Twincast / Podcast Episode #131 "The Darkest Timeline"

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Welcome to the latest edition of the Seibertron.com Twincast / Podcast. This episode features your host for the evening, Counterpunch along with Megatronus, ScottyP and Rotorstorm rounding out the chat on a laid back evening. Relax, take a seat and enjoy as we discuss all the latest news, toys, comics and more in the world of Transformers.

Episode #131 "The Darkest Timeline" 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 this episode off with some hot off the press news from the Transformers Collectors Club. With just under 5 months to go, the Botcon 2016 brochure is now available. We'll run through our thoughts on package pricing, exclusives and the events taking place in Louisville, KY next year.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #131 "The Darkest Timeline"

Of course, with the brochure now available, we can only assume registration is on the horizon...so be prepared!

Up next, MTMTE #46 was released this week along with a preview for MTMTE #47. Tune in to hear our comic aficionados break down the lastest happenings and hopes for the future storyline.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #131 "The Darkest Timeline"


After being delayed a bit, Masterpiece Tracks has finally started to arrive and many of us are anxiously awaiting this beautiful blue vette. ScottyP was lucky enough to get Tracks before the rest of the cast, so you'll have to tune in to hear his in hand thoughts on this latest MP release.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #131 "The Darkest Timeline"


In other Masterpiece news, coming on the heels of Ironhide is none other than Ratchet.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #131 "The Darkest Timeline"


A new wave of Robots in Disguise mini-cons have been revealed along with a bevy of interesting animation renders and names within the latest update for the RID smartphone app

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #131 "The Darkest Timeline"


And now it's time for something a little different. Counterpunch has a special topic tonight that you surely do not want to miss. With "Classics" or Generations styled figures now being the main focus of the Transformers toy line for Hasbro's collector focused branding, are us old-timers with a decade's worth of these toys already thoroughly occupied? Within this framework, the cast also discusses the new Robots in Disguise line and our thoughts on its place in the collecting world.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #131 "The Darkest Timeline"


Moving on...let the rumor mill begin! Recently, Hasbro registered the trademarks for CybertronCon, currently the name of their Transformers convention in Asia. Does this mean anything? (No.) Is there a change to Botcon coming down the pike? (Probably not.) The Twincast has their take on this latest "development".

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #131 "The Darkest Timeline"


This episode's listener question comes from SW's Silverhammer and it has to do with some amusing knock offs. Will Dolphins fulfill their bloodlust for Transformer podcaster souls? Is Overlord and Star Saber's baby better off in the Korean box or the original Russian? What on Earth is this paragraph talking about?

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #131 "The Darkest Timeline"


Of course, we close out this episode with a round of bragging rights! What have the guys (and this gal) gotten their hands on since last episode? Have I opened anything lately, and why not? You'll have to tune in to find out.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #131 "The Darkest Timeline"


Well, that wraps things up for another episode! We really hope you enjoyed listening.

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Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #131 "The Darkest Timeline" (1742849)
Posted by Counterpunch on November 20th, 2015 @ 8:57am CST
Bring it. >:oP
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #131 "The Darkest Timeline" (1742887)
Posted by Va'al on November 20th, 2015 @ 10:18am CST
Imma try listening to this shortly.
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #131 "The Darkest Timeline" (1743776)
Posted by Counterpunch on November 23rd, 2015 @ 9:21am CST
I'm curious as to whether we didn't do a great job with this episode or if it was kind of lost in the midst of rather big toy news that drowned out the discussion.

Listeners?
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #131 "The Darkest Timeline" (1743945)
Posted by ScottyP on November 24th, 2015 @ 9:25am CST
I think we got steamrolled by the news cycle.
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #131 "The Darkest Timeline" (1744037)
Posted by kirkman81 on November 24th, 2015 @ 3:48pm CST
I think it was a good show for sure, and I'm going to be VERY interested to hear your thoughts on MTMTE once you have read #47 because I have a feeling they'll change from what was said on the show regarding the current pace/direction of the book.
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #131 "The Darkest Timeline" (1744176)
Posted by Counterpunch on November 25th, 2015 @ 10:23am CST
kirkman81 wrote:I think it was a good show for sure, and I'm going to be VERY interested to hear your thoughts on MTMTE once you have read #47 because I have a feeling they'll change from what was said on the show regarding the current pace/direction of the book.


Spoiler alert: I screw that up pretty badly.
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #131 "The Darkest Timeline" (1744266)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 25th, 2015 @ 10:05pm CST
Answers to a lot of the BotCon/TCC-related inquiries given in this episode can be found in the following video interview with Pete Sinclair:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvmkxPli9wI
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #131 "The Darkest Timeline" (1747879)
Posted by william-james88 on December 14th, 2015 @ 8:31am CST
Counterpunch wrote:I'm curious as to whether we didn't do a great job with this episode or if it was kind of lost in the midst of rather big toy news that drowned out the discussion.

Listeners?


I liked this podcast episode a lot. I love when there is a fun discussion topic revisitig an older line. Just got to listening to it as I updated my itunes list, I love the Prime line too, it is one of my favourites and by far the last time there were such smart and quality deluxe toys with that kind of complexity (including generations). FE Bumblebee, FE Starscream, FE Cliffjumper, Wheeljack, PRID Vehicon, Rumble/Frenzy, Ratchet, Knock Out, Soundwave, these are all amazing toys!

That aside, RID is a perfectly fine line for what it aims to be and made amazing in the TAV line. I don't see it more or less central or important than last year's movie toys and both Jazz and Drift are better than any deluxe toys AOE gave us.

I too am looking into deco differences with Super Link. But as for Galaxy Force, I don't see any deco differences between Takara's version of the same Hasbo toys we got aside from Override. Is there a difference in Optimus, Wing Sabre, Hotshot, Scattershot and the rest? I don't see it.

Question for Scotty and his AOE Grimlock mold collection, there is still the Platinum Dinobot set with the new G1 head to get. Are you gonna get him? And do you hae the voyager that came in the evolution 2 pack? He too has a different deco.

And to Megatronus saying all Jazz molds are great...



Transformers Fall of Cybertron Jazz Gallery

Though I do agree that Jazz has also been the best toy of a few lines.

Oh last question for Scotty. With the micromaster combiners, is it cheaper to go vintage or the reissue route?
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Posted by Sabrblade on December 14th, 2015 @ 1:42pm CST
william-james88 wrote:But as for Galaxy Force, I don't see any deco differences between Takara's version of the same Hasbo toys we got aside from Override. Is there a difference in Optimus, Wing Sabre, Hotshot, Scattershot and the rest? I don't see it.
Galaxy Convoy:





Optimus Prime:






Sonic Bomber



Wing Saber




Exillion and Hot Shot are the same except for an insignificant molding difference involving some screws near the vehicle mode spoiler.


Backpack and Scattorshot seem to be the same.
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Posted by ScottyP on December 14th, 2015 @ 4:01pm CST
william-james88 wrote:Question for Scotty and his AOE Grimlock mold collection, there is still the Platinum Dinobot set with the new G1 head to get. Are you gonna get him? And do you hae the voyager that came in the evolution 2 pack? He too has a different deco.

Oh last question for Scotty. With the micromaster combiners, is it cheaper to go vintage or the reissue route?
I'm a handful of figures away from having one of every version of Grimlock ever made. The answer is always "yes" for Grimlock toys.

Reissues are infinitely cheaper for the Micromaster combiners. That said, the vintage color scheme of Sixwing has never been reissued.
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #131 "The Darkest Timeline" (1748007)
Posted by william-james88 on December 14th, 2015 @ 6:58pm CST
ScottyP wrote:
william-james88 wrote:Question for Scotty and his AOE Grimlock mold collection, there is still the Platinum Dinobot set with the new G1 head to get. Are you gonna get him? And do you hae the voyager that came in the evolution 2 pack? He too has a different deco.

Oh last question for Scotty. With the micromaster combiners, is it cheaper to go vintage or the reissue route?
I'm a handful of figures away from having one of every version of Grimlock ever made. The answer is always "yes" for Grimlock toys.

Reissues are infinitely cheaper for the Micromaster combiners. That said, the vintage color scheme of Sixwing has never been reissued.


Ah, I didnt know that (about sixwing), thanks!
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #131 "The Darkest Timeline" (1748055)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 14th, 2015 @ 10:54pm CST
william-james88 wrote:
ScottyP wrote:
william-james88 wrote:Question for Scotty and his AOE Grimlock mold collection, there is still the Platinum Dinobot set with the new G1 head to get. Are you gonna get him? And do you hae the voyager that came in the evolution 2 pack? He too has a different deco.

Oh last question for Scotty. With the micromaster combiners, is it cheaper to go vintage or the reissue route?
I'm a handful of figures away from having one of every version of Grimlock ever made. The answer is always "yes" for Grimlock toys.

Reissues are infinitely cheaper for the Micromaster combiners. That said, the vintage color scheme of Sixwing has never been reissued.


Ah, I didnt know that (about sixwing), thanks!
Yeah, Sixwing was given a significant redeco (and a faction change) for his rerelease instead of a minor redeco like all the others got.
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #131 "The Darkest Timeline" (1773556)
Posted by Seibertron on March 17th, 2016 @ 9:01pm CDT
Does anyone have the MP3 files for Podcast 131 and 132? They're the only ones that I haven't been able to recover after the server crash. If you have them and can upload them to Google Drive or something similar, please let me know if you can help us out! Thanks in advance!!!
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Posted by Sabrblade on March 17th, 2016 @ 9:05pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:Does anyone have the MP3 files for Podcast 131 and 132? They're the only ones that I haven't been able to recover after the server crash. If you have them and can upload them to Google Drive or something similar, please let me know if you can help us out! Thanks in advance!!!
I still have them! I'll shoot you an email. :D

EDIT: They're too big to email. I'll try something else.
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Posted by Sabrblade on March 17th, 2016 @ 9:34pm CDT
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Posted by Seibertron on March 17th, 2016 @ 10:39pm CDT
Thanks Sabrblade! They've been uploaded. :D

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