Friday, August 28, 2015

Pod Stallions 34: Disappointing Merchandise



This month's topic is some of the  disappointing toy lines that have stemmed from our more beloved properties over the years.

It's totally done out of love (as we both freely admit we bought and still own a lot of this stuff) but we talk about toys for Men in Black, the Phantom, Star Trek 4 and 5, Space:1999, Superman the movie, Doctor Who and much, much more.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Dixie & Lipton Star Wars Collector's Kit

I will admit that I spent my pocket money on Star Wars Dixie cups more than once (I lived behind a grocery store as a kid) but I never saw this cool promo, I'd have been all over it.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Friday, August 21, 2015

Star Wars Toothbrushes by Oral B


This is a great catalog from 1983 which smartly has the good people of Oral B cross promoting with the Empire.

I vividly remember my dentist having a huge display of these toothbrushes and him not giving me one because I was 12 (which I begrudgingly understood).

More spacey Dental Hygiene after the jump!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Sales Leaders


They sold Pet Food  by day but at night, this sales team dealt in erotic adventure and it was always in stock!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Mego Batgirl




With the passing of Yvonne Craig, I thought I'd pay tribute with Mego. As a kid I truly wanted a Batgirl figure, my crush on Craig was the motivating factor but i had no idea of this at my young age. In the end, my fear of what my friends would think won out and I've always regretted that weakness. When I first began collecting, she was my #1 target and i don't care what my friends think about that.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

JJ Armes meet Kojak



Both these guys were based on real people, Kojak was an amalgam of several people who worked on a real life case but Armes was a real life detective with prosthetic hands. I'm not sure about the van being real however, just in my dreams sadly...

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