Episodes

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.

Episode 085: Barnyard Commandos

April 28, 2022

When farm animals and radioactive materials combine, we get Barnyard Commandos. We are joined by one of the Dorksmen this week to dive into one crazy line from Playmates right at the turn of the decade.

Episode 084: Police Academy

April 22, 2022

With the success of the movie and the cartoon, Kenner took the Police Academy characters and created a whole line that embraces the characteristics for each of them. Come and learn about one of the funnest lines we have talk…

Episode 083: Sky Commanders

April 14, 2022

Another line from Kenner, in the time of all toy lines get cartoons, we have the Sky Commanders. This small run on toys had a gimmick, as most of them did, that was different and probably helped to fuel many peoples love of …

Episode 082: Rock Lords

April 8, 2022

In 1986 who wanted a Pet Rock when you could have a Rock Lord. Tonka released transforming rocks as a spin-off from the ever popular Go-Bots toy line. Did they flop, or did they rock? Listen up as we give you a geology lesso…

Episode 081: Power Lords – The Extra-Terrestrial Warriors

April 1, 2022

From the model boxes to action figures, Revell tried something new and we see that it might not have worked out as well as they expected. This week we looked at the Power Lords and how having 4 thumbs and 3 legs is just kind…

Episode 080: Trash Bag Bunch

March 24, 2022

Disposers or Trashors, you pick the side, but either way it's about to get trashy. This week we are joined by Aaron from Front Row Negative to talk about the Trash Bag Bunch and how these gross, disgusting environmental toys…

Episode 079: Mighty Max

March 17, 2022

Polly Pocket made her splash with the girls, but the boys wanted a small toy that they could carry around easily also. Enter Might Max! With an adventure story to go with the toys and cartoons, Mighty Max just might steal th…

Episode 078: Polly Pocket

March 15, 2022

When you mention Polly Pocket, we all get the same picture in our heads of a tiny doll that lives in a world that fits inside what looks like a makeup compact, but did you know the original was actually a much smaller makeup…

Episode 077: Weebles

March 10, 2022

We all know 'Weebles wobble, but they don't fall down' and this week we found out why and where the Weebles came from. These small egg shaped toys for toddlers have been around forever it seems, and they never seem to tear u…