Toy Power Podcast



Join Trent, Darren and Ben as they discuss Toy Collecting and Pop Culture.


  • #263: Rock out with Rob!

    15/05/2022 Duração: 01h02min

    Today on the Toy Power Podcast, our 2nd favourite Canadian drops by: Rob McCallum! Rob tells all about his latest projects including the recently launched Action Figure Adventure Season 2! It's simple goal: Make Jay sweat even more! Where did the crew head this time? How is season 2 different? What off-screen purchases were made? And it wouldn't be a Rob-show without him taking over and turning the tables on us! What questions does he have in store?  Support Rob, Jay and Season 2 on Kickstarter: Support the show: See for privacy information.

  • #262: One for all, and all for Ben!

    07/05/2022 Duração: 01h08min

    Today on the show it's news day and the hits just keep coming! But this edition seems very targeted to Bens particular tastes - can he resist the multiple temptations? Trent also announces his new collection and boy has he set the bar quite high... We also recap on the Adelaide Toy and Comic fair featuring our Victorian brothers. All that and a couple of Kickstarters to boot! Prepare thy wallets!  Support the show: See for privacy information.

  • Ep11.5: The Re-Issue!

    01/05/2022 Duração: 33min

    Well it finally had to happen - we're doing a clip show! Enjoy this throw back retro episode all the way from episode 11. The four lads test each others knowledge (Frank was still considered a "special guest" at this point) along with an ACTUAL special guest in James Eatock. The audio is rough, the theme song is different and we learned a LOT about how to use Zoom since this time (sorry James). So cast your mind back to March 2017 and see just how far the show has come.  Support the show: See for privacy information.

  • #261: THE crossover

    26/04/2022 Duração: 01h06min

    What happens when the GeekDudes, Davey and Toy Power are all in the same room together? This. This is for you Darren.  Support the show: See for privacy information.

  • #260: Tale of the Tassles!

    17/04/2022 Duração: 01h09min

    Today on the Toy Power Podcast, its's news day and just when we think there's not a lot happening, our fave companies prove us wrong. Star Wars, Transformers, Joes, Turtles, Silverhawks and Centurions - something for everyone! The controversial NECA van gets judged, Mindbenders fashion sense too and is Frank back in on Transformers? Does Ramen toys fill the gap on your vintage Centurions collection? Do we sound sexier on our new recording equipment? And we welcome a new Patreon! Happy Easter to everyone!  And locals don't forget to head to Adelaide Toys and Comic Fair next weekend April 24th!  Support the show: See for privacy information.

  • #259: Ben 10! Presents: Moon Knight!!

    09/04/2022 Duração: 58min

    Today on the Toy Power Podcast, we keep handing around the roving mic, to find out a bit more about each of the hosts.  Ben - this is your life - tell us some stories about your childhood & school - (is there an under lying riverlry between Frank & Ben?)  Summer holidays & how to beat the system with layby's at the suppermarket!  Traveling around Australia & the world, with impacts to local events.  All this & more as Ben lays it all on the table!  Then we change things up in more ways than one, as we look at the first episode of the new MCU series: Moon Knight!  How well do we each know of Moon Knight; & who thought this was actually a movie release?!  Oscar Isaac & Ethan Hawke are surely a promising pair of actors for this series right?!  Find out what we think thus far; with some predictions for the future!  Support the show: See for privacy information.

  • #258: Ramen-mania!

    03/04/2022 Duração: 01h09min

    Today on the Toy Power Podcast, a new day, and new toy reveals to talk about. And while the usual suspects show up, a lot of our focus is drawn to new company Ramen Toys. Not only are they expanding on their 80s Commanders, but seemingly a bevy of new licenses – nearly all of which are attacking Trent’s wallet! There’s a new Ultimates tease, Marvel Legends and a “new” reveal from Fomo Toys. When is a pivot too much of a pivot? Call in the lawyers cause this is some tricky waters! A local player picks up the NECA torch but is that a good thing? There’s an update on Darrens collection and his parents and then we pick some winners for our Action Figure Adventure competition! Support the show: See for privacy information.

  • #257: Let me be Frank with you!

    27/03/2022 Duração: 01h17min

    Today on the Toy Power Podcast its time for Frank to embark on the "this is your life journey"! And he throws down the gauntlet and lays claim over a favourite childhood toy that you might think belongs to someone else (remember boys, toys are for sharing)!!! Its then over to Frank's early years including hosting the best pool parties (picture Frank in a dressing gown smoking a cigar), cricket games that took over the whole local oval, and one dating app photo his found impossible to scroll past (and for good reason). Then Frank, Scot and Trent review the highly anticipated Matt Reeves The Batman film. Holy Rusted Metal batman, this is one dark and gritty take on the capped crusader. But is it all 19 out of 19s or is this film the "Batusi" of 2022? Listen to find out, and who calls one of the characters an absolute "piece of shit"? Agree. Disagree. Nerd rage. Bring it on! A massive thanks to Scot for filling in for Ben whilst he was away in Wagga. Support the show: See omn

  • #256: From the House of Scot

    20/03/2022 Duração: 56min

    Today on the Toy Power Podcast it's another first - we record Stand-in-Scots house! Finally some new wallpaper for us to look at! What does Scot have on his shelves? Then it's news time and this one is Masters heavy - have Mattel beaten McFarlane at their own speed-run game? Are they trying to make math cool? How do you incorporate 80s gimmicks in a 2022 world? Does the scatter-gun approach work for everyone? Then the King of Monsters shows up and it's game over for everyone else! Scot then pits Trent and Frank against each other in some quick-fire questions. Will Frank's reign as perpetual champion come to an end? Listen to the pressure mount!  Support the show: See for privacy information.

  • #255: Trent, this is your life!

    13/03/2022 Duração: 01h19min

    Today on the Toy Power Podcast we spend some time getting to know one of your hosts... Trent! Ever want to know exactly what talent you need to to rise to the Hollywood walk of fame? Well, probably best you don't listen to this episode then. But if you are dying to know whether a group of kids can divert the flow of a river, whether you should bring your own ice-skates to the rink and then claim to be a terrible skater, or which action figures itch will most likely never be scratched... then you have come to right place. Then strap in the boys take a look at the new Pacemaker series by James Gunn. Was this a cheap spin-off from The Suicide Squad, or a perfect tonic for the DC Universe that delivers all the gory, wacky fun your life has been missing? Find out. Rounds out with some exciting news regarding the Vintage Toy line Retrospective segment.  Support the show: See for privacy information.

  • #254: Wine Club Fiasco

    06/03/2022 Duração: 01h35min

    Today on the Toy Power Podcast, it's news day and there is honestly a LOT to cover. Too much infact. Scot stands in for Ben as we look at ALLLLL the new hotness from NECA, The Toddfather, Boss Fight, Hasbro, Super7 and more. Controversy abounds with Wave selection the Achilles heel. Trent turns a member of the Marvel Universe into a Steam train, a new Dino-IP to discuss, smelly figures and an elongated prop replica. Then a quick Show and Tell featuring some toys we love to have our shelves. Speaking of elongated, hows that runtime.... sorryNotsorry!  Support the show: See for privacy information.

  • #253: Colin’s Kickstarter Column

    27/02/2022 Duração: 01h02min

    Today on the Toy Power Podcast we welcome back our Canadian friend Colin Betts to talk all things Kickstarter/Crowd Funded projects. If there’s one thing you remember about Colin, it’s his amazing attention to detail so what better place to start than the exploding world of Crowd Funded toys. What does it look like now that the big boys are using this space? Is watching the number tick by a genuine sport? How did we get to this point? Can a flailing campaign successfully course correct (not you Rancor!) What’s a Robo-Skull? How important is timing? What projects have you backed? As if that’s not enough questions, Colin tries his hand at a Toy Power quiz and boy, do we suck. Trent tries to cheat yet again and finally, we discuss the Return of Big Sexy Sax in a very special photo shoot. Bon voyage to Ben who leaves for work for the next month!  Support the show: See for privacy information.

  • #252: IKON vs NECA (and some fun stuff too!)

    20/02/2022 Duração: 01h18min

    Today on the Toy Power Podcast, it's News Day and boy is there a lot to get through - so much so we run a little long in this one! The Todd is making waves with some interesting alternative facts! Hasbro meanwhile did what we all expected and painted Chewie black while also announcing a half-tank BAF from the Marvel Universe (so I guess those two things cancel each other out??!?) There's Batman in a Boxing match, the best yet of The Worst and a new Castle Greyskull. Then it's all Turtles as Playmates seem to be hitting their stride again, with NECA nipping at their heels and a sneak look at the 2023 movie. Then a big talking point for Aus collectors as IKON drop all NECA product - who's too blame and what does it all mean? We close the Book of Boba with out finale thoughts all before another give away of a prized piece of Darrens collection.  Support the show: See for privacy information.

  • #251: Questions & Boba

    12/02/2022 Duração: 01h12min

    This week on the Toy Power Podcast we thank you; the audience, for making our previous milestone episode such a fun & exciting recording!  In this recording we continue on with more questions from our fanbase - including favourite guests & our personal dream list/s of MOTU Revelations figures.  A great hypothetical Question around what period would we collect exclusively.....  This somewhat basic question blows out to a very in-depth discussion & opens up some really good arguments for both sides!!  Out of left field; "Plant-Based Characters" you say?!  We have a few up our sleeves that could fit into the Marsh of Swamp Thing!  Items we hold dear & what TMNT launch did it best; & what specific aspects do toys & food conjure up in our memories when those too things are paired together?  Then in rounding out the ep we chat about the Book Of Boba Fett.  We don't actually chat about the last ep; but do lay our impressions about everything before that, with full spoiler discussion up to ep six.  Look out for our n

  • 250: LIVE!

    06/02/2022 Duração: 01h13min

    Today on the Toy Power Podcast – is it still a podcast if we stream it live to the world? CAUSE THAT’S WHAT WE DID! In a show-first, there is no editing on this guy and was streamed via Facebook. You can find the whole show on our page but fear not, for you audio only people, the whole ep is here too! What better way to celebrate our milestone by asking the fans what they want to hear about. Questions ranging from what collections inspired you, which ones you would steal, modern vs vintage, a reboot of your choice and even, a new ToyPower logo. All with the addition of live viewer comments influencing the show. BUT THAT’S NOT ALL – we have some amazing give aways for those who were able to join us with a genuine mystery box to play with peoples heart strings! Oh and did I mention there were costumes? Massive thanks to everyone for sharing the love and helping us get to this great milestone!  Support the show: See for privacy information.

  • #249: Xtreme Mr. T!

    30/01/2022 Duração: 01h07min

    Today on the ToyPower Podcast, we go back into the archives to cover a toy line we’ve already covered – sort of… This time we are all about the deep dive on 1985s Centurions: Power Xtreme. With a cool gimmick, bright colours, loads of accessories and even a space station, the world of the Centurions is part man, part machine, ALL extreme! They even have their own Aquaman! Just how did this memorable line fare again the other 80s toyline juggernauts? (Hint: it wasn’t well) In typical style it was tied to all the things but there are a couple of things that need to be tweaked for todays market. Enter Ramen Toys and their product aimed at revitalising the license (in a strictly un-licensed kinda way). Then it’s quiz time and Trent is driving it so be prepared for controversy and bending of rules! Also a quick update on the status of Darrens Collection as we reach a significant milestone.  Support the show: See for privacy information.

  • #248: The News; Scotty Doesn't Know!!

    23/01/2022 Duração: 01h21min

    Today on the Toy Power Podcast, we welcome Scot as the fill in for Ben whilst he is away, but wait....  you might be surprised who else is present....  In this episode we spotlight all the latest news!  Kicking it al off is a recap from the Hasbro G.I. Joe Livestream - both Classified as well as new style O-ring figures.  We breakdown these new announcements incomparison to previous releases.  Masters Of The Universe Origins has a few very impressive releases including SunMan whom has a rich history & derives from the Olmec Toyline from the 80's.  Neca has really impressed us all with some great photos of the upcoming Universal Monsters - Ygor Leonardo.  Playing in the wheelhouse of a Storage Shell variation!  The Boba Fett Nerf Blaster is great, whilst we aren't too sure on the Drifter Bruce Wayne set.  Wave 2 of the Simpson's Ultimates far exceeds the first wave in our opinion.  With some very iconic characters, but when will we see representations of the OG Family?  Neca has some exciting teasers; Movie wi

  • #247: Does whatever a PizzaBurger Does

    16/01/2022 Duração: 01h15min

    Today on the ToyPower Podcast it’s movie review time and there is no hotter movie in the world right now than Marvel and Sony’s latest team up : SpiderMan No Way Home. But before we get there, enjoy some awkward tales of our Xmas/New Years break. Prepare to be whelmed… But what can I tell you about Spider-Man? Well, if you haven’t seen the movie, not much! The SPOILER gun comes out very early in this one so be warned! We got a little off-track and wonder what possibilities this multiversal-movie-madness could spin off. With great performances and a death we didn’t want to happen, all Trent could focus on was a hair style. Then it’s a quick game of Would You Rather. There’s movie options, redemption arcs, the future of MOTU and the toughest question yet that divides opinions! Finally Ben is taking some shore leave so we get down on one knee to ask an indecent proposal to our long time collaborator Scot. Will we get the answer we hope for?   Support the show: See omnystudio.

  • #246: Best of 2021

    09/01/2022 Duração: 02h04s

    Today on the Toy Power Podcast, we kick the New Year off; but looking back at the previous year that was?!  Yep; that's how we roll!  We have not one but two special guests; Scotty M. & DaveyDamaged to help us breakdown what made 2021 what it was.  We asked our listeners to vote under different criteria's of what they thought from last year. These questions included: - Best Movie - Best TV Show - Best Non-Toy Category (Statues, Video Games, Merchandise etc.) - Favourite "pre 2020" toy purchase (did you buy something vintage or something from a few years ago this year?  Shout it out; we would love to hear what it was!!) - Best Value Toy - Toy Most Fun To Play With - Best Sculpting - Biggest Toy/Franchise Flop of 2021 - Biggest Toy Related Suprise of 2021 (That came out of nowhere in your opinion) - Best Oversized/Giant OR BAF Toy - Best overall Toyline (as an entirety of 2021) - The Darren Award for: Best Action Figure released in 2021 Thanks to so many votes from our awesome listeners; we have a great insight

  • #245: An Eternian Xmas!

    18/12/2021 Duração: 01h09min

    Today on the Toy Power Podcast, it's high time we talked about the second instalment of MOTU Revelation; & what better way to unpack this, than bring in some great guests - Criss Fresh & Uncle Mitch!  A quick round table health check before we go into a Full Spoiler chat about the season two of Revelation.  Lots of comparisons between the two seasons, as well the unanimous thoughts about which season was better.  We touch on everything here - Power Levels, Death, Voice Acting, Animation & The Hulk!?  We ask the question too - from the words of Kevin Smith - is it really a follow-on of Filmation or does it pave its own path?  It wouldn't be a proper review without talking about our favourite moments; & what that final scene means!  What are the chances of seeing this series continue??  Our other major topic this ep is all about reminiscing about past Xmas's.  Memorable gifts or events, as well as a shout-out to what we have each asked Santa for Xmas this year! In closing out the episode, a few teases for the f

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