Host Anthony Desiato returns to It’z Vintage in Mendham, NJ, for a deep dive into the fascinating world of custom toys with store owner and action figure customizer Allen Baus. (Encore presentation. Originally aired as an episode of Flat Squirrel Tales on 7/26/17.)
It’s Christmas time again on My Comic Shop History! For the second annual holiday special, host Anthony Desiato proudly presents a supersized double feature. First up: Anthony sits down with returning guest Chris Wilcock of Undiscovered Realm to talk market trends, moving a store, the inside scoop on running a comic book convention, and of course, Funko POPs! Then, in the second half, Anthony introduces listeners to a new shop, It’z Vintage, a mecca of classic toys and collectibles. Anthony chats with the store’s owner, Allen Baus, about his comic shop history, the timeless appeal of the Kenner Super Powers line of action figures, and the ins & outs of running his shop, which consists almost entirely of his personal collection. It’s a holiday podcast extravaganza featuring two in-depth, one-on-one conversations not to be missed!
It’s the return of Hall of Toys! Presented to you by Zone 4, the 25th epic episode of Hall of Toys is finally here!
Chris and Brant discuss some of the San Diego Comic Con 2016 exclusives, some upcoming figures, and of course present their And… Action Figure! picks!
Celebrate the long-awaited 25th episode of Hall of Toys right here on Comic Frontline!
Links to items we discussed on the show:
SDCC 2016 Fundays Freddy Funko Sting POP! Vinyl Figure
SDCC 2016 Exclusive Skybound Saga Figure Alana and Marko 2-Pack
Welcome back to the Hall of Toys!
Brant and Chris are back with special guest Dan Sehn for a special All-Toy-Talk episode in celebration of our 15th episode!
First up, it’s Toy Talk, we talk about everything from WWE, to Power Rangers, to Marvel Legends, to DC Direct, to Minecraft, to Mego, to Star Wars… you name it!
Then we all three have an And… Action Figure pick before closing out the show.
And an added note: New episodes of Hall of Toys, starting with this one, will also air on Comic Frontline’s YouTube channel starting the week of February 16th! And past episodes of Hall of Toys will begin airing on Zone 4’s YouTube channel the following week and every other week after that! So if you’re behind or new to the show, you now have two more ways to experience Hall of Toys!
Also, check out Zone 4 #255 this Friday as Cary Kelley and Frank Raynor join Brant and John!
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Links to Some of the Stuff Discussed on the Show
Storm Trooper Target Version (Toys R Us Version is Gone from Website)
Dan’s Life-Size Superman
And… Action Figure:
For a change of pace, Brent goes through his top 10 transformers action figures.
DC Entertainment and Boom! Studios artist Dave Beaty along with special guest host Darrell Taylor join Shawn as they reminisce about the Super Powers Collection by Kenner! We talk about the toys (good, great, and bad), the Super Powers mini-comics, & geek out over childhood memories.
World of Hurt Kickstarter Project by Jay Potts – http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/53746704/world-of-hurt-the-thrill-seekers-graphic-novel?ref=live
Jetta – Tales of the Toshigawa: Full Circle OGN – http://www.dcbservice.com/search.aspx?search=jetta
Bushi Tales – http://www.bushitales.com
Some of Darrell Taylor’s podcasts – http://comicbookroadshowandnoapologies.wordpress.com/
Super Powers Mini Comics – http://rapidshare.com/files/454150248/SuperPowersMiniComics.zip
Unreleased Super Powers Line – http://www.comicsalliance.com/2011/02/03/unused-and-unbelievable-action-figure-designs-for-road-warri/
Martheus and Janet Wade are interviewed about their latest Original Graphic Novel, Jetta: Tales of The Toshigawa – Full Circle, then Jon Carroll swings by as he and Shawn discuss the iPad 2 and Race In Comics, and later on Donny Salvo stops by as Shawn tells him about the strangest dream he’s ever had, which then lead to a slew of tangents to later finding out what John Cena and Donny have in common!
This episode has everything you could possibly need! Enjoy.
The Freaks’ three month celebration of The Empire Strikes Back winds up with this epic focus on the ACTUAL MOTION PICTURE! Find out how the Freaks first saw the movie, what toys they owned, and the video games they played based on one of the most eagerly awaited sequels of all time and a landmark in American Cinema! Spoiler Alert: They REALLY LIKE this movie! Oh, and Scott’s probably your father! Search your feelings, YOU KNOW IT TO BE TRUE!
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This episode is a rerun that originally aired September 29th, 2008.
Chris throws one of his best on-air fits ever all about garage sale etiquette and Scott invents the phrase “hobby raping”. Add some Firesign Theatre, the Justice League roll call, and a trip to the Freak Museum and you it’s easy to see why this is one of the Freaks’ most beloved episodes.
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