Thursday, June 30, 2016

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

The Action Dads!


The Action Dads, each one skilled in a specific deadly parental art!  Warranties will be found, gutters cleaned and you better believe lawns will be mowed DIAGONALLY! 

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Bionic Marvels!





That communicator works up to ten feet away! I'm telling you technology will never get any better....

Monday, June 27, 2016

Friday, June 24, 2016

Mattel Battlestar Galactica Viper Launcher Commercial



For some reason I've never uploaded this commercial to YouTube, yet I transferred it ages ago. A cleverly repurposing of their "Flying Aces" toys, the Viper Launch station was a really cool way to play Battlestar Galactica.


Thursday, June 23, 2016

Ready Rangers Field Pack



I think somebody should come out with a grown ups version of this set, I need to somehow justify owning a periscope....

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

A bright new look!



Honestly, I would have probably preferred a giant target around my neck to this....

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Go Exploring with BIG RED!



Big Red is one of those wonderful toylines that was created specifically for a catalog, in this case the Speigel catalog. A mix of Big Jim and GI Joe, I've had many folks tell me about having Big Red as a kid but honestly, I've never seen one as a collector.

He kind of looks like Dr. Benton Quest.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Friday, June 17, 2016

Mego 12 Inch Superheroes



As I prepare for this week's Mego Meet Toy Show this weekend, I thought it would be cool to showcase this awesome catalog from the United Kingdom. Pedigree Toys began distributed the Mego Toy Lines in the late 1970s and did a knock out job with the 12" Superheroes, more pages after the jump!


Thursday, June 16, 2016

Barbie or Big Jim?


Super Fun Camper OR

Head quarters for a top secret organization, you decide. Both have kitchens!


Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Polyester Wharf


The bachelours of polyester wharf are known to attract ships with their siren song.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Friday, June 10, 2016

Pod Stallions 44: Mego!




Sorry for the long delay in shows but we're back with a vengeance! Our latest show is all about one of our favourite subjects Mego Action Figures

We're joined by fellow Mego enthusiast and best selling author Art Baltazar to talk about the world's greatest toy company and next week's up coming Aw Yeah Mego Meet Toy Con.

Topics range from Superheroes, Star Trek, childhood experiences, toy stores, most annoying cartoon sidekick, customs, the shame of buying girl dolls and modern toys. It's an hour and a half of pure toy love.

Hit us up on our facebook page and tell us what your favourite Mego action figures! 

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Thursday, June 09, 2016

Fisher Price Adventure People Make Me Happy


I really don't have a lot to say today other than the sight of Fisher Price Adventure People never fail to make me happy.

This ad is from 1975 when "collect em all" meant "four sets".

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Denim Ronin


The Denim Ronin roams from place to place, helping folks in need armed only with his over powering beefiness. 

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Amsco Marvel World


The Amsco Marvel World Playset is one of the most wonderful pieces of Superhero merch from the 1970s.

An expensive collectible now, I think the major reason for it's appeal is it was comic accurate in an era when it has no business being so.

Seriously, Doctor Strange's Sanctum Sanctorum?


Friday, June 03, 2016

Mighty Crusaders by Remco


I have a very deep affections for Archie's Superhero characters and while I wish the Remco Mighty Crusader's line was better, I do realize this is the first and possibly only action figure line I'll see in my life time.

Characters like The Web, The Fox, the Comet and the Shield have never really been household names sadly.

This is from the 1985 Remco catalog and there are some awesome things in it that I will share in the coming weeks.


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