Thursday, June 21, 2018

Planet of the Apes trashcan by Cheinco


So, I needed a trash can for my office, a kind of mundane task I guess but because my whole room is decked out in vintage stuff, I decided the can itself had to be vintage.


It took me a while, mostly because the ones I kept finding were Hockey (I do live in Canada) or stuff like "Strawberry Shortcake" that really don't work for me.

I finally settled on Planet of the Apes because 1) I like Planet of the Apes and 2) I had this in my room as a kid after finding it at a yard sale. 

So, lo and behold, my new garbage can, enjoy humans...






Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Jumpsuits!


I wonder if the day will come where i look at these and don't think "Fembot", I would think that would be a dark chapter in my life....

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

A whole mess of 1970s Belt Buckles


Does anyone else love the fact that Lee Majors and Farrah are on this page? I'm pretty sure I'd have gone for Kong as a kid.

Friday, June 15, 2018

1980 Toys R Us Flyer featuring Mego, Mork and the Kenner Alien




It's sadly looking like the end for Toys R Us in the United States, so let's go and focus on when it was a growing company that made for an amazing experience.

This Flyer from 1980 is so jam-packed with late 1970s pop culture that every page seems to have some Incredible Hulk or Wonder Woman merchandise tucked in there somewhere, it's a real trip!







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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

The First Star Trek Action Figure


Something that didn't get mentioned in the recent "The Toys That Made us" was the first Star Trek action figure wasn't of Kirk or Spock it was of Janice Rand?


This Japanese toy line is something I've seen in small black and white catalogs since I was a teenager but at the recent MegoMeet celebration I got to hold one and stupidly not buy this? What is up with me?



In 1966, A Japanese toy company decided to make a series of fashion dolls based on the ladies from various genre shows like Tara King from the Avengers, Agent 99 from Get Smart and Janice Rand from Star Trek.

None of this was licensed and let's face it, it ain't a stunning likeness but the little Star Fleet uniform (complete with accurate insignia) is adorable.

My thanks to Corey for letting me share this, it kind of haunts me I didn't grab this....





Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Snoopy's Flying Doghouse


This is one of those times where marrying an established toy concept with a license made total and complete sense. Which cannot be said for 99% of "Incredible Hulk" toys.....

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Monday, June 11, 2018

Pants Monday


Forget meetings: Let's start the week with some pants that aren't afraid to say what's right!

Friday, June 08, 2018

More Star Trek Shirts by Donmoor


If you read this blog regularly, you know i have a fairly healthy obsession with the children's Star Trek line of clothing made in the 1970s by a company called "Donmoor".

This past weekend at MegoMeet, I ran into my friend and fellow Donmoor enthusiast Corey who had some new ones like the Kirk above that I have never seen.

More after the jump, including my latest pick ups!


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