The History of Manimal: I Can’t Believe There Was A Toy Line!

Manimal is an American action–adventure television series created by Glen A. Larson and Donald R. Boyle, that ran on NBC from September 30 to December 17, 1983. The show centers on the character Dr. Jonathan Chase, a shape-shifting man who can turn himself into any animal he chooses. He uses this ability to help the […]

The Unfinished History of King Arthur & The Knights of Justice

The Unfinished History of King Arthur & The Knights of Justice King Arthur and the Knights of Justice is an American animated series produced by Golden Films, C&D & Bohbot Entertainment. The series was created by Jean Chalopin along with Diane Eskenazi and Avi Arad and lasted for two seasons of 13 episodes each in […]

The History of Automan – It’s Like Tron But Different? And On TV

Automan was a science fiction superhero television series. It aired for 12 episodes (although 13 were made) on ABC between 1983 and 1984. It consciously emulates the stylistic trappings of the Walt Disney Pictures live-action film Tron, in the context of a superhero TV series. A short-lived bold and expensive experiment that didn’t pay off. […]

The History of Rude Dog and the Dweebs: From T-shirts to TV

Sun Sportswear knew they had a hit on their hands with Rude Dog, their new mascot. To further market the character, Sun Sportswear developed a Saturday morning cartoon in 1989 entitled Rude Dog and the Dweebs. Rude Dog and the Dweebs was as colorful as the clothing it advertised and so very 80’s / early […]

The History of Ulysses 31: A Worldwide Hit Barely Registered in the US

Back in the early 1980’s DIC partners with TMS to create an animated series based on Homer’s The Odyssey called Ulysses 31 for France. Ulysses 31 was a big hit in France. And Japan. And Australia and a bunch of other countries. But Ulysses 31 barely registered in the United States and slipped into obscurity. […]

The History of Dinosaucers & Its Surprising Batman Connection

On this episode we cover Dinosaucers and it’s surprising connection to Batman, of all things. Dinosaucers is also notable for having one of the rarest toylines of all time with pieces going for hundreds of dollars today. Huge thank you to Master Turtle Customs for supplying us with some of the images and the commercial […]

The History of Starting Lineup – Bringing Sports Fan & Toy Collectors Together

Created in the late 1908’s by a former player for the Cincinnati Bengals Starting Lineup were the first real mass market line of action figures based on professional athletes covering all the major sports. Help the channel continue to grow by checking out our Patreon: To become a YouTube channel member: Follow Dan […]

Jim Cornette on His Comic Book Collection

From Episode 136 of Jim Cornette’s Drive Thru Artwork by Travis Heckel! Send in your question for the Drive-Thru to: Follow Jim and Brian on Twitter: @TheJimCornette @GreatBrianLast Join Jim Cornette’s College Of Wrestling Knowledge on Patreon to access the archives & more! Visit Jim’s official site at for merch, live dates, […]

The History & Controversy of Rambo: The Force of Freedom

Taking an R rated property like First Blood and Rambo and turning it into a cartoon suitable for kids was not an easy task and not without controversy. But it was done and what resulted was the animated series Rambo: The Force of Freedom from 1986. Help the channel continue to grow by checking out […]