Needless Things Podcast 355: Toy Gimmicks


Sounds, lights, action features, glow-in-the-dark plastic, vacuum metalizing, light piping, and more are all features made to enhance the appeal of toys and action figures.

On this week’s episode Glowmania World Champion Bob Burke and Ricky Zero and Bambi Lynn from Radio Cult join the show to talk about the greatest and best toy gimmicks of all time!

Listen in as the crew determines what makes for a great toy feature and what might ruin an otherwise perfectly good toy on the newest episode of the Needless Things Podcast!

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I Just Wanna Play with the Bad Bays” by Radio Cult

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Audible Interlude: A GI Joe Podcast 5-MAR-2021


Knowing is half the battle and fun is the other half! We’re recruiting you to listen to this monthly podcast hosted by three lifelong Joe fans.

Our mission is to look at every era of GI Joe from the classic 12″ Joes to today’s modern Classified Series. From toys to comics to cartoons, the A.I. Pod is there! Yo Joe!

Music by Andy Samford

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