Friday, December 06, 2019

Five Awesome Things on Ebay this week

Ooze it- I don't remember Ooze-it as a kid because I'd have been all over that. Instead, i did what every other kid did and bit into my Stretch Armstrong and made my own Ooze-it.

Frazetta ABC Battlestar Galactica Poster- I think the thing I love about this print (It's not the original but it is vintage) is how wonderfully off-model everybody is. It's like the folks at Universal saw that awesome Hildebrant Star Wars poster and barked into a phone "Get me a fantasy artist just like that guy!"

Good Times Trading Card box- So much nostalgia packed into these things, once for when I was a kid and later as a collector in the 1980s (these did not sell great and were still readily available at some stores). 

As a kid I owned a bunch of these, mostly ones where James is threatening to beat the crap out of his kids. John Amos was TV's scariest dad and held that title until "The Wonder Years" debuted in 1988.

Galactica 1980 Motorcycle from Argentina- Oh sure, they got bikes but i'll go an eternity without a Doctor Zee action figure. Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go paint a beard on an Adama action figure...

I cried when "Cy" died....

Pressman Toys Space Creatures Zordius Mask Kit- I am fascinated by these Dick Smith creations that are clearly inspired by Star Wars (I even digitized the original commercial reel here) but there is no way in hell I could have done this as a kid. I'd be sobbing quicker than I was when Cy died. 

Wednesday, December 04, 2019

Adventure People Rock!

The Fisher-Price Adventure people were a Christmas staple in my house, so much so that they always trigger happy memories when I see them. I still have my originals so I don't actually have a large collection of them.

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Tuesday, December 03, 2019

Toy-Ventures: Sears Space Command Playset

Time for another Toy-Venture, this week we look at the Sears Space Command Playset, a generic action figure environment that's also a recording studio for fashion dolls. Did I mention the working AM radio and microphone? 

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Monday, December 02, 2019

Moon Shadows!

In 2049, Mankind will be conquered by a group of genetically modified cyborg super pimps led by Dr. Xxxtasy and his constant companion Milky Way.

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Friday, November 29, 2019

Five Incredibly Strange, Incredible Hulk Toys on eBay this week

A special thank you to my nerd blood brother David Lockwood for inspiring this post with his love of the Hulk and ridiculous items. 

Incredible Hulk Lantern- The Hulk appears to be screaming in pain from having his midsection been removed and replaced with a lamp. Also, you know this probably is better at throwing shadows than providing any significant light.

AHI Incredible Hulk Utility Belt- AHI and Remco had this belief that whatever sells for Batman, works for all other Superheroes. That may be true but when you get to the Hulk, it also produces comedy. I remember staring at this when I was 9 and laughing at it right before I chose the Batman Utility belt.

Hulk Hang Glider- This is so wonderfully hilarious and i can't help but think of the time Klinger tried to hang glide out of the 4077...

Hulk and Spider-Man Intercom set- "Mr. Parker your puny 3 o'clock is here"

Ice Pops- Nothing whets the appetite more than pictures of what is essentially a shirtless homeless man who is also radioactive. MMMMMM, where do I lick?

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Mattel Clash of the Titans Zeus figure

My friend Jason (not the one I do podcasts with, I know two guys named Jason, perhaps more) surprised me with this extremely rare find. A prototype head sculpt from Mattel's very short-lived Clash of the Titans toy line, more after the jump:

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Five Awesome Things on eBay this week

Corgi Liberator from Blake's 7- I had one of these as a kid, so did many of my friends. I find it funny that none of us knew it was based on a television show and that ALL OF US FLEW IT BACKWARDS.

Complete set of Filmation Space Academy figures- I mentioned these Aviva figures recently in a Toy-Ventures video. While I always leaned towards "Jason of Star Command", these are kind of awesome and now I'm seriously considering them.

Fisher Price Adventure People Super Speed Racer- I drove my mother crazy for this once, I did eventually get it for Christmas. I still have mine!

Fully Jointed Action Kojak- I can honestly remember being six years old and staring at this in a Bi-Way store thinking "Why did they make that?". I'm still not certain!

Full display of Mod Watches-  Stuff like this, it's dimestore happiness. Also, I miss the use of the word "Mod", let's bring it back.

Battle of the Planets Figures 2: Toy-Ventures

This time we look at the 8" Megolike Battle of the Planets action figures produced in France by Ceji Arbois. Figures that were cobbled together by using bodies from three different Hasbro toy lines. This video is for adult collectors aged 18+ because that's who watches my channel. All of our videos are on our Facebook page, please like it in case I close up shop on YouTube. Twitter: @plaidstallions

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Biddy Biddy They don't take Diner's Club Buck!

I tell you, whip this puppy out at your next get together and you will be the most talked-about person in the room. Trust me, I have experience in this matter. 

Also, I leave a running tape recorder in a briefcase when I exit a room.

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