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Toy Power Podcast
64 minutes | Jul 31, 2021
#232: The Trifecta Review!
Today on the Toy Power Podcast we have not one, but three latest release visual things to review. Please note: ep is full of SPOILER CHATS!Also - we are once again under strict lock-down conditions & therefore have had to record this episode over Zoom. So please bear with us through the dip in audio quality & the other minor hic-ups corresponding to this ep. First up we have the highly anticipated Netflix show: Masters of the Universe: Revelation - how did we each watch it, space it out or binge?.... Spoiler alert we all Binged It! We chat about the key characters, storyline as well as any issues / concerns we had with it. A prediction for the future & a request for you all to push the #MOREMOTU hashtag too! Next up, is the Marvel film: Black Widow - which turns out to be easily classified as a James Bond film. How did we each see this very delayed film? Who were the standout characters? As well as a fun discussion around the overall ties to the larger MCU storyline. Loki - from Disney Plus, is the last item on review for this episode - which turned out to be a delightful surprise of a series. With a unique step into a variant direction; as Darren makes the crossover with Toys. Standout characters with wishes for future toy releases are all covered here too. Each reviewed show / film is given a rating out of 19 to sum it all up - in true Dave's Video Graveyard Fashion!Support the show: http://patreon.com/toypowerpodcastSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
77 minutes | Jul 26, 2021
#231: SDCC 2021 - sorta
Today on The Toy Power Podcast, the lads are forced to stay at home - which is ironic cause so are all our fave companies instead of being at SDCC! But that doesn't stop us, or the bevy of new toy goodness that we can chat about! There's arm biting Dinos, a slew of new Gi Joes, the BIGGEST Marvel Legends of all time, new-but-also-old Clone Wars, The Main Man and two of the best uses of packaging you've ever seen. Of course there's more MOTU reveals, HotWheels, McFarlane (aka: The A-Train of toy makers) and NECA - are they fast approaching a TMNT cliff? How many Shredders is a bridge too far for our own Shredder-fan Ben? Do you jsut make a Con by slapping CON at the end of your name? Shoutout to our fave tv-toy guys in Jay and Rob with some exciting news! Support the show: http://patreon.com/toypowerpodcastSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
59 minutes | Jul 16, 2021
#230: Toys: Loose or TIGHT?!
Today on the Toy Power Podcast, we are once again joined by our great mate - Mr Davey Damaged! As forecast, he has stolen Master Trent's spot again! Davey wonders how well you; the listener knows us? So; he has devised an extensive: "Get to know you" questionnaire. This includes but is not limited to: Saving on Ream's of Paper; Malcom & The Middle Sequels; Spanish backgrounds; Stan Winston Creations; The proposal of a new host....; Marvel Vs DC - not just character wise, but in animation too... But that's not all!! Davey then flips the questions into a different category of a "Would You Rather" Quiz containing some of the following scenarios: Time on Alien infested worlds; being pursued by Robot or regular Dinosaurs; and many more head scratching proposals. Then we pivot into our final segment - which is a classic Show & Tell. We have a mystery character that holds a Fish in a Bowl from Ben. Darren brings two toys this round, a childhood Batman & as well as a Joker figure. Then Frank flexes his muscles & brings a very very sort-after figure to the discussion!! (this part is hugely down-played, but it was pretty special to closely look at such a RARE figure.) Then it's Davey's turn, & staying on brand he showcases a Sly - Demolition Man figure; that is TIGHT!!Support the show: http://patreon.com/toypowerpodcastSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
73 minutes | Jul 11, 2021
#229: Brett or Brent?
Today on the Toy Power podcast, we are joined by none other than Davey Damaged who opens up on his thoughts about our ideal set of hosts. There’s loads of headlines to discuss but along the way, we take some serious detours. Davey invents his own Con. A Venom figure can now disappear? Egg Cups officially enter the Marvel Universe. How kissable are Timothy Oliphants lips? Is Star Wars Power of the Force actually good? The Todd suddenly impresses Davey. Trent (despite being absent) is a bully. NECA are slipping on multiple fronts. Terminator and MOTU officially cross-over. To the punks who want less representation in their franchises: SHUT. UP. Davey gets jealous of Criss Fresh. Frank sucks at segways. Just like how Seinfeld LEGO isn’t great. And, belly buttons. The list of toys to buy just keeps on growing. Not helped by the amazing Pixel Dan Dark Horse book as reviewed by Ben and Darren. But don’t count those pages wrong – how very dare you! If none of that makes sense, then you best get to listening….Support the show: http://patreon.com/toypowerpodcastSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
73 minutes | Jul 4, 2021
#228: California Dream House
This week on Toy Power the team is joined by Chris Finlay (aka Webstor.83) to talk all things toys. Yep, the IQ of the room is instantaneously skyrocketed into the stratosphere... but that's not the only mind-blowing aspect of having Chris on the show! His collectors dream house is displayed beautifully with 4 full rooms of toys, collectibles and video games that mean the TPP boys are already planning their next trip to Southern California (and will each get the best guest room imaginable)! Trent takes note on how to "negotiate" more space in his own house, whilst pondering how long it would take to get dressed if he had an 80s shrine (including vast MOC goodness) in his wardrobe! Chris talks about what the average year looks like in the Californian toys scene and its an extravaganza of toy shows and pop culture events. Darren is blown away that Masters of the Universe makes it into Chris' lectures, so we all know that we can learn a thing or two by studying this 80s phenomenon. We also have a really insightful conversation about gender roles in both pop culture and toys, and how stereotypes can permeate into our collective childhoods and culture. We breakdown some of the toys that are interesting to consider and the broader implications of how media can shape the world we live in, and the implications this can have on identity. A really fantastic episode to be a part of, we cant wait to talk more to Chris in a future episode. Support the show: http://patreon.com/toypowerpodcastSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
62 minutes | Jun 27, 2021
#227: News & Hype Train!
Today on the Toy Power Podcast we have another hard-hitting News episode ready for you! Kicking it off with an incredibly strong foot is MOTU Revelations! Followed with a rough tackle, which gives some never-before-seen damage to the toys themselves! Yes, we have a Battle-Damaged Cat with a Vac Metal HeMan combo! The timeless winning team is a Fantastic Set of Four (or Five), characters, that simply look MARVELous. We hear the crowd screaming for Golden Axe & Universal Monsters reveals! But what is this? Someone has brought an RC VAMP to the match; & the mascots have been sighted wearing an Ultimate Power Ranger costume! Is that Bob under there?! Batman 66' punches their retail prices down at the snack bar; plus, more Movie TMNT reveals on the stadium screen in the form of the Shadow Warriors - who is actually lining up for this set may surprise you! A blink and you'll miss it glimpse of the famous Gargoyle Cheerleader & a Transformers Origins Bumblebee that resembles a deflated football. The Duff Blimp is trying to hype up a re-release of TurboMan but the commentators are questioning who is the target market for this figure? Half time show is Avatar: The Last Airbender; and it looks like the sponsors have got great bang for their buck for this set!! The bookies are betting on the next Marvel Legend reveals.... Currently 10 to 1 odds on Marvel TV Shows. Then in closing out the game; the crowd are 'All Aboard The Hype Train'. What will come next and what general shenanigans can we expect in the near future!!! Another great game; enjoyed by ALL!!Support the show: http://patreon.com/toypowerpodcastSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
73 minutes | Jun 19, 2021
#226: Gilly - The Apex Predator
Today on the Toy Power Podcast, we have a long-overdue catchup with our good mate, the most Aussie ‘Murican out there, Guillmero Olivio! (He even has a pretty good Aussie accent) Gilly takes us through his myriad of projects some that we know of, others not so much! But don’t get comfortable, cause Gilly flips the script on the unsuspecting hosts and has some very particular questions for us! There’s questions about Shredders, army building, Lego vs iPad and one in particular, pretty much breaks Frank… Then we chat about Grading – as opposed to last time when we speculated about it, Gilly ACTUALLY knows what he’s talking about and gives us great insight into the road rarely travelled by Australians. But which one of the lads has a graded piece? The answer might surprise you! We end it all with a quick trip around Reading/Watching/Playing which leads to a shock retirement of a former gaming great! Follow all of Gillys great work at Plastic Universe on FB and InstaSupport the show: http://patreon.com/toypowerpodcastSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
81 minutes | Jun 13, 2021
#225: News, Revelations & The Mega Toy Fair!
Today on the Toy Power Podcast, we come to you with a lot of News!! Yes, McFarlane seems to be doing the impossible with so many new DC sub-lines and releases it's difficult to keep up. What does the 3 Jokers have to do with Swamp Thing? Knee concerns from The Suicide Squad, but King Shark looks like a must have!! 66' Batman returns with Batmobile & maybe a diorama Batcave? Some really neat Avatar the Last Air Bender toys revealed as well, from the Todd Father!! Marvel Legends, Gi Joe Classified with vehicles & the big S7 SILVERHAWKS reveal!! Then it's straight into the new MOTU Revelations trailer! Wow! Just Wow! Keeping with Masters, we see some exclusive Royal Guards released as well as a slew of Star Wars reveals. Our buddy Dave Bond has a website we recommend you check out: merlinstoystore.com Then we have tales from the Adelaide Mega Toy Fair to finish off the episode; including scores from said event!! It's a slightly longer ep than normal, so get comfortable!Support the show: http://patreon.com/toypowerpodcastSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
74 minutes | Jun 5, 2021
#224: Impressing Your 9yr Old Self!
Today on the Toy Power Podcast we fianlly chat with a long overdue pair of Melbourne legends; that's right! We are joined with special guests: Criss Fresh & Dirty Uncle Mitch!! Because it's their first time with us, we must break the ice by getting to know there who they were as ten-year old's! This initiation includes difficult questions about Spice Girls as well as, but not limited to "Hey Hey It's Saturday" too!! Then it's a good ol' round the room game show of: Would You Rather.... We have all sorts of queries in the mix, including but not just contained to: Cats Vs Dogs; Bringing back businesses of the past; Collection Prices over Obtainability? Successful Future Film Dream Projects; Batman Vs Batman? And then rounding out the ep its a twist on: Heroes vs Kings!! Also, spoiler alert.... Only one question gets full points by all!......Please find Criss Fresh: @CrissFresh & Dirty Uncle Mitch: @BlockBusterJ Also Chris & Mitch together on their NSFW Podcasts: @GeekDudes as well as their Aussie flash back show: @HeyHeyPodcast Plus: Mitch on his other Podcast: The Massive Attack Podcast Support the show: http://patreon.com/toypowerpodcastSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
62 minutes | May 30, 2021
#223: Toxie, Tygra and Tickles?
Today on the ToyPower Podcast there’s new hotness from all our fave brands – and even some suprises as well. Is Hugh Jackman part of the Spawn-verse? Did you miss World Turtle Day too? Are we getting a certain blue news van AND new Toxic Crusaders? Trent learns that buying Transformers is like a can of Pringles – you can’t stop at one! There’s a Legends livestream to talk about and which reveal has Frank already thrown down for? Is this this tallest LEGO set ever? How many copies of a book does one really need Darren? Then it’s a brain-bending question that Frank throws out that leads us to wonder if there are actually any New Zealanders we haven’t claimed. Finally, Ben talks to his potential Toy-Room disaster and the journey to getting it fixed. Have no fear, it’s a good news story in the end! Support the show: http://patreon.com/toypowerpodcastSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
56 minutes | May 22, 2021
#222: Streaming Shows + Showcasing Toys!!
Today on The Toy Power Podcast we understand with the great variety of Streaming Services; comes the requirement of time to watch them all!..... So, in re-working & butchering that Spidey quote; we take a fairly non-spoiler look at four Super Hero based shows. We cover what the show is about, what we personally think of the show & solidify the shows with a DVG rating out of 19. But wait, there's more! We also let you know if there are any toys to coincide with the show! Does the Disney Plus show - The Falcon & The Winter Soldier play things to safely; or is the 'Finger Waggle' enough to steal the show? Second up is the animated series - Invincible - from Amazon Prime. The voice acting alone is one of the many reasons to check this show out! Certainly not a show for kids - but this show gets some pretty high scores by those in the room whom have seen it!! Jupiter's Legacy - streaming on Netflix - is set in the 'MillerVerse' - with very similar power-sets seen in the Justice League - does this show tip the scales of over-saturation in the super hero genre? Yasuke is our final show we spotlight - this Anime is streaming on Netflix & surprisingly is loosely based on real events of a Black Samari from the Feudal Japan era; with the added elements of super-natural abilities & such actually make this show is quite entertaining. Our second segment is a classic: Show & Tell. Ben brings in some spooky Skeleton Warriors, Frank has an Autobot with 6 transformation sequences, Darren has an adventurous Batgirl to showcase, & somehow Trent, missed the planned Vintage theme; but makes up for it with an unboxing of not one, but two new Mythic Legion characters!! Be sure to let us know what you personally thought of each of the 4 shows we reviewed this ep!!Support the show: http://patreon.com/toypowerpodcastSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
60 minutes | May 16, 2021
#221: A Better Beard
Today on the Toy Power Podcast, there is news to be had and we are HERE for it! But the biggest news comes from our fave Canadian and his insanely successfully Kickstarter. Faking Filmation is gonna be ma$$ive… Super7 come to the party with more Ultimates from the Disney-verse as well as very tempting re-release of our favourite mutants. And what sort of dinosaur foot inspires the boys to break out into song? PowerCon show off some goodies but the pricing has us asking questions. Marvel Legends tick off some missing gaps as the Infinity Saga rolls on. There’s trailer news involving breakfast foods and we talk to our fave LEGO Master and his return to our screens! Then we roll out some our fave Modern Toys that are Damn Near Perfect. As it turns out, we are all about the villains this time! A classic DC monster, a robot ninja, a despot and a superior robot. There’s a shoutout to our newest Patreon and Frank can finally take the packaging off his new show all about the Aussie cartoon Bluey : The Hammerbarn Project! Support the show: http://patreon.com/toypowerpodcastSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
62 minutes | May 9, 2021
#220: I love a good checklist…
Today on the Toy Power Podcast, we finally get through the last of our Patreon questions and somehow they still keep bringing the gold to test our brains. How should we flag-wave our love for toys to the younger generation? Peter Parker knows… Then it’s onto a rundown of how we find all the latest Toy news and info – our fave online haunts, YouTubers and sites. Everything from mega news sites, to fan-run ventures from all corners of the toy-sphere. Checklists, Apps, Databases – all the buzzwords that Frank won’t shutup about. There’s enough gold in them hills for everyone! Even a local Adelaide champion whose passion for all things robots is amazing to see. We all learnt about a few more great places to check out and I’ll bet you do too! Check out the list below! https://news.toyark.com/ https://toynewsi.com/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/ http://thefwoosh.com/ http://www.tmnttoys.com/ https://news.tfw2005.com/ https://www.yojoe.com/ https://www.seibertron.com/ https://www.he-man.org/ https://www.transformerland.com/ https://beastformers.blog/ https://battleramblog.com/ https://figurelist.co/ https://www.actionfigure411.com/ https://jedibusiness.com/ http://www.mwctoys.com/index.html http://tfu.info/ http://www.the-liberator.net/site-files/robot-toys/index.htm https://www.facebook.com/groups/1753255334753510(Action Figure Checklists) https://www.youtube.com/user/Mandalorian30(PixelDan) https://www.youtube.com/user/TheRealFwoosh https://www.youtube.com/toygalaxytv https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXZ2QQ9OY8IPWiqYqRRls4Q(ToyBro)Support the show: http://patreon.com/toypowerpodcastSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
90 minutes | May 2, 2021
#219: News, Chats, plus A Comic & Toy Fair!
Today of the Toy Power Podcast; we are joined once again by special guest: Scot Menement. He makes some unpleasant jokes in the beginning; but we quickly turn this concerning issue around into some great toy news topics! At the top of our show; it's full steam ahead for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise; with discussions on Super7, Neca Cartoon reveals, the 1990 Movie and even some Mech Turtles! Then it's over to our favourite barbarian line - Masters Of The Universe - with Shogun Crossovers & not one, but two new waves of Origins to chat about! Plus PowerCon 2021 Teaser Images that have us confused. Off the back of that is Marvel News - with MCU trailers and a new toyline to back it up. A dedicated Marvel Legends Disney Plus wave may spoil some things, but it looks so damn good regardless. A few other News headlines, then a quick review of the first 4 episodes of Plastic Chats (by Guillermo Olivo); please drink to every time Ben says the word fascinating.....! Also, a quick yak about the amazing Amazon series Invincible, that has just wrapped its first season (quite non-spoiler chat). Rounding out the episode; is our own personal spin on the Adelaide Comic & Toy Fair!! Fly-by visits, first time sales-men, Lego Masters, Pre-sellers and obsessions, are but some of the many many stories we have to share!! Support the show: http://patreon.com/toypowerpodcastSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
65 minutes | Apr 24, 2021
#218: A Dazzle Of Questions & Scores!
Today on The Toy Power Podcast we continue from where we left off; with more of our Patreon Questions from a few episodes ago. Then we flip over to Latest Scores with a really good chat about some big items, at the end of the ep. Questions this episode include topics such as: the best advice on starting out collecting Vintage lines. What might have been our first toy that we fell in love with? You all know we love 80s toys; but what about our choice 80's Music? If we could shrink down to play-size scale; what Toy Playset would we each choose to live in? - Warning - this gets a little wacky!! What Toyline/s deserves their own cartoons? What toys would we grab from our Toycollection, if our house was on fire? Predictions of when the golden age of Modern versions of Vintage Toys will end; if ever?! Then as promised a great segment on Latest Scores that includes (but not limited to), Neca Turtles gets quite a few shoutouts! Darren finally gets some key Neca Movie Figures! Trent chats about his Vintage Star Wars purchase; Ben gets some Batman Returns figures as well as an absolute Grail figure - the infamous Tyranno Shredder with special assistance from Gilly (Plastic Crack Documentary & Plastic Chats). Frank gives a great overview of Unicorn! Pros, Cons & transformation sequences. But the most important question from this episode.... Has the T-Stop finally changed gears and back in motion again? Find out on the new thrilling episode of TPP!! Support the show: http://patreon.com/toypowerpodcastSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
69 minutes | Apr 18, 2021
#217: The Best Time!
Today on the Toy Power Podcast, we’re joined by creative extraordinaire, easily one of our top 5 fave Canadians, Mr Rob McCallum. He’s got more projects in the works than we’ve had hot dinners! Find out all about Action Figure Adventure, 5 Fave Figures and his most recent, insanely successful Kickstarter project Faking Filmation. What drives a man from Canada to make a doco about an Englishman’s passion project to recreate an American cartoon? Find out by listening to four Australians! But despite Rob’s protesting, there was simply too much cool toy news that we just had to cover. All new hotness from local store Lobos, NECA, Hasbro’s FanFest, Mondo and even a clip from Ghostbusters: Afterlife. How many Ace Ducks is too many? Any guesses for the new HasLabs project? Transformers that transform themselves? A GI Joe color scheme best described as “week old yogurt”? Is it Skids or Tracks? And is the Phone exclusive version of Robs content coming soon? Bu when it’s all said and done, just remember, play time, is the….Support the show: http://patreon.com/toypowerpodcastSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
63 minutes | Apr 10, 2021
#216: Q & A - When is Six Not Enough?!
Today on the Toy Power Podcast, it's an episode dedicated to Answering Questions! So, to get things started we have an Ice Breaker examination, regarding Famous Voice Actors - who would you wish to interview? Then we get into the main part of this episode, Answering our Patreon Powered Questions! There are some real bangers in this session! Queries such as: what would we hypothetically 'borrow' from each other's collection? What Toylines post 1995 are our key choices, if there wasn't anything prior? A super down to earth inquiry regarding what talent or skill set do we wish we had? What did we have high hopes on, only to be ultimately disappointed about? If we had our way, what Toylines are screaming for a big screen presence? If the previous questions hadn't melted our brain, this next one certainly does - are we comfortable in collecting the same toys over and over again? In the creative world; what Toys should be crossed over in both style & design? One of the final questions we have is of the very Patriotic type - what Aussie media presence deserves a toyline? And be sure to check out DVG where Ben chats with Casey & the highly intellegent Mr DaveyDamaged, about the 1995 Film: Judge Dredd!Support the show: http://patreon.com/toypowerpodcastSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
71 minutes | Apr 5, 2021
#215: Hop Hop Do the Bunny Hop
Today on the Toy Power Podcast, it’s our Easter special with a great mix of topics. But first the news and NECA surprises us all with another great reveal. Speaking of reveals, can you find Wally/Waldo? There’s some potential Legends spoilers and is SDCC coming back? SpaceJam2, TweeterHead and James Gunn’s Suicide Squad. Phew! As it is Easter, what better than a run down of some of the most famous rabbits in pop-culture. There’s way more than you might think! Is Frank one of them? Then it’s time to dust off the soapbox with a robust discussion about the trails of ordering from the Little Guy – what’s a collector to do? And be sure to check out DVG where Ben chats about Judge Dread! Support the show: http://patreon.com/toypowerpodcastSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
63 minutes | Mar 28, 2021
#214: Let the Games Begin!
Today on the Toy Power Podcast, it’s all about games and testing our toy knowledge. But we need a ringmaster to pull it all together so Scotty M returns to the studio! Warming us up with a round of What Would You Rather, Scotty then quizzes the team – but with a twist – our wonderful Patreons have supplied the questions! It’s show-host against show-host in a battle for bragging rights and Toy Power supremacy! For Science! I think it’s fair to say the Patreons found gaps in our knowledge but there are some fascinating duels – how many Batman villains can you name? And more to the point, which A-lister did we forget to mention? And there’s a bonus, heart-wrenching question that makes Darren wish for the sweet release of death… Also, Wogsters. Then it’s Latest Scores time as we find out how much it takes to earn a free PopCulture pin – the answer varies. Ben adjusts his monocle with a bevy of goodies before Frank talks to his biggest purchase yet. And after a record-breaking hunt, has the Fridge been found? Be sure to listen right to VERY end! ;) Support the show: http://patreon.com/toypowerpodcastSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
68 minutes | Mar 21, 2021
#213: Origins of the News!
This week on The Toy Power Podcast, we have Scot Join us once again! He brings a missing person report..... In the form of the Joe football player; The Fridge! Can you believe he is STILL missing?!? But furthermore, we are actually recording in Trent's Toyroom once again!! We have lots of News topics to get through including re-releases of The Real Ghostbusters line with Ecto-1, Fearsome Flush & Bug Eye. Then onto The Loyal Subjects, where they seem to have some great properties, however, there is some controversy that needs to be taken into account before buying them. Just when you thought you had all the Gremlins toys you can want, we see Neca reveal Gizmo in his Pink Sports Car! Then as we change gears its onto Marvel Legends - The Villains Wave - is this an all-in decision for Frank?! Back to Neca as we praise RJ McReady - aka Kurt Russel from The Thing, when he gets the Ultimate treatment in toy form. As indestructible as that Monster was, it seems to be not competition for the Invincible Anime series which is hitting streaming services very soon! Based on the fantastic comicbook series, and we highlight some of the amazing voice actors on this project too. New TMNT Video Game trailer - Shredder's Revenge, sounds like a must grab by all!! Star Wars Black - Publishing Series - a neat deep dive into the already expansive Universe, with new book style packaging. Zack Snyder's Justice League - we chat about the new toys that then naturally spins into a quick non-spoiler review of the new released film. Back to the Future ReAction lines with exciting reveals of the same characters we already have.... Our 2nd topic is driven by Scot - it was supposed to be a Retrospective on a Giant Lizard property; however, Scot has a surprise for Darren instead, and we look at the Origins of a more modern toyline instead!! Before we round out the episode a quick plug for our mate Gilly whom has a new series coming very soon - Plastic Chats! Another fun episode! Stop reading & start listening!Support the show: http://patreon.com/toypowerpodcastSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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