Friday, December 13, 2019

Five Awesome Things on eBay this week


Batman Crazy Foam-  There is just something so fascinating about Crazy Foam, it came out during that wonderful Superhero resurgence of the mid-1970s, I vividly remember an end cap of these and Mego Superheroes at my local Eaton's toy department and I'm magically whisked back to the time that I wanted Spider-Man to barf on me. 



Dr. Zaius Bank Mold- Oh wow, this thing is so freaking cool, the original mold for the 70s plastic banks. I want this, badly but it's Christmas and I simply can't swing it. My loss is your gain.



Italian Stretch Armstrong-  In Italy, he's "Mister Muscolo" who was also my tenth-grade gym teacher, he was kind of a dick. Anyway, Stretch appeards to have red trunks in Italy, talk about variations.




Tales of the Gold Monkey Story Book- I loved this series as a kid, mainly because of my mad crush on Caitlin O'Heaney and of course, Roddy McDowell. This series doesn't get mentioned a lot because of you-know-who but we need more shows like this.




Italian Mego Fonzie- Fonzie was popular around the globe it seems and it makes sense that the most popular character was supposed to be Italian, he might be popular in Italy. Sadly, Richie, Potsy and Ralph Malph were not required. 







Thursday, December 12, 2019

Official Star Trek pinball game by AHI

























































I am a total sucker for mid 70s Star Trek merch, the fonts, the bright colours, the flames shooting out of the Enterprise combined with a complete and total disregard for any sort of cohesiveness, nirvana. 

 


I will require a Space:1999 Pinball game.



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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

The best picture you will see today



My friend Ken shared with me this wonderful photo from around 1980 I suspect. I wish more of our parents took photos like this. Ken grew up not far from me and we can't ascertain if this is a WH Smith store of the Dominion Playworld in the Scarborough Town Center.

Either way, it's just glorious and I love the Mego Micronaut cameo.

If you have photos like this and want to share, PLEASE send them on down.






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Friday, December 06, 2019

Five Awesome Things on Ebay this week


Ooze it- I don't remember Ooze-it as a kid because I'd have been all over that. Instead, i did what every other kid did and bit into my Stretch Armstrong and made my own Ooze-it.



Frazetta ABC Battlestar Galactica Poster- I think the thing I love about this print (It's not the original but it is vintage) is how wonderfully off-model everybody is. It's like the folks at Universal saw that awesome Hildebrant Star Wars poster and barked into a phone "Get me a fantasy artist just like that guy!"




Good Times Trading Card box- So much nostalgia packed into these things, once for when I was a kid and later as a collector in the 1980s (these did not sell great and were still readily available at some stores). 


As a kid I owned a bunch of these, mostly ones where James is threatening to beat the crap out of his kids. John Amos was TV's scariest dad and held that title until "The Wonder Years" debuted in 1988.




Galactica 1980 Motorcycle from Argentina- Oh sure, they got bikes but i'll go an eternity without a Doctor Zee action figure. Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go paint a beard on an Adama action figure...

I cried when "Cy" died....


Pressman Toys Space Creatures Zordius Mask Kit- I am fascinated by these Dick Smith creations that are clearly inspired by Star Wars (I even digitized the original commercial reel here) but there is no way in hell I could have done this as a kid. I'd be sobbing quicker than I was when Cy died. 


Wednesday, December 04, 2019

Adventure People Rock!


The Fisher-Price Adventure people were a Christmas staple in my house, so much so that they always trigger happy memories when I see them. I still have my originals so I don't actually have a large collection of them.




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Tuesday, December 03, 2019

Toy-Ventures: Sears Space Command Playset



Time for another Toy-Venture, this week we look at the Sears Space Command Playset, a generic action figure environment that's also a recording studio for fashion dolls. Did I mention the working AM radio and microphone? 

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Monday, December 02, 2019

Moon Shadows!



In 2049, Mankind will be conquered by a group of genetically modified cyborg super pimps led by Dr. Xxxtasy and his constant companion Milky Way.




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Friday, November 29, 2019

Five Incredibly Strange, Incredible Hulk Toys on eBay this week

A special thank you to my nerd blood brother David Lockwood for inspiring this post with his love of the Hulk and ridiculous items. 


Incredible Hulk Lantern- The Hulk appears to be screaming in pain from having his midsection been removed and replaced with a lamp. Also, you know this probably is better at throwing shadows than providing any significant light.


AHI Incredible Hulk Utility Belt- AHI and Remco had this belief that whatever sells for Batman, works for all other Superheroes. That may be true but when you get to the Hulk, it also produces comedy. I remember staring at this when I was 9 and laughing at it right before I chose the Batman Utility belt.


Hulk Hang Glider- This is so wonderfully hilarious and i can't help but think of the time Klinger tried to hang glide out of the 4077...


Hulk and Spider-Man Intercom set- "Mr. Parker your puny 3 o'clock is here"



Ice Pops- Nothing whets the appetite more than pictures of what is essentially a shirtless homeless man who is also radioactive. MMMMMM, where do I lick?



Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Mattel Clash of the Titans Zeus figure


My friend Jason (not the one I do podcasts with, I know two guys named Jason, perhaps more) surprised me with this extremely rare find. A prototype head sculpt from Mattel's very short-lived Clash of the Titans toy line, more after the jump:

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