Friday, September 30, 2016

Mighty Crusaders Rack Toys


I'm excited to have finally tracked down the 1985 Remco/AHI catalog which finally showcases the fine Rack Toys that were offered for the Archie Comics Superhero characters under "The Mighty Crusaders" brand.

My major obsession with these is that they're all re-purposed from mid 1970s AHI Rack Toy merchandise for Batman and Spider-Man. I also was a big fan of these characters, I bought Red Circle comics as a lad.

Let's drool over the impossibly rare to find goodies after the jump:

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Battle of the Planets by Jecsan



Ever since I found this guy sitting at the cash register of Suspect Video on Queen and talked the manager out of it (good thing too because the store sadly burned down not long after) I've been wondering what the heck he was. I by and large just assumed a knock off figure sold in dime stores but happily I was wrong. 

Turns out they're by a company called Jecsan of Spain, more figures and packaging after the jump.


Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Perma Prest Parade


Nothing combats the "Wednesdays" like a parade of colourful Perma-Prest pants, take that Blue Meanies!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Chills, Spills and lots of Thrills


The 1970s were truly a golden era for the stunt vehicle toy concept although I'm pretty sure this type of toy never truly goes out of style.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Friday, September 23, 2016

Pod Stallions 47: Roddy McDowall



Our latest show is a tribute to one of our favourite actors and certainly somebody that requires no introduction to any child of the 1970s.

Episode 47 is all about Roddy McDowall, although we purposely sidestep Planet of the Apes, mostly because we do whole shows on that topic any way and also because the guy had a pretty incredible career on top of being Galen/Cornelius/Caesar.

We chat his various television series like Tales of the Gold Monkey and Fantastic Journey and his incredible amount of guest spots on shows like Batman, Columbo, Quantum Leap and even Pinkey and the Brain.

And of course, we discuss films like Fright Night, The Black Hole and the Legend of Hell House among others.

Hit us up on our facebook page and tell us what your favourite Roddy McDowall role is!



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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Astro Apes Inflatables

Astro Apes

I've blogged about the bootleg Planet of the Apes knock off action figure line "The Astro Apes" before but I never thought I'd run into more merchandising for such a fly by night line.

Then I run into these insane dime store rarities, let us have a looksie this box inside after the jump.


Friday, September 16, 2016

Cash in with Kenner '81



Here's a fun toy industry promo from Kenner, who was riding high on toy lines such as Star Wars, Play Doh, Glamour Gals, Star Wars, Strawberry Shortcake and oh yeah, Star Wars.

More on this promotion after the jump!


Thursday, September 15, 2016

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Fantasy Island Poster Art Set



Thanks to this site, I found one of my top five personal wants and I know it's hard to believe but this is done without irony. I really liked Fantasy Island as a kid and this poster art set is one of the cooler bits of merchandise it got.

Look how pimp Mr. Roarke and Tattoo look there!


I've honestly been looking for this set for years, it rarely pops up, unlike Star Wars which is constantly available.

Like all Craft Master Poster Art sets, the art is phenomenal but I'm honestly unsure of how to get the results depicted on the package with those markers. 




Smiles everyone, Smiles!

1979 Craft Master Poster Art Catalog

Monday, September 12, 2016

Friday, September 09, 2016

Spotlight: The Original Stretch Armstrong by Jazwares

I haven't done a photo review in over a year? Thank goodness for the new Jazwares Original Stretch Armstrong.

In the past few years, there's been talk of a movie and even an animated series but the only thing I give a toss about is a reproduction of the big guy himself. I'll explain (and show) more after the jump:


Thursday, September 08, 2016

Star Trek turns 50



Star Trek turns 50 today as it marks the day the initial episode (although most Trek fans know it's not technically the first) "The Man Trap" first graced out screens.

Being a kid of 1970s, I fell under it's siren song when the show was just under ten and we have blogged about it a crap ton (a unit of measurement here in Canada), so here's some of my favourite content. Beam down after the jump:


Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Tickle Me Jimmie Walker



 So powerful was Jimmy Walker's presence on "Good Times" that he was the recipient of two different plush novelties in 1976. Above the deluxe talking edition, which is the least terrifying looking plush on the page.

A scowling plush of James Evans Sr (played by John Amos) that said things like "I'm gonna get my belt!" would have been the perfect companion to this (and likely not sell a single unit).


 

And here is the lower priced, "Kid Din-O-Mite" doll.


Both of these figures were made by Shindana, a company that I personally adore. You can see the 1976 catalog here.

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Friday, September 02, 2016

Pod Stallions 46: SCTV



We're back with a new show discussing something near and dear to our hearts.

Episode 46 opens with a tribute to the late, great Gene Wilder and then we move into what is Brian's favourite television show of all time, SCTV.

We talk about the show's Canadian origins and inspirations, what made it's comedy special and the many unsung heroes of it's 8 year journey on television.

Along the way, we discuss the many sketches, actors and characters that made us love it so. The best of all it's in 3-D!

Hit us up on our facebook page and tell us what your favourite SCTV sketch is!

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Thursday, September 01, 2016

Parker Brothers Video Games


I had three of the four games on this page, I'll leave it to your imagination which one I passed on.

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