Needless Things Podcast 44 – DC and Marvel: Comic Books on TV

January 29th, 2015
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Phantom Troublemaker, The Belligerent Monkey Jay Hornsby, and Needless Things’ Lead Researcher Ryan Schweck convene to look at the current state of comic book adaptations on television. Specifically – Agents of SHIELD, Agent Carter, Arrow, The Flash, Gotham, and Constantine.

The guys also get into the potential of Marvel’s Netflix series and interaction between the movie and television universes.
Listen in and find out how the Needless Things crew feels about each franchise and what they’re hoping for in the future!:
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Needless Things Podcast 43 - Masters of the Universe Classics: 2014 Year in Review

January 15th, 2015
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Phantom Troublemaker and Mr. Beau Brown reunite to take a look back at last year’s Masters of the Universe Classics releases from Mattycollector.com!

As it turns out, 2014 was the penultimate year of the Masters toy line and Mattel delivered big. While there wasn’t a big release like Castle Grayskull, the releases were more consistently good than they’ve ever been. With impressive toys like Modulok, Extendar, and the surprisingly good Eldor, there were more highs than lows. Mattel also offered the second vehicle in the line – the Battle Ram – and yet another specialty subscription – Club Etheria.

Beau and Phantom run down all of the releases of the regular line and Beau gives attention to the Battle Ram and Club Etheria, which Phantom passed on.
Tune in and listen as two guys that genuinely love toys and He-Man have fun talking about the next-to-last year of what has turned out to be a legendary toy line worthy of the Most Powerful Man in the Universe!.
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Needless Things Podcast Episode 42 - 2015 (Life, the Universe, and Everything)

January 11th, 2015
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Phantom Troublemaker talks to himself and looks at 2015 month by month. 
 

From January’s Royal Rumble Party to the far-flung wilds of October’s Monsterama Con, our host discusses his plans for 2015 and does a little pontification on the side, brought to you by Angry Orchard Cider and Fireball Whisky.

Settle in and get ready for an episode that borders on rambling, but is snatched back from the brink by some actual, for-real notes. Here’s the list of topics that kept Phantom (sort of) on track:
January
  • 1/25 - The Royal Rumble – The promised rules for the Rumble Game:
  1. Determine how many entrants are in the Rumble.
  2. Come up with a system to draw numbers (I use a bowl with ping pong balls in it) and number accordingly. You can get ping pong balls from your local Dollar Tree for – wait for it – a dollar. I think six come in a pack, so it should cost about five bucks to have enough. If you need me to tell you where to get a bowl then you might not be equipped to handle the rest of the Rumble Game. Go watch Uncle Grandpa and eat some ‘Nilla Wafers.
  3. Each person in your group will draw numbers until there are none left. If anyone ends up with fewer numbers, they may select one of their drawn numbers to count double.
  4. When the Rumble begins, each person must keep track of their number as the competitor enters the ring. Points are awarded thusly:
    1. 1 point for each elimination – if multiple contestants participate in a single elimination, each is awarded a point
    2. 2 points for each competitor that makes it to the Final Four
    3. 5 points for the winner of the Rumble
  1. Whoever has the most points when the Rumble ends is the winner and has their dinner paid for or wins fabulous cash and prizes or whatever.
February
  • 2/2 – Less Than Jake & Reel Big Fish at The Masquerade
  • 2/6-8 – Days of the Dead
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March
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May
  • 5/10 - Phantom’s Birthday and Also A Wedding
  • 5/22-24 - TimeGate
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June
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September
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October
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