Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Exciting Toys from the Star Wars Series

This nice ad from Zayres (wish i had the whole flyer) is from Christmas 1983 and I'm guessing by that point, I had jumped off the wonderful train that was Star Wars. 

I still read the Marvel comic mind you but I honestly don't recognize or remember that mini-rig or the plush Ewoks at all. I hope it brings joy to those that do. 

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

The World's Rarest Jiggler FOUND

As any reader of this blog should know, I loves me some dime store rack toys and I also love drive-in cinema, that's why today's entry is so special to me.

You see, for years there has been a legend of a Jiggler used to promote the Blood Island series of movies. Blood Island movies are a wonderful late 1960s series of lurid colour monster movies filmed in the Philippines that I absolutely adore (Oh and these movies just got released on Blu-Ray by our friends at Severin films, go and get them). 

Well, monster toy collector and fellow Blood Island fan Ray Castile has finally tracked one down and shared. You should check out Ray's amazing youtube videos about Topstone Monster Masks, they're really great.

Just like the chlorophyll monsters of Dr. Lorca, I'm green with envy about this find but also filled with gratitude just to know it exists!

Thanks to Ray for sharing this epic find, I'm seriously giddy.

Also, it goes without saying, if you have one of there, I would like to buy it. 

Friday, November 09, 2018

Five Awesome Things on Ebay this Week

Another weekly recap of all the things I sincerely can't afford to purchase at the minute. Oh well, where would i put it?

Remco Star Trek Instant TV- I have this fascination with the Remco Star Trek toys, they're just previously existing toys with "STAR TREK" written on them but for some reason, I WANT THEM ALL. I've never seen this one before and it's not helping me tame the collector monster that lurks inside me.

Related Link: Star Trek Remco Galleries on PlaidStallions.

Torak! Falcon 80 is GI Joe from Brazil and they just got crazy with the science fiction and it included a villain character that GI Joe totally deserved. These are crazy expensive and hard to find but now they're being reissued and you can get a MIB one for a tenth of the price. I can't wait for more characters.

Related Link: GI Joes from Brazil article

Denys Fisher Cyberman- I love Mego, I love Doctor Who and i think the Cybermen are boss. This figure was all i thought about in 1998 and i grossly overpaid for one that year. Now you can buy one for much less than I paid in 1998. 

Aquaman's Supersea Aquarium- Before I had kids, i had this groovy office filled with Aquaman toys. This piece was my holy grail but i could never pull the trigger on it because logical as it is, it's an aquarium with a picture of Aquaman in it. Why is it so neat?

Bionic Woman Shower playset from Mexico. I hope all that water doesn't short out her bionics! Kenner did give the Bionic Woman doll some action related accessories but this is definitely not one of them.

Electric Wheels by Eldon

TV show idea, a Thunderbirds type series but with children in all the roles and we dub over their voices with adults. Don't steal this! I'm going to write the pilot this weekend. 

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Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Mr. Action

I had so many Mr. Action outfits for my GI Joes and I had no idea. I  assume that I got most of those sets before I could read.

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Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Swing Along

I was on a bunch of these  as a kid, they all moved when you were swinging like they may just fall over, it gave the whole thing an added sense of danger.

Also, those slides became deadly come July.

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Friday, November 02, 2018

Five Awesome Things on Ebay this week

Dragomovil- In Mexico, Dr. Steel is Big Jim's enemy and he's called "Doctor Drago" and it's all more awesome there for some reason, it just is. I had one of these, sealed with the plastic and everything. I sold it when my first kid was born, I'm sure I had a good reason. I don't regret selling it but wow, it's still neat.

Fisher Price Adventure People- I guess because all of mine survived my childhood and two sets of grandkids (they're seriously that tough) I've never actually collected the line. I do admire it when I see it in the wild though. It just dawned on me that these were the first female action figures I ever played with, it was no big deal, zero stigma about playing with a "doll" from others, just another character. Thanks Fisher Price for broadening my horizons like that...

Mattel Space:1999 Flying Eagle- This combination of Mattel Vertibird with Space:1999 has been haunting me for months. it's really rare and all kinds of awesome but I'll never pull the trigger and i know it.

Spider-Man meets the Fly race car set- I know Spider-Man has nothing to do with car racing and I'm totally not sure if he should be worried about an enemy called "the Fly" but I want this.

Phantom of the Paradise Ring- I don't wear jewelry as a rule but dammit, I should. Seriously i am thinking about telling my mum i want this for Christmas.

Remco Monsters Mummy Head Mold

I had a tremendous bit of good fortune on Ebay a while back (As some might know I spend a lot of time there!) when a friend pointed out this head mold. It took a while but eventually, a friend of mine deduced that it was for the Remco Mummy figure!

Being a huge fan of the toy line, it was just so awesome to find something so historical and be able to document it like this.

Awww, look at them like peas in a pod...

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