WTF @ TFW - 233 - January 1 2013

Discussion in 'WTF @ TFW Transformers Podcast' started by Vangelus, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. scubaboy31

    scubaboy31 Digital Gypsy

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    I wanted to hear rampant speculation from back when we were all (kinda) happy... I hate the bleak wilderness that the UK release of MP-10 has become...
     
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    Megabattimus Reborn Comics Fan

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    anikenvader Stuff & Things

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    PajamaPrime's question; Yeah, I see that. I don't really do that, but in reference to what Vangelus said about giving existing characters fiction: Prime Skyquake is such a neat toy, I had to give him his own fiction, because he didn't really get much. So I sorta have this Daryl/Merle from The Walking Dead thing happening on my shelf.
     
  4. Rexidus

    Rexidus Autobot TFW2005 Supporter

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    Thanks guys. I'm stuck in bed with the flu so this is a nice way to pass some time.
     
  5. Sideways77

    Sideways77 some garbage is okay

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    I really want to try that Menasor...

    Is Motormaster connected or just sitting on Breakdown and Wildrider?
     
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    I posted this some time ago, it just sits on top but you use clear ties from Transformers packaging and it works well.
     
  7. theestampede

    theestampede Wandering Artist

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    here's another animated 3rd party set from Nato-Bot, though it never got a full release unfortunately. I still want to get my hands on one.

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  8. Paxtin

    Paxtin Why am I here?

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    On the whole 3rd party cassettes topic, I donno if I'd say I'm surprised this hasn't happen yet, but it'd be kinda cool to see someone try and do a modern take on those cassette combiner guys like Squawkbox and Slamdance

    Also, on the whole repurpose thing, I donno if I'd say I'm officially doing it but I tend to pose my PRID Wheeljack next to TFA Rodimus and Blurr a lot and he doesn't look too out of place next to those guys.
     
  9. Demonss

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    They're pretty easy to forget..


    Looking forward to seeing what Gog did with moon.
     
  10. ZeroEdge

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    Ooooooooh yeah….

    I forgot how nightmare inducing those face sculpts were:lol 

    Personally, I'm surprised no one's done a modern Star Sabre of any kind.
     
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    I think a reason why 3rd parties haven't tackled Beast Wars yet is because there is "less of a need." While the season 1 figures aren't that show accurate, from season 2 onwards they are, and while the engineering isn't quite up to par with modern figures, Beast Wars was an enormous leap forward from G1 bricks. Before Hercules and Giant, if you wanted a Devastator, you either had to settle for the smallish G1 toy with no articulation or some repaints of other figures that look nothing like the G1 figure. If you want a decent, show-accurate Optimus Primal, you don't need to resort to third parties because such a thing already exists. Most Beast Era figures lack wrist swivels and ankle tilts, but a lot of them still hold up.

    It's sort of like, it wouldn't make much sense to make an updated 3rd party Galaxy Convoy, because the one we already have kicks ass.

    Now with Animated, while many of its toys are pretty much perfect renditions of the onscreen characters, it has more holes to fill, namely the Constructicons and a trailer for Prime.

    Of course, I'm not saying I'd be against 3rd party Beast Era stuff, I'm just rationalizing the reasoning behind the lack of interest.

    Personally, I'm pretty happy with my Beast Wars collection, and if a 3rd party would do starting doing some, I'd be more into Beast Wars characters that turn into more classic, blocky robotic animals, just because I like that particular robot animal aesthetic shared by stuff like G1, Voltron and Power Rangers.
     
  12. MrByatis

    MrByatis Questioning Rumble

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    Fun Fact about Shadow Maru: his voice actor, Fumihiko Tachiki, voiced Prometheus Black/Meltdown in the Japanese dub of Transformers: Animated and the Gaia Memories in Kamen Rider Double. (amongst many other roles, but they're less important.)
     
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    The intermission music in this episode made me want to hurt myself and others.

    Other than that, another great show!
     

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