Open Your Toys Cast - Episode 052: Joecon, Kreon and participation…

I hate deadlines. I mean I HATE deadlines! Not necessarily because it means I have something that needs to get done, but more how they can affect the end product. Some people perform better under pressure. However most of us only think we perform better when in actuality we’re compromising the quality of our work. If you do not allow yourself enough time to step away then come back and review what you have done, you’re doing yourself and your work a disservice. We put a lot of self-imposed deadlines on ourselves in regard to the cast. Tonight, show notes, tomorrow we record, the next day we post. Unfortunately, this can cause me to not research as much as I should or we don’t rerecord a segment we really should. While this might make it more “real”, it’s at the expense of the experience as a whole.

That’s kind of how I felt with our Joecon coverage this year. I was racing to get it out and really wasn’t able to compile the background information I usually like to do. This is especially true with the Hasbro Archives panel which was nothing less than spectacular. Also this week, the Transformers Collector Club drops some tidbits on Kre-O. WonderCon brings us some new MOTUC figures. Our featured custom is actually an entire line of B.A.T.ized vehicles. We take a look at the G1 Rodimus Prime “action figure”. Finally, you guys ROCK! We get a ton of participation.

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Deadlines smeadlines…Slick

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5 Comments on "Open Your Toys Cast - Episode 052: Joecon, Kreon and participation…"

  1. Slick McFavorite
    Engineernerd
    09/04/2011 at 1:29 pm Permalink

    I wonder if the Overkill in the archives pictures got killed because of the closely named Spawn Overtkill figure? K

  2. Slick McFavorite
    Slick McFavorite
    09/04/2011 at 5:19 pm Permalink

    Yeah, that fig was (would have been) beautiful. I’m sure Todd locked him down. However, if it would have been viable, Hasbro would have figured out a way to get it out. Possibly Cobra Overkill or B.A.T. Overkill. Granted he designed them, but essentially anything to precede his “real” name.

  3. Slick McFavorite
    Engineernerd
    10/04/2011 at 10:02 am Permalink

    They’ve done that for other characters, so I don’t know why they wouldn’t have tried it here.

    (I’m only half way through the show, will listen to the rest on Monday AM)

  4. Slick McFavorite
    Steve
    10/04/2011 at 11:54 pm Permalink

    I look everyday for a new podcast by you guys!! You have the best podcast ever!!! I have listen to every toy podcast out there and you guys are the best!! I was handing out your cards at the chicago con when i was there, i try to tell everyone i know that love toys to get your show!! I can go on and on about your show but I will call the voice mail sometime this week to say hi. Thanks and keep up the good work!! P.S. If you send me more cards I will hand them all out! I have one more convention to go to.

  5. Slick McFavorite
    Slick McFavorite
    11/04/2011 at 11:25 am Permalink

    Thanks and thanks so much for repping for the show. We really appreciate it. We’ll definitely get some cards and swag out to you.

    Thanks again man…Slick

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