Open Your Toys Cast – Episode 140 Show Notes

  1. Introduction

  2. Con News (15 min.)

    • Power-Con News
    • JoeCon – Attending- 81 (20 loose), Non-attending – 50 (15 loose)
    • TF

      • PoTP 4 waves of Deluxes, 3 waves of Voyagers and Leaders, no word on legends or prime masters


      • Vintage is $19.99
      • 3rd Party Retailer was supposed to launch it and holding up process
      • Green on Tri-Klops is to differentiate from previous release, matches cells, but filmed animation is darker
      • March 15th, Wave 1 delivered, Wave 2 pre-ordered closed, Power-Con shortly after


      • MF panels all pop off for closer to vintage look
      • Middle comes out to be a small vehicle with its ForceLink 2.0 features
      • Barge has stuffed Rancor wall décor
      • Sparing no expense on deco
      • Weighs 14 pounds
      • The crazy mech trooper is a crazy kitbash


      • Legends the first 10 years (new Hulkbuster)
      • Boxes all line up to make a scene even though desperate sizes
      • Robotech coming in April
      • Ghost and Goblins and Breakin’ ReAction coming
      • Loyal Subjects going crazy (Aliens, Predators, Video game
  3. Toy News (30 min.)

  4. 3rd Party (50 min.)

  5. Store Report (60 min.)

    • TVC hitting
    • TR at Ross
    • Toybox Boba hitting
    • BBTS Email: I certainly hope so! That product was quickly sold and was well received by our customers, I’d enjoy being able to provide this again to our consumer base. Unfortunately, that decision ultimately rests with the manufacturer, as we have to be offered a product solicit in order to carry the product again. I would like to think we will carry this in the future, if the manufacturer is able to offer it to us, but those are not decisions I can reasonably comment on as I do not know what manufacturers will produce and we typically do not discuss with customers reasons for carrying or not carrying a given product. Please let me know if you have anymore questions and I’ll be happy to help. Have a great day!
  6. Online (75 min.)

  7. What We Got (85 min.)

    • Vern
    • Lotus
    • AliasAngelAlias
    • Slick
  8. Listener Feedback and Questions (95 min.)

    • Mark: Now of late i have been looking at my collections and im thinking of removing some of it , at this point i have a small collection of nintendo games ( nes , super nes and n64 ) these games were given to me when my uncle passed , we played theses games together all the time so i have a strong nostalgic attachment to them , however im thinking of putting them up for sale as they are just sitting on my shelf collecting dust , i can play them if i like but i use my raspberry pie for all my old school gaming , so i would like to get some feedback from the group on weather i should sell them or keep them , thanks in advance
    • Joe: In the recent episode, you guys talked about Lotus Stark’s latest GI Joe 25th anniversary frustrations, Slick mentioned how he likes to play the long game and save a few bucks and Lotus said how he just wants to get them in one shot and get it over with, I believe Slick asked what we’d do, so… Me personally, I’m a mix, there are some lines, where it just grabs me and I want a bunch at a time, so I’ll buy a lot, get them cheap and then just throw the extras on my table at the next toy show I do, or in a FB group (which… I gotta get on that, lol). But then there are also, some lines, where… I honestly don’t feel the need to get them all or get that crazy $100-200 figure (looking at you classics Fisto & Trap Jaw)… so I’ll wait it out. As much as I’d love to, I just couldn’t justify spending that much on one guy. I think the MPTU classics line is a good example where I did both, I bought a couple “lots” to get a couple of my favorites at reasonable prices, and was stuck with a handful of duds… and I’ve also got a bunch from sales and big lots back in the day (what drew me in)… so I guess in a way, just do what you like and feel comfortable with doing. If I were you Lotus, if it’s eating you up, just bite the bullet, buy a couple big lots, then sell/trade in the stragglers/doubles for others you need. Anywau, it was a good episode, even with all the tech & poop talk, lol Hopefully Slick learns a couple things in that course, like less broken links and tabbing his shownotes
    • Corrections: Brian Brink – Zeta Dinos, John Vanover – Frank Miller is Sin City guy
  9. Grab Bag (110 min.)

  10. Peace (120 min.)