Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Meeting Topps, post-Celebration glow, and a Giveaway

After our last mini-episode, we come back with a whopper. An exciting opening, with Tommy on the road and a technical snag all in the first 7 minutes, but full steam ahead after that. Some points of discussion, definitely not in this order:

-We're having a legit giveaway: Leave us a review on iTunes  before the end of the month to be in the running for a pack containing the SWCT Orlando-exclusive Stormtrooper insert, and physical Card Trader Illuminerdy swag physically mailed to you!

-We got to meet Topps! It took some tracking them down, but we not only met with Topps Digital's Emily, but also some fellow Star Wars Card Traders.
-App talk: A new Poggle card! Sets being chased: Fan's Choice, Might of the Empire, Attitude, Widevision

-Other convention talk: a discussion of the new Star Wars location as a "major hub in the pre-lightspeed travel era" has Rhett questioning how that would be possible. He also questions whether there will be any opportunities for...private character encounters, say, with a Kiminoan.
-Tommy talks about running into The Last Jedi actress Kelly Marie Tran.
-Michael discusses the art of standing in line for 6 hours for merchandise.

-Is there too much content in the world? Is it even possible to consume everything that's officially canon for even your favorite B or C-level
-500 million hours of Adam Sandler movies watched on Netflix: are people out of things to watch, or is that just what people really want to watch?
-What was the first reality show? This Old House? Remote Control?
-Rhett shares memories of fan fic on theforce.net forums involving a Dragonball Z / Star Wars characters on Earth mashup, to which he and other members recorded "radio drama"-style recordings.
-What is it going to take to be able to watch Billy Ocean's "Loverboy" video on MTV again?

-Why can't I pick up a bag of crisp chicken skins in the chip aisle?
-Michael somehow got a hold of the upcoming summer special red-white-blue Mountain Dew flavor: Mountain DEW.S.A.

TL/DR: Giveaway winner selected from iTunes reviews at the end of May