Twincast / Podcast Episode #116 "Character Piece"

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #116 "Character Piece"

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 10:23AM CDT

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Welcome to the latest episode of the Seibertron.com Twincast / Podcast! This episode features your no-longer-on-the-market host ScottyP, site owner and photographer extraordinaire Seibertron, Not-Optimus RodimusConvoy13, and the late (to the show) Jon3.0.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #116 "Character Piece"
Jon 3.0 was saving Drift during our comics discussion


Episode #116 "Character Piece" 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.

On this episode we start out by catching up on some comic talk. The not-quite latest issue of More Than Meets The Eye kicks things off, as we take a rather long time to catch up on the dastardly(?) deeds of the DJD.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #116 "Character Piece"
Not sure if the audio gives a reminder of who the Best Character is, so here's one.


After that, we catch up on the goings on with the rest of the crew in the fallout of Elegant Chaos. The feels run strong while we chat about the emotional "Ratchet" issue. Will we ever successfully say "goodbye" to this topic during the episode?

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #116 "Character Piece"
Off the page, but into your heart


We then move on to Combiner Wars Parts two and three, found (respectively) in the pages of Transformers #40 and Windblade #2. The ongoing war is so compelling, it may get glossed over with only the quickest of discussions - who will save us from the lack of discourse for these super fun issues?

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #116 "Character Piece"
My money's on Lightbright


We then move onto Cartoons and discuss Robots In Disguise Episodes 6 & 7. Is the cast enjoying the show so far, or are we truly still in the "too early to tell" phase of the show?

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #116 "Character Piece"
Buy her now kids! Oh wait, you can't. We're so good at cross channel marketing.


The Robots in Disguise chat rolls on for a little while longer, when we take a look at some potential toy repaint color schemes.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #116 "Character Piece"
Obligatory


The last toy in the Botcon 2015 boxed set has been revealed as the "Double Pretender" Oilmaster! "The Bounty Hunter" comes to us as a resurrection of a canceled late-G1 concept. Split opinions reign as we discuss whether or not this made some dreams come true.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #116 "Character Piece"
Trukk AND Monkey!


With Botcon coming up soon, we then briefly turn our attention to the boxed set on the whole. What do you think of the set? Will we see you at the convention?

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #116 "Character Piece"
Maybe Axl was singing about Mach Kick all along


Next up, we'll answer a very fun question from Seibertronian lordME.gatron, who asks:

lordME.gatron wrote:Hey there guys I'm a long time listener, first time caller;

I started collecting a little over 5 years ago, I managed to buy more generations toys than g1. Would it be wise to continue collecting both g1 and generations or stick with either line. I like both lines but its becoming too pricy, any advice? :CON:


Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #116 "Character Piece"
Choices, choices...


After that, it's time to wrap up with some quick Bragging Rights. Listen to us all live vicariously through one another's collective eclectic hauls!

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #116 "Character Piece"
He's on a quest to save the show!


Hope you have fun with this one, we'll see you again in some indeterminate amount of time!

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Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #116 "Character Piece" (1685243)
Posted by megatronus on May 13th, 2015 @ 9:25pm CDT
Great episode guys! I really enjoyed the free-ranging conversation on this one.

And also, ScottyP is hitched! Congratulations big guy!*










*Disclaimer: I do not know the actual height, width, or weight of ScottyP
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #116 "Character Piece" (1685651)
Posted by worldsgreatest on May 14th, 2015 @ 3:53pm CDT
Ryan, James Roberts wrote a fan novel years ago called Eugensis which is available for free online (PDF version). So you can check that out if you are curious about Roberts' prose.

Also: FansProject has a Dinoking complete with shells in the pipeline so yeah, third party is sort of already tackling pretenders.
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #116 "Character Piece" (1685826)
Posted by Convoy on May 14th, 2015 @ 11:32pm CDT
This would be my first Botcon that I can realistically do. Probably looking at a couple general admission tickets to pop my cherry. I'm still on the fence and registration still isn't open. I'd like to see what all the fuss is about and to meet some Seibertron members in person. I just don't think I'll be finding anything I NEED that I couldn't find online for a better price without the haggling. (I'm not sure how the dealer room works.)

This may be the wrong thread to say such things but you people seem to know what's up.

Sometimes I feel like I'm a bad fan.
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #116 "Character Piece" (1685883)
Posted by Va'al on May 15th, 2015 @ 4:05am CDT
MTMTE #39 - I said most of my thoughts in the review, but I mostly agree with ScottyP's reading of the issue. They're not being 'humanised', in my view, but rather shown as a different kind of evil, somehow. And the addition of Nickel, plus the feeling of intense betrayal that Tarn feels, they all just reinforce the notion of their skewed sense of reality.

MTMTE #40 - I actually teared up towards the end of the issue. The scene with Ratchet and Ten about favourites was great, and I adore the fact that both Magnus/Minimus and Megatron write poetry. Simply adore it.

Combiner Wars - I feel as though there was a good start, with a dip in between issues. I like the contrast of styles, myself, though the part that Scott mentioned about the rushed feeling in the latter part does very much stand. HOWEVER. I'd keep an eye out for the tension in TF#41. Holy robots is it tense.

(In terms of art dislikes overall - Farinas, Heart of Darkness. That's the one that really did not work for me. Really really really did not.)



The thing from Roberts' interview, about prose pieces:
[quote]- Prose stories such as those in the LSotW hardcover and the one from the end of Remain in Light have been a fantastic way to expand the story in ways probably not otherwise possible. Have you had desire to do this more often? Any times where this was desired and an editorial decision prevented it?

There's a difference between the stories in Last Stand of the Wreckers and the ones in MTMTE so far: Bullets and Zero Point were pretty much just extras, for me to have fun in the universe we created for LSotW. In MTMTE, in the Remain in Light arc, they were necessities: it felt that some loose ends were left hanging, and needed addressing. There was more story to tell, and part of it was due to IDW editorial decisions, like the Skids in-pack issue (MTMTE #22) and Dark Cybertron happening shortly after that. But any further stories that might appear, will definitely just be fun extras - much like that deleted scene between Drift and Ratchet I posted the script for a while ago.[/quote]

(I'll listen to second half later, and comment more.)
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #116 "Character Piece" (1685918)
Posted by megatronus on May 15th, 2015 @ 8:29am CDT
My main issue with Combiner Wars isn't with what it does do, but what it doesn't do. CW has been one big action scene so far, which in itself is OK, but I'm surprised we haven't seen more of the Mistress of Flame helping to control/contain the chaos or simply present to comment on or shape events. People were making a big deal about the Mistress in previews and interviews, and as of right now, it seems her only function was to draw Optimus back into the larger political environment. If that ends up being all she does, I'll be quite disappointed.
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #116 "Character Piece" (1685964)
Posted by Va'al on May 15th, 2015 @ 11:05am CDT
A fair criticism, yes.

As much as #41 does not address it directly, it does do something a little different from what we've seen so far. I think it may speak to those points you raise.

(*Makes notes for review.*)
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #116 "Character Piece" (1690839)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on May 26th, 2015 @ 7:21pm CDT
Ryan, you went to Joe Con? Did you run into my boys? Vintage vs. Modern collecting is interesting. From my simple observations newer releases and reissues generally go up in value shortly after release, and in the case of the Book Box reissues tend to be more expensive than their vintage counterparts. I've always wondered why, I guess you can explain it away as the reissues tend to be in better condition. A reissue Optimus Prime will be in better shape than a vintage one MISP from 84.

By the way it appears I've been on this site for 9 years. Thanks for having me, where's the dancing girls and cake?
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #116 "Character Piece" (1690851)
Posted by megatronus on May 26th, 2015 @ 7:49pm CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:By the way it appears I've been on this site for 9 years. Thanks for having me, where's the dancing girls and cake?

Sorry, that only comes at 10.
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #116 "Character Piece" (1690943)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on May 27th, 2015 @ 12:19am CDT
megatronus wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:By the way it appears I've been on this site for 9 years. Thanks for having me, where's the dancing girls and cake?

Sorry, that only comes at 10.


I did lurk for a bit, it's funny but most of the people I spoke to back then aren't even around anymore.
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #116 "Character Piece" (1691037)
Posted by megatronus on May 27th, 2015 @ 8:34am CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
megatronus wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:By the way it appears I've been on this site for 9 years. Thanks for having me, where's the dancing girls and cake?

Sorry, that only comes at 10.


I did lurk for a bit, it's funny but most of the people I spoke to back then aren't even around anymore.

Actually... if you joined in 2004, seems like you've been around 11 years, no?

In that case, you missed the girls & cake. :P
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #116 "Character Piece" (1691205)
Posted by ScottyP on May 27th, 2015 @ 2:06pm CDT
megatronus wrote:*Disclaimer: I do not know the actual height, width, or weight of ScottyP

It used to be on my old Myspace page, but since that's down for maintenance, I'll list it here too. Respectively, the numbers you're after are 6'11", They don't make that size, and "At least it's 45 pounds less than a year ago".
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #116 "Character Piece" (1691207)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on May 27th, 2015 @ 2:08pm CDT
ScottyP wrote:
megatronus wrote:*Disclaimer: I do not know the actual height, width, or weight of ScottyP

It used to be on my old Myspace page, but since that's down for maintenance, I'll list it here too. Respectively, the numbers you're after are 6'11", They don't make that size, and "At least it's 45 pounds less than a year ago".

You're nearly 7 feet tall? Why aren't you in a wookie costume 24/7?
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #116 "Character Piece" (1691208)
Posted by ScottyP on May 27th, 2015 @ 2:14pm CDT
SW's SilverHammer wrote:
ScottyP wrote:
megatronus wrote:*Disclaimer: I do not know the actual height, width, or weight of ScottyP

It used to be on my old Myspace page, but since that's down for maintenance, I'll list it here too. Respectively, the numbers you're after are 6'11", They don't make that size, and "At least it's 45 pounds less than a year ago".

You're nearly 7 feet tall? Why aren't you in a wookie costume 24/7?

Too busy bench pressing 450 while doing keg stands. The wookie costume would get in the way.
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #116 "Character Piece" (1691209)
Posted by megatronus on May 27th, 2015 @ 2:14pm CDT
SW's SilverHammer wrote:
ScottyP wrote:
megatronus wrote:*Disclaimer: I do not know the actual height, width, or weight of ScottyP

It used to be on my old Myspace page, but since that's down for maintenance, I'll list it here too. Respectively, the numbers you're after are 6'11", They don't make that size, and "At least it's 45 pounds less than a year ago".

You're nearly 7 feet tall? Why aren't you in a wookie costume 24/7?

Why be a wookie when you could be Baby Godzilla?


**SHUDDER**

Nevermind. Wookie is better.
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #116 "Character Piece" (1691214)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on May 27th, 2015 @ 2:24pm CDT
ScottyP wrote:
SW's SilverHammer wrote:
ScottyP wrote:
megatronus wrote:*Disclaimer: I do not know the actual height, width, or weight of ScottyP

It used to be on my old Myspace page, but since that's down for maintenance, I'll list it here too. Respectively, the numbers you're after are 6'11", They don't make that size, and "At least it's 45 pounds less than a year ago".

You're nearly 7 feet tall? Why aren't you in a wookie costume 24/7?

Too busy bench pressing 450 while doing keg stands. The wookie costume would get in the way.

How about the predator? I'm sure you could rock body paint and fishnets.
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #116 "Character Piece" (1691379)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on May 27th, 2015 @ 10:32pm CDT
megatronus wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
megatronus wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:By the way it appears I've been on this site for 9 years. Thanks for having me, where's the dancing girls and cake?

Sorry, that only comes at 10.


I did lurk for a bit, it's funny but most of the people I spoke to back then aren't even around anymore.

Actually... if you joined in 2004, seems like you've been around 11 years, no?

In that case, you missed the girls & cake. :P


Yeahhh I can't read

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