WTF @ TFW - 551 - February 24 2019

Discussion in 'WTF @ TFW Transformers Podcast' started by Vangelus, Mar 2, 2019.

  1. Vangelus

    Vangelus Long Live the New Flesh Moderator Content Contributor

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2002
    Posts:
    15,498
    News Credits:
    26
    Trophy Points:
    387
    Likes:
    +431
    Ebay:
    WTF @ TFW - 551 - February 24 2019

    Toy-Fair-2019-DST-Bruce-Lee-008.jpg

    On Oscars night, the gala event was reported on live by Vangelus and Seth! Which is to say, this episode is bookending the Toy Fair 2019 talk with a wider net of assorted topics, answering questions about collector life changes, and opening up the legality of eating roadkill.

    - Opening
    - Intro
    - Toy Fair Toy Fepilogue with Seth
    - Listener Question from The Silver League
    - Listener Question from Dorsk812
    - Listener Question from Simeon Scott
    - 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_-_551_-_Feb_24_2019.mp3
     
  2. BlackHawkOmega

    BlackHawkOmega Artist with a Temper

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2013
    Posts:
    1,692
    News Credits:
    14
    Trophy Points:
    197
    Likes:
    +1,661
    Oh, you mean the MTV Ren & Stimpy revival where they were gay (?) for some reason? And as for John Kay, yes, he is a terrible, sh*tty scumbag, but from what I've been told from more experienced cartoon experts than I, Kay BARELY worked on the show, and a lot of the stuff people actually liked, was done by a completely different group.

    Granted, I honestly don't remember much of the show, and it probably isn't as funny as we all thought it was back then, but I know people have sworn off the show entirely because of Kay's scumbaggery.

    And Sagat's rad AF

    _________________

    I guess I can contribute to that listener question; I've become pretty choosy in my collecting; a lot of the times, they'll be something I have pre-ordered, and as the release date gets closer, I kind of second-guess if I really want it. Or if there's time to get something I've been wanting for a while, I'll do the same thing and a good chance I change my mind.

    I remember being ecstatic for the Super Action Statue Ruby Rose, because the only option for articulated figures was ThreeZero, which aren't really my thing. I think it was HLJ's winter sale, they had it for $40 from the original price of 80 or so. I thought about it, and I just couldn't do it. Also, it didn't help that the line just kind of... stopped, and the prototypes for Weiss, Blake, and Yang probably aren't going to ever the light of day in finished form.
     
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2019
  3. siegfried07

    siegfried07 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2014
    Posts:
    3,135
    Trophy Points:
    222
    Likes:
    +5,658
    tws omega spreem.jpg
     
    • Like Like x 7
  4. dmc2008

    dmc2008 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2008
    Posts:
    1,978
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    232
    Location:
    Rhinebeck, NY
    Likes:
    +1,492
    I'm exactly where Seth is on MP-45 (and the MP line in general, from the sound of it). "I have become comfortable with my shelf being a little mis-matchy." Exactly!
    Plus yeah, those feet, that price, that noggin' :confused: 
     
    • Like Like x 1
  5. InhumanElm

    InhumanElm Beast Machines was pretty good IMO

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2017
    Posts:
    82
    Trophy Points:
    62
    Location:
    Portland, OR
    Likes:
    +89
    Twitter:
    I can't (and won't) defend the statement "I don't want to transform this toy but I want to know that it can," BUT I can offer a bit of an explanation for it with one of my favorite transformation quirks per Silver League's question.
    I really enjoy when the panels and pieces of a vehicle mode shift in such a way that they actually construct a limb. E.G. Siege Sideswipe's lower legs are totally hollow but the panels come together in such a way that they form really sold feet. If it's solid enough, I enjoy that a lot more than simply having some hidden limbs tucked in the vehicle mode somewhere.
    I think that's one of the things that is lost if a toy does not transform at all, but you don't necessarily need to transform the toy to experience it.

    I'm not apposed to non-transforming figures, but without those fun elements the appeal of the appearance and character need to do a ton more work to justify a purchase for me.
     
  6. Requiem Prime

    Requiem Prime Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2010
    Posts:
    1,525
    Trophy Points:
    197
    Likes:
    +1,057
    Ooo, imagine if they just stealth released CW ghost Starscream alongside Ectotron (Or a clear version of that jetfire retool)
     
  7. Spyne98

    Spyne98 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2011
    Posts:
    2,817
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    222
    Likes:
    +611
    Ebay:
    I loved the He-Man movie as a kid. Yeah, it makes no sense compared to the original MOTU cartoon, but I liked it. As an adult, I've realized that it's totally a Jack Kirby New Gods movie. Skeletor is essentially Darkseid, He-Man is Orion and so on.