Saturday, August 11, 2018

'Chive Cast Blog Log Pod Episode 8 - Puzzles and Gobblers


This episode features Kenner Puzzles in the US and Canada from 1977 to 1979. Ron Salvatore joins to discuss his article and Canada’s Greatest Know-it-All Scott! Bradley Bradley jumps in to talk about the Canadian versions. We learn about the mysterious disappearing rebels from the medal ceremony, the meaning of “electric mauve” and a Canadian food promotion featuring monstrous gobblers. All this plus a little discussion of the Archive Party at the end of the show on the eighth “Blog Log Pod.”





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TABLE OF CONTENTS:
06:31 – Common Misconceptions about Kenner in 1977
09:40 – Irwin toys selection process
10:17 – Why no Indiana Jones in Canada
11:45 – Kenner Board Games (and why Ron hates them)
13:41 – Skye’s Gazebo Story
16:10 – Electric Mauve! (Puzzle talk begins in earnest)
18:10 – Second Series Puzzle
21:42 – Kenner Sucked at non-Toy products
25:26 – Kenner needed more photos!
27:14 – The Problematic Space Battle Puzzle
28:50 – The Victory Celebration.  Disappearing rebels.
38:43 – Where were these things made?
42:23 – Which Star Wars Scene represents Online Dating?
45:55 – Hard to Collect?
46:26 – Luke and Leia Weird Image
47:30 – Banta! Banta!
47:58 – Corridor of Lights (A new focus is born!)
51:47 – Canadian Puzzles Discussion begins
52:58 – Irwin Sucked at non-Toy products
53:50 – Canadian exclusive puzzles (Stormtroppers)
55:03 – Boring Canadian Exclusive Puzzle
55:43 – Death Star Exclusive Puzzle
57:26 – 1995 Han Penis-finger Puzzle
58:07 – Skye’s inevitable language segment
1:00:28 – Irwin Breaks the Language Law!
1:02:28 – Alpha-Getti Gobbler and Promotion
1:09:05 – Schneider’s Bacon and Wieners Promotion in Canada
1:17:00 – Archive Party IV Details

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