Tuesday, March 28, 2017
LJN's Mr Action was a lower cost GI Joe knock off that judging by all the parts and pieces I find, sold pretty darn well in the early 1970s.
This seems to be an attempt for LJN to knock off Mattel's Heroes in Action trading on Mr Action's name.
I honestly don't know if these ever got made.
Monday, March 27, 2017
Friday, March 24, 2017
Remco Toys was in tenth year of being under the ownership of Azrak Hamway toys and 1985 finds them having a wonderful year of creating some memorable lines that aped the popular themes of the decade.
This fantastic catalog covers such great lines like Conan the Barbarian, The Mighty Crusaders, Zybots, Ninjas, Warlord and the Pirates of the Galaxseas just to name a few.
It's a fun trip into lower cost and rack toys items, won't you please enjoy the 1985 Remco Toys Catalog?
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Sadly, Jerry Lewis was never part of the GI Joe Adventure Team, his presence was to promote a series of board games. What a missed opportunity to have sets like "Search for the Golden Ladieeeeeeee!"
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
I was really happy to run into this Planet of the Apes Super 8 short recently, I have a small but growing collection of these titles but Apes is a biggie for me.
Super 8 films will always remind me of my local library and birthday parties, I always perked up when you saw a projector at your friend's house.
The store had more than one but cash is limited, so I chose Beneath because it gave me nightmares as a kid!
I hope to track down the rest soon, maybe even some of them fancy color ones. A boy can dream!
Monday, March 20, 2017
Friday, March 17, 2017
In 1976, Hasbro Toys had abandoned the G.I. Joe action figure , the following year Joe returned 4 inches shorter and now in the future as "Super Joe" which lasted two brief years.
Hasbro's UK distributor Palitoy (Who was still busy selling 12" Joes as Action Man) decided to release Super Joe into the United Kingdom. Like a lot of their product lines, Palitoy did a massive rebranding of the concept. Joe became Commander Power and he was only joined by two other characters at the time, Gor King of the Terrons and the Shield. Judging by how hard it is to find the toys from this line, it's fair to summize that it wasn't terribly successful. However, it is quite nice to look at:
Check out the Palitoy Commander Power Catalog here.
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1977 Super Joe Hasbro Catalog
1978 Super Joe Hasbro Catalog