Tuesday, July 31, 2018

The Conversation Pit

We've added a conversation pit to PlaidStallions HQ, so if you're in the area swing by, grab a cup of chicory and we can rap about current events.

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Monday, July 30, 2018

1941, Sure to be the biggest hit of the year.

For the record, 1941 wasn't the biggest hit of 1979 (it was 24th), that title went to "Kramer Vs Kramer" but had much more disappointing merchandise.
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Thursday, July 26, 2018

I Love Action Figures in Karate Outfits

(Many thanks to my friend Eddie for this awesome image above) 

The Martial Arts explosion of the early 1970s was not lost on action figures, growing up in this time, it gave me a lifelong obsession with the culture.

 It also turned out to be a real positive influence in my life, so I've decided to start collecting all the various 70s action figures I can find in Karate Gis and compiled a list of ones that i have and would like to have after the jump:

Satin and Velvet

While popular as a duo, Velvet would eventually embark on a successful solo career.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

A bedroom in a galaxy far, far away

I simply can't look at Star Wars bedspreads and not be happy, it's Pavlovian.

 Unless said bedspread has Ewoks on it, of course, then I fly into a murderous rage for days shouting "CLEANING WOMAN!" the whole time at the top of my lungs. I should probably speak to somebody about that.

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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Be a Ventriloquist

I know it's kind of a cliche but these things still creep me out, I blame the trailer for "Magic" and the fact that most magic shops had weird "Haunted House" lighting.

Also, I see Lester all the time but how come nobody made a Chuck from "Soap"?

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Monday, July 23, 2018

Three Hombres

Meet Slick Rick, Mr. Steel and Sweet Jimmy. Three Vietnam vets who are going to clean Detroit city up the hard way!

Now playing at the Odeon, Marx and Regent theatres!

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Friday, July 20, 2018

Iconic Action Figure Brand Mego Reveals First Wave Characters

Iconic Action Figure Brand Mego Reveals First Wave Characters
The hit toy line rolls out on Target shelves this August

New York, New York – July 20, 2018 – Mego Corporation is revealing its first wave of Mego action figures, which will be available exclusively at Target this August. Marty Abrams and Joe Namath will be at San Diego Comic-Con to unveil the first wave of figures, and Comic-Con guests will have a unique opportunity to purchase a limited number of the new action figures before they launch at Target. All items will be signed by Marty Abrams and Joe Namath.

The first wave of characters includes:
       Sulu, originally portrayed by George Takei, in the original Star Trek series is featured wearing his classic federation uniform. Sulu is known for bringing peace to the intergalactic universe as helmsman of the USS Enterprise. His new action figure comes equipped with a to-scale Phaser, as Sulu is always ready for more Star Trek action.

       Kelly Garrett, one of the original members of Charlie’s Angels, is featured with a fashionable 70s-era show-stopping outfit. The figure is modeled after Jaclyn Smith, who originated the role. With a mane of feathered hair and rocking bell bottoms, she’s still Charlie’s right-hand woman.
       Peg Bundy is America’s favorite mom. She will be featured wearing her iconic leopard unitard—the perfect complement to her ever-feisty attitude. Peg’s figurine mimics her character and also includes her classic must-have—a box of bonbons.
       Action Jackson, is back in action! Jackson is a crime fighter, with an attitude as hard and flinty as his punches. Styled sporting his original blue jumpsuit.
       Arthur “The Fonz” Fonzarelli (aka Fonzie) may wear a tough-guy black leather jacket, but underneath he was often the resident softie on Happy Days. This new action figure also comes with Fonzie’s trademark comb to keep his hair looking good. Forever cool, The Fonz is a must-have for your Mego collection!

       Norm Peterson knows how to relax, and is featured wearing his classic after-work drinks outfit; an office-ready suit. He was Sam’s most devoted customer on Cheers and the new figure would not be complete without Norm’s ever-present accessory—a mug of beer, naturally.

       Piper Halliwell, one of the most powerful witches of all time has now come become immortalized as a Mego figure. Piper initially possesses the power to freeze her surrounding environment. As the series progresses, she also receives the power to cause evil beings or objects to spontaneously explode using her hands. Piper has her spell book as her featured accessory and is dressed in a red top, jeans and high heels.
       Dracula, portrayed by Bela Lugosi, is back to stalk us all! Transylvania’s most famous resident is known for feeding on the blood of humans to maintain his power and vampire-style good looks. In his tuxedo and cape, Drac’s always in style, especially when he’s looking to lure new prey.
       Alice, the long-serving housekeeper from The Brady Bunch, wouldn’t look quite the same without her iconic uniform. More than a mere housekeeper, Alice was also a true friend to the Brady family and its brood of kids, and her figurine would not be complete without her classic tight curls, piece of cake and big, friendly smile.
       Tootsie, the youngest character from Facts of Life, Tootie Ramsey was best known for her braces and penchant for rollerskates and gossiping. This iconic character sports her iconic school uniform and comes equipped with a notebook, to take down the good, the bad- you know, the facts of life.
       Mr. Chekov, a classic character from the original Star Trek, is featured wearing his distinct federation uniform. Not only navigator of The USS Enterprise, Chekov also comes equipped with a Phaser and tricorder to help keep the iconic spaceship on course.
       Jimi Hendrix, one of the most influential rock guitarists in history, is getting the Mego Icon treatment! His figure, in fact, sports the outfit made famous on the album cover of Woodstock, complete with the white, fringed boho jacket, red bandana and his classic afro. It’s time to get your collection rocking!
       Classic Wonder Woman is wearing her iconic gold tiara and original power suit—and she is here to seriously kick some criminal butt!
       General Zod: Superman’s greatest foe is back and wearing the costume made famous by Mego the first time around. He also comes with a side of Kryptonite—an important accessory for defeating Superman and, you know, taking over Earth.
       Year One Batman, the crime-fighting superhero will be featured wearing his batsuit and his iconic Batarang. Watch out villains of Gotham City!
       Harley Quinn, the Joker’s ever-devoted partner in crime and sidekick, is wearing her original outfit with her mallet poised to take over the town.
        I Dream of Jeannie, Jeannie and Tony will be featured together in this box set that includes Jeannie’s bottle. A genie who is rescued by her master Tony Nelson, Jeannie will be wearing her classic wish-granting pink Arabian outfit, while Tony wears his classic military uniform.
       Mirror Universe Star Trek, The bridge crew from one of the most significant sci-fi series of all time aim to keep the peace in the universe, and this box set will include Captain Kirk and his first officer, Spock. They will be wearing their Star Trek Mirror Universe outfits—and you certainly can’t have one without the other!

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About Mego Corporation
Mego Corporation was founded in 1954 and became the first company to make action figures based on TV shows and comics superheroes. Led by Marty Abrams, Chairman of the Original Mego Corporation and the godfather of the modern-day action figure, the company continues to successfully build on its history as an innovative leader in licensed Action Figure Toys and Toy Products for the United States and International Markets. Mego Corporation has established its headquarter in Great Neck, NY, with manufacturing facilities in China and Mexico.

Media contact: ChizComm Ltd. | www.chizcomm.com on behalf of Mego Corporation.
Max Rakov | +1 (647) 921 47 64 | mrakov@chizcomm.com

Planet of the Apes Galloping Action Doctor Zaius

I did something irresponsible the other day (and I was sober!) and bought this remote control Dr. Zaius from AHI. I'd always wanted one and hoped to make a video of him riding. I got one foot and he stopped moving!

Anyway, I couldn't stop staring at how wonderful a toy it was so I thought I'd share it until i figure out how to get him moving again.

I don't think I'll spring for the Galen in this set but I'm tempted, I love that they both have rifles.

It's actually quite nice for what would be considered a dime store toy.

Even the horse loose good!

The Ape hieroglyphics sticker really seals the deal for me.

Whoa Girl!

The thing I might love most about this is the big yellow sun from the TV series opening, it's the little things.

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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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Monday, July 16, 2018

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?

Please join us on the Pod Stallions Facebook page and let us know what you think!
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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

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.

More after the jump:


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