'd be lucky to be up to hotrod's knee it seems:
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Not to mention that that's hotrod, whom should be closer to the scale of masterpiece sideswipe where as the picture we've seen of the cm corps are comparing him to the taller Rodimus.
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Just my .02.. We all know scale doensn't matter where transformers are involved!
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Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #73 "Beast Hunting"

Postby Toralei_De_Nile » Wed Aug 07, 2013 2:05 pm

Is Metroplex holding a Popsicle?
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Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #73 "Beast Hunting"

Postby Mindmaster » Wed Aug 07, 2013 4:22 pm

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So what is the contest? For some odd reason, I can't download the podcast.
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Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #73 "Beast Hunting"

Postby SW's SilverHammer » Wed Aug 07, 2013 5:15 pm

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Mindmaster wrote:So what is the contest? For some odd reason, I can't download the podcast.


Counterpunch could put more eloquently than I. It's a photo contest of transformers and human figures. kinda like the G-TR figures, but it can be more than pin ups girls, the pictures can be funny, action, whatever. Also, bonus points for figmas!

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Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #73 "Beast Hunting"

Postby Counterpunch » Wed Aug 07, 2013 6:20 pm

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SW's SilverHammer wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:So what is the contest? For some odd reason, I can't download the podcast.


Counterpunch could put more eloquently than I. It's a photo contest of transformers and human figures. kinda like the G-TR figures, but it can be more than pin ups girls, the pictures can be funny, action, whatever. Also, bonus points for figmas!


Exactly.

One Transformer and one human companion.
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Their success brings about the revelation that all is not well in Seaside. A sinister evil is growing in the heart of their city, and their actions may have been enabling it all along. Ancient debts are coming due, and Julian alongside his comrades must break through the veil of deceit before they are manipulated down a path from which there is no escape. Failure will leave them as unwitting pawns in a game where the stakes are their very souls. With enemies on all sides, Julian resolves to take whatever measures are necessary to protect his friends and to prove to the rest of the criminal underworld that he is indeed the Master of the House.


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Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #73 "Beast Hunting"

Postby joevill » Wed Aug 07, 2013 7:24 pm

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What a fun episode! I really enjoyed it. Scotty__P your a natural! I went to Target today after work (post episode) and I ran into all the Target exclusives. I didn't realized there were so many!
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Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #73 "Beast Hunting"

Postby Sabrblade » Wed Aug 07, 2013 8:04 pm

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GariRobo-Kun, actually. ;)
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Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #73 "Beast Hunting"

Postby Samsonator » Wed Aug 07, 2013 11:26 pm

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So, assuming I want to enter this photo contest (Which, I mean.. I'm not actually eligible to win, living in Canada, just kinda want to enter for funsies) Whereabouts would I be posting my entry?
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Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #73 "Beast Hunting"

Postby joevill » Thu Aug 08, 2013 6:59 pm

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Samsonator wrote:So, assuming I want to enter this photo contest (Which, I mean.. I'm not actually eligible to win, living in Canada, just kinda want to enter for funsies) Whereabouts would I be posting my entry?

Do we post the entry here or via Twitter?
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Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #73 "Beast Hunting"

Postby Firebird » Thu Aug 08, 2013 9:44 pm

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I heard about a photo contest :D

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Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #73 "Beast Hunting"

Postby necr0blivion » Thu Aug 08, 2013 10:10 pm

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First time commenting on the podcast, I really enjoy the work you all do. Glad to have ScottyP on board, he meshes well.

Mike/CP - thanks for bringing up the "golden age" of wrestling! It truly was a "can't miss it" every Monday night (and whatever other night of the week they put original programming on).

The Harmony Gold situation really sucks. I was hoping to get the SDCC set somewhere down the line.
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Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #73 "Beast Hunting"

Postby ScottyP » Sun Aug 11, 2013 7:30 pm

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Thanks for the kind comments, Joe and necroblivion.

And nice picture Tom! Let's see some more everyone :)
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Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #73 "Beast Hunting"

Postby Flux Convoy » Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:05 am

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Scotty works well with the rest of you. :) The difference in the Hasbro FOC Jazz is the visor. The new release is transparent blue. The old release is darker, black maybe. I'm not sure on Prime. Looks exactly the same to my eyes. I don't think Shockwave is different in any way either.
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Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #73 "Beast Hunting"

Postby Bumblevivisector » Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:35 pm

I appreciate Seib's willingness to send Takara Grand Max's shell for reverse molding to enable a complete reissue. Preservation is paramount!

And yet, they might not go through the expense of remolding, even if you mailed it to them. If only we Could Honestly Make Sure that this part of TF history will be reproduced for future generations.

Just sayin'.

Good show. I don't listen to many because I'm still about 3 years behind on IDW, and try to avoid spoilers, so thanks for keeping this one largely free of them!
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Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #73 "Beast Hunting"

Postby joevill » Tue Aug 13, 2013 6:33 am

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How about 1 Robot 2 Human companions?
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Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #73 "Beast Hunting"

Postby ScottyP » Tue Aug 13, 2013 7:42 am

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Bumblevivisector wrote:Good show. I don't listen to many because I'm still about 3 years behind on IDW, and try to avoid spoilers, so thanks for keeping this one largely free of them!


We're discussing how to implement a way to keep you unspoiled for good on that :) Can't say too much, but I can say that soon you'll be able to listen to the show without much fear of spoilers, ever.


joevill wrote:How about 1 Robot 2 Human companions?


I see what you did there :lol:
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Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #73 "Beast Hunting"

Postby Delicon » Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:43 pm

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Great mix of personalities with this group.
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Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #73 "Beast Hunting"

Postby Vile MK III » Sun Aug 18, 2013 2:09 pm

My entry; and always a great show guys! :D

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Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #73 "Beast Hunting"

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