Needless Things Podcast 66 – Figures Toy Company Returns!

July 31st, 2015
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Chris DePetrillo from Figures Toy Company returns to the Needless Things Podcast!

A lot has happened – and been announced – since the last time Chris was on the show, so Phantom invited Figures’ Chief Marketing Officer back for an update. Chris had big new about Ring of Honor and Legends of Professional Wrestling, Hanna-Barbera, DC Superfriends, and more. If you love retro-themed toys, this episode is a must-hear!

Listen in as Phantom and Chris discuss licensed toys and Figures Toy Company’s slate thus far for 2015!

Be sure to join the new Needless Things Podcast Facebook Group and get in on the conversation for this week’s episode! Let us know what you think!

Today’s musical selection comes from Atlanta ska legends, The Go-Steadys!

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The Needless Things family would like to express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Roderick “Rowdy Roddy Piper” Toombs. News of his passing due to a heart attack broke during the recording of this episode.

Here's hoping they have enough bubblegum in Heaven.
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Needless Things Podcast 65 – 2015 San Diego Comic Con Part 2 – The Movies

July 23rd, 2015
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For the first time, Needless Things is going beyond our normal toy talk in our annual look at San Diego Comic Con! This year was so big it required two episodes – one for the toys and one for the various media happenings. Today’s Part 2 focuses on the big movie trailers and reveals that happened this year!

Phantom Troublemaker, “Howdy” Mike Gordon, Chad J. Shonk, Nicole Gould, and Ryan Cadaver met up live in the Phantom Zone to talk about all of the movie news.

While Starz’ trailer for Ash Vs. The Evil Dead won the show with a unanimous decision, FOX had a hit with Deadpool and Disney scored big time with a behind the scenes reel for The Force Awakens. The gang also talk about Dawn of Justice, Heroes Reborn (sort of), and more!

Listen in as Phantom, Mike, Chad, Nicole, and Ryan run down all of the SDCC movie news that’s fit to report!:

Be sure to join the new Needless Things Podcast Facebook Group and get in on the conversation for this week’s episode! Let us know what you think!

Today’s episode is brought to you by Welcome to Tiki Z’s, the brand new soundtrack companion to Mike Gordon’s exciting comic book, Tiki Zombie! Out musical selection is Beautiful !%@# World (Don's Lament)” by J.R. Mounts and featuring Ryan Cadaver. Check out TikiZombie.net and NewLegendProductions.com for more info!

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Needless Things Podcast 64 – 2015 San Diego Comic Con Part 1 – The Toys

July 17th, 2015
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It is time once again for Needless Things’ annual look at Sand Diego Comic Con! This year was so big it required two episodes – one for the toys and one for the various media happenings. Today’s Part 1 focuses on the toys that debuted this year.

Phantom Troublemaker, Mr. Beau Brown, Ryan Schweck, The Belligerent Monkey, and Josh Wilson of The Oncoming Storm Podcast convened to discuss all of the best toys that were shown at SDCC.

There were exciting reveals from Hasbro, NECA, Mezco, and newcomer Mondo, but Mattel owned the show with their awesome Masters of the Universe presentation and not one, but two HUGE surprise announcements; one of which is an entirely new license under the Mattycollector “Classics” banner!

Listen in as Phantom, Beau, Ryan, Jay, and Josh run down all of the toy news that’s fit to report!:

Be sure to join the new Needless Things Podcast Facebook Group and get in on the conversation for this week’s episode! Let us know what you think!

Today’s musical selection is from Atlanta punk legends, the Tone Deaf Pig-Dogs!

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Needless Things Podcast 63 – Remembering Dusty Rhodes

July 9th, 2015
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On June 11th, 2015, the world lost a legend – wrestling superstar Dusty Rhodes, The American Dream, passed away. In this episode of the Needless Things Podcast, tribute is paid to the incomparable son of a plumber.

Phantom Troublemaker, Revolution SF’s Joe Crowe, Sean Reid, Johnny Danger, and Noel Wood of Dork Droppings remember the American Dream, from the NWA to Sapphire to WCW to NXT. The crew run down their favorite memories of the Common Man, as well as how they first discovered the magic of Dusty.

Listen in as Phantom, Joe, Sean, Johnny, and Noel talk about one of the greatest professional wrestling talents of all time!

Be sure to join the new Needless Things Podcast Facebook Group and get in on the conversation for this week’s episode! Let us know what you think!

Procrastibate” by LeSexoflex.com

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Needless Things Podcast 62 – Batman: Arkham Knight

July 3rd, 2015
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On June 23rd, 2015, Rocksteady’s final Batman game was unleashed upon the world – Batman: Arkham Knight. After a week of playing, Phantom Troublemaker gathered a group of Batmaniacs to talk about the game and the history of the franchise.

Phantom is joined by Needless Things Irregulars Ryan Schweck and The Belligerent Monkey, as well as newcomers Mike Nelson and Chris “Crispy” Lloyd. The fellas reminisce about the wonder of Batman: Arkham Asylum actually being a great game, discuss how much the world opened up in Arkham City, and share differing opinions on the quality of Arkham Origins.

After a little Arkhamverse history, the crew dives into a discussion of Arkham Knight. There are minor spoilers, but Phantom provides multiple warnings when they’re about to happen. Most of the talk is focused on the gameplay and features rather than plotlines. None of the guys had finished the game at the time of the recording, so plenty of mysteries were still in play.

PLUS! As an extra bonus feature after the show, Crispy and Phantom – further along than the rest of the crew – discuss certain plot points and in the outro Phantom shares his guess as to the identity of the Arkham Knight!

Listen in as Phantom, Ryan, Jay, Crispy, and Mike talk about one of the most highly anticipated video games of all time!:

Be sure to join the new NeedlessThings Podcast Facebook Group and get in on the conversation for this week’s episode! Let us know what you think!

Today’s musical selection is from friends of the show, Calabrese! Their newest album, Lust for Sacrilege, is available from CalabreseRock.com. For today’s track we’re going with something a little older (and more appropriate). From their masterpiece Born With A Scorpion’s Touch – “I Wanna Be A Vigilante”!

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