WTF @ TFW - 450 - March 12 2017

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  1. Vangelus

    Vangelus Long Live the New Flesh Moderator Content Contributor

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    WTF @ TFW - 450 - March 12 2017

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    Dinosaurers and Dinasaurers! Listener Questions and Listener Questions! Cheetahs and Ginrais! Nintendo Switches and Mongo Wrist Straps!

    - Opening
    - Intro
    - LG-43 Dinosaurer Comic
    - Listener Question from Requiem Prime
    - Listener Question from Smokescreen38
    - Listener Question from Gasaraki
    - Listener Question from Switchblade
    - What We Got This Week
    - Ending and Outro

    iTunes users - You can subscribe to and review the podcast here:
    iTunes Store

    Zune user - You can still subscribe here, I think:
    zune://subscribe/?WTF@TFW=http://wtf.tfw2005.com/feed/podcast

    The RSS feed can be found here, with a link to the show file:
    WTF @ TFW Transformers Podcast - TFW2005.com

    Or you can click below. But please subscribe to us, it's more professional that way!
    http://www.tfw2005.net/podcast/WTF_TFW2005_-_450_-_March_12_2017.mp3
     
  2. AnnoyedRobot

    AnnoyedRobot Well-Known Member

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    Can anyone explain the Piloswine?
     
  3. Gojira Prime

    Gojira Prime Narf

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    I tend to associate media like movie or TV shows more strongly with real life events more than objects, at least as an adult. I do find that toys from my childhood stir up really strong tactile memories that can often lead me down the reminiscing rabbit hole.
     
  4. Megasquared

    Megasquared I'm gonna sing the Doom Song now.

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    I enjoy licking video games.

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  5. Requiem Prime

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    Considering the trio we usually get are cut and dry redecos, I'm happy this team of blasters has definite retooling.
     
  6. Gojira Prime

    Gojira Prime Narf

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    reminder of the only post-g1 pokemon that matter

    Garchomp, the shark kaiju pokemon

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    And Golurk, the Literally Tetsujin-28-As-A-Golem pokemon.

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  7. Snowcat

    Snowcat RIP Hidehito Ueda

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    In terms of memories associated with toys, if I ever see Warhammer 40k stuff I get hit with "Wherever I may roam" and the smell of grilled cheese.

    And y'all got me today, I am a big G2 pokemon fan, salty that pokemon like Tyranitar, Scizor, and Houndoom are getting called KO Pokemon. Never have had someone's opinion get under my skin... feels weird.

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  9. MekaGojira3k

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    I loved the memory question because as someone who has a ton of memory issues toys are the one thing I can pick up and recall perfectly. I can actually forget whole swathes of a day but I can pick up just about any transformer or toy and tell you a helluva lot about the circumstances surrounding my getting it.

    I think that's half of the reason I've become so addicted to collecting things. I mean, maybe addicted is too harsh a term, but it's nice to have memories tucked away, complete and vibrant, stored inside plastic robots and dinosaurs.

    HELLA NOSTALGIC, but it's something I like.
     
  10. mattwhite924

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    Listening to the Switch part now, and thought I'd drop a comment about the kickstand. It does have a locking point. You have to push on it a bit to get it to lock out, but it can. Yeah it's still easily the flimsiest part of the console, but at least that solves one part of your problem with it.
     
  11. Vangelus

    Vangelus Long Live the New Flesh Moderator Content Contributor

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    Update! This was sent my way. My guess was right! I now feel 100x better about MP Cheetor's whiskers, seeing that they're long unified pieces. mpcheetorface.jpg
     
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    I totally guess what it was that Vangelus dropped.
     
  13. mutagen28

    mutagen28 soundwave imperialist

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    Please never talk about pokemon again
     
  14. Triceradon

    Triceradon In it for the rage

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    When it comes to switching weapons/accessories, I was generally on board with you guys until I purchased TF Legends Arcee and Nightbird. They're so overburdened with accessories, I couldn't not parcel them out. I ended up giving Arcee's swords to Generations Jhiaxus and Nightbird's guns to Generations Nightbeat (with his weird blaster things pegged to his legs, out of sight in the crowd).
     
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    Yay, a new ep. So just getting into it and you start with the comics and how they spin doctor the toy designs into the story. Isn't that what you were talking about a few episodes back with that Kamen Rider show, where the episodes sell the toy? This is a good example of convergent evolution. Anyway, I think that's what we do now.

    We're a generation of spin doctors that come up with excuses and reasons for the way things are. Mind you it's always been done like with DC merging worlds with Crisis or Marvel splitting off new worlds with Ultimates, just not through the fourth wall as such. And we're all getting into it Abrams style (Star Trek did it awesome). We are interested in the way Marvel will deal with Inhumans and Mutants and how DC competes and even the affects of Carrie Fisher's passing on the Star Wars world building just like we are fascinated by the originality of making sense of toy design in a story. The elements of real life to unreal fiction intermingling is almost like... enlightenment.

    I hope we get to enlighten this,
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    Haven't got into the Pokemon talk yet, but noticing the Poke-talk above, must say some of those plushies are really really awesome and think I might start a collection for a new niece. Bought Snorlax for someone else but think he is so cool I want to keep it. And now a Terrakion is on sale at HLJ for like Y480. I don't know if it's the same maker, but a thought occurred. This could be an oddball one of collecting the Pokemon from different companies rather than following particular toy lines.

    Also kinda exactly what you do in the game, collecting all the different Pokemon. And lately I've been regretting finding a blue pokeball which I used as a Christmas present. Haven't found another since.

    I put down four of those Terrakion's.
     
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  16. Ikkad

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    Don't forget the PCCs when you talk about new team members!

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  17. Prime135

    Prime135 "Once more unto the breach"

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    I do the memory thing, but more with shows than with figures. For example, I watched headmasters for the first time when I had the flue, so now I always remember being sick when I watch it.
     
  18. Riddler87

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    I do tend to swap the weapons around with my legends class figures but I only do it with that size class oh and the titan master weapons get swapped around but that's part of the gimmick.

    As for the memories attached with figures I can probably tell you where most of my figures come from and a few do have strong memories especially if they were holiday gifts or if I just happened to receive them under unique circumstances. For example I got Alpha Trion when I got home from voting in last year's election. So I do have some figures that I do have strong memories attached to but not really strong emotions, at least not to the level asked about in the question.
     
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  19. Silent_Magnus

    Silent_Magnus Taint of Primus

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    When it comes to good morally complex characters I think pretty much any of the Lost Light characters would fit.

    I don't do the memory thing with toys that much. At most I might remember the general time period of when I got it, but it definitely happens with video games.
    I associate a lot of Cartoon Network shows with Runescape, and last year I played through the Kingdom Hearts franchise while binge watching the CW DC shows and Once Upon a Time, so those are always going to bring up memories of the other.

    Fun Fact: The woman that plays Green Arrow's sister also voices Aqua, one of the main characters from Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep.

    Also, every sub group could use more female characters. Including the ones that are defined by being all girls.
     
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  20. LordGigaIce

    LordGigaIce (((Prime)))

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    On IDW Optimus using the religious beliefs of others to further his own ends because he thinks he knows what's best...
    It makes for a messed up, compelling, and well-written character.
    I wouldn't say "cool" though.
     

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