Friday, August 14, 2020

Five Awesome Things on Ebay this week

 


Universal Studios JAWS Patch- I've been kind of predilected with Universal Studios merch these days and I fell in love with this. I just wish I still had my old jean jacket...


battle of the Planets 45 from France- I think any reader here knows my predilection with Battle of the Planets (and to a lesser extent vinyl) so this should come as no surprise that this is on my radar.



Dyna Girl with Karate Outfit by BARTER- I'm really fond of female-centric action brands. Dyna Girl isn't a fashion doll, she has the same adventure outfits like Dyna Man (another BARTER gem), and well, this kind of stuff was pretty rare in the 1970s. Also, I am very fond of Karate GI sets.


World of Micronauts Game- I really want this, not only because I love the Micronauts but because it reminds me of those killer cardboard playsets MB made in the mid 70s like "Marvel World".



Custom Mattel Battlestar Galactica playset- There is a lot of neat fan made stuff coming out for BSG right now, someone is 3d printing vehicles the figures can sit in and stuff like this cool cardboard playset. I'm not big into Battlestar (more of a Buck Rogers type) but it's nice to see such fan devotion.

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Thursday, August 13, 2020

Oh, Behave


Groupies for Paul Revere and the Raiders weren't large in number but they made up for it by taking it very seriously...

 

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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Toy-Ventures Magazine Issue 1 is on the Press!

 



So happy to share these photos sent to me by my friends at Thompson Printing.

Toy-Ventures magazine is almost here!




Some updates, Shipping will likely begin next week, I will post an update when I have confirmation.

US Contributors- Your copies will be shipping from within in the US itself vis USPS.

Canadian and European Orders- I'll be shipping your orders from here but I'm prepped and ready to go.

Digital Orders- Expect an email with a link in the next week or so.

Extra copies will be available for sale on my website, ebay, etsy and more. I'll post links when they're live.

The main page for Toy-Ventures Magazine is right here.


Thanks, everyone for your support, it means a great deal.


Brian






Fisher Price Adventure People 1978


I had set 4,5,6,7 thanks to four rather prosperous Christmas times, If I had to pick an absolute favourite from this page, I'd say "Wilderness Patrol", which ones did you have?



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Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Sleeping Bag O Rama

 


This selection of sleeping bags from 1979 really taps into the pop culture at the time, it's a mish-mosh of TV Properties and popular brands. I'd have gone for the Black Hole at the time, you?




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Monday, August 10, 2020

The Christmas Place for Boys


I couldn't decide whether to call this page "Dorkton Abbey" or the "Virgin Academy" so I'll let you choose.





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Saturday, August 08, 2020

Toy-Ventures: Maskatron (Kenner Six Million Dollar Man)



 Toy-Ventures this week looks at what we believe to be the greatest villain action figure of the 1970s and perhaps the best action figure of the decade as well.

Kenner's Maskatron, the robotic face changing robot from Kenner's Six Million Dollar Man toy line is a wonderful bit of toy magic when some licenses a property but takes artistic license (anticipate a callback joke) and sets out to also make a toy with tremendous play value.

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Toy-Ventures Magazine is coming this month:

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Friday, August 07, 2020

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week




Six Million Dollar Man Wallet- My blind date days went out with grunge but were I still out in the field, showing off this bad boy would likely be a really good litmus test of who is cool.

Tomy Rascal Robots-  Oh my goodness, I loved these as a kid. So much so that I chose one of these over a Star Wars figure or a new Micronaut on a vacation once. The slow hissing of the wind-up motor drove my father batty in the car. 


Shogun Warriors promotional Sticker-  Wow, do I melt over stuff like this. I'm not that deep into Shogun Warriors but the whole 70s Toy Store experience is totally my jam.




Whitman Comics Star Wars 3 Pack- I don't do comics much but this one hits me right in the feels, I had it as a kid and well, I want it as an adult. Were it not that the shipping costs almost the same as the price, it would be mine. Anybody got one of these they're selling?         



Bootleg Superman and Wonder-Man Motorcycle- Oh, I love bananas stuff like this, I've seen the Hulk and Spider-Man version before but this one doesn't pop up as much. Besides red head Wonder Woman (a good look) Superman is boasting one heck of a crazy person expression.

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Thursday, August 06, 2020

Welcome to a psychedelic happening




*psychedelic happenings are in my parent's basement, no shoes in the happening, happening ends at 10pm. 



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Wednesday, August 05, 2020

Terry! Terry! Terry!



I think this is from the rare Star Trek episode they only play after 11pm.


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Tuesday, August 04, 2020

Star Wars Masks!


There was no way I was getting $40 for a mask in 1978 but I envied those who did.


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