Friday, September 27, 2019

5 Awesome Things on eBay



Super Fly Iron On Transfer- Good God, it's just endless how many cool and forgotten vintage Iron On transfers there are. Case in point, Super Fly. I wonder if there's one for Gordon's War?


Big Jim Lazervette in a Canadian Box! - It's well known I'm obsessed with the Big Jim Wolf P.A.C.K and with all things Canada but this box is actually nicer than the US version. I swear!





Doctor Who Viewmasters- Oh man, Jason and I both absolutely love this set. Let's make a viewmaster of Castro-fricking-Volva, which has almost no action whatsoever. Nothing but photos of the Fifth Doctor and his companions standing around. Bravo.




Deka Plastics Star Wars Cups and Bowls- I've fallen down a Deka plastic hole this week after buying their planet of the Apes set and discovering that they made two Star Treks and these, I'm screwed.


Omega Man Japanese Poster- Why is every cool movie poster somehow cooler in Japan? Why do movie posters under $100 haunt me? Agh I need more walls.





Thursday, September 26, 2019

Toy Show Pick Ups


I posted some photos from last weekend's Burlington Toy Con on our facebook page but never showed my pickups. The show had plenty of cool stuff but i got out of it for under twenty bucks. The Apes cup was subject to an "I love your website" discount (which is rare but fills me with gratitude) and the Trek book and record is an absolute favourite from childhood. 

Sometimes it's the little things.


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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Toy-Ventures: The Mighty Crusaders by Remco

This week we talk about my obsession with the Mighty Crusaders toys by Remco, no not the action figures themselves (not a big fan) but the amazing AHI rack toys that came out with them. They're hard to find but that's what makes it so fun!


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Monday, September 23, 2019

Dinky Space!


I love the fact that the popularity of Star Wars actually helped Dinky sell more Eagles and UFO interceptors despite the fact that both those shows were long out of production.


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Friday, September 20, 2019

5 Awesome things on eBay this week


Japanese Big Jim- I don't know it is but I have this predilection for American toys in Japanese packaging, Big Ken (he got a name change) is no exception, just something so cool about those characters.




Space Warrior Pencil Tops- Gah! I love Copyright infringement, especially when they mix properties like this, it's the Eagle from Space:1999 mincing with the Shogun Warriors and R2-D2. Who didn't love stuff like this as a kid?







Wonder Woman Sunglasses by Nasta- I love the gorgeous 1980s card artwork on this and kudos to Nasta to making the emblem so prominent.

Star Trek AstroTank by Remco- I've been obsessed with the late 1960s Star Trek toys by Remco since i was a teen, they have nothing to do with the show in way, shape or form but dammit Jim! I love them.


Bionic Woman Beach Towel- I really want to collect beach towels but i have no idea how to display them, they're wonderful however and as per the example above, rather reasonable all things considered. 





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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