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Open Your Toys Cast - Episode 124: Expectations vs. Reality…

So this is a little bit of an experiment. I am writing this first part just before we head out to view the great total eclipse of 2017. There are so many expectations. We have been planning this for months. It’s our first full-on family trip with wife, daughter, father-in-law, and cousin in-tow, headed to [...]

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Open Your Toys Cast - Episode 106: Together Everyone Achieves More…

Last time we talked about doing shit. Well no matter how much stuff you can get done it doesn’t compare to working with a team. However, that team only works if everyone pulls their weight. There’s nothing worse than when you depend on people and they drop the ball. At least when it’s just you, [...]

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SDCC 2013: Hasbro Star Wars

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Angry Birds Star Wars II

Character evolutions
Anakin and Padme shown
Telepods - you scan characters into game and you can use them to launch
Over 32 characters
New toys coming
Star Destroyer mega set with triple launcher
New smaller sets with exclusives
Jedi vs. Seth multi-pack
2-pack (non blind bagged)

Black Series

Boba will [...]

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SDCC 2013: Mattypoloza Panel

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Missed DCUC due to arguing with security guards
Just going over existing Watchmen figures


Ecto Goggles $110
Interacts with PKE Meter
Sticker sheets
Proton Wand $130
Lights and sounds with rumble
Ecto 1 pre-order for 6" figures $215
Classics Ray and Peter with removable packs

Masters of the Universe

Comics - MOTU vs Justice League #1
Masters game [...]

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SDCC 2013: Transformers Toy Panel

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Going over the same Botcon releases
Going over the simplification of the transformations for kids


App to build your own bots
Contests voted on by fans (funniest, coolest, etc.)
Will make the #1 fan voted bot
Limitless play
Will have some Beast Hunter versions in the spring
Transformation core (automated transformations)
Classes are [...]

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SDCC 2013: Hasbro Beast Hunters Panel

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Really proud they won 3 daytime Emmy’s.

Bumblebee will talk
Played a clip of his voice
Will have a talking toy
New movie Predacons Rising
Zombie Predacons


Dinobots? Would like to do at some point
Prime will go through the spring
Usually plan for 3 seasons of [...]

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Open Your Toys Cast - Episode 088: San Diego Comic-Con 2013!…

In the same fashion as two years ago. It’s 4 am, we leave for our flight in 12 hours. I still have to pack, send out BMF’s first birthday invitations, put together our swag, clean out our back room for the in-laws, do a return and most importantly get some quality time with BMF since [...]

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Open Your Toys Cast - Episode 077: SDCC 2012! (For Reallies)

That’s right. They’re doing that again. Unfortunately this year it was without The McFavorites. Can you believe it? There was a little bit of shock from not getting on a plane Tuesday. Not having our traditional Joe’s Crab Shack pint to kick off Preview Night was a little much. However, following the show via the [...]

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Open Your Toys Cast - Episode 059: San Diego Comic-Con 2011

We survived yet another year. Another year of lines, crowds, poorly trained security guards, people a little too excited and people not excited enough. Fanboys, cosplayers, booze and… oh yeah, TOYS! To me, aside from all the great people you meet, that plastic joy is what really makes all the hassle not only acceptable, but [...]

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SDCC 2011 Mattel Masters of the Universe Classics Panel

Guess what? I left my tri-pod connector in Star Wars. Sorry no video from me this year.

12-pack finally coming out
Club Infinite Earths (9 monthly figures, 3 quarterly figures and one subscription figure)
Fan’s Choice club exclusive figure (VOTE FOR Black Lantern Swamp Thing)


5 Lions and their pilots
23″ Voltron
Automatically transform from combined mode
Each pilot comes with a [...]

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