Super Mates Episode 5: 80s Toy Memories Part 1

Journey with Chris and Cindy Franklin back to the decade of excess…excessively cool toys that is!

But first the happy couple does their geeky duty and Rap About Cap…Captain America: The Winter Soldier film! In this spoiler-free mini-review, both gush about how they love Chris Evans (for totally different reasons) and why you should run out to a theater and see this movie…after you listen to this episode of course!

Then on to the toys! From roided-up barbarians to fruit-scented dolls, it’s Part 1 of our 80s toy retrospective as Chris and Cindy recall childhood adventures with the Masters of the Universe, Barbie, Strawberry Shortcake, G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero, Cabbage Patch Kids and more! How did Cindy’s mom manage to get a Cabbage Patch doll in 1983, and not get mobbed? What horrible fate befell Duke from G.I. Joe?

Listen and find out!

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Be sure to let us know what you think! What are your favorite 80s toys? Let your voice be heard! We’d love to read it aloud in an upcoming episode. Drop us a line in our comments section, or email us at We’re also on Facebook!

Chris (aka Earth 2 Chris) co-hosts the Power Records Podcast with the Esteemed Rob Kelly over at the Fire and Water Podcast feed! Check them out here:

Come back next time for Part 2 of our trip to the age of Trapper Keepers! Super Powers, Care Bears, Secret Wars, My Buddy, Transformers, My Little Pony, M.A.S.K. and more await!

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