Its a new week and we are slowly catching up the latest “toy” segments at GM and Catf1sh IAMNY “The Blindbox Podcast“. This week we listened to S2 Ep22 with Huck Gee and S2 Ep19 ft Chris Ryniak. We enjoy The Blindbox Podcast so much it’s made us listen to the non toy segments too and introduced us to tracks like Exhibit C by Jay Electronica.
Chris gave us jokes and life taste of behind the scenes and reminds us don’t ask for a interview unless we come up with something thats totally unpredictable. Good job The Blindbox Podcast guys have it covered. Chris + Hydro74 = BALL TAPPING made us spit out our coffee!
Here’s the show notes:-
“Instagram comments, Monster, Negative feedback, Knowledge vs Appreciation, PornMD, being friends with fans, Pharrell Williams show in Toronto, what happens when his toys sell out too fast and why, Kid Robot’s recent product push, Stranger Factory, Comic Cons & of course, last but not least, nutshotting Hydro74. Ah yes, it’s all here and you don’t have to stand in line. Press play and hear what Chris has been up to lately.
“In the 2nd segment we catch up with Juan Toribio (@juanctoribio) who is the editor over at Caneswarning (Sports Illustrated’s blog for The Miami Hurricanes) but we don’t even talk that. GM takes the opportunity to talk NBA & runs with it for most of this one with Juan. We also talk why FIFA can drive you insane and how Netflix never really made you want to hurt anyone. This is The Blind Box. This is what The Blindbox Podcast do..”
S2 Ep22 ft Huck Gee and MC & Toy Collector Paranorml
Huck Gee touches on pricing, his ups and downs on his releases. That EMAIL he received that could change the future for his brand (You can hear the joy when Huck replies to GM in high pitch vocal change hahahaha). Collaborations ideas Huck would like to work with in the future. High pitch answer coming from the big man when. The Blindbox Podcast made Huck so comfortable give a little insight the KR drama.
Here’s the show notes:-
“The Blind Box gets a visit from the legend Huck Gee. We don’t use the term lightly, so if we say it we mean it. If you’re not familiar with Huck or the Toy World, this is one you need to hear. If you’re a long time fan of Huck? This one’s the one you’ve been waiting for. Ready?
Huck returns from his mission to Mars (?!) & talks about what he’s been up to lately, including all of the emails he’s been returning (as well as a big one he got recently), his watch that’s dropping in the next 24 hours, his past contributions to the toy scene and his well known “falling out” with Kid Robot. “The Blank” creation process & who he would like to see it in the hands of sometime soon (Hint: Huck has some ideas, GM offers his own, initials? SW), Huck’s current list of artists to watch & Dolly Oblongs recent contribution to the retail market. Christie’s Auction House? Marc Jacobs? Podcasting & digging in the crates and how it’s a lot like something else we do often as hip hop heads & music fans, as well as Huck Gee’s Top 5 Survival Guide to the Apocalypse (Another spoiler: If you make customs you want to hear this for a Huck Gee “Skullhead” Giveaway courtesy of the man himself). Oh yeah, forgot, we also talk about those phuckin’ Phunnies…. Enough spoiling, hit play and get to the gettin’, Apocalypse Now.”
Segment 2 was interesting hearing views from a fellow collector and the “Flipper” question that always seems to crop up.
“In Segment 2, The Blind Box gets a visit from Hip hop producer, MC & Toy Collector Paranorml. We talk with Paranorml about …well, toys! A lot of collector talk, some top 5 lists & more. We also take the time to talk about Kendrick Lamar’s Grammy Performance & the difference between racist and supporting your race, and what The Blind Box would be if GM wasn’t as…nevermind, Just listen. The void in podcasting, being hip hop heads while collecting vinyl toys, Kano, Wong, Doze Green, Quiccs, Ron English & ….. Slum Village & Dilla? Yup, this is what we do. This is The Blind Box. “
These kinds of episodes cement why we constantly listen to the podcast. You never know what you’ll get.
GM mentions not enough Asians in the scene. Well J*Ryu and me two yellow Asians so extra points for podcast HA!