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Le Star War

23 February, 2018 - 00:00


While I'll freely admit that modern Brian is totally "Star Wars'd Out", whenever I see those original 12, I'm totally 7 years old again and I hope that never changes.

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Big Jim Vs Fighting Furies

22 February, 2018 - 00:00

It looks like pirates are about to break up Big Jim's camping trip, I'd watch this if it were a movie....



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Count Pantypeel

21 February, 2018 - 00:00


 DO NOT stare directly into his eyes, lest you fall under his incredible seduction powers....too late....you're naked.....


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Spider-Man from France

20 February, 2018 - 00:00

I love exclusives like this 10" action figure that seems to have only been available in Japan and France.

For a more detailed look at this guy, check out this photo review we did a few years ago...


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The Lone Ranger Rides Again

16 February, 2018 - 00:00

As much as the gorgeous Gabriel Lone Ranger action figure line was popular here, it was a massive success in Europe, where cowboy lore held a special fascination.

Never had a single figure as a kid and still don't own any but man, do i love looking at these.

(Thanks to Eddy for this scan!)

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pilot the Enterprise thru space

15 February, 2018 - 00:00


I seriously should just break down and buy one of these, time to be Mr Sulu for an afternoon....



1979 remco catalog.1980 remco catalog

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velveteen love

14 February, 2018 - 00:00

Happy Valentine's day, this the ensemble my wife and I will be wearing as we solve mysteries at yacht clubs....

Mr. Action and Karate Joe!

13 February, 2018 - 00:00

I'm officially changing my name to "Karate Joe" this morning to reap all the rewards I assume are associated with it....


More Explosive goodness.




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Fuzzy Toilet Horrors

12 February, 2018 - 00:00

"fuzzy white carpet on a toilet" is the number one answer on the Family Feud survey of "Regrettable decor choices" for 45 years running.

Space-Age Spaceware

11 February, 2018 - 08:36


I'm loving this article from a 1979 issue of Starlog highlighting some of the cooler space age toys coming out that year. The only bummer to this is that two foot Galactica never made it to market but seriously should have....

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Superheroes: European Style

9 February, 2018 - 00:00


My pal Eddie sent me this wonderful page from France yesterday and it's all the reasons I collect catalogs, a wonderful smattering of what Superhero toys were available in 1977.

A little Mego, some AHI rack toys and a whole bunch of cool as hell stuff we never saw like the Goldarak Action figures!

I love catalogs....



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Do it yourself Bionic Men

8 February, 2018 - 00:00

My model kit building skills were super weak when these came out so i never had the pleasure of painting Steve Austin beating up an outlaw biker.


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Denim Love

7 February, 2018 - 00:00



Denim love is a deep kind of love, those who know it's power understand.....

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Kenner Tree Tots

6 February, 2018 - 00:00

I always thought the Tree Tots were really clever, my heart at this time belonged to Big Jim but those commercials always held my attention.



Kenner Tree Tots Catalog on PlaidStallions




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Brick-o-flauge

5 February, 2018 - 07:25


The stealthiest of moms wisely use suburban camouflage. You will never know when she will strike!



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Weeblemania

2 February, 2018 - 00:00





















































Weebles were completely forbidden in my household as we had pledged loyalty to the Fisher Price Little People.

I ain't complainin' but come one, a Sub and a haunted house? Aggghhhhh!




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Genuine Imitation Brand Fonzie

1 February, 2018 - 00:00


This Official Fonzie Jacket complete with "autographed photo" is the very peak of "Fonziemania" in 1976. I certainly remember being all in on that sort of thing having a shirt, a button, pillowcase and of course the Mego doll.

Now, my kids call Fonzie "that guy on the pillowcase".




Pod Stallions Episode 59: 2017 Retro Awards

31 January, 2018 - 00:00


Another year, another pile of amazing pop culture.

As every retro awards, we talk about the things that most hit us in the feels in our nostalgic journey that is Pod Stallions.

We talk about our favourite movies, books, DVD releases and toys of this past year.

Topics include Planet of the Apes, Wonder Woman, the Super Friends, Doctor Who, Blade Runner, Al Adamson movies, Kung Fu, Mystery Science Theater, Elvira and much, much more.

So sit back, relax and please don't give a second thought to the fact that two music nuts never thought to talk about albums......


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    McActionfigures : More Fun than Burgers

    30 January, 2018 - 00:00

    My local Eaton's growing up had a huge McDonaldland display that looked just like this in a cube in the middle of their toy department. I recall being kind of in awe of the diorama but it couldn't compete with Big Jim, Bulletman or the Mego Superheroes in my five year old brain.

    I was later told by a salesman for Irwin Toys (the distributor in Canada) that I wasn't alone in that. 


    1976 remco catalog


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    For His Most Casual of Times

    29 January, 2018 - 00:00

    I hope the sight of Brick Mantooth in a monk's robe is all you need to make this week an epic win. 

    Like Brick could ever be celibate......


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