Needless Things Podcast 152 – Toy Stories LIVE at Toylanta 2017

March 23rd, 2017
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LIVE from Toylanta 2017 (formerly Joelanta and the Great Atlanta Toy Convention), Phantom Troublemaker hosts an all-new Toy Stories panel!

Everyone has a toy story.

Join Phantom Troublemaker and a selection of special guests as they share reminiscences about the playthings they grew up with. The topic this year was “How We Play” - the panelists discussed how they played with the toys of their youth. Did we follow the cartoons and comics or create our own stories? Outside or inside? Did we mix toy lines or keep them separate?

Listen in as Phantom, Rad Ranger, Ryan Cadaver, Award-Winning author Bobby Nash, and Revolution SF’s Gary Mitchel tell you how they mixed brands, told stories, and waged miniature wars!

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Needless Things Podcast 149 – Buddy Finethy from Toylanta

March 2nd, 2017
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Phantom Troublemaker talks to the delightful Buddy Finethy, artist, designer, and one of the showrunners for Joelanta & The Great Atlanta Toy Convention!

Ever since receiving his first GI Joe figure in the early 70s, Buddy Finethy has had a passion not just for Joes, but for the art of toys. From following the Grateful Dead on tour to working with Hasbro to starting up the revered Joelanta convention, Buddy has had a heck of an interesting life!

Listen in as Phantom and Buddy discuss toys, the universe, and everything in the newest episode of the Needless Things Podcast!

Joelanta & The Great Atlanta Toy Convention takes place on March 10th, 11th, & 12th at the Marriott Century Center in Atlanta, GA. All weekend long the halls are packed with dealers selling vintage, modern, and custom toys of every shape and size. The show also features panels, musical guests Possum Kingdom Ramblers and Radio Cult, and collectors and designers from all over the world!

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Needless Things Podcast 145 – 2017 New York International Toy Fair

February 24th, 2017
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The Needless Things Irregulars assemble for their annual look at the New York International Toy Fair!

The 2017 New York International Toy Fair was held from February 17th – 19th so that toy manufacturers from all over the world could get retailers and journalists excited about their offerings for the upcoming year. Hasbro, Mattel, Funko, NECA, and many more all bring out their prototypes, concepts, and newest licenses to display in the biggest toy-oriented gathering of the year!

Listen in as Phantom, Needless Things’ Head of Research Ryan, The Belligerent Monkey, and Josh Wilson of The Oncoming Storm Podcast discuss the coolest collectibles that will be unleashed in the coming year!

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Needless Things Podcast 146 – Masters of the Universe Classics 2016

February 10th, 2017
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Mr. Beau Brown returns to the show for a discussion of the final year of Mattel’s Masters of the Universe Classics toy line!

It looked like 2015 was going to be the end of Mattel’s Classics line, but they squeaked their way through 2016 with two lines that weren’t technically Classics, but totally were – Club Grayskull and Collector’s Choice. But by year’s end it was revealed that Mattel was closing the doors on MattyCollector.com and that the Masters license would be moving on to Super 7.

Listen in as Phantom and Beau talk about the final twenty Mattel releases, as well as some exclusives and Super 7’s plans for the line!

PLUS!: See Phantom Troublemaker and Mr. Beau Brown LIVE tomorrow night at the Valentine’s Puckin’ Fuppet Show!

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Needless Things Podcast 141 - 2017

January 5th, 2017
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The Needless Things Irregulars look ahead at 2017 to see what pop culture has to offer!

It’s a brave new year full of promise, exciting events, and gigantic monkeys! From movies to comics to television and everything in between, we already know a lot of what is coming this year.

Listen in as Phantom Troublemaker, Beth V, Mike Gordon, and the Rad Ranger run down what’s got them excited for 2017!

 
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Needless Things Podcast 125 – Dragon Con 2016: Toy Stories

September 15th, 2016
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It’s a LIVE panel from Dragon Con 2016!

A presentation of the American Sci-Fi Classics Track - Phantom Troublemaker, Rebeccah Hunter, Noel Wood, Sean Reid, Gary Mitchel, and members of the audience share Toy Stories! Tales of Masters of the Universe, GI Joe, and creepy 80s toys share the spotlight this time around.

Also – will Joe Crowe arrive in time to show everyone his Big Jim or will Judge Reinhold prove to be too much of a handful for our Fearless Leader?

(Spoiler Alert – Joe didn’t make it)

Listen in as the panelists and the audience engage in a live discussion about some of their favorite toys and collectibles!

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If you’re here checking out Dragon Con stuff and haven’t visited Needless Things before, thanks for coming by. Our writers post five times a week about toys, movies, music, and all manner of pop culture dorkery. The Needless Things Podcast posts once a week, usually on Friday. Come back after Dragon Con for full coverage of what went down, as well as audio recordings of our panels.

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Needless Things Podcast 118 – San Diego Comic Con 2016 Part 1 – The Toys

July 29th, 2016
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It’s time once again for the Needless Things Irregulars to look at the big toy news out of San Diego Comic Con!

Every year at Comic Con the toy companies reveal some of the most exciting items that will be offered in the year to come. NECA, Mezco, Hasbro, Mattel, and more display the hottest toys from the biggest franchises.

Listen in as Phantom, Head of Research Ryan, Belligerent Monkey Jay, and Mr. Beau Brown talk about the products and news that came out of SDCC 2016!

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Needless Things Podcast 116 – Ghostbusters

July 14th, 2016
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Thirty-two years after the original supernatural comedy made history and created a pop culture phenomenon, there’s an all-new Ghostbusters movie set to reignite the franchise! It’s time for the Needless Things Podcast to talk about the history of Ghostbusters!

Phantom Troublemaker is joined by the RevCast’s Gary Mitchel, Noel Wood from Dork Droppings, and Salena, the lady behind sexy horror host Ghouella DeVille, for a conversation about one of the most unique and beloved pop culture franchises of all time. From the 1984 movie to The Real Ghostbusters to toys and even competing brands, Phantom and the gang discuss the impact and history of “those guys on TV”.

Listen in as Phantom, Salena, Noel, and Gary discuss their Ghostbusters fandom and their expectations for the new movie!

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Needless Things Podcast 111 – 1986

June 10th, 2016
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Phantom Troublemaker, Beth, Sean Reid, and Chris DePetrillo go back in time thirty years to talk about the pop culture of 1986!

Needless Things has been looking at this magical year since Phantom’s birthday back in May. Now it’s time to round up some of the Needless Things Irregulars for a special “Best Of 1986” edition of the podcast! From toys to movies to music, 1986 was a banner year in pop culture. Everyone had their favorites and nostalgia has made our love for them stronger than ever. Where it gets even more interesting is when the “Worst Of 1986” list is introduced and tastes collide!

Listen in as Phantom, Chris, Beth, and Sean talk about movies, BMX, cartoons, and Nintendo in this RADical episode of the Needless Things Podcast!

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Needless Things Podcast 99 – Toy Stories from Joelanta 2016

March 17th, 2016
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LIVEfrom the 2016 Joelanta and the Great Atlanta Toy Convention, PhantomTroublemaker hostsan all-new ToyStories panel!

Everyonehas a toy story.

JoinPhantom Troublemaker and a selection of special guests as they sharereminiscences about the playthings they grew up with. Each speakerwill present a tale attached to a specific toy from their life.
Listenin as Phantom, Sean Reid, NewLegend Productions’Mike Gordon,Ricky Zero from Radio Cult,andmembers of the audience share the stories behind their favorite toys!
Besure to join the NeedlessThings Podcast Facebook Groupand get in on the conversation for this week’s episode! Let us knowwhat youthink!

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