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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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Views: 45,725

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"

(58:58)
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.

Punchbowl Transformers: Age of Extinction Online Invitations

Transformers News: Punchbowl Transformers: Age of Extinction Online Invitations
Date: Saturday, November 1st 2014 4:16am CDT
Categories: Media, Movie News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Punchbowl

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Views: 34,919

The lovely folks at Punchbowl have sent us some details about their recently released Transformers: Age of Extinction themed online invitations, featuring artwork from the main robot cast of the movie. Check them out below, and head here to get yours!

Punchbowl.com has just unveiled an exclusive collection of free online invitations featuring Transformers characters! The initial collection includes Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Grimlock, and Lockdown. You can check it out here: http://www.punchbowl.com/transformers


Transformers News: Punchbowl Transformers: Age of Extinction Online Invitations

PRIME Reviews Contest - Win a Transformers Generations Goldfire

Transformers News: PRIME Reviews Contest - Win a Transformers Generations Goldfire
Date: Wednesday, October 29th 2014 4:42am CDT
Categories: Contests, Media, Reviews
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Prime Reviews

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Views: 29,368

Fellow Seibertronian and voice actor jON3.0 brings us another video review of an older figure, as seen through the eyes on none other than Optimus Prime himself! Check out the video below to find out how to win a Generations Goldfire, as Optimus has his way with the toy first.

Optimus destroys, er, um REVIEWS TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS GOLDBUG, I mean GOLDFIRE!

WIN GENERATIONS GOLDFIRE! LEAVE A COMMENT AND YOU MAY BE SELECTED BY RANDOM DRAW! MUST BE 18+ OR HAVE PARENT PERMISSION! ENDS NOV 30TH



J-Deite Quarter Project - A Real Transforming Car by 2020

Transformers News: J-Deite Quarter Project - A Real Transforming Car by 2020
Date: Saturday, October 25th 2014 3:34am CDT
Categories: Company News, Media
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): J-Deite

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Views: 42,210

We've seen some advances in robotics, featuring transforming devices of sorts. It appears, however, that Takara Tomy, along with Brave Robotics and Asratech, are actually involved in the creation of a full-sized transforming car: Project J-Deite! They have recently revealed their first steptowards project completion, the 1/4 scale model, aptly named Quarter - read on below for more information, images and a clip, and head here for the whole story.

PROJECT OVERVIEW

To Project J-deite,
BRAVE ROBOTICS Inc., Asratec Corp.,
and Tomy Co., Ltd. belong.
In Project J-deite, we proceed research on
robot technology that creates the next generation.

October 2014.
As a first step of the result of technical research,
we produced “J-deite Quarter” of 1.3 m long,
a quarter of 5 m long of the final goal.

In this project,
we will continue to proceed research
to complete the next goal,
“J-deite Half” of 2.5 m long,
a half of the final goal in 2016.





Height in robot mode/length in vehicle mode: 1.3 m,
weight: 35 kg, maximum battery power: 3 kw,
operating time: 1 hour, number of seats: 2,
controlled by V-Sido OS.
Power source: servo motor manufactured by Futaba Corp.

[Robot Mode SPEC]
Maximum walking speed: 1 km/h, gripping weight: 0.1 kg.

[Vehicle Mode SPEC]
Maximum traveling speed: 10km/h, minimum road clearance: 40 mm.


Transformers News: J-Deite Quarter Project - A Real Transforming Car by 2020

Transformers News: J-Deite Quarter Project - A Real Transforming Car by 2020

Transformers News: J-Deite Quarter Project - A Real Transforming Car by 2020

Transformers News: J-Deite Quarter Project - A Real Transforming Car by 2020

Transformers News: J-Deite Quarter Project - A Real Transforming Car by 2020

Transformers News: J-Deite Quarter Project - A Real Transforming Car by 2020

Twincast / Podcast Episode #103 "Road Trip"

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #103  "Road Trip"
Date: Friday, October 24th 2014 8:59am CDT
Categories: Media, Podcast, Site News
Posted by: xRotorstormx

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Views: 56,552

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.

Auralnauts and Jon Bailey - How to Fix Age of Extinction Video

Transformers News: Auralnauts and Jon Bailey - How to Fix Age of Extinction Video
Date: Thursday, October 23rd 2014 4:25am CDT
Categories: Media, Movie News, People News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Auralnauts

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Views: 27,212

Fellow Seibertron.com member, podcaster and professional voice actor jON3.0 has shared with us a new video he has worked on in collaboration with the Auralnauts, in which he features as Optimus Prime and Kelsey Grammer. The title of the humorous video? 10 Guaranteed Improvements To Transformers: Age Of Extinction. Check it out embedded below.


Video 'Review' - Transformers Megadrive Megatron

Transformers News: Video 'Review' - Transformers Megadrive Megatron
Date: Wednesday, October 22nd 2014 10:57am CDT
Categories: Media, Toy News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Vine

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Views: 20,752

Here's something a little different: a Vine 'review' clip by セガ・サウンド・ターミナル featuring the upcoming Transformers Megadrive Megatron figure, showing off the toy's transformation in full colour and some of the posability in the process. Check it out embedded below!


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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Views: 43,652

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.

Rovio Angry Birds Transformers - Now Available on iOS Devices

Transformers News: Rovio Angry Birds Transformers - Now Available on iOS Devices
Date: Thursday, October 16th 2014 1:17pm CDT
Categories: Game News, Media, Site Articles
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Rovio Mobile, jON3.0

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Views: 34,495

Courtesy of Seibertron.com resident voice actor jON3.0, we get a quick look at the now available Rovio Angry Birds Transformers, with screenshots from and a brief thought about the game. If you have a mobile device running on Android, you will have to wait until the 30th of this month to join in the fun, but you can still watch the trailer, the gameplay and listen to the soundtrack in the meantime!

Angry Birds Transformers is a 2D/3D animated sidescroller. The opening animation is so G1 it's nostalgic. The levels consist of running along while blasting laser at targets to destroy enemies. It's just not the challenge and strategy the original game was. It's cute and kids will love it but hardcore fans will quickly be bored with it although since it's free it's worth downloading just for the intro.
Autobirds, roll out!


Transformers News: Rovio Angry Birds Transformers - Now Available on iOS Devices

Transformers News: Rovio Angry Birds Transformers - Now Available on iOS Devices

Transformers News: Rovio Angry Birds Transformers - Now Available on iOS Devices

Transformers News: Rovio Angry Birds Transformers - Now Available on iOS Devices

Transformers News: Rovio Angry Birds Transformers - Now Available on iOS Devices

Transformers News: Rovio Angry Birds Transformers - Now Available on iOS Devices

Transformers News: Rovio Angry Birds Transformers - Now Available on iOS Devices

Transformers News: Rovio Angry Birds Transformers - Now Available on iOS Devices

Transformers News: Rovio Angry Birds Transformers - Now Available on iOS Devices

Transformers: Rescue Bots Season 3 Teaser, Plus Seasons 1-2 Clips

Transformers News: Transformers: Rescue Bots Season 3 Teaser, Plus Seasons 1-2 Clips
Date: Thursday, October 16th 2014 3:07am CDT
Categories: Cartoon News, Media
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Playskool YouTube

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Views: 40,847

We got new animation for the toys, so why not take a look at four new Playskool Heroes US videos showing off some clips of recycled footage, to wait out the return of Transformers Rescue Bots? Embedded below are the official teaser for the Dino season, featuring most of the main cast, the arrival of the plague of Flobsters on Griffin Rock, the Ready to Roll music video, and an introduction to TREX - check them out!








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Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #106 - McCarthyism
Twincast / Podcast #106:
"McCarthyism"
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Posted: Thursday, December 4th, 2014