Friday, December 19, 2014

1975 Chstimas Toy Store Flyer




Newspaper circulars for toy stores are a tough thing to find, often thrown out immediately it's a shame when you realzie what a wonderful window into our world they truly are.

Take this one for a store called "Hagensick's Playroom" (great name) in Wisconsin, which features a veritible "who's who" of hot items for the era.



Lots of old friends in here, like the Sunshine Family, Atomic Man, Mego Wizard of Oz, the Adventure People, Barbie and much, much more..

Dig into the 1975 Toy Store Flyer right here!

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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Shimmery Terry and the Boogie Bunch!


Join Shimmery Terry and her sidekicks Guido Satin and Johnny Pantsbuldge, as they solve dance floor related murders every Friday this fall on NBC!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Dukes Mania


Dukes of Hazzard was the first time as a kid where there was a show that I watched and enjoyed but when that avalanche of merchandise arrived, I had no desire to own any of it.

Boy though in 1981, if you could think of it, you could buy it with the General Lee on it...


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Super Frame!


I found this little oddity in a local flea market, produced in 1978 by a Canadian company called "Friendly Photos" it features a rare appearance by Green Lantern. Even if he is blonde with large red gautlets, it's nice to see ol' Hal.


The biggest mystery about this piece is why I haven't slapped a third grade photo of myself in there....


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Monday, December 15, 2014

Bride of Mantique



Do not gaze too long at Mantique this holiday season for it's strong synthetic blends are both hypnotic and indestructible. Do not fall under it's musky spell! There is no escape!



Saturday, December 13, 2014

Rise, Mall Vader

Another winner from Sean  (follow him on twitter) taken at the same time as this classic. I never bore of home made Vader appearances. I always wonder how these guys got past the whole breathing thing?




plaid Stallions mall appearance gallery

Friday, December 12, 2014

Pod Stallions Episode 25: The Empire Struck

It's been nearly two years since we discussed all things Star Wars and what better time than when we all got teased with the further adventures of Luke Skywalker and crew.

Episode 25 takes us back to that fateful summer when the most highly anticipated film of our lives (at the time, it's been replaced by "Glitter" now) landed. It's a tumultuous time when we first discovered the word "Spoiler" (thank you Marvel comics!) and the heart break of us watching the bad guys win.


Of course along the way we discuss kenner action figures, competitive collecting, modern fandom, battle beyond the stars, Jason's fondness for the Ewoks  and give absolutely no opinion on the current trailer.





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Thursday, December 11, 2014

RC Batmobile by AHI



I found this cool little ad for AHI in a toy publication, it's kind of fun to see something like this with original artwork and not a single DC comics style guide image to be found.


More AHI links at PlaidStallions.
1979  AHI Toy Catalog 1981  AHI Toy Catalog
Universal MOnster toys by AHI Batman Toys by AHI Star Trek Toys by AHI
Planet of the Apes Toys by AHI Spider-Man Toys by AHI Space:1999 Toys by AHI

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The Weekender



For those of you not feeling a pantsuit Christmas, may i suggest this 4 piece wonder? It has everything, even Batman's utility belt!



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