Friday, November 28, 2014

1984 Remco Toys Catalog

By 1984, all of the toy lines Remco had called staples in the 1970s like utility belts and helicopters were long gone as the company dove  head first into the crowded marketplace of 1980s Action Figures

Batman and Superman had been replaced by less known DC characters like Warlord and Sgt Rock, the company experimented with home grown figure concepts like The Sarge Team, Warrior Beasts and Pirates of the Galaxseas. 

Their big launch for the year was the futuristic Man Tech line and there wasn't a single whisper about Krystar to be heard.

All this and some very familiar rack toys!

Visit the 1984 Remco Toys Catalog here.

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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Show Stopper!

These ladie magnets definitely will not be going on sale tomorrow, society itself would break down. (lady on the floor not included)

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

A very 70s Christmas

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Jarrod from The Monroe County Historical Sociiety sent me photos of an awesome display they've set up for the Holiday season. It's a complete 1970s living room complete with vintage furniture shag carpeting, a tree with original 70s ornaments and enough toys to make ten awesome 70s Christmases. 
Seriously look at the Toy love in that shot and see how many of those toys you got for Christmas.

If that wasn't enough, they old catalogs to paw through and the TV blasts vintage commercials. I honestly wish I lived closer.

Jarrod also got into the spirit of things by dressing the part for the opening, he claims he's no Brick Mantooth but I think he did just fine.

If you live near Sparta, Wisconsin, this looks like a really fun afternoon especially if you're a regular reader here.

Check out their website for more info.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Ready the Bat-Flesh-Crayon Robin


 I found this at flea market recently, seeing it triggered all sorts of good memories and it still had it's foam piece, so ten dollars left my pocket before I knew what hit me.

I'm sure I had this, probably more than once, that zipper combined with the cheap vinyl lasted about a half an hour but it didn't seem to matter, it was a Batman pencil case!

For the Sports fan

When will the discrimination against Curling end?

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Mall Droid

Sean  (follow him on twitter) sent in this awesome shot of him and .....R7-D3? I'm not sure who that's supposed to be, oh wait it's R2-D2, says so right on the front. Wow, he looks different in person.

I think I finally found a companion for this Chewbacca...

plaid Stallions mall appearance gallery

Friday, November 21, 2014

Popy World Hero Update!

When I first launched the Popy World Hero gallery, I had a few mysteries to solve like who certain characters were and the like. I'm happy to announce that the gallery attracted like minded folks who joined in and helped out, filling in a pile of gaps, like who was mystery figure 17?

I now know it was Pink Denjiman and I also discovered who figures 19-21 are.

This is what it's all about, people coming together in the spirit of cooperation and just sharing information to benefit others, right on.

Check out the rest of the new revelations at the revised Popy World Heroes Gallery.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

More V figures from South America

My buddy Dana has uncovered more variants to the V figure that I showed here in April. Whoever made these, they created a lot of different variations and I especially love the one that looks like Diana in the middle. 

Knock offs, just when I think I can't love you more....


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Embroidered Elegance

That is the face i make when i am told to come to down to yet another birthday party in the breakroom.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Gatchaman Stamp Set

For some reason I was really chuffed to discover that Japan not only likes cheap-o rack toys but that they even get the exact same kind.

This little set has little stamps of the phoenix, Mark and Zoltar, it would have so easy to put this on an english card and market this to us as kids. Look the note pad's already in english!

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