Sunday, March 29, 2015

Toy Hunting in Japan


A couple pals of mine went to Japan this week and while I was unable to join them, they did the next best thing and took photos of everything they could while toy hunting. Here are just a few samples...


Japanese live action Spider-Man had a car and a killer robot, which seems to be a pricey item.


There was more Ultraman than you could shake a stick at, which is fine by because I LOVE Ultraman.


Wind up robots are a place I dare not go...

Keyop!

 
This whacky Thor is actually an American Toy


If Jack Kirby was replaced by Robert Crumb.

A whole store dedicated to American pop culture.


This store was all vintage Star Wars, I'd love to see this in person.

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Friday, March 27, 2015

Satin Monster: Superfly Edition



Presenting the latest release from Odeon Toys, Satin Monster: Superfly Edition. I've brought him back by popular demand but this time he's wearing authentic 70s wear that has been featured on PlaidStallions.

I based this one off the "Maxi" an outfit I actually owned.


Each Superfly Edition Satin Monster comes with a Can and real platform boots.



Ladies not included but will likely appear....

The first 8 are available now, more later. Get 'em over at my Mego Museum Mall Store.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Winnie the Weeble



While working on the Little People list, I came across this piece and really had no idea it existed. I never had weebles as a kid but as a Winnie the Pooh fan, this would have been welcome.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Bubble Funnies


My friend found these while we were on a flea market run and I gotta admit I was totally envious. I haven't thought of these bubble gum and mini comic book combos in 30 years but seeing them just made me happy. 

I now have to track down every one of these and Chu-Bops (the record album version of these) as well.


I bet the gum tastes terrific...

Monday, March 23, 2015

Johnny Pockets



Ladies, this is not only the best lover you'll ever have but he's also a purse...

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Colouring Book Theatre: Six Million Dollar Man


The Six Million Dollar Man: Coloring Book By Saalfield  (1975), 
         I've done Six Million Dollar Man books before by Saalfield, but I always enjoy another dip into the Bionic Craze.

Colouring books are usually a mixed bag depending on what reference materials they give the artist, this may be the first time I can accurately deduce exactly what the artist had to work with.


Grab your crayons and beam down me after the jump


Friday, March 20, 2015

The Top Ten Fisher Price Little People sets




If you're a kid of the 1970s, chances are the sight of the limbless cherubic Fisher Price Little people will bring a smile to your face.

These simple (and indestructable!) toys were the deserved kings of the preschool aisle during the polyester decade


Here are the top ten Fisher Price Little People Sets:





10) Sesame Street Clubhouse
Ok, so there was never a clubhouse on Sesame Street, nobody cared because this set was jam packed with features like a trap door, revolving door and a tire swing. Not to mention interesting graffiti professing David's love for Maria, which must make Luis crazy to this day!


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Thursday, March 19, 2015

6 Million Dollar Man Bionic Video Center

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I've joked about the Bionic Video Center in the  past but there is no way as a kid that I wouldn't have wanted this.  Steve is reliving his glory days, he needs a six pack.




Bionic Favourites:


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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Hulk smash puny pencil crayons

 

 Occasionally, I  find things in here that I have no recollection of buying. Although with my preoccupation with all things Superheroes and school supplies, it's not a shock that I own this.

Hulk went from a b lister to chairman of the freaking board in the late 70s.


Monday, March 16, 2015

The Polyester Youth of Tomorrow!



Every spring, the elders of leisure gather to watch the hatchlings leave the nest. Fly away little one, time to find your own studio apartment....

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Colouring Book Theatre: Star Trek


Star Trek: Coloring Book By Saalfield  (1975), 
         Another submission from the very generous Tracy, this is the fifth time I've covered Star Trek on CBT and I do so because a) they are mostly terrible and b) I like terrible. 
           This book by Saalfield is head and shoulders above trek books I've reviewed before and it's well coloured to boot!


Grab your crayons and beam down me after the jump


Friday, March 13, 2015

Pod Stallions Episode 28: Trek Kids 2




With last month's passing of Leonard Nimoy, we decided to pick up where we left off when last discussing Star Trek.

This episode touches upon the highs and lows of the Star Trek movie franchise, ending at part 6. We also discuss the (minimalist) 80s merchandise, conventions, films the cast did and don't hate us but neither of us are big TNG fans.



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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Star Trek Week: Capes by Norben



Here's a bit of weirdness from Canada, I actually remember finding one of these in the 80s. Halloween distributor Norben released a series of low cost Star Trek cape and mask sets using what I guess is some Ben Cooper masks from the first movie.



It's a pretty low rent affair complete with a card that had to be produced locally, there is no way anybody at Paramount approved this magical thing.




Let's get a good look at this, a really bored Ilia, Kirk in a pink shirt (which happens a lot with Halloween costumes), Mr Spock and a man with a shrimp ring on his head.




Around the back is the sticker I guess you attached to the cape to make it official. Even if Captain kirk wore a cape, it wouldn't have a picture of himself on it. Although I do believe William Shatner's would....

Needless to say, I adore this thing.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Star Trek Week: Party Favours


I discovered these at the flea market this past weekend, I can't think of a more serendipitous thing to happen. I don't normally buy party favours but these, without hyperbole, are the single greatest Party Favours on the planet.  



The most charming thing about this to me is the inability to get the tunic colours right, it almost makes it better.



It would be a crime to wipe your mouth with this...

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Star Trek Week: Pinball


I've featured the AHI Bagatelle's before but this appears to be the more "deluxe" version.

I ran into one of these on the weekend and it took every fiber of my being to resist it.

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