Saturday, December 15, 2018

Toy-Ventures 1: The Shadow Crime Fighter Detection Belt

New video series from, each episode will showcase a unique and interesting toy from our archive.

This week it's the 1977 Shadow Crime Fighter Detection Belt from Madison Industries. A curious bit of merchandise for a character that kids weren't probably all that aware of at the time. Still glad it exists though.

Look for a new Toy Venture in the coming weeks, I would value your feedback.

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Friday, December 14, 2018

Five Awesome things on Ebay this week

Planet of the Apes Periscope- What's the connection between Apes and a periscope? Because I said so, you ask too many questions! This interview is over!

Japanese Diecast Darth Vader- I'm not a huge Star Wars guy but Japanese Star Wars stuff is super neat to look at and always will be.

Star Blazers Playset- Probably one of my happiest childhood memories is watching Star Blazers every day at three at my best friends house, this amazing playset for the 3 3/4" figure line should have been sold in North America but never was. 

Black Hole PVC figures from Portugal-  I love "The Black Hole" movie like any nine year old should and I am in love with these PVC figures from Portugal. I miss the days of weird foreign market toys. 

Complete Mattel Pulsar Collection-  Pulsar is definitely one of the more interesting action figure concepts of the 1970s and now you can get him, his enemy Hypnos and his Life Systems Center in one fell swoop! If this weren't the holidays, I'd totally be bidding on this for no good reason.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Jeering Joker and Glaring Gorilla

"Feel like Batman triumphing over his arch-enemy" yup, the ol' caped crusader just loves to kill in cold blood, with a gun. 

I'm beginning to think Frank Miller got his start in the toy industry.

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Saturday, December 08, 2018

Five Awesome Things on Ebay this week

Gi Joe Walkie Talkies- I'm a sucker for Adventure Team stuff and this is in a Canadian box. If it weren't Christmas, I'd be having adventures with these.

Vintage Star Trek Towel set- This sends a really amazing message to house guests plus it's a pretty good price, buy it now dammit!

Fantasy box for Marx "The Green Slime" playset- I wish this was really a thing, hopefully, someday it will be.

Amigos Del Terror Mummy- I love the "Terror Friends", it's just adorable and that card art is just joyous. Also, this is a vintage toy that is less then $30.

A case of Bionic Man Critical Assignment Arms- I have a fondness for original shipping boxes, especially if the original toys are inside it!

Friday, December 07, 2018

Metal Man and UFO Adventure Sets

The Metal Man figures actually predate Star Wars but they couldn't have found a better time to exist. I remember being really fascinated with these characters and even buying the DC "Metal Men" comic as a kid thinking they were somehow related. I was disappointed...

New Six Million Dollar Man Shirt in our Redbubble store!

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Tuesday, December 04, 2018

Monday, December 03, 2018

The Creepy Elves Christmas Catalog

Recently I stumbled upon this Simpson's Christmas Catalog at an antique mall, it was a little pricey and had few toys so I considered not buying it until I noticed something odd. There was a theme going on as many of the pages were populated by these two creepy elves.

It was so weird, I had to purchase it and share, more after the jump.

Sunday, December 02, 2018

Top Five Things on Ebay this Week

Original Santa Claus conquers the Martians one sheet- I'm a huge fan of this weird kids movie that honestly gets a bad rap for being terrible, it's a lot of fun actually and I watch it every Christmas, you should too.

Battlestar Galactica Wall Calendar- Cause you never know when it's going to be 1979 again.

James Bond Secret Ear Phone Wrist Watch- Were I a rich man, this would be great Christmas present for a certain podcast partner.

A complete set of French Battle of the Planets figures- Sure, they're on open cards BUT THEY"RE ALL KINDS OF AWESOME and circumvent any collector OCD.

Mego Planet of the Apes Treehouse Gift Set- This very rare combination of playset and dolls pushes all of my collector buttons and I want it to come home with me...

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