Thursday, December 24, 2015

Transformers & Beer Podcast - 2015 Christmas Holiday Episode

A thank you to all of our listeners over the past year, and Joe & "M" pull some clips from a few episodes.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone, and stay safe so that we can continue to entertain you in 2016! 
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Thursday, December 17, 2015

Transformers & Beer Podcast #42 - Intellectual Property, An Oversized Grimlock & 3rd Party Competition

Joe & "M" crack open beers and discuss what nonsense they have had to put up with from stores and selling items.  Do we really need a Oversized KO MP Grimlock? We walk that fine line of Intellectual Property with 3rd Party & KO makers.
All this & more on another entertaining episode of TRANSFORMERS & BEER !

  • Shoutout to a listeners feedback
  • What's new : 
    • Christmas
    • Hallmark G1 Megatron
    • EB Games nonsense
    • "M" has two sales
    • Kijiji rudeness
    • "M's thoughts on the Walking Dead
  • Vintage KO figures
  • Thoughts on Oversized KO MP-08X (King Grimlock) Reximus Prime $159
  • Our thoughts on intellectual property regarding 3d party & KO makers
  • 3A Toys making high-end G1 Transformers
  • Do figures/busts ever retain their value?
  • How 3rd party companies are good for competition
  • Is the Walmart TF Generations Combiner Wars Superior Giftset worth buying
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Friday, December 11, 2015

Blog Changes & The 1-Console Challenge

Yes, I know.

I've been a little lax in my actual Transformer blogging, but I can honestly say that it hasn't been due to lack of trying or laziness.  Rather, it's been due to a variety of factors I think that are more on the positive side.

Ever since I returned to collecting back in 2011, I hit the Transformer scene hard doing my best to make up for lost time and catch up to my numerous years of absence, and for 4 years I did quite well. But, as with all things; time, wisdom, life and money have all played a factor in getting to where I am now.  I have two young children that require attention.  I moved last year and renos kept me busy for a god part of 2015.  I think my OCD in terms of only buying items in a certain condition is only getting worse I fear. eBay prices have become absolutely ridiculous, and along with the exchange rate and shipping charges I've had to become more picky in what I buy online.  My two weekly podcasts, Transformers & Beer and STCPod are fun but time draining. And on top of it all, I've returned to retro gaming.collecting which pulling some of my budget away from my Transformers buying.

As such, I've had to re-evaluate my collecting habits, as well as to how I'll be proceeding with my future postings.  If I will be splitting my purchases, then logically my posts will be reflection of this as well.  Never fear Transformer collectors, this blog started off as a Transformer blog and it will still predominately be one.....just one sprinkled with my video game pick ups whenever they occur.

To pick a single console and only play video games on it for the entire year of 2016. 

I have been called out....

Transformers & Beer Podcast #41 - Canadian Highbrow & Our Masterpiece Ordering From Now On

  • Some video gaming and Walking Dead talk
  • "M" grills Joe with a Transformers Show & Tell
  • Will we be getting Masterpiece Ramjet & out thoughts on it
  • "M" explains why he cancels his Masterpiece Ironhide and Ratchet
  • How we will be picking and choosing our Masterpiece figures from now on
  • Another Transformers Show & Tell

Friday, December 4, 2015

Transformers & Beer #40 - Our 1 Year Anniversary Episode !!

  • We celebrate our 1 year anniversary
  • Why we find it so hard to justify buying carded cassette figures
  • We share some advice if you are thinking of starting a podcast
  • How our show has evolved over the years
  • Transformers Guess & Tell
  • We check out an eBay Countdown figure #172018290043
  • We check out an eBay IGA Blue Cliffjumper #400850491854
  • We check out a KO eBay set #231765931140
  • We reminisce on a past photo shoot :