History Channel’s American Pickers – Boys’ Toys


I would be willing to bet that most visitors to the Retroist are no strangers to the History Channel’s American Pickers show. While I’m not really a fan of reality shows, I think this series is quite enjoyable. I enjoy the camaraderie of show leads Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz with their co-worker Danielle Colby-Cushman holding the fort down and finding the choice spots for the boys to visit just as much as seeing all of the cool things they uncover. There certainly have been a couple of episodes that were right up my alley, movie posters and old film equipment, but last evening I was able to catch this episode that dealt with a collector’s love of Sci-Fi toys, especially robots.

It won’t let me embed the video I’m afraid but here is the link (There are ads but jump to around the 23 minute mark to get straight to the robot goodness):
http://www.history.com/shows/american-pickers/videos/american-pickers-boys-toys

You’ll see everything from metal wind-up version of Gort from the Day Earth Stood Still to the mighty Verbot!

VicSage

Editor at Retroist
Searching through the alleys for useful knowledge in the city of Nostalgia. Huge cinema fanatic and sometimes carrier of the flame for the weirding ways of 80s gaming, toys, and television. When his wife lets him he is quite happy sitting in the corner eating buckets of beef jerky.

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