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gamed121683

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Re: Reboot of "Talk About" being talked about
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2024, 02:15:41 PM »
Love it! Back when Buzzr aired the reruns, I always laughed when they plugged the board game for the only place you could find a copy of it in 2023 was eBay. Happy to read that will no longer be the case.

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Re: Reboot of "Talk About" being talked about
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2024, 04:37:53 PM »
https://www.anbmedia.com/news/2024/05/new-board-game-tv-reboot-80s-game-show-talk-about/

The possibility of a "Talk About" reboot makes me almost as delighted as "Split Second" did. Thanks for sharing!
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Re: Reboot of "Talk About" being talked about
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2024, 04:46:38 PM »
Reading the announcement, I can't speak to anything on the development of the reboot; that sort of statement happens all the time.  However, on the board game side, this is the same Dan Rowen that was attached to Playroom / Ultra Pro Entertainment.  So the board game property is very likely not vapor, and this format is very, very much in Dan's development space.
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Re: Reboot of "Talk About" being talked about
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2024, 02:09:34 PM »
A different source, providing the same story, shows this picture:

https://toybook.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2024/05/TalkAbout_Toyetic.jpg

I recognize TA host Wayne Cox, and producer Mark Maxwell-Smith, but wonder who the guy on the far right is.

BTW, the article mentions that Mark Maxwell-Smith is to be on a panel at the Quiz Show Expo today/tonight.  If anyone from the group is attending, I'd like to hear what he has to say himself about this business deal.

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Re: Reboot of "Talk About" being talked about
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2024, 02:18:06 PM »
I recognize TA host Wayne Cox, and producer Mark Maxwell-Smith, but wonder who the guy on the far right is.

Looks like Andrew O'Connor, the UK host, to me.

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Re: Reboot of "Talk About" being talked about
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2024, 03:59:00 PM »
For those hoping Wayne Cox will host the reboot, they will be disappointed. Ain’t no way.

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Re: Reboot of "Talk About" being talked about
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2024, 04:01:14 PM »
However, on the board game side, this is the same Dan Rowen that was attached to Playroom / Ultra Pro Entertainment.
I glossed over this the first time I saw this thread.  Never did I think there would be overlap in any Venn diagram with (the entertainment side of) the best manufacturer of sportscard and Pokémon card holders and game shows.

gamed121683

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Re: Reboot of "Talk About" being talked about
« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2024, 04:13:16 PM »
For those hoping Wayne Cox will host the reboot, they will be disappointed. Ain’t no way.

I believe you're right. Didn't he retire about a decade ago, anyway?

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Re: Reboot of "Talk About" being talked about
« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2024, 02:01:18 PM »
Wayne Cox died in 2020.

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Re: Reboot of "Talk About" being talked about
« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2024, 02:11:31 PM »
Wayne Cox died in 2020.

For the purposes of this conversation, Wayne Cox is, among other things, currently active on Twitter.

There are lots of people named Wayne Cox.
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Re: Reboot of "Talk About" being talked about
« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2024, 03:48:47 PM »
And is apparently quite upset over the discontinuation of Stoned Wheat Thins crackers. Those things are serious business. 🙂
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Re: Reboot of "Talk About" being talked about
« Reply #12 on: June 02, 2024, 04:17:01 PM »
Wayne Cox died in 2020.

For the purposes of this conversation, Wayne Cox is, among other things, currently active on Twitter.

There are lots of people named Wayne Cox.
And he also hosted the game show documentary Buzzr produced a few years ago.
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Re: Reboot of "Talk About" being talked about
« Reply #13 on: June 02, 2024, 05:58:49 PM »
And he also hosted the game show documentary Buzzr produced a few years ago.

No, that was Alex Trebek. Wayne presided over The Search For Canada's Game Shows.

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