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The Shelf Warmers

The Shelf Warmers

By Darby & Sugu
Darby Harn and Sugu share their thoughts on toys, films, television, books, graphic novels, and all things nerd on this fun podcast.
We love to hear your feedback! Reach out to us at shelfwarmers@gmail.com

Follow us on Twitter: @ShelfWarmers

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Original theme music by Sugu!



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Boldly Going... Somewhere: Star Trek Picard Review
Darby and Sugu talk about the Star Trek: Picard and whether modern Star Trek is being too literal in its approach to important issues.  Take a listen and let us know your thoughts! We love to hear your feedback! Reach out to us at shelfwarmers@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter: @ShelfWarmers Links: darbyharn.com Original theme music by Sugu!
58:39
May 18, 2022
Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness REVIEW
Darby and Sugu talk about the Multiverse of Madness with SPECIAL GUEST Matt! What did we think of Doctor Strange? Well, a lot. A LOT. What did you think? Take a listen and let us know your thoughts! We love to hear your feedback! Reach out to us at shelfwarmers@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter: @ShelfWarmers Links: Damon Dietz is a beloved friend who has been diagnosed with Stage 4 Colon Cancer. Please consider donating to his medical expenses. Darby guests on VoxPopcast to talk about... multiverses! Original theme music by Sugu!
01:33:09
May 13, 2022
Collecting Marvel Universe Trading Cards
Darby and Sugu talk about the Marvel Universe trading cards from the early 90s and how they contributed to making collectors and fans of the Marvel Universe in a time when there weren't easily accessible trades or back issues. Also, we talk about why Foolkiller will never happen.  Take a listen and let us know your thoughts! We love to hear your feedback! Reach out to us at shelfwarmers@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter: @ShelfWarmers Links: darbyharn.com Original theme music by Sugu!
01:06:18
May 06, 2022
Hasbro Price Hikes And New Packaging Oh My
Darby and Sugu talk about the latest price hikes to Hasbro toys and their plastic-free packaging. What does it mean for collecting and collectors? Take a listen and let us know your thoughts! We love to hear your feedback! Reach out to us at shelfwarmers@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter: @ShelfWarmers Links: darbyharn.com Original theme music by Sugu!
01:06:47
April 29, 2022
Why Superheroes? (Moon Knight Discussion Continued)
Darby and Sugu contunue their conversation about Moon Knight, which leads to all sorts of interesting places. Why superheroes? What is a superhero and why do people have such different takes on them? Take a listen and let us know your thoughts! We love to hear your feedback! Reach out to us at shelfwarmers@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter: @ShelfWarmers Links: darbyharn.com Original theme music by Sugu!
41:50
April 21, 2022
BONUS: Thor: Love And Thunder Wait Is Over!
On this special bonus episode, Darby talks about the long-awaited first trailer for Thor: Love And Thunder! Take a listen and let us know your thoughts! We love to hear your feedback! Reach out to us at shelfwarmers@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter: @ShelfWarmers Links: darbyharn.com Original theme music by Sugu!
28:50
April 19, 2022
Laters Gators: Moon Knight Episode 1 REVIEW
Darby and Sugu talk the first episode of the new Disney+ MCU series Moon Knight! That leads to some interesting places as always, so much so we had to break this one into two parts. Take a listen and let us know your thoughts!  *The villain the X-Men fight in issue #94 is Count Nefaria, not Dracula as stated on the pod. - Ed. We love to hear your feedback! Reach out to us at shelfwarmers@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter: @ShelfWarmers Links: darbyharn.com Original theme music by Sugu!
01:06:32
April 13, 2022
Being An Autistic Superhero
It's #AutismAwarenessMonth and Darby Harn and Sugu discuss Darby's upcoming book IN BETWEEN: STORIES OF THE EVERVERSE, focusing on the autistic superhero Kit Baldwin. We discuss Kit's experience and the journey of discovering you are autistic as an adult.  Sorry for the technical difficulties on the sound this week but hopefully you enjoy the conversation. We love to hear your feedback! Reach out to us at shelfwarmers@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter: @ShelfWarmers Links: Neurodiversity in SFF panel Quarancon 2022 4/10 6pmCDT/12am(Mon)DST darbyharn.com In Between: Stories Of The Eververse PRE-ORDER Original theme music by Sugu!
01:25:23
April 08, 2022
The Batman REVIEW
Darby and Sugu are vengeance! Actually, we just talk about The Batman! What did we think of this latest take on the Dark Knight? Take a listen and let us know your thoughts! We love to hear your feedback! Reach out to us at shelfwarmers@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter: @ShelfWarmers Links: There Was An Idea... The Batman Episode (With Darby) darbyharn.com Jessie Gender on The Batman Original theme music by Sugu!
01:15:06
April 01, 2022
Hello There Obi-Wan Kenobi
We talk about the trailer for Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi and also pick up the neverending conversation about the prequels. Is the Star Wars chronology too complicated or not complicated enough? Take a listen and let us know your thoughts! We love to hear your feedback! Reach out to us at shelfwarmers@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter: @ShelfWarmers Links: darbyharn.com Original theme music by Sugu!
59:40
March 25, 2022
Why Brandon Sanderson's Kickstarter Is & Isn't The Future Of Publishing
On this week's podcast, we discuss the groundbreaking and record-breaking Kickstarter from author Brandon Sanderson, and what it means and doesn't mean for the future of publishing both traditional and independent. Brandon Sanderson's Kickstarter
01:12:34
March 18, 2022
What Are The Most Influential Modern Marvel Comics?
We discuss what we think are the best modern Marvel Comics and also, what is modern in terms of comic book history? Also why do new characters fail, or are we being too strict in what constitutes new? We love to hear your feedback! Reach out to us at shelfwarmers@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter: @ShelfWarmers Related links! darbyharn.com Original theme music by Sugu!
01:08:29
March 11, 2022
Professor X Is In Doctor Strange!
We discuss that beserk Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness trailer, including whether or not Professor X is in the movie, which of course he is because SPOILERS. We love to hear your feedback! Reach out to us at shelfwarmers@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter: @ShelfWarmers Links: darbyharn.com Original theme music by Sugu!
01:29:37
March 04, 2022
The Book Of Everybody But Boba Fett
We break down The Book of Boba Fett a show which ran for four weeks then took two weeks off then came back for one more week. SPOILERS! Take a listen and let us know your thoughts! We love to hear your feedback! Reach out to us at shelfwarmers@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter: @ShelfWarmers Links: darbyharn.com Original theme music by Sugu!
01:11:44
February 25, 2022
Banning Maus And Other Comic Books
We discuss the recent banning of the Pultizer Prize-winning graphic novel Maus by Art Spigelman, as well as the broader campaign in the United States of banning books from Black and LGBTQ+ voices and experiences.  We love to hear your feedback! Reach out to us at shelfwarmers@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter: @ShelfWarmers Links: darbyharn.com Original theme music by Sugu!
01:09:33
February 18, 2022
The Matrix Recriminations: Thoughts On Resurrections
We break down The Matrix: Resurrections in all its messy glory. SPOILERS! We tackle some of the big and powerful themes of The Matrix saga, and whether or not the movies actually help or hurt them. Take a listen and let us know your thoughts! Related: The Matrix sequels are good actually by Curio (ft. Sarah Zedig) We love to hear your feedback! Reach out to us at shelfwarmers@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter: @ShelfWarmers Links: darbyharn.com Original theme music by Sugu!
01:07:00
February 11, 2022
Top Tips On Organizing Toy Collections
We discuss our top tips for organizing toy collections, including some pitfalls. Listen along as it becomes increasingly clear Sugu is on top of everything and Darby clearly is not! We love to hear your feedback! Reach out to us at shelfwarmers@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter: @ShelfWarmers Links: darbyharn.com Original theme music by Sugu!
53:30
February 04, 2022
Understanding The Speculator Bubble In Comic Books
Sugu and Darby explore the speculator boom and bust of the 1990s, and why the speculators have returned to comic books in a major way in 2022 with all-time crazy sales of comics. Take a listen and let us know your thoughts! We love to hear your feedback! Reach out to us at shelfwarmers@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter: @ShelfWarmers Links: darbyharn.com Original theme music by Sugu!
01:20:03
January 28, 2022
Spider-Man: No Way Home REVIEW
Spider-Man, Spider-Man... Spider-Man! Spider-Man: No Way Home brings a lot to the screen and Darby and Sugu break it all down in our review of the new movie. Take a listen and let us know your thoughts! We love to hear your feedback! Reach out to us at shelfwarmers@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter: @ShelfWarmers Links: darbyharn.com Original theme music by Sugu!
02:11:43
January 21, 2022
Top 5 Best And Our Favorite Action Figures Of 2021!
Sugu and Darby look back on 2021 and give our thoughts on what we think are the best action figures of the year as well as our personal favorites! Take a listen and let us know your thoughts! We love to hear your feedback! Reach out to us at shelfwarmers@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter: @ShelfWarmers Links: darbyharn.com Original theme music by Sugu!
01:01:24
January 14, 2022
Top 5 Most Surprising And Disappointing Toys Of 2021!
Sugu and Darby look back on 2021 and give our thoughts on the most surprising and most disappointing action figures of the year! Join in for the first part of a fun conversation and let us know your thoughts! We love to hear your feedback! Reach out to us at shelfwarmers@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter: @ShelfWarmers Links: darbyharn.com Original theme music by Sugu!
48:29
January 07, 2022
Hawkeye Series Review
Sugu and Darby give their thoughts on the Hawkeye series now that it's over, so SPOILERS abound. We share what we liked, what we didn't, and where some of this is going in the future of the MCU! We love to hear your feedback! Reach out to us at shelfwarmers@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter: @ShelfWarmers Links: darbyharn.com Original theme music by Sugu!
01:03:08
December 31, 2021
Star Wars Black Series Haslab Rancor Post Mortem!
Sugu and Darby follow up on the controversy over the Haslab Star Wars Black Series Rancor, which did not fund. We discuss what happened, what could have been done better, and what it means for crowdfunded toys in the future! We love to hear your feedback! Reach out to us at shelfwarmers@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter: @ShelfWarmers Links: Haslab Star Wars Black Series Rancor darbyharn.com Original theme music by Sugu!
01:10:06
December 24, 2021
The High Art Of Comic Books
Sugu and Darby discuss why comic books still get looked down on in literary circles despite being the subject of significant academic study, as well as the divide between 'high' and 'low' art in general. We love to hear your feedback! Reach out to us at shelfwarmers@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter: @ShelfWarmers Links: For all Mutants by Stephanie Burt The Claremont Run darbyharn.com Original theme music by Sugu!
01:15:42
December 17, 2021
How The Hunt For Toys Has Evolved
Sugu and Darby talk about how the hunt for action figures has evolved in recent years, whether online sales and preorders have taken the fun out of the collecting experience, and more! We love to hear your feedback! Reach out to us at shelfwarmers@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter: @ShelfWarmers Links: darbyharn.com Original theme music by Sugu!
01:10:58
December 10, 2021
From FOMO to OH NO: The Haslab Star Wars Rancor Disaster
Sugu and Darby talk about the controversy over the Haslab Star Wars Black Series Rancor, which saw a massive reduction in backers after its final tier goals were revealed. We talk about the fallout, crowdfunding for toys, and more! UPDATE: Since this episode was recorded, Hasbro added a Malakili (Rancor Keeper) figure to the campaign, included at 9000 backers if the Rancor funds.  We love to hear your feedback! Reach out to us at shelfwarmers@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter: @ShelfWarmers Links: Haslab Star Wars Black Series Rancor darbyharn.com Original theme music by Sugu!
01:16:25
December 03, 2021
How To Create A Character In Fiction
Sugu and Darby talk through the process of creating an original character for fiction, whether it's for a novel or a short story. Listen as we create a character in real time and talk through one of the most fundamental aspects of creative writing! We love to hear your feedback! Reach out to us at shelfwarmers@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter: @ShelfWarmers Links: darbyharn.com Original theme music by Sugu!
01:09:02
November 26, 2021
Eternals Discussion Take Two And Talking The Future Of The MCU!
Sugu and Darby combine forces to dig deeper on Eternals, including a discussion of the music, themes, and more! Also, we discuss the future of the MCU and how some of it could start to feel like work. SPOILERS potentially abound! We love to hear your feedback! Reach out to us at shelfwarmers@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter: @ShelfWarmers Links: darbyharn.com Original theme music by Sugu!
01:13:56
November 19, 2021
Spider-Man No Way Home Trailer #2 REACTION!
Sugu and Darby break down the latest Spider-Man No Way Home trailer, speculate irresponsibly, and contemplate logging off the internet until December. SPOILERS potentially abound, so watch the trailer first! We love to hear your feedback! Reach out to us at shelfwarmers@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter: @ShelfWarmers Links: darbyharn.com Original theme music by Sugu!
40:08
November 17, 2021
Eternals REVIEW / DEBATE!
Sugu and Darby each present their case for the Eternals thanks to the injustice of time zones and seeing the movie at different times. We each give our thoughts and critiques on one of the most unique MCU movies yet! We love to hear your feedback! Reach out to us at shelfwarmers@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter: @ShelfWarmers Links: darbyharn.com Original theme music by Sugu!
01:05:16
November 12, 2021
Collecting Toys In The British Isles
We talk Darby's finds on his recent trip to the United Kingdom and Ireland, including his visit to the Queen pop-up store in Carnaby Row, Smyth's in Dublin, and some weird Star Wars toys finds in London. We love to hear your feedback! Reach out to us at shelfwarmers@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter: @ShelfWarmers Links: darbyharn.com Original theme music by Sugu!
01:17:20
November 05, 2021
Gundam Style
Special guest Chady joins us to talk all things Gundam, the complex and fascinating history behind one of the most popular Japanese toys ever, as well as where to begin with this amazing franchise.  We love to hear your feedback! Reach out to us at shelfwarmers@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter: @ShelfWarmers Links: darbyharn.com Original theme music by Sugu!
01:32:34
October 29, 2021
Wonder Woman 80th Anniversary
Tamblyn comes back to discuss all things Wonder Woman in celebration of Wonder Woman Day, October 21, 2021. We love to hear your feedback! Reach out to us at shelfwarmers@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter: @ShelfWarmers Links: darbyharn.com Original theme music by Sugu!
57:23
October 22, 2021
Nothing Ever Ends - Talking Superhero Novels & More!
Today, we talk about Nothing Ever Ends, the latest novel in Darby's #sci-fi #superhero series Eververse! We talk a little bit about the book, the publishing process, and why there needs to be Eververse action figures! We love to hear your feedback! Reach out to us at shelfwarmers@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter: @ShelfWarmers Links: BUY Nothing Ever Ends darbyharn.com Original theme music by Sugu!
01:06:35
October 15, 2021
Obsidian Surfer
We discuss the wonderful but very hard to find Silver Surfer action figures, the history of the character, and more! Silver Surfer comics retrospective at ComicsXF with Dr. Anna Peppard We love to hear your feedback! Reach out to us at shelfwarmers@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter: @ShelfWarmers Links: darbyharn.com Original theme music by Sugu!
01:01:56
October 08, 2021
Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Podcast Review
We discuss Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings, the action figures based on the movie, and more! We love to hear your feedback! Reach out to us at shelfwarmers@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter: @ShelfWarmers Links: darbyharn.com Original theme music by Sugu!
01:00:13
October 01, 2021
Responding To Your Feedback! Pt. 2
Part two of Sugu and Darby responding to listener feedback on our episodes about Barbie, Spider-Man: No Way Home, and more! We love to hear your feedback! Reach out to us at shelfwarmers@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter: @ShelfWarmers Links: darbyharn.com Original theme music by Sugu!
47:24
September 24, 2021
Responding To Your Feedback! Pt. 1
Today we take some time to respond to listener feedback on our episodes about Harley Quinn, Star Wars, and more! We love to hear your feedback! Reach out to us at shelfwarmers@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter: @ShelfWarmers Links: darbyharn.com Original theme music by Sugu!
01:05:05
September 17, 2021
What If... Lego Did Marvel Blind Bags?
Today we talk about the new Lego Marvel Studios bling bag figures, the joy and sorrow of collecting blind box items, gachapon in Japan, and more! We love to hear your feedback! Reach out to us at shelfwarmers@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter: @ShelfWarmers Links: darbyharn.com Original theme music by Sugu!
01:03:39
September 10, 2021
Collecting To Complete Your Collection Or Yourself
Today we talk about whether to complete a collection or keep the focus on what is most meaningful to you. And what is even complete? Is the new Marvel Legends Excalibur three-pack a godsend for fans or a great injustice for leaving out Rachel Summers? #JusticeForRachel We love to hear your feedback! Reach out to us at shelfwarmers@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter: @ShelfWarmers Links: Listen to Darby gush about one of his favorite comics Excalibur on the amazing Oh Gosh, Oh Golly, Oh Wow! podcast! darbyharn.com Original theme music by Sugu!
01:07:14
September 03, 2021
What If... We Buy Even More Black Panther Action Figures
Today we talk about T'Challa becoming Star-Lord in What If..? and the expanding multiverse of Black Panther toys and action figures in our collections. We love to hear your feedback! Reach out to us at shelfwarmers@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter: @ShelfWarmers Links: darbyharn.com Original theme music by Sugu!
01:07:14
August 27, 2021
Spider-Man No Way Home Trailer BONUS Discussion!
Darby breaks down the new teaser for Spider-Man No Way Home! A lot to chew on so join us for a quick but fun discussion. We love to hear your feedback! Reach out to us at shelfwarmers@gmail.com Links: darbyharn.com Original theme music by Sugu!
21:14
August 24, 2021
Barbie Is Not Controversial And Other Controversies
We bring back our special guest, Tamblyn, to help us discuss one of the most legendary and historic toys in the world, Barbie. Join us today as we talk about the controversies surrounding Barbie, collecting her overseas, and the future of this icon. We love to hear your feedback! Reach out to us at shelfwarmers@gmail.com Links: darbyharn.com Original theme music by Sugu!
01:09:55
August 20, 2021
Remembering J.W. Rinzler & Collecting The Lore Of Star Wars
On today's episode, we take a moment and pay tribute to author and editor J.W. Rinzler, who recently passed away. We're going to look at his contribution to the Star Wars franchise as well as the intersection between lore books and collecting, head canon, and more! We love to hear your feedback! Reach out to us at shelfwarmers@gmail.com Links: LINK TO DONATE: http://pancan.org JW RINZLER BOOKS: http://jwrinzler.com darbyharn.com Original theme music by Sugu!
59:54
August 13, 2021
Why Is Harley Quinn An Icon?
In today's episode, Darby tries to convince Sugu to buy a Harley Quinn action figure! We'll also be talking about Harley Quinn's history in toys, her importance in comics and pop culture, and why she’s the most important comic book character of the last thirty years. We love to hear your feedback! Reach out to us at shelfwarmers@gmail.com Links: darbyharn.com Big Horns Intro by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...)
01:07:07
August 06, 2021
The Infinite Variants Of Loki Action Figures
On today's episode, we'll be talking about the Loki action figures we have, the ones we’re getting and we want to see, as well as our thoughts on the Disney+ series. The multiverse opens many doors and we walk through them all on today’s episode. We love to hear your feedback! Reach out to us at shelfwarmers@gmail.com Links: darbyharn.com Big Horns Intro by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...)
01:32:24
July 29, 2021
The Madness Of Funko POPS
On today's episode, special guest Tamblyn joins us to talk about the addictive appeal of Funko POPs!, how to deal with space issues, and whether this whole Funko craze will ever die out. We love to hear your feedback! Reach out to us at shelfwarmers@gmail.com Links: darbyharn.com Big Horns Intro by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...)
59:28
July 23, 2021
Collecting Wonder Woman In Japan!
This week, we discuss collecting Wonder Woman toys in Japan (and elsewhere!) with special guest Tamblyn! We dive into why Wonder Woman is so compelling, why she doesn't have near enough toys, and more! We love to hear your feedback! Reach out to us at shelfwarmers@gmail.com Links: darbyharn.com Big Horns Intro by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...)
01:03:59
July 16, 2021
Revisiting The Trauma Of The Transformers 1986 Animated Movie
This week, we discuss the generational trauma of the 1986 Transformers animated movie on its 35th anniversary, the new (and great!) Hasbro toys based on the movie, and more! 'Til all are one! We love to hear your feedback! Reach out to us at shelfwarmers@gmail.com Links: darbyharn.com Big Horns Intro by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...)
01:18:47
July 02, 2021
Writing Novels About The End Of The World
This week, we discuss Darby's new novel, A Country Of Eternal Light, the writing process, and what goes into being an independent author. If you're interested in writing and the publication process, please come along! We love to hear your feedback! Reach out to us at shelfwarmers@gmail.com Links: darbyharn.com A Country Of Eternal Light eBook and Paperback Vellum layout software for Mac Ebook and paperback layout options for PC Big Horns Intro by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...)
01:14:51
June 18, 2021
Surviving The Pokemon Wars
Why are people getting in fights over Pokemon cards? What is the origin behind the Pokemon name? On today’s show, Sugu and I talk about the drama of collecting, and more! Please come along! We love to hear your feedback! Reach out to us at shelfwarmers@gmail.com Big Horns Intro by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...)
01:00:30
June 12, 2021
Playing Board Games In Japan
During the pandemic, people around the world relied a lot on board games for entertainment. In Japan, that wasn't really possible. On today’s show, Sugu and I talk about the limits of playing board games in Japan in the last year, Sugu's favorite board games, and more! Please come along! Sugu's articles on board games: 5 Modern Tabletop Games to Play in Japan 6 Traditional Japanese Tabletop Games We love to hear your feedback! Reach out to us at shelfwarmers@gmail.com Big Horns Intro by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...)
01:01:58
June 05, 2021
To Build Or Not To Build A Lego Collection
On today’s show, Sugu and I talk about the new Daily Bugle Lego set, imagination vs. reality in both toys and representations in fiction. The conversation weaves between Spidey, Superman, and the absence of Mary Jane from a Spider-Man set with 25 figures in it so please come along! We love to hear your feedback! Reach out to us at shelfwarmers@gmail.com Big Horns Intro by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...)
01:19:40
May 28, 2021
Collecting The Best Writing Craft Books
On today’s show, Sugu and I dive deep into the craft of fiction. On our minds today are books essential to helping you become a better writer, including books like Bird By Bird by Anne Lamott. We also chat about other resources for new and developing writers, different approaches to learning that go beyond fiction, and more. We love to hear your feedback! Reach out to us at shelfwarmers@gmail.com Big Horns Intro by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...)
01:38:44
May 21, 2021
Toys: Stylized Vs. Realistic
On today’s show, Sugu and I talk about the appeal of super-stylized toys like Cosbabys vs. the very realistic depictions of characters in lines like Marvel Legends. Which is more appealing? Is there really a choice, or are we just buying it all anyway? We love to hear your feedback! Reach out to us at shelfwarmers@gmail.com Big Horns Intro by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...)
01:11:17
May 14, 2021
Why Do We Collect?
On today’s show, Sugu and I talk about the deluge of similar-looking Star Wars retro figures that have us questioning what we're collecting and why. Is collecting as fun as it used to be? We love to hear your feedback! Reach out to us at shelfwarmers@gmail.com Big Horns Intro by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...)
01:00:34
May 07, 2021
The Falcon And The Winter Soldier Toys & Discussion Part 2
On today’s show, we’re diving into part two of our discussion of The Falcon And The Winter Soldier. We’ll be talking about the finale, looking ahead to Captain America 4, and more. We love to hear your feedback! Reach out to us at shelfwarmers@gmail.com Big Horns Intro by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...)
01:06:07
April 26, 2021
The Falcon And The Winter Soldier Toys & Discussion Part 1
On today’s show, we’ll be discussing The Falcon And The Winter Soldier action figures, our thoughts on the show to this point, predictions for the finale, and more. We love to hear your feedback! Reach out to us at shelfwarmers@gmail.com Baron Zemo Marvel Legends Action Figure Big Horns Intro by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...)
56:54
April 23, 2021
Keeping Connected & Lord Of The Rings Follow Up
On today’s show, we follow up on our episode on the Lord of the Rings. We received wonderful feedback on the episode as it relates to living through the pandemic. We’ll be expounding on that theme, discussing other works we’re reconnecting with, and how it relates to our moment. Among the other works referenced in the pod are: Excalibur, a Marvel comic book from 1988 which is the subject of the extraordinary Oh Gosh, Oh Golly, Oh podcast. The videos of Maggie Mae Fish. The book How To Be An Antiracist, by Ibram X Kendi. Big Horns Intro by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...)
01:24:07
April 16, 2021
Toying With The Snyder Cut
On today’s show, we’ll be discussing the new action figures from McFarlane Toys based on Zack Snyder’s Justice League, the four-hour director’s cut of the 2017 theatrical release. We’ll be discussing these figures in the context of the movie, its depiction of superheroes, its philosophy, and more. We’ll be talking toys, the books, the movies, and a whole lot in between, so settle in. Big Horns Intro by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...)
01:22:40
April 11, 2021
The Catharsis Of Lord Of The Rings
On today’s show, we’ll be discussing the Lord Of The Rings toy line from Toy Biz in the early 2000s, and how it reflected the tradition of classic 80s toy lines even as it advanced action figures into the modern era. We’ll be talking toys, the books, the movies, and a whole lot in between, so settle in. Big Horns Intro by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...)
01:09:58
April 03, 2021
Transformers Skids And Learning Through Toys
On this week's episode, Sugu and I talk about Skids, a Transformer who believes in learning, how education in toys is something to be valued, and how education plays a role in our lives. Thew Adams' Skids YouTube video. Big Horns Intro by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...)
01:16:45
March 20, 2021
The Ship Of Theseus And Action Figures
In this week's episode, Sugu and I discuss the upcoming WandaVision Marvel Legends action figures, the finale episode of the series (SPOILERS!!!) and the concept of the Ship Of Theseus as it relates to action figures. Big Horns Intro by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...)
01:11:34
March 12, 2021
Third Party Transformers: Fair Or Foul?
In this week's episode, Sugu and I discuss the debate over third-party Transformers, the rise of fourth party, and what is and isn't fair in the world collecting licensed (or not) robots. Websites discussed in the episode: Thew Adams YouTube Channel Big Horns Intro by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...)
01:09:46
March 06, 2021
Customs Or Originals? Debating Star Wars Reproductions
In this week's episode, Sugu and I discuss the advent of supremely crafted reproductions of original Kenner Star Wars figures and in some cases, the creation of new original figures in the Kenner style. Websites discussed in the episode: Stan Solo Smithlord Creations Big Horns Intro by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...) Artist: http://audionautix.com/
01:15:36
February 26, 2021
Where Are The WandaVision Action Figures?
In this week's episode, Sugu and I ponder where in the world are the Marvel Legends action figures from WandaVision, as well as discuss some major glaring holes in our toy collections. Big Horns Intro by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...) Artist: http://audionautix.com/
01:13:35
February 19, 2021
Spider-Man, Spider-Man
This week on the podcast Sugu and I talk about your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. We talk about the Mafex and Marvel Legends toys, the comic book character and his history, and how he ties into the films and shows we love. Big Horns Intro by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...) Artist: http://audionautix.com/
01:02:03
February 12, 2021
Black Panther, King Of The Toys
This week on the podcast Sugu and I talk about Black Panther. We talk about the Marvel Legends toy, the comic book character, and the film icon.  Big Horns Intro by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...) Artist: http://audionautix.com/
01:11:46
February 05, 2021
Those Filthy Disgusting Jawas
This week Sugu and I discuss one of my all-time favorite Star Wars characters, the Jawa. We also discuss the Holy Grail of the Vinyl Cape Jawa as well as things for newer collectors to vintage Star Wars toys to keep in mind. Links: 12back.com The Star Wars Collector's Archive Big Horns Intro by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...) Artist: http://audionautix.com/
58:35
January 29, 2021
Boba Fett Is No Good To Us Dead
This week we discuss one of the greatest action figures of all time, Boba Fett. We talk about his past, present and future, and how Sugu once made him fly with a straw. We discuss a few toys in the episode. This is Play Arts Kai Boba Fett. Big Horns Intro by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...) Artist: http://audionautix.com/
01:04:34
January 21, 2021
Action Figure Heroes As Strong Men
Sugu and I discuss how the action figure heroes of our youth like Luke Skywalker, Superman, and Optimus Prime have become avatars of violence in recent years. Oh, and how that relates to the events of 1/6. Big Horns Intro by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...) Artist: http://audionautix.com/
01:18:44
January 15, 2021
Collecting Optimus Prime In Japan
My friend Sugu and I discuss one of our favorite toys and characters, Optimus Prime, on the first episode of The Shelf Warmers. We also discuss collecting Transformers in Japan, the traumatizing opening of a certain animated movie in 1986, and lots of other stuff. Here are some links referenced in the podcast: Sugu's article about his collection. Bobby Skullface Review. The Movie News Network Podcast. Stop motion of MP-10 Optimus. Stop motion of MP-44 Optimus.
01:12:15
January 07, 2021