Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Fur Shoulder Bag and Cap set



This is the perfect combo for me, I plan to use the bag to transport my many inhalers and jitterbug cellular telephone.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Help Dorothy and friends find the Wizard of Oz


The Witches Castle was a Sears exclusive (and now a pricey collectible) and was originally meant for the Super Knights toys. 

My local toy store put these in the same basket as the Superheroes, as a six year old boy they just couldn't compete with Aquaman. 


Monday, November 28, 2016

Slack Monday



You will not find a better Cyber Monday deal than these fine, fine slacks, you'll need a rotary telephone to order sadly.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Thunderbirds are Going Japanese



Gerry Anderson's Thunderbirds was easily his most toyetic series and that was not lost on the Japanese.

Even though the show was 14 years old in 1980, it didn't stop Popy from creating some incredible diecast toys.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Featuring Brushed Denim



Once you know the pleasure of brushed denim, regular denim will feel like sandpaper wrapped in an old garbage bag!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Sgt Rock by Remco



I've never read more than one Sgt. Rock comic and I missed the toys when they were new but I really think they're neat....

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Tron Pajamas



Obscure Pajamas are some of my favourite things to find, also it's a killer band name.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Get fit with the Superheroes!



It makes sense, Superheroes are great role models what  child didn't want to have a "Kirby Esque" physique when they grew up?

Marketing fitness equipment with Superheroes faces slapped on it is not only a good idea, it's good for ya!





My dad bought me all of that body builder stuff in the boring, non superhero versions as a kid. Not that Batman would have incentivised me to use them more.



Oh these skates never fail to bring a smile to my face.....

Related:


Official Star Wars Watches



Does anything still use the spelled out names like "Artoo Detoo" or are we past that now?

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Monday, November 14, 2016

The Denim Blazers


Look out ladies, the retainers are off and they don't have to be home until 9:30!

Friday, November 11, 2016

Corgi Spiderbuggy & Green Goblin


I thought I'd devote today to my favourite diecast vehicle of my youth. A piece of Spider-Man merchandise that makes absolutely no sense but to my nine year old brain just felt oh so right, the super awesome Spiderbuggy with Green Goblin! More after the jump!

Thursday, November 10, 2016

The Empire Sleeps Over


I love vintage bedding and sleeping bags but I can never figure out a way of displaying it properly except on my kid's beds.

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Super Shirts!



OK, even though this is 1977 there are a few of these I would wear now especially Frankenstein and that weirdly smug Captain America.

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Destroy all Rack Toy Monsters!


It wasn't easy to find decent Godzilla Rack Toys here in North America when I was a lad. I recently discovered this fun piece by Yamakatsu in Japan that many of us would have adored as kids, it's Destroy all Monsters on a card!

My best guess is these rubber dudes came out in the mid 1980s, anybody want to confirm?

Monday, November 07, 2016

Jumpsuits!


A Jumpsuit comeback is not only what this world needs, it's what it deserves as well.

C'mon People, let's zip up together....

Friday, November 04, 2016

The Mego Black Hole Cereal Promotion



I joined ebay in 1997, since then like clock work, i have searched "Black Hole" and "Shreddies" in hope of finding this item. Recently on one boring Tuesday morning, there it was with a Buy It Now price that was so agreeable, it still makes me smile.

Sure it's an empty cereal box but to me, it's just something slightly more.



I've written about this promotion before , it's one of those incredibly happy moments in childhood that you just smile about whenever you think about it.

Shreddies was never my favourite cereal, yet for a month in 1979, I endured three boxes of it (with a lot of help from sugar)  to get these....



Actually, it was one box top per figure, an additional $2.50 per figure (plus sales tax) and my mom had to write a cheque! Hell, this wasn't even that great a deal!

But i did it and waited the eternity for that bubble envelope (with a cool drawing of Maximillian on it) to arrive. I'd love to reunite with that envelope as well, I hope one still exists. Those figures were just....kind of earned and I still have my Vincent nearly 40 years later.

One of the saving graces of this promo that really kept me going were the kick ass Space Pal Pencil caddies that came in every box. I'm positive I ate Shreddies well into 1980 to finish my set.





These guys lined my fourth grade desk and actually i still have one at work right now.

I'm thrilled to share this happy memory, it's one of the reasons I collect.

Thanks for reading, have a terrific weekend.





Thursday, November 03, 2016

Limited Edition Star Trek Medallion



 I had my Star Trek Medallion stolen during fifth grade swim class (back up ladies, I'm taken) and I know who did it.

He ended up working at my gym in the mid 1990s, the sight of him every day would fill me with this weird anger combined with the feeling that it was super dumb to wear a Star Trek medallion to swim class in the first place.....

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

A Special Friend for you!


Oh, I'll be seeing all of you tonight when i close my eyes.

Also, shouldn't our generation been one of Super Ventriloquists?

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

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