Open Your Toys Cast - Episode 038: Celebrate good times, come on…

So it’s about 5 in the morning and I’m wide awake. At some point between Comic-Con and Celebration my sleep schedule got all screwed up. But at least I have learned something about myself. I am much more productive late at night than early in the morning. You probably had already guessed that since it took a month to get our SDCC cast up. Well, this one isn’t nearly as bad. It only took about a week and a half to get the photos , videos (Hasbro booth and panel ) and most importantly the cast posted. And oh what a cast it is. It was one of my most favorite to record.

Celebration V was AMAZING. It was kind of like Comic-Con with multiple tracks of programming and tons of “celebrities”, but the difference was I wanted to see and do it ALL. My biggest disappointment was that I couldn’t. However, I did do most of the things that were tops on my list. Got to see Mark Hamill and even better, the creator, the big GL . Of course we hit the Hasbro panel with its smattering of new info/confirmations. The Clone Wars panels were great. Dave Filoni really knows how to walk that line between Lucas employee/protégé and fan. Probably one of my most favorite panels was Gary Kurtz , the producer of A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back. I find people removed from the fandom usually have the best viewpoint on the saga as they don’t see everything through rose colored glasses.

While all of that may sound exciting, the best part of Celebration was the people. From attendees to exhibitors everyone was pretty much friendly. You always run into a few bad apples, but that’s cons for you. However, the people I’m talking about are the people we spent the entire show with. Our homie from Botcon , G, was back with a vengeance being our Orlando insider once again. Rob of Fetts and Hot Chicks with Stormtroopers fame kept us busy meeting new people inquiring about his shirts. Of course, sick of Star Wars music, but still had a great time wife and best friend, Mrs. McFavorite. Finally, somebody we wish we would’ve got to see a lot more, but still really enjoyed the time we had together, Vern from Baltimore. In the end, panels, celebrity sightings, the toys and elaborate booths come and go, but the times you share with friends are what you will remember the most!

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5 Comments on "Open Your Toys Cast - Episode 038: Celebrate good times, come on…"

  1. Slick McFavorite
    jaime
    26/08/2010 at 4:37 am Permalink

    I have a LOT to say on this show but just to put this out there My Star Wars list from Best to worst (well not worst….you know,i love’em all)
    1.EMPIRE
    2.the Phantom Menace (yes i do)
    3. JEDI
    4.R.O.T.S/A NEW HOPE (i can not part them)
    5.Attack of the Clones
    6.the Clone Wars movie :(

  2. Slick McFavorite
    Slick McFavorite
    26/08/2010 at 9:45 pm Permalink

    Wow, TPM that high up? I do enjoy it more than most the fandom, but still wouldn’t put that high up. To each there own I guess.

  3. Slick McFavorite
    jaime
    27/08/2010 at 12:39 am Permalink

    OOPS! My bad,switch 3 & 4 Thanx :)

  4. Slick McFavorite
    jaime
    02/09/2010 at 3:09 am Permalink

    So this was a great show,C5 wow i wish i was there :) ,Sound’s like the line’s were not to bad? been checking out the pic’s on your “flicker page” (very nice) for some reason the panel’s have taken a back set to everything eles.

    Autographs & photo’s of actor’s what can you say,$125 for Mark Hamill….i don’t know if i would pay that much? if i had the cash for sure! but $125 can buy a lot fig’s :)

    Vern & G hooking up :(

    ENOUGH! with Zombie Stormtroopers :( (Night of the Creep’s totaly rock’s)

    Mark Hamill who is one of hero’s but he will allways be “Cocknocker” to me :)

    Seth Green….you guy’s might not know this but he was in Return of the Jedi! Yeah ture he play’s an Ewok :)

    You got up at 4:00am to see George Lucas! (Turkey neck,come on guy’s :( )

    STAR WARS on Blu Ray! FUCK YEAH! :)
    well another great show C5 sound’s like it was just an “ASS-LOAD” of fun,Let’s hope we will get one Down here some day, thanx guy’s :) :)

  5. Slick McFavorite
    Slick McFavorite
    03/09/2010 at 2:31 pm Permalink

    Beside Hamill and Lucas, the lines were great. Love smaller cons!

    I only ever do free autographs. I would much prefer to spend my money on toys.

    Vern and G make a great couple. They’re thinking of moving in with each other.

    I LOVE ZOMBIE STORMTROOPERS!

    I LOVE COCKNOCKER!

    Seth the Ewok. Hahaha.

    Come on, making fun of people is fun.

    As always, thanks for listening and participating brotha!

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