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WTF@TFW Podcast episode 180 Now online

Posted on 01-09-2012 at 01:34 AM by Sol Fury under Site Updates
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Ending the year of two-thousand-and-eleven, Vangelus is joined by Aaron and Omegus just in time for the arrival of Botcon 2012's brochure and first exclusive reveal.

You can download and comment on it here: WTF @ TFW - Episode 180

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guard convoy
Can't wait to listen
hupla
Almost 4 hours? Some one hold me because my body is not ready.
Chykin
I actually completely forgot about 180 due to my anticipation of 181. (Nothing against you V, just really curious how it'd go.)
Chosen
Alright, nearly four hours? I can dig.
Chykin
I can't wait until the podcast gets so long that they just have to take the day off to record.
G1Wheeljack
Wow, this is a long one. And over an hour of discussion devoted to Botcon? I'm looking forward to this!
juise
Now I have something to listen to while I clean the mann-cave tonight.
AlanGarou
Just a Heads-Up: The mp3 was accidentally marked as being made in 2005, which made it insane to try to find on my mp3 player.
Xaddion
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Just a Heads-Up: The mp3 was accidentally marked as being made in 2005, which made it insane to try to find on my mp3 player.
I don't really think that was unintentional on their behalf. After all, it is always the year 2005!
Chosen
I chortled.

Oh duh, of course I remember why the ukelele is the pic now.
juise
Speaking of Botcon, there had better be something to drink at the dinner besides MOTHER EFFIN TEA, and WATER WITH ORANGE SLICES!!!
guard convoy
I'm just ready for my first botcon, been waiting 6 years
HarryFA1
Hey, sorry for being such a noob but can someone tell me how or where to send in a written listener question?

Would be a great help!
excelhedge
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Hey, sorry for being such a noob but can someone tell me how or where to send in a written listener question?

Would be a great help!
just send a PM to Vangelus
guard convoy
speaking on that photoshop collage, i found it on 4chan and posted it on here on the boards and over at the facebook for botcon and it got a lot of us thinking if this was suppose to be based on Giga, but its the only way i can even justify it working as if this is overlord after mega was destroyed, that explains the skeletalness, he is missing half his body mass.

doesn't matter much though, i've already pre-sold my boxset to pay for my primus package so its all good

I don't want to sound like that asshole that goes, "yeah, see, that was me who did that" but if I am correct Botcon found about the collage from me, Just wanted to clarify where it came from.
Chosen
What is this collage exactly?

EDIT: I've gotten through the podcast already, I guess I was hungry for this one! Aaron's thought that didn't end was hilarious.

TJ describing the arsenal of Mechagodzilla hurt. The "ball" that is replaced in his torso is the "plasma grenade launcher". Rather than design a piece to cover and uncover the weapon and hinder articulation, Bandai opted for swapping parts instead. Giving Mechagodzilla more articulation was worth it certainly, but it did mean his upper torso has none of the weight of Godzilla or even MG's legs (this is also Garuda's fault). I love both my MonsterArts, but the hollow feel of MG can't be ignored and in my book, puts him on a level field compared to Godzilla. I believe Spacegodzilla is going to be the real test of Bandai's engineering for MonsterArts and what kind of quality we can expect in the line going forward.

Vangelus, you're right about how Godzilla compares to the Ultra-Act monsters, or at least Gomora. Eleking was pretty good but I think you overestimate how much his tail can do. It has about four joints in it and requires swapping to get the longer Ultra-wrapping action and gives you added length at the cost of clumsy hinges. If it could do that without swapping, that would be a different story. Golza pretty much removes all issues of clearance with the limbs as much as physically possible for a bulky monster suit, and probably set the bar for Godzilla much higher than if I never owned his expensive ass. Complain about $60-80 MonsterArts? BAH.
Reigner
Oh boy an hours worth of Aarons eye twitching. Can't wait
nazgul777
My Scrapnuts would be a Wombat who hates everyone equally, and dug a squatter hole right in the middle of that big dumb open battlefield the Preds and Maximals just love to fight on. Every time anyone tries to rush towards the middle for an epic battle, he runs them off by being completely belligerent and making everyone uncomfortable.

He's voiced by Jason Statham.
Reigner
Finally getting through the whole thing. Man, I specifically stated comics or show so Aaron wouldn't have the snarky response of,, *cough*Exodus*cough* and he did it anyway! :LOL

Now when do we get our ukulele intermission?
Ezilla82
Man, this is was a long podcast, but it was worth it. I'm pretty stumped on those questions, but I'm cool with it. But I thought Omegus opinion about SH MonsterArts Godzilla and Mechagodzilla were good, still I'm was excited to hear about that. Now I kinda dig the idea Vangelus have on Straxus as Giga and Terradive as Mega that would be cool to see.
Hursticon
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My Scrapnuts would be a Wombat who hates everyone equally, and dug a squatter hole right in the middle of that big dumb open battlefield the Preds and Maximals just love to fight on. Every time anyone tries to rush towards the middle for an epic battle, he runs them off by being completely belligerent and making everyone uncomfortable.

He's voiced by Jason Statham.
Dude! - that's an awesome concept!
As an Aussie, I have fond memories of Wombat mascots.


@Vangelus: Mate, you have just taken a step up on my Sick-C*** 'o' Meter: Hearing that you and your Mum are both Rammstein fans and what you received for Xmas, being an extraordinarily awesome (and expensive!) one, pleases me greatly as a fellow Rammstein fan! - Now I want to hear you do a cover of Mein Land on your Atomic Ukulele!
(Apologies for the possibly offensive Aussie slang )

Also, seasons greetings to everyone who is apart of my favourite Audio Gestalt: WTF@TFW.
phoenix88
just go to the part where Vangelus mentioned doing 2 different deluxes, Straxus and Terradive's molds (as Giga and Mega respectively) and make both Overlord-ish but allowing for gender. that would have been much better than we got with ROTF Bludgeon
Demonss
Both myself and Dominomist have done Slipstreams from terradive.

I like the head he did for his, I took mine from a thunderblast (or whatever that boat's name was).
here's some links:
http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radico...lly-thing.html

http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radico...lipstream.html
Greyley
It'll be interesting to see exactly what kind of people go for the golden ticket...this year will be a kind of fandom social experiment. Will it be scalpers? Hardcore neckbeards? Average fans who happen to have extra cash? Or just a completely random assortment of people? I'll probably be scoping out the badges this year just out of curiosity.

Quote:
"Mr Gilvezan, I've always wanted to feel your skin against mine."


I have to wonder if some of the guests are a little wary of the meet-and-greet event too. If they're at all experienced with nerd cons, they know they're likely to encounter a creeper or two, even though the vast majority of fans are normal. Hopefully there will be staff and handlers there to keep the fans in check if they do anything to make the guests uncomfortable. If a lot of the golden ticket holders are only interested in scalping toys like many people suspect, the turnout for the event could be less than the full number anyway.
phoenix88
Hey Omegus, i've got an animated Bumblebee Gashopon if you want it.
Gojira Prime
As far as the MonsterArts Godzilla goes, I would say that the only point on him I really don't like is the hips, which somehow manage to be less posable than the vinyl figures. But I'm still holding out hope that the Showa and Millennium suits make it in there, which are bound to have better range of movement due to their slimmer proportions.

Also, I'm with Vangelus on the whole Mega/Giga idea.
G1Wheeljack
Vangelus had made me want a Ukelele of my own. He's expanded his influence beyond plastic crack.
Rodentus prime
You should check these guys out for Ukulele goodness - Ukulele orchestra of Great britain.
PurdueAV2003
Ok, I was just a little disappointed on one very obvious missed opportunity. When Vangelus made the comment "What beats a ukulele?", I was waiting for either Aaron or TJ to chime in with, "I would. I'd beat the crap out of that ukulele!". I admit I had the image of Bluto from Animal House making surprise appearance in Vangelus' room!
Gammatron 64
Question for TJ... can that Monster Arts Godzilla do this?
Godzilla kicking ass - YouTube

I love Godzilla... but man... I have a hard time justifying these figures for $70 a pop. If they were $40 each, I would be all over it, but yeah... I dunno if they're worth it.

I can only imagine how absurd King Ghidorah will be, as he's pretty huge, even for a giant monster. And he's the coolest one, too!

Also, as much as I love the Heisei Godzilla series... I dunno, I just was never in love with the Mechagodzilla II design. There's just something about him. I like the original Showa Mechagodzilla I and the Millennium Mechagodzilla III/Kiryu designs better. Why, I dunno. Maybe because they're more angular and dangerous looking?
col
I was excited about that Monster Arts Godzilla, but when I saw how small it was and how much it cost, it became an easy pass. I'm not a big stickler for scale, but Godzilla needs to be the biggest toy on the shelf. Luckily, TRU still had one of those 12-inch Godzilla's, so I'm all set. Glad to hear how the Monster Arts version is.
friendship pony
the ukulele of all ukulele's
Gammatron 64
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I was excited about that Monster Arts Godzilla, but when I saw how small it was and how much it cost, it became an easy pass. I'm not a big stickler for scale, but Godzilla needs to be the biggest toy on the shelf. Luckily, TRU still had one of those 12-inch Godzilla's, so I'm all set. Glad to hear how the Monster Arts version is.
I have the 12-inch Godzilla and Kiryu, myself. I was going to get a Gigan as well, but somebody grabbed him already. They're only $20. They BADLY need to make a King Ghidorah and Mothra in that scale, though. And maybe a Biollante, but then again, he would be so huge, I'd have no place him him!

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