HELLO MY FELLOW MACROCRANIANS
and Gobotronians and Warriors Wheeled and Shogun-ian
and all you other Roboplastic historians.
Welcome to the Roboplastic Podcastalypse!
It is my show diabolical and diecastical,
full of stories Mattelogical and Hasbroplastical.
Like me you'll soon be robotarded its inevitable
as you listen to the Roboplastic Podcastalypse.
It's my techspectacular spectacle,
a die-cast plastic robot festival.
You can feel it in your techspec-testicles
as they explode from the Roboplastic Podcastalypse!
So welcome Voltron-olojists and GoDaiKin-ists
Here we will speak like Galactic Men
and Micronaut-ian scientists.
And we will be each others' Cybertronian psychiatrists.
Because we're all gonna need therapy
after the Roboplastic Podcastaypse.
Welcome to the Kingdom Roboplastico,
home to muchos robots fantasticos and metallicos.
I am the Evil King Macrocranios
and this is the archive of the...
Episode 83: Fantastic Transformers Ads and Zayre to Find Them
-Tribute to the defunct retail outlet Zayre and its wonderful Transformers ads of the 80s.
Episode 82: ONE LAST BLAST!
-My last interview ever with Herb Trimpe and only interviews ever with Bob Budiansky and Dave Hunt at East Coast Comic Con 2015.
Episode 81: GoBot or GoLanta!
-Meeting 90s Robotecch artist Dusty Griffin at Joelanta 2015 (and dressing up as a cardboard GoBot).
Episode 80: THE ROBOTASTIC SHOCKPOPOCALYPSE!
-Talking with Richard Epcar, Gerry Conway, Kevin McKeever, and Mark Ryan at Shock Pop Comic Con 2015.
Episode 79: Talking Transformers and Drawing Dragons with Will Simpson
-Game of Thrones storyboard designer Will Simpson on hunting Dinobots and (not) eating cheese wafers.
Episode 78: KID STUFF!
-Checking out a local gallery with original art from 'When Continents Collide'!
Episode 77: MAGICAL CONVENTION MISSIVES of the MECHANICAL MIAMI MEN
-Talking with jose Delbo at Magic City Comic Con 2015
Episode 76: The Bots Came Back!
-Reading "The Robots are Coming" article from Penny Power Oct/Nov 1984
Episode 75: Calamity and Woe at Ultracon 2014!
-If you're looking for Larry Hama, well this is it!
Episode 74: The Roboplastiholics Anonymous Halloween Sumo Wresting Transformer Art Book Rage-O-Rama
-Uncontrollably spending money on stuff I don't like and complaining about stuff I do.
Episode 73: Amazing Adventures in the Land of the Starrmorfens Kings
-I finally meet Herb Trimpe (and Tom Scioli, too!) at Amazing Houston Comic Con 2014
Episode 72: All the Familiar Voices!
-Talking about the LFCC 2014 Winter Transformers convention panel with Yoshi of TransMissions Podcast
Episode 71: How to fail at robots without really crying
-My interviews and panel get aborted during an absolute train wreck convention catastrophe but I don't cry
Episode 70: The Price of Prime!
-Panel presentation focusing on super cool Transformers newspaper ads from '84 and '85
Episode 69: Florida SuperConVersatin' 2014!
-Supercon 2014 featuring interviews with Al Milgrom, Joe Rubinstein, and Peter David
Episode 68: CARRIED AWAY!
-The pre-Supercon 2014 excitement fiasco featuring a list of guests I'd like to talk to and my van getting towed
Episode 67: Hula Lamborghinis with Machine Guns!
-My MP-12G Masterpiece G2 Sideswipe gets signed at a tiki convention by Derek Yaniger
Episode 66: Time Travel Techniques for Cheap Bastardos
-The greatest toy robots clearance ads of the 70s and 80s
Episode 65: Bots to be Thankful For
-Lucky scores and other adventures at a Ft. Lauderdale comic convention
Episode 64: The Sunbow Connection!
-Talking Robotix the cartoon with Colin Betts of fairplaythings.com
Episode 63: REGENERATED!
-Hitting up PalmCon 2013 to talk to José Delbo about his pages in Transformers Regeneration One
Episode 62: Saturday Naut Fever!
-Talking about the 1977 debut of the Micronauts and other Happy Memories with Jack Fields
Episode 61: We are all a bunch of toy people (and other reasons the Annunaki like to mess with us)
-It's Ed Sanford of Robot-Japan.com and Micronaut artist Pat Broderick at Tampa Bay Comic Con 2013
Episode 60: Toy Shoppin' like it's 1999!
-Collecting Star Wars & TFs in the pre-eBay '90s with Anthony of the Transformers Toy Collectors page
Episode 59: Super Chillin' Robo Villian!
-It's Independence Day weekend, it's Miami, it's FLORIDA SUPERCON 2013!
Episode 58: BOTCALLIN' 2013
-Four late night telephone conversations with Colin live from his hotel room during Botcon 2013
Episode 57: TRIMPIN' AIN'T EASY
-Talking with myself about vintage robot costumes and then with Colin about vintage robot conventions
Episode 56: carD robots!
-Breaking a box of 2013 Breygent Marketing Transformers trading cards with the Prince of Macrocrania
Episode 55: Where in the World is Herb-en Trimp-iego?
-Colin lets us know what it's like not meeting Herb Trimpe at Ottawa Comic Con 2013
Episode 54: THIRTY HUN-DRED MINUTES and other MegaConTastical Testamentations
-Tired of just pretending you're at MegaCon 2013 with me in a cardboard robot costume? Now you can be!
Episode 53: Super Dimensional Space Fortress Cardboardimus Maximus!
-Talking Robotech with Phillip, the guy who sold me a giant 5 foot long cardboard SDF-1!
Episode 52: FORT SWAPOCALYPSE MAXIMUS!
-Having a great time not selling my Fortress Maximus in the comic book shop parking lot.
Episode 51: The Shogunian Bop Bag Extravaganza (and other legendary adventures in robotardation)
-Discussing lots of old Mattel paperwork and a Mazinga bop bag auction popping up on ebay
Episode 50: THE ROBOTASTIC PALMCONOCALYPSE!
-50 episodes and all I got was this lousy robot shirt!
Episode 49: Around the Playworlds in 80s Days
-Remembering the long gone Lionel Corporation's toy supermarkets with William "Mr. Playworld" Hamby
Episode 48: The Mattellian Missile Crisis!
-Expanding upon the events leading up to Mattel's Battlestar Galactica missile mail-in of January 1979
Episode 47: Madmen, Masters, and Mad Machine Men (of the SuperConocalypse)
-Finally asking Denny O'Neil my burning Optimus Prime question at Florida Supercon 2012
Episode 46: THE PAST IS NO GOOD TO ME DEAD!
-Fifty cent bin toy robots & other mandalorian swap meet adventures at Tate's Community Park & Swap.
Episode 45: TAKARA CULTURAL BLOCKS SYSTEM PODCASTALYPSE!
-Remembering Robotroid and Bloccar, Takara's 1984 ventures into building block robot cars
Episode 44: TILTOR TO THE MAXX! (A Robo Force read along adventure!)
-Discussing the find of an unreleased Robo Force figure with the guy who bought it and John of Toyfinity.com
Episode 43: The SecretSuper BowlWars of Vintage Toyfair Catalogs Auctions
-Recording during a massive auction of old Toy Fair catalogs with Colin from fairplaythings.com
Episode 42: In the Business of Drawing Giants
-Interview with storyboard artist Wendell Washer part 2
Episode 41: Drawings on inspiration, words on imagination and other adventures at 24 frames per second
-Interview with storyboard artist Wendell Washer part 1
Episode 40: RETURN TO THE PLANET OF THE RETRO ROBO PLANET PEOPLE
-Robot Japan Summit 2012 wrap up with Jack Fields of happymemories.org
Episode 39: I WANNA ROBOTIX ALL NIGHT (and RoboForce every day)
-Talking Robotix the toys with Colin of fairplaythings.com
Episode 38: About 20 bucks, a bike, and two tickets to Cybertron
-The 1984 and 1985 Hasbro price lists
Episode 37: VF MY LIFE!
-Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the greatest toy robot jet America never got right.
Episode 36: How to make Rocket Punch (and other lessons in Combatra-tive Dissonance)
-Watching a Combatra giftset auction end and reminiscing about the Shogun Warriors
Episode 35: A couple days ago at a convention far, far, away in Texas….
-Talking to artists and experiencing the more roboplastical side of Star Warsiness at Fan Days 2011
Episode 34: PODCASTALYPSE RULE 34-If it is a mental disorder, there is a toy robot of it
-Looking at why GI Joe couldn't have one paranoid schizophrenic swamp man but Transformers was full of depressed Lamborghini robots and self hating tank jets.
Episode 33: ALL THE WAY TO WILDSVILLE!
-Talking to Derek Yaniger about Transformers:Generation 2 at DragonCon 2011
Episode 32: Virtual Space Toast Tour Fort Lauderdington D.C.: Robotastic Smorgasborgal Libraryerections
-Looking through 1985 newspapers from the northeastern U.S. while I'm sitting in south Florida in 2011.
Episode 31: THE ORIGINAL DON OF CYBERTRON!
-Talking with Marvel Comics artist Don Perlin at Ancient City Con 2011 about his work on the 1980s Transformers comic.
Episode 30: The Robotastic SuperConocalypse 2011!
-Talking robots with designer Ken Lashley and voice actor Gregg Berger at Florida Supercon 2011.
Episode 29: AT-AT IT AGAIN!
-Newspaper ads circa 1980-1982 for Empire Strikes Back toys and promotions
Episode 28: For corporate men and catalog archivists!
-Toy robot Toy Fair catalog collecting with Colin Betts of fairplaythings.com.
Episode 27: ROM Only Memory!
-ROMiniscing about the greatest of the Spaceknights, his lack of associated merchandising and some thoughts about being a ROM fan with Chris Ryall.
Episode 26: MEGAvoltronian CONversations!
-More interviews with 5finity Voltron artists including Jayson Kretzer, Juan Fontanez Jr., Danielle Soloud, and Luis Diaz at MegaCon 2011.
Episode 25: Storytelling with Michael Golden
-The King of the Acroyears talks to the King of Macrocrania about Star Wars, Micronauts and collecting toy robots!
Episode 24: OF HEROES & VILLAINS, DINOSAURS, EXOSUITS AND OTHER SCARY THINGS
-Harrowing tales of survival from Renee Witterstaetter, who lived through repeated trips to a park full of dinosaurs and also a space war with mutant martians in the year 2119.
Episode 23: THE WIZARDS OF VOLTRONIAN SKETCH CARDMAGEDDON WORLD
-Talking Voltron sketch card art with Michael Duron and Rhiannon Owens at WizardWorld Miami 2011
Episode 22: The Pre-WizardWorld Post-Lauderbrutal 1985 RoboEnvironmental Disaster Party
-Old toy robot ad collecting is depleting our supply of 1985,plus preparing for WizardWorld Miami
Episode 21: RECY-KILL THE WORLD
-Challenge of the GoBots returns to DVD plus discussion of 1983/84 GoBots case assortments
Episode 20: The Proper Care and Operation of your Gobackatron 1985thousand
-Defining my hobby during a visit to the downtown Miami library
Episode 19: HEAVY METO UNIVERSE!
-The Interchangeables and other attempts at recycling the Micronauts during the 1980s
Episode 18: TRIBUTE TO TRON!
-The popularity of the -tron suffix and 80s robot articles in Time and Penny Power
Episode 17: THE HOLIDAY CRUSH!
-Talking about Black Friday 198x on Dark of the Saturday 2010
Episode 16: SMURFY ROBOT SUPER STORIES!
-A conversation with Jim Salicrup at Miami Book Fair 2010
Episode 15: A FANTASTIC NIGHT FOR SOMEBODY WHO REALLY LIKES CARTOONS!
-The Ron Friedman Transformer memorabilia auction
Episode 14: VINTAGE SPACE TOAST PODCASTALYPSE ST. PETERSBURG!
-Wrap up of Robot Japan Summit II
Episode 13: MY GRANDPA USED TO PUT ROBOTS IN HIS MOUTH!
-Spotlight on the 1986 Ultra Magnus voice changer
Episode 12: RETURN OF THE GOBACKATRONS
-Zeroids comic and early toy robot newspaper articles
Episode 11: The SuperConocalypse!
-Interview with José Delbo at Florida Supercon 2010
Episode 10: I TOLD NAZGAR WHERE YOU LIVE!
-The fiction of Robo Force
Episode 9: VINTAGE SPACE TOAST PODCASTALYPSE HOUSTON 2010!
-A trip to the Houston main library
Episode 8: Toy Robots Poems for Giant Monsters
-Poems show #2
Episode 7: IF YOU COULD FIGHT ANY GOBOT WHICH ONE WOULD YOU FIGHT?!?!
-Celebrating the early days of GoBots part 2
Episode 6: THE GOBOTASTIC PODCASTALYPSE! (part 1)
-Spotlight on the launch of the GoBots in 1983
Episode 5: THE ONLY OLD TOY ROBOTS NEWSCAST WITH ABSOLUTELY NO OLD TOY ROBOTS GNUS!
-Old toy robot line revivals revealed at Toyfair 2010
Episode 4: VINTAGE SPACE TOAST PODCASTALYPSE MIAMI!
-A trip to the downtown Miami library
Episode 3: THE KING OF ALL TOY ROBOTS POEM PODCASTALYPSES
-Poems show #1
Episode 2: ARISE, YOU INVINCIBLE WARRIORS SHOGUNIAN!
-Spotlight on the Shogun Warriors
Episode 1: LET THE PODCASTALYPSE BEGIN!
-Firing up the Gobackatron1985thousand