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Twincast / Podcast Episode #109 "I Can Deal With That"

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #109 "I Can Deal With That"
Date: Tuesday, January 20th 2015 9:05pm CST
Categories: Media, Podcast, Site News
Posted by: Razorclaw0000

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Views: 14,981

Get ready to command some cities with the Twincast! Join host ScottyP, regulars Counterpunch, Jon3.0, xRotorstormx, Razorclaw0000, Seibertron, and Twincast auditioner Leader Ultra Magnus as they delve into an all toy, all the time episode.

Episode #109 "I Can Deal With That" is available directly and in our RSS Feed and should appear on iTunes, and Stitcher Radio within 24 to 48 hours of when you see this news post.

Topics include:

Masterpiece Ultra Magnus toy in hand, and why Bob is a horrible person for not buying it.
Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #109 "I Can Deal With That"

Combiner Wars Devastator rumors - including a six figure box set, possibly at SDCC?
Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #109 "I Can Deal With That"

The latest Generations and Combiner Wars toys - including:
Arcee and Chromia
Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #109 "I Can Deal With That"

Combiner Wars Wave 1
Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #109 "I Can Deal With That"

The BotCon 2015 Theme has been hinted... does anyone care?
Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #109 "I Can Deal With That"

Topic discussion - figure quality control and what constitutes an inexcusable flaw, or what can you look past?

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #109 "I Can Deal With That"

Ask the Twincast - from our own news staff member william-james88:
Of course, original stickers in good quality will always be most desirable but what is worth more between:
A g1 toy with reprolabel stickers or a g1 toy with faded/incomplete/scrappy original stickers.
Does applying reprolabels to a G1 transformer make it lose value?


Bragging Rights

Don't forget, the show only gets better if you tell us how. Drop us a review on iTunes and be sure to tell us what you love, what you hate, and what you want to hear!

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 by simply replying to this post!

Got a question for the Twincast? We take all of them, we just don't take them all seriously! Leave a question in the Ask the Twincast thread and, if it makes the cut, it may get read and answered on the show.

Twincast / Podcast Episode #108 "2014, We'll Meet Again"

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #108 "2014, We'll Meet Again"
Date: Thursday, January 8th 2015 11:57am CST
Categories: Media, Podcast, Site News
Posted by: xRotorstormx

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Another year, another Twincast year in review. Get ready to stroll down your short term memory lane with host Scotty P, regulars Counterpunch and Rotorstorm, and our latest auditioning potential podcast superstar of the future, RodimusConvoy13!

Episode #108 "2014, We'll Meet Again" is available directly and in our RSS Feed and should appear on iTunes, and Stitcher Radio within 24 to 48 hours of when you see this news post.

With 2014 coming to a close, why not go out with some reissues that I don't think anyone saw coming.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #108 "2014, We'll Meet Again"

Now that most of us finally have most of the new Robots in Disguise figures in hand we discuss our thoughts on wave 1.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #108 "2014, We'll Meet Again"

Tonight we will wrap up our ongoing discussion about the cute little beetle, Masterpiece Bumblebee.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #108 "2014, We'll Meet Again"

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The special topic of discussion tonight is one that many people seek out others opinions and help. How to display your collection! The cast will discuss everything from shelving options, lighting and how to protect your precious investments. So you better tune in :D

(P.S. : We will be posting photos of our collections in the comments!)

The time has come to take a stoll down memory lane and reflect upon the highs an lows of 2014...it's time for the Awesome Twincast Year In Review Extravaganza of Opinions!

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #108 "2014, We'll Meet Again"

First up we will discuss our favorite media (TV/Video Games/Books/Internet & Mobile Content)

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #108 "2014, We'll Meet Again"

What was our favorite comic of the year? I think it was a unanimous decision!

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #108 "2014, We'll Meet Again"

Our favorite Age of Extinction toy? (are you surprised we could even think of one?)

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #108 "2014, We'll Meet Again"

Up next, we'll discuss our favorite Generations figure was of the year.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #108 "2014, We'll Meet Again"

The Masterpiece line certainly had some amazing releases this year so we will discuss what our personal favorite was, which may be pretty obvious!

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #108 "2014, We'll Meet Again"

Next up, our favorite exclusive of 2014!

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #108 "2014, We'll Meet Again"

There were quite a bit of impressive third party releases this year, the crew had a hard time pick

and of course we conclude our 2014 recap with the our least favorite of the year...

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #108 "2014, We'll Meet Again"

On that note, with the 30th Anniversary coming to a close, we discuss the highlights and where we think Hasbro/Takara missed out on.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #108 "2014, We'll Meet Again"

2015 is looking promising with Combiner Wars but you'll have to tune in to hear our predictions and we will see if they come true!

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #108 "2014, We'll Meet Again"

The crew would like to thank Wheeltron for tonights Listener Question!

Of course we finish up the night with an exciting round of Bragging Rights.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #108 "2014, We'll Meet Again"

That wraps things up for another episode! We sincerely hope you enjoy this one.

Don't forget, the show only gets better if you tell us how. Drop us a review on iTunes and be sure to tell us what you love, what you hate, and what you want to hear!

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 by simply replying to this post!

Got a question for the Twincast? We take all of them, we just don't take them all seriously! Leave a question in the Ask the Twincast thread and, if it makes the cut, it may get read and answered on the show.

Twincast / Podcast Episode #107 A Knight at the Theatre

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #107 A Knight at the Theatre
Date: Saturday, December 27th 2014 11:53am CST
Categories: Media, Podcast, Site News
Posted by: xRotorstormx

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Welcome to the latest edition of the Seibertron.com Twincast / Podcast! This episode features your host for the evening, ScottyP along with Megatronus and Rotorstorm.

Episode 107 "A Knight at the Theatre" is available directly and in our RSS Feed and should appear on iTunes and Stitcher Radio within 24 to 48 hours of when you see this news post.

We have some very special guests joining us for tonights twincast podcast, please welcome the guys from Audio Knights Theater! We sit down with Dave, Peter and Andrew to discuss everything from their influences to their inspirations for the show and characters.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #107 A Knight at the Theatre

Don't want to hear all the juicy comic book spoilers? You better skip to 01:11:30!

As our interview with the AKT crew comes to a close, the guys were awesome enough to stick around for some toy talk!

First up is Masterpiece Bumblebee and ScottyP is lucky enough to be the only cast member to have him in hand.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #107 A Knight at the Theatre

Next up we briefly chat about the new Robots In Disguise Legion class figures that are starting to show up at retail. (Don't forget to check out Seibertron's super awesome galleries for Bumblebee, Prime, Steeljaw and Strongarm)

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #107 A Knight at the Theatre

Hasbro has finally brought back the headmasters, but will the quality issues hinder Brainstorm's populatrity among fans?

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #107 A Knight at the Theatre

Want to know what goodies we got our hands on recently? Well you better tune in to tonights' bragging rights!

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #107 A Knight at the Theatre

Thanks everyone for listening and we appreciate the continued support! Don't forget, the show only gets better if you tell us how. Drop us a review on iTunes or Stitcher Radio and be sure to tell us what you love, what you hate, and what you want to hear!

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 by simply replying to this post!

Got a question for the Twincast? We take all of them, we just don't take them all seriously! Leave a question in the Ask the Twincast thread and, if it makes the cut, it may get read and answered on the show.

Twincast / Podcast Episode #106 McCarthyism

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #106 McCarthyism
Date: Friday, December 5th 2014 10:44am CST
Categories: Media, Podcast, Site News
Posted by: ScottyP

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Fresh and energized before an inevitable turkey-coma, the Twincast / Podcast is back to present our latest episode. Join host Scotty P as he sits down with the mysterious Punch, as well as our second potential new friend, SW's Silverhammer.

Episode #106 "McCarthyism" is available directly and in our RSS Feed and should appear on iTunes and Stitcher Radio within 24 to 48 hours of when you see this news post.

We start out by taking a look at the potentially not as easy to get MP Exhaust and his battle against the forces of Philip Morris and the US Government. Will the Decepticons succeed in driving the cast to chain smoke for the rest of the episode? Or will the Truth campaign prevail? Neither of these things are addressed as we pick apart this tale of when the worlds of legal agreements and import Japanese Masterpiece Transformers collide.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #106 McCarthyism
Smoooooooke.


We then take a trip back into the Movieverse and take a look at the awfully tempting paint job of Takara Tomy's AD-31 Armor Knight Optimus Prime. Is this a case of taking advantage of lower costs, or a premium piece that the cast will be avoiding?

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #106 McCarthyism
You will buy me, or I will kill you.


Generations takes center stage next when we have a chat about the initial Combiner Wars wave now that there are official images from Hasbro of these upcoming toys. Find out who's happy, who's soured, and who just takes things as they are.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #106 McCarthyism
Crotch elbows got nothin' on chest shoulders.


In our special topic of sorts for the episode, we take a look at some older toys that have worked their way back into our hearts over the years. What toys have you re-discovered a love for lately? Maybe it's something you didn't appreciate before, or maybe something completely ignored years and years ago. Either way, let us know what kind of Transformers stuff you've either re-discovered or newly discovered recently by replying to this post. It doesn't have to be all about toys either!

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #106 McCarthyism
Sailing back into your heart, and the world of the living.


We then move on to comics talk (starts at 55:21, skip to 1:22:56 or so to avoid spoilers), first by exploring the return of Shane McCarthy to the Transformers world in this month's Drift: Empire of Stone #1. Does Drift return to bring the fandom its favorite thing? We don't think so, plus, yours truly gets all hypocritical with the artwork given how Regeneration One went, so tune in for that fun and more.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #106 McCarthyism
Drift's a dandy guy, doing dandy things, in space.


Then we move on to the latest chapter in the complex space opera landscape of More Than Meets the Eye #35. Has the cast had enough of this time travel business? And what's Brainstorm been up to? Full on spoiler warning continues for this section, so be warned!

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #106 McCarthyism
Get the getaway car, Counterpunch, he's figured out the show!


On a somber and/or cynical note, we chat about the layoffs at Jagex, the company responsible for the Transformers Universe MMO game that never quite got into the air. Listen in to our compelling discussion as no one is surprised by this turn of events.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #106 McCarthyism
A visual representation of hopes for this project.


We then finish off with some Bragging Rights. Prepare to be dazzled by our tens of collective additions!

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #106 McCarthyism
Lots of Maketoys in this one.


That wraps things up for another episode! We sincerely hope you enjoy this one.

Don't forget, the show only gets better if you tell us how. Drop us a review on iTunes and be sure to tell us what you love, what you hate, and what you want to hear!

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 by simply replying to this post!

Got a question for the Twincast? We take all of them, we just don't take them all seriously! Leave a question in the Ask the Twincast thread and, if it makes the cut, it may get read and answered on the show.

Twincast / Podcast Episode #105 Megatronus

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #105 Megatronus
Date: Monday, November 24th 2014 4:32pm CST
Categories: Media, Podcast, Site News
Posted by: Razorclaw0000

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Welcome to the latest edition of the Seibertron.com Twincast / Podcast! This episode features your host for the evening, Counterpunch, along with ScottyP, Seibertron, Razorclaw0000, and special guest and prospective cast member Megatronus! This episode catches us on the latest events in the IDW universe and has a look at the vast number of toys releasing on both sides of the world in the next few months.

Episode 105 is available directly and in our RSS Feed and should appear on iTunes and Stitcher Radio within 24 to 48 hours of when you see this news post.


First up, we play a bit of catch up with Counterpunch and say hello to Megatronus!

The cast then catches up on the latest More Than Meets the Eye and Robots In Disguise offerings from IDW. Spoilers run from approximately 7 minutes in, to 34 minutes.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #105 Megatronus

Up next, we talk toys

AD-31 Silver Knight Optimus Prime at 0:34.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #105 Megatronus

Then on to more Takara talk with Black Knight Dinobots at 0:37.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #105 Megatronus

We round out the Takara Movie toys talk at 0:40 with Movie Advanced Stinger, using the AoE Bumblebee mold.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #105 Megatronus


At 0:45, we discover no one cares about the Platinum Edition Autobots United set anymore.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #105 Megatronus

At 0:48, we take a detour from toys to discuss the recently unveiled character bios for the upcoming Robots In Disguise cartoon.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #105 Megatronus

And discuss Rescue Bots Season 3, which makes the show the second longest running Transformers cartoon.

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At 1:00, we bring it back to toys, this time from the Generations and Legends lines, and take a hard look at the HD version of the Combiner Wars reveal.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #105 Megatronus

Next, we discuss the in hand issues discovered in Generations Brainstorm, and ways to mitigate at 1:18.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #105 Megatronus

After that, we move back to Takara's offerings at 1:24, including Tankor, Whirl, Roadbuster, and Go Shooter.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #105 Megatronus


We round out the toy talk by doing some math on Takara's Kreon Capsule figures at 1:35.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #105 Megatronus

At 1:40, we take a look at the recently released Transformers Cloud Story Art, and wonder why Roadbuster is sweating...

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #105 Megatronus

Finally, we close the show out with bragging rights from 1:47 on.


Thanks everyone for listening and we appreciate the continued support! Don't forget, the show only gets better if you tell us how. Drop us a review on iTunes and be sure to tell us what you love, what you hate, and what you want to hear!

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 by simply replying to this post!

Got a question for the Twincast? We take all of them, we just don't take them all seriously! Leave a question in the Ask the Twincast thread and, if it makes the cut, it may get read and answered on the show.

Twincast / Podcast Episode #104 "The Wrath of Con"

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #104 "The Wrath of Con"
Date: Thursday, November 6th 2014 11:07pm CST
Categories: Media, Podcast, Site News
Posted by: xRotorstormx

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Welcome to the latest edition of the Seibertron.com Twincast / Podcast! This episode features your host for the evening, ScottyP, along with Jon 3.0, Seibertron, and Rotorstorm. Tonight we look back on the fun that was TFCon Chicago along with another masterpiece reveal, some long awaited decals, the next star of the James Bond series and the latest announcement from the Botcon crew!

Episode 104 "The Wrath of Con" is available directly and in our RSS Feed and should appear on iTunes and Stitcher Radio within 24 to 48 hours of when you see this news post.

- If you want to skip to the main event, our discussion on TFCon begins at 58:58 :D -

First up the cast talks about the latest surprising reveal from Transformers Asia ... Masterpiece Skywarp!

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #104 "The Wrath of Con"

Just when you thought you'd never get a masterpiece Marlboro wheeljack...we stumble upon these official masterpiece sticker sheets

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #104 "The Wrath of Con"

Up next, we discuss ...

*James Bond theme song begins to play* The Man With The Golden Megatron.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #104 "The Wrath of Con"

Then we just totally get off tangent and dive into the Beast Wars talk!

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #104 "The Wrath of Con"

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TFCon was last weekend and 3/4 of the cast were able to make it to the inaugural stateside convention. Our very own Seibertron discusses what it was like to have a table set up in the dealer room and the fun that was had!

P.S. Huge shout out to everyone at Specialty Store Services for helping with the awesome Seibertron.com set up!

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #104 "The Wrath of Con"

The crew at Fun Pub decided to steal some thunder last weekend and announced the 2015 location for Botcon...early...for a change!

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #104 "The Wrath of Con"

We close out the night was a good 'ol round of bragging rights!

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #104 "The Wrath of Con"

Thanks everyone for listening and we appreciate the continued support! Don't forget, the show only gets better if you tell us how. Drop us a review on iTunes and be sure to tell us what you love, what you hate, and what you want to hear!

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 by simply replying to this post!

Got a question for the Twincast? We take all of them, we just don't take them all seriously! Leave a question in the Ask the Twincast thread and, if it makes the cut, it may get read and answered on the show.

Twincast / Podcast Episode #103 "Road Trip"

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #103  "Road Trip"
Date: Friday, October 24th 2014 8:59am CDT
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Welcome to the latest edition of the Seibertron.com Twincast / Podcast! This episode features your host for the evening, ScottyP, along with Seibertron, Rotorstorm and special guest, Shadowbeast. Tonight we discuss those newly annouced Year of The Goat platinum figures, fun times a New York Comic Con, road trippin' to TFCon, Angry Birds, the drool worth Legacy book and the ever elusive combat heroes *whew*

Episode 103 "Road Trip" is available directly and in our RSS Feed and should appear on iTunes and Stitcher Radio within 24 to 48 hours of when you see this news post.

Well the time has come for the cast to start getting their things together and hittin' the road to Chicago this weekend! Yup it's time for TFCon!

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #103  "Road Trip"

(09:43-22:00)
So word on the streets is that next year, it's the Year of the Goat. Well it must be true because these interesting guys were just announced... hmmm.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #103  "Road Trip"
(Clear plastic and gold, clear plastic and gold..Ev'ryone wishes for clear plastic and gold *cough cough*)


(22:00 - 37:13)
Our very own Seibertron was lucky enough to be on hand last weekend for the New York Comic Con and we've got the scoop on all the new Transformers goodies.

First up, we'll be getting the ball rolling on the new Generations figures that were on display at NYCC, Thundercracker and Huffer!

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #103  "Road Trip"
(Yay more seekers!)

(37:13 - 44:58)
We also got a glimpse of what the new Robots in Disguise figures are going to look like.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #103  "Road Trip"

(44:58 - 01:09:19)
Plus we also got a sneak peak of the upcoming cartoon coming to Cartoon Network next year!

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #103  "Road Trip"

(01:09:19 - 01:25:15)
The new Transformers Legacy book has finally been released and man is it glorious!

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #103  "Road Trip"

(01:25:15 - 01:32:30)
With the demise of the Contruct-bots confirmed it was a pleasant surprise to see..... MORE KREOS! We'll discuss the crazy new characters coming to the blind bags and more!

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #103  "Road Trip"
(Please Hasbro...just give us back our blind bag codes!)

(01:32:30-01:42:00)
The new Transformers Angry Birds has hit iTunes but has any of the cast actually played it? You'll have to tune in to find out. We'll also chat about the toys and whether or not they will make it into the collections of those who need ALL THE THINGS!

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #103  "Road Trip"

(01:42:00 - 01:49:18)
The ever elusive Combat Heroes...only read about but never seen...until now! Seibertron got his hands on Combat Hero Optimus Prime and Megatron and has given us an in-depth look at these great figures!

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #103  "Road Trip"
(Are these the only photographs of Prime outside of the packaging ?! :shock: )

(01:49:18 - 01:55:37)
So yeah, Stan Bush was in town at the beginning of the month for Melodic Rock fest...and our resident rock chick breaks down what it was like

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #103  "Road Trip"

(01:55:37 - 02:07:45)
With TFCon being this weekend, the cast dives back into some discussion on conventions in general and what the future may hold.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #103  "Road Trip"

(02:07:45 - 02:30:45)
Of course we close out the night with some bragging rights

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #103  "Road Trip"

Thanks everyone for listening and we appreciate the continued support! Don't forget, the show only gets better if you tell us how. Drop us a review on iTunes and be sure to tell us what you love, what you hate, and what you want to hear!

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 by simply replying to this post!

Got a question for the Twincast? We take all of them, we just don't take them all seriously! Leave a question in the Ask the Twincast thread and, if it makes the cut, it may get read and answered on the show.

The First Ever Seibertron.com Twincast / Podcast Casting Call

Transformers News: The First Ever Seibertron.com Twincast / Podcast Casting Call
Date: Monday, October 20th 2014 3:44pm CDT
Categories: Media, Podcast, Site News
Posted by: ScottyP | Credit(s): Seibertron.com's Twincast / Podcast

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You see the title. You know the show. You can talk Transformers all day. You hear the Twincast crew talking about stuff where you've got a take, and you've just got to get it out. Is that you?

If so, the Seibertron.com Twincast / Podcast may be in need of you! No one is permanently leaving the show, but as your ears may have been able to tell, some of our longtime regulars have grown-up, responsible adult type stuff to do that's taken away from the time they can spend podcasting. Due to this, we're looking to bring on one new regular cast member. Potentially, we'll add more than one, but that's only if we're just blown away by more than one applicant.

Here are the qualifications for a potential cast member:

  1. An absolute love for the Transformers brand - Not just the toys, not just the comics, not just the shows, not just the movies, not just - well, you get the picture. Even if something isn't your favorite, you'll need to keep up with the latest and greatest and be ready to discuss it. Our show is known, as least partly, for the depth of knowledge of the cast, and new crew should keep up that standard.
  2. Drive and desire to make the show better every episode - This is purely volunteer work and every episode will come with some responsibility. No one on the show gets to show up, record, and forget about it. You must be driven to actively contribute and help make this the best Transformers podcast on the internet.
  3. An outgoing personality - Not much explanation required here. Shy personalities need not apply. Have to have the ability to keep up a long conversation and be able to treat occasional guests like they're old friends.
  4. Ability to have fun, opinionated arguments while never losing your cool - We don't all agree on everything, and that's awesome! Anyone coming on to the show needs to be able to get into a good, intelligent debate, and keep it professional. If you get angry and irrational during arguments over opinions on Transformers things, we're not the show for you.
  5. Team first mentality - We're not looking for the next celebrity. We're looking for a piece of a team that can contribute to the whole of that team. If you're looking at this and your first thought is that it'd be a great way to plug your Youtube channel or personal blog, then you're probably not what we're looking for.


Here are the absolute, non-subjective, technical requirements:

  1. Must be an active member of the Seibertron.com community - As a cast member on the Twincast, you become part of the Seibertron.com staff. You must be an active member of our community, and you must be willing to continue to post on the forums regularly after joining. Staff members of other Transformers fansites are not eligible to be a regular Twincast / Podcast cast member, however current Seibertron.com staff are eligible to audition. Regular contributors to other podcasts will be considered on a case by case basis - if you're doing sports talk somewhere, whatever; if you're doing Transformers talk elsewhere, we need to know this.
  2. Weeknight availability - Must be available on most Thursday nights, but also Tuesdays or Wednesdays as needed, with the occasional other night thrown in as needed around holidays. Recordings are around 8:30 PM Eastern time. This one is completely non-negotiable, as availability issues are why we're having to look for new voices!
  3. A good internet connection - You probably need at least a 20 megabit down connection to participate if you live within the continental US. If you live outside of the US, you may need a much stronger network, otherwise the entire production may have difficulty remaining stable and at a good quality.
  4. A Skype account - We won't always use Skype into the future, but for the time being, this is the medium used for call recording.
  5. Decent microphone or headset - As long as it sounds good, it works, but your built in laptop mic, for instance, probably isn't going to cut it. Also, need some decent headphones. Speakers cause echo and may not be used during a recording.


Here's how to apply if you feel you meet all the requirements:

You'll need to record two clips, and send them in to us in mp3 format. One clip should be thirty seconds long, and the other should be one minute long. No other formats will be accepted and no clips where the talking exceeds the time limit will be accepted (if your file starts with three seconds of silence and ends with a couple and it's 1:05, no big deal, but if the time from your first word to the last is over the limit, your entry is disqualified). Yes, these requirements are a test, and you need to pass. Please do not spend money to do this, there's plenty of free software.

For the thirty second clip, give your thoughts on one of the following three topics:

  1. Comics Topic: How do you feel about Megatron's turn to the Autobots, and did you find it handled well stylistically?
  2. Toys Topic: Talk about your favorite toy from Transformers: Age of Extinction's toyline.
  3. General Topic: What is your favorite era (could be a whole era like "Unicron Trilogy" or single period such as "Beast Wars Season 2") of Transformers?

For the one minute clip, answer one of the following questions. Your choice from here should address a different area of the hobby than the thirty second clip. In other words, if you picked a toy topic for the short clip, do not pick a toy topic here, and vice versa:

  1. Comics Topic: What is your favorite era/book/mini-series of Transformers comics, and why?
  2. Toys Topic: Do you think Hasbro's "Combiner Wars" theme for 2015 will help combat potential sales lost to third party companies?
  3. General Topic: What keeps you interested in the Transformers?

Each clip should be recorded as if the host has prompted you to answer it on the show. Once you have them ready, send me a Private Message here on the forums to let me know that you're interested. This will allow us to verify that you're an active community member here. Once we've done that, you'll be sent an email address to send the actual clips to, and that's it!

Deadline:

Deadline for entries is 6 PM Eastern Time on November 9th, 2014 and we will not accept any more submissions after that time.

Judging:

All interested candidates will be contacted by November 12th at the very latest. At that time you'll either be moving on to the next phase of consideration described below, or we'll let you know that we won't be moving forward in having you on the show.

We'll pick our favorite 2-4 clips (more if there are more really good submissions, less if there aren't), and then those folks will, one by one, get to appear on an episode for a tryout. This tryout will be the ultimate criteria used in final judging. Depending on the number of folks we want to audition, there may be one person auditioning on an episode, or we may have someone audition for an hour, then we'll have them leave and bring someone else in for other segments. Just depends on what we get and what feels like the right thing to do when we cross that bridge.

There's no set criteria for judging the folks that audition, it will come down to a vote by the seven current members of the Twincast crew. Chemistry is everything, you may be the next big thing in Transformers podcasting, but if you don't have chemistry with us, you just don't have chemistry with us. Seibertron (Ryan Y.) has final approval and veto authority, since, you know, he owns the site! Of course, even though the final decision is in our hands, listener feedback in the podcast thread for the episode(s) where audition(s) occur might sway our opinions.

Good luck, and we look forward to hearing from everyone that applies!


Disclaimer: An offer to join the Twincast team stemming from this event does not guarantee any permanent arrangement. If circumstances occur that lead to any requirements not being met in the future, performance (real or perceived) after audition period drops below an unacceptable standard, or if responsibilities beyond recording your voice on the show are not completed, invitations to appear on future episodes may be revoked.

Twincast / Podcast Episode #102 "Hidden Mickeys"

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #102 "Hidden Mickeys"
Date: Tuesday, October 14th 2014 10:56am CDT
Categories: Media, Podcast, Site News
Posted by: xRotorstormx

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Welcome to the latest edition of the Seibertron.com Twincast / Podcast! This episode features your host for the evening, ScottyP, along with Jon 3.0 and Rotorstorm. Tonight we'll be discussing one glorious Masterpiece figure, the final countdown for the HUB, Hasbro taking over the world, and our hero finally getting a well deserved award.

Episode 102 "Hidden Mickeys" is available directly and in our RSS Feed and should appear on iTunes and Stitcher Radio within 24 to 48 hours of when you see this news post.

(00:19 - 15:55)
After months of waiting and slowly forgetting we pre-ordered him, Mastpiece Wheeljack is finally here and he is just...PERFECT!

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #102 "Hidden Mickeys"
"Oh my aching cylinders"

(15:55 - 27:46 )
With the release of Age of Extinction, there was something hidding in the special features...an image of a RID Grimlock prototype for the up coming series. Hmm...very interesting. You'll have to tune in to hear our thoughts on Godzilla, er I mean Grimlock :)

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #102 "Hidden Mickeys"

(27:46 - 47:55)
Sad news came to us over the last week and that was the announcement of The HUB Network to become Discovery Family Channel on October 13th. What does this mean for the future of the Transformers series? We discuss our thoughts on this change and what we think about the future.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #102 "Hidden Mickeys"

(47:55 - 57:08)
and further proof that Hasbro is slowly taking over the universe.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #102 "Hidden Mickeys"

(57:08 - 01:06:58)
Up next we talk about these nifty little displays from the folks at Reprolabel.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #102 "Hidden Mickeys"
(and yes, they do come in a size specifically made for your detolf cases!)

(01:07:00 - 01:10:58)
The TFCC recently released a new comic on their website for free...and well...can someone help a bot out?

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #102 "Hidden Mickeys"

P.S. that is what butthurt means ;)

(01:10:58 - 01:22:00)
An awesome event took place last week in celebration of the release of Age of Extinction. The legendary Peter Cullen received a spot on the Hollywood Walk of Fame! We couldn't be happier for Mr. Cullen. Congratulations!

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #102 "Hidden Mickeys"

(01:22:00 - 01:43:08)
Closing out the night we talk bragging rights...which this could take a while because we sure went crazy over the last week!

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #102 "Hidden Mickeys"

and thanks to a last minute e-mail to the staff, we had a fun round of "Name the Transformer!"


Thanks everyone for listening and we appreciate the continued support! Don't forget, the show only gets better if you tell us how. Drop us a review on iTunes and be sure to tell us what you love, what you hate, and what you want to hear!

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 by simply replying to this post!

Got a question for the Twincast? We take all of them, we just don't take them all seriously! Leave a question in the Ask the Twincast thread and, if it makes the cut, it may get read and answered on the show.

Twincast / Podcast Episode #101 "Talkin' 'Bout My Generations"

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #101 "Talkin' 'Bout My Generations"
Date: Thursday, September 25th 2014 3:07pm CDT
Categories: Media, Podcast, Site News
Posted by: Tigertrack

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Welcome to the Twincast Podcast Episode 101. Last episode was a celebration, but this episode it's back to business as usual. ScottyP hosts with Seibertron and Tigertrack jaw-jackin' on a Saturday afternoon about the most recent Transformers GENERATIONS toys and NEW comics releases, as well as recent club happenings. We find time to answer a listener question, and we’ll actually take time to discuss the other listener question within the thread for this episode (which you can participate in!).

Oh and one more thing, which is a very cool thing, Jon 3.0 and ScottyP were able to sit down with Garry Chalk... you know the guy who is quite famous for lending his voice to some of the more recent Optimusii in Transformers lore such as Optimus Primal from Beast Wars and Beast Machines, and Armada Optimus Prime (and more!). Tune in for "What’s up Chalk?" in that segment of the Twincast.

Episode #101 "Talkin’ ‘Bout My Generations" is available directly and in our RSS Feed and should appear on iTunes and Stitcher Radio within 24 to 48 hours of when you see this news post.

(Remember all times are approximate)

01:10 - 08:21
Have you found Generations Leader Class Jetfire yet? Photography guy Seibertron got his hands on it (and there's a gallery), as well as, Tigertrack. We spend a good 10 minutes talking up the first non-movie related leader class figure released in some time. Gosh he's chromey.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #101 "Talkin' 'Bout My Generations"
Transformers Generations Jetfire GalleryI love these pictures!

8:21: - 37:41
And the podcast crew talks about some of the smaller, but just as important Generations releases like Windblade, Crosscut, Jhiaxus, and Nightbeat. Conversation tends to get a little off track as we delve into things like eHobby exclusives, store exclusives, and the death of encore and G1 reissues.

And we mention Generations Cliffjumper and Gears a too.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #101 "Talkin' 'Bout My Generations"
Transformers Generations Windblade Gallery

37:41 - 44:21
More Transformers collectors club talk as fans received the Autobot’s resident mneum...neum.... needle finger dude. Chromedome and his head sculpt....

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #101 "Talkin' 'Bout My Generations"
Transformers Convention & Club Exclusives Chromedome Gallery

44:21 - 1:08:46
...and Club Tarantulas Color Change, the club store archive sale. Yes, the club offerings were talked about quite a bit.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #101 "Talkin' 'Bout My Generations"

1:08:46 - 1:19:21

Our group spends some time ‘ooo-ing’ and ‘aweing’ over the amazing work done by the creative members of the Seibertron community. We looked over some the ‘CREATIVE ROUNDUP’ offerings for that week and spend time giving love to some very talented folks, and their projects.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #101 "Talkin' 'Bout My Generations"
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1:19:21 - 1:42:38
Here’s the chat with Garry Chalk. Jon 3.0 and ScottyP spend nice 15-20 minutes with the legendary voice. Can’t miss!

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #101 "Talkin' 'Bout My Generations"
Transformers Beast Machines Blast Punch Optimus Primal (Beast Convoy) Gallery

1:42:38:02 - 2:24:34
SPOILERS
We spend the next 40 minutes just breaking down the current comic offerings from IDW including Robots In Disguise 33, and More Than Meets The Eye 33. Be warned there are heavy plot and character spoilers that happen during the discussion. Spoilers

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #101 "Talkin' 'Bout My Generations"

2:24:34 - 2:33:17
We spend some time on a listener question here as Seibertron is asked once more, “What is it that you hate about 3rd party figures?” The actual question just asked Seibs to share his ‘stance’ on third party figures (Seibertron does not HATE them). And we spend some time discussing the 3rd party offerings and whether HASBRO is going to be able to compete.

A second listener question was brought up, but we’re going to handle it in the discussion topic. Want to chime in with your thoughts? Answer the question below before, or after we do..."Could there be a discussion on the topic of obscure series or characters or series/ characters that could potentially become obscure [since series such as Rid/A/E/C are getting older]?"--you have a thought about this? Hit ‘discuss this’ and share below.

Finally we end with some bragging rights. Here’s a hint, it’s a lot of the new Generations figures, Club Chromedome, and more!!!!!!

Thanks for listening to the Seibertron.com podcast!

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Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #109 - I Can Deal With That
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