Monday, July 06, 2020

Big Jim PACK Attack



I love everything about this early Big Jim PACK page from the 1975 Wards catalog, note the rough logo, and the description that lists the P.A.C.K members as reformed bad guys. Both of those things would disappear when the toys hit shelves.




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Thursday, July 02, 2020

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week




Mork Bubble Gum in a plastic egg- I vividly remember when these hit my town and watching kids in the schoolyard playing with those eggs like they were space ships. 






Spider-Man Fun Poncho by Ben Cooper- We're in the middle of a heatwave here, I can't really put draping yourself in unbreathing PVC under the umbrella of "Fun" but to each their own....



1976 Kenner Toys Catalog- You may have figured out that I collect old toy catalogs, you're very perceptive if you have. This Kenner from 1976 is full of awesome, iconic Six Million Dollar Man items and is an excellent price to start you on your way. 



GI Joe Super Adventure Team Colorforms Set- I think this might be one of my favorite colorforms sets of all time, mainly because it celebrates the brief teaming of Bulletman, Joe and Atomic Man. 



Moonraker Book and Tape Set- What the heck is this? It was released in 1985, long after Moonraker and I'm curious it retells the movie or the book's story (which is totally different). Gah, I wanna know.....









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Wednesday, July 01, 2020

Toy-Ventures: Top Ten 70s Peg Warmers


Somebody has to be last picked. No matter how cool the toyline is, there is likely at least one that kids didn’t want and was forced to get that dreaded big red sticker one. This week’s Toy Ventures takes a look at some beloved properties (that we love, I swear!) and looks at the “last picked” figure from every assortment counting down to the #1 least popular action figure of the 1970s. Agree with me? Disagree with me? It’s all good, I want to hear your thoughts.



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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Steve Austin's Arch Enemy Dr. Kromedome!


Dr. Kromedome was a clever creation by department store chain Montgomery Wards and Mego to make up for the lack of villains for the Kenner Six Million Dollar Man line. He was totally unlicensed, cost the same as Steve and quite silly looking, like some sort of Cyborg Pimp and that's why I love him so much.

Here is a video I did about Dr. KromeDome for the MegoMuseum.








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Sunday, June 28, 2020

The Week-Enders


These suits are ready for "Non-Stop Weekends", not sure what that entails but please note, it's never gonna stop coming! 


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Friday, June 26, 2020

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

Lost In Space Jupiter II 1966 1967 Maruzan Japan Marusan Battery Operated Saucer I really wanted Lost in Space toys as a kid, the trouble was I discovered the show in 1981. I am especially fond of this wind up Jupiter 2 toy I've never heard, the seller even included a You Tube Video of it in action, check it out below:




Superhero Stamps store poster- I remember getting all excited about Superhero stamps for a weekend as a kid, it was such a passing fancy but I can't resist this poster.




Planet of the Apes Archery set- Remember all the arrows in Planet of the Apes? Me neither, I still want this....






1970s Bullwinkle Show Poster- I've never heard of this live event that starred Rocky & Bullwinkle, Spider-Man, Tom & Jerry, King Kong and Dracula? I'd sure like to know what the story was, it sound weird and dream like. 






Jaxxon heads for action figures- Remember the big green space bunny from Marvel Comic's Star Wars? The one George Lucas hated? Well I loved him and now I can make an action figure of him using this awesome head. I totally won't do this but I love having the choice....









Thursday, June 25, 2020

Inflatable Furniture!



I know this fad totally failed but I absolutely want an inflatable living room, moving would be a snap and in the summers I can bring it to the lake!




Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Return of the Space Apes!


A couple of weeks ago, I was introduced to the Space Apes, a vintage series of action figures that seemed to be knocking off Mego's Planet of the Apes line but upon further reflection, these appear to be factory seconds poly bagged and sold off to make a quick buck, more after the jump:


Saturday, June 20, 2020

1978 Mattel Shogun Warriors Commercial (Series 2)



Another film reel from our archive that we've had digitized for your enjoyment, it's the 1978 Mattel Shogun Warriors Commercial featuring Gai-KIng, Great Mazinga and Daimos! I forgot I had this! Please enjoy, it's fist firing fun! Join our Facebook Group Pod Stallions: https://www.facebook.com/groups/podstallions Toy-Ventures Magazine is coming this summer, for more information, click here: http://plaidstallions.com/reboot/magazine/

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