Friday, August 16, 2019

Geekfest Rants Ep.393: Star Trek Borg Figures

Today on GeekFest Rants we find out that Resistance Is Futile. That is, resistance to trying to put together a video episode of GeekFest Rants.

Join Carlos as he takes a deep dive into the world of Star Trek Borg action figures.  Particularly Playmates but also Art Asylum.  But while here, we'll also take a wide look at the history of Star Trek figures.

Today we truly go where no GeekFest Rants has gone before.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

IseeRobots Television: 80's Commercials From KGO Bay Area TV 7

There are a ton of fun commercials on this block. Nothing like awesome or anything but it is a nice slice of 80's life. Sometimes it's nice to see something that is sort of average to take you back to what day to day life was like. 

I'm not trying to say that these are wack or anything because that's not the case at all. There are some cool Winter Olympic spots and a neat Mcdonalds one.. I love a Mcdonald's commercial.. They really take me back. 

I'm a big McDonalds lover.. I still eat there like once a week or so.. IDK, it's nostalgic for me to sit at the same McD that I've gone to my whole life and drink a coffee and eat a cookie.. 

Monday, August 12, 2019

Sticker Scan. Pizza Party Scratch And Sniff Decals

I love these stickers. They smell like pizza, like even still which is amazing to me. I think out of all of them my favorite one is the one kind of near the center of the mozzarella cheese and pepper shaker. 

One of my favorite parts of getting pizza at a restaurant is sprinkling the cheese and spicy pepper powder onto the pie. It really brings out a nice tang in the flavor.  I love the idea of having a sticker of that.

When I was a kid way back in the Harnew Elementary days I was designated as being Hyper-Active because I liked to talk. That's just what it was like back then. Kids got designated as all sorts of things because of whatever. School wasn't big on nurturing talents but that's a whole different thing... 

Anyhow, in my class when kids did something good the teacher would reward them with a piece of candy. Because I was hyper the school decided that I shouldn't have any kind of sugar or anything of that sort so my teacher would give me a scratch and sniff sticker on a notecard.. I was a pretty decent kid so my desk was full of these stickers on notecards, cards of all sorts of different scents. 

I always thought that it was weird that the cards were on cards as opposed to having the teacher give me the sticker on the wax paper it came on so I could stick it on something of my own. Prolly it was so that I wouldn't stick them on my desk or something.. 

I also like the sticker on the bottom of the dude in the dragster with pizza wheels. When I was a young sprat I had a few different toys that were drag racers.. On the real I don't know if I've ever even seen a drag race.. I wonder why I had so many toys from the sport... 

Friday, August 9, 2019

Geekfest Rants Ep.392: Marvel San Diego Comic-Con 2019

Are you ready for Phase 4?  It's Marvel time at San Diego Comic-Con and the big story this time is the Phase 4 lineup.

Join Carlos and Kyle as they discuss all the upcoming Marvel projects including Black Widow, Eternals, Loki, Wanda Vision, Blade, and many more.

Plus, we take a look at DC's Crisis on Infinite Earths and we'll dissect the new Watchmen trailer from HBO.  So much to watch, so little time.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

IseeRobots Television: KPIX CBS Bay Area Commercials 1987 Jake And The Fatman TV Movie

As of right now KPIX is blocked in our area due to some dispute with Direct TV.. I don't know what the deal with that is but it sucks because The CW is involved and I watch A LOT of CW.. anyway, this has nothing to do with anything and I apologize. I'm just venting.. 

There are a bunch of fun commercials on here, everything from Mcdonalds to Alka Seltzer to Kellogg's Special K.. There is something for everyone... I mean, everyone who likes 80's commercials I suppose.. 

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

The IseeRobots Show Ep.4: Taco Pills

This week on the show we start off with a conversation between me, Emily and Iceberg about Food, why eating is gross and my desire for a Taco Pill which Emily actually has! It's wild and not to be missed... 

From there we talk about a movie I saw called Hobbes and Shaw. It's the latest in the Fast and Furious series, well it's a spin-off but still.

For the main event of the show I'm gonna tell you guys all about my day as a Flea Market Vendor. It was pretty fun and something I recommend to anyone interested. It's wild to be on the other side of the table ya know... 

In the last segment I talk about depressive tunnels and toys and make another trip to The Last Record Store.. It's a great time. At the end I PLEAD with you guys to share the show on Facebook or Twitter.. Dudes, it's really important... 

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Monday, August 5, 2019

Super Awesome Return Of The Jedi Puffy Stickers! Circa 1983!

I dig these stickers A LOT! I'm a mark for puffy stickers though and also a major mark for Admiral Ackbar. He is seriously one of my fave Star Wars characters. I don't really know why but he is.. I also don't dislike Return Of The Jedi as much as some people. 

I know dudes who HATE it and I really feel like that is unfounded. Sure, there are Ewoks up in it but at its heart Star Wars is for kids and the Ewoks were really over with the youth.. 

Out of all these sticker the Ackbar is my fave by a mile I think that my second fave is prolly Chewie but the C3PO is also really great. They are all pretty fun to be honest. 

One thing I dig about this sheet is that each sticker is a different character. It's kinda' wac when they double up on the popular dudes. I'd rather have an Ackbar and two different Ewoks than two Han Solos.. 

Know what I like about a puffy sticker? I like it when you try and remove one and you can only really pull off the top layer and you get left with the white bottom part of the sticker which is essentially the outline of the sticker that you tried to remove... 

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

The IseeRobots Show Ep.3: Once Upon A Time In Hollywood and the Top 5 Quentin Tarantino Movies Of All The Times!

This week on the show we're gonna have ton of fun! We start off with a trip to The Last Record Store which is a Santa Rosa institution and in my opinion the best record store in the world! It's so great and you guys are for sure gonna have fun listening to what went down there.

Then we have a spoiler free review of Tarantino's latest flick, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood! I saw it and I'll tell you all about what I thought!

From there we're gonna talk about my personal top 5 Quentin Tarantino Movies of all the times.. It's a fun and pretty informative list...

For the final segment we talk about the importance of widening your hunting circle in a post TRU world.. I hit up just about every store in my area that has toys and I'm gonna talk all about it. We also talk Summer Of Fitness and a bunch of other great things!

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Monday, July 29, 2019

Really Cool Masters Of The Universe Presto Magix! Rub-Offs by Colorforms! Circa 1983

Remember these? You'd scratch on them with a pencil or maybe a coin and the image would get pushed onto your notebook or a piece of paper or whatever? I used to dig these a lot. 

I dig finding anything like this. They are so ethereal. Like, they aren't mean to last so it's really neat that they did ya know? 

I imagine that these came packed with some sort of Eternian background and that you were supposed to scratch the dudes onto the scene and create a battle of your own. 

It's also kind of cool that they were made by Colorform. Colorform was that rubberlike sort of sticker deal that was kind of like this in the sense that you put images onto another image but Colorforms are removable and these one's here are permanent.. 

I wonder what the one in the middle that was scratched out was? A Masters Logo maybe? I also really like the Pterodactyls.. It's dope that there are dinosaurs in Eternia.. 

One final thing about things like this.. When I was a young sprat I always thought that it was kinda' wac when they'd make multiple images of the same dude. I mean I get it He-Man is the most popular but in a battle scene how were you supposed to put more than one He-Man on the page? 

I know, it was for multiple battles but I'd always go all out on one and I'd wind up with He-Man and Skeletor all over the place and it was mad lame.. 

Friday, July 26, 2019

Geekfest Rants Ep.391: Andrew Gaska - Not My Trek

As we live through this age of social media and nerd rage, one phrase that comes up every now and then is Not My Trek.

Today on GeekFest Rants we are joined by Andre E.C. Gaska to try to debunk some of the most common arguments against modern Star Trek.

We'll chat about the look of the Klingons, Prime vs. Kelvin timelines, Star Trek: Discovery, The Orville, and the upcoming Star Trek: Picard.

It's time to move out of your parent's basement and accept progress.

Monday, July 22, 2019

GI Joe Zartan Mail Away Order Form! Really Neat Hasbro Flyer!

I found this in a stack of magazines I was going through the other day. I was picking through my "archives" to see if there was anything in there that I could part with for the Flea Market. I managed to find a few Starlogs that I had doubles of but not a lot more than that.

I'm a magazine hoarder of the highest order. I don't know why but I just can't seem to toss any of my old magazines even if I almost never look at them. I think it's because I imagine how hard it'd be to find another copy of Lee's Toy Mag or an old issue of Wizard.. I mean, they totally don't even make them anymore right? 

Ok, so this figure is one of my favorite figures of all the times and spaces. I remember doing this mailaway, waiting and then finally getting and loving Zartan with his color changing action along with his disguise and neat little swamp scooter with all my heart, I mean that. I LOVED this figure so much. 

Zartan had so many great features. First of all he could change colors if you left him out in the sun. That was so amazing to me. It was like magic. Second of all he came with this really neat disguise, it was a face that he could place inside of his hood so it pretty convincing aside from the fact that he was still wearing Zartan clothes. 

Then there was that really awesome swamp vehicle he jammed around in that he could take apart and carry behind him in a cart so he could appear as a swampy hobo..which he sort of was anyway really... 

Here is the flipside of the Zartan thing. I reversed it so that you'll be able to check it out without doing a handstand. Can you do a handstand? I totally can't. Even at my most fit I've never been able to do one, or a cartwheel either. It might be fear that's holding me back. I don't know.. anyhow, what you have on this side is all the benefits one would get from joining The GI Joe Mobile Strike Force Team. 

There are some neat benefits including swag like a belt. I was never a member of this. I'm not sure if I've ever been a member of any fanclubs.. I did get Sweet Pickles stuff from Avon.. that's kind of sort of the same thing and at one point I got like books about animals in the mail every month.. That's sort of like being in a fanclub I guess... 

Thursday, July 18, 2019

IseeRobots Television: KFTY TV 50 News With Ed Beebout 12 Mins W/Commercials!

Man! I was geeked when I found this. KFTY was our local Santa Rosa channel and one of the few that I could pick up on my bedroom TV hence I watched A LOT of TV 50.

One of the highlights of the channel was the evening news with Ed Beebout. He's a local legend. I mean that. The dude was the coolest and not in an ironic way. The dude was a LEGEND! 

The News was really great because they would cover things around town and at the time SR had that small town feel. It was almost like just about everyone in SR appeared on TV 50 News at some point in time. 

I was on there in the background a few times and once they aired a speech I gave at a High School Peace Rally... ya, I like peace. Don't make fun.

Anyhow, this is a neat slice of time that really brings me back to being in my bedroom over on Windsor Court watching Black and White TV all Summer cuz I really didn't have much else to do...