Monday, June 24, 2019

Toy-Ventures: The Zython from Mattel's Space:1999 line

This week we talk about one of the rarest action figures I've ever come across, the highly elusive Zython from the Mattel Space:1999 action figure collection. I don't own this incredibly rare carded example but thankfully, I do know someone that has one and I examine it and give it's interesting back story. Please subscribe to our channel for a weekly toy venture: PlaidStallions Facebook Page Plaidstallions facebook group

Friday, June 21, 2019

5 Awesome things on eBay this week

Buck Rogers Lampshade Kit- I can't think of anything that would light up a room better than Pamela Hensley and Erin Gray in this wonderful 3-D piece from the UK. I love it's not the stock art but an original creation.

Incredible Hulk light switch cover- Speaking of lights, this 1970s light switch cover is everything I love about 70s stuff, totally funky and just slightly off model, everybody wins!

Battle of the Planets Keychains- I am really in love with these, they're pricey but honestly, I'd never seen them before a week ago. I'd settle for the Phoenix and yes, it would become my key ring.

Tomland Strawberry Shortcake RipOff-  Toymaker Tomland Toys was no stranger to ripping off concepts, I mean these are the people behind the Sonic Man and the Star Raiders but they seemed to have run out of clever the day they named this. Seriously, Redhead? That's lazy Tomland, even for you....

Mattel Slime Monster Game- As a kid completely verboten to have Slime of any kind (Shag Carpeting) I do find the whole concept weirdly alluring.  This is the first time I've ever run into the game and had a looksie, now i want it.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Kung Fu Super 8 Movies

As if I didn't have enough obsessions, I've recently discovered Kung Fu movies came on Super 8 reels, I own a projector and I love Kung Fu movies, so guess what happened?

Anyway, the beauty of collecting these is nobody cares, seriously the three films I showcase here? Under $20. A total win/win.

These fine films will be debuting on my deck this weekend!

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Super Rare!

One of the nicest things that goes on at MegoMeet is that the dealer's humour me and allow me to document stuff I can't afford.

Case in point this Official Superman Super Streak by Azrak Hamway, one of the rarest rack toys I've ever come across.

My best guess is these didn't sell well due to the price point, the battery operated items from AHI always seem to have been produced in much lower numbers than stuff like the parachutists. 

If you're inclined to purchase this lovely man of steel, you can contact Vintage Toy Rescue but rest assured that $3 price tag is just there for atmosphere.

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Monday, June 17, 2019

Toy-Ventures: My Mego Meet Haul

I've just returned from my favourite toy convention of all time, Mego Meet and please excuse the sleepy voice but I haven't had much sleep!

Thought it would be fun to go over the various items I picked up at this weekend's festivities, stuff from Planet of the apes, the Monster Squad, Stretch Armstrong, Godzilla, Kolchak the Night Stalker and hey I even bought a Mego figure from Buck Rogers.

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Thursday, June 13, 2019

Welcome to Mego Mountain

Heading off to the annual Mego Meet toy show in Columbus this weekend, where I will be giving updates on my twitter and facebook pages. 

Also, I would have watched the Walton's way more if monsters lived next door, just sayin'

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

GI Joe at Australian Toy Fair

Crude little photos like this one from the Kenbrite booth at the 1974 Australian Toy Fair are gold to me, a little glimpse into how our childhood friends were marketed. I have a few more shots that I'll share soon.

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Monday, June 10, 2019

Toy-Ventures 26: Infra-Man

This week we look at the merchandise made for the incredible 1975 Shaw Brothers masterpiece "Infra-Man" and talk about how we deserve way more than what is out there.

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Friday, June 07, 2019

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

Fantasy Island Posters- These are original store stock and the seller has a bunch. I don't know how many kids wanted these in their rooms besides me but this is awesome. Lets all buy these and be a Fantasy Island club, who is with me? (thanks to Rockford for the tip)

Whitman Doc Savage the Man of Bronze Puzzle- There is so little merch for this terribly underrate George Pal classic, this thing is five bucks, it's unreal.

Wrath of Khan miniatures- These were it if you wanted anything close to a figure of the best Star Trek movie. I remember being sorely tempted by the ads in Starlog and barely thought of them since.

Shadow Stamp Pad set by Madison- Oh the weird Shadow merchandise from the middle 1970s, it never fails to amaze me. I've never seen this rendition of this popular rack toy staple.

Glasslite Dracula from Brazil- I totally love this action figure from Brazil especially for the card art. No other monsters were made. I think the price is a little too high but it's such a nice example.


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