Friday, April 20, 2018

Super People 78

When Star Wars figures came out, all my favourites from previous Christmases got sent to the Black and White pages often discounted. 

I didn't mind at the time but now it kind of makes me a little sad, save for the awesome team up of Steve Austin and Spider-Man, that just rules.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

The Playdate

When your mum would have an old friend over and she'd have a kid your age, usually a nightmare, that you'd be forced to play with? 

This kid is giving me that vibe, I'm a little scared of him.  Don't touch my stuff!

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Friday, April 13, 2018


Armatron was the last toy I ever got for Christmas and man, was I excited. I spent months thinking about how cool it would be to own a robot arm.

I remember getting it and it did everything it said but I guess I had built it up so much in my mind it could never live up to my mental model. I did get pretty good at it though.

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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Mom's strike back

I'd like to go back in time and change my mum's subscription from "Canadian Living" to "Woman's Day", it seems like the "Cool mom" magazine.

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Sunday, April 08, 2018

Friday, April 06, 2018

1981 Lone Ranger Catalog by Gabriel Toys

The Lone Ranger was riding high in 1981 thanks to a popular Saturday morning Cartoon series (by my favourite company Filmation) and the promise of a big budget film (that didn't work out so good).

So, Gabriel Toys blasted the toy shelves with two distinct toy lines, a relaunch of their popular 1970s 9" Toy line and a 3 3/4" line so you could have Tonto get a sasparilla in the Creature Cantina!
Visit THE 1981 Gabriel Toys Lone Ranger Catalog here!

Thursday, April 05, 2018

Space:1999 The Alien

There is something so charming about a company shoving an old toy into a new license's box and hoping nobody would notice.

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Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Tuesday, April 03, 2018

Planet of the Apes Day!

Fifty years ago today, a legend was born.

 Happy Planet of the Apes day everybody, may the lawgiver smile upon you!

Monday, April 02, 2018

Friday, March 30, 2018

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Friday, March 23, 2018

Pod Stallions 60: The Martian Chronicles

We're back with an all new show!

This month's episode is devoted to Ray Bradbury's "The Martian Chronicles", not the book so mentioned (although it is mentioned) but the epic three evening NBC mini series from 1980 starring Rock Hudson!

Topics include childhood fears, TV Spider-Man, cheap-o Rack Toys, Arthur C Clarke, Starlog, poster collecting, ventriloquist dummies, Barry Morse  and much, much more.

So journey with us to the red planet!

Agree with us, have your own childhood recollection of the series?  give us spirited debate on our facebook wall.

Plenty more content on the PodStallions Facebook page!


Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Hat Decision Day

 With spring finally arrived, it's time to pick a new hat, leaning towards the Wide Brim Hunter, gives me a nice "Marlin Perkins" vibe.

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Monday, March 19, 2018

Bean Bag Love

I'm doing a renovation on my basement, any rumpus room seems eerily incomplete without at least one of these.....

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Friday, March 16, 2018

The Adventures of Steve!

I have a real soft spot for generic knock-off action figures and I find this page from France kind of mind-blowing as I've never seen many of these "Steve the Adventurer" toys.

The Mego like Steve was known as "Demo Man" in other parts of the world and his head is a really blatant copy of Big Jim but unlike a lot of KO figures, there's a higher than normal amount of care in this guy.

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Friday, March 09, 2018

Eagle 1 Spaceship

I absolutely adore the Mattel Space:1999 Eagle and have never met a kid who had it, whose eyes didn't glaze over when I mention it.

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Thursday, March 08, 2018

Bionic People in France

Steve Austin and his crew were truly an international hit as evidenced by this wonderful catalog page from France. I love how Jaimie is now "Super Jaimie" but Maskatron? That's multilingual baby!

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