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    • Feb 5, 2023 LATEST EPISODE
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    Latest episodes from Transformers Twincast/Podcast Twincast / Podcast #318 "Junkion Thunderdome"

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 5, 2023 145:47

    In this 318th episode of the Twincast / Podcast the cast starts off with the Transformer Tuesday official Legacy Evolution reveals, preorders, and sneak-peeks. From a new toy of the show's namesake, Twincast, to the items only teased with old stock artwork like Armada Megatron, everything from the lengthy product panel gets discussed. The toy talk continues as the cast reveals which toys they would like to see revisited for the "Legacy" treatment and which need to be left alone. Discussion of the slew of Rise of the Beasts toy reveals follows with chat about both Studio Series and its basic lineup entries. Quick mention of the EarthSpark Season, 1 Part 2 Trailer comes next, followed by a listener question about using R.E.D. as a vehicle for detailed Pretender shells. As usual, "Bragging Rights" closes out this episode. Twincast / Podcast #317 "The Next Big Thing"

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 22, 2023 134:54

    The Twincast / Podcast starts out episode 317 talking about the newest MPG reveal of Seizan. The first wave of Legacy Evolution continues the toy talk with the cast providing in-hand impressions of the pieces that have been delivered so far. Official product reveals and preorders for Rise of the Beasts' Arcee and Freezer round out current events topics. After this, the group ponders which lesser-known - but still somewhat familiar - Transformers characters could receive the "Jhiaxus" toy treatment. A listener question about favorite moments from the 2012 More Than Meets The Eye comic series provides thoughtful reflection before the episode wraps up with the recurring Bragging Rights segment. Twincast / Podcast #316 "2022 Year in Review"

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2023 149:30

    Episode 316 of the Twincast / Podcast is here to close out the year and start the new one off with the annual "year in review" episode. The roundtable episode begins with the best Transformers figure of the year objectively before transitioning into personal favorites of 2022. A discussion of the best Transformers media follows along with the worst figures and memories of the brand from this year. The team then shares their biggest achievements and collecting milestones which transitions into a listener question where their top 2 purchases of the year are chosen. A round of layup predictions and shots in the dark for figures in the coming year is sure to be correct on every point, before the Bragging Rights segment finishes out another year of collecting. Twincast / Podcast #315 "Holiday Bonus"

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2022 145:08

    Episode 315 of the Twincast / Podcast begins with some end of year leaks for Legacy as pictures have surfaced of Voyager Skyquake as well as Deluxe Class entries for a new Junkion and Animated Prowl. The cast continues the toy talk with in hand experiences with the Haslab Victory Saber. Next, thoughts on toy leaks continue once again with a cartoon-style G1 Hound followed by Rise of the Beasts Wheeljack and Nightbird. Quick reflections on the surprise bonus tier for Haslab Deathsaurus featuring Micromasters Pipo and Boater round out the discussions on upcoming toys. A brief mention of the forthcoming Tranformers Reactivate videogame comes next, followed by a brief installment in the show's ongoing "Classics" Retrospective. Listener questions get answered next, first about what characters need to be added to Legacy's Core Class, then the second asking the cast to reflect on their favorite IDW memories. As usual, Bragging Rights closes out the episode. Twincast / Podcast #314 "If You Don't Know"

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 11, 2022 131:28

    Our first teaser trailer for Transformers: Rise of the Beasts is finally here, so after episode 314 of the Twincast / Podcast begins with a quick Deathsaurus Haslab watch it moves into a general discussion of the new trailer. This also includes speculation on the exciting new designs of the classic Beast Wars and G1 characters revealed within. Continuing with the movie discussion, official reveals and preorders are now available for 2 new Rise of the Beasts Studio Series figures. Next, leaks in the form of listings for 2024 Generations Legacy toys are speculated on including a possible Rescue Bots Medix figure. Multiple listener questions are then answered including what newer characters from G1 continuity over the years would make a fun G1 toy repaint, which Japanese G1 show we'd choose to remake as a western cartoon, and where is Masterpiece Mirage after all this time. As always, bragging rights closes out the episode with some surprising findings from the crew. Twincast / Podcast #313 "Earthsparked"

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2022 119:58

    The Twincast / Podcast starts out episode 313 with one more not-yet-final check-in on the status of the currently running Haslab crowdfunding campaign for Deathsaurus. More leaked toys from the upcoming Rise of the Beasts live action film are also analyzed with Battletrap and another Airazor, both seemingly from the Studio Series lineup, providing most of the focus. The episode's main topic follows with a lengthy discussion on the recently released first part of Transformers: Earthspark. This Nickolodeon and Paramount Plus cartoon affords opportunity to discuss the characters in the show including newcomer Terran 'bots Twitch and Thrash, plus returning brand staples like Bumblebee, Optimus Prime and Megatron. The human cast, overall plot, voice acting, animation and even more are all discussed in this detailed round-up of impressions and opinions on the new show. Once that concludes, the episode wraps up with the annual Thanksgiving sale wishlists and then the recurring Bragging Rights segment. Twincast / Podcast #312 "Now with More Violence"

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2022 146:49

    Episode 312 of the Twincast / Podcast starts with quick looks at current events in Transformers, beginning with a check-in on the status of the currently running Haslab crowdfunding campaign for Deathsaurus. The first leaked, collector-oriented Rise of the Beasts toy has been seen in the form of Airazor, then once impressions are shared about that the conversation moves to the recently revealed Holiday themed Optimus Prime coming soon to collectors' shelves. Several new listener questions are addressed after this, running a gamut of topics from Movie-themed repaints of G1 toys, to repaints in general, to breaks in collecting and even to fictional continuations of the G1 cartoon story. The long-running Classics retrospective continues after that, with the Generations releases of 2013 such as the landmark Titan Class Metroplex and other associated releases taking center stage. The recurring Bragging Rights segment ends the episode in usual fashion. Twincast / Podcast #311 "Emperor of Destruction"

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2022 143:29

    Hasbro's newest Haslab campaign for the Decepticon Emperor of Destruction Deathsaurus, from Transformers: Victory, starts out the discussion on episode 311 of the Twincast / Podcast. A lengthy talk about what's impressed the cast so far upon the initial reveal of this project touches on the character himself, previous toys and expectations for the crowdfunding campaign. Thoughts about answers provided to different fansites in Hasbro's latest fan media panel follow that. Listener questions then take over with various topics covered, including reflections on our most treasured Transformers and whether or not we open toys. More questions about various incarnations of Optimus Prime and Megatron, as well as getting started with collecting Japanese G1 toys lead us in to Bragging Rights, which closes out the episode. Twincast / Podcast #310 "Real Bots Wear Pink"

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2022 140:57

    The Twincast Podcast starts out its 310th episode with a look at the upcoming Generation 1 reissue toys of Starscream and - at last - a pink Hot Rod, with both toys re-decoed to evoke their look seen in the 1986 Transformers Movie. Impressions of Galaxy Shuttle, a forthcoming exclusive in Walmart's Velocitron 500 Generations Legacy subline, follow that before quick impressions are shared of just discovered renderings for Target Buzzworthy Bumblebee exclusives Hound and Hatchet. Media news and notes are discussed next, starting with thoughts on the most recent trailer for Earthspark featuring Megatron and other previously unseen characters. Rise of the Beast casting announcements get a quick look before the show moves back to toy talk prompted by the official reveal of the MPG lineup's fourth entry, the Autobot trainbot Suiken. Time-capsule style listener questions and the recurring Bragging Rights segment round out the episode. Twincast / Podcast #309 "Pulse Con 2022"

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2022 176:59

    Episode 309 of the Twincast Podcast is all about the just-concluded Hasbro Pulse Con 2022 and the new Transformers products revealed during the live streaming event. Generations Legacy Evolution's lineup is discussed at length, starting with Core Class and its new set of combining Dinobots. The Deluxe figures are the next subject, with Legacy-holdover Breakdown being joined by Hot Shot, Needlenose and new character Scraphook. Voyagers for Lio Convoy (or Leo Prime, if you prefer) and the Decepticon Justice Division enforcer himself, Tarn, finish out the specific Evolution discussion before talk moves on to speculation fueled by the poster shared for the line. Shattered Glass Soundwave rounds out the discussion topics before the episode ends with the recurring Bragging Rights segment. Twincast / Podcast #308 "Hall of Shame"

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2022 148:35

    In Episode 308 of the Twincast Podcast, the show kicks off with news from New Zealand: the arrival of Velocitron Speedia 500 Shadowstrip, a G2 redeco of Legacy Dragstrip, and the first indication that we will see a new set of G2 Stunticons. The conversation then turns to this year's Transformers Hall of Fame fan vote, whose categories and format leaves the cast befuddled and skeptical. The Twincast then takes on the Super7 ReAction line, which has revealed a slate of off-the-beaten-track additions to their release schedule, including toy-deco G1 Galvatron, G2 blue Grimlock, and most notably, G1 Prototype Unicron. After some discussion on this unique Unicron concept, the Twincast returns to our retrospective segment, where we take a look back towards 2012: the oddball GDO (global distribution organization) subline including Powerdive and Swerve, the Fall of Cybertron video game tie-in figures such as Grimlock and Bruticus, and Transformers Collector Club exclusives, in particular Over-Run and Runamuck. The show wraps up as it does in nearly every episode, with a round of bragging rights. Twincast / Podcast #307 "Snakes on a Train"

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2022 106:21

    Episode 307 of the Twincast / Podcast starts with a very brief discussion on recent trips to the store to look for Cosmos. After that, the team goes through the descriptions and unofficial imagery from last month's TF Nation fan convention where a first draft script for The Transformers: The Movie was unveiled to the public for the first time. Discussion then shifts to the Studio Series products revealed during Hasbro's most recent brand livestream where toys like The Fallen, Crosshairs, Hot Rod (from The Last Knight) and Studio Series 86's Core Class Rumble. Thoughts about the design information currently being shared with fans follows that before the talk moves on to early pessimism about next year's lineup of Generations Leader Class toys. A listener question about the current usage for old Botcon exclusives leads into the recurring Bragging Rights segment to wrap things up. Twincast / Podcast #306 "Everything All At Once"

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 14, 2022 145:01

    Episode 306 of the Twincast / Podcast begins with a look at upcoming Transformers products, starting with the Canon crossover camera robots featuring Optimus Prime and Reflector. Upcoming Masterpiece toys get talked about next, with Diaclone-inspired Burnout starting things out before the conversation shifts to the redeco MPM Starscream and his tattoos from Revenge of the Fallen. Studio Series Voyager Ironhide causes a stir before a short look at leaked listings for more upcoming toys is discussed, as is tradition. Flame Toys has announced upcoming model kits of many more characters, including the bizarre and obscure Gilthor which has the cast pleased and puzzled. In-hand impressions of newly released figures follows, including a plethora of new toys including (but not limited to) Titan Cybertron Metroplex, Commander Motormaster, MPM Blackout, most of the Velocitron Speedia 500 lineup including Voyager Override and many more. The topic transitions into the recurring Bragging Rights segment to close out another episode. Twincast / Podcast #305 "SDCC 2022"

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 151:50

    The Twincast / Podcast starts out episode 305, which looks at the recent news from SDCC 2022, with a rundown of the Generations Legacy products showcased at the convention. This includes Deluxe Class entries Skullgrin, Crankcase, Pointblank and Dead End alongside other toys like Leader Class Dragon Megatron and the upcoming Pulsecon exclusive set containing Alpha Trion and Orion Pax. The first toy reveals as well as the voicecast for the upcoming Earthspark TV series are discussed next, with highlights from both areas being brought up. Other notable tidbits from the show come next including some intriguing moments from various question and answer sessions with the Hasbro team, Haslab Victory Saber's in-package reveal, and the preorders for various retailer exclusives. A pair of listener questions are next covering repeated character entries and imaginary toy line waves before the episode concludes with the recurring Bragging Rights segment. Twincast / Podcast #304 "Capitalist Compromise"

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 17, 2022 142:33

    Episode 304 of the Twincast / Podcast begins with the cast sharing thoughts about the just revealed Studio Series 15th Anniversary 5-pack of Autobot characters from the 2007 live action Transformers movie. Several topics about revealed but yet-to-be-released toys follows, starting with the upcoming Core Class figures for Wheelie, Ratchet, and Laserbeak in his pink Dark of the Moon appearance. Shattered Glass Flamewar gets a moment before the discussion moves to Legacy Voyagers for Beast Wars Inferno and Armada Starscream, with both receiving equal parts praise and criticism from the team. A quick look at Masterpiece Dark Amber Lio Prime also includes chat about the previous version of the toy and the promotional manga being created and released online for this upcoming release. In-hand impressions of many recently released toys from both the Studio Series and Legacy lineups follows, with cast members talking about new products shipping out or in stores now like Leader Class Blitzwing and Sludge, Voyager Class Jhiaxus, Deluxe Class Bumblebee Movie Arcee, Core Class G2 Megatron and Shockwave plus yet more. A listener question about impactful character deaths in Transformers fiction closes out the episode. Twincast / Podcast #303 "Velocitron Rush"

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 140:19

    The Twincast / Podcast presents episode 303 which begins with thoughts on the recently revealed Transformers Collaborative product Tonkanator, a mash-up between the Transformers and Tonka toy construction vehicle brand. After a related listener question, discussion shifts gears to recently uncovered store listings that provide information on Transformers Generations toys likely to be released in 2023, including a Voyager Tarn and Leader Class Skyquake. Impressions of the now-officially-revealed Legacy Velocitron sub-line come next, with thoughts shared on upcoming toys such as Road Rocket and Cosmos. The Walgreens exclusive Minerva takes a beating before the cast trips over SG Slicer and his companion Weaponizer Exo-Suit. In-hand impressions are shared of the just-released MPG-01 Shouki from Takara Tomy's Masterpiece Gattai lineup. Listeners questions prompt some discussion on Rise of the Beasts, Earthspark and other Transformers fiction before the episode wraps up with Bragging Rights. Twincast / Podcast #302 "Fire on the Mountain"

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 126:39

    The 302nd episode of the Twincast / Podcast begins with analysis and impressions of the now-fully revealed Masterpiece MP-57 Skyfire coming next year from Takara Tomy. The MP combiner project for Raiden has also had its third member revealed and made available for preorders with MPG-03 Yukikaze, so it comes up next in the discussion. After that, thoughts about other recently revealed upcoming toys are shared with both the Transformers x GI Joe Collaborative Bumblebee A.W.E. Striker with Stalker and the Legacy Velocitron Blurr, inspired by early IDW Publishing designs, under the microscope. Initial impressions from the first wave of Super7's Ultimates non-transforming figures comes next, accompanied by opinions on the just-announced fourth wave. A listener question prompts a lengthy discussion about the phenomenon of "collecting fatigue" as the cast searches for solutions before the episode concludes with the recurring Bragging Rights segment. Twincast / Podcast #301 "Mistaken Identity"

    Play Episode Listen Later May 29, 2022 86:42

    Episode 301 of the Twincast / Podcast starts out with listener questions, beginning with one about collection displays and how to upgrade them. Theoretical, multiversal teams of Transformers characters are discussed next as answers to the second question. The last pair of questions relate to the potential future of combiner characters in the Generations lineup, starting with thoughts about torso design in light of the upcoming Menasor before landing on six character combiner teams like Monstructor. Leaked video reviews of upcoming Walmart exclusive Generations Legacy toys for Black Convoy (or Scourge) and Cybertron Override prompt reaction from the cast. Hasbro's own video tour through the upcoming Haslab Victory Saber project spark some further discussion before the episode concludes with the typical, recurring Bragging Rights segment. Twincast / Podcast #300 "Last Pod Standing"

    Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2022 167:09

    This episodes begins with a special feature as we talk to Nick Roche, the writer of the new Last Bot Standing comic mini-series, about the new book and his time spent working on Transformers comics over the past 15+ years. Listen in to hear about the origins of the new story, details on the characters within and much more. Toy discussion topics with the regular cast of the show follow, starting out with a look at the upcoming Masterpiece Trailbreaker toy. Amazon's exclusive Wreck 'n Rule collection comes up next with all the reveals and preorders having hit throughout the week for toys such as Impactor, G2 Leadfoot, Springer, Twin Twist, Mr. Bones and another incarnation of Bulkhead that no one wanted. A brief chat about the new Studio Series figures headed our way leads into a talk about LEGO, who officially unveiled an Optimus Prime set that has fans buzzing. More toy repaint talk, a listener question about a hypothetical end of all Transformers comics and then bragging rights follow, but that's not the end of this one. For this special 300th episode, we dive deep into our memories and storage bins to figure out what our 300th most favorite Transformers is and why. Twincast / Podcast #299 "Gigalonian Nights"

    Play Episode Listen Later May 1, 2022 150:59

    Episode 299 of the Twincast Podcast starts out with the cast sharing impressions of the recently revealed Generations Legacy Titan Class Cybertron Metroplex figure set to be released later this year. Early thoughts on Movie Masterpiece MPM-13 Blackout come next, followed by a brief overview of various officially revealed - or leaked - redeco toys like Generations Selects Cyclonus and Voyager Dinobot, both in their original "toy" decos. Highlights from a recent Hasbro fan roundtable follow before listener questions begin, with the first about combiners from the past 20 years the cast would like to see receive a "perfect" toy of. Questions follow about design preferences for updated versions of older characters, reissues, the Visionaries, what alt mode updated versions of Soundwave and Blaster should have plus even more. The episode concludes with the recurring Bragging Rights segment, where cast members share their recent Transformers toy and product acquisitions. Twincast / Podcast #298 "The Revenge of Auggie Cahnay"

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2022 105:43

    The Twincast Podcast starts episode 298 with impressions of the recently revealed second wave of Transformers Legacy toys, starting with the Voyager Class Jhiaxus which is the first toy representation of the iconic G2 comic character. The Deluxe Class figures are discussed next, including Elita-1, Wild Rider, Tarantulas and Knock Out. Leader Class Blitzwing and his controversial alternate modes come next, with opinions about the large Commander Class Motormaster rounding out the Legacy wave 2 discussion. After brief thoughts on upcoming Shattered Glass figures like Ultra Magnus, the cast moves on to share their in-hand impressions of Legacy's first wave of toys, including such figures as Core Class Iguanus, Deluxe Class Arcee and Voyager Class Bulkhead. A listener question is addressed regarding internal Hasbro and Sunbow memos from 1986 that reveal new information about character appearance decisions in the G1 cartoon's third season. Additional answers to other listener questions follow before the episode concludes with the recurring Bragging Rights segment, where cast members share their recent Transformers toy and product acquisitions. Twincast / Podcast #297 "Bragging Rights"

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2022 72:43

    Episode 297 of the Twincast / Podcast tackles the Transformers news of the day, starting with a discussion of Studio Series Sludge and his slick new packaging before moving onto other upcoming Transformers Legacy toys such as Leader Blitzwing, and the higher price point introduced with the new Titan Metroplex. Onto media, the cast tackles the freshly revealed Offroad Bumblebee being introduced in Rise of the Beasts, an Incan-carving marketing campaign featuring Maximal and Predacon symbols, and a funny anecdote Michael Bay is telling news outlets about Steven Spielberg. The episode wraps up with bragging rights. Twincast / Podcast #296 "Gorilla Warfare"

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 14, 2022 101:28

    In Episode 296 of the Twincast Podcast, " TBD ," ScottyP, Megatronus and xRotorstormx discuss the lastest Studio Series figures to hit store shelves from the Bumblebee movie. We take a look at the potential Rise of the Beasts Optimus Primal figure and his partner in weaponry, Tigatron. Funko is going down the route none of us wanted with NFT Funko Pops of your favorite Transformers characters. TfCon LA broke news that Netflix passed on a possible Transformers: Legacy series, which are we really surprised? More images of the Transformers Micro Machines playsets have surfaced along with additional information on the cars we will see in the line. Meanguns asks the crew what our worst off the shelf experience has been and RotorstormNZ asks what the future of digital comics will be with IDW not renewing their license for the Transformers.The episode concludes as it always does, with a round of bragging rights, where each member discusses what they've acquired since the last episode. Twincast / Podcast #295 "Fan Mail Rumble"

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 28, 2022 125:49

    Episode 295 of the Twincast Podcast begins with initial impressions of the Transformers and G.I. Joe collaborative release featuring a H.I.S.S. Tank Megatron and Cobra's Baroness. With new details available for the next cartoons - Botbots and Earthspark - the talk moves to media for a short while with thoughts shared on some of the initial designs seen in promotional imagery for the shows. After that, the crew looks forward to IDW's upcoming "Last Bot Standing" from writer Nick Roche and artist E.J. Su. Listener questions follow, beginning with one about the controversial combiner character from The Last Knight, Infernocus. The next listener question sparks lengthy thoughts about damage from the post office and imperfections present on Transformers toys when they leave the factory itself. A final listener question asks about experiences buying figures after the intake of adult beverages before the episode concludes with the recurring Bragging Rights segment. Twincast / Podcast #294 "Fan Mail Frenzy"

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 13, 2022 114:27

    In Episode 294 of the Twincast Podcast, crew members kick off the show with a diverse slate of listener questions from meanguns, triKlops, D-Maximal_Primal, and Mr.MicroMaster. Topics range from Transformers advertising and comics re-writes to Lucky Draws, Shattered Glass, and combiners. Following this lively discussion, the crew members discuss the recently announced and upcoming Premium Finish version of Studio Series 05 Optimus Prime, and then segue towards Hasbro Pulse's Fan First Friday announcements on February 4th. The crew reviews notable reveals, including Studio Series 86 Sludge and Junkyard, as well as Bumblebee Movie Arcee and Ironhide. Transformers Legacy Beast Wars redecos earn a mention. The Twincast briefly save a word for Cybershark, a non-show Beast Wars reissue appearing at Walmart and destined for clearance, and then express admiration for the recent HasLab Victory Saber update on packaging artwork done by notable comics artist and Transformers enthusiast Guido Guidi. The show wraps up as it does every episode, with a round of bragging rights. Twincast / Podcast #293 "License to Thrill"

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 30, 2022 108:12

    Episode 293 of the Twincast Podcast starts out with a look at the recently revealed Generations Legacy Core Class figures Skywarp and Iguanus, with additional discussion about how further Pretenders characters could potentially fit into the Core Class lineup. After that, initial impressions of the revealed and order-able DK-2 Guard, a black repaint of Earthrise Ironhide, are discussed. The news of IDW Publishing no longer carrying the Transformers comic book license after 2022 is official, so the cast shares their thoughts on this development. Other news involving Rise of the Beasts and its companion toy line seem to indicate the toys will go ahead as planned without the movie, and a listener question helps guide the chat for this topic. The episode concludes with the recurring Bragging Rights segment as usual. Twincast / Podcast #292 "Planet of Junk"

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 120:13

    The 292nd episode of the Twincast Podcast begins with a round of discussions about recently revealed, and sometimes unofficially leaked, upcoming Transformers toys. The Junkion named Junkyard is discussed first, then the 1986 Movie toy talk continues with Spike and his Exo-Suit. The toy train continues to track after that with impressions of the MPG-02 Getsuei, who also forms the right leg of the Raiden combiner. A quick look at possible Micro Machines of vehicles from the 2007 Transformers movie leads in to more quick impressions, this time for Drag Strip from the soon forthcoming Generations Legacy line. A pair of listener questions leads into a listener suggested segment where the cast takes groups of three and decides which is "fun", what goes in "my collection", and which gets destroyed by "Kremzeek". An extra short round of the recurring Bragging Rights segment then closes out another episode. Twincast / Podcast #291 "Til All Are 2021"

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2022 119:22

    Episode 291 of the Twincast Podcast looks back at 2021 and ahead to 2022. The retrospective begins with opinions on the objective best Transformer of the year before a small tilt occurs for the next topic where the cast provides their subjective favorites. Transformers TV and comic book releases are looked at next, with Cyberverse on the minds of the cast when thinking about the best media of the year. After a tongue-in-cheek look at the year's "Most 2020 Moment", the best-of segments are put on pause as the talk moves into scolding the worst toys and general developments for Transformers during the past year. Positive reflections return with a look at personal collecting achivements that occurred in the past twelve months. Predictions follow with both easy calls and less likely, wishful thinking predictions for what could be in store for Transformers in 2022. The recurring Bragging Rights segment closes another episode and another year of the show as usual. Twincast / Podcast #290 "On the Skids"

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2021 99:28

    In episode 290 of the Twincast Podcast, crew members discuss the rumors that Skybound Entertainment, publisher of the popular comic-series-turned-Amazon-Prime-streaming-cartoon Invincible, is looking to acquire the publishing rights of The Transformers. We speak to IDW's remarkable 16-year run and how times have changed, from the use of forums to source novice artists and fan feedback, to the way the focus and themes of the narratives have evolved with time. The discussion turns to toys, as ScottyP talks about his in-hand experience with Masterpiece MP53 Skids and MP54 Reboost, entries that are reminiscent of the 'Super Car' era. Super7's Ultimates Wave 3 are next on the agenda, with the eclectic mix of Wreck-Gar, Aliigatorcon, Tarn, and G2 Megatron all capturing the scattershot imaginations of the podcast team. Core Class Kingdom Hot Rod and Studio Series Bumblebee Movie Arcee earn a brief mention, before jumping into a more in-depth discussion of the Amazon exclusive Golden Disk collections Jackpot, Road Ranger, and Puffer figures. The episode concludes as it always does, with a round of bragging rights, where each member discusses what they've acquired since the last episode. Twincast / Podcast #289 "No Thanks Given"

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 129:40

    The Twincast Podcast gathers on a holiday weekend to talk about the Transformers, starting with the latest rumors of an upcoming Amazon exclusive sub-line featuring the Wreckers. In-hand impressions of several Transformers Collaborative toys follow, beginning with the Jurassic Park themed set featuring Tyrannocon Rex and Autobot JP93. The J. Balvin themed J. Balvintron, plus cassette companions Energia Buzzsaw and Vibras Stripes, are discussed next before the Collaborative talk ends with quick-hit impressions of the just-arriving Draculus figure. A special topic follows which goes around the table to see which toy gimmicks that never seemed to hit their stride, in popularity or execution, the cast would like to see make a comeback. The series finale to Transformers Cyberverse has been made available for most of the world through Youtube or other means, so that gets some attention from the crew before the episode ends with the recurring Bragging Rights segment. Twincast / Podcast #288 "Filler Episode"

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2021 117:49

    The Twincast Podcast presents its 288th episode which starts out with reaction to the news of the year long delay for the next installment in the Transformers live action film franchise, Rise of the Beasts. Along with this topic, the cast considers what imaginary "filler" toy-lines they would like to see if the movie's accompanying toys happen to get delayed alongside the film's release. Actually planned toys are the next topic on the slate, with just-revealed Studio Series toys from the Bumblebee movie such as Deluxe Class Brawn and Voyager Class Soundwave creating excitement. The Generations: War for Cybertron: Kingdom Blaster also comes up, with inevitable thoughts about an obvious repaint inspired by the name of this very podcast. Impressions of the first 45 minute long Cyberverse special released last week on Hasbro's Youtube channel comes next, followed by brief lamentations on IDW's ongoing Transformers run inspired by a listener's question. The episode concludes with the regularly occurring Bragging Rights segment. Twincast / Podcast #287 "Pulse Con 2021"

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 123:21

    Episode 287 of the Twincast Podcast covers all the latest Transformers Generations products revealed at the just-concluded Hasbro Pulsecon 2021. A look at the Voyager Class "Prime" Bulkhead starts things out, along with thoughts on how appropriate this new toy's design is for the character. The discussion moves along after that to provide thoughts on the remainder of the products from the upcoming Generations Legacy toy line that were shown off, including a new version of G2's Laser Optimus Prime and Deluxe Class entries Skids, Prime Arcee, Kickback and the first part of the new version of the Menasor combiner, Dragstrip. Opinions are provided about the price point of the Pulsecon exclusive Ravage set, then the show moves on to answer listener questions about recent Hasbro product reveal timing and all-time favorite repaints. The episode concludes as usual with the Bragging Rights segment. Twincast / Podcast #286 "They Might Be Giants"

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 103:54

    On Episode 286 of the Twincast Podcast the topics begin yet again with a final status update on the Victory Saber HasLab crowdfunding project, with a check-in on its progress towards stretch goals now that it has surpassed its initial funding goals. Takara Tomy's just revealed MPG-01 Shouki, the first part of its Masterpiece Raiden combiner, has been revealed so the crew talks about that next. A leaked image from a retailer presentation has confirmed the existence of next year's Titan Class entry for the Generations: Legacy lineup, which is none other than Cybertron Metroplex. Opinions split there before the discussion moves on to learn about Hasbro and Takara's listings for Tenseg figure stands. Catch-up chat on the Amazon Exclusive Kingdom Golden Disk collection follows with thoughts provided on all the entries from Ranger to Jackpot to Terrorsaur and more. The episode concludes with the recurring Bragging Rights segment. Twincast / Podcast #285 "Monster Mashup"

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2021 117:35

    On Episode 285 of the Twincast Podcast, things begin with a status update on the latest HasLab crowdfunding project for Victory Saber as well as a potential tier bonus that was mistakenly unveiled. Next, we dive into a large amount of leaks that have surfaced recently, ranging from an exclusive Velocitron line to new vintage Beast Wars reissues, to more R.E.D figures and even more. Target's latest Red Card Exclusive Road Rage was unveiled as well as Draculus, a new Transformers collaboration with Universal Monsters, and we give our impressions on these new toys. We continue our "Classics Retrospective" with a look back on 2011 and some of 2012's releases. Reveal the Shield and the initial Generations line started to wrap up and Japan's United line was gearing up. Exclusives like the Targetmaster Microns, Million Publishing Stepper and clear three-packs were on our radars and Botcon 2012 gave us a small sample of Classic goodness. Closing out this episode is another round of bragging rights. Twincast / Podcast #284 "Welcome to 2010"

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2021 149:54

    Episode 284 of the Twincast Podcast begins with a discussion on the new HasLab Victory Saber crowdfunding campaign, and the future of Japanese anime characters in the U.S. toyline. We move to the freshly revealed Studio Series Deluxe Class N.E.S.T. Bumblebee, and some comical packaging spelling errors. Next is the similarly revealed - or perhaps leaked - Kingdom Deluxe Class Slammer, which will perfectly compliment your Titan Metroplex. We tackle a pair of listener questions asking about the next use of the Titan Ark figure, and if the Twincast crew has personal examples of the softer, plasticizer-laden bits of our Transformers damaging or imprinting on harder plastic pieces, which we do. Then, after a long hiatus, the show continues its Classics Retrospective segment, where we examine the Transformers brand machinations of 2010, which include: the Classics and Universe 2.0 lines rebranding into Generations, the War for Cybertron video game toys, shiny metallic Takara Transformers United releases of those toys, Reveal the Shield, Power Core Combiners, Takara's Welcome to 2010 line, and so much more. We wrap up the episode with a round of bragging rights where the cast discusses what they've acquired since the last show.