Open Your Toys Cast - Episode 065: The Vintage Show…

It’s truly amazing how quickly things can change. One moment everything is progressing the same as it always has and WHAM, your life will never be the same. That’s how I felt on December 11th. It really has changed my entire outlook on life. There’s something priceless about events of this nature. All I can say is I hope everyone experiences something similar at least once in their lifetime.

Talk about once in a lifetime, that’s how I feel about the 80’s and more specifically, the toys of the 80’s. It was literally a perfect storm of relaxing federal regulations, the proliferation of cable TV and syndication and media tie-ins. Gone were the previous generation’s large 12″ and clothed dolls. The late 70’s saw a relatively unknown film usher in a new era of action figures and with it a new approach to toy marketing. With the advancements in technology in the last 20 years, such as life-like video games and the World Wide Web, unfortunately kids will never have an experience like we did. While we normally cover the 4 boys’ lines that have dominated action figure isles for the last 30+ years, this time around we talk about our other favorite lines from what many kids that grew up during that time call the best decade ever, the 80’s.

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Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it…Slick

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5 Comments on "Open Your Toys Cast - Episode 065: The Vintage Show…"

  1. Slick McFavorite
    Dan
    15/01/2012 at 10:22 pm Permalink

    Woot! Can’t wait to listen! Off to download…

  2. Slick McFavorite
    Dan
    16/01/2012 at 11:54 am Permalink

    Ah ha! Congratulations! I have 2 kids myself (7months and 3yrs) so I know what you are in for. You guys will be be great parents. I know I’m a complete stranger but from one geek parent to another, if you ever have any questions LMK.
    I will be very interested to see the ebay listings when they go up mwah-hah-hah-hah!
    :)

  3. Slick McFavorite
    Slick McFavorite
    17/01/2012 at 7:06 am Permalink

    Thanks Dan,

    I’m sure we’ll have some “Is this normal?” questions. I’ll be promoting the grand sell off on the show for sure. I think I’m going to try Crave first, but we’ll see. Also, I put anything real interesting out on Twitter and Facebook first.

    I think it be going to be a great way to interact with my toys, even if it for a last time for some of them.

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    jaime
    25/01/2012 at 4:18 am Permalink

    Ok i”l say it………this was a good show :)

  5. Slick McFavorite
    Slick McFavorite
    26/01/2012 at 1:40 am Permalink

    Glad you enjoyed Jaime. Don’t worry, we won’t be doing too many. It’s too much damn research. Even if it didn’t seem that way :)

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