In this super chunk installment, Jason and Brain extol their love for cheap, disposable pharmacy toys of bygone days.
"Rack Toys" gets into what they are, Brain's personal history and why he wrote a book about them. We talk about the major players, the hot licenses and our own personal stories of Rack Toy Love. We also try to explain why they are so appealing to us, even as adults and we create a "wish list" of Rack Toys we wish would have happened.
We also get POWERFULLY off track at times and discuss everything from Willy Wonka Vs Wizard of Oz, Mego toys and of course, Schneider from "One Day at a time" who I'm surprised has only come up once thus far...
- Brain's book Rack Toys: Cheap, Crazed Playthings is available here.
- Jason was instantly smitten by the Remco Mighty Crusaders line.
- That great Gene Wilder interview that was mentioned, it has no relation to Rack Toys but you should watch it.
- Brian mentioned this great book on vintage Superhero Toys.
- The AHI Monster Bend 'Ems have groovy packaging art.
- If you have a carded one of these and want to sell it, please contact Brain
- The Spider-Man Exterminator set depicts a different side of Spidey than we're used to....
- This Lonestar John Steed Cane Sword is one of Jason's favourite items, if you have information on the bowler hat contact us!
- The weird Hogan's Heroes rack toy Brain recently didn't win.
- AHI Lost in Space Rack Toys are somewhat pricey.