podcast 015: Interview w/ Toy Designer Joe Allard MOTU/TMNT/G.I.Joe and more for TLS/MONDO/Sideshow and more!ndo and sideshow

In the latest episode of the Nerdrahtio podcast we discuss Joe’s past work with Sideshow (including an unreleased pimp daddy Destro) Mondo (, the1/6 scale turtles)  and his ongoing work on The Loyal Subjects action vinyl lines.

You can listen via the embedded player below   or find us on Stitcher and Itunes using the drop down menu above. Be sure to keep scrolling down to find links to our image galleries as well as some text notes from the interview.

shoutouts from this episode were: Springboro Hobby and Action Figure Fanatics.

text notes:

Clutch was revealed via Nerdrahtio on time while I was behind on editing,this podcast should have come along with it. Expected to be open window boxed or classic closed box , but obviously won’t be a blind box.

Want to get a non chase Baroness?  Will red or blue do ?

No official announcements, but keep an ear out for Thundercats as it is a very strong possibility. (Update, thundercats ARE happening!)

Due to licensing TLS does not have the rights to do vehicles for TMNT and it’s not likely they can do playsets either. Tell playmates you want them to be allowed to!

Upcoming figs are designed to be workable with their vehicles and animals, and while it may not be true for the turtles you should be able to get a Joe on battlecat or he-man in your vamp.

Power Ranger wave 2 will still be MMPR, still working on how to get the individual zords to combine!

BONUS UPDATE: Jonathan Cathey has confirmed Street Fighter will have knee articulation and “be like Joe”

Many questions where from the TLS OFFICIAL FB GROUP which you can (and should) join HERE.

(full disclosure, Sam is an Admin in the official TLS group and started that after our interview with Jonathan Cathey)

For our full gallery of Joe images HEAD HERE

For our full gallery of Loyal Subjects TMNT images head HERE.

For our full gallery of the Loyal Subjects Transformers images head HERE.

For our full gallery of the Loyal Subjects MOTU line head HERE.

For our full gallery of The Loyal Subjects MMPR line head HERE.

For our full gallery of The Loyal Subjects How to Train your dragon images head HERE.

and you can expect more to be added often!

You can also see some of our Loyal Subjects reviews and openings on Youtube HERE

or check out our past interview with Jonathan Cathey HERE.

stay tuned in the next couple of days for some digital art and custom painted  The Loyal Subjects figs! -Sam

Hot Topic interviews Jonathan Cathey of the Loyal Subjects #tlsarmy #stayloyal

blueboardNWe interviewed him awhile back HERE but Hot Topic has a short video interview you should check out below. It has some great clips from their Transformers vs. Joe webisodes.

I can honestly say that Jonathan is legit. The company gives artists a lot of credit, he shares the credit, brags on others, lifts others up rather than puts them down, owns his mistakes, listens to fans, and clearly has passion. I have a couple of favorite small companies out there, but it’s very easy to root for TLS.

Hasbro released Combiner Wars Images from BotCon

Comfort your wallets, wipe the drool from mouths, but by all means, keep staring.

Full gallery is HERE

Hasbro also released images of the Tiny Titans line which you can see HERE

and more Robots in Disguise images (no new molds but one cool grimlock repaint! ) and you can see them HERE.

The Dish on the upcoming SDCC and Hastings The Loyal Subjects Action Vinyls exclusives (TMNT, Transformers, Power Rangers)

The Loyal Subjects Official Facebook group  has revealed a ton of images of the upcoming Exclusives in their action vinyls lines. (CLICK THAT AND JOIN FOLKS, it’s full of great stuff and gets news first, it’s closed for those of us who don’t like public groups too!)

First up lets look at their pile of SDCC Loot (minus one turtle set)

Metalic Rita and Pink ranger, Yellow Constructicons, Buzzsaw and transparent frenzy, an opened package TF and 3 rangers, and not just the TMNT box set shown (that’s battle damaged) but another one too !

 

Winner of the SDCC stuff in my mind. May actually be my favorite exclusive from the entire show this year.

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