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Pod Stallions 85: Clash of the Titans!

RELEASE THE KRAKEN! For this week’s show, our third chair is illustrator, writer, and licensed property brand manager Josh Izzo (http://www.joshuaizzo.com/) and while our original intent was a Ray Harryhausen tribute, we ended mainly talking about Clash of the Titans so we can do more Harryhausen episodes. LISTEN TO THE MP3 HERE You can listen […]

Colorforms:1981

I’m gonna be honest, as much as I loved Buck Rogers, I probably would have went with the Popeye set when I was ten. I still love that movie and well, I have a thing for Shelly Duval… Check out our Instagram Get the expanded digital edition of Rack Toys here.

Dungeons and Dragons Mania

‘ I  remember that “Mazes and Monsters” TV Movie really wrecked Dungeons and Dragons for more than one friend of mine. Thanks a lot, Tom Hanks! Like our Facebook Page Check out our Instagram Get the expanded digital edition of Rack Toys here.

1981 Lone Ranger Catalog by Gabriel Toys

http://plaidstallions.com/gabriel/81.html 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″ […]

Muppet Big Wheels

Shouldn’t Kermit’s ride be an “It’s not easy being Green” Machine? Oh, it was too early for that, I’m going to lay down now…. Like our Facebook Page Check out our Instagram Get the expanded digital edition of Rack Toys here.

A New Dimenstion in Time!

Ladies and gentlemen, we have truly entered the space age! Follow Plaidstallions on Twitter Like our Facebook Page Check out our Instagram Get the expanded digital edition of Rack Toys here.

Christmas Wishlist 1981

This past summer, my family sold the home that belonged to my grandparents, a place I spent some very happy Christmases in. I even wrote a blog post about it back in the fall. While it was obviously a sad time, it also had it’s bright spots. One of them was discovering the woman kept […]

GI Joe Returns

This rather mysterious trade ad from December 1981 is the first thing I can find that heralds the return of the GI Joe brand to toy stores. I don’t recall seeing the figures much before March of ’82, where 11 year old me pined for Kung Fu grip but still fell in love with the […]