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Twincast / Podcast Episode #173 "Crossing The Rubicon"

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #173 "Crossing The Rubicon"
Date: Monday, April 24th 2017 5:52pm CDT
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Posted by: Razorclaw0000

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It's been a while, but the Seibertron.com Twincast / Podcast sister show, Mainframes, has returned with another episode, this time delving into the recent Till All Are One arc of issues 5 through 8. Buckle up with ScottyP, Dr Va'al, and Razorclaw0000 as we get launched head first from a falling Titan straight into your homes.

Episode #173 "Crossing The Rubicon" 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.

Be aware that this episode is entirely about IDW Transformers comics and will completely spoil many storylines from several books, including many books before Till All Are One Issues 5-8, so listening after catching up with the most recent material is recommended if you wish to avoid spoilers.

We start with issue 5, "PING", discussing where the issue fits in the larger timeline around Revolution. We discuss the council meeting and politics, character designs, and the build-up of tensions from Titans Return. We further dig into the desperation of Windblade's awakening and transformation of Metroplex.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast #173 "Crossing The Rubicon"
Till All Are Political?


We move onto issue 6, "Desperate Times", and the fast-paced action of the legion of undead Titans literally raining into Cybertron. We discuss the pace, obscure characters, and climax of the book and the foreshadowing it accomplishes despite the dialog-light splash pages.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast #173 "Crossing The Rubicon"
Till All Are Squished


Coming to the penultimate issue of the arc, we discuss issue 7, "Desperate Measures". This issue ramps up the action, and we're discussing all of it, from Devastator and Strika, to Windblade and company's daring mission into Carcer, highlighting some of the lush artwork and edgy layouts pushing the artistic style even further. We discuss the implications in the larger lore, especially the Covenant of Primus, dropped in the final panels.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast #173 "Crossing The Rubicon"
Till All Are NOT Squished


Finally, we wrap up with the bombshell of issue 8, "Rubicon", chewing on the title and its meaning, as well as the major reveal in this book. We discuss the narrative and artistic risks and payoff, future books and world building, art styles and heritage, and much more.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast #173 "Crossing The Rubicon"
Till All Are Hacked


We digest a bit on the arc as a whole, including discussing upcoming issues and covers as well as the trade paper back release.

We hope you enjoyed this latest episode of Twincast / Podcast spin-off Mainframes, and stay tuned for future episodes as the ongoing IDW Transformers saga continues to unfold! We'll see you in the discussion thread for this episode which you can join in on by replying to this very news post.

Twincast / Podcast Episode #172 "Ready For Launch"

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #172 "Ready For Launch"
Date: Sunday, April 23rd 2017 4:17pm CDT
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Posted by: RodimusConvoy13

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Welcome to the latest episode of the Seibertron.com Twincast / Podcast! This episode features your host ScottyP, xRotorstormx, and RodimusConvoy13. And with us as always is Garth... oh, wait, wrong show.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #172 "Ready For Launch"
You didn't even notice if I was there.


Episode #172 "Ready For Launch" 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.

As we move closer to the release of Transformers: The Last Knight, a new trailer, Nemesis, has dropped. Check it out here along with a gallery of over 1600 HD screen caps from the trailer. We discuss what is new and whether this trailer has peaked our interest even more Why is it called Nemesis? Is Optimus Evil? Was seeing Quintessa a big spoiler or will general audiences have any idea who she is? We speculate wildly and we're probably wrong, but only time will tell.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #172 "Ready For Launch"
Everyone is always sweaty and dirty in Michael Bay's world.


Another timely topic is brought up after the trailer talk. The Last Knight Movie Toy Launch Day! We've gotten info from Hasbro that the release date for the new Movie Toy line is Monday, April 24th. We give our expert advice on what to look out for on Launch Day. What has our past experiences taught us? Should you buy all the toys immediately or take your time? What happens if you clean out one store? Launch Day can be a lot of fun, so grab a friend and head out. We also discuss what we're most looking forward to in this first wave. What is on our shopping list?

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #172 "Ready For Launch"
Take me home, ScottyP!


Next up is a Transformers Superstar(and social media pariah apparently), Takara MP-36 Megatron! Scotty tells us about the amazing engineering of this hugely anticipated figure. We discuss the initial reactions of fans on social media and some of the various "flaws" that were reported. Did the internet blow things out of proportion? We talk how it is ok to use the instructions. They're included for a reason. All in all this is a fantastic figure with great accessories. Let us know what you think in the discussion thread!

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #172 "Ready For Launch"
Seriously, do you need him in any other pose?


We move on to Takara Legends Target Master Kup. Oh, Kup, does anyone really know what color you are? Are you green, gray, blue, teal, greenish gray, grayish green, greenish blue? What color are you? We talk about what version we like better. Was it bad photography or did Takara change their mind?

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #172 "Ready For Launch"
At my age, never trust a backfire out your tailpipe.


We also got a new trailer for Robots In Disguise Season 3. Listen as Scotty is disappointed in his podcast mates for not watching the trailer or show. We discuss how they'll handle combining in the RiD universe. Will the 'Bots learn to work together? We also see the introduction of some old fan favorites like Soundwave. How has he changed since his days in Transformers: Prime?

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #172 "Ready For Launch"
So basically they took the Prime version and mixed with the Animated version of me. Then G1-ized my voice.


We move on to a listener question from Seibertronian Amelie. She asks: Should characters that were "similar" in G1 always be used as remolds\redecos in modern lines? (Soundwave\Blaster and Ironhide\Ratchet, for example) This is a great question and one not easily answered. We get differing opinions depending on the characters and also what version of the characters? Is Energon Ironhide the same character as G1 Ironhide? Some figures can just be repaints of each other because that's been the precedence, but would you accept totally new versions of the characters with completely unrelated alt modes? Find out what we think and join us to discuss this more on the boards! As always, if you have questions for us, submit them to the Ask the Twincast Thread.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #172 "Ready For Launch"
Grr.. this guy... :-x


We had a couple of new items pop up shortly before the show. The first being IDW's newest Hasbro property cross over "First Strike" It looks to be another take on Transformers vs GI JOE. Baron Ironblood and Cobra set out to exterminate the Cybertronians. GI JOE teams up with Optimus Prime's team to fight back. Find out what our thoughts are on this new announcement. This crossover has already sparked a lot of discussion on the boards - are you excited for it?

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #172 "Ready For Launch"
Too many hew-mons!


The next new bit of information is Hasbro's "Reveal Your Shield" Transformers Celebration. Hasbro encourages you to "reveal your shield" via social media, Transformers.com, or the Transformers app. What will we see? New toys are nearly a given. What else will there be?

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #172 "Ready For Launch"
No, man, you're not getting reissued. It's reveal YOUR shield, not "the".


Finally, we end the show with a new segment called "Blast from the Past." We tell you about some older toys that we've "rediscovered" recently. We've got figures ahead of their time, G1, Beast Wars Metals, and obscure 90's toys! Find out what we love about them, then let us know what you've recently "rediscovered" in the discussion thread!

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #172 "Ready For Launch"
I feel pretty, oh so pretty. And stabby!


We'll be back unusually soon for more fun and discussion, and who knows what else - 'Til all are One, or is that 'Till'?

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Twincast / Podcast Episode #171 "Team Knightmare"

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #171 "Team Knightmare"
Date: Sunday, April 9th 2017 6:34pm CDT
Categories: Site News, Digital Media News, Podcast
Posted by: ScottyP

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Welcome to the latest episode of the Seibertron.com Twincast / Podcast! This episode features your host ScottyP coordinating a packed house featuring Jon 3.0, Mr. Starscream, RodimusConvoy13, xRotorstormx, and Seibertron. With movie season in full swing, The Last Knight takes center stage for this episode.

Episode #171 "Team Knightmare" 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.

With the special The Last Knight fan event occuring in selected IMAX theaters this week, fans around the globe got to experience a short preview of what to expect that goes well beyond any trailers seen so far. Mr. Starscream was lucky enough to have this event happening in his hometown of Chicago, and walks us through several of the scenes shown. Many revelations await, with plenty of fun along the way so be sure to tune in to hear all the details.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #171 "Team Knightmare"
Yours truly was not going to drive to Baltimore for this


Seibertron then joins in after some technical difficulties, and compares this footage to what he got to see a couple of weeks earlier. Why a couple of weeks? Well, if you haven't checked out his run-down of the Super Fan event hosted by Paramount and Mr. Bay himself, check out the thorough write-up, flashy image gallery, and much more as the show rolls on. Hear about all the fun and learn intriguing answers to burning questions, including whether or not our illustrious site owner really thinks The Last Knight is Michael Bay's final journey with our favorite robots in disguise.

Oh, and don't forget - there aren't 14 new movies on the way, at least not necessarily!

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #171 "Team Knightmare"
Whatever you don't like in the movie can be our fault too now


With the launch of toys for The Last Knight slowly beginning, the inevitable leaked images of future product waves have hit the relentless tubes of the internet and given us potential looks at future fun still to come. The cast banters and speculates on possible upcoming releases such as Voyager Class Nitro, a one-step Cogman, Deluxe Class Skullitron, and Seibertron even gets in an accidental joke about the Infernocus combiner. Beast Hunters, indeed.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #171 "Team Knightmare"
Empurata has evolved


We then gather up our Canadough and pool our resources to see who can Whale it up the fastest in the newly launched Forged to Fight mobile game from Kabam studios. Some of the cast is already well into this latest mobile gaming adventure, and you'll be able to hear their thoughts on what to expect from this title. Be sure to look for the Seibertron alliances as you get your own fighting started up.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #171 "Team Knightmare"
Will this be your latest mobile obsession?


We change gears to comics, but instead of catching up on some of the latest issues like Optimus Prime #5, Lost Light #4, or the incredible Till All Are One #8, we (finally) tackle a fantastic Listener Question from Ironhidensh:

Ironhidensh wrote:Has IDW's version of the classic characters started to take more precedence than the original G1 versions?

For the obvious example, when I think of Megatron, I no longer think of the megalomaniac personification of evil destroyer of worlds, but now I think of the conflicted freedom fighter who tried too hard and lost his way. When I think of Hot Rod, I don't think of the young hero ready to step up and carry the Matrix. I think of the immature leader who means well, but can't get out of his own way. When I think of Optimus, I don't think of the greatest hero of my childhood. I think of the proverb that absolute power corrupts absolutely.

IDW has moved so far beyond the humble beginnings of our beloved toy commercial. I just realized today talking with a fellow nerd, that "old school" G1 is fading away to me. The vast world building and attention to character building IDW has done is winning. I'm okay with this. Your thoughts?


Listen in to hear our answers, but also be sure to check out the ongoing forum topic for this same question in our Energon Pub Forums!

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #171 "Team Knightmare"
Wanna make somethin' of it?


With the upcoming Transformers vs. Rom: Shining Armor announced, ScottyP gets up on his soap box and lets you know why, despite the marketing hype, you should be following Transformers comics anyhow right now. The twist? IDW is doing a marvelous job of truly making the Hasbro Universe books optional, enhancement reads, and not a burden on your time or wallet if you so choose. If you gave up a few months back, maybe this segment will sell you on jumping back in. Or maybe it won't, but that's your loss in the end :P

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #171 "Team Knightmare"
She's just a main character in a series now, not the character a series is about!


The show closes out with a short segment that ends up being not short at all. In fact, it's quite long, but we throw away agendas and take on the first ever Twincast Freestyle. Early impressions of MP-36 Megatron are shared, though many cast members don't quite have this latest villain in their lives yet to be able to go too deep. After plenty of other fun, actually short items, Jon 3.0 takes us into the future with thoughts about how 3D printing might impact our favorite hobby.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #171 "Team Knightmare"
You're still going to have to go to Moe's or someplace for the Coke freestyle machine.


We'll be back in a few weeks for more fun and discussion, and maybe even a buying guide with pro-tips for tracking down toys on "official" movie toy launch days.

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Twincast / Podcast Episode #170 "NC Comicon 2017" featuring IDW's Barber, Hedgecock, and Ryall!

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #170 "NC Comicon 2017" featuring IDW's Barber, Hedgecock, and Ryall!
Date: Tuesday, March 21st 2017 8:34pm CDT
Categories: Site News, Comic Book News, People News, Digital Media News, Interviews, Podcast
Posted by: ScottyP

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Welcome to the Seibertron.com Twincast / Podcast Episode #170, featuring several very special guests from our friends at IDW Publishing! Join ScottyP and Razorclaw0000 as they get the opportunities to interview IDW writer John Barber, editor-in-chief David Hedgecock, and Chief Creative Officer Chris Ryall at the recent NC Comicon in Raleigh, North Carolina. You can view our panel coverage at Seibertron.com as well.

Episode #170 "NC Comicon 2017" 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.

First up, the team gets the opportunity to interview Barber and Hedgecock about Revolution, Revolutionaries, Optimus Prime, and more. We start off discussing how the editors, writers, and artists stay coordinated across a myriad of titles, including scheduling, planning, and easter eggs. The interview jumps off into the transition from Action Man to Revolutionaries.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #170 "NC Comicon 2017" featuring IDW's Barber, Hedgecock, and Ryall!
Man of Action


Next, we jump into discussion of scheduling and some of the post-holiday delays in several of the ongoing titles. If you've been at all frustrated or curious about the scheduled releases of books and what can happen along the way to delay these plans, you'll want to tune in to this interview!

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #170 "NC Comicon 2017" featuring IDW's Barber, Hedgecock, and Ryall!
No delays on this banner being awesome!


Shifting towards Optimus Prime, we discuss Barber's transition from editor to writer and the implications to his process before moving onto some deep discussion on the Thirteen Primes, upcoming issues of Optimus Prime, and even the possibility Unicron in IDW.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #170 "NC Comicon 2017" featuring IDW's Barber, Hedgecock, and Ryall!
Galactic Patience


We finish up with some "just for fun" questions. Answers to these shouldn't be taken too seriously, or as canonical material - or should they? Tune in to this part of the interview as our guests are great sports about some of the goofiest questions we could cook up.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #170 "NC Comicon 2017" featuring IDW's Barber, Hedgecock, and Ryall!
John Barber once again being a good sport


Finally, we catch up with Chris Ryall on the show floor and talk some ROM. Our chat includes a look at why this character ended up in the shared Hasbro Universe after the long wait its author went through to bring it into reality. Also, we find out whether entities such as Lost Light's Galactic Council are aware of the Solstar Order and its influence.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #170 "NC Comicon 2017" featuring IDW's Barber, Hedgecock, and Ryall!
Not all Dire Wraiths are evil...


We wrap up our time with Chrischarger with a couple questions related to both the More Than Meets the Eye Revolution one shot and the true nature of some Dire Wraiths. Plus, a teaser on the actual identity of the Masked Bear!

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #170 "NC Comicon 2017" featuring IDW's Barber, Hedgecock, and Ryall!
Also a great sport for taking our questions right there on the show floor!


Our sincerest thanks to the entire team from IDW, the organizers of NC Comicon, and a special thanks to IDW's Steven Scott for his tremendous coordination assistance. We hope you enjoyed our coverage of NC Comicon and hope you stick around for more IDW and Transformers news. Thanks for listening!

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Twincast / Podcast Episode #169 "Worst Giveaway Ever"

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #169 "Worst Giveaway Ever"
Date: Tuesday, March 21st 2017 8:31pm CDT
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Posted by: ScottyP

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Welcome to the Seibertron.com Twincast / Podcast Episode #169 - "Worst Giveaway Ever". Join host ScottyP, all alone with Razorclaw0000, in the wilds of North Carolina as the team prepares for - and winds down from - NC Comicon 2017.

Episode #169 "Worst Giveaway Ever" 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.

This short show starts off with some silliness as we open two full of cases of vintage Transformers Armada trading cards by Fleer as we attempt to complete Scotty's set and get Bob hooked on some true collecting insanity. The experience prompts us to offer the "worst giveaway ever" - you could win a complete stack of Energon Scorponok teaser cards from the Armada line by guessing how many we have. Closest winner without going over will win the entire stack! Open to US residents only - complete rules available in the show!

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #169 "Worst Giveaway Ever"
You could win a whole lot of me!


After that, we chill out and reflect on NC Comicon, including our interviews with John Barber, David Hedgecock, and Chris Ryall, the panels, exclusive covers, and show in general.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #169 "Worst Giveaway Ever"
The cover of the comic of the adaptation of the movie of the comic


Was this convention an experience that's enough to satisfy Transformers crazed veterans of several Botcons past? In many ways yes, even without the laser focus on our favorite Robots in Disguise. Tune in to hear our thoughts on how this convention stacks up and whether or not you'll want to look into checking it out in years to come.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #169 "Worst Giveaway Ever"
Cheap Pop!


Finally, we close out with some small bragging rights from the show. We hope you enjoyed the insanity, and stick around for Episode #170 - and the discussion with the folks at IDW.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #169 "Worst Giveaway Ever"
Just enough to drive the completionist insane!


Thanks for listening!

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Twincast / Podcast Episode #168 "Teasers"

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #168 "Teasers"
Date: Tuesday, March 21st 2017 8:26pm CDT
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Welcome to the latest episode of the Seibertron.com Twincast / Podcast! This episode features your host Megatronus with xRotorstormx. Listen in as we discuss the latest news, toys, and more.

Episode #168 "Teasers" 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.

We start out discussing the new Transformers: The Last Knight movie trailers gracing the Kids Choice Awards and Beauty and the Beast previews. Beyond generating excitement, what can Megatronus and Rotorstorm glean from the new content in these teasers?


Silly Grimlock, eating cars and stuff. Such a robot space dinosaur.


With Titans Return deluxe wave 3 (Triggerhappy, Twinferno, Breakaway, and Hot Rod - yes, oxford comma), hitting shelves, and Krok and Quake sneaking their way into Walgreens, the crew assesses Triggerhappy's mold mates. If this is the beginning of the redeco apocalypse, well, this doesn't seem so bad after all.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #168 "Teasers"
It lives!


The Trypticon hype machine continues to turn - this time on the Takara Tomy side of the ocean. Takara has tweeted a comparison between Tryp & 'Plex, as well as teased the manga for LG43 Dinosaurer. What's right, what's wrong, and what's got us marching like G1 Trypticon?

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #168 "Teasers"
Do I spy Horri-bull?? Please please please make a toy.


The now-defunct Club's Transformers Subscription Service 5.0 is (finally) shipping, and Pete Sinclair of FunPub renown has put together his own convention. Megatronus and Rotorstorm take this opportunity to discus life after the Club, our post-mortem on the end of TFCC, and where we're looking to fill that void.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #168 "Teasers"
Delayed, but not forgotten.


We close it out with Bragging Rights - but with a twist. What has the crew gotten since the last time they recorded, and what bit of Transformers news can they not let go?

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #168 "Teasers"
Gutcruncher... sounds like exercise.


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Twincast / Podcast Episode #167 "Optimus Sub Prime"

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #167 "Optimus Sub Prime"
Date: Sunday, March 5th 2017 10:21pm CST
Categories: Site News, Digital Media News, Podcast
Posted by: RodimusConvoy13

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Welcome to the latest episode of the Seibertron.com Twincast / Podcast! This episode features your host ScottyP with xRotorstormx and RodimusConvoy13. Listen in as we discuss the latest toys and catch up on some of the latest Transformers comic releases from IDW Publishing.

Episode #167 "Optimus Sub Prime" 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.

We start with toys, toys, and more toys. The Last Knight line is giving us more Movie Masterpiece releases, and it looks like we've seen a concept rendering of MP Movie Prime. Will he be a new figure or could it borrow heavily from the infamous Revenge of the Fallen Leader Optimus Prime?

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #167 "Optimus Sub Prime"
Transform me in 30 minutes or less or I'm free!


Takara has released more of their Movie The Best figures, with a new wave featuring Ironhide, Ratchet, Soundwave, and Starscream. Along with the comparisons of these toys to their earlier releases from past Movie Universe toylines, we take some walks down memory lane. Find out if we're still more fond of Voyagers from 2007, or if we think these versions really are The Best.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #167 "Optimus Sub Prime"
You don't even remember that I existed!


Keeping with The Last Knight, we look at Leader Megatron and his 30 step Transformation. So many steps.. or is it? Maybe some context will help us work out whether or not we're going to cry or just have Transformers fun in several steps when this highly anticipated toy hits the shelves in April.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #167 "Optimus Sub Prime"
The bio is a glimpse into someone's daily ennui


We round the corner to more Masterpiece discussion. MP-35 Grapple and MP-34 Cheetor are out now, and we don't own them yet because instantaneous shipping isn't available for everything and it's probably somehow your fault. In lieu of a useful discussion on toys after in-hand experience, which we couldn't provide here, listen in for some tips on ordering Masterpiece Transformers toys, with a look at the pros and cons of shopping through some of our various site sponsors.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #167 "Optimus Sub Prime"
We don't have them yet.


We end our toy talk with some Titans Return talk. The discussion starts with the odd happenings surrounding Titans Return Chromdome showing up with the Takara Legends head. Is this a factory error or a very strange intentional running change? Plus, with Six Shot hitting US Retail, ScottyP gives us his in-hand impressions. Then, Rodimus lets us know what is up with the new Voyager Optimus Prime and how sometimes it's ok to embrace the weird.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #167 "Optimus Sub Prime"
Way to screw up, Earl.


This leads directly into a listener question from kuhlio. Would you want to see alternate takes on the heads that come with Titans Return figures? Would you get a Sentinel Prime or a Brainstorm head with no faceplate? We let you know our thoughts and how this scenario may play out.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #167 "Optimus Sub Prime"
Unsurprising fact #2: he looks better with the faceplate.


It's then time for Comic talk. We've had a few issues come out since the last comic talk on the show.
We start with Revolutionaries #2. Check out the Seibertron review here from our podcaster friend Tigertrack. Could you almost call this a Kup ongoing series? More importantly, Kup Jet flies in to steal our hearts.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #167 "Optimus Sub Prime"
Take a look at me now.


It's been out for a bit, but we haven't covered Til All Are One #7. We talk about the cliffhanger reveal and what it might mean, plus tell you why this comic is very worth your time and money each month.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #167 "Optimus Sub Prime"
Hopefully enough to read this comic?


What are those crazy Junkions up to? We see for ourselves in Optimus Prime #4. What's happening with Prime? He doesn't seem to be the bot we all know and love anymore. Also, it's the welcome return of Alex Milne!

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #167 "Optimus Sub Prime"
Dreamy McDreamboat and his pal Mr. Right


We finish our comic talk with the fantastic Lost Light #3. All hail the Useless One! What is Rung's alt mode? Is it a big tease? This book made some of take a few laps around the room, and hopefully we can come back around for a more lengthy look at this issue during episodes to come.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #167 "Optimus Sub Prime"
Who says you need a mouth to smile? See, faceplate > No faceplate.


After quickly pondering some decade old questions such as "What is Sector 7?" and "Project Iceman?", we end the show spotlighting some cool gems we've found out in the Transformers Fandom, including a part of Twitter we can't read but love.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #167 "Optimus Sub Prime"
My unicycle is fast and danger.


We'll be back in two weeks with more, much more, than meets the eye!

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Twincast / Podcast Episode #166 "Toy Fair 2017" #TFNY #HasbroToyFair

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #166 "Toy Fair 2017" #TFNY #HasbroToyFair
Date: Tuesday, February 21st 2017 6:04pm CST
Categories: Site News, Event News, Digital Media News, Podcast
Posted by: megatronus

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Welcome to the latest episode of the Seibertron.com Twincast / Podcast! This episode features your host ScottyP with Counterpunch, xRotorstormx, Megatronus, and special guests Mr. Starscream and that wonder from down under, Burn. Listen in as we discuss the latest news, toys, and more.

Episode #166 "Toy Fair 2017" 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.

Seibertron was at Toy Fair to bring the latest and greatest images to your screen. Check out Seibertron's show room photography and official images of the show's awesome reveals HERE.

We start Toy Fair talk with the show stopping Trypticon. Starscream and Megatronus, who were on site at Hasbro's show space in New York, provide some first hand opinions of the monstrous kaiju on display - from the included Full-Tilt deluxe figure & Titan Master Necro to Tryp's Titan Master-munching gimmick. Is the rest of the crew sold?

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Hungry Hungry Trypticon


We check out the contents of the upcoming Chaos on Velocitron and Siege on Cybertron box sets, featuring diecast Rodimus and Thunderwing Titan Masters, respectively. Likely modeled after the recent Combiner Wars sets, will the same concept work for Titans Return? Looking at Quickswitch, Nautica, Tidal Wave, and the other individual figures: which hit the right stride, and which are simply forgettable?

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Nope.


There were plenty of other notable Transformers figure reveals besides Titan Trypticon: a new Windblade figure is coming down the pipe, Topspin is getting his Twintwist, and the remaining Decepticon phase sixers and triple changers have finally (if expectedly) been revealed. Are these reasons to celebrate, or is the Twincast crew focused on other priorities?

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The boys are back in town.


Taking a brief break from toy reveals, the crew discusses the Power of the Primes vote, and the next Prime of Cybertron: Optimus Primal. That's right, the fans have spoken, and the famed Beast Wars leader, representing 'Chaos' will lead. Is the crew psyched, or can whispers of Deathsaurus be heard in the distance?

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With a rebel yell...


Forged to Fight, the upcoming mobile fighting game by Kabam, creators of the ever-popular Marvel Contest of Champions, was also on our minds this weekend. A new trailer is out, and the good folks at Kabam held a special preview event over Toy Fair weekend to showcase the gameplay. Are we in for another mobile sensation, a la Earth Wars?


Fight!


Back to toys: Toy Fair 2017 featured some extremely exciting reveals for Transformers: The Last Knight. While Movie Masterpiece figures and a handful of new voyager toys are nice, there's one character in particular that seems to be on everyone's mind. All. Hail. Megatron.

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4th time's the charm!


Time for some Toy Fair superlatives. The Twincast crew embarks on a discussion of favorite reveals, disappointments, biggest surprises, and what we were surprised not to see at the show. There are some interesting selections, so listen in to find out what we thought of Toy Fair overall.

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Because Bumblebee.


Bragging Rights is here. What has everyone gotten since their last recording?

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Until next time!



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Twincast / Podcast Episode #165 "Recall Bias"

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #165 "Recall Bias"
Date: Sunday, February 5th 2017 3:29pm CST
Categories: Site News, Digital Media News, Podcast
Posted by: megatronus

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Welcome to the latest episode of the Seibertron.com Twincast / Podcast! This episode features your host ScottyP with Thing 1 & Thing 2: Megatronus and RodimusConvoy13. Listen in as we discuss the latest news, toys, and more.

Episode #165 "Recall Bias" 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.

We start out with a little Rescue Bots appreciation. Traversing its 100th episode in season 4, Rescue Bots has surpassed (US) G1 in episode count. The Twincast crew ponders Rescue Bots' staying power, and what aspects of the show have cultivated loyalty in fans old and young alike.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #165 "Recall Bias"
Robot dinosaurs from space make every show a classic.


We take a look at Optimus Prime #3, from Soundwave's evolving relationships, to our growing enjoyment of and engagement with Zama's excellent artwork, to our boundless love for all things Junkion. Bonus: our official Seibertron.com review can be found here.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #165 "Recall Bias"
The art is seriously good.


Lost Light #2 is next, and we are deep into the functionist hellscape, err... rabbit hole. While the implications of Megatron's existence weigh heavy, there is only one thing truly on our minds: All hail the useless one. If that wasn't teaser enough, our official Seibertron.com review can be found here.

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Lonely, and useless.


In light (he he) of Screenrant's article declaring Lost Light the greatest story in the franchise, and our observation of stray comments exhorting a return to G1 cartoon source material in terms of content and form, we ask: What drives this desire, aside from the obvious draw of nostalgia? Is it recall bias, or something else entirely? Think of this one as a conversation starter and let us know what you think by replying to this post!

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A new generation of stories, for the next evolution of the brand.


Back to toys: Toy Fair 2017 is just a couple short weeks away, and as always, our expectations run high. What reveals does the Twincast crew predict this year, and in a perfect world, what would we like to see?

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #165 "Recall Bias"
I repeat: Robot dinosaurs from space make every show a classic.


The Power of the Prime vote is underway, with the second and final round of voting coming to a close. Who are we voting for, and what can we hope for under Deathsaurus Prime's leadership?

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Unknown Evil, every time.


The 10th anniversary of the Bayverse continues: in addition to Takara's 'The Best' line of premium movie figure redecos, it appears we can also expect Transformers AU X converting cell phones. We're not quite sure what to do with these.

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Hard pass.


Bragging Rights is here. What has everyone gotten since their last recording? And what kind of cocktail would you be mixing up?

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Girls just wanna have fu-un!


We'll be back in approximately two weeks to discuss reveals from Toy Fair 2017, more comics, and Masterpiece Cheetor!

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Twincast / Podcast Episode #164 "Getaway Was Right"

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #164 "Getaway Was Right"
Date: Sunday, January 22nd 2017 11:58am CST
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Welcome to the latest episode of the Seibertron.com Twincast / Podcast! This episode features your host ScottyP and his merry marauders, Megatronus, RodimusConvoy13, Razorclaw, and Counterpunch - listen in as we discuss the latest news, toys, and more.

Episode #164 "Getaway Was Right" 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.

We kick off the podcast with the latest images of upcoming Titans Return Krok & Quake. What does the crew think of Titans Return now that the inevitable onslaught of repaints has begun, and how does the previously utilized strategy of pre-tools color our hindsight view of Combiner Wars?

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #164 "Getaway Was Right"
Who wore it better?


Time for some old fashioned Takara goodness with a discussion of the Legends line. We've got Soundwave + cassettes on the brain, along with Super Ginrai and anime-style Brainstorm. How do these figures compare to their Hasbro counterparts, and which are worth double dipping for?

You can check out more awesome comparison images like the one below by Seibertronian Logan. in this thread!

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #164 "Getaway Was Right"
Now that's a good comparison.


We jump right into a round of awesome listener questions. Optimuspete asks us about our collection sizes, william-james88 asks which we like to transform more, TR or RID deluxes, and SW's SilverHammer asks whether Evangelion would have been better if MP10 Eva mode was canon. Thanks for the questions, listeners.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #164 "Getaway Was Right"
Did someone say head-canon?


We take a slight detour to discuss the recently revealed Movie Masterpiece Bumblebee, and then Combiner Force Crash Combiners. Do we view either of these with anticipation, or with a lurking sense of disappointment?

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The only movie Bumblebee you'll ever need. We hope.


On a more serious note: Mastermind Creations Tarn and their many IDW styled releases like him, a missed opportunity for Hasbro? With the popularity of More Than Meets the Eye and other ongoing comics, is the continued reliance on obscure G1 (see Krok & Quake, above) sustainable? Does the MP-ification of Generations leave an opening for 3rd Parties that Hasbro will have difficulty wresting back?

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Opportunities await.


Enough of comics characters - let's get on to some actual comics. Revolutionaries is hitting stands, and the Twincast has plenty opinions on this crossover. Most of them... unkind. We love hearing from you - let us know your thoughts in the forums below.

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Melodramatic, indeed.


Was Getaway right? That's the burning question on our minds as we await for Lost Light #2, with the namesake topic of this episode arriving at last. With the expected eventual reappearance of the mutineers, we debate their controversial actions. Was their betrayal a well intended effort, a malicious revenge plot, or something else? Regardless of the motivation, was it the right move? Was Megatron sorry all along and truly misunderstood by a large portion of the ship's crew? You can even let us know where you stand on this using social media with the hashtags #GetawayWasRight or #MegatronWasSorry.

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This guy.


Bragging Rights is here. What has everyone gotten since their last recording?

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Can you guess?


We'll be back in approximately two weeks to wildly speculate on Toy Fair 2017, talk about next week's comics like Optimus Prime #3, and much more!

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