Today on the Toy Power Podcast, we sit down with a local LegoMaster, as-seen-on-TV Bilsy! Much like he did on the wildly popular show, he takes us on a crazy journey through his time in Japan, in front of the camera and all things Lego. How does one audition for a show like LegoMasters? What are Brickman and Hamish like in real life? Is the Brick Pit what heaven is like? How many grey-bricks does it take to become a Jedi God? Plus Bilsy’s fave non-brick toyline may just surprise you! There’s even some teasers for his future Lego projects! We then talk to some Latest scores with Bilsy talking to the epic shopping trip that is Japan with some awesome retro pickups. Trent attempts to stop collecting. It is a poor attempt… Follow Bilsy’s work and life @iambilsy on all the socials.
Today on The Toy Power Podcast, there's so much news its crazy! Trent keeps a close eye on the Licensing Expo held in Vegas as all the big companies are pimping their wares looking for interested buyers. Sounds boring, but these are the genesis of the deals that will shape our toy future. And at this stage it seems like we are going back to the future with brands such as Micro Machines, Tonka and Hello Kitty striking new deals... There's new reveals from Hasbro which are cooking up a storm, S7 pre-orders are radio-active (in a good way) and we look into our Magic 8 ball to see if there is a film adaption coming... "Signs point to Yes" There's also looks at the new WonderWoman 84, more Transformers MasterPiece, Ecto-1, Inspector Gadget - and if that wasn't enough, is TRU coming back to Australia?!?! We also determine that Trent's voice over work needs some, work...
Today on the Toy Power Podcast we take this show on the road as we record on location at the 2019 Adelaide Mega Toy Swap Meet. It's our own ComicCon with a massive variety of goodies to look at, friends to catchup with and beers to be drunk. While we wait in line for doors to open there's a few hot topics doing the rounds of fandom including our new Batman, Snake Mountain and some SDCC reveals. From there it's all about the latest scores as we talk you through our highlights of one very expensive day! We also chat to some of our toy community brethren on their own passion projects and finds for the day. So join us for as Bilbo Baggins once said: We're going on an Adventure!
Today on the Toy Power Podcast there’s a few juicy news headlines to address including the end of Game of Throne, Stranger Thing LEGO, The Watchmen TV show, a looming Mortal Kombat vs He-Man showdown and the casting heard round the world, a new Batman? We then dive head first into the murky depths of one of DC’s most curious characters, the ever-green Swamp Thing. This Kenner line comes at an weird time in history which is almost as weird as the associated cartoon. But whats not to love about a monster who protects the greens of earth? Like all cartoons of the era, its theme song is memorable – but not in the way you’d expect! We close off with a look at some ‘perfect’ modern toys. We’ll always skew vintage but today we tip the hat to some of the best product from NECA, Takara, SH Figurarts and Mattel have produced in the modern era. Frank however makes a fatal mistake by joking at the expense of He-Man : Look out! A wild Darren attacks! (By attack, we mean defends)
Today on the Toy Power Podcast, we dive back into the world of Etheria as the team looks at Season 2 (allegedly) of Netflix’s She-Ra and the Princess’ of Power. We cover the great and the not-so-great of this ultra-short season. Is it headed where we THINK it is and more importantly – do we want it too? But will we actually see any toys? Only Mattel knows (allegedly). Darren then challenges us to a quiz with an opening question that redefines out of left-field. And did we have our first ever dead-heat on an all-in-question? It’s then latest scores time and Frank seems to take ALL the time to talk through his purchases. Has he replaced Trent as the shop-o-holic? (allegedly) Ben also proves talent runs in the family as he tells us of his Free Comic Book Day experience!
Today on theToy Power Podcast, it’s time to review the biggest cinematic event of our time: Avengers Endgame. We cover EVERYthing so it means there WILL be spoilers and this ep runs longer than usual! This movie is so massive, it changes an age old saying! It’s tough to write this without including spoilers so if you’re one of the 5 people on the planet who haven’t seen the film, now is the time to bail! If you’re still here then strap in as we talk to our cinema experience, the mind boggling levels of fan-service, character arcs, post-credits controversy and finally land on a score out of 22. Shutup Davey, you don’t own that system! But fear not, it’s a Disney movie so there are toys to talk to – aren’t there? We also welcome our newest Patreon to the Toy Power Family. We love you 3000!
Today on the Toy Power Podcast, we look at a vintage line from LJN – no it’s not ThunderCats, say hello to the Super-Future-Family, The Bionic Six. With a theme song that sounds like a Rick Astley cover, these GI Joe sized figures are another 80s line that you may not remember. But stick around and learn about this crazy line including the most amazing origin story you will ever hear! We also attempt to answer a un-finished piece of toy history – what does F.L.U.F.F.I stand for? We then welcome a special guest to the show – Frank’s wife Ali Allan! She helps the team answer tough questions as we look at our collections through the lense of our significant others. What’s their reactions? Do they attempt to buy stuff for us? Where do they draw the line? What’s it like to live with a collector? Is this show a podcast or a support group for the truly addicted? Was Frank bullied by school kids into buying toys? And where does Monopoly Man fit into all this?
Today on the Toy Power Podcast, we hit up the latest news including the hotley debated reveals from Star Wars Celebration 2019. There’s mixed news from DC Collectables, GREAT news from NECA and reveals from Hasbro and the Four Horsemen. Patreon favourite Swamp Thing stops by and fights for Discord icon-superiority with Trent. We then regale some of our favourite stories from the recent Comics and Toy Fair – with Sky-Lynx being the centre of a heartfelt story. Can Ben stop at just ONE Dino-Rider? What Sideshow statue did Trent pickup? Finally we look at Shazam with a full spoiler-riffic review of DC’s latest offerings. Did we like it? Did you? But most importantly, WHERE ARE THE TOYS??
Today on the Toy Power Podcast, we look at another R-rated movie that got turned into a kid friendly product, with Coleco's 1986 line, Rambo and the Force of Freedom. Is there a link to G1 Jetfire in there? Do we remember this line? Have we seen it and simply not known it? And just how do you spell S.A.V.A.G.E? We then answer some detailed questions from super-fan Keith about toys you always find broken, discoloured or just missing stuff. Some questionable design choices rear their ugly latex covered heads in this discussion that runs the gamut of the hobby. While the usual lines are represented, there’s toy-chest levels of variety to be found here including Visionaires, Starcom, MASK and much more. How many of our shoutouts did you have growing up? We also ponder Darren swimming through a vault Scrooge McDuck style…
Today on the Toy Power Podcast, its time for our own local version of SDCC - The Adelaide Comics and Toy Fair! We record live from from show floor to capture the fun and buzz of this bi-annual event. Trent, Ben and Frank are all working hard selling their wares so Darren does the heavy lifting talking to most of the people. You'll hear some familiar voices including a pair of our recent guests, our local plastic-crack dealer, and the sultry tones of another Adelaide based podcaster! There's also new an interesting people to discover including arguably SA's biggest Star Wars fan, The Little Shop of Faux Horrors, a local comic publisher Riverie Publications and much more. We then each give a quick wrap up of the day but don't fear, we will go over in great detail next week about our experiences and scores from this amazing community event. Excelsior!