Oct 20, 2017

Toy Geeks Behind the Counter Ep 40 with Les Schettkoe

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Toy Geeks hits 40!  Available now for your streaming pleasure, Episode 40 features guest artist/designer Les Schettkoe.   There’s a pretty decent chance that you have some of Les’ toy designs sitting on your shelf including mini-fig versions of classic licenses including G.I. Joe  and Transformers.  Les, Ben, Jack V. and George talk shop and review several toys including  one of Les’ recent designs, BAIT’s Mr. Pennybags Monopoly toy.  The guys also bring us a nice look at 3DRetro’s exclusive The Astronaut Darkness Edition from Alex Pardee and ToyQube which drops on Saturday (10.21) at a signing/release party at 3DRetro in Glendale. Hmm, what else?  My TGBTC adventure continues in #40 with another dose of  Jack’s Spotlight featuring a first look at a brand-new, as-yet unreleased toy – Baphomaniac by Martin Ontiveros x Toy Art Gallery.

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Oct 19, 2017

Marsham Toy Hour - S2 E25 with Sorbet Jungle and Datadub

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Marsham Toy Hour is back with another great episode, which features special guest Deanne of Sorbet Jungle, returning guest Datadub and back from the dead, Carlos East! In this episode, these guys chat a lot about conventions! Western North America Conventions vs. Eastern Asia Conventions. The pros, the cons and what we can learn from them. We also get to learn a lot about Deanne and how she is a convention expert, as her company attends 3 conventions a month!

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Oct 03, 2017

Toy Geeks Behind the Counter Ep 38 with Dov Kelemer

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Toy Geeks Behind the Counter is back with the Dov!  The co-founder of DKE shares with us some of his recent collected treasures from Mark Ryden to a Batman spectrum.  Stream it now on Youtube or below. Oh, TGBTC also has launched it’s first IG contest to win a Slime He-Man from Chogrin.

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Sep 26, 2017

Toy Geeks Behind the Counter Ep 37 – NYCC Preview with Sarah Jo Marks

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It’s Tuesday!  Which means there’s a brand new episode of Toy Geeks Behind the Counter for you to geek out to.  Episode 37 features DKE’s awesome co-founder Sarah Jo Marks with a rapid-fire preview of what DKE has lined up for NYCC (10.5 – 10.8).  If you love bootleg art action figures, this is must-see streaming.  You can watch on Youtube or down below.

This episode also features news of a screening  (9.30) of the finalists from the Dark Crystal Fan Film competition in Atlanta at the The Center for Pupperty Arts, including Toy Geek Jack Venturo’s Akasta: The Salvation of Time.

Finally, yours truly is back on the show with a new spotlight featuring the amazing Gorilla sofubi line from Japanese artist Hirota.  Check out all of his amazing work.

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Sep 19, 2017

Toy Geeks Behind the Counter Ep. 36 -- 100% Art Toys

unnamed (1)Looking for something to watch on the ol’ Youtube?  How about this week’s Toy Geeks Behind the Counter episode?  #36 starts with art toys, is filled with art toys and ends with… art toys :)  Ben, Jack V. and yours truly take a closer look at several figures including the Takashi Murakami x Complex Con x BAIT Mr. Dob vinyl, the new GID ‘13’ Dunnys from Brandt Peters and Kidrobot, the 20” Andy Warhol Plush Dunny from Kidrobot, Ron English’s Sugar Diabetic Bear and the new Wish figures—ceramics meets textiles—from Taylored Curiosities in our first mail segment.

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Sep 13, 2017

Marsham Toy Hour S2 E20 & E22 with Spanky Stokes and Martian Toys

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We bring you another couple weeks worth of great ear content coming from Marsham Toy Hour! Episode 20 features a very well known blogger in our toy community, senior John "Spanky" Stokes of Spankystokes.com! They get into the nitty gritty of how he got into to blogging and how far it has brought him today. With countless of customs, all sorts of strolls and quite a few blogger of the year awards under his belt. Give'r a listen down below!

 

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For the latest installment of Marsham Toy Hour, the team brings back one of its OG's, Aaron of Martian Toys and The Mothership Gallery. They chat about the new brick and mortar store, as well as "The Next Great Blank Contest".  The gang also talks about the the effect of pre-orders and a lot of shop talk that would be quite useful for both collectors and retailers.

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Sep 12, 2017

Toy Geeks Behind the Counter EP 35 Asks Will the Porg Be A Hit?

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Toy Geeks Behind the Counter EP 35 ("Spoiler Alert") is up and available for you to geek out to.  If you love Star Wars, this is a must-see episode as Ben, Jack V. and I dive into a pile of Last Jedi toys from Force Friday II.  Black Series? Yep. Pops? Yep.  Sphero BB-9E? Yep.  Porg?  You betcha.  Still seems like a penguin crossed with an Ewok.   Watch the hard-hitting reviews below or on Youtube.

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Sep 05, 2017

Toy Geeks Behind the Counter Ep 34 – Conflicted and Dumb

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Another week, another wild and crazy (well…geeky and nerdy) Toy Geeks Behind the Counter episode.  Conflicted and Dumb (Ep. 34) is out now for your watching pleasure below and on Youtube. George, Ben and Jack V. review and react to new toys including the life-size E.T. Stunt Puppet from Neca and the Batman x Kidrobot Dunny collection (hmmm…).  And, my  first Toy Spotlight segment features  Eimi Takano’s Magic Donut Cat resin.  Look for the second Spotlight in next week’s TGBTC episode.

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Aug 29, 2017

Toy Geeks Behind The Counter Ep 33: So Many Jack Jacks

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Toy Geeks Behind the Counter Episode 33 is out and ready for streaming.  As you can see, I’m back on the show, this time as a guest.  There’s lots of good stuff including our thoughts on Huck Gee’s recent departure from art toys, Banksy’s Flower Bomber statue from Medicom’s Sync brand, Doktor A’s  5” Talking Board Dunny from Kidrobot and more.   Check it out below or on Youtube.

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Aug 08, 2017

Toy Geeks Behind The Counter Ep. 30: Kirk R. Thatcher

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Toy Geeks Behind the Counter Ep. 30 featuring a special guest—writer/director/producer Kirk R. Thatcher is up and ready for your streaming pleasure.  While Kirk has worked on numerous high-profile projects, he’s best known for his work writing and directing the Muppets.  In between chatting with Kirk about his movie adventures, Ben, Jack V. and fill-in host Jack M. review several toys including a Muppets Select Action Figure set.   Watch it below or on the Toy Geeks Youtube channel.

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Aug 01, 2017

Toy Geeks Behind The Counter Ep 29 : Comic-Con Power Hour

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Toy Geeks Behind the Counter Ep 29—Comic-Con Power Hour--featuring a recap of SDCC is up and available for streaming on Youtube (and below).  I had the pleasure of filling in for George as a guest host and had a blast talking toys and geeking out with Ben and Jack V.  We covered the toys (and pins) each of us brought back from art toys to the latest red hot Nickelodeon exclusives purchased by DeKevin. I showcased Jermaine Rogers’ Veil:East along with some of his upcoming plans, the UNKLE x Super 7 Pointman figure set, and Andrew Bell’s Single Servings keychain series.  It’s an hour of fun and laughs. Hopefully it’s as much fun to watch as it was to make it.

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Jul 12, 2017

What’s New EP5: Sket One

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For What’s New Episode 5, DeKevin drops in on Sket One at his new studio in Long Beach.  We get to check out Sket’s toy and art collection as well as his work space. Sneak peaks?  Absolutely.  Sket’s working with 3DRetro on a new Tinc toy based on his recurring farting elephant character.  Be sure to watch the episode to check out control art and colorway designs for the new vinyl toy.

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Jun 21, 2017

Marsham Toy Hour S2 E11 & E12

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We've got another two episodes of Marsham Toy Hour to share with you! Last weeks episode was another collectors episode with special guest Katherine Park, who in combination with Theresa, put the "cute" counter meter through the roof. They discuss how Katherine got in the scene, as well as all she's done within the scene, such as being a part of Broke Piggy and collaborating with Andrew Bell on an Android figure.

 

This weeks episode of Marsham Toy Hour brings Nick Curtis of CoArt Magazine. Nick drops tons of knowledge on the toy scene. He discusses the origin of the Term "Urban Vinyl" and where the movement has lead us. He chats about CoArt and his honest reviews on toys. So much was discussed, that we hope they have a second round, since we feel they've only scratched the surface.

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Jun 13, 2017

Marsham Toy Hour S2 E10 with Don "Datadub" Kratzer

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Marsham Toy Hour is back for another amazing episode covering the topic of 5 Points Festival from the Eastern Toys side of things. Gary and Theresa have a nice chat with Don "Datadub" Kratzer of Powercore and 1000Toys. They also bring up topics as, queueing in line for toys, raffles vs first come first served, and limited edition runs vs open edition. Give this episode a listen below!

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Apr 17, 2017

What’s New Ep1 featuring kaNO

DeKevin has been hard at work on the What’s New video series, his new passion project. The premiere episode dropped today featuring legendary NYC transplant kaNO.  In addition to taking deliver of his new Jordan Royals, walking us through his piece for the Luke Chueh-curated Friends with the Animals show, he also previewed his new Ghetto Card custom figures which he’ll be dropping at the Five Points Festival (5.20-5.21) in NYC.  His take on the iconic NYC metro card, these are customized versions of the Stud figure from Squid Kids Ink.   If you haven’t already, go check out Ep1 of What’s New, it’s a fast and fun(ok, not so furious) watch.

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Jan 19, 2017

Marsham Toy Hour: Episode 44 - Old School Edition

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Marsham Toy Hour graces our ears with a brand new episode, which features special guests Ryan Rutherford and Chris Ryniak. In this episode, they basically sound like old toy geezers talking about the olden days of designer toys. A lot of the toys they had brought up had me search through eBay to see what was available on the secondary market, because just like them, they were some of the forgotten heroes of the toy era. Them mentioning these toys brought up a lot of regret of not picking them up in the past, which has now lead me to add to my list of followed searches on the evil bay. You can find their latest episode HERE or on YouTube HERE.

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Toy Geeks: Behind the Counter Episode 1

Toy Geeks: Behind The Counter has just launched their very first episode, appropriately titled, "In The Beginning". We are welcomed by our BTC hosts, Ben Goretsky, George Gaspar and Jack Venturo, where they chat about and review toys! Which toys you may wonder? There is only one way to find out and that's by watching! Follow and subscribe their YouTube Channel HERE.

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Jan 12, 2017

Marsham Toy Hour: Episode 43 with Jack Venturo

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This week’s episode of Marsham Toy Hour, features Jack Venturo, one of the hosts of the upcoming YouTube series Behind The Counter. Jack gives us a glimpse of his world of puppets, diorama's, film making and what he plans to contribute to the weekly toy show. Join your hosts Gary Ham, Carlos East and George Gaspar for their latest episode, which can be found HERE.

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Aug 01, 2016

Marsham Toy Hour – Ep. 19 Featuring Kris Butiong + Ep. 20 SDCC Roundup with George Gaspar

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We’re stoked that Kris Butiong, S7 San Diego Store Manager and long-time Vinyl Pulse contributor, was the featured guest on Episode 19 of the Marsham Toy Hour. Kris talked about the joys (!) of blogging, SDCC prep for Super7 and more. Give it a listen right here.  

And… continuing their impressively consistent schedule, Marsham Toy Hour just dropped Ep. 20(!) in which they take a look back at SDCC with guest George Gaspar of October Toys and Toy Break fame.

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Jun 08, 2016

Marsham Toy Hour: Episode 13 with Jon-Paul Kaiser

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A brand new week calls for a brand new episode of Marsham Toy Hour with Gary Ham, Tyler Ham and Martian Toys. Hailing all the way from the UK is their special guest and one of our favorite customizers, Jon-Paul Kaiser. They talk shop and find out how JPK got into the scene, upcoming projects and a bit of history. Give them a listen on Podbean, Stitcher and iTunes.

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Jun 02, 2016

Unboxing Rotofugi's Basement Video Series

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Have you ever wondered what the stock room of your favorite vinyl toy stores look like? Or if they have any hidden gems, rare figures, personal collectibles and maybe even things you haven't seen in a long while tucked back there? Well, Rotofugihas started a fun new video series, titled "Unboxing Rotofugi's Basement", where the Boss Lady Whitney heads down to the basement of their Chicago store front and go through 12 years of toys! They plan on doing 2 episodes a week (Mondays and Thursdays), which will make for lots and lots of toy unboxing! If you also so happen to see something you like, you can even contact them to find out if it is available for sale! How rad is that! You can keep up with all the episodes by liking them onFacebook or subscribing to their Youtube Channel.



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May 31, 2016

Marsham Toy Hour - Episode 12 with Horrible Adorables

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Marsham Toy Hour has another couple duo joining them for their 12th episode! Their latest guests has just released a new Faux Taxidermy vinyl toy line with Kidrobot! They are happy to present Horrible Adorables! During this episode, the gang finds out how Horrible Adorables got in cahootz with Kidrobot, how they work together as a artist duo and their background in the scene. There also happens to be a sponsored giveaway with the help of Martian Toys! Take a listen through Podbean, Stitcher or through iTunes for more details!

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May 25, 2016

Marsham Toy Hour - Episode 11 with Bob Africa: President of Kidrobot

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Marsham Toy Hour is back with Episode 11, which features a very special guest, President of Kidrobot, Boba Africa. In this episode the gang learns about some of the past, present and future of one of the godfathers of the vinyl toy scene. They ask some hard hitting questions, which are then followed by some answers that we've all be wanting to know! Join Gary Ham,Tyler Ham and Martian Toys for their latest episode on their Podbean, Stitcher and iTunes.

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Apr 21, 2016

Marsham Toy Hour - Episode 6 "ToyCon UK"

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In this week’s episode of the Marsham Toy Hour, the gang talks all about ToyCon UK! Aaron from Martian Toys is nice and refreshed and has returned from over the pond and share his experience of the big UK event. If you ever wanted to know what ToyCon UK was like and if it's something you should check out next year, be sure to check out this episode with your hosts Gary Ham, Tyler Ham and Aaron of Martian Toys. You can find the episodes available on Podbean, Sticher, andiTunes!

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Apr 06, 2016

The Collection #4: Jason Freeny

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Huck Gee and Mark Brickley’s art toy podcast, The Collection, is picking up steam as it hits episode 4 with guest Jason Freeny who talks about the development of his signature dissected style and all that entails –from the upside of a unique, recognizable style to the creative cost. While his work has been popular for quite some time, Freeny’s Collection appearance is right on time—his art toys are  red hot with numerous high-profile crossover projects including the XXRAY series featuring DC Superheroes from Mighty Jaxx and the upcoming Bugs Bunny figure with Kidrobot.  Definitely give it a listen.  And for those looking for the inside perspective – there’s an extra shop talk segment with Freeny, exclusive to Circle of Trust members ($9.99/mo).

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