February 22, 2018
Hello and welcome to a brand new episode of The Full Force! I am Christopher ‘S**tanna’ McLeod aka Diagnostik80 and on this controversial beat em up of a show we are continuing our journey into the alternative combined universe with a look at a brand that has some loose links to G.I. Joe and Action Force, Mortal Kombat!! Joining me in the Netherrealm are Paddy ‘Miweena’ Lennon, Brian ‘Hung Lao’ Hickey and Adam ‘Poo Wang’ Riches. On this episode we’ll be scoring fatalities in the NEWS with Justin ‘Belokk’ Bell of General’s Joes fame, we look at the history of the Mortal Kombat brand and the G.I. Joe related toy line in the FIGURE REVIEW, we check out an entire cancelled line of figures and specifically one member of that team that sneaked through in FROM THE VAULT, we have the MAIL CALL and of course WHAT WE GOT IN and SHOUTOUTS to cap off another classic episode for all you Beastiality fans out there!!.…..FULLTALITY!!!
As always you can keep up with the show after listening by following on Twitter @TheFullForce, liking the facebook page facebook.com/thefullforce and if you would like to contact the show you can message us on either of those platforms with feedback, questions or to ask, seriously, are you ever going to do an actual Action Force related show ever again or is this another brand I don’t care for?!! Yes, it ****ing is, stop asking!! The show notes will be posted on our Facebook page as a Google Doc for your perusal shortly after the episode goes up on Podbean, iTunes and Stitcher, so keep an eye out for that!
February 22, 2018
Welcome to a brand new venture from The Full Force Podcast team!! We have decided to separate the news segment from the regular show in an attempt to keep our reactions and discussion on these topics as they happen as up to date as possible!! We thought Toy Fair would be a good place to start and due to the abundance of related info that came out of the show this one is rather large!! We will be looking at having much smaller 'bursts' as and when the news pops up so keep an eye out on our Facebook page for these little discussion videos and here for the audio only. On this particular episode, Chris and Dave are joined by Erik Araña and Andrew Franks from Boss Fight Studio, Paddy Lennon and Brian Hickey from Total Retaliation & Total HACKS fame and Justin Bellfrom GeneralsJoes to discuss What Not Toys new vinyl Joes, new Transformers product, Street Fighter, Jurassic World and HasLab!! Make sure to like, comment and share to increase the discussion and look for more of these 'bursts' as the news breaks in the future.....FULL FORCE!!!
January 29, 2018
Hello and welcome to a brand new episode and series of The Full Force! I am Christopher ‘Manquief’ McLeod aka Diagnostik80 and on this beat em up of a show we are beginning a journey into our alternative combined universe with a look at a group of completely different brands that have links to G.I. Joe and Action Force and we start with a brand that has been a staple of many an 80’s and 90’s kid’s life since its inception, Street Fighter 2!! Joining me on this punchy and kicky show are Paddy ‘Slaggat’ Lennon, Brian ‘Dhalsim-card for an iPhone’ Hickey, Adam ‘Tiger Upper****’ Riches, Erik ‘Hundred Wang Slap’ Arana, Eddie ‘Spining Turd Kick’ Inman and Dave ‘Shadowpoo’ Tree. On this episode we’ll be Shoryukenning the NEWS directly in the Balrogs with Justin ‘Absolute ****ing Blanka’ Bell of General’s Joes fame, we look at the history of the Street Fighter brand and the G.I. Joe related toy line in the FIGURE REVIEW, we look at some hilarious Hasbro product catalog pre-production Street Fighter 2 figures in FROM THE VAULT, Chris caught up with IDW writer on the brand new Transformers Vs Visionaries comic, Magdalene Visaggio in an INTERVIEW to discuss just how easy it is to write a story about giant robots and magic, dystopian future-knights, we have one single incoming Shadowloo correspondence in the MAIL CALL and of course WHAT WE GOT IN and SHOUTOUTS to cap off another classic episode that we can hopefully keep under 9 hours this time for all you Street Fightin’ Scumbags out there!!.…..FULL FORSHORYUKEN!!!
As always you can keep up with the show after listening by following on Twitter @TheFullForce, liking the facebook page facebook.com/thefullforce and if you would like to contact the show you can message us on either of those platforms with feedback, questions or to ask, are you ever going to do an actual Action Force related show ever again or will this be another series of a bunch of brands I don’t care for?!! You should already know the answer to that! The show notes will be posted on our Facebook page as a PDF file for your perusal shortly after the episode goes up on Podbean, iTunes and Stitcher, so keep an eye out for that!
January 18, 2018
We're starting the new year with a bang!! That bang is a bunch of guys watching an overdubbed cartoon whilst yelling toilet humour at one another!! Chris, Dave and Eddie are joined by a crack team of specialists ready to give you a rip roaring adventurous VHS commentary ride with the overdubbed Action Force Sunbow feature length animation, Arise, Serpentor, Arise!! We have a group of men ready to spill their DNA all over the shop!! We have our favourite Irishman when Brian isn’t here, Paddy ‘Pad the Impaler’ Lennon, a man so bright in his choices of bandana, that all rainbows converge on his balls, Erik ‘Assputin’ Arana, and of course the OG’s the 'O' stands for old and the 'G' stands for gits, Chris 'Mannibal' McLeod, Eddie ‘Inman the Terrible’ Inman and Dave ‘Julius Treesar’ Tree!! Of course you can watch along with the regular US version with the audio down if you would like or if you are super hardcore you can sync it up with the Action Force VHS to really feel like you are in a room with all of us, who aren’t in a room together either!!
As always you can keep up with the show after listening by following on Twitter @TheFullForce, liking the facebook page facebook.com/thefullforce and if you would like to contact the show you can message us on either of those platforms with feedback, questions or to ask, what’s the point of doing this on an audio podcast?!!
December 4, 2017
You know how we made a super long podcast for the last Visionaries episode? Well, we just made a longer one for Transformers!! Clocking in at over 9 hours, we have clearly smashed our previous record but I promise you that this will not happen again!! We are finally at the end of this awesome in-depth look at the Hasbro and IDW combined universe of franchises and this time we find ourselves on Cybertron for lots of Bot-like funsies!! On this Mega troncast Chris, Dave, Eddie, Paddy and Brian (and Adam and Troy for the interview) runabout and runamuck in the NEWS with Justin ‘Bumshell’ Bell of General’s Joes fame, we are joined by the Mapes twins from Transformers at the Moon to look at the crossover history of G.I. Joe and the Transformers in the FIGURE REVIEW and to talk about some cool items in FROM THE VAULT, we INTERVIEW ex Manager of Global Brand Development for G.I. Joe and Transformers at Hasbro, Mark Weber, about his time on the brands and his love for both franchises, we have a ton of incoming Cybertronian transmissions in the MAIL CALL and of course WHAT WE GOT IN and SHOUTOUTS to cap off another ridiculously long episode for all you non-aligned indigenous life-forms out there!! …..TILL ALL ARE ONE WITH THE FULL FORCE!!!
October 30, 2017
I don't know how this has happened but somehow we've managed to make a podcast about a line that had one series of toys, one season of a cartoon and a small comic run, that is OVER 8 HOURS LONG!!!! On this magically lit episode we find ourselves in New Valarak on the Planet of Prysmos as we continue our mission to cover all of the Hasbro and IDW franchises in the combined universe, this time it’s the turn of the Visionaries!! Joining me on the podcast are a team of brave Spectral Knights chosen by Merklyn himself!! We have Troy ‘Sh*tterquick’ McKie, Eddie ‘Darkring Lord’ Inman and Dave ‘Rectal Knight’ Tree!! Tonight, we raise our magical staffs and release our animal totems (they’re all weasels) to bring you the NEWS courtesy of Justin ‘how do you turn off this magical light’ Bell at General’s Joes, a fantastic INTERVIEW with the writer for the original Visionaries cartoon, Buzz Dixon and we are joined by David and Steve Mapes, the guys behind TheVisionaries.net, to look at the history of the Visionaries toy line in the FIGURE REVIEW and to show us some cool never-before-seen items in the biggest FROM THE VAULT we’ve ever attempted!! We read all your messages and tweets in the MAIL CALL, we have a brand new COMPETITION to win an NYCC Exclusive G.I. Joe Funko Destro figure and let’s not forget WHAT WE GOT IN and SHOUTOUTS to cap off yet another massive show for all you new age magicians…..Those who control the magic, control…..THE FULL FORCE!!
October 5, 2017
OOOH WEEE!!! Have we got a treat for you.....Yes, yes we have!! Over the past few months we have been taking a closer look into the combined universe of franchises and brands that make up Hasbro and IDW's new Revolution, First Strike and cinematic projects. On this particular occasion we have M, M, M, M.A.S.K. and it must be a record in length (wahey) for us, clocking in at close to 6 hours!!! Due to this rather large undertaking we have asked the Computer (aka Chris McLeod aka Diagnostik80 aka ‘vehicle codename: Sly Crax’) to select the best presenters for this job based on the power of their helmets (ooohhh)!! Joining us on this mega episode are; Troy ‘vehicle codename: T-Nob’ McKie, Paddy ‘vehicle codename: Lepre-Condor’ Lennon, Brian ‘vehicle codename: Rhine-hole’ Hickey, Eddie ‘vehicle codename: Clackhammer’ Inman and Dave ‘vehicle codename: Grundle-Slingsh*t’ Tree!! We have crammed a lot into this one including; the NEWS brought to you by Justin ‘vehicle codename: Bellboard Blast’ Bell at General's Joes, two, count them, TWO, amazing INTERVIEWS with Brandon Easton, writer of IDW's M.A.S.K. comic and Doug Stone, the voice actor behind Matt Trakker and a number of other M.A.S.K. characters from the original cartoon (amongnst many other things), a history of the toy line in the FIGURE REVIEW, some very cool unreleased items in FROM THE VAULT, a bulging MAIL CALL sack, incredibly we somehow managed to get something in since the very recent previous episode for WHAT WE GOT IN?, all the deserving people get props in SHOUTOUTS and we are giving away a True Heroes Sentinel 1 U-53 Helicopter in the COMPETITION because we are awesome!! Add to that some brand new music created specially for this stand alone episode utilising samples from the original cartoon music and you have a pretty stacked show!! ..........SPECTRUM ON.......FULL FORCE!!!!!
September 20, 2017
It's the MICRONAUTS episode!!! The gang are back (well most of them) and fresh from their fantastic journey to the center of Hasbro!! Join Chris, Dave, Eddie and Troy as they battle some serious NEWS courtesy of Justin Bell at General's Joes, including: HASCON, IDW comics, Walmart hoodies, retailer bankruptcy, Club reveals, Boss Fight paintmasters, Assembly Required and Funko POPs!! Amazingly, Derryl DePriest joins us for a HASCON debrief and helps us with the Micronauts toy history in the FIGURE REVIEW!! Add to that a huge MAIL CALL segment, WHAT WE GOT IN, some SHOUTOUTS, a COMPETITION to win a HASCON Exclusive Arcee and you have an episode that is close to 4 and a half hours long!! Suck on that all you time-ists!! Sit back, relax and take a week off work so that you can smash this episode out in time for Christmas!! YIPPEE-KI-YAY FULL FORCERS!!!
September 5, 2017
Welcome to another episode of your favourite G.I. Joe and Action Force Podcast!! On this pre-HASCON show we hired the help of two men who are probably Dire Wraiths but whatevs. Joining Chris and Eddie (Dave was sick) are two of the most dangerous assassins in the Galaxy!! Troy 'Troys R Us' McKie and Adam 'Never snitches' Riches!! Following on from our look into Action Man in the previous two episodes, the guys delve deep into another brand in the combined universe with a look at ROM in the FIGURE REVIEW. We discuss the NEWS brought to us by Justin Bell at General's Joes including; HASCON updates, a new Marauder Task Force Kickstarter, cancelled figures and Action Mice info! We get yet another huge amount of content for the MAIL CALL segment, more great product is consumed in WHAT WE GOT IN and on top of all that we are giving away more free goodies courtesy of Boss Fight Studio's new Bucky O'Hare figures in the latest COMPETITION!! You'll just have to accept the fact that we are awesome!! FULL FORCE!!
August 26, 2017
Well, you asked for it!! Eddie's back up in this bizznatch as the original trio return to bring you a bevy of NEWS brought to you by Justin Bell of General's Joes, including; the Kentuckiana G.I. Joe Show, Hasbro, Adult Swim, multiple Kickstarters, #HASCON2017, Humble Bundle, First Strike, Kid Robot and Action Mice!! Following on from last episode's look at the 90's rebrand, we delve into the original Action Man line (1966-1984) in the FIGURE REVIEW, we deal with one of the biggest MAIL CALL's ever and still have time to squeeze in a brand new COMPETITION to win Boss Fight Studio goodies and the usual WHAT WE GOT IN segment!! So sit back (unless you're not in a position to do so), grab a cup of tea (unless you're not in a position to do so) and listen to the FULL FORCE!!!.....unless you're not in a position to do so!!
p.s. Get in a position to do so!!!