I hate deadlines. I mean I HATE deadlines! Not necessarily because it means I have something that needs to get done, but more how they can affect the end product. Some people perform better under pressure. However most of us only think we perform better when in actuality we’re compromising the quality of our work. If you do not allow yourself enough time to step away then come back and review what you have done, you’re doing yourself and your work a disservice. We put a lot of self-imposed deadlines on ourselves in regard to the cast. Tonight, show notes, tomorrow we record, the next day we post. Unfortunately, this can cause me to not research as much as I should or we don’t rerecord a segment we really should. While this might make it more “real”, it’s at the expense of the experience as a whole.

That’s kind of how I felt with our Joecon coverage this year. I was racing to get it out and really wasn’t able to compile the background information I usually like to do. This is especially true with the Hasbro Archives panel which was nothing less than spectacular. Also this week, the Transformers Collector Club drops some tidbits on Kre-O. WonderCon brings us some new MOTUC figures. Our featured custom is actually an entire line of B.A.T.ized vehicles. We take a look at the G1 Rodimus Prime “action figure”. Finally, you guys ROCK! We get a ton of participation.

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