Friday, December 28, 2018

5 Awesome things on Ebay this week

Steve Austin's Belt Buckle- Ok so it's not the exact one but it's the same one the Six Million Dollar man wore. Anything that gets me closer to looking like Lee Majors is a good thing, also I imagine he smells really good.

70s Star Wars rip off parachute guy from Spain- This hits an incredible amount of buttons for me, if it's already sold it's because I caved and bought this.

Captain America Movie Viewer Catridge- How weird is it that Cap was marketed under the Walt Disney Brand 40 years before that happened? Also, I just know this is clips of those weirdly animated Krantz cartoons, so i want it more.

Berwick Dalek Playsuit from 1965- Even though this came out many years before I did, I love Doctor Who and the Daleks. Also, I find the wonderful simplicity of this toy very appealing.

Ideal J,J Armes Mobile Investigation Unit- I remember seeing this commercial as a kid and wanting it for that entire Saturday and then moving onto something else I guess, childhood is funny like that. 

While Armes himself is a real PI with different mechanical hands, he never had a cool ride like this, I totally checked.

Toy-Ventures 2: Chained Monsters or Monster Squad?

This week's episode examines the curious toy line "Chained Monsters" by Carlin Playthings that looks suspiciously like the characters from the 1976 TV series "The Monster Squad". You can see more Monster Squad merchandise at the PlaidStallions Gallery of Monster Squad Toys: Visit us online at Twitter: @plaidstallions

Friday, December 21, 2018

PodStallions 68: The Prisoner

This month's show revolves around a television classic, the 17 episode maxi series "The Prisoner" a show that despite it's short run has an impact on television to this very day.

Along the way, we discuss Doctor Who, Starlog, Baby Secret of the Lost Legend, Danger Man, Columbo, Jason's adventures with tequila, Brian's gift to Mr. McGoohan and Chuck the Security guard. 

Be Seeing You.

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Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Your 1977 Robot Selection

Tomy's Mighty Max is a really neat toy that often gets mistaken for a Micronaut or a Shogun Warrior.

I wish more records were included with playsets, I think it adds a neat quality. 

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Saturday, December 15, 2018

Toy-Ventures 1: The Shadow Crime Fighter Detection Belt

New video series from, each episode will showcase a unique and interesting toy from our archive.

This week it's the 1977 Shadow Crime Fighter Detection Belt from Madison Industries. A curious bit of merchandise for a character that kids weren't probably all that aware of at the time. Still glad it exists though.

Look for a new Toy Venture in the coming weeks, I would value your feedback.

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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Jeering Joker and Glaring Gorilla

"Feel like Batman triumphing over his arch-enemy" yup, the ol' caped crusader just loves to kill in cold blood, with a gun. 

I'm beginning to think Frank Miller got his start in the toy industry.

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Friday, December 07, 2018

Metal Man and UFO Adventure Sets

The Metal Man figures actually predate Star Wars but they couldn't have found a better time to exist. I remember being really fascinated with these characters and even buying the DC "Metal Men" comic as a kid thinking they were somehow related. I was disappointed...

New Six Million Dollar Man Shirt in our Redbubble store!

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