WTF @ TFW - 568 - July 22 2019

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  1. Vangelus

    Vangelus Long Live the New Flesh Moderator Content Contributor

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    WTF @ TFW - 568 - July 22 2019

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    Post TFcon was no calm news space, as Aaron and TJ join Vangelus to save their sinking ship from being overrun with unrelenting...NEWS!!

    - Opening
    - Intro
    - What We Got On-Topic This Week
    - Hot Fresh Studio Series News
    - Haslabs Unicron
    - SDCC: Siege
    - SDCC: Dat G1
    - SDCC: 3A & Flame Toys
    - General SDCC Round-up
    - What Else We Got This Week
    - Ending and Outro

    iTunes users - You can subscribe to and review the podcast here:
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    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_-_568_-_July_22_2019.mp3
     
  2. Computr0n

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    I can't believe the whole Unicron mess started in between episodes. It's crazy to think of a time where the big chaos baby wasn't in our lives
     
  3. thecollector

    thecollector Will pet your dog

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    I appreciate the FOMO counselling, you're very right, I have no idea where I'd even put that 30lb hunk of plastic crack. :p 
     
  4. That Guy

    That Guy Well-Known Member

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    I think I want to get Soundblaster I'm just bummed he has that busted up chest window still.
     
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  5. agentSAP2006

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    That last bit of Unicron talk just made me think about some Cybertronian finding a baby reincarnated Unicron like the Lich in Adventure Time.
     
  6. shamanking282

    shamanking282 Well-Known Member

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    So, dunno if you picked up on it, but the “Firedrive with a blue face” is actually Singe, one of Spinister’s partners. And Hairsplitter is included in that set with Skywarp, so we are getting both of Spinister’s targetmasters.
     
  7. Trent

    Trent Froody TFW2005 Supporter

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  8. ALPHAMAGNUS

    ALPHAMAGNUS I identify as an amalgamated Firetruck/Semi Veteran

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    I agree that unicron isn’t for everyone, I backed for 1 . Really hope they announce something extra eventually. As is 575 is a stretch for what’s being sold, lights, sounds , a paint wash, something.

    Here’s a link to my Radicons thread, with the tires Vangelus doesn’t have the figure for, lol.
    Minor/Repaint: - Rubber tires for Siege Ironhide


    Also the lightning collection is amazing
     
  9. Wreckgar

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    Is that dog headed ranger the one they were amazed at? I see that thing everywhere. Also, I don’t like they admit to not doing teams. I want the original team but don’t want to dive in if they don’t complete it. I might go back and get he BanDai ones instead. The metallic ones are all over ThinkGeek and GameStop now

    Also, I’m amused that Chris hates the hyper name of Direct-hit. Six-Shot, Full-Tilt anyone?
     
  10. excelhedge

    excelhedge Overseer of Weird

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    As much as I want Unicron I just can't justify near 600 upfront.

    There's a reason I buy 3rd party combiners 1 bot at a time instead all at once.
     
  11. Cosmoglide

    Cosmoglide NA W4Y W3 60

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    series 3 botbots include a pacifier in the lineup. I'm just saying.
     
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  12. Gryph

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    That other battlemaster you weren't interested in, is actually Singe, one of Spinister's Targetmaster guns.

    Also, Rung's alt mode is clearly based on this.
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  13. Trent

    Trent Froody TFW2005 Supporter

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    This is some very good news for Australians regarding Unicron. I got my preorder in and within only a deposit required until close to release, its makes it a much better proposition for us.

     
  14. Turnip

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    One thing to keep in mind with that BBTS price is the time value of money. If you go this route you'll only have to pay the non-refundable deposit upfront but BBTS is going to have to eat the full price until 2021. They're probably going to be financing the purchase and having to cover interest charges for the next year and a half. Add in a profit for them on top of that and you're probably close to the $200 mark up.
     
  15. LeTigre

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    I literally stumbled on two out of three Reflectors a day or two after the news drop of Refrackor, so I made the possibly insane choice of skipping them to grab the only Red Alert on the pegs ( cause I have a serious jonesing for that mold- it hits a lot of soft spots aesthetically.)
     
  16. InhumanElm

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    Gotta say, I'm totally with TJ on Ratbat. Sadly, Rumble has so many toys he's a dime a dozen while Ratbat never gets any love. I'm not really feeling this version of the cassette play pattern but I might pick up Ratbat if I see him.
     
  17. InhumanElm

    InhumanElm Beast Machines was pretty good IMO

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    What? Rung looks nothing like that. That's clearly just Chromedome running. Don't know what's in his hands but who cares, right?


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    (The gag here is no one remembers what Rung looks like. Doesn't come across over text)
     
  18. InhumanElm

    InhumanElm Beast Machines was pretty good IMO

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    I wish more teams got done with Bandai just because then there would be options for collectors. Like, if you want full teams with less accessories, go Bandai. If you want specific characters with head swaps, go Hasbro.