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

Custom Spotlight: TLS style G.I.Joe: Jinx by Victor Tam

clear50joeRecently Victor Tam posted an amazing custom on the Loyal Subjects FB Group and he agreed to let me mirror it here.

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The custom was made using the body of a TLS Kiara from their TMNT line and a Kimberly (pink ranger) head from their MMPR line.

For more from Victor Tam you can follow him on instagram user name: TLSCANUCK

and of course you should join The Loyal Subjects Official FB Group HERE.

Podcast episode 013: G.I.Joe FSS4 discussion w/ Sam, Tom, the Legendary Tom Brooks, and Drew Gaska,

clear50joeSam, Tom, Legendary Tom Brooks, and Drew Gaska chat FSS 4 from the G.I.Joe collector’s club. Recorded at the same time as Drew Gaska’s episode but split into this separate Joe focused episode.

Some background sounds in the audio could not be removed. Since recorded more FSS figures have been revealed, but we were not able to discuss them.  If you would like to sign up for this FSS please do so before midnight at the end of 7/15/2015.

For your convenience you can listen below in the embedded player, or choose an alternate choice, like Itunes or Stitcher via the drop down menu above.

 

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shout outs for this episode are below, click on their name to check them out!

Action Figure Fanatics FB Group

The Girls of the Finest USO Calender charity campaign  (related podcast is here)

The Loyal Subjects official FB group.

Concept Art Digital Custom/repaint of The Loyal Subjects Blowtorch

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A bit back when we interviewed Jonathan Cathey on the Nerdrahtio Podcast (HERE) he mentioned that Blowtorch was  one of his favorites, and was in wave 2, and I instantly thought of this repaint potential. Here is! You may also realize that Hasbro is also putting out a figure based on this concept. Below you can find the concept art, first broke by Joe Declassified (Give them a like on Facebook HERE) and originally shared on Hisstank.  and I believe this image came from Bill Merkline’s personal collection from his time at Hasbro, (No clue who owns it now, if I need to credit someone else PLEASE let me know!)

check out the images below and if you like it and want to see it, be sure to let the Loyal Subjects know on their official FB group HERE:

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you may also be interested in the Digi Bash Drew Gaska did for us of Sightline, click here to see it!