Friday, July 21, 2017

Pod Stallions 54: Movies of 1982

For our 54th show, we start with a brief (well for us) discussion about our thoughts on the newest actor to take the mantle of Doctor Who

Then we dig deep into the movies released the summer of 1982. Some call it the greatest summer for movies and hey, a lot of these movies went from flops to being revered, so it's worth discussing.

Topics include spirited debate on Blade Runner, Poltergeist, Beast Master, The Wrath of Khan, Tron, Dark Crystal, The Thing, Conan the Barbarian, Swamp Thing among others.

As always we get sidetracked into talking about merchandise, carnivals, Harrison Ford, Marvel comics, Brian's love for the work of Jim Wynorski and how freaking expensive it was to buy VHS movies back in the day.....

Join us won't you and as always we want to you to tell us your opinion on our facebook page.

SDCC Attendees- Please stop by booth 2343 and say hi to Jason!

Plenty more content on the PodStallions Facebook page!


Thursday, July 20, 2017

T Shirts: 1977

Looking at this selection of adult t-shirts,  I'm amazed by a few things 1) How much merchandise based on "The Shadow" was made in the mid 1970s 2) The whole CB thing and 3) Sears clearly owes Robert Crumb some money.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The Kenner Empire

It was around this time as a kid that I realized that I could never, ever "Collect Them All" when it came to Star Wars. Not that I had everything made leading up to this point but there was probably some child like naivete that I could catch up somehow.

Fortunately for me, I was close friends with a kid who GOT EVERYTHING and while he wasn't always a joy to be around, my goodness his basement was a wonderland!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Ladies Man

Ladies, heed my warning, do not underestimate his Aqua-Velva drenched charm. This kid is an experienced first base veteran! 

Monday, July 17, 2017

Martin Landau: A Toy Tribute

I was kinda crushed to hear of the passing of Martin Landau yesterday besides being a fan of his work, there is also a true connection to him and this site.

It was my admiration for merchandise based on Space:1999 that got me into toy collecting in the first place, so without Martin Landau toys, no PlaidStallions. I figured the best thing to do would be to showcase my favourite items that feature his likeness, so please join me after the jump!

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Balloon Inflating Dr. Zaius

As we conclude Apes week, let's go out with a bang and present an item I don't own but seriously wish i did. Presenting the Doctor Zaius that improved many a birthday party, more about this after the jump!

Friday, July 14, 2017

Amsco Planet of the Apes Adventure Set

Amsco famously made these killer adventure sets for properties like Space:1999,  The Walton's and most famously Marvel Superheroes.

I was gifted this Planet of the Apes set a couple of years ago but never put it together, so in honour of Apes week, I sat on my office floor and did just that.

You know what? It's awesome and loaded with tons of easter eggs from the movies and tv series. I love it! Check it out after the jump.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Unarmed Parachuting Apes!

Very happy to have finally tracked down this tough as nails variant in one of my favourite toy themes of all time, Parachutin' Rack Toys.

For some reason, Azrak Hamway made a running change to the their Planet of the Apes parachute figures. They came armed and unarmed, which is befuddling considering they probably only made these for a year or so.

I'm guessing by the fact that the armed Apes are so much easier to track down than the "pacifist" versions (seriously this took me ten years to find one) that they came later but honestly, I don't know much as to why they'd make a completely new figure for a dime store toy.

Another "Unsolved AHI Mystery", stay tuned.....

Azrak Hamway Index on PlaidStallions/
1976  AHI Toy Catalog 1976  AHI Toy Catalog 1977  AHI Toy Catalog 1979  AHI Toy Catalog 1981  AHI Toy Catalog

Universal MOnster toys by AHI
Monster Gallery
Batman Toys by AHI
Batman Gallery
Star Trek Toys by AHI
Star Trek Gallery
Planet of the Apes Toys by AHI
Planet of the Apes Gallery
Spider-Man Toys by AHI
Marvel Comics Gallery
Space:1999 Toys by AHI
Space:1999 Gallery

Wednesday, July 12, 2017


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