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Seibertron.com Twincast / Podcast #21 "BotCon 2011" Now Available

Transformers News: Seibertron.com Twincast / Podcast #21 "BotCon 2011" Now Available

Monday, June 6th, 2011 7:12PM CDT

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Transform and Roll Out!...west; out west to Pasadena California for BotCon 2011.

This week's episode of the Twincast has your host Counterpunch and his pals Tigertracks24, Razorclaw0000, and Robofreak covering the past week's breaking toy news as well as discussions on BotCon 2011.

Thrills and chills await the eager listener as...

Counterpunch wills an Alternity Backstop into existence!
Razorclaw and King Bolt run off together behind Robofreaks back!
The ghosts of BotCons past teach Tigertracks the true meaning of BotCon!
...and a special report from Seibertron's own fortress of solitude is made...

Also, we explore news topics that were not made up and are very real:

Hasbro Masterpiece Rodimus Prime
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Kre-O
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KO Cassettes
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iGear Ironhide and Ratchet
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BotCon 2011 Customizing Class Minerva
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Seibertron Galleries
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BotCon 2011
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Full Galleries and News Posts Here: /events/event.php?event_id=169

We also manage to cram in a bunch of bragging rights and shout-outs...if you're into that kind of thing.
Credit(s): Seibertron.com
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Re: Seibertron.com Twincast / Podcast #21 "BotCon 2011" Now Available (1235279)
Posted by Counterpunch on June 6th, 2011 @ 9:20pm CDT
Couple of things for everyone to know:

1. Skype was not giving anyone great call reception the night we recorded. So...sorry about that. (It's not bad or anything, just a little more break up than normal)

2. We had not gotten the correct updates about the show exclusive numbers when we were recording.

3. Alternity Backstop requires his own page on the TF Wiki. If only someone would make this happen and defend it with their LIFE...
Re: Seibertron.com Twincast / Podcast #21 "BotCon 2011" Now Available (1235367)
Posted by Blurrz on June 7th, 2011 @ 1:21am CDT
"And I usually like big bricks of plastic" - LOL

Buying Kingbolt now.

Kthnxbai.

Good, solid, opinionated episode.

Stop falling sleep robofreak. :KREMZEEK:

All this talk about customization on the Arcee mold made me start my work on my Animated Chromia, Moonracer and Nightbird

Do shattered glass fans really have a choice with this Galvatron? It's the only figure he's ever going to get.

Poor Mike, only guy who buys figmas and get's ridiculed. :grin:
Re: Seibertron.com Twincast / Podcast #21 "BotCon 2011" Now Available (1235371)
Posted by robofreak on June 7th, 2011 @ 1:46am CDT
Blurrz wrote:"Stop falling sleep robofreak. :KREMZEEK:


Hey, I have a reason for that. (A couple actually)

1. I'm easily distracted by shiny objects.

2. I had sound problems on my end so I was on mute a lot. CP helped me out by giving a call out so I could unmute and speak up. It was either that or ruin the recording with the sound of an AC unit blowing the entire time.
Re: Seibertron.com Twincast / Podcast #21 "BotCon 2011" Now Available (1235426)
Posted by Razorclaw0000 on June 7th, 2011 @ 8:10am CDT
Sorry about my audio problems, too.

Also, buying King Bolt right out from under Paul was the high point of my week. Sorry man!

That puts me at 7 of 15. Mike's ahead of me on DVD Microns by a few (4?).
Re: Seibertron.com Twincast / Podcast #21 "BotCon 2011" Now Available (1235506)
Posted by robofreak on June 7th, 2011 @ 11:02am CDT
Razorclaw0000 wrote:Sorry about my audio problems, too.

Also, buying King Bolt right out from under Paul was the high point of my week. Sorry man!

That puts me at 7 of 15. Mike's ahead of me on DVD Microns by a few (4?).


So there's 15 of the things? I have none of them.

It wasn't too much of a loss for me though as I haven't really begun my Minicon collection apart from the US stuff. There are some other figures that I need to get first.

However yes, it was awesome cause I was close to buying it.
Re: Seibertron.com Twincast / Podcast #21 "BotCon 2011" Now Available (1235510)
Posted by Razorclaw0000 on June 7th, 2011 @ 11:11am CDT
robofreak wrote:
Razorclaw0000 wrote:Sorry about my audio problems, too.

Also, buying King Bolt right out from under Paul was the high point of my week. Sorry man!

That puts me at 7 of 15. Mike's ahead of me on DVD Microns by a few (4?).


So there's 15 of the things? I have none of them.

It wasn't too much of a loss for me though as I haven't really begun my Minicon collection apart from the US stuff. There are some other figures that I need to get first.

However yes, it was awesome cause I was close to buying it.


Yes, the first three figures came out attached to Micron Legend Volume 1. Each subsequent volume (2-13) had a single figure attached.
Re: Seibertron.com Twincast / Podcast #21 "BotCon 2011" Now Available (1235523)
Posted by Counterpunch on June 7th, 2011 @ 11:32am CDT
Razorclaw0000 wrote:Sorry about my audio problems, too.

Also, buying King Bolt right out from under Paul was the high point of my week. Sorry man!

That puts me at 7 of 15. Mike's ahead of me on DVD Microns by a few (4?).


Sounds right.

I've named them: Heartache, Tumor, Gregory, and JerryCurl.
Re: Seibertron.com Twincast / Podcast #21 "BotCon 2011" Now Available (1235537)
Posted by Razorclaw0000 on June 7th, 2011 @ 11:52am CDT
Counterpunch wrote:
Razorclaw0000 wrote:Sorry about my audio problems, too.

Also, buying King Bolt right out from under Paul was the high point of my week. Sorry man!

That puts me at 7 of 15. Mike's ahead of me on DVD Microns by a few (4?).


Sounds right.

I've named them: Heartache, Tumor, Gregory, and JerryCurl.


Heartache has to be the last Sonic Attack Jet (you need Twirl, right?).
Re: Seibertron.com Twincast / Podcast #21 "BotCon 2011" Now Available (1235553)
Posted by nilocomic on June 7th, 2011 @ 12:15pm CDT
Kind of surprised you guys did an episode just when Botcon was starting, it makes the episode seem already out-of-date coming right after the con ended.
Re: Seibertron.com Twincast / Podcast #21 "BotCon 2011" Now Available (1235556)
Posted by Counterpunch on June 7th, 2011 @ 12:16pm CDT
Razorclaw0000 wrote:
Counterpunch wrote:
Razorclaw0000 wrote:Sorry about my audio problems, too.

Also, buying King Bolt right out from under Paul was the high point of my week. Sorry man!

That puts me at 7 of 15. Mike's ahead of me on DVD Microns by a few (4?).


Sounds right.

I've named them: Heartache, Tumor, Gregory, and JerryCurl.


Heartache has to be the last Sonic Attack Jet (you need Twirl, right?).


Yes.

Tumor is the yellow fire truck, because he's an unnecessary burden on his family since they already have a yellow fire truck.

Gregory is the hovercraft boat and JerryCurl is the awesome helicopter mold.
Re: Seibertron.com Twincast / Podcast #21 "BotCon 2011" Now Available (1235585)
Posted by Doctor McGrath on June 7th, 2011 @ 12:52pm CDT
Good episode guys. I am glad to see them get a little longer while the vast majority of the talk was still about TF's. It was also pretty neat that Ryan was able to join you guys from the convention.

BTW, Razorclaw0000 buying that minicon while Robofreak was getting Counterpunched into buying it was epic.
Re: Seibertron.com Twincast / Podcast #21 "BotCon 2011" Now Available (1235595)
Posted by robofreak on June 7th, 2011 @ 1:02pm CDT
I've decided once I complete my Alternators and get my Brave Maximus, I'll start my quest for Minicons.

I just realized.. 18 more Armada figures and I'll have all the minicons from Armada. At least I'm kind of on a roll.
Re: Seibertron.com Twincast / Podcast #21 "BotCon 2011" Now Available (1235596)
Posted by Razorclaw0000 on June 7th, 2011 @ 1:02pm CDT
amcgrath929 wrote:BTW, Razorclaw0000 buying that minicon while Robofreak was getting Counterpunched into buying it was epic.


That's just how I roll.
Re: Seibertron.com Twincast / Podcast #21 "BotCon 2011" Now Available (1235658)
Posted by rpetras on June 7th, 2011 @ 2:35pm CDT
Razorclaw iz on your internetz sniping your shit!
Re: Seibertron.com Twincast / Podcast #21 "BotCon 2011" Now Available (1235726)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 7th, 2011 @ 4:29pm CDT
I'm of one of those who's a bit disappointed by the toy-accurate colors on the show-accurately molded MP Rodimus Prime toy that Hasbro is releasing, and I get that there are those who want to have a enough differentiation between the two to want to get both, and that's fine. But there are those, like me, who do not have the money to get both, and only want one definitive version so that there is no need to get a second version when the perfect one has already been bought. That said, should I ever get any version of the MP Rodimus Prime toy, I'd wait and get the second run of the Takara one with its improved quality control, or not at all. Masterpieces are already expensive as they are (even the Hasbro ones), so getting duplicates of the same MP mold is just out of the question for someone in my position. :-|

I think what would be really cool would be if someone were to take the head of Kre-O Optimus Prime and use it to replace the head of Diablock Convoy, so as to have a fully transformable LEGO-esque Transformer with a really nice head to go with it. ;)

*hears his name mentioned* Huh, what? Oh, sorry, my mind kinda drifted there for a sec (multi-tasking here). :oops: Eh, let's see... "Zaur"? Who--? Oh, the obscure Japanese cassette dude (or one of them, at least). Uhh... yeah, "Zaur". No comment here. ;)^

Oh. :shock: Did not know that about Minerva's antennae being made by the instructor himself instead of Hasbro. Still kinda sad about missing out on it, though. :-( I love both Animated and Masterforce to death, so to me this figure thus looks really really nice. :D

Oh, DUDE! That would be so AWESOME if SG Thundercracker glowed in the dark! Didn't get the figure, but that would still rock! :D

Thundercraker has a red Con symbol. I held him at BotCon, but was kinda sad that he wasn't like last year's Slice, who could be both Slicer and SG Wheeljack due to having both purple Bot and Con symbols. Sadly, Thundercracker is only his SG self. :-(

"Donkey Punch"? Lolwut? :lol:



... ... Huh? Oh, another mention. Uhh... yeah. BWII Thrust. What you said. Right on. ;)^

Between Grapple and Grappel, which one do you think looks nicer? RtS or United? I missed out on both, so I dunno.

11 years of awesome, Ryan. 11 years of awesome. 8)

Did Jon do that closing voice over after the rest was recorded, or was that a recycled recording of his voice from before?

Nice job and can't wait for the next one. :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE:
Re: Seibertron.com Twincast / Podcast #21 "BotCon 2011" Now Available (1235991)
Posted by Counterpunch on June 8th, 2011 @ 7:52am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Did Jon do that closing voice over after the rest was recorded, or was that a recycled recording of his voice from before?

Nice job and can't wait for the next one. :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE:


Thanks dude.

Jon has graciously recorded numerous samples for us to use.

btw, I'm counting on you for that Alternity Backstop entry...
Re: Seibertron.com Twincast / Podcast #21 "BotCon 2011" Now Available (1236027)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 8th, 2011 @ 9:36am CDT
Counterpunch wrote:btw, I'm counting on you for that Alternity Backstop entry...
LOLwut? What am I to do about it? :P
Re: Seibertron.com Twincast / Podcast #21 "BotCon 2011" Now Available (1236452)
Posted by HoosierDaddy on June 8th, 2011 @ 11:15pm CDT
the last pic with the BW and TFA Waspinator, what is it? Botcon exclusive or a promotion for possibly more production of those lines? I SOOOOOOO wish TFA would come back at least to finish off some of the figs we never got.
Re: Seibertron.com Twincast / Podcast #21 "BotCon 2011" Now Available (1236460)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 8th, 2011 @ 11:27pm CDT
HoosierDaddy wrote:the last pic with the BW and TFA Waspinator, what is it? Botcon exclusive or a promotion for possibly more production of those lines? I SOOOOOOO wish TFA would come back at least to finish off some of the figs we never got.
The Hall of Fame display case for Waspinator.
Re: Seibertron.com Twincast / Podcast #21 "BotCon 2011" Now Available (1236672)
Posted by joevill on June 9th, 2011 @ 12:55pm CDT
Second podcast I get a shout out! :x

Another way Ryan could of described me is the guy with the growing pattern gray spot. :lol:
Re: Seibertron.com Twincast / Podcast #21 "BotCon 2011" Now Available (1237702)
Posted by Stormrider on June 11th, 2011 @ 8:18am CDT
Thanks for the MP Rodimus color description. I know that people are already getting upset with the colors, but I don't think it's something to worry about. Hasbro will probably release it as another version down the road. The targetmaster makes it cool.

iGear stuff looks great. I hope they can pull through! If they are successful - this may turn the corner on TF fandom/collecting.

Regarding the Dino cassettes - I agree with you guys that I don't like the idea that these KOs will be indistinguishable from the originals. They should just make the packaging a little different so the people buying them wouldn't be fooled with thinking that they have bought the originals.
Re: Seibertron.com Twincast / Podcast #21 "BotCon 2011" Now Available (1237942)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on June 12th, 2011 @ 12:29am CDT
I got a shout out??!!??? Thanks guys, *BROFIST*
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