Ep 053 – 9th December 2014: The NEW 53!!

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.
After we heroically resisted against the temptation of doing a NEW 52 Episode, we triumphantly return to the Repacked Podcast on episode THE NEW 53!! Join Stu (Octane), Paul (Igadevil) and Albie as they fight for JUSTICE!

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00:00:00.000 Intro: The New 53!!
00:08:18.060 Acquisitions – Albie
00:12:24.130 Acquisitions – Paul (Igadevil)
00:22:46.230 Intermission
00:24:15.160 Listener Questions 1 – Andy Bentley
00:33:32.230 Listener Questions 2 – Eric352
00:45:32.010 News – Stu
01:04:30.140 News – Albie
01:32:39.130 News – Paul (Igadevil)
01:45:18.220 Ending and Outro
01:46:55.190 Outtakes

MMC Azalea Asterisk Mode

Paul (Igadevil)
Kamen Rider Gaim Kiwami Arms

From Andy Bentley
After the dismissal of DX9’s Invisible (Not-Mirage) and Warbotron’s take on the Combaticons in Episode 46, I felt like I needed to write in. My definition of Masterpiece based on scale to MP-10 as well as a level of design and engineering. DX9’s height is 6.4″. Mania King (not-Galvatron) is over 7″ and I know no one who has him in a Masterpiece display. I’ve pre ordered Invisible to replace my classics Mirage who reflects toy engineering from 2006.

A complaint was made on the amount of detail on the Warbotron line. Google a tank and a race car. They’re being fairly accurate to the vehicle they’re trying to represent.

In a larger sense, why are 3rd Party Masterpieces necessary? Since the line “got serious” with MP-10, Takara is averaging ~3 characters a year with a heavy reliance on reuse of mold. At this pace, it would take over 20 years to produce the characters from the G1 line from 1984-85. They’ve showed no signs of increasing production, in fact they’ve lost one of the top designers. RID and live action movies are Takara and Hasbro’s main priority. If fans are looking to have a robust Masterpiece collection, someone’s going to have to pick up the slack.
From Erik352
Hey guys!
Really enjoyed the last show, and I laugh out loud at Nikki’s ad! Seriously, what does this guy do for a living? He’s good at doing voices, accents, and he sings too! Could I suggest in future episode maybe Nik can do an ad using Japanese accents!
Anyway, I notice a lot of you guys are really into transformers, and I was wondering, what drives you to continue collecting this franchise. Is it the cartoon, the toy itself, Im pretty sure it’s not those awful Michael Bay films!
Lastly, I was wondering if you could consider inviting guests into the podcast. Would really like to hear discussions of other toyline aside from Kamen Rider, Legos, Macross, Transformers, and all the others that you always talk about.
Thanks again for the many hours of entertainment you guys provide! This is one podcast I always look forward to listening!

Stu (Octane)
CRIKEY! It’s the NECA 18” tall Pacific Rim Striker Eureka!
Mattel Cans MOTU Minis and Delays Doomsday Unleashed
DST Releases – TMNT Minimates, Alien Bank, Bluntman and Chronic, and More
Star Wars Shadow Trooper Figure by Hot Toys
Iron Man 3 Mark XXII Hot Rod Armor Figure by Hot Toys
Robo Force Ultimate Maxx Preview
Update on Play Arts Kai Classic Predator
NECA Aliens Series 4 Info and New Pics
Sony Announces The Playstation 4 – 20th Anniversary Edition
Ninninger Toy Gimmicks & Info
Megahouse stuff that looks cool but I don’t know anything about (Variable Action Festival 2014)

Play With This Toosday Roundup
#1 Play with this Toosday reveal: Serpents of the Coiled Table 3-pack
#2A : ANKHOR reveal
#2B : MAINSAIL reveal
Tentacle Action
Nendoroid Bloomed in Japan Miku (Made in Japan)
Goodsmile shop link:
Transformers Robots in Disguise Out in Ireland and USA
Link 2
Link 3
Generations Combiner Wars @ Singapore event
Better pics from Taghobby
Mentioned: Superion
TakaraTomyArts: Exclusive SEGA GENESIS Megatron
Mentioned: Lucky Draw Megs
TFC: Red Cross (First Aid)

Paul (Igadevil)
Tamashii Announces Yoshi SH Figuarts
Godzilla 2000 SH MonsterArts
Amazing. Godzilla Peekaboo
Tamashii Showroom (more pics of Harley and more)
Figuarts Juspion

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