Friday, December 02, 2016

Black Hole 1980

Seeing as it's December, I thought I'd showcase some of my favourite Christmas Catalog images of all time starting with this one.

I remember exactly where I was when I first laid eyes on this, riding in the back seat of my father's gigantic car to go visit Vince, his barber.

It blew my mind to see Bob, Star and the humanoid on this page and I stared at this for WEEKS and  would eventually make them mine. I would have no idea that Canada (along with Italy) get the exclusive on these characters.

I never lost my love for Black Hole or Christmas catalogs but I still hate haircuts. 

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Fur Shoulder Bag and Cap set

This is the perfect combo for me, I plan to use the bag to transport my many inhalers and jitterbug cellular telephone.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Help Dorothy and friends find the Wizard of Oz

The Witches Castle was a Sears exclusive (and now a pricey collectible) and was originally meant for the Super Knights toys. 

My local toy store put these in the same basket as the Superheroes, as a six year old boy they just couldn't compete with Aquaman. 

Monday, November 28, 2016

Slack Monday

You will not find a better Cyber Monday deal than these fine, fine slacks, you'll need a rotary telephone to order sadly.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Thunderbirds are Going Japanese

Gerry Anderson's Thunderbirds was easily his most toyetic series and that was not lost on the Japanese.

Even though the show was 14 years old in 1980, it didn't stop Popy from creating some incredible diecast toys.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Featuring Brushed Denim

Once you know the pleasure of brushed denim, regular denim will feel like sandpaper wrapped in an old garbage bag!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Sgt Rock by Remco

I've never read more than one Sgt. Rock comic and I missed the toys when they were new but I really think they're neat....

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Tron Pajamas

Obscure Pajamas are some of my favourite things to find, also it's a killer band name.


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