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39 minutes | May 7, 2021
Greta Gremlin with Joan Ford
Joan Ford joins the podcast again to discuss Greta Gremlin from Neca. Why we were so excited about this character getting a figure, how to bring Gremlins back to the spotlight and much more!
48 minutes | Mar 18, 2021
Legends of Lucha Libre with Erik Arana
We are joined by Erik Arana from Bossfight Studios to talk Legends of Lucha Libre!
53 minutes | Mar 11, 2021
Terminator 2 with Andres Gallego
We are joined by Andres Gallego this week to talk about the Terminator 2 Kenner Line. How the line managed to survive without making toys of the movies main characters. And the greatest part of the line, the ability to make your own Terminator, and why we all thought that would usher in a new future.
50 minutes | Feb 24, 2021
Adventure Team and Major Matt with Jim Beard
We are joined by Jim Beard (writer) who talks with us about GI Joe Adventure Team and Major Matt Mason. Two toys that influenced the media, and pop culture in ways no other line did! We talk to the appeal of a line that doesn't have a cartoon, or movie or anything surrounding it, writing for characters you love, and much more!
51 minutes | Feb 17, 2021
Talking Toys with Loryn Stone
Loryn Stone (Toy Wizards and Pop Lurker) joins us to discuss an array of topics in toys. What got her back into collecting as an adult, how the hobby evolved with her, Green Power Rangers, Inspector Gadget, what conversations aren't happening in the toy world, and much much more!
38 minutes | Feb 3, 2021
Batman 89 with Eric Rodriguez
We are joined this week by Eric Rodriguez (Nerd Chronic) to discuss the few action figures from Batman '89, how the toys changed the movies, the merchandise crazy for future Batman movies, that may be better remembered than the movies themselves. And of course, Bob the Good.
69 minutes | Jan 20, 2021
Top Toys of 2020 with Mike Carlson
Mike Carlson (Podcast the Ride) joins us again as we go over our favorite action figures from 2020. This terrible year was only made bearable by the works of Hasbro, NECA, McFarlane, Mattel, and Super7. We go through a wave of nostalgia as we discuss Turtles, DC, Marvel Legends, Star Wars and so much more all in plastic form!
51 minutes | Jan 8, 2021
Battle Beasts with Greg Hahn
Greg Hahn is back with us as he finished collecting EVERY Battle Beast figure! We talk about finishing a collection, how he feels now that the quest is over and why these toys are the ones he went for.
74 minutes | Dec 31, 2020
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers with Jonathan Alexandratos
We are joined by Playwright and Action Figure Scholar Jonathan Alexandratos to talk about the 90s phenomena Mighty Morphin Power Rangers! A quick history of the toys, what set them apart from everything else on the shelf, how this franchise took off, what inspired the look of the figures, what trends they help set in the 90s. How pop-culture and toys can help you figure our your identity and Blake finally has a leg up on Justin with an IP, and puts Justin to the test of figuring out classic MMPR villains!
58 minutes | Nov 30, 2020
G.I Joe with Ed Greer
Ed Greer (Ed Greer Destroys, Reboot It) joins us to discuss growing up with G.I Joe, the struggle of finding all the figures, and looking back at how much some of those action figures would have cost today.
58 minutes | Nov 18, 2020
Strawberry Shortcake with Jenna Busch
Jenna Busch (Co-host of Historical Podcast, Host of Cocktails with Stan) joins us to discuss the history and smells of Strawberry Shortcake, collecting as a child and an adult, having a partner who also collects, and the connection of toys and memories when it comes to smells of toys, stickers, markers and much more!
56 minutes | Nov 11, 2020
Action Figure Attack with Steve Ozer
Steve Ozer (WWE at Mattel) joins us to discuss his favorite action figures, how collecting and working in the industry work in tandem, his road to working in toys and the value of a strong community.
53 minutes | Oct 28, 2020
Mysterium and Horrified - Board Games with Holly Anabel Brown
Holly Anabel Brown (Comedian, Well Actually Podcast) joins us to talk about some creepy board games in time for Halloween! Mysterium and Horrified! Two games that stand out for their impressive art work, world building, and collectable mini-figs. We also learn a lot about Settlers of Catan, how board games are a litmus test for any relationship, and that any game night can be ruined if you can't explain your game. Listen! Subscribe! Review!
52 minutes | Oct 12, 2020
American Girl Dolls with Connie Shin
Connie Shin (Thundercats ROAR) joins us to go through history through the eyes of American Girl Dolls. The boutique collectible that gave its girls some incredible miniatures, books to expand on their own stories, and a great return policy. We discuss the many different dolls and what working in an American Girl Doll store was like.
55 minutes | Sep 30, 2020
Crowdfunding Toys with Rocom
Rocom joins us again to discuss an amazing line of figures, his own! We go through his new Mighty Maniax: Horror & Gaming inspired Glyos Action Figures. All the challenges in crowdfunding independent figures, finding an audience, how to connect to that audience and how to deliver an incredible product. Using Kickstarter and social media to create hype. Enjoy! And donate to his figures!
44 minutes | Sep 23, 2020
The Real Ghostbusters with Devlin Wilder
We are joined by Devlin Wilder (comedian) to talk about the incredible Real Ghostbusters line, and the oodles and oodles of ghosts that came out of it. The desperation for Ghostbusters movie accurate figures in the 80s, and how Ghostbusters Afterlife being removed from the schedule we may have missed on a huge resurgence of Ghostbusters merchandise.
41 minutes | Sep 11, 2020
HDYF From a Post-Apocalyptic California
California's fires rage, a pandemic continues to ravage LA county and Blake and Justin talk about the toy news and collectables they want to get. Because we all deserve a small bit of joy in this increasingly crazy world.
55 minutes | Sep 2, 2020
Lego Super Mario with Matt Acevedo
Matt Acevedo (Hit Points, Mass Effect Adventum, Ultimate Fictional Character Podcast) joins us to discuss the newly released Super Mario Lego sets! Discussing the interactivity of these sets, yoshi, Mario's house, the worlds we want to see next, other Nintendo franchises that need the Lego or toy treatments!
47 minutes | Aug 26, 2020
Allie Goertz, The Simpsons World of Springfield
This week we are joined by Allie Goertz (Round Springfield Podcast, Writer, Musician, Former Editor at MAD Magazine) to talk about The Simpsons mania and how it cascaded into World of Springfield lines. We discuss the moments we fell in and out of the show, what made these toys unique, figures we need to see if Super7 ends up making Simpsons figures and much much more!
65 minutes | Aug 18, 2020
Keep or Sell with Justin Michael
Justin Michael (Infinity Train) returns to discuss how Infinity Train needs action figures, buying a toy that HE VOICES! And we breakdown the things he may sell or may keep. This was recorded during the COVID19 pandemic while practicing social distancing, so we apologize for any sound hiccups.
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