Episodes

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…

Episode 076: Starriors

March 3, 2022

Starriors from TOMY, another robot toy line form the early 80's to compete with GoBots and the almighty Transformers, but these had a gimmick! Didn't they all? This week we learn about the gimmick behind Starriors and why th…

Episode 075: Super Soakers

Feb. 24, 2022

Remember when those annoying kids around the block would get their water guns out and chase you down the street, then one day you got a SUPER SOAKER and you started chasing them! Yeah! We talked about the Super Soakers this …

Episode 074: Ty Beanie Babies

Feb. 3, 2022

The year was 1993 and the world didn't have enough stuffed animals, so enter Ty Warner and Ty Inc to save the day. The world caught on to this fad and everybody you know had one, if not a whole collection of them. This is th…

Episode 073: MEGO Dukes of Hazzard

Jan. 27, 2022

In 1981, MEGO releases a small line of action figures based on one of the biggest shows of the past couple of years. With some plastic and orange paint, they would release what would be one of their last toy lines for The Du…

Episode 072: Army Ants

Jan. 20, 2022

The year was 1987 and General Mc-Anther's Army Ant Forces were waging war against the forces of General Patant. Who wins? Well thats your choice with this line. Hasbro developed and released this micro line much like the M.U…

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…