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 kinda weird.
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 were so amazing!
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 the spotlight from Polly Pocket.
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 compact that you remember. Learn about…
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 up or break!
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 their rise to fame ..... just never really happened.
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 week and how they got started with some help…
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 their story.
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 Dukes of Hazzard.
Something Santa Brought Me
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.S.C.L.E. and Monster in My Pocket lines. Simple and small, that was…
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.
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.
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.
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…
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…
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.