261 episodes

Slick McFavorite, Rock, Cliff, Roger, and Lotus take a look at the news in Star Wars, Transformers, G.I. Joe and Masters of the Universe toys. Regular segments include: news and rumors, store reports and sales, what's popping up online including pre-orders and promotions, what we got, listner questions and feedback, and a miscellaneous grab bag section.

Open Your Toys Cast Slick McFavorite (OpenYourToys.com)

    • Leisure
    • 4.5 • 34 Ratings

Slick McFavorite, Rock, Cliff, Roger, and Lotus take a look at the news in Star Wars, Transformers, G.I. Joe and Masters of the Universe toys. Regular segments include: news and rumors, store reports and sales, what's popping up online including pre-orders and promotions, what we got, listner questions and feedback, and a miscellaneous grab bag section.

    Open Your Toys Cast - 245

    Open Your Toys Cast - 245

    I have been so lazy the last few days. Not really feeling doing the whole writing thing. I need to catch up on real life.

    • 2 hr 16 min
    Open Your Toys Cast - 244

    Open Your Toys Cast - 244

    I am still a sucker for repaints, but I have grown to really love drastically different designs of a character. No longer does a chromed Stormtrooper matter, but a concept design-based reimaging of characters like the Black Series Concept Obi and Vader, a yes, please. No thank you to black Primes, but hell yes to a minor retool to homage a vintage character like Ransack. Even new characters like Kol Darr, do not hold as much sway compared to getting 200x designs in Origins. So maybe it is more connection and its derivatives more than anything. Not worried about the Classified Rock n’ Roll, probably won’t get him either way. However, when it comes to Shipwreck, I want him to look like he walked right out of the cartoon.

    • 3 hr 8 min
    Open Your Toys Cast - 243

    Open Your Toys Cast - 243

    In hindsight, what is truly amazing about the toys we talk about? Considering we talk about franchises that have lasted over 40 years, it could be said almost anything. However, we sure have a lot to bitch about, and for good reason. These should be better. So instead of featuring my favorite things from this show, let’s talk about the worst things from this show. The new “no plastic” packaging is the death of carded figure collecting. Ducks? We don’t need no stinkin’ ducks, especially Transformers ducks. I love plastic model kits and a $100 6-inch scale vehicle sounds amazing. That is until it has a ridiculous large Arashikage logo plastered on it for no reason. Since there is no Masters news as usual, we’ll pick on the 4 Horsemen. While the figures are amazing, who gives a 2-pack the name Furious Four?

    • 2 hr 58 min
    Open Your Toys Cast - 242

    Open Your Toys Cast - 242

    Lately, I’ve found myself supporting things I would not have in the past. As companies finally figure out that we will shoulder more cost we’re getting larger, more exclusive, and deeper cuts. Not to mention the proliferation of 3rd party non-Transformers projects. If you’re not careful you can “support” yourself into a corner. What about a third 3rd party Bantha? Or, a four-foot Metroplex? The latest Kickstarter ninjas could definitely use your support. Lastly, Hiya has my support for their 7″ Godzillas.

    • 2 hr 58 min
    Open Your Toys Cast - 241

    Open Your Toys Cast - 241

    Third-Party definitely influenced Hasbro with those ankle rockers. During these Transformers Fan First events, they are constantly touting those things. What happens when a 3.75 vintage line influences a vintage-style 3.75 line? A whole lot of people that do not care about the new wave G.I. Joe ReAction figures. With the new Silverhawks Ultimates getting more obscure, they’re starting to lose a little luster. Finally, I try multiple times during the show to get people to buy discounted Star Wars Legos.

    • 2 hr 25 min
    Open Your Toys Cast - 240

    Open Your Toys Cast - 240

    I think people were happy, for the most part, with the Fan First Star Wars event. Especially us, who love the EU and Disney’s new version of it. Something, that now in hindsight, might receive a little criticism is the Commander Class Motormaster that was leaked. Two things that received overwhelming praise and minimal feedback are Classified Dr. Mindbender and Mega Contrux Zombie He-Man. I think the only criticism we received live, was from opener-extraordinaire, AAA. He complained there was too much packaging. That was quickly categorized as opinion.

    • 3 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

VintageViewport - Chris Leddy ,

Informative conversations

Just started listening and I’m really enjoying the conversations and topics discussed. Look forward to more content. Definitely recommend for collectors interested in the toy lines being talked about

playtape ,

boys club

As someone who loves toys and grew up with these properties I’m excited to catch up on the news from the excited and opinionated fans who host the show, but too often I end up shutting it off due to bro-y, misogynistic, “no homo,” banter.

Just a heads up that this might not be the most welcoming space.

Sebolt 41 or Wheelbreaker 41 ,

Geeks rule

Thanks to you all for all the information on this hobby we have. I look forward to each episode. Keep it up!!!!

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