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 151: Hard Ticket to Hawaii Needless Commentary

March 16th, 2017
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Part of an ongoing series – the Needless Things Irregulars gather in the Phantom Zone to provide their own unique commentary on classic genre films!

Filmmaker Andy Sidaris left the world the gift of twelve unparalleled works of cinematic art before he shuffled off this mortal coil. Sidaris had a taste for guns, beaches, ripped bros, and sweet titties. His aesthetic was uniquely suited to the era in which he released his films; from 1985 to 1998. It's tough to find auteurs of Sidaris' caliber in modern times, so we must look to the past for gems like Hard Ticket to Hawaii.

Chosen by Ryan Cadaver as March's Needless Commentary, Hard Ticket is such a glorious affair that it was once featured on the long-lost Attack of the Show. Now, you can enjoy this fine film along with the Needless Things Irregulars in the comfort of your own home.

Listen in as Phantom Troublemaker, Rad Ranger, Ryan Cadaver, and Arian gather in the Phantom Zone to offer up their thoughts on this 1987 cult classic!

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Needless Things Podcast 150 – Resident Evil

March 9th, 2017
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Phantom Troublemaker and Beth reminisce about the original survival horror franchise – Resident Evil!

 
Twenty-one years of terror! From the very first video game on the original Sony PlayStation to the current one-two punch of the seventh entry in the primary line of video games and the sixth and supposedly final film, few video game franchises have enjoyed as much success and notoriety as Resident Evil. With forays onto nearly every modern video game system and countless tie-ins, the series known as Biohazard in Japan is Capcom’s top multi-million dollar property.

Listen in as Phantom and Beth talk about being entertained in theaters and terrified in the comfort of their own homes!

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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 147 – The Dale Jepson Interview

February 16th, 2017
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Phantom Troublemaker interviews elusive rock legend Dale Jepson of Dale Jepson and the Night Hawks!

In the late 70s Dale Jepson was on the road to rock n roll fame before misfortune derailed his life and his dreams. Now, in 2017, he has assembled the Night Hawks and is looking to reclaim his birthright. Pure chance led to this opportunity for Phantom Troublemaker to interview a man that had previously been an enigmatic voice on an old, discarded cassette tape.

Listen in as Phantom and Dale discuss life, rock n roll, and everything in this special episode of the Needless Things Podcast!

Dale Jepson and the Night Hawks wuill be playing LIVE in Gainesville, Georgia's Mule Camp Tavern along with Elzig and The Casket Creatures on Saturday, February 25th – RSVP HERE for more info!

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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 145 – The Crow Needless Commentary

February 2nd, 2017
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Part of an ongoing series – the Needless Things Irregulars gather in the Phantom Zone to provide their own unique commentary on classic genre films!

Released on May 13th, 1994, Alex Proyas's The Crow was the graphic, edgy comic book movie that fans had been wanting since 1989's Batman. The trendsetting soundtrack helped the movie launch a new era of Goth culture while the dark themes of the movie inspired countless teens to don black and start acting all swoopy and dramatic.

Additionally, the tragic on-set death of promising actor Brandon Lee will forever mar this singular film, but at the same time adds an unmatchable gravitas and heaviness.

Listen in as Phantom Troublemaker, Rad Ranger, Ryan Cadaver, and special guest Mike Gordon gather in the Phantom Zone to offer up their thoughts on this 1994 cult classic!

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Needless Things Podcast 144 – Son of Celluloid @ Days of the Dead

January 26th, 2017
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Phantom Troublemaker talks to Son of Celluloid, Nathan Hamilton, about modern horror and his plans for the Blue Track at Days of the Dead Atlanta!

Over the last several years Days of the Dead has become a staple of Atlanta's convention scene and has spread its influence as a traveling convention. In 2017, for the first time, Days of the Dead Atlanta will be spotlighting the local horror scene thanks to the efforts of Nathan Hamilton, best known as a guru of Atlanta horror and haunt attractions.

Nathan has been covering horror – both independent and mainstream – as Son of Celluloid for years and is an omnipresent force in the local scene. Whether it's metal shows, Halloween haunts, or monster wrestling, the Son of Celluloid makes it his business to be there and stay at the forefront of what's current in shock and gore.

Listen in as Nathan details his plans for the Blue Track – the locally-focused portion of Days of the Dead – and talks guests, panels, and more!

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Needless Things Podcast 143 – The Ice Pirates Needless Commentary

January 19th, 2017
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Part of an ongoing series – the Needless Things Irregulars gather in the Phantom Zone to provide their own unique commentary on classic genre films!

In the mysterious depths of Phantom Troublemaker’s psyche there exists a very special list of films from the 80s. These are categorized as “The HBO Movies”. Thirty years ago premium cable television wasn’t what it is today and the same rotations of a dozen or so movies would play regularly for months. Many of the films that shaped Phantom were part of that ages-old pattern and were seen many times over the course of that magical decade.

The Ice Pirates is one of those cherished movies. Starring Robert Urich and featuring cameos from the likes of Anjelica Huston, John Carradine, Bruce Vilanch(!) and even a babyfaced Ron Perlman, The Ice Pirates is an often overlooked piece of genre entertainment that blends science fiction, comedy, and swashbuckling action into an unforgettable outer space adventure!

Listen in as Phantom Troublemaker, Rad Ranger, Arian Gulick, Ryan Cadaver, and special guest R.T. Ewell gather in the Phantom Zone to offer up their thoughts on this 1984 cult classic!

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