Friday, March 30, 2007

Professional Agents Crime Killers

big jim wolf pack

New at is the 1976 Big Jim and the Wolf Pack catalog, the theme this year was Double Trouble and it's seriously cool. As an added bonus I've added a few images of the toys in their boxes to the mix.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Start 'Em Young!

Ha! You call that a collection? My kids are toddlers and already they've had enough aluminum to build two playgrounds and 11 wheelchairs, all from picking up around me on Saturday mornings.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Let's go play Chess in the Park!

tra la la la

I have a couple of old friends who the minute they got married, completely vanished from the face of the earth. Whenever someone mentions their name, this is how I picture them living, it makes me smile.

Monday, March 26, 2007

Friday, March 23, 2007

Bionic Double Shot

Thanks to the amazing Rob Chatlin, we have the Kenner 1976 Bionic Man catalog at This catalog features new characters such as Maskatron and the Bionic Woman! More Bionic Catalogs will follow in the coming months!

Bonus Feature,  Steve and Jaime knock off figures from the UK, these little guys have Tomland bodies (like the Star Raiders Figures) and have silver limbs. Oh, I want em!

Be sure to check out the MegoMuseum today for a never before seen Mego Figure!

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Keep that Bionic Pimp Hand Strong

Doctor Kromedome was created to fill a void in 1975 for Bionic Villains (Maskatron came in '76) , the buyer for Wards contacted friends at Mego Corp and this catalog exclusive "Bionic Villain" was born.

Kromedome's weird purple outfit, Cape and Cane kind of give him a bit of Cybernetic "Mack Daddy" vibe. Like he'd be on a street corner with a group of fembots around him or maybe that's just me.....

For more info on Doctor K visit his Megomuseum page, if you're looking for anything Mego check out their forums here. No better community on the web.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Some Neat Bionic Swag

six million dollar man watch

I love Steve's funky lime green colored jumpsuit in this illustration, ahh the days before style guides......

six million dollar man robe

And how incredibly bad ass is this Bionic Man Robe and Pajamas?

Coming tomorrow: The Forgotten Bionic Villain

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Lee Majors visits a Toy Store

I'm not a 100% on the origins of these images but reader Brendan sent them to me last month, it's Lee in all his SMDM glory days along with I'm assuming his agent at a Toy Store appearance. I wonder if Farrah was waiting in the car?

Monday, March 19, 2007

Hey Bigfoot, got your ears on?

The Six Million Dollar Man "Tower of Power" playset gives you not only an Evel Kneivel esque vibe but also, 3 3/4" versions of Steve Austin and Bigfoot that can interact with your Stars Wars guys and Pocket Heroes.

Exactly why Steve Austin and Bigfoot are racing cars is anyone's guess.

Friday, March 16, 2007

Because I never learn.....

With St. Paddy's day right around the corner, what better time than to provide you with a guide to some of the worst beverages known to man. Two men, four bottles, an evening of bum wine took years off my life.

All next week, it's a tribute to all things Bionic!

Thursday, March 15, 2007

"Secret" Agent

Yup, all secret agents use the biggest most noticeable weapon ever made. Not included but recommended is the over-sized foam hat with the words "Secret Agent" printed on it.

Actually, this looks like one cool toy.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Vinyl Playsets Rock my world

mego batcave

I don't know why I don't own a Mego Batcave playset but for some reason I've never been able to get one. It really is a sweet item and was recycled a couple of times by Mego, it's even the Planet of the Apes Village!

Monday, March 12, 2007

Fisher Price Little People Overload

My farm still "moos" when the door opens, pretty sure I had the garage too, most likely still have it

Friday, March 09, 2007

It came from Charlie's basement

marvel superheroes viewmasters

One of the highlights of a recent trip to Chicago was being able to rummage through my friend Charlie's basement and look at his collection. It was almost a museum to growing up in the 70's, I thought I'd share random images of some of my favourite items. Expect a part two to this some time in the future.

kenner star wars store display

I don't even collect Star Wars but I couldn't take my eyes off this vintage store display.

kenner star wars store display

Loaded with Bronze age Marvels, not to mention multi packs.

kenner star wars store display

Sigh, the one thing I could never seem to own, Stretch Monster.

kenner star wars store display

Mattel Krusher MIB, I've never really looked at one before, just love it!

kenner star wars store display

Finally something for my mantle....

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Turbines to Speed! Atomic Batteries to Power!

My buddy Scott sent me these wicked Sears Batman vehicles and it gives me the old "I'd have had a blast with these as a kid" thoughts.

Oddly I did have a ride on car very similiar to that Jaguar, which I pretended to be a Batmobile.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Y'ar! Me Buckos!

With all the Pirate stuff in toy stores, I was reminded by the Matchbox line Fighting Furies, which was a line I never even saw as a kid.

The figures were very well made but it was probably was hurt by the fact that the line only had two characters (although a third ghost figure was added) and that Mego had released a Pirate line at the same time.

Fighting Furies were more popular in Europe where Lesney/Matchbox sold a FF cowboy line as well!

Friday, March 02, 2007

The 1976 Hasbro Catalog

GI Joe and the Super Adventure Team

Added the best parts of the 1976 Hasbro Catalog to today including the last year of G.I. Joe and the Adventure Team, Ricochet Racers, the amazing paint sets and Mickey Mouse.

Oh and let's not forget the Weebles!

Thursday, March 01, 2007

More Sweater Hell

smile goddammit

Dress alike families perplex me,I know my mum tried this a few times but that sweater would instantly go to the bottom of the drawer for fear of us all wearing it on the same day. She went as far as to put our names on them once in those funky iron on letters, nice try but no luck....

Hey, it's Chief Dresses in the Dark!


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