Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Corgi Crime Busters!

I like to think that in this universe Kojak was the guy nobody invited but they didn't want to be rude.

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

World's Greatest Super School Supplies

I found this ruler on Ebay a few months ago, i collect Superhero school supplies (sorry ladies, I'm spoken for) but the more interesting thing to me was the hi-jacking of the Mego World's Greatest Superheroes packaging art.

Many of these images were specifically drawn by Mego and didn't appear on other company products, while the seller told me it was a foreign mail in promo, I was leaning towards knock off.

Leave it my buddy Rob over at the Aquaman Shrine to solve this mystery without even being asked. He submitted this, a packaged Aquaman pencil sharpener using the same art. That's some unlicensed Hong Kong goodness there....

Monday, March 02, 2015

Sunday, March 01, 2015

Colouring Book Theatre: Mork from Ork: An Outer Space Activity Book

Mork from Ork: An Outer Space Activity Book (1979), Grosset and Dunlop.
          This month I received a box of joy from Tracy, who generously donated some colouring books so that I could share them with the world. 
           I thought I'd open with this remind of when "Mork Mania" briefly swept our landscape, distracting briefly us from Roller Boogie and .

This book also serves as a bit of a redemption for artist Tony Tallarico, who was last mentioned in this oddity, as it shows he was fully capable of drawing likeness.

Grab your crayons and rainbow suspenders and join me after the jump

Saturday, February 28, 2015

We love you Mr Spock

Yesterday's loss of Leonard Nimoy felt strangely personal to me, perhaps because as someone smarter than me said "It feels like we lost a friend".

Nimoy's portrayal of Mr Spock has always been a topic of conversation here at PlaidStallions, especially all the wonderful Star Trek merchandise that we 70s kids got.

Toy makers such as Remco, Mego, AHI and others recognized Nimoy as the most recognizable factor of the show and his visage appeared on thousands of items during the course of our childhood, here are some of my favourites.

Beam down after the jump:

Friday, February 27, 2015

Larami Toys 1981 Catalog

In 1981, Larami was celebrating it's 20th year of bringing low cost licensed "Rack Toys" to children around the world.

This year was no exception with licenses like the DC and Marvel comics Superheroes, Barbie, Fat Albert, Flash Gordon, Dick Tracy, Mighty Mouse and the ever present Popeye, Larami had something for any kid to beg their parents for while they shopped.

And more Larami here:

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The Force PJs

I absolutely love early Star Wars merch like this and that Star Trek set seems to use Gold Key art, I'd wear that now...

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Bat Squirt!

I found this little guy at a flea market recently, I'd never actually seen one in real life and was surprised at how small it is.

These were made by Durham, who also produced a Superman. I can't figure out why Marvel is credited, as they didn't make a Spider-Man. More on Durham soon.


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