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Twincast / Podcast Episode #25 "Longshot" Now Available

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Monday, July 18th, 2011 11:55AM CDT

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We have a brand new episode of the Seibertron.com Twincast/Podcast for you this week! You can download episode #25 by clicking here or you can get it from iTunes.

To open, we interview special guest SEANxLONG, YouTube personality and creative mind behind Big Kids! Big News!, a celebration of all things toy.

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Sean then joins your host Counterpunch and regular guests Seibertron, jON3.0, and Razorclaw0000 to discuss toys, toys, toys, and Dark of the Moon.

First, the crew discusses the brand-new forum changes, including our new Toy Review forum and Video forum!

Following that, we do what we do best: talk toys and discuss the immense Seibertron.com Galleries!

Razorclaw defends Voyager Sentinel Prime!

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We then debate the merits of Voyager Fireburst Optimus Prime and his fragile axe.

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Finally, we, in general, love Leader Ironhide and his knife.

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Once done, everyone spends a few minutes teasing Razorclaw for not having the Target DOTM exclusives. (UPDATE: I found them the next day!)

We wrap up the toy talk with some thoughts on the somewhat weak offerings from SDCC as jON3.0 prepares for some expensive cosmetic surgery...

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We wrap it all up with some follow up to our movie discussion from the last episode.

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But that's not all!

We're featuring yet another Seibertron.com "Listen To Win" Contest. Somewhere in this episode is a keyword. When you hear it, go to the contest page for your chance to win a copy of the Shout!Factory Headmasters boxset!

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Contest is only open to registered Seibertron.com members who have not won a Seibertron.com contest within the last 90 days.
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Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #25 "Longshot" Now Available (1261421)
Posted by It Is Him on July 18th, 2011 @ 12:29pm CDT
Chromedome!
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #25 "Longshot" Now Available (1261457)
Posted by It Is Him on July 18th, 2011 @ 1:24pm CDT
Everyone needs to have Donkeypunch.
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #25 "Longshot" Now Available (1261496)
Posted by JRFitzpatrick7 on July 18th, 2011 @ 2:08pm CDT
<-Armada completist. Including all the DVD minicons:) ...and the less fantastic Lucky Draw Bug (Dead End).

Fantastic podcast as always:) still listening to this one, discussing GI Joe crossovers
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #25 "Longshot" Now Available (1261512)
Posted by Counterpunch on July 18th, 2011 @ 2:19pm CDT
JRFitzpatrick7 wrote:<-Armada completist. Including all the DVD minicons:) ...and the less fantastic Lucky Draw Bug (Dead End).

Fantastic podcast as always:) still listening to this one, discussing GI Joe crossovers


If you ever come across any of the later DvD microns, let me know. I'm still missing four of them.
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #25 "Longshot" Now Available (1261514)
Posted by Razorclaw0000 on July 18th, 2011 @ 2:21pm CDT
JRFitzpatrick7 wrote:<-Armada completist. Including all the DVD minicons:) ...and the less fantastic Lucky Draw Bug (Dead End).

Fantastic podcast as always:) still listening to this one, discussing GI Joe crossovers


Yeah, but you kind of cheated and got it all at once. :-P

(Which is what I was going to do, but you beat me to it by a few months/few thousand dollars...)
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #25 "Longshot" Now Available (1261517)
Posted by Lord Onixprime on July 18th, 2011 @ 2:26pm CDT
I'm sure I didn't win the contest, but it would be awesome..

Anyway, I love the podcast guys and I'm not minding the longer episodes.
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #25 "Longshot" Now Available (1261549)
Posted by JRFitzpatrick7 on July 18th, 2011 @ 3:05pm CDT
Counterpunch wrote:
JRFitzpatrick7 wrote:<-Armada completist. Including all the DVD minicons:) ...and the less fantastic Lucky Draw Bug (Dead End).

Fantastic podcast as always:) still listening to this one, discussing GI Joe crossovers


If you ever come across any of the later DvD microns, let me know. I'm still missing four of them.


Which ones are you looking for?

Razorclaw0000 wrote:
JRFitzpatrick7 wrote:<-Armada completist. Including all the DVD minicons:) ...and the less fantastic Lucky Draw Bug (Dead End).

Fantastic podcast as always:) still listening to this one, discussing GI Joe crossovers


Yeah, but you kind of cheated and got it all at once. :-P

(Which is what I was going to do, but you beat me to it by a few months/few thousand dollars...)


Face. Cheating is just a tool created by the game:)



Still listening to the podcast:) you two are discussing what Mike wants, ML Galvatron and ML Scourge w/ Sweep! I have those :D #thanksamillionRik!
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #25 "Longshot" Now Available (1261555)
Posted by Razorclaw0000 on July 18th, 2011 @ 3:16pm CDT
JRFitzpatrick7 wrote:
Counterpunch wrote:
JRFitzpatrick7 wrote:<-Armada completist. Including all the DVD minicons:) ...and the less fantastic Lucky Draw Bug (Dead End).

Fantastic podcast as always:) still listening to this one, discussing GI Joe crossovers


If you ever come across any of the later DvD microns, let me know. I'm still missing four of them.


Which ones are you looking for?

Razorclaw0000 wrote:
JRFitzpatrick7 wrote:<-Armada completist. Including all the DVD minicons:) ...and the less fantastic Lucky Draw Bug (Dead End).

Fantastic podcast as always:) still listening to this one, discussing GI Joe crossovers


Yeah, but you kind of cheated and got it all at once. :-P

(Which is what I was going to do, but you beat me to it by a few months/few thousand dollars...)


Face. Cheating is just a tool created by the game:)



Still listening to the podcast:) you two are discussing what Mike wants, ML Galvatron and ML Scourge w/ Sweep! I have those :D #thanksamillionRik!



Micron-wise, I need DVD Combusta, Falcia, Twirl, Freeboot, Bilge, Sunburn, Quench, Impulsor, Ito Yokado Crush, Hell Flame Graviton, White Hell Flame Team, and Dragoyell (I hates that guy).

I wouldn't mind an ML Starscream S (Thundercracker), ML Ironhide S, ML Hot Rod S and I'd be pretty done.

CP is missing Quench, Impulsor, Sunburn, and Twirl, as well as the Caliber Team, White Hell Flame Team, and Superlink Windcharger. EDIT: And Dragoyell (he hates that guy).
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #25 "Longshot" Now Available (1261557)
Posted by Razorclaw0000 on July 18th, 2011 @ 3:18pm CDT
And, let's face it, we're all missing the pink Corona Spark Plug that was on Aaron Archer's wedding cake. :-/
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #25 "Longshot" Now Available (1261558)
Posted by Counterpunch on July 18th, 2011 @ 3:19pm CDT
Razorclaw0000 wrote:CP is missing Quench, Impulsor, Sunburn, and Twirl, as well as the Caliber Team, White Hell Flame Team, and Superlink Windcharger. EDIT: And Dragoyell (he hates that guy).


I could live without the White Hell Flame or Superlink Windcharger teams.

Dragoyell doesn't exist and I would very much like to have the others. The Linkage story is one of my favorite pieces of TF fiction.
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #25 "Longshot" Now Available (1261559)
Posted by Razorclaw0000 on July 18th, 2011 @ 3:21pm CDT
Counterpunch wrote:
Razorclaw0000 wrote:CP is missing Quench, Impulsor, Sunburn, and Twirl, as well as the Caliber Team, White Hell Flame Team, and Superlink Windcharger. EDIT: And Dragoyell (he hates that guy).


I could live without the White Hell Flame or Superlink Windcharger teams.

Dragoyell doesn't exist and I would very much like to have the others. The Linkage story is one of my favorite pieces of TF fiction.


You will change your mind when you see my Windcharger.
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #25 "Longshot" Now Available (1261562)
Posted by Razorclaw0000 on July 18th, 2011 @ 3:23pm CDT
Damn! I forgot about MB0 :-/ CP is still ahead of me then. 21 loose Microns to go for me isn't too bad.
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #25 "Longshot" Now Available (1261565)
Posted by Counterpunch on July 18th, 2011 @ 3:26pm CDT
Razorclaw0000 wrote:Damn! I forgot about MB0 :-/ CP is still ahead of me then.


>:oP

I hadn't noticed.

>:oP
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #25 "Longshot" Now Available (1261602)
Posted by Seibertron on July 18th, 2011 @ 4:20pm CDT
Counterpunch wrote:
Razorclaw0000 wrote:Damn! I forgot about MB0 :-/ CP is still ahead of me then.


>:oP

I hadn't noticed.

>:oP


That's OK guys ... I bet I have a version of Movie Optimus Prime that actually transforms that most of you don't have (and I'm not talking about Ultimate Optimus Prime which a lot of you will have soon) :D

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Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #25 "Longshot" Now Available (1261616)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 18th, 2011 @ 4:34pm CDT
Yay! Another podcast. 25 episodes already? Wow. :D

Also, welcome Sean Long. Great reviews, BTW.

You were Megatron in that script reading?! :shock: Dude, my dad was one digit away from getting the winning ticket, and I was two digits away. You must have entered the room right in front us. Either way, that's awesome that you got to be Megs. 8)

...

:shock: W-w-w-w-WHAT? :sad: Voltron Force is great! It's better than any and all of the previous Voltron cartoons.

Airachnid is AWESOME! I'm SO glad she wasn't named "Blackarachnia". :grin:

My Armada Optimus Prime trailer never autotransformed for me either. :-|

What exactly is the origin of "Donkey Punch"?

Another great one, guys, but, man, these 2 & a half hour recording are killing me. (:| :PEACE:
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #25 "Longshot" Now Available (1261618)
Posted by It Is Him on July 18th, 2011 @ 4:38pm CDT
At Botcon 2010, Counterpunch decided that Douplepunch should be renamed Donkeypunch. We all laughed, and it stuck.
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #25 "Longshot" Now Available (1261640)
Posted by Counterpunch on July 18th, 2011 @ 5:12pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:That's OK guys ... I bet I have a version of Movie Optimus Prime that actually transforms that most of you don't have (and I'm not talking about Ultimate Optimus Prime which a lot of you will have soon) :D

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There's no Micron Movie Optimus Prime...

And yes, I have the Micron(s) actually named Prime. >:oP
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Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #25 "Longshot" Now Available (1261866)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on July 19th, 2011 @ 12:09am CDT
Counterpunch wrote:
Seibertron wrote:That's OK guys ... I bet I have a version of Movie Optimus Prime that actually transforms that most of you don't have (and I'm not talking about Ultimate Optimus Prime which a lot of you will have soon) :D

DSC05512.jpg


There's no Micron Movie Optimus Prime...

And yes, I have the Micron(s) actually named Prime. >:oP
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Advantage Counterpunch.
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #25 "Longshot" Now Available (1261887)
Posted by Blurrz on July 19th, 2011 @ 1:30am CDT
Solid episode. Good to see SeanXLong as a guest, been a fan of his work for awhile. And I'm ready to bring the guillotine down on any possible future Seiberpronz Podcasts =3.
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #25 "Longshot" Now Available (1261954)
Posted by quickmixed on July 19th, 2011 @ 6:00am CDT
Another enjoyable podcast.

In regards to IDW, I never looked it at the way you guys mentioned about the 6 issue story arcs being placed like that solely to sell TPB's. But now you have mentioned it I feel totally cheated! :sad:

But you cant argue the fact that the past few issues have been awesome. So it goes a little way to replacing the past 19 months we have all wasted. Not a long way.

But a little.
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #25 "Longshot" Now Available (1262676)
Posted by joevill on July 20th, 2011 @ 8:57am CDT
Another great episode, Hatchet FTW

Razorclaw0000, Thanks for the shoutout! :KREMZEEK: Hatchet is AWESOME! Thank you for the suggestion about the Cliffjumper upgrade kit. I really want that kit when I first saw it but the price kept me away.

SEANxLONG nice to meet you. I too am a hug person. I think I freaked a few people out at Botcon. #-o

Counterpunch, you had to completely give up alcohol while training? When I first started my journey to my :BOT: transformation :CON: the only alcohol I had was Pinot Noir red wine. It does have an acquired taste but the health benefits are well worth it!

Seibertron, Call of Hero? :lol: I love hearing about the technical upgrades to the website. Hearing you say such great things about the Kre-O Transformers is dangerous to my wallet. I thought they were neat at Botcon but decided they are not for me. Viewing your galleries and hearing you talk about how fun they are has really tempted me on getting a set. If you had to choose just one set which would you suggest?

Thanks again for the toy suggestions and warnings. I will keep away from Sonicron and since I just got paid I will go hunting for Leader Ironhide today afterwork. :KREMZEEK:
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #25 "Longshot" Now Available (1262678)
Posted by Razorclaw0000 on July 20th, 2011 @ 9:01am CDT
Many Seibertronians tuned into our latest podcast, "Longshot" and we are pleased to announce this episodes "Listen To Win" Contest Winner!

Seibertron.com member It Is Him submitted the correct answer, "Chromedome" at 1:53PM, EST on Monday, 7/18.

It Is Him has won a copy of Shout! Factory's Japanese Collection: Headmasters courtesy of Seibertron.com and Shout! Factory!

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Congratulations It Is Him!

Keep listening to the Seibertron.com Twincast Podcast!
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #25 "Longshot" Now Available (1262691)
Posted by Counterpunch on July 20th, 2011 @ 9:18am CDT
joevill wrote:Counterpunch, you had to completely give up alcohol while training? When I first started my journey to my :BOT: transformation :CON: the only alcohol I had was Pinot Noir red wine. It does have an acquired taste but the health benefits are well worth it!


Yea dude, I only have one speed with this kind of stuff: Brutal.

Calories cut a minimum of 25%, running 4-5 days a week, very little extras. Summer is weight loss time, Winter will be muscle building and strength training. Assuming I don't die or something in the mean time.
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #25 "Longshot" Now Available (1262716)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 20th, 2011 @ 9:52am CDT
It Is Him wrote:At Botcon 2010, Counterpunch decided that Douplepunch should be renamed Donkeypunch.
Yes, but why?
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #25 "Longshot" Now Available (1262783)
Posted by rpetras on July 20th, 2011 @ 10:49am CDT
Dammit!

I think Razorclaw counterpunched me into getting a Fireburst Optimus. :sad:

I can really see the flamethrower theme working with those stupid pontoon tanks now. :BOOM:
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #25 "Longshot" Now Available (1262787)
Posted by Counterpunch on July 20th, 2011 @ 10:50am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
It Is Him wrote:At Botcon 2010, Counterpunch decided that Douplepunch should be renamed Donkeypunch.
Yes, but why?


cuz it's funnier that way
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #25 "Longshot" Now Available (1262813)
Posted by Razorclaw0000 on July 20th, 2011 @ 11:05am CDT
rpetras wrote:Dammit!

I think Razorclaw counterpunched me into getting a Fireburst Optimus. :sad:

I can really see the flamethrower theme working with those stupid pontoon tanks now. :BOOM:


He looks really good. And the new eye paint is a shiny light blue. It almost looks like he has a gleam in his eyes as he barbecues a bunch of Decepticons.

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Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #25 "Longshot" Now Available (1262840)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 20th, 2011 @ 11:27am CDT
Counterpunch wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
It Is Him wrote:At Botcon 2010, Counterpunch decided that Douplepunch should be renamed Donkeypunch.
Yes, but why?


cuz it's funnier that way
What I mean is, *how* did you coin the Donkey Punch name? What prompted you to think of it?

BTW, I think the first quote by It Is Him is one of the few times we've seen the words "Counterpunch", "Double Punch", and "Donkey Punch" together in the same sentence (until this one I just wrote, that is). :P
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #25 "Longshot" Now Available (1262851)
Posted by It Is Him on July 20th, 2011 @ 11:37am CDT
Razorclaw0000 wrote:Many Seibertronians tuned into our latest podcast, "Longshot" and we are pleased to announce this episodes "Listen To Win" Contest Winner!

Seibertron.com member It Is Him submitted the correct answer, "Chromedome" at 1:53PM, EST on Monday, 7/18.

It Is Him has won a copy of Shout! Factory's Japanese Collection: Headmasters courtesy of Seibertron.com and Shout! Factory!

[url=http://www.shoutfactorystore.com/prod.aspx?pfid=5257434&sid=33F2F2D8369949D783C5B5AD925C406C&nocookie=true]http://www.seibertron.com/images/misc/uploads/1302360774_81A62RgfDHL._AA1500_.jpg[/img]

Congratulations It Is Him!

Keep listening to the Seibertron.com Twincast Podcast!


I won? Cool! Hooray!
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #25 "Longshot" Now Available (1262857)
Posted by Counterpunch on July 20th, 2011 @ 11:42am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Counterpunch wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
It Is Him wrote:At Botcon 2010, Counterpunch decided that Douplepunch should be renamed Donkeypunch.
Yes, but why?


cuz it's funnier that way
What I mean is, *how* did you coin the Donkey Punch name? What prompted you to think of it?

BTW, I think the first quote by It Is Him is one of the few times we've seen the words "Counterpunch", "Double Punch", and "Donkey Punch" together in the same sentence (until this one I just wrote, that is). :P


Whatever you do, don't search for that term on ED...
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #25 "Longshot" Now Available (1262904)
Posted by It Is Him on July 20th, 2011 @ 12:45pm CDT
Counterpunch wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Counterpunch wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
It Is Him wrote:At Botcon 2010, Counterpunch decided that Douplepunch should be renamed Donkeypunch.
Yes, but why?


cuz it's funnier that way
What I mean is, *how* did you coin the Donkey Punch name? What prompted you to think of it?

BTW, I think the first quote by It Is Him is one of the few times we've seen the words "Counterpunch", "Double Punch", and "Donkey Punch" together in the same sentence (until this one I just wrote, that is). :P


Whatever you do, don't search for that term on ED...


Urban Dictionary has some good definitions. May be NSFW by some standards though.
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #25 "Longshot" Now Available (1263172)
Posted by jON3.0 on July 20th, 2011 @ 7:56pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Another great one, guys, but, man, these 2 & a half hour recording are killing me. (:| :PEACE:


You and me both! :D I have to stand in a hot studio the whole time. :sad: Haha!
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #25 "Longshot" Now Available (1263628)
Posted by Teamus on July 21st, 2011 @ 11:22am CDT
I had to pause the podcast for a while, and when I came back, recording had gotten a bit slower for some reason. I was cracking up the whole time when you were talking about Ultimate Optimus Prime, cause it sounded like you were totally drunk. XD
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Posted by Counterpunch on July 21st, 2011 @ 12:59pm CDT
Teamus wrote:I had to pause the podcast for a while, and when I came back, recording had gotten a bit slower for some reason. I was cracking up the whole time when you were talking about Ultimate Optimus Prime, cause it sounded like you were totally drunk. XD


Unfortunately I wasn't... :-(
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Posted by Seibertron on July 21st, 2011 @ 7:22pm CDT
joevill wrote:Seibertron, Call of Hero? :lol: I love hearing about the technical upgrades to the website. Hearing you say such great things about the Kre-O Transformers is dangerous to my wallet. I thought they were neat at Botcon but decided they are not for me. Viewing your galleries and hearing you talk about how fun they are has really tempted me on getting a set. If you had to choose just one set which would you suggest?


Hmm ... tough one. Sideswipe and Starscream are probably my favorites. Haven't done robot mode Sentinel Prime yet or either mode for Ultimate Optimus Prime. As far as Kreons go, I think the Megatron set is a must because you get Megatron and Shockwave Kreons. Sideswipe is probably the one I'd recommend. Just wish they had given the Kre-o set a black head instead of red. Hopefully we get a Red Alert with a black head later down the road so that we can swap them if desired.
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #25 "Longshot" Now Available (1264139)
Posted by TulioDude on July 21st, 2011 @ 11:44pm CDT
Hasbro does Transformers that turn into obejects,like the Real Gear line,Scapel and Ejector.
You have to ask yourself if would be popular for kids and collectors.
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #25 "Longshot" Now Available (1264142)
Posted by Seibertron on July 21st, 2011 @ 11:47pm CDT
TulioDude wrote:Hasbro does Transformers that turn into obejects,like the Real Gear line,Scapel and Ejector.
You have to ask yourself if would be popular for kids and collectors.


But not main characters, and the main characters that once turned into objects no longer do. I believe, if done right, it would be popular for both kids and collectors. I was a kid once, and object-formers were amongst my favorite Transformers toys because I felt like I could really identify with them rather than it being a miniature car or plane.
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #25 "Longshot" Now Available (1264748)
Posted by TulioDude on July 22nd, 2011 @ 10:26pm CDT
I have to disagree with you guys about comics,i am a comic collector and find comic today are awesome.You can have awesome stories that are not only good on their own,but also serve a greater arc.

I also disagree about Soundwave,adapting him wasnt difficult.His G1 gimminck is kinda hard though.
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #25 "Longshot" Now Available (1264778)
Posted by Seibertron on July 23rd, 2011 @ 12:14am CDT
TulioDude wrote:I have to disagree with you guys about comics,i am a comic collector and find comic today are awesome.You can have awesome stories that are not only good on their own,but also serve a greater arc.

I also disagree about Soundwave,adapting him wasnt difficult.His G1 gimminck is kinda hard though.


As a very avid comic collector back in the day who amassed around 1,500 comics between 1989 to 1996 (excluding my TF comics from 84 to 91), what comics would you recommend? I feel that all comics are horribly drawn out these days, are way over priced, and focus more on coming out with a packaged graphic novel than actually telling a story. Not every story is or should be a 6 issue mini-series. Some stories just need to be told in one book (which is why I guess I really liked the TF spotlight books).

If adapting Soundwave isn't difficult, then why hasn't he been given a proper update yet? I wouldn't consider his Animated or DOTM updates great updates, though I did like him as a giant satellite in ROTF. I will admit that he served one of his primary functions as espionage or a spy in DOTM very well, just thought his sole form as a car wasn't proper. But I also grew up with him as a cassette player. He's going to be a tough one to do properly.
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Posted by TulioDude on July 24th, 2011 @ 7:59pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:As a very avid comic collector back in the day who amassed around 1,500 comics between 1989 to 1996 (excluding my TF comics from 84 to 91), what comics would you recommend? I feel that all comics are horribly drawn out these days, are way over priced, and focus more on coming out with a packaged graphic novel than actually telling a story. Not every story is or should be a 6 issue mini-series. Some stories just need to be told in one book (which is why I guess I really liked the TF spotlight books).

I read mainly Marvel comics,i enjoy their stories.
Thor has a great story telling.
Hulk comics,are great.
X-men show really good care for it characters.
Wolverine stories are well written.
Spider-Man comics are awesome,and they get even better if know some events that occurred.
They also make some great single stories.

Seibertron wrote:If adapting Soundwave isn't difficult, then why hasn't he been given a proper update yet?

What about Cybertron Soundwave?
Seibertron wrote: I wouldn't consider his Animated or DOTM updates great updates.

Why?
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #25 "Longshot" Now Available (1265964)
Posted by It Is Him on July 25th, 2011 @ 9:43am CDT
Seibertron wrote:As a very avid comic collector back in the day who amassed around 1,500 comics between 1989 to 1996 (excluding my TF comics from 84 to 91), what comics would you recommend? I feel that all comics are horribly drawn out these days, are way over priced, and focus more on coming out with a packaged graphic novel than actually telling a story. Not every story is or should be a 6 issue mini-series. Some stories just need to be told in one book (which is why I guess I really liked the TF spotlight books).


When I casually picked up the hobby again recently, I was surprised by the format change, too. It took me some time to adjust, but I realize it's not a bad thing. It's just different. You're not going to get arguments from me that comics are far too expensive, especially when I'm not seeing a huge difference in quality from what I was reading in the late 90s. The only non-TF books I'm buying at the moment are the Essentials black-and-white reprints, which give me the most bang for my buck.

Though, I do actively borrow trades from from friends, so I think I can suggest something worth reading (sorry if you've read these before :D )

- Planet Hulk - This one feels like one meaty story arc, versus something built for a trade. I recommend this one the most.

- Spider-man by J. Michael Straczynski (JMS) - As good as Stan Lee's original run. There are some six issues story arcs, but there are some individual one-issue stories as well.

- Green Lantern Rebirth, Green Lantern Vol. 1 - For someone like me who's not a big DC Universe fan, the Rebirth arc was confusing, but once I got past the first trade and into Vol. 1 etc. (#1-6, etc.), I discovered a dense story with a fun universe and great action.
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #25 "Longshot" Now Available (1268707)
Posted by It Is Him on July 30th, 2011 @ 9:06am CDT
I'd like to thank the Twincast for offering the Listen to Win contest on their Seibertron.com Twincast podcast. Seibertron.com himself dropped the Headmasters DVD in the mail, and I just received it a few days ago. I've been waiting to watch this series since the 90s, when I first read about it in some Transformers FAQ I found in the early days of the Internets. I knew one day they'd be released in America, and my patience makes this contest all the more awesome.

Below is proof of my victory. Maybe if you listen, you could win, too.

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Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #25 "Longshot" Now Available (1269731)
Posted by Counterpunch on August 1st, 2011 @ 12:10pm CDT
It Is Him wrote:I'd like to thank the Twincast for offering the Listen to Win contest on their Seibertron.com Twincast podcast. Seibertron.com himself dropped the Headmasters DVD in the mail, and I just received it a few days ago. I've been waiting to watch this series since the 90s, when I first read about it in some Transformers FAQ I found in the early days of the Internets. I knew one day they'd be released in America, and my patience makes this contest all the more awesome.

Below is proof of my victory. Maybe if you listen, you could win, too.

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Congrats dude!
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #25 "Longshot" Now Available (1269791)
Posted by It Is Him on August 1st, 2011 @ 2:12pm CDT
Thanks a bunch CP! (:
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #25 "Longshot" Now Available (1269861)
Posted by Doctor McGrath on August 1st, 2011 @ 4:44pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:
TulioDude wrote:I have to disagree with you guys about comics,i am a comic collector and find comic today are awesome.You can have awesome stories that are not only good on their own,but also serve a greater arc.

I also disagree about Soundwave,adapting him wasnt difficult.His G1 gimminck is kinda hard though.


As a very avid comic collector back in the day who amassed around 1,500 comics between 1989 to 1996 (excluding my TF comics from 84 to 91), what comics would you recommend? I feel that all comics are horribly drawn out these days, are way over priced, and focus more on coming out with a packaged graphic novel than actually telling a story. Not every story is or should be a 6 issue mini-series. Some stories just need to be told in one book (which is why I guess I really liked the TF spotlight books).

If adapting Soundwave isn't difficult, then why hasn't he been given a proper update yet? I wouldn't consider his Animated or DOTM updates great updates, though I did like him as a giant satellite in ROTF. I will admit that he served one of his primary functions as espionage or a spy in DOTM very well, just thought his sole form as a car wasn't proper. But I also grew up with him as a cassette player. He's going to be a tough one to do properly.


My favorites from recent are:

(Marvel) The New Avengers #1-current

(DC) Red Robin #1-current

I read a whole lot more but as far as story and art go, these two have been my favorite. I agree with It is Him as well on Planet Hulk,World War Hulk. They were great stories and made the Hulk more than just a strong, retarded monster.
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