Ep 098 – 20th October 2015: “I call it my TRUE BELIEVER”

The Repacked Podcast is a weekly podcast about Toys, Action Figures, Dolls, Brick-toys and all that plastic crack that we, your hosts, spend waaaay too much of our hard earned cash on.
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Hi folks, this one ran a lot longer than I, Albie, thought it would – That said, I ALSO made the silly choice of adding a chapter AND CHAPTER IMAGE for every single TFCon thing we discussed. There are MANY chapters and MANY images in this episode and I wanted YOU, the listener, to be able to enjoy it. 😀 So I sincerely hope you do kick back, relax and let us take you through this fun episode as Andy, Craig, Kyle, Paul, Vince and myself take you through episode 98 of the Repacked Podcast. Now go. Tell your friends. We want to get 200 likes on our Facebook by ep 100! 🙂

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CHAPTER LIST
00:00:00.000 Intro – Ep 98 : “I call it my TRUE BELIEVER”
00:10:53.050 Acquisitions – Andy
00:29:01.190 Acquisitions – Craig
00:39:02.130 Acquisitions – Vince
00:42:09.050 Acquisitions – Kyle
00:49:13.150 Acquisitions – Albie
00:51:55.200 Acquisitions – Paul
00:58:18.110 Intermission
01:00:41.200 Trailerblazers – Star Wars Force Awakens Trailer
01:11:26.080 Listener Questions – Kenneth
01:31:16.100 Listener Questions – Ivanhobe
01:49:16.080 News – Andy
01:54:29.190 TFCon – Courage Potion
01:55:35.090 TFCon – SND Primo Vitalis
02:00:45.230 TFCon – X2Toys Magnus Kit
02:07:21.220 TFCon – Devastator Add On Comparisons
02:12:14.040 TFCon – KFC Junkions
02:13:57.080 TFCon – TFC LioKaiser (Hades)
02:17:25.140 TFCon – Ravage
02:18:32.000 TFCon – Sparktoys War Within Prime
02:20:40.060 TFCon – MMC Impactor
02:21:41.220 TFCon – MMC Kaon
02:22:49.080 TFCon – MMC Tarn
02:23:58.070 TFCon – Thunderwing Battle: MMC’s Stratosfear vs GOD’s Thunderstorm
02:27:30.140 TFCon – Fansproject Parallax Upgrades for Classics Prime
02:28:57.230 News – Kyle
02:34:09.200 News – Vince
02:37:45.010 News – Paul
02:41:18.220 ENDING

ACQUISITIONS
Andy
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Function X-08 Crox
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/images/products/in/large/FPJ10049.jpg
FT-12 Grenadier – Gray Chest
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/images/products/in/large/FTS10012.jpg
Figuarts Thor, Iron Man
https://d2ev13g7cze5ka.cloudfront.net/ban/ban996315_2_1427856855.jpg?v=1427856855
http://marveltoynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Bandai-Iron-Man-Mark-45-SH-Figuarts-Figure-e1427810513367.jpg
http://toyhax.com/for-classics/1785-labels-for-cw-offroad.html

Craig
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Figma Rin Tohsaka (Fate/Stay Night – Unlimited Blade Works)
http://shishioh.info/figma-257_Rin_Tohsaka_2.0.php
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CQ72qTxUcAAPfAk.jpg:large

Vince
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ML Scarlet Spider
http://marvelousnews.com/news.php?itemid=19106&catid=252
Transformers Masterpiece Exhaust
http://kumastyledesigns.com/mp23-exhaust/

Kyle
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Toyworld Grimshell
http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/transformers-3rd-party-discussion/1037951-toyworld-grimshell-grimlock.html

Albie
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MTMTE Megatron Head (painted at last)
https://www.shapeways.com/product/XNRBCZ9JU/megatron-head-mtmte
https://twitter.com/DailyDurian/status/655265963030392833/photo/1

Paul
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SHF Kamen Rider 2 (Old) & Cyclone (Custom)
http://shishioh.info/SHF_MASKED_RIDER_2_IMPROVED_CYCLONE.php

TRAILERBLAZERS!!!
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer (Official)

LISTENER QUESTIONS
from: Kenneth
date: Tue, Sep 22, 2015 at 12:45 PM
subject: Missed Toy Opportunities
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Okay! Figured (hah) I should throw a question your way!

What, in your opinion, are toy makers’ biggest missed opportunities? What are the licenses  or characters you kinda wish certain toy manufacturers picked up, because you just know the output would be amazing? (Can just be stuff you really wish companies would make, as I don’t know enough about licensing and costs to genuinely call out missed business opportunities)

Some of mine are:

  1. Why has NECA never made a Cthulhu? Cthulhu is both geekypopular and public-domain, right? Also he’s a perfect companion to Godzilla and Pacific Rim.
  2. Why did Baymax never get an SH Figuart / Super Robot Chogokin? I’d pay through the nose for a properly articulated die-cast armored Baymax- and I thought the character was sufficiently popular in Japan– or at least in Asia.
  3. Why did Jurassic World never get a toy line for high-end collectors? Hasbro’s able to do amazing high-end stuff, why did one of the biggest movies ever get such weak merch?
  4. Why has no one revived Dino Riders. Guys, it’s like Jurassic World + Transformers + GI Joe. Where’s my ridiculous Michael Bay movie and endless merch? (Not that I’m a Michael bay fan, but somehow dino riders sounds like a better fit for him.)

http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Dino-Riders-Major-Movie-Franchise-Get-Details-88117.html

DINO RIDERS 4 EVA! – Andy


from: Ivanhobe
date: Fri, Sep 25, 2015 at 3:59 AM
subject: Shinning Questions
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Hello there, Repacked Force.

Let me get you in on a little secret: I remember the 90’s. I really do! People tell I am crazy but its the truth!!

Funny thing is, back then there was an amazing, diverse and often bizarre variety of Toys (remember Gak?), but nowadays there doesn’t seem to be as much variety on the toys aisles. Really, maybe I am not going to the right places but lately I only really see action figures, Pop and Lego. A LOT of Lego. So my question to all of you is, is there a particular Toy or maybe even a Toy line from that bygone era that you would like to see making a comeback? Or do you fear that modern kids will not be EXTREME enough to handle it?

And because its (probably) a fundamental part of a balanced breakfast…

BONUS CRACK QUESTION: If you suddenly gained Magic Movie Making Powers after being bitten by a radioactive grasshopper that was struck by lighting while watching The Last Action Hero, which two toys from your collection would you cast in the ultimate buddy cop movie?

Watching Vanilla Ice videos on Youtube because i don’t even know anymore, Ivanhobe, The Extraordinary Fanboy.


NEWS
Andy
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Diamond Select Muppets
DST Muppets
https://www.facebook.com/diamondselecttoys/photos/a.220220528022212.60810.170392609671671/1048758808501709/?type=3&fref=nf

TFCON NEWS:
TFCon Charlotte 3rd Party slides
http://news.tfw2005.com/2015/10/17/tfcon-charlotte-2015-3rd-party-panel-303405
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Not Diaclone Ironhide
Voodoo Robots Reveals Courage Potion For TFcon Charlotte
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SND Primo Vitalis
http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/transformers-3rd-party-discussion/1052387-s-n-d-primo-vitalis-upgrade-kit-cw-optimus-prime.html
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X2 TOYS – XT009 KIT – ADD ON FOR COMBINER WARS LEADER CLASS ULTRA MAGNUS
http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/transformers-3rd-party-discussion/1045175-x2toys-add-kits-idw-magnus.html
http://tfsource.com/x2toys/ultra-magnus-kit/
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Devastator add on comparisons:
http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/transformers-3rd-party-discussion/1045738-perfect-effect-pc-06-pc-07-add-kits-prowlstator-new-arms.html
http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/transformers-3rd-party-discussion/1043260-x2-toys-shadow-fisher-xs001-combiner-wars-devastator.html
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KFC’s not Junkions
http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/transformers-3rd-party-discussion/1006190-keiths-fantasy-club-crash-hog-not-wreck-gar.html
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TFC’s Liokaiser (Hades)
http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/transformers-3rd-party-discussion/1047076-tfc-toys-hades-liokaiser.html
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1:1 Scale Ravage
http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/transformers-3rd-party-discussion/1053565-mmc-ocular-max-jaguar.html
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ST-01 Not-War Within Optimus Prime
http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/transformers-3rd-party-discussion/1042905-spark-toys-war-within-optimus-prime.html
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Impactor
http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/transformers-3rd-party-discussion/998196-mastermind-creations-spartan-not-impactor.html
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Kaon
http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/transformers-3rd-party-discussion/994105-mastermind-creations-anarchus-kaon.html
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Tarn
http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/transformers-3rd-party-discussion/1039646-mmc-kultur-idw-tarn.html
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THUNDERWING
MMC – Stratosfear
http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/transformers-3rd-party-discussion/1053588-mastermind-creations-stratosfear-idw-thunderwing.html
GOD – Thunderstorm
http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/transformers-3rd-party-discussion/1052462-garatron-gand-devils-g-o-d-01-thunderstorm-thunderwing.html
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Mentioned briefly:
Fansproject Classics Prime upgrade
http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/transformers-3rd-party-discussion/1047053-fansproject-classic-voyager-ultra-magnus-armor.html
http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/transformers-3rd-party-discussion/994108-fansproject-parallax-powermaster-optimus-prime-armor.htm

Kyle
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New Official Alien Isolation Amanda Ripley Preview from NECA
http://news.toyark.com/2015/10/16/new-official-alien-isolation-amanda-ripley-preview-from-neca-180085
Nightmare On Elm Street 3 Dream Warriors Retro Freddy Krueger
http://news.toyark.com/2015/10/15/nightmare-on-elm-street-3-dream-warriors-retro-freddy-krueger-toyark-first-look-179870
ToyWorld Iron Dreg and Spear Figures Revealed
http://news.tfw2005.com/2015/10/19/toyworld-iron-dreg-and-spear-figures-revealed-304055

Vince
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Robot Spirits Gundam A.N.I.M.E. Lineup Announced
http://tamashii.jp/special/pickup/uc0079/

Paul
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Hot Toys Stan Lee
https://www.facebook.com/hottoys/photos/a.10153114729587344.1073742370.58690437343/10153114729602344/?type=3&src=https%3A%2F%2Fscontent.xx.fbcdn.net%2Fhphotos-xtp1%2Ft31.0-8%2F12091436_10153114729602344_2727923341187857761_o.jpg&smallsrc=https%3A%2F%2Fscontent.xx.fbcdn.net%2Fhphotos-xtl1%2Fv%2Ft1.0-9%2F12108706_10153114729602344_2727923341187857761_n.jpg%3Foh%3D3878e170c7bf1fc62711c88d7d46cbcc%26oe%3D56C620F6&size=1077%2C460&fbid=10153114729602344

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