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Episode 48 – G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero Wave 2

Yo Joe! (Again). Taylor and Jeff are back in Hasbro country again to discuss the 2nd wave of G.I. Joe toys from the 80s. Also back are Dan Zehr from Coffee With Kenobi and Ken Farley from The Nerd 411 … Continue reading

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Talking Toys: Action Figure Exclusive #37 – Kobra Kahn

Snakes. Why did it have to be snakes? Jeff and Indiana Jones have something in common. Luckily, Taylor does not share their distaste for snakes, so he’s able to tell us all we never needed to know about Kobra Kahn … Continue reading

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Talking Toys: Action Figure Exclusive #35 – Jitsu

Jitsu. Sounds like a hip sushi restaurant, doesn’t it? No? Well, fine, it’s still a strange name for an equally strange figure. Of course, being from Masters of the Universe, you wouldn’t expect anything less. Does he pass muster for … Continue reading

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Episode 42 – The Adventures of Indiana Jones (1982)

Raiders of the Lost Ark was a HUGE movie in 1981. #1 box office, Best Picture nominee at the Academy Awards, and it remains beloved to this day. Kenner was signed on to make toys. Should have been a repeat … Continue reading

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Episode 38 – Computer Warriors

Have you ever wondered “Just how nerdy can this show get?” Well, we may have reached a new level this time. Taylor and Jeff discuss a toy line about toys based on computers. Of course, it was the 80’s, so … Continue reading

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Episode 37 – The Dukes of Hazzard

Yeeeeeeeeeehaw!!!!! Anyone who knows Jeff knows he LOVES The Dukes of Hazzard. And toys. Dukes of Hazzard toys? What do YOU think? Well, you might be slightly mistaken. This time out, Taylor and Jeff discuss Mego’s 3 3/4″ line based … Continue reading

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Episode 36 – Army Gear

Say hello to the coolest toys you never heard of. Taylor suggested this line, and Jeff had NO idea what he was talking about, and NOW they’re both scouring eBay for playsets! It was the 80s, so everything transformed into … Continue reading

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Episode 34 – Toxic Crusaders

Another Talking Toys, another R-rated 80’s property that got turned into a cartoon and toy line for kids! Troma Studios is not known for its quality or its family-friendly themes, but that didn’t stop Playmates from launching a toy line … Continue reading

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Episode 33 – G.I Joe: A Real American Hero

It’s finally here folks, Taylor and Jeff have FINALLY started down a road that they plan to be travelling on for quite awhile. Since it’s going to be a long trip, they brought some friends along. This week, Dan Zehr … Continue reading

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Episode 32 – Infaceables

In our third year of podcasting, we are STILL able to have a Talking Toys FIRST! For the first time, Taylor & Jeff discuss a toy line that NEITHER of them knew much about before they started researching. Infaceables: Mystic … Continue reading

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Talking Toys: Action Figure Exclusive #13 – Stratos

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No! It’s actually a flying monkey!!! This week, Taylor and Jeff take flight and discuss Stratos from the Masters of the Universe line. Is he a good guy? Bad guy? Can both … Continue reading

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Episode 30 – M.A.S.K.

It’s finally here! Jeff is VERY excited this time, he gets to talk about his 2nd favorite toy line of all time: M.A.S.K.!!! The fact that the name stands for Mobile Armored Strike Kommand, which breaks one of Jeff’s cardinal … Continue reading

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Episode 29 – Food Fighters

Taylor and Jeff started working on a minisode about a toy line, and fell in love with the subject so much that they decided it needed a full episode. And that’s how we came to Episode 29 – Food Fighters. … Continue reading

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Talking Toys: Action Figure Exclusive #7 – Beast Man

Pazuzuuuuuu!?!?!?! No, it’s not a plastic version of the demon from The Exorcist, he just looks a LOT like it. This week, Taylor and Jeff get beastly and discuss Skeletor’s favorite henchman, Beast Man!!! Is he the scariest ginger ever? … Continue reading

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Episode 28 – Swamp Thing

It’s a bad time in the bayou on the latest Talking Toys! Taylor and Jeff wade into the marshes to discuss Kenner’s Swamp Thing toy line. Is this toy line an evergreen, or more of a petrified stump? Listen in … Continue reading

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Talking Toys: Action Figure Exclusive #6 – Chewbacca

Rrrraaawwwrrrrr. That’s Wookie for “On this week’s Talking Toys, the guys continue their dissection of the Kenner Star Wars line with everyone’s favorite walking carpet, CHEWBACCA!!!! Listen in and find out how the guys feel about an action figure that … Continue reading

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Talking Toys: Action Figure Exclusive #5 – Zodac (or Zodak)

It’s time for Taylor to spend even MORE time talking about Mr. LadyBugHeadMan, aka Zodac. Aka Zodak. Aka who the H&%$ knows? But seriously, Taylor and Jeff continue their dismantling of the Masters of the Universe action figures with the … Continue reading

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Episode 27 – Crystar

So, when you start listening to this show, you’ll hear Jeff spend SEVERAL minutes talking about some candy his mom made at Christmas. Just stick with it, it all comes around to toys at the end, we promise. Speaking of … Continue reading

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Talking Toys: Action Figure Exclusive #4 – Princess Leia

This week, Taylor and Jeff continue their exploration of the vintage Kenner Star Wars line with the first Princess Leia Organa action figure! You’ve probably never heard 2 grown men discuss a female action figure in such detail without it … Continue reading

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Minisode 6 – Trimming The Fat (plus Fan Appreciate Day interviews!)

In this week’s episode, Taylor and Jeff discuss times when they’ve done a “purge” of their collections, getting rid of the things that they just aren’t that into any longer, or the items that have to go to make room … Continue reading

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Episode 26 – Robocop

Jeff REALLY misses the 80s. Big hair, shoulder pads, synthesizers, neon, and cartoons based on hyperviolent movies. And the toys that went with those cartoons. Kenner was in fine form when they gave us Robocop and the Ultra Police. Were … Continue reading

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Talking Toys: Action Figure Exclusive #2 – Luke Skywalker

It’s the next edition of our new spinoff! This time out, we start our journey through the Kenner Star Wars vintage figure line, beginning with Luke Skywalker from 1978. What do Taylor and Jeff think of this figure, which introduced … Continue reading

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Minisode 5 – Top 5 Box Art

Time for another minisode discussion! After our Blackstar ep, Taylor and Jeff were so impressed with the box art for the line that they decided to dedicate an entire minisode to their favorite box art. They’re glad you don’t think … Continue reading

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Talking Toys: Action Figure Exclusive #1 – He-Man

Despite what Jeff says in the intro, this is an Action Figure EXCLUSIVE! The first of many! This time out, Taylor and Jeff talk at-length about He-Man, the flagship character from Mattel’s Masters of the Universe line from the early … Continue reading

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Episode 25 – Blackstar

Remember Masters of the Universe? Yeah, that was awesome, right? Remember Blackstar? I didn’t think so. But you should, because without Blackstar, we have no MOTU. What is this that I speak of? You’ll have to listen to find out. … Continue reading

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Minisode 4 – Focusing Your Collection

This time around, Jeff thought it would be interesting to discuss which 2 or 3 toy lines he and Taylor would complete a set of, if money and space were no object, to try to crystallize just which toy lines … Continue reading

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Episode 24 – Return Of The Jedi (featuring Matt from Star Wars:In Character)

1983. The year we said goodbye to Star Wars movies. Until they made more. It was also the year we got some of the greatest toys ever made. With Return of the Jedi, Kenner really hit their stride and knocked … Continue reading

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Minisode 3 – ToyBiz DC Super Heroes

You know folks, Taylor and Jeff LOVE toys. Even toys that aren’t all that great. But sometimes, you just have to tell it like it is. And sometimes, that means a line that doesn’t deserve a full-fledged episode of Talking … Continue reading

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Episode 23 – Batman (ToyBiz, 1989)

Where do we get those wonderful toys? Usually from Kenner or Hasbro (or Mattel, if you’re Taylor). THIS time, however, they came from an upstart company called Toy Biz. Great name, great toys. Well, pretty good toys. Was justice served … Continue reading

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Talking Toys Special – Megaforce Commentary!

We promised we’d do it, and we did it! Taylor and Jeff sat down to watch that greatest of 80’s action epics, MEGAFORCE!!! They talked ALL The way through the movie, so you can hear what they have to say … Continue reading

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Episode 22 – MegaForce

Nope. Not THAT Megaforce. No flying motorcycles. No jeeps that change color. No Barry Bostwick in a lion’s mane haircut and luxurious beard wearing a gold jumpsuit. None of that. But what this MegaForce (notice the capital “f”) DOES offer … Continue reading

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Minisode 2 – To Open or Not To Open…

…THAT is the question that we ask today. It’s a debate that rages from the toy aisle to the convention floor. Are you an “opener” or do you keep your toys sealed in the box/on the card? You may be … Continue reading

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Episode 21 – Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

Oh, Kenner, our beloved, belated Kenner toys. You were awesome. You were amazing. You…..made Alan Rickman look like a disco queen??? Once upon a time, there was a Robin Hood with an American accent. That Robin Hood’s name was Kevin … Continue reading

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Minisode 1 – Gentle Giant vs MattyCollector

In our first minisode, Taylor and Jeff discuss the relative merits of Gentle Giant’s Premier Guild Membership and MattyCollector’s subscription service. Find out which the guys prefer, and hear Taylor protest just a LITTLE too much about his disdain for … Continue reading

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Episode 20 – Thundercats

It’s the show many of you have been waiting for, it’s the THUNDERCATS, ho! That may have read differently than I planned it, but you get the idea. If it’s a human/feline hybrid, you know it HAD to be the … Continue reading

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A Talking Toys Christmas – 2013 Edition. AKA Worst. Gift. Ever.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Jeff loves the holidays, so we have to do a holiday show every year. This time out, we’re joined by Josh from The Pilot Episode! Listen in and find out just how … Continue reading

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Episode 19 – Sky Commanders

Remember that toy line that came along just a little too late for you to really go all-in with it? You were just a TINY bit too old to be bothered with it? For Jeff, that line was SKY COMMANDERS. … Continue reading

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Episode 17-B – The Empire Strikes Back Part 2 (w/Fan Days interviews!)

We promised! This week we present the thrilling conclusion of our Empire Strikes Back discussion! What will be Tim’s #1 toy? Which one will Jeff choose as The One That Got Away! Did Taylor destroy all of his Empire figures? … Continue reading

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Episode 17 – The Empire Strikes Back pt 1. (Featuring Tim from Star Wars:In Character!)

Hey all you Star Warriors! We have a couple of Talking Toys firsts this time! It’s our first-ever guest star, and our first-ever 2-part episode, because there is too much awesome for just one show!  We are joined this time … Continue reading

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Episode 16 – Super Naturals

You know folks, not EVERY toy line from our youth was as amazing as Taylor likes to pretend. This show’s topic is a line that had alot of promise, but ultimately ended up on the wrong side of “Meh”….and not … Continue reading

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Episode 15 – Masters of the Universe 2000X

This one is for Taylor. Well, it started OUT being for Taylor, and soon enough, Jeff had been converted. This Masters of the Universe line from the early 2000’s was REALLY flipping sweet, you guys! With reimagined sculpts from the … Continue reading

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Episode 14 – The Real Ghostbusters

You guys! Do you remember Ghostbusters!?!? Of course you do! Do you remember The Real Ghostbusters!!!! It doesn’t get as much love as it deserves, and we’re here to change that. This time out, Taylor and Jeff dive into the … Continue reading

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Episode 13 – RoboForce (aka Maxx Steele and RoboForce!)

Suction cups always make for great toys, don’t they? Especially when they don’t actually stick very well? If you agree, you’re going to LOVE the toy line Taylor and Jeff discuss on this edition! The guys plug in to the … Continue reading

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Talking Toys Special – Dallas Comic Con and MicroRob!

Hey kids! We FINALLY got our interviews from Dallas Comic Con together for your listening pleasure, AND we have a VERY special guest, Rob Amantea, AKA MicroRob joins us to tell us what we missed (and a few things we … Continue reading

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Episode 12 – Star Wars

It’s our first anniversary!!!!! To celebrate, Taylor and Jeff FINALLY dive into the toy line you’ve all been waiting for. This time out, they start the journey of over a hundred action figures as they discuss Kenner’s first round of … Continue reading

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Episode 11 – Secret Wars

Shhh…wanna hear a secret? Well, in the mid-80s, Mattel mishandled what could have been a wildly successful toyline. That’s not so much a secret, but what MIGHT be is that Taylor and Jeff never had many of these toys. This … Continue reading

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Episode 10 – G.I. Joe Sigma 6

This ain’t your brother’s G.I. Joe!!  This time out, Taylor schools Jeff even more than usual. G.I. Joe Sigma 6 is a line that Jeff had NO experience with prior to this show, so come along on the journey with … Continue reading

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Episode 9 – Chuck Norris Karate Kommandos

You don’t play with Chuck Norris, Chuck Norris action figures play with YOU! Which is a good thing, because not many people wanted to play with Chuck Norris action figures in the mid 80’s. But that doesn’t mean they don’t … Continue reading

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Episode 8 – Rambo and the Force of Freedom

Ah, the ’80s, when a hyperviolent, ultra gritty R-rated film could spawn a children’s cartoon and accompanying toy line. What could possibly go wrong in that translation? Well, as it turns out, not much! This time out, Taylor and Jeff … Continue reading

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A Talking Toys Christmas

So, if you couldn’t have guessed, Christmas is Jeff’s favorite time of year, so he roped Taylor into doing a special Christmas episode of your favorite podcast, Talking Toys with Taylor and Jeff. Grab some egg nog and settle in … Continue reading

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Special Edition – Greatest Action Figure EVER

Hey guys, with Thanksgiving upon us (that’s an American  holiday, for all of our international listeners), we wanted to give thanks to you, our faithful listener(s). To do that, we are giving you a very special bonus episode! This time … Continue reading

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Episode 7 – Sectaurs

First up this time, we have interviews! With fans! We spoke to some folks at the Fan Days convention in Irving last month, and those Q’s and A’s start the show! After that….. EWW!!! Do you like bugs? Because Jeff … Continue reading

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Episode 6 – Star Wars Micro Collection

Ok folks, here is where we jump to Hyperspace for the first of several Star Wars-centric shows! This time, the guys discuss the 1982 Star Wars Micro collection, which was short-lived, but remains much-loved. Listen in and find out just … Continue reading

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Episode 5 – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

TURTLE POWER!!! HEROES ON THE HALF-SHELL!!! COWABUNGA!!! And all other taglines associated with this most excellent line of toys. In this edition of Talking Toys, Taylor and Jeff dive head-first into the world of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, or … Continue reading

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Episode 2: BraveStarr

In this edition, Taylor and Jeff discuss a somewhat obscure toy line: BraveStarr, a short-lived toy line that followed the adventures of Marshall Bravestarr, a sheriff on the planet of New Texas. It was the old west in the far-flung … Continue reading

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Episode 1: Masters of the Universe

In this episode, our heroes discuss the mother of all medieval toy lines, Mattel’s MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE!!!! Hear Taylor cement his title as The Toy Guru in this edition of Talking Toys with Taylor and Jeff

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