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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. Like our Facebook Page Check out our Instagram Get the expanded digital edition of Rack Toys here.

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! Like our Facebook Page Check out our Instagram Get the expanded digital edition of Rack Toys here.

Le Star War

While I’ll freely admit that modern Brian is totally “Star Wars’d Out”, whenever I see those original 12, I’m totally 7 years old again and I hope that never changes. Happy Friday!

Do it yourself Bionic Men

My model kit building skills were super weak when these came out so i never had the pleasure of painting Steve Austin beating up an outlaw biker. Like our Facebook Page Check out our Instagram Get the expanded digital edition of Rack Toys here.

Kenner Tree Tots

I always thought the Tree Tots were really clever, my heart at this time belonged to Big Jim but those commercials always held my attention. Kenner Tree Tots Catalog on PlaidStallions Like our Facebook Page Check out our Instagram Get the expanded digital edition of Rack Toys here.

The Great Sci-Fi Toy Slump of 1979

It’s really hard to believe but in 1979, Star Wars and other Sci-Fi related toys hit a major slump. So much so that many retailers considered it all a “fad” and stopped ordering new items. This article taken from a “Toys, Hobbies and Crafts” magazine interviews major buyers and the vice president of Mego about the […]

Pod Stallions Mini Sode 4: Top Five Christmas Presents

Ok, this isn’t much of Mini as it runs over an hour (Boy, we can talk!) but it is a fun show nonetheless. For this “Mini” Jason proposed the challenge that we talk about our “top five” Christmas presents as kids. That’s a hard thing to pick but we managed. Topics include Kenner Star Wars […]

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 […]

Pod Stallions 58: The Star Wars Holiday Special

We’re back with a look at a much maligned (and let’s face it, it’s not great) chunk of our childhood, the infamous Star Wars Holiday Special. Look, we’re not going to take such low hanging fruit, the truth is, it’s not any worse than most of what was called “entertainment” in 1978. In fact, it’s […]