Yo Joe! Transform! Planet Comicon 2018 Panel

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Here’s the audio along with accompanying slides of our recent GI Joe/Transformers lineage panel. We think there’s some intriguing connective tissue between the two properties, and the Microman/Mego connections are fascinating to me. Big thanks to Page for co-presenting, and to Dave and Twitziller for their always valuable insight. Slide images via microforever.com, hisstank.com, vectis.co.uk, […]

Stretch update!

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Since our Stretch Armstrong episode was released, there’s been a true stretch renaissance! Here’s what’s been going on within the Stretch World: First, Target stores released a new version of the classic Stretch, which is now also available online via other stores including Amazon. The line has expanded as well to include a “World’s Smallest” […]

Episode 3: Stretch Armstrong and Friends

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It’s been a while, but we’re finally back! We continue to be amazed at the variety of toys that we’re seeing in this department store beyond time. Being stuck here before the internet age, our bandwidth is severely limited and we’re forced to upload our shows at 300 bits per second. Have no fear, we’re […]

Episode 1: The Adventure People

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Welcome to the first episode of the Toy Department! Your intrepid hosts Rob, Andrew and Dave will be here to guide you through a (hopefully) monthly tour of toy aisles past. You may remember us from the Flag Points podcast–that’s sort of how we came to be here. Just after we finished recording the final […]

We’re back online!

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Hey all, I finally got my act together and started the process of restoring the site, along with a new look. All the current episodes (all three of them–hah!) are again active. Still working on restoring the associated blog posts. I’ve got some plans to expand things in the near future. In the meantime, why […]