Sunday, April 26, 2015
This was a yard sale find I gave my son many moons ago, it was enjoyed and all that remains appears to be this box lid.
At one time, the off model green Mr Spock would have annoyed me, now I like it better than most merchandise produced today.
Friday, April 24, 2015
It took me by complete surprise this week that it has been nine years to this day that I decided to start this blog.
Many thanks to my then infant daughter for taking a long nap on April 26, 2006 (she doesn't take so many these days) and giving me the time to begin this journey.
I really have to thank all of you for making this experience a dream, for commenting here and on the facebook page, for writing in, listening to the podcast and for making my book a success.
I am eternally grateful for the friends I've made and experiences I've had through this site.
To show that gratitude I'm having another contest:
Create a Rack Toy Contest!
I've done contests here before but this one was cooked up by my pal and podcast partner Jason Lenzi and it's brilliant.
Concept: Pick the most inane 1970s TV, comic or movie property you can think of and marry it with the most inappropriate rack toy you can think of.
Here's an example I drafted up but you don't have to do anything fancy, just send me the idea:
3rd Place: A copy of my book Rack Toys: Cheap Crazed Playthings
2nd Place: A Brick Mantooth action figure on a limited edition "Woolco" card
1st Prize: An Official Brick Mantooth Sky Diving Parachutist Figure Mint on Card.
Thanks again to everybody for reading, listening, supporting and joining in on the fun, it's made my life better.
I look forward to your entries!
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
I kind of got giddy finding this ammo pack for the Star Trek tracer gun.
I didn't even notice that there is no mention of Trek on the package.
These guns showed up at Canadian retail until the mid 80s, I wish i had kept one....
Rack Toys: Cheap, Crazed Playthings is a limited edition 144 page book from the creator of Plaid Stallions. Order from us and get three free promotional post cards.
Monday, April 20, 2015
Friday, April 17, 2015
Poster and marker sets were one of my favourite ways to spend an afternoon as a kid (cause that's about how long the markers would last). I also recently have become invested in tracking down all the ones I had as a kid.
Craftmaster had all the best licenses in the late 70s which included Star Wars and arch rival Battlestar Galactica, Super hunk John Travolta, Fantasy Island and Love Boat.
I'd also like to add if you have the Fantasy Island set for sale, CONTACT ME!!!!!
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
This past Sunday the first thing I saw when I entered GTA Comic Con was my pal Dana wearing a Magic Mongo T Shirt, which is a sentence I never thought I'd ever type in my life.
Turns out Dana had found this amazing book of Krofft T Shirt transfers that I never knew existed but now, cannot live without. Thankfully, he shared his careful scans with us (give him a follow on twitter folks!)
Nice scans after the jump: