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Sunday, January 22nd, 2012 10:24PM CST

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We're back with another exciting episode of the Seibertron.com Twincast Podcast. As always, you can download the Twincast directly from iTunes or here at Seibertron.com's Twincast RSS feed.

This week, host Mike, and regular members Matt, Bob, Jon and Ryan continue our discussion of BotCon, started in last week's episode.

After getting up to speed with Ryan and Jon, we launch into the latest BotCon reveals:

Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus

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Metalhawk

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Shattered Glass Octopunch

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What does the crew have to say about head molds? What did we say about the color schemes of this year's figures? What are our thoughts on molds used? Tune into the Twincast to find out!

Next up, we discuss the registration process. Find out our thoughts as well as listen in to find out who's going to the customizing class and what we think the figure may be.

Next, we discuss the recently revealed Transformers: Prime toys, although our full coverage of the main line will be in a future show.

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Be sure to check out our full coverage of the UK launch of the main line, as well!

Finally, we discuss something very important out in the real world: SOPA and PIPA. On Wednesday, January 18th, 2012, Seibertron.com and many other large websites, including Reddit and Wikipedia, took part in a massive blackout to protest the US Goverment's proposed censorship and anti-piracy laws. See more about the topic in our extensive article. If you aren't familiar with these pieces of legislation, we recommend a few minutes of reading on these topics that could threaten your civil liberties!

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We wrap up with some light-hearted bragging rights!

Stay tuned for another exciting episode of the Twincast/Podcast, and remember that Seibertron.com is your ultimate Transformers resource!
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Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #36 "Censored" (1337270)
Posted by Counterpunch on January 23rd, 2012 @ 7:51am CST
Skype was badly behaved this time around. There may be some audio issues.

We apologize. It was unavoidable.
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #36 "Censored" (1337383)
Posted by Insane Galvatron on January 23rd, 2012 @ 1:12pm CST
How does a person download the podcast who doesn't use itunes or know a thing about RSS feeds? Got a direct link to the file?
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #36 "Censored" (1337420)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 23rd, 2012 @ 2:23pm CST
Regarding Gigatron, Emperor Gavlatron made a gorgeous custom out of the Universe Silverbolt mold (which many think would have been the better mold choice).

The Decepticon Pretender Stanglehold had a human head (and a scantly-clad human body).

Color Changers were Generation 2.

In addition to Keven Micheal Richardson, both Steve Blum and Frank Welker have also voiced a few Vehicons. ;)


W-w-w-w-w-w-w-w-WHAT?! :shock: A review of the Japanese Collection DVD set? Oh, I am there! I am SO there! :grin: :KREMZEEK:

I too am looking for a Japanese BW Metals Jaguar (Ravage) figure for a good price. Saw one at BotCon 2010, but it was out of my price range. Gonna be on the look out for one again at this year's BotCon. Any assistance would be appreciated.


Counterpunch wrote:Skype was badly behaved this time around. There may be some audio issues.

We apologize. It was unavoidable.
It made the arguments sound more heated and chaotic than they probably were. :lol:

Insane Galvatron wrote:How does a person download the podcast who doesn't use itunes< or know a thing about RSS feeds? Got a direct link to the file?
There's a direct link to the file on the RSS feed page. Click the "play now" link on that page under the podcast's heading and you'll get it.
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #36 "Censored" (1337476)
Posted by TulioDude on January 23rd, 2012 @ 4:27pm CST
Nice podcast.Since i dont much collectors,it nice hear from you guys.
I wonder if the botcon toy will look different once they are in hands.
Man,the third party was heated!I agree mostly with Seibertron on this.
Besides just because hasnt done a figure yet,doesnt mean they never will.
Could i see these Facebook pictures you guys have talked about?

About Sopa:
Did yo know in portuguese "Sopa" means soup and "Pipa" means kite?
People have rights to defend their copyright,but this isnt the way.
Also:
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Glen Whitmann wrote:Okay, so what? I've download a couple of thousand songs off the internet. Who hasn't? Who hasn't?!


Nice show guys.
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #36 "Censored" (1337487)
Posted by Savage on January 23rd, 2012 @ 4:50pm CST
Fantastic show, guys! You pretty much read my mind when it comes to this year's Botcon exclusives. I have to admit, the ones I'm most looking forward to are the ones we haven't seen/confirmed (namely Kickoff and the SG Junkions).

Great discussion on SOPA/PIPA. People need to understand what these bills would do to our fandom (and, you know, their other civil liberties too I guess). Although, given the 3rd Party discussion, I wonder how Hasbro feels about SOPA/PIPA.

Ryan, your bragging rights haul makes me green, lol. Nice catch on that black Lioconvoy. The regular original version is on my Botcon shopping list this year.
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #36 "Censored" (1337510)
Posted by Blurrz on January 23rd, 2012 @ 6:03pm CST
The CDN dollar is weaker at the moment. Distribution is just a huge wtf
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #36 "Censored" (1337515)
Posted by Insane Galvatron on January 23rd, 2012 @ 6:29pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
Insane Galvatron wrote:How does a person download the podcast who doesn't use itunes< or know a thing about RSS feeds? Got a direct link to the file?
There's a direct link to the file on the RSS feed page. Click the "play now" link on that page under the podcast's heading and you'll get it.

Uhm, I tried that. There is no "play now" link on the page for me. Is there supposed to be?
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #36 "Censored" (1337541)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 23rd, 2012 @ 8:13pm CST
Insane Galvatron wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Insane Galvatron wrote:How does a person download the podcast who doesn't use itunes< or know a thing about RSS feeds? Got a direct link to the file?
There's a direct link to the file on the RSS feed page. Click the "play now" link on that page under the podcast's heading and you'll get it.

Uhm, I tried that. There is no "play now" link on the page for me. Is there supposed to be?

Click this link, then click the little orange text that says "Play now" right under the the blue heading.
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #36 "Censored" (1337543)
Posted by quickmixed on January 23rd, 2012 @ 8:21pm CST
Another great podcast gang.

The running time of these things is killing my day though! :D But I love it.

Again good work.

QM
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #36 "Censored" (1337548)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 23rd, 2012 @ 8:33pm CST
quickmixed wrote:The running time of these things is killing my day though! :D But I love it.
Seconded. The running time of #35 was wonderfully merciful. :D
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #36 "Censored" (1337550)
Posted by Seibertron on January 23rd, 2012 @ 8:39pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
quickmixed wrote:The running time of these things is killing my day though! :D But I love it.
Seconded. The running time of #35 was wonderfully merciful. :D


It's the difference between the podcast with when there are 5 people and with 3 people, especially when you get me on there. I have a really hard time keeping my thoughts to a minimum on the podcasts which is part of why I choose not to be on them every time and prefer to have a "guest" status so that the other guys get their moment in the spotlight.
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #36 "Censored" (1337648)
Posted by Insane Galvatron on January 24th, 2012 @ 7:08am CST
Sabrblade wrote:
Insane Galvatron wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Insane Galvatron wrote:How does a person download the podcast who doesn't use itunes< or know a thing about RSS feeds? Got a direct link to the file?
There's a direct link to the file on the RSS feed page. Click the "play now" link on that page under the podcast's heading and you'll get it.

Uhm, I tried that. There is no "play now" link on the page for me. Is there supposed to be?

Click this link, then click the little orange text that says "Play now" right under the the blue heading.

That's weird. On my phone ( which is the device I want to download the file ), its just a big block of coding with no "play now". On my tablet, it's as you describe. Both are android, so I wonder what gives? Still can't download on my phone unless someone posts the "play now" link in the thread for me. Cause it ain't showing for me on my phone.
**EDIT**
Here's a pic of my phone that I took with my tablet. This is what I see, and causes me not to be able to download the podcast.

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Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #36 "Censored" (1337669)
Posted by Counterpunch on January 24th, 2012 @ 9:05am CST
Insane Galvatron wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Insane Galvatron wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Insane Galvatron wrote:How does a person download the podcast who doesn't use itunes< or know a thing about RSS feeds? Got a direct link to the file?
There's a direct link to the file on the RSS feed page. Click the "play now" link on that page under the podcast's heading and you'll get it.

Uhm, I tried that. There is no "play now" link on the page for me. Is there supposed to be?

Click this link, then click the little orange text that says "Play now" right under the the blue heading.

That's weird. On my phone ( which is the device I want to download the file ), its just a big block of coding with no "play now". On my tablet, it's as you describe. Both are android, so I wonder what gives? Still can't download on my phone unless someone posts the "play now" link in the thread for me. Cause it ain't showing for me on my phone.
**EDIT**
Here's a pic of my phone that I took with my tablet. This is what I see, and causes me not to be able to download the podcast.

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Other people have had this issue. Let me talk with Ryan.

btw, are you looking to dl it or stream it? I know streaming is disabled for the time being.
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #36 "Censored" (1337697)
Posted by Insane Galvatron on January 24th, 2012 @ 11:15am CST
I'm looking to download it.
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #36 "Censored" (1337729)
Posted by Kibble on January 24th, 2012 @ 12:43pm CST
Just finish....shhh...hed listenin...nn...nng to the episss.....s.....s.s....ode and thought it wa............ .....n... . .... ....d.... ... ..... .. . .. .. . . .k........ ....pd..... ...... . . .. tkd..... .. . to . . . .the nex...t. .. .. . ... . . ... job, guys! :lol:

re: Battle Tanker. I'm not sure if it's really not as good or it's because it's an upgrade to such a shitty figure that it just doesn't seem as awesome. It does take an utter crap figure and make him pretty cool... CC and Protector had pretty good starting points, so it's not too much of a surprise that the end point is also better. Also doesn't hurt that it creates something that fills a pretty big hole in the Classics collection, where as how bad does anyone really need a Classics G2 Laser Prime? But I can say I like that figure now, and pretty much hated it before...
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #36 "Censored" (1337741)
Posted by Delicon on January 24th, 2012 @ 1:32pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
quickmixed wrote:The running time of these things is killing my day though! :D But I love it.
Seconded. The running time of #35 was wonderfully merciful. :D


I download mine, that way you can always listen to it in parts.
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #36 "Censored" (1337748)
Posted by 1111111222233333 on January 24th, 2012 @ 1:53pm CST
Very entertaining podcast, as usual! (perfect for work lol) I'm trying to lurk less and post more so here goes! One thing in particular caught my attention, the discussion of 3rd party purchases and how they affect Hasbro/if it is "wrong" to purchase them.

My thoughts on this are summed up in one very easy sentence. Before I say that remember the golden rule of Hasbro is TO SELL TOYS. It is what ultimately drives every aspect of the franchise. Keeping that in mind, as a transformers fan, MY golden rule and bottom line is TO BUY TOYS.

With that in mind, my ultimate interest as a collector (at least for me personally), is to have an accurate depiction of the cast of characters that I love. To me, the autobots and decepticons are bigger than Hasbro, despite them owning them. If I like a cover of a famous song more than the original song itself, I will listen to the cover. I think it is stupid to have any kind of unquestioning loyalty to any company. They get a whole lot of my money, but if a 3rd party does something better, you better believe I will take that over a first party product.

I actually DO hope that one day Hasbro can pump out the kind of stuff 3rd parties tackle. That way we can get amazing things without selling limbs to science O_o

Sorry for the long post!
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #36 "Censored" (1337749)
Posted by Counterpunch on January 24th, 2012 @ 1:55pm CST
Serious question, does run time matter if we stay on-topic and avoid repeating ourselves during the course of it?

We've talked about this internally and I am of the mind that more free content is always a good thing...
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #36 "Censored" (1337763)
Posted by Kibble on January 24th, 2012 @ 2:36pm CST
Counterpunch wrote:Serious question, does run time matter if we stay on-topic and avoid repeating ourselves during the course of it?

We've talked about this internally and I am of the mind that more free content is always a good thing...


Good question... Without really thinking about it, I usually tend to listen to these start to finish when possible and when they get to be 2+ hours that can be tough to do. But I suppose, what's forcing me to listen in one shot? This one I listened to about half last night and the other half this morning and it worked out pretty well. The only semi-pain there is noting where you leave off and picking it back up.

I guess my only criticism would be to maybe tighten up the bragging rights. I'm interested in what you guys get from the standpoint of if it's new, thoughts on the item. I don't care as much if you guys picked up that elusive first movie exclusive repaint on clearance for 'only' $80...although, admittedly, that is good info for those potentially interested in said crappy figure at a 'decent' price, and if it was about something I was actually interested in, I'd probably be glad for it if there were more available. So I dunno...there's good information to be had in there, it just seems to run a bit long sometimes.
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #36 "Censored" (1337766)
Posted by Counterpunch on January 24th, 2012 @ 2:47pm CST
Kibble wrote:
Counterpunch wrote:Serious question, does run time matter if we stay on-topic and avoid repeating ourselves during the course of it?

We've talked about this internally and I am of the mind that more free content is always a good thing...


Good question... Without really thinking about it, I usually tend to listen to these start to finish when possible and when they get to be 2+ hours that can be tough to do. But I suppose, what's forcing me to listen in one shot? This one I listened to about half last night and the other half this morning and it worked out pretty well. The only semi-pain there is noting where you leave off and picking it back up.

I guess my only criticism would be to maybe tighten up the bragging rights. I'm interested in what you guys get from the standpoint of if it's new, thoughts on the item. I don't care as much if you guys picked up that elusive first movie exclusive repaint on clearance for 'only' $80...although, admittedly, that is good info for those potentially interested in said crappy figure at a 'decent' price, and if it was about something I was actually interested in, I'd probably be glad for it if there were more available. So I dunno...there's good information to be had in there, it just seems to run a bit long sometimes.


They won't let me talk about my dolls, even when they're really pretty.

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IMG_0774 by ME_Counterpunch, on Flickr
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #36 "Censored" (1337815)
Posted by Kibble on January 24th, 2012 @ 3:48pm CST
Counterpunch wrote:They won't let me talk about my dolls, even when they're really pretty.

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IMG_0774 by ME_Counterpunch, on Flickr


I bet they'd let you if they were nakey...
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #36 "Censored" (1337884)
Posted by Counterpunch on January 24th, 2012 @ 6:04pm CST
Kibble wrote:
Counterpunch wrote:They won't let me talk about my dolls, even when they're really pretty.

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IMG_0774 by ME_Counterpunch, on Flickr


I bet they'd let you if they were nakey...


*Note to self: Future Podcast topic...Naked Toys.

>:oP
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #36 "Censored" (1337956)
Posted by worldsgreatest on January 24th, 2012 @ 10:21pm CST
As someone who has been coming to this site for just news, sightings, and galleries for years now...I love the long run times on the Podcast.

On a lark I started one like...last week, and have blazed through half of them. Great time killer at work. I'm learning a lot! Much appreciated.

I am also curious as to where an affordable Ravage X-9 can be found... :D
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #36 "Censored" (1337988)
Posted by quickmixed on January 24th, 2012 @ 11:30pm CST
Counterpunch wrote:Serious question, does run time matter if we stay on-topic and avoid repeating ourselves during the course of it?


THe more the better. There is no fan community down my way (if there is I'm yet to discover it) so i enjoy listening to other peoples thoughts on my hobby instead of just reading comments. I think its a great thing that you guys do. :APPLAUSE:

QM
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #36 "Censored" (1338051)
Posted by Delicon on January 25th, 2012 @ 6:57am CST
One possible way to help please both the "long" and "short" groups would be to keep podcast length about the same but to break it into 2-3 parts so that people can listen to it easier over a few days between podcasts.
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Posted by joevill on January 25th, 2012 @ 9:16am CST
Delicon wrote:One possible way to help please both the "long" and "short" groups would be to keep podcast length about the same but to break it into 2-3 parts so that people can listen to it easier over a few days between podcasts.


If there is a lot to be discussed then I welcome the longer editions. Especially since I do not have the time to read everything online (only the things which catch my eye). Everything else which I missed I usually learn in the Podcast. I do not know how most of you listen to the podcast but when I listen to it on my iPod it has the ability to play it twice the speed for those who think it is too long.

Like always, great show guys! It's entertaining when you guys make fun of Bob buying everything! :lol:
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #36 "Censored" (1338119)
Posted by Kibble on January 25th, 2012 @ 11:41am CST
Delicon wrote:One possible way to help please both the "long" and "short" groups would be to keep podcast length about the same but to break it into 2-3 parts so that people can listen to it easier over a few days between podcasts.


I thought about suggesting the same thing initially, but was trying to think if there was a way to still download it as a single file. If you had to instead download two or three separate files, you're just trading one mild inconvenience for another...
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #36 "Censored" (1339068)
Posted by Seibertron on January 27th, 2012 @ 12:14pm CST
Appreciate the feedback, but long episodes are going to happen from time-to-time guys especially when we fluctuate how many people are on the show. 1.5 hours is the ideal time that we strive for, but from time-to-time we'll have episodes that run 1.5 to 3 hours. It's going to happen. We're also not going to break the files into multiple parts. The site's podcast section isn't programmed that way and I think it will cause more problems by having to have multiple parts.

Longer episodes just mean you have to stop the podcast at some point and take a break. Or use the pause button. All tools that are easily accessible in iTunes or with any program or app that you are using to listen to this. Just have to take note how far into the episode you were when it stopped. Pretty simple!
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #36 "Censored" (1339072)
Posted by Seibertron on January 27th, 2012 @ 12:21pm CST
Insane Galvatron wrote:Here's a pic of my phone that I took with my tablet. This is what I see, and causes me not to be able to download the podcast.

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Didn't realize you were on an Android device. I just checked with my phone and it has the same problem. If you look at the code that it displays, the link to download the file is in the code (look for ".mp3"). Why the Android browser isn't parsing the HTML, I don't know. I'll have to look into it next week ... this appears to be a problem with the Android browser, not with my code. Hopefully I can find a work around for it.
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #36 "Censored" (1339212)
Posted by Insane Galvatron on January 27th, 2012 @ 5:25pm CST
Seibertron wrote:
Insane Galvatron wrote:Here's a pic of my phone that I took with my tablet. This is what I see, and causes me not to be able to download the podcast.

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Didn't realize you were on an Android device. I just checked with my phone and it has the same problem. If you look at the code that it displays, the link to download the file is in the code (look for ".mp3"). Why the Android browser isn't parsing the HTML, I don't know. I'll have to look into it next week ... this appears to be a problem with the Android browser, not with my code. Hopefully I can find a work around for it.
What's really funny is that my tablet is also Android, but it shows up just fine in it's browser.
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #36 "Censored" (1339219)
Posted by Seibertron on January 27th, 2012 @ 5:39pm CST
Insane Galvatron wrote:
Seibertron wrote:
Insane Galvatron wrote:Here's a pic of my phone that I took with my tablet. This is what I see, and causes me not to be able to download the podcast.

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Didn't realize you were on an Android device. I just checked with my phone and it has the same problem. If you look at the code that it displays, the link to download the file is in the code (look for ".mp3"). Why the Android browser isn't parsing the HTML, I don't know. I'll have to look into it next week ... this appears to be a problem with the Android browser, not with my code. Hopefully I can find a work around for it.
What's really funny is that my tablet is also Android, but it shows up just fine in it's browser.


Since the problem seems to be isolated to a problem with the mobile browser not parsing the HTML in an RSS feed, I'd suggest the best way to resolve this problem would be to use an actual RSS app to parse the data. Have you installed an RSS app yet and tried the feed at http://www.seibertron.com/podcast/rss
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #36 "Censored" (1339223)
Posted by Insane Galvatron on January 27th, 2012 @ 5:49pm CST
I was unaware there was an RSS app. I'll have to look into it. Before now, I'd only listened to one podcast and they post a direct link to the MP3 file in the podcast thread, so I have never had a need for an RSS app. I'll post again if I got it to work or not after I find one.
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #36 "Censored" (1339591)
Posted by TulioDude on January 28th, 2012 @ 2:33pm CST
To awnser Counterpunch question "Why Botcon didnt continue with inavsion begins idea for botcon 2011",i think they wanted to do something for Animated and just seemed the right time.
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