Episodes

September 16, 2021

Episode 055: Shogun Warriors

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 the American homes.

September 02, 2021

Episode 054: Golden Girl and Guardians of the Gem Stones

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 seems to be just a bit too tall.

August 26, 2021

Episode 053: Happy Meal Toys [1985-89]

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 got Cosmic Changeables this time!

August 19, 2021

Episode 052: Warrior Beasts

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.

August 12, 2021

Episode 051: Lost World of the Warlord

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.

August 05, 2021

Episode 050: Hot Wheels

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 something that catches your eye! We all do it...

July 29, 2021

Episode 049: Strawberry Shortcake

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 were everywhere!

July 22, 2021

Episode 048: GI Joe [3-inch]

When knowing is half the battle, we brought in one of the biggest GI Joe fans we know. Join us and Scott from The STS Guys as we chat about that 3-inch line of GI Joe released by Hasbro from 1982 till 1994.

July 15, 2021

Episode 047: Star Trek - The Motion Picture

Our continued mission: To research and bring the facts about toy lines from the past to be enjoyed during the preset, and the go boldly when so many kids have played before. Yes we talked about the Star Trek: The Motion Picture line this week. So. buckle up and enjoy the ride.

July 08, 2021

Episode 046: Buddy Dolls

My Buddy, Kid Sister, My Pet Monster, Glo Worm, Pillow People, and Raggedy Ann and Andy; just a small bundle of lines that fall under the umbrella of 'Buddy Dolls'. These lines have quick histories and we jammed them all into this one episode.

July 01, 2021

Episode 045: Big Wheels

We drifted right into episode 45 with this great history talk about the Original Big Wheel and the Green Machine by Marx Toys. This is where all the little ones learned to love speed and spinning those little trikes in circles.

June 24, 2021

Episode 044: ThunderCats

All the way from Third Earth, the Brothers Newland sit back and talk about the LJN toy line of the ThunderCats. Learn about how this toy line is unique from many of its counterparts and why we only got 3 waves of these toys.

June 17, 2021

Episode 043: Furby

Doo-oo-tye? We took some time to talk about Furbies that came directly out of the late 90's. From a weird language to being banned by the NSA, the Furbies have seen and heard a lot. They also freak a lot of people out. Kah boo Koo-doh

June 03, 2021

Episode 042: Inhumanoids

Another Sunbow Entertainment and Marvel tv show comes to life through a toy line released by Hasbro, seems like we have talked about this before.... We talked about the Inhumanoids from 1986 this week and discovered another story line that is prime for a reboot.

May 27, 2021

Episode 041: Johnny Lightning

Listen and learn all about how these small die-cast started from a small run, to some crazy molds with multiple engines. Multiple toy companies keeping the Johnny Lightning line so many chances to succeed. These little die-cast cars might even be where the 'chase' model started.

May 20, 2021

Episode 040: Chuck Norris: Karate Kommandos

Karate movies, action movies, tv shows, and even exercise equipment; the one and only Chuck Norris has done it all. He even started a cartoon that had a Kenner toy line all designed by the Karate master himself. Sit back and learn how this amazing star busted with this toy line.

May 13, 2021

Episode 039: DC Super Powers Collection

Under the roof of The Justice League, we came together and discussed the amazing toy line released in the mid-80's by Kenner Toys. The Super Powers Collection and all its glory had a sad end, but a glorious ride while it was around. Learn about these figures as we discuss what we had and what we remember.

May 06, 2021

Episode 038: Ronin Warriors

We sat down with a couple of the most average guests we could find, Jorge (Toys R Us Kid) and Dave (The Dork Knight) to talk about the 1995 toy line released by Playmates. Enjoy as we learn more history than ever with the Ronin Warriors background.