Needless Things Podcast 328 – Online Comic Con 2020

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This year NOBODY was in San Diego for Comic Con, but all of the usual toy companies held various online events to announce a staggering amount of new product to be released in the years to come!

 

In this episode Dave and Head of Research Ryan run down the biggest and best of the toy news.

 

Listen in to find out just how doomed your wallet is going to be!

 

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Needless Things Podcast 325 – Collecting Worldwide: Australia

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This week’s special guest is Adam Toplass, a native Australian toy collector!

Toy collecting can be a very different experience depending on where you are on the planet. From line identity to availability to media tie-ins, there are tons of factors that play into regional supply and awareness. And there’s no better way to delve into these differences than to talk to a fellow collector from far, far away!

Listen in as Dave and Adam discuss two very different – but also similar – collector lifestyles on the newest episode of the Needless Things Podcast!

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Needless Things Podcast 324 – Too Many Preorders!

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On this week’s episode Dave and our Head of Research Ryan Schweck run down the insane amount of toy news that’s hit over the past several weeks – and San Diego Comic Con hasn’t even happened yet!

Listen in as Beth, Dave, Sean, and Chris discuss their favorite – and not-so-favorite – pop culture from 1990!

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Needless Things Podcast 321 – GI Joe: A Real American Hero – Part Two 1986

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Your host Dave teams up with Dragon Con luminary Kristian Allen and Noel Wood from The Finest to look back at the formative years of Hasbro’s GI Joe: A Real American Hero toy line!

1986 was a huge year for the A Real American Hero line of GI Joes. So big, in fact, that it took the guys a full episode to give it the attention it deserves! From heavy hitters like the COBRA Viper and the Battle Android Trooper to experiments in neon like Sci-Fi, ’86 gave us a lot to love.

Plus, this week brings a HUGE announcement about a future Needless Things project!

Listen in as Dave, Noel, and Kristian dive deep into the Joes and COBRAs of 1986 on the newest episode of the Needless Things Podcast!

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Needless Things Podcast 320 – Toy Collecting with Glowmania

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This week’s episode of the Needless Things Podcast welcomes the originator of Glowmania, the Glow-in-the-Dark World Champion Bob Burke!

Recent times have made eBay more popular than ever and collectors all over the world have embraced the site as an alternative to brick and mortar toy hunting. With that change has come an increased interest in vintage toy lines. While some people look to dump their collections for quick cash, others are finding satisfaction in tracking down toys of their youth.

Listen in as Dave and Bob discuss the pros and cons of vintage and modern collecting, as well as their own personal collecting habits on the newest episode of the Needless Things Podcast!

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Needless Things Podcast 319 – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Original Toys

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It’s time to look back at the original – and best – line of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

Your host Dave and special guest Chris DePetrillo from Figures Toy Company share their memories of the groundbreaking toy line that began in 1988. From wacky figures to radical vehicles to awesome playsets, few toy lines have presented as much creativity and variety.

Listen in as Dave and Chris share their top Turtles toys on the newest episode of the Needless Things Podcast!

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Needless Things Podcast 315 – GI Joe: A Real American Hero – Part One 1982-1985

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Your host Dave teams up with Dragon Con luminary Kristian Allen and Noel Wood from The Finest to look back at the formative years of Hasbro’s GI Joe: A Real American Hero toy line!

Launching in 1982, the update of the classic GI Joe toy line was a defining trademark of 80s pop culture. Bolstered by a comic book and an animated series, the Real American Hero line remained a constant in toy aisles for over a decade and is still sought after by collectors to this day. Featuring an unparalleled collection of figures, vehicles, playsets, and accessories, this line is a landmark in toy history.

Listen in as Dave, Noel, and Kristian share how they got recruited, some of their favorite missions, and general memories of the first four years of this legendary toy line and pop culture phenomenon on the newest episode of the Needless Things Podcast!

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Needless Things Minicast 29 – WWE Elite Deadman’s Revenge Unboxing

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As chosen by the Phantomaniacs on Facebook – Dave unboxes the Ringside Collectibles exclusive Deadman’s Revenge – Undertaker as Kane WWE Elite figure from Mattel!

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Needless Things Podcast 313 – Needless Q&A April 2020

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Huge thanks to the Phantomaniacs for helping out with a ton of great questions!

Dave answers a wide spectrum of questions about toys, movies, music, and all manner of pop culture dorkery on the newest episode of the Needless Things Podcast!

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Needless Things Minicast 28 – Marvel Legends Black Widow Wave Unboxing w/Phantom, Jr.

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Dave and Phantom, Jr. unbox the entire new wave of Hasbro’s Marvel Legends that was meant to tie in with the upcoming Black Widow movie, as well as the Fan Channel Exclusive Deluxe figure!

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