WTF @ TFW - 279 - November 22 2013

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  1. Vangelus

    Vangelus Long Live the New Flesh Moderator Content Contributor

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    WTF @ TFW - 279 - November 22 2013

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    It's an odd-numbered day with the results of a democratic vote and the dark magic of Sirii, on WTF@TFW.

    00:00:00 - Opening
    00:00:24 - Intro
    00:03:28 - The Masterpiece Transformers Vote is In!
    00:21:29 - New Pic Picks
    00:53:03 - The Nike Megatron Master Plan
    01:10:30 - Listener Question from Ryoku
    01:13:12 - Listener Question from Ramdomaccess
    01:30:37 - Intermission
    01:32:44 - What We Got This Week
    01:43:09 - What New Generation of Console Gaming We Entered This Week
    02:38:38 - 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.

    That number is...
    (318) 775-9830 or (318) 775-WTF0

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    And if you want an MP3 version, it's linked below:
    http://www.tfw2005.net/podcast/WTF_TFW2005_-_279_-_November_22_2013.mp3
     
  2. Seth Buzzard

    Seth Buzzard R.I.P. Buzzbeak Content Contributor

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  3. Chosen

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    Really glad the silly Nike Megatron got covered here, I totally missed that news item. Kinda want it too, but I don't feel like shelling out money for a pair of shoes just to get a toy right now!
     
  4. Rexidus

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    Question for you Vangelus from someone who was completely unaware and uncaring of the poll outrage. You imply that the guy who started it seemed to be a person of less than stellar motivation. But you yourself go out of your way to provoke people into blind fan rage (Lego and other such things). So I'm curious how you view his actions negatively yet not your own?

    Again, I have no connection to the topic and know nothing other that what you said on the podcast. But from that perspective someone could be confused by the double standard. It's not an opinion that I hold but I am curious about it none the less.

    I mean no offense either so please don't take any.

    EDIT: And in regard to my question, thanks guys. I was just asking that for fun. I was also curious what the state of Vaneguls's Siezmus's was since I had just watched his Vbuild of the Micron.
     
  5. BlackHawkOmega

    BlackHawkOmega Artist with a Temper

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    Apparently Megatron HAS said "Show No Mercy". From the movie '86 movie:

    Megatron: SHOW NO MERCY!
    Starscream: Did we ever?
     
  6. GWolfv2

    GWolfv2 Deathsaurus - A name you can trust for peace

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    You suck!

    Why am I Mario?
     
  7. Rodentus prime

    Rodentus prime Old Git

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    The Ice Battleship that you were talking about was Project Habakkuk - made out of a mix of ice and wood pulp (pycrete).

    and Scoria means -

    1.Metallurgy . the refuse, dross, or slag left after melting or smelting metal; scum.
    2.Geology . a cinderlike basic cellular lava.

    Makes you wonder why Hasbro never used this for Slags name before.

    The more you know.
     
  8. Vangelus

    Vangelus Long Live the New Flesh Moderator Content Contributor

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    It's a delineation I draw between polluting an open forum discussion VS ribbing those who are taking part in something closer to your own internet house. Whatever I do, I try to keep to 'my own lawn' without personal malice towards other people's feelings, while stinking up a N&R thread craps up something that one can then cut & run from without having to worry about the mess afterwards. I'm not going to go to somebody's LEGO website and start antagonizingly posting about the superiority of the Best Lock series of Stargate building brick toys.
     
  9. excelhedge

    excelhedge Overseer of Weird

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    In what Scene? I don't ever remember Megs Saying that.
     
  10. GWolfv2

    GWolfv2 Deathsaurus - A name you can trust for peace

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    That line is actually from The Golden Lagoon, not the movie.
     
  11. Scaleface

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    I have to think, that if the winner of the MP fan poll has been Fortress Maximus, that maybe Takara would have ended up just making an MP10 sized version of the thing we call Cerebros.

    Remember in that Headmasters TV series, Cerebros was the form that Fort Max used throughout the series. It was his normal form. The mega-robot form was when he combined with the Spaceship Maximus. They could have made made up a tank-like alt mode for the MP toy.

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    Since Hasbro isn't using the name, Fanstoys should just call their toy Slag. Or if you want another UK specific swear word, call him Smeg!

    Scoria is volcanic rock. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scoria

    Skyfire makes perfect sense for an upcoming Fanstoys design, since in the toy line Jetfire and Shockwave were opposite numbers.
     
  12. ORIO

    ORIO Plant-Based Bot Super Mod News Staff

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    A discussion about a transformer that turns into a hammer and no mention of RHINOHAMMER.
     
  13. KevinSig

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    I seem to recall hearing about the Ice Battleship on an episode of Mythbusters. In the episode where they make the pycrete boat out of newspapers.
     
  14. Scaleface

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    No mention of Cybershark either!

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    Hammerhead... Get it?
     
  15. T4mercustomz

    T4mercustomz Genus time! TFW2005 Supporter

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  16. Ramdomaccess

    Ramdomaccess Give drift a sword sword

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    hey thanks for reading my question, though i don't you be looking at this tread again, just to be clear when i said a "TV 14" show i meant one that could expolre some deeper and darker themes and not just skirt around them besides transformers can't say real swear words that is just dumb. but i am glad stuff is getting looked at in the comics but i love animation so i just want it to happen. glad you fun with question though
     
  17. Wingnut

    Wingnut Stayin' Alive!

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    I've been meaning to thank you for calling out whenever the Police "guest star" on your podcast. I usually am listening on the way to and from work so when I hear a siren I like to know when it's coming from the podcast and not from around me somewhere.
     
  18. Gammatron 64

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    And the land battleship Vangelus was referring to was the Landkreuzer p1000 Ratte, a tank so large that it would have had battleship guns, weighed over 1,000 tons, would have moved along at a "speedy" 20 kph, and was so big and heavy it would collapse most pavement and any bridges it tried to cross. It was so big, they didn't even refer to it as a tank, but rather a class of vehicle unto itself - the land cruiser.

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    It's a real shame it was never made, because in addition to being cool as hell, it was wildly, WILDLY impractical and had the Nazis made them, they would have lost the war a lot sooner, after spending a huge amount of resources on a big slow moving target that's easily taken out by bombers. Sadly, like many other weird and dumb Nazi inventions, Hitler's aides told him "no, that's ******ed" and it was never made.

    In addition, the Landkreuzer p1500 Monster took the enormous 800mm Schwerer Gustav gun (the largest caliber weapon ever used in combat) and mounted it on a modifed Ratte chassis, making it a sort of mega-howitzer.

    If you like bizarre, impractical and stupid WWII inventions like I do, this is a fun read:
    My Tank Is Fight!: Zack Parsons: 9780806527581: Amazon.com: Books
     
  19. Ramdomaccess

    Ramdomaccess Give drift a sword sword

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    But man I pay a lot money for transformers based on crazy WWII vehicles. Like arcee as a one of those weird half track motorcycles or Megatron as that artillery gun that was also a train cart why does this not exist argh "thanks, third parties"
     
  20. agentSAP2006

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    When he said land battleship, I was thinking of this:

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