Episodes

Episode 109: The Infacebles

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…

Episode 108: Zybots

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…

Episode 107: Monchhichi

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.

Episode 106: Guts!

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.

Episode 105: Mummies Alive!

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.

Episode 104: AHI World Famous Super Monsters

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!

Episode 103: Beetlejuice!

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!

Episode 102: Manglor

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?

Episode 101: Action Jackson

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.

Episode 100: A Night With The Brothers

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.

Episode 099: 100 Years of Toys

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.

Episode 098: StarCom: The U.S. Space Force

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.

Episode 097: Giga Pets

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…

Episode 096: Tamagotchi

Aug. 18, 2022

The digital era was upon us, and Bandai wanted to be apart of that. Enter the 90's version of the Pet Rock, but this time you could actually make it do things. Tamagotchi was the start, but not the end of the digital pets.

Episode 095: Erector

Aug. 4, 2022

Structural Steel building sets from the early 20th century were an amazing toy set for kids to play with and to grow their imaginations. With one Erector set you could build anything your mind could think ok. What would you …

Episode 094: The Dawn Doll

July 28, 2022

It was 1970, and Barbie has been dominating the markets, but she was going through a mid-life crisis. Enter the Dawn doll line by Deluxe Reading. These 6-inch figures would only last 3 years, but gave Barbie a run for her Dr…

Episode 093: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers

July 21, 2022

This week we talk about the 90s phenomena Mighty Morphin Power Rangers! A quick history of the toys and the show that inspired the figures. And what is with the weird shaped boxes of these figures. We take a look at them all…

Episode 092: Crystar

July 8, 2022

A story line created by Marvel, but produced by REMCO, this small line was ahead of the comic book and never made it past 1 series. Do you remember Crystar? Without a cartoon there just wasn't much this line could do in the …

Episode 091: Bucky O'Hare

June 30, 2022

While Playmates was riding high on the TMNT line, Hasbro made a quick trip into the anthropomorphism world and brought us Bucky O'Hare. This short lived line was amazing, and the potential was high, but it never made it out …

Episode 090: Happy Meal Toys [1990-94]

June 23, 2022

Remember all those Happy Meal Toys you got when you were a kid, but have no idea where they are now? Yep, we talked more about some of the best Happy Meal Toys from the golden age of Happy Meal Toys. Those 1990-94. More abou…

Episode 089: Micronauts

June 16, 2022

In the late 70's MEGO wanted to give us something fun and innovative to play with, what we got was Micronauts. This intersting line only lasted 5 years, but the toys we got from it were ...... weird. We dive in and give you …

Episode 088: Willow

June 9, 2022

From the minds of Lucasfilm and Tonka, in the 80's we got a line of figures that went along with the epic adventure movie of Willow. These figures, non-posable and attached to a base, were probably the best game figures ever…

Episode 87: Biker Mice from Mars

May 12, 2022

This week we get to follow a group of mice who ride bikes and defend any planet they land on. Galoob released this line in 1993 and along with a weekly cartoon, we all enjoyed watching and playing with the Biker Mice from Ma…

Episode 086: American Girl Dolls

May 5, 2022

Learning history was never more fun after Pleasant Company starting releasing American Girl dolls. Each of these dolls had an American background that would allow you to learn and play at the same time.