Twincast / Podcast Episode #149 "Titans Arrive"

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #149 "Titans Arrive"

Monday, July 11th, 2016 2:32PM CDT

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The Titans Return toys have arrived, and the Seibertron.com Twincast/Podcast also returns for episode 149 with host Scotty P, along with Rotorstorm, RodimusConvoy13, and Seibertron. If you're in the mood for toys, this is your episode, with an entire show dedicated to Titans Return as well as a few other recent Transformers Generations releases from around the world.

Episode #149 “Titans Arrive“ 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.

Oh, and if you're looking for non-toy talk, check out Episode 150 for an entire episode devoted to Sins of the Wreckers!

With a new toyline upon us, we take stock of all the in-hand impressions we can give you on each of the toys that one or more cast members has in their possession. You can follow along as we go from toy to toy using the Titans Return toy galleries, which are being updated almost daily with comprehensive photos of all the new toys.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #149 "Titans Arrive"
Prepare to hear about this guy. A lot about this guy.


After taking time for the Voyagers we chat it up about the deluxes from the first wave: Scourge, Hardhead, Skullsmasher, and Blurr. What car mode has zoomed into our hearts? Is it a boat or a spacecraft? Tune in for answers to some of this, and you may even figure out a way to make your Skullcruncher a bit more stable when standing.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #149 "Titans Arrive"
Squeezecruncher, perhaps?


Bases are in this year, right? The Leader Class Powermaster Optimus Primeand wave mate Blaster prepare to host all the little bots as they build their Cybertronian cities. Is this play pattern something you like to indulge in, or are these gimmicks too obtrusive for you? Let us know what you think in the thread, and post pictures of your best base modes too!

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #149 "Titans Arrive"
If we actually took anyone's money for this show, we'd just use it to turn our recording areas into large replicas of this.


The Titan Masters get their due time as well, with Nightbeat, Loudmouth, and more driving their tiny tanks all around the conversation. Or is it a floating tank?

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #149 "Titans Arrive"
Supplemental, complementary, or is that too much math?


Just in time for this edition of the show, Fortress Maximus arrives at Seibertron HQ. Experience a live unboxing (sort of), first impressions, and even some serious armature. You know, to attach his arm. Like Metroplex, only more fortress-y.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #149 "Titans Arrive"
Drive me closer!


Combiner Wars isn't totally over, and a quick time out from the Titans is in order as we look at some of that line's later releases including the recently released Unite Warriors Bruticus set. This one features new mold Blast-Off, plus some other enhanced deco editions of the Combaticons and other minor retools such as Vortex's blades. Find out if we recommend this set, or if it's just a swindle.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #149 "Titans Arrive"
With apologies to Casey Kasem


There's even a bit of the Transformers Subscription Service lending a limb, and a new matrix, to this episode. Windsweeper and the Matrix of Malice have arrived in mailboxes. With a slick new deco, we have plenty to say about this latest entry from the Transformers Collectors' Club, and even convene the most pointless debate ever about which Matrix mold it uses.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #149 "Titans Arrive"
MP-10 to put it in not included.


After talking still more about Titans Return, and then more about it, and then more about Galvatron again (and again), we at last move on to finish the episode out with some bragging rights.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #149 "Titans Arrive"
Buyer's market


Don't forget, the show only gets better if you tell us how. Drop us a review on iTunes and be sure to tell us what you love, what you hate, and what you want to hear!

Not on the show to give your take? Probably not, so don't forget to keep the discussion going on the Seibertron.com Energon Pub Forums by simply replying to this post!

Got a question for the Twincast? We take all of them, we just don't take them all seriously! Leave a question in the Ask the Twincast thread and, if it makes the cut, it may get read and answered on the show.
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Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #149 "Titans Arrive" (1804849)
Posted by RodimusConvoy13 on July 12th, 2016 @ 9:13am CDT
Hey, did you know I really like Titans Return Galvatron? Just wanted to make sure everyone knows. :-D

Can't wait to get more Titans Return figures!
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #149 "Titans Arrive" (1804986)
Posted by xRotorstormx on July 12th, 2016 @ 3:11pm CDT
Well...well ... I really like Skullcruncher *edit: Skullsmasher* :P

Hope the individual titan master heads start showing up around here.. my patience has been my virtue lately with scoring great deals so I will hold out as long as possible before ordering them online ha ha
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #149 "Titans Arrive" (1805125)
Posted by lonrac on July 13th, 2016 @ 12:36am CDT
So many possibilities

Looking forward to making up a Decepticon Base, cause the autobots get all the good stuff recently

Depending on how the figures are gang moulded, I hope that even as a campaign exclusive a 'browning' from 'Nucleon'

and definately Rodney and Kirk from Headmasters


Thanks for referencing my listener question
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #149 "Titans Arrive" (1805243)
Posted by RodimusConvoy13 on July 13th, 2016 @ 2:00pm CDT
Here's the Clone Wars Walker mode I mentioned.



It's pretty silly, but not much sillier than Galvatron's spaceship mode. :-D

Also, not exactly as I described it.
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #149 "Titans Arrive" (1805761)
Posted by lonrac on July 14th, 2016 @ 11:52pm CDT
Just after getting wave one of the titan masters

Maybe I am doing something wrong, but I can't get the figure into the vehicle modes, where the bodies fill up the gaps by placing the heads in the little sockets, however I cannot seem to get them to fit, and I don't want to force them in as I feel the little heads will break off.

anybody else having this issue?
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #149 "Titans Arrive" (1805821)
Posted by RodimusConvoy13 on July 15th, 2016 @ 9:06am CDT
lonrac wrote:Just after getting wave one of the titan masters

Maybe I am doing something wrong, but I can't get the figure into the vehicle modes, where the bodies fill up the gaps by placing the heads in the little sockets, however I cannot seem to get them to fit, and I don't want to force them in as I feel the little heads will break off.

anybody else having this issue?


I'll let you know as soon as I find the Titan Masters. :-D

Decided that I'm going to get Scourge too after looking at Seibertron's gallery. Besides, Hasbro Blurr and Scourge will cost the same together as Takara Blurr would by himself.
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #149 "Titans Arrive" (1806076)
Posted by ScottyP on July 16th, 2016 @ 11:19am CDT
lonrac wrote:Just after getting wave one of the titan masters

Maybe I am doing something wrong, but I can't get the figure into the vehicle modes, where the bodies fill up the gaps by placing the heads in the little sockets, however I cannot seem to get them to fit, and I don't want to force them in as I feel the little heads will break off.

anybody else having this issue?
With the exception of Loudmouth/Siren (in Wave 1, I don't have Wave 2), I think they're intended to slide in rather than plug in. At the very least, on Crashbash who I've messed with the most, that's how it works. You slide the back of the head into the spot where he sits to become dino arms/jaw then cover the exposed TM face with the abdominal panels.
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #149 "Titans Arrive" (1806186)
Posted by lonrac on July 17th, 2016 @ 12:20am CDT
Thanks Scotty

Have the 'cons in place, still unsure about the bots, but having them run around in their mini cars is as much fun.
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #149 "Titans Arrive" (1808500)
Posted by lonrac on July 23rd, 2016 @ 3:26pm CDT
best of luck on your live podcast this evening
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #149 "Titans Arrive" (1819886)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on August 29th, 2016 @ 6:36pm CDT
Finally got around to listening to the episode and have a few thoughts:

1) Instead of a spring gimmick for the Voyager, Galvatron could've had pieces that fold out like on Scourge and Blurr. Speaking of Blurr, while it would be insane not too, don't be surprised if we never get an Arcee from that mold. How many people thought that Alpha Bravo could "Easily" be retooled into Blast Off?

2) It is complete insanity to have the attitude that we should just be grateful for what Hasbro gives us. Fort Max is nowhere near what the figure should be, forget the missing gimmicks and weapons, they couldn't fix the hips? The one MAJOR issue on Metroplex, and they couldn't do anything about it? The countless repaints in Repaint, excuse me, Combiner Wars, really soured me to the point I just couldn't get excited for Titans Return until the figures were in hand. We pay money to Hasbro for a service, they're not doing us a favor.

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