After our Child of Glass discussion, Chia and Dan came back to talk commercials of their childhoods! We dove deep into the Creepy Crawlers Thingmaker by Mattel, which Dan tells us led directly to him having a career in special effects! We also learn all about Chia's childhood GI Joe fanfic, and Geoffrey makes a special GI Joe ad just for Chia!Listen to "After These Messages: Thingmaker with Chia and Dan" on Spreaker.
Warning for images of realistic-ish plastic bugs in these three commercials:
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