Ep 079 – 9th June 2015: And then he ends up in an evil circus

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On what feels like the verge of falling ill again, I brin you an early release of episode 79! As you know, Ep 78 is a work in progress due to technical issues, but it’s almost there! Hang in there – but for now, enjoy the amazing, the one and only – The Repacked Podcast

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Chapter List
00:00:00.000 Intro – Ep 79: And then he ends up in an evil circus
00:04:16.010 I’m Amazing Too
00:20:23.140 Acquisitions – Craig
00:26:12.110 Acquisitions – Albie
00:37:39.220 Acquisitions – Kyle
00:47:42.020 Intermission
00:50:18.220 Listener Question 1: Gianni Returns
00:58:18.200 Listener Question 2: Kenneth Yu “Craig was right”
01:09:28.060 News – Stu
01:22:38.060 News – Albie
01:41:50.180 News – Kyle
02:01:59.090 News – Craig
02:20:56.120 Ending and Outro
02:24:44.080 Outtakes

ACQUISITIONS
Albie
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Ongoing Shapeways Fun!
Darth Talon
https://twitter.com/DailyDurian/status/608183898045087744
https://twitter.com/DailyDurian/status/608184256070742018/photo/1
One more acquisition – link to MAGICALLY appear
http://thefwoosh.com/2014/10/funko-legacy-magic-the-gathering-ajani-goldmane

Kyle
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Generations Swerve with Flanker
http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/generations-classics-44/tfws-generations-swerve-with-flanker-gallery-now-online-179212/
Generations Cosmos and Payload
http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/transformers-feedback/969322-generations-legends-cosmos-payload.html
Funko Legacy Collection Rocketeer figure
http://thefwoosh.com/2015/05/funko-legacy-collection-rocketeer-loose-pics

LISTENER QUESTIONS
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From Gianni
Hello Repacked Podcast crew! I return with another question. I recently purchased the Marvel Legends Marvel Now Captain America. I can say this is the best Cap figure I have ever messed around with (even better than the Face-Off). This figure has become my new “default” Cap, The one I put on my desk instead of my shelf so I can admire its beauty for a long time. So my question is: Do you guys have certain figures you consider to be your default version of that character and what makes it stand above other versions of that character? As Always thanks for reading and keep up the great work!

P.S. It’s great to hear Paul back on the show.


From Kenneth Yu
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Advanced apologies to Albs, but…….. Dude, Craig was right. Combiner Wars Optimus Prime is a weirdly-proportioned abomination.

Don’t get me wrong– I wanted to like him. I wanted to like him really, really bad, because I need a new Optimus Prime. Except I opened him up, noticed the cardboard-box-stack proportions, the lack of wrist swivels, the bizarre thin-stick of a weapon, and decided to just stick with the Henkei.

Sorry, Albie =(

( You’re welcome, Craig =) )

On a more serious note– here is a question:

I know you guys are big on doing these awesome paint jobs on your figures.

I have difficulty with paint jobs myself, so I veered more towards knifing, drilling and disassembly / reassembly when I “improve” pieces of my collection. I’ve gone so far as to risk outright compromising the physical structure of some parts, but the risk has sometimes paid off in greatly improved articulation.

My question is: How far are you guys generally willing to go when you customise your toys? Would you be cool with cutting into a toy’s forearm, or shaving off part of a hip socket in order to improve articulation? Or do you prefer to just leave toys mostly as they were designed, even though it means you miss out on a couple of poses?


NEWS
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Stu (Octane)
Retraction ThinkGeek/Hottopic/Gamestop
http://www.theverge.com/2015/6/2/8709581/gamestop-not-hot-topic-is-buying-thinkgeek
Jakks Pacific licences
http://news.toyark.com/2015/06/08/jakks-pacific-acquires-a-batman-v-superman-dawn-of-justice-license-161438
Disney – Hasbro Playmation Action Figure Role Play Sets
http://news.toyark.com/2015/06/02/disney-hasbro-playmation-action-figure-role-play-sets-160939
Video Game Hall of Fame
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/pong-tetris-video-game-hall-191016325.html
Funko SDCC Wave 1
http://funko.com/blogs/news/35320579-san-diego-comic-con-exclusives-wave-one

Albie
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TRU SDCC Exclusives?
http://news.toyark.com/2015/06/08/potential-list-of-more-toys-r-us-sdcc-exclusives-161426
SDCC Combiner Hunters official reveal
http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/san-diego-comic-con-33/official-reveal-combiner-hunters-box-set-for-sdcc-182942/?s=07de932c09518f175b8191722f6eeb0f
Transform and Rollout Jazz MP Scaled
http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/3rd-party-unlicensed-41/prototype-masterpiece-styled-jazz-from-new-3rd-party-company-transform-and-rollout-182951/?s=07de932c09518f175b8191722f6eeb0f
JP TF Legends Nightbird, Slipstream & Blackarachnia
http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/japanese-transformers-40/legends-nightbird-slipstream-and-blackarachnia-first-images-182938/?s=07de932c09518f175b8191722f6eeb0f
Big Bang Theory Gets the LEGO Treatment with New Minifigures and Playset
http://news.toyark.com/2015/06/03/big-bang-theory-gets-the-lego-treatment-with-new-minifigures-and-playset-160947
Halo 5 SDCC 2015 Mega Bloks Exclusive Box Set
http://news.toyark.com/2015/06/08/halo-5-sdcc-2015-mega-bloks-exclusive-box-set-161443

Kyle
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Hulk Hogan 1/6 Scale Figure Final Painted Figure Preview
http://news.toyark.com/2015/06/05/hulk-hogan-16-scale-figure-final-painted-figure-preview-1611NECA’s second Preview for T2 Ultimate Sarah Connor Figure
http://news.toyark.com/2015/06/02/second-preview-for-t2-ultimate-sarah-connor-figure-160928
Star Wars The Force Awakens- Potential SDCC 2015 Black Series Storm Trooper Exclusive
http://news.toyark.com/2015/06/08/star-wars-the-force-awakens-potential-sdcc-2015-black-series-storm-trooper-exclusive-161433
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Marvel Play Arts Variant Venom
http://news.toyark.com/2015/06/08/marvel-play-arts-variant-venom-161390
Avengers: Age of Ultron Scarlet Witch by Hot Toys
http://news.toyark.com/2015/06/04/avengers-age-of-ultron-scarlet-witch-by-hot-toys-161091
SDCC 2015 Exclusive Marvel Legends Book Of Vishanti Dr. Strange Gift Set
http://thefwoosh.com/2015/06/marvels-dr-strange-book-of-vishanti-marvel-legends-hi-res-pics

Craig (TheScreamMan)
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Chogokin X SH Figuarts Avengers: Age of Ultron Hulkbuster Images
http://news.toyark.com/2015/06/03/chogokin-x-sh-figuarts-avengers-age-of-ultron-hulkbuster-images-160980
New Images for Sentinel’s Re:Edit War Machine Figure
http://news.toyark.com/2015/06/08/new-images-for-sentinels-reedit-war-machine-figure-161410
Sentinel Reveals Iron Patriot
http://news.toyark.com/2015/06/08/sentinel-reveals-iron-patriot-reedit-figure-161404
Comicave Studios Iron Man Mark XL Shotgun Armor
http://news.toyark.com/2015/06/04/comicave-studios-iron-man-mark-xl-shotgun-armor-161107
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Sneaking Suit Venom Snake Play Arts Kai
http://news.toyark.com/2015/06/08/metal-gear-solid-v-the-phantom-pain-sneaking-suit-venom-snake-play-arts-kai-161394
3A Metal Gear Ray Half Size Edition Update
http://news.toyark.com/2015/06/05/3a-metal-gear-ray-half-size-edition-update-161183
Figma Gurls und Panzer pricing and details
http://thefwoosh.com/2015/06/figma-vehicles-panzer-iv-ausf-d
Justin Bell wrote a book!
https://www.facebook.com/WolfsHeadPublishing?pnref=story

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