Slick McFavorite, Cliff, bat ass, and Shane 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.
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If you don't know I write a post for each episode, but only copy the second paragraph here. You should read the whole post. Here's the second paragraph for this episode... No funny or clever tie-ins to collecting this time; besides maybe, there's always a lesson to learn. Have you learned your lesson? Do you have a lesson to teach others? Don't hold back. Instill your knowledge of history in the younger generation. Do whatever you can to make sure history does not repeat itself.
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Toys continue to just get better and better. Man, have you seen the Classified Vamp in hand? What about the new Black Series Droideka/Destroyer Droid? Hoowee! Never thought I would say hoowee for an Orko, but Mondo’s has earned a hoowee! And one for my boy, Mr. Mark Haddock, this Legacy Gears. Hoowee!
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I love supporting Kickstarters because they are really a day-at-a-time kind of thing. The latest Roboskull update shows how amazing this thing is going to be. Hasbro keeps finding a way to get more money from their molds while enticing us with one new thing. I’m still excited about their possible new Transformers Selects multi-pack. When there’s no great toy news, I’ll take some media news any day. The latest Masters of Universe Revolution trailer is great, especially its background music. And, while it is probably late to take advantage of the original fan fair, I still welcome a Mando movie.
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I’ve talked about change, motivation, and getting things done too much. It’s time to put up or shut up.
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Toys are getting a little messy. You have what seem to be hits like the MOTU x TMNT Crossover that keep gaining steam. But then you have what we feel are flops like the Hiya Joe line and their new Gung Ho. Some are inadvertently messy, like making a 5 PoA line out of figures that were originally 5 PoA. I’m looking at you Phantom Menace Retro Collection. Some have got to know, right? Unfortunately, not the Transformers team. Or, maybe they do?
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Something equally well-received as the HISS is the latest Figura Obscura from the 4Horsemen. Received not nearly as well, but still generating some excitement are the new O-ring Joes from Super7. I’m not sure Joe collectors will be so happy when they are $20+. Something that really impressed the crew this week was an intensely beautiful, or ugly, depending on your view, Threezero’s MDLX G2 Megatron. Not sure if it’s the piece or it’s ridiculous edition size of 50 worldwide. Something that obviously didn’t get a great reception was Hasbro’s Selfie Series; may it rest in peace.
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
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.
Thanks to you all for all the information on this hobby we have. I look forward to each episode. Keep it up!!!!