WTF @ TFW - 635 - August 15 2023

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  1. Vangelus

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    WTF @ TFW - 635 - August 15 2023

    This is all because of one listener question.jpg

    We've got some of the Post-Convention blues yet again. TFCon Toronto, GenCon and MetroCon are now far in the rearview mirror, so it's time to talk toys! While Vangelus is too busy thinking about stick wigglin' and making a new home out of BTC? Aaron brings us warning of the incoming arrival of Lorcana, and TJ gets exhausted by proper names. Remember: "No Parking" means "No Parking."

    (Poor Barricade...)

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    Peter Spellos' GoFundMe can be found over at Help Peter Spellos Flip the Bird to Cancer, organized by Abby White

    You can find our hosts on Twitter over at Vangelus, aksmth, and TJOmega!

    As usual, we are still raising money for Extra Life! You can find our team over at Extra Life | Change Kids' Health, Change the Future

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    Timestamps, Where I refuse to use the Proper Toyline Names right now:
    [0:00:00] => [0:03:00] - Peter Spellos PSA
    [0:03:00] => [0:06:23] - This Part is Rally, Rally Interesting
    [0:06:23] => [0:23:20] - New TCGs, Crypto and Conventions (The Three Types of Con)
    [0:23:20] => [0:39:35] - (Listener Question) Kibbles and Bits
    [0:39:35] => [0:48:59] - (Acquisitions) Studio Series 86 Snarl
    [0:48:59] => [0:58:35] - (Acquisitions) Studio Series 86 Brawn (And SS Airazor)
    [0:58:35] => [1:03:39] - (Acquisitions) Ocular Max Medicus/First Aid
    [1:03:39] => [1:18:09] - (Acquisitions) SS Buzzworthy Voyager Optimus Prime
    [1:18:09] => [1:21:04] - (Acquisitions) Toxitron G2 Jazz
    [1:21:04] => [1:28:55] - (Acquisitions) Legacy Evolution Armada Optimus Prime
    [1:28:55] => [1:49:22] - (Listener Question) Rubber and Upgrades
    [1:49:22] => [1:56:47] - (Acquisitions) Buzzworthy Tow-Line
    [1:56:47] => [2:06:10] - (Acquisitions) Gamer Edition Megatron (Apologies to Matt Tieger)
    [2:06:10] => [2:08:56] - (Acquisitions) Iron Factory Mukurokumoki/Banzai-Tron
    [2:08:56] => [2:22:11] - (Acquisitions) Legacy Evolution Titan Nemesis
    [2:22:11] => [2:33:04] - (Acquisitions) TransArt Black Agent (Ravage)
    [2:33:04] => [2:38:52] - (Acquisitions) TFCon Exclusive Huntsman/Stalker
    [2:38:52] => [2:46:48] - (Listener Question) LET'S SAY GO
    [2:46:48] => [2:49:28] - Outro

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  2. An Army of Bees

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  3. Vangelus

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    I'd like to put the call out there: none of us, not even the editor, can remember why that is the thumbnail, if you have any information please share it for the sake of solving this mystery
     
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    Did ArmyOfBees put Deep Stone Lullaby over the PSA for Peter Spellos?????
     
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    Havent heard the episode yet but Rubber is straight up one of the weirdest movies I've ever seen.

    Edit: I've never felt more hatred towards an inanimate object as I did when I put together those SND upgrade kits. The regular Prime kit was ok but the Nova Prime kit made me feel irrational thoughts.
     
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    YOOOO RUBBER!!!!
     
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    Because you had an entire bit talking about Rubber Tire upgrades for figures?
     
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  9. InhumanElm

    InhumanElm Beast Machines was pretty good IMO

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    And, as if to prove that point, Army of Bees hit us with a compilation of Optumis Prime saying "come".
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    Also glad to hear my question read! And that it caused so much confusion for the hosts. Also, I legit thought TJ was joking when he said Pyra and Mythra were from Fire Emblem because that would be the meme about tons of FE characters in Smash and when Pyra/Mythra were announced people complained about more anime sword fighters. But they are from a JRPG so IT'S DIFFERENT! Also if Chris wanted to make a joke about it, the joke is "Ah yes, Xenoblade. The game with a blonde guy in his underwear saying "I'm really feeling it!"."
     
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    In retrospect, I could just look at the topic list/chapter marks. My memory regarding things from a few weeks ago has been kinda on the backburner due to Recent Personal Circumstances.
     
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    That Tire Is Going To Crush Crow Uzi Doorman
     
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    Didn’t get that from Huntsman, I found the transformation was pretty intuitive and other than the head being snug it’s a lovely experience. Not sure I’d double dip (pun intended) as Stalker was bought for sentimental reasons, and I don’t feel the need for a giant Doubledealer.

    The toy just has a lot of presence and feels very solid, plus like there not Armada Megatron it’s fun to tinker with, it’s got a real tactility to go with the subtle colours!
     
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    In defense of SS102's alt mode:

    The way the legs explode up to the back of the truck is reminiscent of the headache racks on the oilfield trucks my dad used to drive. even the way the legs end up looking in alt mode evoke that style of semi truck for me. the back end is typically a frame with some wheels and a trailer hitch. Just not a lot going on. Hasbro could have given us some paint to really sell the concept but it works for me. Studio Series SS-102 Optimus Prime 14.jpg
     
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    I was SO outraged with their Menasor set. They only matched one of the hands to transform properly, and they know they did it wrong because they just told you transform around it, which screwed up mine closing up right. So I didn't even like the parts I got th stupid set for. Some of their intended spots to store bits I swear must've been glued on to survive the photo shoot. And that sword. Their animated prowl kit is their last chance for me.
     
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    I dont know if this is a platform specific problem; I listened this episode with 'google podcasts' -app, and there was multiple occasions of silence where Aaron was supposedly talking. FYI
     
  18. MrByatis

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    That happened with me too, I think it started when they answering the first listener question
     
  19. An Army of Bees

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    Uhhhhhh, okay. Hang on. I'll get back to you on that. That's not good.

    RE-EDIT: Okay so. I'm listening to the episode again just to see if I missed anything on the editing passes. I listen to each episode a couple times before releasing to catch things, and I don't know what's going on here. If someone catches something and can give me a timestamp or a segment that it happens, PLEASE LET ME KNOW.

    There were some sync/data loss issues that I've cobbled together and I'm worried that instead of fixing timing I might have erased his feed. Everyone reporting is on Google Podcasts, if that's the issue for some reason, but platform shouldn't matter. I'm confused as hell.
     
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    Yikes, oof.