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Toy Rewind Podcast
58 minutes | Oct 21, 2021
Episode 060: Monster in My Pocket
A quick rewind 31 years back to 1990 when Matchbox releases a fun collectable toy like called Monster in My Pocket. Spanning from the figures all the way to a NES video game, these were a hot commodity.
56 minutes | Oct 14, 2021
Episode 059: Lincoln International Monsters
More and more monsters. Another spooky episode to talk about more Monsters. This week we rewind back to the mid-1970's and discuss the Lincoln International Monster line of Frankenstein, Dracula, The Mummy, The Wolfman, Phantom of the Opera, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and the Girl Victim.
44 minutes | Oct 7, 2021
Episode 058: REMCO Universal Monsters
The year was 1980 and REMCO releases the first line of the Universal Movie Monsters. These guys made it from the movies to the toy shelves in many different sizes including rubber masks and many more over the years. This is how it happened.
70 minutes | Sep 30, 2021
Episode 057: C.O.P.S. 'n Crooks
Hasbro has done it again with a toy line that would be the basis of a 2 season cartoon in the late 1980's. With the C.O.P.S. team based in 2020, its nice to see what Hasbro thought the future might look like, sadly it just would never happen.
65 minutes | Sep 23, 2021
Episode 056: Battle Beasts
Remember when playing Rock, Paper, Scissors was just done with your hands and didn't have a whole story line behind it? Enter Battle Beasts in 1987, when you could let the little guys decide if you were Fire, Wood or Water!
60 minutes | Sep 16, 2021
Episode 055: Shogun Warriors
When Mattel decides to import robots from Japan and put them all under one main toy line, you get Shogun Warriors. This week we learn how the Shogun Warriors line formed and evolved from die-cast to plastic and made it into the American homes.
55 minutes | Sep 2, 2021
Episode 054: Golden Girl and Guardians of the Gemstones
More MOTU companion toys, but this time from the company that brought you Micro Machines; Galoob gives us Golden Girls and the Guardians of the Gemstones. A whole action figure line that *sorta* fits with your MOTU toys, but seems to be just a bit too tall.
94 minutes | Aug 26, 2021
Episode 053: Happy Meal Toys [1985-89]
Remember all those Happy Meal Toys you got when you were a kid, but have no idea where they are now? Yep, we talked more about some of the best Happy Meal Toys from the golden age of Happy Meal Toys. Those 1985-89, yep we got Cosmic Changeables this time!
54 minutes | Aug 19, 2021
Episode 052: Warrior Beasts
Another trip through the REMCO lands of knock off MOTU figures, but this time for the bad guys. The Warrior Beasts were set to the be evil side of the Warlords but sadly this line would not last longer than a year.
57 minutes | Aug 12, 2021
Episode 051: Lost World of the Warlord
Join the brothers as they venture into the Lost World of the Warlord and discuss this toy line from Remco in 1982. These were made to play along with Masters of the Universe, we feel like we've seen these before.
101 minutes | Aug 5, 2021
Episode 050: Hot Wheels
Learn about how Hot Wheels got a start in 1968 and quickly became a competitor for Matchbox. You know you search through them every time you see them in the toy isle, but you truly don't know what you are looking for, just something that catches your eye! We all do it...
55 minutes | Jul 29, 2021
Episode 049: Strawberry Shortcake
Join us for a berry sweet episode all about Strawberry Shortcake and her world of friends, Blueberry Muffin, Raspberry Torte, Plum Pudding, Orange Blossom, Lemon Meringue and so many more. These classic dolls from the 80's were everywhere!
88 minutes | Jul 22, 2021
Episode 048: GI Joe [3-inch]
When knowing is half the battle, we brought in one of the biggest GI Joe fans we know. Join us and Scott from The STS Guys as we chat about that 3-inch line of GI Joe released by Hasbro from 1982 till 1994.
45 minutes | Jul 15, 2021
Episode 047: Star Trek - The Motion Picture
Our continued mission: To research and bring the facts about toy lines from the past to be enjoyed during the preset, and the go boldly when so many kids have played before. Yes we talked about the Star Trek: The Motion Picture line this week. So. buckle up and enjoy the ride.
53 minutes | Jul 8, 2021
Episode 046: Buddy Dolls
My Buddy, Kid Sister, My Pet Monster, Glo Worm, Pillow People, and Raggedy Ann and Andy; just a small bundle of lines that fall under the umbrella of 'Buddy Dolls'. These lines have quick histories and we jammed them all into this one episode.
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