Shelf Life - A Collector's Podcast

Two dummies (Adam and Blake) discuss the #toylife but it's mostly jokes because we're not competent at real collecting or serious podcasting. Think of a really good podcast. It's like that, but for action figures.

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December 10, 2019 01:38:36
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40. TTMU: TMNT

Our Netflix's THE TOYS THAT MADE US coverage is back and we're talking about everyone's favorite green turtle karate boys--The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! (By PLAYMATES). We also introduce a new, permanent host to the show: Blake's Soundboard. Also, Josh is here again. Head to the sewers with us and discuss the Toiletest Humor. Bring down the house with our piping hot Eugene Levy clips. Why is April O'Neil so dumb looking? Why does Blake cackle himself hoarse in this one? Really, you can hear it, so sorry about that. You know we're gonna talk #toiletgate AND #puppetgate. Josh will Ninja Rap his ass off. Also: Nostalgia vs original IP, Adam's NECA TMNT Target quest for Bebop and Rocksteady, Parasite (the movie), Ace Duck, NECA Ambassadors, NO TURTLE ON THE SHELF. Intro music PARODY by Blake Walker. Outro music: "Turtle Power" by Partners in Kryme (which is infinitely superior to Ninja Rap). Brought to you by AUX Audio Enterprises. ...

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November 12, 2019 01:26:46
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39. BAT-tle of the Bulge

Surprise ahead-of-schedule episode! Adam and Blake get right down to it and dive into Amazon's shameful new holiday catalog. Then Adam tells us about his Chicago trip AKA bright lights, Big Walgreens. There he discovers the most amazing Groot/Wolverine mashup action figure, but forget it Jake, it's a Chinatown Knockoff. It's also McDonald's 40th and you know what that means: insane half-articulated Power Rangers toys. PATHETIC. The big to-do in this ep is Blake's early birthday present, Mezco's One:12 Collective Sovereign Knight Batman. Boy is this guy a trip. But what dark secret do his pants hide? Listen to find out! Also: Mondo exclusives, Marvel Legends Emma Frost, Bye-Bye to Da Grunt, and BLAKE FINALLY FINISHED HIS CUSTOM CATWOMAN! Kustomizer's Korner ahoy! Music by More of That - moreofthat.bandcamp.com Shelf Life is brought to you by the AUX podcast network. ...

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October 22, 2019 01:44:54
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38. 3rd Annual SPOOKTACULAR: We Haunted A Doll

GUEST: Josh Arnett -Spooky new Halloween theme song! -Dragging Ira Glass -The Office Culture -Blake bitching about podcasts -Haunting v Hainting -Mezco One:12 -Gender and toys -Josh doesn't know what Rule 34 is -Old ass directors v superhero movies: the curmudgeoning -JOKER: AMERICA'S FAVORITE CLOWN MOVIE -Funky Pops -Woof Howls -FOLKS WE REALLY DO AN ILL-ADVISED CURSING OF DA GRUNT SO WE CAN SELL A HAUNTED DOLL ON EBAY! All proceeds from the auctioning of the haunted Da Grunt go to charity. Check us out @shelflifepodcast on instagram and @shelflifehost on twitter for more info on that. We don't have a link yet but search "haunted da grunt" on ebay and it will probably come up :) Special Halloween theme music by Blake Walker and Josh Head. Shelf Life is brought to you by the AUX podcast network. ...

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September 18, 2019 01:32:27
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37. Mattel's DC Farewell Wave: An Hour Of Toy Reviews

It's that time--that's right, time to discuss the finer points of Fortnite Figures. McFarlane or Jazwares, take your pick. And what's up with gun accessories these days, huh? Ryan's World and other youtube trash toy tie-ins discussed also. You'll heal plenty of whisky-jangling sound effects from Blake as he discovers an Old Millenial from the 1930s character he never knew he had in him. Adam collectors his favorite Saturday Morning Cartoons ... in Mezco 1:12 Collective form! Blake does a loooong and upsetting superhero costumes rant. Blake also gives Adam and the listener some much needed lessons in toy photography and the art of posing. PLUS: Shelf Life reviews the entire Killer Croc wave AKA Mattel's farewall wave for DC Multiverse. This one gonna go out with a bang, folks, thanks to America's favorite Butler and his friends. CORRECTION: I am SO sorry I said "Tim Grayson" at one point. ANOTHER CORRECTION: We talk about the discovery that KGBeast appeared to be made from BAF parts, but failed to realize he's almost certainly a repurposed Lobo. Blake doesn't remember the movie Batman Forever in the least. Music by More of That. Stream us. Brought to you by the AUX podcast network. ...

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August 22, 2019 01:30:55
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36. Bible Hero Samson with Ass Jawbone and Philistine-Murdering Action

The Arnett brothers (Josh and Jon) are back and you know what that means--time to discuss RELIGION and CHRISTIAN TOYS! It's way funnier and less traumatic this time, I promise. Warning though: Josh is drunk as SHIT throughout. We all discuss our megachurch woes, and the bible action figure=selling church giftshop. Adam gets a Mezco Gomez (minus middle finger) and Blake gets his Billie Eilish grail. We crack the Haslab Conspiracy WIDE open. Everyone gets HORNY horny. Blake explains Taylor Boxes, the new cardboard collectible all Swifties should know about. We try to play "OUR MILLION DOLLAR TOY IDEA" -- a new game in which Blake invents Slime Bags and the gang brainstorms REAL Fortnite for kids! PLUS much much more. Just listen, please. Please rate, review, and subscribe. Theme song by More of That (everywhere you stream music) CUT HIS MIC! ...

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July 16, 2019 01:24:52
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35. 1 Man, 1 Muppet, 4 Life

Hey it's somewhere near our two-year anniversary of the podcast and we forgot to mention that--but have a cool new episode anyway! This time we visit Blake's Blockbuster Zone, a hot new movie podcast-within-a-podcast. Some great summer films about toys out there y'all. Warning: TOY STORY 4 TOYLERS. Also... Review of Worthy Captain America. Hasbro crowdfunded Cookie Monster and other life-size muppets. Speaking of muppets, are they a "huge turn-off"? Conan O'Brien "legally" marries his Funko Pop!s. Which toy would you marry? GLOW IN THE DARK figures! Including MOTU's Scareglow, Swamp Thing, Ghostbusters, Homer Simpson, and more! Mini Brands Chase Pez. WHAT WAS YOUR WOODY? Crash Test Dummies and Boom, My Forever Pal. Blake surprises Adam with an insane purchase of Funko's DC Primal Age Batcave and figures to boot. Or is it Savage World? Hard to say. Don't toy shop drunk. And finally, BLAKE BUYS A TOY LIVE ON AIR! ...

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