Friday, June 22, 2018

Confirmed Epic Podcast Retro Rewind #24 (Re-Release): Toy Fair 2014 & Star Wars Black





*This podcast originally aired on February 24th 2014, and is part of our Retro Rewind initiative to publish our back catalog of episodes for our listeners!

*This podcast was originally re-released on Monday June 18th 2018, but due to technical difficulties was pulled.  The problems have now been corrected for your listening pleasure.

In this special giant sized edition of The Confirmed Epic Podcast rather than reviewing a film this week we spend the majority of the show covering Toy Fair 2014.  In their Toy Fair 2014 discussion The Reel Brad Bell and BBQ17 discuss the offerings from NECA, DC Collectibles, Playmates, Hasbro, Dark Horse and Funko among others.  They also discuss the items they must own from the show and Toy Fair 2014’s biggest disappointments.  

Before that BBQ and Brad discuss what they have been CHECKING OUT: House of Cards Season 1, Star Wars Black Waves 1 and 2, and must watch bad horror films currently on Netflix watch instantly.  

In EPIC NEWS: we discuss The Raid American Remake, Princess of Leia recasting rumors, and of course our thoughts on the recently released Guardians of the Galaxy Trailer.  We also get off into a few tangents in this one such as: the Star Wars characters we most want to see get the black series treatment!


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Something Has Survived!: Allosaurus (Roarivores) from Jurassic World by Mattel

 Today is the official release date for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom in the USA and I am excited for this movie! My "Something Has Survived!" series of reviews has been a fun way to help express my own hype for the film, especially considering I wasn't really looking forward to this toyline. The last time I even cared about toys from a Jurassic Park film release was Kenner's toyline for the Lost World but Mattel has really worked some magic. Today I'm checking out one of the battery operated "Roarivores" that I found at Wal-Mart earlier this week: The Allosaurus. These typically retail for around $15 or $16 bucks but Wal-Mart has put these on rollback and they are flying off shelves for around $11 or $12 bucks. This is going to be the first appearance of an Allosaurus in a Jurassic Park film, so let's celebrate by checking out this very cool toy...

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Something Has Survived!: Mini Dino Multipack from Jurassic World by Mattel

    For Father's Day I got some great cards from my daughter and wife and two really cool gifts. The first gift is this very cool 15-pack of dinosaur minifigures from Mattel's Jurassic World line. Sold in a package with each figure in a plastic tray, this set gives you fifteen nicely sized dinosaurus (they're a bit larger than what you might think of as being minifigure sized, but they work really well for dinosaurs) for $10 bucks. That's a heck of a value! They feel very solid and just a bit rubbery, kind of like a M.U.S.C.L.E. figure, which I love. Mattel has some great Jurassic Park product out right now and this Wal-Mart exclusive set is pretty impressive. My daughter and I had a blast with these Sunday afternoon and I anticipate them making their way to playtime quite often. Let's check out this Mini Dino Multipack after the break.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

A True Haunted Toy Story!: Dr. Ian Malcom #552 from Jurassic Park from POP! Movies by Funko

    I know what you're thinking. A 'True Haunted Toy Story?' Don't you just write toy reviews and make terrible jokes, Barbecue17? Well, every now and then something happens to us that we just can't explain. My something started earlier this month. During a trip to Target I stumbled upon the Target exclusive Funko POP! of Dr. Ian Malcom from Jurassic Park. Jurassic Park is easily one of my favorite films of all time and, with Dr. Ian Malcom being one of my favorite characters, I knew I had to pick up this incredibly awesome and scene specific POP! vinyl of Jeff Goldblum in his classic shirtless pose from the film. Even if you don't click that link, you know what I'm talking about, don't you? I figured this would be a cool, fun Funko POP! to have around for nostalgia and a few laughs. Boy was I wrong! Since bringing this toy into my home my life has descended into chaos! Strange music! TVs that turn on by themselves! Changes in temperature! What is happening? I'm writing this because #1 I'm at my wits end and #2 I don't want the same fate to befall you. For a haunted toy tale more terrifying than Annabelle, keep reading!

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Confirmed Epic Podcast Retro Rewind #24 Technical Difficulties & Re-Release


Many of you know over the past few months we here at The Confirmed Epic Podcast have made efforts to post older episodes not currently available through our Retro Rewind initiative.  The purpose of this being to make older episodes of the pod not currently available on our iTunes feed and youtube page accessible to our listeners.

This past Friday we released Confirmed Epic Podcast Retro Rewind edition #24 talking Toy Fair 2014, and Star Wars Black.  However instead we gave you episode #26 talking Captain American Winter Soldier, which you can listen to HERE.  This was due with a technical difficulty with the MP3 associated with this older file.  We are fixing the problem, and will re-release this podcast on Friday June 22nd 2018 on The Epic Review, Action Figure Barbecue, Geeks World Wide, iTunes, and youtube.

We apologize for any interruption to your listening pleasure, and thank you for listening to The Confirmed Epic Podcast!

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Minifigure Review: Elsa (Frozen Fever) from Kinder Joy: Frozen by Ferrero

   There are certain things that I have a hard time turning down, three of which are minifigures, candy, and Frozen. That means that I've had a pretty tough time resisting the Kinder Joy: Frozen Kinder Eggs that have been showing up on store shelves lately. Last time I got the standard "Let it Go" version of Queen Elsa and this time I nabbed the "Frozen Fever" version of Elsa. Based on the 7-minute short Frozen Fever, this version of Elsa is decked out in a much more summery dress than her previous incarnations. Like most other Kinder Egg/ Kinder Joy toys, Elsa comes unassembled with a small instruction booklet. Put the five pieces together and you have a pretty cool Elsa minifigure with an actual fabric cloak. Pretty slick, right? Let's check out this neat little Elsa after the break...

Monday, June 18, 2018

Confirmed Epic Podcast Retro Rewind #25: 300 Rise of an Empire





*This podcast originally aired on March 24th 2014, and is part of our Retro Rewind initiative to publish our back catalog of episodes for our listeners!

The Reel Brad Bell has laryngitis in this one so AKA Andrew Stokes and BBQ17 are left to handle things in the 25th episode of The Confirmed Epic Podcast where we finally review 300 Rise of an EmpireBelieve me, you don’t want to miss our thoughts on Eva Green’s Epic performance in this sequel!

In Epic News this week we discuss: a possible Game of Thrones feature film, Star Wars Episode 7 being set 30 years after Return of the Jedi, Phil Lord and Chris Miller potentially replacing Ivan Reitman as the Director of Ghostbusters 3, and the latest Jurassic World casting news.  

We also talk about what we have been checking out: Moth Man books, spectator video gaming, and our favorite childhood lunch boxes.


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