Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Shirt Feud


Things escalate quickly when a Polyester meets a member of the Rayon clan.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Chewgum Warriors


Basically it's a dollar store Star Wars action figure filled with gum. HOW THE HELL DID I MISS THIS AS A KID?




Rack Toys: Cheap, Crazed Playthings is a limited edition 144 page book from the creator of Plaid Stallions. Order from us and get three free promotional post cards.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Look out world!


This vest isn't taking any crap today!

Friday, April 18, 2014

PodStallions 16: Buck or Starbuck?




Episode 16 finds us going "Full On Glen A Larson" with a delving into his seminal science fiction works. Even though we touched upon both of these shows in episode 7, neither Jason nor Brian felt we did either justice.

Episode 16 goes deeper into both Battlestar Galactica and Buck Rogers and sees our hosts divided on which is their favourite, Jason uses cubits as currency whereas Brian wears a lot of white spandex (it's not pretty).

As always we get into merchandising, particularly toys, discuss Canadian television, Major Matt Mason, colouring books, 1966 Batman, Marvel comics, Mego's Micronauts and Kenny Everett along the way. We have focus issues.




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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Sunday best


If either of these babies come in purple, it's going to be an Easter to remember in my house!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Bulletman International


My passion for Hasbro's Bulletman knows know bounds, the figure in the foreground is the first thing I ever purchased at a toy show (sadly almost 30 years ago). The other two are international variations of the figure that I'm proud to now own, more after the jump!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Sleestak Jiggler



Pretty overjoyed with today's Rack Toy showing, something I've been after for years. The Ben Cooper Sleestak jiggler, the closest thing we ever got to a Land of the Lost action figure and honestly, I'm not sure how many of us ever knew this thing existed?




This excerpt from the '76 Ben Cooper catalog showcases the costume, Ben Cooper often released jigglers in conjunction with costumes. However this one must have been brief! 

He's dressed like Enik but totally green.



His tail got snipped but I ain't complaining, I've probably seen two of these in the last few years. One of these days I'd love to see the display box.





Rack Toys: Cheap, Crazed Playthings is a limited edition 144 page book from the creator of Plaid Stallions. Order from us and get three free promotional post cards.


Monday, April 14, 2014

Dawn of the Double Knit


You know, I do want to wear something that has "looks left over" after work. So often, I leave the office and poof! I'm wearing a garbage bag and a bungee cord. Thanks 88% polyester!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Blue Thunder Prototypes


While I remember the Multi Toys Blue Thunder Helicopter from the Toys R Us clearance center, I didn't lnow how far they planned to take the series. This page from their 1984 catalog shows (kind of crude) prototypes for Bubba Smith, Dick Butkus, James Farentino and even Dana Carvey.



There was even plans for non helicopter toys! More on Multi Toys later on this Spring.


More Unreleased Action Figures:

The Top Ten Cancelled Toy Lines of the 70s/80s
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