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logoJuly is a magic month for geeks like us.   There’s summer movies, new toys, and San Diego Comic Con.    So much goodness is happening for pop culture fans that we never need to go outside in the sun at all.   We will be heading out to the big show this week.   You can follow my exploits on ActionFigureInsider.com as well as the AFi Facebook page, the AFi Twitter account AND the AFi instagram account.   Jason will be lording over SDCC from the 2nd floor the EntertainmentEarth “castle” booth.

 

In this episode we discuss:

The return of ROM! – SDCC exclusive Mighty Mugg announced.   Could this be a test for MORE Rom merch?

Super7′s retro ReAction Alien playset.

Daniel saw the 17 minute Imax 3-D preview of  Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy

Both of us saw the  new Dawn of the Planet of the Apes film.

Daniel went on a movie jag and saw - 42, Enders Game, Life of Pi and Inside Llyewn Davis

Riftrax Sharknado live broadcast was brilliant!!

Jason finally saw The Lego Movie and agrees with the rest of us that “everything is awesome.”

Jason thinks he might have tickets to see Paul McCartney at Dodger Stadium next month.

At some point we go from talking about District 9, to Planet of the Apes and then to Project X.

Brandon Routh as the Atom on Season 3 of Arrow and Robbie Amel as Firestorm in the new The Flash series on the CW.

BifBangPow is making an 8″ line based on the Hulu original animated series “the Awesomes”

New Weird Al Album “Mandatory Fun” July 15 (Right now it is ON SALE on Amazon.com for $6!!)

McFarlanes new Walking Dead construction sets

All that and more in episode 109!

Stare with your ears.


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logoEveryone relax.  We’re OK.   While it may SOUND like we were taking heavy fire in the middle of a war zone, that’s just life in Los Angeles.   I can assure you that no hosts were harmed during this recording.   It is common in the greater LA area that teens and punk kids set off fire works in the middle of the street all day an all night starting around June 30th and lasting until July 10th.   Now you will also get to experience that while you listen to this episode.

But we are able to mostly ignore all that as once the calendar hits the 7th month of the year our hearts and minds turn to Comic Con preparation.   There is an avalanche of great geek stuff to be exited about and every week we are only able to burn through a handful topics because we love this stuff so much… and summer time and “the big show” really is an embarrassment of riches for us.

 

In this episode we discuss:

Daniel  met old school VFX wizard Tom St. Amand.

Monty Python last ever live shows this week.

Star Wars episode VIII and IX announced.

Daniel Saw “Chef” and loved it.  Highly recommend.

Guardians of the Galaxy 17 min preview July 7th

“Clark Kent” set tease from SvB.   New Superman picture released today.

Criterion ‘A Hard Days Night’ BluRay DVD release

AUDITION finally getting a US remake

Doctor Who – August 23rd/ Peter Capaldi on set DW pics, it’s U.N.I.T. Era Pertwee all over again!

Vincent D cast as Kingpin in Marvel’s Daredevil also Foggy Nelson cast, and Rosario Dawson

Super7/Funko ReAction SDCC exclusives

Target has GoG toys now/ Hasbro’s GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY toy line

The Mattel SDCC Batmobile exclusive is pretty awesome.

Jason snagged one more of the WATCHMEN movie premiums for his collection.

Jason is going to his first KISS concert next week!

All that and much more!


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logoYou are joining us at a very special time.   This happens to be Jason’s favorite episode.   What makes this 107th installment his favorite?   You are just going to have to listen and find out!

Ah Summer!   It’s a great time to be a geek.  Summer Movies!  Summer Conventions!  Summer Fashions…. wait?  Fashions?  That’s not nerdy… unlesss…  It’s time to put together your Summer reading list and hit the beach!   But make sure you bring your iPods, your laptops and your Zunes so you can still listen to the podcast!

 

In this episode we discuss:

 

All that and much more!


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logoWe’re back on a Monday!  Ha-cha!  Summer is almost upon us and Comic Con 2014 is just around the corner!   I feel the pressure of the con SCREAMING towards me!   I’ve got so much I still need to do before the con hit that I really shouldn’t even be here typing this now.

One quick disclaimer – In this episode I mention a letter that surfaced last week from Stanley Kubrick to a studio attempting to make a sequel to 2001: A Space Odyssey.  It’s a fun story, but it’s been proven that the letter is a lie and complete rubbish.   Personally I’m shocked and I’m starting to think I can’t believe everything I read on the internet.   I hope that day never comes for me.

 

In this episode we discuss:

  • Monty Python 9 CD box set, ‘Total Rubbish’ end of June UK only
  • Star Wars set leaks, JJ Abrams’ response on Twitter.
  • We LOVE they are using unused McQuarrie concepts for Episode VII.
  • Josh Trank to direct SW stand alone.
  • Ant-Man – Payton Reed direct/Adam McKay to re-write
  • Josh Brolin as Thanos
  • Benedict Cumberbatch or Tom Hardy for Dr. Strange??
  • Hamill and Mickey SW publicity shot
  • ‘Chaning Tatum Gambit movie
  • SW Blu-Ray original trilogy release might be happening non-Special Edition
  • Force of Change – You can be in Episode VII – SW 7 JJ Abrams footage with that goofy creature!
  • DW Adventure in Space and Time on DVD
  • Grabbed the Criterion ‘Fantastic Mt. Fox’ DVD set. Is Funko still doing some figures?
  • The Flash TV trailer
  • New seasons of Derek and Orange is the New Black
  • New ‘Daredevil’ actor chosen
  • 4″ Mattel Keaton Batman, Penguin and Zod are out in stores.
  • ReAction Rocketeer released
  • Mattel has the Goldfinger car as a SDCC Hot Wheel
  • Michael Bay Turtles figures leaking out
  • Skelton Warriors Kickstarter
  • New DC Comics Batman 66 series by Ralph Garman and Kevin Smith is really good.

All that and much more in the next 90 minutes of Geek Speak we like to call a podcast.

 


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logo AAIIIIIGGGGGHHH!   Pop Culture overload!   There’s too much awesome coming at us too fast!  If we miss even a week of this podcast the topics just pile up so much that we can’t pack it all in!   Costume reveals, movie titles announced,  new toys released and directors dropping out of projects.  It all happened and we talk about it all here in episode 105!

 

In this episode we discuss:

  • Official Movie Title Announced - Batman v. Superman Dawn of Justice
  • BvS:DoJ Batman suit and Batmobile reveal
  • We both saw X-men Days of Future Past
  • Force of Change – You can be in Episode VII
  • New Guardians of the Galaxy Trailer
  • 30th Anniversary of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
  • DCC Batman the Animated Series wave 2 figures announced
  • New POTA and Godzilla figures from NECA
  • 4″ Mattel Keaton Batman and Zod are out in stores.
  • QMx doing 12″ Firefly figures
  • Daniel got the new 6” Guardians of the Galaxy Marvel Legends figures
  • Jason got some TRANSFORMERS 4 figs, the ‘instant change’ ones.
  • New Dawn of the Planet of the Apes figures hitting
  • Disney Store Star Wars 13″ figures
  • Jason snagged two more toys he’s lusted after since childhood: the Buck Rogers/Twiki set of 12″ Bendy figures from the UK, and the 1978 HG Toys SHOGUN WARRIORS Utility Belt!
  • Liam Finn new record
  • Death of Bob Hoskins
  • HR Gieger passing away

All that and more in the mighty episode 105 of GSi!


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