Wednesday, July 31, 2013

The Remco 7


Spider-Man, Reggie Jackson,three babies, somebody's dad and KISS. It's a super team nobody wanted but everyone got.

Remco  links

1979 remco . .1976 remco catalog

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Land of the Lost what?


Behold the Land of the Lost Moonbase Rocket, brought to you by people who never watched a single second of the show. It's stuff like this that just makes me oddly happy.




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, July 29, 2013

Bold Bolero (with disclaimer)


In order to pull off Bold Bolero, you must look like you can take every man in the room. Inferior males, take note, you will not be able to handle the boldness.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Space Shield


It pays to advertise, for those that listen to the pod cast, you may recall me whining about my precious Space Sword and Shield. Happy relics from my childhood that were whisked off the "Goodwillland" along with my Stretch Armstrong, Bulletman and most of Big Jim's P.A.C.K one tragic evening.

Well, it appears that I had a good samaritan in a fellow named who put me onto another Canadian named Erik who had one for sale, for ten bucks. Erik was not only honest, but just a really decent guy, check out the results after the jump.


Thursday, July 25, 2013

Toy Sharks

My buddy Julian sent this in, total love at first sight for me (the toy, not Julian although I'm sure he's swell too). Jaws was of course, a massive pop culture phenomenon the likes of which we rarely see.

The greatest thing to toy makers is, you can't copyright a shark! So even though there were plenty of officially licensed Jaws toys, there was oodles of fun knock offs, like Big Mouth here.




Pretty sure that's a dime store rendition of Hooper, Brody and Quint on that beach. Love them!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The Sportsman


I think these guys played the heavies in the very last episode of "Wonder Woman" or was it "Lucan"? I can't remember...

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Gamblin' with Vega$


Fleetwood marketed toys based on Vega$ which I always viewed as a "late night grown up program" as a kid. I'm especially amused at the tiny roulette table.

It kind of bugs me that Fleetwood thought Vega$ was rack toy gold but Quincy got no love...




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, July 22, 2013

The Delux Tux


If I can find this in my size, I'm asking my wife to marry me all over again. 

Friday, July 19, 2013

Pod Stallions Episode 6: Rack Toys!




In this super chunk installment, Jason and Brain extol their love for cheap, disposable pharmacy toys of bygone days.

"Rack Toys" gets into what they are, Brain's personal history and why he wrote a book about them. We talk about the major players, the hot licenses and our own personal stories of Rack Toy Love. We also try to explain why they are so appealing to us, even as adults and we create a "wish list" of Rack Toys we wish would have happened.

We also get POWERFULLY off track at times and discuss everything from Willy Wonka Vs Wizard of Oz, Mego toys and of course, Schneider from "One Day at a time" who I'm surprised has only come up once thus far...




Show Links:

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Euro Tarzan


I haven't had many additions to our Tarzan Toy Gallery in a long while but this figure is a pretty big deal to me. It's made in Spain and I missed a carded one last year (and I didn't manage to save the auction photos) but the card art seemed to suggest that it's based on the Filmation series.

If I recall correctly, this figure is missing the little Nikyma that it came with. If anybody has a carded one that they would like to share, I'd be in your debt.


More Lord of the Jungle:

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Tarzan Safari


That safari truck is no match for giant Tarzan. 

I absolutely LOVE stuff like this, even as a kid I couldn't have spent my $1.29 quicker. A lot of what I bought for the book, I sold off but this one I kept. There is another version with the Phantom that I need to track down.





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, July 15, 2013

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Batman with Robin: live and in person!



One of my favourites from my burgeoning collection of such things. Do you think if I write my address and tomorrow's date on this in magic marker, that they'll show up and spend the day with me?



plaid Stallions mall appearance gallery
Buy a Brick doll

Friday, July 12, 2013

The Ultimate Star Trek Shirt


This smiling "autographed" picture of Leonard Nimoy is believed to be from a series of store appearances promoting not toys but what I have deemed the most incredible piece of Star Trek merchandise ever. 

What follows after the jump is madness, be warned.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Japanese Punch


In North America, we get clowns and Fred Flinstone. In Japan, they get kick ass TV Superheroes like Ultra-Man and Mirror Man. Advantage Japan....

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Galactica Cruiser


These little ships knocked around under a different bunch of names before Galactic. My dad sold them with a weird generic sci fi card that I'm going insane trying to find.





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.

Friday, July 05, 2013

Kenner Alien Promotional Catalog


In 1979, Kenner toys gave out this promotional catalog to prospective industry buyers to promote what they hoped would be their next big science fiction property "Alien".

 While the film itself was a hit and still considered a classic, Kenner would soon realize that the world wasn't ready for toys based on R rated sci fi horror films. (that would change).

What follows is a little piece of 70s toy history:


Speaking of Alien: The good people at Super 7 are righting a wrong and bringing us the unproduced Kenner Alien 3 3/4" line. To top it off, they're doing it in the coolest, most retro way possible, click the banner for more information (this is not a compensated endorsement in any way, I just care that much)




More Kenner Alien:




Thursday, July 04, 2013

Galactic Attack Dome


The post Star Wars era was a gold mine for space toys, take this set by Multiple (now going by Miner) in 1980. I kind of want to play with this now....

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Hang gliding with the Hulk


As ridiculous as the concept of these toys are, I have to admit that I think the little Hulk and Spidey figures they come with are awesome.

You should buy these.




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, July 01, 2013

Fitness:1972


I'm not much of a jogger (it ain't a pretty sight) but should I ever get the urge, a mustard yellow track suit will be my choice of uniform. Not only does it give me an Omega Man vibe but it also will hide the vomit stains that are sadly, pretty much a given...

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