Episode: 260

What’s Inside 260

Author Brian Heiler (https://twitter.com/Plaidstallions) talks about rack toys; the cheap licensed toys that can be found at drug stores and five and dimes. Check out his book “Rack Toys: Cheap, Crazed Playthings” from Nacelle Company Publishing at http://racktoysbook.com/

0:00 SEGMENT 1: Brian Heiler talks about his parents being involved in the distribution of rack toys, getting locked in a drug store, reading his dad’s toy publications, playing with his dad’s toy samples, what Christmas was like for Brian, the types of movies and TV shows got rack toys, and the types of people that collect rack toys

10:10 SEGMENT 2: Brian Heiler talks about bonding with strangers over rack toys, weird water guns, why there is so much bizarre Marvel rack toys, why monster toys are so crude,

20:24 SEGMENT 3: Brian Heiler talks about the Universal Monsters craze, rack toys as seasonal stocking stuffers, updating the book for the 2nd edition, the book selling for $100 on Amazon while it was out of print, and Brian Volk-Weiss of Nacelle writing the afterward for the latest edition of the book.

26:54 SEGMENT 4: Geek to Me Radio broadcasts a live radio show on The Big 550 KTRS along with streaming video on YouTube, Facebook, Twitch, and Instagram. Make sure to support the show by typing http://bit.ly/geektome into your browser before shopping on Amazon.

31:43 SEGMENT 5: Brian Heiler talks about all of his nostalgia interests being on full display at https://plaidstallions.com/ . All the Plaid Stallions links can also be found at https://linktr.ee/Plaidstallions

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