Friday, December 15, 2017
Arco's the Other World was one of many fantasy toy lines that came out in the early 80s to cash in on the "Sword and Sorcery" craze lead by Mattel's Masters of the universe.
Unlike many of it's competitors the line had no cartoon to back it up (although comic books were included in it's packaging) and the figures were all bendable. I seem to recall seeing these at lower cost shops, the Regal catalog and Woolco as a teen.
The Other World is also a colourful line filled with imaginative characters like Jipps and Moggs, well worth checking out.
Check out the Other World Catalog here.
Thursday, December 14, 2017
The Durham Kung Fu figure seemed to be everywhere in the early 1970s, not based on the David Carradine series it simply captured the culture's then obsession with martial arts.
I really wanted one of these as a kid but they're pretty cheaply made and I've heard no end of stories about how his hands flew off in mid chop.
Still that display box is pretty sexy,....
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
This past weekend I was grateful to recieve a surprising package from Jason, my podcast partner. If you had asked me to guess, I'd have never gotten it right but somehow it's the perfect gift. More after the jump:
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Monday, December 11, 2017
Saturday, December 09, 2017
OK, let me start by saying, you made this really hard, you're good at this.
Second, I wanted to originally go with "Rectum? Damn near killed him!" before i turned this into a contest. No less than five of you entered that into the contest. We should form a club and have meetings.
Third, I'm going to make this a regular thing because i love it.
The winner was chosen by me and my 12 year old daughter, who seemed to get the context of this, I'm a little worried.
John Perry wrote "guys, next time I throw a key party...bring your wives!"
Congrats John, you've won a fuzzy Brick Mantooth doll. Use it wisely.
New contest next week!
Friday, December 08, 2017
We're back with a look at a much maligned (and let's face it, it's not great) chunk of our childhood, the infamous Star Wars Holiday Special.
Look, we're not going to take such low hanging fruit, the truth is, it's not any worse than most of what was called "entertainment" in 1978. In fact, it's kind of status quo, so forgive it, love and like us, talk about what we do enjoy. We both seriously want action figures of those cartoon characters and if you're listening, so do you.
As always, the conversation strays to the Ice Pirates, action figures, style guides, Brian's parents taking him to inappropriate movies and a spirited debate about the amazing effects of nostalgia.
Also, Brian wants to apologize for what he said about the Goonies, please don't kill him. He has kids.
So happy life day and give us spirited debate on our facebook wall.
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Thursday, December 07, 2017
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Tuesday, December 05, 2017
Monday, December 04, 2017
I'm thrilled vinyl has returned to the malls but I keep mine in a boring old box. I wish there were classy alternatives like this so my record collection would fly all over the room every time I want to put something on the hi-fi.