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Pod Stallions 82: John Saxon

We’re back and paying tribute to a legendary genre-defying star of film and small screen, John Saxon. He played A-List to C-List productions, hero or villain he could do it all, and as a bonus, he really knew karate! Topics include Enter the Dragon, Gene Roddenberry, Roger Corman, Six Million Dollar Man, Rosie Grier, Jim […]

Toy-Ventures 7: Robot Man with Four Faces

This week’s installment of Toy-Ventures is all about the wonderful and weird Maskatron knock off from France called “Robot Man with Four Faces” one of the more blatant (and charming) rip-offs I’ve ever encountered as a collector.  Visit us online at www.plaidstallions.com  Twitter: @plaidstallions  Subscribe to our Youtube Channel:  New Six Million Dollar Man Shirt […]

Robot Man with 4 Faces

I’ve mentioned this Maskatron rip off before in our countdown of Bionic Knock Offs but I’ve always wanted to circle back to it because it’s such a wonderful attempt to capture as many genres as possible with one cheap toy, so let’s have a more detailed look shall we? First off, the card art itself […]

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 […]

Bionic Spring ’77 Extra

In the Spring of 1977 Kenner issued this supplemental catalog to retailers to showcase the innovations in their (then) biggest hit toy lines, the Six Million Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman. Bionic fever would wane the following year but this was truly a golden time from Bionic fans. Check out the Kenner Bionic Spring […]

1977 : Year of the Bionic People

With the double whammy of Six Million Dollar Man and Bionic Woman on each week, Kenner pulled out all the stops in 1977 in terms of product, with over 24 pages of products to choose from this is truly the spike in the Bionic Craze. It’s interesting to note that despite her show being action […]

Six Million Dollar Man Kenner Maskatron Commercial

New to the web today is the 1976 Maskatron commercial from Kenner. Every child should know the joy of owning a robot doll that becomes John Saxon. That’s not sarcasm, I really mean it! These are scans from the 1976 Kenner catalog, click on the link for more. Expect more Bionic Man and Woman stuff […]

Keep that Bionic Pimp Hand Strong

Doctor Kromedome was created to fill a void in 1975 for Bionic Villains (Maskatron came in ’76) , the buyer for Wards contacted friends at Mego Corp and this catalog exclusive “Bionic Villain” was born.Kromedome’s weird purple outfit, Cape and Cane kind of give him a bit of Cybernetic “Mack Daddy” vibe. Like he’d be […]