Episodes

Episode 071: GoBots

Jan. 14, 2022

Released the year before Hasbro's Transformers, the GoBots were the FIRST transforming car/robots to hit the shelves. Listen as we discuss the robots that came from Japan and tried to get a leg ahead of the Transformers, but…

Episode 070: Treasure Trolls

Jan. 6, 2022

Originally made from solid wood, Trolls were developed by Thomas Dam and produced by Dam Things before crazy copyright and patent laws allowed almost any company in the world to make a version. We learned a lot in this episo…

Episode 069: Board Games [Milton Bradley]

Dec. 30, 2021

Established in 1860, Milton Bradley gets started with a new board game called 'The Game of Life' to give people the chance to play through their lives. So many games would follow and make Milton Bradley the company we know t…

Episode 068: MEGO Eagle Force

Dec. 23, 2021

The year was 1982 and the boys and girls of the world were in need of small military special force action figures. Enter MEGO who releases Eagle Force and RIOT to solve those needs of the children of America. Learn how this …

Episode 067: Popples

Dec. 16, 2021

The year was 1986 and Those Characters From Cleveland (TCFC) were at it again, creating a new stuffed animal so cute that you would want to just roll it up and turn it into a ball. That's right we talked about Popples this w…

Episode 066: Madballs

Dec. 9, 2021

Remember those foam-ish balls that had ugly faces on them from the mid-80's? Yeah we do too, so we talked about the story behind Madballs and how AmToy crated and put them on the market for all us amazing kids to enjoy.

Collector Showcase: Die-cast Collecting

Dec. 2, 2021

We did a live and talked all about die-cast collecting with special guest David (championdjk from YouTube fame) and got to see how he got started and some of his best collection. Spoiler, he really likes vans!

Episode 065: Army Men

Nov. 25, 2021

Remember those green little dudes that everybody had a handful of growing up? Did you ever wonder what their origin story was? We did, so we found out and we share it this week. Also, a bit of pop culture with these little g…

Episode 064: Teddy Ruxpin

Nov. 18, 2021

Did you know Teddy isn't a bear? Learn more about what Teddy Ruxpin is and his origin story on this weeks episode of Toy Rewind as we dive into how he is connected to Chuck E. Cheese, Disney and the Nintendo Entertainment Sy…

Episode 062: Best of the West Collection

Nov. 11, 2021

In 1967, Louis Marx and Company combined a group of figures and made the move to build on their western action figure toy line up. Officially called the Best of the West Collection, these large figures helped all the kids go…

Episode 062: Marvel Secret Wars

Nov. 4, 2021

In 1984, with the success of the Kenner DC Powers Collection, Marvel teams up is Mattel to release their own collection of action figures and play-sets based from the Marvel Universe. The rest is toy history.

Episode 061: Filmation's Ghostbusters

Oct. 28, 2021

Ghostbusters, but not the Ghostbusters you're thinking of. We're talking about Filmation's Ghostbusters. The hit toy line from Schaper (TYCO) that suffered from a discombobulated cartoon. Listen up and get the history on thi…

Episode 060: Monster in My Pocket

Oct. 21, 2021

A quick rewind 31 years back to 1990 when Matchbox releases a fun collectable toy like called Monster in My Pocket. Spanning from the figures all the way to a NES video game, these were a hot commodity.

Episode 059: Lincoln International Monsters

Oct. 14, 2021

More and more monsters. Another spooky episode to talk about more Monsters. This week we rewind back to the mid-1970's and discuss the Lincoln International Monster line of Frankenstein, Dracula, The Mummy, The Wolfman, Phan…

Episode 058: REMCO Universal Monsters

Oct. 7, 2021

The year was 1980 and REMCO releases the first line of the Universal Movie Monsters. These guys made it from the movies to the toy shelves in many different sizes including rubber masks and many more over the years. This is …

Episode 057: C.O.P.S. 'n Crooks

Sept. 30, 2021

Hasbro has done it again with a toy line that would be the basis of a 2 season cartoon in the late 1980's. With the C.O.P.S. team based in 2020, its nice to see what Hasbro thought the future might look like, sadly it just w…

Episode 056: Battle Beasts

Sept. 23, 2021

Remember when playing Rock, Paper, Scissors was just done with your hands and didn't have a whole story line behind it? Enter Battle Beasts in 1987, when you could let the little guys decide if you were Fire, Wood or Water!

Episode 055: Shogun Warriors

Sept. 16, 2021

When Mattel decides to import robots from Japan and put them all under one main toy line, you get Shogun Warriors. This week we learn how the Shogun Warriors line formed and evolved from die-cast to plastic and made it into …

Episode 054: Golden Girl and Guardians of the Gem Stones

Sept. 2, 2021

More MOTU companion toys, but this time from the company that brought you Micro Machines; Galoob gives us Golden Girls and the Guardians of the Gemstones. A whole action figure line that *sorta* fits with your MOTU toys, but…

Episode 053: Happy Meal Toys [1985-89]

Aug. 26, 2021

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 1985-89, yep we go…

Episode 052: Warrior Beasts

Aug. 19, 2021

Another trip through the REMCO lands of knock off MOTU figures, but this time for the bad guys. The Warrior Beasts were set to the be evil side of the Warlords but sadly this line would not last longer than a year.

Episode 051: Lost World of the Warlord

Aug. 12, 2021

Join the brothers as they venture into the Lost World of the Warlord and discuss this toy line from Remco in 1982. These were made to play along with Masters of the Universe, we feel like we've seen these before.

Episode 050: Hot Wheels

Aug. 5, 2021

Learn about how Hot Wheels got a start in 1968 and quickly became a competitor for Matchbox. You know you search through them every time you see them in the toy isle, but you truly don't know what you are looking for, just s…

Episode 049: Strawberry Shortcake

July 29, 2021

Join us for a berry sweet episode all about Strawberry Shortcake and her world of friends, Blueberry Muffin, Raspberry Torte, Plum Pudding, Orange Blossom, Lemon Meringue and so many more. These classic dolls from the 80's w…