Season 2

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…

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…

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.