Twincast / Podcast Episode #176 "Moonbase Gray"

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #176 "Moonbase Gray"

Sunday, June 11th, 2017 3:47PM CDT

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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 news, toys, comics, milkshakes, and more.

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The show starts off with discussions of upcoming Masterpiece figures. First off is Masterpiece Beast Wars Dinobot. We've seen CGI renders of him and we discuss the intricacies of his tail. Will he be happy surrounded by Jurassic Park toys? Who is excited? Who wanted Megatron first?

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #176 "Moonbase Gray"
How'd you like it if I ripped a chunk out of your side?


Next up is MP 39 Sunstreaker. How good looking is this guy? Is this the end all be all of Sunstreaker? Or will we see a better version in a few years? Praises are sung and internet rumors are squashed. Are you excited about this guy too?

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #176 "Moonbase Gray"
Seriously, how many Transformers can actually do this?


We move on to MP 12+ Sideswipe. Are you unsure of the differences? So are we! Get a play by play comparison to the original MP 12 as ScottyP holds his figure up to the new photos. What do you think? Do we need another Sideswipe?

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #176 "Moonbase Gray"
I really am different. Look closely.


And finally, Hasbro is rereleasing MP-10 Optimus Prime as a Toys R Us exclusive. It will share the same packaging and recent MP releases from Hasbro. Is this a good idea on their part? We were a bit surprised by this announcement, but we realize that it's a good thing. What do you think? Are you going to pick one up? Let us know your thoughts in the discussion thread!

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #176 "Moonbase Gray"
You thought I was expensive before?


Next up in our Toy Reveal Marathon, we look at the new Takara Legends figures. Recently announced was Legends Sixshot, Misfire, Doublecross, and Broadside! There's a new head, some Targetmasters, and even a BattleBeast! Hear our thoughts about the differences between these versions and the Hasbro versions. We also discuss some wishful thinking on the part of the fandom.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #176 "Moonbase Gray"
Ooh, that gray!


ScottyP opens his God Bomber as we record the show, but he's interrupted by a milkshake. Will he ever get back to God Bomber? We've heard some complaints about this guy. Do you have one? Sound off in our forums and let us know what you think of him.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #176 "Moonbase Gray"
Each sold separately... oh wait!


We now have images of Takara's Trypticon. What are the differences between this one and Hasbro's? We'll tell you. Yes we will. We will tell you. Ok, well, maybe we'll just guess and kind of... Look, it's Trypticon, ok. He's awesome no matter what company puts him out!

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #176 "Moonbase Gray"
Raymond, will you tell Ma I'm not coming to dinner? I'm eating Titan Masters.


Transformers Tribute! Need we say more? Yes. The first announced set in the Transformers Tribute line is a two pack of deluxes. War for Cybertron Optimus Prime and Titans Return Orion Pax. Orion is a repaint of Titans Return Kup with an all new face. RodimusConvoy vents his frustration of not having a clear picture of the face and we discuss what other figures could have been in this set.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #176 "Moonbase Gray"
How may different Optimus Prime Titan Masters can one line have?


We're coming up on the last leg of our marathon as we get into newly revealed The Last Knight toys. We start out with Cogman and Hot Rod. Cogman is a Titan Master that is completely compatible with Titans Return figures. Hot Rod is not a repaint of Lockdown. We discuss the merits of each figure and how much we like that the two lines are crossing over a bit to appeal to fans. Does the Cogman figure represent what we'll get in the movie? We're not sure. We don't forget about Skullitron, but enthusiasm for him is not as high.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #176 "Moonbase Gray"
Oh, you Titans Return fans won't be able to resist me.


During the toy discussion ScottyP fills us in on the Hasbro Hangout he was on where he got to see a lot of these new figures and hear the throughs behind them from the creators. Check out his full thoughts here.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #176 "Moonbase Gray"
At some point, my head will get ripped off in the movie.


Dragonstorm and Nitro were part of the Hangout and we get into a discussion about how Dragonstorm looks like tons of fun. He's a Duocon, sort of. Nitro also looks great and his head can be removed and Cogman can take over his body! Is Nitro based on a real plane? We also don't forget about the Planet in the room! Cybertron Primus has been repainted and will be released as part of the Last Knight line. Scotty reports how the designers came up with the paint scheme. It's fantastic and cool. Ooh, boy, sticker shock though. Cybertron is expensive.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #176 "Moonbase Gray"
G2? I don't know what you're talking about


The toy talk ends, but we're still on the topic of The Last Knight. As the release date draws near, trailers and TV spots are dropping left and right. Have you been watching them? We talk about our thoughts on the newest clips we've seen and how it has changed our thoughts on the movie. Are the Transformers just pets to the humans? Have we seen this movie four times already? Check out some of the newest clips here and here


Bayhem!!


They've also release some case files that gives us a little info on the Decepticons of the Last Knight. Follow along as we go down the list discussing how each of them will die.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #176 "Moonbase Gray"
It's not easy being green.


We change gears and head into some comic talk. Transformers Till All Are One has been cancelled. We discuss our feelings on that topic and the various reasons why it was most likely cancelled. The series will end with Issue 12 and an Annual. Check out our review for issue 10 here. The book is great and it's a shame it's ending.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #176 "Moonbase Gray"
Starscream has been a highlight of this series.



Next we talk about the end of The Lost Light's first story arc. Check out our review of issue 6 here. It was a great ending to the first arc. What do you think? Did Megatron purposely missing the teleporter? Did Terminus mislead him? Did Roller? Has our intrepid band figured out the secret to creating new Cybertronians?

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #176 "Moonbase Gray"
Trigger warning!!


We conclude our episode with some Twincast Freestyle... that ends up being mainly bragging rights. Titans Return Wave 4 Deluxes! Masterpieces! But there's also some grumbling about Robots in Disguise Ultra Bee and Crash Combiners. They're not all they're cracked up to be.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #176 "Moonbase Gray"
They don't love me.


That may have been a bit of a rough ride, so thanks for sticking it out! We'll be back in few weeks with our all Last Knight Review episode! Don't listen unless you see the movie! Or do! That's great too!

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Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #176 "Moonbase Gray" (1888800)
Posted by megatronus on June 11th, 2017 @ 9:45pm CDT
RodimusConvoy13 wrote:We now have images of Takara's Trypticon. What are the differences between this one and Hasbro's? We'll tell you. Yes we will. We will tell you. Ok, well, maybe we'll just guess and kind of... Look, it's Trypticon, ok. He's awesome no matter what company puts him out!

I LOL'ed at this.

Sorry I couldn't be on this time - but next time! Excelsior!
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #176 "Moonbase Gray" (1888873)
Posted by ScottyP on June 12th, 2017 @ 8:41am CDT
For real though someone please tell us about the Trypticons.

Or wait for me to buy the LG one after weakly impulse buying the Hasbro one on sight :/
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #176 "Moonbase Gray" (1888875)
Posted by megatronus on June 12th, 2017 @ 9:03am CDT
ScottyP wrote:For real though someone please tell us about the Trypticons.

Or wait for me to buy the LG one after weakly impulse buying the Hasbro one on sight :/

It's not weakness - it's the strength to bear two identical Trypticons! :lol:
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #176 "Moonbase Gray" (1889117)
Posted by Big Grim on June 13th, 2017 @ 9:39am CDT
Transforming Billboards you say? Meet Billboard Blast!
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I had this as a kid! And I loved it! :D
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #176 "Moonbase Gray" (1889142)
Posted by ScottyP on June 13th, 2017 @ 12:22pm CDT
It's the Boulder Hill "Gas" sign's little brother! Haha I remember having that too but it was in bad shape. What I like most about it is how the fake NASCAR ad on it completely captures the feel of the Winston Cup/Busch Series ads of that era.

Edit: totally forgot about the Dusty Rhodes + Michael PS Hayes portmanteau it included. What a time.
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #176 "Moonbase Gray" (1889408)
Posted by Counterpunch on June 14th, 2017 @ 2:19pm CDT
There is literally no way to predict which or how many of a given figure I will buy any more.

I am no longer a guiding light of consistent philosophical consumerism driven by a pragmatic take on core story values.

I am an agent of chaos.
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #176 "Moonbase Gray" (1889425)
Posted by ScottyP on June 14th, 2017 @ 2:57pm CDT
Counterpunch wrote:There is literally no way to predict which or how many of a given figure I will buy any more.
I look forward to your army of 48 Titan Class Trypticons commanded by Beast Wars Manta Ray.
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #176 "Moonbase Gray" (1890653)
Posted by william-james88 on June 19th, 2017 @ 9:50pm CDT
Thanks for the name drop, much appreciated!
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #176 "Moonbase Gray" (1891963)
Posted by triKlops on June 23rd, 2017 @ 8:23pm CDT
I take full responsibility for my decisions but...the podcast talk from Scotty P, with concise verbal description and explanation, was the final nudge i needed. :michaelbay: :michaelbay: :michaelbay:

ImageFight! Super Robot Lifeforms Transformers - 00 God Primus by triKlops six2four, on Flickr

No regrets here.
Unless he shows up for 100 tomorrow...
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #176 "Moonbase Gray" (1891966)
Posted by william-james88 on June 23rd, 2017 @ 8:40pm CDT
Thats a GORGEOUS box!
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #176 "Moonbase Gray" (1892005)
Posted by triKlops on June 23rd, 2017 @ 10:18pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:Thats a GORGEOUS box!


I was happy with its condition.
Double checked the contents, the interior liner took a beating in shipping from the UK, and carefully put him back in.
Trying to keep him MIB as long as possible.

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