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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
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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?

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #166 "Toy Fair 2017" #TFNY #HasbroToyFair
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?

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #166 "Toy Fair 2017" #TFNY #HasbroToyFair
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?

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #166 "Toy Fair 2017" #TFNY #HasbroToyFair
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?

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #166 "Toy Fair 2017" #TFNY #HasbroToyFair
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.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #166 "Toy Fair 2017" #TFNY #HasbroToyFair
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.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #166 "Toy Fair 2017" #TFNY #HasbroToyFair
Because Bumblebee.


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

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #166 "Toy Fair 2017" #TFNY #HasbroToyFair
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
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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.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #165 "Recall Bias"
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!

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #165 "Recall Bias"
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?

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #165 "Recall Bias"
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.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #165 "Recall Bias"
Hard pass.


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

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #165 "Recall Bias"
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?

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #164 "Getaway Was Right"
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?

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #164 "Getaway Was Right"
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.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #164 "Getaway Was Right"
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.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #164 "Getaway Was Right"
This guy.


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

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #164 "Getaway Was Right"
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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Twincast / Podcast Episode #163 "Through The Space Hole"

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #163 "Through The Space Hole"
Date: Sunday, January 8th 2017 11:55am CST
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Welcome to the Seibertron.com Twincast / Podcast and the first episode of 2017 - "Through The Space Hole". The crew this episode features ScottyP as host, as well as Razorclaw0000 and recurring guest podcaster Mr. Starscream, who listeners will recognize from our IDW comic-centric podcast episodes of the past.

Episode #163 "Through The Space Hole" 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.

The show kicks off with some major comics catch up on the table. A fantastic duo of Scotty P and Razorclaw start out by talking about new sensation hearthrob series Till All Are One, with both issue 5 and issue 6 being available to readers. Discussion includes the title's place in the proper comic universe, the way it expands said universe, and just how creepy Elita really is. Please be aware that as always, all comics talk in the show may contain complete spoilers for certain issues!

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #163 "Through The Space Hole"
Not Optimus Prime's Girlfriend


After that, the comics march continues with a dive into the newly launched Optimus Prime series, and dissect issues 1 and 2, discussing the art style, character appearances, and the larger implications of the series. Also, a lobster rides a sports car and we slide in some oily references to things that you probably wouldn't want your mother to hear.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #163 "Through The Space Hole"
Sumptous Art


After adding in the formidable Mr. Starscream to right the ship, the team gets to the relaunched Lost Light and its premier issue 1, and intense speculation on the foreshadowing therein. Prepare to confront and repel us after this topic for the massive space hole in the conversation that occurs. Why is that? Well, we completely forgot about Anode and Lug due to all the foreshadowing!

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #163 "Through The Space Hole"
I hope the show isn't this dull


A brief interlude finds the Twincast podcasters achieving Total Brand Awareness, with that loveable MP3 finding a new job in the process. Suffice it to say that if you haven't read the amazing More Than Meets The Eye: Revolution yet, the laughter here may just convince you that it's time.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #163 "Through The Space Hole"
Josh Boyfriend is into G1?


Shifting gears, we discuss the reveals of Titans Return Kup and his casemates, Krok and Quake, as well as the other Wave 4 reveals. You didn't think we'd go a whole show without toys, did you? Some of the speculation here is out of date already, but at least there was always that twelve hours where Krok was just an oversized Gatoraider in our minds.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #163 "Through The Space Hole"
Quakin' in ma boots


Closing out the toy talk is a lengthy discussion of MP Camo Black Bape Convoy, including how to get it and some of the difficulties of the earlier BAPE releases. Hang out and find out just how out of touch some of your favorite podcast pals are(n't).

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #163 "Through The Space Hole"
Definitely not Sleep Convoy


Finally, we wrap up the show with holiday bragging rights. Did we get Transformers for the holidays? Did we give them? Maybe there was a little bit of both. Plus - can you figure out the mystery counterpunching so hardcore, we had to delete it from the show's audio? Probably, but don't tell anyone.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #163 "Through The Space Hole"
Coming soon to Hascon: companion pieces?


Thanks for listening!

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Twincast / Podcast Episode #162 "2016 Year In Review"

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #162 "2016 Year In Review"
Date: Thursday, December 15th 2016 9:27pm CST
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Welcome to the Seibertron.com Twincast / Podcast and our final episode of 2016! Take a look back fondly or with disdain on 2016 with your host ScottyP, along with Counterpunch, xRotorstormx, Megatronus, RodimusConvoy13, and Razorclaw0000.

Episode #162 "2016 Year In Review" 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, take a trip down memory lane as say good bye to the Transformer Collector's Club, Botcon as we know it, and even Fun Publications. Let's reminisce on the shows we loved, the community it fostered, and the creative outlet it gave the brand.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #162 "2016 Year In Review"
Missing from photo: Brian Ravage


Next, we revisit with the Combiner Wars box sets - G2 redecos and brand new figures. Help us explore a tale of two Computrons, dissect the success or failure of the G2 Redecos and discuss the impact on the collector.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #162 "2016 Year In Review"
Missing from photo: Betatron


Continuing the retrospective, we sing the praises (again) of Titan's Return and Takara's Generations line equivalents. We discuss the steady march towards quality and a "return to form" after the years of almost successes. Get a break down of which figures to use for IDW, which to use for G1 nostalgia, and much more!

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #162 "2016 Year In Review"
Missing from photo: A dry eye in the house


Next, we swing around to the Masterpiece line and its push towards perfect screen accuracy. The cast discuss if this has been a turn off or turn on for the line. Some have abandoned it all together, while others have been re-energized. Can we come to a consensus? Is all hope lost? Should more monkeys have maces? (Of course, the answer to the last question is a resounding yes!)

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #162 "2016 Year In Review"
Missing from photo: All my money


Rounding out the toy talk, can a heroic few members of the cast turn the tide of the fandom's apathy towards Robots in Disguise and Transformers Adventure? After an incredible year with excellent molds, we call out some of our favorite, discuss the show, and make a desperate plea for our listeners to try it out and enjoy some fun!

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #162 "2016 Year In Review"
Missing from photo: A vat of butter


Exhausted from toy talk, the team swings around to Hasbro's many cross-media offerings, including the Machinima Combiner Wars series, apps and games like Earth Wars, and IDW's very successful comic series. We focus on IDW's impact on the brand, including characterizations and mainstreaming of comic only characters like Rung. We discuss the highlights of the soft conclusions of "Transformers" and "More than Meets the Eye", the deeper mythos being built, and whether that is an enticement or deterrent to new fans.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #162 "2016 Year In Review"
Missing from photo: An unbroken heart


After gushing over the mainline comics for a bit, we steel ourselves to give a levelheaded retrospective of Revolution. We discuss the one shots as well as the ongoing and the successes and mistakes the cross event provided.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #162 "2016 Year In Review"
Missing from photo: Cohesive art direction


Of course, superlatives are always a fun exercise for our trusty crew, and no YIR show would be complete without them. Listen in and we list out our favorite products, personal moments, and toy/product additions from all corners of the multiverse.
Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #162 "2016 Year In Review"
So you guys want to Space Galaxy Destroy things, in space!? Yeah!


Finally, the podcast closes out with the crew's predictions for 2017, resolutions, and well wishes from the Seibertron.com staff as a whole! Thanks for an awesome 2016, and we'll see you on the other side in 2017. Thanks for listening!

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Twincast / Podcast Episode #161 "The Last Knight Forged"

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #161 "The Last Knight Forged"
Date: Monday, December 12th 2016 8:22pm CST
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Are you ready for Transformers 5: The Last Knight? The Seibertron.com Twincast / Podcast is, and we bring you a special episode featuring 90 minutes dissecting the first trailer which premiered last week during Monday Night Football. If that wasn't enough, Seibertron then interviews one of the creators of the upcoming Transformers: Forged to Fight mobile game from Kabam!

Episode #161 "The Last Knight Forged" 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.

While you listen, you can follow along in our extensive image gallery of screen captures from the trailer, including super high definition resolution. We start the show off at the start, taking a look at some of the early scenes from the trailer. Do these foretell a different tone for this particular movie? Plus: the importance of music. And Anthony Hopkins, too.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #161 "The Last Knight Forged"
When swords cry


Things progress quite slowly in our discussion, but hey, you're here for trailer dissection, not trailer tweets or trailer drive-bys, right? Right. We move on to some of the wartime imagery, and speculate on the inclusion of imagery that is downright offensive to some. What deeper meaning might we be able to find here, amidst (possibly unpopular) jokes from the host?

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #161 "The Last Knight Forged"
We know whose house it really is - COBRAAAAA!


We look at several other settings, including the husk of the Pontiac Silverdome. The Transformers movies have always had their Bayhem spread to real life locations, and this one looks to deliver on that again in spades. Also: what on Earth does Armada have to do with all of this?

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #161 "The Last Knight Forged"
It was then that Rad, Fred, and Billy knew the Lions' playoff hopes were dashed.


Of course, it wouldn't be a speculative podcast featuring yours truly without my tired old standby of a conspiracy theory some mention of the possibility of The Chaos Bringer. We even take the conversation around to a little bit of IDW by way of this excellent post from Skidblast's Tumblr page.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #161 "The Last Knight Forged"
But is that how those really work?


The robots get their due course in the discussion, with us wondering who some of the Transformers characters seen in the trailer might be. The humans come around as well, with the dreamy locks of Cade Yeager and Mouseketeer Isabella ready to meet up with returning characters like Lennox and Epps.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #161 "The Last Knight Forged"
Gardening at this time of year just isn't a good idea, ok?


The big tease from the end of the trailer is a hot topic of discussion as well. Might Optimus Prime really be embracing his little seen evil side, or is this just a ploy to get us talking? If it's the latter, then it looks like it definitely worked!

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #161 "The Last Knight Forged"
No face given, therefore face taken?


We switch gears from The Last Knight, as Seibertron interviews one of the creators of the upcoming mobile game from Kabam, Transformers: Forged to Fight. Listen in for details about the game, its release, and much more.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #161 "The Last Knight Forged"
I hope there's a car to destroy after this.


Don't forget the additional screens from the game available here for you to whet your appetite for Transformers brawling action even more. Sound off in the Energon Pub Forums if you're excited for this next foray into mobile Transformers fun!

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #161 "The Last Knight Forged"
Just what type of game is this? Tune in to find out!


Hope you enjoyed listening! Check back very soon as we wrap up our recording year and look ahead to 2017!

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Twincast / Podcast Episode #160 "Grappling with Memory"

Date: Sunday, December 4th 2016 6:01pm CST
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Welcome to the latest episode of the Seibertron.com Twincast / Podcast! This episode features your charismatic host RodimusConvoy13, plus Megatronus, Jon3.0, and xRotorstomx - listen in as we discuss the latest news, toys, and more.

Episode #160 "Grappling with Memory" 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.

Another episode of the Twincast Podcast, another round of new product sightings. This time, it's Titans Return Titan Masters + Deluxes Wave 3, and the highly anticipated RID Bisk. So, who's not picking these up?

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #160 "Grappling with Memory"
Squeeeeeaaaaallllll!!!!


Now that Thanksgiving has passed - and with it all the sales we'll likely see the week before Christmas and after the New Year - we can grapple with a dose of self-reflection. Seibertron.com staff member william-james88 asks: "What price do you guys look at when wondering if a toy is worth the price?" Oomph. That's a doozy,

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #160 "Grappling with Memory"
It's the most sales-iest time of the year.


Masterpiece Inferno is here, and, as is usually the case, the Twincast crew has some thoughts. Live thoughts. The liveliest. So live, that Jon3.0 opens his figure on air. After this live unboxing, the Twincast tackles the fandom's heretofore armchair accolades and critiques. Did I mention it was live?

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #160 "Grappling with Memory"
Disco Inferno


Combiner Wars is back - or rather, ending. Takara's upcoming Baldigus appears to be the last known release of Combiner Wars molds, and as we look forward to more fabulous Titans Return figures, we conduct a post-mortem to understand how Combiner Wars marked a turning point for the brand.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #160 "Grappling with Memory"
So bald. So good.


Machinima is back with news of seasons 2 & 3 announced. Jon3.0 - the voice of Machinima's Optimus Prime - gives us an inside look at how the sausage is made, while others voice their critiques and hopes for the future of Machinima's work.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #160 "Grappling with Memory"
Write. Her. Better.


Bragging Rights is here. Last time, we geared up for a good old fashioned Black Friday smackdown. Now, it's time for the ACTUAL smackdown. Who got what this Black Friday, and who was brave enough to make more purchases after our consumer-driven culture's most shameful day?

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #160 "Grappling with Memory"
Ready for the smackdown.


Ummm... who the heck is Grapple?

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #160 "Grappling with Memory"
Seriously, we could use some help on this one.



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Twincast / Podcast Episode #159 "Imperfect Specks"

Date: Sunday, November 13th 2016 8:52pm CST
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Posted by: megatronus

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Welcome to the latest episode of the Seibertron.com Twincast / Podcast! This episode features your host ScottyP, plus Megatronus, Counterpunch, and xRotorstomx - listen in as we discuss the latest news, toys, and more.

Episode #159 “Imperfect Specks" 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.

After a moment of solemnity, we kick off episode 159 in earnest with a special Black Friday topic: what would the Twincast crew like to see on sale this Black Friday? Our answers vary - and we're sure yours do too. Please post your own Black Friday aspirations in the forum thread below, and visit Seibertron.com for roundups of all the best Black Friday deals.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #159 "Imperfect Specks"
Last year's booty.


Things then move on to Robots in Disguise - Season 3 of the popular RID cartoon has hit the airwaves. We embark on a robust discussion of the first 3 episodes, which hark back to TF:Prime in a big way. What does the podcast think of the relic hunters theme, and its recycling of older character models?

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #159 "Imperfect Specks"
Camouflage is the latest fashion this season.


Time for an RID listener question from Seibertron.com member and all around great guy, Sabrblade. To paraphrase his words: any thoughts on the notion of RID season 3's old-fashioned route of "toys first, then media appearances" for the new characters instead of the more recent trend of "media first, then toys?"

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #159 "Imperfect Specks"
Just in time!


We use Sabrblade's question to segue into the recently revealed RID deluxe and legion, including Soundwave, Blurr, Twinferno, and many more. Yes, yes, we know - ScottyP was right about that new RID deluxe Starscream. Do these reveals keep the crew in anticipation, or are they a let down? There's only one way to find out.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #159 "Imperfect Specks"
ScottyP is the actual worst.


Stop! Comics time. TAAO is on the docket, and we continue to enjoy the crossover potential of this series. Between Windblade, Metrotitan, and the revelation that Micronus Prime is responsible for Micro Space (this guy is really getting around the fiction these days), there's a lot to talk about. Revolution 4 has also hit the stands, and gets a rare ultra beatdown of criticism from the Twincast team. Listen in to learn why the awful art, weak villains, and overall poor story have us ready for this force-fed, unnatural crossover of pop culture properties to just end already.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #159 "Imperfect Specks"
Great cover... best left unopened.


MP Megatron is back in the news - as more images proliferate and we learn more about this figure, the more we (or at least, predictably, Megatronus) salivate. ScottyP has an interesting theory: might the upcoming Masterpiece Megatron be a remold of MP Shockwave? Wild speculation ensues.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #159 "Imperfect Specks"
Those legs look... familiar.


After a false start earlier in the episode, we're back to MP32 Optimus Primal. Counterpunch walks us through the joys of this figure, which heightens our expectations for the upcoming Masterpiece Cheetor. Have you gotten your Primal yet? Let us know your thoughts in the thread below. "Make bananas great again."

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #159 "Imperfect Specks"
Peerless.


Bragging Rights. Pure and simple. As we gear up for a good old fashioned Black Friday smackdown, what have we gotten to sate our appetite for converting robots in the meantime?

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #159 "Imperfect Specks"
Not all heroes wear capes



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Twincast / Podcast Episode #158 "Altered Image"

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #158 "Altered Image"
Date: Sunday, October 30th 2016 8:07pm CDT
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, Megatronus, RodimusConvoy13, and xRotorstomx - listen in as we discuss the latest news, toys, and more.

Episode #158 “Altered Image" 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 the Elephant - or should I say Walther P38 - in the room. That's right, MP36 Megatron has been revealed, and the crew is pretty freaking excited. Listen in as we compare this update to its MP-5 precursor, and discuss what we find most exciting about this toy.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #158 "Altered Image"
I would have waited an eternity for this.


While we're on the topic of Masterpiece toys - what Decepticons will be getting the MP treatment next? How closely do our wants match the cold possibilities of reality? We all have our hopes and aspirations, none too realistic - heck, a new Masterpiece Optimus seems more likely.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #158 "Altered Image"
Too much to ask for?


Continuing on the Masterpiece train, we tackle part of a listener question from Skullcrunchberries. Can there ever be a perfect toy representation of a character? What are some examples we could think of, and what makes them so? This segment attempts to answer these questions and more, and don't forget that your questions could get answered too if you use the Ask The Twincast thread.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #158 "Altered Image"
Timely promo shot. Is one "more perfect" than the other?


The long layoff of comics talk ends as we take a look at both Transformers #57 and More Than Meets The Eye #57, which end the Titans Return arc leading in to Revolution. Plot points, reading orders, production, and more come up, and even the not-so-obvious backstory of one particular Decepticon. Plus, find out why in this particular universe, there's no debating that the Space Chicken's name is indeed Deathsaurus!

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #158 "Altered Image"
Looking forward to this.


The Revolution is here - and we're excited to see Hasbro's interconnected comics universe take flight. Or at least, we were. Is this crossover event coming at the expense of some of the things that have made TF comics great the last few years? Yes, actually, it's pretty forgettable. Dire Wraiths just aren't interesting, but at least Josh Boyfriend might help the Revolution: Transformers one-shot title temporarily lift us up.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #158 "Altered Image"
That's why I changed my name.


Now for something completely different: what makes the definitive version of a character from the fictional standpoint, and how does the idea of a character transform (pun intended!) over multiple iterations? The crew digs deep into Sparkler Mini-bots, and of course, our favorite despotic Decepticon leader once more.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #158 "Altered Image"
Remember when we were a flying truck and the Batmobile?


Folks have been chomping at the bit for Titans Returns Brainstorm, a Walgreens exclusive. The crew dispenses tips of the hunting trade to increase your chances of finding this sought after figure. Or you can order online. On the fence? Check out Seibertron's pictorial review.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #158 "Altered Image"
Get yours!


We finish up the Twincast with some bragging rights. What did everyone get since the last recording? There might even be beasts involved, especially those that have something to do with possibility, but this particular beast probably isn't the one you're trying to connect to Transformers. Don't worry though, plenty of on-topic, Transformers related acquisitions are discussed within!

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #158 "Altered Image"
Now available at your local TJ Maxx & Marshalls! Enjoy these special sets before they decide to never do things like them again!



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Twincast / Podcast Episode #157 "NYCC 2016"

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #157 "NYCC 2016"
Date: Monday, October 10th 2016 6:13pm 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 actually-in-mortal-danger host ScottyP, overseas adventurer xRotorstormx, and Generations junkie Megatronus - listen in as we discuss the latest news, toys, and more.

Episode #157 "NYCC 2016" 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 you may have figured out, this show is all about New York Comic Con 2016, and as such, we're all bout dem toys. Seibertron himself and faithful sidekick Megatronus were at the scene, and you can check out all of Seibertron's NYCC 2016 galleries here.

We jump into things with the one, the only, the kaiju Decepticon: Trypticon. Hasbro's brand team was at NYCC on Thursday showing off a tantalizing leg of the upcoming fan vote Titan Class figure, and boy, do we like that leg. Listen in as we discuss the sheer scale of this figure as related to our favorite Titan Masters.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #157 "NYCC 2016"
John Warden, the leg whisperer.


Next order of business: Leader Class Sixshot. This mean 6-changer was out in full force, with all modes on display. Between the sweet helmet and submarine-that-is-definitely-not-a-gun-turned-upside-down mode, there's a whole lot to love with this Leader Class figure.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #157 "NYCC 2016"
Pure beauty.


There's another phase-sixer on our list: Black Shadow. This tank + jet combination turned heads, if only because he's not Overlord... yet. The crew excitedly explores the mundane subject of release ordering, and delves into Black Shadow's Pretender history, his relationship to Thunderwing, and the relatively recent Generations version of the character. Excelsior!

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #157 "NYCC 2016"
What a mug!


On to triple-changers: we get to Broadside, and his wonderful miniaturized Aerialbots, and Optimus Prime, who is, well, Optimus Prime. We have high hopes for both of these molds, albeit as other characters *cough*Octane*cough*, but hey, you never know when you'll need an Optimus around the holidays.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #157 "NYCC 2016"
Tiny but awesome.


Have you noticed a scale progression here? Well, if you have, you know it's time for Generations Titans Return to continue on with Deluxe Class and Legends Class. The main reveal here was Deluxe Perceptor, with his G1 + IDW infused appearance, and Brawn and Kickback - but do they belong? Listen in as ScottyP puts forward his theory that these figures were holdovers from another era entirely.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #157 "NYCC 2016"
Unlike his chest, his origins are unclear.


Yes, we are dedicating a paragraph to Repugnus, who is adorable, and whom many on the Twincast are troop building!?

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #157 "NYCC 2016"
Don't you just want to eat him up???


Robots in Disguise isn't completely forgotten, with new reveals from Combiner Force and the Warrior Class taking center stage. The possibilities are endless, with throwbacks to Armada, Energon, Victory, and even M.A.S.K. showing up through the upcoming products for Robots in Disguise.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #157 "NYCC 2016"
Still no T-Bob.



After the NYCC talk with some Movie discussion - namely, Takara's upcoming line to celebrate the 10th Anniversary since the live action Transformers Movie in 2007. Besides the obvious question of 'Why?', the Twincast gets into the nitty gritty of premium decos, and which figures they're most excited to see reissued. Time to get pumped for TF5!

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #157 "NYCC 2016"
I totally copied.


We finish up the Twincast with some bragging rights. What did everyone get since the last recording - or since xRotorstormx returned from Japan?

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #157 "NYCC 2016"
She didn't get this, but something INTERESTING and related...


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