Oct 24, 2014

Needless Things Podcast Episode 37: New York Comic Con 2014 & Toy Guru Leaves


In this week's episode we divert from Halloween festivities (sorry, boils and ghouls) to address what is potentially the biggest news the toy industry has seen in over a decade - Scott Nietlich - AKA Toy Guru - has resigned from Mattel due to an offer from an as-yet unnamed competitor.

On hearing this, Phantom Troublemaker scrapped plans for a horror toy episode and assembled the Needless Things Toy Irregulars - Mr. Beau Brown, Ryan Schweck, and Jay Hornsby, the Belligerent Monkey.

The quartet discuss the announcements from Mattel and Hasbro at this year's New York Comic Con and then delve into a discussion about the past, present, and future of the toy industry's most recgnizable name. No matter what you think of him, there's no denying that Scott Nietlich had a huge impact on the collectors' market and the way that collector toys are marketed and sld. He was passionate and innovative and worked hard to see his visions come to life and be delivered onto the shelves of fans and customers.

Tune in now ans the Needless Things crew discuss NYCC 2014 and the man known as Toy Guru!

"Procrastibate" by LeSecoflex.com

"Heavy Scene" by Meg Lee Chin


Oct 17, 2014

Needless Things Podcast Episode 36: Shane Morton


Shane Morton has been a fixture of the Atlanta scene for pretty much all of his adult life. From rock n’ roll to tattooing to haunted attractions, he’s always stayed busy and contributed to many different art forms.

In this episode Phantom Troublemaker traveled out to the Morton homestead to talk about Shane’s many pursuits over the years. He’s rocked in the bands Super X-13 and Gargantua, owned Black Cat Tattoo, and entertained and delighted people from all over the country with the Silver Scream Spookshow and Atlanta Zombie Apocalypse. They also touch on Shane’s world travels and some of the legendary names he’s met and worked with.

So listen in as Phantom and Shane talk tattoos, haunts, and rock n’ roll!

This episode is sponsored by Atlanta Zombie Apocalypse. Join us for our final year of creating the most unique and innovative haunted attraction in the Southeast! And be sure to come out for the grand finale on November 1st for the grand return of Atlanta’s own Monster Bash!

Procrastibate” by LeSexoflex.com

Goatsucker Fever” by Super X-13


Oct 9, 2014

Needless Things Podcast Episode 35: 31 Days of Halloween – Mike Gordon


In this week’s episode Phantom Troublemaker sits down with “Howdy” Mike Gordon, host of the Earth Station One Podcast and creator of Tiki Zombie.

Phantom and Mike discuss the creator’s history, his views on the art of creating comics, and which franchise he'd galdy take over given the opportunity. It's a great conversation that gives a great insight into the mind of a great creator and a talented podcaster.
Listen now or check the podcast out on iTunes and Stitcher!
Procrastibate” by LeSexoflex.com
A Fistfull of Terror” by The Bomboras


Oct 3, 2014

Needless Things Podcast Episode 34: 31 Days of Halloween – The Business of Fear!

This is literally the biggest episode so far!

Needless Things wanted to do something really cool for the first October episode, so we gathered a whole bunch of folks together to talk about horror and fear. Featured in this episode are:

Phantom Troublemaker – Your Host
Beth V – Needless Things’ Top Reporter
R.T. Ewell – Author and Needless Things Contributor
Ryan Cadaver – Lead Vo-Kill-Ist for The Casket Creatures
Nathan Hamilton – Son of Celluloid
Jonathan Williams – Wrestling With Pop Culture
The crew discuss their own histories with the horror genre, favorite movies and events, and personal fears and how they’ve been reflected in media. We also get the lowdown on what everybody will be up to this Halloween season.
Listen now or check the podcast out on iTunes and Stitcher!
Procrastibate” by LeSexoflex.com
Judgment Night” by ONYX & Biohazard

"Zombie Werewolves From Outer Space" by The Casket Creatures