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Title: The AFB Podcast: Episode 325 - The One with the Really Tall Statue
Post by: Scotty on February 15, 2012, 06:09:38 am
Seriously! We made it!

Check it out http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2012/02/its-here-afb-podcast-episode-one.html

Once you've had a listen send us some feedback at podcast@actionfigureblues.com and it might make it on the next show!

Huge props to all the guys involved and especially dozy for getting the technical side of it across the line - you should find us in iTunes soon!!


Title: Re: It's here! The AFB Podcast Episode #1 is Up!
Post by: The_Donster on February 15, 2012, 11:23:37 am
That's cool. Might make it easier for me to listen to it Andy. Seems my son is only getting started on how loud he can be, which makes everything impossible to listen to unless I'm in my truck or he's asleep. I'll try and listen to this asap.


Title: Re: It's here! The AFB Podcast Episode #1 is Up!
Post by: Scotty on February 15, 2012, 02:01:52 pm
Just got notice that the podcast has been approved by iTunes and will be up there later today!

Huge thanks to dozy for working out what needed to be done to make that happen!!


Title: Re: It's here! The AFB Podcast Episode #1 is Up!
Post by: fishmilkshake on February 15, 2012, 02:50:55 pm
Just got notice that the podcast has been approved by iTunes and will be up there later today!

Huge thanks to dozy for working out what needed to be done to make that happen!!

 [rock]


Title: Re: It's here! The AFB Podcast Episode #1 is Up!
Post by: dozymuppet on February 15, 2012, 03:35:18 pm
It's there!


Title: Re: It's here! The AFB Podcast Episode #1 is Up!
Post by: Scotty on February 15, 2012, 06:39:49 pm
Here's the iTunes link:

http://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/action-figure-blues/id503124760

Subscribe now, and if you feel like giving us a nice rating, that would be great too!!

Can't wait for some feedback from the folk here!


Title: Re: It's here! The AFB Podcast Episode #1 is Up!
Post by: NiteOwl on February 15, 2012, 07:41:32 pm
Awesome [rock]


Title: Re: It's here! The AFB Podcast Episode #1 is Up!
Post by: Freak Studio on February 15, 2012, 09:21:36 pm
I was mentioned in the first podcast! Woohoo!  I rock! [rock]

It was very entertaining guys, I liked your stories and your input in the Colossus figure. Also liked the Red carded section. My suggestion is to add on the post of the podcast some links so that people can see pictures of the toys you talk about, that way, when you say a choice of color is better than other, we can see it too.

And just to clarify about Demo-Man, you are both correct. Demo-man was originally the main bad guy when He-Man was Conan (or Vikor), and as an hommage to that, it was also the name of the demon Hordak fused with Keldor to create Skeletor in the 200X cartoon.

And another thing (this one's for Andy) The 90s Robin that was in Young Justice was Tim Drake, not Jason Todd.

To sum up, loved it, can't wait to hear next one. Well done!


Title: Re: It's here! The AFB Podcast Episode #1 is Up!
Post by: Scotty on February 15, 2012, 09:25:19 pm
I was mentioned in the first podcast! Woohoo!  I rock! [rock]

It was very entertaining guys, I liked your stories and your input in the Colossus figure. Also liked the Red carded section. My suggestion is to add on the post of the podcast some links so that people can see pictures of the toys you talk about, that way, when you say a choice of color is better than other, we can see it too.

And just to clarify about Demo-Man, you are both correct. Demo-man was originally the main bad guy when He-Man was Conan (or Vikor), and as an hommage to that, it was also the name of the demon Hordak fused with Keldor to create Skeletor in the 200X cartoon.

And another thing (this one's for Andy) The 90s Robin that was in Young Justice was Tim Drake, not Jason Todd.

To sum up, loved it, can't wait to hear next one. Well done!

Thanks Tom. We will be putting links together for this and future shows.

Also thanks for pulling me up on the Jason / Tim thing! I'd like to as we threw that in there to check if people were listening but that was my boo boo!

We really appciate your feedback!


Title: Re: It's here! The AFB Podcast Episode #1 is Up!
Post by: Westy on February 15, 2012, 11:55:51 pm
Loved it. Lots of topics covered, and amazingly no arguments.


Title: Re: It's here! The AFB Podcast Episode #1 is Up!
Post by: dozymuppet on February 16, 2012, 12:02:31 am
We edited those out.


Title: Re: It's here! The AFB Podcast Episode #1 is Up!
Post by: Scotty on February 16, 2012, 12:15:08 am
Loved it. Lots of topics covered, and amazingly no arguments.

Well, when one guy isn't wearing pants it's not a fair playing field, is it?

Thanks for the feedback Westy!!


Title: Re: It's here! The AFB Podcast Episode #1 is Up!
Post by: fishmilkshake on February 16, 2012, 04:49:21 am
Loved it. Lots of topics covered, and amazingly no arguments.

Well, when one guy isn't wearing pants it's not a fair playing field, is it?

Thanks for the feedback Westy!!

SWING-BATTA-BATTA-SWING!  ;D


Title: Re: It's here! The AFB Podcast Episode #1 is Up!
Post by: bigraj on February 16, 2012, 06:23:25 am
That was a damned good listen.  I'm a subscriber.   [applause]


Title: Re: It's here! The AFB Podcast Episode #1 is Up!
Post by: FB on February 16, 2012, 06:45:12 am
I can't understand a thing any of you said with those weird accents. [whistle]


Title: Re: It's here! The AFB Podcast Episode #1 is Up!
Post by: Engineernerd on February 16, 2012, 03:33:11 pm
You guys sound nothing like the voices in my head.

I'm half way through, and had two comments:

1. Is there a regular non-itunes feed somewhere?

2. Could you guys introduce yourselves at the start with everybody's real names and forum names?

Absolutely loving it! [bravo]


Title: Re: It's here! The AFB Podcast Episode #1 is Up!
Post by: fishmilkshake on February 16, 2012, 03:45:35 pm
That was a damned good listen.  I'm a subscriber.   [applause]

Thanks Raj, that's an awesome compliment.

Gonna be a "guest collector" on the show down the road?

You guys sound nothing like the voices in my head.

I'm half way through, and had two comments:

1. Is there a regular non-itunes feed somewhere?

2. Could you guys introduce yourselves at the start with everybody's real names and forum names?

Absolutely loving it! [bravo]

Hah!  :D It's funny, but I read all your comments with an Aussie accent!

There is a non-itunes link available from the AFB blog page I believe?


Title: Re: It's here! The AFB Podcast Episode #1 is Up!
Post by: Scotty on February 16, 2012, 04:04:15 pm
You guys sound nothing like the voices in my head.

I'm half way through, and had two comments:

1. Is there a regular non-itunes feed somewhere?

Yes, go to the blog and click the "Podcast" tab.

Quote

2. Could you guys introduce yourselves at the start with everybody's real names and forum names?


We debated that, but we ae aiming for a wider audience than those who know us here, and didn't want to bog down the start with two sets of names. I figure that those who know us will listen til the end anyway, and those who never come here really don't need to know.

In future when we have guest hosts from here we will mention their AFB Forum persona when we introduce them at the start.

Quote

Absolutely loving it! [bravo]

Awesome!


Title: Re: It's here! The AFB Podcast Episode #1 is Up!
Post by: Engineernerd on February 16, 2012, 04:06:42 pm
You guys sound nothing like the voices in my head.

I'm half way through, and had two comments:

1. Is there a regular non-itunes feed somewhere?

Yes, go to the blog and click the "Podcast" tab.



My bad, I missed the "Subcribe with Atom" totally my miss.


Title: Re: It's here! The AFB Podcast Episode #1 is Up!
Post by: Scotty on February 16, 2012, 04:51:29 pm
Don't forget that we'd love to get some feedback at podcast@actionfigureblues.com that we can read out on the next podcast!


Title: Re: It's here! The AFB Podcast Episode #1 is Up!
Post by: bigraj on February 16, 2012, 06:20:58 pm
That was a damned good listen.  I'm a subscriber.   [applause]

Thanks Raj, that's an awesome compliment.

Gonna be a "guest collector" on the show down the road?

Sure.  I wouldn't mind letting the world know that I know jack shit. :D   I think I've got a headset/microphone somewhere around here.


Title: Re: It's here! The AFB Podcast Episode #1 is Up!
Post by: Stars on February 16, 2012, 09:02:36 pm
Andy, you have a weird accent. Half American, half Aussie.

I hear an American, with a strange clip at the end.

BUT you sound just like this in a lyrical way. The same beats, pauses and pitch.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1405750386427741612#

Oh, you sound like the bald guy, Dr. Katz!!!!! :D

As for Ben, he sounded EXACTLY like I thought!

Dozy (Eli) and Niteowl (Justin) sounded nothing like I thought!

Stars


Title: Re: It's here! The AFB Podcast Episode #1 is Up!
Post by: JackKnight on February 16, 2012, 09:10:26 pm
Andy, you have a weird accent. Half American, half Aussie.

Stars

I thought so too. Can I request that Andy does a Hannibal Lecter impersonation next episode?


Title: Re: It's here! The AFB Podcast Episode #1 is Up!
Post by: Empir3 on February 17, 2012, 01:52:10 am
Great start to hopefully a long series of shows!  [beer]


Go buy that elder predator NOW! [gah]


Title: Re: It's here! The AFB Podcast Episode #1 is Up!
Post by: Scotty on February 17, 2012, 02:01:38 am
Andy, you have a weird accent. Half American, half Aussie.

I hear an American, with a strange clip at the end.

BUT you sound just like this in a lyrical way. The same beats, pauses and pitch.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1405750386427741612#

Oh, you sound like the bald guy, Dr. Katz!!!!! :D

As for Ben, he sounded EXACTLY like I thought!

Dozy (Eli) and Niteowl (Justin) sounded nothing like I thought!

Stars

Half American / Half Aussie describes me pretty perfectly! Basically, wherever I am, people ask I'm where I'm from.  ;)

Guess it makes sense as come December this year I will lived half of my life in the US and half in Australia!  :)

I knew FMS in person before I knew him online, so I never had impressions of him other than what he was. I will say that my children have known him since they were very little and when they were young they were terrified of him!  :)

I've met dozy in person and he was pretty much what I expected except much taller!

I haven't met the other fellas in person, so those illusions are yet to be shattered!


Title: Re: It's here! The AFB Podcast Episode #1 is Up!
Post by: fishmilkshake on February 17, 2012, 05:30:59 pm

As for Ben, he sounded EXACTLY like I thought!


Who'dathunk that sexy had a sound?  ;D


I knew FMS in person before I knew him online, so I never had impressions of him other than what he was. I will say that my children have known him since they were very little and when they were young they were terrified of him!  :)


It's true. Between the height and build My atoms take up a lot of space. I'm great for stranger danger training.


Title: Re: It's here! The AFB Podcast Episode #1 is Up!
Post by: Scotty on February 17, 2012, 11:33:58 pm
Well, some high praise - my 11 year old begged to listen to the podcast on a long drive today. She is becoming a collector herself so knows a fair bit of what we talk about. it was great to hear her laughing and enjoying it - she gave it two thumbs up!  [thumbs up]



Title: Re: It's here! The AFB Podcast Episode #1 is Up!
Post by: FB on February 18, 2012, 04:56:27 am
It's true. Between the height and build My atoms take up a lot of space. I'm great for stranger danger training.

I'm scared right now.......................and he's only 4 Feet away from me.(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y206/Faithfulbutler/Smilies/speechless-smiley-040.gif)


Title: Re: It's here! The AFB Podcast Episode #1 is Up!
Post by: fishmilkshake on February 18, 2012, 07:30:27 am
Well, some high praise - my 11 year old begged to listen to the podcast on a long drive today. She is becoming a collector herself so knows a fair bit of what we talk about. it was great to hear her laughing and enjoying it - she gave it two thumbs up!  [thumbs up]



Yay AFB'ette  :)


Title: Re: It's here! The AFB Podcast Episode #1 is Up!
Post by: FB on February 18, 2012, 07:57:50 am
Andy, you have a weird accent. Half American, half Aussie.

Stars

I thought so too. Can I request that Andy does a Hannibal Lecter impersonation next episode?

Yes,i think we'd all love to hear that one. [popcorn]


Title: Re: It's here! The AFB Podcast Episode #1 is Up!
Post by: Engineernerd on February 19, 2012, 01:35:41 pm
Impressive, most impressive.

Cant wait to hear more!


Title: Re: It's here! The AFB Podcast Episode #1 is Up!
Post by: fishmilkshake on February 19, 2012, 02:47:01 pm
Impressive, most impressive.

Cant wait to hear more!


Thank ye kindly  :)


Title: Re: It's here! The AFB Podcast Episode #1 is Up!
Post by: Scotty on February 19, 2012, 04:30:38 pm
Episode 2 is "in the can", so you can expect it shortly!


Title: Re: It's here! The AFB Podcast Episode #1 is Up!
Post by: Engineernerd on February 19, 2012, 07:07:48 pm
*squee*


Title: Re: It's here! The AFB Podcast Episode #1 is Up!
Post by: Scotty on February 19, 2012, 08:07:21 pm
*squee*

Aw, can we quote you on that? ;)


Title: Re: It's here! The AFB Podcast Episode #1 is Up!
Post by: fishmilkshake on February 20, 2012, 03:31:41 am
*squee*

Aw, can we quote you on that? ;)

 :D

Engineernerd of TVANDFILMTOYS.COM says "squee" about breakout podcast "Action Figure Blues"


Title: Re: It's here! The AFB Podcast Episode #1 is Up!
Post by: FB on February 20, 2012, 05:38:57 am
He he he.


Taping the second one was interesting and a lot of fun,tired people say the silliest things.


Title: iTunes AFB Podcast feed change
Post by: dozymuppet on February 21, 2012, 03:54:35 am
A heads up for our iTunes subscribers.

Due to the technical limitations of feedburner we are using the for the AFB blog, we have had to create a new feed specifically for iTunes. If you have subscribed to the podcast outside of iTunes, then this change does not affect you, nor does it affect you if you are accessing it from a direct link, or from the Podcast tab on actionfigureblues.com.

For our iTunes subscribers, you will need to re-subscribe to the podcast from the iTunes Store. Just search for the "Action Figure Blues Podcast" again, and click on the Subsrcibe button again. Or go directly to the podcast from this link: http://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/action-figure-blues-podcast/id504118976

Apologies for this change in events, however we made a decision to fix it as soon as it became apparent.

Our next episode, the "real" Episode #2 (where we talk about New York Toy Fair, Hot Toys Predator, and the discussion topic "Are you out as a collector?"), is due out in a couple of days, so get to the iTunes store as soon as possible and re-subscribe!


Title: Re: It's here! The AFB Podcast Episode #1 is Up!
Post by: fishmilkshake on February 22, 2012, 01:35:45 am
Marvel Select "Colossus" reference pic with XMC Colossus (L) and Marvel Legends S5 (R)

(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f265/fishmilkshake/DSC02670.jpg)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #2 is up now!
Post by: Scotty on February 22, 2012, 04:59:13 am
And here we go again! Episode Two is up now!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2012/02/afb-podcast-episode-2-ny-toy-fair-ht.html

We talk news from NY Toy Fair, the Toy of the Week is the Hot Toys "Predators" Classic Predator, and our discussion question is "Are you 'out' as a collector?"

Enjoy, and PLEASE give us your feedback!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #2 is up now!
Post by: FB on February 22, 2012, 05:00:31 am
...........................and be gentle,it's my first time.(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y206/Faithfulbutler/Smilies/36_1_651.gif)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #2 is up now!
Post by: Scotty on February 22, 2012, 04:12:27 pm
...........................and be gentle,it's my first time.(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y206/Faithfulbutler/Smilies/36_1_651.gif)

So.....many.....retorts......which....to......choose......


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #2 is up now!
Post by: Scotty on February 22, 2012, 04:16:19 pm
By the way folks, comments most appreciated and may be read out on the show! We have received some great questions and suggestions which will make their way into future episodes.

We record E3 on Saturday so if you want something to have a chance to be read out for the next episode get it in now!

ALSO: If you're enjoying the show, PLEASE take a moment to rate and review us on iTunes. Positive ratings and reviews will help us appear higher in searches etc.

If you're not enjoying the show, well, sod off and die.  ;)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #2 is up now!
Post by: dozymuppet on February 22, 2012, 05:00:34 pm
Yeah, please re-review the show if you already did for episode 1, before I went and killed the first subscription...  :-X


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #2 is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on February 22, 2012, 06:17:24 pm
Yeah, please re-review the show if you already did for episode 1, before I went and killed the first subscription...  :-X

 :D


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #2 is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on February 22, 2012, 06:19:05 pm
I have some special feedback for Ep #3.....but y'all just gonna have to wait and see (hear?)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #2 is up now!
Post by: dozymuppet on February 22, 2012, 09:32:08 pm
Geez, I sound extra laconic in Ep 2. It is worth stating again, that we recorded this at midnight...


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #2 is up now!
Post by: Scotty on February 22, 2012, 09:49:29 pm
..and it has nothing to do with the consumption of adult beverages along the way..... ;)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #2 is up now!
Post by: dozymuppet on February 22, 2012, 09:56:55 pm
But I stopped drinking at 10  :-\


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #2 is up now!
Post by: Scotty on February 22, 2012, 10:09:14 pm
I honestly don't think you sounded any different from E1 or normal Eli.  [thumbs up]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #2 is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on February 23, 2012, 12:38:24 am
I honestly don't think you sounded any different from E1 or normal Eli.  [thumbs up]

Me either.

I talk way faster on the podcast than normal.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #2 is up now!
Post by: Freak Studio on February 23, 2012, 08:17:53 am
I was mentioned in the second podcast too! Woohoo!  I double rock!  [rock] [rock]

It was very fun guys and is good to know none of you are closeted collectors.

Bring the next one!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #2 is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on February 23, 2012, 08:19:39 pm
Absolutely loved it. Really loved the "Are you out" discussion. Great panel topic.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #2 is up now!
Post by: bigraj on February 23, 2012, 08:25:50 pm
Another fun episode, fellas!  Thanks for the kind words about my pics.  Didn't realize figures were so much in Oz.  That DCUC Sinestro/Hal 2-pk is $35 here. 


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #2 is up now!
Post by: Scotty on February 23, 2012, 08:29:57 pm
Thanks for the feedback guys - we are certainly enjoying doing it, so it's great to know others are getting some enjoyment out of it as well!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #2 is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on February 24, 2012, 12:32:36 am
Thanks for the kind words gents!

Other than the late nights it's been a hoot. Once we're into the swing of it there will have to be "guest stars" as we wanna hear you guys tell us your stories too.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #2 is up now!
Post by: Westy on February 24, 2012, 01:49:35 am
I have some special feedback for Ep #3.....but y'all just gonna have to wait and see (hear?)

Is this feedback going to be accompanied by the impression that other people in the room have begun scrambling for gas masks? If so, bring it on.  ;D


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #2 is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on February 24, 2012, 03:22:12 am
I have some special feedback for Ep #3.....but y'all just gonna have to wait and see (hear?)

Is this feedback going to be accompanied by the impression that other people in the room have begun scrambling for gas masks? If so, bring it on.  ;D

FB can answer that re: Ep 2  ::)

Nope. It's a moment of clarity.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #2 is up now!
Post by: Scotty on February 24, 2012, 05:42:56 am
I have some special feedback for Ep #3.....but y'all just gonna have to wait and see (hear?)

Is this feedback going to be accompanied by the impression that other people in the room have begun scrambling for gas masks? If so, bring it on.  ;D

 :D :D


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #2 is up now!
Post by: Scotty on February 25, 2012, 05:01:28 am
We've just gotten underway with recording Episode 3 - and we've generated some great bloopers already.  ;)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #2 is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on February 25, 2012, 04:05:00 pm
We've just gotten underway with recording Episode 3 - and we've generated some great bloopers already.  ;)

....and that's not because I was hosting


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #2 is up now!
Post by: FB on February 27, 2012, 06:08:58 am
We've just gotten underway with recording Episode 3 - and we've generated some great bloopers already.  ;)

So THIS is what you were noisily Typing huh? >:(  ;)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #2 is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on February 27, 2012, 02:47:15 pm
We've just gotten underway with recording Episode 3 - and we've generated some great bloopers already.  ;)

So THIS is what you were noisily Typing huh? >:(  ;)

...through the news
...through feeding the addiction

...can we dock his pay?


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #2 is up now!
Post by: Scotty on February 27, 2012, 04:32:51 pm
We've just gotten underway with recording Episode 3 - and we've generated some great bloopers already.  ;)

So THIS is what you were noisily Typing huh? >:(  ;)

...through the news
...through feeding the addiction

...can we dock his pay?

Oh please do. Receiving half of nothing for all of the work I'm doing as opposed to just nothing would be such a blow. ;)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #2 is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on February 27, 2012, 07:37:01 pm
We've just gotten underway with recording Episode 3 - and we've generated some great bloopers already.  ;)

So THIS is what you were noisily Typing huh? >:(  ;)

...through the news
...through feeding the addiction

...can we dock his pay?

Oh please do. Receiving half of nothing for all of the work I'm doing as opposed to just nothing would be such a blow. ;)

 :D


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #3 is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on February 28, 2012, 05:01:00 am
Episode 3 is now up for your listening pleasure.

We'll get a link up on the blog asap, but you can also find it on itunes in the meantime.

Once you've had a listen, tell us how awesome I was as host.....oh, and you can send other feedback as well to podcast@actionfigureblues.com (http://podcast@actionfigureblues.com)

....you may also want to keep an ear out for a certain competition with a staggeringly awesome prize provided by the amazing MikeS and AFB!!  [thumbs up]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #3 is up now!
Post by: Westy on February 28, 2012, 05:25:18 am
I still have to get through ep 2. I need more hours in my day, clearly.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #3 is up now!
Post by: Freak Studio on February 28, 2012, 07:42:52 am
I still haven't finished the third episode, but I do have a comment regarding Andy's possible 3D designed commission. (Listening to the podcast is really hard, 'cause I want to jump into the conversation all the time, and people usually call the cops when they see me yelling into my ipod...  [dunno])

I think this kind of commission opens up a whole new issue in the toy world, for the first time there should be a clear contract signed between the artist and the buyer. Because if the artist sends a file to print in a 3D printer, what prevents you from doing multiple copies, or from sending or selling me that file? Basically, here, you're not talking about a unique custom that a buyer would lose if he eventually decides to sell it, but at the basics of a production figure that's only one step away from being produced.

So we're playing with new rules here. The only thing keeping that figure away from the market is the ethics of the buyer or his greed or desire to have something that only he can have.

I think there are only two ways to solve this, paying the artist exclusive rights for the reproduction of the piece, which might be way too expensive. Or sign a contract that says you have to give the artist some money if you choose to do more than one piece.

Did any of this made sense? Is it something you talk to the artist about Scott? I'm intrigued.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #3 is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on February 28, 2012, 10:35:59 am
You have peeked my engineering interest. I actually listen to a different podcast that covers a lot of 3D topics, Engineer Vs. Designer. http://engineervsdesigner.com/

With the world moving digital, I suspect we all will soon be dealing with prospect of trading in digital models, much like mp3s. I gotta go listen!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #3 is up now!
Post by: bigraj on February 28, 2012, 12:36:45 pm
Listening to ep 3 now. 


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #3 is up now!
Post by: dozymuppet on February 28, 2012, 02:59:40 pm
(Listening to the podcast is really hard, 'cause I want to jump into the conversation all the time, and people usually call the cops when they see me yelling into my ipod...  [dunno])

Tell me about it! Listening back to it after having the week off was really hard.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #3 is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on February 28, 2012, 03:15:07 pm

I think this kind of commission opens up a whole new issue in the toy world, for the first time there should be a clear contract signed between the artist and the buyer. Because if the artist sends a file to print in a 3D printer, what prevents you from doing multiple copies, or from sending or selling me that file? Basically, here, you're not talking about a unique custom that a buyer would lose if he eventually decides to sell it, but at the basics of a production figure that's only one step away from being produced.


You make some good points FS! However, I don't think it's a new issue. The only thing that has changed is the sculpting technique. I had dozens of garage kits in the 80s and 90s. Often people would pay a guy to sculpt a proto and then the buyer would run home and make 50 copies in his garage and sell them in trade magazines, etc (no internet).

Where the line does become fuzzy is that you're paying someone to sculpt a licensed character. The buyer is okay (I think), but the seller is making money off a character that is not theirs.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #3 is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on February 29, 2012, 07:05:49 pm
Not much of a surprise, but I'm all for more accessories.

Awesome show guys. It's really gotten a lot smoother in just 3 eps! You guys are sounding like old pros.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #3 is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on March 03, 2012, 05:56:06 pm
Not much of a surprise, but I'm all for more accessories.

Awesome show guys. It's really gotten a lot smoother in just 3 eps! You guys are sounding like old pros.

Thanks Eng, it's certainly a lot of fun.  ;D

Better get your sexy voice on for when we bring you in as a guest collector.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #3 is up now!
Post by: Scotty on March 03, 2012, 06:54:00 pm
E4 is "in the can" and I'm editing now.

It was great fun! We only had three guys this time and it gave us a bit of a chance just to shoot the shit as well as get through all the stuff.

Plus, Justin and I discovered we share a childhood trauma (video game related).  [beer]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #3 is up now!
Post by: Freak Studio on March 03, 2012, 06:58:29 pm
Can't wait. You are recording these on Saturday, right?


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #3 is up now!
Post by: Scotty on March 03, 2012, 07:32:02 pm
Can't wait. You are recording these on Saturday, right?

At present, yes. I don't think we'll be able to keep up the weekly pace much longer, but we're trying to get through as many as we can to start with.

So glad you're enjoying it!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #4 is up now!
Post by: Scotty on March 07, 2012, 03:01:56 am
Episode Four is now available at iTunes and on the website:

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2012/03/afb-podcast-episode-4-applause-darth.html

Eli is our host and is joined by Justin and Scott. The Toy of the Week is the Applause Classic Collector Series Darth Vader & Luke Skywalker Statuettes and the discussion topic is "The Completist in You".

Happy listening!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #4 is up now!
Post by: Freak Studio on March 08, 2012, 05:24:23 am
Another mention? Man, I'm practically a guest star already...  ::) I'm sorry to tell you Scott, mentions will only keep me happy for some time, I'll want more very soon.  [naughty]

I distinctly remember wanting to correct something you said, but I also distinctly forgot what it was.  :D I'll try to remember it.

But for now, let me tell you this: great job, as usual. Congrats to Eli he was a wonderful host (as everyone so far). Great idea to add the bloopers, I've never heard of Applause before, really could use those pics!





Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #4 is up now!
Post by: dozymuppet on March 08, 2012, 05:40:14 am
Thanks mate. Scott's editing skills make me look good.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #4 is up now!
Post by: FB on March 08, 2012, 05:46:28 am
Thanks mate. Scott's editing skills make me look good.

You did indeed do well mate,never heard you talk so much. :D


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #4 is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on March 08, 2012, 04:45:07 pm
OH COME ON!!

The week I'm off and there's multiple opportunities to pay out Scott? I call shenanigans!

Great hosting by Eli by the way and nice to hear Justin getting a word in for a change  :D


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #4 is up now!
Post by: Scotty on March 08, 2012, 05:36:28 pm
OH COME ON!!

The week I'm off and there's multiple opportunities to pay out Scott? I call shenanigans!

Great hosting by Eli by the way and nice to hear Justin getting a word in for a change  :D

The timing was total coincidence, I swear..


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #4 is up now!
Post by: NiteOwl on March 08, 2012, 08:29:40 pm
OH COME ON!!

The week I'm off and there's multiple opportunities to pay out Scott? I call shenanigans!

Great hosting by Eli by the way and nice to hear Justin getting a word in for a change  :D

Hehehehe, I actually forget that I have to speak sometimes.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #5 is up now!
Post by: Scotty on March 14, 2012, 04:51:11 am
Episode 5 is now available for direct download and should be in iTunes shortly!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2012/03/afb-podcast-episode-5-marvel-legends.html

It's a big one as we discuss every figure from Waves One and Two of the new Marvel Legends!

We also announce the winner of the "Pimp the Podcast" Competition AND announce an exciting new spin-off of the AFB Podcast!

Get to listening!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #5 is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on March 14, 2012, 05:04:48 am
Booyah! This was a fun episode (as are they all)

What an epic that Marvel Legends discussion was! All in favour of never reviewing 16 figures again say "Aye".

Aye

Aye

Aye




Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #5 is up now!
Post by: Scotty on March 14, 2012, 05:08:12 am
Oh yeah baby, that's an aye!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #5 is up now!
Post by: dozymuppet on March 14, 2012, 05:17:09 am
iTunes link should be up soon.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #5 is up now!
Post by: FB on March 14, 2012, 05:55:02 am
Booyah! This was a fun episode (as are they all)

What an epic that Marvel Legends discussion was! All in favour of never reviewing 16 figures again say "Aye".

Aye

Aye

Aye




Yeah,because of course i know all about those Marvel Toys. :-\


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #5 is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on March 14, 2012, 08:24:11 pm
I haven't got all the way through listening, but wanted to pop in with a tidbit.

The Star Wars Action News Podcast mentioned this week David Vonner was one of the folks let go from Hasbro. He was part of the Marvel team, and I know he worked on Marvel Universe.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #5 is up now!
Post by: Freak Studio on March 14, 2012, 08:37:25 pm
I still haven't heard this, but I remembered what I wanted to say about the last one:

You talked about Jaime Reyes Blue Beetle as a legacy hero because of Ted Kord, but Ted was in fact a legacy hero himself, The first Blue Beetle was Dan Garret and he, like Jaime, had super powers.

Just wanted to point that out.

Now let's see if I can finish downloading this week's podcast!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #5 is up now!
Post by: Scotty on March 14, 2012, 09:07:31 pm
They sacked David Vonner??? No way!  [cursing]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #5 is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on March 14, 2012, 09:17:57 pm
I still haven't heard this, but I remembered what I wanted to say about the last one:

You talked about Jaime Reyes Blue Beetle as a legacy hero because of Ted Kord, but Ted was in fact a legacy hero himself, The first Blue Beetle was Dan Garret and he, like Jaime, had super powers.

Just wanted to point that out.

Now let's see if I can finish downloading this week's podcast!


I always hoped DCUC would feature the full Charlton character line-up eventually  :(

Superpowered? Wasn't he just consuming performance enhancing drugs?


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #5 is up now!
Post by: Freak Studio on March 14, 2012, 10:30:49 pm
I still haven't heard this, but I remembered what I wanted to say about the last one:

You talked about Jaime Reyes Blue Beetle as a legacy hero because of Ted Kord, but Ted was in fact a legacy hero himself, The first Blue Beetle was Dan Garret and he, like Jaime, had super powers.

Just wanted to point that out.

Now let's see if I can finish downloading this week's podcast!


I always hoped DCUC would feature the full Charlton character line-up eventually  :(

Superpowered? Wasn't he just consuming performance enhancing drugs?

That's Hourman  :D. Dan Garret had the mystical beetle.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #5 is up now!
Post by: NiteOwl on March 14, 2012, 11:01:26 pm
Dan Garret (originally) had a friendly pharmacist slip him some wonder vitaman drugs and used the scarab to "bedevil" his enemies.
Later on, he acquired super powers for no real reason, they would change from issue to issue depending on the writer.

When Charlton took over in the early 60's his whole background was re-written. Now he was an Archaeologist who discovered the Scarab during a dig in Egypt, thus gaining super powers.

Anyways, Ted was the longest serving Blue Beetle and the MotherF@#$kers shot him in the head. [thumbs down]



Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #5 is up now!
Post by: FB on March 15, 2012, 05:50:41 am
You're definitely the AFB Podcast's Number one Fan FS. [thumbs up]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #5 is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on March 15, 2012, 05:20:20 pm
Dan Garret (originally) had a friendly pharmacist slip him some wonder vitaman drugs and used the scarab to "bedevil" his enemies.

Yeah, that's it. It was called Vitamin 2X or something? So in other words he was on the 'roids


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #5 is up now!
Post by: Freak Studio on March 15, 2012, 08:31:31 pm
Dan Garret (originally) had a friendly pharmacist slip him some wonder vitaman drugs and used the scarab to "bedevil" his enemies.

Yeah, that's it. It was called Vitamin 2X or something? So in other words he was on the 'roids

Wow, I only knew the retconned origin. Cool to know!

I just finished the fifth episode, it was great! I had a great time listening and I have nothing to correct about it!

(Tower of Babel was not written by Grant Morrison)

Who said that?

[dunno]







Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #5 is up now!
Post by: Westy on March 16, 2012, 03:01:05 am
Dan Garret (originally) had a friendly pharmacist slip him some wonder vitaman drugs and used the scarab to "bedevil" his enemies.

Yeah, that's it. It was called Vitamin 2X or something? So in other words he was on the 'roids

Wow, I only knew the retconned origin. Cool to know!

I just finished the fifth episode, it was great! I had a great time listening and I have nothing to correct about it!

(Tower of Babel was not written by Grant Morrison)

Who said that?

[dunno]






I'm still only part way through ep4. I need more listen only time.

I'm sure if Babel was Morrisson the ending would have been either more satisfying, or rage inducing. Waid had a good idea and wasted it.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #5 is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on March 16, 2012, 04:24:55 am
Dan Garret (originally) had a friendly pharmacist slip him some wonder vitaman drugs and used the scarab to "bedevil" his enemies.

Yeah, that's it. It was called Vitamin 2X or something? So in other words he was on the 'roids

Wow, I only knew the retconned origin. Cool to know!

I just finished the fifth episode, it was great! I had a great time listening and I have nothing to correct about it!

(Tower of Babel was not written by Grant Morrison)

Who said that?

[dunno]


Yeah, I think it was Mark Waid? I didn't wanna burst Andy's bubble. Plus we need to give you fine listeners something to do.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #5 is up now!
Post by: Scotty on March 16, 2012, 05:03:31 am
Dan Garret (originally) had a friendly pharmacist slip him some wonder vitaman drugs and used the scarab to "bedevil" his enemies.

Yeah, that's it. It was called Vitamin 2X or something? So in other words he was on the 'roids

Wow, I only knew the retconned origin. Cool to know!

I just finished the fifth episode, it was great! I had a great time listening and I have nothing to correct about it!

(Tower of Babel was not written by Grant Morrison)

Who said that?

[dunno]


Yeah, I think it was Mark Waid? I didn't wanna burst Andy's bubble. Plus we need to give you fine listeners something to do.

Oh no you don't, bucko. You don't correct the error at the time, you're a party to it. Besides, when have you ever passed up a chance to burst my bubble. Nice try.... ;)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #5 is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on March 16, 2012, 12:48:58 pm
What's wrong with angry bald men??!?!?  [cursing]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #5 is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on March 16, 2012, 04:41:18 pm
Dan Garret (originally) had a friendly pharmacist slip him some wonder vitaman drugs and used the scarab to "bedevil" his enemies.

Yeah, that's it. It was called Vitamin 2X or something? So in other words he was on the 'roids

Wow, I only knew the retconned origin. Cool to know!

I just finished the fifth episode, it was great! I had a great time listening and I have nothing to correct about it!

(Tower of Babel was not written by Grant Morrison)

Who said that?

[dunno]


Yeah, I think it was Mark Waid? I didn't wanna burst Andy's bubble. Plus we need to give you fine listeners something to do.

Oh no you don't, bucko. You don't correct the error at the time, you're a party to it. Besides, when have you ever passed up a chance to burst my bubble. Nice try.... ;)

 ;D

What's wrong with angry bald men??!?!?  [cursing]

If they're the size of Stone Cold Steve Austin then not a thing. I just get out of the way.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #5 is up now!
Post by: FB on March 18, 2012, 07:05:59 am
What's wrong with angry bald men??!?!?  [cursing]

Depends who's buying the Drinks.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #6 is up now!
Post by: Scotty on March 21, 2012, 05:22:48 am
Episode 6 is up now:

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2012/03/afb-podcast-episode-6-gothitropolis.html

Listen in for some great fun - and some surprise feedback from the Four Horsemen!

Enjoy!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #6 is up now!
Post by: dozymuppet on March 21, 2012, 10:51:59 pm
And some incorrect details in my review!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #6 is up now!
Post by: Scotty on March 21, 2012, 11:27:18 pm
And some incorrect details in my review!

Hey, at least we're consistent! :)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #6 is up now!
Post by: FB on March 22, 2012, 07:32:26 am
And some incorrect details in my review!

Never let accuracy get in the way of a good yarn mate.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #6 is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on March 22, 2012, 06:38:26 pm
I'm about 3/4 through. Great job fellas.

You really picked up on a couple of things that I'd love to see come back with Micronauts and Rom.

And a really huge thank you for the shout out!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #6 is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on March 23, 2012, 04:43:29 am
I'm about 3/4 through. Great job fellas.

You really picked up on a couple of things that I'd love to see come back with Micronauts and Rom.

And a really huge thank you for the shout out!

One of my all time faves is the issue of Micronauts when Biotron goes up against the Molecule Man.

We so need to get you on the show to bring us up to date on all things GI Joe.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #6 is up now!
Post by: Scotty on March 23, 2012, 04:06:05 pm
We record E7 tonight! Still space for some feedback, gang! That can be feedback about the podcast, questions or suggestions for the future!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #6 is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on March 23, 2012, 04:07:29 pm
I'm about 3/4 through. Great job fellas.

You really picked up on a couple of things that I'd love to see come back with Micronauts and Rom.

And a really huge thank you for the shout out!

One of my all time faves is the issue of Micronauts when Biotron goes up against the Molecule Man.

We so need to get you on the show to bring us up to date on all things GI Joe.

I'm far from a GI Joe expert, but I'd love to come chat some time.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #6 is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on March 23, 2012, 04:46:45 pm
I'm about 3/4 through. Great job fellas.

You really picked up on a couple of things that I'd love to see come back with Micronauts and Rom.

And a really huge thank you for the shout out!

One of my all time faves is the issue of Micronauts when Biotron goes up against the Molecule Man.

We so need to get you on the show to bring us up to date on all things GI Joe.

I'm far from a GI Joe expert, but I'd love to come chat some time.

 [rock]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #7 is up now!
Post by: Scotty on March 28, 2012, 04:23:01 am
Episode 7 is up now!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2012/03/afb-podcast-episode-seven-legion-of.html

Toy of the Week is the Legion of Superheroes 12 Pack from Mattel, the Discussion Topic is Boxed Sets (with input from many of you), Justin is our host and he only *just) manages to keep Ben and Scott under control!

Happy listening!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #7 is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on March 28, 2012, 04:26:18 am
(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f265/fishmilkshake/shang-chi_super.jpg)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #7 is up now!
Post by: FB on March 29, 2012, 06:07:16 am
Justin is our host and he only *just) manages to keep Ben and Scott under control!

I hope he isn't going to be permanently scarred by the experience of trying to control you two.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #7 is up now!
Post by: Freak Studio on March 29, 2012, 09:42:38 am
(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f265/fishmilkshake/shang-chi_super.jpg)

That's Shang CHi???

C'mon! I thought it was harder than that! Just get a Liu Kang action figure and call him SHang chi...  ;D


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #7 is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on March 29, 2012, 03:37:09 pm
(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f265/fishmilkshake/shang-chi_super.jpg)

That's Shang CHi???

C'mon! I thought it was harder than that! Just get a Liu Kang action figure and call him SHang chi...  ;D

Well he is modeled after Bruce Lee (as is Liu Kang I'd imagine). This is the modern look. The classic look is a little......dated.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #7 is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on March 30, 2012, 04:32:44 pm
I think a Gambit / Shang Chi team up is in order.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #7 is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on March 30, 2012, 05:13:10 pm
I think a Gambit / Shang Chi team up is in order.

I'd buy that. I buy anything with Shang-Chi in it. Except a team up with Captain Marvel.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #7 is up now!
Post by: Scotty on March 30, 2012, 05:33:54 pm
I think a Gambit / Shang Chi team up is in order.

I'd buy that. I buy anything with Shang-Chi in it. Except a team up with Captain Marvel.

I. Love. This.  :D


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #7 is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on March 31, 2012, 10:02:11 am
I think a Gambit / Shang Chi team up is in order.

I'd buy that. I buy anything with Shang-Chi in it. Except a team up with Captain Marvel.

I. Love. This.  :D

Just wait until Big Raj starts posting pictures of wrestlers pummeling Shang Chi.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #7 is up now!
Post by: Freak Studio on March 31, 2012, 10:45:35 am
I think a Gambit / Shang Chi team up is in order.

I'd buy that. I buy anything with Shang-Chi in it. Except a team up with Captain Marvel.

I. Love. This.  :D

Just wait until Big Raj starts posting pictures of wrestlers pummeling Shang Chi.

There is no Shang Chi figure to pound...  :-\


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #7 is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on March 31, 2012, 11:01:21 am
I think a Gambit / Shang Chi team up is in order.

I'd buy that. I buy anything with Shang-Chi in it. Except a team up with Captain Marvel.

I. Love. This.  :D

Just wait until Big Raj starts posting pictures of wrestlers pummeling Shang Chi.

There is no Shang Chi figure to pound...  :-\

I thought there was a Marvel Universe one?  Maybe it will be wrestlers peeing on a Shang Chi print out like the Dude's rug.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #7 is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on March 31, 2012, 11:03:49 am
Crap, forgot to mention those Star Wars three packs were here in the US, but rare.

There have been some recent Target exclusive "modern" versions in the last few years as well. Normally round Xmas time.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #7 is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on March 31, 2012, 06:00:53 pm
I think a Gambit / Shang Chi team up is in order.

I'd buy that. I buy anything with Shang-Chi in it. Except a team up with Captain Marvel.

I. Love. This.  :D

Just wait until Big Raj starts posting pictures of wrestlers pummeling Shang Chi.

There is no Shang Chi figure to pound...  :-\

I thought there was a Marvel Universe one?  Maybe it will be wrestlers peeing on a Shang Chi print out like the Dude's rug.

I think you're hoping Raj will give Gambit a break to focus on someone else like Shang-Chi, but I think the big guy digs the Master of Kung-Fu so you're still on your own there buddy!  :D


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #7 is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on April 01, 2012, 09:27:52 am
I think a Gambit / Shang Chi team up is in order.

I'd buy that. I buy anything with Shang-Chi in it. Except a team up with Captain Marvel.

I. Love. This.  :D

Just wait until Big Raj starts posting pictures of wrestlers pummeling Shang Chi.

There is no Shang Chi figure to pound...  :-\

I thought there was a Marvel Universe one?  Maybe it will be wrestlers peeing on a Shang Chi print out like the Dude's rug.

I think you're hoping Raj will give Gambit a break to focus on someone else like Shang-Chi, but I think the big guy digs the Master of Kung-Fu so you're still on your own there buddy!  :D

A nerd has to try to....Oh look cookies!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #8 is up now!
Post by: Scotty on April 04, 2012, 07:07:45 am
Episode 8 of the AFB Podcast is up now!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2012/04/afb-podcast-episode-8-hot-toys-blade.html

Join Eli, Ben and Andy for a Toy of the Week feature on the Hot Toys Blade Action Figure and a Discussion on "Articulation vs Aesthetics", including contributions from YOU!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #8 is up now!
Post by: MikeS on April 04, 2012, 01:52:22 pm
8 already?  I just finished #7....okay, I skipped a few and also still have to listen to #2 - 6.  You guys are making them faster than I can get to them  [thumbs up]  Unfortunately (!), my commute into work isn't that long and in the car seems to be the best time to listen to them.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #8 is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on April 04, 2012, 05:19:44 pm
We're borderline professional now  ;D No bloopers, only one redo.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #8 is up now!
Post by: dozymuppet on April 05, 2012, 02:49:48 am
That was a bit scary actually.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #8 is up now!
Post by: FB on April 05, 2012, 07:01:12 am
We're borderline professional now  ;D No bloopers, only one redo.

There woulda been at least one Blooper if you weren't so quick on the Stop Button there Quick Draw. ;)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #8 is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on April 05, 2012, 07:25:33 am
We're borderline professional now  ;D No bloopers, only one redo.

There woulda been at least one Blooper if you weren't so quick on the Stop Button there Quick Draw. ;)

It was my first time, you were meant to be gentle.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #8 is up now!
Post by: FB on April 05, 2012, 07:53:17 am
And here i thought you liked it rough?Lesson learned.(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y206/Faithfulbutler/Smilies/fing03.gif)










You did real good mate! [bravo]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #8 is up now!
Post by: bigraj on April 05, 2012, 03:53:02 pm
I think a Gambit / Shang Chi team up is in order.

I'd buy that. I buy anything with Shang-Chi in it. Except a team up with Captain Marvel.

I. Love. This.  :D

Just wait until Big Raj starts posting pictures of wrestlers pummeling Shang Chi.

There is no Shang Chi figure to pound...  :-\

I thought there was a Marvel Universe one?  Maybe it will be wrestlers peeing on a Shang Chi print out like the Dude's rug.

I think you're hoping Raj will give Gambit a break to focus on someone else like Shang-Chi, but I think the big guy digs the Master of Kung-Fu so you're still on your own there buddy!  :D

A nerd has to try to....Oh look cookies!

I do love me some Master of Kung-Fu.  O0 I hope Hasbro gets around to making a 6" version.  Until then, I'm using a SOTA Street Fighter Fei Long in red gear as a stand-in.  Not perfect, but he fits in pretty good with the ML figures.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #9 is up now!
Post by: Scotty on April 11, 2012, 07:14:49 am
Episode 9 is up now!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2012/04/afb-podcast-episode-9-motuc-wind-raider.html

Join Scott, Justin and Andy from the AFB Forum for Episode Nine of the Action Figure Blues Podcast! The AFB Podcast is a weekly look at action figures, statues and other collectibles from the worlds of comic books and popculture.

Episode Nine includes our Toy of the Week feature on the Masters of the Universe Classics Wind Raider, and our Discussion Topic is “To Open or Not to Open".

Have a listen, and please give us some feedback at podcast@actionfigureblues.com - we might even read out your feedback on the next show!

Happy listening!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #9 is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on April 11, 2012, 04:55:25 pm
I can only give this ep a max 7.5/10 because.....well, y'know.....I wasn't in it.  [whistle]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #9 is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on April 11, 2012, 06:39:32 pm
Today I learned Andy is afraid of things coming at his face.  [thud]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #9 is up now!
Post by: Scotty on April 11, 2012, 06:52:26 pm
Today I learned Andy is afraid of things coming at his face.  [thud]

Say what???!? Was this about birds? Where did I say that?


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #9 is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on April 11, 2012, 06:55:26 pm
Today I learned Andy is afraid of things coming at his face.  [thud]

Say what???!? Was this about birds? Where did I say that?

I believe it was when you said, "Oh Sh*t!" when the Wind Raider projectile came shot out.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #9 is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on April 12, 2012, 03:40:08 am
 :D


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #9 is up now!
Post by: FB on April 12, 2012, 06:09:56 am
Today I learned Andy is afraid of things coming at his face.  [thud]

He also hates Dogs.  [whistle]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #9 is up now!
Post by: Scotty on April 12, 2012, 06:14:42 am
Today I learned Andy is afraid of things coming at his face.  [thud]

He also hates Dogs.  [whistle]

Only ones that are after my job.  ;)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #9 is up now!
Post by: FB on April 12, 2012, 06:36:08 am
True dat.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #9 is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on April 12, 2012, 06:38:24 am
My phone cut off the last ten minutes.  [cursing] Will have to re-download.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #9 is up now!
Post by: Scotty on April 12, 2012, 06:41:34 am
My phone cut off the last ten minutes.  [cursing] Will have to re-download.

Oh, do. We got some good outtakes.  ;D


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #9 is up now!
Post by: Scotty on April 12, 2012, 06:07:42 pm
Hey folks - we record E10 tomorrow and we'd love some feedback from you guys on what you're enjoying about the podcast so far. Comment here or email podcast@actionfigureblues.com

Thanks gang!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #10 is up now!
Post by: Scotty on April 18, 2012, 06:58:45 am
Hey folks!

Episode 10 is up now!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2012/04/afb-podcast-episode-ten-rapid-fire.html

This week it's Scott, Ben and Andy up at the plate and it's a big episode - we do three Rapid Fire Reviews instead of one Toy of the Week, and the discussion is Classic v Modern with feedback from YOU!

Enjoy!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #10 is up now!
Post by: FB on April 18, 2012, 07:25:03 am
And i already realised i made a terminology mistake in my Rapid Fire Review,it's what happens when i'm in a hurry. ;D

Was a really fun Episode to record,hope everyone enjoys it.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #10 is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on April 18, 2012, 04:54:40 pm
I looked up Pop Culture Shock Toys and they've tons of stuff. I just wasn't able to put their name against anything at the time of recording. They did the huge Lion-O statue and amongst other things have done a ton of Street Fighter merch.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #10 is up now!
Post by: Polarboy on April 19, 2012, 09:23:41 am
Would it surprise anybody in the least that I can't seem to work out how to download it so I can listen at my pleasure?


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #10 is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on April 19, 2012, 03:53:01 pm
You guys were way too kind. Thank for the shout out and another great episode!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #10 is up now!
Post by: Freak Studio on April 19, 2012, 04:12:23 pm
Awesome show guys!

But I have to say you remark about Predators was little bit racist Andy. What? All Predators look the same to you?  [tap]

With every episode the urge to be a part of it increases.  ;D



 


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #10 is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on April 19, 2012, 05:21:04 pm
Would it surprise anybody in the least that I can't seem to work out how to download it so I can listen at my pleasure?

I don't "left-click" on the link. I just right-click and "save link as". The other option, even if you don't have an ipod, it to go through itunes, you can listen to the episode directly without needing to subscribe (though we'd prefer you did).

You guys were way too kind. Thank for the shout out and another great episode!

We wouldn't say it if twern't true!

Awesome show guys!

But I have to say you remark about Predators was little bit racist Andy. What? All Predators look the same to you?  [tap]

With every episode the urge to be a part of it increases.  ;D

Well we need to fix that then!!  ;D


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #10 is up now!
Post by: dozymuppet on April 21, 2012, 08:50:14 pm
Nice episode guys! I'm missing too many of these at the moment  >:(


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #10 is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on April 21, 2012, 10:18:16 pm
Nice episode guys! I'm missing too many of these at the moment  >:(

Episode 11 was much akin to an episode of "Are you being served?"


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #10 is up now!
Post by: NiteOwl on April 22, 2012, 01:33:41 am
Nice episode guys! I'm missing too many of these at the moment  >:(

Episode 11 was much akin to an episode of "Are you being served?"

"I'm free"......


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #10 is up now!
Post by: Westy on April 22, 2012, 05:06:33 am
Nice episode guys! I'm missing too many of these at the moment  >:(

Episode 11 was much akin to an episode of "Are you being served?"

Is it okay if I wait for the one that's like an episode of "Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em"?

If not, I've just caught up, so I'll live.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #10 is up now!
Post by: Scotty on April 22, 2012, 05:23:32 am
I tried as hard as I could to pull Ben and Justin out of the gutter, but as a total innocent I didn't even get most of the jokes.  [whistle]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #10 is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on April 22, 2012, 05:55:31 am
I tried as hard as I could to pull Ben and Justin out of the gutter, but as a total innocent I didn't even get most of the jokes.  [whistle]

Yes.

That's exactly right.

Yep, indeed.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #10 is up now!
Post by: FB on April 23, 2012, 04:29:37 am
You guys were way too kind. Thank for the shout out and another great episode!

We wouldn't say it if twern't true!

Indeed.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #11 is up now!
Post by: Scotty on April 24, 2012, 06:14:55 pm
Episode 11 is now available at iTunes and for direct download:

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2012/04/afb-podcast-episode-11-bowen-spinning.html

Join Ben, Scott and Justin for a look at Bowen Designs' Classic Action "Spinning Hammer" Thor Statue and a discussion on "Would you pay More for More?" - including your feedback!

As always, feedback at podcast@actionfigureblues.com is much appreciated!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #10 is up now!
Post by: FB on April 25, 2012, 06:43:39 am
Nice episode guys! I'm missing too many of these at the moment  >:(

Episode 11 was much akin to an episode of "Are you being served?"

In that case which one of you was wearing the"way-too-tight Lederhosen"then huh?


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #10 is up now!
Post by: Scotty on April 25, 2012, 06:50:46 am
Nice episode guys! I'm missing too many of these at the moment  >:(

Episode 11 was much akin to an episode of "Are you being served?"

In that case which one of you was wearing the"way-too-tight Lederhosen"then huh?

Seriously, what I edited out of that ep.... you have no idea...

I didn't even record the post-ep fireside chat where Justin explained a certain term to me....  jaw_drop


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode #11 is up now!
Post by: FB on April 25, 2012, 06:55:58 am
And i'll never be curious enough to want to know.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWELVE is up now!
Post by: Scotty on May 02, 2012, 07:07:07 am
Episode 12 is up now!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2012/05/afb-podcast-episode-12-enterbay-leon.html

Join Justin, Scott and Ben for a Toy of the Week Discussion of Enterbay's Leon (The Professional) 12" Figure, and our Discussion Topic on "Movie Tie-In Toys".

Happy listening!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWELVE is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on May 02, 2012, 11:47:10 pm
Yay! Fun stuff.

Come and grade me on my Spanish pronunciation skills.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWELVE is up now!
Post by: NiteOwl on May 03, 2012, 12:50:03 am
Pretty impressive host for this one!!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWELVE is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on May 03, 2012, 09:20:51 am
I was a 12 year old with a lazy eye that painted models in a basement.  >:(


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWELVE is up now!
Post by: Scotty on May 03, 2012, 03:14:48 pm
 See Ben, I knew we were going to offend people with that! ;)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWELVE is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on May 03, 2012, 03:37:24 pm
See Ben, I knew we were going to offend people with that! ;)

I was in charge of painting all the eyes on the Indiana Jones line Belloq's.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWELVE is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on May 03, 2012, 04:48:32 pm
See Ben, I knew we were going to offend people with that! ;)

I was in charge of painting all the eyes on the Indiana Jones line Belloq's.

......and moonlighting for Bowen Designs contractors it seems.

Pretty impressive host for this one!!

He's okay.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWELVE is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on May 03, 2012, 07:39:57 pm
The Sam Jackson was a Movie Maniac's McFarlane.

You know what movie needed figures? Despicable Me. I would have bought any minion they made.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWELVE is up now!
Post by: Scotty on May 03, 2012, 08:24:42 pm
Good point. They were very cute. A missed marketing opportunity for sure.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWELVE is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on May 04, 2012, 04:11:20 am
I think there's been a record number of properties go through the cinemas the last few years that didn't get any toys.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWELVE is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on May 04, 2012, 07:18:59 am
I think there's been a record number of properties go through the cinemas the last few years that didn't get any toys.

You're right, since there are so many different avenues to get stuff out there. Block figures, Minifigures, Vinyl, etc... You would think every film would have at least some of these.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWELVE is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on May 05, 2012, 06:29:50 am
I think there's been a record number of properties go through the cinemas the last few years that didn't get any toys.

You're right, since there are so many different avenues to get stuff out there. Block figures, Minifigures, Vinyl, etc... You would think every film would have at least some of these.

I wonder if it's a whole circular cause and effect thing? Film companies have made tons of money in the past off licensing, so the rights to merchandise a license have increased to the point that toy companies and the like can't afford the risk on "maybe" licenses.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWELVE is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on May 05, 2012, 07:47:10 am
I think there's been a record number of properties go through the cinemas the last few years that didn't get any toys.

You're right, since there are so many different avenues to get stuff out there. Block figures, Minifigures, Vinyl, etc... You would think every film would have at least some of these.

I wonder if it's a whole circular cause and effect thing? Film companies have made tons of money in the past off licensing, so the rights to merchandise a license have increased to the point that toy companies and the like can't afford the risk on "maybe" licenses.

I can get that for an action movie or sci fi piece. But an animated kids movie like Despicable Me?

It's like unless the companies can make a huge deal out of it, they don't want to do it. Although, while some made it to clearance, I think the last Pirates of the Caribbean series really had about the right size line. It looks like they looked at what had came before and made good decisions. Of course, Green Lantern & Real Steel didn't fare as well, so who knows.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWELVE is up now!
Post by: dozymuppet on May 05, 2012, 09:04:51 pm
Oi, the only issue of Defenders I needed was #8, and I got that a while ago.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWELVE is up now!
Post by: NiteOwl on May 05, 2012, 09:43:16 pm
 ;D


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWELVE is up now!
Post by: Scotty on May 05, 2012, 09:58:20 pm
Oi, the only issue of Defenders I needed was #8, and I got that a while ago.

Good to know he's listening. ;)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode THIRTEEN is up now!
Post by: Scotty on May 09, 2012, 06:28:45 am
It's lucky number 13!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2012/05/afb-podcast-episode-13-avengers-movie.html

Join Ben, Adam and Scott for a great discussion about the Avengers Movie and Rapid Fire Reviews on our favourite Avengers Toys.

We also introduce a brand new segment - a game run by our friend Engineernerd! Have a listen and see if you can work out his clue!

Happy listening!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode THIRTEEN is up now!
Post by: bigraj on May 14, 2012, 08:40:40 am
Just listened to this ep this morning.  Loved all the Avengers talk.  That ML1 Iron Man figure is one of my favorite Legends, as well.  Sadly, he took a dive from my Avengers display recently and his right arm broke at that weird chest joint.  I'll have to super glue it in place next time I work on some figures.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode THIRTEEN is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on May 16, 2012, 09:26:47 pm
Episode 14 is pretty darn good!

Really enjoyed the banter, boys.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode FOURTEEN is up now!
Post by: Scotty on May 17, 2012, 02:40:44 am
Episode 14 is up now!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2012/05/afb-podcast-episode-14-rapid-fire.html

Join Scott, Eli, Adam and Ben for a set of Rapid Fire Reviews on TV Toys, and a discussion on Action Figure Photography.

Also - the next clue in the audio version of "Name That...." with Engineernerd!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode THIRTEEN is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on May 18, 2012, 02:27:40 am
Just listened to this ep this morning.  Loved all the Avengers talk.  That ML1 Iron Man figure is one of my favorite Legends, as well.  Sadly, he took a dive from my Avengers display recently and his right arm broke at that weird chest joint.  I'll have to super glue it in place next time I work on some figures.

I hope I didn't jinx him?  ???


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode FIFTEEN is up now!
Post by: Scotty on May 30, 2012, 06:45:32 am
Episode 15 is now live at iTunes and ready for direct download:

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2012/05/afb-podcast-episode-15-kai-arts-street.html

Join Ben, Scott & Adam for a Toy of the Week review of the Kai Arts Play Street Fighter IV Chun-Li Action Figure and a Discussion on Playsets.

There's also the next instalment in the "Name That..." Audio Game, and a couple of bizarre riffs on things like severed fingers and the like, but that's a separate matter......

Happy listening!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode FIFTEEN is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on May 31, 2012, 07:09:27 am
Pretty good show, I was thoroughly entertained and educated!

Huge thanks for the double shout outs, fellas! I'm udderly grateful for that.



Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode FIFTEEN is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on June 01, 2012, 07:09:19 pm
I still haven't listened to it yet!! Though I hear the host was excellent!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode FIFTEEN is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on June 05, 2012, 12:30:49 pm
DAMN YOU REAL LIFE! Quit intruding on toy collecting!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode SIXTEEN is up now!
Post by: Scotty on June 06, 2012, 02:43:50 am
Hey folks! The AFB Podcast Episode 16 is now up at iTunes and ready for direct download!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2012/06/afb-podcast-episode-16-star-wars-big.html

Join Scott, Justin and Andy as we look at the Star Wars Big Millennium Falcon from Hasbro and discuss The Secondary Market: eBay and other eVils

We also have the latest instalment of the "Name That...." Audio Game with our very own Engineernerd!

And - one of my favourite bloopers of all time. It's the only where I nearly die from laughing. If we ever do a highlight reel of bloopers, this will be on it. (And thank you Justin for making it happen  ;D )

Happy listening!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode SIXTEEN is up now!
Post by: NiteOwl on June 06, 2012, 03:23:04 am
Hey folks! The AFB Podcast Episode 16 is now up at iTunes and ready for direct download!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2012/06/afb-podcast-episode-16-star-wars-big.html

Join Scott, Justin and Andy as we look at the Star Wars Big Millennium Falcon from Hasbro and discuss The Secondary Market: eBay and other eVils

We also have the latest instalment of the "Name That...." Audio Game with our very own Engineernerd!

And - one of my favourite bloopers of all time. It's the only where I nearly die from laughing. If we ever do a highlight reel of bloopers, this will be on it. (And thank you Justin for making it happen  ;D )

Happy listening!

Totally unintentional  ;)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode SIXTEEN is up now!
Post by: FB on June 06, 2012, 05:43:00 am
It was bloody funny!Actually the whole night was a good giggle.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode SIXTEEN is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on June 08, 2012, 05:03:51 am
Definitely a great listen!  [thumbs up]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode SEVENTEEN is up now!
Post by: Scotty on June 13, 2012, 06:14:54 am
Episode 17 is now up at iTunes and ready for direct download!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2012/06/afb-podcast-episode-17-revoltech.html

This week, it's Ben, Eli and Adam up at the plate with a Toy of the Week discussion on the Revoltech Evangelion Unit 3 and a Discussion on Display and Storage.

We also have the next instalment of the "Name That...." Audio Game, AND and an all new set of vintage toy commercial breaks!

Happy listening!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode SEVENTEEN is up now!
Post by: Scotty on June 18, 2012, 06:09:11 pm
I've split the display backdrop discussion into it's own thread in The Pegs.  [thumbs up]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode EIGHTEEN is up now!
Post by: Scotty on June 20, 2012, 08:58:47 pm
Episode 18 of the AFB Podcast is now up at iTunes and ready for direct download:

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2012/06/afb-podcast-episode-18-sideshow-angel.html

Join Ben, Justin and Scott as we cover the Sideshow Angel Comiquette as our Toy of the Week and have our first Toyline Retrospective Discussion on the DC Direct Cover Girls of the DC Universe Statue Series.

And of course, we have the next instalment in Engineernerd's Audio Name That.....

Happy Listening!



Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode EIGHTEEN is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on June 21, 2012, 08:20:24 am
So my take away half way through the episode is that my bald head and the fact I handle Lego packages alone in the aisle label me as some kind of strange guy that is to be avoided?


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode EIGHTEEN is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on June 21, 2012, 05:06:27 pm
So my take away half way through the episode is that my bald head and the fact I handle Lego packages alone in the aisle label me as some kind of strange guy that is to be avoided?

We're so glad Mrs 'nerd can see through the stigma.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode EIGHTEEN is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on June 21, 2012, 05:18:54 pm
So my take away half way through the episode is that my bald head and the fact I handle Lego packages alone in the aisle label me as some kind of strange guy that is to be avoided?

We're so glad Mrs 'nerd can see through the stigma.

She's a keeper that way!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode EIGHTEEN is up now!
Post by: NiteOwl on June 21, 2012, 08:23:15 pm
So my take away half way through the episode is that my bald head and the fact I handle Lego packages alone in the aisle label me as some kind of strange guy that is to be avoided?

I can't help you, I have a full head of luxurious hair.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode EIGHTEEN is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on June 22, 2012, 05:33:13 am
So my take away half way through the episode is that my bald head and the fact I handle Lego packages alone in the aisle label me as some kind of strange guy that is to be avoided?

I can't help you, I have a full head of luxurious hair.

It's tough isn't it? Sometimes I just don't know how to style it there are so many choices.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode EIGHTEEN is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on June 22, 2012, 07:01:32 am
So my take away half way through the episode is that my bald head and the fact I handle Lego packages alone in the aisle label me as some kind of strange guy that is to be avoided?

I can't help you, I have a full head of luxurious hair.

It's tough isn't it? Sometimes I just don't know how to style it there are so many choices.

I have options, but people don't get to see my back that often.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode EIGHTEEN is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on June 22, 2012, 10:02:17 pm
So my take away half way through the episode is that my bald head and the fact I handle Lego packages alone in the aisle label me as some kind of strange guy that is to be avoided?

I can't help you, I have a full head of luxurious hair.

It's tough isn't it? Sometimes I just don't know how to style it there are so many choices.

I have options, but people don't get to see my back that often.

 [runaway]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode NINETEEN is up now!
Post by: Scotty on June 28, 2012, 05:29:44 am
http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2012/06/afb-podcast-episode-19-rapid-fire.html

Episode 19 is up at iTunes and ready for direct download!

Join Scott, Adam and Ben as we run through another set of Rapid Fire Reviews and a discussion about Toys at Retail in Australia.

There's also the next instalment of the "Name That...." Audio Game with our very own Engineernerd!

As an added bonus - a rather spirited discussion on some contrasts between the Australian and American accents!  ;)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode NINETEEN is up now!
Post by: Westy on June 28, 2012, 07:01:34 am
http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2012/06/afb-podcast-episode-19-rapid-fire.html

Episode 19 is up at iTunes and ready for direct download!

Join Scott, Adam and Ben as we run through another set of Rapid Fire Reviews and a discussion about Toys at Retail in Australia.

There's also the next instalment of the "Name That...." Audio Game with our very own Engineernerd!

As an added bonus - a rather spirited discussion on some contrasts between the Australian and American accents!  ;)

Caught some Top Gear the other night. Poms also mispronounce her name.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode NINETEEN is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on June 28, 2012, 07:11:57 am
Oola is Jabba's green dancing girl.

Vader's Star Destroyer is the Executor. However, I'll give you a pass on that one since the original Kenner playset was called "Darth Vader's Star Destroyer"

And yes, I'm may have yelling in my car while listening on the way to work.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWENTY is up now!
Post by: Scotty on July 04, 2012, 06:09:51 pm
Episode 20 of the AFB Podcast is now up at iTunes and ready for direct download:

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2012/07/afb-podcast-episode-20-buddy-bradley.html

Join Eli, Scott and Ben for a look at the Buddy Bradley Vinyl Toy from Peter Bagge's "Hate!" and a discussion on Holy Grails.

There's also the next instalment of the "Name That...." Audio Game with our very own Engineernerd!

Happy listening!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWENTY-ONE is up now!
Post by: Scotty on July 11, 2012, 06:30:54 am
Episode 21 of the AFB Podcast is now up at iTunes and ready for direct download:

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2012/07/afb-podcast-episode-21-marauder.html

Join Scott, Adam, John and Ben as we look at the Marauder Motorcycle with Sidecar as our Toy of the Week and discuss Collecting in the 3 3/4" Scale!

Also - the next instalment of the "Name That...." Audio Game!

Happy listening - and many thanks to John for being brave enough to record with us!!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWENTY-ONE is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on July 11, 2012, 07:03:02 am
Victory was mine!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWENTY-ONE is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on July 11, 2012, 07:25:27 am
Episode 21 of the AFB Podcast is now up at iTunes and ready for direct download:

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2012/07/afb-podcast-episode-21-marauder.html

Join Scott, Adam, John and Ben as we look at the Marauder Motorcycle with Sidecar as our Toy of the Week and discuss Collecting in the 3 3/4" Scale!

Also - the next instalment of the "Name That...." Audio Game!

Happy listening - and many thanks to John for being brave enough to record with us!!

It was an absolute blast, I'm giddy with excitement to go listen to it!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWENTY-ONE is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on July 11, 2012, 09:21:36 am
Is there an MP3 version?


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWENTY-ONE is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on July 11, 2012, 12:12:46 pm
Sounded like a Tricorder, but I don't know what versions of those things there are.

It is indeed a Tricorder!!!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWENTY-ONE is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on July 11, 2012, 04:36:00 pm
Sounded like a Tricorder, but I don't know what versions of those things there are.

Well done Hyp. We're finally nailing these. I managed to get the week before.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWENTY-ONE is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on July 11, 2012, 07:06:17 pm
Wow, after listening back, I'm hoping I didn't embarrass you guys!

I wanted to link to pictures of the Marauder Cycle for everybody as well:

http://tvandfilmtoys.com/index.php/2012/07/marauder-motorcycle-sidecar/ (http://tvandfilmtoys.com/index.php/2012/07/marauder-motorcycle-sidecar/)



Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWENTY-ONE is up now!
Post by: Scotty on July 12, 2012, 02:29:38 am
Wow, after listening back, I'm hoping I didn't embarrass you guys!


Are you kidding? You did a GREAT job! You're welcome back any time!  [thumbs up]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWENTY-ONE is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on July 12, 2012, 05:17:41 am
Wow, after listening back, I'm hoping I didn't embarrass you guys!


Are you kidding? You did a GREAT job! You're welcome back any time!  [thumbs up]

Seconded.

....and as the AFB Forum enforcer I'll take care of anyone that says otherwise.

*NOT NECESSARILY ACCURATE REPRESENTATION*
(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f265/fishmilkshake/WinFail/funny-pictures-kitten-is-mad.jpg)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWENTY-ONE is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on July 12, 2012, 08:00:11 am
Love your display of kitty pride.

I'm my own worst critic. And well I have a much deeper voice in my head.

I was glad to hear the surprise bit made it in. [bravo]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWENTY-ONE is up now!
Post by: dozymuppet on July 13, 2012, 12:49:55 am
Nice work John! Seamless hilarity.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWENTY-ONE is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on July 13, 2012, 07:12:01 am
Nice work John! Seamless hilarity.

Thanks dude! A point for your kindness!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWENTY-ONE is up now!
Post by: bigraj on July 16, 2012, 09:10:05 am
Pretty good stuff when I can listen to an entire show where nothing I collect was discussed. ;D  Loved the Gambit humor.  Good call on the Red Card, too.  Great looking figures, but if they're Con-exclusive, that'll tank the line.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWENTY-ONE is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on July 16, 2012, 09:43:53 am
Pretty good stuff when I can listen to an entire show where nothing I collect was discussed. ;D  Loved the Gambit humor.  Good call on the Red Card, too.  Great looking figures, but if they're Con-exclusive, that'll tank the line.

Point for you and your listening habits. Even if you laughed at my Gambit's stability issues. :D


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWENTY-ONE is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on July 16, 2012, 04:59:18 pm
Pretty good stuff when I can listen to an entire show where nothing I collect was discussed. ;D  Loved the Gambit humor.  Good call on the Red Card, too.  Great looking figures, but if they're Con-exclusive, that'll tank the line.

Point for you and your listening habits. Even if you laughed at my Gambit's stability issues. :D

Was it wrong that upon listening to the ep I laughed at my own joke?


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWENTY-ONE is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on July 17, 2012, 06:13:22 am
Pretty good stuff when I can listen to an entire show where nothing I collect was discussed. ;D  Loved the Gambit humor.  Good call on the Red Card, too.  Great looking figures, but if they're Con-exclusive, that'll tank the line.

Point for you and your listening habits. Even if you laughed at my Gambit's stability issues. :D

Was it wrong that upon listening to the ep I laughed at my own joke?

I hope not, I chuckled the whole way through.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWENTY-ONE is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on July 17, 2012, 06:02:57 pm
Pretty good stuff when I can listen to an entire show where nothing I collect was discussed. ;D  Loved the Gambit humor.  Good call on the Red Card, too.  Great looking figures, but if they're Con-exclusive, that'll tank the line.

Point for you and your listening habits. Even if you laughed at my Gambit's stability issues. :D

Was it wrong that upon listening to the ep I laughed at my own joke?

I hope not, I chuckled the whole way through.

Truism.

I do like that for all the stuff we take seriously, there's still plenty to laugh about.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWENTY-TWO is up now!
Post by: Scotty on July 18, 2012, 05:55:23 am
Episode 22 of the AFB Podcast is now up at iTunes and ready for direct download:

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2012/07/the-afb-podcast-episode-22-rapid-fire.html

Join Ben, Scott and Andy for Rapid Fire Reviews of Con Exclusives and a discussion on the reveals from SDCC 2012!

Also - the next instalment of the Audio "Name That...." with our very own Engineernerd!

Happy listening!!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWENTY-TWO is up now!
Post by: FB on July 18, 2012, 06:05:30 am
And what a whacky and confusing evening it was.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWENTY-TWO is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on July 18, 2012, 10:41:35 am
Who is this Ack-Wha Man you speak of? He is new MOTU?


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWENTY-TWO is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on July 18, 2012, 03:58:46 pm
Who is this Ack-Wha Man you speak of? He is new MOTU?

Oh that right there is rock solid gold!  :D


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWENTY-TWO is up now!
Post by: Freak Studio on July 24, 2012, 04:05:58 pm
I'm catching up with several episodes I missed and you know what? I won't review shit on itunes until I'm on the podcast. Oh yes, that's blackmail you bastards!

;)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWENTY-TWO is up now!
Post by: Scotty on July 24, 2012, 09:41:50 pm
 Oh, you're on, buddy!! We just need to align time zones!!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWENTY-TWO is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on July 24, 2012, 10:17:31 pm
I'm catching up with several episodes I missed and you know what? I won't review shit on itunes until I'm on the podcast. Oh yes, that's blackmail you bastards!

;)

Good night Argentina!  :D


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWENTY-TWO is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on July 25, 2012, 05:54:15 am
Oh, you're on, buddy!! We just need to align time zones!!

I struggle with this. I need a DeLorean. Or better math skills. You'd think an engineer could get it right.   [banghead]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWENTY-THREE is up now!
Post by: Scotty on July 25, 2012, 06:23:47 am
Episode 23 of the AFB Podcast is now up at iTunes and ready for direct download:

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2012/07/the-action-figure-blues-podcast-episode.html

Join Eli, John, Ben and Scott for a Toy of the Week Review of the Playmates TMNT Classic Collection Leonardo and a Discussion of Collectors & Conventions.

Also - the next instalment of the "Name That..." Audio Game!

Happy listening!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWENTY-THREE is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on July 25, 2012, 06:30:05 am
Episode 23 of the AFB Podcast is now up at iTunes and ready for direct download:

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2012/07/the-action-figure-blues-podcast-episode.html

Join Eli, John, Ben and Scott for a Toy of the Week Review of the Playmates TMNT Classic Collection Leonardo and a Discussion of Collectors & Conventions.

Also - the next instalment of the "Name That..." Audio Game!

Happy listening!


YEAH!!! It's always happy listening!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWENTY-THREE is up now!
Post by: dozymuppet on July 25, 2012, 06:31:17 am
I'm revising up my dolly rating for Leonardo to an 8, by the way  ;)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWENTY-THREE is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on July 25, 2012, 11:39:40 am
Everybody please give Scotty a huge round of applause for his fantastic job of editing.

He is the unsung hero of this episode. Even if he's wrong about diorama pieces.

 [applause] [applause] [applause] [applause] [applause]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWENTY-THREE is up now!
Post by: dozymuppet on July 26, 2012, 01:09:54 am
Can't believe he made that sound like it did!

Also, had a bit of a look into the other TMNT line from Nickelodeon:

Quote
With more than 12 points of articulation, these action figures are the most highly detailed and articulated Turtle figures ever made! Each turtle figure is uniquely sculpted, with heights ranging from 4.25 inches to 4.75 inches, to capture the individual personalities of the characters from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles TV show.

Obviously part of that description is bullshit, but the scale is promising  :)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWENTY-THREE is up now!
Post by: FB on July 26, 2012, 05:24:56 am
Everybody please give Scotty a huge round of applause for his fantastic job of editing.

He is the unsung hero of this episode. Even if he's wrong about diorama pieces.

 [applause] [applause] [applause] [applause] [applause]

Scotty does an amazing job week after week editing these shows.Some of them are all over the place and fraught with challenges so he has my utmost respect for tying these up into a coherent structure.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWENTY-THREE is up now!
Post by: Scotty on July 26, 2012, 06:02:13 am
Where's the "Aw, shucks....." emoticon?

This one will have to do.  [westy]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWENTY-THREE is up now!
Post by: Freak Studio on July 26, 2012, 08:09:03 am
Where's the "Aw, shucks....." emoticon?

This one will have to do.  [westy]

We feel the same way about you buddy... Sounded better without the emoticon...


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWENTY-FOUR is up now!
Post by: Scotty on August 01, 2012, 06:35:36 am
Episode 24 of the AFB Podcast is now up at iTunes and ready for direct download!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2012/08/the-afb-podcast-episode-24-shield.html

Join Scott, Adam and Ben for a Toy of the Week Review of the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier and our discussion on "What's Sinking the Matty Subs?"

Also - more Audio "Name That....." with our very own Engineernerd!!

Happy listening!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWENTY-FOUR is up now!
Post by: Polarboy on August 01, 2012, 08:40:31 am
So i actually finally made the time to listen to the podcast (only took 23 episodes) and find my home town being baged out. Just as well its a shit hole.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWENTY-FOUR is up now!
Post by: Polarboy on August 01, 2012, 09:45:51 am
you guys had better hope that they don't have anonymous in the democratic republic of the Congo


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWENTY-FOUR is up now!
Post by: NiteOwl on August 01, 2012, 04:40:21 pm
Catching up as well, good review/blast of the Helicarrier. Up until now I had only heard glowing reviews.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWENTY-FOUR is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on August 01, 2012, 07:26:42 pm
Awesome episode guys!

From the pictures, I'd kind of felt that way about the helicarrier, so was glad to hear the review.

I'd heard some folks online comparing it to the USS Flagg from GI Joe. I asked around on twitter, the good folks at Toyworldorder.com were kind enough to send this picture of the two together:

(http://tvandfilmtoys.com/download/AzO5i3jCMAADE8O.jpg)

I think we can safely say this is not the new Flagg.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWENTY-FOUR is up now!
Post by: Scotty on August 01, 2012, 07:59:53 pm
Oh yeah, totally similar....  [mwaha]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWENTY-FOUR is up now!
Post by: FB on August 02, 2012, 06:00:52 am
Yep,Chalk and Cheese.Helicarrier would be great for Heroclix i guess.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWENTY-FOUR is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on August 02, 2012, 06:09:58 am
Yep,Chalk and Cheese.Helicarrier would be great for Heroclix i guess.

It would be the perfect display for Heroclix.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWENTY-FOUR is up now!
Post by: Scotty on August 02, 2012, 06:13:12 am
Yep,Chalk and Cheese.Helicarrier would be great for Heroclix i guess.

It would be the perfect display for Heroclix.

At $150 AUD I think I'll pass on that idea.  [moon]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWENTY-FOUR is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on August 02, 2012, 06:56:17 am
I've never seen one in a store. I saw some Sentinels recently, but haven't seen a Helicarrier.  Only seen the Quinjet a few times as well.

The vehicle pack ins for the Cap and Iron Man films have been those low articulation figures. Dollar General and the like sell them single carded here for about $6.

The new vehicle drivers for GI Joe movie figures are that way as well.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWENTY-FOUR is up now!
Post by: dozymuppet on August 03, 2012, 12:15:15 am
So i actually finally made the time to listen to the podcast (only took 23 episodes) and find my home town being baged out. Just as well its a shit hole.

Also, Greg Rucka isn't going to be attending now, so it's even worse.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWENTY-FOUR is up now!
Post by: FB on August 03, 2012, 05:07:03 am
And for those who are wondering, I've been working on a project to create a complete list of off the DC Comics related drinkware (cups, glasses, thermi, etc) that have ever been made.  I'm up to 758 separate and distinct items and I KNOW there are more out there but I've been a little busy of late with other things.

That's a hell of an effort to catalogue mate.A few years ago i coulda helped you with some Aussie ones i had for different DC Movie releases but they've been lost in the ether along the way somewhere.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWENTY-FOUR is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on August 03, 2012, 05:31:45 am
And for those who are wondering, I've been working on a project to create a complete list of off the DC Comics related drinkware (cups, glasses, thermi, etc) that have ever been made.  I'm up to 758 separate and distinct items and I KNOW there are more out there but I've been a little busy of late with other things.

That's a hell of an effort to catalogue mate.A few years ago i coulda helped you with some Aussie ones i had for different DC Movie releases but they've been lost in the ether along the way somewhere.

Speaking of which....I just found my three plastic cups I got from the Batman Returns cinema release.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWENTY-FOUR is up now!
Post by: Scotty on August 03, 2012, 05:47:28 am
And for those who are wondering, I've been working on a project to create a complete list of off the DC Comics related drinkware (cups, glasses, thermi, etc) that have ever been made.  I'm up to 758 separate and distinct items and I KNOW there are more out there but I've been a little busy of late with other things.

That's a hell of an effort to catalogue mate.A few years ago i coulda helped you with some Aussie ones i had for different DC Movie releases but they've been lost in the ether along the way somewhere.

Speaking of which....I just found my three plastic cups I got from the Batman Returns cinema release.

This could all make an interesting discussion topic for the podcast one day, couldn't it....?  ;)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWENTY-FOUR is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on August 03, 2012, 06:16:33 am
And for those who are wondering, I've been working on a project to create a complete list of off the DC Comics related drinkware (cups, glasses, thermi, etc) that have ever been made.  I'm up to 758 separate and distinct items and I KNOW there are more out there but I've been a little busy of late with other things.

That's a hell of an effort to catalogue mate.A few years ago i coulda helped you with some Aussie ones i had for different DC Movie releases but they've been lost in the ether along the way somewhere.

Speaking of which....I just found my three plastic cups I got from the Batman Returns cinema release.

This could all make an interesting discussion topic for the podcast one day, couldn't it....?  ;)

Especially if Hyp wants to get up early  :D


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWENTY-FOUR is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on August 03, 2012, 07:07:55 am
And for those who are wondering, I've been working on a project to create a complete list of off the DC Comics related drinkware (cups, glasses, thermi, etc) that have ever been made.  I'm up to 758 separate and distinct items and I KNOW there are more out there but I've been a little busy of late with other things.

That's a hell of an effort to catalogue mate.A few years ago i coulda helped you with some Aussie ones i had for different DC Movie releases but they've been lost in the ether along the way somewhere.

Speaking of which....I just found my three plastic cups I got from the Batman Returns cinema release.

This could all make an interesting discussion topic for the podcast one day, couldn't it....?  ;)

Especially if Hyp wants to get up early  :D

It's a trap!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWENTY-FOUR is up now!
Post by: Scotty on August 03, 2012, 07:14:47 am
And for those who are wondering, I've been working on a project to create a complete list of off the DC Comics related drinkware (cups, glasses, thermi, etc) that have ever been made.  I'm up to 758 separate and distinct items and I KNOW there are more out there but I've been a little busy of late with other things.

That's a hell of an effort to catalogue mate.A few years ago i coulda helped you with some Aussie ones i had for different DC Movie releases but they've been lost in the ether along the way somewhere.

Speaking of which....I just found my three plastic cups I got from the Batman Returns cinema release.

This could all make an interesting discussion topic for the podcast one day, couldn't it....?  ;)

Especially if Hyp wants to get up early  :D

It's a trap!

 :D :D :D :D


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWENTY-FOUR is up now!
Post by: Scotty on August 03, 2012, 10:21:09 pm
That came across as a little dickish... not what I was going for at all.  :-[ 

Just wanted to make sure you boys would be able to get to sleep before 2am.


Another topic I think you guys might want to consider/interview you should do would be Titansfan and his DC games collection.  He's got a great collection!

That came across fine, don't worry!

Maybe we could have an "interesting collections" type of episode. Could be fun!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWENTY-FOUR is up now!
Post by: Westy on August 03, 2012, 11:57:39 pm
Awesome episode guys!

From the pictures, I'd kind of felt that way about the helicarrier, so was glad to hear the review.

I'd heard some folks online comparing it to the USS Flagg from GI Joe. I asked around on twitter, the good folks at Toyworldorder.com were kind enough to send this picture of the two together:

(http://tvandfilmtoys.com/download/AzO5i3jCMAADE8O.jpg)

I think we can safely say this is not the new Flagg.

Also, that looks like the super helicarrier from SDCC, as opposed to the standard one available at retail.

Yep,Chalk and Cheese.Helicarrier would be great for Heroclix i guess.

It would be the perfect display for Heroclix.
For display, yes, for playing a game, it'd be awful unless you added a bunch of sky to extend the map.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWENTY-FOUR is up now!
Post by: FB on August 04, 2012, 05:26:55 am
That came across as a little dickish... not what I was going for at all.  :-[ 

Just wanted to make sure you boys would be able to get to sleep before 2am.

Nah,not at all dickish.Made sense to me.Only thing that scares me is someone actually planning ahead.That will never do! [nono] ;)


Another topic I think you guys might want to consider/interview you should do would be Titansfan and his DC games collection.  He's got a great collection!

That could be fun,Scotty's idea for unusual Collections sound like a great idea.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWENTY-FOUR is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on August 04, 2012, 07:55:26 am


Also, that looks like the super helicarrier from SDCC, as opposed to the standard one available at retail.


Which is the "Super" one, the regular one would look even smaller on there. I wish if they were going to do a playset they would have done some sort of bridge set or interior set.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWENTY-FOUR is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on August 04, 2012, 09:13:35 am
I can understand why they didn't though.

"Oh look Johnny, you can have Captain America sit at a desk and learn to play solitare on a computer while Iron Man goofs off in his own oersonal DOOM simulator!  And over here Agent Coulson can check feul gauges while Hawkeye and Black Widow try and figure out how to expendature arrows and bullets on their taxes with Agent Hill!"

If you consider how many Enterprise bridge sets there have been, it must work somewhat


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWENTY-FOUR is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on August 04, 2012, 09:48:33 am
Not arguing that point, but will say that there's a pretty large difference between the bridge of the Enterprise where a great deal of the action took place in EVERY Star Trek versus the bridge of the Helicarrier where all that really happened were meetings.

I suppose. I'm just more partial to diorama type pieces.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWENTY-FOUR is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on August 04, 2012, 11:30:33 am
All things being equal, so am I.  I'm just not sure that the Helicarrieer bridge would be all that good a seller on it's own.  Now if they took the Helicarrier that they did make and have it open up INTO a bridge set/diorama, they'd have something.

I think the lackluster sales of the rolling Pitt from GI joe may have scared them off from that idea.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWENTY-FIVE is up now!
Post by: Scotty on August 17, 2012, 05:08:32 am
Episode 25 of the AFB Podcast is now up at iTunes and available for direct download!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2012/08/the-afb-podcast-episode-25-sideshow.html

Join Scott, John & Andy for a Toy of the Week Feature on the Sideshow Star Wars Sandtrooper Squad Leader and a discussion on "How has the Internet Changed Collecting?"

Also - the next instalment of the Audio Version of "Name That...!"

PLUS - John brings donuts but doesn't share!!!  >:(

Happy Listening!!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWENTY-FIVE is up now!
Post by: FB on August 17, 2012, 07:04:45 am
PLUS - John brings donuts but doesn't share!!!  >:(


You had to bring that up didn't you?  :'(


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWENTY-FIVE is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on August 20, 2012, 03:57:46 am
We're gonna have to ban Scott from the "Name That" segment. Not because he  keeps guessing them, but because he keeps giggling uncontrollably during the lead in.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWENTY-FIVE is up now!
Post by: FB on August 20, 2012, 05:18:57 am
I swear he's gonna pop a Rib or two one of these days.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWENTY-FIVE is up now!
Post by: Scotty on August 20, 2012, 05:37:06 am
Your lives would be sooooo serious without me.  [rimshot]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWENTY-FIVE is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on August 20, 2012, 06:42:32 am
Your lives would be sooooo serious without me.  [rimshot]

Not the adjective I'd use. ;)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWENTY-FIVE is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on August 20, 2012, 09:37:23 am
Your lives would be sooooo serious without me.  [rimshot]

Not the adjective I'd use. ;)

Well, at least as serious as collecting little plastic dollies can get.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWENTY-FIVE is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on August 20, 2012, 03:17:19 pm
Not enhanced?

I'm sure editing that episode wasn't alot of fun. People kept messing with Scotty. You try and help him out with one teletype sound and it throws off his game...  [innocent]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWENTY-FIVE is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on August 20, 2012, 03:57:46 pm
Not enhanced?

I'm sure editing that episode wasn't alot of fun. People kept messing with Scotty. You try and help him out with one teletype sound and it throws off his game...  [innocent]

That and Scotty had no Internet for most of the week so it was running behind.

.....and he's also a sickie the sick boy too.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWENTY-FIVE is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on August 20, 2012, 04:03:04 pm
Not enhanced?

I'm sure editing that episode wasn't alot of fun. People kept messing with Scotty. You try and help him out with one teletype sound and it throws off his game...  [innocent]

That and Scotty had no Internet for most of the week so it was running behind.

.....and he's also a sickie the sick boy too.

He's sick? I had no idea.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWENTY-FIVE is up now!
Post by: Scotty on August 20, 2012, 04:20:13 pm
It's so hard to tell...

Trust me, when you listen to 26 you will be in no doubt....


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWENTY-FIVE is up now!
Post by: Scotty on August 20, 2012, 04:28:27 pm
And sorry no enhanced for 25. The Internet gods, the sickness gods and the work gods life was not on my side last week.....


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWENTY-FIVE is up now!
Post by: Scotty on August 20, 2012, 10:30:32 pm
Might I recommend that you note that the podcast isn't 'enhanced' when you make the posting announcement?  Small thing, I know, but a request from a fan.





Also- IF you ever get the chance, have you thought abut going back to the older episodes and enhancing those that don't have pics and such?  Maybe adding pics of the solved items in the Engineernerd segments?  Those that come on late to the podcast would probably enjoy that.

I will note it from now on.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWENTY-FIVE is up now!
Post by: dozymuppet on August 20, 2012, 11:17:21 pm
I admit, I've never looked at the enhanced version.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWENTY-FIVE is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on August 21, 2012, 03:44:29 am
I admit, I've never looked at the enhanced version.

I keep forgetting to change the ipod to stop turning the screen off  :D


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWENTY-FIVE is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on August 21, 2012, 07:11:43 am
I listen while driving or working, so I never see the enhanced one. I'm actually not sure my player on my phone will even play the enhanced one.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWENTY-FIVE is up now!
Post by: Scotty on August 21, 2012, 07:22:23 am
It's a fair bit of extra effort on top of the hours spent recording and editing - so I can only get it done when I have the time - which considering how whacky my job is and the fact that I do like to make sure my kids gets some attention is always a dicey thing. I don't look at the pics on any of the pods I listen to either because it's all while I drive, but I do know some people really like it.

Just remember that I do spend stacks of my time on this as it is so can't always promise!!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWENTY-FIVE is up now!
Post by: dozymuppet on August 21, 2012, 07:39:28 am
But it's cheaper with the regular version, right?


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWENTY-SIX is up now!
Post by: Scotty on August 22, 2012, 06:43:16 am
Episode TWENTY-SIX of the AFB Podcast is live at iTunes and is now available for direct download!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2012/08/the-afb-podcast-episode-26-sideshow.html


Join Ben, Scott, Adam and John for Episode Twenty-Six of the Action Figure Blues Podcast!

Episode Twenty-Six includes a Toy of the Week Review of the Sideshow Premium Format Wolverine and a discussion on Action Figure Vehicles.

To add some interest, Scott has to record while sick - will he infect the crew before the full show can be recorded? John returns - but has he brought donuts to share this time? PLUS - the return of the enhanced podcast!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWENTY-SIX is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on August 22, 2012, 06:50:47 am
PLUS - the return of the enhanced podcast!

Did you have to order those little blue pills from China to achieve this enhancement?


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWENTY-SIX is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on August 24, 2012, 06:12:41 am
PLUS - the return of the enhanced podcast!

Did you have to order those little blue pills from China to achieve this enhancement?

*snicker*

That Wolverine review was awesome!!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWENTY-SIX is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on August 24, 2012, 07:26:11 pm
Now that you mention it...it's been a bit sparse since the Covergirls Statue retrospective.

Other than the Raven statue, I'm trying to think of the last DC toy/statue I bought other than my sub figures? I doubt it's going to change much for me either as the companies move to DCNu.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWENTY-SIX is up now!
Post by: Freak Studio on August 25, 2012, 06:52:41 am
I just finished episode 24, YEAH, only two episodes behind. You guys keep getting so much better at this.

And by the way, Ben, an Argentinean necktie, is pretty similar to a Colombian necktie, except that instead of using the tongue, we use an actual necktie, but it's a really tacky one and you are forced to wear it for a very long time. Last poor guy I saw with one had to go to court with an Elmo tie. He was crying and we kinda laugh, but it was terrible I tell you, terrible!

I know, I know... Harcdore country.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWENTY-SIX is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on August 25, 2012, 06:37:17 pm
Oh jeez! That means the Argentinian Mafia is active in my city because there's a bunch of guys at my work who are being punished.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWENTY-SEVEN is up now!
Post by: Scotty on August 29, 2012, 06:48:37 am
Episode TWENTY-SEVEN of the AFB Podcast is now up at iTunes and ready for direct download:

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2012/08/the-afb-podcast-episode-27-megos-worlds.html

This is a "very special episode" as we are joined by Brian from the Mego Museum and Plaid Stallions for a discussion on Mego's 8" World's Greatest Superheroes line - he was really great to talk to and it makes a fascinating listen!

We hope you enjoy!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWENTY-SEVEN is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on August 29, 2012, 12:00:45 pm
I enjoyed this as much listening to it as I did recording it! Brian was and incredible guest!

(And a point for Scotty for a Herculean effort on the editing side)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWENTY-SEVEN is up now!
Post by: Scotty on August 30, 2012, 05:57:59 am
Funny experience today - I was at my LCS chatting to one of the owners when a young guy walked in with earphones in. He was at the counter next to me and when he heard my voice he took one of his earphones out and asked if I was Scott from the AFB Podcast - and then said he was listening to E27 right then and there!

Very full "small world" moment!  :D


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWENTY-SEVEN is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on August 30, 2012, 06:05:17 am
Funny experience today - I was at my LCS chatting to one of the owners when a young guy walked in with earphones in. He was at the counter next to me and when he heard my voice he took one of his earphones out and asked if I was Scott from the AFB Podcast - and then said he was listening to E27 right then and there!

Very full "small world" moment!  :D

That's pretty awesome. Did he make you say "badass" or "groovy" to be sure?


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWENTY-SEVEN is up now!
Post by: Scotty on August 30, 2012, 06:12:31 am
Funny experience today - I was at my LCS chatting to one of the owners when a young guy walked in with earphones in. He was at the counter next to me and when he heard my voice he took one of his earphones out and asked if I was Scott from the AFB Podcast - and then said he was listening to E27 right then and there!

Very full "small world" moment!  :D

That's pretty awesome. Did he make you say "badass" or "groovy" to be sure?

I think my voice was distinctive enough.  ;)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWENTY-SEVEN is up now!
Post by: FB on August 30, 2012, 06:41:35 am
Funny experience today - I was at my LCS chatting to one of the owners when a young guy walked in with earphones in. He was at the counter next to me and when he heard my voice he took one of his earphones out and asked if I was Scott from the AFB Podcast - and then said he was listening to E27 right then and there!

Very full "small world" moment!  :D

That's pretty awesome. Did he make you say "badass" or "groovy" to be sure?

I think my voice was distinctive enough.  ;)

All he neede to hear was the laugh.Very cool moment though,great story.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWENTY-SEVEN is up now!
Post by: dozymuppet on September 04, 2012, 12:02:23 am
Just listened to the interview with Brian. That was really great guys. Well done.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWENTY-SEVEN is up now!
Post by: Scotty on September 04, 2012, 12:08:05 am
Just listened to the interview with Brian. That was really great guys. Well done.

It went well, didn't it? He was a really great guy to talk to.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWENTY-SEVEN is up now!
Post by: NiteOwl on September 04, 2012, 12:08:33 am
Funny experience today - I was at my LCS chatting to one of the owners when a young guy walked in with earphones in. He was at the counter next to me and when he heard my voice he took one of his earphones out and asked if I was Scott from the AFB Podcast - and then said he was listening to E27 right then and there!

Very full "small world" moment!  :D

Cool indeed!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWENTY-EIGHT is up now!
Post by: Scotty on September 06, 2012, 12:24:16 am
Episode 28 of the AFB Podcast is now up at iTunes and ready for direct download:

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2012/09/the-afb-podcast-episode-28-club.html

The Toy of the Week is Mattel's Club Infinite Earths Starman and the discussion is Overlooked & Overexposed.

Naturally there is also a new instalment of the "Name That...." Audio Game!

Happy Listening!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWENTY-EIGHT is up now!
Post by: NiteOwl on September 10, 2012, 02:57:17 am
Look what I found,

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xt3pmz_toy-spot-dc-direct-superman-batman-series-6-enemies-among-us-superman_school

Looks like that Supes is legit!!!!!! jaw_drop ???


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWENTY-EIGHT is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on September 10, 2012, 05:26:49 am
Look what I found,

Looks like that Supes is legit!!!!!! jaw_drop ???


Whale oil beef hooked.

It's still an ugly figure though so maybe it should have gone to DC Direct.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWENTY-EIGHT is up now!
Post by: FB on September 10, 2012, 05:49:47 am
You're kidding?!?That line obviously made a big impact on all of us. [whistle]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWENTY-EIGHT is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on September 10, 2012, 09:15:16 am
Where was the discussion of the much overlooked Gambit? Where I ask you!??!?

Actually, I was thinking about this topic in combination with the fantastic Mego discussion. The more I think of the same figure being on the shelves for 10 years the more I get it. It's almost like there needs to be an evergreen line of certain characters. There's a balance there somewhere, but I don't know for sure what the perfect world would be.

I can tell you in the Star Wars line the "Fan's Choice" figures where collectors pick a figure have been some of the biggest peg warmers.

Also, point to FMS for his fantastic "and". It brought a much needed smile to my face this morning.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWENTY-EIGHT is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on September 10, 2012, 05:04:09 pm
Where was the discussion of the much overlooked Gambit? Where I ask you!??!?

Actually, I was thinking about this topic in combination with the fantastic Mego discussion. The more I think of the same figure being on the shelves for 10 years the more I get it. It's almost like there needs to be an evergreen line of certain characters. There's a balance there somewhere, but I don't know for sure what the perfect world would be.

I can tell you in the Star Wars line the "Fan's Choice" figures where collectors pick a figure have been some of the biggest peg warmers.

Also, point to FMS for his fantastic "and". It brought a much needed smile to my face this morning.

Every week Eng is in trouble for his underwhelming "and". So not wanting to get in trouble with the boss I added some emphasis......and got in trouble. There's no winning with the guy I tells ya.

I believe Mattel's new DCUC All Stars or whatever the retail line is called is an attempt to keep SuperBats rather prominent in the aisles. We all laugh about the hordes of stupid variants that appeared in the "Batman: The Animated Series" line. But the fact is, there were hordes of them, year after year. So they must have sold. It's a sad day for collectors when Dungeon Gimp Batman sells better than Steppenwolf.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWENTY-EIGHT is up now!
Post by: FB on September 11, 2012, 06:04:14 am
Dungeon Gimp Batman.

I musta missed that one,DAMN! [cursing]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWENTY-EIGHT is up now!
Post by: Freak Studio on September 11, 2012, 06:25:03 am
Where was the discussion of the much overlooked Gambit? Where I ask you!??!?

Actually, I was thinking about this topic in combination with the fantastic Mego discussion. The more I think of the same figure being on the shelves for 10 years the more I get it. It's almost like there needs to be an evergreen line of certain characters. There's a balance there somewhere, but I don't know for sure what the perfect world would be.

I can tell you in the Star Wars line the "Fan's Choice" figures where collectors pick a figure have been some of the biggest peg warmers.

Also, point to FMS for his fantastic "and". It brought a much needed smile to my face this morning.

Every week Eng is in trouble for his underwhelming "and". So not wanting to get in trouble with the boss I added some emphasis......and got in trouble. There's no winning with the guy I tells ya.

I believe Mattel's new DCUC All Stars or whatever the retail line is called is an attempt to keep SuperBats rather prominent in the aisles. We all laugh about the hordes of stupid variants that appeared in the "Batman: The Animated Series" line. But the fact is, there were hordes of them, year after year. So they must have sold. It's a sad day for collectors when Dungeon Gimp Batman sells better than Steppenwolf.

Steppenwho?

I couldn't hear you over the awesomeness of my Lava diving Batman and my Disco is Alive Batman.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWENTY-NINE is up now!
Post by: Scotty on September 13, 2012, 07:16:58 am
Episode 29 of the AFB Podcast is now available through iTunes or direct download!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2012/09/the-afb-podcast-episode-29-kamen-rider.html

Enjoy a Toy of the Week Review on the Play Arts Kai Kamen Rider Urataros Imagin Figure and a Mega-Discussion on Custom Action Figures.

And of course - a new instalment of the Audio Version of "Name That......" with our very own Engineernerd!

Happy listening!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWENTY-NINE is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on September 13, 2012, 06:03:10 pm
....and you can hear about Justin breaking his 14 year no-vomit streak!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode TWENTY-NINE is up now!
Post by: Scotty on September 13, 2012, 06:17:47 pm
....and you can hear about Justin breaking his 14 year no-vomit streak!

Yeah, that was fun to edit!  :D


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode THIRTY is up now!
Post by: Scotty on September 21, 2012, 12:03:40 am
Episode 30 of the AFB Podcast is now available through iTunes or direct download!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2012/09/the-afb-podcast-episode-30-interview_21.html

This episode features a great interview with sculptor Mark Newman which is a wonderful listen - we are very grateful to Mark for his generosity!

And of course - a new instalment of the Audio Version of "Name That......" with our very own Engineernerd!

Happy listening!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode THIRTY is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on September 21, 2012, 05:54:08 am
Brilliant episode if I say so. Mark was was just great to talk to!  [thumbs up]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode THIRTY-ONE is up now!
Post by: Scotty on September 27, 2012, 06:36:45 am
Episode 31 of the AFB Podcast is now up at iTunes and ready for direct download!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2012/09/the-afb-podcast-episode-31-dcc-joker.html

Join John, Eli, Scott AND Justin for another fun episode of our growing show!

Scott has the Toy of the Week this week and the pick is the DC Collectibles Batman Black & White Joker (Bolland Version) Statue.

Eli leads a great Toy Retrospective on Firestorm and covers pretty much every version of DC's Match Head ever made!

And of course - the next instalment of the "Name That...." Audio Game!

Happy listening!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode THIRTY-ONE is up now!
Post by: fess66 on October 12, 2012, 08:22:53 pm
Just finished Episode 33 of the AFB Podcast and kudos to you guys for yet another wonderful episode.

Loved hearing your guest Philip Reed talk and being a Munchkin fan i was glad to hear him mention Steve Jackson Games (and that he was actually  part of it). He sounds like quite a character and i wish him well on his plan for a Hong Kong Toy Shop Guide. Could have used one when i was there in 2009. He also mentioned that toy shop in Shenzen, China which some of the collectors over here have been to. Apparently it is quite an experience. Wonder what Scotty would think of it if he thought China Square in SIngapore was heaven  [naughty]

Your podcasts and your forums have been an eye-opener for me as every week i am learning something new and finding new links to go and check out. The Dork Tower comic which FMS mentions is a great comic but i think you'll appreciate it more if you are a gamer although there are plenty of other pop culture references.

Being a "mad Vampi fan" i love that figure. What's there not to like? Its based on Adam Hughes artwork. Its Vampi in 3D. The only thing not to like is the pricing.  jaw_drop thats a real killer!

Keep up the good work guys


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode THIRTY-ONE is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on October 12, 2012, 08:51:29 pm
Thanks for such great feedback fess, it's appreciated.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode THIRTY-THREE is up now!
Post by: Scotty on October 13, 2012, 04:58:11 am
Hey, sorry - I've been so busy I haven't had the time to put the links for the last episodes in this thread!

Here's Episode 32: http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2012/10/the-afb-podcast-episode-32-vintage.html

Episode 33: http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2012/10/the-afb-podcast-episode-33-transforming.html

Happy listening!!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode THIRTY-FOUR is up now!
Post by: Scotty on October 18, 2012, 09:30:58 pm
Episode 34 is now up - including our great chat with freelance toy designer Catrina Arana!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2012/10/the-afb-podcast-episode-34-nycc-news.html

Apologies - there is no enhanced podcast this week- Scotty's on the road for work!

Enjoy!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode THIRTY-FOUR is up now!
Post by: fess66 on October 23, 2012, 09:45:34 am
Another great podcast guys! You get A's all around for the usual content, the jokes, the friendly banter, the out-takes at the end and for the wonderful chat with designer Catrina Arana who revealed her easter eggs! And i thought it was only in games and movies you would find these hidden gems!

Was also pleasantly surprised to hear my post being read out  [yess] my 5 seconds of fame  [yess] but you guys all get a big F when it comes to Geography! I hail from Malaysia, which is South of Thailand and North of Singapore!  [gah] Big difference! It's like telling a Canadian he is from the USA! Or a Kiwi that he is from Oz!  [thumbs down]

I expect a Good Night Malaysia in the next podcast to make up for this geographical blunder  [tap]



Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode THIRTY-FOUR is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on October 23, 2012, 02:28:20 pm
Another great podcast guys! You get A's all around for the usual content, the jokes, the friendly banter, the out-takes at the end and for the wonderful chat with designer Catrina Arana who revealed her easter eggs! And i thought it was only in games and movies you would find these hidden gems!

Was also pleasantly surprised to hear my post being read out  [yess] my 5 seconds of fame  [yess] but you guys all get a big F when it comes to Geography! I hail from Malaysia, which is South of Thailand and North of Singapore!  [gah] Big difference! It's like telling a Canadian he is from the USA! Or a Kiwi that he is from Oz!  [thumbs down]

I expect a Good Night Malaysia in the next podcast to make up for this geographical blunder  [tap]



I'm an engineer. Geography is not my strong suit. I use both hands to make a map of the state I'm from and then point at where I'm going. (i.e. Michigan). Living in Indiana has not broke me of that. (I'm sure FMS will help you out on Episode 36.

Thanks for listening and all the great feedback!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode THIRTY-FOUR is up now!
Post by: Scotty on October 23, 2012, 05:18:55 pm
Ooops - sorry Fess! Ben's in charge of E36 as John and I are off, so it's over to him to make this right - I'm sure he will!  ;D


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode THIRTY-FOUR is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on October 24, 2012, 02:37:17 am
I think John did an amazing job hosting e34 in the face of overwhelming adversity.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode THIRTY-FOUR is up now!
Post by: Scotty on October 24, 2012, 04:36:07 am
I think John did an amazing job hosting e34 in the face of overwhelming adversity.

(http://gyazo.com/f777e8bb0b6c73d1a7f8fcb54e0e4d45.png)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode THIRTY-FOUR is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on October 24, 2012, 07:21:05 am
I think John did an amazing job hosting e34 in the face of overwhelming adversity.

Point!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode THIRTY-FOUR is up now!
Post by: fess66 on October 24, 2012, 08:03:10 am
No worries about the mistake guys, we all make them. And speaking of making, it just amazes me that amongst all that you guys do during your waking hours you can still find time to squeeze in a podcast. i am sure a lot of effort and time goes into making one and i salute you guys for your effort. Maybe you could film a Making Of video of how you guys get around to making a podcast - from start to finish. i know i would like to see that just so i can see for myself the amount of work involved.  [bravo]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode THIRTY-FOUR is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on October 24, 2012, 08:36:21 am
No worries about the mistake guys, we all make them. And speaking of making, it just amazes me that amongst all that you guys do during your waking hours you can still find time to squeeze in a podcast. i am sure a lot of effort and time goes into making one and i salute you guys for your effort. Maybe you could film a Making Of video of how you guys get around to making a podcast - from start to finish. i know i would like to see that just so i can see for myself the amount of work involved.  [bravo]

I'm normally in my PJ's in the dark surround by a mess of pop tarts, unopened mail, and a smathering of action figures. Nobody wants to see that.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode THIRTY-FOUR is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on October 24, 2012, 02:55:38 pm
No worries about the mistake guys, we all make them. And speaking of making, it just amazes me that amongst all that you guys do during your waking hours you can still find time to squeeze in a podcast. i am sure a lot of effort and time goes into making one and i salute you guys for your effort. Maybe you could film a Making Of video of how you guys get around to making a podcast - from start to finish. i know i would like to see that just so i can see for myself the amount of work involved.  [bravo]

I'm normally in my PJ's in the dark surround by a mess of pop tarts, unopened mail, and a smathering of action figures. Nobody wants to see that.


 :D

I usually try and start the script mid-week and get some news items happening. Organise who is doing Toy of the Week, finding a Red Card, etc.

As for the actual podcast, like Eng I have my routine. I have a cup of tea and a can of Pepsi Max on hand and pants nowhere to be seen. At about the halfway point, saintly Mrs 'shake brings me in an alcoholic beverage as it's my only silent coping mechanism for Scotty's singing and other distressing elements of torture.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode THIRTY-FOUR is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on October 24, 2012, 02:59:04 pm
I'm one of the few that never has to stop for a bio break. I should start drinking during these. That would make for a fun day.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode THIRTY-FIVE is up now!
Post by: Scotty on October 25, 2012, 04:27:39 pm
Another week, another show, and this one's a beauty!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2012/10/the-afb-podcast-episode-35-corey.html

We talk with Corey Tincher, formerly of Articulated Discussion and now Community Manager for Collector DASH Action Figures - well worth a listen!

Enjoy!

Scotty


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode THIRTY-SIX is up now!
Post by: Scotty on November 01, 2012, 07:50:01 pm
Hey folks, Episode 36, which includes our interview with Jeremy Ciccone, our very own Hyperion, about his superhero drinkware collection, is now up!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2012/11/the-afb-podcast-episode-36-superhero.html

Happy listening!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode THIRTY-SIX is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on November 02, 2012, 04:59:06 am
I wonder if we visited Hyp what we'd get when offered a drink?


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode THIRTY-SIX is up now!
Post by: Scotty on November 02, 2012, 05:14:19 am
Good question!

You'll note the restraint I demonstrated in not taking the editor's shears to the denigrating comments about Aquaman.....


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode THIRTY-SIX is up now!
Post by: Scotty on November 02, 2012, 05:21:53 am
ALSO - I had great fun with the enhanced pics for the discussion on superhero drinkware.  ;D ;D


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode THIRTY-SIX is up now!
Post by: Errex on November 06, 2012, 11:37:11 am
Absolutely love the podcast, even if some of the participants don't seem to be able to follow the script. [popcorn]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode THIRTY-SIX is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on November 06, 2012, 01:22:08 pm
Some people call it a script. I consider it to be more a "set of guidlelines"

Some people like to insert extra words like "monkey balls" to see if other people will actually read them.  [slapfight]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode THIRTY-SEVEN is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on November 07, 2012, 01:23:35 pm
Episode Thirty Seven includes our Toy of the Week feature on the World of Simpsons Treehouse of Horror Playset and a discussion on "Toy Buying Regrets" with special guest Arnie Carvalho from Marvelicious Toys, Star Wars Action News and the Now Playing Podcasts!

http://afbpodcast.com/audio/AFB-Podcast-Episode-37.m4a (http://afbpodcast.com/audio/AFB-Podcast-Episode-37.m4a)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode THIRTY-SEVEN is up now!
Post by: Scotty on November 07, 2012, 03:00:57 pm
Indeed, it was great fun - please do listen - we had a blast!

We also had alien visitors as Justin was having a slumber party, but that's another story......   :D


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode THIRTY-SEVEN is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on November 07, 2012, 03:39:18 pm
Indeed, it was great fun - please do listen - we had a blast!

We also had alien visitors as Justin was having a slumber party, but that's another story......   :D

I didn't notice it on the playback. Maybe they are like the Silence and you can't hear them when you aren't listening for them.

(No Aliens were harmed in the making of this podcast. Or fish.)

(Maybe some fish)



Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode THIRTY-SEVEN is up now!
Post by: NiteOwl on November 07, 2012, 07:50:48 pm
Thank you for sharing that kind information for us.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode THIRTY-SEVEN is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on November 07, 2012, 08:02:44 pm
Thank you for sharing that kind information for us.

I like to keep folks informed.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode THIRTY-SEVEN is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on November 07, 2012, 08:17:04 pm
I think this was an awesome episode....despite that Ben guy not being on it.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode THIRTY-SEVEN is up now!
Post by: Scotty on November 07, 2012, 08:26:52 pm
I think this was an awesome episode....despite that Ben guy not being on it.

But we did mention you at least twice. :)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode THIRTY-SEVEN is up now!
Post by: Scotty on November 07, 2012, 08:27:46 pm
Indeed, it was great fun - please do listen - we had a blast!

We also had alien visitors as Justin was having a slumber party, but that's another story......   :D

I didn't notice it on the playback.

Oh good - I did spend a lot of time trying to remove it but don't think I got it all out.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode THIRTY-SEVEN is up now!
Post by: NiteOwl on November 07, 2012, 09:59:00 pm
Thank you for sharing that kind information for us.

I like to keep folks informed.

No probs John, I was just quoting our good friend zahra4570.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode THIRTY-EIGHT is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on November 14, 2012, 06:33:31 am
Hey Everybody!

Episode 38 is now up!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2012/11/the-afb-podcast-episode-38-interview.html (http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2012/11/the-afb-podcast-episode-38-interview.html)

Featuring our really insightful episode with Randy Falk from NECA! Honestly, I bet we could have talked to him for a couple more hours. Great stuff!

In addition to the answer to the "Mystery Date" Name That, we introduce a new segment, "Absolutely Amazing Toy Facts with Ben".

Enjoy y'all!



Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode THIRTY-SEVEN is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on November 14, 2012, 01:58:18 pm
CAUTION: I may have LOL'd at work when I heard one of FMS's outtakes.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode THIRTY-EIGHT is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on November 14, 2012, 08:02:50 pm
Way too many of our discussions ended up about fetishes. Is there a fetish threshold per episode?


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode THIRTY-EIGHT is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on November 15, 2012, 07:18:50 am
Way too many of our discussions ended up about fetishes. Is there a fetish threshold per episode?

We make up for it with educational and cultural content.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode THIRTY-NINE is up now!
Post by: Scotty on November 21, 2012, 05:33:51 am
The 39th Episode of our fine show is now up and ready to tantalize your eardrums:

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2012/11/the-afb-podcast-episode-39-bowen.html

We look at the Bowen Captain America Statue for Toy of the Week, and run the very first AFB Podcast Challenge! John sets a Trivia Game that Ben and Scott must compete in - and only one will emerge the victor! Whatever the outcome, this much is certain - the AFB Podcast will never be the same!

Or something like that.

Happy listening!!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode THIRTY-NINE is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on November 21, 2012, 06:12:18 pm
We look at the Bowen Captain America Statue for Toy of the Week, and run the very first AFB Podcast Challenge! John sets a Trivia Game that Ben and Scott must compete in - and only one will emerge the victor! Whatever the outcome, this much is certain - the AFB Podcast will never be the same!

It's a great jumping on point for new listeners!

The AFB podcast universe will affected for years to come!

A major turning point for the team!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode THIRTY-NINE is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on November 21, 2012, 07:06:44 pm
Turning point?


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode THIRTY-NINE is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on November 22, 2012, 05:49:36 pm
Turning point?

Isn't that what the Publishers always say about their latest x-over event?


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode THIRTY-NINE is up now!
Post by: Errex on November 23, 2012, 11:29:39 am
Excellent show!

The AFB challenge had me laughing out loud during my drive to work.

 [applause]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode THIRTY-NINE is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on November 23, 2012, 02:54:05 pm
Excellent show!

The AFB challenge had me laughing out loud during my drive to work.

 [applause]

Eng for the win!!  :D


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode THIRTY-NINE is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on November 23, 2012, 03:46:38 pm
My goal was for people to be yelling out answers to themselves in the car.

Thanks, Errex!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode THIRTY-NINE is up now!
Post by: Errex on December 05, 2012, 04:54:20 pm
Just finished listening to the latest podcast. Really good stuff, but I had actually forgotten about the 3.75" lines for Star Trek and Terminator: Salvation and all the talk about "Broken Promises" brought them back...

 [tap]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode THIRTY-NINE is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on December 05, 2012, 05:00:19 pm
Just finished listening to the latest podcast. Really good stuff, but I had actually forgotten about the 3.75" lines for Star Trek and Terminator: Salvation and all the talk about "Broken Promises" brought them back...

 [tap]

The Terminator Harvester was cool..... Sorry, buddy.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode THIRTY-NINE is up now!
Post by: Errex on December 06, 2012, 08:48:07 am
Funny thing, even though that Harvester is displayed prominently on my shelf, I rarely think of it as a Terminator toy.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode THIRTY-NINE is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on December 07, 2012, 08:10:56 pm
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/410H3JZAZWL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

You are correct! point!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode FORTY-TWO is up now!
Post by: Scotty on December 16, 2012, 02:54:17 am
My apologies for being slack in updating this thread. It was the end of the school year here which means the craziest time of my working life.

Episode 40

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2012/11/the-afb-podcast-episode-40-marvel.html


Episode 41

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2012/12/the-afb-podcast-episode-41-whats-on.html


Episode 42

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2012/12/the-afb-podcast-episode-42-dc-direct.html


Listen and enjoy!!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode FORTY-TWO is up now!
Post by: Scotty on January 04, 2013, 06:02:36 am
Sorry - backlogged again!

Episode 43: http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2012/12/the-afb-podcast-episode-43-sh-figuarts.html


Episode 44: http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2012/12/the-afb-podcast-episode-44-lego-hobbit.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode FORTY-FIVE is up now!
Post by: Scotty on January 04, 2013, 06:08:50 am
Episode 45 of the AFB Podcast is up now!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2013/01/the-afb-podcast-episode-45-sydney-live.html

This was "the one where we met in Sydney" and discussed the year that was in 2012, both in terms of the toy industry, our own collecting points of view, and the first year of our podcast. During the show you'll hear from all seven of the AFB Podcast Co-Hosts: Scott, Ben, Eli, Andy, Justin, John AND Adam!

We hope you enjoy our thoughts on the year, and we thank you all very much for your support in our first year on the air - we are looking forward to another exciting year in 2013!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode FORTY-FIVE is up now!
Post by: Westy on January 04, 2013, 06:36:14 am
Great ep. Listened to it today, and enjoyed it very much. I'll probably be 100% up to date some time tomorrow.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode FORTY-FIVE is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on January 04, 2013, 11:00:35 am
There really is a message coded there.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode FORTY-FIVE is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on January 04, 2013, 04:44:22 pm
Listening to it now. Fun  [thumbs up]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode FORTY-FIVE is up now!
Post by: Scotty on January 04, 2013, 04:47:30 pm
What do we think of the new music? Works well for bloopers too I think.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode FORTY-FIVE is up now!
Post by: Scotty on January 05, 2013, 03:49:57 am
What do we think of the new music? Works well for bloopers too I think.

I loved it! Great job! What is that new song?


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode FORTY-FIVE is up now!
Post by: Westy on January 05, 2013, 04:16:42 am
What do we think of the new music? Works well for bloopers too I think.

I loved it! Great job! What is that new song?

All work and no play make Scotty something something.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode FORTY-FIVE is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on January 05, 2013, 04:48:53 am
What do we think of the new music? Works well for bloopers too I think.

I'm not feeling it. Feels too abrupt for me, especially with the bloopers.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode FORTY-FIVE is up now!
Post by: Westy on January 05, 2013, 07:35:32 am
What do we think of the new music? Works well for bloopers too I think.

I'm not feeling it. Feels too abrupt for me, especially with the bloopers.

I did like the lounge music.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode FORTY-FIVE is up now!
Post by: Scotty on January 05, 2013, 07:38:40 am
What do we think of the new music? Works well for bloopers too I think.

I'm not feeling it. Feels too abrupt for me, especially with the bloopers.

I did like the lounge music.

As in the previous? We can go back to that if there's a consensus. I was just trying something different....


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode FORTY-FIVE is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on January 05, 2013, 09:12:26 am
What do we think of the new music? Works well for bloopers too I think.

I'm not feeling it. Feels too abrupt for me, especially with the bloopers.

I did like the lounge music.

As in the previous? We can go back to that if there's a consensus. I was just trying something different....

Nope, going to give him a pass. Way too easy...


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode FORTY-EIGHT is up now!
Post by: Scotty on January 25, 2013, 06:35:02 am
Once again I'm behind in posting show links - hopefully you get your info through the website or social media!

E46: Bandai Monster Arts Godzilla / The AFB Challenge Round 2:

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2013/01/the-afb-podcast-episode-46-bandai.html

E47: Rapid Fire Reviews / ShelfLife.net Interview:

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2013/01/the-afb-podcast-episode-47-rapid-fire.html

E48: Marvel Select Storm / Toy History of Blue Beetle

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2013/01/the-afb-podcast-episode-48-marvel.html


Hard to believe we are getting close to 50 episodes!!!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode FORTY-EIGHT is up now!
Post by: NiteOwl on January 25, 2013, 06:43:02 am
Some of the finest work ever can be found in the bloopers to episode 48.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode FORTY-EIGHT is up now!
Post by: Scotty on January 25, 2013, 06:45:36 am
Some of the finest work ever can be found in the bloopers to episode 48.

I must say that when I listened to the ep after I edited it (as I always do when driving to work) I nearly had a car wreck laughing at the bloopers - and I already knew what they all were!!!  :D


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode FORTY-EIGHT is up now!
Post by: dozymuppet on January 30, 2013, 01:59:44 am
Pissing myself laughing on the bus!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode FORTY-EIGHT is up now!
Post by: Scotty on January 30, 2013, 03:25:33 am
Pissing myself laughing on the bus!

We aim to please!!  [rock]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode FORTY-EIGHT is up now!
Post by: Scotty on January 30, 2013, 03:26:16 am
Putting the blooper reel together is one of my favourite bits of the process I think.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode FORTY-EIGHT is up now!
Post by: DarkGuard on January 30, 2013, 06:07:57 am
I caught up on your podcasts know. Last 3 days at work I have listened to your previous 6 podcasts ( was busy end of last year until now )

Really enjoyed the episode now I can look forward for a show a week =)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode FORTY-EIGHT is up now!
Post by: Scotty on January 30, 2013, 03:36:04 pm
Good to hear we have another listener. With all of us, our mother and you that makes at least 13  :)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode FORTY-EIGHT is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on January 30, 2013, 04:00:06 pm
Good to hear we have another listener. With all of us, our mother and you that makes at least 13  :)

You forgot Mrs. Hyp. 14.

(Thanks for listening DG. Glad to hear you are enjoying)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode FORTY-NINE is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on January 31, 2013, 09:25:49 am
Episode 49 with John "Spanky" Stokes is up for your listening perusal!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2013/01/the-afb-podcast-episode-49-designer.html (http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2013/01/the-afb-podcast-episode-49-designer.html)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode FORTY-EIGHT is up now!
Post by: DarkGuard on February 01, 2013, 12:40:36 am
yay listened to episode 49 at work today, and left a gift for you on itunes =)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode FIFTY is up now!
Post by: Scotty on February 07, 2013, 05:00:42 am
How did we ever make it to FIFTY episodes???

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2013/02/the-afb-podcast-episode-50-interview.html

This one's a beauty, as we got to chat to the very generous Randy Bowen! It was great fun, and we think you'll enjoy the results!

Thanks everyone for all of your support to get us this far!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode FIFTY is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on February 07, 2013, 05:01:18 am
 [thumbs up]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode FIFTY is up now!
Post by: DarkGuard on February 07, 2013, 07:08:07 pm
was a good episode =D


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode FIFTY is up now!
Post by: Scotty on February 07, 2013, 07:14:25 pm
Great interveiw guys, but as a non-statue person, I had NO idea what pieces you were talking about most of the time.  Some pics would have helped.

Kinda missed all the usual stuff too.  I know you guys wanted to get to Randy quick, but I don't always listen for the feature.  The rest of that stuff is just as awesome, sometimes better.

Thanks for your feedback Hyp. I simply did not have time to do a proper enhanced podcast this week. This is a hobby that happens on top of our "real" lives, don't forget.  ;)

If in doubt about something we are talking about I'm sure a good Google Image search can assist.

We left out the reg features to make Randy the focus of the ep as it was a great opportunity to draw in new listeners (and I can tell you by the stats I am seeing we definitely are) and we didn't want them to have to sit for too long before getting to Randy. It's great to know though that people like the normal stuff and miss it when it's gone!  ;D


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode FIFTY is up now!
Post by: Westy on February 08, 2013, 01:26:35 am
Great interveiw guys, but as a non-statue person, I had NO idea what pieces you were talking about most of the time.  Some pics would have helped.

Kinda missed all the usual stuff too.  I know you guys wanted to get to Randy quick, but I don't always listen for the feature.  The rest of that stuff is just as awesome, sometimes better.

Thanks for your feedback Hyp. I simply did not have time to do a proper enhanced podcast this week. This is a hobby that happens on top of our "real" lives, don't forget.  ;)

If in doubt about something we are talking about I'm sure a good Google Image search can assist.

We left out the reg features to make Randy the focus of the ep as it was a great opportunity to draw in new listeners (and I can tell you by the stats I am seeing we definitely are) and we didn't want them to have to sit for too long before getting to Randy. It's great to know though that people like the normal stuff and miss it when it's gone!  ;D
You guys have real lives? I've given mine up for the world of podcasting.  :P


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode FIFTY is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on February 08, 2013, 02:10:14 am
Great interveiw guys, but as a non-statue person, I had NO idea what pieces you were talking about most of the time.  Some pics would have helped.

Kinda missed all the usual stuff too.  I know you guys wanted to get to Randy quick, but I don't always listen for the feature.  The rest of that stuff is just as awesome, sometimes better.

Thanks for your feedback Hyp. I simply did not have time to do a proper enhanced podcast this week. This is a hobby that happens on top of our "real" lives, don't forget.  ;)

If in doubt about something we are talking about I'm sure a good Google Image search can assist.

We left out the reg features to make Randy the focus of the ep as it was a great opportunity to draw in new listeners (and I can tell you by the stats I am seeing we definitely are) and we didn't want them to have to sit for too long before getting to Randy. It's great to know though that people like the normal stuff and miss it when it's gone!  ;D
You guys have real lives? I've given mine up for the world of podcasting.  :P

My dressing room doesn't have a fridge  [tap]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode FIFTY is up now!
Post by: Westy on February 08, 2013, 02:49:44 am
Great interveiw guys, but as a non-statue person, I had NO idea what pieces you were talking about most of the time.  Some pics would have helped.

Kinda missed all the usual stuff too.  I know you guys wanted to get to Randy quick, but I don't always listen for the feature.  The rest of that stuff is just as awesome, sometimes better.

Thanks for your feedback Hyp. I simply did not have time to do a proper enhanced podcast this week. This is a hobby that happens on top of our "real" lives, don't forget.  ;)

If in doubt about something we are talking about I'm sure a good Google Image search can assist.

We left out the reg features to make Randy the focus of the ep as it was a great opportunity to draw in new listeners (and I can tell you by the stats I am seeing we definitely are) and we didn't want them to have to sit for too long before getting to Randy. It's great to know though that people like the normal stuff and miss it when it's gone!  ;D
You guys have real lives? I've given mine up for the world of podcasting.  :P

My dressing room doesn't have a fridge  [tap]

You need a dressing room to put on shoes and a shirt?


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode FIFTY is up now!
Post by: NiteOwl on February 08, 2013, 03:22:47 am
For future podcasts, I want my blue m&m's seperated from the rest!
I can't work under these conditions, consider this an official warning.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode FIFTY is up now!
Post by: Westy on February 08, 2013, 04:12:01 am
From now on all discussions about Adam during preparation for shows will use the term "The Talent".  [think] There's no way this plan can backfire...


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode FIFTY is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on February 08, 2013, 04:41:08 am
My water shall be of the sparkling variety. But of the kind that is considered "mild". Any more than 200 bubbles per 10 ML2 is unacceptable.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode FIFTY is up now!
Post by: Scotty on February 08, 2013, 05:17:19 am
This is what I get from sharing listening stats with these numbskulls......


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode FIFTY is up now!
Post by: Westy on February 08, 2013, 05:39:44 am
This is what I get from sharing listening stats with these numbskulls......

"The Talent" objects to such libel. And insisits on a 20% take of the gross.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode FIFTY is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on February 17, 2013, 04:40:36 pm
For a little perspective on the 6 inch Star Wars vehicles-

The X-Wing Fighter is 12.5 meters in length (41 feet).  Running it through the calculations that means a scale X-Wing would be 3.4 feet in length.

The Millenium Flacon, by comparison, would be just over 9 FEET in length!




And the only one of these I'd be actively looking to buy would Wedge.

I'd buy both  ;D


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode FIFTY is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on February 17, 2013, 05:13:35 pm
For a little perspective on the 6 inch Star Wars vehicles-

The X-Wing Fighter is 12.5 meters in length (41 feet).  Running it through the calculations that means a scale X-Wing would be 3.4 feet in length.

The Millenium Flacon, by comparison, would be just over 9 FEET in length!




And the only one of these I'd be actively looking to buy would Wedge.

I'd buy both  ;D

...and I would pass on both.  [cursing] [gah]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode FIFTY is up now!
Post by: Scotty on February 17, 2013, 05:25:00 pm
For a little perspective on the 6 inch Star Wars vehicles-

The X-Wing Fighter is 12.5 meters in length (41 feet).  Running it through the calculations that means a scale X-Wing would be 3.4 feet in length.

The Millenium Flacon, by comparison, would be just over 9 FEET in length!




And the only one of these I'd be actively looking to buy would Wedge.

I'd buy both  ;D

...and I would pass on both.  [cursing] [gah]

 [slapfight] [slapfight] [slapfight] [slapfight] [slapfight]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode FIFTY is up now!
Post by: NiteOwl on February 17, 2013, 05:54:59 pm
For a little perspective on the 6 inch Star Wars vehicles-

The X-Wing Fighter is 12.5 meters in length (41 feet).  Running it through the calculations that means a scale X-Wing would be 3.4 feet in length.

The Millenium Flacon, by comparison, would be just over 9 FEET in length!




And the only one of these I'd be actively looking to buy would Wedge.

I'd buy both  ;D

...and I would pass on both.  [cursing] [gah]

I'd buy you both! O0


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode FIFTY is up now!
Post by: Westy on February 18, 2013, 01:28:28 am
For a little perspective on the 6 inch Star Wars vehicles-

The X-Wing Fighter is 12.5 meters in length (41 feet).  Running it through the calculations that means a scale X-Wing would be 3.4 feet in length.

The Millenium Flacon, by comparison, would be just over 9 FEET in length!




And the only one of these I'd be actively looking to buy would Wedge.

I'd buy both  ;D

...and I would pass on both.  [cursing] [gah]

I'd buy you both! O0

Have you already tried buying pants for FMS?


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode FIFTY is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on February 18, 2013, 02:52:43 am
For a little perspective on the 6 inch Star Wars vehicles-

The X-Wing Fighter is 12.5 meters in length (41 feet).  Running it through the calculations that means a scale X-Wing would be 3.4 feet in length.

The Millenium Flacon, by comparison, would be just over 9 FEET in length!




And the only one of these I'd be actively looking to buy would Wedge.

I'd buy both  ;D

...and I would pass on both.  [cursing] [gah]

I'd buy you both! O0

Have you already tried buying pants for FMS?

No, no I haven't.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode FIFTY is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on February 27, 2013, 07:38:40 pm
I'm still having issues with ep.52

Deleted the old one and removed it from ipod and itunes. Downloaded new version which shows on ipod as "unplayed". Still craps out at the 1:07 mark.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode FIFTY is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on February 27, 2013, 08:23:58 pm
Have you tried a direct from the site download? (I don't use itunes.)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode FIFTY is up now!
Post by: Scotty on February 27, 2013, 11:29:05 pm
I'm still having issues with ep.52

Deleted the old one and removed it from ipod and itunes. Downloaded new version which shows on ipod as "unplayed". Still craps out at the 1:07 mark.

Hm. Mine works all the way to the end with the new version. I can only suggest trying again, sorry.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode FIFTY is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on February 28, 2013, 01:52:19 am
Will do a direct download  [think]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode FIFTY is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on February 28, 2013, 11:11:21 am
Episode 54 is now up!

In this one I talked about restoring your vintage stuff to display status with Dave from Flag Points and Newton Gimmick from Infinite Hollywood:

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2013/02/the-afb-podcast-episode-54-vintage-toy.html (http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2013/02/the-afb-podcast-episode-54-vintage-toy.html)

You can find Dave at Flag Points:

http://flagpoints.podbean.com/ (http://flagpoints.podbean.com/)

Their podcast is mostly the early days of 3.75 GI Joe. However, they have had some fantastic interviews with the creators of the line and voice talent from the GI Joe cartoon. I highly recommend their cast for any 80's animation fans, lots of insight in those interviews.

You can find Newton Gimmick at Infinite Hollywood:

http://www.infinitehollywood.com/ (http://www.infinitehollywood.com/)

Here is the restoration project on the 12" GI Joe ATV mentioned:

http://www.infinitehollywood.com/gi-joe-adventure-team-atv-restoration-project/ (http://www.infinitehollywood.com/gi-joe-adventure-team-atv-restoration-project/)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode FIFTY is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on February 28, 2013, 02:03:29 pm
Will listen to 54 today while I write a paper for a Project Board *groan*


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode FIFTY is up now!
Post by: Scotty on March 10, 2013, 04:29:47 am
Well written Hyp! Great to hear your thoughts on this - how did you toys get stolen???


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode FIFTY is up now!
Post by: Scotty on March 10, 2013, 07:38:27 am
Bummer! Talk about childhood trauma!!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode FIFTY-FIVE is up now!
Post by: Scotty on March 10, 2013, 07:40:40 am
In case you're wondering what episode Hyp is talking about....

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2013/03/the-afb-podcast-episode-55-medicom.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode FIFTY-FIVE is up now!
Post by: Scotty on March 10, 2013, 09:04:11 am
btw Scotty, you may want to revisit the audio file and listen to Name That for this episode.  ;D

I heard there was an issue. Sounds funny!!  ;D


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode FIFTY-FIVE is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on March 10, 2013, 09:38:45 am
btw Scotty, you may want to revisit the audio file and listen to Name That for this episode.  ;D

I heard there was an issue. Sounds funny!!  ;D

I'll clear it up in the next one!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode FIFTY-FIVE is up now!
Post by: Scotty on March 11, 2013, 05:33:35 am
btw Scotty, you may want to revisit the audio file and listen to Name That for this episode.  ;D

I heard there was an issue. Sounds funny!!  ;D

I'll clear it up in the next one!

Sorry mate!  :D :D


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode FIFTY-FIVE is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on March 11, 2013, 11:00:28 am
btw Scotty, you may want to revisit the audio file and listen to Name That for this episode.  ;D

I heard there was an issue. Sounds funny!!  ;D

I'll clear it up in the next one!

Sorry mate!  :D :D

I'm sure it was a test to see who was paying attention.  [rock]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode FIFTY-FIVE is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on March 11, 2013, 05:33:31 pm
That was a great story Hype. I wonder how may kids childhood love of GI Joe steered them to a career in the military?


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode FIFTY-FIVE is up now!
Post by: eddie3429 on March 29, 2013, 06:38:24 am
So weird hearing you guys say my name... (i mean user name  [whistle] ) so many times in a row during the the name that section ! cheers for the love guys!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode FIFTY-FIVE is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on March 29, 2013, 07:17:41 pm
Hey Scotty?

Those white, round/tube packing peanuts that you hate so much?  Those are made of cornstarch and will dissolve in water.

There's the answer then. He needs to soak his packages in water before opening them  ;D

So weird hearing you guys say my name... (i mean user name  [whistle] ) so many times in a row during the the name that section ! cheers for the love guys!

Credit where credit is due my friend.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode FIFTY-FIVE is up now!
Post by: fess66 on April 04, 2013, 09:56:36 am
Finally caught up to date with Episodes Fifty Five thru to Fifty Eight after being bogged down with so many deadlines.

It's great to catch up with what's been going on Toy-wise or otherwise  :D  

Actually the episodes since Episode Fifty have all been really great, especially with some wonderful guests who were a delight to hear. Especially about their experiences and their work, which from the collector's POV we never really get to hear, we just see their final product in the aisles. Even the episode that poor John had to handle all by himself aka the All-American Episode there were some really good tips for collector's in there.

So its not a case of turning 50 and being "Over The Hill", its more like the AFB Podcast has found a new lease of life and energy!

I am no trekkie (or trekker) but; "Live Long and Prosper, guys!"  



Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode FIFTY-FIVE is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on April 04, 2013, 11:15:24 am
Finally caught up to date with Episodes Fifty Five thru to Fifty Eight after being bogged down with so many deadlines.

It's great to catch up with what's been going on Toy-wise or otherwise  :D  

Actually the episodes since Episode Fifty have all been really great, especially with some wonderful guests who were a delight to hear. Especially about their experiences and their work, which from the collector's POV we never really get to hear, we just see their final product in the aisles. Even the episode that poor John had to handle all by himself aka the All-American Episode there were some really good tips for collector's in there.

So its not a case of turning 50 and being "Over The Hill", its more like the AFB Podcast has found a new lease of life and energy!

I am no trekkie (or trekker) but; "Live Long and Prosper, guys!"  



Thanks Fess! Feedback like that is what keeps us going!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode FIFTY-FIVE is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on April 04, 2013, 03:01:23 pm
Awesome  [thumbs up] thanks so much Fess.

We've all been flat out lately but somehow still manage to duct tape a podcast together each week  :D


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode FIFTY-FIVE is up now!
Post by: Scotty on April 04, 2013, 05:14:05 pm
If any of you other admin types want to help by keeping thus thread updated (you have the power to edit the subject line) I'd be forever grateful.  ;D


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode FIFTY EIGHT is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on April 04, 2013, 05:22:31 pm
Check people if you missed Episode 58 is live and in person!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2013/04/the-afb-podcast-episode-58-motuc-ram.html (http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2013/04/the-afb-podcast-episode-58-motuc-ram.html)

Scotty discusses how he was rammed by....Oops my bad. Scotty discusses MOTUC RAM MAN!

And we go on to have a pretty open discussion on toy packaging!

Listen now! (and make a name that guess!)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode FIFTY EIGHT is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on April 04, 2013, 08:41:26 pm
Check people if you missed Episode 58 is live and in person!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2013/04/the-afb-podcast-episode-58-motuc-ram.html (http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2013/04/the-afb-podcast-episode-58-motuc-ram.html)

Scotty discusses how he was rammed by....Oops my bad. Scotty discusses MOTUC RAM MAN!

And we go on to have a pretty open discussion on toy packaging!

Listen now! (and make a name that guess!)

Hot Toys Samurai Predator for the win!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode FIFTY-FIVE is up now!
Post by: Scotty on April 04, 2013, 09:27:39 pm
So weird hearing you guys say my name... (i mean user name  [whistle] ) so many times in a row during the the name that section ! cheers for the love guys!

I suggest on the next episode we have a contest to see who can say "eddie3429" the most times in a row.  [sign]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode FIFTY-FIVE is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on April 04, 2013, 09:39:35 pm
So weird hearing you guys say my name... (i mean user name  [whistle] ) so many times in a row during the the name that section ! cheers for the love guys!

I suggest on the next episode we have a contest to see who can say "eddie3429" the most times in a row.  [sign]

I'm pretty sure we will here Eddie's name on 59.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode FIFTY-NINE is up now!
Post by: Scotty on April 05, 2013, 06:36:34 am
It's here! It's up! Prepare to be scared!!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2013/04/the-afb-podcast-episode-59-sh-figuarts.html



Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode SIXTY is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on April 18, 2013, 09:16:39 pm
Whodda thunk it! The podcast is up to the BIG SIX-OH!

This week Ben takes a look at the Sideshow Premium Format Storm Figure as our Toy of the Week, John visits the 2013 G.I. Joe Con, and Scott looks at the DC Direct Flash of Two Worlds Statue in honour of the life of Carmine Infantino.

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2013/04/the-afb-podcast-episode-60-premium.html (http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2013/04/the-afb-podcast-episode-60-premium.html)

This is an honest to goodness great episode. It's Red carded is a statue, the Name That is tough, and Ben and Scott are their best! Go listen NOW!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode SIXTY is up now!
Post by: DarkGuard on April 18, 2013, 10:42:28 pm
it was a great. good 2 host podcast =D


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode SIXTY is up now!
Post by: Scotty on April 18, 2013, 11:16:21 pm
This is an honest to goodness great episode. It's Red carded is a statue, the Name That is tough, and Ben and Scott are their best! Go listen NOW!

It turned out well - great fun!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode SIXTY is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on April 24, 2013, 04:47:33 am
it was a great. good 2 host podcast =D

We rely on our wives to come in an tell us to hang up or each episode would likely be about 6 hours long.


Title: The AFB Podcast: Episodes 61 to 63 are up now!
Post by: dozymuppet on May 10, 2013, 12:48:50 am
It's catch-up time! Episodes 61 to 63 are all online.

The AFB Podcast Episode 61: Crowdfunded Toy Projects
Scott, Ben and John look at Crowdfunded Toy Projects, and talk to the people behind two successfully funded Kickstarter Projects - Todd from the Legendary Monsters Action Figure Line and the team from the super-cute PapaBehr USB Toy.
http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2013/04/the-afb-podcast-episode-61-crowdfunded.html

The AFB Podcast Episode 62: Marvel Select Rhino / Female Action Figures
Scott, Ben and Justin look at the Marvel Select Rhino Action Figure, and talk about Female Action Figures - the good, the bad and the frequently very ugly of ladies in toy form.
http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2013/05/the-afb-podcast-episode-62-marvel.html

The AFB Podcast Episode 63: Dark Knight Returns Batman / Exclusives: Who Needs 'Em?
Justin, John and myself play up while the cat's away (Some might even say we monkey about a bit...). We also take a look at Mattel's Dark Knight Returns Batman Action Figure, and our discussion topic is Exclusives - Who Needs 'Em?
http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2013/05/the-afb-podcast-episode-63-dark-knight.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episodes 61 to 63 are up now!
Post by: Scotty on May 10, 2013, 12:52:34 am

The AFB Podcast Episode 63: Dark Knight Returns Batman / Exclusives: Who Needs 'Em?
Justin, John and myself play up while the cat's away (Some might even say we monkey about a bit...). We also take a look at Mattel's Dark Knight Returns Batman Action Figure, and our discussion topic is Exclusives - Who Needs 'Em?
http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2013/05/the-afb-podcast-episode-63-dark-knight.html


E63 also marks Justin's final appearance on the show. He passed away after injuring himself by doing really bad impersonations of someone else.......


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episodes 61 to 63 are up now!
Post by: dozymuppet on May 10, 2013, 12:53:36 am
It marks a sad day.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episodes 61 to 63 are up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on May 10, 2013, 03:41:22 am

The AFB Podcast Episode 63: Dark Knight Returns Batman / Exclusives: Who Needs 'Em?
Justin, John and myself play up while the cat's away (Some might even say we monkey about a bit...). We also take a look at Mattel's Dark Knight Returns Batman Action Figure, and our discussion topic is Exclusives - Who Needs 'Em?
http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2013/05/the-afb-podcast-episode-63-dark-knight.html


E63 also marks Justin's final appearance on the show. He passed away after injuring himself by doing really bad impersonations of someone else.......

I think I'll be the judge of how bad they are. If they're impersonations of Scott then I fail t see how they could ever be bad  [mwaha]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episodes 61 to 63 are up now!
Post by: Scotty on May 10, 2013, 05:13:43 am
Jokes aside, I really enjoyed editing this episode. It's fun when I'm not on the show because I get the experience of being a listener. I laughed out loud at all of the jokes, even Justin's, God rest his soul.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episodes 61 to 63 are up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on May 10, 2013, 09:25:29 am
Jokes aside, I really enjoyed editing this episode. It's fun when I'm not on the show because I get the experience of being a listener. I laughed out loud at all of the jokes, even Justin's, God rest his soul.

....and now we know why the monkey was laughing.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 65 up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on May 16, 2013, 08:10:46 pm
Statue Nipples and large edible balls are all discussed in the first 10 minutes of Episode 65!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2013/05/the-afb-podcast-episode-64-walking-dead.html (http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2013/05/the-afb-podcast-episode-64-walking-dead.html)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 65 up now!
Post by: DarkGuard on May 16, 2013, 10:42:45 pm
great podcast =D


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 65 up now!
Post by: Scotty on May 16, 2013, 10:55:23 pm
Statue Nipples and large edible balls are all discussed in the first 10 minutes of Episode 65!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2013/05/the-afb-podcast-episode-64-walking-dead.html (http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2013/05/the-afb-podcast-episode-64-walking-dead.html)

Now that makes us sound dirty...  ;D


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 65 up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on May 17, 2013, 03:35:39 am
I like balls


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 65 up now!
Post by: Scotty on May 17, 2013, 05:28:56 am
Also, wasn't it Episode 64, or did we do a time warp or something??

(http://www.toptenz.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/Time-Warp.jpg)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 65 up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on May 17, 2013, 07:03:00 am
Also, wasn't it Episode 64, or did we do a time warp or something??

(http://www.toptenz.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/Time-Warp.jpg)

I'm on the other side of the date line.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 64 up now!
Post by: Scotty on May 17, 2013, 09:15:54 am
:D


So, were the treats ok?  It's hard to tell on the podcast.

He seemed to hate them. I thought it was obvious.

Also, were they homemade? If so, I'm going to feel sad. My treats were store bought....


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 64 up now!
Post by: marybeth on May 17, 2013, 11:54:06 am
Scotty send your address and I will make you some. I love to cook.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 64 up now!
Post by: Scotty on May 18, 2013, 06:41:10 am
Scotty send your address and I will make you some. I love to cook.

:)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 64 up now!
Post by: kavball on May 19, 2013, 03:55:55 pm
Thanks for the shout out on the podcast. Right afterwards I wanted to go to toysrus for some impulse shopping.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 64 up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on May 19, 2013, 04:42:58 pm
The podcast has that effect on folks. I'm considering buying my first statue.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 64 up now!
Post by: Scotty on May 19, 2013, 04:51:57 pm
The podcast has that effect on folks. I'm considering buying my first statue.

 [sign]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 64 up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on May 19, 2013, 10:17:56 pm
The podcast has that effect on folks. I'm considering buying my first statue.

I'm thinking of buying my first Scotty. Although I hear they're difficult to toilet train and forever licking themselves in front of company.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 64 up now!
Post by: Scotty on May 20, 2013, 12:36:14 am
The podcast has that effect on folks. I'm considering buying my first statue.

I'm thinking of buying my first Scotty. Although I hear they're difficult to toilet train and forever licking themselves in front of company.

If you read the features list properly, those are actually some of the main selling points.  :-*


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 64 up now!
Post by: Scotty on May 20, 2013, 05:52:25 am
I've gotta finially voice this-

EVERY time I hear that song "Toy Train", that's not what I hear.  I hear "Go round and round and round on the TOILET TRAINING".  Must be the Puppa in me.

You're a very sick man.  [think]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 64 up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on May 20, 2013, 03:54:09 pm
I've gotta finially voice this-

EVERY time I hear that song "Toy Train", that's not what I hear.  I hear "Go round and round and round on the TOILET TRAINING".  Must be the Puppa in me.

Hahahaha! That's a point.  :D


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 64 up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on May 20, 2013, 04:03:41 pm
Speaking of listening to things, I was listening to a Disney Podcast and they had recorded the "Toy Story: The Musical" show from one of the cruises. When it got to the Sid part I couldn't help but think of a certain AFB Podcast Personality....  [slapfight]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 64 up now!
Post by: Westy on May 20, 2013, 05:14:59 pm
Speaking of listening to things, I was listening to a Disney Podcast and they had recorded the "Toy Story: The Musical" show from one of the cruises. When it got to the Sid part I couldn't help but think of a certain AFB Podcast Personality....  [slapfight]

I know. Scotty is rough on his toys, amirite?


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 64 up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on May 20, 2013, 07:57:41 pm
Speaking of listening to things, I was listening to a Disney Podcast and they had recorded the "Toy Story: The Musical" show from one of the cruises. When it got to the Sid part I couldn't help but think of a certain AFB Podcast Personality....  [slapfight]

I know. Scotty is rough on his toys, amirite?

Oh the things he does to his Glamour Gals...


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 64 up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on May 26, 2013, 07:04:53 am
Episode 65 is now up!

In this one we do Rapid Fire Reviews and discuss the nomination of Kenner's Super Powers as potential Greatest Toyline of all time!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2013/05/the-afb-podcast-episode-65-rapid-fire.html (http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2013/05/the-afb-podcast-episode-65-rapid-fire.html)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 65 up now!
Post by: eddie3429 on May 31, 2013, 02:08:01 am
Nice episodes on blind bags, I remember going crazy on "Yowies" hear in australia trying to get the 6 rare yowies themselves, Now the only blind bags i get are the Kre-o micro formers, main characters, to modes and easy to cheat to avoid double ups  [whistle]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 65 up now!
Post by: NiteOwl on May 31, 2013, 02:12:00 am
Yowies!!!

My brother was totally addicted to collecting these as well, I forgot all about them!!  [bravo]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 65 up now!
Post by: Scotty on May 31, 2013, 04:29:28 am
Oh my goodness, I remember Yowies too!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 66 up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on May 31, 2013, 05:26:23 am
Episode 66 is now up!

In this one I review the Jazwares Regular show "Mordecai & Rigby" figures and we discuss blind-bagged and blind-bagged toy goodness.

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2013/05/the-afb-podcast-episode-66-regular-show.html

...or hit us up on Itunes


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 67 & 68 up now!
Post by: Scotty on June 14, 2013, 04:44:55 am
Episode 67:

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2013/06/the-afb-podcast-episode-67-vertigo.html

Episode 68:

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2013/06/the-afb-podcast-episode-68-bandai.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 67 & 68 up now!
Post by: DarkGuard on June 16, 2013, 08:02:58 pm
Is episode 68 enhanced? No photos for me =( but not sure if it's just me


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 67 & 68 up now!
Post by: Scotty on June 16, 2013, 08:07:07 pm
Is episode 68 enhanced? No photos for me =( but not sure if it's just me

No - I did note in the blog post that I ran out of time for pics this week = sorry!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 67 & 68 up now!
Post by: DarkGuard on June 17, 2013, 03:07:00 am
i missed that part =P


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 67 & 68 up now!
Post by: Scotty on June 17, 2013, 04:07:45 am
i missed that part =P

No problem!!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 67 & 68 up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on June 18, 2013, 02:10:49 am
Is episode 68 enhanced? No photos for me =( but not sure if it's just me

It was because John replaced all the photos in the enhanced directory with pics of himself and his My Little Pony collection and Scotty didn't have time to find the proper ones.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 67 & 68 up now!
Post by: Scotty on June 18, 2013, 04:18:17 am
Is episode 68 enhanced? No photos for me =( but not sure if it's just me

It was because John replaced all the photos in the enhanced directory with pics of himself and his My Little Pony collection and Scotty didn't have time to find the proper ones.

http://youtu.be/Rgk_qTc_7AI


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 67 & 68 up now!
Post by: kavball on June 22, 2013, 04:20:20 pm
I just listened to episode 69. Great job, we're you guys in your mom's basement? Just kidding, great episode as always.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 67 & 68 up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on June 22, 2013, 06:44:38 pm
I just listened to episode 69. Great job, we're you guys in your mom's basement? Just kidding, great episode as always.

I can't help it, my hard wire connection is in the basement :D


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 67 & 68 up now!
Post by: Scotty on June 22, 2013, 07:03:07 pm
I just listened to episode 69. Great job, we're you guys in your mom's basement? Just kidding, great episode as always.

 [slapfight]   ;)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 69 is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on June 22, 2013, 10:36:55 pm
Episode 69 is now up!

In this one we do a turbocharged foursome of "Toy of the week" reviews

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2013/06/the-afb-podcast-episode-69-turbo.html

...or hit us up on Itunes


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 69 is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on June 27, 2013, 09:37:41 am
Episode 70 is up!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2013/06/the-afb-podcast-episode-70-bowen.html (http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2013/06/the-afb-podcast-episode-70-bowen.html)

Bowen Captain Marvel is the toy of the week!

Then Ben and Scott face off in a battle of wits in the return of the AFB Challenge!

(They thought I made the questions tough this time.)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 70 is up now!
Post by: kavball on June 30, 2013, 09:05:36 pm
Great episode as always.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 70 is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on July 01, 2013, 05:11:53 am
Great episode as always.

Thanks Kav  [thumbs up]

As you can tell, I was clearly off my game.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 70 is up now!
Post by: NiteOwl on July 01, 2013, 05:31:42 am
A couple of things....... 11/10 for the good Captain? I think Scott and him need to get a room [westy]
Also, Justin would be spinning in his grave & I can suck it ?jaw_drop.....

No wonder John sighs a lot!!!!!
 :-*


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 70 is up now!
Post by: Scotty on July 01, 2013, 06:04:43 am
A couple of things....... 11/10 for the good Captain? I think Scott and him need to get a room [westy]
Also, Justin would be spinning in his grave & I can suck it ?jaw_drop.....

No wonder John sighs a lot!!!!!
 :-*

Just for the record Ben made me say that.  [runaway]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 70 is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on July 02, 2013, 03:25:00 am
A couple of things....... 11/10 for the good Captain? I think Scott and him need to get a room [westy]
Also, Justin would be spinning in his grave & I can suck it ?jaw_drop.....

No wonder John sighs a lot!!!!!
 :-*

Just for the record Ben made me say that.  [runaway]

Oh puhleeze.....If I made you say something derogatory it'd be so much worse than that.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 70 is up now!
Post by: Errex on July 03, 2013, 05:51:52 am
Just finished listening to Ep. 70. Excellent show. The AFB challenge was fun and informative, and Scott's revíew of Cap. Marvel was quite entertaining, even though 11/10 dollies seems a bit too enthusiastic.



Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 70 is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on July 03, 2013, 06:09:29 am
Just finished listening to Ep. 70. Excellent show. The AFB challenge was fun and informative, and Scott's revíew of Cap. Marvel was quite entertaining, even though 11/10 dollies seems a bit too enthusiastic.

Thanks for the feedback Errex.

Of course it'll only be a matter of time before Scott gives a 12/10 or a 13/10.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 70 is up now!
Post by: Scotty on July 03, 2013, 06:12:07 am
Just finished listening to Ep. 70. Excellent show. The AFB challenge was fun and informative, and Scott's revíew of Cap. Marvel was quite entertaining, even though 11/10 dollies seems a bit too enthusiastic.



Aw, thanks! I really really do love that statue!!!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 70 is up now!
Post by: Scotty on July 03, 2013, 06:12:39 am
Just finished listening to Ep. 70. Excellent show. The AFB challenge was fun and informative, and Scott's revíew of Cap. Marvel was quite entertaining, even though 11/10 dollies seems a bit too enthusiastic.

Thanks for the feedback Errex.

Of course it'll only be a matter of time before Scott gives a 12/10 or a 13/10.

(http://cdn.memegenerator.net/instances/400x/31284305.jpg)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 70 is up now!
Post by: Westy on July 03, 2013, 07:10:25 am
Just finished listening to Ep. 70. Excellent show. The AFB challenge was fun and informative, and Scott's revíew of Cap. Marvel was quite entertaining, even though 11/10 dollies seems a bit too enthusiastic.

Thanks for the feedback Errex.

Of course it'll only be a matter of time before Scott gives a 12/10 or a 13/10.

(http://cdn.memegenerator.net/instances/400x/31284305.jpg)

Wait until Christmas time comes around again. Or need I remind you...

(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f265/fishmilkshake/fail_manandsanta12_111.jpg)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 70 is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on July 04, 2013, 04:46:56 am
I've been practicing the AFB theme music on my saxophone  ;D


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 70 is up now!
Post by: Scotty on July 04, 2013, 04:50:21 am
I've been practicing the AFB theme music on my saxophone  ;D

(http://assets.diylol.com/hfs/963/9a6/5be/resized/futurama-fry-meme-generator-not-sure-if-awesome-or-disturbing-6d3537.jpg)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 70 is up now!
Post by: DarkGuard on July 04, 2013, 07:10:38 pm
Episode 71 game of thrones spoiler ='(. I have not caught up yet ='(


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 71 is up now!
Post by: dozymuppet on July 04, 2013, 07:12:50 pm
Episode 71 is up!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2013/07/the-afb-podcast-episode-71-funko.html

We go flat knacker, as Adam, Scott, John and I interview Scotty's childhood best friend, Funko Designer Reis O'Brien!



Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 70 is up now!
Post by: Scotty on July 04, 2013, 07:15:26 pm
Episode 71 game of thrones spoiler ='(. I have not caught up yet ='(

Uh... what did we spoil? I don't know anything about it so can't really spoil it....


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 70 is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on July 04, 2013, 08:17:47 pm
Episode 71 game of thrones spoiler ='(. I have not caught up yet ='(

Sorry  [thud]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 70 is up now!
Post by: DarkGuard on July 04, 2013, 08:58:52 pm
Episode 71 game of thrones spoiler ='(. I have not caught up yet ='(

Uh... what did we spoil? I don't know anything about it so can't really spoil it....

about a certain character losing a hand

its my fault really, i should have caught up but have not had the time =(. oh well only a minor spoiler =)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 70 is up now!
Post by: Scotty on July 04, 2013, 09:12:04 pm
Episode 71 game of thrones spoiler ='(. I have not caught up yet ='(

Uh... what did we spoil? I don't know anything about it so can't really spoil it....

about a certain character losing a hand

its my fault really, i should have caught up but have not had the time =(. oh well only a minor spoiler =)

oops - our bad indeed - sorry!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 72 is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on July 11, 2013, 10:02:41 am
I'm terrified to listen to episode 72 since I'm not on it?

Does Ben wear pants? Does Eli confess a deep understanding of the psychological underpinnings of Bane? Does Scott confess to wearing Aquaman Underoos?

Listen on dear reader....for some Rapid Fire Reviews and a candid discussion of Bad Guy Action Figures!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2013/07/the-afb-podcast-episode-72-rapid-fire.html (http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2013/07/the-afb-podcast-episode-72-rapid-fire.html)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 72 is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on July 13, 2013, 05:32:32 am
I'm terrified to listen to episode 72 since I'm not on it?

The AFB "off air" crew that keep things running at AFB headquarters got quite the mention


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 72 is up now!
Post by: Westy on July 13, 2013, 07:37:30 am
I'm terrified to listen to episode 72 since I'm not on it?

The AFB "off air" crew that keep things running at AFB headquarters got quite the mention

Laygo.

(http://www.boggylake.org/resources/heaps-good-logo.png)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 72 is up now!
Post by: NiteOwl on July 14, 2013, 10:24:20 pm
Just to tease next weeks episode, here are some pics of the construction that has been going on in my backyard.
It is going to be a Balinese inspired hut/shelter, plans may change as I don't know how keen I will be for the up keep on the roofing thatch work.
I have screwed and hammered every nail in, the builder and I lifted those posts from the grassy area you see in the top corner.
One of the posts was slightly out so we had to dead-lift the post which is excess of 200 kilo's to dig out a handful of earth before we poured concrete. I will update pics soon.
Excuse the state of the fence and the colour of the pool!

(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e57/NiteOwl75/iphoneju046_zps6a2548b3.jpg) (http://s37.photobucket.com/user/NiteOwl75/media/iphoneju046_zps6a2548b3.jpg.html)

(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e57/NiteOwl75/iphoneju047_zps6a70cba8.jpg) (http://s37.photobucket.com/user/NiteOwl75/media/iphoneju047_zps6a70cba8.jpg.html)

(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e57/NiteOwl75/iphoneju050_zps2f3a562b.jpg) (http://s37.photobucket.com/user/NiteOwl75/media/iphoneju050_zps2f3a562b.jpg.html)

(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e57/NiteOwl75/iphoneju060_zps88e61a44.jpg) (http://s37.photobucket.com/user/NiteOwl75/media/iphoneju060_zps88e61a44.jpg.html)

(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e57/NiteOwl75/iphoneju062_zps47c37dc3.jpg) (http://s37.photobucket.com/user/NiteOwl75/media/iphoneju062_zps47c37dc3.jpg.html)
 


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 72 is up now!
Post by: DarkGuard on July 14, 2013, 11:03:15 pm
episode 72 yet another great episode =D


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 72 is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on July 15, 2013, 12:41:39 am
Great stuff NO. will you be reading comics in there while residing in a hammock?


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 72 is up now!
Post by: NiteOwl on July 15, 2013, 01:12:15 am
Great stuff NO. will you be reading comics in there while residing in a hammock?

Indeed, hammocks are already sorted!!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 72 is up now!
Post by: Westy on July 15, 2013, 04:33:16 am
Great stuff NO. will you be reading comics in there while residing in a hammock?

Indeed, hammocks are already sorted!!

My antics pale in comparison.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 72 is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on July 19, 2013, 08:46:53 am
Huts, AT-AT's and the general decline in Movie action Figure lines all discussed in detail in Episode 73!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2013/07/the-afb-podcast-episode-73-hasbro-star.html (http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2013/07/the-afb-podcast-episode-73-hasbro-star.html)

PS Point if anybody can explain where my opening tag line is from!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 72 is up now!
Post by: Scotty on July 19, 2013, 08:08:33 pm

Quote
PS Point if anybody can explain where my opening tag line is from!

The edited for TV version of Die Hard.  :)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 72 is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on July 19, 2013, 08:32:01 pm

Quote
PS Point if anybody can explain where my opening tag line is from!

The edited for TV version of Die Hard.  :)

Yup! It certainly is! Point!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 73 is up now!
Post by: DarkGuard on July 21, 2013, 08:59:03 pm
more spoilers for game of thrones =O ppl


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 73 is up now!
Post by: DarkGuard on July 21, 2013, 08:59:49 pm
 [bravo] people turning into giant dragons! =P that would be cool =P


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 73 is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on July 22, 2013, 05:21:37 am
Lalalalalala.....not listening to anything Games of Thrones related until I catch-up.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 73 is up now!
Post by: Scotty on July 22, 2013, 05:27:36 am
more spoilers for game of thrones =O ppl

(http://sd.keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk/i/keep-calm-and-get-over-it-26.png)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 73 is up now!
Post by: Westy on July 22, 2013, 07:01:54 am
more spoilers for game of thrones =O ppl

(http://sd.keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk/i/keep-calm-and-get-over-it-26.png)

But OMG Scott, A Storm Of Swords (the primary basis for season 3 and season 4) was only released in 2000. All us folks that read can't possibly be expected to be up to date 13 years later.

PS, Bruce Willis in Sixth Sense - totally a reason only the kid can see him.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 73 is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on July 22, 2013, 07:15:47 am
[bravo] people turning into giant dragons! =P that would be cool =P

That was entirely for you, glad you enjoyed.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 73 is up now!
Post by: DarkGuard on July 22, 2013, 05:22:30 pm
i did enjoy =)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 75 is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on August 01, 2013, 03:28:40 pm
Rapid fire review! News of toys! A Red Card for Hasbro! I interview GI Joe collector Gary Godsoe! And of course, Ben and Adam bring their unique sense of humor!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2013/08/the-afb-podcast-episode-75-rapid-fire.html (http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2013/08/the-afb-podcast-episode-75-rapid-fire.html)

Go Listen now!

No, really. Right now.

Go listen.

Why are you still reading this....vamanos!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 75 is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on August 03, 2013, 05:56:20 am
That was a great interview John.  [thumbs up]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 75 is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on August 03, 2013, 06:36:41 am
That was a great interview John.  [thumbs up]

Thanks fish dude!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 75 is up now!
Post by: eddie3429 on August 08, 2013, 05:40:29 pm
Great interview last week john, love some WOJM

Yes scotty i am same poster as the facebook intro man ! thanks for picking mine !


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 75 is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on August 08, 2013, 05:49:32 pm
Episide 76 of the AFB Podcast is now up!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2013/08/the-afb-podcast-episode-76-kotobukiya.html

Check out Scott's review of the Kotobukiya ArtFX Aquaman and the guys discuss "Molding Outside the Lines"


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 75 is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on August 09, 2013, 10:56:48 am
The outtakes on 76 are pretty good.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 75 is up now!
Post by: kavball on August 09, 2013, 08:17:07 pm
How's it going guys? I was stuck in Helena, Montana for a month and missed out on all things action figure for awhile. I plan on getting caught up on the podcast this weekend. I hope everyone is doing well.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 75 is up now!
Post by: Scotty on August 09, 2013, 09:03:31 pm
How's it going guys? I was stuck in Helena, Montana for a month and missed out on all things action figure for awhile. I plan on getting caught up on the podcast this weekend. I hope everyone is doing well.

Glad to hear from you! No internet in Helena?  ;)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 75 is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on August 10, 2013, 01:35:27 pm
How's it going guys? I was stuck in Helena, Montana for a month and missed out on all things action figure for awhile. I plan on getting caught up on the podcast this weekend. I hope everyone is doing well.

Were you unearthing dinos with Dr. Grant?


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 75 is up now!
Post by: kavball on August 11, 2013, 07:53:57 am
How's it going guys? I was stuck in Helena, Montana for a month and missed out on all things action figure for awhile. I plan on getting caught up on the podcast this weekend. I hope everyone is doing well.

Glad to hear from you! No internet in Helena?  ;)
haha, I believe that they may have had internet, but I was pretty busy with work. I will say, that it is not the place to go to if you are looking for action figures.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 75 is up now!
Post by: kavball on August 11, 2013, 07:57:55 am
How's it going guys? I was stuck in Helena, Montana for a month and missed out on all things action figure for awhile. I plan on getting caught up on the podcast this weekend. I hope everyone is doing well.

Were you unearthing dinos with Dr. Grant?
I wish, justs dodging meth heads and hippies.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 75 is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on August 11, 2013, 12:21:08 pm
How's it going guys? I was stuck in Helena, Montana for a month and missed out on all things action figure for awhile. I plan on getting caught up on the podcast this weekend. I hope everyone is doing well.

Were you unearthing dinos with Dr. Grant?
I wish, justs dodging meth heads and hippies.

Really? I thought Montana was all cowboys


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 76 is up now!
Post by: kavball on August 11, 2013, 05:49:07 pm
True, there were plenty of ranches. It's actually quite beautiful there. Plenty of mountains to hike and outdoors stuff to do. It is a hidden gem but I bet it is pretty tough in the winter.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 76 is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on August 11, 2013, 08:41:11 pm
True, there were plenty of ranches. It's actually quite beautiful there. Plenty of mountains to hike and outdoors stuff to do. It is a hidden gem but I bet it is pretty tough in the winter.

Friggin' hippies stealing all the blankets from real folks.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 76 is up now!
Post by: Westy on August 12, 2013, 04:08:34 am
True, there were plenty of ranches. It's actually quite beautiful there. Plenty of mountains to hike and outdoors stuff to do. It is a hidden gem but I bet it is pretty tough in the winter.

Friggin' hippies stealing all the blankets from real folks.

That's how you get ants drum circles!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 76 is up now!
Post by: DarkGuard on August 12, 2013, 09:00:28 pm
i liked episode 77. even though i don't collect any of those lines i still find it interesting =D.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 76 is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on August 13, 2013, 12:41:44 am
i liked episode 77. even though i don't collect any of those lines i still find it interesting =D.

Thanks DG. We're pretty pleased with how fast it was organised, recorded and released. Now Scott needs to spend time with those other people in his house lest he forget them.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 76 is up now!
Post by: Scotty on August 13, 2013, 02:21:09 am
i liked episode 77. even though i don't collect any of those lines i still find it interesting =D.

Thanks DG. We're pretty pleased with how fast it was organised, recorded and released. Now Scott needs to spend time with those other people in his house lest he forget them.

(http://funny-pictures-blog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Who-are-you.jpg)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 76 is up now!
Post by: Westy on August 13, 2013, 03:11:47 am
i liked episode 77. even though i don't collect any of those lines i still find it interesting =D.

Thanks DG. We're pretty pleased with how fast it was organised, recorded and released. Now Scott needs to spend time with those other people in his house lest he forget them.

(http://funny-pictures-blog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Who-are-you.jpg)

And that's why you're on a national register...


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 76 is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on August 22, 2013, 09:03:08 am
I hear Adam makes up new words and there's plenty of Marvel goodness in episode 79 of the podcast! Now on Newstands!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2013/08/the-afb-podcast-episode-79-mega-marvel.html (http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2013/08/the-afb-podcast-episode-79-mega-marvel.html)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 80 is up now!
Post by: Scotty on September 01, 2013, 08:06:29 pm
http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2013/08/the-afb-podcast-episode-80-sideshow.html

This is a really fun one. Ben looks at the Deadpool Premium Format Statue from Sideshow and then friend of the podcast Reis O'Brien of Funko joins us for a She-Hulk Toy History.

Good time and green girls. Who could ask for more??


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 80 is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on September 01, 2013, 10:28:24 pm
http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2013/08/the-afb-podcast-episode-80-sideshow.html

This is a really fun one. Ben looks at the Deadpool Premium Format Statue from Sideshow and then friend of the podcast Reis O'Brien of Funko joins us for a She-Hulk Toy History.

Good time and green girls. Who could ask for more??

....and we get to laugh at Justin's expense. His fears are our hilarity.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 80 is up now!
Post by: Scotty on September 01, 2013, 11:04:11 pm
http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2013/08/the-afb-podcast-episode-80-sideshow.html

This is a really fun one. Ben looks at the Deadpool Premium Format Statue from Sideshow and then friend of the podcast Reis O'Brien of Funko joins us for a She-Hulk Toy History.

Good time and green girls. Who could ask for more??

....and we get to laugh at Justin's expense. His fears are our hilarity.

Oh, how could I forget to mention that.......??


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 80 is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on September 05, 2013, 02:46:39 pm
Yeah! Scott let me host this week! An exciting Name That, Scott bought underwear, and the boys try to convince Westy and me that the new Star Wars Black 6" figures are cool

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2013/09/the-afb-podcast-episode-81-star-wars.html (http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2013/09/the-afb-podcast-episode-81-star-wars.html)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 81 is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on September 08, 2013, 10:09:04 am
Just listening to the podcast (AFB81)- Those grey straps on the X-Wing pilot are called 'egress straps' an they are actually sewn into the jumpsuit type outfits of tank crews and the like today.

The theory (and practice) is to grab the back collar and open a small velcro panel to expose a handle that is connected to the these straps that run through the uniform.  Grabbing this handle is supposed to enable one person to pull a pilot/tanker out of the aircraft/tank with one hand in case of emergency when speed is required.

That makes sense for a spacecraft.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 81 is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on September 08, 2013, 05:40:39 pm
There you go. I've just learned something.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 81 is up now!
Post by: Scotty on September 08, 2013, 06:25:36 pm
I feel all edgicated now.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 81 is up now!
Post by: Westy on September 09, 2013, 06:51:11 am
I feel all edgicated now.
Speaking of things related to The Edge...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Mh8T6MZQm8


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 81 is up now!
Post by: fess66 on September 16, 2013, 07:38:33 pm
 Ep.82's interview with Joe Menna was another excellent interview.  [applause] [applause]

He sounds like an amazing person and although i do not collect busts & statues i am really tempted to start with some of his work.

I particularly liked hearing of his unique background and that he went all the way to Russia to study. That takes real conviction. How many artists would go that far these days? Hope you guys can get him back for another future episode and maybe he can touch on his other work - designing coins for the US Mint! I think there are a few such artists who not only do toy lines but they do delve in coin designs as well. A future topic to look into perhaps?

As usual, kudos to the AFB team for continuing my education into the people behind the toys.  [applause]  [bravo]



Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 81 is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on September 16, 2013, 07:41:36 pm
Ep.82's interview with Joe Menna was another excellent interview.  [applause] [applause]

He sounds like an amazing person and although i do not collect busts & statues i am really tempted to start with some of his work.

I particularly liked hearing of his unique background and that he went all the way to Russia to study. That takes real conviction. How many artists would go that far these days? Hope you guys can get him back for another future episode and maybe he can touch on his other work - designing coins for the US Mint! I think there are a few such artists who not only do toy lines but they do delve in coin designs as well. A future topic to look into perhaps?

As usual, kudos to the AFB team for continuing my education into the people behind the toys.  [applause]  [bravo]



Fess, I can't speak for everybody, but nice comments like that are what keeps us doing it!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 81 is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on September 16, 2013, 08:34:23 pm
Ep.82's interview with Joe Menna was another excellent interview.  [applause] [applause]

He sounds like an amazing person and although i do not collect busts & statues i am really tempted to start with some of his work.

I particularly liked hearing of his unique background and that he went all the way to Russia to study. That takes real conviction. How many artists would go that far these days? Hope you guys can get him back for another future episode and maybe he can touch on his other work - designing coins for the US Mint! I think there are a few such artists who not only do toy lines but they do delve in coin designs as well. A future topic to look into perhaps?

As usual, kudos to the AFB team for continuing my education into the people behind the toys.  [applause]  [bravo]



Fess, I can't speak for everybody, but nice comments like that are what keeps us doing it!

Indeed! Many thanks Fess  ;D


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 81 is up now!
Post by: Scotty on September 16, 2013, 09:43:24 pm
Hope you guys can get him back for another future episode and maybe he can touch on his other work - designing coins for the US Mint!

Unfortunately Joe is contractually prohibited from even mentioning this on air. In fact he had to get permission from the Mint's legal team to do our show!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 81 is up now!
Post by: Scotty on September 16, 2013, 09:43:52 pm
Oh, and wasn't someone supposed to be posting the shows here for me.....?  ;)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 81 is up now!
Post by: dozymuppet on September 16, 2013, 09:58:55 pm
I post when I host  ;D


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 81 is up now!
Post by: Scotty on September 16, 2013, 10:21:07 pm
I post when I host  ;D

Well that helps once in a blue moon....


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 81 is up now!
Post by: Scotty on September 16, 2013, 10:21:57 pm
*Someone* volunteered to do it every week.....


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 81 is up now!
Post by: dozymuppet on September 16, 2013, 10:24:44 pm
I post when I host  ;D

Well that helps once in a blue moon....

Hey! I was suffering biological difficulties, and then technical difficulties, and then celebratory difficulties...


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 81 is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on September 16, 2013, 10:33:28 pm
Episode EIGHTY-TWO of the AFB Podcast is live at iTunes and is now available for direct download! Download and subscribe to the podcast at iTunes now!

Join Scott, Justin and Ben for Episode Eighty-Two of the Action Figure Blues Podcast! The AFB Podcast is a weekly look at action figures, statues and other collectibles from the worlds of comic books and pop culture.

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2013/09/the-afb-podcast-episode-82-interview.html

This week we have the great priviledge of speaking to sculptor Joe Menna about his career, his journey to becoming a digital sculptor and his work with companies like Gentle Giant, DC Collectibles and Bowen Designs. It was great to speak to Joe and we think you'll enjoy listening!

If you can't use iTunes, you can download Episode Eighty-Two here now! Click on the link to listen, or right click to save the file! The podcast will always be available from the “Podcast” tab here - but if you can subscribe and give us positive ratings at iTunes, that will help us greatly!

The AFB Podcast is also on Stitcher Radio!

Have a listen, and please give us some feedback at podcast@actionfigureblues.com - we might even read out your feedback on the next show!

Happy listening!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 82 is up now!
Post by: Scotty on September 16, 2013, 10:57:37 pm
I post when I host  ;D

Well that helps once in a blue moon....

Hey! I was suffering biological difficulties, and then technical difficulties, and then celebratory difficulties...

 [popcorn]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 82 is up now!
Post by: Scotty on September 16, 2013, 11:06:41 pm
I post when I host  ;D

Well that helps once in a blue moon....

Hey! I was suffering biological difficulties, and then technical difficulties, and then celebratory difficulties...

I received photo evidence of your technical difficulties, but no supporting documentation for the other two absences....  [tap]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 82 is up now!
Post by: dozymuppet on September 16, 2013, 11:17:44 pm
I'm sure I have a bin full of biological waste somewhere that I can express post you.

As for the latter, NONE OF YOU NOTICED  :(


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 82 is up now!
Post by: Scotty on September 16, 2013, 11:20:15 pm
As for the latter, NONE OF YOU NOTICED  :(

Oh dear. Birthday??


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 82 is up now!
Post by: dozymuppet on September 16, 2013, 11:25:19 pm
Don't even talk to me.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 82 is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on September 17, 2013, 03:31:20 am
 :(

I check the birthday thread regularly, but not the calendar thingie.

Happy belated birthday?

 :-[


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 82 is up now!
Post by: Scotty on September 17, 2013, 05:05:37 am
I blame John for this.

Just because I like blaming John.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 82 is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on September 17, 2013, 05:22:55 am
I blame John for this.

Just because I like blaming John.

I blame the firewall at work. I only get to read the stuff on the front page. Those links work for some reason more often.

Kenny is suppose to be posting new episodes?


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 82 is up now!
Post by: Scotty on September 17, 2013, 05:58:25 am
As much as I would like to Kenny (my real life P.A. for those who don't know what I'm talking about) AFB work, I suspect my employer would frown on such things....


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 82 is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on September 17, 2013, 07:12:41 am
As much as I would like to Kenny (my real life P.A. for those who don't know what I'm talking about) AFB work, I suspect my employer would frown on such things....

Hmmm.... this would be a Toy Dilemma (Cue ominous foreshadowing music...) [violin] 


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 83 is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on September 20, 2013, 04:55:15 pm
A huge episode this week folk!

First up, Hyperion joined us and handled toy of the week duty!

Later, we discussed diorama building with Frank D'Iorio from http://dioramaworkshop.com/ (http://dioramaworkshop.com/) This discussion went to a lot of different places including Frank's work organizing the Star Wars Celebration Diorama Workshops!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2013/09/the-afb-podcast-episode-83-superman.html (http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2013/09/the-afb-podcast-episode-83-superman.html)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 83 is up now!
Post by: Scotty on September 20, 2013, 08:30:24 pm
Jeremy provides us with one of my favourite bloopers ever in this ep!  :D


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 83 is up now!
Post by: Scotty on September 25, 2013, 07:10:03 pm
UN Edition of the podcast!  We need a European guest sometime soon!   ;D

Does UK count? Our guest for 85 lives in London.  ;)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 84 is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on September 26, 2013, 02:25:46 pm
It's here episode 84!

Is Hot Toys Hulk worth the cash?

Which host would break somebody's statue and not tell them?

Which host(s) are heartless to kids in wheelchairs?

Who gets the new Red Card?

Click here to find out the answers to theses questions and much, much more!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2013/09/the-afb-podcast-episode-84-hot-toys.html (http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2013/09/the-afb-podcast-episode-84-hot-toys.html)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 84 is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on October 03, 2013, 08:46:49 am
Do you like Lego or Laygo?

Do you like the 80s?

Do you like movies about aliens?

Do you like to hear Scott relentless tease Engineernerd?

Then go listen to Episode 85 of the podcast!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2013/10/the-afb-podcast-episode-85-lego-cuusoo.html (http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2013/10/the-afb-podcast-episode-85-lego-cuusoo.html)


(Also, send us your feed back on the Toy Dilemmas! )


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 85 is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on October 03, 2013, 04:23:08 pm
I hope this ep contains the Federal mandated number of "Dear Lords"?


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 85 is up now!
Post by: eddie3429 on October 04, 2013, 02:22:57 am
Hey John. There is a mr potato head Matt smith doctor . His already out and has a fez


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 85 is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on October 04, 2013, 05:24:40 am
The Federal Agency Regulating Terse Outbursts Detrimentally Offending Religions (FARTODOR) has been temporarily shut down with the rest of the US Federal Government.


Go nuts.

 :D


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 85 is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on October 04, 2013, 05:28:43 am
Hey John. There is a mr potato head Matt smith doctor . His already out and has a fez

Really? I will have to track him down. Thanks for the heads up, I missed that some how.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 85 is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on October 10, 2013, 11:10:08 am
In this episode the boys interview sculptor Jean St. Jean!

And Scotty professes his profound love for boy bands.

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2013/10/the-afb-podcast-episode-86-rapid-fire.html (http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2013/10/the-afb-podcast-episode-86-rapid-fire.html)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 86 is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on October 10, 2013, 02:46:08 pm
Gah! I initially read that wrong as "boy hands"


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 86 is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on October 10, 2013, 02:48:11 pm
Gah! I initially read that wrong as "boy hands"

You sound brilliant as alwasy, FMS


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 86 is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on October 10, 2013, 03:38:57 pm
Gah! I initially read that wrong as "boy hands"

You sound brilliant as alwasy, FMS

*awww shucks*

You mean I really deserve that award?


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 86 is up now!
Post by: Scotty on October 10, 2013, 06:05:14 pm
In this episode the boys interview sculptor Jean St. Jean!

And Scotty professes his profound love for boy bands.

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2013/10/the-afb-podcast-episode-86-rapid-fire.html (http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2013/10/the-afb-podcast-episode-86-rapid-fire.html)

 ::)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 86 is up now!
Post by: dozymuppet on October 11, 2013, 05:22:38 am
Nice cover job guys  [banghead]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 86 is up now!
Post by: Scotty on October 11, 2013, 05:44:51 am
Nice cover job guys  [banghead]

Get your plumbing issue sorted?  ;)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 86 is up now!
Post by: dozymuppet on October 11, 2013, 06:24:00 am
Yep, eventually  >:(


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 86 is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on October 11, 2013, 09:15:12 pm
Yep, eventually  >:(

That makes one of us. Two weeks and counting....


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 87 is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on October 17, 2013, 01:53:10 pm
Episode 87 is ALIVE!

What is ailing Fishmilkshake?

Why is Scott discussing testicles with his family?

Engineernerd has 12" Sideshow figures?

All of this goodness, plus we chat up all the best Toy News from NYCC!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2013/10/the-afb-podcast-episode-87-new-york.html (http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2013/10/the-afb-podcast-episode-87-new-york.html)

GO LISTEN NOW, or Scott won't let me out of this box. He's turned me into Schrodinger's Nerd.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 87 is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on October 17, 2013, 04:26:22 pm
....I'm sick....


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 87 is up now!
Post by: eddie3429 on October 17, 2013, 11:50:09 pm
Hey Guys

Love the episode but couple of things.
The reason for dc classics being made for DOS but not sub is simple, money invested. The scuplting is paid for and in alot of case the tools had started to be made. Doomsday had not been tooled but sculpted, so they are going with containment suite doomsday since he re uses a lot of kilowog tools and is much cheaper to make than Unleashed doomsday. now those who want unleashed doomsday take note because this means it would be more closer to tools so more likely we will get unleashed in containment gets made too.

As for motuc Flogg (or Brakk as he was known in australia )
I see why folks don't like him to much, he is a NA character but to get personal for a tick my parents never brought me toys (maybe that why i'm a collector today ) only christmas birthdays and hand me downs from cousins. but one day on holiday from geelong mum randomly let me buy not 1 not 2 but 3 NA he-man figures. it was the only time i got to buy he-man brand new and not 2nd hand.

I got He-man , skeletor and Brakk (or as americans call me flogg ) It was one of my favorite memories of mum, we weren't the richist so i never resented her for not buying more, it meant this one time she did it was super special... she passed away a few years later so this memory is even more special.

So flogg coming to MOTU is a personal highlight for me, i understand he may not be everyones cuppa but is i can be selfish i will be on this, don't care if anyone else buys him i'm happy !!!   


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 87 is up now!
Post by: dozymuppet on October 18, 2013, 03:27:11 am
That's a great memory, Eddie  :)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 87 is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on October 18, 2013, 03:34:57 am
I wonder if Brakk is American slang for "Someone who is disliked by a person or the public because they lack any credibility or/and tries to be remain relevant within certain circles but comes across as a moron"?


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 87 is up now!
Post by: eddie3429 on October 18, 2013, 08:10:10 am
"Brakk" probably fell into the copywrite infringement umbrella-

(https://si0.twimg.com/profile_images/707958826/Brakk.jpg)

Hanna Barberra owned the name and it was caught in US limbo (possibly).


Or it was some sort of MOTU thing.  "Brakk" doesn't describe the character as much as "Flogg".

Actually i think it might be because "Flogg" is aussie/british slang for something 


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 87 is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on October 18, 2013, 11:29:19 am
Considering MOTU is homosexual masturbatory fantasy from concept drawing one, I conceed that having a character named "Jack-Off" WOULD be a little obvious.

"Span-KOR"


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 87 is up now!
Post by: Freak Studio on October 18, 2013, 06:52:42 pm
 [mwaha]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 87 is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on October 20, 2013, 03:13:14 am
 :D


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 87 is up now!
Post by: Freak Studio on October 24, 2013, 06:01:28 pm
And by the way, John, Cleese is my favorite Python (along with Michael Palin) and Gonzo is my favorite Muppet.

There! I said it!  [slapfight]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 87 is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on October 24, 2013, 07:57:46 pm
*ahem*


CENTURIONS!!!


Just sayin'...

Hmmmm.....


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 87 is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on October 25, 2013, 02:13:47 am
Episode 88 is awaiting your listening pleasure.

Tom clues John in to the bleeping of swearing during "Name That"

Find out why T-Force aren't considered bootlegs!



Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 88 is up now!
Post by: Freak Studio on October 25, 2013, 07:13:11 am
Hmm this guy Tom sounds creepy...  [think]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 88 is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on October 25, 2013, 07:48:37 am
And by the way, John, Cleese is my favorite Python (along with Michael Palin) and Gonzo is my favorite Muppet.

There! I said it!  [slapfight]

I can see you and Gonzo getting along.

Cleese has plenty of funny moments. (The Parrot Sketch is one of my favorite Python bits) If I was going to have lunch with one of them, he would be the last on my list.  [slapfight]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 88 is up now!
Post by: Freak Studio on October 25, 2013, 08:05:16 am
For me that order would be (and I'm leaving Terry Gilliam out 'cause he would be on my lunch with cool directors scenario):

Cleese or Palin (but probably Cleese first)
Eric Idle
Terry Jones
Graham Chapman (only because I don't have lunch with ghosts)

Also, this is what I was talking about on episode 88: Preternia Pals.

(http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu198/freakstudios/Figures/PreterniaPals_zpse9f5dc11.jpg)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 88 is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on October 25, 2013, 11:14:40 am
For me that order would be (and I'm leaving Terry Gilliam out 'cause he would be on my lunch with cool directors scenario):

Cleese or Palin (but probably Cleese first)
Eric Idle
Terry Jones
Graham Chapman (only because I don't have lunch with ghosts)

Also, this is what I was talking about on episode 88: Preternia Pals.

(http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu198/freakstudios/Figures/PreterniaPals_zpse9f5dc11.jpg)

The stinkor one is is slightly disturbing.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 88 is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on October 25, 2013, 11:05:06 pm
Slightly?


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 88 is up now!
Post by: Freak Studio on October 25, 2013, 11:52:27 pm
Yeah, I had to get it...


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 88 is up now!
Post by: Scotty on October 26, 2013, 04:07:02 am
Here's the E88 Link:

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2013/10/the-afb-podcast-episode-88-fuerza-t-t.html



Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 88 is up now!
Post by: dozymuppet on October 26, 2013, 06:06:12 am
I think I'm more of a morning person.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 88 is up now!
Post by: derekwc on October 26, 2013, 06:31:06 pm
Haven't finished listening yet, but I did find myself talking to you all (even though you can't hear me :) ) about how the Adam West Batman was airing on The Hub for the last couple years. Not right now, but it was.

Also, isn't saying, "screw Mattel" we're making He-Man style figures anyway the definition of bootleg? As in not official or legal? I don't have any horse in the race, but just b/c some bootleg product is created with "genuine" tools doesn't make it any more official or legal, does it?


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 88 is up now!
Post by: Freak Studio on October 26, 2013, 07:29:48 pm
Most of the hardcore MOTU collector I've spoken to about this line think of them more as "local variants" than bootlegs because of the use of the original molds.

They feel that this figures are so weird in that regard that the term, applied to figures that were molded from the finished product and are only He-man-esque, is not accurate enough. 

Also, if bootleg is often used to create licensed products without permission, since this were not part of that license but were created using those molds, are they still bootlegs?


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 88 is up now!
Post by: derekwc on October 26, 2013, 07:41:22 pm
Seems like they are bootlegs or knock-offs at the very least, but "local variant" is a nice way to sugar coat them at any rate. Like I said, no horse in the race. I'm interested in finishing the rest of the show.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 88 is up now!
Post by: derekwc on November 03, 2013, 07:33:50 pm
Thanks for the shout out in the latest Marvel Legends episode. Fun stuff!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 88 is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on November 03, 2013, 07:41:33 pm
Thanks for the shout out in the latest Marvel Legends episode. Fun stuff!

Thanks for the contribution Derek.

Justin and myself were left to our own devices for episode 89 of the AFB Podcast so we ended up talking about the line we love.....Marvel Legends!!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 89 is up now!
Post by: fess66 on November 07, 2013, 07:39:10 pm
Running behind on the pods and just finished #88. My question is where did Kermit pop up from? Who did that impression?


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 89 is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on November 07, 2013, 10:30:05 pm
Running behind on the pods and just finished #88. My question is where did Kermit pop up from? Who did that impression?

It wasn't John  ::)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 89 is up now!
Post by: fess66 on November 08, 2013, 05:00:04 am
Was it Tom? I know he did the Hulk impression later on.  ???


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 89 is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on November 08, 2013, 07:16:41 am
It's like the mystery of the fox....

What does the frog say?....cro cro cro     cro ca cro croak...rib rib rib rib ba bit


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 89 is up now!
Post by: Freak Studio on November 08, 2013, 09:21:42 am
Was it Tom? I know he did the Hulk impression later on.  ???

Nah, I can't do Kermit... I rock a mean Yoda though...


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 89 is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on November 08, 2013, 11:16:16 am
Scott and Ben have done it again with Episode 90! Featuring a toy retrospective of Colossus and a discussion of Bowen's Warbird!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2013/11/the-afb-podcast-episode-90-bowen.html (http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2013/11/the-afb-podcast-episode-90-bowen.html)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 90 is up now!
Post by: fess66 on November 08, 2013, 05:54:51 pm
Is it just me? But ep. 89 without the bloopers is like watching a Jackie Chan flick and NOT having any out-takes at the end.

FMS, you two were great with a "perfect" food-free episode but we fans want mistakes! Howlers! Stuff that Scott took out!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 90 is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on November 08, 2013, 06:54:03 pm
Is it just me? But ep. 89 without the bloopers is like watching a Jackie Chan flick and NOT having any out-takes at the end.

FMS, you two were great with a "perfect" food-free episode but we fans want mistakes! Howlers! Stuff that Scott took out!

To pull back the curtain a bit, the inclusion of outtakes is dependent on factors like hosts, who is recording, sunspots, timezones.....


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 90 is up now!
Post by: NiteOwl on November 08, 2013, 07:27:29 pm
Ben and I were like a well oiled machine!

We don't have time for bloopers! ;)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 90 is up now!
Post by: derekwc on November 15, 2013, 08:22:55 pm
Thanks for the work on the latest show. No hate mail, but I will admit to a tinge of sadness regarding the "rubbish storytelling" of Inferno. [violin]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 90 is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on November 16, 2013, 04:35:53 am
Ben and I were like a well oiled machine!

We don't have time for bloopers! ;)

Yeah, we didn't even need a script. The whole show was done on the fly. That's how we roll *gang signs*

Thanks for the work on the latest show. No hate mail, but I will admit to a tinge of sadness regarding the "rubbish storytelling" of Inferno. [violin]

I enjoyed Inferno much more than some of the recent Marvel events.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 90 is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on November 22, 2013, 07:03:56 pm
Join John and a cavalcade of guests  for Episode Ninety-Two of the Action Figure Blues Podcast! The AFB Podcast is a weekly look at action figures, statues and other collectibles from the worlds of comic books and pop culture.

 In this Episode John is joined by Richard from the Planned Banter podcast for a discussion of the toy news from the week. (Find Richard on Twitter @plannedbanter and their podcast.)

 We dive into the Haunted Toybox for the Toy of the week. This new magazine is discussed with it’s creator, Tom Krohne! (The Haunted Toybox and Tom's Blog.)

 Then friend of the show Clint from the Final Shot Saloon moseys by with a red card. (Check out his Western flavored podcast.)

 John is then joined by the Claymation Werewolf and Chris Tanski for an eerie discussion of Horror Action Figures! You can find CW on Twitter at and his blog . Chris “Tank” Tanski is one half of the movie reviewing  duo on the Title Pending Podcast. He is also a member of the podcasting team at UnderScoopFire.

 If you can't use iTunes, you can download Episode Ninety-Two here now


http://afbpodcast.com/audio/AFB-Podcast-Episode-92.m4a (http://afbpodcast.com/audio/AFB-Podcast-Episode-92.m4a)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 92 is up now!
Post by: NiteOwl on November 22, 2013, 07:35:15 pm
John, that was a great show. Thanks for getting all those different folks on the show, I really enjoyed it.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 92 is up now!
Post by: Scotty on November 22, 2013, 07:53:33 pm
Indeed, it was awesome and a great effort John - well done!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 92 is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on November 22, 2013, 08:09:19 pm
John, that was a great show. Thanks for getting all those different folks on the show, I really enjoyed it.

You just made all the effort worth it for me. [yess]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 92 is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on November 22, 2013, 09:45:50 pm
Darn it, I'm behind. Better catch-up on the goodness.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 93 is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on December 02, 2013, 10:57:32 am
It's a wild train ride as Scotty and Adam team up for as the dynamic duo for Episode 93? (I think Scotty just wanted to wear green speedos.)

The boys dig into the news and follow it up with their thought on the DC Dynamics Statue series and the range of Marvel Universe? How will this show end? I don't know because I haven't got that far yet....

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2013/11/the-afb-podcast-episode-93-series.html (http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2013/11/the-afb-podcast-episode-93-series.html)

(In other news, I'm sick.  [sick])


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 94 is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on December 05, 2013, 08:40:35 pm
We're back with an all new episode!

This week the boys discuss repaints, the re-issued Batman/Killer Croc statue, and how to tell the sex of a guinea pig!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2013/12/the-afb-podcast-episode-94-batman-vs.html (http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2013/12/the-afb-podcast-episode-94-batman-vs.html)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 94 is up now!
Post by: dozymuppet on December 06, 2013, 12:43:45 am
Thanks for the shout out, fellas


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 94 is up now!
Post by: Scotty on December 06, 2013, 06:35:18 am
Thanks for the shout out, fellas

Indeed - a bummer that the tech didn't cooperate!  :(


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 95 is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on December 12, 2013, 11:22:15 am
Yeah! Episode 95 is in the airwaves! Woo Hooo!

Ben & Scott discuss 6" Star Wars Black with out John to distract them. And Peter Porker Spider Ham bust is Toy of the Week!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2013/12/the-afb-podcast-episode-95-gentle-giant.html (http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2013/12/the-afb-podcast-episode-95-gentle-giant.html)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 95 is up now!
Post by: dozymuppet on December 14, 2013, 10:42:58 pm
I really liked how Scott put it in regards to collecting SW Black Series, i.e. It's the only action figure line I'm looking forward to at the moment, rather than just tolerating.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 95 is up now!
Post by: Scotty on December 15, 2013, 01:19:31 am
I really liked how Scott put it in regards to collecting SW Black Series, i.e. It's the only action figure line I'm looking forward to at the moment, rather than just tolerating.

Sad state of affairs really.  :-\


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 95 is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on December 15, 2013, 03:34:07 am
I really liked how Scott put it in regards to collecting SW Black Series, i.e. It's the only action figure line I'm looking forward to at the moment, rather than just tolerating.

Sad state of affairs really.  :-\

It's true. While I'm keen to get Batroc, Blizzard, etc, in the new Marvel Legends, what's really got me excited is knowing characters like 3PO, Chewie, Bossk, and Vader are on the horizon  [rock]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 95 is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on December 21, 2013, 05:19:46 am
Have you guys hear of this toy line Lay-go or Lego or something?

We discuss Lego: Have Licensed properties ruined the fun? And Sailor Moon is the TOTW!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2013/12/the-afb-podcast-episode-96-sh-figuarts.html (http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2013/12/the-afb-podcast-episode-96-sh-figuarts.html)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 96 is up now!
Post by: kalzor on December 24, 2013, 09:57:01 am
Great episode and thanks for the mention :)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 96 is up now!
Post by: derekwc on December 26, 2013, 07:02:49 pm
I feel the need to admit that I am the moron who purchased the Matty 2.0 Figure Stands. I'm not saying you guys are wrong. Just that I happen to be that particular moron who didn't look outside of Mattel at that point in time.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 96 is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on December 26, 2013, 11:31:31 pm
I feel the need to admit that I am the moron who purchased the Matty 2.0 Figure Stands. I'm not saying you guys are wrong. Just that I happen to be that particular moron who didn't look outside of Mattel at that point in time.

 :D

I don't think the perfect figure stand exists. Not for the prices people are charging.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 96 is up now!
Post by: derekwc on December 26, 2013, 11:34:37 pm
I appreciate the ones that came with the Mafex and Figma guys I bought. Not sure they would support certain weight classes of figures.

I did see those straight up ones you guys were talking about on ebay. Also the Tamashi ones on Amazon.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 96 is up now!
Post by: kalzor on December 28, 2013, 11:34:24 am
Figure stands have never gone well for me except for when they actually come with the figures. 
I picked up a pack of the solid gray ones from Brian's Toys at a con back in 2008 for my Indiana Jones and SW figures since that's what they were said to be really made for.  Not so much.  The pegs were too thick and once I finally got a figure on it would literally pop off and eject itself from the stand.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 96 is up now!
Post by: Westy on December 29, 2013, 03:22:04 am
I feel the need to admit that I am the moron who purchased the Matty 2.0 Figure Stands. I'm not saying you guys are wrong. Just that I happen to be that particular moron who didn't look outside of Mattel at that point in time.

Yeah, they don't look that flash, but then neither did their predecessors. I try to keep them at the back of a grouping, or otherwise not use them. The older version had that vaguely opaque plastic that meant that they always stood out. The level of adjustability in the height was awful too.

I appreciate the ones that came with the Mafex and Figma guys I bought. Not sure they would support certain weight classes of figures.

I did see those straight up ones you guys were talking about on ebay. Also the Tamashi ones on Amazon.

Figma's aren't bad, though they are somewhat limited to figures with the peg hole in back of them. Similar problem for Revoltech, though theirs are uglier, less flexible, and I dislike the style of the base.

I don't think the perfect figure stand exists. Not for the prices people are charging.

I may order some of the NECA stands just to see what they're like. I still rate the Tamashii ones through the roof, though obviously they do have some noticeable parts (the screws in the flexing arms for example). I think you can achieve some very whippy-esque things with them (though I've never owned the whippy ones).

Until we find a way to basically float things in the air I doubt we'll be happy. Possibly there's some sort of application for magnets that we could investigate and making a (very) small fortune from, but otherwise I can't see things improving much from where we are now.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 96 is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on January 02, 2014, 11:05:56 am
Okay, I was a at home and forgot to post about 97! But it seems you all found it...

But if you want to hear what everybody thought about 2013, Episode 98 is for you!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2014/01/the-afb-podcast-episode-98-afb-2013.html (http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2014/01/the-afb-podcast-episode-98-afb-2013.html)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 96 is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on January 02, 2014, 02:59:35 pm
Okay, I was a at home and forgot to post about 97! But it seems you all found it...

But if you want to hear what everybody thought about 2013, Episode 98 is for you!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2014/01/the-afb-podcast-episode-98-afb-2013.html (http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2014/01/the-afb-podcast-episode-98-afb-2013.html)

I agree with everything Ben said.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 97 and 98 are up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on January 02, 2014, 03:11:51 pm
Okay, I was a at home and forgot to post about 97! But it seems you all found it...

But if you want to hear what everybody thought about 2013, Episode 98 is for you!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2014/01/the-afb-podcast-episode-98-afb-2013.html (http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2014/01/the-afb-podcast-episode-98-afb-2013.html)

I agree with everything Ben said.

Ben's guess for the 97 Name that was incorrect however. (Firewall is keeping me from the thread!)



Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 97 and 98 are up now!
Post by: derekwc on January 02, 2014, 08:45:03 pm
I enjoyed listening to the highs and lows of 2013 for you guys.

While I can see plenty of things for people to take issue with as far as the New 52 goes, people in tights beating up other people in tights certainly isn't one of them. ???


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 97 and 98 are up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on January 02, 2014, 08:49:14 pm
I enjoyed listening to the highs and lows of 2013 for you guys.

While I can see plenty of things for people to take issue with as far as the New 52 goes, people in tights beating up other people in tights certainly isn't one of them. ???

I think I get where Hyp's coming from on this one. A lot of stories revolve around powered folks against each other. It's like the real world non supes are irrelevant to the story. In some ways, it takes away the readers connection to what is happening. (Hyperion will need to correct me if that isn't what he was getting at. )


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 97 and 98 are up now!
Post by: derekwc on January 02, 2014, 10:05:47 pm
Was there an issue or comic that instigated the comparison to the above violence in particular?



Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 97 and 98 are up now!
Post by: Freak Studio on January 02, 2014, 10:09:17 pm
I understand what you're saying. But honestly, I don't think you can blame the New 52 for that, I think it's a tendency in comics in the last years and that includes DC pre New 52. But even in the most empty "events" like Blackest Night or Flashpoint you could find some nice storytelling. Like the Batman story in Flashpoint, for example.

And I'm sure in the New 52 there's some good storytelling somewhere. I'm not up to date, but Jeff Lemire is a great writer, and more into the little stories than into the shiny gladiators stuff. His work on Sweet Tooth and his own comics like The Nobody or Lost Dogs is proof of that.

I'm working on a comicbook that spoofs the reboot concept in comics. I've been working with several artists on it, Still has a long way to go, since it's going to be 100 pages, but I hope I can print a little run in english. I would love you to read it when it's done.  ;) 


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 97 and 98 are up now!
Post by: derekwc on January 02, 2014, 10:40:51 pm
I understand what you're saying. But honestly, I don't think you can blame the New 52 for that, I think it's a tendency in comics in the last years and that includes DC pre New 52. But even in the most empty "events" like Blackest Night or Flashpoint you could find some nice storytelling. Like the Batman story in Flashpoint, for example.

And I'm sure in the New 52 there's some good storytelling somewhere. I'm not up to date, but Jeff Lemire is a great writer, and more into the little stories than into the shiny gladiators stuff. His work on Sweet Tooth and his own comics like The Nobody or Lost Dogs is proof of that.

I'm working on a comicbook that spoofs the reboot concept in comics. I've been working with several artists on it, Still has a long way to go, since it's going to be 100 pages, but I hope I can print a little run in english. I would love you to read it when it's done.  ;) 

Yeah, moral decay in comic books or whatever it is you want to point your finger at has been around long before people made the New 52 or Marvel Now! targets. If something really rubs me the wrong way, I usually just quit reading it. Otherwise, I try to crack wise about it and try to remember that life is too damn short to be miffed.


I'll go to bat for Lemire. I've been enjoying his run on Animal Man. (Now the whole Justice League Canada thing I'll probably just point and laugh at...) Plus, Green Arrow was pretty wretched until he started writing it IMO.



Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 97 and 98 are up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on January 03, 2014, 03:30:53 am

I'm working on a comicbook that spoofs the reboot concept in comics. I've been working with several artists on it, Still has a long way to go, since it's going to be 100 pages, but I hope I can print a little run in english. I would love you to read it when it's done.  ;) 


I wish to purchase the exclusive signed edition please.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 97 and 98 are up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on January 03, 2014, 07:34:06 am

I'm working on a comicbook that spoofs the reboot concept in comics. I've been working with several artists on it, Still has a long way to go, since it's going to be 100 pages, but I hope I can print a little run in english. I would love you to read it when it's done.  ;) 


I wish to purchase the exclusive signed edition please.

I'm working on a comicbook that spoofs the reboot concept in comics. I've been working with several artists on it, Still has a long way to go, since it's going to be 100 pages, but I hope I can print a little run in english. I would love you to read it when it's done.  ;) 


I wish to purchase the exclusive signed edition please.

Me too!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 97 and 98 are up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on January 08, 2014, 07:41:05 pm
Dear god, don't let that Jeremy guy on again.  What a complaining bastard!

We knew you'd not respond well Hyp. I can send you his email if you want to send him some abuse?


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 97 and 98 are up now!
Post by: kalzor on January 10, 2014, 08:16:35 am
Liked the GA segment a lot.  One of my favorite figures is the Total Justice figure (even though it's Conner Hawke).  Really wish they had done an Oliver in that style with a pose like that.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 97 and 98 are up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on January 10, 2014, 11:22:41 am
As Kalzor has eluded to, Episode 99 is live with Green Arrow Action Figure Retrospective. (GAAFR) (Trademark pending)!

Also, Ben and Scott review Bowen's Hobgoblin and Rogue Statues!

Adam is his funny self!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2014/01/the-afb-podcast-episode-99-bowen.html (http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2014/01/the-afb-podcast-episode-99-bowen.html)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 97 and 98 are up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on January 10, 2014, 05:30:08 pm
Liked the GA segment a lot.  One of my favorite figures is the Total Justice figure (even though it's Conner Hawke).  Really wish they had done an Oliver in that style with a pose like that.

It's interesting looking back at toys from the past. With TJ you're reminded that Hal, Barry and Ollie were all gone.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 99 is up now!
Post by: derekwc on January 10, 2014, 09:33:03 pm
I have the Matty Green Arrows, the Kenner's Super Powers figure and just recently I snagged the Silver Age Two-Pack from DC Direct with Speedy.

I used to have all of the Total Justice line, but they did not survive "The Great Purge" from 2002-2008. :)

Interesting to hear Nu52 GA described as Conner Hawke looking. Never thought of it that way. Guess I always took it like they were going for the Justin Hartley Smallville look if anything.

I only have a few statues, but I feel like I'll end up getting more since I keep listening to the great shows! Thanks!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 99 is up now!
Post by: kalzor on January 10, 2014, 10:24:42 pm
I want to get into the new 52 GA comic but still have yet to hear much of anything to make me want to pick it up.  I did love the DCUC figure, though.  Just gave mine the bow from the Disney Store 6" Peter Pan figure.

And I'm volunteering if you guys do a 7-hour spot on Superman toys.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 99 is up now!
Post by: derekwc on January 10, 2014, 10:34:14 pm
I want to get into the new 52 GA comic but still have yet to hear much of anything to make me want to pick it up.  I did love the DCUC figure, though.  Just gave mine the bow from the Disney Store 6" Peter Pan figure.

And I'm volunteering if you guys do a 7-hour spot on Superman toys.

To be completely honest, I'd skip everything until #17. It was pretty awful until Lemire got brought on board IMO.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 99 is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on January 10, 2014, 11:24:15 pm
I only have a few statues, but I feel like I'll end up getting more since I keep listening to the great shows! Thanks!

When I look at the Sideshow premium format DC statues and how good those released so far are, and those still to come such as Batman and Superman.....I can only imagine how awesome someone like GA or even Deathstroke could be.

And I'm volunteering if you guys do a 7-hour spot on Superman toys.

 :D

You've just nailed the reason we haven't done him.

....not you Kal....but the time it'd require.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 97 and 98 are up now!
Post by: Westy on January 16, 2014, 04:15:48 am
As Kalzor has eluded to, Episode 99 is live with Green Arrow Action Figure Retrospective. (GAAFR) (Trademark pending)!

Also, Ben and Scott review Bowen's Hobgoblin and Rogue Statues!

Adam is his funny self!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2014/01/the-afb-podcast-episode-99-bowen.html (http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2014/01/the-afb-podcast-episode-99-bowen.html)

I was funny? I clearly need to go listen to this...


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 99 is up now!
Post by: DarkGuard on January 24, 2014, 12:25:33 am
Awesome 100th episode!!! i have entered the competition =D


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 99 is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on January 24, 2014, 03:08:29 am
Good grief! Has it been that long already?

We celebrated a centenary with all six hosts present and accounted for.

What are "Punchy hands" and what's this competition that's heating up the internet? Listen to episode 100 to find out.

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2014/01/the-afb-podcast-episode-100-one-with.html

...also available on iTunes.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 100 is up now!
Post by: kalzor on January 24, 2014, 05:28:23 pm
Well done, boys!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 100 is up now!
Post by: Freak Studio on January 24, 2014, 06:38:17 pm
YAY!!!  You guys are awesome! [rock]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 100 is up now!
Post by: MikeS on January 24, 2014, 11:02:52 pm
Congratulations on this landmark achievement!!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 100 is up now!
Post by: Errex on January 27, 2014, 11:45:16 am
What a great 100th episode!

Good work guys!

Oh, and "Punchy hands" is definitely going to be a thing, just so you all know...

 [sign]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 100 is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on January 27, 2014, 12:42:58 pm
What a great 100th episode!

Good work guys!

Oh, and "Punchy hands" is definitely going to be a thing, just so you all know...

 [sign]

I heard all future Mattel MOTU Fisto figures will have a sticker on them "Now with Punchy Hand" and in smaller letters "as heard on the AFB Podcast"


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 100 is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on January 30, 2014, 11:42:48 am
This week we collect Beanie Babies to make a new outfit for Scotty.... It's episode 101!

Shazam ArtFX is disected by Scott and Ben, then Eli chats to Rocko Jerome!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2014/01/the-afb-podcast-episode-101-rocko.html (http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2014/01/the-afb-podcast-episode-101-rocko.html)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 101 is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on January 30, 2014, 03:47:13 pm
We need a thread to create our own dictionary of action figure jargon  ;)

....and yay Eli and Rocko! Good stuff lads  [thumbs up]



Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 101 is up now!
Post by: Scotty on January 30, 2014, 04:09:42 pm
The chat with Rocko was truly awesome.  [thumbs up]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 101 is up now!
Post by: DarkGuard on January 30, 2014, 10:52:00 pm
Enjoyed the Episode =D one or two times the sound went really low with Eli. But thoroughly enjoyed it =D


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 101 is up now!
Post by: RockoJerome on January 31, 2014, 12:19:41 am
Thanks fellas, it was a great time. If I had known that your forum was here, I would've participated before now. What a way to arrive! If you guys will have me, I would love to be on again.

For friends old and new that are interested, my personal website for articles, humor, and fiction can be found at http://rockojerome.com/ (http://rockojerome.com/), me and the gang show off things we make and write at http://atomicwanderers.com/ (http://atomicwanderers.com/), and have a new, quaint little message board of our own at http://atomicwanderers.freeforums.net/ (http://atomicwanderers.freeforums.net/).

I've got my eye on you now- see you around.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 101 is up now!
Post by: Scotty on January 31, 2014, 04:36:29 am
You're definitely welcome back Rocko!  [thumbs up]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 101 is up now!
Post by: RockoJerome on January 31, 2014, 11:10:33 pm
Yeah? Higher or lower?


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 101 is up now!
Post by: RockoJerome on February 01, 2014, 01:07:47 pm
Huh.

Well Scotty, if you want to rap about something, here's a suggested short list of recommended subjects:

* Batman 66

* Old vs new figures, and old styled figures that are new

* Very amateur customizing

* Captain Action

* Captain Britain

* Marx figurines and other 60's toys

* GI Joe sneaking stuff from R rated movie into its line in the 80's
 


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 101 is up now!
Post by: Scotty on February 01, 2014, 11:29:31 pm
Great list. We will definitely keep all that in mind!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 101 is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on February 02, 2014, 10:02:46 am
I suggested Real Scan sculpting as a possible topic at some point too.

Hmmm. Might have to do some research on that


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 101 is up now!
Post by: dozymuppet on February 04, 2014, 09:08:27 pm
Enjoyed the Episode =D one or two times the sound went really low with Eli. But thoroughly enjoyed it =D

Yeah, sorry about that. I was looking at things in my own collection while talking, which meant I was turning away from the mic  :P


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 101 is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on February 06, 2014, 11:18:21 am
Episode 102 is a big one! Tons of news to start things off, then a Red Card of an entire country with guest Freak Studio, and then the FMS and Scotty interview sculpting legend Tim Bruckner! Cap it all off with an incredibly funny set of outtakes.

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2014/02/the-afb-podcast-episode-102-tom-vs.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 102 is up now!
Post by: Freak Studio on February 06, 2014, 06:36:51 pm
No, not that douche again!  ::)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 102 is up now!
Post by: DarkGuard on February 06, 2014, 06:57:06 pm
another great episode =D ......... Sill Argentina


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 102 is up now!
Post by: Freak Studio on February 10, 2014, 05:47:50 pm
Just listened to episode 101, I was alittle behind. Very cool chat with Rocko.

I'm ready to do the retrospective show of B'wana Beast if you want...  ::)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 102 is up now!
Post by: Scotty on February 10, 2014, 06:08:54 pm
Just listened to episode 101, I was alittle behind. Very cool chat with Rocko.

I'm ready to do the retrospective show of B'wana Beast if you want...  ::)

When we need a three minute discussion topic I'll give you a call. ;)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 102 is up now!
Post by: dozymuppet on February 10, 2014, 06:10:29 pm
Just listened to episode 101, I was alittle behind. Very cool chat with Rocko.

I'm ready to do the retrospective show of B'wana Beast if you want...  ::)

When we need a three minute discussion topic I'll give you a call. ;)

I just called Tom. It's already in the can.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 102 is up now!
Post by: Freak Studio on February 10, 2014, 06:13:02 pm
Just listened to episode 101, I was alittle behind. Very cool chat with Rocko.

I'm ready to do the retrospective show of B'wana Beast if you want...  ::)

When we need a three minute discussion topic I'll give you a call. ;)

I just called Tom. It's already in the can.

That's podcast gold I tell ya! Gold I say!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 102 is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on February 13, 2014, 11:04:38 am
HOORAY FOR THE HECHMEN! The boys discuss henchmen and the Play Arts Kai Wonder Woman! All this and more on Episode 103!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2014/02/the-afb-podcast-episode-103-lets-hear.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 102 is up now!
Post by: DarkGuard on February 13, 2014, 07:07:05 pm
YAY 103!!!! another great episode!!!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 102 is up now!
Post by: Scotty on February 13, 2014, 07:35:39 pm
YAY 103!!!! another great episode!!!

Thanks buddy. We appreciate the feedback. :)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 102 is up now!
Post by: Westy on February 15, 2014, 02:04:34 am
YAY 103!!!! another great episode!!!

And to rhink I did my best to ruin it... ;D


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 103 is up now!
Post by: fess66 on February 20, 2014, 05:45:14 pm
Have just literally just come off from listening Ep.102 with an excellent Tim Bruckner interview.

 Yes guys, am a little behind ;-)

Not a big sculpture collector but am tempted to get one of his pieces after hearing him talk about his work. Good work guys on another awesome interview. Well worth the wait.

My only gripe is on my download i did not see any "interactivity" ;-( Tim did mention he would provide you guys with images of the work he was talking about. Any chance its posted up somewhere else?


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 103 is up now!
Post by: DarkGuard on February 20, 2014, 08:53:21 pm
missing my Friday morning AFB goodness =P


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 103 is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on February 20, 2014, 09:06:09 pm
missing my Friday morning AFB goodness =P

We were still doing extra news during the week because there was so much Toy Fair news so we're a little behind.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 103 is up now!
Post by: Scotty on February 20, 2014, 09:22:48 pm
Yep. apologies, real life was in the way of getting the show up last night. Will do tonight.  [thumbs up]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 103 is up now!
Post by: DarkGuard on February 20, 2014, 11:47:17 pm
Monday morning at work is locked in for AFB =P


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 103 is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on February 21, 2014, 11:51:28 am
It's all about the fair, Toy Fair that is..... The boys breakdown their thoughts and talk about cats. Scott may eat on the air. *

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2014/02/the-afb-podcast-episode-104-toy-fair.html


*I don't know if he eats, I'm guessing. I haven't heard it yet


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 103 is up now!
Post by: Westy on February 23, 2014, 02:00:06 am
It's all about the fair, Toy Fair that is..... The boys breakdown their thoughts and talk about cats. Scott may eat on the air. *

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2014/02/the-afb-podcast-episode-104-toy-fair.html


*I don't know if he eats, I'm guessing. I haven't heard it yet

How does that idiot Adam not know who's who in Big Bang Theory?  [westy]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 104 is up now!
Post by: derekwc on February 23, 2014, 04:28:51 pm
1) Bombshell Zatanna - I believe the bunny rabbit is supposed to be John Constantine.
2) The Court of the Owls armored Batman is Bruce Wayne.
(http://breakfastwithspock.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/robo.jpg)
3) As to the Red Hood figure from the same line, I was thinking about army building him. Not a huge fan of the Zero Year story line, however the half-on helmet sculpt is accurate for Red Hood One. Red Hoods #2 through 3,954 can use the "face pillow" helmet.
(http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/screen_kubrick/0/40/3360219-leader_1280.png)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 104 is up now!
Post by: derekwc on February 23, 2014, 06:06:52 pm
Oh and coming from a Transformers fanbase, there are plenty of Transformers fans who are excited to get Death's Head, the classic version, in any scale.



Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 104 is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on February 23, 2014, 06:49:36 pm
Oh and coming from a Transformers fanbase, there are plenty of Transformers fans who are excited to get Death's Head, the classic version, in any scale.



I love both Death's Head designs. Shame they've mucked them up in that new mini-series.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 104 is up now!
Post by: derekwc on February 23, 2014, 06:53:52 pm
Oh and coming from a Transformers fanbase, there are plenty of Transformers fans who are excited to get Death's Head, the classic version, in any scale.



I love both Death's Head designs. Shame they've mucked them up in that new mini-series.

Haven't had a chance to take a look at that new mini-series yet. But I'm sure I'll get there eventually.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 104 is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on February 27, 2014, 11:19:58 am
We're at it again!  This week we talk Army Building, Lego Movie Melting Room, and 2 Red Cards!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2014/02/the-afb-podcast-episode-105-lego-movie.html

WARNING: There is a brief discussion of spiders and cow tipping.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 104 is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on February 27, 2014, 03:20:13 pm
We're at it again!  This week we talk Army Building, Lego Movie Melting Room, and 2 Red Cards!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2014/02/the-afb-podcast-episode-105-lego-movie.html

WARNING: There is a brief discussion of spiders and cow tipping.

I can confirm "The Red horror" is indeed back in my garden.

"Army building" chat was fun stuff. Nothing like discussing why OCD makes you buy the same figure over and over again. [thumbs up]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 105 is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on February 27, 2014, 03:21:44 pm
We're at it again!  This week we talk Army Building, Lego Movie Melting Room, and 2 Red Cards!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2014/02/the-afb-podcast-episode-105-lego-movie.html

WARNING: There is a brief discussion of spiders and cow tipping.

I can confirm "The Red horror" is indeed back in my garden.

"Army building" chat was fun stuff. Nothing like discussing why OCD makes you buy the same figure over and over again. [thumbs up]

I'd have to move.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 105 is up now!
Post by: DarkGuard on February 27, 2014, 06:04:16 pm
did you take any photos of the red horror?

and another great episode =D

on a side note what would be a good companion piece to a Bowen designs Sabretooth classic? cannot have him all by himself surrounded by aliens =P


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 105 is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on February 27, 2014, 06:47:15 pm
did you take any photos of the red horror?

and another great episode =D

on a side note what would be a good companion piece to a Bowen designs Sabretooth classic? cannot have him all by himself surrounded by aliens =P

I'll snap a pic.

Congrats DG! BTW - There's any number of Wolverine statues to choose from  ;)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 105 is up now!
Post by: Westy on March 02, 2014, 07:19:28 am
did you take any photos of the red horror?

and another great episode =D

on a side note what would be a good companion piece to a Bowen designs Sabretooth classic? cannot have him all by himself surrounded by aliens =P

I'll snap a pic.

Congrats DG! BTW - There's any number of Wolverine statues to choose from  ;)

Nah, it should have a Constrictor, Power Man, and Iron Fist. Keep it really original.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 105 is up now!
Post by: NiteOwl on March 05, 2014, 03:36:55 pm
Following on from FMS and his spider visitor, I had a visitor in my front yard yesterday. The tennis ball is for size reference.
(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e57/NiteOwl75/jlaaaaa019_zps08834a60.jpg) (http://s37.photobucket.com/user/NiteOwl75/media/jlaaaaa019_zps08834a60.jpg.html)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 105 is up now!
Post by: Freak Studio on March 05, 2014, 06:07:39 pm
I don't know how to measure that, do you have an apple by any chance?


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 105 is up now!
Post by: Scotty on March 05, 2014, 07:46:50 pm
Did you throw that tennis ball at the blue tongue specifically for scale reference, or was is already there??


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 105 is up now!
Post by: NiteOwl on March 05, 2014, 07:52:06 pm
No, the tennis ball was nearby.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 105 is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on March 05, 2014, 08:22:18 pm
Win!  [rock]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 105 is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on March 06, 2014, 11:26:54 am
It's happened again! Episode 106 is available for your listening amusement!

The boys do a tantalizing trio of topical toy toy talk with three toys of the week!

It's more win than you can stand!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2014/03/the-afb-podcast-episode-106-toy-of-week.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 106 is up now!
Post by: DarkGuard on March 06, 2014, 05:44:01 pm
instead of my forum points going towards a coffee can they be used for the advice you gave me for a companion piece for Sabretooth  ;D


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 106 is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on March 06, 2014, 05:58:26 pm
instead of my forum points going towards a coffee can they be used for the advice you gave me for a companion piece for Sabretooth  ;D

I strongly recommend a Gambit Preminum Format


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 106 is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on March 06, 2014, 10:46:16 pm
instead of my forum points going towards a coffee can they be used for the advice you gave me for a companion piece for Sabretooth  ;D

That advice was free DG!  :D

....and to be fair to 'nerd, Gambit has had his run-ins with Sabretooth over the years.....and Bowen has done a couple of Gambit statues.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 106 is up now!
Post by: Freak Studio on March 07, 2014, 08:01:07 am
Oh, you should get a Batman statue to go with that, y'know? To keep them guessing.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 106 is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on March 13, 2014, 11:23:37 am
WE'VE DONE IT AGAIN!

This week we break down the news and visit all of our regular segments. For Toy of the Week, Adam reviews another jawbreaker with the Kaiyodo Revoltech Yamaguchi Evangelion Production Model 08 + 02.

For our discussion topic this week, John takes on another installment in the Greatest Toyline of All Time series with Power Rangers. To properly delve into this topic, he is joined by two experts in the field. ExVee is the host of the Superhero Time Podcast. And William B. West can be found on Twitter and his personal blog.

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2014/03/the-afb-podcast-episode-107-kaiyodo.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 107 is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on March 13, 2014, 12:01:09 pm
Kaiyodo Revoltech Yamaguchi Evangelion Production Model 08 + 02.

Gesundheit

Adam is trying to kill us with these names.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 107 is up now!
Post by: kavball on March 17, 2014, 07:32:25 pm
How's it going guys? I know it's been a long time since I have commented on here. I just got back from Afghanistan. I didn't get a chance to listen to the podcast until last month so I have been playing catch up. I am now up to #104. The shows have been great as always. Anyways, I am glad to be back and keep up the good work guys.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 107 is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on March 17, 2014, 08:12:44 pm
How's it going guys? I know it's been a long time since I have commented on here. I just got back from Afghanistan. I didn't get a chance to listen to the podcast until last month so I have been playing catch up. I am now up to #104. The shows have been great as always. Anyways, I am glad to be back and keep up the good work guys.

Welcome back buddy and thanks for the kind words!  [thumbs up]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 107 is up now!
Post by: kavball on March 17, 2014, 10:11:48 pm
Welcome back kav!  Military deployment?
Thanks, yeah I am in the army.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 107 is up now!
Post by: Scotty on March 18, 2014, 05:26:54 am
Welcome back kavball and thank you for your service!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 107 is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on March 18, 2014, 11:40:13 am
Can't say thanks enough for your service to guys like you Kav.

And thanks for listening!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 107 is up now!
Post by: kavball on March 18, 2014, 06:39:26 pm
Thanks for all of the kind comments. I'm an 18B, Hyperion.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 107 is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on March 20, 2014, 04:03:27 pm
HEY YOU GUYS!!!

Yup, here it comes again the always entertaining, sometime controversial, NEW EPISODE! 108 is now available where ever podcasts are sold!

This time Ben is chatting about a beekeeper, I mean the new 6" AIM Scientist. Later, we roundtable "True to Source"

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2014/03/the-afb-podcast-episode-108-marvel.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 108 is up now!
Post by: DarkGuard on March 20, 2014, 08:11:49 pm
good show good show =D


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 109 is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on April 01, 2014, 07:16:12 pm
No Joke! Episode 109 is now up and running!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2014/04/the-afb-podcast-episode-109-stardust.html

It's a triple threat of reviews! Along the way we mention New 52 Supergirl's lady parts, brownscale and more debossing. Tis awesome, it is.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 109 is up now!
Post by: dozymuppet on April 01, 2014, 07:32:52 pm
And Fauxticulated News!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 109 is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on April 03, 2014, 03:43:12 pm
#110 is coming up with a URL error on itunes for me :(


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 109 is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on April 03, 2014, 04:05:27 pm
#110 is coming up with a URL error on itunes for me :(

It is coming up as non-itunes error as well. I have sent a message to the Master Webslinger that posted it. I assume he will have small elves working on it shortly. Not that he's short. Or an elf. He might be. It would explain his laugh.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 109 is up now!
Post by: DarkGuard on April 03, 2014, 04:22:08 pm
same with me =(


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 109 is up now!
Post by: Scotty on April 03, 2014, 05:12:23 pm
Should be working now.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 109 is up now!
Post by: dozymuppet on April 03, 2014, 05:13:48 pm
Phew


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 110 is up now!
Post by: Errex on April 07, 2014, 11:06:03 am
Great show, #110.

I am glad to hear the return of the AFB Challenge this week, although this time it semed harder than usual (either that, or my 80's-Cartoong-Fu is out of whack).

I totally get what Tom was saying about sometimes sitting just there, nodding and smiling politely, but then again, I would think most non-toy collectors would probably do the same regardless of nationality when you guys tackle the more obscure geek-lore.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 110 is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on April 07, 2014, 11:13:59 am
Great show, #110.

I am glad to hear the return of the AFB Challenge this week, although this time it semed harder than usual (either that, or my 80's-Cartoong-Fu is out of whack).

I totally get what Tom was saying about sometimes sitting just there, nodding and smiling politely, but then again, I would think most non-toy collectors would probably do the same regardless of nationality when you guys tackle the more obscure geek-lore.

Yeah, after we went through the show, I was thinking it might have been harder than normal. My problem is I'm old and remember old things. :D


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 110 is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on April 07, 2014, 10:49:54 pm
Great show, #110.

I am glad to hear the return of the AFB Challenge this week, although this time it semed harder than usual (either that, or my 80's-Cartoong-Fu is out of whack).

I totally get what Tom was saying about sometimes sitting just there, nodding and smiling politely, but then again, I would think most non-toy collectors would probably do the same regardless of nationality when you guys tackle the more obscure geek-lore.

Yeah, after we went through the show, I was thinking it might have been harder than normal. My problem is I'm old and remember old things. :D


Nah, I think you nailed it.

It was fun being a listener instead of a particpant. I was yelling "4-LOM and Zuckuss" to no one in particular. I got a couple that the guys missed like "The Teen Angels" but totally bombed on other questions they easily nailed.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 110 is up now!
Post by: Freak Studio on April 07, 2014, 11:01:30 pm
I'm gonna tatoo the Teen Angels on my chest Memento style...

NEVER FORGET!

I totally get what Tom was saying about sometimes sitting just there, nodding and smiling politely, but then again, I would think most non-toy collectors would probably do the same regardless of nationality when you guys tackle the more obscure geek-lore.

Gracias, hermano.

I'm just glad if I can make it fun. It truly reflects how I feel when you ask me to be part of it.  :D


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 110 is up now!
Post by: Errex on April 08, 2014, 10:41:29 am
Y es que, además de las diferencias culturales, también están las traducciones poco acertadas de muchas de esas caricaturas y líneas de juguetes.  [crazy]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 110 is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on April 08, 2014, 11:48:09 am
Y es que, además de las diferencias culturales, también están las traducciones poco acertadas de muchas de esas caricaturas y líneas de juguetes.  [crazy]

Smiling and nodding here...

(Actually, G-Force/Battle of the Planets may be consider a poor translation here.)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 110 is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on April 08, 2014, 05:17:31 pm
Y es que, además de las diferencias culturales, también están las traducciones poco acertadas de muchas de esas caricaturas y líneas de juguetes.  [crazy]

Hey! Let's leave Scotty's mother out of this.

Y es que, además de las diferencias culturales, también están las traducciones poco acertadas de muchas de esas caricaturas y líneas de juguetes.  [crazy]

Smiling and nodding here...

(Actually, G-Force/Battle of the Planets may be consider a poor translation here.)

G-Force/Battle of the Planets was translated again from English to other languages for foreign markets. I'm surprised it made any sense whatsoever by then.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 110 is up now!
Post by: Freak Studio on April 08, 2014, 08:46:06 pm
Y es que, además de las diferencias culturales, también están las traducciones poco acertadas de muchas de esas caricaturas y líneas de juguetes.  [crazy]

Smiling and nodding here...

(Actually, G-Force/Battle of the Planets may be consider a poor translation here.)

G-Force/Battle of the Planets was translated again from English to other languages for foreign markets. I'm surprised it made any sense whatsoever by then.

It didn't...  :D


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 111 is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on April 10, 2014, 11:49:33 am
This week it's a very special show. Doc Terrific joins the Scott and Eli for a fantastic toy retrospective of the Batmobile! Also, Ben, Justin and myself have an epic session talking news!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2014/04/the-afb-podcast-episode-111-batmobile.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 111 is up now!
Post by: kavball on April 14, 2014, 05:58:32 pm
I am a little behind on listening to the podcast but I just finished episode 110. Great job as always and thanks for the "shout out" Mr. Engineer Nerd. I agree with what you said about Hasbro dropping the ball with GI Joe and the 50th anniversary. Anyways, keep up the good work.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 111 is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on April 18, 2014, 01:12:32 pm
I am a little behind on listening to the podcast but I just finished episode 110. Great job as always and thanks for the "shout out" Mr. Engineer Nerd. I agree with what you said about Hasbro dropping the ball with GI Joe and the 50th anniversary. Anyways, keep up the good work.

Well, if you liked that, you're going to like this week's Red Card!

That's right 112 is live with a Scott's Review of the Sideshow Darth Vader Deluxe! Later, Ben & Scott try to do a Jedi Mind trick on me with a discussion of Wave 3 of the 6" Black series.

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2014/04/the-afb-podcast-episode-112-sideshow.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 112 is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on May 04, 2014, 03:32:09 pm
Alright! I'm back, tan, and stressed from work...

You didn't miss 113 while I was gone did you? Also 114 is now live!  With a plethora of toy talk!

I would tell you more, but I haven't listened yet. So, click, download and let Adam, Ben, Justin and Scott regale you with tales of toys and announcements of Action Figures!3

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2014/05/the-afb-podcast-episode-114-motuc-blade.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 114 is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on May 04, 2014, 06:29:42 pm
Hooray me for getting the "Name That" this week.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 114 is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on May 05, 2014, 11:45:10 am
Hooray me for getting the "Name That" this week.

There is a hint for Name That in episode 115 somewhere other than Name That.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 114 is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on May 08, 2014, 11:12:45 am
Much to everyone's dismay, I have a Batman figure for Toy of the Week. Scott talks Hot Toys Bruce Banner as a lead into a discussion of civilian/alter ego figures and collectibles. Eli hosts the whole thing with smooth silky tones.

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2014/05/the-afb-podcast-episode-115-dc.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 115 is up now!
Post by: Errex on May 13, 2014, 09:58:47 am
Your review of the Arkham City Batman just saved me from spending some money on it. I had been eyeing it at a local comic shop but I think I'll just pass now.

I also concur that there are not enough civilian action figures out there, although, if you think about it, most of the obscure aliens in the Star Wars line are just that.

Great show, guys.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 115 is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on May 13, 2014, 11:30:24 am
Your review of the Arkham City Batman just saved me from spending some money on it. I had been eyeing it at a local comic shop but I think I'll just pass now.

I also concur that there are not enough civilian action figures out there, although, if you think about it, most of the obscure aliens in the Star Wars line are just that.

Great show, guys.

If I helped one person it was worth it. I saw the 89 Batman yesterday and was tempted. I could almost hear Yoda reminding me of my previous failure.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 115 is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on May 17, 2014, 09:35:04 am
This one has it all folks! Three toys of the week! News! Feedback! Train Penis Red Card! A word of warning though, this one is definitely NSFW! There is much crotchal region talk.

Join Ben, Scott and I as we delve into the audio journey of Action Figure Blues Episode 116:

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2014/05/the-afb-podcast-episode-116-futurama.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 116 is up now!
Post by: kalzor on May 17, 2014, 12:02:52 pm
Loved the episode.  Looking forward to the Capullo figures dicsussion next week


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 116 is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on May 17, 2014, 02:59:18 pm
Loved the episode.  Looking forward to the Capullo figures dicsussion next week

Thank you sir!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 116 is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on May 23, 2014, 04:33:49 pm
This week on the AFB Podcast, the boys discuss the Greg Capullo Batman figures, chat about plagiarism, and discuss the most exciting news bits from the week!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2014/05/the-afb-podcast-episode-117-dc.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 117 is up now!
Post by: kalzor on May 23, 2014, 08:11:28 pm
Damn it.  I need to buy the Talon and Riddler now.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 117 is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on May 24, 2014, 12:11:44 am
Damn it.  I need to buy the Talon and Riddler now.

Yah, I picked up Talon yesterday.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 117 is up now!
Post by: dozymuppet on May 24, 2014, 06:54:20 am
I got Riddler. Missed out on Talon for now.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 117 is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on May 24, 2014, 05:01:45 pm
I got Riddler. Missed out on Talon for now.

Mine has unusually loose joints and shoddy paint on the gold highlights. It was the last one in the LCS so I grabbed it. Nice figure though.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 117 is up now!
Post by: Errex on June 04, 2014, 02:27:16 pm
Just finished listening to Ep. 118.

I enjoyed the bit about robot toys, but I was somewhat surprised you left out the Robosapien toys and the LEGO robotics sets, but then again, none of those are tied in to any movie or TV franchise.

Great show, alll around. [thumbs up]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 117 is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on June 04, 2014, 02:31:24 pm
Errex,

Those are both great suggestions. The various incarnations of robosapien turn up from time to time.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 117 is up now!
Post by: Scotty on June 13, 2014, 06:11:47 pm
E 118:

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2014/06/the-afb-podcast-episode-118-hot-toys.html

E 119:

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2014/06/the-afb-podcast-episode-119-bowen.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 120 with Nicola Scott is up now!
Post by: Scotty on June 13, 2014, 06:13:38 pm
Episode 120 is an awesome chat with DC Comics Artist Nicola Scott - we talk about recent toys and statues based on her work!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2014/06/the-afb-podcast-turning-art-into-toys.html

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-oQeVydRstjM/U5mY14eRG-I/AAAAAAAACqY/BZr55cTiLvE/s1600/120+Blog.png)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 120 with Nicola Scott is up now!
Post by: dozymuppet on June 13, 2014, 08:02:54 pm
I'm off to Supanova today to say hello!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 120 with Nicola Scott is up now!
Post by: NiteOwl on June 13, 2014, 08:15:40 pm
Great listen!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 120 with Nicola Scott is up now!
Post by: DarkGuard on June 14, 2014, 07:20:56 am
So fun to listen too! So who gets to so and next week =P


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 120 with Nicola Scott is up now!
Post by: Gardner Grayle on June 14, 2014, 11:57:16 am
Earth 2 figures are pretty well the only things on my "must buy" list.  I think she's great.  Easy on the eyes too.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 120 with Nicola Scott is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on June 19, 2014, 11:11:33 am
In this episode, John has a great time speaking to the team from Boss Fight Studio about their already funded Kickstarter for their Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. line and their future plans. This is a great interview that gives a range of insights into the process of producing the toys we all love - a huge thanks to the Boss Fight team for their time and enthusiasm!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2014/06/the-afb-podcast-episode-121-boss-fight.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 121 with Boss Fight Studios is up now!
Post by: kavball on June 19, 2014, 05:17:45 pm
Pretty excited to hear the interview.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 121 with Boss Fight Studios is up now!
Post by: Scotty on June 19, 2014, 07:03:30 pm
I have a feeling we have done this already? Certainly have seen it before.  :D


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 121 with Boss Fight Studios is up now!
Post by: kavball on June 19, 2014, 07:28:15 pm
That's the weirdest thing I've seen in awhile.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 121 with Boss Fight Studios is up now!
Post by: NiteOwl on June 20, 2014, 12:30:40 am
John, great interview. It was really cool to get a peek behind the curtain!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 120 with Nicola Scott is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on June 20, 2014, 03:02:32 am
In this episode, John has a great time speaking to the team from Boss Fight Studio about their already funded Kickstarter for their Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. line and their future plans. This is a great interview that gives a range of insights into the process of producing the toys we all love - a huge thanks to the Boss Fight team for their time and enthusiasm!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2014/06/the-afb-podcast-episode-121-boss-fight.html

John, that was a great ep. Well done Sir  [rock]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 121 with Boss Fight Studios is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on June 20, 2014, 07:27:50 am
Thanks guys! I was worried because Mrs. Nerd said I sounded like a dork on what she could hear.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 121 with Boss Fight Studios is up now!
Post by: Errex on June 20, 2014, 08:16:57 am
Downloading right now. Can't wait to listen to it.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 121 with Boss Fight Studios is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on June 20, 2014, 05:33:56 pm
Thanks guys! I was worried because Mrs. Nerd said I sounded like a dork on what she could hear.

But you're our dork and we love you.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 121 with Boss Fight Studios is up now!
Post by: NiteOwl on June 21, 2014, 08:29:42 am
This will make sense when you listen to next week's episode.
(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e57/NiteOwl75/photo_zps636b9274.jpg) (http://s37.photobucket.com/user/NiteOwl75/media/photo_zps636b9274.jpg.html)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 121 with Boss Fight Studios is up now!
Post by: Scotty on June 21, 2014, 08:45:04 am
Jeez. That should be illegal.  :P


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 121 with Boss Fight Studios is up now!
Post by: kavball on June 21, 2014, 05:48:38 pm
Great interview with Boss Fight Studios, John. I really enjoyed it. On the kickstarter they have said they will have an female Amazon Warrior available as an add on to your order if they reach 700 backers.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 121 with Boss Fight Studios is up now!
Post by: fishmilkshake on June 21, 2014, 09:30:34 pm
Jeez. That should be illegal.  :P

  :D


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 121 with Boss Fight Studios is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on June 22, 2014, 04:13:00 pm
Great interview with Boss Fight Studios, John. I really enjoyed it. On the kickstarter they have said they will have an female Amazon Warrior available as an add on to your order if they reach 700 backers.

Thanks Kav! I just put my pledge in for the first wave level.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 121 with Boss Fight Studios is up now!
Post by: kavball on June 22, 2014, 04:42:39 pm
Great interview with Boss Fight Studios, John. I really enjoyed it. On the kickstarter they have said they will have an female Amazon Warrior available as an add on to your order if they reach 700 backers.

Thanks Kav! I just put my pledge in for the first wave level.
I did the same thing. The Spartans will look good with the Marvel 4" Ares that is coming soon. Plus, I feel some of their later waves will be pretty awesome. I figure this first wave will have to be successful if we are going to see any of the later stuff.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 121 with Boss Fight Studios is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on June 22, 2014, 04:46:03 pm
Great interview with Boss Fight Studios, John. I really enjoyed it. On the kickstarter they have said they will have an female Amazon Warrior available as an add on to your order if they reach 700 backers.

Thanks Kav! I just put my pledge in for the first wave level.
I did the same thing. The Spartans will look good with the Marvel 4" Area that is coming soon. Plus, I feel some of their later waves will be pretty awesome. I figure this first wave will have to be successful if we are going to see any of the later stuff.

I struggled. I wanted Medusa to go with my Clash of the Titans stuff. But a regular Spartan. And the Coral Snake Deco looked cool. After talking to them, I got why the stone Spartan and Medusa were together. The T-shirt pushed me over on that level though.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 121 with Boss Fight Studios is up now!
Post by: kavball on June 22, 2014, 07:28:14 pm
I feel like you did the right thing.  I really like the celestial 2 pack but I wanted to be able to purchase add ins so I went with the four pack. Pretty excited to see these figs when they come out.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 121 with Boss Fight Studios is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on June 22, 2014, 07:33:03 pm
I feel like you did the right thing.

The addons are exciting. I really hope they get to the skeleton


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 121 with Boss Fight Studios is up now!
Post by: kavball on June 22, 2014, 07:36:25 pm
Yeah, skeleton would be pretty cool to have.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 121 with Boss Fight Studios is up now!
Post by: Scotty on June 22, 2014, 08:11:41 pm
I went with the four pack. This isn't really my thing character-wise, but I think we need to support these smaller producers if we want any chance of getting the kind of toys we wanted, so I want to support them.  [thumbs up]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 121 with Boss Fight Studios is up now!
Post by: Scotty on June 22, 2014, 08:13:03 pm
Also, if you like Skeletons, please check this one out - just over 24 hrs to go and sooo close to being funded!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/georgegaspar/skeleton-warriors-glyos-compatible-action-figures



Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 121 with Boss Fight Studios is up now!
Post by: Engineernerd on July 06, 2014, 08:56:10 am
Alright folk! It's a holiday weekend here and I've been sleeping in. So here we go....

This week is a tantalizing trio of toy terrificness that I like to call, "The Chanteuse,  The Snake and The EEK!" Scott checks out DC Bombshells Black Canary, I check out the vintage Hooded Cobra Commander, and Ben is examining one the newest NECA Alien Xenomorphs.

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2014/07/the-afb-podcast-episode-123-neca-alien.html



Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 123 is now available for listening goodness!
Post by: kavball on July 10, 2014, 05:24:33 am
Great episode as always.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 124 is now available for listening enjoyment!
Post by: Engineernerd on July 11, 2014, 10:34:00 am
Ooops, we did it again. Well,  Ben, Justin and Scott did at least. No not that. They made a new episode with a trio of toy reviews! Also, the news discussion involves lots of Marvel and SDCC talk. Go enjoy it here:

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2014/07/the-afb-podcast-episode-124-funko.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 124 is now available for listening enjoyment!
Post by: Engineernerd on July 17, 2014, 11:38:05 am
Tune in for the EPICNESS of Episode 125! I haven't listened yet, but know it's chocked full of toy goodness. Tom joins the boys for the festivities and Ben recreates a scene from Jurassic Park.

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2014/07/the-afb-podcast-episode-125-funko-domo.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 126 is now available for listening enjoyment!
Post by: Engineernerd on July 24, 2014, 11:33:56 am
Huge special episode for your ears this week!

Scott chats with Bill Murphy from Fresh Monkey Fiction about the exciting Amazing Heroes Kickstarter. You've hear us chatting about this one, and now it's time to dig into the details!

Later, I talk to long time listener and commenter Andy Bentley and Slick McFavorite from the Open Your Toys Podcast about Transformers! They really dropped the knowledge on this one!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2014/07/the-afb-podcast-episode-126-amazing.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 126 is now available for listening enjoyment!
Post by: fishmilkshake on July 24, 2014, 06:51:52 pm
 [yess]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 126 is now available for listening enjoyment!
Post by: Scotty on July 25, 2014, 06:27:57 am
Great job chatting with Andy and Slick, John!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 126 is now available for listening enjoyment!
Post by: fishmilkshake on July 29, 2014, 11:25:38 pm
Great job chatting with Andy and Slick, John!

Nice interviews guys. I learned stuff too.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 126 is now available for listening enjoyment!
Post by: Engineernerd on July 31, 2014, 11:02:52 am
Its the show that nearly shattered the AFB podcast crew?

Scott and Eli were on a secret mission in space and unavailable.

Ben was trying to desperately keep the group together

Adam was carrying the hopes of thousands on his shoulders

Justin was forced to communicate through a portal from another dimension.

And I was confounded by the demon of time

All this and more on our HUGE SDCC 2014 Episode!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2014/07/the-afb-podcast-episode-127-sdcc-2014_31.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 127 now with 100% more SDCC 2014 News!
Post by: dozymuppet on July 31, 2014, 05:05:32 pm
I like how you make it sound like I contributed somehow.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 127 now with 100% more SDCC 2014 News!
Post by: Scotty on July 31, 2014, 05:50:37 pm
You forgot the bit where Adam was consumed by the sniffle monster.....  :P


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 127 now with 100% more SDCC 2014 News!
Post by: fishmilkshake on July 31, 2014, 10:10:09 pm
I'm never reading that much news again  [thud]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 127 now with 100% more SDCC 2014 News!
Post by: Scotty on July 31, 2014, 11:40:17 pm
I'm never editing that much news again.

 [slapfight]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 127 now with 100% more SDCC 2014 News!
Post by: Engineernerd on August 01, 2014, 07:27:24 am
I like how you make it sound like I contributed somehow.

You were there in spirit.

You forgot the bit where Adam was consumed by the sniffle monster.....  :P

Spoilers!



Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 127 now with 100% more SDCC 2014 News!
Post by: DarkGuard on August 03, 2014, 05:33:16 pm
episode 127 is not showing in my itunes feed =(


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 127 now with 100% more SDCC 2014 News!
Post by: DarkGuard on August 03, 2014, 05:34:22 pm
had to go back to the store and resubscribe for some reason


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 127 now with 100% more SDCC 2014 News!
Post by: Scotty on August 03, 2014, 05:41:04 pm
had to go back to the store and resubscribe for some reason

Dangit. We'll have to find another way to try to get rid of you.  ;)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 127 now with 100% more SDCC 2014 News!
Post by: DarkGuard on August 03, 2014, 09:16:30 pm
had to go back to the store and resubscribe for some reason

Dangit. We'll have to find another way to try to get rid of you.  ;)

 ;D am i a bad smell that is not going away  :P


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 127 now with 100% more SDCC 2014 News!
Post by: fishmilkshake on August 03, 2014, 09:32:44 pm
had to go back to the store and resubscribe for some reason

Dangit. We'll have to find another way to try to get rid of you.  ;)

 ;D am i a bad smell that is not going away  :P

We have to put up with Adam's socks after he's been for a run so there's no comparison.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 127 now with 100% more SDCC 2014 News!
Post by: DarkGuard on August 04, 2014, 11:09:39 pm
figured out why itunes did not download afb, it had a ! in front and itunes had unsubscribed to a whole bunch of my podcasts. even thought i listen to them weekly


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 127 now with 100% more SDCC 2014 News!
Post by: fishmilkshake on August 05, 2014, 08:00:03 pm
I'm getting pretty sick of everything downloading to the Cloud and not making it onto my ipod.  I subscribe to these things so I can listen to them while I'm out and about, not just when I'm able to connect to the internet.

This is the joy of Ultraviolet or whatever that thing is that now comes with my blurays instead of digital copies. Before I could enter a code and put the film on my ipod or ipad. Now I need to have internet connection to watch movies I've already paid for.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 128 is on the airwaves!
Post by: Engineernerd on August 09, 2014, 06:21:27 am
Yo!

Episode 128 is screaming at you, or will leave you screaming when you see Scott's Bowen Designs Mojo statue and hear him describe the fantastic icky detail! Later Ben and Scott rap about the highlights of SDCC!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2014/08/the-afb-podcast-episode-128-bowen.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 128 is on the airwaves!
Post by: Engineernerd on August 14, 2014, 12:05:41 pm
We're back with a trio of toy reviews and much talk of suction devices! Check out the new one peeps!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2014/08/the-afb-podcast-episode-129-motuc.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 129 will suck the breath out of you!
Post by: DarkGuard on August 14, 2014, 10:26:50 pm
good ep!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 129 will suck the breath out of you!
Post by: dozymuppet on August 15, 2014, 03:49:54 am
I've just been at the pub having another good discussion about things that suck.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 129 will suck the breath out of you!
Post by: Scotty on August 15, 2014, 06:32:03 am
I've just been at the pub having another good discussion about things that suck.

Did you end up getting the Dyson?


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 129 will suck the breath out of you!
Post by: dozymuppet on August 15, 2014, 05:06:57 pm
Yes


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 129 will suck the breath out of you!
Post by: Scotty on August 15, 2014, 06:35:50 pm
Yes

And does it suck?


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 129 will suck the breath out of you!
Post by: fishmilkshake on August 15, 2014, 07:12:24 pm
good ep!

Thank you Sir! (...and I wasn't even on the ep)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 129 will suck the breath out of you!
Post by: JQ3x29yz4a on August 16, 2014, 01:25:46 pm
The direct download link always gives me ""Video can't be played because the file is corrupt" :(


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 129 will suck the breath out of you!
Post by: Engineernerd on August 21, 2014, 11:42:14 am
It's that time of the week, NEW EPISODE TIME! In this episode, Scott and Ben Review the Hasbro Marvel SDCC Exclusives and Adam & I provide delicious entertainment for your ears!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2014/08/the-afb-podcast-episode-130-hasbros.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 129 will suck the breath out of you!
Post by: fishmilkshake on August 21, 2014, 05:04:39 pm
The direct download link always gives me ""Video can't be played because the file is corrupt" :(

Try 130 and let us know Dave. I just tried it and it works for me.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 130 that an SDCC Exclusive or are you happy to see us?
Post by: kavball on August 23, 2014, 11:58:42 am
Great job on the latest episode. I missed out on the sdcc infinity gauntlet set. So, it was nice to live vicariously through Scotty's review.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 130 that an SDCC Exclusive or are you happy to see us?
Post by: fishmilkshake on August 23, 2014, 05:12:40 pm
Great job on the latest episode. I missed out on the sdcc infinity gauntlet set. So, it was nice to live vicariously through Scotty's review.

Thanks Kav. Have faith in the toy gods though, I stalked ebay for my Thanos ML set and finally got one for a reasonable price compared to what people were hastily buying them for.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 130 that an SDCC Exclusive or are you happy to see us?
Post by: kavball on August 24, 2014, 06:28:48 pm
True. I really want the Star Fox. I also got in to comics around the time he was an avenger.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 130 that an SDCC Exclusive or are you happy to see us?
Post by: Scotty on August 24, 2014, 06:50:59 pm
True. I really want the Star Fox. I also got in to comics around the time he was an avenger.

People are selling the figures loose as well. It's scalping, sure, but if you only wanted one it might be the least painful way to do it.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 131 the one with 2 Toys of the Week
Post by: Engineernerd on August 28, 2014, 12:00:59 pm
Yes, it has happened again. Ben, Scott and myself have joined together to bring you news and stuff. Ben is checking out a Game of Thrones figure and Scott is reviewing the newest Starfire. (Hubba Hubba)

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2014/08/the-afb-podcast-episode-131-funko.html

PS. When listening back, I just realized Scott mis-stated a characters name and missed by a whole company. Point to who picks up on it.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 131 the one with 2 Toys of the Week
Post by: Scotty on August 28, 2014, 04:47:07 pm
Yes, it has happened again. Ben, Scott and myself have joined together to bring you news and stuff. Ben is checking out a Game of Thrones figure and Scott is reviewing the newest Starfire. (Hubba Hubba)

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2014/08/the-afb-podcast-episode-131-funko.html

PS. When listening back, I just realized Scott mis-stated a characters name and missed by a whole company. Point to who picks up on it.

I blame the editor.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 131 the one with 2 Toys of the Week
Post by: derekwc on August 28, 2014, 09:35:34 pm
I don't know if anything has changed since recording and air date, but I have a Tyrion from Walgreens for Ben. Where do I send it to?

You can email me at derekwcc at netscape dot net.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 131 the one with 2 Toys of the Week
Post by: derekwc on August 28, 2014, 10:14:11 pm
Oh and while I really liked the nu52 Starfire, I am sad because the right shoulder pad popped off and some point and I didn't even notice, so now I have no idea where it is. (hopefully it will turn up in a room she's been it eventually).


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 131 the one with 2 Toys of the Week
Post by: fishmilkshake on August 30, 2014, 05:32:37 am
I don't know if anything has changed since recording and air date, but I have a Tyrion from Walgreens for Ben. Where do I send it to?

You can email me at derekwcc at netscape dot net.

 [yess]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 131 the one with 2 Toys of the Week
Post by: derekwc on August 30, 2014, 11:17:50 am
I don't know if anything has changed since recording and air date, but I have a Tyrion from Walgreens for Ben. Where do I send it to?

You can email me at derekwcc at netscape dot net.

 [yess]

Cool send me whatever details when you're ready.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 132 the other one with 2 Toys of the Week
Post by: Engineernerd on September 04, 2014, 11:59:20 am
I try to hold back Adam and Ben's enthusiasm as they review the New Hellboy Premium Format and Figuarts 0 Vegeta. After that, I have a Red Card that came from a post called "Where Do Indians Come From?"

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2014/09/the-afb-podcast-episode-132-sh-figuarts.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 132 the other one with 2 Toys of the Week
Post by: derekwc on September 05, 2014, 05:43:43 pm
Haven't finished listening yet, but Eagle Force was awesome!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 133 the one that devolved quickly
Post by: Engineernerd on September 11, 2014, 11:27:33 am
Justin, Scott and John are a dangerous host combination. Things devolved quickly in this one. Well, honestly, it  was going out of control before we started. Justin is looking at Skeletor and Scott is looking at Bombshell Stargirl? (What is her stick called?)

This one might be slightly more NSFW than normal.

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2014/09/the-afb-podcast-episode-133.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 133 the one that devolved quickly
Post by: Engineernerd on September 11, 2014, 02:26:53 pm
Cosmic Staff

The shorter version held by Ted and David Knight was the Cosmic Rod.  Jack then carried the Cosmic Staff first, then passed it on Courtney in the last issue of his series.

You posted that faster than our crack research staff was able to find the answer!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 133 the one that devolved quickly
Post by: Engineernerd on September 11, 2014, 03:24:48 pm
I AM the crack research staff.   ;D

There's a joke there about researching cracks..


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 133 the one that devolved quickly
Post by: kavball on September 16, 2014, 05:12:49 pm
John, did you make it to coilcon? How was it?


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 133 the one that devolved quickly
Post by: Engineernerd on September 16, 2014, 05:53:53 pm
John, did you make it to coilcon? How was it?

Alas life crap happened. Looks like it was fun. I havent had a chance to talk to the Silent Assassin yet to see what he thought


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 133 the one that devolved quickly
Post by: fishmilkshake on September 16, 2014, 07:09:45 pm
I learned so much about gellato and sorbet....neither of which I actually eat.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 133 the one that devolved quickly
Post by: Scotty on September 16, 2014, 07:18:05 pm
I learned so much about gellato and sorbet....neither of which I actually eat.

Gelato is the best! How can you not eat it?!?


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 133 the one that devolved quickly
Post by: Engineernerd on September 16, 2014, 07:30:07 pm
I learned so much about gellato and sorbet....neither of which I actually eat.

Gelato is the best! How can you not eat it?!?


I have concur. Gelato is pretty darn awesome


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 133 the one that devolved quickly
Post by: fishmilkshake on September 16, 2014, 07:32:07 pm
I learned so much about gellato and sorbet....neither of which I actually eat.

Gelato is the best! How can you not eat it?!?

Ice-cream and its assorted derivatives have never been my thing. My palate is more suited to the salty tears of disenfranchised adult toy collectors with an aftertaste of frothy vitriol and abandonment.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 133 the one that devolved quickly
Post by: Engineernerd on September 16, 2014, 07:40:55 pm
I learned so much about gellato and sorbet....neither of which I actually eat.

Gelato is the best! How can you not eat it?!?

Ice-cream and its assorted derivatives have never been my thing. My palate is more suited to the salty tears of disenfranchised adult toy collectors with an aftertaste of frothy vitriol and abandonment.

Is that what port tastes like?


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 133 the one that devolved quickly
Post by: Scotty on September 16, 2014, 08:11:59 pm
I learned so much about gellato and sorbet....neither of which I actually eat.

Gelato is the best! How can you not eat it?!?

Ice-cream and its assorted derivatives have never been my thing. My palate is more suited to the salty tears of disenfranchised adult toy collectors with an aftertaste of frothy vitriol and abandonment.

Is that what port tastes like?

No. Vegemite.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 133 the one that devolved quickly
Post by: NiteOwl on September 16, 2014, 08:33:01 pm
No. Tim Tams


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 133 the one that devolved quickly
Post by: kavball on September 17, 2014, 08:49:05 pm
John, did you make it to coilcon? How was it?

Alas life crap happened. Looks like it was fun. I havent had a chance to talk to the Silent Assassin yet to see what he thought

That's too bad. Maybe next year.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 133 the one that devolved quickly
Post by: Engineernerd on September 18, 2014, 11:17:08 am
John, did you make it to coilcon? How was it?

Alas life crap happened. Looks like it was fun. I havent had a chance to talk to the Silent Assassin yet to see what he thought

That's too bad. Maybe next year.

I've attempted to make it to the last 4 and made it to 2 of them. Not horrible percentage. There is a Lego show here in October to make up for it at least.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 133 the one that devolved quickly
Post by: Engineernerd on September 18, 2014, 11:18:01 am
Almost forgot, The NEW episode is out! In 134, Ben and I talk Mutagen Man and Arms Change Gaim!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2014/09/afb-podcast-episode-134-playmates-tnmt.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 133 the one with Mutagen and Oranges
Post by: Engineernerd on September 18, 2014, 11:30:29 am
Almost forgot, The NEW episode is out! In 134, Ben and I talk Mutagen Man and Arms Change Gaim!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2014/09/afb-podcast-episode-134-playmates-tnmt.html

If somebody gets a chance, can they try the direct download link on the page and see if it is working?


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 133 the one with Mutagen and Oranges
Post by: kavball on September 22, 2014, 08:43:41 pm
Getting caught up on episodes again, Great job on episode 133, moving on to 134. Just a heads up to Scotty. They did make a painted MU Wonderman. He came in a comic two pack with Quiksilver.

http://images.comiccollectorlive.com/covers/42f/42f157f6-03b5-4475-a8d8-370cb812fa50.jpg


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 133 the one with Mutagen and Oranges
Post by: Scotty on September 23, 2014, 04:55:25 am
Getting caught up on episodes again, Great job on episode 133, moving on to 134. Just a heads up to Scotty. They did make a painted MU Wonderman. He came in a comic two pack with Quiksilver.

http://images.comiccollectorlive.com/covers/42f/42f157f6-03b5-4475-a8d8-370cb812fa50.jpg

Oh, duh! And I own him! Thanks for pointing that out!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 133 the one with Mutagen and Oranges
Post by: kavball on September 23, 2014, 12:38:40 pm
No problem


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 133 the one with Mutagen and Oranges
Post by: Engineernerd on September 23, 2014, 12:59:52 pm
No problem

Point!

(It would have been funnier if you could have point to a link on the AFB page to a picture.)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 133 the one with Mutagen and Oranges
Post by: kavball on September 24, 2014, 12:53:50 pm
Or a picture of Scott holding the figure.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 133 the one with Mutagen and Oranges
Post by: Engineernerd on September 24, 2014, 04:17:44 pm
Or a picture of Scott holding the figure.

Hmm. Photoshop project in my future.

PS You're going to enjoy my Red Card tomorrow Kav


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 133 the one with Mutagen and Oranges
Post by: Scotty on September 24, 2014, 06:07:45 pm
Or a picture of Scott holding the figure.

Hmm. Photoshop project in my future.

Incorrect.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 133 the one with Mutagen and Oranges
Post by: Scotty on September 24, 2014, 09:30:08 pm
Just got through #133 and Justin is totally right about the map skills.  I travel for a living and find the fact that people can't properly read a map appalling.

Yes, a GPS is nice and all, but what the hell are you going to do when the it gets broken or runs out of power?

Ask for directions. Between sobs.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 133 the one with Mutagen and Oranges
Post by: Scotty on September 24, 2014, 09:30:50 pm
Seriously though - every smartphone has access to a maps app these days. I don't see it as a vital skill anymore.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 133 the one with Mutagen and Oranges
Post by: Scotty on September 25, 2014, 08:40:35 am
The military scout, the boy scout and the lapsed adventurer in me are all mourning for the loss of your simple skills.  Does Mrs Scotty tie your shoes for you, or have you given up and gone to velcro?

I've just been to three different countries and found my way around with the GPS on my phone, even in situations where nothing around me was in English. I think I'm doing okay, thanks.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 133 the one with Mutagen and Oranges
Post by: Engineernerd on September 25, 2014, 11:16:47 am
I will deviate from the practicality of map reading discussion...

Check out new episode 135!

Sideshow Premium Format Superman! Rapid Fire Reviews! A Red Card of television show..

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2014/09/the-afb-podcast-episode-135-rapid-fire.html

Also, John and Scott come to blows over the cuteness of Yoda.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 134 the one with all the reviews and Yoda disturbance.
Post by: kalzor on September 26, 2014, 01:29:04 pm
Have a 12 hour drive to Savannah after work, so this is going to be the first to be listened to in order to ease he drive. 


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 134 the one with all the reviews and Yoda disturbance.
Post by: Engineernerd on September 26, 2014, 02:58:07 pm
Have a 12 hour drive to Savannah after work, so this is going to be the first to be listened to in order to ease he drive. 

Darn. If we had known that, Scott and I would have done our famous Ouch-Quit It routine. Also, we'd have edited in random hosts asking if we're there yet and asking to pee.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 134 the one with all the reviews and Yoda disturbance.
Post by: kalzor on October 01, 2014, 01:40:54 pm
Have a 12 hour drive to Savannah after work, so this is going to be the first to be listened to in order to ease he drive. 

Darn. If we had known that, Scott and I would have done our famous Ouch-Quit It routine. Also, we'd have edited in random hosts asking if we're there yet and asking to pee.

And I would have cut you.  Fair trade.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 134 the one with all the reviews and Yoda disturbance.
Post by: Engineernerd on October 01, 2014, 01:53:13 pm
Have a 12 hour drive to Savannah after work, so this is going to be the first to be listened to in order to ease he drive. 

Darn. If we had known that, Scott and I would have done our famous Ouch-Quit It routine. Also, we'd have edited in random hosts asking if we're there yet and asking to pee.

And I would have cut you.  Fair trade.

We've been looking for somebody to spay or neuter Westy.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 134 the one with all the reviews and Yoda disturbance.
Post by: Scotty on October 05, 2014, 02:44:53 am
Hey Scott?  That's Tim Drake in the Red Robin togs, not Jason Todd.

That's what I meant! Doh.


Title: The AFB Podcast: Episode 137 the one that is all reviews
Post by: Engineernerd on October 05, 2014, 09:58:11 am
This one required a TARDIS to put together as the host break time and space barriers to present an episode chocked full of reviews!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2014/10/the-afb-podcast-episode-136-short-one.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 137 the one with the Blowy Uppy Bits
Post by: Engineernerd on October 09, 2014, 09:57:44 am
She Devils and Archers. Ben is checking out Red Sonja. Later, we all discuss the toy history of Hawkeye! Also, I red card an inflatable role play toy.

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2014/10/the-afb-podcast-episode-137-red-sonja.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 137 the one with the Blowy Uppy Bits
Post by: Scotty on October 10, 2014, 05:59:00 am
Also, I red card an inflatable role play toy.

*snicker*


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 137 the one with the Blowy Uppy Bits
Post by: derekwc on October 11, 2014, 06:47:31 am
Hmm. I guess Gambit-Haters are Legion as another podcast I listen to "(doesn't) get Gambit"either. I recall all the funny Big Raj pics of wrestlers pwning Gambit, which are funny. However, I will speak up for my boy Remy LaBeau unsolicited. Our podcast loves him. If anybody wants a reason other than 90's or Jim Lee, I'd have to blame the Fox Kids X-Men cartoon.

Also I have a famous story about Gambit.  Or at least my reaction to a simple nerd conversation. It was once stated in my presence that "Wolverine is more agile than Gambit." Stated with complete assurance and authority by one of the world's biggest Wolverine fanboys (who is a good buddy of mine). To which I first calmly replied to the entire room "Wolverine.......is not more agile.......than - -" and then followed up by erupting with rage, "GAMBIT!!!!!!!"
My reasoning were a multitude of Jim Lee Uncanny X-Men comics (See "Bang homme, you dead"), but mainly that Gambit trounced Wolverine in a game of "no-powers" Basketball and the complaint was that he couldn't "turn-off" his natural enhanced agility.

And I routinely curse people who kinetic card me to death in Marvel vs. Capcom while screaming "Go Away GAMBIT!!!"

In conclusion, do a toy history on Gambit.

Also while you're freaked out over big guns like Superman, Batman, Iron Man, Spider-Man etc., How about a Toy History (or better yet statue history, I enjoy that aspect of your coverage as I know that arena of collecting the least) of Pre-Crisis Superboy?

I'm slightly disappointed in the static wings on the DC Collectibles Red Robin. The way the toy makes them rest like a cape is aesthetically pleasing, but given my twisted need to replicate the awful that is Red Robin destroying Trigon in the first volume of the nu52 Teen Titans run, I wish there was some Revoltech articulation in the wings. Or alternate stabby-eye wings (It's a technical term  ;) ) I would gladly trade those articulated arm blades that the Red Hood figure has for some articulation or stabby-eye wing pieces on Red Robin.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 137 the one with the Blowy Uppy Bits
Post by: Scotty on October 11, 2014, 09:02:11 am
For the record, I like Gambit just fine. I just pay him out to annoy John.

And I agree, Derek, that the static wings on Red Robin limit his movement and posing in a disappointing way.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 137 the one with the Blowy Uppy Bits
Post by: fishmilkshake on October 11, 2014, 07:29:04 pm
I like Gambit too, but paying out John is a great way to de-stress.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 137 the one with the Blowy Uppy Bits
Post by: eddie3429 on October 11, 2014, 09:47:25 pm
Great episode guys

My favourite hawkeye figure growing up was actually the "Avengers United " line, personally i think one of the most underated figure lines. Yes the cartoon was bad, even as a kid. but the figures were awsome (still probably the best Ultron figure to date ) . It was slightly larger then what Toy biz had been doing at the time and far more articulation . it was the missing link between 90's two biz and 2000's toybiz (spiderman classics /marvel legends ). Even the clever action features "featured " (pardon the pun ) heavily in toy bizs Lord of the Rings line. like hawkeyes bow and magnetic hand so he could pull arrows . the esign on hawkeye wasnt great but it was acurate to cartoon (wasp and antman were much better design updates ) but a great figure to play with .


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 137 the one with the Blowy Uppy Bits
Post by: Engineernerd on October 14, 2014, 01:50:39 pm
For the record, I like Gambit just fine. I just pay him out to annoy John.

And I agree, Derek, that the static wings on Red Robin limit his movement and posing in a disappointing way.
I like Gambit too, but paying out John is a great way to de-stress.

I'm a stress toy now!?!?!?  jaw_drop

I'm okay with it. I have big shoulders. Which makes it really hard to find shirts.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 137 the one with the Blowy Uppy Bits
Post by: NiteOwl on October 14, 2014, 08:46:46 pm
I like Gambit, but I love Nicole Kidman too!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 137 the one with the Blowy Uppy Bits
Post by: fishmilkshake on October 14, 2014, 08:56:13 pm
I like Gambit, but I love Nicole Kidman too!

(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f265/fishmilkshake/WinFail/funny-goat-water-swimming_zps5d841cd9.jpg) (http://s49.photobucket.com/user/fishmilkshake/media/WinFail/funny-goat-water-swimming_zps5d841cd9.jpg.html)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 137 the one with the Blowy Uppy Bits
Post by: NiteOwl on October 15, 2014, 01:53:38 am
Two words, Dead Calm. [naughty]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 137 the one with the Blowy Uppy Bits
Post by: eddie3429 on October 16, 2014, 04:26:27 pm
Scotty you mentioned in latest episode about not liking the batman long ears face and thus you had to display the short ears ... You know they do have swappable face plates so you can have solem or angry face on either cowl ? Sent a pic to afb Twitter

Edit , ignore , just saw your pics were they were swapped


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 137 the one with the Blowy Uppy Bits
Post by: eddie3429 on October 16, 2014, 04:30:14 pm
Also shake , new nick turtles , LARP and newt, slash , rahzar and LARP turtles turning up at woollies around me. Let me know with you need any .


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 137 the one with the Blowy Uppy Bits
Post by: fishmilkshake on October 17, 2014, 04:32:14 am
Also shake , new nick turtles , LARP and newt, slash , rahzar and LARP turtles turning up at woollies around me. Let me know with you need any .

Oooh. Thanks for that. Not so much the LARP, but the others are a must. I'll have a look tomorrow.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 138 the one with the Batman and the Comic Con
Post by: Engineernerd on October 17, 2014, 11:52:08 am
On the newest episode, Scott is checking out the 1:6 scale Batman from Sideshow and the Ben, Adam, and Justin help present a plethora of news from NYCC!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2014/10/the-afb-podcast-episode-138-nycc.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 138 the one with the Batman and the Comic Con
Post by: eddie3429 on October 18, 2014, 05:09:54 pm
Also shake , new nick turtles , LARP and newt, slash , rahzar and LARP turtles turning up at woollies around me. Let me know with you need any .


Oooh. Thanks for that. Not so much the LARP, but the others are a must. I'll have a look tomorrow.

found all but a slash well stocked at a target yesterday so keep an eye out and they should turn up , only figure i have never seen in Aussie retail is cockroach terminator


Title: The AFB Podcast: Episode 139 the one with the Hair on Fire
Post by: Engineernerd on October 23, 2014, 11:23:24 am
While you weren't looking, we did it again...three tantalizing toy talkin reviews:Funko Magic the Gathering Chandra, Shocker Toys The Maxx, DC Collectibles Earth Two Hawkgirl!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2014/10/the-afb-podcast-episode-139-funko-magic.html

(No actual hair is on fire. No hosts were physically injured in the recording of this podcast. Mentally is another story.)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 139 the one with the Hair on Fire
Post by: kavball on October 23, 2014, 08:52:05 pm
I like Banshee also. He is under rated.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 138 the one with the Hair on Fire
Post by: Scotty on October 23, 2014, 10:04:49 pm
I like Banshee also. He is under rated.

I always knew I liked you, kav! ;)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 138 the one with the Hair on Fire
Post by: derekwc on October 24, 2014, 06:33:14 pm
Not finished listening yet (had to come back to work from lunch), but unfortunately $25 is the SRP on DC Collectibles stuff in the states. Online retailers do vary, but $25 is usually the SRP. Those animated ones for the DTV were cheaper though. Like $20.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 140 the one where John forgot the "and"
Post by: Engineernerd on October 30, 2014, 11:29:32 am
Scotty busted his butt to bring you this epic show with Cover Girls Katana, Signs you are dropping a toy line, and the Florida Mom gets Red Carded

 http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2014/10/the-afb-podcast-episode-140-dc.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 140 the one where John forgot the "and"
Post by: derekwc on October 30, 2014, 06:23:46 pm
I cannot un-see! 
(http://www.tomopop.com/ul/35756-figma-blog-shows-off-cardcaptor-sakura-prototype/o0520050713100660719-noscale.jpg)

[mwaha]

So...To Figma or To Figuarts? That Is The Question!

(http://img1.ak.crunchyroll.com/i/spire3/90d50119f0cf1813b1ae2df157b2dbfc1414680287_full.jpg)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 140 the one where John forgot the "and"
Post by: fishmilkshake on October 30, 2014, 06:28:29 pm
Hahahahaa.....it's just so in need of a flesh coloured repaint.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 140 the one where John forgot the "and"
Post by: Scotty on October 30, 2014, 08:21:29 pm
Yes, that caused some degree of.. mirth when we discussed it. :-)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 140 the one where John forgot the "and"
Post by: derekwc on October 31, 2014, 09:54:17 am
For the Signs You Should be dropping a toyline Topic, I was hoping to hear some examples actualized.

I may not know your collecting habits well-enough, but were there ever lines you quit collecting? And were the lines anything recent? Were the reasons for quitting the ones discussed on the show? Or something else?

I know in the past ebbs and flows would come from dissatisfaction with the media the property spawns from. (Episode II for example killed my interest as a huge Star Wars collector back in the day)

I think was hesitant to collect early DC Direct and Spider-Man Classics from Toy Line in the late 90's-2000 as I had tons of old school 4-5 inch DC and Marvel Toys.

I had a huge purge of my collections (comics, toys, etc) from about 2002-2008 where the majority of my collection was sold off. I refer to it as "The Great Purge" and was done mainly for financial reasons, but also I really felt like I was done with collecting toys in particular and would be headed to digital or trades for my comic book fix. I could also point to the idea that unlike some of my contemporary compatriots, I actually really dislike "the hunt." I hated it when I was a young teen and some jerk took the one Batman The Animated Series Bane in a sea of Street Luge, Rainbow-Colored, Propeller headed Batmen.

I ended up mainly living vicariously through photos of online friends collections. I got back into action figures with DC Universe Classics and the "Great Purge" worked to my advantage b/c I didn't have any scale hang-ups from the previous collection which had long been sold off. Now I probably have a 1:12 scale hang-up as I ended up being a completist. And since I missed most of the waves at retail (per say) I just hunted down entire waves at various online retailers. Therefore, I also missed many of the delays, false promises and pain-in-the-bum retailer exclusive waves (which I pretty much got with ease online). I preferred having things sent to me, instead of participating in "The Hunt." So the Matty Collector thing wasn't such a crazy stretch for me. Though I only subbed directly toward the end of the line.

I did try to convince myself I wasn't going to collect Marvel Legends or Star Wars Black, but I did indulge eventually. The Star Wars guys I'm really wanting to cherry-pick if possible, but that whole "hunt" thing really tends to make cherry-picking untenable.

Currently I feel like if I run out of display space or ways to competently display the collection, that would be a practical reason to stop or limit new purchases. I don't see the point of buying a collection only to keep it in boxes. I think I feel strongly about it, b/c in securing some nice display cases, I've had to box up the collection until those were delivered (they have been as of this week) and will stay boxed up until the cases are set up.

I'd just sum it up as impracticality, irresponsibly managing your finances, and simple lack of fun are all good reasons to stop collecting a toyline.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 140 the one where John forgot the "and"
Post by: fishmilkshake on November 03, 2014, 08:38:25 pm
Thanks for the feedback Derek. We used this in the next ep and gave some examples to address your points.

Interesting that you mention Batman: The Animated Series. This was the first line I really decided to 'collect' as an adult and it was a huge source of frustration. Pretty much for the same reasons you cite. One villain per case and 19 assorted Disco Dance Batman, Bondage Batman and This is the Only Coloured Plastic We Haven't Used Yet Batman.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 140 the one where John forgot the "and"
Post by: derekwc on November 04, 2014, 12:13:45 am
Thanks for the feedback Derek. We used this in the next ep and gave some examples to address your points.

Interesting that you mention Batman: The Animated Series. This was the first line I really decided to 'collect' as an adult and it was a huge source of frustration. Pretty much for the same reasons you cite. One villain per case and 19 assorted Disco Dance Batman, Bondage Batman and This is the Only Coloured Plastic We Haven't Used Yet Batman.

Super-Cool. I look forward to the new podcast.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 140 the one where John forgot the "and"
Post by: Engineernerd on November 04, 2014, 07:18:25 am
Thanks for the feedback Derek. We used this in the next ep and gave some examples to address your points.

Interesting that you mention Batman: The Animated Series. This was the first line I really decided to 'collect' as an adult and it was a huge source of frustration. Pretty much for the same reasons you cite. One villain per case and 19 assorted Disco Dance Batman, Bondage Batman and This is the Only Coloured Plastic We Haven't Used Yet Batman.

Super-Cool. I look forward to the new podcast.

I had picked up about 4 or 5 packs of those Gogo Crazy Bones mini figuresover about a month period of time when they came out. At that point I asked myself what I was doing. I wasn't displaying them or hunting them all down. So I just stopped. Thankfully.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 141 the one with the Phantom of AFB
Post by: Engineernerd on November 06, 2014, 11:56:12 am
So in this one Justin takes the statue plunge with the Phantom!

I Red Card a life-like rubber toy?!?!?

Also, Toy Dilemmas  returns and Scott, Ben, Justin, and I learn more about each other than maybe we wanted to know.

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2014/11/the-afb-podcast-episode-141-ikon.html


Title: Re: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 141 the one with the Phantom of AFB
Post by: derekwc on November 06, 2014, 08:44:18 pm
Thanks for answering my questions guys. Fun show as always!


Title: Re: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 141 the one with the Phantom of AFB
Post by: fess66 on November 11, 2014, 06:02:30 pm
Ouch, you guys talking about "pyramids of flesh" and losing slivers of flesh really struck a nerve there! A pretty sensitive nerve! Let's not go there again guys


Title: Re: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 141 the one with the Phantom of AFB
Post by: Engineernerd on November 12, 2014, 07:26:03 am
Ouch, you guys talking about "pyramids of flesh" and losing slivers of flesh really struck a nerve there! A pretty sensitive nerve! Let's not go there again guys

Ironically this stuff bothers me less than spiders.  ???


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 142 the one where Scott Fires the Gardener
Post by: Engineernerd on November 13, 2014, 11:26:02 am
It's a Star Wars Black Review packed show! Jabba, Speeder bikes, and Chewies oh my!

Along with all the news this is great one folks!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2014/11/the-afb-podcast-episode-142-star-wars.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 142 the one where Scott Fires the Gardener
Post by: derekwc on November 14, 2014, 12:41:58 pm
@ John/Engineernerd, I realize you didn't ask me specifically, but the below are my personal favorite Green Arrow stories from a Top Ten list from a few years back.
I'll list them out in case you want to avoid pictures/spoilers.

10)  Green Arrow v3 #75  "Jericho: And The Walls Came Tumbling Down"
9) Dark Knight Returns #4
8) Justice League of America #94  "Where Strikes DemonFang?"
7) Green Lantern/Green Arrow #85-86 "Snowbirds Don't Fly"
6) Secret Origins #38 "Sometimes A Fool Notion"
5) v2 #63-66 "The Hunt For The Red Dragon"
4) Detective Comics #559 "It Takes Two Wings"
3) Green Arrow 4 issue Mini-Series (1983)
2) Brave and The Bold #85 "The Senator's Been Shot"
1) Long Bow Hunters
http://hocof.blogspot.com/2010/09/my-top-ten-favorite-green-arrow-stories.html


As far as TPB's that you could just pick up at Amazon or your local book store that IMO are what influenced the tv series Arrow the most:

Green Arrow: The Longbow Hunter by Mike Grell
Green Arrow Vol. 1: Hunters Moon by Mike Grell and Ed Hannigan
Green Arrow Vol. 2: Here There Be Dragons by Mike Grell and Ed Hannigan
Green Arrow Vol. 3: The Trial of Oliver Queen by Mike Grell and Dan Jurgens (note: this won't be out until Jun 9, 2015)
Green Arrow: Year One by Andy Diggle and Jock

Some of the stories in my Top Ten are collected like the Longbow Hunters:
Dark Knight Returns, Green Arrow/Black Canary: The Wedding Album, Hard Travelin' Heroes (the Denny O'Neil and Neal Adams stuff) and I think you could find stuff from my Top Ten on comixology, back issue bins or elsewhere in the digital arena.  [whistle]

I think the Kevin Smith, Brad Meltzer, Judd Winick runs from that 3rd volume are pretty extensively collected, but I can't highly recommend them (especially for a new reader). I'd avoid any of the New 52 stuff like the plague until it gets to the Jeff Lemire run, which is Green Arrow Vol. 4: The Kill Machine and Green Arrow Vol. 5: The Outsiders War.

I also have some pretty heavy coverage of Green Arrow on film and tv pre-Arrow in my History of Comics on Film episode that covers the 1973 Super Friends cartoon:

http://hocof.blogspot.com/2011/03/history-of-comics-on-film-part-42-super.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 142 the one where Scott Fires the Gardener
Post by: derekwc on November 14, 2014, 12:43:29 pm
@ John/Engineernerd, I realize you didn't ask me specifically, but the below are my personal favorite Green Arrow stories from a Top Ten list from a few years back.
I'll list them out in case you want to avoid pictures/spoilers.

10)  Green Arrow v3 #75  "Jericho: And The Walls Came Tumbling Down"
9) Dark Knight Returns #4
8) Justice League of America #94  "Where Strikes DemonFang?"
7) Green Lantern/Green Arrow #85-86 "Snowbirds Don't Fly"
6) Secret Origins #38 "Sometimes A Fool Notion"
5) v2 #63-66 "The Hunt For The Red Dragon"
4) Detective Comics #559 "It Takes Two Wings"
3) Green Arrow 4 issue Mini-Series (1983)
2) Brave and The Bold #85 "The Senator's Been Shot"
1) Long Bow Hunters
http://hocof.blogspot.com/2010/09/my-top-ten-favorite-green-arrow-stories.html


As far as TPB's that you could just pick up at Amazon or your local book store that IMO are what influenced the tv series Arrow the most:

Green Arrow: The Longbow Hunter by Mike Grell
Green Arrow Vol. 1: Hunters Moon by Mike Grell and Ed Hannigan
Green Arrow Vol. 2: Here There Be Dragons by Mike Grell and Ed Hannigan
Green Arrow Vol. 3: The Trial of Oliver Queen by Mike Grell and Dan Jurgens (note: this won't be out until Jun 9, 2015)
Green Arrow: Year One by Andy Diggle and Jock

Some of the stories in my Top Ten are collected like the Longbow Hunters:
Dark Knight Returns, Green Arrow/Black Canary: The Wedding Album, Hard Travelin' Heroes (the Denny O'Neil and Neal Adams stuff) and I think you could find stuff from my Top Ten on comixology, back issue bins or elsewhere in the digital arena.  [whistle]

I think the Kevin Smith, Brad Meltzer, Judd Winick runs from that 3rd volume are pretty extensively collected, but I can't highly recommend them (especially for a new reader). I'd avoid any of the New 52 stuff like the plague until it gets to the Jeff Lemire run, which is Green Arrow Vol. 4: The Kill Machine and Green Arrow Vol. 5: The Outsiders War.

I also have some pretty heavy coverage of Green Arrow on film and tv pre-Arrow in my History of Comics on Film episode that covers the 1973 Super Friends cartoon:

http://hocof.blogspot.com/2011/03/history-of-comics-on-film-part-42-super.html

Oh and there's also the Arrow tie-in digital first series as well, for a more direct companion to the tv show.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 142 the one where Scott Fires the Gardener
Post by: Engineernerd on November 14, 2014, 12:44:37 pm
@ John/Engineernerd, I realize you didn't ask me specifically, but the below are my personal favorite Green Arrow stories from a Top Ten list from a few years back.
I'll list them out in case you want to avoid pictures/spoilers.

10)  Green Arrow v3 #75  "Jericho: And The Walls Came Tumbling Down"
9) Dark Knight Returns #4
8) Justice League of America #94  "Where Strikes DemonFang?"
7) Green Lantern/Green Arrow #85-86 "Snowbirds Don't Fly"
6) Secret Origins #38 "Sometimes A Fool Notion"
5) v2 #63-66 "The Hunt For The Red Dragon"
4) Detective Comics #559 "It Takes Two Wings"
3) Green Arrow 4 issue Mini-Series (1983)
2) Brave and The Bold #85 "The Senator's Been Shot"
1) Long Bow Hunters
http://hocof.blogspot.com/2010/09/my-top-ten-favorite-green-arrow-stories.html


As far as TPB's that you could just pick up at Amazon or your local book store that IMO are what influenced the tv series Arrow the most:

Green Arrow: The Longbow Hunter by Mike Grell
Green Arrow Vol. 1: Hunters Moon by Mike Grell and Ed Hannigan
Green Arrow Vol. 2: Here There Be Dragons by Mike Grell and Ed Hannigan
Green Arrow Vol. 3: The Trial of Oliver Queen by Mike Grell and Dan Jurgens (note: this won't be out until Jun 9, 2015)
Green Arrow: Year One by Andy Diggle and Jock

Some of the stories in my Top Ten are collected like the Longbow Hunters:
Dark Knight Returns, Green Arrow/Black Canary: The Wedding Album, Hard Travelin' Heroes (the Denny O'Neil and Neal Adams stuff) and I think you could find stuff from my Top Ten on comixology, back issue bins or elsewhere in the digital arena.  [whistle]

I think the Kevin Smith, Brad Meltzer, Judd Winick runs from that 3rd volume are pretty extensively collected, but I can't highly recommend them (especially for a new reader). I'd avoid any of the New 52 stuff like the plague until it gets to the Jeff Lemire run, which is Green Arrow Vol. 4: The Kill Machine and Green Arrow Vol. 5: The Outsiders War.

I also have some pretty heavy coverage of Green Arrow on film and tv pre-Arrow in my History of Comics on Film episode that covers the 1973 Super Friends cartoon:

http://hocof.blogspot.com/2011/03/history-of-comics-on-film-part-42-super.html

Thanks a bunch dude! I'll have to head over to DCBS this weekend and see if any of those trades are on the shelf.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 142 the one where Scott Fires the Gardener
Post by: derekwc on November 14, 2014, 12:57:30 pm
Thanks a bunch dude! I'll have to head over to DCBS this weekend and see if any of those trades are on the shelf.

No problem. Happy to help.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 142 the one with the Evil Stick
Post by: Engineernerd on November 20, 2014, 10:43:59 am
Ben rallied Justin and Adam into a frenzy of Toy Reviews! Lego Parisian Cafe, Throg, and Eldor! They did a great job all around! Also, all the news and stuff you have come to love!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2014/11/the-afb-podcast-episode-143-sideshow.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 142 the one with the Evil Stick
Post by: Engineernerd on November 20, 2014, 10:45:00 am
On a side note to Derek and Hyp,

I forgot DCBS had moved down town. Hoping to get there next week to look for some Green Arrow!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 144 the one with the Gift Suggestions
Post by: Engineernerd on November 27, 2014, 08:17:33 am
Do you have a special nerd, geek, toy collector, or gatherer of pop culture memorabilia that you are trying to figure out a cool gift for? Then when you head out on your post turkey shopping load the new episode of the Action Figure Blues podcast in your mobile device and listen to our Holiday Gift Guide!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2014/11/the-afb-podcast-episode-144-cover-girls.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 142 the one with the Gift Suggestions
Post by: derekwc on November 27, 2014, 10:41:50 am
Re: Giant Secret Wars

The originals were my "jam" right alongside Super Powers. I doubt I'd pick up any of the giant versions.....but....if they should release Doom......

(http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/3/35816/831657-sw10aqx3.jpg)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 142 the one with the Gift Suggestions
Post by: Engineernerd on November 27, 2014, 11:05:19 am
Re: Giant Secret Wars

The originals were my "jam" right alongside Super Powers. I doubt I'd pick up any of the giant versions.....but....if they should release Doom......

(http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/3/35816/831657-sw10aqx3.jpg)

After Spidey, he's probably the most iconic of the line.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 144 the one with the Gift Suggestions
Post by: Errex on December 01, 2014, 10:09:02 am
Overall, great suggestions for holiday gift buying.  [thumbs up]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 145 the one with the Peeing Doll
Post by: Engineernerd on December 04, 2014, 11:21:27 am
It trio of reviews this week!

Club Etheria Light Hope
SH Figuarts Android No 17
Play Arts Kai DC Variant Supergirl

It's pretty a wild ride of a show for sure!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2014/12/the-afb-podcast-episode-145-club.html



Title: The AFB Podcast: Episode 146 The One Where We Offend Everybody
Post by: Engineernerd on December 11, 2014, 04:24:23 pm
More Reviews! More News! Ben can't control me and Scott!

Reviews of Assassin's Creed Altair, Jae Lee Batman B&W and Funko Magic the Gathering Ajani!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2014/12/the-afb-podcast-episode-146-dcc-batman.html



Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 146 The One Where We Offend Everybody
Post by: kavball on December 17, 2014, 08:24:22 pm
Getting caught up again. That Commando figure does look prett good but these days Green Berets eat John Matrixes (Matrices?) for breakfast.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 147 The One With All the Hellboy Stuff
Post by: Engineernerd on December 18, 2014, 11:22:07 am
This is a big one!

We take a deep dive in our Hellboy Retrospective and I review my Deep Sea Diver from Man Or Monster? Studios

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2014/12/the-afb-podcast-episode-147-man-or.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 147 The One With All The Hellboy Stuff
Post by: fishmilkshake on December 18, 2014, 07:15:08 pm
This was a fun one because there's so much good Hellboy stuff out there!!  :)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 146 The One With All The Hellboy Stuff
Post by: kavball on December 24, 2014, 07:44:23 pm
Great job on the show. Merry Christmas guys.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 147 The One With All The Hellboy Stuff
Post by: fishmilkshake on December 24, 2014, 09:28:43 pm
Great job on the show. Merry Christmas guys.

Thank you Sir!! And to you and yours!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 147 The One With All The Hellboy Stuff
Post by: NiteOwl on December 24, 2014, 09:48:37 pm
Merry Christmas!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 148 The one with the Christmas Memories
Post by: Engineernerd on December 25, 2014, 01:37:45 pm
Sit by the fire and listen to some of our Christmas Memories on the new episode!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2014/12/the-afb-podcast-episode-148-marvel.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 148 The one with the Christmas Memories
Post by: kavball on December 28, 2014, 07:36:44 am
I really enjoyed the Christmas episode. It was nice hearing about opening your toys as a kid and remembering my own. Thanks for all the work you guys do putting on the podcast.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 148 The one with the Christmas Memories
Post by: Engineernerd on December 28, 2014, 11:12:29 am
I really enjoyed the Christmas episode. It was nice hearing about opening your toys as a kid and remembering my own. Thanks for all the work you guys do putting on the podcast.

Thanks, Kav! We had a blast putting this one together.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 149 The one with 6 TOTW
Post by: Engineernerd on January 01, 2015, 08:40:09 am
Happy New Year! You didn't think that we'd not give you a new episode did you?

This one has 6, count 'em 6 Toys of the Week!

Kotobukiya ARTFX Iron Man Mk VII
Bandai Burning Effect Diorama Piece
Mego Micronauts Time Traveler
The I AM ELEMENTAL Kickstarter Reward Set
Play Arts Arkham City Batman - 70s Version
Play Arts DC Variant Aquaman

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2015/01/the-afb-podcast-episode-149-toys-of.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 149 The one with 6 Toys of the Week!
Post by: derekwc on January 03, 2015, 01:29:24 pm
You have .mp3 mail guys!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 149 The one with 6 Toys of the Week!
Post by: fishmilkshake on January 03, 2015, 04:50:05 pm
You have .mp3 mail guys!

 [rock]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 150 The one Where John Stumps Everyone (!50!!!)!
Post by: Engineernerd on January 08, 2015, 11:56:27 am
We have hit the major milestone of 150!

We celebrate with news, a review of 2014 and a Mega AFB Challenge!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2015/01/the-afb-podcast-episode-150-afb-mega.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 150 The one Where John Stumps Everyone (!50!!!)!
Post by: eddie3429 on January 15, 2015, 02:16:38 pm
Les mis intro ! Love it


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 151 The one Where "Name That" returns!
Post by: fishmilkshake on January 15, 2015, 05:47:47 pm
151 is up and running!

Adam buys a chair, Scott uncovers an illegal LEGO ripoff operation, Ben had to run and 'Name That' returns!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2015/01/the-afb-podcast-episode-151-monster.html

Go grab it off ITunes in the meantime.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 151 The one Where "Name That" returns!
Post by: DarkGuard on January 15, 2015, 07:28:04 pm
bout 2-3 episodes behind due to the holiday season, hopefully all caught up next week =D


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 151 The one Where "Name That" returns!
Post by: Engineernerd on January 16, 2015, 07:21:20 am
So, here's the deal. I went out for lunch on a Thursday. This would be akin to Taco Tuesday on Friday. Thursday is normally when I post the link at lunch time, and I was eating Spicy Garlic Boneless wings and getting heart burn.

Any way....Adam knocks this one out of the park, hosing and keeping Ben and Scott in line!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2015/01/the-afb-podcast-episode-151-monster.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 151 The one Where "Name That" returns!
Post by: derekwc on January 16, 2015, 02:33:36 pm
Re: DC Collectibles breakage

Earth 2 Wonder Woman's right (sword) arm (at the bracelet). It was fine for a while, but eventually instead of articulating in the rotating manner, it twisted straight off. Glued it back on. No articulation now. Could have tried to repair the arm, but it seemed problematic (for me).

Earth 2 Flash's clear mask guard. Not sure if this counts. But it got to be loose enough I felt the need to glue it in place. It was always falling off otherwise and I thought I'd loose it like.....

Outlaws Starfire - I really like this figure, but I'm sad I lost the shoulderpad and have never found it.

Lex Luthor Battlesuit - like Scotty, posed this, it fell over backward while taking photos. The clip piece that holds the backpack in place broke off. Glued it back on.

Also I must note part of this comes with the realization that while I like my hard wood floors and the tiles in the garage (where I now keep my collection), if something falls (like my Gaim figuarts or Jericho DC Direct), they are breaking. Gaim's repair is hardly noticeable, one of the shoulder pads broke, but was easily glued back into place and retains its articulation.

Jericho will never twist his right hand again, but that's okay I guess. He's Jericho.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 151 The one Where "Name That" returns!
Post by: fishmilkshake on January 16, 2015, 02:46:43 pm
I don't remember DC Direct being this bad  ???

Derek, are you sure that Starfire actually came with that piece? Missing pieces seem to be a more common thing now.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 151 The one Where "Name That" returns!
Post by: derekwc on January 16, 2015, 04:06:07 pm
Yeah, I remember re-seating the shoulder pad the first time it came off. That was the first spot I looked.

Then I didn't notice until after all the pictures I took had no shoulder pad. So it must have fell off at some point between the bedroom and the garage.

I do recall other collector's complaining about DC Direct being easily breakable, but I think I've been hit harder with certain waves of Legends and the newer Collectibles stuff, mainly the Earth 2 stuff obviously.

It's sort of made me rethink any sense of "completism" notions I may have had for the lines moving forward. I don't feel like getting any of the animated offerings. Maybe if they do JLU Beyond stuff, but otherwise I'm skipping that line. And even though I have some inclination to get things like a Capullo Gordon, the Bat-Armor thing and a few other cherry picks maybe from the Arrow line, I've not been tempted at all. Maybe the tv Flash...


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 151 The one Where "Name That" returns!
Post by: Engineernerd on January 16, 2015, 04:08:44 pm
Re: DC Collectibles breakage

Earth 2 Wonder Woman's right (sword) arm (at the bracelet). It was fine for a while, but eventually instead of articulating in the rotating manner, it twisted straight off. Glued it back on. No articulation now. Could have tried to repair the arm, but it seemed problematic (for me).

Earth 2 Flash's clear mask guard. Not sure if this counts. But it got to be loose enough I felt the need to glue it in place. It was always falling off otherwise and I thought I'd loose it like.....

Outlaws Starfire - I really like this figure, but I'm sad I lost the shoulderpad and have never found it.

Lex Luthor Battlesuit - like Scotty, posed this, it fell over backward while taking photos. The clip piece that holds the backpack in place broke off. Glued it back on.

Also I must note part of this comes with the realization that while I like my hard wood floors and the tiles in the garage (where I now keep my collection), if something falls (like my Gaim figuarts or Jericho DC Direct), they are breaking. Gaim's repair is hardly noticeable, one of the shoulder pads broke, but was easily glued back into place and retains its articulation.

Jericho will never twist his right hand again, but that's okay I guess. He's Jericho.

I'd be terrified of a cement floor and Figuarts. I'm still debating how I'm going to display Fourze stuff.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 151 The one Where "Name That" returns!
Post by: derekwc on January 16, 2015, 04:12:40 pm
Re: DC Collectibles breakage

Earth 2 Wonder Woman's right (sword) arm (at the bracelet). It was fine for a while, but eventually instead of articulating in the rotating manner, it twisted straight off. Glued it back on. No articulation now. Could have tried to repair the arm, but it seemed problematic (for me).

Earth 2 Flash's clear mask guard. Not sure if this counts. But it got to be loose enough I felt the need to glue it in place. It was always falling off otherwise and I thought I'd loose it like.....

Outlaws Starfire - I really like this figure, but I'm sad I lost the shoulderpad and have never found it.

Lex Luthor Battlesuit - like Scotty, posed this, it fell over backward while taking photos. The clip piece that holds the backpack in place broke off. Glued it back on.

Also I must note part of this comes with the realization that while I like my hard wood floors and the tiles in the garage (where I now keep my collection), if something falls (like my Gaim figuarts or Jericho DC Direct), they are breaking. Gaim's repair is hardly noticeable, one of the shoulder pads broke, but was easily glued back into place and retains its articulation.

Jericho will never twist his right hand again, but that's okay I guess. He's Jericho.

I'd be terrified of a cement floor and Figuarts. I'm still debating how I'm going to display Fourze stuff.

I've got most of that stuff in glass cases now.

But a lot of the DC Direct and Legends that were leftover from the cases are on open shelving. Not much I can do except buy more glass stuff or stick a rug in front. :)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 151 The one Where "Name That" returns!
Post by: DarkGuard on January 18, 2015, 11:57:53 pm
Episode 150 down, Congratulations to the winners =D


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 151 The one Where "Name That" returns!
Post by: eddie3429 on January 19, 2015, 03:29:27 am
Hey!

Slow start to work so listening to your latest ep and thought I'd drop some comments on it .

Mario Mario, is technically not Marios full name except from the 90's movie for a gag , many believe this to be the case and its helped by confusing title of "super mario bros " Nintendo never gave mario or Luigi a last name officially but they have publicly stated its "Not Mario " ... He has been referred to however as "Mario Jumpman " after his original donkey Kong name .

M2 is the universe May Parker ( spider-girl ) is from which spun out of a what if .

Scott , Disney exclusives diamond select have turned up down under , weirdly at a collectibles store at Highpoint shopping centre ( called hot stuff? I can never remember )

Why would knock off toy company trademark ? Many you companies started off doing knock offs originally , Hot toys being the biggest success story


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 151 The one Where "Name That" returns!
Post by: Engineernerd on January 19, 2015, 05:17:43 pm
Episode 150 down, Congratulations to the winners =D

Now you are a winner! Enjoy the point!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 151 The one Where "Name That" returns!
Post by: Engineernerd on January 19, 2015, 05:20:16 pm
For Eddie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPlV2dzXWCw


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 151 The one Where "Name That" returns!
Post by: fishmilkshake on January 19, 2015, 05:33:08 pm

Mario Mario, is technically not Marios full name except from the 90's movie for a gag , many believe this to be the case and its helped by confusing title of "super mario bros " Nintendo never gave mario or Luigi a last name officially but they have publicly stated its "Not Mario " ... He has been referred to however as "Mario Jumpman " after his original donkey Kong name .

Ahhh....there you go. I can remember playing the original Donkey Kong hand-held back in 1983ish

M2 is the universe May Parker ( spider-girl ) is from which spun out of a what if .


Ooohh.....of course. I even have that issue.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 151 The one Where "Name That" returns!
Post by: eddie3429 on January 21, 2015, 06:14:15 am

Mario Mario, is technically not Marios full name except from the 90's movie for a gag , many believe this to be the case and its helped by confusing title of "super mario bros " Nintendo never gave mario or Luigi a last name officially but they have publicly stated its "Not Mario " ... He has been referred to however as "Mario Jumpman " after his original donkey Kong name .

Ahhh....there you go. I can remember playing the original Donkey Kong hand-held back in 1983ish

M2 is the universe May Parker ( spider-girl ) is from which spun out of a what if .


Ooohh.....of course. I even have that issue.
Nice ! I believe that issue commands a bit on the 2nd market now . Might be worth holding on to !


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 151 The one Where "Name That" returns!
Post by: Engineernerd on January 22, 2015, 11:29:23 am
In a strange turn of conversation, we talk about Canadian milk. Ben reviews Rocket & Groot Disney Infinity figures, Scott looks at ArtFX Green Arrow and I check out the GI Joe Data Viper!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2015/01/the-afb-podcast-episode-152-koto-artfx.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 151 The one Where "Name That" returns!
Post by: fishmilkshake on January 22, 2015, 04:58:50 pm
In a strange turn of conversation, we talk about Canadian milk. Ben reviews Rocket & Groot Disney Infinity figures, Scott looks at ArtFX Green Arrow and I check out the GI Joe Data Viper!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2015/01/the-afb-podcast-episode-152-koto-artfx.html

 :D

I liked how we postulated at the beginning, but by the end we had definitive answers.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 152 The One With The Milk in a Bag
Post by: Scotty on January 23, 2015, 01:28:29 am
In a strange turn of conversation, we talk about Canadian milk. Ben reviews Rocket & Groot Disney Infinity figures, Scott looks at ArtFX Green Arrow and I check out the GI Joe Data Viper!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2015/01/the-afb-podcast-episode-152-koto-artfx.html

 :D

I liked how we postulated at the beginning, but by the end we had definitive answers.

AFB Research Team in Action :)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 152 The One With The Milk in a Bag
Post by: Engineernerd on January 29, 2015, 11:44:59 am
The boys did it again! Episode 153...

Justin tames Scott and Ben with reviews of Lilliana Vess, a Deathstroke Bust, and Koto  Boba Fett!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2015/01/the-afb-podcast-episode-153-magic.html



Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 153 The One Where Justin Rocked It!
Post by: Engineernerd on January 29, 2015, 11:47:36 am
To Justin,

I thought you were more grown up than the other guys and wouldn't want an inflatable Spider Man Orifice filler... Adam asked for one.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 153 The One Where Justin Rocked It!
Post by: NiteOwl on January 29, 2015, 02:03:03 pm
To Justin,

I thought you were more grown up than the other guys and wouldn't want an inflatable Spider Man Orifice filler... Adam asked for one.

To John,

I am so in love with you right now.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 153 The One Where Justin Rocked It!
Post by: fishmilkshake on January 29, 2015, 04:21:26 pm
*backs out of room quietly*


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 153 The One Where Justin Rocked It!
Post by: derekwc on January 29, 2015, 04:29:59 pm
Only part of the way through the show:

The first time I saw Funko Magic the Gathering Liliana Vess, I thought she could be a good Madame Xanadu stand-in.

Obviously I am a grumpy Superman fanboy, but I find the whole "Batman works in anything" facade tiresome. There are certainly Superman artists that one immediately would think of as iconic interpretations of the character. I'm not certain those styles would all work in a 3-Dimensional format (*cough* Jae Lee Designer Series *cough*), but I think there are those that are worth an attempt.

Gil Kane is an example that immediately came to mind as a Superman Designer Series type Statue:

(http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTYwMFgxMjAw/z/aG8AAOxy3NBSdNQk/$T2eC16ZHJF8FFqK,IU4VBSdNQjVZ2Q~~60_35.JPG)

Or Fred Ray (you might not know the name, but the pose is certainly part of the Superman iconography):

(http://ideologyofmadness.spookyouthouse.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/superman_statue_1.jpg)

Certainly Ed McGuinness, Frank Quitely, Neal Adams,Steve Rude and George Perez are as iconic Superman artists as they are Batman artists. Maybe in some cases more so.

Tim Sale, Frank Miller, Jim Lee, Darwyn Cook, David Finch, Lee Bermejo, Alex Ross and Bruce Timm (even though he hates Superman) are all folks who have done just as iconic Supermen as they have Batmen IMO. Again Cook, Sale and Timm might come across better in 3-D than Finch or Bermejo, but they would not be as odd as you may think.

Some more obvious choices:
Joe Shuster
Curt Swan
Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
Dan Jurgens
Jerry Ordway
John Byrne
Dave Gibbons
Eduardo Barretto

Also it'd be fun to see:
Tom Grummett
Jon Bogdanove
Butch Guice
Art Adams
Bryan Hitch
Mike Grell
Keith Giffen
Todd McFarlane
Kevin McGuire
Mike Parobeck
Ivan Reis
Aaron Kuder
Kano
Mike Wieringo
Carlos Pacheco
Stuart Immonen - probably a Secret Identity style statue would be my personal pick

For my own selfish reasons I've always wanted statues of Superman's folks holding up Krypton as in the Fortress of Solitude.

You could also have a Superman Beyond as a counterpoint to the Batman Beyond one and so forth.

Will listen to the rest of the show on my lunch break! Thanks guys!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 153 The One Where Justin Rocked It!
Post by: Scotty on January 29, 2015, 08:38:05 pm
To Justin,

I thought you were more grown up than the other guys and wouldn't want an inflatable Spider Man Orifice filler... Adam asked for one.

To John,

I am so in love with you right now.

(http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130209182018/glee/images/9/99/Aca_Awkward.gif)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 153 The One Where Justin Rocked It!
Post by: Scotty on January 29, 2015, 09:25:11 pm
Only part of the way through the show:

The first time I saw Funko Magic the Gathering Liliana Vess, I thought she could be a good Madame Xanadu stand-in.

Obviously I am a grumpy Superman fanboy, but I find the whole "Batman works in anything" facade tiresome. There are certainly Superman artists that one immediately would think of as iconic interpretations of the character. I'm not certain those styles would all work in a 3-Dimensional format (*cough* Jae Lee Designer Series *cough*), but I think there are those that are worth an attempt.

Gil Kane is an example that immediately came to mind as a Superman Designer Series type Statue:

(http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTYwMFgxMjAw/z/aG8AAOxy3NBSdNQk/$T2eC16ZHJF8FFqK,IU4VBSdNQjVZ2Q~~60_35.JPG)

Or Fred Ray (you might not know the name, but the pose is certainly part of the Superman iconography):

(http://ideologyofmadness.spookyouthouse.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/superman_statue_1.jpg)

Certainly Ed McGuinness, Frank Quitely, Neal Adams,Steve Rude and George Perez are as iconic Superman artists as they are Batman artists. Maybe in some cases more so.

Tim Sale, Frank Miller, Jim Lee, Darwyn Cook, David Finch, Lee Bermejo, Alex Ross and Bruce Timm (even though he hates Superman) are all folks who have done just as iconic Supermen as they have Batmen IMO. Again Cook, Sale and Timm might come across better in 3-D than Finch or Bermejo, but they would not be as odd as you may think.

Some more obvious choices:
Joe Shuster
Curt Swan
Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
Dan Jurgens
Jerry Ordway
John Byrne
Dave Gibbons
Eduardo Barretto

Also it'd be fun to see:
Tom Grummett
Jon Bogdanove
Butch Guice
Art Adams
Bryan Hitch
Mike Grell
Keith Giffen
Todd McFarlane
Kevin McGuire
Mike Parobeck
Ivan Reis
Aaron Kuder
Kano
Mike Wieringo
Carlos Pacheco
Stuart Immonen - probably a Secret Identity style statue would be my personal pick

For my own selfish reasons I've always wanted statues of Superman's folks holding up Krypton as in the Fortress of Solitude.

You could also have a Superman Beyond as a counterpoint to the Batman Beyond one and so forth.

Will listen to the rest of the show on my lunch break! Thanks guys!

Good points Derek. So do you the DC Collectibles Man of Steel line is hitting the mark at the moment as compared to Batman B&W?


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 153 The One Where Justin Rocked It!
Post by: fishmilkshake on January 30, 2015, 05:23:07 am
Epic post Derek. Nicely done. *Point earned*

I have zero interest in this Superman line. But a well done John Byrne statue would be worth a second look.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 153 The One Where Justin Rocked It!
Post by: derekwc on January 30, 2015, 09:37:02 am
Only part of the way through the show:

The first time I saw Funko Magic the Gathering Liliana Vess, I thought she could be a good Madame Xanadu stand-in.

Obviously I am a grumpy Superman fanboy, but I find the whole "Batman works in anything" facade tiresome. There are certainly Superman artists that one immediately would think of as iconic interpretations of the character. I'm not certain those styles would all work in a 3-Dimensional format (*cough* Jae Lee Designer Series *cough*), but I think there are those that are worth an attempt.

Gil Kane is an example that immediately came to mind as a Superman Designer Series type Statue:

(http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTYwMFgxMjAw/z/aG8AAOxy3NBSdNQk/$T2eC16ZHJF8FFqK,IU4VBSdNQjVZ2Q~~60_35.JPG)

Or Fred Ray (you might not know the name, but the pose is certainly part of the Superman iconography):

(http://ideologyofmadness.spookyouthouse.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/superman_statue_1.jpg)

Certainly Ed McGuinness, Frank Quitely, Neal Adams,Steve Rude and George Perez are as iconic Superman artists as they are Batman artists. Maybe in some cases more so.

Tim Sale, Frank Miller, Jim Lee, Darwyn Cook, David Finch, Lee Bermejo, Alex Ross and Bruce Timm (even though he hates Superman) are all folks who have done just as iconic Supermen as they have Batmen IMO. Again Cook, Sale and Timm might come across better in 3-D than Finch or Bermejo, but they would not be as odd as you may think.

Some more obvious choices:
Joe Shuster
Curt Swan
Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
Dan Jurgens
Jerry Ordway
John Byrne
Dave Gibbons
Eduardo Barretto

Also it'd be fun to see:
Tom Grummett
Jon Bogdanove
Butch Guice
Art Adams
Bryan Hitch
Mike Grell
Keith Giffen
Todd McFarlane
Kevin McGuire
Mike Parobeck
Ivan Reis
Aaron Kuder
Kano
Mike Wieringo
Carlos Pacheco
Stuart Immonen - probably a Secret Identity style statue would be my personal pick

For my own selfish reasons I've always wanted statues of Superman's folks holding up Krypton as in the Fortress of Solitude.

You could also have a Superman Beyond as a counterpoint to the Batman Beyond one and so forth.

Will listen to the rest of the show on my lunch break! Thanks guys!

Good points Derek. So do you the DC Collectibles Man of Steel line is hitting the mark at the moment as compared to Batman B&W?

No. I understand the criticism as DC has been coming from a place where Batman has been their #1 Marquee Character probably since the '89 Burton Batman film.

I think it's just that a lot of the time people "buy into the hype" of that status. Only Batman can "change with the ages" and have "many interpretations", blah, blah, blah. I don't think that's true. Batman in that B&W line seems to get the benefit of pulling from his entire DC history, whereas (not a statue expert) the Rag Morales Superman works from a conceptual perspective. And even though I'm not a nu52 hater, it wouldn't necessarily be thought of as "classic." Even the Mobieus one to a degree is more classic, though I'm not sure it really works.

(http://blogdebrinquedo.com.br/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Superman-The-Man-Of-Steel-Statue-By-Moebius-04.jpg)

As I mentioned, I enjoy many Superman artists, but sometimes I think an artist that I don't care for as much, say Jon Bogdanove, has such a distinct and cartoony style that might actually lend itself well to 3-Dimensions. Whereas myself, I hold Mobieus in higher regard than Bogdanove, so I'm apt to be far more critical and judgmental of the final product.





Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 153 The One Where Justin Rocked It!
Post by: derekwc on January 30, 2015, 09:39:27 am
Epic post Derek. Nicely done. *Point earned*

I have zero interest in this Superman line. But a well done John Byrne statue would be worth a second look.

I would be interested just to see how they would go about accomplishing such a feat.  [thumbs up]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 154 The One With Catwoman
Post by: Engineernerd on February 05, 2015, 11:18:34 am
This week Scott is checking out Bombshells Zatana and we all participate in a Batgirl Retrospective! And I apologize in advance to Adam and the rest of the Dragonball Z fans.

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2015/02/the-afb-podcast-episode-154-bombshells.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 154 The One Where We Learn About Scott & Batgirl
Post by: DarkGuard on February 05, 2015, 07:14:58 pm
Good show, the Neca dog alien is painted one colour on half its body and then the other colour on its other half http://news.toyark.com/2015/01/29/neca-reveals-8-bit-alien-3-video-game-series-dog-alien-148989 (http://news.toyark.com/2015/01/29/neca-reveals-8-bit-alien-3-video-game-series-dog-alien-148989)



Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 154 The One Where We Learn About Scott & Batgirl
Post by: Engineernerd on February 05, 2015, 07:33:12 pm
Good show, the Neca dog alien is painted one colour on half its body and then the other colour on its other half http://news.toyark.com/2015/01/29/neca-reveals-8-bit-alien-3-video-game-series-dog-alien-148989 (http://news.toyark.com/2015/01/29/neca-reveals-8-bit-alien-3-video-game-series-dog-alien-148989)



That is not quite as cool


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 154 The One Where We Learn About Scott & Batgirl
Post by: fishmilkshake on February 05, 2015, 07:40:22 pm
How....odd?


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 154 The One Where We Learn About Scott & Batgirl
Post by: derekwc on February 05, 2015, 09:13:33 pm
Unofficial Crossover!!!!  [yess]

http://fanholespodcast.blogspot.com/2015/02/fanholes-episode-124-are-u-serious.html

Because of the Green Arrow recommendations I was giving to John, he and the AFB Podcast were mentioned on our recent show as well.

It's funny, we were just discussing "slutty Batgirl" from the Legends of the Dark Knight line the other day in planning for an upcoming recording session.

And Veg-jit-tah FTW!  ;D


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 154 The One Where We Learn About Scott & Batgirl
Post by: fishmilkshake on February 05, 2015, 11:02:25 pm
Unofficial Crossover!!!!  [yess]

http://fanholespodcast.blogspot.com/2015/02/fanholes-episode-124-are-u-serious.html

Because of the Green Arrow recommendations I was giving to John, he and the AFB Podcast were mentioned on our recent show as well.

It's funny, we were just discussing "slutty Batgirl" from the Legends of the Dark Knight line the other day in planning for an upcoming recording session.

And Veg-jit-tah FTW!  ;D

 :D  :D  :D  :D


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 154 The One Where We Learn About Scott & Batgirl
Post by: Engineernerd on February 06, 2015, 07:01:52 am


And Veg-jit-tah FTW!  ;D

You mean Veggie Ta?


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 154 The One Where We Learn About Scott & Batgirl
Post by: fishmilkshake on February 06, 2015, 02:42:59 pm


And Veg-jit-tah FTW!  ;D

You mean Veggie Ta?

I still can't believe cheese comes in a can...a giant can!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 154 The One Where We Learn About Scott & Batgirl
Post by: derekwc on February 06, 2015, 02:46:11 pm
Doing dishes is hard.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 154 The One Where We Learn About Scott & Batgirl
Post by: Scotty on February 06, 2015, 08:26:14 pm
"made with real cheese".........


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 154 The One Where We Learn About Scott & Batgirl
Post by: Engineernerd on February 07, 2015, 11:44:45 am
Doing dishes is hard.

It is. During my pre-Awesome Mrs Nerd divorce, I went to Sam's club and bought a stack of those paper boats that fries come in to microwave things so I wouldn't have to do dishes. And a microwave.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 154 The One Where We Learn About Scott & Batgirl
Post by: fishmilkshake on February 07, 2015, 09:31:50 pm
"made with real cheese".........

Yeah, not sure how you can have cheese and bacon flavoured "Process cheese spread" and claim that.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 154 The One Where We Learn About Scott & Batgirl
Post by: Engineernerd on February 12, 2015, 11:09:11 am
Yes, I listen to the show. I'm not on 155 but Ben, Scott and Adam are with Wonder Woman and Doomsday!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2015/02/the-afb-podcast-episode-155-dcuc.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 154 The One Where With Doomsday
Post by: Engineernerd on February 12, 2015, 12:43:37 pm
Yes, I listen to the show. I'm not on 155 but Ben, Scott and Adam are with Wonder Woman and Doomsday!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2015/02/the-afb-podcast-episode-155-dcuc.html

Sounds.... kinky...

I wasn't there, I won't comment.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 155 The One Where With Doomsday
Post by: Engineernerd on February 19, 2015, 12:03:11 pm
It's here! The Ultra Big Super Terrific Extra Super Special #ToyFair2015 Episode of the podcast!

And I get Justin and Eli confused. (Sorry Dudes!) (I don't drink coffee when I do the show because I'm too lazy to make it that early)

And we get our first bit of (real) hate mail! Taylor Swift says haters going to going hate and we should shake it off, so we suggest you listen to this sick pod...

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2015/02/the-afb-podcast-episode-156-toy-fair.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 155 The One Where With Doomsday
Post by: NiteOwl on February 19, 2015, 03:25:55 pm
It's here! The Ultra Big Super Terrific Extra Super Special #ToyFair2015 Episode of the podcast!

And I get Justin and Eli confused. (Sorry Dudes!) (I don't drink coffee when I do the show because I'm too lazy to make it that early)

And we get our first bit of (real) hate mail! Taylor Swift says haters going to going hate and we should shake it off, so we suggest you listen to this sick pod...

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2015/02/the-afb-podcast-episode-156-toy-fair.html

Point worthy show description!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 156 The One With Toy Fair 2015
Post by: Engineernerd on February 19, 2015, 03:29:15 pm
It's here! The Ultra Big Super Terrific Extra Super Special #ToyFair2015 Episode of the podcast!

And I get Justin and Eli confused. (Sorry Dudes!) (I don't drink coffee when I do the show because I'm too lazy to make it that early)

And we get our first bit of (real) hate mail! Taylor Swift says haters going to going hate and we should shake it off, so we suggest you listen to this sick pod...

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2015/02/the-afb-podcast-episode-156-toy-fair.html

Point worthy show description!

I really do feel bad about the mix up. I have flailed myself for an hour straight with a Cabbage Patch Doll as penance.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 156 The One With Toy Fair 2015
Post by: NiteOwl on February 19, 2015, 05:52:01 pm
It's here! The Ultra Big Super Terrific Extra Super Special #ToyFair2015 Episode of the podcast!

And I get Justin and Eli confused. (Sorry Dudes!) (I don't drink coffee when I do the show because I'm too lazy to make it that early)

And we get our first bit of (real) hate mail! Taylor Swift says haters going to going hate and we should shake it off, so we suggest you listen to this sick pod...

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2015/02/the-afb-podcast-episode-156-toy-fair.html

Point worthy show description!

I really do feel bad about the mix up. I have flailed myself for an hour straight with a Cabbage Patch Doll as penance.

I was referring to the Taylor Swift stuff, don't worry about the mix up. After all, we are both extremely good looking individuals who both happen to love C-list characters. It was bound to happen. 


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 156 The One With Toy Fair 2015
Post by: DarkGuard on February 19, 2015, 06:35:08 pm
Good episode. not sure if this is news you guys report on but Fantasy Fight Games has the License for the force awakens =D

Hearing about zombie sabretooth reminds me of the sabretooth im waiting on.  [tap]  ;D


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 156 The One With Toy Fair 2015
Post by: Scotty on February 19, 2015, 07:26:55 pm
Good episode. not sure if this is news you guys report on but Fantasy Fight Games has the License for the force awakens =D

Hearing about zombie sabretooth reminds me of the sabretooth im waiting on.  [tap]  ;D

 [runaway] [runaway] [runaway] [runaway] [runaway]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 156 The One With Toy Fair 2015
Post by: DarkGuard on February 19, 2015, 08:46:56 pm
lol =P


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 156 The One With Toy Fair 2015
Post by: eddie3429 on February 20, 2015, 05:32:03 am
Shake , you mentioned Hulkbuster being spread out over waves... this is a bit of mis info that got around, someone asked how the figure got made in a cost point manner, the cost of a huge build a figure was what got spread over the other waves (more buck resuse , making figures that use less paint apps ) . figure is just in one wave


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 156 The One With Toy Fair 2015
Post by: Scotty on February 20, 2015, 05:43:54 am
Shake , you mentioned Hulkbuster being spread out over waves... this is a bit of mis info that got around, someone asked how the figure got made in a cost point manner, the cost of a huge build a figure was what got spread over the other waves (more buck resuse , making figures that use less paint apps ) . figure is just in one wave

Thanks eddie!  [thumbs up]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 156 The One With Toy Fair 2015
Post by: fishmilkshake on February 20, 2015, 06:50:55 pm
Shake , you mentioned Hulkbuster being spread out over waves... this is a bit of mis info that got around, someone asked how the figure got made in a cost point manner, the cost of a huge build a figure was what got spread over the other waves (more buck resuse , making figures that use less paint apps ) . figure is just in one wave

Gotcha!  [bravo]

Yeah, I guess that's the case with the reduced artic in the Spidey wave, etc.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 156 The One With Toy Fair 2015
Post by: Engineernerd on February 26, 2015, 11:35:53 am
Episode 157 is now available!

There's a discussion of donut porn

And three new Toys of the Week:

The Spider-Man Chariot Building Block Set (from.... not Lego)
The G.I. Joe Retaliation Cobra Fangboat
The DC Collectibles Capullo Designer Series Mr Freeze

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2015/02/the-afb-podcast-episode-157-capullo-mr.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 157 The One With Donut Porn
Post by: eddie3429 on February 27, 2015, 06:42:09 am
Just to jump in.

Robot Dinsoaurs have been part of Batmans history since 1946 , in the story "dinosaur island" its why he has a "robot T Rex " in the batcave in allmost every recreation of it.

As for why DC Collectibles can offer unique sculpts 1) the reuses bucks, in clever ways but they do. 2) Owning IP is yes and No , DCC is a very different company to Mattel. Their is no IP cost , but they also seller direct to Market (hence the original name DC Direct) , and they have easy cheap distribution through diamond . DCC would ALso operate on a completely different profit margin per figure then say Mattel . they also don't have set sale prices companies like target and Walmart put on manufactories, Basically every company is different , its hard to compare the two fair


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 157 The One With Donut Porn
Post by: derekwc on February 27, 2015, 01:35:37 pm
Always great pod-casting gentlemen!

Two things that came to mind for further discussion:

1) "Collector Friendly Packaging"

Just wanted to share my thoughts on a nit-picky element here. Is it really collector-friendly if you have to pry the sucker's out of the plastic tray?

I would imagine John and Adam for sure might appreciate how spoiled you can become regarding the packaging for S.H. Figuarts. This even extends to other lines like Monsterarts or Ultra-Act. Those are not stuck and trapped like "prisoners" and you don't end up turning the entire tray inside out once you grant them an "early release." :)

Even with those trays there are variations to cause personal preference. The overlapping trays that most Ultra Acts have get on my nerves b/c they require a lot of force to separate, and then all the little bits and accessories can pop up flying out of the tray and onto the floor.

Some Figuarts can be like that, but I've found for me the ideal Figuarts packaging that I find to truly be collector friendly, is where the tray has a flat top piece that inserts into the bottom deep portion of the tray. It is truly easy to pry off without pieces flying everywhere and you also have the figure and pieces snug and secure without having to turn the plastic tray inside out to get at the figure.

2) Reuse

Obviously I am biased as I have a practically complete collection of DC Universe Classics, but I would have to say that 90% of the reuse did not bother me as I find the standard Super Hero body type used aesthetically pleasing.

Also, to me consistency in tandem with what I personally find aesthetically pleasing is a plus rather than a negative. So long as the body-type fits the character I don't have a lot of problem with re-use. In fact my thinking is that since I enjoy the whole Archangel/Bucky Cap body in Marvel Legends, I wish they would use that as the standard hero body all the time.

There are occasions, particularly with females where the Young Justice Artemis body type (made for a young teen girl) was used (or at least that scale size was used) for the sub figures like Huntress, Ice and Fire. It's a bit inconsistent and disappointing to have a Huntress that is shorter than your Black Canary. That is an example of where the reuse bugged me b/c it was in fact inconsistent.

Another (probably unpopular) example would be the Batman Unlimited Dark Knight Returns Batman. He looks like a big ol' Fathead to me. If it needed to be reuse, I would have preferred the body type used for Etrigan the Demon on that one.

However, overall, if the mold fits the character (and I'm not some kind of Handbook Nazi that freaks out over height and weight class, though I may be a ton class/power level Nazi) then I prefer that sense of good body types used in a consistent manner.
I like that Batman, Superman, Green Lantern, Flash and Aquaman are essentially the same scale and body type. Sure, you have your Jemm Son of Saturns and your New Look Brainiacs that certainly require a completely different mold, but if Signalman or Bolt were on the standard DCUC male body type, I wouldn't be the guy quoting RPG statistics, I'd just be happy we had a Signalman and Bolt.

I'm sure you all have your own individual preferences and thoughts and just wanted to share my own.

Keep up all the excellent work! Make mine AFB! [rock]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 157 The One With Donut Porn
Post by: Engineernerd on February 27, 2015, 04:39:53 pm

...The overlapping trays that most Ultra Acts have get on my nerves b/c they require a lot of force to separate, and then all the little bits and accessories can pop up flying out of the tray and onto the floor.

I haven't opened any of my Figuarts (or the like) with our pups in close proximity for just this reason.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 157 The One With Donut Porn
Post by: Errex on March 02, 2015, 10:57:52 am
Good show guys although, if sarcasm doesn't come across particularly clearly when on the internet, it is even more obscure if uttered in a South Autralian accent. I mean, @Adam: You don't really think that the Dinosaur-Riding Batman can be a good thing, Do you?

Anyways, about the LEGO manufactiring plants; there are molding facilities at Denmark, Hungary and Mexico, but the printing of these pieces occurs in Denmark, Mexico and the Czech Republic.

LEGO was supposed to open a factory in China in 2014, but I don't know if that project ever came to fruition. I guess it did, considering all the Not-LEGO stuff that has been popping out on eBay in recent months.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 157 The One With Donut Porn
Post by: Engineernerd on March 02, 2015, 12:14:08 pm
Good show guys although, if sarcasm doesn't come across particularly clearly when on the internet, it is even more obscure if uttered in a South Autralian accent. I mean, @Adam: You don't really think that the Dinosaur-Riding Batman can be a good thing, Do you?

Anyways, about the LEGO manufactiring plants; there are molding facilities at Denmark, Hungary and Mexico, but the printing of these pieces occurs in Denmark, Mexico and the Czech Republic.

LEGO was supposed to open a factory in China in 2014, but I don't know if that project ever came to fruition. I guess it did, considering all the Not-LEGO stuff that has been popping out on eBay in recent months.

Its a robot T-rex! It can't help but ooze cool


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 157 The One With Donut Porn
Post by: Errex on March 02, 2015, 12:52:41 pm
Good show guys although, if sarcasm doesn't come across particularly clearly when on the internet, it is even more obscure if uttered in a South Autralian accent. I mean, @Adam: You don't really think that the Dinosaur-Riding Batman can be a good thing, Do you?

Anyways, about the LEGO manufactiring plants; there are molding facilities at Denmark, Hungary and Mexico, but the printing of these pieces occurs in Denmark, Mexico and the Czech Republic.

LEGO was supposed to open a factory in China in 2014, but I don't know if that project ever came to fruition. I guess it did, considering all the Not-LEGO stuff that has been popping out on eBay in recent months.

Its a robot T-rex! It can't help but ooze cool

Naaa. More like it festers, and not precisely cool...

Really, not even Batman can save the whole "animal companions " idea.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 157 The One With Donut Porn
Post by: Engineernerd on March 02, 2015, 12:56:30 pm
I've been watching more Kamen Rider and some Power Rangers the last few weeks. Robot dinosaurs fit right in with that stuff


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 157 The One With Donut Porn
Post by: Scotty on March 02, 2015, 02:33:25 pm
I mean, @Adam: You don't really think that the Dinosaur-Riding Batman can be a good thing, Do you?

 [bravo] [exactly] [goodpost]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 157 The One With Donut Porn
Post by: derekwc on March 02, 2015, 02:44:50 pm
 :P
(http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/BM-Odyssey_cvr.jpg)
(https://iamsuburbia.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/batman-riding-a-dinosaur1.jpg)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-6_c0nfCX1_I/T7A18XDPYiI/AAAAAAAABJU/_yz7GamPz4c/s1600/dino+eccc12.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/GrIbjrw.jpg)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 157 The One With Donut Porn
Post by: fishmilkshake on March 02, 2015, 04:09:14 pm
I really must read Batman: Odyssey one day. However, I was going to wait until I was sick with a high fever in the hope that it makes sense.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 157 The One With Donut Porn
Post by: derekwc on March 02, 2015, 04:16:28 pm
I really must read Batman: Odyssey one day. However, I was going to wait until I was sick with a high fever in the hope that it makes sense.
;D

Yeah, I haven't read that yet either. But I'm still pro-Batman being fun. If that means riding a Dinosaur so be it.

Spooky Dooky Joker and SPOILERS-SPOILERS violence isn't doing it for me. :)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 157 The One With Donut Porn
Post by: Scotty on March 03, 2015, 02:03:09 am
I really must read Batman: Odyssey one day. However, I was going to wait until I was sick with a high fever in the hope that it makes sense.
;D

Yeah, I haven't read that yet either. But I'm still pro-Batman being fun. If that means riding a Dinosaur so be it.


Your argument is invalid:

(http://i.toynewsi.com/g/generated/Mattel/Batman_Unlimited/Mattel_Batman_Unlimited02__scaled_600.jpg)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 157 The One With Donut Porn
Post by: eddie3429 on March 03, 2015, 03:02:31 am
I really must read Batman: Odyssey one day. However, I was going to wait until I was sick with a high fever in the hope that it makes sense.
Toronto comic con i was staying in same hotel as Neal Adams and had breakfast with him one morning , lovely man , but when he told me Batman Odessey was the batman version of watchmen just batman fans were to stupid to understand fully i had to try and not spit my eggs over the table


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 157 The One With Donut Porn
Post by: derekwc on March 03, 2015, 09:26:35 am
I really must read Batman: Odyssey one day. However, I was going to wait until I was sick with a high fever in the hope that it makes sense.
Toronto comic con i was staying in same hotel as Neal Adams and had breakfast with him one morning , lovely man , but when he told me Batman Odessey was the batman version of watchmen just batman fans were to stupid to understand fully i had to try and not spit my eggs over the table

Heh.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 157 The One With Donut Porn
Post by: fishmilkshake on March 03, 2015, 06:24:29 pm
I really must read Batman: Odyssey one day. However, I was going to wait until I was sick with a high fever in the hope that it makes sense.
Toronto comic con i was staying in same hotel as Neal Adams and had breakfast with him one morning , lovely man , but when he told me Batman Odessey was the batman version of watchmen just batman fans were to stupid to understand fully i had to try and not spit my eggs over the table

There was a link posted on the forum a while back where a guy sits down and tries his honest best to break it down and understand and he fails.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 157 The One With Donut Porn
Post by: derekwc on March 03, 2015, 06:27:09 pm
I really must read Batman: Odyssey one day. However, I was going to wait until I was sick with a high fever in the hope that it makes sense.
;D

Yeah, I haven't read that yet either. But I'm still pro-Batman being fun. If that means riding a Dinosaur so be it.


Your argument is invalid:

(http://i.toynewsi.com/g/generated/Mattel/Batman_Unlimited/Mattel_Batman_Unlimited02__scaled_600.jpg)

Is that a picture of how Damian was conceived? :P


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 157 The One With Donut Porn
Post by: Engineernerd on March 05, 2015, 03:54:29 pm
Remember the Yoda Fabrikations cuteness argument? In this one, Scott and I debate the merits of accessories vs sound features. Scott also tries to defend his stance on robot t-rex Batman.

 [slapfight] [slapfight]

All of this with a discussion of the new Star Wars Black figures and Sideshow R2!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2015/03/the-afb-podcast-episode-158-sideshow.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 158 The One with the Contentious Accessory Debate
Post by: Scotty on March 06, 2015, 05:26:40 am

Remember the Yoda Fabrikations cuteness argument? In this one, Scott is rudely interrupted by John with wrong opinions. Scott also smashes criticism of his stance on robot t-rex Batman.

Fixed.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 158 The One with the Contentious Accessory Debate
Post by: Scotty on March 07, 2015, 08:38:19 pm

Remember the Yoda Fabrikations cuteness argument? In this one, Scott is rudely interrupted by John with wrong opinions. Scott also smashes criticism of his stance on robot t-rex Batman.

Fixed.

What

the

BLOODY

Fuck?



This has got to be the first time I've come close to shutting off the podcast in the middle and not bothering to listen to the rest.  Scott, did you ever get the knot out of your panties because you went into "bitchy diva mode" during "YOUR" review and it really made the show kinda uncomfortable to listen to during the whole middle bits with your whole "wrong wrong wrong" rant.

I get that everyone is allowed to have their opinions and all but you really jumped on the whole possibility of an 'out of nowhere' unplanned discussion with both feet wearing turf shoes and it really felt like you were pointing it out over and over.

(http://i611.photobucket.com/albums/tt191/michelewln/Misc/PourCoffee.jpg)

After 158 Episodes, we are entitled to our occasional moments. I was a bit genuinely ticked off during the review, but all references afterwards were jokey as John and I were totally okay. If it didn't come off that way, sorry.

But dude.....


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 158 The One with the Contentious Accessory Debate
Post by: Engineernerd on March 08, 2015, 09:00:26 am
To pull back the curtain, I also think that we all have show personas that come through when recording. Part of that schtick is Scott and I know how to push each other's buttons and sometimes do it just to elicit a reaction.

Also, I looked at the TIE pilot after the show for a bit. I think the issue might be his neck is just a tad too long. giving a bit of bobble head effect.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 158 The One with the Contentious Accessory Debate
Post by: fishmilkshake on March 08, 2015, 05:06:18 pm
To pull back the curtain, I also think that we all have show personas that come through when recording.

Also, I looked at the TIE pilot after the show for a bit. I think the issue might be his neck is just a tad too long. giving a bit of bobble head effect.

Yeah, I get stuck being the "sexy man about town" guy on the show. I was given that role because it wasn't much of a stretch for me.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 158 The One with the Contentious Accessory Debate
Post by: Engineernerd on March 09, 2015, 11:55:33 am
To pull back the curtain, I also think that we all have show personas that come through when recording.

Also, I looked at the TIE pilot after the show for a bit. I think the issue might be his neck is just a tad too long. giving a bit of bobble head effect.

Yeah, I get stuck being the "sexy man about town" guy on the show. I was given that role because it wasn't much of a stretch for me.

None of the rest of us had a leopard print smoking jacket.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 159 The One with the Super Muppet and Sexy Statue
Post by: Engineernerd on March 12, 2015, 11:34:05 am
This week on the show, Scott and Ben talk about the PF Catwoman. However, the important thing is that the Toy of the Week is the Super Beaker from the Palisades Muppet line and I'm talking about it.

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2015/03/the-afb-podcast-episode-159-palisades.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 159 The One with the Super Muppet and Sexy Statue
Post by: Scotty on March 12, 2015, 04:11:23 pm
This week on the show, Scott and Ben talk about the PF Catwoman. However, the important thing is that the Toy of the Week is the Super Beaker from the Palisades Muppet line and I'm talking about it.

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2015/03/the-afb-podcast-episode-159-palisades.html

I would edit your post to accurately reflect the true emphasis of the show, but last time I did that, someone had a tanty, took their toys and went home, so I'll just say:

 [cuckoo] [cuckoo] [cuckoo] [cuckoo] [cuckoo] [cuckoo] [cuckoo] [cuckoo] [cuckoo] [cuckoo] [cuckoo] [cuckoo] [cuckoo] [cuckoo] [cuckoo] [cuckoo] [cuckoo] [cuckoo] [cuckoo]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 159 The One with the Super Muppet and Sexy Statue
Post by: Engineernerd on March 19, 2015, 11:15:51 am
One more time with feeling! This time the crew went from being woefully small to plentiful as we have the first 5 person show in a long time thanks to be graced by the charming Eddie314152767!

We look at the Aquaman Icons statue, Jamie Lanister Legacy, and the 3A Stealth Iron Man!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2015/03/the-afb-podcast-episode-160-funko.html
 


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 160 The One with 5 People!
Post by: DarkGuard on March 19, 2015, 11:11:32 pm
deja Vu? or was the red card so bad we needed to hear it twice?

the red card segment played twice for me in my itunes =P


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 160 The One with 5 People!
Post by: Scotty on March 21, 2015, 11:24:38 pm
Yeah, that was my mistake. It's fixed now. :)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 160 The One with 5 People!
Post by: kavball on March 22, 2015, 02:29:49 pm
Great job on episode 160. Congrats to Eddie for making it to the "show"! Nice to hear you guys talk about gundam kits. They are a lot of fun. I use the 1/144 scale kits and paint them to incorporate them with my 1/18th scale figures. They make good mechs for hydra, shield and such.  Keep up the good work guys.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 160 The One with 5 People!
Post by: eddie3429 on March 22, 2015, 04:16:27 pm
Great job on episode 160. Congrats to Eddie for making it to the "show"! Nice to hear you guys talk about gundam kits. They are a lot of fun. I use the 1/144 scale kits and paint them to incorporate them with my 1/18th scale figures. They make good mechs for hydra, shield and such.  Keep up the good work guys.
Cheers Mate


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 160 The One with 5 People!
Post by: fishmilkshake on March 22, 2015, 04:36:38 pm
Great job on episode 160. Congrats to Eddie for making it to the "show"! Nice to hear you guys talk about gundam kits. They are a lot of fun. I use the 1/144 scale kits and paint them to incorporate them with my 1/18th scale figures. They make good mechs for hydra, shield and such.  Keep up the good work guys.

*start rant*

Ugggh.....this is a massive pet peeve of mine. When companies solicit items like a Gundam kit and say it's 1/144th scale. Yeah, because I've seen a life sized one in real life and know exactly how big that 1/144 kit will measure.

I think it's toy industry standard that whenever a company brings out a Yamato model they just say 1/214th scale or some shit and I still have no idea how big that thing is gonna be.

*end rant*


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 160 The One with 5 People!
Post by: eddie3429 on March 24, 2015, 04:20:48 am
Great job on episode 160. Congrats to Eddie for making it to the "show"! Nice to hear you guys talk about gundam kits. They are a lot of fun. I use the 1/144 scale kits and paint them to incorporate them with my 1/18th scale figures. They make good mechs for hydra, shield and such.  Keep up the good work guys.


*start rant*

Ugggh.....this is a massive pet peeve of mine. When companies solicit items like a Gundam kit and say it's 1/144th scale. Yeah, because I've seen a life sized one in real life and know exactly how big that 1/144 kit will measure.

I think it's toy industry standard that whenever a company brings out a Yamato model they just say 1/214th scale or some shit and I still have no idea how big that thing is gonna be.

*end rant*

I use Gundam sizing to seem more impressive when describing my manhood on tinder


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 160 The One with 5 People!
Post by: NiteOwl on March 24, 2015, 04:41:22 am
Great job on episode 160. Congrats to Eddie for making it to the "show"! Nice to hear you guys talk about gundam kits. They are a lot of fun. I use the 1/144 scale kits and paint them to incorporate them with my 1/18th scale figures. They make good mechs for hydra, shield and such.  Keep up the good work guys.


*start rant*

Ugggh.....this is a massive pet peeve of mine. When companies solicit items like a Gundam kit and say it's 1/144th scale. Yeah, because I've seen a life sized one in real life and know exactly how big that 1/144 kit will measure.

I think it's toy industry standard that whenever a company brings out a Yamato model they just say 1/214th scale or some shit and I still have no idea how big that thing is gonna be.

*end rant*

I use Gundam sizing to seem more impressive when describing my manhood on tinder
Pfffffftttt, I use studio scale!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 160 The One with 5 People!
Post by: Engineernerd on March 24, 2015, 07:14:36 am
Great job on episode 160. Congrats to Eddie for making it to the "show"! Nice to hear you guys talk about gundam kits. They are a lot of fun. I use the 1/144 scale kits and paint them to incorporate them with my 1/18th scale figures. They make good mechs for hydra, shield and such.  Keep up the good work guys.

*start rant*

Ugggh.....this is a massive pet peeve of mine. When companies solicit items like a Gundam kit and say it's 1/144th scale. Yeah, because I've seen a life sized one in real life and know exactly how big that 1/144 kit will measure.

I think it's toy industry standard that whenever a company brings out a Yamato model they just say 1/214th scale or some shit and I still have no idea how big that thing is gonna be.

*end rant*

Now with Yamato I can't tell you. But I would think with Gundam there is enough tech info out there that the scale would be figurable and consistent. Same with Star Wars and Star Trek. All of those ships have known dimensions.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 160 The One with 5 People!
Post by: Engineernerd on March 26, 2015, 11:39:23 am
Despite all the protests, there's a new episode! This one has Judge Dread and Marvel Legends goodness!   

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2015/03/the-afb-podcast-episode-161-pop-culture.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 160 The One with 5 People!
Post by: fishmilkshake on March 26, 2015, 03:46:54 pm
Now with Yamato I can't tell you. But I would think with Gundam there is enough tech info out there that the scale would be figurable and consistent. Same with Star Wars and Star Trek. All of those ships have known dimensions.

I shouldn't have to look that shit up. Just tell me in the solicit that it's 12 inches tall. Bam! Done!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 160 The One where Ben Irritates GI Joe Fans
Post by: Engineernerd on March 26, 2015, 03:50:47 pm
Now with Yamato I can't tell you. But I would think with Gundam there is enough tech info out there that the scale would be figurable and consistent. Same with Star Wars and Star Trek. All of those ships have known dimensions.

I shouldn't have to look that shit up. Just tell me in the solicit that it's 12 inches tall. Bam! Done!

I suspect since they are marketed as "model kits" they use scale. It may actually be a licensing thing if they have a license for model kits and somebody else has an "action figure" license.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 160 The One where Ben Irritates GI Joe Fans
Post by: DarkGuard on March 26, 2015, 08:14:14 pm
thanks for another episode, helped my Friday move along a little bit faster =)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 160 The One where Ben Irritates GI Joe Fans
Post by: NiteOwl on March 26, 2015, 08:28:46 pm
thanks for another episode, helped my Friday move along a little bit faster =)

Thanks for listening, we really appreciate the support!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 160 The One where Ben Irritates GI Joe Fans
Post by: kavball on March 27, 2015, 02:51:25 pm
Now with Yamato I can't tell you. But I would think with Gundam there is enough tech info out there that the scale would be figurable and consistent. Same with Star Wars and Star Trek. All of those ships have known dimensions.

I shouldn't have to look that shit up. Just tell me in the solicit that it's 12 inches tall. Bam! Done!
My bad. I shouldn't have brought up scale. I should have said that I build gundam models. The ones that aren't as big as the other ones, but bigger than some.  [rimshot]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 160 The One where Ben Irritates GI Joe Fans
Post by: derekwc on March 27, 2015, 02:59:19 pm
(http://japan-cool.co.uk/WebRoot/Namesco/Shops/950003803/MediaGallery/sizechart.jpg)

http://japan-cool.co.uk/Gundam-Model-Kit-Guide


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 160 The One where Ben Irritates GI Joe Fans
Post by: Engineernerd on March 27, 2015, 03:01:45 pm
Now with Yamato I can't tell you. But I would think with Gundam there is enough tech info out there that the scale would be figurable and consistent. Same with Star Wars and Star Trek. All of those ships have known dimensions.


I shouldn't have to look that shit up. Just tell me in the solicit that it's 12 inches tall. Bam! Done!
My bad. I shouldn't have brought up scale. I should have said that I build gundam models. The ones that aren't as big as the other ones, but bigger than some.

Oh you mean studio scale. I get it.



Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 160 The One where Ben Irritates GI Joe Fans
Post by: Engineernerd on March 27, 2015, 03:03:03 pm
(http://japan-cool.co.uk/WebRoot/Namesco/Shops/950003803/MediaGallery/sizechart.jpg)

http://japan-cool.co.uk/Gundam-Model-Kit-Guide

Where's the apple or patented TVFT lime on that guide?  [goodpost]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 160 The One where Ben Irritates GI Joe Fans
Post by: derekwc on March 27, 2015, 03:03:11 pm
Quote
And last but not least... they're people out there who wanted to know the scale/size comparison.... so this is the size comparison with Revoltech Sanada Yukimura, Revoltech Ingram, Figma Tsukasa, 1/144 scale Gundam (5 inches) and 1/100 scale Gundam (7 inches)..

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_9GmXfbo54ao/S2vCfI3rKaI/AAAAAAAAlR0/RbW5RtYiOgs/s1600/IMG_1717.jpg)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 160 The One where Ben Irritates GI Joe Fans
Post by: derekwc on March 27, 2015, 03:09:48 pm
I don't have any model kits, but I am a fan of Gundam and was happy to hear it brought up on the show.  [thumbs up]

Also cool to hear the thoughts on the new Legends wave and why you guys did or did not pick up certain fellows.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 160 The One where Ben Irritates GI Joe Fans
Post by: Engineernerd on March 27, 2015, 03:32:33 pm
I don't have any model kits, but I am a fan of Gundam and was happy to hear it brought up on the show.  [thumbs up]

Also cool to hear the thoughts on the new Legends wave and why you guys did or did not pick up certain fellows.

Yes, you have an excellent Gundam podcast! I meant to mention that.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 160 The One where Ben Irritates GI Joe Fans
Post by: derekwc on March 27, 2015, 06:07:18 pm
I don't have any model kits, but I am a fan of Gundam and was happy to hear it brought up on the show.  [thumbs up]

Also cool to hear the thoughts on the new Legends wave and why you guys did or did not pick up certain fellows.

Yes, you have an excellent Gundam podcast! I meant to mention that.

Thanks John! :D


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 162 The One where We Remember Spock
Post by: Engineernerd on April 02, 2015, 11:04:20 am
He's not really gone if we find a way to remember him - Seinfeld

In this episode, we take a look back at the Spock collectibles that have been produced.

Scott talks about ArtFx Damien Robin, Eddie drops some Transformers knowledge, and Adam fills our hearts with bunny love

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2015/04/the-afb-podcast-episode-162-kotobukiya.html


Warning: This episode may contain talk of statues and kidney stones.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 162 The One where We Remember Spock
Post by: derekwc on April 02, 2015, 06:05:57 pm
Started listening on my lunch break. I'm up to the news and wanted to say thanks for the shout out John!



Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 160 The One where Ben Irritates GI Joe Fans
Post by: fishmilkshake on April 02, 2015, 09:50:12 pm
I don't have any model kits, but I am a fan of Gundam and was happy to hear it brought up on the show.  [thumbs up]

Also cool to hear the thoughts on the new Legends wave and why you guys did or did not pick up certain fellows.

Yes, you have an excellent Gundam podcast! I meant to mention that.

Thanks John! :D

In listen to it....and I have no idea what anyone is talking about.....but I appreciate the knowledge and the humour.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 162 The One where We Remember Spock
Post by: derekwc on April 02, 2015, 09:59:05 pm
I don't have any model kits, but I am a fan of Gundam and was happy to hear it brought up on the show.  [thumbs up]

Also cool to hear the thoughts on the new Legends wave and why you guys did or did not pick up certain fellows.

Yes, you have an excellent Gundam podcast! I meant to mention that.

Thanks John! :D

In listen to it....and I have no idea what anyone is talking about.....but I appreciate the knowledge and the humour.

Cool. Thanks!

(Mostly) Finished the AFB cast on my train ride home. You guys had me thinking about all those Playmates Trek figures I purged from my collection.

I also at some point had the 3 3/4ths Mego Mr. Spock.

The only Playmates guy who survived the "Great Purge" was the 9' Kirk in his dress casual green shirt.

I don't suppose Star Trek V from Galoob came up in research?

(http://starbaseatlanta.com/ebaypics/stvfigureset.jpg)

(https://johnkennethmuir.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/trek5005.jpg)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 162 The One where We Remember Spock
Post by: Engineernerd on April 03, 2015, 05:34:03 am
it is in there Derek


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 162 The One where We Remember Spock
Post by: derekwc on April 03, 2015, 09:14:54 am
it is in there Derek

Heh. Started up where I left off this morning and it's the first thing you guys are talking about. :-[


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 162 The One where We Remember Spock
Post by: Engineernerd on April 03, 2015, 09:16:23 am
it is in there Derek

Heh. Started up where I left off this morning and it's the first thing you guys are talking about. :-[

The less said about Star Trek V the better.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 162 The One where We Remember Spock
Post by: derekwc on April 03, 2015, 09:17:50 am
it is in there Derek

Heh. Started up where I left off this morning and it's the first thing you guys are talking about. :-[

The less said about Star Trek V the better.

What does God need with a Toy Star ship?


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 162 The One where We Remember Spock
Post by: Engineernerd on April 03, 2015, 09:23:19 am
it is in there Derek

My main issue is what I said about Scotty being mistreated. I suspect Shatner's direction was influenced by his relationship with Doohan unfortunately. Also, Shatner's daughter aimless wandering around the bridge was just dumb.
Heh. Started up where I left off this morning and it's the first thing you guys are talking about. :-[

The less said about Star Trek V the better.

What does God need with a Toy Star ship?


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 162 The One where We Remember Spock
Post by: DarkGuard on April 06, 2015, 08:44:57 pm
some aliens stuff you did not know

alien isolation. amanda ripley joined the weyland yutani company to try find out more info about her mums disappearance. she goes to a space station that has the flight recorder of the nostromo

there was DLC of the game that let you play scenes from Alien on the nostomo

also Fox said colonial marines game was canon so hicks is still alive - hence why he will be in the new alien move


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 162 The One where We Remember Spock
Post by: eddie3429 on April 07, 2015, 04:50:39 am
some aliens stuff you did not know

alien isolation. amanda ripley joined the weyland yutani company to try find out more info about her mums disappearance. she goes to a space station that has the flight recorder of the nostromo

there was DLC of the game that let you play scenes from Alien on the nostomo

also Fox said colonial marines game was canon so hicks is still alive - hence why he will be in the new alien move

Cheers mate . Thoughts I'd seen nostromo shots


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 162 The One where We Remember Spock
Post by: Engineernerd on April 07, 2015, 11:36:25 am
On an sideways related note, I was listening to the Ferg over the Atari 2600 Game by Game podcast talk about the "Alien" 2600 game yesterday. Apparently, it is a Pac-Man clone. I had no idea.

Again, another bit of strange marketing tie ins for an R rated film.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 162 The One where We Remember Spock
Post by: eddie3429 on April 07, 2015, 05:56:08 pm
On an sideways related note, I was listening to the Ferg over the Atari 2600 Game by Game podcast talk about the "Alien" 2600 game yesterday. Apparently, it is a Pac-Man clone. I had no idea.

Again, another bit of strange marketing tie ins for an R rated film.

Its funny , growing up in early 90's most of our are movie Kids tie in figure line where R rated Alien, Predator , Terminator , Nightmare on elm street , demolition man .



Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 162 The One where We Remember Spock
Post by: Engineernerd on April 08, 2015, 07:43:21 am
On an sideways related note, I was listening to the Ferg over the Atari 2600 Game by Game podcast talk about the "Alien" 2600 game yesterday. Apparently, it is a Pac-Man clone. I had no idea.

Again, another bit of strange marketing tie ins for an R rated film.



Its funny , growing up in early 90's most of our are movie Kids tie in figure line where R rated Alien, Predator , Terminator , Nightmare on elm street , demolition man .



Florida Mom would have had an stroke back then, oh wait. The US wasn't a bunch of people with poles up there butts over every little issue. Or at least, they couldn't get media coverage.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 163 The One with the Black and Pink Aliens
Post by: Engineernerd on April 09, 2015, 10:39:18 am
This week Ben, Eddie and Scott bring you the show featuring NECA's Alien Queen and Premium Format Sinestro! I haven't listened to it yet, but I'm sure it's fantastic. Oh, and a international Hot Dog discussion during Name That!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2015/04/the-afb-podcast-episode-163-neca-alien.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 163 The One with the Black and Pink Aliens
Post by: derekwc on April 09, 2015, 09:28:25 pm
When I saw the Premium Classic Batman variant a couple days ago for the first time...

"Man that looks pretty damn sweet. Actually looks like Batman and stuff."

*3 seconds later*

"Man AFB is gonna be pissed."


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 163 The One with the Black and Pink Aliens
Post by: DarkGuard on April 09, 2015, 11:53:02 pm
I listen to podcasts at work. I use a drawing program all day for drafting purposes and i dont deal with clients so i dont have to stop or pause =P. i think everyone around me assumes i am just listening to music =P


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 163 The One with the Black and Pink Aliens
Post by: Scotty on April 10, 2015, 12:40:57 am
When I saw the Premium Classic Batman variant a couple days ago for the first time...

"Man that looks pretty damn sweet. Actually looks like Batman and stuff."

*3 seconds later*

"Man AFB is gonna be pissed."

 [thumbs up] [thumbs up] [thumbs up] [thumbs up]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 163 The One with the Black and Pink Aliens
Post by: fishmilkshake on April 11, 2015, 06:57:01 am
I listen to podcasts at work. I use a drawing program all day for drafting purposes and i dont deal with clients so i dont have to stop or pause =P. i think everyone around me assumes i am just listening to music =P

Hah! I'm the same.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 165 The One with Bucks and Does
Post by: Engineernerd on April 23, 2015, 11:09:33 am
It's a triple review show! Hot Toys Stormtrooper! ArtFx Batman and Dragonball Xenoverse Travel Edition Future Trunks Statue. Yes, Adam is reviewing something.

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2015/04/the-afb-podcast-episode-165-dbz.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 165 The One with Bucks and Does
Post by: Scotty on April 23, 2015, 05:59:56 pm
Adam just likes to make me say really long and confusing toy names.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 165 The One with the Pornographic Wallpaper
Post by: Engineernerd on April 30, 2015, 12:23:29 pm
This episode goes to dark places, listener beware!

Ben checks out Batroc (Zee Lepair)
Scott looks at the cool Skeleton Warriors Kickstarter Baron Dark
And I check out the a vintage Adventure People set!

All this and Eddie314159265 makes me feel old.

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2015/04/the-afb-podcast-episode-166-marvel.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 165 The One with the Pornographic Wallpaper
Post by: fishmilkshake on May 01, 2015, 01:26:59 am
Most bizarre opening banter ever!!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 166 - The One with the Pornographic Wallpaper
Post by: Hursticon on May 01, 2015, 06:35:08 am
Great episode guys! :)

I must say, it's nice to hear a Podcast with views from either side of the Pacific Ocean and an appreciation/understanding for the differences in each market. 8)


I'd like to concur & echo Scotty's sentiments & feelings towards October Toys: 20th Anniversary (Glyos-compatible) Skeleton Warriors - Baron Dark, Titan Skeletons & Traveller Skeleden. [exactly]
Yours was a great account and I agree that what George & Ayleen Gaspar have been able to achieve & deliver with this particular Kickstarter Campaign has been brilliant and well worth the investment. ;)
(I checked out your Facebook Gallery (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152993712696219.1073741863.42281071218&type=3) of Baron Dark, dude, there's some great photos in there! - You should tag the Official Skeleton Warriors facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Skeleton-Warriors/211771518833072) too :))

Being quite a big fan of the property back in the day, I was enthralled when I learnt of the Kickstarter last year (http://www.otca.com.au/boards/showthread.php?t=18663) as it reawakened my 20 year dormant love of the brand and it's been hard not to go on & on & on about it since (As my Twitter & Instagram accounts will attest to!). :P

To answer a question that was raised by the Hosts during the discussion of this Kickstarter campaign:
  • YES - George & Ayleen revealed on Episode 351 (Roughly 19:35mins in ;)) of their YouTube: "Toy Break (https://www.youtube.com/user/toybreak)" show that they're looking to do a follow-up Kickstarter campaign with the focus being on Grimskull! (Further details are yet to be Officially announced (http://www.octobertoys.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=14120) at this time however).

 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLmQbSoZ0UI)

I was going to post a bunch of relevant links here too, but I wasn't sure if it would be appropriate :-[, so I posted them in the "Kickstarter Thread (http://www.afbforum.com/index.php/topic,5564.msg103556.html#msg103556)" and hope they're of benefit to anyone who might be interested in these extremely fun and hard to put down figures. ;D


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 165 The One with the Pornographic Wallpaper
Post by: fishmilkshake on May 01, 2015, 06:41:28 am
Thanks for the great feedback.....and of course welcome to the forum.
Feel free to post those links anywhere you like.  [thumbs up]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 165 The One with the Pornographic Wallpaper
Post by: Scotty on May 01, 2015, 07:16:35 am
Thanks for all the great feedback & info Hursticon - and welcome again!!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 165 The One with the Pornographic Wallpaper
Post by: Hursticon on May 01, 2015, 07:27:59 am
Thanks for the great feedback.....and of course welcome to the forum.
Feel free to post those links anywhere you like.  [thumbs up]
Thanks for all the great feedback & info Hursticon - and welcome again!!

Thanks guys, hope all the links strewn throughout the posts are helpful at least. :)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 165 The One with the Pornographic Wallpaper
Post by: eddie3429 on May 01, 2015, 07:34:04 am


All this and Eddie314159265 makes me feel old.



"Don't poo poo a nickle lisa, it can get you a coffee, slice of pie, and still have enough change left to take the trolly home "









To answer a question that was raised by the Hosts during the discussion of this Kickstarter campaign:
  • YES - George & Ayleen revealed on Episode 351 (Roughly 19:35mins in ;)) of their YouTube: "Toy Break (https://www.youtube.com/user/toybreak)" show that they're looking to do a follow-up Kickstarter campaign with the focus being on Grimskull! (Further details are yet to be Officially announced (http://www.octobertoys.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=14120) at this time however).


Grimskull nice, he's the one i wanted . and welcome


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 165 The One with the Pornographic Wallpaper
Post by: Engineernerd on May 01, 2015, 10:19:24 am

"Don't poo poo a nickle lisa, it can get you a coffee, slice of pie, and still have enough change left to take the trolly home "

...and stay off my lawn


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 165 The One with the Pornographic Wallpaper
Post by: eddie3429 on May 01, 2015, 04:31:18 pm

"Don't poo poo a nickle lisa, it can get you a coffee, slice of pie, and still have enough change left to take the trolly home "

You sunk my battleship... Oh I got a bingo

...and stay off my lawn


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 165 The One with the Pornographic Wallpaper
Post by: derekwc on May 02, 2015, 04:11:05 pm
I've got Eddie's back on G.I. Joe/Cobra. It certainly made my Top Ten List (http://hocof.blogspot.com/2013/03/my-top-ten-favorite-gi-joe-stories.html) back when Retaliation came out in theatres.

@ Ben, I think I would have preferred "citrus" orange rather than "prius" orange on Batroc. But then I'm a banana yellow Iron Man fan all the way. :) I think the metallic look works for Machine Man, but I've always liked comic book colors from an earlier age (even if they are "wrong"). Glad you have another world builder scratched off the list. Bring on Madcap, Diamondback and a Mister Hyde BAF with some Civil Infinity War Avengers Movie figures you won't like, but Eddie will have tons of fun with!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 165 The One with the Pornographic Wallpaper
Post by: eddie3429 on May 02, 2015, 04:37:59 pm
I've got Eddie's back on G.I. Joe/Cobra. It certainly made my Top Ten List (http://hocof.blogspot.com/2013/03/my-top-ten-favorite-gi-joe-stories.html) back when Retaliation came out in theatres.

@ Ben, I think I would have preferred "citrus" orange rather than "prius" orange on Batroc. But then I'm a banana yellow Iron Man fan all the way. :) I think the metallic look works for Machine Man, but I've always liked comic book colors from an earlier age (even if they are "wrong"). Glad you have another world builder scratched off the list. Bring on Madcap, Diamondback and a Mister Hyde BAF with some Civil Infinity War Avengers Movie figures you won't like, but Eddie will have tons of fun with!

G.i.joe Cobra so gooood! anto fuso art  ;D

And yes i can't wait for civil war / infintiy war figures of MCU. still missing a tone of characters (Falcon people ! and also Vision , Scarlet Witch Quicksilver , Batroc, Ronan , Thanos , Nebula )

But i am hardcore comics fan to, give me the universe builders (blizzard is on i'm pumped for ) give me Dreadknight , Beyonder , T-Ray , D-man , the forgotten one , Gorogon , Wraith , J Jonah Jameson ect

Also give me great charater variants , Suited Tony Stark , Suited Moon Knight , Brubaker batroc , Classic Star lord, White vision ,

hell give me Cap Wolf !

if its a good figure and something marvel based ... thats all i need

(oh and a new Rogue for Ben . )


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 165 The One with the Pornographic Wallpaper
Post by: derekwc on May 02, 2015, 05:24:11 pm
D-man

 [thumbs up]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 167 The One with the Titan Vixen on the Couch
Post by: Engineernerd on May 07, 2015, 11:32:01 am
It's a triple review show!

Ben reviews the Titan Heroes Hulkbuster. I'm checking out the Lego Movie Double Decker Couch, Scott is looking at the DC Collectibles Vixen Cover Girls Statue. (If I sound confused during his review it is because I had this character confused with somebody else.)

All of this, news, a naughty Red Card and mirth and merriment.

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2015/05/the-afb-podcast-episode-167-titan.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 167 The One with the Titan Vixen on the Couch
Post by: Errex on May 07, 2015, 01:40:42 pm
Real funny show, guys. Kind of odd listening to Ben be so generous with the Titan Hulkbuster, but it may warrant a second look the next time I go to a store. Also, I would definitely be looking out for the LEGO movie Double Decker Couch set.

On dwarf tossing: That's a very rude thing to do, because they sometimes make this awful, disgusting wet noise if they don't land properly. It is also a good idea to avoid hard surfaces like concrete or asphalt.

[thud]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 167 The One with the Titan Vixen on the Couch
Post by: Engineernerd on May 07, 2015, 02:02:45 pm
Real funny show, guys. Kind of odd listening to Ben be so generous with the Titan Hulkbuster, but it may warrant a second look the next time I go to a store. Also, I would definitely be looking out for the LEGO movie Double Decker Couch set.

On dwarf tossing: That's a very rude thing to do, because they sometimes make this awful, disgusting wet noise if they don't land properly. It is also a good idea to avoid hard surfaces like concrete or asphalt.

[thud]

I need to pick up the Batman/Angry Unikitty set one of these days. The couch is a better value, IMO. But, That set is the cheapest current way to get a black Batman figure.

Due to my lower center of gravity, my days of being tossed have ended.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 167 The One with the Titan Vixen on the Couch
Post by: DarkGuard on May 07, 2015, 08:51:48 pm
Another Great Episode!

I concur with Arnie calling in with wall paper story and you should throw it out there for more wall paper stories from other podcasters =P


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 167 The One with the Titan Vixen on the Couch
Post by: derekwc on May 07, 2015, 08:59:20 pm
It's a triple review show!

Ben reviews the Titan Heroes Hulkbuster. I'm checking out the Lego Movie Double Decker Couch, Scott is looking at the DC Collectibles Vixen Cover Girls Statue. (If I sound confused during his review it is because I had this character confused with somebody else.)

All of this, news, a naughty Red Card and mirth and merriment.

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2015/05/the-afb-podcast-episode-167-titan.html

According to the designer's Deviant Art profile, this design is (as you were all thinking) an original one to the statue itself.

Quote
My first African American heroine for my DC Cover Girls statue series. I worked with the team at DC to come up with this new costume and hairstyle for her. The first prototype was displayed at SDCC 2014. Hope you like it! :)

http://artgerm.deviantart.com/art/DC-Cover-Girls-Vixen-471772274

The idiom Scotty may have been trying to get out beyond "put my finger on it" is "wrap my head around it", but with all the talk of "crotchal"-regions saying "putting my head on it" made me laugh more than it should have.  ;)

Thanks for another great cast guys!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 167 The One with the Titan Vixen on the Couch
Post by: Engineernerd on May 08, 2015, 08:27:59 am

The idiom Scotty may have been trying to get out beyond "put my finger on it" is "wrap my head around it", but with all the talk of "crotchal"-regions saying "putting my head on it" made me laugh more than it should have.  ;)

Thanks for another great cast guys!

I'm always amazed at how much I laugh when listening, even to the shows I'm on. When it comes down to it, it's a podcast of grown men talking toys and not politics or human rights issues. I'm really glad we get to have fun with it, just like it should be.

Thanks as always for listening DWC!

Another Great Episode!

I concur with Arnie calling in with wall paper story and you should throw it out there for more wall paper stories from other podcasters =P


Do not ebay search x-rated wallpaper from work. I did this when I was listening from work. The results were, hmm. disturbing. Partially because it brought up discs of computer wallpaper.



Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 167 The One with the Titan Vixen on the Couch
Post by: Scotty on May 08, 2015, 08:38:20 am

According to the designer's Deviant Art profile, this design is (as you were all thinking) an original one to the statue itself.

Quote
My first African American heroine for my DC Cover Girls statue series. I worked with the team at DC to come up with this new costume and hairstyle for her. The first prototype was displayed at SDCC 2014. Hope you like it! :)

http://artgerm.deviantart.com/art/DC-Cover-Girls-Vixen-471772274

Thanks for that Derek! That's.... ugh. Seriously, after years of collecting comic accurate DC Cover Girls Statues, I do NOT want artist specific redesigns when we finally add a new character to the line!  [thumbs down] [thumbs down]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 167 The One with the Titan Vixen on the Couch
Post by: derekwc on May 08, 2015, 08:43:48 am
I do read nu52 comics, but like yourself I never recalled that particular design, so I went to Comic DB to double-check if there were some comics I may have missed with Vixen. Google Foo-ing eventually lead me to the Deviant Art page.

That is odd to make a change like that in the midst of a line. Unless they plan to use that design in an up and coming comic or something.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 167 The One with the Titan Vixen on the Couch
Post by: derekwc on May 08, 2015, 10:48:11 pm
Have you guys seen these? Might be fun for Thor or Captain 'Shizzy-Ziz-Zam' Marvel.

http://tamashii.jp/item/11019/
http://tamashii.jp/item/11020/


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 167 The One with the Titan Vixen on the Couch
Post by: fishmilkshake on May 08, 2015, 11:36:39 pm
Have you guys seen these? Might be fun for Thor or Captain 'Shizzy-Ziz-Zam' Marvel.

http://tamashii.jp/item/11019/
http://tamashii.jp/item/11020/

Wow! They keep nailing it with those effects. I've got the burning ones and they're great!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 168 The One With The Nipple
Post by: Engineernerd on May 14, 2015, 03:00:34 pm
I haven't got through listening yet, but the new episode is out!  [bravo]

Ben is eyeing up Hawkeye, Eddie is looking an almost vintage Mad Max figure and Scott is ruffling Hawkman's feathers.

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2015/05/the-afb-podcast-episode-168-hawkeye.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 168 The One With The Nipple
Post by: eddie3429 on May 14, 2015, 05:46:01 pm
Made an idiot out of myself laughing at the blooper section


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 168 The One With The Nipple
Post by: DarkGuard on May 14, 2015, 06:42:26 pm
Good ep! The pop vinyl plastic visor there comes to mind another pop that's has a visor. vegeta


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 168 The One With The Nipple
Post by: derekwc on May 14, 2015, 10:09:40 pm
Was something wrong with the upload this week?

Both the .mp4 and Stitcher seemed to cut off around the hour 28 min mark. You guys were talking Red Son looks and then it just stops.
 

EDIT: Downloading again, file is bigger this time.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 168 The One With The Nipple
Post by: Scotty on May 14, 2015, 10:11:32 pm
Was something wrong with the upload this week?

Both the .mp4 and Stitcher seemed to cut off around the hour 28 min mark. You guys were talking Red Son looks and then it just stops.
 

If you re-download the new file is correct. I did post this on social media.  [thumbs up]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 168 The One With The Nipple
Post by: derekwc on May 14, 2015, 10:13:35 pm
Was something wrong with the upload this week?

Both the .mp4 and Stitcher seemed to cut off around the hour 28 min mark. You guys were talking Red Son looks and then it just stops.
 

If you re-download the new file is correct. I did post this on social media.  [thumbs up]

Cool. I'm finishing listening now. Thanks!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 168 The One With The Nipple
Post by: Engineernerd on May 15, 2015, 02:02:45 pm
When Scott said Derek, I said to myself, "Does he mean Derek, DerekWC?"

Ironically, I gave Chris from Planned Banter twitter harassment over something like that on their podcast recently. (Re Horseshoe John Horseshoe)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 168 The One With The Nipple
Post by: derekwc on May 15, 2015, 07:03:39 pm
When Scott said Derek, I said to myself, "Does he mean Derek, DerekWC?"


 [mwaha] I guess I do tend to introduce myself that way on a podcast. Mainly b/c it is my preferred screen name on most message boards, including AFB. :)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 168 The One With The Nipple
Post by: kavball on May 18, 2015, 08:50:26 am
What's up everybody? Just got back from hanging out in the middle of nowhere for work. Pretty excited to get back, do some customizing, and get caught up on the afb podcast before I disappear again til Christmas. How's everybody doing?


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 168 The One With The Nipple
Post by: Engineernerd on May 18, 2015, 09:56:26 am
What's up everybody? Just got back from hanging out in the middle of nowhere for work. Pretty excited to get back, do some customizing, and get caught up on the afb podcast before I disappear again til Christmas. How's everybody doing?

They have all been beating me down and Eddie31415926529 has joined the show and ridiculed me for collecting vintage toys. You are caught up. Oh and Scott probably ate dessert on the air. But that is kind of given.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 168 The One With The Nipple
Post by: Errex on May 19, 2015, 01:46:46 pm
Finally got to the part the show cuts off, and downloaded the full version a few minutes ago.

I found Eddie's Mad Max figure reviews quite useful in deciding not to get them, as I was actually looking at them from Amazon. Instead I decided to get something else, but this is not the thread to post about that.

Great show!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 168 The One With The Nipple
Post by: eddie3429 on May 21, 2015, 02:22:51 am
What's up everybody? Just got back from hanging out in the middle of nowhere for work. Pretty excited to get back, do some customizing, and get caught up on the afb podcast before I disappear again til Christmas. How's everybody doing?

They have all been beating me down and Eddie31415926529 has joined the show and ridiculed me for collecting vintage toys. You are caught up. Oh and Scott probably ate dessert on the air. But that is kind of given.
its not my fault i'm youthful , i brought a vintage the other day though... it was Cheddar

Finally got to the part the show cuts off, and downloaded the full version a few minutes ago.

I found Eddie's Mad Max figure reviews quite useful in deciding not to get them, as I was actually looking at them from Amazon. Instead I decided to get something else, but this is not the thread to post about that.

Great show!

Glad to help, I didn't mean to be as harsh on it, but once i had it in hand and talking about it i realized how luckluster it was. hopefully the success of Fury road will lead to better Mad Max Merch (Neca i'm looking at you )


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 168 The One w/ the Scott, Eddie & Black Widow threesome
Post by: Engineernerd on May 21, 2015, 12:21:27 pm
It a retrospective of all things Black Widow!

Also, Scott and Eddie bring on the all the regular features and Name That has a catchy song clip at the end.

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2015/05/the-afb-podcast-episode-169-batman-b.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 168 The One w/ the Scott, Eddie & Black Widow threesome
Post by: derekwc on May 28, 2015, 10:22:49 am
FYI -- ep170 stops at about 39 minutes in. It looked the same on Stitcher Radio.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 168 The One w/ the Scott, Eddie & Black Widow threesome
Post by: Engineernerd on May 28, 2015, 10:31:52 am
FYI -- ep170 stops at about 39 minutes in. It looked the same on Stitcher Radio.

You might want to try it from the site. I thought Scott had fixed that already.



Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 168 The One w/ the Scott, Eddie & Black Widow threesome
Post by: Engineernerd on May 28, 2015, 10:48:27 am
FYI -- ep170 stops at about 39 minutes in. It looked the same on Stitcher Radio.

You might want to try it from the site. I thought Scott had fixed that already.



Sorry, I had this and 169 confused. I have the same issue on the one I downloaded.

I'm sure when the sun rises on the opposite side of the world our crack webmaster will get right on it.

PS I sent him a message

PSS I hope it didn't wake him.

PSSS. Ok, maybe I hope it did a little.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 168 The One w/ the Scott, Eddie & Black Widow threesome
Post by: derekwc on May 28, 2015, 02:36:39 pm
Thanks John.

I remember waking up one morning and I had accidentally sent out the RAW file because of how I saved the final edit.  ;D


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 168 The One w/ the Scott, Eddie & Black Widow threesome
Post by: Engineernerd on May 28, 2015, 02:45:43 pm
Thanks John.

I remember waking up one morning and I had accidentally sent out the RAW file because of how I saved the final edit.  ;D

It is a credit to Scott how smooth this show normally goes out. There's a lot of little things that have to happen every week and he makes it look easier than it is.

There's a reason there's a thing called "pod fade". It's just a darn lot of work.

Thanks for your patience DWC. Your mention is coming up in Name That...


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 168 The One w/ the Scott, Eddie & Black Widow threesome
Post by: derekwc on May 28, 2015, 03:08:47 pm
I think also when I listen to Earth Destruction Directive, a podcast about Giant Monsters and Robots, the producer had some trouble with static noise and his Itunes feed.

It did seem like after 38-39 minutes the audio turned to some sort of static. Not sure if that is the culprit, but it's what I thought of.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 168 The One w/ the Scott, Eddie & Black Widow threesome
Post by: Engineernerd on May 28, 2015, 03:22:57 pm
I think also when I listen to Earth Destruction Directive, a podcast about Giant Monsters and Robots, the producer had some trouble with static noise and his Itunes feed.

It did seem like after 38-39 minutes the audio turned to some sort of static. Not sure if that is the culprit, but it's what I thought of.

I'm not sure. I know he listened to the whole thing on his end. I think it might be an upload issue, but not sure.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 170 The one where we're Punished and Eng was on a panel
Post by: derekwc on May 28, 2015, 08:56:27 pm
Looks good now from the direct download. Thanks guys! [rock]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 170 The one where we're Punished and Eng was on a panel
Post by: Scotty on May 29, 2015, 01:11:14 am
The issue was that I was trying to upload the show over very slow internet as I'm travelling in the country for work. I had to change FTP clients recently and the one I'm currently using has some issues when the upload is interrupted. My fault as I didn't double check, but sorted now.  [thumbs up]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 170 The one where we're Punished and Eng was on a panel
Post by: Scotty on May 29, 2015, 01:11:38 am
And hey, the fact that we always hear right away if something is wrong is great - it means people are listening!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 170 The one where we're Punished and Eng was on a panel
Post by: Errex on May 29, 2015, 07:58:30 am
The issue was that I was trying to upload the show over very slow internet as I'm travelling in the country for work.

Isn't it odd that Scott and the hulking kangaroo terrorizing Brisbane are never seen together?

Just saying... [whistle]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 170 The one where we're Punished and Eng was on a panel
Post by: Engineernerd on May 29, 2015, 10:17:01 am
The issue was that I was trying to upload the show over very slow internet as I'm travelling in the country for work.

Isn't it odd that Scott and the hulking kangaroo terrorizing Brisbane are never seen together?

Just saying... [whistle]

That kangaroo is much more muscular than Scott. It also has a lower pitched laugh.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 170 The one where we're Punished and Eng was on a panel
Post by: derekwc on May 29, 2015, 11:32:18 am
*whistles lonely man theme*


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 170 The one where we're Punished and Eng was on a panel
Post by: Engineernerd on May 29, 2015, 11:33:54 am
Well, as you can see above, the technical issues have been worked out and the new episode is up!

Ben looks at a Punisher Premium Format statue, Justin has sparkling enthusiasm and I have a recording of a recent comic convention panel I led on Action Figures and comic Collecting.

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2015/05/the-afb-podcast-episode-170-sideshow.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 170 The one where we're Punished and Eng was on a panel
Post by: Engineernerd on May 29, 2015, 11:39:57 am
*whistles lonely man theme*

I'll pay next episode that I'm on with him.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 170 The one where we're Punished and Eng was on a panel
Post by: fishmilkshake on May 29, 2015, 06:37:56 pm

There's a reason there's a thing called "pod fade". It's just a darn lot of work.

It is. But the reason AFB keeps chugging along is it's fun to do.

The fact that we're there to talk about toys, then I try to replicate Scott's accent, fail badly because it's unique, then we decide he's the Christopher Lambert of podcasting, then digress into the films of Christopher Lambert is the reason I do this every week.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 170 The one where we're Punished and Eng was on a panel
Post by: derekwc on May 29, 2015, 07:13:30 pm
Therrrr kan onlee bee won.

Awesome Podcast BTW guys. Fun to listen to the panel talk about Secret Wars, Swamp Thing and Alfredo Alcala!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 171 The One where Eddie Makes Noise
Post by: Engineernerd on June 04, 2015, 11:50:11 am
The new episode is up! Punisher Pop! Red Hood! Broly! It's all the fun and news you have come to know and love!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2015/06/the-afb-podcast-episode-171-figuarts.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 171 The One where Eddie Makes Noise
Post by: derekwc on June 04, 2015, 12:37:48 pm
I only made it up to "Name That" before getting to work, but I think I'll take the middle ground with Gatachman and Eddie. While I love 70s Anime and Dubs/Adaptations, 7-Zark-7 in the American version drives me up the wall.

I personally highly recommend this set:
http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Gatchaman-Complete-Collection-and-OVAs-Blu-ray/76904/

But since I'm not familiar with Region 4 releases, I don't know if you guys have a comparable set over there or not?

Since Eddie isn't for Retro Toys (he may not be for retro anime either), so I might recommend the Gatchaman (OVAs)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmNs5DuXDdg

The animation and style is relatively more current.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 171 The One where Eddie Makes Noise
Post by: Engineernerd on June 04, 2015, 12:57:09 pm
I only made it up to "Name That" before getting to work, but I think I'll take the middle ground with Gatachman and Eddie. While I love 70s Anime and Dubs/Adaptations, 7-Zark-7 in the American version drives me up the wall.

I personally highly recommend this set:
http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Gatchaman-Complete-Collection-and-OVAs-Blu-ray/76904/

But since I'm not familiar with Region 4 releases, I don't know if you guys have a comparable set over there or not?

Since Eddie isn't for Retro Toys (he may not be for retro anime either), so I might recommend the Gatchaman (OVAs)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmNs5DuXDdg

The animation and style is relatively more current.


I really didn't need more on my list to watch :D

Thanks, Derek! We're working on Eddie's vintage issues.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 171 The One where Eddie Makes Noise
Post by: eddie3429 on June 04, 2015, 05:13:47 pm
I only made it up to "Name That" before getting to work, but I think I'll take the middle ground with Gatachman and Eddie. While I love 70s Anime and Dubs/Adaptations, 7-Zark-7 in the American version drives me up the wall.

I personally highly recommend this set:
http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Gatchaman-Complete-Collection-and-OVAs-Blu-ray/76904/

But since I'm not familiar with Region 4 releases, I don't know if you guys have a comparable set over there or not?

Since Eddie isn't for Retro Toys (he may not be for retro anime either), so I might recommend the Gatchaman (OVAs)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmNs5DuXDdg

The animation and style is relatively more current.


I really didn't need more on my list to watch :D

Thanks, Derek! We're working on Eddie's vintage issues.

Cheers Derek , i'll check it out.

And john the latest counselling session went well. im up to vintage Cheese


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 171 The One where Eddie Makes Noise
Post by: kavball on June 05, 2015, 09:08:32 am
I was picturing something different for gatchaman. I was thinking gashapon maybe.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 171 The One where Eddie Makes Noise
Post by: Engineernerd on June 05, 2015, 09:30:14 am
I was picturing something different for gatchaman. I was thinking gashapon maybe.

At one time I thought Gatchaman was the Japanese version of Mega Man.

I've evolved at some point.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 171 The One where Eddie Makes Noise
Post by: Errex on June 05, 2015, 12:17:15 pm
Those cartoons were called "Los Hombres G" (G-Men) here in Mexico and several other spanish-speaking countries.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 171 The One where Eddie Makes Noise
Post by: Engineernerd on June 05, 2015, 02:48:01 pm
Those cartoons were called "Los Hombres G" (G-Men) here in Mexico and several other spanish-speaking countries.

I kind of dig that!

Have a point for the eagle eyed news item in the feedback!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 171 The One where Eddie Makes Noise
Post by: kavball on June 05, 2015, 03:33:45 pm
Great job on Episode 171. I just finished getting caught up again. It's too bad to hear that Funko won't be continuing the World of Warcraft and Game of Thrones lines. I used a couple of them to augment my Marvel 3.75" scale collection as Frost Giants and have been a fan of the variety of characters they produced. Oh well. Thanks for doing such a great job on the podcast guys.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 171 The One where Eddie Makes Noise
Post by: Engineernerd on June 05, 2015, 03:43:27 pm
Great job on Episode 171. I just finished getting caught up again. It's too bad to hear that Funko won't be continuing the World of Warcraft and Game of Thrones lines. I used a couple of them to augment my Marvel 3.75" scale collection as Frost Giants and have been a fan of the variety of characters they produced. Oh well. Thanks for doing such a great job on the podcast guys.

Are you in on the GI Joe art book?


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 171 The One where Eddie Makes Noise
Post by: kavball on June 05, 2015, 04:06:21 pm
Great job on Episode 171. I just finished getting caught up again. It's too bad to hear that Funko won't be continuing the World of Warcraft and Game of Thrones lines. I used a couple of them to augment my Marvel 3.75" scale collection as Frost Giants and have been a fan of the variety of characters they produced. Oh well. Thanks for doing such a great job on the podcast guys.

Are you in on the GI Joe art book?
I checked it out on kickstarter after listening to the podcast. I am tempted. It's not too expensive. I may have to go for it.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 171 The One where Eddie Makes Noise
Post by: fishmilkshake on June 05, 2015, 04:58:18 pm
Great job on Episode 171. I just finished getting caught up again. It's too bad to hear that Funko won't be continuing the World of Warcraft and Game of Thrones lines. I used a couple of them to augment my Marvel 3.75" scale collection as Frost Giants and have been a fan of the variety of characters they produced. Oh well. Thanks for doing such a great job on the podcast guys.

Thanks for the great feedback Kav.

I'm not aware of an official announcement from Funko that those lines have stopped, but then we haven't seen any new announcements either. I think SDCC will be the telling point.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 171 The One where Eddie Makes Noise
Post by: kavball on June 05, 2015, 05:29:50 pm
You really twisted my arm, I backed it. It looks really good.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 171 The One where Eddie Makes Noise
Post by: derekwc on June 11, 2015, 10:19:10 am
Minor correction, Chromia is actually Ironhide's girlfriend, not Optimus Prime's.
Eleta-1 was Prime's girl.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 171 The One where Eddie Makes Noise
Post by: Engineernerd on June 11, 2015, 10:21:46 am
You really twisted my arm, I backed it. It looks really good.

I missed this! I'm sure it will be fantastic. Let us know your feedback when it comes in.

Minor correction, Chromia is actually Ironhide's girlfriend, not Optimus Prime's.
Eleta-1 was Prime's girl.

Do Transformers reproduce that way?


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 172 The One where Scott Learns About the Mute Button
Post by: Engineernerd on June 11, 2015, 03:00:48 pm
It's out! the New @afblues podcast! Cyclops! Rocketeer! Mera Bombshell! News! Scott hangs up on everybody!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2015/06/the-afb-podcast-episode-172-funko-pop.html

(It's a really fun listen! Stay tuned after the credits for special Eddie31415279 bit!)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 172 The One where Scott Learns About the Mute Button
Post by: derekwc on June 11, 2015, 06:40:28 pm
Do Transformers reproduce that way?
Per Tfwiki: Waw chikka bow bow, chikka chikka...
(http://tfwiki.net/mediawiki/images2/thumb/f/fd/G1_Prime_Elita_energy_transfer.JPG/250px-G1_Prime_Elita_energy_transfer.JPG)
http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Elita_One


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 172 The One where Scott Learns About the Mute Button
Post by: Engineernerd on June 11, 2015, 07:43:07 pm
Do Transformers reproduce that way?
Per Tfwiki: Waw chikka bow bow, chikka chikka...
(http://tfwiki.net/mediawiki/images2/thumb/f/fd/G1_Prime_Elita_energy_transfer.JPG/250px-G1_Prime_Elita_energy_transfer.JPG)
I haven't had a good nightmare inducing concept in a while.
http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Elita_One


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 172 The One where Scott Learns About the Mute Button
Post by: DarkGuard on June 12, 2015, 04:17:42 am
Great episode =D. Funny bloopers


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 172 The One where Scott Learns About the Mute Button
Post by: kavball on June 16, 2015, 10:26:35 pm
Keep up the great work guys. I'm heading out on a long trip for work soon and I don't know what the Internet situation will be like. I will check in when I can. I look forward to getting caught up when I get home around Christmas time. Take care guys and I will talk to you soon.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 172 The One where Scott Learns About the Mute Button
Post by: Scotty on June 17, 2015, 07:06:38 am
Keep up the great work guys. I'm heading out on a long trip for work soon and I don't know what the Internet situation will be like. I will check in when I can. I look forward to getting caught up when I get home around Christmas time. Take care guys and I will talk to you soon.

Keep safe, kav!  [thumbs up]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 172 The One where Scott Learns About the Mute Button
Post by: Engineernerd on June 18, 2015, 10:58:09 am
The episode is out! Scott is checking out Batman Animated Manbat & Creeper and the boys are put to the test with a new AFB Challenge!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2015/06/the-afb-podcast-episode-173-batman.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 172 The One where Scott Learns About the Mute Button
Post by: Ken_bk on June 19, 2015, 12:48:49 am
Thanks for the enthusiastic shout out Scotty, really appreciate that. Nice to hear BAM-KAPOW! being shouted throughout the internet. Very excited to be sponsoring episode 173!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 172 The One where Scott Learns About the Mute Button
Post by: fishmilkshake on June 19, 2015, 03:05:55 am
Keep up the great work guys. I'm heading out on a long trip for work soon and I don't know what the Internet situation will be like. I will check in when I can. I look forward to getting caught up when I get home around Christmas time. Take care guys and I will talk to you soon.

That's epic Kav. Take care mate.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 173 The One where Skype almost broke us
Post by: derekwc on June 19, 2015, 07:53:33 am
Fun show guys! Lots of laughs and smiles here!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 173 The One where Skype almost broke us
Post by: Engineernerd on June 19, 2015, 10:22:52 am
I just wanted to mention here, Scott deserves special credit for editing this episode. There were a number of start/stops, blips, drop outs, etc... He really went way beyond on this one.  [applause] [applause] [bravo] [rock]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 173 The One where Skype almost broke us
Post by: derekwc on June 20, 2015, 02:40:48 am
Eddie, got the Funko Legacy Rocketeer tonight and it was deja vu like listening to the podcast all over again.

I already knew from your review the civilian head would be hard to remove, so I did the hair dyer heat and pop method as I usually would. But just like you mentioned, it sooner pops out of the neck then the head.

Eventually I got the clear plastic out of Cliff's head and back onto the body. Other than that, it looks to be a well-articulated and fun figure.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 173 The One where Skype almost broke us
Post by: fess66 on June 21, 2015, 09:12:40 pm
Just caught up with #173! Nice to hear the AFB Jeopardy Game again. Feels like ages since the last one.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 173 The One where Skype almost broke us
Post by: fishmilkshake on June 22, 2015, 12:33:09 am
Just caught up with #173! Nice to hear the AFB Jeopardy Game again. Feels like ages since the last one.

It was rigged I tells ya!!!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 173 The One where Skype almost broke us
Post by: Engineernerd on June 22, 2015, 08:01:38 am
Just caught up with #173! Nice to hear the AFB Jeopardy Game again. Feels like ages since the last one.

It was rigged I tells ya!!!

I have all I can do to put it together let alone rig it.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 173 The One where Skype almost broke us
Post by: Engineernerd on June 25, 2015, 11:48:24 am
Kaiju, Symbiotes, and Dinosaur toys in the new @afblues episode! Check it out!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2015/06/the-afb-podcast-episode-174-sh.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 174 The One With Adam & Scott
Post by: DarkGuard on June 25, 2015, 10:12:23 pm
another great episode, loved the lego set review!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 174 The One With Adam & Scott
Post by: derekwc on June 29, 2015, 10:53:48 pm
http://tamashii.jp/item/11065/

http://tamashii.jp/item/11064/


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 174 The One With Adam & Scott
Post by: Scotty on June 30, 2015, 07:57:42 am
http://tamashii.jp/item/11065/

http://tamashii.jp/item/11064/

 [thumbs up] [thumbs up]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 175 The One Where John Talks about a Toy Soldier
Post by: Engineernerd on July 04, 2015, 11:46:01 am
This one has Ben and Scott taking up the news and other duties.

Scott checks out the Koto Jubilee, Ben checks out the Premium format Lobo, and I'm checking out the Marauder Task Force Figure!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2015/07/the-afb-podcast-episode-175-kotobukiya.html

(Sorry for being tardy with this, I've been fixing a fence...)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 175 The One Where John Talks about a Toy Soldier
Post by: eddie3429 on July 07, 2015, 05:57:15 pm
another great episode, loved the lego set review!
Naww  :D


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 175 The One With the Burning Fish
Post by: Engineernerd on July 09, 2015, 12:04:49 pm
NEW EPISODE ALERT!

This week Scott checks out the Play Arts Darth Vader. Adam makes feel like a perv for looking at Card Captor Sakura, and I check out the Assassin's Creed hero Ezio!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2015/07/the-afb-podcast-episode-176-sh-figuarts.html

ps. My typing sucks today.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 176 The One With the Burning Fish
Post by: derekwc on July 09, 2015, 01:00:42 pm
This one has Ben and Scott taking up the news and other duties.

Scott checks out the Koto Jubilee, Ben checks out the Premium format Lobo, and I'm checking out the Marauder Task Force Figure!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2015/07/the-afb-podcast-episode-175-kotobukiya.html

(Sorry for being tardy with this, I've been fixing a fence...)

Not nit-picking, but for edification on a common misconception on the Transformer character Bluestreak.

He's not called that for his color and visual. It's based on his character type.

http://english.stackexchange.com/questions/27452/why-do-we-talk-a-blue-streak

Great episode guys, and obviously I'm a bit behind. :)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 176 The One With the Burning Fish
Post by: derekwc on July 11, 2015, 08:33:42 am
NEW EPISODE ALERT!

This week Scott checks out the Play Arts Darth Vader. Adam makes feel like a perv for looking at Card Captor Sakura, and I check out the Assassin's Creed hero Ezio!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2015/07/the-afb-podcast-episode-176-sh-figuarts.html

ps. My typing sucks today.

Another fun show guys. I was really looking forward to the Figuarts Cardcaptor review as I went with the Figma one instead and was curious as to the whys and wherefores.

I think that's what was meant (Figma), but what got mentioned was Revoltech. Unless there is also a Revoltech version that I'm just unaware of.

Ultimately, it sounds like they both have very similar accessories and features, so it mostly comes down to personal preference.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 176 The One With the Burning Fish
Post by: fishmilkshake on July 11, 2015, 07:52:56 pm
Thanks for the great feedback as always Derek.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 176 The One With The Bad John Impersonation
Post by: Engineernerd on July 17, 2015, 11:24:58 am
You could have guess this week's show topic. Yup. Ultraman. All Ultraman.

Just kidding, it is of course the behemoth of a news show that follow SDCC!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2015/07/the-afb-podcast-episode-177-sdcc-2015.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 177 The One With The Bad John Impersonation
Post by: derekwc on July 17, 2015, 01:02:31 pm
Don't toy with my Ultraman emotions!!!!  ;D

Only listened to a bit on the way to work so far, but Mezco Superman needs to get rid of the diaper and get some kind of Previews Exclusive with comic colors before I'll spend $80 plus. Was looking forward to seeing those Kirk and Spock Mezcos, but I don't know if they ever brought them out for SDCC or not. It was teased in a Pixel Dan video IIRC.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 177 The One With The Bad John Impersonation
Post by: Engineernerd on July 17, 2015, 01:21:38 pm
Don't toy with my Ultraman emotions!!!!  ;D



That was entirely for your benefit. I almost said Strawberry Shortcake. But then I got hungry and went to get lunch. I could not find strawberries or shortcake. I then briefly considered eating a tub of Cool Whip for lunch. But that is better if you have vanilla wafers or pizelles to dip in it like chips and dip. I then considered canned whip cream, but figured if the police saw me in the parking look pouring a whole can of whip cream down I'd get arrested. In the end, I had a bbq sandwich from McDonalds. What were we talking about?


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 177 The One With The Bad John Impersonation
Post by: derekwc on July 17, 2015, 01:25:33 pm
I used to have Strawberry Shortcake and her crew man the Mego Eagle Force Island. She was referred to as General Shortcake. Lemon Meringue was her Jeep Driver.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 177 The One With The Bad John Impersonation
Post by: Engineernerd on July 17, 2015, 01:39:11 pm
I used to have Strawberry Shortcake and her crew man the Mego Eagle Force Island. She was referred to as General Shortcake. Lemon Meringue was her Jeep Driver.

I'd read a comic of that.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 177 The One With The Bad John Impersonation
Post by: fishmilkshake on July 18, 2015, 06:11:54 am
I can't work out if this is all code for something?


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 177 The One With The Bad John Impersonation
Post by: Engineernerd on July 23, 2015, 11:59:24 am
The new episode is here! With 4 toy reviews!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2015/07/the-afb-podcast-episode-178-kaiyodo.html

Monev, Batman B&W, Finn, Starfire!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 177 The One Where Eddie Can't Pick a Color
Post by: DarkGuard on July 23, 2015, 11:09:44 pm
another great episode!

where did you find the simpsons hot wheel car for $1 again? i would love to get one myself ( melb Auz )


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 177 The One Where Eddie Can't Pick a Color
Post by: eddie3429 on July 24, 2015, 12:44:53 am
another great episode!

where did you find the simpsons hot wheel car for $1 again? i would love to get one myself ( melb Auz )

Sunbury target had a sale bin near the cash register


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 177 The One Where Eddie Can't Pick a Color
Post by: DarkGuard on July 24, 2015, 04:46:19 am
Sunbury! That's far lol


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 178 The One With All The Mummies
Post by: Engineernerd on July 30, 2015, 10:33:34 am
It's that time of the week again when we fill your earholes with tantalizing tales of terrific toy tidbits, trivia and topics. This week Ben, Eddie, and I are on deck with a Gus Fring review (that you can win!) and we follow up by delving deep into dusty archives for a collectible retrospective of The Mummy!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2015/07/the-afb-podcast-episode-179-mezco.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 179 The One With All The Mummies
Post by: derekwc on July 31, 2015, 07:33:38 pm
I keep thinking maybe those Toy Island guys could be fill-ins for either of these guys:

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/a/ad/Nkantumu0.png/250px-Nkantumu0.png)

(http://comicmegastore.com/images/dc-misc/DC%20Comics-Immortal%20Doctor%20Fate-1.jpg)

Also, I adore the Remco 3 and 3/4ths guys. They were the bomb-diggity!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 179 The One With All The Mummies
Post by: eddie3429 on August 01, 2015, 03:09:47 am
Totally Forgot "Mummies Alive " and Neca Bubba Ho-tep


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 179 The One With All The Mummies
Post by: fishmilkshake on August 01, 2015, 03:23:19 am
You can't lose when something is "bomb-diggity"  :D


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 180 The One with the Magic Book of Action Figures
Post by: Engineernerd on August 06, 2015, 10:22:17 am
It's the Super Groovy Premium Format Batgirl!

The SDCC Book of Vishati is opened!

John fell asleep!

Do you guys even read these?

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2015/08/the-afb-podcast-episode-180-sdcc.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 180 The One with the Magic Book of Action Figures
Post by: derekwc on August 06, 2015, 11:52:23 am
Re: http://tamashii.jp/item/11079/

Me:
Quote
Does anybody know what the major differences are between the original and the Special Color Ver. re-release in December?

My Buddy Marz aka the Kaiju no Kami:
Quote
Yes, this version is colored after the poster artwork. He is a brighter gold. His beams are red, blue, and yellow instead of all three being yellow. The flying stand he comes with is exclusive to this new one. He also comes with one of the ships from the movie.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 180 The One with the Magic Book of Action Figures
Post by: Engineernerd on August 06, 2015, 02:49:32 pm
Thanks, DWC!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 180 The One with the Magic Book of Action Figures
Post by: derekwc on August 06, 2015, 03:01:48 pm
Yeah I feel like Ben. I may need to grab this guy.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 180 The One with the Magic Book of Action Figures
Post by: Engineernerd on August 06, 2015, 03:46:08 pm
Yeah I feel like Ben. I may need to grab this guy.

That's fair, next time I order from Japan I'm going to half to add a Gundam to my order.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 180 The One with the Magic Book of Action Figures
Post by: derekwc on August 09, 2015, 01:28:28 pm
Due to Fedex signature shenanigans, I didn't get or open the SDCC 2015 set until after listening to the show. Just wanted to say it was helpful to know to look for red smudges after removing the figures from the velvety tray. It was fairly easy to clean up Dormammu's red spots right away with a sponge and water. Thanks AFB Podcast! You're awesome!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 180 The One with the Magic Book of Action Figures
Post by: fishmilkshake on August 09, 2015, 06:36:38 pm
Due to Fedex signature shenanigans, I didn't get or open the SDCC 2015 set until after listening to the show. Just wanted to say it was helpful to know to look for red smudges after removing the figures from the velvety tray. It was fairly easy to clean up Dormammu's red spots right away with a sponge and water. Thanks AFB Podcast! You're awesome!

Thank you Sir!! Glad you got one.

I think I'm def in for this Ghidora, he sounds better than the first release.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 181 The One with the Ninja, Stone Dude and Adorable Man
Post by: Engineernerd on August 13, 2015, 12:00:30 pm
In this one, Eddie314152 is reviewing the Ultimate Snake Eyes, Justin checks out MOTU Callix and Scott rounds out with Dorbz Batman and Robin!

I'm there to provide support and guidance.

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2015/08/the-afb-podcast-episode-181-gi-joe.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 181 The One with the Ninja, Stone Dude and Adorable Man
Post by: eddie3429 on August 19, 2015, 05:51:05 am
In this one, Eddie314152 is reviewing the Ultimate Snake Eyes, Justin checks out MOTU Callix and Scott rounds out with Dorbz Batman and Robin!

I'm there to provide support and guidance.

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2015/08/the-afb-podcast-episode-181-gi-joe.html

Well l liked it...


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 181 The One with the Ninja, Stone Dude and Adorable Man
Post by: Engineernerd on August 19, 2015, 09:58:08 am
I thought the new episode dropped today already. I obviously have no idea what day of the week it is.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 181 The One with the Ninja, Stone Dude and Adorable Man
Post by: Errex on August 19, 2015, 12:47:20 pm
I thought the new episode dropped today already. I obviously have no idea what day of the week it is.

Today is 3rd Monday, I think...

Great show, 181. It had been a while since the last G.I. Joe review, so it was refreshing to hear about them once more.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 181 The One with the Ninja, Stone Dude and Adorable Man
Post by: Engineernerd on August 19, 2015, 01:44:08 pm
I thought the new episode dropped today already. I obviously have no idea what day of the week it is.

I'm hoping to get some of the new two packs. If I do, watch this space!

Today is 3rd Monday, I think...

Great show, 181. It had been a while since the last G.I. Joe review, so it was refreshing to hear about them once more.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 181 The One with the Ninja, Stone Dude and Adorable Man
Post by: eddie3429 on August 20, 2015, 07:30:40 am
I thought the new episode dropped today already. I obviously have no idea what day of the week it is.

I'm hoping to get some of the new two packs. If I do, watch this space!

We just replying in the Quote box now Engineernerd, that what the kids are doing these day ?
Cheers for kind words Errex !


Today is 3rd Monday, I think...

Great show, 181. It had been a while since the last G.I. Joe review, so it was refreshing to hear about them once more.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 181 The One with the Ninja, Stone Dude and Adorable Man
Post by: Engineernerd on August 20, 2015, 07:35:14 am
I thought the new episode dropped today already. I obviously have no idea what day of the week it is.

I'm hoping to get some of the new two packs. If I do, watch this space!

We just replying in the Quote box now Engineernerd, that what the kids are doing these day ?
Cheers for kind words Errex !


Today is 3rd Monday, I think...

Great show, 181. It had been a while since the last G.I. Joe review, so it was refreshing to hear about them once more.

Yes, yes it is



Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 182 The One with the All The Star Wars
Post by: Engineernerd on August 20, 2015, 08:24:18 am
The boys did a triple treat of terrific takes on a tantalizing trio of toys from the Star Wars Universe!

Sideshow Hoth Luke (BRRRRR!) (Scott)
Darth Talon (Rawrrr!) (Eddie)
Black IG88 (Rrrrrrrrrrr) (Ben)

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2015/08/the-afb-podcast-episode-182-hasbro-star.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 182 The One with the Noisy Pants Dilemma
Post by: DarkGuard on August 20, 2015, 09:30:09 pm
another great Episode!!!!!!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 182 The One with the Noisy Pants Dilemma
Post by: kavball on August 25, 2015, 08:53:04 am
How's it going guys? I am still hiding out in the Middle East, but I have been able to play catch up on the podcast the last couple of weeks. It has been really enjoyable listening to the show. I miss my toy collection like crazy (my family too) but at least I can live vicariously through you guys. I just finished ep 181 and I really loved Eddie's review of Snake Eyes. That figure is the best. Anyways, keep up the great work. I really appreciate your hard work.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 182 The One with the Noisy Pants Dilemma
Post by: Engineernerd on August 25, 2015, 09:07:30 am
How's it going guys? I am still hiding out in the Middle East, but I have been able to play catch up on the podcast the last couple of weeks. It has been really enjoyable listening to the show. I miss my toy collection like crazy (my family too) but at least I can live vicariously through you guys. I just finished ep 181 and I really loved Eddie's review of Snake Eyes. That figure is the best. Anyways, keep up the great work. I really appreciate your hard work.

It's us that should be thanking you, Kav! Thanks for being there for the rest of us!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 182 The One with the Noisy Pants Dilemma
Post by: kavball on August 25, 2015, 09:15:05 am
How's it going guys? I am still hiding out in the Middle East, but I have been able to play catch up on the podcast the last couple of weeks. It has been really enjoyable listening to the show. I miss my toy collection like crazy (my family too) but at least I can live vicariously through you guys. I just finished ep 181 and I really loved Eddie's review of Snake Eyes. That figure is the best. Anyways, keep up the great work. I really appreciate your hard work.

It's us that should be thanking you, Kav! Thanks for being there for the rest of us!
It's no big deal. I get paid extra to do this stuff, but thank you.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 182 The One with the Noisy Pants Dilemma
Post by: eddie3429 on August 26, 2015, 04:46:16 pm
How's it going guys? I am still hiding out in the Middle East, but I have been able to play catch up on the podcast the last couple of weeks. It has been really enjoyable listening to the show. I miss my toy collection like crazy (my family too) but at least I can live vicariously through you guys. I just finished ep 181 and I really loved Eddie's review of Snake Eyes. That figure is the best. Anyways, keep up the great work. I really appreciate your hard work.

It's us that should be thanking you, Kav! Thanks for being there for the rest of us!
It's no big deal. I get paid extra to do this stuff, but thank you.

Yeah what ENerd said, Thank you man, both for kind words and your hard work .


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 183 The One with the Barbarian
Post by: Engineernerd on August 28, 2015, 11:07:40 am
This week its all Conan all the time! A review of the Conan Rage of the Undying Premium Format and a Conan retrospective!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2015/08/the-afb-podcast-episode-183-conan-rage.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 183 The One with the Barbarian
Post by: Scotty on August 29, 2015, 02:37:44 am
I just wanted to say that I really enjoyed the Conan Toy History - great work Ben, Eddie and Adam!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 183 The One with the Barbarian
Post by: fishmilkshake on August 29, 2015, 05:05:24 am
I just wanted to say that I really enjoyed the Conan Toy History - great work Ben, Eddie and Adam!

Aww shucks! Thank you kindly.

I think there's some extra special thanks needed for the post production team.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 183 The One with the Barbarian
Post by: DarkGuard on August 30, 2015, 10:09:28 pm
just finished the episode, was a great listen =D


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 183 The One with the Barbarian
Post by: fishmilkshake on August 30, 2015, 11:25:06 pm
just finished the episode, was a great listen =D

Thanks DG.

It's fun to do a Toy history of someone who isn't from the big two.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 183 The One with the Barbarian
Post by: Errex on August 31, 2015, 05:16:52 pm
Very, very impressive retrospective of the Conan collectibles. It was so good that I forgot Ben was recording from the top of a windy hill at the beginning of the episode.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 183 The One with the Barbarian
Post by: Scotty on August 31, 2015, 06:38:41 pm
Very, very impressive retrospective of the Conan collectibles. It was so good that I forgot Ben was recording from the top of a windy hill at the beginning of the episode.

It's actually the fan he has facing him because he likes the feeling of the wind blowing through his hair. It also makes him feel more like a video star.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 183 The One with the Barbarian
Post by: Engineernerd on August 31, 2015, 06:54:18 pm
Very, very impressive retrospective of the Conan collectibles. It was so good that I forgot Ben was recording from the top of a windy hill at the beginning of the episode.

It's actually the fan he has facing him because he likes the feeling of the wind blowing through his hair. It also makes him feel more like a video star.

So jealous...


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 183 The One with the Barbarian
Post by: Scotty on August 31, 2015, 06:59:14 pm
Very, very impressive retrospective of the Conan collectibles. It was so good that I forgot Ben was recording from the top of a windy hill at the beginning of the episode.

It's actually the fan he has facing him because he likes the feeling of the wind blowing through his hair. It also makes him feel more like a video star.

So jealous...

I'm sure it can work for back hair too.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 183 The One with the Barbarian
Post by: Engineernerd on August 31, 2015, 07:05:55 pm
Very, very impressive retrospective of the Conan collectibles. It was so good that I forgot Ben was recording from the top of a windy hill at the beginning of the episode.

It's actually the fan he has facing him because he likes the feeling of the wind blowing through his hair. It also makes him feel more like a video star.

So jealous...

I'm sure it can work for back hair too.

They ticket for that here


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 183 The One with the Barbarian
Post by: fishmilkshake on September 01, 2015, 04:14:44 pm
It wasn't me!!!!!

I still say it was Eddie's bojangles on his silk sheets making the noise.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 184 The One with Eddie and the Dilema
Post by: Engineernerd on September 03, 2015, 11:31:22 am
I feel bad for Eddie. I was the new guy once and took some ribbing, so I've probably teased Eddie twice as much to make up for it. Sorry, buddy!

Anyway, after the news, Scott checks out the Bombshell Lois Lane. Later, it's the return of Toy Dilemmas!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2015/09/the-afb-podcast-episode-184-dc.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 184 The One with Eddie and the Dilema
Post by: eddie3429 on September 04, 2015, 11:37:43 am
I feel bad for Eddie. I was the new guy once and took some ribbing, so I've probably teased Eddie twice as much to make up for it. Sorry, buddy!

Anyway, after the news, Scott checks out the Bombshell Lois Lane. Later, it's the return of Toy Dilemmas!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2015/09/the-afb-podcast-episode-184-dc.html

"no sir, they are saying Booo- Urns , Booo-Urns ! "


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 184 The One with Eddie and the Dilema
Post by: Engineernerd on September 04, 2015, 02:18:58 pm
I feel bad for Eddie. I was the new guy once and took some ribbing, so I've probably teased Eddie twice as much to make up for it. Sorry, buddy!

Anyway, after the news, Scott checks out the Bombshell Lois Lane. Later, it's the return of Toy Dilemmas!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2015/09/the-afb-podcast-episode-184-dc.html

"no sir, they are saying Booo- Urns , Booo-Urns ! "


If I'm the power up screen on your pc, I'll worry.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 184 The One with Eddie and the Dilema
Post by: derekwc on September 10, 2015, 04:37:47 pm
As usual, I got up to Name That before arriving at work.

I tend to agree with you guys on the Force Awakens Force Friday stuff. I was slightly tempted to grab some on Amazon, but having not seen the movie and still reeling from getting rid of all my Phantom Menace only a few years ago, I chose not to.

Sometimes I have the complete opposite problem. Like seeing Ant-Man and enjoying the hell out of it, walking into the Disney store and no Marvel Select Movie Ant-Man! Well, not until a few weeks after I saw the film.

I think I'm in on the Jason NECA figure though.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 184 The One with Eddie and the Dilema
Post by: eddie3429 on September 10, 2015, 06:14:16 pm
Adam , how do you not mention Garlic Jnr when ben asks which DBZ need to be done .

and Ben , the Kylo Ren lightsaber is light up, its a special hand that holds the saber

And Scott i had no comments for you as you where perfect this episode , ;D

no weird pants noises either, well done guys 

great episode


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 184 The One with Eddie and the Dilema
Post by: Scotty on September 10, 2015, 10:53:13 pm
Adam , how do you not mention Garlic Jnr when ben asks which DBZ need to be done .

and Ben , the Kylo Ren lightsaber is light up, its a special hand that holds the saber

And Scott i had no comments for you as you where perfect this episode , ;D

no weird pants noises either, well done guys 

great episode

I always knew you were my favourite, Eddie.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 185 The One with the Guardians of a Far Far Away Galaxy
Post by: Engineernerd on September 11, 2015, 09:37:03 am
This one is chock full of Star Wars News and an overflowing report on the Guardians of the Galaxy box set!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2015/09/the-afb-podcast-episode-185-kotobukiya.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 185 The One with the Guardians of a Far Far Away Galaxy
Post by: derekwc on September 11, 2015, 02:12:38 pm
Adam!!! I've been GT'ed!!!!!

Quote
Due to a lack of availability, we will not be able to obtain the
following item(s) from your order:

  "Bandai Tamashii Nations S.H.Figuarts
Ultimate Son Gohan "Dragon Ball Z" Action Figure"

We've canceled the item(s)
and apologize for the inconvenience. We must also apologize for the length of
time it has taken us to reach this conclusion.
   


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 185 The One with the Guardians of a Far Far Away Galaxy
Post by: Engineernerd on September 11, 2015, 02:26:35 pm
Adam!!! I've been GT'ed!!!!!

Quote
Due to a lack of availability, we will not be able to obtain the
following item(s) from your order:

  "Bandai Tamashii Nations S.H.Figuarts
Ultimate Son Gohan "Dragon Ball Z" Action Figure"

We've canceled the item(s)
and apologize for the inconvenience. We must also apologize for the length of
time it has taken us to reach this conclusion.
   

Kamehameha'd


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 185 The One with the Guardians of a Far Far Away Galaxy
Post by: fishmilkshake on September 11, 2015, 04:44:17 pm
Y'all talk funny.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 185 The One with the Guardians of a Far Far Away Galaxy
Post by: eddie3429 on September 11, 2015, 08:18:24 pm
...Also Krillen died


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 185 The One with the Guardians of a Far Far Away Galaxy
Post by: derekwc on September 11, 2015, 09:04:54 pm
Trying BBTS and placed a pre-order there now. We'll see what happens.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 185 The One with the Guardians of a Far Far Away Galaxy
Post by: derekwc on September 17, 2015, 12:39:46 pm
Official Fanholes press release:
Quote
We are honored and privileged to be on the precipice of discovering that elusive Unicorn that is an Animorphs fan. We will relish in any hate mail sent our way b/c of any perceived slight to that *snicker* beloved property.
  :)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 185 The One with the Guardians of a Far Far Away Galaxy
Post by: fishmilkshake on September 17, 2015, 08:38:51 pm
What's under a wookie's fur?

Is the elusive SW 6" Black "Kylo Ren" any good?

Episode 186 is here!!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2015/09/the-afb-podcast-episode-186-star-wars.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 186 - The One where we talk about wookie shaving
Post by: DarkGuard on September 17, 2015, 10:16:25 pm
Thanks for another great show =D


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 186 - The One where we talk about wookie shaving
Post by: Scotty on September 19, 2015, 06:55:09 pm
We aim to please! :)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 186 - The One where we talk about wookie shaving
Post by: kavball on September 20, 2015, 02:02:37 am
What's under a wookie's fur?

Is the elusive SW 6" Black "Kylo Ren" any good?

Episode 186 is here!!


http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2015/09/the-afb-podcast-episode-186-star-wars.html
Excellent episode as always, guys! It was nice to hear your thoughts on the "Force Friday" event. I feel like I didn't miss out on much and I am glad I did not try to convince my wife to go out in the middle of the night in search of non existent 3 3/4" figs. I've seen that WalMart has an exclusive deal and will be the only store to sale Star Wars Black 3 3/4 figs from the new movie. Anyways, great episode and great reviews. Thanks for the kind words a couple weeks back during feedback. You guys are too nice. Can't wait for the next episode.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 186 - The One where we talk about wookie shaving
Post by: fishmilkshake on September 20, 2015, 06:51:31 pm
What's under a wookie's fur?

Is the elusive SW 6" Black "Kylo Ren" any good?

Episode 186 is here!!


http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2015/09/the-afb-podcast-episode-186-star-wars.html
Excellent episode as always, guys! It was nice to hear your thoughts on the "Force Friday" event. I feel like I didn't miss out on much and I am glad I did not try to convince my wife to go out in the middle of the night in search of non existent 3 3/4" figs. I've seen that WalMart has an exclusive deal and will be the only store to sale Star Wars Black 3 3/4 figs from the new movie. Anyways, great episode and great reviews. Thanks for the kind words a couple weeks back during feedback. You guys are too nice. Can't wait for the next episode.


With feedback like that the pleasure is all ours mate.  [thumbs up]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 186 - The One where we talk about wookie shaving
Post by: eddie3429 on September 20, 2015, 09:10:55 pm
What's under a wookie's fur?

Is the elusive SW 6" Black "Kylo Ren" any good?

Episode 186 is here!!


http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2015/09/the-afb-podcast-episode-186-star-wars.html
Excellent episode as always, guys! It was nice to hear your thoughts on the "Force Friday" event. I feel like I didn't miss out on much and I am glad I did not try to convince my wife to go out in the middle of the night in search of non existent 3 3/4" figs. I've seen that WalMart has an exclusive deal and will be the only store to sale Star Wars Black 3 3/4 figs from the new movie. Anyways, great episode and great reviews. Thanks for the kind words a couple weeks back during feedback. You guys are too nice. Can't wait for the next episode.


you are correct my friend , Walmart is doing the exclusive 3'75 articulated black series figures, it is a mix of Force awakens and original trilogy figures , sadly the first wave was some rereleases of some so so OT figures and I don't think any ep 7 figures have hit just yet. So many weird choices with this movie


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 186 - The One where we talk about wookie shaving
Post by: kavball on September 21, 2015, 02:14:06 pm
What's under a wookie's fur?

Is the elusive SW 6" Black "Kylo Ren" any good?

Episode 186 is here!!


http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2015/09/the-afb-podcast-episode-186-star-wars.html
Excellent episode as always, guys! It was nice to hear your thoughts on the "Force Friday" event. I feel like I didn't miss out on much and I am glad I did not try to convince my wife to go out in the middle of the night in search of non existent 3 3/4" figs. I've seen that WalMart has an exclusive deal and will be the only store to sale Star Wars Black 3 3/4 figs from the new movie. Anyways, great episode and great reviews. Thanks for the kind words a couple weeks back during feedback. You guys are too nice. Can't wait for the next episode.


you are correct my friend , Walmart is doing the exclusive 3'75 articulated black series figures, it is a mix of Force awakens and original trilogy figures , sadly the first wave was some rereleases of some so so OT figures and I don't think any ep 7 figures have hit just yet. So many weird choices with this movie
Unfortunately, Wal Mart is way scarier than any other place I have been. I am interested to see what they have to offer in future waves.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 187 - The One with all the reviews
Post by: fishmilkshake on September 24, 2015, 07:59:31 pm
It was one of those weeks where life kicked us in the gut.

But we did it.....

....so here's the one with the reviews.

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2015/09/the-afb-podcast-episode-187-toy-of-week.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 187 - The One with all the reviews
Post by: DarkGuard on September 24, 2015, 09:23:14 pm
short but sweet =)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 188 - The One With Something(s) Old, Something New
Post by: Engineernerd on October 01, 2015, 11:15:25 am
Okay, this one opens with my favorite beginning ever thanks to host, Adam!

I call Ben "Glen" by mistake and it goes from there.

Ben is checking out the Aliens version of Ripley from Neca

Adam is checking out the classic Super Powers "Lex Soar 7" vehicle

and I look back at the vintage Kenner Indiana Jones Figure!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2015/10/the-afb-podcast-episode-188-neca-aliens.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 188 - The One With Something(s) Old, Something New
Post by: derekwc on October 02, 2015, 02:46:32 pm
Only up to the Indiana Jones review portion so far.

Maybe you were thinking of the NECA Ghostbuster figures? I know they made a Slimer and probably one of the Dogs.

I had a few of the Indy figures. The Mail Away Bellah, a couple of the standard Indy who I kept breaking the whip thumb on, and the Indy that came with the Map Room Playset. I did have the Well of Souls. I remember as a kid I thought it didn't have enough snakes. So my mom helped me paint on extra snakes to the base of the playset. Nice memories. I think b/c of the knees, I thought of them more like the Lone Ranger figures (than Star Wars) b/c they all needed to sit on horses and had holsters for their pistols.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 188 - The One With Something(s) Old, Something New
Post by: DarkGuard on October 04, 2015, 09:29:55 pm
another great episode, the public holiday delayed my listen =P


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 188 - The One With Something(s) Old, Something New
Post by: Scotty on October 04, 2015, 10:38:32 pm
another great episode, the public holiday delayed my listen =P

Thanks for the encouragement - always appreciated!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 189 - The One With The Home Improvement Talk
Post by: Engineernerd on October 08, 2015, 11:25:55 am
THE NEW EPISODE IS HERE!

The Mavel Legends Hulkbuster wave is discussed and the boys talk about Childhood Action Figure Home Improvements

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2015/10/the-afb-podcast-episode-189-marvel.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 189 - The One With The Home Improvement Talk
Post by: fishmilkshake on October 08, 2015, 04:26:23 pm
Home Improvements was a fun discussion. I could do a whole show about it.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 189 - The One With The Home Improvement Talk
Post by: DarkGuard on October 08, 2015, 09:22:15 pm
thanks for the show -D


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 189 - The One With The Home Improvement Talk
Post by: eddie3429 on October 09, 2015, 07:14:45 am
thanks for the show -D
cheers man


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 189 - The One With The Home Improvement Talk
Post by: Errex on October 10, 2015, 10:05:11 pm
Another great show. I really appreciate the Hulkbuster wave review, and the discussion  topic was really  inspired.

I remember that at one point during my childhood, my folks had about half a dozen, unused chairs stored in my bedroom, piled on each other, so they served as a multi-tiered base for my Star Wars figures.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 189 - The One With The Home Improvement Talk
Post by: Scotty on October 11, 2015, 05:35:26 am
Thanks for listening Errex! Your feedback is always welcome! :)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 189 - The One With The Home Improvement Talk
Post by: Engineernerd on October 11, 2015, 07:05:58 am
Another great show. I really appreciate the Hulkbuster wave review, and the discussion  topic was really  inspired.

I remember that at one point during my childhood, my folks had about half a dozen, unused chairs stored in my bedroom, piled on each other, so they served as a multi-tiered base for my Star Wars figures.

Totally not action figure related, but chair related. When I was in 2nd or 3rd grade we had a class room with unused desks with chairs flipped upside down on them. During recess, those would become Vipers for our Battlestar Galactica play.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 189 - The One With The Home Improvement Talk
Post by: eddie3429 on October 13, 2015, 06:59:36 pm
Another great show. I really appreciate the Hulkbuster wave review, and the discussion  topic was really  inspired.

I remember that at one point during my childhood, my folks had about half a dozen, unused chairs stored in my bedroom, piled on each other, so they served as a multi-tiered base for my Star Wars figures.

Totally not action figure related, but chair related. When I was in 2nd or 3rd grade we had a class room with unused desks with chairs flipped upside down on them. During recess, those would become Vipers for our Battlestar Galactica play.
wow ! You went to school with Ronald b Moore who went on to create battle star galactic a . I watched that show as a teenager


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 190 - The One When John Lost All Control of Name That
Post by: Engineernerd on October 15, 2015, 07:22:45 am
It's a three Toy of the Week Week!

Scott checks out Animated Poison Ivy & Penguin, Eddie looks at the MOTUC Saurod, and I'm looking at a SH Figuarts Kamen Rider 2!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2015/10/the-afb-podcast-episode-190-batman.html

....and I lose complete control of Name That.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 190 - The One When John Lost All Control of Name That
Post by: Scotty on October 15, 2015, 07:24:21 am
It's a three Toy of the Week Week!

Scott checks out Animated Poison Ivy & Penguin, Eddie looks at the MOTUC Saurod, and I'm looking at a SH Figuarts Kamen Rider 2!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2015/10/the-afb-podcast-episode-190-batman.html

....and I lose complete control of Name That.

and it is marvelous!! :)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 190 - The One When John Lost All Control of Name That
Post by: Engineernerd on October 15, 2015, 07:27:07 am
It's a three Toy of the Week Week!

Scott checks out Animated Poison Ivy & Penguin, Eddie looks at the MOTUC Saurod, and I'm looking at a SH Figuarts Kamen Rider 2!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2015/10/the-afb-podcast-episode-190-batman.html

....and I lose complete control of Name That.

and it is marvelous!! :)

sssshhhh....you will only encourage Eddie.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 190 - The One When John Lost All Control of Name That
Post by: derekwc on October 15, 2015, 11:01:27 pm
Am I going crazy? Was that the same Name That from last week? Laughing about the whole "Good Journey" revelation to Scott and John.

Also OLD SPOILERS regarding the identity of Brubaker's Scourge.....




















































































































(https://scontent-sjc2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtf1/t31.0-8/11423673_10153404890519913_7650610567845086455_o.jpg)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 190 - The One When John Lost All Control of Name That
Post by: Scotty on October 15, 2015, 11:26:04 pm
Yeah, I made an editing mistake and put in the old Name That. A correct file is not up and it's worth re-downloading as the actual E190 Name That is very funny!

doh

Scott


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 190 - The One When John Lost All Control of Name That
Post by: derekwc on October 15, 2015, 11:29:07 pm
Yeah, I made an editing mistake and put in the old Name That. A correct file is not up and it's worth re-downloading as the actual E190 Name That is very funny!

doh

Scott

Okay. Cool. Will do! Thanks Scotty!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 190 - The One When John Lost All Control of Name That
Post by: fishmilkshake on October 19, 2015, 06:25:02 am
Demolition Dunphy!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 190 - The One When John Lost All Control of Name That
Post by: Errex on October 19, 2015, 01:25:43 pm
Yeah, I made an editing mistake and put in the old Name That. A correct file is not up and it's worth re-downloading as the actual E190 Name That is very funny!

doh

Scott

I was wondering if the Matrix had a reset when the Name That segment played (or maybe I was Time-Tripping again).

All the same, great show. [thumbs up]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 190 - The One When John Lost All Control of Name That
Post by: Engineernerd on October 19, 2015, 01:28:45 pm
Yeah, I made an editing mistake and put in the old Name That. A correct file is not up and it's worth re-downloading as the actual E190 Name That is very funny!

doh

Scott

I was wondering if the Matrix had a reset when the Name That segment played (or maybe I was Time-Tripping again).

All the same, great show. [thumbs up]

Like Scott said, it is worth downloading the new one! Eddie was on fire


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 190 - The One When John Lost All Control of Name That
Post by: eddie3429 on October 20, 2015, 04:36:29 am
It's a three Toy of the Week Week!

Scott checks out Animated Poison Ivy & Penguin, Eddie looks at the MOTUC Saurod, and I'm looking at a SH Figuarts Kamen Rider 2!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2015/10/the-afb-podcast-episode-190-batman.html

....and I lose complete control of Name That.

and it is marvelous!! :)

sssshhhh....you will only encourage Eddie.

I'm glad we have "Patched" things up EN


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 190 - The One When John Lost All Control of Name That
Post by: Errex on October 20, 2015, 04:05:19 pm
Just finished episode # 190.1.

The cabbage patch references now make much more sense, but I blame you guys for me bursting out laughing like a maniac today during my commute to work.

 [bravo]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 190 - The One When John Lost All Control of Name That
Post by: DarkGuard on October 22, 2015, 09:30:24 pm
thanks for the episodes, happy belated birthday to you =D


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 191 - The One When Ben Fits a Statue in the Base
Post by: Engineernerd on October 23, 2015, 11:25:49 am
Ben if reviewing the Premium Format Hulk, will it fit in the base? will it require filing? Will have to contact Customer Support? Find out the answers to these and other burning questions in the new episode...

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2015/10/the-afb-podcast-episode-191-hulk.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 191 - The One When Ben Fits a Statue in the Base
Post by: derekwc on October 24, 2015, 05:20:10 am
SPOILERS


















































































Very happy to hear it fit in the Brick Pegs. Also, the Wasp sounded great. I had been considering getting the Starfire Bishoujo at one point, and now you guys have me looking at the Illyana/Magik Kotobukiya.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 192 - The One When Eddie and the Nipple Ring
Post by: Engineernerd on October 29, 2015, 11:28:35 am
It's an action packed episode as Eddie looks at Sideshow Deadpool, Adam checks out SHF Sailor Neptune and then Scott rolls on to checkout the BTAS Batmobile!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2015/10/the-afb-podcast-episode-192-sideshow.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 192 - The One When Eddie and the Nipple Ring
Post by: kavball on October 30, 2015, 05:28:08 am
http://news.tokunation.com/2015/10/22/s-h-figuarts-blank-body-figures-revealed-29719

Hello guys! Not sure if this got mentioned on the show this week. I thought the 6" customizers would like them. They are the blanks that are used in the  display photos of the bandai items. On bbts they are priced around $50 but I have seen them on other sites for $27ish

I just started listening to episode 192 today. I am enjoying it as always. Keep up the good work.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 192 - The One When Eddie and the Nipple Ring
Post by: Scotty on October 30, 2015, 06:09:37 am
Oh nice one kav! Thanks for the heads up on that!  [thumbs up]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 192 - The One When Eddie and the Nipple Ring
Post by: derekwc on October 30, 2015, 09:26:54 am
My explanation for Secret Wars Daredevil.
(http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20080810181240/marveldatabase/images/1/18/Daredevil_Vol_1_223.jpg)
As the figure came out in 1985 and Secret Wars II came out in 1985.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 192 - The One When Eddie and the Nipple Ring
Post by: kavball on October 31, 2015, 01:45:06 am
Oh nice one kav! Thanks for the heads up on that!  [thumbs up]

No problem, I recall that this figure had been mentioned on previous episodes.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 193 - The One With The Joker
Post by: Engineernerd on November 05, 2015, 02:03:18 pm
All the news and more in this one!

Scott checks out the Super Powers ArtFx Superman with extra arm! Ben leads a Joker retrospective and I give expert color commentary.

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2015/11/the-afb-podcast-episode-193-kotobukiya.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 193 - The One With The Joker
Post by: derekwc on November 07, 2015, 06:45:26 pm
Regarding the Red Card and what existing DC lines might fit with DC Icons, I'm now starting to wonder if the S.H. Figuarts from DC stopping had something to do with this line. That line also tends to be a "true" 6 inch scale line and doesn't usually fit the scale of DCUC or Marvel Legends.

I think besides the Super Powers Joker and DCUC Wave 10 Joker, I remember enjoying the Kenner Dark Knight Collection Sky Escape Joker.

(http://images.comiccollectorlive.com/covers/525/525d7e0f-b730-4574-a3e8-d278df44ecf9.jpg)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 193 - The One With The Joker
Post by: fishmilkshake on November 07, 2015, 11:54:06 pm
Ahh....yes, another of those "we'll tie it in with the movie, but we're too cheap to get a sculpt of Nicholson".


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 193 - The One With The Joker
Post by: derekwc on November 08, 2015, 09:42:38 am
Ahh....yes, another of those "we'll tie it in with the movie, but we're too cheap to get a sculpt of Nicholson".

At the time....the sculpt was 100 times better than the Toy Biz Batman The Movie Joker I had been using prior.  ;D


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 193 - The One With The Joker
Post by: derekwc on November 09, 2015, 09:33:24 pm
Like I was thinking, the DC Icons scale well with "import" figures as the reviewer from this still puts it.

DC Icons Mister Miracle with SH Figuarts Injustice Batman.

(http://i1033.photobucket.com/albums/a411/dwcrabbegmail/DC%20Icons%20and%20Figuarts%20Injustice%20Batman_zpsykmv9pfa.jpg) (http://s1033.photobucket.com/user/dwcrabbegmail/media/DC%20Icons%20and%20Figuarts%20Injustice%20Batman_zpsykmv9pfa.jpg.html)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 194 - The One With Eddie and the Sexpo
Post by: Engineernerd on November 13, 2015, 10:37:04 am
This week we learn Eddie was destructive to his toys as a child, Scott likes Biker Scouts, Ben likes Mortal Kombat, and Adam is scintillating host.

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2015/11/the-afb-podcast-episode-194-mezco.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 195 - The One With Red Card Naughty Bits
Post by: Engineernerd on November 19, 2015, 11:02:17 am
This week's Red Card is not for the easily offended.

Ben is checking out the Black Series Snowtrooper Officer. Scotty is giving us a very in depth look at the Bombshells Batgirl that you should listen to before buying. And I go, watch out Eddie, retro with a look at the Mego Pocket Heroes Batman...

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2015/11/the-afb-podcast-episode-195-star-wars.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 195 - The One With Red Card Naughty Bits
Post by: eddie3429 on November 20, 2015, 06:09:30 pm
Great episode if it wasn't for the vintage filler , luckily scotty edits in skip chapters  [sign]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 195 - The One With Red Card Naughty Bits
Post by: NiteOwl on November 24, 2015, 07:26:54 pm
I just listened to the episode and the glow in the dark comments reminded me of this.


https://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=fNTg2Uz7-pM


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 195 - The One With Red Card Naughty Bits
Post by: fishmilkshake on November 24, 2015, 11:02:00 pm
I just listened to the episode and the glow in the dark comments reminded me of this.


https://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=fNTg2Uz7-pM

link no work for me  :(


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 195 - The One With Red Card Naughty Bits
Post by: NiteOwl on November 24, 2015, 11:24:33 pm
Oops, tried to link from silly Kindle.

Try this one.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNTg2Uz7-pM


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 195 - The One With Red Card Naughty Bits
Post by: Engineernerd on November 25, 2015, 05:55:19 am
I thought it was going to be Spaceballs.  [popcorn]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 195 - The One With Red Card Naughty Bits
Post by: derekwc on December 02, 2015, 10:05:15 am
Behind on podcast listening, so I'm listening to 196 today.

Some nerd things. 8th doctor? I think Eddie meant Season 8 Doctor, yes?

Also think Man without Fear Daredevil is what was meant, rather than Born Again.

Re: Jessica Jones. Didn't think it was watered down at all. Maybe it was more subtle, but he still takes her from behind at a point on the tv series. They just don't cut to her face while that happens.



Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 196 - The One With Too Much Singing
Post by: Engineernerd on December 02, 2015, 10:15:44 am
Behind on podcast listening, so I'm listening to 196 today.

Some nerd things. 8th doctor? I think Eddie meant Season 8 Doctor, yes?

Also think Man without Fear Daredevil is what was meant, rather than Born Again.

Re: Jessica Jones. Didn't think it was watered down at all. Maybe it was more subtle, but he still takes her from behind at a point on the tv series. They just don't cut to her face while that happens.



I haven't listened back to 196. And apparently haven't posted it. Also, have a point for your excellent fact checking services!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 196 - The One With Too Much Singing
Post by: Engineernerd on December 02, 2015, 10:17:22 am
I should have called this "The one with all the technical issues behind the scenes"

Eddie sings, y'all have been warned.

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2015/11/the-afb-podcast-episode-196-underground.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 198 - The One With Agent Carter
Post by: Engineernerd on December 10, 2015, 11:53:50 am
Peggy Carter vs Jetfire! Darkseid vs Superman! All this an more this week!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2015/12/the-afb-podcast-episode-198-funko-pop.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 198 - The One With Agent Carter
Post by: derekwc on December 10, 2015, 08:49:30 pm
Still catching up. I enjoyed the Grimlock History on 197.

My boy Action Master Grimlock was notoriously absent. :P

(http://www.transformerland.com/store/inventory/140701/IMG_0348.JPG)

Also I think Eddie mentioned something about "Scavenger" the puma, appearing on the Beast Wars cartoon. I imagine he meant Ravage.

Glad Ben is enjoying his multiple Tie-Fighters.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 198 - The One With Agent Carter
Post by: fishmilkshake on December 11, 2015, 03:54:25 am
Glad Ben is enjoying his multiple Tie-Fighters.

To be fair, it's only two and I'm still happy to let one go. Not that I'm trying too hard  ;D


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 198 - The One With Agent Carter
Post by: derekwc on December 11, 2015, 09:28:30 pm
I'm caught up. Didn't know that Eddie was talking about Paul McGann, thanks guys!

Pops have never been my thing, but I feel the pain about careless paint slop.

I have to admit the Dirty Dancing thing cracked me up.

As for Jetfire, all I remember is many of my TF Bottalk buddies trying to remove the chrome from the American version.



Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 199 - The One Where Scott Slings Slang
Post by: Engineernerd on December 17, 2015, 09:39:17 am
This week Scott, Ben and Eddie checkout a plethora of news! Scott reviews the Tweeterhead Classic Penguin Statue! Ben and Eddie do a breakdown of the First Order Stormtrooper and Captain Phasma just in time for the SW:TFA release!

It's all very exciting! It's why I'm using a lot of "!"

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2015/12/the-afb-podcast-episode-199-tweeterhead.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 200 - The One With The 2 And The Zeroes
Post by: Engineernerd on December 24, 2015, 09:19:16 am
We celebrate episode 200 with a look at our favorite characters in toy form! So take an early Christmas gift, open it early, and listen!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2015/12/the-afb-podcast-episode-200-celebrating.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 200 - The One With The 2 And The Zeroes
Post by: 78t-topps on December 24, 2015, 01:17:39 pm
CONGRATS on the big 200!  ;D [bravo]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 200 - The One With The 2 And The Zeroes
Post by: fishmilkshake on December 24, 2015, 10:31:42 pm
CONGRATS on the big 200!  ;D [bravo]

Thank you kindly  [thumbs up]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 200 - The One With The 2 And The Zeroes
Post by: derekwc on December 24, 2015, 11:00:03 pm
(http://i1033.photobucket.com/albums/a411/dwcrabbegmail/AFB200th_zpsuhxdddlc.jpg) (http://s1033.photobucket.com/user/dwcrabbegmail/media/AFB200th_zpsuhxdddlc.jpg.html)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 200 - The One With The 2 And The Zeroes
Post by: fishmilkshake on December 25, 2015, 05:04:01 am
Heh heh... that's awesome. Nice work Derek.

Just needs Spidey (Adam) and Kord Blue Beetle (Justin).


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 200 - The One With The 2 And The Zeroes
Post by: kavball on December 30, 2015, 08:46:21 am
Great job on episode 200. Congrats on the milestone. Keep up the good work. Also, a late Happy Holidays to everyone and an early Happy New Years!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 201 - The One Where John Goes All Barbara Walters
Post by: Engineernerd on December 31, 2015, 08:36:48 am
This is a fun one. After 200 we took a week off. So enjoy this collection of interviews.

1. I talked to the fabulous DerekWC about where to find some of those cool Japanese imports for prices that don't feel like a katana to the gut.

2. I talked to I See Robots and William B West about their secrets to finding collectible gold in the thrifting world.

3. Finally, I spoke in depth to Erik, Dave and Andrew from Boss Fight Studios about the deco process. When does start to final touch ups. I got a lot of my questions answered and I may have dispelled a few misconceptions I had.

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2016/01/the-afb-podcast-episode-201-interview.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 201 - The One Where John Goes All Barbara Walters
Post by: Scotty on January 01, 2016, 02:33:18 am
Huge round of applause to John for putting together such a fantastic episode!  [applause] [applause] [applause]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 201 - The One Where John Goes All Barbara Walters
Post by: NiteOwl on January 01, 2016, 04:04:34 am
Also, John is much more handsome than Barbara Walters.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 201 - The One Where John Goes All Barbara Walters
Post by: eddie3429 on January 01, 2016, 05:31:19 am
Nice work John !


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 201 - The One Where John Goes All Barbara Walters
Post by: Engineernerd on January 01, 2016, 07:08:07 am
You guys are way too kind! [rock]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 201 - The One Where John Goes All Barbara Walters
Post by: kavball on January 01, 2016, 09:47:10 pm
Great job on 201. I really enjoyed the interviews.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 201 - The One Where John Goes All Barbara Walters
Post by: Engineernerd on January 02, 2016, 07:12:34 am
Great job on 201. I really enjoyed the interviews.

Thanks, Kav!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 201 - The One Where John Goes All Barbara Walters
Post by: derekwc on January 02, 2016, 12:29:04 pm
Random Question. A friend can't download the recent podcast from direct download.

They can get it in ITunes and I'm double-checking if they can right click and save as (like I normally do). But I do notice when I click directly on the direct download link, it usually goes to a player and plays the .m4a file. However this link states "Video can't be played b/c the file is corrupt."

Not sure if that's cause there's no video "enhanced" version or something else.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 201 - The One Where John Goes All Barbara Walters
Post by: derekwc on January 02, 2016, 12:35:29 pm
The response was "Yeah, that link doesn't work no matter what I do.  I'm currently listening to it in Itunes, but I figured they might wanna know that it may not be working anyhow."

Not sure if he's using IE, Chrome, Firefox or what.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 201 - The One Where John Goes All Barbara Walters
Post by: Engineernerd on January 02, 2016, 12:44:32 pm
Random Question. A friend can't download the recent podcast from direct download.

They can get it in ITunes and I'm double-checking if they can right click and save as (like I normally do). But I do notice when I click directly on the direct download link, it usually goes to a player and plays the .m4a file. However this link states "Video can't be played b/c the file is corrupt."

Not sure if that's cause there's no video "enhanced" version or something else.

Weird. I just tried it in Chrome and it downloaded for me and plays fine in windows media player.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 201 - The One Where John Goes All Barbara Walters
Post by: derekwc on January 02, 2016, 12:49:01 pm
Yeah it works fine for me in Firefox doing the save as routine. He mentioned he uses Firefox as well though.  ???

Only thing I can point to is this:

(http://i1033.photobucket.com/albums/a411/dwcrabbegmail/Untitled-4_zpsowjhbs0p.jpg) (http://s1033.photobucket.com/user/dwcrabbegmail/media/Untitled-4_zpsowjhbs0p.jpg.html)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 201 - The One Where John Goes All Barbara Walters
Post by: Engineernerd on January 02, 2016, 06:21:50 pm
Yeah it works fine for me in Firefox doing the save as routine. He mentioned he uses Firefox as well though.  ???

Only thing I can point to is this:

(http://i1033.photobucket.com/albums/a411/dwcrabbegmail/Untitled-4_zpsowjhbs0p.jpg) (http://s1033.photobucket.com/user/dwcrabbegmail/media/Untitled-4_zpsowjhbs0p.jpg.html)

I've been called many things, but never corrupt.  :D

Can you ask if other episode links work correctly?


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 201 - The One Where John Goes All Barbara Walters
Post by: derekwc on January 02, 2016, 06:38:37 pm
I will be online recording a show with him later tonight. I'll ask him then.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 201 - The One Where John Goes All Barbara Walters
Post by: Scotty on January 02, 2016, 07:37:18 pm
Just tried it in Firefox and Chrome and both worked fine.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 201 - The One Where John Goes All Barbara Walters
Post by: derekwc on January 02, 2016, 08:26:03 pm
It's fine. I think there's more going on, on his laptop. Other applications are acting weird also.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 201 - The One Where John Goes All Barbara Walters
Post by: Errex on January 04, 2016, 04:47:13 pm
Just finished listening to Ep.201.

Awesome work, John. I was particularly interested in the last interview and it really helped me understand some things about the toy-making process.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 202 - The One Where Everyone Talks 202
Post by: Engineernerd on January 08, 2016, 11:43:33 am
IT'S HERE! The 2015 review show! With News!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2016/01/the-afb-podcast-episode-202-2015-year.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 202 - The One Where Everyone Talks 202
Post by: derekwc on January 10, 2016, 05:10:39 pm
Great show guys! I wanted to play along and John was kind enough to supply me with the categories focused on in this episode.

Best small scale fig (6-7” or 1/12 scale and under)
Runner-up - S.H. Figuarts Ultimate Son Gohan
(http://i1033.photobucket.com/albums/a411/dwcrabbegmail/10-17-2015/Ultimate%20Son%20Gohan%20and%20Injustice%20Superman_zpssupqoti1.jpg) (http://s1033.photobucket.com/user/dwcrabbegmail/media/10-17-2015/Ultimate%20Son%20Gohan%20and%20Injustice%20Superman_zpssupqoti1.jpg.html)
http://tamashii.jp/item/11006/
My favorite Dragon Ball Z character as an adult. Although there were some hiccups with the Amazon pre-order being canceled, eventually got this from BBTS and was not disappointed.

Winner - Figma Cardcaptor Sakura
(http://i1033.photobucket.com/albums/a411/dwcrabbegmail/7-05-2015/DSC_0021_zpskkyqipqz.jpg) (http://s1033.photobucket.com/user/dwcrabbegmail/media/7-05-2015/DSC_0021_zpskkyqipqz.jpg.html)
http://www.goodsmile.info/en/product/4716/figma+Sakura+Kinomoto.html
For me this figure was outstanding. Tons of accessories, great articulation and a wonderfully captured "likeness" of the anime source material.

Best Large scale figure/vehicle/playset (8” and above)
Runner-up - S.H. Figuarts Double Machine
(http://i1033.photobucket.com/albums/a411/dwcrabbegmail/12-25-2015/Kikaider01_DoubleMachine07_zps7nroo4zz.jpg) (http://s1033.photobucket.com/user/dwcrabbegmail/media/12-25-2015/Kikaider01_DoubleMachine07_zps7nroo4zz.jpg.html)
http://tamashii.jp/item/11010/
The Double Machine is a great vehicle. Also appreciated the fact that any decals were already on the vechicle (probably because they didn't involve any licensing or rules from Motorcycle Manufacturers like the Side car - applying decals is hell!)

Winner -  S.H. Figuarts Trideron
(http://i1033.photobucket.com/albums/a411/dwcrabbegmail/11-29-2015/Trideron2_zpsjtgkhxf6.jpg) (http://s1033.photobucket.com/user/dwcrabbegmail/media/11-29-2015/Trideron2_zpsjtgkhxf6.jpg.html)
http://tamashii.jp/item/10983/
This vehicle spoke out "buy me" the minute I saw it solicited. There are both plastic and die-cast parts which gives the vehicle some decent heft. The headlights and tail lights both light up and there are additional transformation modes which I have been too chickenshit to even attempt.

Best High end item
Runner-up -  NECA Planet of the Apes Lawgiver Statue
(http://i1033.photobucket.com/albums/a411/dwcrabbegmail/4-16-2015/DSC_0045_zpsynd6drix.jpg) (http://s1033.photobucket.com/user/dwcrabbegmail/media/4-16-2015/DSC_0045_zpsynd6drix.jpg.html)
(http://i1033.photobucket.com/albums/a411/dwcrabbegmail/4-16-2015/Lawgiver%20-%2079%20of%201700_zpsruuqztov.jpg) (http://s1033.photobucket.com/user/dwcrabbegmail/media/4-16-2015/Lawgiver%20-%2079%20of%201700_zpsruuqztov.jpg.html)
http://necaonline.com/50361/products/toys/statues-and-dioramas/planet-of-the-apes-lawgiver-statue/
Can't really say I invested in your traditional high-end items like 1/6 figures or Premium Format statues, but since this is the only statue that I bought this year and it's great, I figure it's worth mentioning. Great sculpt that goes together great with your NECA Planet of the Apes figures. Ended up with 79 out of a 1700 limited run. Very happy to have this in my collection.

Winner - S.H. Figuarts Trideron
(http://i1033.photobucket.com/albums/a411/dwcrabbegmail/11-29-2015/Trideron_zpslgxgllxr.jpg) (http://s1033.photobucket.com/user/dwcrabbegmail/media/11-29-2015/Trideron_zpslgxgllxr.jpg.html)
http://tamashii.jp/item/10983/
Again this has been previously mentioned, but the 25000 yen price tag puts this in the High-End range for me. :) A little over $215 not including shipping, but I'm still happy I pulled the trigger.

Biggest Red Card
Runner-up - Hasbro Star Wars The Black Series decreasing quality with paint applications and warp plastic
I've made no secret that my opinon of the paint applications for this "collector's" line hasn't really lived up to expectations since Wave one. Although I've had fun with some of the figures from this line, I'm sad that there is even a market for 3rd party custom upgrades, typically with cloth cape accessories and new paint jobs and re-sizing of head sculpts from guys like Glassman Customs.
http://glassman.customjustice.com/
While I appreciate all the "fixes" available out there, I don't think we should have to be looking for fixes for figures that are typically over $20 a pop. Even the same Stormtrooper Han and Luke head sculpt paint applications aren't a good as the original X-Wing Pilot Luke Skywalker. That's plain ridiculous IMO and had me considering selling all my Black Series stuff and maybe switching over to MAFEX or Figuarts for Star Wars figures. By the time you spend the money on a new head and cloak or whatever, you may as well be paying import prices. Also warping plastic on lightsabers and blasters makes me question the longevity of the actual products.
(http://news.toyark.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2015/07/Luke-Stormtrooper-020.jpg)

Winner - Marvel Legends Patsy Walker aka Hellcat's lower leg paint application - getting rid of shoulder/bicep swivels on average height female body types
(http://i1033.photobucket.com/albums/a411/dwcrabbegmail/4-01-2015/DSC_0205_zpsxwfdniol.jpg) (http://s1033.photobucket.com/user/dwcrabbegmail/media/4-01-2015/DSC_0205_zpsxwfdniol.jpg.html)
(http://i1033.photobucket.com/albums/a411/dwcrabbegmail/4-01-2015/Look%20at%20the%20Flowers_zpsuaoesbep.jpg) (http://s1033.photobucket.com/user/dwcrabbegmail/media/4-01-2015/Look%20at%20the%20Flowers_zpsuaoesbep.jpg.html)
Simply put, the yellow slop painted over dark blue plastic without a base coat is a fail.
Also, I dislike the lack of the shoulder/bicep swivels on Hellcat, the SpiderGirl (s), White Tiger, and Maria Hill.


Innovation Award (for thinking outside the box)
Runner-up - Lori Dolls
(http://i1033.photobucket.com/albums/a411/dwcrabbegmail/BatmanvSuperman_zps3umrcfxj.jpg) (http://s1033.photobucket.com/user/dwcrabbegmail/media/BatmanvSuperman_zps3umrcfxj.jpg.html)
http://loridolls.com/urban-living
In my ongoing quest to find fun backdrops for my 1/12 scale figures, I discovered this company.
I did grab the Loft to Love, though I haven't taken too many photos with it yet.
I hope there are more sets like this and the Love to Dance Ballet Studio.

Winner - MiWorld
(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/t31.0-8/10896431_10153102395374913_8416516302632903632_o.jpg)
http://www.miworldtoys.com/
These sets have been the highlight of my Toy collecting this year. From the Karaoke Super Deluxe set to the AMC Super Deluxe set, they have invigorated my imagination and made for some great  jokes and congratulations to various folks. Old Toys are given new life again thanks to ideas spurred by the various Starter Sets and Deluxe sets.

Best Line (new or ongoing)
Runner-up - NECA Planet of the Apes
I love the sculpting and paint applications on this line. Sad to see it end this year, but it was great while it lasted.
(http://i1033.photobucket.com/albums/a411/dwcrabbegmail/7-21-2015/DSC_0011_zpsxqeoq6hu.jpg) (http://s1033.photobucket.com/user/dwcrabbegmail/media/7-21-2015/DSC_0011_zpsxqeoq6hu.jpg.html)

Winner - Marvel Legends
Since I've bought everything they've released this year, I think it's only fair to give this one to Marvel Legends. While there have been some negatives and not every figure is perfection, some great accomplishments came this year. Outstanding figures in every wave, such as Machine Man, Pizza Spidey (and by extention Scarlet Spider-Man) , Apology Daredevil, Spidey 2099, New Avengers Astral Form Doctor Strange and Apology Ghost Rider. Finally completing the Wrecking Crew this year and getting a huge want off my Marvel World-Building list with the Magik figure in the Doctor Strange Box Set.
Fun and not too hard to obtain Walgreens exclusives like Black-Ant and Daredevil Yellow. Cinematic figures and a return to large size BAFs with the Hulk Buster Iron Man. Overall this line is a lot of fun.
(https://scontent-sjc2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xta1/t31.0-8/s2048x2048/11782410_10153526359579913_815084678560957243_o.jpg)
(http://i1033.photobucket.com/albums/a411/dwcrabbegmail/2-27-2015/Spidey%20Legends%2002_zpslvwpjtq4.jpg) (http://s1033.photobucket.com/user/dwcrabbegmail/media/2-27-2015/Spidey%20Legends%2002_zpslvwpjtq4.jpg.html)
(http://i1033.photobucket.com/albums/a411/dwcrabbegmail/2-06-2015/AvengersWaveOne_zpsc7bff0bf.jpg) (http://s1033.photobucket.com/user/dwcrabbegmail/media/2-06-2015/AvengersWaveOne_zpsc7bff0bf.jpg.html)
(http://i1033.photobucket.com/albums/a411/dwcrabbegmail/6-14-2015/Kingpin%20and%20DD_zpspobozkut.jpg) (http://s1033.photobucket.com/user/dwcrabbegmail/media/6-14-2015/Kingpin%20and%20DD_zpspobozkut.jpg.html)
(http://i1033.photobucket.com/albums/a411/dwcrabbegmail/Our%20Movie%20Sucked_zpsacg1u8xb.jpg) (http://s1033.photobucket.com/user/dwcrabbegmail/media/Our%20Movie%20Sucked_zpsacg1u8xb.jpg.html)
(http://i1033.photobucket.com/albums/a411/dwcrabbegmail/FA%20Daredevil_zpsqdp7y90l.jpg) (http://s1033.photobucket.com/user/dwcrabbegmail/media/FA%20Daredevil_zpsqdp7y90l.jpg.html)
(http://i1033.photobucket.com/albums/a411/dwcrabbegmail/8-30-2105/Red%20Skull%20Arcade%20Team_zpsrxzglzei.jpg) (http://s1033.photobucket.com/user/dwcrabbegmail/media/8-30-2105/Red%20Skull%20Arcade%20Team_zpsrxzglzei.jpg.html)
(http://i1033.photobucket.com/albums/a411/dwcrabbegmail/8-01-2015/Movie%20Magneto%20stops%20Veronica_zpsam2s3zvp.jpg) (http://s1033.photobucket.com/user/dwcrabbegmail/media/8-01-2015/Movie%20Magneto%20stops%20Veronica_zpsam2s3zvp.jpg.html)(http://i1033.photobucket.com/albums/a411/dwcrabbegmail/8-09-2015/DormamuampFriends_zpsxqjmmihw.jpg) (http://s1033.photobucket.com/user/dwcrabbegmail/media/8-09-2015/DormamuampFriends_zpsxqjmmihw.jpg.html)
(http://i1033.photobucket.com/albums/a411/dwcrabbegmail/7-07-2015/Wrecking%20Crew_zpsxclxwvtt.jpg) (http://s1033.photobucket.com/user/dwcrabbegmail/media/7-07-2015/Wrecking%20Crew_zpsxclxwvtt.jpg.html)
(http://i1033.photobucket.com/albums/a411/dwcrabbegmail/7-25-2015%20Black%20Ant/DSC_0017_zpsswijcucj.jpg) (http://s1033.photobucket.com/user/dwcrabbegmail/media/7-25-2015%20Black%20Ant/DSC_0017_zpsswijcucj.jpg.html)
(http://i1033.photobucket.com/albums/a411/dwcrabbegmail/7-08-2015/Brothers_zpspbhwi9dy.jpg) (http://s1033.photobucket.com/user/dwcrabbegmail/media/7-08-2015/Brothers_zpspbhwi9dy.jpg.html)

Best Company (new or ongoing)
Runner-up - NECA
http://necaonline.com/
I think simply b/c I end up buying things I never intended to buy and that getting back into collecting as a 1/12th scale collector, the idea that NECA figures are slightly larger but still managed to capture my attention and toy funds this year make this company a good runner-up. I may not have gone all-in with the higher end items like the Alien Queen, but they were certainly tempting. However, the Chris Reeve Superman, Bad Blood and Dark Horse Comic Styled Predators and Planet of the Apes 3-pack, were all great high quality figures with improved articulation and generally terrific paint applications and sculpts.
(http://i1033.photobucket.com/albums/a411/dwcrabbegmail/8-01-2015/SDCC%202015%20Apes%20Set_zpsci13hoqj.jpg) (http://s1033.photobucket.com/user/dwcrabbegmail/media/8-01-2015/SDCC%202015%20Apes%20Set_zpsci13hoqj.jpg.html)
(http://i1033.photobucket.com/albums/a411/dwcrabbegmail/7-11-2015/DSC_0137_zpschoxjltd.jpg) (http://s1033.photobucket.com/user/dwcrabbegmail/media/7-11-2015/DSC_0137_zpschoxjltd.jpg.html)
(http://i1033.photobucket.com/albums/a411/dwcrabbegmail/4-05-2015%20Batman%20v%20Predator%20Dawn%20of%20Headlessness/BvP-Dawn%20of%20Headlessness%2003_zpsu8uobz1s.jpg) (http://s1033.photobucket.com/user/dwcrabbegmail/media/4-05-2015%20Batman%20v%20Predator%20Dawn%20of%20Headlessness/BvP-Dawn%20of%20Headlessness%2003_zpsu8uobz1s.jpg.html)

Winner - Bandai/Tamashii Nations
http://tamashii.jp/
Since the majority of my purchases this year were either Ultra-Acts or Figuarts I'm going to have to give this to Bandai. Plus now I'm looking at Monsterarts and Robot Damashii or even S.I.C. in the next year.
As John's said. I've fallen down the Figuarts rabbit hole and fallen hard. I'm having fun trying to team-build or simply grabbing my favorite characters from series such as Kikaider, Tiger & Bunny, Kamen Rider, Super Sentai, Dragon Ball Z, DC Injustice, never mind the temptation of Star Wars and the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
(http://i1033.photobucket.com/albums/a411/dwcrabbegmail/Shinkenger_zpsqsvvbq0e.jpg) (http://s1033.photobucket.com/user/dwcrabbegmail/media/Shinkenger_zpsqsvvbq0e.jpg.html)
(https://scontent-sjc2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/t31.0-8/12339366_10153782627264913_435640442750249203_o.jpg)
(http://i1033.photobucket.com/albums/a411/dwcrabbegmail/5-31-2015/TigerampBunny_zpsyxjtgbyj.jpg) (http://s1033.photobucket.com/user/dwcrabbegmail/media/5-31-2015/TigerampBunny_zpsyxjtgbyj.jpg.html)
(http://i1033.photobucket.com/albums/a411/dwcrabbegmail/5-31-2015/DomonampMasterAsia_zpsqjnh9wvl.jpg) (http://s1033.photobucket.com/user/dwcrabbegmail/media/5-31-2015/DomonampMasterAsia_zpsqjnh9wvl.jpg.html)
(http://i1033.photobucket.com/albums/a411/dwcrabbegmail/6-06-2015/Gil%20Hakaider%20and%20Haikaider_zpsh259n4st.jpg) (http://s1033.photobucket.com/user/dwcrabbegmail/media/6-06-2015/Gil%20Hakaider%20and%20Haikaider_zpsh259n4st.jpg.html)
(http://i1033.photobucket.com/albums/a411/dwcrabbegmail/1-30-2015/Ultrabrothers2_zps0618091d.jpg) (http://s1033.photobucket.com/user/dwcrabbegmail/media/1-30-2015/Ultrabrothers2_zps0618091d.jpg.html)


Personal acquisition (Something awesome you got. Grail? Vintage? Got it for a deal? Etc)
Runner-up - Getting Bomber Jackets for Cyclops and Black Widow
(http://i1033.photobucket.com/albums/a411/dwcrabbegmail/7-26-2015/Cyclops_zps2xogytuv.jpg) (http://s1033.photobucket.com/user/dwcrabbegmail/media/7-26-2015/Cyclops_zps2xogytuv.jpg.html)
(http://i1033.photobucket.com/albums/a411/dwcrabbegmail/8-06-2015/DSC_0004_zpsxc7guahy.jpg) (http://s1033.photobucket.com/user/dwcrabbegmail/media/8-06-2015/DSC_0004_zpsxc7guahy.jpg.html)
Was really putting this off for a long time b/c prices on the Street Fighter vs X-Men Two Pack and even the old Marvel Gold Black Widow were just too high for getting mere coats. However I managed to score a loose Cyclops that still had the jacket for about $20 and a carded Black Widow for $11. Probably crazy, but I think the coats look better on the 1/12th Toy Biz Cyclops and Hasbro Two-Pack Black Widow.

Winner - Completed Team-Building Rock N' Wrestling Heroes
(http://i1033.photobucket.com/albums/a411/dwcrabbegmail/5-26-2015/RockNWrestlingFaces_zpsub2yicxm.jpg) (http://s1033.photobucket.com/user/dwcrabbegmail/media/5-26-2015/RockNWrestlingFaces_zpsub2yicxm.jpg.html)
(http://i1033.photobucket.com/albums/a411/dwcrabbegmail/5-18-2015/RockNWrestlingHeels_zpsxl6snqmt.jpg) (http://s1033.photobucket.com/user/dwcrabbegmail/media/5-18-2015/RockNWrestlingHeels_zpsxl6snqmt.jpg.html)
Not exactly sure why or how this happened. I blame my podcast colleague and good friend Tony Jackson and his love for wrestling. Which reminded me of a childhood passion for the Rock n' Wrestling cartoon as a kid. Just as idea of being able to Team-Build the Legion of Doom drove me to start collection DC Universe Classics with a passion, that same passion was put forth grabbing characters from not only Mattel, but Jakks Pacific to have a pretty decent set (with a fill-in exception for one of the ladies) of the Faces and the Heels of the vintage (sorry Eddie) cartoon.

The biggie!!!! “Item of the year” (2015 release)
Runner-up - Mi World Deluxe Enviornment Set with Doll - AMC Movie Theater
(https://scontent-sjc2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/t31.0-8/12307382_10153776753449913_5719287884053894251_o.jpg)
http://www.toysrus.com/buy/mi-world-deluxe-enviornment-set-with-doll-amc-movie-theater-87566-63163466
This set is great. It totally fit my immediate needs for an idea I already had, but helped to realize more efficiently. In addition, this is my Anti-Red Card for Toys R Us. The set is apparently an exclusive there (or was I guess) and I ordered it online. Unfortunately, the set shipped without any decals, which pretty much relieves the set of any iconic imagery. Luckily both the company and Toys R Us offered to make amends.
The company could send a replacement sticker sheet, but advised it wouldn't come until long after Christmas. Toys R Us however, went above and beyond. They shipped out a second set with the sticker sheet this time, free of charge. So it was a great turnaround to something that could have made me extremely grumpy.

Winner - S.H. Figuarts Trideron
http://tamashii.jp/item/11010/
(http://i1033.photobucket.com/albums/a411/dwcrabbegmail/11-29-2015/DSC_0037_zpslpbdgbcn.jpg) (http://s1033.photobucket.com/user/dwcrabbegmail/media/11-29-2015/DSC_0037_zpslpbdgbcn.jpg.html)
Since this one keeps coming up on the list, it's probably telegraphed already, but the Trideron is super-awesome and the best thing I've bought all year!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 202 - The One Where Everyone Talks 202
Post by: Scotty on January 10, 2016, 05:22:18 pm
Wow, Derek! That's quite a list, and some AWESOME choices! I'm going to post this to the AFB FB Page so others can enjoy it.  [thumbs up]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 202 - The One Where Everyone Talks 202
Post by: Engineernerd on January 28, 2016, 11:19:25 am
It's a new person, everybody say hi to Nath!

Also reviews of:

NECA Aliens Corporal Dwayne Hicks Two-pack
Kotobukiya ArtFX Super Powers Batman Statue
DC Collectibles Batman Animated Bane, Harley Quinn and Killer Croc

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2016/01/the-afb-podcast-episode-205-neca-aliens.html

(Bane? Who reviewed a Bane item? Who bought a Bane item? I want answers!)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 205 - The One With Nath
Post by: fishmilkshake on January 31, 2016, 05:24:22 am
Such a great effort Derek. I gave u a point just for the pic of all the monkeys.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 205 - The One With Nath
Post by: derekwc on January 31, 2016, 02:16:47 pm
I've been listening pretty regularly, but I was either a week or day behind.

Quick Comments:

Episode 203 - Re:  Gecco “Ultraman” ⅙ statue
I know lots of people think he looks like Iron Man, but it is based on an ongoing manga series that is a pretty interesting take/sequel to the Showa Era Ultraman.
The first two volumes have already been translated and released by VIZ Media and Vol. 3 is due out by the middle of Feb.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultraman_%28manga%29

Episode 204 - If I did have Tuxedo Mask, I'd show you a photo next to DCUC Zatana to show you how tiny Dad would end up looking.  ;D

Episode 205 -
One 12 Collective Star Trek stuff - The Spock is very tempting. If they had solicited Kirk as the 2nd one, I would have been on board. I'm still a little iffy at this point though.

Glad John has a nice Iconic Batman Statue. I understand completely, b/c that is what I usually think of when it comes to Batman despite all the various interpretations of him throughout the years.

I'm not into the animated figures, but it seems like tons of people are and I'm glad Scotty's enjoying them. I think the only time I was a little bummed was that I think this line will be the first and only Klarion The Witch Boy in that scale size. So if this line does expand to JLU characters or Superman TAS characters that have never been in the 1/12th scale before, I could see being torn between style and the novelty of having a Greg Saunders Vigilante or Maxima.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 205 - The One With Nath
Post by: fishmilkshake on January 31, 2016, 03:42:26 pm
You make a good point that we'll be getting new 6" figures in the animated line that we didn't get in DCUC.

*sigh*


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 205 - The One With Nath
Post by: Engineernerd on February 04, 2016, 09:36:48 am
A technical snafu led to one of our best out takes (at my expense eve!). You really need to listen. Scott checks out the Hot Toys Luke and Obi Wan. And later Eddie and I have a raucous discussion about Pack Ins!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2016/02/the-afb-podcast-episode-206-hot-toys.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 206 - The One With The Mutant Babies
Post by: Scotty on February 04, 2016, 04:17:43 pm
That blooper makes me so happy. Fun for all the family.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 207 - The One With The Toilers
Post by: Engineernerd on February 11, 2016, 03:50:41 pm
Scott and Eddie are breaking down the DC Icons and Ben is talking Doctor Doom Premium Format!


http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2016/02/the-afb-podcast-episode-207-sideshow.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 207 - The One With The Toilers
Post by: Errex on February 12, 2016, 02:22:56 pm
As in : "Toilers, toilers, troublers and boilers"?

Anyhow, How much of a spoiler can a toy really be? it's not like they would sell a Darth Maul with "split in the middle" action feature...

Great show, as always.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 207 - The One With The Toilers
Post by: derekwc on February 18, 2016, 09:03:49 pm
RE: The AFB Podcast Episode 208: Toy Fair Armchair Coverage Part One / Marvel Legends Absorbing Man Wave

(http://i2.wp.com/www.actionfigureinsider.com/wpress/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/BTAS_AF_35_Girls_Night.jpg?w=700)
That's Livewire not Killer Frost. Easy mistake to make though.

(http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/1/15921/429968-05.jpg)

vs

(http://www.flickeringmyth.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/superman-the-animated-series-livewire.jpg)

Spider-Carnage wasn't a part of Maximum Clonage, but Web of Carnage.

http://comicvine.gamespot.com/the-web-of-carnage/4045-56094/issues/


The guide to Marvel Universe figures sounds neat!

John, we talk a bit about Adventure Time in episode 112 of Fanholes if you are interested.
http://fanholespodcast.blogspot.com/2014/08/fanholes-episode-112-its-shark-steak.html

I agree that it's confusing now that EVERYTHING is labeled Marvel Legends...

At least the Shocktrooper isn't Disco Armor Iron Man....

I know the Barbie's for Batman v Superman aren't anybody's thing on the podcast, but I know a wife on a certain podcast that collect Barbie's and shares their husband's passion for the DC Heroes, so I'm sure they have their market.

I'll admit I'm curious about Mattel's 6 inch Halo stuff. It might be fun to have a Master Chief that fits with my existing collection of 1/12 figures.

Maybe additional news on the new Spawn toy hadn't come out by the time of recording, but I feel like there was some kind of note that stated "articulation TBD" unless that was just a gag.

Apparently the pre-order sales on the TMNT figuarts have them looking into additional characters.












Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 207 - The One With The Toilers
Post by: NiteOwl on February 18, 2016, 10:37:28 pm
Ah, right you are. I've given you a forum point. Also, Todd McFarlane stated on toyark  that the Spawn figure(s)? Will have 12-15 points of articulation. However, conjecture still remains as to the "articulation" being production cut joints or not. Here is a link via theFwoosh.http://thefwoosh.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=91&t=94208&start=75
Either way, I'll be getting the figure/statue shown at Toyfair.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 207 - The One With The Toilers
Post by: derekwc on February 18, 2016, 11:07:28 pm
I've given you a forum point.

Hindu/Arabic Typewriter here I come! Woo-hoo!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 207 - The One With The Toilers
Post by: kavball on February 24, 2016, 05:03:47 pm
Finally got caught up on the podcast. Great job as always. I enjoyed the DC Icons review a few episodes back. I have gotten on to the line. It is my first 6inch and my first DC line that I've started collecting. Keep up the good work.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 207 - The One With The Toilers
Post by: fishmilkshake on February 24, 2016, 06:53:22 pm
Finally got caught up on the podcast. Great job as always. I enjoyed the DC Icons review a few episodes back. I have gotten on to the line. It is my first 6inch and my first DC line that I've started collecting. Keep up the good work.

Thank you kindly.  [thumbs up]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 207 - The One With The Toilers
Post by: Engineernerd on February 25, 2016, 07:29:35 am
This week there's more Toy Fair News!

Also, there are reviews of Bishoujo Black Canary, NECA Dog Alien, and the Walking Dead Hospital Doors building set!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2016/02/the-afb-podcast-episode-209-toy-fair.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 209 - The One With The Alien Behind The Hospital Doors
Post by: Errex on February 29, 2016, 08:46:12 am
Great show guys. Too bad that Mr. Anderson's cameo didn't feature more of his trademark laughter but as a whole, it was a well rounded programme this week.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 209 - The One With The Alien Behind The Hospital Doors
Post by: Engineernerd on February 29, 2016, 09:05:06 am
Great show guys. Too bad that Mr. Anderson's cameo didn't feature more of his trademark laughter but as a whole, it was a well rounded programme this week.

Enjoy a point for your loyalty and kind words!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 209 - The One With The Alien Behind The Hospital Doors
Post by: fishmilkshake on February 29, 2016, 03:00:56 pm
Great show guys. Too bad that Mr. Anderson's cameo didn't feature more of his trademark laughter but as a whole, it was a well rounded programme this week.

There was a between the segments bit where Scotty lost it and there was much giggling. I hope it makes it into the bloopers.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 209 - The One With The Alien Behind The Hospital Doors
Post by: Engineernerd on February 29, 2016, 03:10:48 pm
Great show guys. Too bad that Mr. Anderson's cameo didn't feature more of his trademark laughter but as a whole, it was a well rounded programme this week.

There was a between the segments bit where Scotty lost it and there was much giggling. I hope it makes it into the bloopers.

My next opening is just going to be me yelling, "Mutant Babies!"


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 209 - The One With The Alien Behind The Hospital Doors
Post by: DarkGuard on March 03, 2016, 11:38:22 pm
Finally caught up episodes! Last week listened to 1-2 a day =)

I heard someone was after a Dutch in the predator line? I might have one willing to sell at a good rate =D


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 209 - The One With The Alien Behind The Hospital Doors
Post by: fishmilkshake on March 04, 2016, 05:11:08 am
Finally caught up episodes! Last week listened to 1-2 a day =)

I heard someone was after a Dutch in the predator line? I might have one willing to sell at a good rate =D

Oooh oooh that'd be me. If you've got a Jungle Extraction or Jungle Patrol (preferred) then let me know  :)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 209 - The One With The Alien Behind The Hospital Doors
Post by: derekwc on March 05, 2016, 01:33:18 pm
Just wanted to chime in and say I totally agree about the One 12 Captain Marvel looking like Tom Tyler.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 209 - The One With The Alien Behind The Hospital Doors
Post by: fishmilkshake on March 05, 2016, 09:17:58 pm
Just wanted to chime in and say I totally agree about the One 12 Captain Marvel looking like Tom Tyler.

I gave you a point because we're both awesome.  [rock]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 209 - The One With The Alien Behind The Hospital Doors
Post by: kavball on March 06, 2016, 08:19:12 pm
Just finished #210. I really enjoyed the show. Thanks for the shout out at the end.
Eddie, I was curious about where you saw the Jean St Jean Monster figures at?
Thanks for the info and entertainment each week.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 209 - The One With The Alien Behind The Hospital Doors
Post by: eddie3429 on March 08, 2016, 06:46:57 pm
Hey man . I saw them at a store called Minotaur .


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 209 - The One With The Alien Behind The Hospital Doors
Post by: kavball on March 08, 2016, 06:59:06 pm
Hey man . I saw them at a store called Minotaur .
Cool, thanks.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 211 - The One Where Adam Goes to Carl's Jr
Post by: Engineernerd on March 10, 2016, 03:20:27 pm
Great show this week featuring reviews of Scott and the Daredevil Premium Format, Adam and the superdeformed Toynami DX Voltron, and I check out the McFalane Walking Dead Dale!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2016/03/the-afb-podcast-episode-211-walking.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 211 - The One Where Adam Goes to Carl's Jr
Post by: kavball on March 12, 2016, 10:26:52 pm
I am almost done with episode #211. I'm really enjoying it as usual.
John: congrats on the shark man costume Lego figure. I didn't know a new wave was out.
Adam: I really enjoyed the voltron dx review.
Scott: I agree that the MU figures are really going downhill. I have collected the entire line but the last wave w/ CPT Marvel and such was disappointing and the next wave looks to be another let down. Too bad.
Anyways, great show guys.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 211 - The One Where Adam Goes to Carl's Jr
Post by: Scotty on March 13, 2016, 04:54:16 am
I am almost done with episode #211. I'm really enjoying it as usual.
John: congrats on the shark man costume Lego figure. I didn't know a new wave was out.
Adam: I really enjoyed the voltron dx review.
Scott: I agree that the MU figures are really going downhill. I have collected the entire line but the last wave w/ CPT Marvel and such was disappointing and the next wave looks to be another let down. Too bad.
Anyways, great show guys.

For me the MU figures are all about universe building. It feels churlish to complain about them too much when we just got Triton and Yondu, but as figures they definitely aren't going to make it on any best of lists.

I guess they are making the best of the budget they've got.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 211 - The One Where Adam Goes to Carl's Jr
Post by: kavball on March 13, 2016, 11:56:24 am
I am almost done with episode #211. I'm really enjoying it as usual.
John: congrats on the shark man costume Lego figure. I didn't know a new wave was out.
Adam: I really enjoyed the voltron dx review.
Scott: I agree that the MU figures are really going downhill. I have collected the entire line but the last wave w/ CPT Marvel and such was disappointing and the next wave looks to be another let down. Too bad.
Anyways, great show guys.

For me the MU figures are all about universe building. It feels churlish to complain about them too much when we just got Triton and Yondu, but as figures they definitely aren't going to make it on any best of lists.

I guess they are making the best of the budget they've got.
I agree. I will say there were a couple figures from the new comic two packs that were pleasant surprises and kept me from giving up. It shows that they might still be trying to sneak in some quality figures when the budget allows. The "She-Thor" is pretty nice.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 211 - The One Where Adam Goes to Carl's Jr
Post by: kavball on March 13, 2016, 12:01:06 pm
(http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/aa428/kavball/Customs/image.jpg1_zpsbwjdvku3.jpg) (http://s1197.photobucket.com/user/kavball/media/Customs/image.jpg1_zpsbwjdvku3.jpg.html)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 211 - The One Where Adam Goes to Carl's Jr
Post by: Scotty on March 13, 2016, 03:10:37 pm
Oh, that is a nice one. Haven't seen the new two packs in Oz yet.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 211 - The One Where Adam Goes to Carl's Jr
Post by: kavball on March 13, 2016, 06:30:22 pm
Oh, that is a nice one. Haven't seen the new two packs in Oz yet.
They've been popping up in Walmart here. Pretty good distribution actually. I think bbts has them as well.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 211 - The One Where Adam Goes to Carl's Jr
Post by: derekwc on March 14, 2016, 09:43:11 am
Found mine at Target if that helps anybody.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 211 - The One Where Adam Goes to Carl's Jr
Post by: Westy on March 25, 2016, 07:10:39 pm
I am almost done with episode #211. I'm really enjoying it as usual.
John: congrats on the shark man costume Lego figure. I didn't know a new wave was out.
Adam: I really enjoyed the voltron dx review.
Scott: I agree that the MU figures are really going downhill. I have collected the entire line but the last wave w/ CPT Marvel and such was disappointing and the next wave looks to be another let down. Too bad.
Anyways, great show guys.

Ta, it's a fun piece, easy to play with, and actually a good fit for a desk.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 215 - The One With The Japanese Bear
Post by: Engineernerd on April 07, 2016, 03:36:58 pm
Joins us as Ben Reviews Neca's Jungle Patrol Dutch, Justin Reviews Mattel's Rick The Dragon Steamboat, and I check out the Revo Character Rilakkuma!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2016/04/the-afb-podcast-episode-215-neca.html

PS this was almost titled "The One Where Ben has A Buzz But no Woody"


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 215 - The One With The Japanese Bear
Post by: fishmilkshake on April 07, 2016, 09:56:05 pm
Joins us as Ben Reviews Neca's Jungle Patrol Dutch, Justin Reviews Mattel's Rick The Dragon Steamboat, and I check out the Revo Character Rilakkuma!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2016/04/the-afb-podcast-episode-215-neca.html

PS this was almost titled "The One Where Ben has A Buzz But no Woody"

Hahahaha!!!!

'Twas fun stuff indeed.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 215 - The One With The Japanese Bear
Post by: derekwc on April 23, 2016, 11:01:29 am
Re: Katana and Suicide Squad in Ep 217

Even though some of the character selections don't match up precisely with the original comics, I'd submit Rick Flagg and Katana are the Cattle Wranglers and the other villains (Harley, Deadshot, Croc, etc) are the Cattle.

As Ben explained, there were heroes like Vixen on the team deployments as well to lead and keep the rag-tag groups in line.

Re: The Cage Spock variant  - John is absolutely correct. The away mission jackets are way more gray than on the figure.
(http://images2.fanpop.com/images/photos/5400000/The-Cage-mr-spock-5470492-694-530.jpg)

I didn't know about this addition (?) to the line either.
http://news.toyark.com/2016/02/29/one12-collective-star-trek-enterprise-captains-chair-preview-197515


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 215 - The One With The Japanese Bear
Post by: Engineernerd on April 23, 2016, 03:06:41 pm
I don't know that light up is needed at that scale. Kind of neat though.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 216 - The One Where Everyone Doubles Down
Post by: Engineernerd on April 27, 2016, 09:04:52 am
In this Episode, two collectibles are featured as Toy Breakdowns by two hosts on each!

First Eddie and Adam check out the SH Figuarts Super Saiyan Son Goku Super Warrior Awakening Version. Late, Ben and Scott look at the spectacular Sideshow Collectibles Amazing Spider-Man Premium Format Statue

It's all more fun than a Doublemint Gum commercial!


http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2016/04/the-afb-podcast-episode-216-super.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 217 - The One With The Japanese Girl & The Canary
Post by: Engineernerd on April 27, 2016, 09:23:44 am
In this thrilling episode, Ben disassembles a Terminator, Adam educates who is Saturn V from Sailor Moon, and Scott takes a shot at DC Collectibles Green Arrow and Black Canary statue.

I'm along for the roller coaster like ride of emotional collecting highs and lows!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2016/04/the-afb-podcast-episode-217-neca.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 218 - The One With The Chainmail Bikini
Post by: Engineernerd on April 28, 2016, 02:36:53 pm
Remember last time when multiple hosts looked at the same thing? This week we flip the script and a single host checks out multiple figures.

Eddie is investigating DST's Ray and Winston Ghostbusters.

Scott is examining the whole first series of the DST Muppets! (I mainly ask questions to contrast to Palisades)

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2016/04/the-afb-podcast-episode-218-dst.html


Yes, I know it is scale mail, not chain mail. Don't send hate mail.



Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 218 - The One With The Chainmail Bikini
Post by: derekwc on April 29, 2016, 08:55:36 pm
Speak of the Derek:
I did order recently from Ami Ami. The new items were in the 4000 yen range, but I tacked on a Kamen Rider Drive figuart on sale for 1600 which is less than $20 technically.

Quote
(In-stock)S.H. Figuarts - Fujiko Mine "Lupin the 3rd" | 4,450.- | 1 | 4,450.-
(In-stock)S.H. Figuarts - Lupin the 3rd "Lupin the 3rd" | 4,450.- | 1 | 4,450.-
(In-stock)S.H. Figuarts - Kamen Rider Drive Type Wild "Kamen Rider Drive" | 1,680.- | 1 | 1,680.-

Shipping method: EMS
Shipping fee: 1860
TOTAL: 12440 JPY

It all depends on what you collect, the ebay suggestion is not bad advice either, though personally I try to avoid the bootlegs by focusing on local sellers (I was going to say US sellers, which is what I focus on, but I'm not sure about the dude who emailed in, he might be located elsewhere). I've gotten some good lots where if you break down the price by the figure it is again $20 or less.

Did your Ghost Figuarts ship yet John?


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 218 - The One With The Chainmail Bikini
Post by: kavball on April 30, 2016, 07:58:12 am
I am a little behind on listening to the podcast lately. I just finished #215. It was very good, as always. I have been losing my battle to maintain my status as a 3 3/4" only collector. After listening to Ben's review of Dutch from Predator and seeing that Neca announced some more Marines from Aliens, I am very tempted to jump on the Neca bandwagon. I also enjoyed Justin's review of Ricky the Dragon. That was a nice trip down memory lane and John rounded it all out with the crazy bear from Japan. Great range of toys and great episode. I hope to get caught up soon.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 218 - The One With The Chainmail Bikini
Post by: Engineernerd on April 30, 2016, 10:44:26 am
I am a little behind on listening to the podcast lately. I just finished #215. It was very good, as always. I have been losing my battle to maintain my status as a 3 3/4" only collector. After listening to Ben's review of Dutch from Predator and seeing that Neca announced some more Marines from Aliens, I am very tempted to jump on the Neca bandwagon. I also enjoyed Justin's review of Ricky the Dragon. That was a nice trip down memory lane and John rounded it all out with the crazy bear from Japan. Great range of toys and great episode. I hope to get caught up soon.

You'll be glad to know Kav I finally ordered my MTF parts for Punisher. Got in on the get a figure free deal!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 218 - The One With The Chainmail Bikini
Post by: Engineernerd on April 30, 2016, 10:45:56 am
Speak of the Derek:
I did order recently from Ami Ami. The new items were in the 4000 yen range, but I tacked on a Kamen Rider Drive figuart on sale for 1600 which is less than $20 technically.

Quote
(In-stock)S.H. Figuarts - Fujiko Mine "Lupin the 3rd" | 4,450.- | 1 | 4,450.-
(In-stock)S.H. Figuarts - Lupin the 3rd "Lupin the 3rd" | 4,450.- | 1 | 4,450.-
(In-stock)S.H. Figuarts - Kamen Rider Drive Type Wild "Kamen Rider Drive" | 1,680.- | 1 | 1,680.-

Shipping method: EMS
Shipping fee: 1860
TOTAL: 12440 JPY

It all depends on what you collect, the ebay suggestion is not bad advice either, though personally I try to avoid the bootlegs by focusing on local sellers (I was going to say US sellers, which is what I focus on, but I'm not sure about the dude who emailed in, he might be located elsewhere). I've gotten some good lots where if you break down the price by the figure it is again $20 or less.

Did your Ghost Figuarts ship yet John?

Thanks for the info Derek!

It is in, but I'm doing a Private Warehouse until Specter comes out next month to save on shipping. So I have to wait a bit longer.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 218 - The One With The Chainmail Bikini
Post by: kavball on April 30, 2016, 02:24:50 pm
I am a little behind on listening to the podcast lately. I just finished #215. It was very good, as always. I have been losing my battle to maintain my status as a 3 3/4" only collector. After listening to Ben's review of Dutch from Predator and seeing that Neca announced some more Marines from Aliens, I am very tempted to jump on the Neca bandwagon. I also enjoyed Justin's review of Ricky the Dragon. That was a nice trip down memory lane and John rounded it all out with the crazy bear from Japan. Great range of toys and great episode. I hope to get caught up soon.

You'll be glad to know Kav I finally ordered my MTF parts for Punisher. Got in on the get a figure free deal!
Nice!  I want to order some more MTF parts and make some more Hydra goons.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 218 - The One With The Chainmail Bikini
Post by: fishmilkshake on April 30, 2016, 05:09:38 pm
I am a little behind on listening to the podcast lately. I just finished #215. It was very good, as always. I have been losing my battle to maintain my status as a 3 3/4" only collector. After listening to Ben's review of Dutch from Predator and seeing that Neca announced some more Marines from Aliens, I am very tempted to jump on the Neca bandwagon. I also enjoyed Justin's review of Ricky the Dragon. That was a nice trip down memory lane and John rounded it all out with the crazy bear from Japan. Great range of toys and great episode. I hope to get caught up soon.

Glad I could help  ;D Don't forget that NECA Alien queen, she's a beauty. Thanks for the comments.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 218 - The One With The Chainmail Bikini
Post by: Engineernerd on April 30, 2016, 08:39:42 pm
I am a little behind on listening to the podcast lately. I just finished #215. It was very good, as always. I have been losing my battle to maintain my status as a 3 3/4" only collector. After listening to Ben's review of Dutch from Predator and seeing that Neca announced some more Marines from Aliens, I am very tempted to jump on the Neca bandwagon. I also enjoyed Justin's review of Ricky the Dragon. That was a nice trip down memory lane and John rounded it all out with the crazy bear from Japan. Great range of toys and great episode. I hope to get caught up soon.

You'll be glad to know Kav I finally ordered my MTF parts for Punisher. Got in on the get a figure free deal!
Nice!  I want to order some more MTF parts and make some more Hydra goons.
Do it before Sunday night!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 219 - The One With The All The Baldness
Post by: Engineernerd on May 06, 2016, 11:50:21 am
This one is chock full of DC goodness via Scott and a little Farmboy Luke thrown in for good measure!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2016/05/the-afb-podcast-episode-219-star-wars.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 219 - The One With The All The Baldness
Post by: fishmilkshake on May 07, 2016, 10:15:43 pm
This one is chock full of DC goodness via Scott and a little Farmboy Luke thrown in for good measure!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2016/05/the-afb-podcast-episode-219-star-wars.html

I'd just like to clarify that we're not prejudiced against baldness.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 220 - The One Brought To You By The Letter A
Post by: Engineernerd on May 12, 2016, 11:18:36 am
This week, we start a brand new segment, "The ABC's of Toy Collecting" (It's pretty cool")

Also, I check out the fresh from the post office Boss Fight Studio Skeleton!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2016/05/the-afb-podcast-episode-220-boss-fight.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 220 - The One Brought To You By The Letter A
Post by: Errex on May 16, 2016, 11:04:58 am
GREAT SHOW, #220.

The whole ABC's segment was quite a clever way to discuss a number of items and their associations to both the lines they belong to, and how you guys collect them.

 [bravo]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 220 - The One Brought To You By The Letter A
Post by: fishmilkshake on May 16, 2016, 11:10:49 pm
GREAT SHOW, #220.

The whole ABC's segment was quite a clever way to discuss a number of items and their associations to both the lines they belong to, and how you guys collect them.

 [bravo]

Why thank you Sir! The idea for ABCs was all Justin's.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 221 - The One With The Boy Who Turns Into A Girl
Post by: Engineernerd on May 20, 2016, 11:58:48 am
Adam's description of his review item is worth the listen alone.

Eddie, Ben and Scott are reviewing the Giant Man wave of Marvel Legends.

Adam reviews S.H. Figuarts Ranma Saotome (Girl Type)

And Scott doubles up by reviewing the ArtFX Majik.

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2016/05/the-afb-podcast-episode-221-kotobukiya.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 221 - The One With The Boy Who Turns Into A Girl
Post by: derekwc on May 20, 2016, 05:56:41 pm
Doesn't Chameleon have his head, Hammerhead and J. Jonah's making 3 heads?


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 221 - The One With The Boy Who Turns Into A Girl
Post by: Engineernerd on May 20, 2016, 06:39:43 pm
Doesn't Chameleon have his head, Hammerhead and J. Jonah's making 3 heads?

That's what I said!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 221 - The One With The Boy Who Turns Into A Girl
Post by: derekwc on May 20, 2016, 09:20:04 pm
Oh and for the guys on the show, just think of Kamen Rider Drive Gold as like the final form of Reverse Flash. :)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 221 - The One With The Boy Who Turns Into A Girl
Post by: Engineernerd on May 26, 2016, 03:49:07 pm
Oh and for the guys on the show, just think of Kamen Rider Drive Gold as like the final form of Reverse Flash. :)

Still not a Drive fan.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 222 - The One With The Floating Featured Figure
Post by: Engineernerd on May 26, 2016, 03:54:08 pm
I've always had a fascination with magnets. For all of my technical skill, permanent magnets are just beyond my comprehension of how they work....

Anyway...Ben is reviewing the Beast Kingdom Iron Man Mark II Floating figure. (It works with magnets!) (Surprisingly, nobody makes a Breaking Bad joke.)

Scott is checking out the Hot Toys Star War A New Hope Princess Leia. Is there discussion of the minutiae of here outfit? We'll of course, I'm there. (Sorry, Scott)

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2016/05/the-afb-podcast-episode-222-beast.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 223 - The One Brought To You By the Letter G
Post by: Engineernerd on June 03, 2016, 11:58:34 am
We take up round 2 of the ABC's of Toy Collecting in this Episode! Also Scott reviews a Cheetah and Eddie is looking at the Marvel Legends Namor before it his US shores!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2016/06/the-afb-podcast-episode-223-marvel.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 223 - The One Brought To You By the Letter G
Post by: Errex on June 03, 2016, 05:50:00 pm
Great show. It was good to hear the ABC's segment again. There is yet another variant to the vintage Jawa, and it is the Jawa with fabric robe and separate hood piece.

This was a Lily-Ledy figure produced in Mexico during the early 80's under Kenner's license and even though it is nowhere near as rare as the vinyl caped one, it is also very hard to find.

Regarding the Disney Infinity cancellation, it sucks because I had just bought the 3.0 game for my nephews a few weeks ago, but it is also nice to have a finite number of figures to collect so, yeah.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 224 - The One With a Skull Face, a Vulcan And Some Gals
Post by: Engineernerd on June 10, 2016, 11:02:33 am
Scott is checking out the 1:12 Collective Mr Spock. Since I recently pre-ordered Punisher I was keen to listen to his thoughts. (Also, if they come out a TOS Scotty, I'll have to order him.)

Ben looked at the Pop Vinyl Taskmaster! (I wonder who has the movie rights to that character? Would love to see him in the MCU.)

Finally, Eddie is checking out the Mattel versions of the reboot Ghostbusters ladies.

During the whole thing, Justin provided suave color commentary.

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2016/06/the-afb-podcast-episode-224-funko-pop.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 224 - The One With a Skull Face, a Vulcan And Some Gals
Post by: Errex on June 15, 2016, 01:54:28 pm
I have to confesss that there were two moments in last episode when I actually burst laughing out loud while doing my daily commute.

One was right at the start, when Eddie reveals the special guest doing the show's intro and later on when you guys gave the red card to the oven mitt.

Also, I enjoyed very much the Spock review. That is something I could actually go for.

Cheers.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 224 - The One With a Skull Face, a Vulcan And Some Gals
Post by: Engineernerd on June 15, 2016, 03:28:22 pm
I have to confesss that there were two moments in last episode when I actually burst laughing out loud while doing my daily commute.

One was right at the start, when Eddie reveals the special guest doing the show's intro and later on when you guys gave the red card to the oven mitt.

Also, I enjoyed very much the Spock review. That is something I could actually go for.

Cheers.

I have an oven mitt of the Arby's Oven Mitt. It works correctly.

Too bad the Hamburger Helper people made Arby's get rid of the Mitt. I liked him.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 225 - The One Where Justin Looks at Ink Blots
Post by: Engineernerd on June 16, 2016, 10:53:22 am
In this episode, Scott is checking out the DC Collectibles Babs Tarr Batgirl Statue. Justin delves into the psyche of the anti hero by examing the Play Arts Kai Rorschach. And I review SH Figuarts Kamen Rider Specter, while hopefully not putting people to sleep!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2016/06/the-afb-podcast-episode-225-play-arts.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 225 - The One Where Justin Looks at Ink Blots
Post by: kalzor on June 16, 2016, 12:50:41 pm
Anyone else have issues with the audio on this one? Only came out of one speaker until the advertisements which came out of both and proceeded to scare the hell out of me each time.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 225 - The One Where Justin Looks at Ink Blots
Post by: Errex on June 17, 2016, 08:45:38 am
Anyone else have issues with the audio on this one? Only came out of one speaker until the advertisements which came out of both and proceeded to scare the hell out of me each time.

Cool. A mono show, very retro.

Seriously, though, only the ads and Name That seem to be in stereo in this one.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 225 - The One Where Justin Looks at Ink Blots
Post by: Engineernerd on June 17, 2016, 08:59:38 am
Anyone else have issues with the audio on this one? Only came out of one speaker until the advertisements which came out of both and proceeded to scare the hell out of me each time.

Cool. A mono show, very retro.

Seriously, though, only the ads and Name That seem to be in stereo in this one.

Scott became aware of this issue and corrected it. If you downloaded it early, if you go back it should be correct now!

(Name That is edited separately.)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 225 - The One Where Justin Looks at Ink Blots
Post by: Errex on June 17, 2016, 09:08:35 am
Anyone else have issues with the audio on this one? Only came out of one speaker until the advertisements which came out of both and proceeded to scare the hell out of me each time.

Cool. A mono show, very retro.

Seriously, though, only the ads and Name That seem to be in stereo in this one.

Scott became aware of this issue and corrected it. If you downloaded it early, if you go back it should be correct now!

(Name That is edited separately.)

I will save the first version just in case it becomes more valuable in the future. ;)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 225 - The One Where Justin Looks at Ink Blots
Post by: Engineernerd on June 17, 2016, 09:44:23 am
Anyone else have issues with the audio on this one? Only came out of one speaker until the advertisements which came out of both and proceeded to scare the hell out of me each time.

Cool. A mono show, very retro.

Seriously, though, only the ads and Name That seem to be in stereo in this one.

Scott became aware of this issue and corrected it. If you downloaded it early, if you go back it should be correct now!

(Name That is edited separately.)

I will save the first version just in case it becomes more valuable in the future. ;)

Mono Variant Podcast with Apology Hosts AFBC Exclusive


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 225 - The One Where Justin Looks at Ink Blots
Post by: derekwc on June 17, 2016, 10:40:00 pm
Catching up backward-like. Listened to the Mono Variant Podcast (too late!!!!) and then went back to 223 (where I last left off).

I am the guy yelling at the Zone-No-Phone, "Nightmare 5!!!! It's Nightmare 5!!!!!!" :P (Where the comic artist wannabe guy turns into a Punisher type and then Super-Freddy kicks his ass.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yc2k9pm3UeM


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 225 - The One Where Justin Looks at Ink Blots
Post by: fishmilkshake on June 18, 2016, 06:06:13 am
Anyone else have issues with the audio on this one? Only came out of one speaker until the advertisements which came out of both and proceeded to scare the hell out of me each time.

Cool. A mono show, very retro.

Seriously, though, only the ads and Name That seem to be in stereo in this one.

Scott became aware of this issue and corrected it. If you downloaded it early, if you go back it should be correct now!

(Name That is edited separately.)

I will save the first version just in case it becomes more valuable in the future. ;)

 :D


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 225 - The One Where Justin Looks at Ink Blots
Post by: derekwc on June 18, 2016, 10:29:13 am
Finished #123. For the Gold Drive is like Reverse Flash comment, it was fairly generic and could apply to any and all versions. Any evil duplicate with a different color scheme was what I was going for in my comparison. Though really putting an Eddie4566728492582 hyper-focus on things, the character who is Gold Drive (Tenjuro Banno (http://kamenrider.wikia.com/wiki/Tenjuro_Banno)) probably has a lot of qualities and characteristics of Doctor Harrison Wells from the tv series.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 226 - The One With Eddie and the Flat Pants
Post by: Engineernerd on June 24, 2016, 11:38:57 am
Ben & Scott hit it out of this world with a Toy Breakdown of the Hot Toys Deluxe ROTJ Boba Fett!

Eddie turns an eye to the Power Con Exclusive Camo Kahn and Beastman!

I puzzle all with a new Name That...

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2016/06/the-afb-podcast-episode-226-motuc-power.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 226 - The One With Eddie and the Flat Pants
Post by: derekwc on June 26, 2016, 04:05:35 pm
Happen to actually be listening at home while doing some "Spring Cleaning".

re: Mego General Savana , DC Comics Presents Annual #3.

(http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/marvel_dc/images/0/06/DC_Comics_Presents_Annual_3.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20100119211513)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 226 - The One With Eddie and the Flat Pants
Post by: Scotty on June 26, 2016, 08:49:04 pm
Happen to actually be listening at home while doing some "Spring Cleaning".

re: Mego General Savana , DC Comics Presents Annual #3.

(http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/marvel_dc/images/0/06/DC_Comics_Presents_Annual_3.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20100119211513)

Wow! Thanks for that!



Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 226 - The One With Eddie and the Flat Pants
Post by: derekwc on June 26, 2016, 08:50:59 pm
Most of the DC Comics Presents Annuals are really solid.  [thumbs up]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 226 - The One With Eddie and the Flat Pants
Post by: Scotty on June 27, 2016, 12:19:50 am
True. I wonder if they've ever been collected into a trade volume?


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 226 - The One With Eddie and the Flat Pants
Post by: kavball on June 27, 2016, 08:08:46 am
I got caught up on the last 4-5 episodes this week. I was able to take some time off from work and had a mini summer vacation. I really enjoyed the episodes. Loads of good entertainment.  Keep up the good work. I appreciate the effort you guys put in to the show.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 226 - The One With Eddie and the Flat Pants
Post by: fishmilkshake on June 27, 2016, 05:06:48 pm
I got caught up on the last 4-5 episodes this week. I was able to take some time off from work and had a mini summer vacation. I really enjoyed the episodes. Loads of good entertainment.  Keep up the good work. I appreciate the effort you guys put in to the show.


Thanks for that Kav! We appreciate everything you do, but feedback like that is what keeps it fun for us.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 226 - The One With Eddie and the Flat Pants
Post by: derekwc on June 27, 2016, 09:25:15 pm
True. I wonder if they've ever been collected into a trade volume?

Not all 4 annuals in a single TPB, but Annual #3:
Reprinted In:
Shazam the Greatest Stories Ever Told TPB (2008)
Adventures of Superman:Gil Kane HC (2013)
Superman Vs. Shazam TPB (2013)

#1:
Reprinted In:
Showcase Presents:DC Comics Presents:The Superman Team-Ups Vol. 2 TPB (2013)

#2:
Reprinted In:
Superman:Past and Future TPB (2009)

#4:
Not collected at this point.




Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 226 - The One With Eddie and the Flat Pants
Post by: Scotty on June 29, 2016, 07:12:40 am
Excellent, thanks for that derek.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 227 - The One With Marla Gibbs
Post by: Engineernerd on June 30, 2016, 11:45:08 am
It's Jada Batman v Superman and EVEN MORE DC Icons!

Actually, I haven't listened yet. It's downloading now

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2016/06/the-afb-podcast-episode-227-jada-toys.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 227 - The One With Marla Gibbs
Post by: Scotty on July 01, 2016, 08:23:33 am
Future Toy of the Week:

(http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTYwMFgxMjAw/z/0VAAAOSwBahVKYIV/$_1.JPG)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 227 - The One With Marla Gibbs
Post by: Engineernerd on July 01, 2016, 02:47:42 pm
Future Toy of the Week:

(http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTYwMFgxMjAw/z/0VAAAOSwBahVKYIV/$_1.JPG)

I had no idea this existed. Why do you know this exists?


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 228 - The One Where John Provided The Wrong Name That
Post by: Engineernerd on July 07, 2016, 12:43:22 pm
Yup. It was totally my fault this was the wrong Name That. To my old eyes I confused a 6 and an 8. Upside, I have an eye appointment this week.

More upside, Scott an Ben do an awesome in depth discussion of The Mythic Legions kickstarter!

I celebrate Star Trek with a look back at the Star Trek TMP 3.75" Kirk and Spock from Mego!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2016/07/the-afb-podcast-episode-228-star-trek.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 228 - The One Where John Provided The Wrong Name That
Post by: kalzor on July 08, 2016, 08:34:09 am
I was having the weirdest mind f*** at work listening to this then had to come here to make sure I wasn't crazy.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 228 - The One Where John Provided The Wrong Name That
Post by: Engineernerd on July 08, 2016, 08:38:46 am
I was having the weirdest mind f*** at work listening to this then had to come here to make sure I wasn't crazy.

I blame Daleks. Please have a point for my apology


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 228 - The One Where John Provided The Wrong Name That
Post by: Errex on July 08, 2016, 09:14:53 am
I was having the weirdest mind f*** at work listening to this then had to come here to make sure I wasn't crazy.

And then, at around 1:49:00 into the show, Scott's voice is suddenly silenced... [gah]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 228 - The One Where John Provided The Wrong Name That
Post by: Engineernerd on July 08, 2016, 09:25:23 am
I was having the weirdest mind f*** at work listening to this then had to come here to make sure I wasn't crazy.

And then, at around 1:49:00 into the show, Scott's voice is suddenly silenced... [gah]

A disturbance in the Force?  [think]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 228 - The One Where John Provided The Wrong Name That
Post by: Errex on July 08, 2016, 09:44:23 am
I was having the weirdest mind f*** at work listening to this then had to come here to make sure I wasn't crazy.

And then, at around 1:49:00 into the show, Scott's voice is suddenly silenced... [gah]

A disturbance in the Force?  [think]

Either that or the Goblin King came and taketh him away...


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 228 - The One Where John Provided The Wrong Name That
Post by: Engineernerd on July 08, 2016, 10:37:31 am
I was having the weirdest mind f*** at work listening to this then had to come here to make sure I wasn't crazy.

And then, at around 1:49:00 into the show, Scott's voice is suddenly silenced... [gah]

A disturbance in the Force?  [think]

Either that or the Goblin King came and taketh him away...

I might have to go back and listen to that part again. I suspect it was an edit point. It may have been the part that became an outtake with the puppy barking. Scott's dog is too cute to blame, though.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 229 - The One With the Transformed Sailor Commando Hulk
Post by: Engineernerd on July 14, 2016, 02:27:47 pm
It all reviews all the time!

Sailor Moon, Mecha Hulk, Fort Max and Commando Arnie!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2016/07/the-afb-podcast-episode-229-review.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 229 - The One With the Transformed Sailor Commando Hulk
Post by: Errex on July 18, 2016, 09:01:51 am
Nice episode, overall.

While listening to Ben's Commando review, I could not help but feel a little disappointed on NECA sculpting the hand-grenades in the figure's vest way too small to go with this figure. That was something the Jungle Extraction Dutch also suffer from.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 230 -The One Where Wolverine & Han Solo Walk Into a Bar
Post by: Engineernerd on July 22, 2016, 09:45:24 am
This week the boys try something new with the Iconic Favorites. It's a fun segment and you should go listen to it right now. Now. Quit reading this, click the link and go. I mean it. really. I'm not even on the show and you should go listen. Are you still reading this? Why? If you read what I wrote previously you would be listening, not reading. Don't make type a story about how I had a bad body wash experience this week. I'll do it.

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2016/07/the-afb-podcast-episode-230-batman-b.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 231 -The One With all the 2016 SDCC News
Post by: Engineernerd on July 31, 2016, 11:36:52 am
You've been waiting patiently and it's here! All the major news from SDCC we could fit in one show!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2016/07/the-afb-podcast-episode-231-sdcc-2016.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 231 -The One With all the 2016 SDCC News
Post by: Errex on August 01, 2016, 11:15:35 am
The one thing that I found odd was the absence of collectibles from McFarlane Toys. I guess the loss of the Halo license was too devastating?.

Anyways, great show guys. :D


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 231 -The One With all the 2016 SDCC News
Post by: Engineernerd on August 01, 2016, 12:08:29 pm
The one thing that I found odd was the absence of collectibles from McFarlane Toys. I guess the loss of the Halo license was too devastating?.

Anyways, great show guys. :D


I want to say they showed a couple things. Maybe a new Spawn figure?


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 231 -The One With all the 2016 SDCC News
Post by: fishmilkshake on August 01, 2016, 05:11:53 pm
The one thing that I found odd was the absence of collectibles from McFarlane Toys. I guess the loss of the Halo license was too devastating?.

Anyways, great show guys. :D


I want to say they showed a couple things. Maybe a new Spawn figure?

Isn't it pretty much Walking Dead and Halo from them now? Do they still do the sports figures?


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 231 -The One With all the 2016 SDCC News
Post by: Errex on August 02, 2016, 12:35:29 pm
More like Assassin's Creed and Walking Dead.

They still make a few sports figures each season but nowadays they seem more focused on statues (again) and stuff from the Titan Fall games, along with the usual Spawn items.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 231 -The One With all the 2016 SDCC News
Post by: Engineernerd on August 02, 2016, 02:38:22 pm
More like Assassin's Creed and Walking Dead.

They still make a few sports figures each season but nowadays they seem more focused on statues (again) and stuff from the Titan Fall games, along with the usual Spawn items.

Well, their new website is so clear on those things... [cursing] I'm wondering if their AC stuff will continue with no new game this year. I don't think they are doing many sports figures now either.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 231 -The One With all the 2016 SDCC News
Post by: Errex on August 03, 2016, 09:38:56 am
I suspect they could squeeze at least one more wave of AC action figures from the upcoming movie, and there is also a spin-off Assassin's Creed: Chronicles game with characters from ancient India, Renaissance China and October Revolt Russia.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 231 -The One With all the 2016 SDCC News
Post by: Engineernerd on August 03, 2016, 10:10:09 am
I suspect they could squeeze at least one more wave of AC action figures from the upcoming movie, and there is also a spin-off Assassin's Creed: Chronicles game with characters from ancient India, Renaissance China and October Revolt Russia.

Ah...you are right they had the movie figure up for preorder.

If they haven't done the chronicles figures yet, I don't know if I'd expect them. If they were going to do any of those type figures, I would have expected us to have have seen the Chinese girl already since she actually meets Ezio in the animated finale of the AC 3 games.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 232 -The One With the Big, the Small and Inbetween
Post by: Engineernerd on August 04, 2016, 10:35:14 am
In this rollicking episode, Eddie, Ben Scott and John explore figures of all sizes. Ben checks out the immense Death Dealer, John puts a magnifier on Lil' Bombshells Harley Quinn and finally Scott is just right with his review of the newest 3.75" Marvel Legends.

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2016/08/the-afb-podcast-episode-232-marvel.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 232 -The One With the Big, the Small and Inbetween
Post by: kavball on August 07, 2016, 09:24:34 pm
In this rollicking episode, Eddie, Ben Scott and John explore figures of all sizes. Ben checks out the immense Death Dealer, John puts a magnifier on Lil' Bombshells Harley Quinn and finally Scott is just right with his review of the newest 3.75" Marvel Legends.

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2016/08/the-afb-podcast-episode-232-marvel.html
Great job on ep 232. Congrats on the Deathdealer Statue Ben and I was very happy to to hear Scott's review of the 3 3/4" Marvel Legends figs. It's nice to see the 1/18th scale figs get some love. I heard that Hasbro plans on returning to more articulation for the 3 3/4" line. 


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 232 -The One With the Big, the Small and Inbetween
Post by: Scotty on August 08, 2016, 07:41:26 am
In this rollicking episode, Eddie, Ben Scott and John explore figures of all sizes. Ben checks out the immense Death Dealer, John puts a magnifier on Lil' Bombshells Harley Quinn and finally Scott is just right with his review of the newest 3.75" Marvel Legends.

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2016/08/the-afb-podcast-episode-232-marvel.html
Great job on ep 232. Congrats on the Deathdealer Statue Ben and I was very happy to to hear Scott's review of the 3 3/4" Marvel Legends figs. It's nice to see the 1/18th scale figs get some love. I heard that Hasbro plans on returning to more articulation for the 3 3/4" line. 

I hope that's the case - definitely need a little bit more articulation than what is standard at present!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 233 -The One With Ben, Scott and Eddie on a Raft
Post by: Engineernerd on August 12, 2016, 11:44:20 am
In a split universe show, Adam and I do the news then Scott, Ben, and Eddie check out the SDCC Marvel Legends Box set http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2016/08/the-afb-podcast-episode-233-sdcc.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 234 -The One Where John Decides He Hates Justin
Post by: Engineernerd on August 19, 2016, 03:18:44 pm
Justin is reviewing the Pailsades Super Grover. I do not own this figure. I can't afford to own this figure. It makes me sad, angry and jealous. (Actually, I'm really glad Justin has it because it is super cool)

Ben, Eddie and Adam fill out the show with reviews of:

S.H. Figuarts Trunks Premium Colour Edition
Hasbro Star Wars Black Ahsoka
Mattel DC Multiverse Suicide Squad Batman figure

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2016/08/the-afb-podcast-episode-234-sh-figuarts.html

(for the record, I don't hate Justin. He's a cool dude.)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 234 -The One Where John Decides He Hates Justin
Post by: NiteOwl on August 19, 2016, 07:34:58 pm
I left him to you in my Wil, don't try any funny business though!
I have eyes in the back of my head.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 234 -The One Where John Decides He Hates Justin
Post by: fishmilkshake on August 19, 2016, 10:25:18 pm
I left him to you in my Wil, don't try any funny business though!
I have eyes in the back of my head.

You can trust me to get it to him for you......no, you really can..... [whistle]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 234 -The One Where John Decides He Hates Justin
Post by: Scotty on August 20, 2016, 05:04:34 am
Pretty sure you'll find that it was Adam on that show, not me. ;)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 234 -The One Where John Decides He Hates Justin
Post by: Engineernerd on August 20, 2016, 06:31:10 am
Pretty sure you'll find that it was Adam on that show, not me. ;)

I actually realized that as my head hit the pillow last night.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 235 -The One With the Monkey Junk
Post by: Engineernerd on August 26, 2016, 11:39:15 am
The first of our guest review segments with Luke from the AFB Instagram account! (Bam Bam Bigelow)

Scott does the heavy lifting this episode with a review of the Bombshells Superman and Power Girl Statue.

Eddie, Ben and I take another round of ABC's and discuss monkey junk during the news.

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2016/08/the-afb-podcast-episode-235-dc.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 235 -The One With the Monkey Junk
Post by: derekwc on August 29, 2016, 08:59:19 pm
Thanks for the shout out John. My supposition for when Croc turned into an Alligator lookin' mess, was during Hush (Batman #608). I blame Jim Lee. Loeb tries to cover it up with some double-talk inner monologue, but there was never any real explanation given IMO. Jim Lee just wanted to draw him like a Daemonite.

(https://s20.postimg.org/orn7irg4t/The_Beginning_Of_Croc_Suck.jpg)

After that I think you got the toys and The Batman that had all those versions with the snout and tail.

(http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/dchallofjustice/images/a/a2/Tb-killercroc.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20120816175209)

(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/5kh1UeQdvWU/hqdefault.jpg)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 235 -The One With the Monkey Junk
Post by: Engineernerd on August 30, 2016, 08:06:25 am
Thanks for the shout out John. My supposition for when Croc turned into an Alligator lookin' mess, was during Hush (Batman #608). I blame Jim Lee. Loeb tries to cover it up with some double-talk inner monologue, but there was never any real explanation given IMO. Jim Lee just wanted to draw him like a Daemonite.

(https://s20.postimg.org/orn7irg4t/The_Beginning_Of_Croc_Suck.jpg)

After that I think you got the toys and The Batman that had all those versions with the snout and tail.

(http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/dchallofjustice/images/a/a2/Tb-killercroc.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20120816175209)

(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/5kh1UeQdvWU/hqdefault.jpg)

That is not my Killer Croc for sure! (The Batman issue you guys discussed on that episode is first time I remember listening to somebody discussing an issue on a podcast and I had read before hearing.)((at least that I can remember))

Also, glad to know in the Gundam universe, I would be the last survivor of the podcast living.



Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 235 -The One With the Monkey Junk
Post by: derekwc on August 30, 2016, 09:27:16 pm
Also, glad to know in the Gundam universe, I would be the last survivor of the podcast living.

 [mwaha]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 235 -The One With the Monkey Junk
Post by: fishmilkshake on August 31, 2016, 12:53:15 am
It annoys me that Sideshow would make an exclusive portrait based on a temporary look. It's got DC suit intervention written all over it.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 235 -The One With the Monkey Junk
Post by: derekwc on August 31, 2016, 06:05:57 am
It annoys me that Sideshow would make an exclusive portrait based on a temporary look. It's got DC suit intervention written all over it.

Even more ironic is that Lee himself has to pretty much draw a fairly standardized Croc in the new Rebirth Suicide Squad book, so you'd think the suits would be all about the look that looks most like what's on millions of theater screens at the moment.

(https://primaryignition.files.wordpress.com/2016/08/suicide-squad-1-2016-jim-lee-group-shot.jpg)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 235 -The One With the Monkey Junk
Post by: Errex on August 31, 2016, 11:06:11 am
Another great Episode, 235 (Monkey junk and all).

It is great to listen to the Collecting ABC's, and something John mentioned caught my attention. Several years ago, at a street bazaar, I picked up an Imperial Scout Trooper that had what I supposed was the handle of a gun glued to the right hand.

I suppose at some point, one of the previous owners must have decided that they wanted the weapon off, and sliced the top of the pistol leaving the grip glued on.

Anyways, I went home and simply pulled the bit of plastic off the hand using a pair of needle-nose pliers, cleaned the hand with acetone, gave it a fresh coat of paint and Presto!, The Scout Trooper was as good as new.
 


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 235 -The One With the Monkey Junk
Post by: Engineernerd on August 31, 2016, 11:11:49 am
Another great Episode, 235 (Monkey junk and all).

It is great to listen to the Collecting ABC's, and something John mentioned caught my attention. Several years ago, at a street bazaar, I picked up an Imperial Scout Trooper that had what I supposed was the handle of a gun glued to the right hand.

I suppose at some point, one of the previous owners must have decided that they wanted the weapon off, and sliced the top of the pistol leaving the grip glued on.

Anyways, I went home and simply pulled the bit of plastic off the hand using a pair of needle-nose pliers, cleaned the hand with acetone, gave it a fresh coat of paint and Presto!, The Scout Trooper was as good as new.
 

Sweet! That pistol is finicky to get in a hand because of the guard. Weird they sliced it off. Was it maybe a grip from the bike, like they had him glued to one?


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 235 -The One With the Monkey Junk
Post by: Errex on August 31, 2016, 12:34:49 pm
Sweet! That pistol is finicky to get in a hand because of the guard. Weird they sliced it off. Was it maybe a grip from the bike, like they had him glued to one?

Now that you mention it, it did have the outer guard glued on. I remember the piece felt rubbery, as many of the POTF weapons were back in the day.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 235 -The One With the Monkey Junk
Post by: fishmilkshake on August 31, 2016, 10:34:56 pm
It annoys me that Sideshow would make an exclusive portrait based on a temporary look. It's got DC suit intervention written all over it.

Even more ironic is that Lee himself has to pretty much draw a fairly standardized Croc in the new Rebirth Suicide Squad book, so you'd think the suits would be all about the look that looks most like what's on millions of theater screens at the moment.

It's such a shame we moved to superhero movies driving comics, rather than the other way around.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 236 -The One With a Kit Kat
Post by: Engineernerd on September 04, 2016, 09:45:48 am
Eddie is talking SDCC Thundercats! Scott and Ben bring out their claws and fire back with Premium Format Wolverine!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2016/09/the-afb-podcast-episode-236-thundercats.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 237 -The One Where Scotty Squees
Post by: Engineernerd on September 08, 2016, 11:54:58 am
Scotty get a massive addition to his Aquaman collection this week!

Ben goes modern retro revisiting with a Predator!

And I beam up a review of the Playmates TMP Kirk and Spock!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2016/09/the-afb-podcast-episode-237-playmates.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 237 -The One Where Scotty Squees
Post by: Scotty on September 09, 2016, 06:28:19 pm
(http://images.cryhavok.org/d/12703-1/Sheldon+-+Squee.jpg)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 237 -The One Where Scotty Squees
Post by: kavball on September 10, 2016, 06:15:05 pm
Scotty get a massive addition to his Aquaman collection this week!

Ben goes modern retro revisiting with a Predator!

And I beam up a review of the Playmates TMP Kirk and Spock!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2016/09/the-afb-podcast-episode-237-playmates.html
Great show. "Shoots out a light saber during moments of contention" had me laughing pretty hard. Keep up the good work.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 239 -The One With the Exploding Butter
Post by: Engineernerd on September 25, 2016, 09:40:02 am
Finally! Everyone has there Juggy Marvel Legends to look at! And Scotty visits Gotham with a look at Tweeterhead Two Face!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2016/09/the-afb-podcast-episode-239-tweeterhead.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 241 -The One With the Figure from 2019
Post by: Engineernerd on October 07, 2016, 11:59:41 am
Adam is checking out a new Dragonball Figurart, Super Sayain Trunks.

Scott and Ben delve into the bulkiness of the new PF Sabretooth!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2016/10/the-afb-podcast-episode-241-sh-figuarts.html

Eddie is there too!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 241 -The One With the Figure from 2019
Post by: derekwc on October 10, 2016, 09:22:38 pm
Eddie is there too!

"Again we see, there is no toy you can possess which I cannot also collect."

(http://earnthis.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/acdjtnth.png)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 246 -The One With the Letter X
Post by: Engineernerd on November 10, 2016, 11:08:59 am
It's another round of the ABC's Of Toy Collecting with Ben, Adam and me!

Ben also check out the Queen Mother Bug with the oversize Pop of the Aliens Queen

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2016/11/the-afb-podcast-episode-246-funko-alien.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 246 -The One With the Letter X
Post by: Errex on November 15, 2016, 08:19:34 am
GreaT show. It was nice to hear the continuation of the Toy Alphabet section. One question, though: For the X letter, wouldn't the "X-Wing Pilot" be a valid entry?

I remember that for a while before ESB, that was the name of the figure, and it was later than it got changed to "Luke Skywalker (X-Wing Pilot)"

also, Would "Professor X" or "Prince Xizor" qualify?



Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 246 -The One With the Letter X
Post by: Engineernerd on November 15, 2016, 01:12:39 pm
GreaT show. It was nice to hear the continuation of the Toy Alphabet section. One question, though: For the X letter, wouldn't the "X-Wing Pilot" be a valid entry?

I remember that for a while before ESB, that was the name of the figure, and it was later than it got changed to "Luke Skywalker (X-Wing Pilot)"

also, Would "Professor X" or "Prince Xizor" qualify?



I would take any of those. I actually forgot I have the Prof X figure and at least one Xizor.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 246 -The One With the Letter X
Post by: fishmilkshake on November 15, 2016, 03:22:33 pm
GreaT show. It was nice to hear the continuation of the Toy Alphabet section. One question, though: For the X letter, wouldn't the "X-Wing Pilot" be a valid entry?

I remember that for a while before ESB, that was the name of the figure, and it was later than it got changed to "Luke Skywalker (X-Wing Pilot)"

also, Would "Professor X" or "Prince Xizor" qualify?



I would take any of those. I actually forgot I have the Prof X figure and at least one Xizor.

Yeah, I think they're allowable. It's a tough letter to get stuck with  [thumbs up]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 246 -The One With the Letter X
Post by: kalzor on December 16, 2016, 11:35:37 am
Great new episode. I still have a hell of a soft spot for the 90s Spawn line and the movie line especially.  I get tempted to pick up the movie Malebolgia again every time I see it at a convention/toy shop.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 246 -The One With the Letter X
Post by: kavball on December 28, 2016, 08:49:53 am
How's it going guys? I've been on another long work trip but I managed to get home fore Christmas. This has allowed me to play catch up on the podcast. Great work as always. I was sorry to hear that you guys are changing things up but you all definitely deserve a break after all the great episodes that you have put out. The content that has come out since #250 has been up to the AFB level of quality so I have no complaints about the current changes. I hope everyone had a great Christmas and thanks for the podcast fun. Keep up the good work/ enjoy your rest time.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 246 -The One With the Letter X
Post by: fishmilkshake on December 28, 2016, 10:11:39 pm
Great new episode. I still have a hell of a soft spot for the 90s Spawn line and the movie line especially.  I get tempted to pick up the movie Malebolgia again every time I see it at a convention/toy shop.

Eddie totally nailed this ep. Thanks for the feedback  [thumbs up]

How's it going guys? I've been on another long work trip but I managed to get home fore Christmas. This has allowed me to play catch up on the podcast. Great work as always. I was sorry to hear that you guys are changing things up but you all definitely deserve a break after all the great episodes that you have put out. The content that has come out since #250 has been up to the AFB level of quality so I have no complaints about the current changes. I hope everyone had a great Christmas and thanks for the podcast fun. Keep up the good work/ enjoy your rest time.

Glad you're safe mate. Thanks for the great feedback. We'll be back for sure, but it's been nice these last few weeks to record stuff as we feel like it, rather than the pressure to organise things weekly. Quite cathartic actually.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 253 -The One With the The Grumpy Old Men
Post by: Engineernerd on December 31, 2016, 10:42:19 am
This episode Scotty reviews DST's Statler and Waldorf and their puts them in their box. Meanwhile, Adam unboxes a pile of loot and reviews Shampoo. The action figure. Not the hair care product I haven't bought in a decade.

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2016/12/the-afb-podcast-episode-253-dst-muppets.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 254 -The One With Half a Hellspawn
Post by: Engineernerd on January 05, 2017, 02:05:17 pm
Eddie is back with second part of his History of Spawn figures!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2017/01/the-afb-podcast-episode-254-history-of.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 254 -The One With Half a Hellspawn
Post by: kalzor on January 05, 2017, 08:39:44 pm
Loved part 2. I have the super articulated Spawn (Image 10) that I got when it came out.  One of the fingers broke off and the chain/cape can actually hinder the figure for playability, but damn it's a good one.
And yeah, the Rebirth figure is outstanding :)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 255 -The One With The Princess
Post by: Engineernerd on January 17, 2017, 03:50:18 pm
Covering the waves 8 & 9 of the Star Wars Black Series 6" figures like a couple of buddy cops in an 80's movie, Eddie and Ben bring the low down on these figures.

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2017/01/the-afb-podcast-episode-255-star-wars.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 256 -The One Without Dopinder
Post by: Engineernerd on January 20, 2017, 01:41:34 pm
Eddie won't like this, but Dopinder was my favorite part of the Deadpool film. Speaking of Eddie, him and Scott are checking out a plethora of items on the new episode including Revolvtech Mr. Pool and DC Icons!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2017/01/the-afb-podcast-episode-256-dc-icons.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 257 -The One With A Giant Japanese Monkey
Post by: Engineernerd on January 30, 2017, 10:25:20 am
Ben and Eddie are knocking out another episode with a review of the Gentle Giant Animated Captain America statue and the Takara Tomy MP28 Optimus Primal!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2017/01/the-afb-podcast-episode-257-takara-tomy.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 258 -The One With The Balloon Jet Pack
Post by: Engineernerd on February 06, 2017, 11:30:27 am
So Eddie beat me to the punch getting the Lego Batman Balloon Escape reviewed!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2017/02/the-afb-podcast-episode-258-lego-batman.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 258 -The One With The Balloon Jet Pack
Post by: Errex on February 07, 2017, 12:19:48 pm
For not doing a regular schedule, you guys are doing an awesome job of providing weekly insight into the things we llike to hoard.

Props to Eddie for going that extra mile sharing his finds.

 [bravo]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 258 -The One With The Balloon Jet Pack
Post by: fishmilkshake on February 07, 2017, 04:12:19 pm
I think we need an all guest host episode.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 258 -The One With The Balloon Jet Pack
Post by: Scotty on February 09, 2017, 05:25:33 am
For not doing a regular schedule, you guys are doing an awesome job of providing weekly insight into the things we llike to hoard.

Props to Eddie for going that extra mile sharing his finds.

 [bravo]

We're terrible at hiatuses.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 258 -The One With The Balloon Jet Pack
Post by: Engineernerd on February 09, 2017, 11:15:59 am
For not doing a regular schedule, you guys are doing an awesome job of providing weekly insight into the things we llike to hoard.

Props to Eddie for going that extra mile sharing his finds.

 [bravo]

We're terrible at hiatuses.

Some of us aren't  [whistle]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 259 -The Bizarro With This One
Post by: Engineernerd on February 09, 2017, 11:18:42 am
The boys are back with a triple threat of reviews:

Figurarts Black Lady
ArtFx Bizarro and Sinsetro
Color Tops Daryl Dixon

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2017/02/the-afb-podcast-episode-259-macfarlane.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 261 -The One with Adam and the Long Robot Name
Post by: Engineernerd on February 24, 2017, 11:00:31 am
This week Adam is looking at Bandai Robot Spirits Patlabor AV-98 Ingram 1st. (I have no idea. That's not true, I have an idea. I'm not sure it's right.)

Scott is looking at DC Collectibles DC Designer Series Francis Manapul Flash Statue. (In this case I'm sure it's the speedy version of the character name and not the "ah-ah" version)

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2017/02/the-afb-podcast-episode-261-bandai.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 261 -The One with Adam and the Long Robot Name
Post by: kavball on March 04, 2017, 10:30:11 am
Hola guys, I hope everyone is doing well. I've been playing catch up with the podcast. I just finished episode 260, great job guys. Eddie's review of Hellboy toys  inspired me to watch the movies. Thanks for the hard work.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 261 -The One with Adam and the Long Robot Name
Post by: fishmilkshake on March 04, 2017, 03:21:22 pm
This week Adam is looking at Bandai Robot Spirits Patlabor AV-98 Ingram 1st. (I have no idea. That's not true, I have an idea. I'm not sure it's right.)

Scott is looking at DC Collectibles DC Designer Series Francis Manapul Flash Statue. (In this case I'm sure it's the speedy version of the character name and not the "ah-ah" version)

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2017/02/the-afb-podcast-episode-261-bandai.html

 :D you so funny!

Hola guys, I hope everyone is doing well. I've been playing catch up with the podcast. I just finished episode 260, great job guys. Eddie's review of Hellboy toys  inspired me to watch the movies. Thanks for the hard work.

He's great value isn't he? And to think he used to be the AFB office gopher.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 261 -The One with Adam and the Long Robot Name
Post by: kavball on March 27, 2017, 06:41:06 pm
Great Job on episode #265. I'm not a Marvel Legends collector yet but this episode made it harder for me to hold out.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 261 -The One with Adam and the Long Robot Name
Post by: fishmilkshake on March 29, 2017, 03:39:33 pm
Great Job on episode #265. I'm not a Marvel Legends collector yet but this episode made it harder for me to hold out.

Eddie done good. :)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 261 -The One with Adam and the Long Robot Name
Post by: fishmilkshake on March 29, 2017, 03:42:00 pm
Great Job on episode #265. I'm not a Marvel Legends collector yet but this episode made it harder for me to hold out.

Eddie done good. :)

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2017/03/the-afb-podcast-episode-265-toy-biz.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 265 -The One where Eddie reminisces abt Marvel Legends
Post by: kavball on May 29, 2017, 08:23:04 am
I enjoyed the review of Wonder Woman figures. Thanks for continuing to put out entertaining and informative content. Eddie, you seem to be pretty committed to ensuring that we get weekly doses of AFB. Thanks man, I appreciate your efforts.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 265 -The One where Eddie reminisces abt Marvel Legends
Post by: Errex on May 31, 2017, 04:51:36 pm
Finished listening to the WW episode, and it made me realize that I have only one Wonder Woman in my collection at the moment, and it is from the Imaginext line. I'll be looking to correct that in the near future.

Great episode!



Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 265 -The One where Eddie reminisces abt Marvel Legends
Post by: Errex on June 08, 2017, 08:48:48 am
Uh, What happenned to #275?

I can only get partiually through Addam's segment and then it stops.  I was really looking forward to the Zizzle segment
[violin]

Downloading now #276.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 276 -The One with the 2-Packs
Post by: fishmilkshake on June 08, 2017, 06:49:47 pm
Uh, What happenned to #275?

I can only get partiually through Addam's segment and then it stops.  I was really looking forward to the Zizzle segment
[violin]

Hrrrm.....that's odd. I'll check mine.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 276 -The One with the 2-Packs
Post by: fishmilkshake on June 08, 2017, 06:50:31 pm
Scotty, Eddie and Ben talk about those wonderful new Marvel Legends 2-packs that are hitting thick and fast.

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2017/06/the-afb-podcast-episode-276-marvel.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 276 -The One with the 2-Packs
Post by: kavball on June 18, 2017, 07:52:13 am
Good job on ep. 277. Does anyone know if the figuarts Ryu is in the same scale as the figuarts Dragonball Z figs?


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 276 -The One with the Return of the News
Post by: Engineernerd on July 21, 2017, 03:21:55 pm
Articulated News and Feeding the Addiction are back in modified form!

Also, Ben trolls Mythic Legions, Scott shines a light on a new ArtFx statue, and Adam does a bang up job on a Mech review!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2017/07/the-afb-podcast-episode-282-mythic.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 282 -The One with the Return of the News
Post by: Errex on July 24, 2017, 08:34:57 am
Great show, despite the slight disappointments all of you guys reviewed.

And that is why you have to have an Eddie in each and every show (and/or Name That!).


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 282 -The One with the Return of the News
Post by: fishmilkshake on July 24, 2017, 05:28:20 pm
Great show, despite the slight disappointments all of you guys reviewed.

And that is why you have to have an Eddie in each and every show (and/or Name That!).

It's in his contract. Also, to bring lamingtons to have with our coffee.....cos we're old and can't stay up late without it.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 282 -The One with the Return of the News
Post by: Errex on September 29, 2017, 08:32:35 am
All around great 291th Episode.

It had big robots, puppets and minifigs. What else could I ask for?

 [bravo]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 282 -The One with the Return of the News
Post by: Scotty on October 08, 2017, 07:21:22 am
All around great 291th Episode.

It had big robots, puppets and minifigs. What else could I ask for?

 [bravo]

Indeed!!


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 282 -The One with the Return of the News
Post by: Errex on May 08, 2018, 09:09:52 am
#317 was another great show.

In fact, after listening to Eddie's reviews on the DC Multiverse figures, i decided to go out and pick up the TV Martian Manhunter, and plan on completing the series eventually.

Also, I am considering ordering a few of those blind bag Looney Toons boxes.

Keep up the great work.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 282 -The One with the Return of the News
Post by: fishmilkshake on May 09, 2018, 11:24:04 pm
#317 was another great show.

In fact, after listening to Eddie's reviews on the DC Multiverse figures, i decided to go out and pick up the TV Martian Manhunter, and plan on completing the series eventually.

Also, I am considering ordering a few of those blind bag Looney Toons boxes.

Keep up the great work.

Thanks for the feedback mate. Scotty has well and truly fallen down the slippery slope with those blind bag minis.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 317 -Rogue, Clayface, Warner Bros Minis
Post by: Scotty on May 12, 2018, 08:25:38 am
Good grief, we lost our way with keeping up this thread!!! #eek


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 282 -The One with the Return of the News
Post by: Engineernerd on May 14, 2018, 11:26:01 am
Good grief, we lost our way with keeping up this thread!!! #eek

We were on a hiatus....


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 318 -The One with the Fishnet Stockings (Hubba Hubba)
Post by: Engineernerd on May 15, 2018, 10:44:18 am
In episode 318, Scotty checks out not 1 but 2 Bombshell statues! What did he think of these lovely ladies? Listen and find out my friends....

Then the boys wax nostalgic about the End of Toys R Us.

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2018/05/the-afb-podcast-episode-318-bombshell.html (http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2018/05/the-afb-podcast-episode-318-bombshell.html)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 318 -The One with the Fishnet Stockings (Hubba Hubba)
Post by: Scotty on May 19, 2018, 05:55:04 am
Good grief, we lost our way with keeping up this thread!!! #eek

We were on a hiatus....

Yeah, we didn't do that well, did we? ;)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 320 -The One with the Eastern/Western Dragon
Post by: Engineernerd on June 04, 2018, 11:28:22 am
Yes I missed posting for 319, my bad.

Any way, this time Scotty is checking out the expression pack Animated Joker. Then Adam and Ben breakdown SHF Shenron!
http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2018/06/the-afb-podcast-episode-320-dc.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 320 -The One with the Made Up Dinosaur
Post by: Engineernerd on June 11, 2018, 12:27:44 pm
Well. They've done it again. This time Eddie manages to make me feel super old and sigh quietly in my car while crying and listening to him discuss the new Mattel Jurassic World figures. Then Scotty pulls a rabbit out of the hat with his review of the Premium Format Zarana!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2018/06/the-afb-podcast-episode-321-jurassic.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 320 -The One with the Made Up Dinosaur
Post by: Errex on June 14, 2018, 10:52:30 am
The made-up dinosaur comment was a real eye-opener. Personally, I have never met someone who denies their existence. [cuckoo]

Great show, as always. I am considering getting the JW toys discussed, as Eddie´s insight on them was quite thorough.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 320 -The One with the Made Up Dinosaur
Post by: Engineernerd on June 14, 2018, 08:35:01 pm
The made-up dinosaur comment was a real eye-opener. Personally, I have never met someone who denies their existence. [cuckoo]

Great show, as always. I am considering getting the JW toys discussed, as Eddie´s insight on them was quite thorough.

I have never seen the ones he talked about in stores around here. Of course, I was on vacation when they first hit, but still would expect to see them.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 320 -The One with the Made Up Dinosaur
Post by: Errex on June 15, 2018, 10:37:39 am
I think both Claire and Owen would be fine additions to the ranks of civilian figures.


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 320 -The One with the Made Up Dinosaur
Post by: Errex on July 12, 2018, 08:37:06 am
Apparently, Ep.323 is missing...

According to Saint Chrome, the direct download links are empty.

 ???


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 320 -The One with the Made Up Dinosaur
Post by: Engineernerd on July 12, 2018, 11:53:14 am
Apparently, Ep.323 is missing...

According to Saint Chrome, the direct download links are empty.

 ???

It should be fixed now. (It downloaded for me a little bit ago.)


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 323 - The One with the Rabbit and Octopi Lady!
Post by: Engineernerd on July 12, 2018, 11:55:26 am
This time I'm on! Yup. Me. Really.

I'm reviewing the SH Figurarts Kamen Rider Build Rabbit Tank Figure!

Scotty checks out the Cruella and Ursula Pops! Two pack!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2018/07/the-afb-podcast-episode-323-sh-figuarts.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 323 - The One with the Rabbit and Octopi Lady!
Post by: Errex on July 12, 2018, 12:43:48 pm
 [yess]


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 324 - The One with Bigfoot in Pieces!
Post by: Engineernerd on July 23, 2018, 11:44:58 am
The boys did it again! This time they check out the BAF Marvel Legends Wave with Alpha Flight favorite. Also SH Figuarts Tenshinhan! (Yeah I had a vague Third Eye Blind joke that didn't quite work out for a post title, and that's it)

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2018/07/the-afb-podcast-episode-324-sh-figuarts.html


Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 325 - The One with the Really Tall Statue
Post by: Engineernerd on August 02, 2018, 11:54:51 am
This week Ben, Scott and Adam have the honors. Adam discusses the tall haired, Yamcha, Ben is looking at the XM Black Bolt and Scotty talks about Nightwing and Batgirl Vinimates!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2018/08/the-afb-podcast-episode-325-xm-black.html

(Which Scotty has advertised as the first Vinimate review, but that was actually when John reviewed Robbie the Robot Vinimate back in Episode 280! -Ed.)



Title: Re: The AFB Podcast: Episode 325 - The One with the Really Tall Statue
Post by: fishmilkshake on August 02, 2018, 10:12:41 pm
This week Ben, Scott and Adam have the honors. Adam discusses the tall haired, Yamcha, Ben is looking at the XM Black Bolt and Scotty talks about Nightwing and Batgirl Vinimates!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2018/08/the-afb-podcast-episode-325-xm-black.html

(Which Scotty has advertised as the first Vinimate review, but that was actually when John reviewed Robbie the Robot Vinimate back in Episode 280! -Ed.)

 :D Vinimate reviewers unite!

....and yes....it is a very tall statue.