New at Plaidstallions.com is the 1976 Big Jim and the Wolf Pack catalog, the theme this year was Double Trouble and it's seriously cool. As an added bonus I've added a few images of the toys in their boxes to the mix.
Friday, March 30, 2007
Thursday, March 29, 2007
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
I have a couple of old friends who the minute they got married, completely vanished from the face of the earth. Whenever someone mentions their name, this is how I picture them living, it makes me smile.
Monday, March 26, 2007
Friday, March 23, 2007
Thursday, March 22, 2007
Doctor Kromedome was created to fill a void in 1975 for Bionic Villains (Maskatron came in '76) , the buyer for Wards contacted friends at Mego Corp and this catalog exclusive "Bionic Villain" was born.
Kromedome's weird purple outfit, Cape and Cane kind of give him a bit of Cybernetic "Mack Daddy" vibe. Like he'd be on a street corner with a group of fembots around him or maybe that's just me.....
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
I love Steve's funky lime green colored jumpsuit in this illustration, ahh the days before style guides......
And how incredibly bad ass is this Bionic Man Robe and Pajamas?
Coming tomorrow: The Forgotten Bionic Villain
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
I'm not a 100% on the origins of these images but reader Brendan sent them to me last month, it's Lee in all his SMDM glory days along with I'm assuming his agent at a Toy Store appearance. I wonder if Farrah was waiting in the car?
Monday, March 19, 2007
The Six Million Dollar Man "Tower of Power" playset gives you not only an Evel Kneivel esque vibe but also, 3 3/4" versions of Steve Austin and Bigfoot that can interact with your Stars Wars guys and Pocket Heroes.
Exactly why Steve Austin and Bigfoot are racing cars is anyone's guess.
Friday, March 16, 2007
With St. Paddy's day right around the corner, what better time than to provide you with a guide to some of the worst beverages known to man. Two men, four bottles, an evening of bum wine took years off my life.
All next week, it's a tribute to all things Bionic!
Thursday, March 15, 2007
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
I don't know why I don't own a Mego Batcave playset but for some reason I've never been able to get one. It really is a sweet item and was recycled a couple of times by Mego, it's even the Planet of the Apes Village!
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Monday, March 12, 2007
Friday, March 09, 2007
One of the highlights of a recent trip to Chicago was being able to rummage through my friend Charlie's basement and look at his collection. It was almost a museum to growing up in the 70's, I thought I'd share random images of some of my favourite items. Expect a part two to this some time in the future.
I don't even collect Star Wars but I couldn't take my eyes off this vintage store display.
Loaded with Bronze age Marvels, not to mention multi packs.
Sigh, the one thing I could never seem to own, Stretch Monster.
Mattel Krusher MIB, I've never really looked at one before, just love it!
Finally something for my mantle....
Thursday, March 08, 2007
Wednesday, March 07, 2007
My buddy Scott sent me these wicked Sears Batman vehicles and it gives me the old "I'd have had a blast with these as a kid" thoughts.
Oddly I did have a ride on car very similiar to that Jaguar, which I pretended to be a Batmobile.
Tuesday, March 06, 2007
With all the Pirate stuff in toy stores, I was reminded by the Matchbox line Fighting Furies, which was a line I never even saw as a kid.
The figures were very well made but it was probably was hurt by the fact that the line only had two characters (although a third ghost figure was added) and that Mego had released a Pirate line at the same time.
Fighting Furies were more popular in Europe where Lesney/Matchbox sold a FF cowboy line as well!
Monday, March 05, 2007
Friday, March 02, 2007
Oh and let's not forget the Weebles!
Thursday, March 01, 2007
Dress alike families perplex me,I know my mum tried this a few times but that sweater would instantly go to the bottom of the drawer for fear of us all wearing it on the same day. She went as far as to put our names on them once in those funky iron on letters, nice try but no luck....
Hey, it's Chief Dresses in the Dark!