Sunday, March 29, 2020

Friday, March 27, 2020

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

Electra Woman Halloween Costume-   I actually own one of these, it's one of the nicest pieces of Merchandise the show got and it got some respectable stuff!

Torak GI Joe Falcon Reproduction- So this isn't original but it is a pretty brilliant recreation of the crazy cool science fiction characters that Brazilian toy company Estrealla made in the late 1970s. They're sort of like 12" Super Joes and they are rare as hell to find vintage, so I totally support this effort and hope they do characters I didn't already shell out the cash for.

Imperial Inflatable King Kong- I'm tempted to buy this and pretend I have a friend over, I could also blame him for drinking all my bourbon (again!)

Nomura diecast Argo from Starblazers- I used to own one of these but sadly to pay off ironically more Star Blazers toys from Nomura. I miss it, it's really cool.

Space:1999 Colorforms set- As I mentioned in the latest Pod Stallions episode this is a really beloved childhood Space:1999 toy that I was gifted in the early 1980s. I really need to track one down in the Canadian box, where I assume they spell "Colour" the correct way...

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Thursday, March 26, 2020

Pod Stallions 76: Space:1999

We're back and once again joined by David Weiner, former editor of Famous Monsters and director of the upcoming film "In Search of Tomorrow" for a deep dive into Gerry Anderson's seminal 1970s space opera "Space:1999"

We discuss the interesting story behind the making, David's conversations with Martin Landau, first season vs second and of course, the merchandise!

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Toy-Ventures: Planet of the Apes Playset by Multiple

This week's Toy-Ventures takes us back to the year 3978, a time ruled by Apes. We look at one of the more memorable Planet of the Apes Playsets, while that's usually synonymous with Mego, this is by Multiple Toymakers.

We discuss some of Multiple's more popular toy offerings as well as why exactly Doctor Zaius is wearing a blue outfit.

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Thursday, March 19, 2020

5 awesome things on eBay this week

Enter the Dragon, the novel- I've wanted a copy of this for years but have never run into. I honestly want to know if a (great) movie made up of martial arts sequences is an interesting read.

Buck Rogers Acrylic Paint by number- Oh my God, this is $20. You could be painting Erin Gray right now, why the hell haven't you bought this? Seriously, it's $20!!!!! ERIN GRAY!

Doctor Who Rub Down Transfer Set- I can't think of anything I'd rather do than play with this, seriously I loved Presto Magix as a kid and this is a really beautiful set I would have killed for as a kid! So tempted!

Spanish Big Jim Sports set- This appears to be a real deluxe Big Jim with extra outfits like Kung Fu, which was the staples of every early 70s action figure until those darned ninjas came and stole all the thunder!!!! Lousy show boatin' ninjas.....

Kaptain Kool and the Kongs Pencil by Numbers set- Ok, so the theme this week is totally "arts and crafts", I didn't plan that but whatever, I also didn't know this was a thing before right now. I want this, really badly. 

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Origins of Remco Dracula!

My friend Matt strikes again! This time he's uncovered another toy mystery, just exactly who was the source material for the Dracula on this Remco Makeup box? The answer might blow your mind. More after the jump.

Monday, March 16, 2020

Toy-Ventures: Space:1999 Eagle 1 by Mattel

This week we take a look at what we consider to be one of the greatest toys of the 1970s, the Mattel Space:1999 Eagle 1 spaceship from 1976.

Based on the popular Gerry Anderson television series, this large, trendsetting toy just begs to brought to a sandbox immediately. PodStallions Facebook Group: PlaidStallions Facebook Page:

Thursday, March 12, 2020

5 Awesome thing on Ebay this week

Aquaman Sea Sled-  The world's most logical Aquaman licensed toy ever. This is glorious and I want it.

Amsco Space:1999 Playset- Oh my God, it's sealed and wonderful. The big trouble is I'd want to unseal it and play with it. AGHHHH!

Captain American TeamAmerica Cycle- I used to dig the Marvel Team America comix (I know!) and this teaming up of the brands is most welcome.

Battle of the Planets Princess Mask- This is terrifying and weirdly appealing.

Doc Savage Statue autographed by Ron Ely- I had one of these amazing pieces in high school but sold it in college. It is one of the two pieces of merchandise this underrated and much-loved movie (by me!) got and I want it back. I wish my name was John.

Planet of the Apes Circus Poster

I kind of swore off poster collecting here (I ran out of walls) but I couldn't resist this small one for the (officially licensed) Planet of the Apes circus shows that went on in the UK during 1974. This falls under the category of Mall Appearances and well, it's Planet of the Apes, so I'll find the wall space even if it means taking down my Marvel Alice Cooper comic.

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Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Toy-Ventures: Battle of the Planets Role Play!

Another segment in our ongoing series "Battle of the Planets" Toys we got screwed out of as kids. This time the focus on the cool belts, weapons and helmets that made you part of G-Force. Check out our Facebook Page:

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Summer Pimps:2020

Sure, it looks bleak out there right now but this photo is to serve as a reminder that we are mere weeks from shorts season people. Chin up!

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Monday, March 09, 2020

Dr. Zaius Bank

This weekend, the missus and I did some exploring, hitting antique malls, visiting new towns/fairs and indulging in local cuisine (in this case a $10 grilled cheese sandwich). Normally one of us scores while the other doesn't, by the end of the day, neither of us had purchased anything but brownies. 

At our last stop, this guy was facing me as I entered as if to say "It's a Brian day" and I happily scooped him up. As an apes collector, it's really rare to find anything like this in the wilds of Canada. 

He makes a lovely addition to my Planet of the Apes display case that I installed not long ago.

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Friday, March 06, 2020

Mego Meet 2020! presents Mego Meet 2020 which will be held June 18th-20th, 2020 in Columbus, Ohio at the Courtyard by Marriott Columbus West. This will be our third year in Columbus. The hotel is located just off the I-270 outer belt and is minutes away from dining, malls, etc. Mego Meet Facebook: Registration is open now - Meet admission is still only $25 and still includes your family; tables remain an additional $40.

Thursday, March 05, 2020

5 Awesome things on eBay this week

Mego Planet of the Apes "Go Ape" Poster- oh this is one of those "white whale" type items with me. I'm about 800 dollars shy of owning this right now but someday...

A collection of Halloween Costumes based on Flash Gordon- This is a total bargain, a boxed Ming, Hawkman and a bonus Flash mask and that other dude for $135? How is this still there?

1977 Marvel Comics Multi-Mags Super Heroes Gift Box Version: I honestly don't remember this gift pack of reprint comic books but this would have been most welcome to six year old me. 

Crazy David Starsky and Hutch Shirt- Fun fact, my dad used to drive the "Crazy David T Shirt Van" and sold these things for a couple of years. By a strange coincidence, my entire wardrobe growing up was Crazy David T-Shirts. The man was a character apparently...

Dinky Toys Tardis- Ok, this isn't actually Doctor Who related, it's a police box made by Dinky toys when they were still a thing but come one, it's a Tardis. I own one of these and it's a wonderfully charming piece. it reminds me of those the miniatures the show used in the early days...

The Cheerful Family

The Cheerful family is a rip off of Mattel's "Sunshine Family" by Lincoln International. Not to be outdone by the overall creepiness of the originals, Lincoln somehow made them even more terrifying. I won't sleep tonight.

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Tuesday, March 03, 2020

Toy-Ventures: Remco Star Trek CSF

Today we talk about my recent visit to a toy show and the items I picked up including this iconic piece of Star Trek merchandise from 1976. PlaidStallions FB Page: The original commercial for this can be found here:

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Monday, March 02, 2020

A 1970s McDonalds Costume Catalog

My friend Justin sent this to me yesterday and I can say without hyperbole that it's the greatest thing I'll ever see. If you've ever wondered how much "the Hamburglar" cost or if there was a checklist for Ronald McDonald's magic tricks, your quest is at an end today. 

$975 for the Hanburglar, do you take Paypal?

When our local McDonald's opened our Ronald had a thick Ukrainian accent, leading many of us to believe that Ronald was supposed to sound like that.

Bless you Justin for this amazing look behind the curtain.

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