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Question: Why should I listen to the Twincast Podcast?
Answer: You'll hear the answer to this question and more if you tune in and listen to Episode #23: Twincast Q&A, because last week we sent out a call for any and all of your burning questions for the Twincast.

If you take a listen, you can join Seibertron, Tigertracks, Razorclaw, El Duque, and Jon3.0 in this Episode of the Twincast as your host Counterpunch and his gestalt team of podcasters answer a flurry of your need-to-know questions.

We also do other cool stuff like talk about the amazing upcoming Jetwing Optimus Prime and even buy a God that happened to be on sale, or two (three? I lost count...).

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Re: 'Twincast Episode #23: Twincast Q&A' Now Available for Download (1244506)
Posted by PrymeStriker on June 21st, 2011 @ 9:50pm CDT
"You get a Primus, and you get a Primus, and you get a Primus!"
"I already got a Primus..."
"Shut up!"

Water out my nose, another great podcast.
Re: 'Twincast Episode #23: Twincast Q&A' Now Available for Download (1244539)
Posted by RK_Striker_JK_5 on June 21st, 2011 @ 10:08pm CDT
I've listened to the podcast before once or twice. You do a very good job with it.
Re: 'Twincast Episode #23: Twincast Q&A' Now Available for Download (1244583)
Posted by El Duque on June 21st, 2011 @ 11:29pm CDT
I attribute any weirdness in my voice to the awesome "summer cold" I was starting to come down with the night we recorded. Nothing like having a head cold when it's 105 outside.
Re: 'Twincast Episode #23: Twincast Q&A' Now Available for Download (1244626)
Posted by JRFitzpatrick7 on June 22nd, 2011 @ 12:48am CDT
Duque I'm thrilled you vouched for the quality of the iGear Ramjet, I completely agree with everything you said about him! HE HAS DIECAST, PEOPLE! DIECAST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Another great cast guys, really eenjoying these!

PS Counterpunch, did you at one point mention a Henkei exclusive gun for Hound?
Re: 'Twincast Episode #23: Twincast Q&A' Now Available for Download (1244647)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 22nd, 2011 @ 1:28am CDT
Oh, I forgot I asked that question (the first one you guys chose). I wrote that back when I was trying to get my project noticed, and it eventually was noticed (thank you, Tigertracks 24 :BOWDOWN: ), so I guess I really didn't need to ask that question. :oops:

RiD FTW! I loved that show just as much as Beast Machines! They're both tied as my fourth favorite series. :D

Mind if I throw in my two cnets of some of these Q's too? ;;)

The new MP-10 Convoy looks to be the G1 Optimus Prime that I have wanted and waited for ever since I first discovered G1. Of the four MPs I own (all Hasbro ones), I'd have to agree on Grimlock being the best executed. As for who I'd like to see Masterpieced, either Ginrai or Metalhawk.

Admittedly enough, Scrounge is indeed a more dignified choice than Erector, as Scrounge actually did something and had sacrifice that was both noble and tragic.

Always on display for me is my MISC Wal-Mart Exclusive Transmetal Rattrap, along with a few of Alternators, reissue G1 Ultra Magnus, reissue G1 Powermaster OP w/ Apex Armor, MP Skywarp, and some odd Classics/Generations molds. And standing next to them all are my old Voltron combiner figure and my MMPR 2010 Dino Megazord combiner figure. 8)

For me, FIRRIB/RIRFIB all depends on which medium it is. G1 cartoon has FIRRIB so I go by that when viewing that. G1 toys and comics have RIRFIB so I go by that when dealing with those. There's no wrong or right answer to me, it's all just different interpretations from each medium's perspective. :-B

Music Label Soundwave is my Classics/Generations Soundwave.

I got a Primus. :lol:

"Anything you can do me can do better. Me can do anything better than you." - I LOVED this song! Ever since I first heard that both Gregg Berger and David Kaye were gonna be at BotCon, I SO wanted their too Grimlocks to get into an argument of some kind, and this song was more than I could have asked for! :DANCE:

Only twenty Classics Seekers? I'm almost tempted to count them all (again). :P

Animated Toxitron is adorable. 8-}

...

I saw "Alternity Backstop Saidos" at Big Lots about a week ago. Didn't have the spare cash for it, though.

Beast Wars Destron X? Who? :???:


Hey, I'm an admin of Unicron.com. I work with the Lukis Bros on that site very actively. If you want, I could talk to the bros to see if any of them would be willing to come on a later podcast?
Re: 'Twincast Episode #23: Twincast Q&A' Now Available for Download (1244682)
Posted by Autobot032 on June 22nd, 2011 @ 3:23am CDT
I have to comment on the Botcon figures pic.

Separately, they're fine. Toss 'em together like in the pic, and well...egads that is one ugly lookin' group.

I never realized how terrible some of those color schemes were until now.

Toxitron especially. *le barf
Re: 'Twincast Episode #23: Twincast Q&A' Now Available for Download (1244703)
Posted by Flux Convoy on June 22nd, 2011 @ 5:01am CDT
Thumbs up to Razorclaw with his friends and networking comments. All of that has helped me immensely this past year with so much being difficult for me to find on shelves. I'm glad that people seem to like me, otherwise I'd be screwed. :)
:BOT:
Re: 'Twincast Episode #23: Twincast Q&A' Now Available for Download (1244759)
Posted by Counterpunch on June 22nd, 2011 @ 7:44am CDT
JRFitzpatrick7 wrote:PS Counterpunch, did you at one point mention a Henkei exclusive gun for Hound?


I don't think so... Maybe? I use one of the guns from the G3 trailer with him.

Autobot032 wrote:I have to comment on the Botcon figures pic.

Separately, they're fine. Toss 'em together like in the pic, and well...egads that is one ugly lookin' group.

I never realized how terrible some of those color schemes were until now.

Toxitron especially. *le barf


You're right about the group shot. Toxitron is really strong by himself though. The details in his chest window pop majorly with the clear red plastic.
Re: 'Twincast Episode #23: Twincast Q&A' Now Available for Download (1244858)
Posted by Samsonator on June 22nd, 2011 @ 10:00am CDT
Another great Twincast, guys! You've become my default audio track while I stock the walk-in cooler at work. As I've said before you guys always seem to represent a really great cross-section of the fandom in general with your opinions on various topics, and it's always great to hear people who have some idea what they're talking about (since I just don't get that where I live). Also, when hilarity ensues, and it does so frequently, I'm often laughing my ass off for the better part of the night. (examples from past 'casts include: The entire Metroplex to G2 'Phillip' repaint idea, CP's opinion of DOTM deluxe Prime "...man, f**k that toy.", The saga of the eBay Kingbolt, or from this episode, the Counterpunching of nearly everyone into buying that Primus) There's really too many good things to say about the show you guys put on for us, but I don't want to sound too much like I'm kissing asses around here, so I'll just leave it at that.
Re: 'Twincast Episode #23: Twincast Q&A' Now Available for Download (1244942)
Posted by Razorclaw0000 on June 22nd, 2011 @ 12:19pm CDT
Flux Convoy wrote:Thumbs up to Razorclaw with his friends and networking comments. All of that has helped me immensely this past year with so much being difficult for me to find on shelves. I'm glad that people seem to like me, otherwise I'd be screwed. :)
:BOT:


You're a good guy, Flux! I'm honored to be your friend. If that sounds cheesy to anyone else, too bad.
Re: 'Twincast Episode #23: Twincast Q&A' Now Available for Download (1244974)
Posted by Counterpunch on June 22nd, 2011 @ 12:49pm CDT
Samsonator wrote:Another great Twincast, guys! You've become my default audio track while I stock the walk-in cooler at work. As I've said before you guys always seem to represent a really great cross-section of the fandom in general with your opinions on various topics, and it's always great to hear people who have some idea what they're talking about (since I just don't get that where I live). Also, when hilarity ensues, and it does so frequently, I'm often laughing my ass off for the better part of the night. (examples from past 'casts include: The entire Metroplex to G2 'Phillip' repaint idea, CP's opinion of DOTM deluxe Prime "...man, f**k that toy.", The saga of the eBay Kingbolt, or from this episode, the Counterpunching of nearly everyone into buying that Primus) There's really too many good things to say about the show you guys put on for us, but I don't want to sound too much like I'm kissing asses around here, so I'll just leave it at that.


Thanks dude. Hearing that these recordings help people through their day is a big complement.
Re: 'Twincast Episode #23: Twincast Q&A' Now Available for Download (1245051)
Posted by Mindmaster on June 22nd, 2011 @ 2:02pm CDT
Thanks for asking/answering my questions! ;)

I guess I should have clarified more on the RTS question. I guess what I was asking was why Hasbro claimed the RTS line didn't do as well. I actually grabbed a Tracks while I was at Camp Lejeune in April, and his rub-sign is actually on straight. Again, thanks for answering my questions!
Re: 'Twincast Episode #23: Twincast Q&A' Now Available for Download (1245279)
Posted by Fender Bender on June 22nd, 2011 @ 8:43pm CDT
Another stellar job. :) Next time I'll get my 20 questions posted a little earlier so they can actually be used. :lol:
Re: 'Twincast Episode #23: Twincast Q&A' Now Available for Download (1245494)
Posted by jON3.0 on June 23rd, 2011 @ 2:19am CDT
Wow! I'm really surprised at the large response this episode has gotten! Thanks, guys! It really means a lot to us! Guess we're going to have to work even harder to make the show even BETTER! :)
Re: 'Twincast Episode #23: Twincast Q&A' Now Available for Download (1245543)
Posted by Blurrz on June 23rd, 2011 @ 6:08am CDT
Was talked about twice. Legit.

Always a great listen.

Lol at Mike's last 'experience'.

This episode was flowing just like the Niagara Falls. Great editing Jon.
Re: 'Twincast Episode #23: Twincast Q&A' Now Available for Download (1245616)
Posted by joevill on June 23rd, 2011 @ 8:56am CDT
Razorclaw0000 wrote:
Flux Convoy wrote:Thumbs up to Razorclaw with his friends and networking comments. All of that has helped me immensely this past year with so much being difficult for me to find on shelves. I'm glad that people seem to like me, otherwise I'd be screwed. :)
:BOT:


You're a good guy, Flux! I'm honored to be your friend. If that sounds cheesy to anyone else, too bad.


It doesn't sound cheesy at all.

Counterpunch wrote:
Samsonator wrote:Another great Twincast, guys! You've become my default audio track while I stock the walk-in cooler at work...


Thanks dude. Hearing that these recordings help people through their day is a big complement.


I can relate. I usually listen to these during my first how of work. While everyone in the office are wasting time with idle chitchat, the podcast blasting from my iPod Touch makes it difficult for them to concentrate on their conversations as they are trying to figure out what I'm listening to. I find myself talking along as if I was part of the discussion as well. That really puzzles them as well. :lol:
Re: 'Twincast Episode #23: Twincast Q&A' Now Available for Download (1245642)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 23rd, 2011 @ 9:29am CDT
You guys still interested in getting any of the Lukis Bros. from Unicron.com to come on to a later podcast?
Re: 'Twincast Episode #23: Twincast Q&A' Now Available for Download (1245809)
Posted by TulioDude on June 23rd, 2011 @ 12:51pm CDT
It was so cool to hear you guy talking my name and awesering my questions,again. :D
Re: 'Twincast Episode #23: Twincast Q&A' Now Available for Download (1245927)
Posted by Flux Convoy on June 23rd, 2011 @ 3:10pm CDT
joevill wrote:
Razorclaw0000 wrote:
Flux Convoy wrote:Thumbs up to Razorclaw with his friends and networking comments. All of that has helped me immensely this past year with so much being difficult for me to find on shelves. I'm glad that people seem to like me, otherwise I'd be screwed. :)
:BOT:


You're a good guy, Flux! I'm honored to be your friend. If that sounds cheesy to anyone else, too bad.


It doesn't sound cheesy at all.


Agreed, I've met people at these conventions that are not only my collecting peers but the vast majority, I am proud to call my friends. Botcon truly is your best bet for networking with people from all over the world who can and will gladly help out for most of your collecting needs. Not to mention making friends and having a great time in general. Nearly everyone, if not everyone, on the podcast are people I've talked with for years on this site or have had the pleasure of meeting and becoming friends with. It's those peers and the obvious camaraderie that help me enjoy the show so much. Jon's no slouch either. ;)
:BOT:
Re: 'Twincast Episode #23: Twincast Q&A' Now Available for Download (1246221)
Posted by Samsonator on June 24th, 2011 @ 12:48am CDT
joevill wrote:I find myself talking along as if I was part of the discussion as well.
You too, huh? Glad to hear it's not just me. :lol:

It's always nice to actually hear discussions like this since in my area, fans are few and far between and I'm the most knowledgeable person within about 400km (roughly 250 miles) of my location.
Re: 'Twincast Episode #23: Twincast Q&A' Now Available for Download (1246229)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 24th, 2011 @ 1:17am CDT
Samsonator wrote:
joevill wrote:I find myself talking along as if I was part of the discussion as well.
You too, huh? Glad to hear it's not just me. :lol:

It's always nice to actually hear discussions like this since in my area, fans are few and far between and I'm the most knowledgeable person within about 400km (roughly 250 miles) of my location.
We're in the same boat (talking along with the discussion and not having many nearby TF fans, that is).

Being a Transfan can be lonely in real life sometimes. :-(
Re: 'Twincast Episode #23: Twincast Q&A' Now Available for Download (1246330)
Posted by Doctor McGrath on June 24th, 2011 @ 8:44am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Samsonator wrote:
joevill wrote:I find myself talking along as if I was part of the discussion as well.
You too, huh? Glad to hear it's not just me. :lol:

It's always nice to actually hear discussions like this since in my area, fans are few and far between and I'm the most knowledgeable person within about 400km (roughly 250 miles) of my location.
We're in the same boat (talking along with the discussion and not having many nearby TF fans, that is).

Being a Transfan can be lonely in real life sometimes. :-(


Agreed.

Great job guys. I'm enjoying and so getting spoiled with the once a week recordings. :). I think this episode was my favorite so far.
Re: 'Twincast Episode #23: Twincast Q&A' Now Available for Download (1246341)
Posted by Tigertrack on June 24th, 2011 @ 9:21am CDT
Wow, it's really nice to have all this positive feedback!

I enjoy doing this for those that enjoy the company, and the banter. Very good to hear that it is indeed giving some of you that live person discussion that you might be lacking in your neck of the woods.

Now, who wants to have 'Non-Carlos Magno' return to the show? :)
Re: 'Twincast Episode #23: Twincast Q&A' Now Available for Download (1246356)
Posted by Razorclaw0000 on June 24th, 2011 @ 9:53am CDT
tigertracks 24 wrote:Now, who wants to have 'Non-Carlos Magno' return to the show? :)


Re: 'Twincast Episode #23: Twincast Q&A' Now Available for Download (1247606)
Posted by Vile MK III on June 26th, 2011 @ 6:37pm CDT
Doesn't any one else here wat "Dan Vs." on The Hub? It's a great and funny show and one of the best original program on there. ;)

And to Counterpunch: Duke is the MAN in King of Fighters and I totally agree with everything you said about him.
Re: 'Twincast Episode #23: Twincast Q&A' Now Available for Download (1247823)
Posted by Counterpunch on June 27th, 2011 @ 8:30am CDT
Vile MK III wrote:And to Counterpunch: Duke is the MAN in King of Fighters and I totally agree with everything you said about him.


You're now honorary Staff. Feel free to honorarily ban people as you see fit. :D
Re: 'Twincast Episode #23: Twincast Q&A' Now Available for Download (1247833)
Posted by Tigertrack on June 27th, 2011 @ 8:44am CDT
Counterpunch wrote:
Vile MK III wrote:And to Counterpunch: Duke is the MAN in King of Fighters and I totally agree with everything you said about him.


You're now honorary Staff. Feel free to honorarily ban people as you see fit. :D
*


*But you actually have no staff powers, so banning people honorarily could get you into trouble.*


ALWAYS READ THE IMPLIED FINE PRINT!
Re: 'Twincast Episode #23: Twincast Q&A' Now Available for Download (1248134)
Posted by Vile MK III on June 27th, 2011 @ 3:27pm CDT
tigertracks 24 wrote:
Counterpunch wrote:
Vile MK III wrote:And to Counterpunch: Duke is the MAN in King of Fighters and I totally agree with everything you said about him.


You're now honorary Staff. Feel free to honorarily ban people as you see fit. :D
*


*But you actually have no staff powers, so banning people honorarily could get you into trouble.*


ALWAYS READ THE IMPLIED FINE PRINT!



BUMMER DUDE! For that you lose a listener... nah I can't do that, you guys do a great job on the show and it's a fun listen. Any who... back to honorary staff duties, what ever those are.
Re: 'Twincast Episode #23: Twincast Q&A' Now Available for Download (1248400)
Posted by quickmixed on June 28th, 2011 @ 2:36am CDT
Good Podcast guys and cheers for answering my question on the Japanese G1 figs.
At the moment Im still trying to get a decent gauge on the market but am looking forward to making the jump soon. It just seems though at this point ebay is pretty scant and doesnt have much to offer. I have also noticed the Sky Garry's that Seibertron mentioned. And I definitely took your advice and checked out the multi force figs. They look pretty neat.

Cheers again.

QM
Re: 'Twincast Episode #23: Twincast Q&A' Now Available for Download (1248462)
Posted by Tigertrack on June 28th, 2011 @ 6:55am CDT
quickmixed wrote:Good Podcast guys and cheers for answering my question on the Japanese G1 figs.
At the moment Im still trying to get a decent gauge on the market but am looking forward to making the jump soon. It just seems though at this point ebay is pretty scant and doesnt have much to offer. I have also noticed the Sky Garry's that Seibertron mentioned. And I definitely took your advice and checked out the multi force figs. They look pretty neat.

Cheers again.

QM


I just took a quick look on eBay.

Not much there, but there are some things to get started with depending on your likes.

If I were starting the micromasters would be of interest to me and are less than $100.

You also have pretenders, Powermasters, and a combiner (Guard City - great set - very expensive) along with Sky Garry.


One thing about Japanese edition stuff, most is sold MIB or MISB/MISP so that a buyer knows they are getting Japanese versions of toys. You're not going to find much loose. Occasionally, but it will usually be something that is from the later series Victory, or Masterforce.

I suggest you research using guide books. The international and Japanese Transformers toys catalog by JE ALvarez are where I started looking and finding what I liked. When you have names and an idea of what particular characters/toys you like, then you can be more specific in your eBay searches.

You will pay a premium price for Japanese toys partially because they are usually sold with box/papers, but also because they were not released stateside in many cases (again depends on what you are looking for), so there are a few less out there for possibly a lot of interested collectors.

Start small if that's your budget (micromasters), or go for it, and spend a lot to get a rare piece or two to oggle for a while.

I believe I was lucky enough to jump in before it got supercrazy, and I was able to get a smattering of different things at fairly reasonable prices to start my collection off.

Does this help?
Re: 'Twincast Episode #23: Twincast Q&A' Now Available for Download (1249744)
Posted by quickmixed on June 30th, 2011 @ 2:23am CDT
tigertracks 24 wrote:
quickmixed wrote:Good Podcast guys and cheers for answering my question on the Japanese G1 figs.
At the moment Im still trying to get a decent gauge on the market but am looking forward to making the jump soon. It just seems though at this point ebay is pretty scant and doesnt have much to offer. I have also noticed the Sky Garry's that Seibertron mentioned. And I definitely took your advice and checked out the multi force figs. They look pretty neat.

Cheers again.

QM


I just took a quick look on eBay.

Not much there, but there are some things to get started with depending on your likes.

If I were starting the micromasters would be of interest to me and are less than $100.

You also have pretenders, Powermasters, and a combiner (Guard City - great set - very expensive) along with Sky Garry.


One thing about Japanese edition stuff, most is sold MIB or MISB/MISP so that a buyer knows they are getting Japanese versions of toys. You're not going to find much loose. Occasionally, but it will usually be something that is from the later series Victory, or Masterforce.

I suggest you research using guide books. The international and Japanese Transformers toys catalog by JE ALvarez are where I started looking and finding what I liked. When you have names and an idea of what particular characters/toys you like, then you can be more specific in your eBay searches.

You will pay a premium price for Japanese toys partially because they are usually sold with box/papers, but also because they were not released stateside in many cases (again depends on what you are looking for), so there are a few less out there for possibly a lot of interested collectors.

Start small if that's your budget (micromasters), or go for it, and spend a lot to get a rare piece or two to oggle for a while.

I believe I was lucky enough to jump in before it got supercrazy, and I was able to get a smattering of different things at fairly reasonable prices to start my collection off.

Does this help?


This helps incredibly. Cheers for the tip on the Alvarez book too. I jumped straight onto Amazon and picked one up along with his Beast Wars guide.

I have been looking at some of the masterforce pretenders and also the misb micromasters you mentioned. Im so close to clicking the buy now button!

But Im thinking about picking up a mold that would be completely foreign to me to get the ball rolling. I would love to get a Victory Leo or the smaller trainbots from Headmasters to form Raiden. But like you mentioned, theres not much on ebay so im just watching the more expensive ones and wishing they were mine for the moment.

Cheers again Tigertracks. That was a great help. Greatly appreciated.
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