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17th February '16 1 1585

Remembering the 4:30 Movie (WABC Channel 7, New York)

14th February '16 0 614

Brought to Earth by Ideal: Remembering the Mighty Zeroids (1968-1970)

In 1968, Ideal Toys released the Zeroids: a set of toy robots described as “incredible workers of the future” from “the Planet Zero!”

9th February '16 0 801

Powered Fun and Thrills: Remembering Schaper’s Telesonic Toys of the Mid-1970s

5th February '16 1 914

His Evil Brains Glow in the Dark: Remembering Kenner’s Alien Figure (1979)

One of the most legendary and sought-after toys from my youth in the 1970s is the 18-inch tall, titular leviathan from Ridley Scott’s Alien (1979).

1st February '16 0 841

Remembering The Parker Brothers Situation Games (1968-1970)  

In the late 1960s, Parker Brothers -- manufacturers of Sorry!, Ouija and other great board games of the era -- devised a fiendish new game series, one that was part puzzle, part tense competition.

25th January '16 1 709

The Robot with a Personality: Remembering Mego’s 2-XL

In 1978, Mego introduced a small, toy robot that could play 8 -rack tapes: the amazing “2-XL,” described in promotional materials as “the robot with a personality.”

23rd January '16 0 905

Sunshine Days? The Five Most Underrated Episodes of The X-Files (1993-2002) Final Two Seasons

Chris Carter’s The X-Files (1993-2002) returns to television this week with a six hour limited TV series, and the reunion of pop culture’s favorite FBI agents, Mulder (David Duchovny) and Scully (Gillian Anderson), is highly-anticipated.

18th January '16 0 537

I'm Making the Galaxy Safe for Humanity: Tomy's Shoot Out in Space (1978)

Here’s another great collectible from the disco-decade and the post-Star Wars (1977) sci-fi boom.

17th January '16 1 1454

Remembering Mandala's Star Trek Fotonovels

12th January '16 0 847

The Product that Revolutionized Amusement Games: Remembering Atari’s Pong (1972)

Created by Allan Alcorn for Atari and released in November of 1972, Pong was advertised as a “new product…a new concept…a new company.”