Monday, July 17, 2017

Terrific TV Toys: "Alf" magazine, key chain, poster

Last season on Terrific TV Toys, Andrea Melchiori of Michigan showed you some cool goodies that she had collected from her love of the 1980s TV show "Alf." (It was episode 67, in case you're wondering!) She follows up that episode now with a few more things -- a fan club magazine, a key chain, and a very large poster of the lovable furry guy! Tune in and check it out ...

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Patrick Duffy will meet-and-greet at the Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Con in September

It's a great autograph show that BRBTV has taken in for the past couple years -- you'll see all kinds of stars of classic TV shows and movies there, in a nice hotel setting that's not a complete mob scene like the bigger cons. But this year, here's a name we are seeing for the first time at a show like this ... Mr. Patrick Duffy of "Dallas." He's even joined by "Dallas" castmates Morgan Fairchild and Barbara Carrera. So cool. Then there's Cindy Williams, Shirley Jones and a bunch of other great stars.

Do you remember that live-action, Saturday-morning, half-hour TV show called "The Ghost Busters," in the 1970s before the movie "Ghostbusters" ever came out? Larry Storch, one of the stars of that kids' show, will be there, too! That alone makes it worth the trip.

The show is in September in Hunt Valley, Maryland. See more at the Facebook page or website.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Terrific TV Toys: Daphne of "Scooby-Doo" figure by Figures Toy Co.

Figures Toy Co. is heading into Mystery Inc. territory now with a new line of figures in their wonderful Mego-repro-style. There's the gang -- Fred, Daphne, Shaggy and even the Clown Ghost in the first series. And this week on Terrific TV Toys, we take a look at the Daphne figure.

(So do you think the second series will include Scooby????)

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Meet Jeb Stuart Duke in Ohio this September

It's a great day in the "Dukes of Hazzard" world when you can meet yet another Duke boy. And we've got one surfacing, after all these years, into the "Dukes" fan community to meet and greet. This is Chris Hensel, known to us as Jeb Stuart Duke in the episode "Along Came a Duke," originally airing on February 13, 1981. He's a cousin to Bo, Luke and Daisy, making only that one appearance, all fun-and-fast on his motorbike as he rides into town to help his cousins solve a case and right a wrong.

Now Hensel is making the rounds of fan events, and we're excited to meet him at an event coming up in September, hosted by that amazing stunt team the Northeast Ohio Dukes. As you recall, the NEOD came to Detroit and did a thoroughly wow-ing jump of a General Lee downtown to kick off the Autorama event, so we know these guys put on a great show!

It happens on September 3 at the Morrow County Fairgrounds in Mount Gilead, Ohio. See the map on the NEOD site. And see Hensel's own site,, or his Facebook page.

So there's another signature on your trunk lid, or on your dashboard, ya know? We'll be there!

Monday, July 03, 2017

Terrific TV Toys: Batgirl Barbie by Mattel

Let's check back in, shall we, with our yearlong 50th anniversary celebration for the Barbara Gordon Batgirl character. Last month on the Terrific TV Toys series, we showed you a neat Barbie-seeming doll by Hasbro in the likeness of the Batgirl character of the 1990s animated series, "The New Batman Adventures." This time, we take a look at another doll celebrating that same TV series, but an actual Barbie! She's lovely and she's got all the trademark Barbie touches, and a cool black leotard and yellow accoutrements to boot (so to speak).