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Welcome to the Star Wars party! Brews and Blasters is your chance to kick back and enjoy everything about that galaxy far, far away. From the prequels to the original trilogy to The Force Awakens, Rogue One, The Last Jedi and Solo, hosts Chris Salton and Joe Tavano sit down every week to do what would be doing anyway–talk about all things Star Wars, tell some stories, and have a good time. Join them as they share their love for Star Wars, the most obscure Star Wars characters, Boston’s North Shore, 1980s pop culture and delicious food, and occasionally talk to fascinating people–and friends, like an anthropomorphic packet of crystallized lime. Be a Warhead! The Star Wars podcast party starts here.

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Welcome to the Star Wars party! Brews and Blasters is your chance to kick back and enjoy everything about that galaxy far, far away. From the prequels to the original trilogy to The Force Awakens, Rogue One, The Last Jedi and Solo, hosts Chris Salton and Joe Tavano sit down every week to do what would be doing anyway–talk about all things Star Wars, tell some stories, and have a good time. Join them as they share their love for Star Wars, the most obscure Star Wars characters, Boston’s North Shore, 1980s pop culture and delicious food, and occasionally talk to fascinating people–and friends, like an anthropomorphic packet of crystallized lime. Be a Warhead! The Star Wars podcast party starts here.

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Renegades

By Fettmatic - Jul 05 2019
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This podcast is a Star Wars party and Chris and Joe are awesome hosts. They talk about Star Wars and other things with ease of just regular guys talking chop on the front steps. The old school game music in the background is perfect, catchy phrases like winter hat guy are funny and the entire production is top notch. If you want to listen something different in your Star Wars life, check out the Renegades.

Great chat!

By VictoriaRR - Sep 25 2018
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Love hearing the guys chat it up about the latest in Star Wars.

iTunes Ratings

125 Ratings
Average Ratings
110
3
2
2
8

Renegades

By Fettmatic - Jul 05 2019
Read more
This podcast is a Star Wars party and Chris and Joe are awesome hosts. They talk about Star Wars and other things with ease of just regular guys talking chop on the front steps. The old school game music in the background is perfect, catchy phrases like winter hat guy are funny and the entire production is top notch. If you want to listen something different in your Star Wars life, check out the Renegades.

Great chat!

By VictoriaRR - Sep 25 2018
Read more
Love hearing the guys chat it up about the latest in Star Wars.
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Brews and Blasters: The Star Wars Party

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Welcome to the Star Wars party! Brews and Blasters is your chance to kick back and enjoy everything about that galaxy far, far away. From the prequels to the original trilogy to The Force Awakens, Rogue One, The Last Jedi and Solo, hosts Chris Salton and Joe Tavano sit down every week to do what would be doing anyway–talk about all things Star Wars, tell some stories, and have a good time. Join them as they share their love for Star Wars, the most obscure Star Wars characters, Boston’s North Shore, 1980s pop culture and delicious food, and occasionally talk to fascinating people–and friends, like an anthropomorphic packet of crystallized lime. Be a Warhead! The Star Wars podcast party starts here.

Rank #1: 015: DinoSaucers, etc.

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We discuss 80s cartoons, the TIE Fighter short, true roast beef sandwiches, and much more. Subscribe! Leave a comment! We love that.

Apr 08 2015

1hr 7mins

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Rank #2: 025: Attack of the Things

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We pay our respects to Sir Christopher Lee, discuss how awesome Episode II really is, theorize on a few things, and much, much more! Also: Jurassic Park mini discussion.

Jun 18 2015

1hr 4mins

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Rank #3: Brews and Blasters 100: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Roundtable

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We're celebrating our 100th episode the only way we know how: by getting the RetroZap crew together to talk Rogue One! And also by giving Joe laryngitis! We dig into this movie for over 3.5 hours and it feels like we just got started.

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you so much for listening to Brews and Blasters, we can't wait for to bring you the next 100 episodes! Happy Holidays and remember you are one with the Force and the Force is with you.

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We want to hear from you - if you agree, disagree, or just have something cool to say, email us at brewsandblasters@retrozap.com.

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Dec 23 2016

3hr 20mins

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Rank #4: 110: Blue Russians

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We took blue milk one step further, as two Dudes only could! This week, we're talking Star Wars all over the map, from Rebels to Squid Face to the Last Jedi! Did Oppo molt? We figure it out. Will Luke win an Oscar? We'll let you know? Did the Jedi ride to battle on birds?

Let's go, Warheads! The Star Wars party starts NOW! It's time for Brews and Blasters.

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Do you #NeedEmGotEm? Eating some awesome food? Want us to weigh in on something? Let us know!

Email: brewsandblasters@retrozap.com.

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Show that you're a Warhead and keep the Star Wars party going all week long with your Brews and Blasters T-Shirt! A variety of options is available, including an amazing Ki Adi Monday style for your favorite holiday!

Support the Show

If you like Brews and Blasters, the best way to support the show is to leave us an iTunes review. We know it's a pain, but it helps, honestly, because more people will find the show. If you take the time, we'll really, really appreciate. Plus, you'll win an Oppo Award!

Mar 03 2017

2hr 4mins

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Rank #5: Brews and Blasters 87: Mysteries!

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Mysteries abound on this episode of Brews and Blasters. Why are they talking Trek? How did Chris get Rogue One figs? How did Vader get in a bar of soap? Did Chris like the Whale watch? What's the appropriate thickness of cold cuts? Plus games, friends, sippy sips, Celebration, whales, and a whole lot more from that galaxy far, far away. Let's go, Warheads! The Star Wars party begins now. It's time for Brews and Blasters.

Sep 09 2016

1hr 27mins

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Rank #6: 204: SPECIAL: The Rise of Skywalker Teaser Trailer Complete Analysis

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Breathe...just, breathe. We are digging deep with our Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker teaser trailer complete analysis, taking a close eye to every shot, with theories, ideas and speculation you won't hear anywhere else!

No one's ever really gone...but while Chris is at Celebration Chicago, Bill Drewnowski from Dorklair sits in with Joe to do an in-depth Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker teaser trailer complete analysis, looking at everything that was learned from this huge reveal! You'll want to hear this deep-dive into the next Star Wars film, as Bill and Joe dig deep into everything from connections deep in Art-of books to some interesting implications as to the plot of this movie stemming from the provocative title. What does The Rise of Skywalker mean?! You may have a better idea if you listen to this episode! The Star Wars Party starts NOW! It's time for Brews and Blasters. P.S. Chris will be back next week!

Show Notes

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Apr 13 2019

1hr 18mins

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Rank #7: 191: Where's the Force?!

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No time for love, Doctor Jones! Chris and Joe act as advice goblins this week, but not before talking about chili cheese dogs, mini rigs, 1980s EU, Star Wars comics, and much more. Oh yeah, then there's the issue of the Force going missing for a while.

So what is it that makes Star Wars, "Star Wars," anyway? What is that secret sauce that binds it all together into that thing that we love? Chris and joe have some thoughts on the subject--as well as plenty of thoughts on hot dog toppings, old guys and coins, the Expended Universe of the 1980s, new ideas for mini rigs, and much, much more! We also help a listener find love! The Star Wars Party starts NOW, Warheads! It's time for Brews and Blasters.

Show Notes
  • Catching up with Star Wars comics
  • Old guys and coin collecting…and things wrapped in socks
  • An update on Funko Pops
  • Some notes on Droids and Ewoks and the expanded universe of Star Wars in the 1980s
  • What makes Star Wars, “Star Wars?”
  • We wanna see a really old and decrepit Hondo Ohnaka
  • Why has the Force been missing from Star Wars recently?
  • Voicemail
  • A serious debate about the best toppings on a hot dog
  • Email
  • A new idea about old mini-rigs!
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Jan 12 2019

1hr 7mins

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Rank #8: 229: Triple Force Friday Fallout Part One: Tabasco Whiskey and Woe

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Well, Triple Force Friday Happened...we guess. Let's discuss our harrowing journeys to buy action figures as we also drink Tabasco Whiskey and go to dangerous places for a sandwich. The Star Wars Party starts NOW! It's time for Brews and Blasters.

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Oct 20 2019

1hr 14mins

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Rank #9: 194: Renegades Forever

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Get ready, Warheads—this episode is an all-out barrage of absurdity, as we talk about hands like rocks, the black plague, Point Break and special braised beef. And that's just the tip of the iceberg as the boys buy a Lootcrate, discuss a Blue Snaggletooth acquisition, and consider a duel between Mace vs. Yoda.

ALSO: Oppo Lives, Buckets of Ribs, Tish Nip Ibs, and 12-hearted mad libs. Let's GO, Warheads and shout out to the Dragonfruit Crew! The Star Wars Party starts NOW! It's time for Brews and Blasters.

Show Notes

  • Chris has come down with the Black Plague
  • Sam Elliott update
  • Cooking a special Brews and Blasters braised beef—thanks to one special listener who sent us an amazing spice rub!
  • Point Break—the peak of hair in cinema.
    • Chris and Joe: who is Utah and who is Bodhi?
  • The epic Blue Snaggletooth acquisition!
  • Dragonfruit Crew!
  • Thanks for listening, Star Wars Explained YouTube channel!
    • The world is finally waking up to Oppo Rancisis being alive!
    • Oppo in Episode IX
  • Han Solo might have 12 hearts
  • Wilow’s 30th Anniversary
  • The ongoing saga of the bucket of ribs
  • The Lootcrate Return of the Jedi Endor Box
  • It tastes like you’re doing something wrong
  • The epic Blue Snaggletooth acquisition!
    • A deep collecting discussion on one of the most famous and elusive Star Wars action figures EVER!
  • Nissan Rogue Range Trooper Helmet
  • Voicemail
    • Who would win: Mace vs Yoda?

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Feb 03 2019

1hr 13mins

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Rank #10: 034: Every Bam is a Movie

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We're on the edge of a fandom precipice--one week until Force Friday!!

Aug 28 2015

2hr 30mins

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Rank #11: 192: Star Wars Resistance Pivots

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No matter if you love Star Wars Resistance or haven't checked it out yet, this is an episode you'll want to hear. We noticed a trend in Star Wars animation that gives us a lot of hope and excitement for the series, and we're just getting warmed up.

Star Wars Resistance keeps on getting better and better, so we explore what's great, what's changed and the curious case of why Lucasfilm animation has done the same pivot in three consecutive animated series. All that, plus a major announcement in NeedEm GotEm, your emails, and the return of the Oppo Awards! The Star Wars party starts NOW! It's time for Brews and Blasters.

Show Notes

  • Star Wars Resistance update
    • Small potatoes?
    • Improved art
    • Season two trailer
    • Is it for kids or for all Star Wars fans?
    • Season 1 Mid-Season Trailer
  • NeedEm GotEm
    • An announcement so huge we can’t write out!
    • Star Wars Resistance 3.75 figures Wave 1
      • Torra Doza
      • Kazuda Xiono
      • Commander Pyre
      • Synara San
      • Jarek Yeager
      • Bucket
      • Major Vonreg
    • Email
    • The glorious return of THE OPPO AWARDS!
    • PLUS: The perfection of a black t-shirt, buckets of ribs (yes, again), hot dog order shaming, Ghostbusters 3, and much more!

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Jan 19 2019

1hr 7mins

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Rank #12: Brews and Blasters 91: Comin Out of Their Shells

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Emails. Gwildor. Rogue One. Pizza Shops in Hawaii. Rebels, 1990 Pizza Hut TMNT cassette tapes, NeedEm GotEm, Italian pig roasts. We didn't even get to the Ahsoka novel or Darth Vader #25, and the Rogue One trailer is still hours away at the time of recording. But who cares! The Star Wars party starts NOW! It's time for Brews and Blasters.

Contact Us

We want to hear from you - if you agree, disagree, or just have something cool to say, email us at brewsandblasters@retrozap.com.

Do you #NeedEmGotEm? Eating some awesome food? Want us to weigh in on something? Let us know!

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Get your Brews and Blasters T-Shirt

Show that you attend the Star Wars party every week with your exclusive Brews and Blasters T-Shirt! A variety of options are available, including an amazing Ki Adi Monday style for your favorite holiday!

Support the Show

If you like Brews and Blasters, the best way to support the show is to leave us an iTunes review. It helps, honestly, because more people will find the show. If you take the time, we'll really, really appreciate. Plus, you'll win an Oppo Award!

Oct 14 2016

2hr 6mins

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Rank #13: Brews and Blasters #36: Little Monsters

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It's the Force Friday recap show! We look back on all our adventures on midnight madness and beyond, and speculate about what's to come. Also, remember the movie Little Monsters?

Sep 11 2015

1hr 24mins

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Rank #14: Brews and Blasters #74: The Neil Diamond Episode

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So much going on! Chris and Joe discuss the odd Mark Hamill/Neil Diamond connection, the recent visit to the Whistle, the Rogue One situation, weird Return of the Jedi merch, and go through a huge Needem Gotem. Plus, they answer emails, give away Oppo Awards, and devise the forthcoming movie commentaries. Sing along everyone! The Star Wars party starts here.

Find everything Brews and Blasters, including email, social links, t-shirts, subscribe options and more at BrewsAndBlasters.ninja.

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Jun 10 2016

1hr 46mins

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Rank #15: 116: Celebration Spectacular

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Someone told us that you wanted three hours of Chris and Joe tearing into EVERYTHING that happened at Star Wars Celebration Orlando, so that's exactly what we're doing! They boys are back from Florida and they have the scoop on everything from the food court to the trailers to the latest product reveals.

Wanna talk about The Last Jedi? Boom. We got it. Rebels Season 4? Boom. We got it. Marvel Comics? Del Rey Books? Hasbro Reveals? Forces of Destiny? Boom we got it! Battlefront II, yeah a little of that. Was there whiskey and pizza? Did Chris and Joe beat up some dealers on prices? Who got hit by the T-Shirt cannon?!

We'll give you the play by play as the B&B crew conquer the biggest Star Wars party and have a blast doing it. Your Star Wars Party starts NOW! It's time for Brews and Blasters.

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Apr 22 2017

3hr 3mins

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Rank #16: Brews and Blasters 82: Chris and Joe's Excellent Star Wars Adventure

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It's time to rock out with some amazing music this as Chris and Joe talk about a Luke-less universe after Return of the Jedi, Spiked Seltzers, The Top Shelf Sub, The U-Wing, and much more! Then, during #NeedEmGotEm, the boys go through the recent Smuggler's Bounty Box and the first half of convention exclusives! All that, plus email, KiAdiMonday and more.

The Star Wars Party starts now! It's time for Brews and Blasters.

Contact Us

We want to hear from you - if you agree, disagree, or just have something cool to say, email us at brewsandblasters@retrozap.com.

Do you #NeedEmGotEm? Eating some awesome food? Want us to weigh in on something? Let us know!

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Get your Brews and Blasters T-Shirt

Show that you attend the Star Wars party every week with your exclusive Brews and Blasters T-Shirt! A variety of options are available, including an amazing Ki Adi Monday style for your favorite holiday!

Support the Show

If you like Brews and Blasters, the best way to support the show is to leave us an iTunes review. It helps, honestly, because more people will find the show. If you take the time, we'll really, really appreciate. Plus, you'll win an Oppo Award!

Aug 05 2016

1hr 44mins

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Rank #17: 195: Weird Science Snoke

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We're tossing as many theories out there as we are hot dogs rolled up in foil. Snoke origins, Jedi mind tricks, and Saelt Marae all get their spotlight this week!

Some interesting theories are floating around out there about where Episode IX might take things, and we're gonna dig into a few. Then, we debate whether Qui Gon Jinn was terrible at the Jedi Mind Trick or not. Plus: Some lengthy talk about hot dogs, an epic NeedEm GotEm that goes to parts unknown, and the secret ingredient for an epic Brews and Blasters live show. The Star Wars Party starts NOW! It's time for Brews and Blasters.

Show Notes

  • Our secret recipe for doing live shows
  • Ideas for a new logo
  • “Why don’t you take me to these slobby places?”
  • Does Snoke use Weird Science?
  • Is Qui Gon Jinn terrible at the Jedi Mind Trick?
  • Is Boss Nass a devious leader?
  • Episode IX trailer talk
  • NeedEm GotEm
    • Black Series Archive Luke Skywalker X-Wing Uniform
    • TVC Klaatu
    • TVC Yak Face (Saelt Marae)
    • TVC Rey (Island Journey)
    • A Black Series figure idea you didn’t see coming!
  • Email
  • Oppo Awards

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  • If you like the show, please leave us an iTunes review. It helps, honestly, because more people will find the show. And if you take the time, we'll really, really appreciate it. Plus, you'll win an Oppo Award!
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Feb 10 2019

1hr 3mins

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Rank #18: Brews and Blasters Special: Tyler Westhause

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It's been said that Brews and Blasters interviews can bring out information and details you'd never heard on another show, and that is as true as ever as Joe meets Tyler Westhause, a rising figure in the Star Wars fan community. From his early days as a fan to his family's collections to his love of Bill Murray and the burrito he had for dinner, Tyler shares a look at his love of Star Wars and his razor-sharp sense of humor. We had a blast in this spirited discussion, and look to have Tyler back on again soon.

You can find Tyler on Twitter @twesthause.

Tyler's Facebook Group can be found here

The Star Wars party starts NOW! It's time for Brews and Blasters.

Contact Us

We want to hear from you - if you agree, disagree, or just have something cool to say, email us at brewsandblasters@retrozap.com.

Do you #NeedEmGotEm? Eating some awesome food? Want us to weigh in on something? Let us know!

Hang Out

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Get your Brews and Blasters T-Shirt

Show that you attend the Star Wars party every week with your exclusive Brews and Blasters T-Shirt! A variety of options is available, including an amazing Ki Adi Monday style for your favorite holiday!

Support the Show

If you like Brews and Blasters, the best way to support the show is to leave us an iTunes review. It helps, honestly, because more people will find the show. If you take the time, we'll really, really appreciate. Plus, you'll win an Oppo Award!

Dec 09 2016

1hr 27mins

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Rank #19: 176: Star Wars Episode IX State of the Episode Address

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We just checked in to see what condition Star Wars Episode IX's condition was in. Turns out, it looks pretty rad so far. We go through the full lowdown on the production as it stands, dig into some casting announcements, and make more than a few insane predictions. Hey, we called what would happen to Snoke months ahead, so anything's possible right?

Then, we turn our eyes to the sun! Not literally, but we get really psyched up about Zartan-style action figures coming to Star Wars. Toss in some thoughts about Predator, Willow, and maybe even some talk about pesto, and you know that the Star Wars party starts NOW! It's time for Brews and Blasters.

Notes

  • We need Willow Six Inch Figures
    • Wave 1 Wish List
  • Baby Wars Volume 2!
    • Song Review
  • Chris’s sort-of review of The Predator
    • The ultimate alternate-universe version of Alien vs Predator
  • RICC hype
  • Episode 9
    • How we got here 2014-now
    • Thoughts on JJ’s Return
    • Will the Knights of Ren ever be seen?
    • How will Luke return?
      • A look at the fun of Star Wars
    • Who ELSE might return?
    • A BIG revelation about Billy Dee’s return
    • New Cast Members
      • Cast/role predictions
    • NeedEm Gotem
      • Star Wars The Black Series Zartan-Style Dryden Vos
      • Oppo Black Series figures: could they be a reality soon?
    • Oppo Awards: End of Summer Edition

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Sep 23 2018

1hr 11mins

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Rank #20: 219: The Mind-Melting Moment in The Rise of Skywalker

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What is the mind-melting moment in The Rise of Skywalker?! What could Kevin Smith be referring to?! Chris and Joe have a few ideas on the subject, and a cavalier attitude towards 28-inch pizzas. This is why you come to the Star Wars Party, so buckle up!

We're going to Wackytown this week, Warheads! Between pizza challenges, Disney World's underground city and Matthew Lillard, we're digging deep into the news and reveals coming off of San Diego Comic Con 2019. What could possibly be the mind-melting moment in The Rise of Skywalker?! We have a few ideas. And of course, some post-show talk that's actually Star Wars-adjacent! Let's go! The Star Wars party starts now! It's time for Brews and Blasters.

Show Notes

  • SDCC Reveals, Pizza Challenges and More
  • We’re going to Wackytown
  • Matthew Lillard is Arnold Palmer (Good Girls is really good!)
  • Caffeine intake
  • Setting blasters to stun-level-chill
  • Disney World’s underground city
  • Cici’s Pizza Challenge & Frank Pepe’s Pizza reviewed
  • Haslab’s next projects
  • Alien Archive entry: Dressellians
  • Kevin Smith’s The Rise of Skywalker comments
  • What could be the Mind-Melting Moment?!
  • The Sith Trooper’s inspiration and power
  • NeedEm GotEm
    • Galaxy of Adventures new 5-inch scale line
    • Black Series Boba Fett helmet
    • Hyperreal Bespin Luke Skywalker
    • Rocklove jewelry
    • Hasbro exclusive figures
  • Aftershow discussion

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Jul 31 2019

1hr 15mins

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245: Maybe the Weirdest One Yet

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So, there's a new Clone Wars trailer out--which we review, and there's talk of Fanboys 2, which we discuss, yadda yadda yadda, but let's get to why you're partying with us: we're drafting prototype action figures for The Last Starfighter. We're hanging out with Tor Vallum and his baby head. We're laying out our dream interview with George Lucas and it has nothing to do with Star Wars, AND we got something to say about Maclunkey. Let's GO, Warheads! The Star Wars Party starts NOW! It's time for Brews and Blasters.

Jan 26 2020

1hr 13mins

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244: Throwing Chairs II: Chris and Joe Continue to Review Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

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We continue our deep, deep dive into The Rise of Skywalker, going places no one would dare to. This episode features Chewie’s death, John Williams’ acting role, Ochi the creep, Zorri Bliss and the Pub Cheese room. Plus, we got a BIG surprise for the future of Brews and Blasters and it’s all about more recorders. The Star Wars Party starts NOW! It’s time for Brews and Blasters.

Jan 19 2020

55mins

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243: Blurrgs and Blasters: The Mandalorian, Chapter 8: Redemption

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Season one of The Mandalorian wraps up with a bang, a weird-legged droid and a very special weapon. Who wins the "Determination, Perseverance" award this week? And, if you don't show your face, why grow only a moustache? The hard-hitting Star Wars analysis you can only fine here is about to smash into your ears on an all new episode of Blurrgs and Blasters. Your favorite scum and villainy, aka Chris and Joe, explore it all, and maybe hold a moment of silence or two or three. The Star Wars live-action series party starts NOW! It’s time for Blurrgs and Blasters.

Jan 15 2020

1hr 6mins

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242: Jedi: Fallen Order, Hot Dogs: Fallen Condiments

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We've been playing Star Wars: Jedi: Fallen Order and boy do we love it! Here's a spoiler-free review of the game, plus a semi-deep dive into a Topps TROS card set. Then a more-than-semi deep dive into foods that can fit into black series boxes. Then it's time for NeedEm GotEm, but we're so hungry, all we want to do is eat hot dogs that have been smashed into Black Series boxes. Let's go, Warheads! The Star Wars Party starts NOW! It's time for Brews and Blasters.

Jan 03 2020

49mins

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241: Blurrgs and Blasters: The Mandalorian, Chapter 7: The Reckoning

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This episode should have just been called "Sadness," and if you've been listening to Brews and Blasters for a while, you know why. What an exciting chapter of this story that is screaming towards an epic season finale! The Star Wars live-action series party starts NOW! It’s time for Blurrgs and Blasters.

Dec 31 2019

29mins

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240: Blurrgs and Blasters: The Mandalorian, Chapter 6: The Prisoner

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The episode was fantastic, but for some reason we keep on coming back to the ouvre of Mark Boone Junior. What do a Mandalorian, a Baldwin and James Woods all have in common? Listen to this special episode and find out! The Star Wars live-action series party starts NOW! It’s time for Blurrgs and Blasters.

Dec 31 2019

45mins

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239: Throwing Chairs I: Chris and Joe Review Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

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The final chapter of the Skywalker Saga, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, has arrived, and all we can think of is pub cheese and muppets.This is it! The Skywalker Saga has come to an end but over at the Brews and Blasters beat lab, we're just getting warmed up! Our first review episode discusses our initial reactions, surprising moments, general critiques, teary moments and of course, pub cheese. The Star Wars party starts NOW! It’s time for Brews and Blasters.

Dec 27 2019

1hr 12mins

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238: Blurrgs and Blasters: The Mandalorian Chapter 5: The Gunslinger

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WOW What an episode! We're going back to Tatooine for a dangerous job, but what as happened to our favorite wretched hive since we were last there? You favorite scum and villainy, aka Chris and Joe, explore it all, and speculate on that ending. Is it the Fett? The Star Wars live-action series party starts NOW! It’s time for Blurrgs and Blasters.

Dec 15 2019

50mins

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237: Blurrgs and Blasters: The Mandalorian Chapter 4: Sanctuary

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We want to drink spotchka, but instead we're drinking whiskey and talking all about The Mandalorian Chapter 4: Sanctuary. Aside from dinosaur mechs, our thoughts turn to Cara Dune, what Mando looks like under the mask, Cara Dune, dog men, Cara Dune, and how much a bobcat costs. The Star Wars live-action series party starts NOW! It’s time for Blurrgs and Blasters.

Dec 15 2019

53mins

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236: Blurrgs and Blasters: The Mandalorian, Chapter 3: The Sin

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This is the Way! While the exact nature of "The Sin" is left unknown, plenty of details were revealed in this episode, alongside amazing jetpack-fueled battle action.

So...what execatly was "The Sin"? We get into it and much more, featuring self professed Star Wars non-fan Mike Rappa, who loves the Mandalorian. The Star Wars live-action series party starts NOW! It’s time for Blurrgs and Blasters.

Dec 06 2019

53mins

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235: Blurrgs and Blasters: The Mandalorian, Chapter 2: The Child

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The is the LAST WORD on The Mandalorian, Chapter 2: The Child, and we brought in a special guest to give us some perspective on this groundbreaking show that no other Star Wars podcast has: someone who doesn't like Star Wars but loves The Mandalorian. It's an eye opening look at why Star Wars is for everyone, that you need to hear. The Star Wars live-action series party starts NOW! It’s time for Blurrgs and Blasters.

Dec 06 2019

1hr 5mins

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234: The Two Prune Faces of Rhode Island Comic Con 2019

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The Saltimbocca Boys are back to tell the travails of adventures at Rhode Island Comic Con 2019! This isn’t your typical convention recap: we’re freaking out Nien Nunb, making bounty hunters smile, drinking pina coladas, smashing ribs and getting carded Kenners like it ain’t no thing. And then there’s the weird stuff, like getting a full diner breakfast delivered and predicting if rancors will show up in The Mandalorian. The Star Wars party starts NOW! It’s time for Brews and Blasters.

Nov 24 2019

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233: Blurrgs and Blasters: The Mandalorian, Chapter 1

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The Mandalorian is here and man oh man, it did NOT disappoint! So many blurrgs, so many blasters, so much action and a twist ending that made our jaws hit the floor. Mix that up with a killer 70s-inspired score and a badass swagger, we’re only left with one question: how long until the snake man shows up? As far as we’re concerned, The Mandalorian was made for all of us who love the weird guys, so let’s celebrate! The Star Wars live-action series party starts NOW! It’s time for Blurrgs and Blasters.

Nov 15 2019

1hr 5mins

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232: Igloo Cooler Action Figure Storage

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We're digging deep into listener feedback, as well as deep into our Star Wars Igloo Coolers as we contemplate if they should be stored with beers, subs, or figures. Plus, the Cassian Andor series was nearly cancelled, Kevin Feige joins the Galaxy Far, Far Away, and the merits of a Boston-style Chinese Sausage. The Star Wars Party starts NOW! It's time for Brews and Blasters.

Nov 06 2019

49mins

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231: The Rise of Skywalker Final Trailer

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You’ve heard the rest, now hear the podcast that talks about throwing chairs because we’re so psyched to see The Rise of Skywalker! On this episode, we go frame by frame to uncover things in the Rise of Skywalker final trailer that NO ONE has noticed! Come along for the ride with us and discover the weird, the wild, and the theory that’s hiding in plain sight. The Star Wars party starts now! It’s time for Brews and Blasters.

Oct 28 2019

1hr 17mins

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230: Triple Force Friday Fallout Part Two: Never Ending NeedEm GotEm

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This is it: the epic NeedEm GotEm conclusion to four years of Triple Force Friday merchandise rollouts. Join us to open up a massive amount of Black Series and Vintage Collection figures, and maybe learn a thing or two along the way.

In part one, we discussed the harrowing tales of trying to find the action figures. But one thing is true: these figures are amazing! Let's open up some figs and appreciate Hasbro at the top of their game creating collectibles for the collector's market. The Star Wars Party starts NOW! It's time for Brews and Blasters.

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Oct 20 2019

1hr 24mins

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229: Triple Force Friday Fallout Part One: Tabasco Whiskey and Woe

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Well, Triple Force Friday Happened...we guess. Let's discuss our harrowing journeys to buy action figures as we also drink Tabasco Whiskey and go to dangerous places for a sandwich. The Star Wars Party starts NOW! It's time for Brews and Blasters.

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Oct 20 2019

1hr 14mins

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228: This One Isn’t About Triple Force Friday but It’s Still Good

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It's true, we're not talking Triple Force Friday in this episode because we're gonna blow it out of the water next time! This week we're tackling important subjects like why George Lucas was betrayed and discarded following the Disney acquisition, we place a call to the Disney Bedtime hotline and take a hyperreal look at the Hyperreal Darth Vader. The Star Wars Party starts NOW! It's time for Brews and Blasters.

Show Notes

  • Remember Star Wars Kid?
  • We lost time
  • The Kenner Boba Fett Black Series Figure should have had this one feature
  • Chris is the master of the merch
  • We call Disney’s goodnight hotline
  • George Lucas isn’t happy! We discuss the revelation about George Lucas from Bob Iger’s new memoirs
  • What elements in the sequel trilogy are from George’s treatments?
  • NeedEm GotEm: Hyperreal Darth Vader

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Oct 09 2019

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227: Your Triple Force Friday Master Plan (feat. Jay Yakface)

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Triple Force Friday, the biggest Star Wars collecting event in years, is almost upon us, so we decided to call in the big guns to help us discuss everything comprehensively, so enjoy this mammajamma-length special episode of the show featuring Jay Krebsbach, the owner of Yakface.com and all around great guy.

For two hours, Jay, Chris and Joe discuss not only all the Triple Force Friday reveals (and yes there's more expected than you saw in that livestream!), as well as the business and hobby of Star Wars action figure collecting. It's an instant classic. So let's go, Warheads! The Star Wars Party starts now! It's time for Brews and Blasters.

Show Notes

  • Welcome Jay Krebsbach, Owner and Grand Moff of Yakface.com
  • Discussion: how rumor reports turn out
  • What will happen if we find out an Oppo figure is being made
  • NeedEm GotEm: Triple Force Friday Special!
  • What to expect on October 4th
  • Multiple versions of Black Series figures?
    • First Edition Versions
    • Carbonized collection
    • Two waves on Triple Force Friday or just one?
  • Skywalker Strikes Luke Skywalker (convention exclusive)
  • More reveals, Bill Burr and the mysterious “Boston” codename
  • It’s time to make the weird guys and blurrgs
  • Opening an SDCC Black Series Boba Fett Kenner Edition
  • The Skywalker Saga Commemorative Collection
  • The Vintage Colllection reveals!
  • And the rest
  • What’s your Triple Force Friday strategy?
  • Thoughts on Hasbro Pulse and future product like strategy

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Sep 30 2019

1hr 47mins

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226: Would You Fight a Four-Foot Rancor Car Thief?

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This one was a lot of fun. After deciding we'd like to fight/hang out with criminal Rancor Pit Monsters who ride in sidecars, we uncover something we're almost certainly going to experience in The Rise of Skywalker.

There is something about The Rise of Skywalker—nay, the ENTIRE SEQUEL TRILOGY—that you overlooked, and when you realize what we're talking about, you're gonna flip your lid. The Star Wars Party starts NOW! It's time for Brews and Blasters.

Show Notes

  • Joe wants to fight a Rancor
  • Prediction: Ian McDiarmid is gonna BRING IT
  • The timbre of Vader’s voice
  • Is there a new trailer coming for The Rise of Skywalker?
  • John Williams thinks you’re gonna love The Rise of Skywalker
  • What is the ONE THING you haven’t heard in the sequel trilogy?!
  • The Mandalorian update
  • Oppo Award Update

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Sep 25 2019

53mins

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Renegades

By Fettmatic - Jul 05 2019
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This podcast is a Star Wars party and Chris and Joe are awesome hosts. They talk about Star Wars and other things with ease of just regular guys talking chop on the front steps. The old school game music in the background is perfect, catchy phrases like winter hat guy are funny and the entire production is top notch. If you want to listen something different in your Star Wars life, check out the Renegades.

Great chat!

By VictoriaRR - Sep 25 2018
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Love hearing the guys chat it up about the latest in Star Wars.