Open Your Toys Cast - Episode 079: Missed it by that much…

There’s an interesting paradigm when you do a homegrown news podcast. Do you try to enjoy the experience and post shows at your convenience or do you let the “pressure” of getting things out in a timely fashion dictate your life? We choose the previous for the most part. The truth is we love doing this, but we love doing so many other things too. We’re foodies that cook as much as possible, movie and TV buffs and most recently caring, nurturing parents. These things regularly trump and probably will always trump the cast. While some may see this as a disadvantage in regard to other shows, we see it as balance. That’s why you won’t hear any talk of literally the biggest news in Transformers collecting in years, at least yet. You also won’t hear about G.I. Joe finally making its debut Kre-O-style and that’s okay at least to us.

What you will hear about this episode is the amazing reveal at the MOTUC panel at Power-Con. Did you know there was a missing Star Wars figure? Me neither. G.I. Joe was abysmal this week. No wonder they preempted their NYCC event with the Kre-O news. Finally, Transformers, as usual, had a slew of news. Not quite as exciting as what we found out after the cast, but still interesting nonetheless.

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6 Comments on "Open Your Toys Cast - Episode 079: Missed it by that much…"

  1. Slick McFavorite
    Dan
    07/10/2012 at 7:31 pm Permalink

    I’m only here for some trollin! You are right about youtube, the big guys get hammered by idiots. I wouldn’t trade my subs for anything, I think it helps that bpth me and Justin do a lot of random shit and not just tformers. Or something. Who knows?
    Anyway, you said you never get corrected so here ya go: it’s not a machine gun in the seeker nosecone, it’s a radar assembly. :P
    Great show y’all, love hearing that baby! Reminds me of my own fam..
    Take it easy,
    Dan

  2. Slick McFavorite
    AliasAngelAlias
    11/10/2012 at 11:42 am Permalink

    Hi SlickMcFav and MrsMcFav,

    Yes it is true, the only news happening is Transformers indeed but that’s okay because I love Transformers. I even stop collecting Marvel action figures just so that I can keep buying more Transformers products. As long as Transformers is going strong, I will keep supporting this amazing line.

    As for GIJoe being number 1 on the top 100 toy list. Wow, I can’t believe the result. If you heard any of the GIJoe news, this line is getting weaker year by year. This line just might strike back with the new movie coming up and GIJoe Kre-O toys can save this franchise in the next year or so.

    Project Uranus has a weird name (that’s for sure) but the production photos are epic! After the release of Hercules (not Devastator), Fall of Cybertron Bruticus, and the upcoming teases combiners images you link us… it is the year of the combiner! I can’t help but to think if any 3rd parties or Hasbro will give us a totally original combiner?

    We got automobile combiners, construction vehicle combiners, plane combiners, and protectors civilian services combiner… What’s next you think? For me, I would love to see a “sea vehicles” combiners. Picture this… The two legs transform into battleship destroyers. The two arms transform into MiG Jets which can be land onto the main body that transform into the U.S.S. Flag (YES, Jets can land on it). You got yourself a Transformer combiners that turns into a play-set then transformer into individual robot and back into their respect vehicle. I need to sell this idea to toy makers quick. XD

    Great show as usual and thank you very much for the plugs/feedbacks. Can’t wait to hear the next episode of Open Your Toys Podcast. :)

    P.S. Questions for your next show - How invested are you with Transformers, would you buy MP-10B Black Convoy, MP-15 Rumble & Ravage, MP-16 Frenzy & Buzzsaw set? and what is MrsMcFav feeling towards the Encore Fortress Maximus $330 toy if SlickMcFav want to add this into his collection? Lastly, do you buy or support those expensive third party Transformers such as IGear, FansProject and TFC? (example: WB003 Warbot Assaulter)

    AliasAngelAlias

  3. Slick McFavorite
    John Solo
    11/10/2012 at 7:42 pm Permalink

    Hey Guys,
    Just discovered the show on a random search for toy podcasts on itunes. I’ve gotten a little burnt out on all the comedy interview shows, so I’ve been listening to many toys/geek podcasts lately and yours is one of the better ones. I instantly liked the Mrs. when she said she was drinking Blue Moon Pumpkin harvest. I had recently bought the same thing–a 24 bottle pack!–without first tasting it and was unpleasantly surprised on how strong it was. Three weeks later, I still have 11 left and am determined to drink them all before Halloween. She also awesomely used the word “ReCockulous” which is a classic Adam Carolla-ism–who I’m also a big fan of. As for Slick, despite having a slight lisp and repeatedly using the non-word “supposably” (it’s supposedly), he is very informative and entertaining. I have mad respect for anyone who knows that much about toys and I appreciate shows like yours that make my hobby (aka obsession) seem not so abnormal.
    Which brings me to my question. I limit my Transformer collection to the basics. G1, Beast Wars/Machines, Animated, Prime & the live-action movies. If the character didn’t make it on the TV or Silver Screen, I don’t give a shit about him. So, do you consider Armada/Cybertron/Energon a worthy source of collecting or bullshit, like I do? And….please explain G2. Are they just ugly repaints of G1 characters? I was always under the impression they were retooled G1 characters like the tank-version Megatron. I’m sure I could do some web research, but I’m lazy and I’d rather hear you explain it in some greater-than-Wikipedia detail.
    Thanks!
    Keep up the great work!

  4. Slick McFavorite
    Slick McFavorite
    12/10/2012 at 12:13 pm Permalink

    @AliasAngelAlias

    I agree Joe is dying. The new Kre-O don’t look great either. I’ll buy a few at full price and then see what strikes me at clearance prices.

    I would love to see a new combiner. Love your idea about a sea vehicle combiner. I liked the PCC Dinobots. Would love to see something like that in deluxes from TF Prime Beast Hunters.

    @John Solo

    Try the Shocktop Pumpkin if you have it in your area. We both liked it better than Blue Moon’s.

    That’s funny you mentioned recockulous. I literally thought that was made up by my friend, but come to think of it he’s a Corolla fan as well. Cool points subtracted from his life total.

    I’ll try to work on my lisp and admittedly quick pronunciation of supposedly :)

    I’m glad you were able to find us through iTunes and really glad you are listening. Look forward to hearing more from you.

  5. Slick McFavorite
    Roger the Toygoon
    19/10/2012 at 12:38 pm Permalink

    Hey another awesome show . i did fix the audio on my podcast i was using a new program to edit with. I i’m a long time listener i just never till now left any comments . I love your podcast you guys rock . What do you guys think of the new Gijoe Kre -o ? And i wish they would do a heman lego as well with a castle grayshull playset. And i just wanted to say on your last show you talked about the Gijoe field manual it is black and white because back then they had to fax those images back and forth to japan with a list of the colors that they wanted to have them colored in so we are getting those original images in the book . Thanks for the shout out about my show and keep up the awesome podcast .

    p.s. i love the baby in the back ground you should make her a co host on the
    show

    the toygoon

  6. Slick McFavorite
    Slick McFavorite
    21/10/2012 at 9:18 am Permalink

    I’m digging some of the Joe Kre-O. I just don’t like the human faces. So shit like helmeted characters and even some of the ninjas look good. Vehicles have been hit and miss. Love some of the vehicles (e.g. Trouble Bubble, Water Moccasin), but most look bad.

    MOTU Lego would be amazing, especially if Lego did them. There are some amazing customs we talked about years ago.

    Thanks for listening Roger. Can’t wait for episode 3.

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