45 episodes

What's the fastest way to launch toys off of shelves and into the hands of eager, impressionable young consumers? Turning your toy franchise into a major motion picture, of course! Join Ben Paddon and Molly Alice Hoy as they boldly venture into the realm of "toyetic" cinema -- movies that were conceived and produced solely to promote toys -- and subject these glorified, feature-length commercials to a level of critical analysis that they were never intended to withstand.

The Life Toyetic with Ben and Molly Molly Alice Hoy & Ben Paddon

    • TV & Film
    • 4.9, 15 Ratings

What's the fastest way to launch toys off of shelves and into the hands of eager, impressionable young consumers? Turning your toy franchise into a major motion picture, of course! Join Ben Paddon and Molly Alice Hoy as they boldly venture into the realm of "toyetic" cinema -- movies that were conceived and produced solely to promote toys -- and subject these glorified, feature-length commercials to a level of critical analysis that they were never intended to withstand.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
15 Ratings
15 Ratings
Mrs. Jayremy ,

Cue the kazoos!

The show begins with the most excruciatingly catchy theme song (the Toyetic Toe Tapper) which will have you humming along on your imaginary kazoo for weeks to come. It's kind of a problem....but at least it is an adorable problem.

Ben and Molly are both clever, quick-witted, and simply a joy to listen to. They're so lovely it almost makes me feel bad listening to them suffer through some truly awful movies for our amusement.

You need not suffer through these films yourself to enjoy The Life Toyetic! In fact, you probably shouldn't (at least most of the time). Leave it to the experts Molly & Ben to guide you through what is a minefield of cinematic mistakes with the occasional diamond in the rough.

The Life Toyetic is not just a bad movie podcast though: it is a fun trip down memory lane, a unique perspective on movie marketing, and overall just a really enjoyable listen.

On a scale of Emoji Movie to Lego Movie scale, The Life Toyetic is definitely giving a kind hug and a cuddle to some Lego friends. If that doesn't make any sense to you, then I suggest giving this podcast a listen! It still won't make sense, but at least you will have a good time.

Friend of the show, Mrs. Jayremy

WaltEpithet ,

A wonderful trip through the depths of children’s cinema!

Seriously, these two hosts are the most pleasant people to have in your ears! They’re full of entertaining tangents, so don’t worry, the podcast is still fun even when the movies they watch are trash garbage!

MythicalMothman ,

Their suffering brings me joy

Molly and Ben are so funny and insightful, it's wonderful to listen to them try to cope with their self-inflicted torment. Who knew toy movies caused so many sexual awakenings?

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