25 episodes

The Toy Archives was built to serve as both a community and a resource for toy collectors of all types. We'll talk about vintage toys, modern toys, and everything in between! Touching on the classics such as Kenner's Star Wars, Mattel's Masters of the Universe, and much more! We'll cover the obscure lines, and the newest released figures- all in one place! If you're a toy collector, or at least have an interest in learning about these great collectibles, this is the podcast for you!

The Toy Archives Mark Vanis

    • Leisure
    • 4.6 • 14 Ratings

The Toy Archives was built to serve as both a community and a resource for toy collectors of all types. We'll talk about vintage toys, modern toys, and everything in between! Touching on the classics such as Kenner's Star Wars, Mattel's Masters of the Universe, and much more! We'll cover the obscure lines, and the newest released figures- all in one place! If you're a toy collector, or at least have an interest in learning about these great collectibles, this is the podcast for you!

    We're not dead- yet!

    We're not dead- yet!

    It’s been an unhealthy amount of time since we promised our return to the site and podcasting, and while it’s taken almost 11 months for us to get our act together – we’re still alive and kicking! We wanted to put an update out that we’re working on a plan to keep content coming regularly (it may not be weekly, but it will be more regular than every 11 months)!







    Quick summary on what we’ve been doing and what you can expect from the podcast going forward – we’re stoked to be back and have some great stuff lined up for you all!

    The Return of the Podcast! We’re Back Again!

    The Return of the Podcast! We’re Back Again!

     

    Well, we finally mastered the art of recording remotely and wanted to check in to ensure you all that we are not dead! Here’s our COVID-19 update, current state of Social Media, and general “Let’s get back to podcasting!” antics!

    • 40 min
    Best Purchases of 2019 – The Mask, Aliens, Predators, Oh My!

    Best Purchases of 2019 – The Mask, Aliens, Predators, Oh My!

    Is this officially two weeks in a row?! Apparently a 9 month break can make dreams come true! In this episode, we break down our best purchases of 2019 (plus random stuff we forgot along the way)!











    We cover a slew of amazing vintage toy lines- Jim Carrey’s The Mask, Kenner’s Mask, Aliens, Predators, Star Wars, Stone Protectors, and so many more great lines! Tune in to hear our best purchases of 2019!





















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    • 56 min
    We’re Baaaaaack! Episode 9 Talk, Mandalorian, and Galaxy’s Edge!

    We’re Baaaaaack! Episode 9 Talk, Mandalorian, and Galaxy’s Edge!

    After a short 9 month hiatus, we are back! While this one admittedly isn’t full of vintage toy and action figure goodness, it’s a quick recap of the things we missed, didn’t cover, and our official return to the podcasting scene! Check it out- we quickly cover Episode 9 (Rise of Skywalker), The Mandalorian, and the family trip to Galaxy’s Edge! Also we reveal what you can expect in the next episode! Rest assured, you won’t have to wait another 9 months for that one (we hope)!

    • 43 min
    2019 Star Wars Celebration, Chicago Toy Show, Flippers and Fanatics!

    2019 Star Wars Celebration, Chicago Toy Show, Flippers and Fanatics!

    Late as usual, but we’re baaaack with our post Celebration weeping, leading into the Spring 2019 Kane County recap and a bunch of other back and forth bantering!

    • 51 min
    Celebration Day 3: The Mandalorian

    Celebration Day 3: The Mandalorian

    Here’s a quick recap of Day 3 so far- we were way too excited after seeing the trailer for the Mandalorian show and needed to get this one out ASAP! Don’t miss our new intro, too!

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

MJHaynie ,

Top notch Podcast. Dare I say Fantastical!!

Mark is a respected member of the toy collecting hobby and really knows his stuff. Bonus that he is a funny guy.

Range of topics from modern to vintage and various toy lines.

Love the podcast and can’t wait for more!!
Cheers Mark, keep up the great work.

Zacht21 ,

The podcast that is needed

Found this podcast thru facebook and i must say its what i needed. 2 real life raw no filter guys with knowledge as the day is long. Recommend 10 fold

80's were the best ,

Love the show!

A great down to earth enjoyable toy podcast! Greatly enjoy listening!

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