Open Your Toys Cast – Episode 083: Be okay with yourself, okay…

Tomorrow is our 9th Annual Homie Christmas at Casa de McFavorite. You read that right, Homie Christmas. This post is not old, it is very very new. Homie Christmas is our yearly opportunity to kick it with our closest friends and “party like we used to”. When we first started the celebration it took place during the holidays, but a few years back it slipped into January and it’s actually nicer that way. Besides, it’s Homie Christmas so we don’t worry about it. It’s also a day we break from our strict January regiment, but it’s usually not the only day. With the new year we try to abstain from sugar, booze and smoking (3 of our favorite vices) for at least a month. I also do not buy toys. Similar to most people’s resolutions, we try to stick with it and eventually fail and that’s okay. The point is to make life resolutions and just because you slip up now and then, don’t give up. While we may never forgo drinking completely and definitely not sugar, we’re working on the smoking at least and that’s okay.

You know what else is okay, it’s been almost 2 months since our last show. That being the case though, we got mad news. Project Genesis continues to amaze us. Now we just need some alt mode pics. On the opposite end of the size spectrum are these new Lego Star Wars polybags. I’m loving the Umbarran MHC, both scales. One of my favorite figures this year is this guy. Find out if he was worth the almost $100 price tag and if you should hunt him down on the secondary market. Bringing up the rear yet again is G.I. Joe, but at least Wave 2 of the Retaliation was in stock at one retailer.

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8 Comments on "Open Your Toys Cast – Episode 083: Be okay with yourself, okay…"

  1. AliasAngelAlias
    22/01/2013 at 2:57 pm Permalink

    Another Great show! Thank you Slick and Mrs. McFav~

    Question for the show: Can you guys talk about the process of making Open Your Toys Cast show? Do you collect all the info from toy-news sites and then create the show notes to go by as being recorded? This is such an undertaking effort and we’re very appreciated the hard work and dedication you both did! (plus you two have such star quality voices!)

    Thanks for reading Bruce’s letter. It really is a moving letter. I don’t even know Bruce and I was still move by his writing.

    Inclosing, I wonder what happen when the both of you gets very hammer and then do this show together. XD Would love to hear at least one show like this in the future haha

    Huge Fan of Your Show,

    P.S. Regarding to John Solo question, about the bent cardbacks of the figures. I think I know why they bent the cardbacks on those hard to find figures. They are probably mad because they paid $35-$45 online for Darth Malgus and now see it on the wild… and you’re about to score it at retail for just $9.99 (Just an assumption). Hey Star Wars is a neutral gender toy now! LoL

  2. Bruticus
    22/01/2013 at 10:42 pm Permalink


    It took me two parts of the day to listen to the show… 8 Hours in the morning and 3 more hours at night. Time flies when your having fun though!

    Quake Wave is AWESOME. If you think about it, Shockwave was the one character whose adaptations and interpretations have always looked awesome. Even his Action-Master version was totally cool looking. He was one of those figures that made your collection go up a notch. I never had him as a child, but I remember the “rich kids” who did have him…

    Loved The Chronic in the background…I meant the album, The Chronic. 😉 The intertwining of McBaby Lou Retton bouncing on her bouncy thingie with RBX’s deep, raspy voice, was nothing short of radio gold. Gone are the days of Mrs McFavorite dozing off with the little one right? I guess that holds true to you too Slicky, lolz

    Homage is like a few of those other words that escape me right now, that you can say either way. (“Ohh”maj) is probably the English way, or the proper way of saying it. Where (“Uhh”mej) is probably the USA’s bastardized way of saying it. (“Huh?”mej) doesn’t exist?

    Great show as always…Comicon…I would love to give that a try. The goal of a Botcon, isn’t just to see the toys, but it’s also to set a goal to go somewhere. I’ve been to San Diego, but never to a Comicon…and I think it would be fun babysitting Baby McFavorite while you guys hunt down Seth Green again!

  3. Engineernerd
    23/01/2013 at 2:25 pm Permalink

    Awesome episode guys. I was wondering if Mrs. McF would go with a Barbie Dream House, but lover her answer.

    I’ve missed hearing you guys!

  4. Slick McFavorite
    25/01/2013 at 12:27 am Permalink

    Thanks everyone for sticking with us.

    Bruce is a great guy. Not often do you make real life friends in this online world. He is proof with a little compromise on both sides anything is possible.

    Maybe for the 100th we’ll get completely wasted. Might even do a video show.

    That’s all it took you? I figured with about three weeks in between shows, that’s right about when people finish the previous episode.

    I always wanted a Shockwave too. Don’t remember the original in stores, but tried like hell to get my mom to buy me a Shackwave.

    Did some research on homage. I’ll recap my findings on the show.

    Missed answering your great questions too!

  5. roger a.k.a the toygoon
    25/01/2013 at 11:37 am Permalink

    hey slick
    kreo gijoe is just around the corner . did you pre order any from toys r us ?
    and what are your thoughts on hot toys snakeyes and the new movie for gijoe

    thanks roger

  6. Slick McFavorite
    26/01/2013 at 2:45 pm Permalink

    Hey Toygoon,

    I didn’t pre-order any Joe Kre-O. Really want to see the sets in person, plus with the “blind bags” I want to cherry pick. Plus hopefully TRU will follow suit and start putting these things on sale like Transformers.

    We talked about Hot Toys briefly on this cast, but I’m excited (with low expectations) for the movie. More excited that it’s going to be in IMAX here.

    Let me know when you wanna rock a calobo.

  7. Dan
    31/01/2013 at 2:59 pm Permalink

    I didnt find the swing to be a problem but it was definately audible. I got kids so I’m a bad one to ask though 🙂
    Great show, missed you during the break!

  8. AliasAngelAlias
    02/02/2013 at 8:51 am Permalink

    Hi Slick and Mrs. McFav,

    I found this article very interesting and would like to share it with you guys.

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