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Freak La Critique: Terminator Genisys

When I initially heard that Arnold Schwarzenegger was shopping the possibility of a new Terminator movie my heart sank. I took it as a cash grab, as I also heard that he was shopping sequels for Conan The Barbarian, and Twins at the same time also. Even with my doubts I’m a big enough fan of the franchise that I intended to see it in the theater anyway. That was my intention, but with a busy summer schedule that included a family trip to Virginia…

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MegaToyCast: Botcon 2015 Panel

Here is our special "live panel" episode, recorded live at Botcon 2015 on June 21st!

Take a look into our under-the-radar Sunday panel that wrapped up the weekend, as we bring Susan Blu and John Moschitta on the stage for one last go-round with fans.

Special thanks:

Susan Blue
John Moschitta
Pete Sinclair
Red Swordfish Studios
The entire FunPub/Botcon staff team and volunteers
All of the Botcon attendees

Recording provided by:
Red Swordfish Studios
http://www.youtube.com/user/RedSwordfishStudios

MegaToyCast: EP 001 Devastation Awaits

Welcome to the first episode of the MegaToyCast show. Our very own Mike (a.k.a. Swage66) and Bret (Megamus) follow up their BotCon panel with the premier of the MegaToyCast... Sit back, relax, and enjoy and the chaos ensues with special guest Pete Sinclair. Continue reading “MegaToyCast: EP 001 Devastation Awaits” »

BotCon 2015: My Little Shopping Spree

Well the day finally came… it was time to pack up my stuff, and start making the long drive to Chicago for BotCon this year. I was excited to say the least, this was the first convention I was able to attend since 2010 when BotCon was held in Orlando. Orlando was fun, but since it was my first convention, it was a bit overwhelming. This time I had a better idea of what to expect. It was still a chaotic experience, but at least…

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BotCon 2015: The Birth Of Transformers With Kojin Ono

The absolute highlight of my trip to BotCon this year, it was amazing to hear Kojin Ono talk about the process that lead up to the designs of some of the most iconic figures in the Transformers toy line. He was kind enough to share quite a few previously unseen early concept designs from the line, and it was incredible to see how much some of these figures changed from "concept" to "execution". Top that with the announcement that Takara-Tomy is bringing back Diaclone as a modern toy line, and this little nerd was on cloud nine.

I took the liberty of recording the audio, and snapping as many pictures as I could, for those of you who were unable to attend.

Audio


Diaclone Commercials

Picture Gallery

BotCon 2015: Behind The Characters With Derrick J. Wyatt

Well I was lucky enough to be able to attend this year's BotCon convention in St. Charles IL. I had every intention of attending as many panels as possible, but unfortunately that only turned out to be two of the Friday panels... before the dealer room opened up. Long story short; I sold quite a bit of stuff, and spent quite a bit more.

While I only collect G1 figures, I did like the Animated line a lot. While they were aesthetically quite different from what we've become accustomed to in the Transformers franchise, their simplicity of design really grabbed me. In an era where Transformers are getting more and more complicated, their transformations really harkened back to the days of yesteryear, and was very reminiscent of the simplicity of the Generation 1 toys. It was really interesting to hear Derrick Wyatt talk about the line, and learn a bit about the "behind the scenes" stuff. I used my tablet to record the audio for those of you who were unable to attend.

Shattered Cast Uncut Episode 74: Please Collect Respectively

Another week, another show! I don't collect anything these guys talk about, but I find the show really entertaining, and it's one of the few podcasts that has held my attention continuously for more than a week or two. This will probably turn into a weekly thing on the site; they've shown us a lot of love, and it's only appropriate that we do the same... enjoy!
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