In the early 2000s a new contender in the “collect-’em-up to beat-’em-up” genre emerged. But instead of cards or monsters, this show was all about battle tops called Beyblades. Just like those other shows, though, the tops featured in the show could be bought, built, and battled by real life flesh and blood fans and a quiet phenomenon was born. Listen along as we try to suss out the path that phenomenon took to knock fans hearts and minds out of the stadium that is the everyday world.
What is it about this American (?)… anime (???) that people love (to hate)?
Alex Robinson from Star Wars Minute joins us to explain the who and the why of Star Wars fandom.
Transform and roll out? More like transform and rollback… our bad and outdated opinions.
Ever since our sister went missing, we just can’t go back to other fandoms...not until we find out what’s really happening with X-Files fans.
Over thirty years of retro lo-fi special effects through our patented nostalgia filter.
We take a departure from our regular format to explore a bold, familiar new world.
Where did the time go? Time well spent, I assure you.