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Twincast / Podcast Episode #83 "2013 Wrap-Up"

Postby xRotorstormx » Thu Jan 02, 2014 12:06 pm

Motto: ""Get into your enemy's mind. And then beat him at his own evil game.""
Welcome to the latest edition of the Seibertron.com Twincast! What's that you say, we just posted an episode? Well, with the holidays around we moved at a Sludge-like pace thanks to munching down on too many Energon Goodies, so YOU, our awesome and faithful listeners, get a double dose of Twincast fun! This episode features your still temporary, we promise host for the evening ScottyP, and your regularly scheduled crew of cast members Tigertrack, Rotorstorm, Jon 3.0, and Ron Burgandy? Join us as we check out the latest news and then put on our retrospective beer goggles and take a look at the whole of 2013!

This episode is available directly and in our RSS Feed and should appear on iTunes within 24 to 48 hours of this news post.

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The first wave of the IDW Generation deluxe figures have been appearing in more stores lately, have you been able to track these guys down? We discuss what we think of this wave which includes Waspinator, Skids, Goldfire and Dreadwing!

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Also, a few of us have been lucky enough to get our hands on Rhinox and Doubledealer. These figures looked pretty impressive from early photos but tune in to hear what the twincast has to say about them now that they are in hand.

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We FINALLY have some images of the much anticipated Generations Wave 3 figures coming out soon. This wave includes Rattrap, Crosscut, and Tankor. While much of the excitment is over Rattrap, does the reveal of Crosscut mean we may see more e-Hobby characters like Road Rage?

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IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise issue #24 was recently released. Take a listen to hear our thoughts about this issue, better known as Dark Cybertron Part 5.

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Also, Regeneration Issue #97 has been released.

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Tonight we take a stroll down memory lane as we recap our favorites of 2013! First up we discuss our favorite media of the year. From the addictive MMO game Transformers: Legends to the moment where we first see Predaking transform.

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Next up is our favorite comic/comic series of the year. You'll hear us discuss ours but what was your favorite? We want to know!

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What was our favorite Beast Hunters / Go! Toy this year? Tune in to find out!

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Favorite Generations figure? That is going to be a tough one because there were so many excellent figures to choose from. See what the crew chose as their favorites of the year.

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Next up in our stroll through 2013 we discuss our favorite Masterpiece figure. With how many amazing figures were released this year, a lot of us can not wait for next year!

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And now on to the stuff we were not so impressed with this year when it comes to figures...what was your least favorite figure of the year?

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The negativity continues for a bit as we give out our first ever 'Revenge of the Fallen' award. What was hyped up and crushed the cast's hopes and dreams? We're not even giving you an image for a hint, so that we don't end up giving the award to this segment!"

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Oh snap! The twincast crew discusses the 2013 Fandom Oh No You didn't moment...you do not want to miss this.

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After the highs and lows of 2013 when it comes to collecting, we discuss what our personal Toy of The Year is. We're pretty sure what toy Tigertrack will pick here, but what about the rest of the crew?

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There were some pretty awesome things that happened during the year when we look back. Whether it was finally getting that figure you always wanted or attending a convention. We all have our own personal Transformers Moment of 2013...

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There have been some pretty awesome reveals for the coming year. Will these figures live up to the hype or will they shatter our dreams like gold plastic? Find out what the crew thinks as we discuss our predictions for 2014!

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With our walk down memory lane wrapped up we dive into some listener questions! While some of the questions were answered in our wrap up of 2013 we could resist answering RodimusConvoy13's question. (Thank you Silverhammer, Ionrac and RodimusConvoy13 for your questions!)

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Closing out the night is our favorite segment...BRAGGING RIGHTS!

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Thanks everyone for listening and we appreciate the continued support! Don't forget to keep the discussion going on the Seibertron.com Energon Pub Forums!
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Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #83 "2013 Wrap-Up"

Postby Sabrblade » Fri Jan 03, 2014 11:09 am

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Oops. I saw this one before #82. Guess I'll be going out of order for this one. :oops:
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Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #83 "2013 Wrap-Up"

Postby Flashwave » Fri Jan 03, 2014 2:03 pm

Motto: "Our society's downfall will not be this war. The war IS our society. That which will get us will be the little things. Some humanoid race, some tossed cannon, the little things that no one looks out for. THAT is for what we must be vigilant."
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Aww... youguys hated Abomy? Man, I like having a scale sized Raptor chasing after Jazz! Or Crosswise, the Cyb Monster hunter. And mine isn't floppy. I'll give yu the Target set, I grabbed it because I hadn't even seen Hun-Grr when it came ou and now that I have the single card guys I'm not fond of the colors, but I want to get the other reppaints, Rotgut (Blip), Divebomb, maybe even the Takara guys!

ROTF: I could agree with Club issues, but Target got hit too and I'm not sure I can hold it against tthem like that...

EDIT: An addendum now that I have just about finished this, thank you PodCast crew for reaffirming why it is I cannot stand Ron Burgundy and Will Ferrell in general. Jon, kudos, you did an excellent job of capturing the voice, this is not targetted at you, I just CAN'T STAND them...

Thirded on the Alternator comments about PITA to put in car mode and store.
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Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #83 "2013 Wrap-Up"

Postby ScottyP » Fri Jan 03, 2014 5:13 pm

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I hate the combined Abominus, but adore the separate figures in the set when not combined. Haven't re-listened but if I didn't make that point, here it is :)
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Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #83 "2013 Wrap-Up"

Postby Stormrider » Sat Jan 04, 2014 4:50 pm

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I agree with you guys that the Club snafu in 2013 was the worst headache for the year. I was not personally affected but hearing the stories from everyone was heartbreaking.

There was so much to be aggravated with: First TFCC should have had a better online system. How many years have fans complained? I believe even Ryan suggested to them that their online security was very outdated and needed to be upgraded. It was only after the hacking incident that they decided to upgrade. The upgrading then delayed their subscription service, which was another slap in the face that their services are running by threads.

How TFCC handled the hacking incident with the public was a disservice as well. In the very beginning, their message was that they were very sorry and that they were going to make things right. But a week later, their message changed to a bland statement that retracted any human element of empathy. They were simply directing people to check own credit reports and put the burden back on the customer. I am sure their legal counseling suggested that they go this route. The store Target is a great recent example where another company did the exact same thing. I understand why TFCC decided to go this route, but I think it was a stupid move for them because they are a mom and pop store and rely on fans. I think they really burned their bridge with fans.


I was hoping you guys were going to talk more about Wheeljack's MP images so far, maybe you can include your thoughts in the next installment?
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Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #83 "2013 Wrap-Up"

Postby ScottyP » Mon Jan 06, 2014 5:02 pm

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Stormrider wrote:I was hoping you guys were going to talk more about Wheeljack's MP images so far, maybe you can include your thoughts in the next installment?


They hadn't hit when we recorded this, but oh yes, look forward to talk of that next episode!
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Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #83 "2013 Wrap-Up"

Postby Stormrider » Mon Jan 06, 2014 9:51 pm

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Stormrider wrote:I was hoping you guys were going to talk more about Wheeljack's MP images so far, maybe you can include your thoughts in the next installment?


They hadn't hit when we recorded this, but oh yes, look forward to talk of that next episode!


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Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #83 "2013 Wrap-Up"

Postby megatronus » Mon Jan 06, 2014 11:42 pm

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I look forward to Rotorstorm gushing over MP Wheeljack in the next episode :D
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Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #83 "2013 Wrap-Up"

Postby JackStraw » Wed Jan 08, 2014 2:54 pm

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Good episode, thanks.

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I thought they were cool when I first saw the pics but I don't wear shoes like those anymore (ever). I did used to really like the Air Jordans from back in the day when I was in high school in the early 90's though. Anyway last month while Christmas shopping in a mall I decided I wanted to see them in person so after checking all the stores in the mall with no luck I then decided it was time for me to get a rad new pair of kicks for the first time in 15-20 years (hate when they play hard to get)....so I finally find a pair online when I get home on a secondary market shoe site. Even though these were sold out everywhere (or sent back - one store said they didnt sell well in my area and were packed up and sent elswhere lol!) I found a pair online for retail price and put in my order. There was no mention of the Megs figure and I was fine with that, just wanted the shoes, not the spindly little megatron repaint. Two days later my wife calls me at work and says "your ridiculous shoes have arrived along with a second, tiny little shoebox". To my suprise the Megs came as well and Hasbro has won me over with the packaging. Really well done... lovingly done....A sneakerhead/transfan's dream. The shoes are really well done too! I got the crazy ones that are the same design as the cleats - so much awesome shiny purple! I just can't bring myself to wear them because they are sooooo cool and I don't want to crease them or get them dirty, lol! So I got the awesome sauce shoes and the figure for $120. I just saw a store selling the figure alone on Amazon for $144.
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Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #83 "2013 Wrap-Up"

Postby xRotorstormx » Fri Jan 10, 2014 12:33 am

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megatronus wrote:I look forward to Rotorstorm gushing over MP Wheeljack in the next episode :D


You best believe I will! hee hee... especially after the latest image that just surfaced! Holy moly :BOWDOWN:
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