WTF @ TFW - 640 - January 14 2024

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  1. Vangelus

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    WTF @ TFW - 640 - January 14 2024

    don't forget to change this to be whatever ice cubes real name is.jpg
    The year may have just begun, but there's hauls to be had. There's just... so many toys out there- both real and fictional -and the WTF @ TFW crew is here to talk about them.

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    Vangelus isn't allowed to name the Timestamps:
    [0:00:00]
    - Ice, Ice, Maker
    [0:01:35] - Opening and Int- Wait, are they still talking about ice?!
    [0:03:42] - [QUESTION] Should things scale back?
    [0:16:49] - [QUESTION] GHOST (toy) HUNTIN'
    [0:24:31] - [ACQUISITIONS] United Core Energon Megatron
    [0:33:02] - [ACQUISITIONS] United Core Bouldercrash
    [0:39:17] - [ACQUISITIONS] United Core Tasmania Kid/Snarl
    [0:44:03] - [ACQUISITIONS] United Deluxe Magneous
    [0:51:30] - [ACQUISITIONS] United Deluxe Bumbleboi, The Smol
    [1:05:09] - [ACQUISITIONS] United Deluxe Chase
    [1:14:11] - [ACQUISITIONS] United Deluxe Windblade
    [1:18:55] - [NEWS] Let's talk about Gears, I guess?
    [1:24:24] - [ACQUISITIONS] Legacy Evo Deluxe Bombshell
    [1:28:56] - [ACQUISITIONS] Reactivate Optimus Prime + Soundwave
    [1:46:12] - [ACQUISITIONS] Gamer Edition Voyager Optimus
    [1:52:11] - [ACQUISITIONS] HasLab Deathsaurus
    [2:07:38] - [ACQUISITIONS] Kura Kara Kuri Jazz
    [2:14:56] - [ACQUISITIONS] ThreeZero MDLX Starscream
    [2:19:32] - [ACQUISITIONS] EarthSpark Cyber Combiners
    [2:30:48] - [ACQUISITIONS] Transformers Manga Set
    [2:31:37] - [ACQUISITIONS] Studio Series Airazor
    [2:33:03] - [OFF-TOPIC] Aaron's LEGO Christmas
    [2:41:18] - [ACQUISITIONS] Studio Series Noah Diaz
    [2:42:25] - [ACQUISITIONS] Studio Series Nightbird
    [2:45:08] - [ACQUISITIONS] Studio Series Optimus Primal
    [2:47:29] - [ACQUISITIONS] 40th Anniversary Soundwave Reissue
    [2:54:15] - [ACQUISITIONS] Ending + Outro

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  2. An Army of Bees

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    Hey, so I wanted to throw something out there with this listener question about Ghost Toys and talk about how I gaslit myself into looking for an Optimus Prime toy that didn\'t actually exist, mistaking a hand-me-down as a smaller Optimus Prime. I thought for years it might have been a knock-off and didn\'t bother looking for it at conventions until one day a Discord server started talking about Go-Bots and someone brought up Road Ranger, solving the mystery once and for all.

    God, I need to grab one at a TFCon or something one day. 

     
     
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  3. KoritoPrime

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    So about the question about chasing toys that never existed
    when I was around 8 we had a holiday trip to the USA to go to Disney World 
    And I could SWEAR at some toy store I saw a box set of Armada Prime, Overload and Jetfire all in a single box that I BEGGED my parents to get for me unfortunately unsuccessfully 
     
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  4. JazzbandTFW2005

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    Ayo, from an android listener; just wanted to lyk that Castbox hasn't been uploading the past few months, and while I was fine moving to Google(haven't found the show on other apps yet), they won't be supporting any podcasts by April. So... any way I can continue listening beyond the site's mp3, if that's something y'all can do abt? Appreciate it!

    Either way, appreciate the effort y'all have put into keeping the show rolling regardless, and I'll still continue to enjoy listening for as long as I can! :thumb 
     
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    i use pocketcast to listen to podcast on both Android and on my desktop, sometimes it takes a few hours to update but its been working fine for me, give it a try if you haven't already
     
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    I don't remember really chasing toys that don't exist, but I feel like often I am chasing toys that don't exist.... Yet.

    Especially in the current climate, which runs against the first part. There is just TOO MUCH. Even just with official news and whatnot, no leaks, months or feels like years in advance. Then distribution is so bad.

    It starts becoming, "I need to find this figure I want, is it even out yet? There is no easy way to know. Here it is, no wait, that's some Flippy Crash Combining Auto Morph Whatever version of that character that has dumb gimmicks."

    The best example recently is the Toxitron Dead End, which feels like some weird fever dream because I think it was available for like a day, but I have never seen any of that line anywhere in any Wal-Mart, and I still don't know if that line actually released or if it was some short early release or what, especially given how the Velocitronnstuff seemed to shelf warm for a long time.
     
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    FWIW, the updates lately have been really slow and really behind, so it may not be you, there may just not be anything there?

    Anyway, for an alternative recommendation, I like AntennaPod on Android.
     
  8. JazzbandTFW2005

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    Got it through AntennaPod, and immediately, the lack of autosubs & pop up junk makes it a winner in my book. Thank for the suggestions!
     
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    haven't gotten any kind of pop up on Pocketcast (not sure what "autosubs" means), but if you found one that works for you then thats good
     
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    Antenna was just the one I tried first, I'm sure the other is fine too. By "autosubs", I meant automatic subscriptions, to whatever random podcasts other apps suggest
     
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    If they do anything else with GI Joe or exosuits in this universe, I want them to be like they did Noah.
     
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    Listening to the core class talk while in target today legit helped me pick between Bouldercrash and Tasmania Kid.

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    I definitely second Vangelus' take that Core Class motorcycles have been choice.

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    I love Bouldercrash but I immediately snipped the handle spine once I realized what it was for. the weapon mode doesn't interest me and they're a lot more fun without that thing getting in the way. Leg joints on my copy are super tight so alt mode still works great. 1000143902.jpg 1000143904.jpg 1000143883.jpg
     
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    I might do this with mine at some point, though for the time being I really like how it locks the alt mode together so well. I really just wish it had a hinge so it could swing back out of the way.
     
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    just wanted to say, I'm glad to hear it's showing up in podcast apps albeit sporadically/slowly! We've been trying to shake the backend to make all that work & it often seems to be very witches'n'warlocks as far as all the feeds playing nice
     
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    Sorry to listen much later than normal, but building off that first listener question, I remember when classics/generations Warpath was rumored to have a Hard Head repaint and I waited for that for so long. I used to look in Targets, Toys R Us stores and Walmarts hoping I’d find him and I’d be able to post on here that someone finally found one.