Twincast / Podcast Episode #140 "Botcon 2016 Part 1: Eastbound and Down"

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Botcon 2016 weekend has come and gone, and the Seibertron.com Twincast is proud to present the first of three episodes of material recorded during our convention adventures. Part 1 is all about the road trip, with recordings from the Twincast crew while driving to Louisville.

Episode #140 “Botcon 2016 Part 1: Eastbound and Down“ 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.

Your Botcon recap show starts with none other than the journey to the show itself! Seibertron, Starscream, and Dr. Va'al himself hit the road from Chicago to Louisville and recap the history of the show. But first, comics talk.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #140 "Botcon 2016 Part 1: Eastbound and Down"
Managed to be relevant to the Botcon set after all!


How much comics talk? Well, it all starts out with Megatron: Origin. Dr. Va'al leads a deep dive through how that foundation has led to the current events with Megatron in More Than Meets The Eye.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #140 "Botcon 2016 Part 1: Eastbound and Down"
Hot Rod's just ready for Botcon.


Road trip conversations can, and do, go anywhere. Even Pretenders come up along the way, with thoughts about what could happen if they mastered all the things. Ultra-Ultra Pretenders? That's right, they'll frame up the ongoing conversation about the Titan Master gimmick.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #140 "Botcon 2016 Part 1: Eastbound and Down"
No hiding this head.


The Botcon set itself then takes over the focus, including the Dawn of the Predacus boxed set and attendee freebie Terrorsaur.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #140 "Botcon 2016 Part 1: Eastbound and Down"
Red Dawn


A look back at Botcons of the past continues the conversation. Relive memories of the past with all your Botcon pals like Deathsaurus, Tyrese, Clench, and more.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #140 "Botcon 2016 Part 1: Eastbound and Down"
From figures to the red carpet and back again.


That wasn't the only crew headed out on the open road. Scotty P and Razorclaw0000 wearily pass the last hour of their road trip from Raleigh by recording thoughts just for you. You'll have to excuse the quality on this one, as the rough road and some otherworldly environments took their toll on the recorder's mic.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #140 "Botcon 2016 Part 1: Eastbound and Down"
Artist's interpretation of totally real events from the road trip.


After the brief origin story, current events are back in focus as we speculate on toys seen but not yet owned, those being this year's Botcon souvenir figures. Listen to what we're thinking about them mere hours before they're in our possession.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #140 "Botcon 2016 Part 1: Eastbound and Down"
I mean, at least this mode is cool, right?


A big part of Botcon is the dealer and exhibitor room. ScottyP and Razorclaw go through their wishlists, with some items that are painful to hear about now that the convention has passed. When will Black Mach appear? What big ticket things were targets? How many Mini-cons will not be found? All this, and a cow pooping on the highway.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #140 "Botcon 2016 Part 1: Eastbound and Down"
MORE Seekers!?


After a slightly boring look at the populations of Louisville as compared to our hometowns, we think about what we'd do differently for the future of Transformers conventions. After listening to this, you'll probably be glad we're leaving these things to the experts!

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #140 "Botcon 2016 Part 1: Eastbound and Down"
We just want to keep rock alive.


Stay tuned very soon for Episode 141, which will feature some of our more traditional convention news reactions and coverage.

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.
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Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #140 "Botcon 2016 Part 1: Eastbound and Down" (1782852)
Posted by Va'al on April 20th, 2016 @ 2:44am CDT
- I talked a lot. #-o
- By SixShadow I meant Black Shadow.
- Ben Jeong = Ben Chang, played by Ken Jeong.

Scotty, you sounded sleep drunk for a lot of your segment, as laughing at your own jokes indicated to me. I know the feeling. :-P
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #140 "Botcon 2016 Part 1: Eastbound and Down" (1783101)
Posted by ScottyP on April 20th, 2016 @ 6:15pm CDT
Dr Va'al wrote:Scotty, you sounded sleep drunk for a lot of your segment, as laughing at your own jokes indicated to me. I know the feeling. :-P
I was indeed running on very little sleep. I'd actually just woken up from a massive 30 minute nap a bit before we started recording! Also Bob was super focused on the road/doesn't find me funny but that's ok either way :D
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #140 "Botcon 2016 Part 1: Eastbound and Down" (1783164)
Posted by Cobotron on April 20th, 2016 @ 10:06pm CDT
Sure had a great time meeting you guys in person.
Scotty and Razorclaw, you guys quickly mentioned how well the Cybertron and Energon stuff has withstood the test of time. The majority of my haul from the dealer room was from both those lines. Things I had missed back when they were on the shelves. The fact that I am having more fun with those toys, right now, than I am with MP Shockwave speaks volumes to that fact.
Scotty, thanks for the nudge I needed to go back and nab that Cybertron Leader Galvatron. He is the jewel in my BotCon crown. Hope you're having as much fun with your Galaxy Force Megatron. ;)^
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #140 "Botcon 2016 Part 1: Eastbound and Down" (1783194)
Posted by Va'al on April 21st, 2016 @ 4:13am CDT
ScottyP wrote:
Dr Va'al wrote:Scotty, you sounded sleep drunk for a lot of your segment, as laughing at your own jokes indicated to me. I know the feeling. :-P
I was indeed running on very little sleep. I'd actually just woken up from a massive 30 minute nap a bit before we started recording! Also Bob was super focused on the road/doesn't find me funny but that's ok either way :D


We're laughing with you, don't worry.
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #140 "Botcon 2016 Part 1: Eastbound and Down" (1786170)
Posted by RodimusConvoy13 on May 2nd, 2016 @ 10:14am CDT
A buddy of mine had a booth there and he had a crap ton of Unicorn Trilogy stuff. Was that pretty scarce in the dealer room? He said a lot of people were saying no one else had those figures.
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #140 "Botcon 2016 Part 1: Eastbound and Down" (1786232)
Posted by Cobotron on May 2nd, 2016 @ 1:41pm CDT
RodimusConvoy13 wrote:A buddy of mine had a booth there and he had a crap ton of Unicorn Trilogy stuff. Was that pretty scarce in the dealer room? He said a lot of people were saying no one else had those figures.
Was your buddy a dark haired gent from Detroit? If so I grabbed a couple really nice MISB Energon and GDO Legends from him, and had two really nice conversations with him. Great guy with a great booth!
I wouldn't say it was scarce, but MISB stuff was a little harder to find then loose figures.
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #140 "Botcon 2016 Part 1: Eastbound and Down" (1786236)
Posted by RodimusConvoy13 on May 2nd, 2016 @ 1:51pm CDT
Cobotron wrote:
RodimusConvoy13 wrote:A buddy of mine had a booth there and he had a crap ton of Unicorn Trilogy stuff. Was that pretty scarce in the dealer room? He said a lot of people were saying no one else had those figures.
Was your buddy a dark haired gent from Detroit? If so I grabbed a couple really nice MISB Energon and GDO Legends from him, and had two really nice conversations with him. Great guy with a great booth!
I wouldn't say it was scarce, but MISB stuff was a little harder to find then loose figures.


Yeah, that was him. Glad you found some good stuff.
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #140 "Botcon 2016 Part 1: Eastbound and Down" (1786239)
Posted by Cobotron on May 2nd, 2016 @ 1:59pm CDT
RodimusConvoy13 wrote:
Cobotron wrote:
RodimusConvoy13 wrote:A buddy of mine had a booth there and he had a crap ton of Unicorn Trilogy stuff. Was that pretty scarce in the dealer room? He said a lot of people were saying no one else had those figures.
Was your buddy a dark haired gent from Detroit? If so I grabbed a couple really nice MISB Energon and GDO Legends from him, and had two really nice conversations with him. Great guy with a great booth!
I wouldn't say it was scarce, but MISB stuff was a little harder to find then loose figures.


Yeah, that was him. Glad you found some good stuff.
HA! Awesome! He was set up across from Stan Bush, and he was recalling his interaction with him, and started to get choked up as we talked about how important the Movie was to us as kids. Great dude! Tell him hi, and thanks next time you see him. :D
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #140 "Botcon 2016 Part 1: Eastbound and Down" (1787071)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on May 5th, 2016 @ 6:51pm CDT
There are car fans who are as bad as TF fans. We heard about them during Alternators, because car companies were concerned about how the panel lines on the toys, were different than the real world cars.

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