Thursday, July 19, 2018

Mego Thursday


I spent last evening loading up all the images for Mego's grand launch back to Target stores (You can see it all at the MegoMuseum), even got a call from Mego's president last night. So I'm suer nostalgic, grateful and entirely validated right now, also tired. Anyway, Mego is what brought me on this grand adventure, so I declare today Mego Thursday!

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

TV stars 1978


Wow, throw in a Mr Kotter doll and you've got a great episode of "Battle of the Network Stars"


Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Latch Hooking, everybody's doing it!


Inspired by Superman the movie and "rug hooking fever" (common in 1979) I did attempt to do a rug of Superman's shield when I was eight. Unfortunately, I had the patience of an eight-year-old boy.


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Saturday, July 14, 2018

Tarzan Inflatables



 I trust everyone is having a delightful weekend, I'm enjoying some time in the pool with my Tarzan inflatables. Hope you are too.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Pod Stallions 64: DUNE




Hell hath frozen over, we're doing the Dune show.

Long joked about as a "never gonna happen", the Dune show became our #1 listener requested episode and well, give the folks some spice!

We've brought in our pal and uber fan David Weiner of the awesome It came from Blog to join us and discuss not only the film but the book series. 

David and Jason carefully explain why they love the film to Brian, who isn't quite taking the spice if you know what i mean.

Along the way we talk about the director, the cast, the upcoming remake, the TV mini-series, Saturn 3, the horribly misguided attempt to sell Dune products to children and Yor the Hunter from the Future frisbees (seriously).

It's actually one of our best shows ever, who'da thunk it?


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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Janex Talking Alarm Clocks


As a kid, I really wanted this Batman talking alarm clock by Janex but I now think over time I would have to grown to hate Batman.

 I'm not a morning person.




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Monday, July 09, 2018

Iron On Monday



Happy Monday, here are two wonderful T-Shirt Iron Ons from my friend Corey's collection, I'd happily wear both of these to work....





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Thursday, July 05, 2018

Rebel Command Center


Two thoughts: One, Darth Vader and the Bounty Hunters look like they're going "Hooray!" which is probably what they did at the end of "Empire".

 Two, the Rebel Command center looks like minutes of play.


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Tuesday, July 03, 2018

Star Trek Pajama promotion



The idea of promoting "Star Trek The Motion Picture" with pajamas is kind of loaded, the film almost put me to sleep as a kid and the crew looked like they were all in their pajamas, so it's a bit of a comedy goldmine.

Thanks to my friend Corey, we get an amazing glimpse at this long forgotten promotion from Mars.



Monday, July 02, 2018

Space:1999 Lunchbox


I love Space:1999 and I occasionally dabble in lunch boxes when I find them for a decent price, so it should not come as a shock that I own the stunning Space:1999 lunch box. Say what you will about the series, it had some incredible merchandise.

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Friday, June 22, 2018

Pod Stallions 63: Convention Stories




The last PodStallions we did was so much fun, we rushed back to do another, look at us being proactive! This week’s show is all about conventions and toy shows.

We explore our humble first conventions (which were mind blowing to us then) and eventually get all the way to modern tales of San Diego comic con.

Along the way we talk about celebrity encounters, being a dealer, terrible conventions, John Colicos, Colin Baker, Jon Pertwee, spending all our money, getting drunk and renting adult videos? How did we even? Nevermind.


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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Planet of the Apes trashcan by Cheinco


So, I needed a trash can for my office, a kind of mundane task I guess but because my whole room is decked out in vintage stuff, I decided the can itself had to be vintage.


It took me a while, mostly because the ones I kept finding were Hockey (I do live in Canada) or stuff like "Strawberry Shortcake" that really don't work for me.

I finally settled on Planet of the Apes because 1) I like Planet of the Apes and 2) I had this in my room as a kid after finding it at a yard sale. 

So, lo and behold, my new garbage can, enjoy humans...






Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Jumpsuits!


I wonder if the day will come where i look at these and don't think "Fembot", I would think that would be a dark chapter in my life....

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

A whole mess of 1970s Belt Buckles


Does anyone else love the fact that Lee Majors and Farrah are on this page? I'm pretty sure I'd have gone for Kong as a kid.

Friday, June 15, 2018

1980 Toys R Us Flyer featuring Mego, Mork and the Kenner Alien




It's sadly looking like the end for Toys R Us in the United States, so let's go and focus on when it was a growing company that made for an amazing experience.

This Flyer from 1980 is so jam-packed with late 1970s pop culture that every page seems to have some Incredible Hulk or Wonder Woman merchandise tucked in there somewhere, it's a real trip!







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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

The First Star Trek Action Figure


Something that didn't get mentioned in the recent "The Toys That Made us" was the first Star Trek action figure wasn't of Kirk or Spock it was of Janice Rand?


This Japanese toy line is something I've seen in small black and white catalogs since I was a teenager but at the recent MegoMeet celebration I got to hold one and stupidly not buy this? What is up with me?



In 1966, A Japanese toy company decided to make a series of fashion dolls based on the ladies from various genre shows like Tara King from the Avengers, Agent 99 from Get Smart and Janice Rand from Star Trek.

None of this was licensed and let's face it, it ain't a stunning likeness but the little Star Fleet uniform (complete with accurate insignia) is adorable.

My thanks to Corey for letting me share this, it kind of haunts me I didn't grab this....





Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Snoopy's Flying Doghouse


This is one of those times where marrying an established toy concept with a license made total and complete sense. Which cannot be said for 99% of "Incredible Hulk" toys.....

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