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The Hyper Room is a podcast series interviewing creatives, innovators and business people in the world of Pop Culture involved in all facets from comic books to action figures to video games and other forms of physical and digital media, The Hyper Room deep dives into the process and the business direct from the creators themselves. We don't discuss if Harry Potter can beat Superman - we discuss how that story could come together and how it would affect the world of Pop Culture.

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The Hyper Room is a podcast series interviewing creatives, innovators and business people in the world of Pop Culture involved in all facets from comic books to action figures to video games and other forms of physical and digital media, The Hyper Room deep dives into the process and the business direct from the creators themselves. We don't discuss if Harry Potter can beat Superman - we discuss how that story could come together and how it would affect the world of Pop Culture.

    The New Teen Titans 40th Anniversary with Marv Wolfman

    The New Teen Titans 40th Anniversary with Marv Wolfman

    In October 1980 Robin, Wonder Girl, Kid Flash along with Cyborg, Raven, Starfire and a teenage Beast Boy now calling himself The Changeling, joined together to form The New Teen Titans first appearing in DC Comics Presents #26 before launching into their own comic book and setting the world on fire.

    Today in The Hyper Room in association with Icon Heroes we celebrate the 40th anniversary of the creation of this classic super hero team that started in comic books but has spread to video games, toys, cartoons, TV and the movies: it is our honor to welcome Marv Wolfman, co-creator of The New Teen Titans in celebrating their 40th anniversary inside The Hyper Room!

    Read more here: http://www.thehyperroom.com/new-teen-titans-marv-wolfman/

    • 44 min
    Robotech 35th Anniversary Roundtable with the Macross Saga Voice Cast

    Robotech 35th Anniversary Roundtable with the Macross Saga Voice Cast

    Today in the Hyper Room we are celebrating the 35th Anniversary of the original airing of the series that has ranked as one of the greatest animated shows of all time — and so it is my extreme honor to welcome the entire original Macross Saga voice cast:

    - Tony Oliver who played Rick Hunter

    - Rebecca Forstadt Who played Lynn MinMay

    - Melanie MacQueen Who played Lisa Hayes

    - Dan Woren who played Lt Roy Fokker

    Alongside Harmony Gold’s Robotech Master himself Tommy Yune and Pat Wang from Icon Heroes who is making some amazing Robotech statues we go back to the days before My Neighbor Totoro, before Akira, and even before Transformers The Movie - in 1985 we were introduced to the three parts of Robotech: The Macross Saga, The Masters and The New Generation.

    So, its time to have an 80s memory bomb dropped on your head as you recall words like ROBOTECHNOLOGY, PROTOCULTURE, SDF-1, VERITECH, ZENTRAEDI and more as I welcome the original voice cast from the Macross Saga to celebrate the 35th anniversary of ROBOTECH inside The Hyper Room.

    You can watch a video version of this podcast on YouTube.com/iconheroes and you can follow The Hyper Room on Twitter and Instagram at The Hyper Room and catch up on past podcasts at www.thehyperroom.com

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Robotech Toys Roundtable with Toynami, Icon Heroes and Harmony Gold

    Robotech Toys Roundtable with Toynami, Icon Heroes and Harmony Gold

    Inside the Hyper Room I welcome the president of Toynami George Sohn who has had the Robotech license for over 20 years and Pat Wang the president of Icon Heroes who just started his license with Robotech this year. Also joining us is Harmony Gold’s Robotech Master himself Tommy Yune who has been the Stewart of all things Robotech for the past 20 years and was the director on the Robotech Shadow Chronicles movie.

    Both Toynami and Icon Heroes have product out this year and will talk about what they have planned and Tommy will talk about the new Robotech merchandise coming out this year as well as a little bit on the upcoming Robotech live-action movie coming from Sony Pictures.

    So continuing our Robotech 35th Anniversary celebration lets suit up for a look at Robotech collectibles with Toynami, Icon Heroes and Harmony Gold inside The Hyper Room.

    You can watch a video version of this podcast on YouTube.com/iconheroes and you can follow The Hyper Room on Twitter and Instagram at The Hyper Room and catch up on past podcasts at www.thehyperroom.com

    • 48 min
    The 30th Anniversary of "The Flash" with John Wesley Shipp

    The 30th Anniversary of "The Flash" with John Wesley Shipp

    Warner Bros was developing a Flash TV series in the late 1980s but not until the world went into full on Batmania in June 1989, did CBS pull the trigger on development of The Flash in early 1990, and like the proverbial bolt of lightning the pilot debuted in October 1990.

    But all this is not possible without an actor who could play the Scarlet Speedster and his secret identity of Barry Allen.

    Born in Norfolk, Virginia John Wesley Shipp started his career in soap operas like Guiding Light, and As the World Turns in the early 1980s - but then like the comic book Barry Allen had his life changed by lightning, as he was cast as the TV version of The Flash.

    Although it lasted only one season, the show lived on in re-runs, VHS taps and DVDs until 2014 when it became a huge hit on The CW.

    The amazing thing is that John’s Flash journey doesn’t end there, and so we are celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the original Flash TV show with star John Wesley Shipp inside The Hyper Room.

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    • 59 min
    The Kelley Jones Interview: From Deadman to Sandman to Batman

    The Kelley Jones Interview: From Deadman to Sandman to Batman

    The New Master of Sequential Horror Art Talks 40+ Years in Comics.

    As a teenager, artist Kelly Jones started mailing his comic samples to every publisher he could after getting words of encouragement from legendary Batman artist Marshall Rogers at a comic con. His first gig was inking Butch Guice on Marvel Comics original Micronauts series before being promoted to lead artist on the 1984 relaunch: Micronauts: The New Voyages.

    He has had an absolutely prolific career ever since creating and drawing books like Terraformers, Chrome, Air Raiders, Comet Man, Dino Riders and then one day he was assigned a serial in the new Action Comics Weekly with Nexus co-creator Mike Baron that would change his career forever.

    This podcast interview goes very deep into Kelly’s career - we touch on as many books in is prolific 40 year career as we can and how the DC character Deadman, a book that was assigned to another artist at first, showed the world a new definition of horror artwork in comics.

    From Deadman to Sandman, Batman to Knightfall, Dracula to Frankenstein working with his heroes Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson and further cementing his reputation as the new horror comics master working with Joe Hill on his Hill House Comics imprint at DC. 

    Join me and artist Kelley Jones inside this career spanning episode of The Hyper Room

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    • 1 hr 43 min
    The Palisades Toys Interview with Mike Horn

    The Palisades Toys Interview with Mike Horn

    It's time to play the music, it's time to light the lights, I welcome Mike Horn from Palisades Toys in The Hyper Room tonight!

    Mike is the founder of one the most beloved toy companies of the 1990’s and early 2000’s that while not producing any new products today are still in the hearts and minds of collectors around the world. 

    Mike walks us through his secret origin as a marketing company importing Japanese toys to the US to being one of the very first licensees of South Park to producing products for everything from GI Joe resin busts to Buffy the Vampire Slayer lunchboxes to making a 6” meatball action figure called MEATWAD for the Aqua Teen Hunger Force line.

    We go over the entire history of Palisades talking about products from extremely diverse licenses like Dragonball, Resident Evil, Ren and Stimpy, Reservoir Dogs, Pink Panther, X-Files, debunk the story that the Micronauts brought down Palisades, look at their biggest hit The Muppets and how it got famous painter Alex Ross involved with their Sesame Street line and how the crash of the specialty market affected the future of Palisades in the early 2000’s.

    So, put away your ToyFare magazines, press pause on your X-Files DVD and save your Resident Evil game, and join me and Mike Horn inside The Hyper Room.

    • 1 hr 28 min

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