May 26, 2023
Mattel took us from Street Sharks to Extreme Dinosaurs, and what could be cooler than a T-Rex to play with? A metal T-Rex that can ride on a motorcycle. Weren't the 90's great! Listen up as we talk all about the Extreme Dino…
May 19, 2023
Another line from the minds of Remco, we have the Pirates of the Galaxseas. A small line that was meant for playing with the Lost World of the Warlord or Warrior Beasts lines. An interesting line that had a specific look of …
May 15, 2023
From the minds that brought us Micro Machines, we got a baby doll line in the early 90's. Influenced by Kewpies and Betty Boop, these dolls are more for adults than kids, but who knew that in the 90's?
April 22, 2023
This week we look back at what is a beloved piece of gaming history. We talk the history of the Nintendo GameBoy released in 1989 and how is continues to be one of the most iconic and innovative video game consoles of all ti…
April 17, 2023
This week we talked about another line that just happened to be one of the largest fads of the 90's, with an intersting back story coming all the way from the 1700s. Listen up as we talk about the school ban, artwork and the…
March 31, 2023
What happens when you mix action figures, bugs, and hand puppets? You get the mid 80's release of Sectaurs. In the short time that Coleco released toys, we got a few small lines, but Sectaurs might have been the most unique …
March 23, 2023
This week, we gather all the strength we can muster from the powers of air and head to Airlandia as we discuss the Air Raiders. Released by Hasbro in the 1980's, this line was a classic good vs evils, but it was all about th…
March 3, 2023
In 1985, Mattel did it again with a fun toy line that involves space vehicles and generic drivers/minds. Join us as we talk about how this line went from awesome to having a very weird cartoon with tons of plot holes.
Feb. 23, 2023
With the Playmates TMNT line going strong, Mattel needed something to take a bite out of the competition. Enter Street Sharks. This amazing line would be the closest to bringing down the TMNT juggernaut, but would eventually…
Feb. 17, 2023
In the late 80's, toy companies really enjoyed making anything that wasn't alive come to life. Mattel was on a roll when they created the Food Fighters in 1988. Join us as we talk about the small line this week.
Feb. 9, 2023
Back when the world was a different place and playing video games typically happened at your local arcade, Atari Inc decided to change things up. Releasing the Atari Video Computer System was only the start of what is now 10…
Jan. 26, 2023
From the creators of the Micro-Machine, we get a taste of what some actions figures might have been, if they spent a little more time on the concept. The Infaceables, released in 1984 by Galoob just didn't make it past the f…
Jan. 19, 2023
With the Transformers and GoBots dominating the robot toy market, many people forgot about Zybots. Released by Remco, the transformed from vehicles to simple robots. Join us as we dive into the many variations of this line f…
Jan. 12, 2023
Did you say you want more stuffed monkies? Good call, this week we rewind back to 1974 to talk about Monchhichi, a line of Japanese stuffed monkey toys from the Sekiguchi Corporation and licensed by Mattel for US sales.
Jan. 5, 2023
Released by Mattel in 1986, GUTS! was a series of PVC military figure line that was aimed directly at the hearts of kids! With six series of figures kids could play all day an never have the same outcome.
Nov. 3, 2022
From Kenner we get Mummies Alive! A line that was accompanied with a cartoon to help with the story line, but this one would barley last 2 releases. The molds on this line would be the mummies saving grace.
Oct. 28, 2022
Spooky season and so you know we will talk all about some monsters. This year we look back at AHI's World Famous Super Monsters. This line might looks just like the REMCO and Lincoln lines, but this one is better!
Oct. 25, 2022
Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! This week we look back at the toy line that was sparked by the 1988 movie of the same name released by Kenner Toys. Listen up and keep an eye out for the beloved Freelance Bio-Exorcist!
Oct. 7, 2022
In 1984, the IDEAL Toy Company wanted to let the kids get new action figures and then tear them apart. The idea they would be able to put them back together was the plan, but did that work, or would it fail?
Sept. 29, 2022
Straight from the early 70's we get MEGOs first run of action figures, Action Jackson. At 8-inches these figures were just smaller than the first GI Joes, but was never able to stand-up to them in sales or accessory count.
Sept. 15, 2022
Season 2 come to an end with a retrospective of all the toy lines that we have talked about over the last 2 years. Give you thoughts that we have not shared before and talked about the future of the podcast.
Sept. 8, 2022
The brothers go over the last 100 years of toys and talk about how we have come from just wooden blocks to some amazing toys including dolls, action figure, video games and building blocks that snap together.
Sept. 2, 2022
In 1986 when Coleco wanted to take kids imaginations to space, they did just that with the StarCom: The U.S. Space Force. These smaller figures were over-shadowed by the amazing vehicles and playsets.
Aug. 25, 2022
More digital pets, but this time from Tiger Electronics. We talk about how Tiger Electronics not only challenged Tamagotchi, but also expanded the digital pet to many other brands like Jurassic Park and Mortal Kombat. Was Gi…