Wednesday, October 17, 2018

The Toys R Us Report Ep.172: Venom: Comic Jocks and Chuckleheads...


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We have a super fun show ahead of us this week. We start off with a recap of last week's disciplinary action from Dr. Jane Walsh. We look into what happened and what it means for us..

From there we talk about a movie I saw called A Star Is Born. It's a remake of a remake and stars Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper.. I liked it. Listen in to find out why

Then we talk about another movie, Marvel's latest offering: Venom! We talk about the movie as well as Comic-Jocks and Chuckleheads.. It's an interesting bit of data. 

In the final segment we take answer a few text messages and talk about Megos.. I have my Frankenstein and I bring him on air for a bit of a review.. I love him. We talk about Wave 2 of Mego as well as some other fun stuff. 


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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

The Official J-Coin Button/Sticker Pack! More Out Of Sight Merch!

Hey kids! We are back with more terrific merch! This time around we have a multi-item gift pack. You get one official J-Coin Pin/button! Two, Toys R Us Report VHS Tape/Video-Store Stickers, One IseeRobots Radio Masked Men Sticker, One ISR Ripley's Sticker and Two OFFICIAL! Video-Droid Import Labels straight from Santa Rosa's historic video-store (TROY) Video Droid! 

The Button!
Look how great that button is! That is exactly what a J-Coin looks like, I think. I've never really seen one. I think they only exist in the computer or something.. I don't know.... It's pretty dope though. I am wearing one right now.

Buying merch is a great way to support the show and to get something great for yourself to enjoy.. The best part of all this is that everything can be yours for the low-low price of 9.99 SHIPPED!

That's so cheap compared to what they'd cost you elsewhere. I mean, if they were available elsewhere... Just click on the handy-dandy Paypal link right there and they can be yours! 

Friday, October 12, 2018

Geekfest Rants Ep.361: Documentaries About Films



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Not film documentaries, documentaries about films.  There is a difference; these are not your typical behind the scenes, how a movie is made kind of docs. 

These are about how some movies never got made like The Death of Superman Lives, Doomed, and Jodorowsky's Dune.  Or movies about how people interpret Kubrick's The Shining like Room 237. 

Plus many, many more.  Join Carlos today on GeekFest Rants as he explores all these excellent documentaries(about films). 

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Mego Pics! The Greatest Guitarist Of All The Times... Jimi Hendrix


Jimi was I think the 3rd of the new Megos that I got. If I remember right I got Sulu, Action Jackson and then found Jimi over at the Target by Costco. If you are curious I think I bought Fonzie next, Chekov and then finally Norm.. I might be wrong though.. 

Anyway Jimi was on my want list but it took me a minute to find him. I think after Dracula he was the most scarce of wave 1.

Ok so, I like him. I do, he looks like Jimi in the face for sure and I like his velveteen pants and his tassel shirt. This was a pretty spot-on recreation of his Woodstock outfit. The guitar is different though. He had a white one that day..


The one problem though is that he can't carry his guitar. I don't know how they could have made it so that he could. Maybe with a piece on the back that clicks on his hand or something? He could of at least had a strap on his guitar which might have helped to alleviate the problem. 

The best that I could do was having it sort of rest in his palm in photos. It looks goofy though so I ditched all of the pics of it that I had.. I took that one down below instead.

Jimi in his Karate Stance
I like that pic up there. It looks like Jimi is getting ready for a Karate fight or maybe a wrestling match. I don't really know about Jimi's martial-arts background but I wouldn't be surprised to hear that dude studied one of the combat arts popular at the time such as Karate or Kung-Fu..

I'd like to study Karate to tell you the truth. I have done a bit of martial arts back in the day, nothing serious or anything just a little goofing around but I kind of want to find a dojo around my house and maybe do some Karate. I think having a black-belt in Karate on your resume would be dope. 

That's a standard D12. Jimi is mad-small
Man, Jimi is small for a Mego. Just kidding, that is a super big dice. I don't know where I got it from. It just happened to be sitting near my "photo-studio" for some reason.

Overall I'm pretty happy with dude. He looks like Mr. Hendrix and his clothes are pretty nice. I also really dig his loafers. They look pretty cozy.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

The Toys R Us Report Ep.171: Mego-Mania Running Wild!


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We have a super fun show ahead of us this week. We start off with an attempt to talk to AB Silver that get's rudely interrupted by the super mean Fish Doctor, Jane Walsh

From there we talk about a movie I saw called Hold The Dark. It's on Netflix and was directed by the dude who did Green Room!

In the final segment we take a call from our dude Joe as well as read a text about Megos and then MEGO-MANIA runs wild as I tell my tale of going store to store in search of Frankenstein...

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Friday, October 5, 2018

Geekfest Rant Ep.360: Rebel Force Radio Controversy Star Wars Toxic Fandom



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Things are not going to go the way you think... Today on GeekFest Rants, this line from Star Wars: The Last Jedi, will apply both to the kind of show we are uploading and to one of Carlos' favorite podcasts, Rebel Force Radio. 

On this episode we are doing an unexpected continuation to our previous Toxic Fandom episode.  This time we'll cover how Toxic Fandom and politics seeps into everyday personal relationships. 

How we are often disappointed by the media personalities we admire.  And even, how something as unifying as a top rated Star Wars podcast can divide the fan community due to their political and diversity/inclusively views.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Mego Pics! The Prince Of Darkness.. Dracula... !

I've come to suck your blood.... 
It took forever and an actual Ebay purchase but finally Dracula is mine and I love him. He is so Legosi and I'd accept nothing less. Look at his head. Pure Legosi. Legosi to the max. 

Of all the Megos so far in the re-release this one is the best. Far and away the best. His head sculpt is brilliant and his clothes are top-notch. I love his shirt and vest and that cape is to die for. Did I just type "to die for"? I did and I mean it. It's dope. Maybe I should have just said that. His cape is dope.

A very weak lunge..
I like that pic up there. It looks like he is making the most ineffectual lunge of all the times. He's old man. Cut him some slack. He also looks a little scared. Maybe he is lunging to get away from the sunlight.. Like he's jumping into a dark shadow or something to avoid the oncoming sun...

He kind of looks like he is running away from something.. Maybe there are a group of villagers right behind him.. They prolly have pitchforks.

Hound of Hell?  Nope, he's a good boy. 
Here he is with his dog. Is it a hound of Hell? Heck no, she's a good boy and Dracula loves her. Look, she brought him her chew bone. What a sweet pup. Bet you didn't know that Dracula had a dog. Her name is Lulu and he got her at the pound. 

Only creeps get their dogs from breeders. There are millions of great pups out there that need your help. Dracula may be an undead fiend but even he knows that getting a shelter dog is the right thing to do.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

The Toys R Us Report Ep.170: The Santa Rosa Toy-Con 2018


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We have a super fun show ahead of us this week. We start off with some talk about a cold I'm going through and some more drama down here under the sea.. It's a lot of fun..

From there we talk about a movie I saw called A Simple Favor. It's the latest from Paul Feig.. 
Then it's on to the main event of the show where we talk about the Sonoma County Geek Main Event Of The Year.. The Santa Rosa Toy-Con..

We talk what I saw, what I bought and I have recordings from two panels I took in, one with RJ Mitte from Breaking Bad and one with Levar Burton. I have audio clips and everythng!

In the final segment we take a call from one of our homies in Des Moines and talk about the Mego Dracula I am happy to finally own! 

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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

10 Spooky VHS Tapes.... Halloween Season Has Begun.


If you scroll down these cassettes when you get to the bottom there is this pink haze.. I think that it might be the evil floating up from the base of these scary tapes.. They are haunted.. 

Out of these guys I think that my favorite is Scream. It was filmed at The Bradley Video over on Piner and Marlow. I worked there for a few years.. I really miss that place. It's a vacant building now. 

I think that they might use it for storage for the shopping center actually but it might as well be vacant for all that's going on in there. It used to be booming. I would say it was Santa Rosa's top video store for awhile... 

What is your favorite out of these spooky VHS? I bet it's Scream. That's a great movie... It could also be The Thing.. That's a John Carpenter Classic.. 

Friday, September 28, 2018

Geekfest Rants Ep.359: Lightsabers


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"An elegant weapon, for a more civilized age".  That's how Obi-Was described it to Luke. Today on GeekFest Rants, Carlos will take you through the collectible market of lightsabers, specifically the high end "light up" FX lightsabers. 

We'll start with the creation of the film prop by Roger Christian, to the laser glow effect, to the Kenner inflatable toy, to the plastic incarnations, and finally to the screen accurate Master Replicas and Hasbro versions. 

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Mego Pics! Norm Peterson From Cheers! Drunken Toy Fun!

Falling Back
I love Cheers. I think it's great. It may be the best sitcom of all the times, either that or Mash. I don't know I haven't given it a ton of thought, that's a lie. I just don't want to get into it right now. Maybe/For Sure later though? (potential top 5 list?).

Anyway, I love Cheers but didn't really think that I needed action figures from the show. I was wrong. I totally do. I didn't know it though, until I bought Norm..

Tipsy
As we've discussed in the past I am WAY into the Mego relaunch that is taking place right as we speak. It's great and if you aren't down yet it's only because you haven't bought any of them because they are awesome and that is indisputable.

Norm was the last one on my list of the current releases. I wasn't sure if I was going to get him or not  but when Target dropped the price down to 12.99 how could I pass it up? I mean look.. he comes with a little mug full of cold, foamy beer! Best accessory ever!

Norm's had a few too many. Look, he's spilling his suds! 

I like that pic up there. He looks so drunk. That's what's funny about this figure. He totally looks wasted. The face sculpt is a pretty good George Wendt.. A drunk George Wendt.. His eyes are a little droopy and he has this sort of happy-drunk smirk. And his suit, it's totally disheveled, all out of place. I like him way more than I thought I would when I grabbed him.

In Wave 2 Mego is going to drop a Cliff Claven on us. That's another one that I'm not sure I need but will probably discover that I do after I've grabbed all the other ones. Here is my order of importance on Wave 2.. 
  1. Frankenstein
  2. The Gorn
  3. Richie Cunningham
  4. Cliff From Cheers... 
There is also going to be Kiss ones but I don't know if it's like all of Kiss at once or one member at a time.. Either way, I'm not super into Kiss but I'll prolly grab them...

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

The Toys R Us Report Ep.169: From Ace To Zartan 1983: The Vehicles


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We have a super fun show ahead of us this week. We start off with some talk about our recent transfer to a deep sea base including some thought on the work we do down here, the tools we use and my recent reprimand from Dr. Jane Walsh.. 

From there we talk about a movie I saw called White Boy Rick. It's a tale of drugs and of the 80's. It was alright.

Then it's on to the main event of the show where we finally complete that Ace To Zartan we started a while back by taking an indepth look at the vehicles of 1983! It's a ton of fun

In the final segment we take a call from Rob at zonebase.Org and talk Megos, The Flea Market and the upcoming Toy Con! 

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