WTF @ TFW - 176 - December 1 2011

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  1. Vangelus

    Vangelus Long Live the New Flesh Moderator Content Contributor

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    WTF @ TFW - 176 - December 1 2011

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    Kicking off the Yuletide month once again, Vangelus is joined by Aaron and Omegus to chat corporate, media, airplanes, ladies, and more.

    00:00:00 - Opening
    00:00:29 - Intro
    00:02:14 - Hasbro Hiring Senior Director Global Brand Marketing and Strategy for Transformers
    00:13:25 - New Pic Picks
    00:40:22 - Botcon 2012 Dates and Location Announcement Announced
    00:59:03 - Listener Question from PurdueAV2003
    01:10:21 - Listener Question from tubbsii
    01:22:04 - Voicemail from Opticron Primal
    01:35:49 - Intermission
    01:36:43 - What We Got This Week
    02:08:36 - What New Beds and Cameras We Got This Week (fueled by Zoom Water)
    02:33:50 - Ending and Outro

    Want to leave an audio listener question outside of Youtube or Private Messages? Call our WTF Hotline! These questions may be answered in recordings outside of numbered episodes, but feel free to mention your preference if it really matters to you.

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    And if you want an MP3 version, it's linked below:
    http://www.tfw2005.net/podcast/WTF_TFW2005_-_176_-_Dec_1_2011.mp3
     
  2. TehPaws

    TehPaws I have a silly name!

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    I'm first in here? That's rare. But yay, something to listen to during my insomnia!
     
  3. Opticron Primal

    Opticron Primal Comin' up OOOs!

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    Oh god, my listener question is up.....damn it, I'm gonna cringe so bad....
     
  4. GogDog

    GogDog Logic's wayward son Veteran

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    Haha nerd.
     
  5. excelhedge

    excelhedge Overseer of Weird

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    Pot calling the Kettle Black
     
  6. GogDog

    GogDog Logic's wayward son Veteran

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    Both being observed by a Teapot with no sense of sarcasm.
     
  7. phoenix88

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    I'm with Aaron on the black Rodimus. The colors just suck.
     
  8. excelhedge

    excelhedge Overseer of Weird

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    :p  nyah nyah :tongue: 
     
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    A pizza version of the Push-Up Pop would be disgusting as hell.
     
  11. Chykin

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    Count me in as being on Vangelus's pro-Black Rodimus team.
     
  12. updatedude

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    My pet theory on why there are female Transformers is that based on the G1 cartoon continuity, Transformers were originally made to be either consumer products and military hardware.

    Now, taking into account that in the G1 cartoon universe, a large if not majority of known alien races are giant "humanoids" (humans seemed to be one of the few tiny races), it made sense that the products be made in the style of the potential clients. And since some of said clients have clear male and female genders, it also made sense to make "female" versions of the consumer products.

    Of course, as you guys discussed. There can be practical reasons for having sleek models and there's really no difference between having huge hulking types like Bulkhead, tiny types like Bumblebees and "feminine" types like Arcee, when discussing a giant race of robots.
     
  13. RedAlert Rescue

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    I think some of the content of the 1980's Transformers cartoon needs to be quietly brushed under the carpet while putting your fingers in your ears singing #La la la la I'm not listening#.

    But that is a discussion for another thread.
     
  14. excelhedge

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    Listened to the show

    I'm also on the Vangelus team oon both counts, I want it but I don't want to pay the Price on it.
     
  15. Keroshino

    Keroshino Lovable Clod!

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    i'm on "Team Vangelus" too...that Rodimus Prime is nice! :D 
     
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    >intermission

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  17. MrByatis

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    You could have just lowered the volume or skipped it altogether
     
  18. Silent_Magnus

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    Oh hey, I'm not really a fan of that Rodimus AND I happen to be slightly more of a cat person than a dog person. What do I do?
     
  19. Gojira Prime

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    Imma just listen, type things as they come to mind, and then post it all when the podcast is done.

    Looking at pictures of Pizza pops, they look like Hostess fruit pies. And if you know what those crusts are like... that, with pizza in it... bleg.

    Vangelus could sell investors on reissuing GaoGaiGar toys if he tried hard enough.

    Also, unless "cleaning house" at Hasbro means flinging people around using that super-vaccum cleaner that Roll had in the Mega Man cartoon, I do not care at all about it. Omegus, if you do become a janitor at Hasbro and discover this to not be true, fix it.

    I really like the car mode on the Black Rodimus. Robot mode is okay, but those colors on the car mode gel really nicely.

    I loved it when I saw that picture from Protoman.

    Wait, did Vangelus just eido11 "translucent"? Say what? And now "177." WHAT IS GOING ON HERE?

    I don't know if there's been any F4 Phantoms since G1 Fireflight, but I'd like to see a new one. Preferably in green. Or, as a Chicagoan, I wouldn't mind seeing the Blue Angels turned into Transformers. Including Fat Albert.

    My preferred explanation for female Transformers is "if you can accept that these 20-plus foot-tall alien robots that can contort their bodies into different shapes are so inherently like us in emotions, language patterns, and behavior, you can damn well accept that there are girls of them." But I also liked how IDW Arcee was done. At least in the Spotlight.

    Also, the idea that romance inherently has sex involved is... asinine. And I'm definitely with Vangelus in terms of having a romance subplot in a Transformers series with "no gender."

    I'm trying to think of an alien species in popular fiction that had no discernible gender aside from what humans and their languages assigned to them, and all I can think of are the Prawns from District 9.

    WHERE IS THE LOVE FOR DREW???????? Am I the only listener who still loves Drew? And Lupis? And all of the crew's fallen members?

    I'd also like to see Cyberverse baseformers. Damn, that made Firefox's spell check go crazy.

    Seriously, trying to do a parody of that song is like trying to do a parody of Shaun of the Dead. Just no.

    I didn't get any toys this week, and I do feel left out. Hurry up, MonsterArts Godzilla. And also, fingers crossed that Prime toys show up eventually.

    Caffeine has proven my nemesis when it comes to my normal sleep cycle, adding it to water and gouging the price of said water to two bucks is a no-go.

    I like dogs and cats, so neyah to you, Aaron. I mean, I generally prefer dogs, but I respect cats. They're the goddam ninjas of the animal kingdom. Seriously, this one time I went down stairs to get a glass of water, leaving my cat on my bed. Then, when I was in the kitchen, I turned to look in the next room, and there she was. Didn't make a sound. Fucking ninja.

    And now, the podcast is over, and I have come to the conclusion that Zoom Water makes Aaron unusually aggressive. I suggest he phone for more ass to alleviate the stress that Zoom Water causes him.
     
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    Since Takara have yet to make a United Black Rodimus (deluxe) [Not counting Destron Wildrider who's grey and Shattered Rodimus who is not Japanese] I wonder if one might show up for Wonderfest or e-hobby with colours based on the MP Black Rodimus - especially as there's another red Rodimus issue due soon for the united brand?
     

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