Pod Stallions 58: The Star Wars Holiday Special

Pod Stallions 58: The Star Wars Holiday Special

Pod Stallions
Pod Stallions
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 kind of status quo, so forgive it, love and like us, talk about what we do enjoy. We both seriously want action figures of those cartoon characters and if you’re listening, so do you.

As always, the conversation strays to the Ice Pirates, action figures, style guides, Brian’s parents taking him to inappropriate movies and a spirited debate about the amazing effects of nostalgia.

Also, Brian wants to apologize for what he said about the Goonies, please don’t kill him. He has kids. 

So happy life day and  give us spirited debate on our facebook wall.

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    About The Author

    AKA Brian Heiler author of "Rack Toys: Cheap, Crazed Playthings" and co-editor of "Toy-Ventures Magazine". Co-Host of the "Pod Stallions" podcast. Host of the Brick Mantooth Youtube channel, painter, designer, writer, mental health advocate, toy collector, Mego, and Mego Knock-Off enthusiast. I have large feet, ADHD and I live in Canada. Talk toys, not others.


    • ericrules42 on December 9, 2017

      Another great show, guys. Just like always. Thank you.

    • Anonymous on December 9, 2017

      Action figures are a distinct possibility! At the risk of overstating the obvious, Disney has nearly a century of experience dealing with the collectibles market and the often astoundingly deep pockets of well-heeled fans. Judging from the kind of movies they've been releasing since acquiring the franchise, Star Wars is just another property to them, an incredibly lucrative one at that.

      If Disney recognizes there's real market -need- for, say, a Mermeia action figure, it'll happen. Buying the -complete- series of Holiday Special figures is going to be a serious outlay. There's a lot of 'em.


      Think of the boxed sets as well! If the Modal Nodes can get the deluxe package treatment, Jefferson Starship deserves the same, hopefully with purple UV reactive musical instruments for the figures as well. 🙂

    • Anonymous on December 13, 2017

      I liked this special when it first aired, and I still enjoy it. Yes, it's strange, yet really entertaining. And I never understood the backlash, I mean it was Star Wars on TV, and the Jefferson Starship song and animated sequence are great. Maybe it's because anything Star Wars I generally enjoy.

    • pro wrestling photog on December 21, 2017

      I tell everyone who has never seen this to never see it. They only thing they should see is the Boba Fett cartoon.

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