Monday, June 29, 2020

'Chive Cast 107 - 8D8: The Tortured Torture Droid





How’s Business? Programmed to be pain! 

Skye and Steve talk torture with this episode about 8D8 and his role in Jabba’s Dungeon. We get into the original designs, proof cards, Cromalins, prototypes and playsets. Then, completist extraordinaire Duncan Jenkins joins to talk about some unloved international cards and has his first installment of “How Duncan can you get?” Plus, a MarketWatch game with branding stakes.



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TABLE OF CONTENTS:
06:48 – 8D8 Character Talk
16:55 – Original Design (Behind the Steve)
21:31 – Skye-Ku
23:36 – 8D8Cardback Art
27:32 – Trilogo and POTF 8D8
30:05 – Nugget: Jabba’s Dungeon Conceptual Mock-Up
34:09 – Nugget 2: Jabba’s Dungeon Cromalin
38:37 – Vintage Vocab 2-Up
41:13 – Deb-8D8: Deal or No Deal
45:14 – Unloved Items (featuring Duncan) Myojo Noodle Cards
52:46 – Peruvian Pepsi Cards
55:45 – How Duncan Can You Get!?! Fancy British Stationary by HC Ford
1:01:23 – Bradley Radio Headphone Watch
1:05:17 – Japanese Jedi Press Kit
1:09:58 – Kidnap Headboard
1:14:11 – Dairy Time Yogurt Display
1:21:58 – 8D8 MarketWatch Game
1:32:11 – Pointless Outro



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Thursday, May 21, 2020

'Chive Cast Blog Log Pod Episode 14 - Weird World of Kenner Coloring Books


Listen to this month’s Blog Log Pod to learn more than you could possibly hope to learn in a thousand lifetimes about Kenner vintage coloring books. We learn about Canadian variants, why kids don’t color inside the lines, and Skye drops a language BOMB on guest Ron Salvatore’s head. Plus Steve has a nice time, he’s on this episode too, like usual.


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TABLE OF CONTENTS:
04:51 – Coloring Book Reminiscing
12:26 – SW Era Canadian Coloring Books
24:05 – Blue Snaggletooth and Prototype images in Canadian Coloring Books
28:12 – ESB Era Coloring Books (American and Canadian)
33:06 – Do Han and Leia hold hands before the meal?
36:59 – The Great Bespin Mystery Image!!! (Editors note: it was based on a McQuarrie painting, but it is still wicked weird)
41:56 – The “Metal” ESB Book
44:23 – ROTJ Era Coloring Books
50:34 – Wicket The Ewok and Ewoks Era Coloring Books
1:01:51 – Clint Garniss Frickin’ Rules.


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