Thursday, April 26, 2018

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Empire Bedding



For a second I wondered if anybody collects the multitude of different Star Wars themed bedsheets that have come out but of course, someone does. 

My biggest question is how to display it, do you have a room full of beds?




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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Talking Books


I honestly don't remember talking books but i love it's "low tech" concept of it basically being a talking doll in book form. I'd love to play with one now.


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Monday, April 23, 2018

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



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!


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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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