Friday, April 05, 2013

Pod Stallions Episode Two: Toy Shop Days

Hello Tally Ho!  Brian and Jason wax nostalgic about the pre internet days of toy collecting including mail order catalogs, comic buyers guide and of course, Toyshop, outrageous phone bills, trading, rigged phone auctions, ungodly waits and the thrill of the hunt.

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Anonymous said...

Thank you! This is awesome! :)

Dr. Geektarded said...

Hey, Brian and Jason!
Another fantastic episode.

This really took me back to toy collecting in the late 80s/early 90s. Great stuff and hope to hear a follow up toy-cast in the future on the show.

BTW, love the vintage catalog scans.

Keep up the great work!


Evil King Macrocranios said...

Did you guys keep your Toy Shops? I totally regret throwing out all of mine back in 1998. There were so many ads I remember that taught me so much. There were a lot of toys I never knew existed until I saw itty bitty little pictures of them in Toy Shop ads.Because of Toy Shop memories I find myself just as nostalgic for the secondary market days of the 90s as I am for my actual childhood when the toys first came out.

Have you ever seen the archive of Toy Shop Star Wars ads Chris Georgoulias assembled? If you google "chris g's toy shop scrapbook" it'll come up. Seeing that page is one of the big reasons why I really wish I wouldn't have thrown away my issues.

Plaidstallions said...

I wish I kept mine, especially my old ads from the 1990s. It would be a track record of my ever changing apartments.


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