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Twincast / Podcast Episode #87 "Toy Fair 2014"

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #87 "Toy Fair 2014"

Monday, February 24th, 2014 10:25AM CST

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Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Seibertron.com Twincast / Podcast! This episode features your host for the evening Counterpunch, along with regular cast ScottyP, Tigertrack, Jon 3.0, Razorclaw0000, and Rotorstorm.

Episode 87 "Toy Fair 2014" is available directly and in our RSS Feed and should appear on iTunes within 24 to 48 hours of this news post.

It is the year 2014 and the heroic Seibertron and El Duque have come to retake New York City. The reason, why it’s TOY FAIR of course! The one event that makes our wallets cry as each new figure is revealed. There was definitely a lot of excitement this year so let’s get right to it.

0:00 - 33:30 (times are approximate)
First up is the next wave of Generations figures. Hasbro has unveiled some pretty awesome figures so tune in to hear which ones we pick as our favorites!

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #87 "Toy Fair 2014"

33:30 - 43:00
Up next we discuss the interesting new Age of Extinction Robots in Disguise line. The question on everyone’s mind is, what is up with Scorn and it seems Lockdown has been perfecting his pouty lips!

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #87 "Toy Fair 2014"

33:30 - ??:??
We have finally gotten a glimpse of the new Age of Extinction movie Generation figures. The classic flat nosed Prime is pretty cool, but a purple triceratops!? NO WAY

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #87 "Toy Fair 2014"Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #87 "Toy Fair 2014"

??:??- 1:07:30
KREO LIVES (Pa-lease, as if it had ever died)… Yes, you heard right… Hasbro unveiled the next wave of Kreo sets, custom kreos and the ever popular blind bag figures.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #87 "Toy Fair 2014"

1:12:13 - 1:19:07
The Loyal Subjects…while the custom figures that were revealed at Toy Tokyo over the weekend were pretty nifty, the twincast has a hard time getting behind these. Tune in to find out why.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #87 "Toy Fair 2014"

1:19:07 - 1:28:00

Closing out the toys, the twincast discusses the new fascination with super kid friendly figures like Hero Mashers, Constructbots, Potato heads and Battlemasters. Will the cast be buying these for the tater tots in our family?

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #87 "Toy Fair 2014"

1:28:00 - 1:46:01
Now that we have covered Toy Fair, we’d like to dive into some “Ask the Twincast” questions from our listeners! Did your question get picked? Tune in to find out.

We close out the night with some bragging rights…What kind of deals was ScottyP able to score? You’ll have to tune in to hear.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #87 "Toy Fair 2014"

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Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #87 "Toy Fair 2014" (1553229)
Posted by Va'al on February 24th, 2014 @ 12:02pm CST
Does Jon think I'm Spanish? :D
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #87 "Toy Fair 2014" (1553246)
Posted by Counterpunch on February 24th, 2014 @ 1:10pm CST
Va'al wrote:Does Jon think I'm Spanish? :D


Jon thinks everyone is Spanish.
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #87 "Toy Fair 2014" (1553257)
Posted by shockblast2 on February 24th, 2014 @ 1:33pm CST
Is that transformer from TF4 "smoking" a bullet and does it have a beard? Really??

I bet that is Hound, right? Hound if he were a bullet smoking, bearded human marine??
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #87 "Toy Fair 2014" (1553258)
Posted by shockblast2 on February 24th, 2014 @ 1:34pm CST
Its got lips too.......WTF

And a nose. For what? Breathing?

So much for the silliness being removed from the Bayformer movies like he promised.....
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #87 "Toy Fair 2014" (1553260)
Posted by xRotorstormx on February 24th, 2014 @ 1:39pm CST
shockblast2 wrote:Its got lips too.......WTF

And a nose. For what? Breathing?

So much for the silliness being removed from the Bayformer movies like he promised.....


Yup that is supposed to be Hound. Hey, he's got a very rough and tumble military vibe going though with the bullet belt he carries, kinda like Rambo! ;)

Well, um... the characters in the original cartoon had noses too... :-?

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Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #87 "Toy Fair 2014" (1553265)
Posted by shockblast2 on February 24th, 2014 @ 1:58pm CST
xRotorstormx wrote:
shockblast2 wrote:Its got lips too.......WTF

And a nose. For what? Breathing?

So much for the silliness being removed from the Bayformer movies like he promised.....


Yup that is supposed to be Hound. Hey, he's got a very rough and tumble military vibe going though with the bullet belt he carries, kinda like Rambo! ;)

Well, um... the characters in the original cartoon had noses too... :-?

Image



Yeah, but nostrils too? The nostrils are what made me shake my head. The "noses" in G1 were not like this. The thing looks like it is supposed to be a human or something.
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #87 "Toy Fair 2014" (1553267)
Posted by Va'al on February 24th, 2014 @ 1:58pm CST
Isn't that Sgt Bulkhound, anyway? [-(
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #87 "Toy Fair 2014" (1553269)
Posted by xRotorstormx on February 24th, 2014 @ 2:08pm CST
Va'al wrote:Isn't that Sgt Bulkhound, anyway? [-(


ha ha Sgt Bulkhound...I like that, has a catchy ring to it :lol:

but at least I feel that, with how he looks...he still will maintain some of what Hound was known for...I hope...I pray....
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #87 "Toy Fair 2014" (1553270)
Posted by xRotorstormx on February 24th, 2014 @ 2:09pm CST
shockblast2 wrote:
Yeah, but nostrils too? The nostrils are what made me shake my head. The "noses" in G1 were not like this. The thing looks like it is supposed to be a human or something.


Hmm good point, the nostrils do seem to be pretty unnecessary...unless they are going to be sniffing energon :lol:
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #87 "Toy Fair 2014" (1553273)
Posted by shockblast2 on February 24th, 2014 @ 2:13pm CST
Va'al wrote:Isn't that Sgt Bulkhound, anyway? [-(



LOL...I like that. The thing looks more like Brawn than Hound. Not that it really looks like Brawn, but closer than Hound. I really can't understand how these people who claim to know about TF's make these judgment calls on characters. I can just see Bay in a board meeting giving the thumbs up to anything that resembles any human he has ever directed as a Transformer. Lockdown there kinda resembles Ben Affleck. Maybe its name isn't Lockdown after all, but Ben Afflecktron. He'll spend the whole movie with extreme close ups rambling on about how someone just needs to get him in a plane.....
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #87 "Toy Fair 2014" (1553283)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on February 24th, 2014 @ 2:33pm CST
shockblast2 wrote:Its got lips too.......WTF

And a nose. For what? Breathing?


As well all know G1 shockwave is the only logical Robot face, it has an eye, and a voicebox..............somewhere.

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Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #87 "Toy Fair 2014" (1553302)
Posted by hinomars19 on February 24th, 2014 @ 4:29pm CST
shockblast2 wrote:Its got lips too.......WTF

And a nose. For what? Breathing?

So much for the silliness being removed from the Bayformer movies like he promised.....


Yes, because machines totally don't need to 'breath' to keep internal systems running...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intake
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #87 "Toy Fair 2014" (1553312)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 24th, 2014 @ 5:05pm CST
The audio in this one is really quiet for some reason. I have to turn the sound on my laptop all the way up to a reasonable medium-sounding volume.
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #87 "Toy Fair 2014" (1553319)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on February 24th, 2014 @ 5:43pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:The audio in this one is really quiet for some reason. I have to turn the sound on my laptop all the way up to a reasonable medium-sounding volume.


Did you go through the direct download? The audio's fine on my copy.
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #87 "Toy Fair 2014" (1553321)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 24th, 2014 @ 5:44pm CST
SW's SilverHammer wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:The audio in this one is really quiet for some reason. I have to turn the sound on my laptop all the way up to a reasonable medium-sounding volume.


Did you go through the direct download? The audio's fine on my copy.
Yup. Direct download like normal, and it went swimmingly, possibly the fastest a Twincast Podcast episode has ever downloaded for me.
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #87 "Toy Fair 2014" (1553322)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on February 24th, 2014 @ 5:50pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
SW's SilverHammer wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:The audio in this one is really quiet for some reason. I have to turn the sound on my laptop all the way up to a reasonable medium-sounding volume.


Did you go through the direct download? The audio's fine on my copy.
Yup. Direct download like normal, and it went swimmingly, possibly the fastest a Twincast Podcast episode has ever downloaded for me.

Same here, the podcast usually take about 20 minutes for me, but this on was done in about 4-5.
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #87 "Toy Fair 2014" (1553345)
Posted by Seibertron on February 24th, 2014 @ 8:33pm CST
SW's SilverHammer wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
SW's SilverHammer wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:The audio in this one is really quiet for some reason. I have to turn the sound on my laptop all the way up to a reasonable medium-sounding volume.


Did you go through the direct download? The audio's fine on my copy.
Yup. Direct download like normal, and it went swimmingly, possibly the fastest a Twincast Podcast episode has ever downloaded for me.

Same here, the podcast usually take about 20 minutes for me, but this on was done in about 4-5.


Just checked the audio. Seems great on my computer. Sabrblade, maybe try downloading the episode again? It should be about 57.94 MB. Have you tried listening to previous episodes again to see if the problem happens with other episodes?
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #87 "Toy Fair 2014" (1553347)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 24th, 2014 @ 8:44pm CST
Just compared the audio of previous episodes with that of this one. With the sounds turned all the up, those episodes have booming loud audio, meaning that they sound normal. It's only this one that has quieter audio.

Just tried downloading it again, same method of direct downloading, and it took a bit longer this time, but the result is the same: Softer audio.

But, I've already listened to it all the way through, anyway.
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #87 "Toy Fair 2014" (1553478)
Posted by megatronus on February 25th, 2014 @ 11:03am CST
RE: Cowboy Bebop characters:

Mike = Vicious
Scotty P = Spike
Ryan = Jet
Jon = Edward
Matt = Ein
Bob = Faye
Claire = The Bebop
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #87 "Toy Fair 2014" (1553479)
Posted by megatronus on February 25th, 2014 @ 11:09am CST
Also, on UT Maniaking:

Everyone seems to pronounce the "mania" like in "pyromania". I've always thought it was a play on "maniacal"... am I 100% wrong on this? :oops:
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #87 "Toy Fair 2014" (1553516)
Posted by Counterpunch on February 25th, 2014 @ 1:15pm CST
megatronus wrote:RE: Cowboy Bebop characters:

Mike = Vicious
Scotty P = Spike
Ryan = Jet
Jon = Edward
Matt = Ein
Bob = Faye
Claire = The Bebop


I'm the bad guy? Wait...

I'm the bad guy. >:oP

More importantly...Claire is the ship. :lol:
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #87 "Toy Fair 2014" (1553523)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on February 25th, 2014 @ 1:31pm CST
Counterpunch wrote:
megatronus wrote:RE: Cowboy Bebop characters:

Mike = Vicious
Scotty P = Spike
Ryan = Jet
Jon = Edward
Matt = Ein
Bob = Faye
Claire = The Bebop


I'm the bad guy? Wait...

I'm the bad guy. >:oP

More importantly...Claire is the ship. :lol:


Well to be fair the coffee drinking's pretty damn sinister.
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #87 "Toy Fair 2014" (1553537)
Posted by ScottyP on February 25th, 2014 @ 2:03pm CST
megatronus wrote:RE: Cowboy Bebop characters:

Mike = Vicious
Scotty P = Spike


Damn, that fight over Sharkticons really has escalated.
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #87 "Toy Fair 2014" (1553559)
Posted by Convoy on February 25th, 2014 @ 3:33pm CST
Stupid question. Does Year of the Horse Prime come with Roller?
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #87 "Toy Fair 2014" (1553568)
Posted by megatronus on February 25th, 2014 @ 5:01pm CST
Convoy wrote:Stupid question. Does Year of the Horse Prime come with Roller?

Not a stupid question at all. You would think he does, but he doesn't.

YOTH Prime comes with the trailer, gun, & axe.
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #87 "Toy Fair 2014" (1553782)
Posted by alexison on February 26th, 2014 @ 6:13pm CST
I have to disagree with Mike's comments about Roadbuster never doing anything important. With his excellent story telling ability, Roadbuster brought Springer back from the brink of death in the IDW continuity. I am forever indebted to him. ;)
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #87 "Toy Fair 2014" (1553791)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 26th, 2014 @ 7:20pm CST
Doctor McGrath wrote:I have to disagree with Mike's comments about Roadbuster never doing anything important. With his excellent story telling ability, Roadbuster brought Springer back from the brink of death in the IDW continuity. I am forever indebted to him. ;)
Sadly, many folks still don't know about that story.
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #87 "Toy Fair 2014" (1553799)
Posted by alexison on February 26th, 2014 @ 8:04pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
Doctor McGrath wrote:I have to disagree with Mike's comments about Roadbuster never doing anything important. With his excellent story telling ability, Roadbuster brought Springer back from the brink of death in the IDW continuity. I am forever indebted to him. ;)
Sadly, many folks still don't know about that story.


Agreed. I'd love to see it reprinted into a one shot or something with some art to really bring it to life.
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #87 "Toy Fair 2014" (1553828)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on February 26th, 2014 @ 11:12pm CST
Ok Bob Gao Gai Gar is pronounced Gao(G-ow) Gai(Guy) Gar(G-ar the ar is stressed like car) Personally I don't see it in any of the Dinobots
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #87 "Toy Fair 2014" (1553893)
Posted by Counterpunch on February 27th, 2014 @ 10:10am CST
Doctor McGrath wrote:I have to disagree with Mike's comments about Roadbuster never doing anything important. With his excellent story telling ability, Roadbuster brought Springer back from the brink of death in the IDW continuity. I am forever indebted to him. ;)


You don't have to... >:oP
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #87 "Toy Fair 2014" (1554204)
Posted by Kibble on February 28th, 2014 @ 1:58pm CST
megatronus wrote:Also, on UT Maniaking:

Everyone seems to pronounce the "mania" like in "pyromania". I've always thought it was a play on "maniacal"... am I 100% wrong on this? :oops:


I assumed it was pronounced your way as well...and I will continue to pronounce it that way even if I hear otherwise as it sounds better that way.
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #87 "Toy Fair 2014" (1554382)
Posted by Counterpunch on March 1st, 2014 @ 11:15am CST
Kibble wrote:
megatronus wrote:Also, on UT Maniaking:

Everyone seems to pronounce the "mania" like in "pyromania". I've always thought it was a play on "maniacal"... am I 100% wrong on this? :oops:


I assumed it was pronounced your way as well...and I will continue to pronounce it that way even if I hear otherwise as it sounds better that way.


To be honest, I really don't like all the various 3rd party names. I don't put much thought into them at all.

Now that you put it like you did, I'm inclined to agree with you.

Still, it's just Galvatron to me. ;)
Re: Twincast / Podcast Episode #87 "Toy Fair 2014" (1555515)
Posted by xRotorstormx on March 6th, 2014 @ 8:27am CST
Counterpunch wrote:
megatronus wrote:RE: Cowboy Bebop characters:

Mike = Vicious
Scotty P = Spike
Ryan = Jet
Jon = Edward
Matt = Ein
Bob = Faye
Claire = The Bebop


I'm the bad guy? Wait...

I'm the bad guy. >:oP

More importantly...Claire is the ship. :lol:


First thing that popped into my head was Judd Nelson saying "Claire's a fat girls name" hahaha

but hey, gotta listen to the woman if you want to get where you need to go in one piece :lol:

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