In episode 2, we covered the Micronauts, and as fate would have it (like Stretch Armstrong) the property is undergoing a bit of a resurgence. Did we have our finger on the pulse of the future or what? Anyway, here's the breakdown of goings-on in the Microverse: In 2016, Hasbro released a San Diego Comicon... Continue Reading →
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"... Continue Reading →
We're back from a long hiatus, and I've wanted to expand things past the podcast. Though we've yet to cover Star Wars on the show, a child of the 80s can't escape talking about a galaxy far, far away for too long. And with being in the thick of the holiday season, what better figure... Continue Reading →
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... Continue Reading →
On our last episode, Dave asked if the Stretch Armstrong coloring book was real. It’s real, and even if it wasn’t, I would certainly pretend it was. You couldn’t make up something like this. Enjoy.
Here’s a video review (via YouTube, not us) of the replica Stretch Monster figure that’s been available on eBay.
While perusing the interwebs, I found another American action figure line that appears to predate even the Adventure People. Apparently produced first in 1973-1974, the Little Legends of the West series by Excel are 4 inch tall figures based on American Old West personalities. It’s not totally clear, but it looks to me like the... Continue Reading →
One of the modern toy lines we failed to mention in our Connections segment are the various releases via a company called Tree House Kids. There are a variety of lines from this manufacturer focusing on hunting, fishing and general adventures in the great outdoors. The Imagination Adventure Series in particular has a nice Adventure... Continue Reading →
Pop culture toy fandoms in the modern age always seem to give those with a creative bent an outlet to pursue their own expressions of favorite properties. Often, it takes the form of custom action figures, but traditional art is also produced. Yes, even the Adventure People toys have inspired fans and artists to produce... Continue Reading →
In our first episode, we mentioned an article from the wonderful Star Wars Collectors Archive that featured a shot of some early Star Wars action figure mock-ups made using Fisher-Price Adventure People figures. Here are the images we mentioned, via theswca.com: For the entire fascinating story on these figures, check out the SWCA’s article on... Continue Reading →