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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June 17, 2019 01:37:18
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34. Pleasant Handfeel

AUX podcast network presents: We're back with some of your favorite segments! Listener questions from the Shelf Life Mailbag, answered! Kustomizer's Korner! Marvel Legends rearranging! Shelf Life CONFESSIONS! Walmart Binary Captain Marvel! Do our toys come to life?! ENDGAME SPOILERS! Box o' Trash Toys! When is the right time to tell your significant other that you collect?! Children in the toy aisles--you hate to see it, folks! This episode brought to you by AUX! Theme music by More of That ...

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May 21, 2019 01:29:11
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33. Fight The Forces Of Satan, Lindsay

Blake is back from vacation with an Extreme Power Pharaoh Warrior (classic toy) which was apparently meant to battle the devil. We're also talkin' new X-Men Marvel Legends waves and Mondo Exclusive TMNT figures. Plus, a discussion of our toy GRAILS. What is a grail and what isn't? (Muppets and Super Powers Batman are totally grails). Special guest Jessica joins us once again to talk McDonald's toy nostalgia, because everyone needs a nugget friend. She also plays a new game with us called DITCH OR DISPLAY and it's an instant Shelf Life hit. Basically, we're Marie Kondo-ing our figures, and you won't believe what DOESN'T spark joy. Music: moreofthat.bandcamp.com ...

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April 25, 2019 01:34:28
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32. Whatever Happened To GI Joe?

BOTH Arnett brothers join us this time, including new guest and GI Joe fanatic Jon, as we delve into the most iconic plastic army men of the Reagan era. We wonder--and expert Jon helps us unpack--why doesn't anyone like GI Joe anymore? EVEN MORE of the Arnett family history is revisited, as it is so inextricably tied up in GI Joe nostalgia. We go beyond just Joe talk too, and broach cerebral topics like the psychology of our collecting addictions, and the dark nature of capitalism itself. But don't worry, we spend plenty of time talking about Chuckles! Jon recounts the glory days of the insane folks on the GI Joe forums in great detail. Then there is some...disagreement between Jon and Blake about Batman and Tom King. Had to shut that shit down. Music: More Of That (new album out now on your favorite streaming services!) ...

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April 09, 2019 01:17:39
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31. Busting The Beanie Baby Bubble

NO THIS EPISODE IS NOT JUST ABOUT BEANIE BABIES. Have to make that clear. But our guest, known toy-hater Josh, read a book on the topic (The Great Beanie Baby Bubble) so we decided to talk about collectible bubbles and how they burst. Are your toys really an investment? Are Funko Pop!s the same as Beanies? Listen and find out! (Spoiler: maybe?) Mostly, though, this episode is a free-form comedic exploration of what's on Josh's drunken mind with occasional tangents into his TWISTED political rants, GI Joe, and religion. Also: Toys we weren't allowed to have. Satanic Pogs. The Berenstain Bears go toy crazy. Garbage Pail Kids. Live opening of Trolls blind bags. Warning: Josh says "bitch" SO much. Like a suspicious amount. Original music by More Of That. ...

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March 19, 2019 01:32:50
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30. The Toy Fairlosophers

We made it! Thirty episodes! We talk mostly about the recent New York Toy Fair 2019, but not before we tangent on Mondo's He-Man and Faker (MOTU), Blake's new DCC Essentials Joker, Batgirl's new costume, Toy Tipz with Blake, Marvel Legends Walgreens Mystique, and more. Toy Fair 2019 talking points/hot takes: -Hasbro & Mattel (of course) -X-Men -Gambit's coat -Ghostbusters / Transformers -DC Collectibles / DC Prime, Lucha Explosiva -MacFarlane -Marvel 80th Anniversary figures -Super 7 -TMNT -NECA -Mezco ...plus we're planning a giveaway! Hit us up on instagram @shelflifepodcast and twitter @shelflifehost for the deets. Theme music by More of That (we have a new album out too) ...

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February 14, 2019 01:27:22
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29. Five Dollar Miracle

BATMAN. CATWOMAN. BLACK PANTHER. Ninety minutes, folks. Blake had the most amazing toy day of his LIFE--plus he got the Mondo exclusive BTAS Batman figure recently--and he needs to dish about it like crazy. We're gonna deep dive into a review of this 12" bad boy. And hey...what time period did Batman: The Animated Series take place in, anyway? Because Blake and Adam are going to butt heads over it. Next, Blake went buck wild on some MARVEL LEGENDS BLACK PANTHER WAVE 2 figs, and...a PRICE MIRACLE happened at WALMART. You won't believe your ears. Also: Mezco One:12 Collective Catwoman. Yup, Blake got that today too. And it rules. The boys discuss some...interesting news about MacFarlane toys and the DC license. It's been so long since we did a podcast Blake done nearly lost his voice on this one. But so worth it! Music: More Of That ...

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