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Twincast / Podcast Episode #40 "Over the Hill"

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #40 "Over the Hill"

Monday, March 12th, 2012 8:52AM CDT

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Twincast Episode 40 is blastin' at ya. Grab our latest episode here. It is also available from our RSS feed and via iTunes.

You can pick up our previous episode here in the slim chance you missed it..

Join host Counterpunch, along with regular cast members Seibertron, Jon 3.0, and Tigertracks as they journey over the hill of podcast age in search of cool toy news. This episode also features a discussion on toy photography. We encourage you to join in on this discussion in the thread here and to take a look at the light box tutorial in the follow up post. There might just be a contest or two in the near future that this kind of stuff may help with.

  • Hall of Fame Choices Finalized
  • Orion Pax part 3
  • Rescue Bots
  • Transformers Prime Japanese Commercial Spots
  • Transformers Prime Arms Mircon Figures
  • Toy Fair Australia and New TFP Voyager Pictures
  • Hasbro Responds to TCC Credit Card Issues (Also, Counterpunch uses naughty words)
  • Cyberverse Galleries and Discussion on the Line Thus Far
  • Photography Discussion: Taking Indoor Pictures
  • Bragging Rights!

Seibertron.com is your ultimate Transformers resource!
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Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #40 "Over the Hill" (1357627)
Posted by Sodan-1 on March 12th, 2012 @ 10:34am CDT
Maybe I'm being a bit 'special' but I can't find the new episode on the RSS feed.

EDIT: The direct link in the news article works fine though. Don't know why I didn't try that first. Sorry.
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #40 "Over the Hill" (1357630)
Posted by Counterpunch on March 12th, 2012 @ 10:36am CDT
Sodan-1 wrote:Maybe I'm being a bit 'special' but I can't find the new episode on the RSS feed.


Actually, it's not coming up on iTunes yet either... So there may be a delay in the upload.

Let me look into it.
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #40 "Over the Hill" (1357675)
Posted by Banjo-Tron on March 12th, 2012 @ 12:22pm CDT
Nice podcast! Good discussion on photography. I use the same basic setup on all my pictures, and the following settings on my SLR, to give them a uniform look

Aperture (F-Stop): F/8
Exposure: 1/400 Sec
ISO: 400

I use an off-camera speedlight connected to a cheap cable that sits on the hot shoe, I normally use it at 1/4 of its strength and bounce it off the white ceiling. I agree that it would be good to see photos of people's setup to give help to other photographers.

PS. Love the rant on Fun Pub - spot on :APPLAUSE:
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #40 "Over the Hill" (1357677)
Posted by Counterpunch on March 12th, 2012 @ 12:29pm CDT
RSS is fixed.
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #40 "Over the Hill" (1357685)
Posted by Hypershock on March 12th, 2012 @ 1:16pm CDT
i always have trouble downloading these podcasts :/
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #40 "Over the Hill" (1357687)
Posted by Counterpunch on March 12th, 2012 @ 1:22pm CDT
Hypershock wrote:i always have trouble downloading these podcasts :/


How do you go about it?

The direct link is working right now. The RSS feed is working and iTunes is updated properly.
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #40 "Over the Hill" (1357705)
Posted by Hypershock on March 12th, 2012 @ 2:01pm CDT
Counterpunch wrote:
Hypershock wrote:i always have trouble downloading these podcasts :/


How do you go about it?

The direct link is working right now. The RSS feed is working and iTunes is updated properly.

i use itunes, hang on ill restart my computer see if it works

EDIT: two restarts and six tries later, still not workin :/
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #40 "Over the Hill" (1357745)
Posted by Savage on March 12th, 2012 @ 3:41pm CDT
Started my day with DVR'ed Walking Dead, followed by a new episode of the Twincast.

I'm pretty frustrated with FunPub. The credit card issue is only the most recent and truly harmful in a long string of FunPub dropping the ball. The only reason I'm a member is for the Botcon discount and the exclusive figures (though some of the figures are also examples of FunPub fucking up).

The condition of the TFCC website has been pathetic for years. Frankly, it screams "amateur". Maybe Hasbro should consider employing webdesigners from some of the TF fansites, all of which look and function better than the Club site.

Despite the naughtily worded FunPub sentiments, this is a great start to the day, and to wedding week. Five more days! Take care, Seibertronians, see ya'll in Dallas for Fustercluck 2012!
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #40 "Over the Hill" (1357761)
Posted by Counterpunch on March 12th, 2012 @ 4:12pm CDT
Savage wrote:Started my day with DVR'ed Walking Dead, followed by a new episode of the Twincast.

I'm pretty frustrated with FunPub. The credit card issue is only the most recent and truly harmful in a long string of FunPub dropping the ball. The only reason I'm a member is for the Botcon discount and the exclusive figures (though some of the figures are also examples of FunPub **** up).

The condition of the TFCC website has been pathetic for years. Frankly, it screams "amateur". Maybe Hasbro should consider employing webdesigners from some of the TF fansites, all of which look and function better than the Club site.

Despite the naughtily worded FunPub sentiments, this is a great start to the day, and to wedding week. Five more days! Take care, Seibertronians, see ya'll in Dallas for **** 2012!


Best of luck with the big day dude. I wish I could be there to see it. :D
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #40 "Over the Hill" (1357776)
Posted by Mindmaster on March 12th, 2012 @ 4:53pm CDT
I swear, instead of "toy photography," I read "toy pornography." I had to take like three looks until I realized I read it wrong. Scared me.... :shock:
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #40 "Over the Hill" (1357814)
Posted by Counterpunch on March 12th, 2012 @ 5:53pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:I swear, instead of "toy photography," I read "toy pornography." I had to take like three looks until I realized I read it wrong. Scared me.... :shock:


I mean...we can do that, if you all want. >:oP
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #40 "Over the Hill" (1357819)
Posted by Hypershock on March 12th, 2012 @ 6:06pm CDT
got it now :)
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #40 "Over the Hill" (1357880)
Posted by worldsgreatest on March 12th, 2012 @ 9:57pm CDT
Your podcast rules. I'm all caught up and have been supplementing with'that other website's' podcast in between episodes. I can't even believe how much more awesome the Twincast is.

Well, I can kind of believe it. I guess.
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #40 "Over the Hill" (1357908)
Posted by Blurrz on March 12th, 2012 @ 10:43pm CDT
Counterpunch wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:I swear, instead of "toy photography," I read "toy pornography." I had to take like three looks until I realized I read it wrong. Scared me.... :shock:


I mean...we can do that, if you all want. >:oP


Lulz

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Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #40 "Over the Hill" (1357934)
Posted by Banjo-Tron on March 13th, 2012 @ 1:59am CDT
I remember hearing a .wav file of Optimus Prime and Ultra Magnus getting intimate. The late '90s were interesting times.
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #40 "Over the Hill" (1357971)
Posted by Twitchythe3rd on March 13th, 2012 @ 10:51am CDT
Ladies and Gentlebots, you heard it here first.

The Word of the Day is: Fustercluck.
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #40 "Over the Hill" (1357997)
Posted by Lord Onixprime on March 13th, 2012 @ 11:45am CDT
This is all I saw with the insecticon

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Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #40 "Over the Hill" (1358007)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on March 13th, 2012 @ 12:14pm CDT
Lord Onixprime wrote:This is all I saw with the insecticon

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Yeah that's what I kinda thought to. Anyway Fun Episode, Mr. CounterPunch Good Sir I believe you should use profanity more on behalf of the Community and not just with Fun pub (Dirty Bastards) and I can say that safely, say the former, because I kinda had theft of something you mentioned at the end happen to me. :-$


Blurrz wrote:
Counterpunch wrote:
I mean...we can do that, if you all want. >:oP


Lulz

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Sorry couldn't help it
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #40 "Over the Hill" (1358347)
Posted by AliasAngelAlias on March 14th, 2012 @ 8:55am CDT
Cool topic on toy photography. I been interested in doing that for about two years now and haven't stop shooting tiny little figures. It is such a great hobby to get into for any new comers. Nice tips Counterpunch. I think more and more people will get more satisfaction once they know how to handle lighting correctly.

At this time I would love to share some of my toy photography with you all. Please check it out and if you like them, just subscribe and follow me at Deviant Art under AliasAngel2005. :D

http://aliasangel2005.deviantart.com/gallery/?catpath=/

Enjoy the photos of Transformers, Star Wars, GI Joe, and other Anime related pics.

Cheers,
AliasAngel2005
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #40 "Over the Hill" (1358432)
Posted by Counterpunch on March 14th, 2012 @ 1:47pm CDT
aliasangel wrote:Cool topic on toy photography. I been interested in doing that for about two years now and haven't stop shooting tiny little figures. It is such a great hobby to get into for any new comers. Nice tips Counterpunch. I think more and more people will get more satisfaction once they know how to handle lighting correctly.

At this time I would love to share some of my toy photography with you all. Please check it out and if you like them, just subscribe and follow me at Deviant Art under AliasAngel2005. :D

http://aliasangel2005.deviantart.com/gallery/?catpath=/

Enjoy the photos of Transformers, Star Wars, GI Joe, and other Anime related pics.

Cheers,
AliasAngel2005


I love the Racing Miku shot. You should share your pictures here on the forums!
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #40 "Over the Hill" (1358498)
Posted by AliasAngelAlias on March 14th, 2012 @ 8:17pm CDT
Counterpunch wrote:I love the Racing Miku shot. You should share your pictures here on the forums!


Thanks Dude, as you can see... I lack in posting due to my busy schedule but please share them to your friends. Love the Twincast PodCast guys. Your show is way better then WTF TFW2005 IMHO. Keep up the good work.
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #40 "Over the Hill" (1359425)
Posted by PurdueAv2003 on March 17th, 2012 @ 10:38pm CDT
Hey, guys! I'm not a regular poster on this sight, but I do love the resources here and I've listened to every Twincast. You guys do a great job.

The reason I wanted to post, though, is just to comment on the identity theft issue. I, and a few other people I've talked to, have had a rash of spam email and telemarketer calls since the FunPub breach went down. Many of the telemarketer calls, when I ask them how they got my number, state that I am a previous customer. These aren't random calls, either, as they usually ask for me by name. The worst ones are the calls trying to get me to buy porn (and not the robot kind illustrated above). I have two young daughters at home, and I don't want one of them to pick up the phone and hear someone talking about that stuff. Or worse, if my wife answers and they describe me as a "long time preferred customer!" Besides that, I work nights, and the damn telemarketer calls interrupt my sleep during the day. :-x

At any rate, when trying to figure out what caused this spike, the only thing I can attribute it to is that FunPub's database had our phone numbers. I was lucky that my card wasn't hit before I pre-empitvely canceled it, but that was simple to fix and is done with. Who knows how many companies are going to end up with my phone number or email address? This issue of telemarketer calls, spam email, and God know what else, will probably be going on for years.

I've decided to send FunPub my message with my wallet. I'm done with the TFCC and BotCon until they can demonstrate some better level of customer understanding. Most of their comments on message boards and Twitter seem condescending to the fans. They also have the balls to ask us to store our credit card information AGAIN on their new store website. Well, they can try to auto renew my membership as much as they want, since the only card they have is the one I was forced to cancel because of them.

Hope to see some of you at TFCON! :D
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