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We finally find out what’s in… The Secret Compartment

After many delays, mostly due to one of the hosts off camera issues, The Secret Compartment finally premiered their first episode to much fanfare.

The show is brought to us by Nick Ferrell and Rich Mayerik (two of the masterminds behind “The Toys That Made Us” and “A Toy Store Near You”). They are joined by ROM the Spacenight and the three of them make a helluva team. Imagine a modern day Three Amigos. 

The show is basically the trio giving their professional takes on toys and toy collecting…

“We spotted a hole of sorts in the “online toy content” space and realized that there was room to do something weirder, funnier and maybe a little more elevated in terms of execution and quality. Add our combined lifetime’s worth of collecting all of this junk along with a crass, alcoholic robot who’s basically the uncle that no one wants to sit next to at Thanksgiving, and we were off to the races.”

 – Nick Ferrel

In the inaugural episode of The Secret Compartment the hosts cover six long dead toy lines and discuss whether they might be ready for a revival.

“This show is essentially a visual representation of all the conversations and jokes that Nick and I have had over the past 5+ years. As well as our own personal justification for all the plastic junk we’ve filled our homes with”

Rich Mayerik

This sounds like a noble endeavor and quality use of one’s time. Creating something, whether a show or toy photography (or a website that lists toy stores), seems a positive outlet to aim our pent up nerdiness and a great excuse to buy more plastic toys. Not to mention that it adds to the toy community.

Also, who doesn’t have time for more toy-centric television programing?

Local, State, Federal, and International law prohibit us at Toy Store Guide from embedding the episode on our site so you will have to head over to and watch it there (It’s not on YouTube so I don’t know how to embed it). Click below to watch the Super Sized Premiere Episode then head back here and continue reading…


The Secret Compartment is meant for adults and features mature language and content. Viewer Discretion is Advised.

After watching the show I asked Nick about the writing process. The show went in so many directions that I would imagine the writers room was the type of place where no idea is dismissed? Almost. The trick is keeping ROM right on that edge of inappropriateness without doing anything to offend or alienate our viewers. But outside of that, the sky’s the limit.” 

Speaking about ROM, did he try to get a word in during the visionaries segment? Thought I heard him try to interject? “Did he? I don’t know. I never pay attention to him.”

“They came with hologram picket signs. Which has to be the dumbest accessory I’ve ever seen packaged with a toy.”

– ROM the Spaceknight
(talking about the Visionaries: Knights of the Magical Light toy line)

Secret Takeaways

  • The show is highly produced and well worth the wait, unlike Hunting Nostalgia… Who even throws that show together?
  • The team at Fuzz Fang Productions are ready to listen to your complaints, and even give a Post Office Box in “Nobody Cares, California”, which as per the zip code is a section of LA (makes sense).
  • RoboCop is BOSS! and everyone knows that it’s a Jesus allegory. Everyone who watched the Paul Verhoeven audio commentary on the Criterion Collection DVD that is.
  • The Secret Compartment is packed with jokes and lots of Sparks. Like more sparks than Blackstar figures!
  • Finally, if the team can keep ROM out of trouble then hopefully we will see the next installment soon.

Be sure to keep an eye out for more episodes of The Secret Compartment coming soon.
And Follow them on Instagram to stay upon to date on all the Secrets!

Article By: ToyDeLorean

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