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Pod Stallions 63: Convention Stories

The last PodStallions we did was so much fun, we rushed back to do another, look at us being proactive! This week’s show is all about conventions and toy shows. We explore our humble first conventions (which were mind blowing to us then) and eventually get all the way to modern tales of San Diego […]

Spotlight: Pinmates U.S.S Enterprise by Bif Bang Pow!

Time for a rare un-boxing and photo review of a modern toy. While I mainly try to avoid modern stuff, some of it embraces my inner child wishlist that it demands to be purchased. Such is the case with Pin Mates which mix the vintage Fisher Price little people with the hottest licenses today into […]

Pod Stallions 45 : The Monkees

We’re thrilled to be back recording PodStallions after some truly turbulent times. Today’s show is all about our mutual love for the Monkee’s, although neither of us were alive for the show’s original run we were both hooked on reruns and records during the middle 1970s. We kick off the show playing catch up and […]

Pod Stallions 39: The 2015 Retro Awards

Happy New Year! It’s time for our annual salute to all the things that made us happy in 2015, especially those that harkened back to our childhoods and brother, did we have a lot to smile about. The 2015 Retro Awards salutes the movies, books, magazines and toys we raved about this year and we […]

Flash Gordon Winners Announced

Well, we got a lot of love for our Bif Bang Pow! Flash Gordon action figure spotlight contest last week and while I can’t give everyone a set, my pal (and podcast partner) Jason kicked in a second set so we could have two winners! And they are: Andy Raab (who said Flash himself is […]

Spotlight: Flash Gordon Action Figures by Bif Bang Pow!

It’s been a good summer for me and new toys, as two lines based on retro properties came out and tickled my fancy (better than last summer’s zero). This week’s is a slightly bigger deal to me as it’s based one of my absolute favourite movies of all time, 1980’s cinematic adaptation of Flash Gordon. […]

Gordon’s Alive! @ BifBangPow!

For me the most anticipated thing at Toy Fair 2015 was how the 3 3/4″ Flash Gordon line was going to turn out. I was elated to see BifBangPow had released this teaser image of the line a day early. They’ve really taken that retro feel and ran with it IMO, making some gorgeous figures […]

PodStallions 21: Bionic Man-ia

It was bound to happen, episode 21 talks of the Six Million Dollar Man television series which slow motion ran across our television screens (and our collective hearts) during the Polyester decade. In this we discuss the series itself, the spin offs and the crazy/wonderful merchandise that made Christmas more memorable. We go through the […]

The 2011 Plaidstallions Retro Awards

It’s time once again for my fake awards show dedicated to what I feel is retro goodness of the past year. All in all, 2011 was a tremendous year for this kind of commerce, so there was lots to choose from. I’ve also got some news on the book projects and changes to the site […]