Ep. 79: “All Systems Go!”

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Golden Girls Mania!

As discussed in Ep. 18 “Freddy or Jason”, I’m a huge fan of “The Golden Girls”. I used to watch it with my grandma and even have the collector’s set DVDs. I still love it and think the humor holds up pretty well.

So it was of no surprise that when Funko announced a series of POP Vinyl figures based on the show, I was all over it.

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I pre-ordered these beauties immediately and even kept a space clear in my apartment for their impending arrival. They’re amazing.

A little bit after that announcement, there came another one containing the news of a special New York Comic Con exclusive of our beloved ladies done in the fashion of ReAction figures.

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Supposedly, this pack became the hot toy of Comic Con and none of the people I knew who were attending were able to grab it for me. This has now gone on to be an eBay nightmare with some closing in on $200. I love the Golden Girls and would love to have figures in the same scale as the Super7 Masters of the Universe, but c’mon now. That shit is banana town.

So yeah, this is what I was getting so upset about. I have no idea why all these people decided to jump on the Golden Girl bandwagon that I’ve been driving for decades. Hey, fugazi fans: stop ruining shit for the rest of us!

At least this sweet t-shirt was waiting in my mailbox when I got home:

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Based on the wonderfulness that is this clip, obvi:

Just had to get this all out. Thanks for listening.

❤ Joe

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LJN WWF Superstars Commercial!

On this week’s episode, we spoke about some of the top toys from 1986 including the WWF Superstars line which was made by LJN. These figures were made of thick rubber and were heavy AF. They definitely caused a shit ton of damage when used as a projectile. Although they lacked points of articulation, they were awesomely detailed for the time and featured a great depth of characters from the time. Still sought after by collectors, the line has seen its value jump significantly over the past few years as more people search for a dwindling supply.

Here’s a commercial promoting one of the earlier series of the line.