Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Toy-Ventures: Star Warriors?

Time to open another box of knock-off figures and these dudes are my new favorites. This line hedges all bets by crossing Star Wars with the Black Hole and Star Trek into a delicious stew of unlicensed hilarity!

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Friday, September 13, 2019

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week



Space:1999 Road Stars Moon Buggy- It's September 13th, so it's Breakaway day! I love this little diecast vehicle mainly because the card art is an outtake?





All the Superman Presto Magix Sets- OK, I'm not going to lie here, a lot of the stuff I share, I'm probably not going to buy or am only sharing because I can't afford it. THIS ONE HURTS. I love Presto Magix and if i hadn't have already spent all my money on goofy stuff this month, this would be mine. So please, enjoy responsibly....




AHI Wolfman Flasher Face- I actually owned one of these and put it in Rack Toys. I sold it years later and wonder if this is it. It's a neat piece that i was wishy-washy about selling but whatever...



Mr Dress Up appearance Poster- OK, so Mr. Dressup was basically Canada's version of Mr. Rogers, in fact he was Fred Rogers Protege. He's basically adored by Canadians of a certain age and this is like, insanely tempting because there is ZERO merchandise. I'm certain that any American friend who lived in a border state is aware of him because this poster is from Detroit.



Corgi Crimefighters set- Sure the box has seen better days but a team-up of James Bond, Buck Rogers and the crew of the Enterprise, OH SIGN ME UP! NOW!

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Toy-Ventures: Corgi Spider-Man Buggy

Thought I'd spend some time this week discussing the one Corgi vehicle I allowed to creep into my collection. Along the way, we discuss the history of Corgi toys and some of the amazing items they've produced over the last 60+ years.

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Star Wars Pillows




There is some sort of warm feeling that passes over me whenever i see early Star Wars merchandise like this, I find that funny considering how i can't leave the house anymore without seeing that logo. 


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Monday, September 09, 2019

The Adventure People Sky Surfer


If you find yourself saying "I don't remember this!" that's correct, it seems that the Kite with Stuntman figure set was cut short in it's release in 1978 (where i most definitely would have gotten this for Christmas). Depending on where you look the item was either recalled due to the Stuntman figure falling off or that the kite wasn't very good. Either way, if you see one in the wild, grab it!

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Friday, September 06, 2019

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week


Matchbox MAC lot- After my video this week, I got really interested in MAC toys on eBay despite the fact that I try to only buy them in the wild. So here is a really great starter lot that will likely go very cheap. 



AHI Batman Road Race Set- AHI did more than rack toys with Batman, they also did some pricier items, though I wouldn't be generous about the quality. Take this Batman road racing set, it's full of cool little easter eggs and the cards are adorable. I owned one of these for a time just so i could photograph it!




Monster Vending Machine header cards- I never search for vending machine header cards because I could easily become obsessed with them and yeah, look at how cool these things are! Looking at these things is such a gut-punch of childhood, it's unfiltered and amazing.





View-Master Good Guys Gift Pack- Some kid brought this into kindergarton and I remember desperately wanting this afterward, which made no sense because I had half of the reels already, my dad sold viewmasters at the time. I blame the beautiful orange package with superheroes...




Sealed Case of Space:1999 gum cards: I'm not justifying the pricing on this but i love the box litho on this very much. I had an empty one some time ago but a flood took care of that. I don't think Space:1999 gum cards sold very well, collecting in the 1980s I ran into sealed boxes everywhere.



Thursday, September 05, 2019

Marvel Water Pistols


 I expect to see Spider-Man and Cap, bonus points for Sgt Fury despite it being a German pistol but Kid Colt Outlaw? That has to be one of his only pieces of merchandise ever. I don't remember him packing a Saturday night special but whatevs...







Wednesday, September 04, 2019

Dungeon Adventure Game!


While I never dug D&D, I probably would have enjoyed this board game version from TSR. I love the wholesome 80s looking family up there, considering TSR was beleaguered with negative press during this period, it's almost ironic....







Monday, September 02, 2019

Toy-Ventures: Matchbox MAC (Mobile Action Command)


This week we look at a toy line that seems to always get forgotten, Seriously I get so many emails about Matchbox's Mobile Action Command (MAC) and it's wonderful array of fun toys, we even look at the knock offs it inspired.

Check out this Wonder MAC site:
http://www.mobile-action-command.de/eng/index.php

Link to the MAC Commercial:
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Thursday, August 29, 2019

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week


AHI Sky Diving Parachuting Penguin- It should come as no shock that i love rack toys and especially ones with parachutes. The Penguin is actually a lot tougher to find than Batman and I really like the way the figure looks.



Planet of the Apes Puzzle- Not much vintage merch features Charlton Heston but come on, that's totally him!


Star Trek The Motion Picture Stickers from Australia- I love stuff that features the aliens and this set has a bunch of weird ones that are barely a glimmer in the film itself.


Knock Off Jaws key chains- I miss seeing stuff like this in shops, these little sharks even saw "JAWS" on them.



He-Man Annual from the UK- I love British hardcover annuals and avidly collect them, this one caught my eye, I'm not a big MOTU guy but this one mainly just features pictures of the toys themselves and it's that early era before the cartoon, it's really funky.

And finally, from my pal David Lockwood, this:


Whistling Dracula Teeth- David pointed out that the Dracula on the card looks like Liberace and well, I can't unsee it now. 



Pac Toys Lords of Light Super Cut of Toy Commericials


Thanks to the amazing AcroRay (link to his channel below) we have this wonderful supercut of marketing from Toy Fair 1984. PAC toys attempted to create the Lords of Light toy line from Mego Micronauts Molds and glow sticks, an ambitious and fun toy concept that sadly didn't make it to market.

This rare piece shows two surviving tv spots and offers rare glimpses of the toy line that cut short too quickly.

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Monday, August 26, 2019

Toy-Ventures: Filmation Super 7 Merchandise


Time to talk about my 40-year obsession with the Filmation series "Tarzan and the Super 7" and my long hunt for merchandise which are mainly cheap rack toys but I love it none the less. 


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Friday, August 23, 2019

5 awesome things on eBay this week



Star Blazers Gun- I know that Nomura made a show accurate pistol (that I lost out on last year, grrrr) but this one is totally new to me, it reminds of those AHI water guns.



Batman Flash Mite by Janex- There is a certain pleasure i get from seeing stuff like this weirdly drawn Superman on this card. This wouldn't get past Warner Brothers licensing department today but back then? Approved!



Planet of the Apes Club Bat- Perfect for rounding up those filthy humans, I don't regret growing up when i did but sometimes when I look at it from this higher ground it doesn't make oodles of sense. I think that's the appeal.


V Motorcycle by Galgo- We didn't get a lot of V emrch here but south of the border got some fun stuff like this. I have/had a crush on Jane Badler since middle school so this is kind of calling to me.





Captain America Power Shield by FunStuff- Funstuff made these fun Shield toys with different Marvel and DC characters on them. I'm drawn to this one because, well HE IS THE ONLY HERO WHO USES A SHIELD!!!!!!


Thursday, August 22, 2019

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Two Piece Super Sweater Set


This outfit is worn exclusively in movies by the snotty guy who is engaged to the heroes ex-girlfriend that he desperately wants back.





Monday, August 19, 2019

Toy-Ventures : Summer Pick-ups!



Rather than a focused subject, this week we just look at what a summer of flea markets, toy shows, and networking can get you as I talk about the stuff I picked up over the summer. 

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Friday, August 16, 2019

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week


Dr. Zaius hand Puppet- The only way this could be made more adorable is if it had a voice box featuring Maurice Evans on helium.


Incredible Hulk Sno-Stuff- Hulk merchandise is usually absurd and therefor my favourite, it is also compounded by the fact that he was pretty much "Garfield" in the late 1970s and got his face slapped on freaking everything.

Starblazers Kite- I totally would have bought this as a kid, I would have bought Star Blazers anything when I was nine. 



Marvel Comics Sparkle Paints- I'm fascinated by early Marvel Comics merch (not enough to buy them mind you) and this Kenner set is a fond memory of the days when Submariner (pronounced Sub-mah-reener) was an A-Lister.


Imperial 6ft Inflatable Godzilla- I never ran into one of these in high school, I'd like to think I would have purchased it immediately and on principle. I don't like that I'm taller than Godzilla however...

Bonus Item that's not on eBay.

I had to own this sweater now advertised on Amazon, three guesses why...









Pod-Stallions Mini-Sode: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood



We're back with another mini and we're spending this time talking about the latest Quentin Tarantino film "One Upon a Time in Hollywood"

We try to stay on topic but mention Reservoir Dogs, Neil ****ing Diamon, the Silver Surfer, Jackie Brown, the Green Hornet and well, Matt Helm.

This one is a true mini but we're back in the studio this week with another long rambling experience for you all, promise!



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