HTP Episode 125 – Chris Byrne, “The Toy Guy”

Chris Byrne is a toy enthusiast and historian. He operates a blog called The Toy Guy and a podcast called The Playground Podcast. Noting how children use play and imagination to form how they see the world, Chris has some great insights into the roles that toys hold in our lives- both when we’re young and when we’re old. In this episode of Hungry Trilobyte, Chris and I look at how toys have shifted in the eyes of our larger culture. The two of us look into the rise of the adult toy collector, and the weird ways the industry has settled in the wake of Toys R Us closing its doors.

You can follow Chris on Instagram and Twitter!

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HTP Episode 015 – Rob Flanagan

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Rob Flanagan is a veteran podcaster, with shows such as Popping the Cherrywood and Shitty Movie Night under his belt. The two of us spend a lot of time discussing the philosophy of podcasting, the fun of toy collecting as adults, and reviving old properties such as He-Man, G.I. Joe, and Transformers. Rob was recently named the Fusion “Fan of the Month“, and is really passionate about the growth of e-sports.

Here’s where you can check out Rob’s work:

Popping the Cherrywood Official Site, Twitter

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HTP Episode 005 – Toy and Action Figure Museum with Kevin Stark

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Kevin Stark is the curator of the Toy and Action Figure Museum in Pauls Valley, OK. Since 2005, the museum has served as a beacon for toy fanatics and a wealth of knowledge for people unfamiliar with the hobby. Staffed with friendly, passionate fans, the museum has detailed exhibits for the diehard collector, fun displays for the curious tourist, and a play area for the kids. Because, after all, toys are MADE for them, first and foremost!

Here’s where you can keep tabs on all the fun stuff going on at the museum:

Facebook, Twitter, Museum Website

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