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Twincast / Podcast Episode #62 "Toy Fair 2013 Special"

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #62 "Toy Fair 2013 Special"

Thursday, February 14th, 2013 1:26AM CST

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Seibertron.com is proud to present a special episode of the Twincast, giving you a breakdown of all the news overflowing from the Javits Center and New York Toy Fair 2013! Join auxiliary host Razorclaw, along with Jon 3.0, and joevill as we hear details straight from the floor courtesy of Seibertron and El Duque!

As always, the episode is available directly and in our RSS Feed and should appear on iTunes in 24 to 48 hours.

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Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #62 "Toy Fair 2013 Special" (1464276)
Posted by CBratetron on February 14th, 2013 @ 1:51am CST
That was fast.
Well done.
edit: Six-Gun.
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #62 "Toy Fair 2013 Special" (1464311)
Posted by jamarmiller on February 14th, 2013 @ 6:35am CST
first one of these I have ever listened to. Very good job interesting to listen to

Got to say I hate the IDW designs though. Its one of the main reasons I stopped reading TF comics.

So I hate these IDW designed toys

I think they got it backwards. Hasbro should have made them make their comics look like hasbro toys and not the other way around
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #62 "Toy Fair 2013 Special" (1464443)
Posted by jamesbenjamin on February 14th, 2013 @ 1:30pm CST
The episode isnt showing up on my phone's RSS based podcast ap. Can anyone else see it via RSS?
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #62 "Toy Fair 2013 Special" (1464476)
Posted by lonrac on February 14th, 2013 @ 2:34pm CST
Wow, great show

re the Metroplex, I like the picutre of the Optimus Prime looking out from one of his neck windows.
Maybe E-hobby will repurpose this as Metrotitan!!

Pity you could not touch but I have to skip much of the beast hunters and save up for the 30th anniversary Springer- cool: Blitzwing - better
yes, leave the wreckers as individual wreckers ( thank you Nick Roche, one throwaway comment in your comic and a whole toy comes out of it, Last stand--"Wreckers combine")

Not a huge fan of kreo, got my only kreon "free" on a uk transformers magazine

but great work, and we'll hopefully hear from you again soon.
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #62 "Toy Fair 2013 Special" (1464579)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on February 14th, 2013 @ 10:50pm CST
I should tell you Ryan that the Time Square TRU rarely has new product like it did during your visit. It also is the most expensive TRU in the area. It's a tourist trap for the folks who can't afford to go to FAO Schwartz.
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #62 "Toy Fair 2013 Special" (1464610)
Posted by Ketchup on February 15th, 2013 @ 1:29am CST
jamesbenjamin wrote:The episode isnt showing up on my phone's RSS based podcast ap. Can anyone else see it via RSS?


Same problem here. It doesn't appear as though the RSS feed has been updated yet.
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #62 "Toy Fair 2013 Special" (1464645)
Posted by jamesbenjamin on February 15th, 2013 @ 6:53am CST
Cool, so long as its not just me.
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #62 "Toy Fair 2013 Special" (1464646)
Posted by Razorclaw0000 on February 15th, 2013 @ 7:05am CST
I asked Ryan to investigate. Thanks!
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #62 "Toy Fair 2013 Special" (1464725)
Posted by Seibertron on February 15th, 2013 @ 1:15pm CST
chuckdawg1999 wrote:I should tell you Ryan that the Time Square TRU rarely has new product like it did during your visit. It also is the most expensive TRU in the area. It's a tourist trap for the folks who can't afford to go to FAO Schwartz.


I beg to differ. That Toys R Us or the FAO Schwartz (which is basically another TRU) always has relatively new products every time I've been there for Toy Fair and for NYCC. The problem you have with a store in that prominent of a location is that other people are getting the good stuff before you get there, and it's kind of a paint to get to unless you live nearby or are visiting. FAO Schwartz has basically the same prices as the Times Square Toys R Us so I'm not sure what you mean by "who can't afford to go", especially since it's free to go to.
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #62 "Toy Fair 2013 Special" (1464727)
Posted by Seibertron on February 15th, 2013 @ 1:18pm CST
Ketchup wrote:
jamesbenjamin wrote:The episode isnt showing up on my phone's RSS based podcast ap. Can anyone else see it via RSS?


Same problem here. It doesn't appear as though the RSS feed has been updated yet.


Thanks for letting us know. The info was all there but I had this podcast dated to display on the 20th, which is when the next podcast was due to air (my script automatically populates the date to be two weeks after the last podcast, I have to manually change the date if it's a special episode).
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #62 "Toy Fair 2013 Special" (1464734)
Posted by jamesbenjamin on February 15th, 2013 @ 1:41pm CST
Razorclaw0000 wrote:I asked Ryan to investigate. Thanks!


Thanks!
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #62 "Toy Fair 2013 Special" (1464751)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on February 15th, 2013 @ 2:47pm CST
Seibertron wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:I should tell you Ryan that the Time Square TRU rarely has new product like it did during your visit. It also is the most expensive TRU in the area. It's a tourist trap for the folks who can't afford to go to FAO Schwartz.


I beg to differ. That Toys R Us or the FAO Schwartz (which is basically another TRU) always has relatively new products every time I've been there for Toy Fair and for NYCC. The problem you have with a store in that prominent of a location is that other people are getting the good stuff before you get there, and it's kind of a paint to get to unless you live nearby or are visiting. FAO Schwartz has basically the same prices as the Times Square Toys R Us so I'm not sure what you mean by "who can't afford to go", especially since it's free to go to.


I should've said, can't afford to buy anything from FAO. Keep in mind it has a snack bar where you can buy a $125 sundae, I kid you not so it caters to a more money crowd. Going back to the 1980's and since it reopened several years ago FAO has always been $5-$10 more; and since the reopening hasn't carried much if any mainline toys (Transformer, GI Joe, Marvel etc) This might've changed recently as I haven't gone in a while.

Every time someone messages me about going to the Time Square TRU they tell me it's stocked with product that's several months old, at least as it pertains to Transformers and Joe; I can't speak on other lines. The prices I've been quoted are also roughly $4 more than my local TRU's in Douglaston and College Point Queens NY (QUEENS REPRESENT!!!!) Ahem, sorry. Now judging as to when Toy-Fair and NYCC are it's quite possible that's when they do their restock; we'll have to see 3 months from now how it is. I am glad that you were able to find some new stuff as the other guys WOJM? Were quite disappointed that there wasn't any Joe stuff out.
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #62 "Toy Fair 2013 Special" (1464822)
Posted by Blurrz on February 15th, 2013 @ 8:02pm CST
There actually isn't a IDW Spotlight Bumblebee coming out (as of yet), so the reveal of his Deluxe IDW toy is rather unsettling for me as it is just continuing the Bumblebee train. It's because whatever Bumblebee body they are using hasn't been a part of the comics for quite some time (since the previous Ongoing), as he's been rocking the WFC/FOC body in RID 1-13 and even in Spotlight: Thundercracker.

Orion Pax's body, IIRC, was really only shown in Spotlight Orion Pax, and Megatron's alternate mode was only officially revealed comic-wise in this month's Spotlight Megatron. Trailbreaker(cutter) was featured in MTMTE #3 back in March 2012. So the turn around between conception to physical toy molding is a lot faster than I, and I guess alot of other people, think it is. If they are going the path that Bob suggests, that a toy is accompanying every Spotlight, then I think that the Bumblebee toy is simply just occupying Thundercracker's slot.

Good news however if the Spotlight scheme is in fact true, then as the May Solicits show, we are going to get another Hoist, albeit probably a Trailbreaker repaint :D
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #62 "Toy Fair 2013 Special" (1464849)
Posted by Razorclaw0000 on February 15th, 2013 @ 10:01pm CST
I'm just gonna leave this here and walk away really slowly.

Image
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #62 "Toy Fair 2013 Special" (1464853)
Posted by Blurrz on February 15th, 2013 @ 10:14pm CST
Fuck
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #62 "Toy Fair 2013 Special" (1464863)
Posted by KingJames on February 15th, 2013 @ 11:18pm CST
A Third Party needs to make bumblebees Pimpcane/cattle prod
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #62 "Toy Fair 2013 Special" (1467060)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 25th, 2013 @ 2:55am CST
So much win in this one.
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #62 "Toy Fair 2013 Special" (1469328)
Posted by Requiem Prime on March 5th, 2013 @ 11:20am CST
Hmm... Warbot and Springer in my collection

One word: Brothers
More words: and they do NOT get along.
Wrecker?: they both served, but at different times. The second thinks he was brought in because he looks, fights, and transforms like the first.

That's the wonderful thing about 3rd party figures that homage with unique designs. At first it fills a void, but should Hasbro decide to be awesome (I don't know what they've been smoking this year, but somebody ship them more of it) they are unique enough to take repurposing into another character like a fish to water.

I'm loving the new lines. I haven't decided if I'm going to get Metroplex.
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #62 "Toy Fair 2013 Special" (1469330)
Posted by Requiem Prime on March 5th, 2013 @ 11:22am CST
KingJames wrote:A Third Party needs to make bumblebees Pimpcane/cattle prod

Legends or Generations?
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #62 "Toy Fair 2013 Special" (1469395)
Posted by KingJames on March 5th, 2013 @ 2:42pm CST
Requiem Prime wrote:
KingJames wrote:A Third Party needs to make bumblebees Pimpcane/cattle prod

Legends or Generations?



Heck both! They can even toss in Prowls Tonfa/night sticks.
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #62 "Toy Fair 2013 Special" (1472466)
Posted by Razorclaw0000 on March 17th, 2013 @ 6:33pm CDT
For those interested, here are my pics for each of the four Kreon Combiners, with the extra (blind-pack) members integrated:

Bruticus:

Image

Image

Predaking:

Image

Superion:

Image

Devastator:

Image


A few key points:

I replaced the torso that the combiner arms attach to with one of the spare clear ones from the 2012 main sets. I was afraid of repeated transformations snapping those fragile ball joints.
I used the extra torsos and legs to make hands, pegging the weapons into the side ports that are usually used for wings or tires.
There aren't a lot of great ways to use the heads, and I think you kinda end up stuck with them.
Predaking's back guns were a pain, and I was able to use the extra combiner hinge to solve it.
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #62 "Toy Fair 2013 Special" (1472493)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on March 17th, 2013 @ 9:21pm CDT
Razorclaw0000 wrote:For those interested, here are my pics for each of the four Kreon Combiners, with the extra (blind-pack) members integrated:

Bruticus:

Image

Image

Predaking:

Image

Superion:

Image

Devastator:

Image


A few key points:

I replaced the torso that the combiner arms attach to with one of the spare clear ones from the 2012 main sets. I was afraid of repeated transformations snapping those fragile ball joints.
I used the extra torsos and legs to make hands, pegging the weapons into the side ports that are usually used for wings or tires.
There aren't a lot of great ways to use the heads, and I think you kinda end up stuck with them.
Predaking's back guns were a pain, and I was able to use the extra combiner hinge to solve it.


Fantastic Bob, thanks for the pics!
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