Friday, February 14, 2020

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week



Space:1999 Panini Sticker Album- I had this as a kid and actually had all the stickers. Not in Portuguese mind you, I love the name "Espaco:1999", I bet on that moonbase everybody smoked and looked cool...



Max Headroom UK annual- I can't imagine what's in this but I really loved the short lived ABC TV series.



Captain Harlock doll from France- I've had a couple of these because they were sold in Quebec as well. It's a GI Joe body and it's all kinds of awesome, I don't like the show that much and I wish i hadn't sold mine. This one is pretty pricey but it's one cool action figure I wanted to showcase.



The Black Hole Towel- I've been on a bit of a Black Hole thing this week thanks to those killer new action figures. Towels are the one thing I want to collect (and I own one or two) but recognize that i don't know what to do with.



Collegeville Ming the Merciless Costume- Speaking of underrated 80s Sci-Fi, you can't go wrong with this pretty rare suit. The movie got so little merchandise (which I still wish I understood) that this may be the coolest thing that was made.




Pod Stallions 75: Saturn 3



What happens when the director of "Singing in the Rain" directs an Alien knock off?

We're joined once again by David Weiner, former editor of Famous Monsters and director of the upcoming film "In Search of Tomorrow" for a rousing discussion of the 1980 classic(?) Science Fiction thriller "Saturn 3".

We discuss the interesting story behind the making, Farrah Fawcett, the Ed Bishop cameo,  Starlog, the internal conflicts, the resulting parody novel and well, did this film get better after 40 years? Join us.




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Monday, February 10, 2020

Toy-Ventures: AHI Super Monsters Discovery!



A bit of a departure this week, as we discuss this new find. I've heard of Azrak Hamway Super Monsters but who the heck is BBRB? Well, we find out this week. Special Thanks to Eddy Berst for solving this mystery for us. For more on the AHI World Famous Super Monsters Visit: www.azrakhamway.com Pod Stallions Facebook Group:






Thursday, February 06, 2020

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week



Kenner Bionic Woman store display I have a real fixation for old store displays and I totally remember seeing this in stores. The seller has told me they have a Bionic Man one kicking around as well. I don't have the money for this but it will be fun to watch.




German Kung Fu Comic Books- We didn't get much Kung Fu merchandise here and well, even though I don't read German, I already have some of these on the way.



Batman Stunt Cycle by AHI- I'll never stop mooning over 70s rack toys, the wonderful card art and the drug store temptations. I've mentioned this before but i actually got locked in a drug store as a kid because i was sitting in the toy aisle obsessing over this crap and that had no effect on me whatsoever!



Chemtoy Playhouse Pantry- I remember loving these sets but now the nostalgia is all tied into the  vintage design of all the packaging.




New Zoo Review Freddy the Frog Iron-On:  New Zoo Review was on before "Star Blazers" (and after "Great Space Coaster") when I was a kid, so i never missed it even though I was too old for it. I developed a real crush on Emmy Jo (she was hawt!).






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Wednesday, February 05, 2020

So what happened to those Last Starfighter Prototypes anyway?


You may recall that we had featured the amazing, never produced figures from Galoob's proposed Last Starfighter toy line a while back on this blog. 


Well, they've been sold but the good thing is, you can visit them anytime you like.


I was contacted by Mike, the owner of Batcave Comics and Toys in Santa Rosa California. The last starfighter figures are now on permanent display all together at his shop for everyone to enjoy. He bought them from the original owner who was just about to separate them.


So, if you're in the area, I highly advise you to visit Batcave comics and toys and visit a little bit of toy history.




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Monday, February 03, 2020

Toy-Ventures: Tarzan or Big Jim?


Time for another Toy-Venture, this week we talk about the very underrated line of Tarzan toys produced by Mattel in 1978, actually we talk about the whole series of action figures produced that year using European Big Jim tooling. Grab a vine and join me, won't you? www.plaidstallions.com Facebook Group: Pod Stallions Instagram: Plaidstallions Twitter: @plaidstallions

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Friday, January 31, 2020

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week


Starblazers gumball machine card from Japan- As any loyal reader of this blog might know, I have a gigantic love for Star Blazers. Also, I had zero merchandise as a kid. Had I seen this display of Japanese Keshi as a child, I'd have mugged old ladies (namely my grandmother) for quarters until I had every single character and ship on this card, AHGHHHH!



Logan's Run Iron On Transfer- I've had some bad luck with vintage Iron-Ons lately but I'm sorely tempted by this original one from the 1970s.



Fantasy Island Poster Art Set- I love all things Fantasy Island and feel like I should point this out, even though I feel the seller might be a little optimistic about that price? I know there is a modest budget horror movie coming out but hey fella, calm down. Still, this is a beautiful set by Craft Master.




Vintage Star Wars Promo poster from Cascade- I've never seen these before and I miss the era when we'd bug our moms to buy a certain brand of dishwashing detergent because...Star Wars! I think I just miss caring about stuff like this in general.


Big Jim store display from Germany- I'm not certain about the price of this but I love Big Jim and Store displays so I felt like sharing it with the world. If you are into Big Jim and have Richie Rich's allowance, here you go!





Thursday, January 30, 2020

Superfriends vs the Burger Gang


I vividly remember that day in 1976 when I walked into the Eatons (RIP) toy department and saw the Remco McDonaldland Characters right next to the Mego World's Greatest Superheroes, for a brief, nanosecond there was doubt but my love for Superheroes outweighed my love for fast food. 

Also, they were sold out of Grimace....








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Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Italian for Stretch Monster



The word "Stretch" I assume doesn't translate well in Italy. Coincidently "Mister Monstro" was also my wrestling name that one, magical summer in Tijuana....


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