Monday, November 19, 2018

Commercial Blocks and Bumpers From The 1992 Winter Olympics From Albertville. Dan and Dave and Stuff


There are a lot of commercials during The Olympics. Like a ton, seriously. They stop over and over again. Getting the games must be such a windfall for your network. Imagine the money from ads rolling in hand over fist. Plus they are more expensive ads because everyone watches The Olympics. 

I don't know if there is anything on this block that is really scintillating but it's a nice slice of what things were like at this time. I dig the design on the Diet Pepsi can of that year. The stripes were dope. 

Friday, November 16, 2018

Geekfest Rants: Ep.365: Apes Visionaries Comic - Star Wars Burger Chef and Predator Posters





Today on GeekFest Rants, Carlos dips into comics and posters.  First off, he reviews the recent Planet of the Apes Visionaries graphic novel.  This highly anticipated volume gives all Apes fans an alternate visual look at the classic story from from the perspective of one of the film's original screenwriters and Twilight Zone legend, Rod Serling. 

Then Carlos travels back in time to 1977 to take a look at four super cool Star Wars Burger Chef promotional posters.  This is the same art that was later in 1978 turned into Burger King glasses. Finally he takes a close look at the poster for Arnold Schwarzenegger's 1987 hit, Predator.  Here he examines how the lead actor's name becomes the main promotional draw of the movie's poster.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

1994 Commercials and Bumpers From Fox Special Science Fiction: A Journey Into The Unknown w/ Carrie Fisher


There are some really neat commercials on here. The special that they came from is really great too. It's a history of Science Fiction TV and Movies hosted by Leonard Nimoy and Carrie Fisher! 

I kept a bit of the young Carrie on here. I would love to have put more but I don't know how Fox feels about people posting their stuff on Youtube.. If you can find the special somewhere it's way worth seeing. Heck! I have a copy of it on VHS so if you really want it hit me up and we can figure something out... 

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

This Boring Life Ep.11: Bikes



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Hey kids! This week we have a little something different. An All New Episode of.. This Boring Life, where we explore The Secret Origin Of IseeRobots one Topic At A Time. The topic for this episode? Bicycles. 

I love to ride my bike and in this episode I'm gonna talk about my early bike memories as well as my time spent as an adult bike rider!

The show starts off with some early memories I had of getting my first bike and all that fun stuff. It's a real fun episode full of sound effects and commercials. 

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VHS Tape! While helping to support the show. Man, we need all the help that we can get.

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Friday, November 9, 2018

Geekfest Rants Ep.364: DC Vs. Marvel



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Two titans of the comic book world have become titans of the cinema world. But how are they faring against each other. Today on GeekFest Rants, Carlos is joined by new guest co-host Steve Fowlkes.  They cover the four major eras of superhero films, 70s-80s Superman era, 80's-90s Batman era, 90's-00's Spider-Man, Batman, X-Men era, and our current Marvel/DC incarnations.

Now that these two multi million dollar franchises are going head to head, how is one doing so much better than the other.  What are the hits and what are the not so hits; plus which are the ones that bomb so bad that they would both rather forget about.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

The Toys R Us Report Ep.174: It's A Warm Apple Night



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We have a super fun show ahead of us this week. We start off with a visit to The Redwood Forest and some thoughts on life and getting older.

From there we talk about a movie I saw called Mid Nineties. It was really good. I highly recommend it. Then we do a bit of Lightning Round and talk some other flicks I saw recently. 

For the main event of the show we introduce a new segment called Mego Watch 2018 and Beyond.. It's pretty much what it sounds like. 

In the final segment we take some calls and texts and have a great time before looking at a wacky figure called J.J Armes. You have got to hear about this one. 

Make sure to hop on over to Support The Report and check out how you can get the ISR Supertape VHS Tape! While helping to support the show. Man, we need all the help that we can get.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Cartoon Network/Toonami Commercials And Bumpers


What's really dope about these is the dude who did Optimus Prime's voice is the announcer for Toonami! Man! Imagine if I could afford to get dog to do the TRU RPT..? That would be Bananas. 

I really dig Kate who does the show right now for sure no doubt but it'd be wild to have The Dude who is Optimus Prime saying stuff like.. "You are listening to The Toys R Us Report, The Greatest Podcast In The World" I almost fainted thinking about it..

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Mego Pics: Greg Brady. Hawaiian Vacation.


I used to be huge into the Brady Bunch. Who wasn't? It seemingly played 2 or 3 times a day on the various local TV Networks. I know it was on KBHK and I seem to remember it being on 36 and 40 too. 

It was everywhere so of course we all remember the 2 part episode in which The Bunch goes to Hawaii and finds a cursed Tiki Idol! 

That was one of the best episodes of them all. My personal fave is the one where The Brady Kids form a singing group called The Silver Platters. I still have that song they sang stuck in my head.. I think I'll go for a walk outside now the Summer Sun's calling my name... That was a catchy tune man. I wonder who wrote it... 

Not Sure What He's Doing Here
Aside from Greg, Mego has produced figures of Alice, she comes w/ a slice of pie and Marsha. The Marsha that got hit in the face with a football (Oh my Nose!). Those Brady kids never seemed to learn that you shouldn't play ball in the house. Vases and noses both get broke when you do. 

The Greg in this set comes complete with a Tiki Idol on a string and a really great Hawaiian Shirt. I like this figure a lot. The head sculpt looks a lot like Greg and the idol is a super dope accessory. 

I was never able to find Greg on the store shelves. I had to order him from Target.com. There are some issues with finding Megos in stores but that's fine. The hunt is most of the fun,
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Know what else would be cool? A Greg as Johnny Bravo. Remember that? He was going to be a big singing star and he started dressing like a hippy. That one was a classic too and I could really get behind a Mego of him.

Oh, I looked it up BTW. Sunshine Day was written by Steve Mccarthy. I couldn't find any other significant credits for him but Sunshine Day is so great who needs to ever write anything again. I sure wouldn't.
Getting Loose On Some Jamaica Rum
I don't know where that bottle of Rum came from. I found it in a box I have full or figure accessories. I was looking to see if I had any guns that might fit Action Jackson. He's getting bored of his one pistol and wants a machine gun or something.. 

I wasn't able to find any weapons on a Mego scale but I did find that Rum bottle. It seemed to go perfect with Greg's vacation shirt... I like how he looks like a sneaky teen getting away with some boozin'.  He has such a creepy smirk..

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Classic Episode Repost! TRU RPT.55: Ghost Hunting At The Haunted Toys R Us


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Happy Halloween kids! This week we have a SUPER AWESOME episode of the show ahead of us. Let's start with the small stuff first. We lead off with a new song from ship DJ Iceberg Thirteen and then move onto a little talk about AMC's hit show, Fear The Walking Dead and then it's At The Movies where we talk about a GREAT movie I saw called Sicario. It was dope.

Then it's on to the Main Event which is sure to be a classic bit of Toys R Us Report History.  We went Ghost Hunting At The Haunted Toys R Us in Sunnyvale California. Watch this bit from Real People to learn more..


It's all in the episode though. So you can hear it there but it's also fun to watch. Basically it's all haunted up and me an my boy Iceberg Thirteen went down there to see what's what. I'm not a big believer in this sort of thing but we've came up with a recorded that might change my mind! You have to hear it. It's pretty creepy. 

Look dudes, this is going to be something people talk about for years. You wanna be part of that right? Like all cutting edge and in the know as far as what people talk about right? 

Make sure to tell a friend and make sure to hop on over to SupportTheReport.com and see what we can do for you for helping out with The Toys R Us Report. Any and all support is greatly appreciated..! Thanks again kids! Have a great Halloween!

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Adult Swim Bumpers And Some Commercials Circa 2002


Man! I used to watch A LOT of Adult Swim. Like a lot. I still do but I don't stay up as late as I used to. I used to really be a night owl but nowadays with responsibilities and such I get to bed pretty early. I do tape some Adult Swim though. 

Isn't it funny that we call using the DVR, taping? Even the kid 2.0 says taping when she asks me to record something for her.. Old habits die hard I guess.

Anyhow, I used to be crazy for some of the shows that were airing at the time of this commercial block. I LOVED Harvey Birdman and Sealab 2021 and Aqua Teen was MY JAM. Man, I really miss that time. 

I can still remember the feeling of discovering this super wacky shows on in the middle of the night. That feeling of discovering something wild that you totally love is really fantastic. 

Monday, October 29, 2018

Geekfest Rants Ep.363: From A Certain Point of View - Rebel Force Radio Controversy Continued




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"From a Certain Point of View" is not just a very memorable line that Ben tells Luke from Return of the Jedi.  It is also a point of argument when it comes to defending toxic fandom.  Are all points of view equal? Or are there some points of view that are so extreme that they don't belong on the same playing field?

Join Carlos today on GeekFest Rants as we examine an interview Jason Swank from Rebel Force Radio gave Jeremy Griggs from Geeks+Gamers regarding the previously discussed Toxic Fandom RFR situation within the Star Wars community.

Here we'll get a partial "their side of the story" which has been missing from RFR's actual show.  We also discuss this new sub genre of profitable, provocative, verbally aggressive, alt-right kind of fandom that seems to have found it's way into the Star Wars community.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Mego Pics: Frankenstein!


I am so in love with my Frankenstein. I'm not sure who I love more, him or Dracula.. it's close. Right now I'd say Frank but that's because I am looking at a picture of him. If Drac were there instead it might be that I'd say I love him more. It's hard to tell. 

So far the Mego relaunch has just been the bee's knees as far as I'm concerned. I can't remember the last time I've bought so many figures from a line. I pretty much have picked up all of the dude ones.. I'm not so big on the gals. They are a bit too close to dolls for me but they are cool and I might actually get some at some point..

Frank reaches out for a hug
I like his coat and the pants are even better. I think they put in some quality work on Frankie. I also dig the super dumb look that he has on his mug. It seems totally appropriate for a dude like him.. by that I mean an undead type dummy..

Know what would be cool? If he he was made from a glow in the dark plastic, at least if his head was. Imagine that? It's not hard if you try..

Looking off to the distance
For some reason he comes with a piece of chain. IDK, maybe it was part of the links that The Doc used to bind the monster down to the table so that he wouldn't escape and run amok amongst the villagers. 

I also really like his shoes but I think that they could be clunkier. Kind of like the shoes they used on that one KISS dude that they put out.. You know, I was at Target and I found him but didn't get him and I totally regret it. What was I thinking? 

Dancing?
I can't tell if they are dancing a Tango in that pic up there or if The Bride is trying to push away his advances. It's hard to tell. I'm thinking that she is pushing him back but The Old Wife thinks that they are dancing a romantic tango.. I feel pretty sure that she is trying to get him away from her. I mean, she never really liked him or anything right?