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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September 12, 2018 01:18:45
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22. Batman: The Laughing Joke

In this one the boys decide to get back to basics and REALLY DIVE INTO SOME TOYS. This episode is for the toi boiz and grrrlz. We're talking articulation. We're talking headswaps. We're talking TOY ASMR. You WILL believe a grown man can open a blister card noisely. WARNINGS: Batwoman controversy. WE GETTIN' POLITICAL UP IN HERE. Hasbro is COMING for our GUNS!!! Music provided by moreofthat.bandcamp.com ...

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August 28, 2018 01:29:55
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21. Making Fun: The Story of Funko

We're talkin' mother Funko toys! We can't seem to stop blathering about the toy line we supposedly hate so this week we're getting it all out of our systems. We watched MAKING FUN: THE STORY OF FUNKO on Netflix, and then we talked about it. Don't know the difference between a Pop! and a Dorbz? The answer is hidden within this episode! Special Guest: Jessica (AKA ToyWife) Host: Blake Walker (AKA Husbandosaurus) Other host: Adam Thimesch (AKA The Vinyl King) Alternate title: Wes Anderson Cinematic Universe. THIS EPISODE CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR "IT (1990)"! ...

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August 08, 2018 01:32:35
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20. The Toys That Made Us: Transformers

What is a Transformer? These three turd boys sure as hell don't know. This TWENTIETH EPISODE also serves as our one-year anniversary AND the conclusion of our Toys That Made Us coverage (until they make new ones). Our hosts were too dumb to figure out Transformers in their youth so they were stuck with working class figs like GI Joes. At some point we go waaaay deep into childhood and ex-wife trauma as we soul search for the real reason behind our toy-buying addictions. This episode...SHELF LIFE. GETS. REAL. 2/3 of us are in therapy. Also, why do some children (and adults) lie pathologically, especially about toys? More topics: Turmoil In The Toybox returns. Was Optimus Prime saved? Ass Ventura: Crack Detective. Action Figures in the Attic. The Ballad of Lars Framness. The risk of getting Mutt. Eeyore and Peter Cullen. Michael Bay garbage movies. California Raisins. The armor of God. Tongue in Chic/Sheikh. High Beams & Cockpits. Game: Backcard Bios! **SPOILERS for Transformers: The Movie (1986) Our podcast now has a catchphrase: ONE. MORE. PUNCH. Special guest: Josh Arnett ...

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July 21, 2018 01:39:07
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19. The Toys That Made Us: Lego

We're talkin' mother fuckin' LEGO(S)! Join us this week as we recap Netflix's Toys That Made Us episode on those wonderful bricks, and regale you with our childhood brick histories (Brickstories?) Watch out for knockoffs like K'Nex, the toys for children whose parents hate them. Get acquainted with timeless, unforgettable heroes like Jack Stone and Nick Bluetooth. Wince as Adam serenades the audience YET AGAIN with his sweet siren's song. Boy you know we're gonna touch on Lego Batman, Ghostbusters, Back to the Future, Star Wars, and Simpsons. Plus--a gripping DAD STORY involving Disney's LONE RANGER (yes, they made Lego sets for that). Blake is too stupid to know what Bill & Ted is. Other bullet points: Clayface the big brown noisey boy. JurASSic World: Swollen Dingdong. Horror figs & NECA. Ducktales by Phatmojo. Minifigures galore. Bionicle. The Foam Tony Conundrum. Game: BACKCARD BIOS! And: Adam surprises Blake with gifts!!!!!! ...

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June 28, 2018 01:23:39
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18. The Toys That Made Us: Star Trek

!WOOP! !WOOP! Trekkers only on this episode! Trekkies get lost! And Star Warsies can straight up fuhgeddaboutit (Gotti). This time we dissect an episode of Netflix's THE TOYS THAT MADE US that constantly reminds us it's not Star Wars. We're joined by resident Trek Expert (Trexpert) MATT TAYLOR who is also in Blake's band! Matt's not as much of a pathetic toi boi as we are so we gotta toysplain a lotta shit. Luckily he had plenty of childhood experience making grocery bag parachutes for GI Joes, which Blake didn't know was a thing. We talk about the episode and our experience with Star Trek--toys, shows, and movies--and do a bunch of goofs and horseshit too. Also: Label-slapping. verb. A phrase we repeat way too often. Arkham Asylum, Toy Manufacturer. The thrill of the flea market hunt. Playmates, Diamond Select, Art Asylum, McFarlane Toys, Lego, Kre-o, Mega Construx. I'M A TOY VANDAL BABY, I FUX WITH TOYS! Adam sings again (Reading Rainbow) #BYDHTTMWFI Alternate episode titles: "Matt: A Star Trek Story" "Worf (Puffy Shirt)" "MARTY ABRAMS: TOY MAN" ...

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June 12, 2018 01:18:04
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17. The Toys That Made Us: Hello Kitty

We're back on our Netflix's THE TOYS THAT MADE US bullshit and this time we're talkin' HELLO KITTY with special guest (and fan favorite) Jessica! What is kawaii and how did it lead us to Funko Pop? Why does Hello Kitty own a quadrupedal cat? Is HK even a TOY?? PLUS: TRU Wasteland and the REAL Hidden Figures. Adventures in NECA Turtles preorders. This podcast is now about Kimmy Schmidt and makeup. Does Kanye have some good ideas? (spoiler: no). Dilbert-bashing. Domo. Death of a Door-to-Door Hello Kitty Salesman. WELCOME TO THE TOY INDUSTRY. theme music: moreofthat.bandcamp.com ...

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