Pod Stallions 89: US Remakes of British Shows

“What do ‘Fawlty Towers’, ‘On the Buses’ and ‘Open All Hours’ have in common? If you answered ‘They’re all classic UK shows that got crappy US remakes’, you’d be right! But you’d have to add, ‘Brian & Jason also know way too much about it’. For every ‘All in the Family’, there are a dozen […]

Colouring Book Theatre: Happy Days

Happy Days Colouring and Activity Book Another colouring book I found rummaging through  Planet of the Stuff a couple of weeks ago. Like a lot of 70s kids, I non-ironically stood in a mirror going “Ayyyyy!” and begged my parents for a leather jacket. I loved Happy Days, had a Mego Fonize doll and even bought […]

I Dream of Jeannie

I think the most interesting thing about Remco’s I Dream of Jeannie line isn’t that it was probably a good idea, it was that it was released years after both the original and animated series were long gone from the air waves. Jeannie’s sales were largely due to the power of syndication just like Mego […]

Aaay, Fonzie!

This little picture is another thing that I love about toy catalogs. You see, in 1976 Mego rushed the Fonz doll to the market place but his friends and his trademark motorcycle would have to wait until 1977. JC Penney offered the Fonz with this fill in motorcyle, it probably wasn’t even made by Mego […]

Yep, this happened

If you’re like me, you wake up most mornings wondering “Did i dream a show about a hyper intelligent monkey that works in Washington or was that a thing?”  Well, my answer comes in the form of this brilliant, meaningless rack toy from the good people at Ja-Ru. You see, there are no online tribute […]