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Jan. 14, 2022

Episode 71: GoBots

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 it just wouldn't work.

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Originally made from solid wood, Trolls were developed by Thomas Dam and produced by Dam Things before crazy copyright and patent laws allowed almost any company in the world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 episode, so listen up and learn with us.

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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 today.

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Dec. 23, 2021

Episode 68: Eagle Force

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 line could have saved MEGO, but was just too late to the game.

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Dec. 16, 2021

Episode 67: Popples

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 week and found out about all the crazy P names along with some outrageous pr…

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Dec. 9, 2021

Episode 66: Madballs

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.

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Nov. 25, 2021

Episode 65: Army Men

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 guys and how the keep making a comeback.

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Nov. 17, 2021

Episode 64: Teddy Ruxpin

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 System.

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Looking at a few Loyal Subject Hot Wheels blind boxes as well as a Studio Series Transformer and maybe something else. Watch and find out.

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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.

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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 this amazing toy line!

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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.

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More and more monsters. This week we rewind back to the mid-70's to look over the Lincoln International Monster line. Are these knockoffs? You tell us what you think.

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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 how it happened.

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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 would never happen.

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Sept. 16, 2021

Episode 56: Battle Beasts

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!

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80's Pop Culture Blind Bags

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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.

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Join us as we talk to Robby from Geek Together about his amazing collection and in the box collecting.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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

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