Wednesday, January 23, 2019

The Toys R Us Report Ep.181: The Top 5 Movies Of 2018




This week on the show we're gonna take a look at my Top 5 Movie Picks of 2018. It's gonna be a ton of fun!

Before we get there though we start off with a brief interview with Engineer Emily. She tells us what she's up to, what new skill she's working on and the state of The Jupiter Moon Base and if we have any chance of ever going there again...

For At The Movies it's all about Bumblebee the latest Transformer flick. It was actually quite a bit more fun than I thought it would be.

Then it's the top 5.. Make sure and let me know what you think. I feel like number one this year might be a bit controversial..

For the end we take some texts and voicemails and talk about Megos and stuff! Make sure to tune in all the way to the end. There is a special news bulletin!

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Monday, January 21, 2019

Geekfest Rants Ep.372: 2019 Movie-TV Preview




Let's kick off the new year with a look at all the genre goodies heading our way.  Join Carlos and Steve as they share all the movie and TV shows that they are looking forward to this year.

 It's not just Star Wars or Star Trek.  We have Marvel, DC, Stranger Things, John Wick 3, Game of Thrones, What We Do in the Shadows, Lost in Space, Killing Eve, American Gods, The Twilight Zone, Watchmen, The Dark Crystal Series, just to name a few (Yeah right).

Thursday, January 17, 2019

The Big Movie List 2018

Hey kids.. here is the big list of movies that I was talking about during this week's show. You know, just in case you wanted to check it out in all of it's handwritten glory.. If you click on it it will get bigger...
Page One. Click to see it full size

The second page is only like half a page so it's not really a big deal to look at or anything.. I mean, if you ever wanted to see what my chicken scratch handwriting looks like now is your chance..

Page Two. Again, Click it. 

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

The Toys R Us Report Ep.180: The Big Movie List 2018




This week on the show we have what's become an annual tradition our look at the big handwritten list of movies that I saw over the course of the year. It's pretty fun.

We start off with a new song by Kate and DJ.Iceberg. It's a take off on Akinyele's famous song Dear Diary. You are sure to dig it.

From there we talk with Iceberg for a bit and then head into At The Movies where we talk about Vice and then it's onward into the Main Event of the show.. The Big Movie list. We are gonna quickly take a look at the 86 movies I watched during the year of 2018...

Then we end the show up with some toy talk and a tweet and stuff. It's a fun show like always. Make sure to tell a friend..

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Saturday, January 12, 2019

1994 Commercials and Bumpers From Married With Children 200th Episode Special


Hey kids. More stuff from Atop VHS Mountain. That's what I call the big stack of VHS tapes I have out in my garage. This block of stuff is pretty good and features tons of 90's goodness..  

There are bumpers for shows I never heard of on FOX and some little bits leading into the 200th episode of Married With Children that feature a young Jimmy Kimmel using some really weird accent... He's come a super long way and you never realize it more than when you hear him here with a super weird Brooklyn accent...

I also taped a bit from the 200th episode.. The Kelly Bundy parts.. I was way into her back in the day. I think we all were... 

Thursday, January 10, 2019

TROY: Sears At The Santa Rosa Plaza


I went to the mall last week to grab a rice bowl at the food court and I discovered coincidentally that it was also the last day for Sears in The Santa Rosa Plaza. I of course knew that Sears was closing down and that the entire chain was on the outs but after losing TRU I had decided that I didn't really want to go over there and see it one last time. Too much has been taken from me. I couldn't handle anymore.

Anyhow since I happened to be there anyway I decided that my heart could prolly stand one last stroll through Sears before saying goodbye. I didn't take any pictures except for the one up there. It was too hard to see another store I enjoyed completely gutted and bombed out. The store was at the point where only the fixtures remained..

I've never been a huge Sears shopper. I do/did buy clothes from there from time to time but for the most part Sears was really only my main entry point into the mall. I liked to park by the front door of Sears and then dip in. I actually wonder what will become my new entrance way into the mall. I hadn't thought about that up until right now..

When I was younger my family used to go to Sears all the time. My dad liked the popcorn at the snack bar they used to have in the center of the store. Popcorn is his fave munch and he'd grab himself a big box of the corn and work through it over the course of the weekend. If you asked me that would be my lasting memory of Sears. Either that or being in the changing rooms over near where the lady's watches are now/was.

I used to sometimes get school clothes there when I was in elementary school and my mom would make me try on every single garment so a trip there would seemingly take forever. If I close my eyes real tight and concentrate I can just about picture the inside of the changing room.. 

Another more recent memory of Sears is the time that me and the old wife walked all over the store trying to find a Magikarp when we first started playing Pokemon Go.. That was when the game was new and exciting so we had a blast just walking all over the tools and shoes before realizing that the Magikarp could actually be upstairs directly above us..

Sears, I am really going to miss you. I tried to sort of stay away as a method to protect my heart from more loss but that's no way to go through life. I'm glad that I got to walk around you one last time before letting go. 

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

The Toys R Us Report Ep.179: Mego Watch 2019 And Beyond plus Christmas Recap




This week on the show we have a ton of fun stuff ahead of us including a new mix from Iceberg 13. From there we head into a visit with Iceberg while I'm sweeping up the Engine Room, also some thoughts on earworms and old commercials.

Then we talk Aquaman.. Man, I have some thoughts on the latest DC Comics movie offering...
For the main event of the show we talk Megos. Mostly about the ones that I got for christmas.. It's a fun segment.

Then at the end of the show we induct the 2 missing movies into the 5 mic movie hall of fame and talk about a ton of fun stuff and take some texts about New Year's Resolutions.. If you ever wanna reach out to us the 24/7 Hotline can be found at 707-532-JAMS

On the real, I had a ton of fun with this episode and I think I'd have to mark it down with some of my favorites of all the times..

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Monday, January 7, 2019

Geekfest Rants Ep.371: Star Wars Droid Slavery




"Hey, we don't serve their kind here...Your droids. They'll have to wait outside. We don't want them here."  These lines from the Cantina bartender in Star Wars, prompted a whole bunch of questions from us lately.

Is there a prejudice against droids in the Star Wars universe? Are droids treated like slaves?  Are droid sentient?  What could have prompted this anti-droid sentiment?

Join Carlos and Steve today on GeekFest Rants as we explore this often forgotten plot detail.....at least until the we met L3-37 on Solo: A Star Wars Story.

Saturday, January 5, 2019

80's Commercial Overload 7 Up Gold and Tons More CBS KPIX Mcdonalds!


Hey kids... More commercials from atop the VHS Mountain that I have stacked up in the garage.. It's not really that bad to be honest. I've started getting rid of the ones that I've already gone through so slowly but surely the mountain is getting smaller. Well, not really because I keep finding more tapes to bring home so to be honest it's prolly staying the same height as it always is... 

There is some interesting stuff in this block. It's CBS and has bumpers for some of their shows from that time. Stuff like Jake And The Fatman and The Equalizer. Those were both shows that my grandparents used to watch. The Equalizer was a particular favorite of theirs.. I mean come on, it was a show about and old dude who got revenge on younger dudes. He equalized them.. 

Around the 5 minute 50 second mark or so there is the famous CBS Special Presentation bumper.. You cannot beat that sound.... 

Friday, December 28, 2018

Geekfest Rants Ep. 370: Planet of the Apes Medicom Figures





Today GeekFest Rants returns to the planet ruled by apes.  Well, at least with our toy collection.

Join Carlos as we profile the great Planet of the Apes action figure line by Medicom.

We'll cover the major past figure lines available plus the current ones.  Plus, which figures we wish they would make.

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

1989 Lifetime Network Commercials From Santa Rosa California Cable One


Sorry that the video is fuzzy. The tape that I found this stuff on was all out of control.  For the most part the commercials in this block aren't all that great but there are a few for Santa Rosa stuff on here. That's the gold for me personally. Commercials and such from my hometown of Santa Rosa California. 

The ultimate crown jewel stuff would be from our Santa Rosa TV Channel, KFTY TV 50 but as so far I haven't found any recordings from there.. 

Anyhow, on this block here there is a YMCA commercial from Sonoma County and one for a local gym. I actually remember that gym. It was fairly close to my house at the time. You can find that commercial around the 5 minute mark. The place was called American Fitness. There is also an ad for a local golf course... It's not all that thrilling but it is sort of neat. 

Friday, December 21, 2018

Geekfest Rants Ep.369: Genre Books - Trek Shipyards - Art and Arcana - Stan Lee - Ghost in the Shell




It's genre book time at GeekFest Rants.  Today, join Carlos and Steve as they review some nerdy books on all things genre related. 

We start with Star Trek Shipyards - Starfleet Ships 2063-2293, then Dungeons & Dragons - Art & Arcana, then Stan Lee's Amazing Fantastic Incredible, and finally The Art of Ghost in the Shell. 

Four very different books hitting some of the geeky subjects we love.