Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Atomic Peddles to Power!

I had the Jaguar as a wee one and it was dandy but I pretended it was the Batmobile....

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

From Mickey Mouse to Star Wars

Wow, that title is prophetic ain't it? The Mouse almost owns the whole page now. There is no greater image I'll see today than that home brewed Chewbacca illustration. I miss the "Pre-Style Guide" world.

PS- I know I've featured this before but a) it was nearly a decade ago and b) some things are worth repeating.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Friday, August 26, 2016

I love Addar Planet of the Apes model kits!

For this Friday's feature, I get kind of personal and explain my love for Planet of the Apes model kits and how they made me the (largely unemployable) man I am today. Join me after the jump!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Fear the Walking Suit

I think this is the kind of thing Buck Rogers would wear to a bar mitzvah.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Arm's Master

I love Rack Toys, I love Space:1999 and of course, Knock Offs. So when all three get together and have a baby, it's a good time for me. Meet Arm's Master, a weirdly named series of toys that stole the molds from both AHI Space:1999 and Star Trek toys (seriously, check out this phaser!).

Seeing as the eagle gun pops right off the card, let's take a look at the art after the jump:

Monday, August 22, 2016

Black Magic

A look that was previously only available to TV billiards instructors and magic store employees can now be yours!

Friday, August 19, 2016

1976 Langley Star Trek Poster Catalog

Unlike today, Langely and Associates was one of those rare places in the mid 70s where you could buy fan merchandise, their catalog was loaded with everything from King Kong posters to a whole selection of 8" by 10" stills from "The Prisoner".

However, the big thing was a wonderful array of Star Trek merchandise, particularly an amazing amount of groovy posters. I've seen some of these in comic book ads but never in full glorious colour, check em out after the jump!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Oodles of fun with Zoodleland

Kusan toys combined household appliances with zoo animals and had a major hit in the 1970s, who says LSD didn't have it's merits?

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Stretch Knits in 7 Colors

Stretch Knits: The official shirt supplier to adult movie directors and snitches since 1971

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Bionic Classroom

I was slightly deceived by the title "Bionic Classroom" as a kid, I assumed it would be a playset where Steve and Jaime did cool Bionic things.

Nope, it's just Jaime's work, a school that seems to be located at the airport and judging by the chalkboard, she's blown her cover.....

Monday, August 15, 2016

The Glamorous Glistening Vest

Not only is it an attractive garment, it also has a 20 Armour Class in Advanced Dungeons & Dragons!

Friday, August 12, 2016

Play Doh Dr Drill N' Fill Commercial

Here's another one from our archive, from 1980, the Play Doh Dr. Drill N' Fill playset. Now kids can recreate the amazing tense scenes from "Marathon Man" in their home!

Is it safe?'

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Matchbox MAC Air Rescue Unit

Matchbox Mobile Action Command (MAC for short) is a largely forgotten toy line but happily remembered toy line of the 1970s. At least judging by the "What were those cool vehicle/figure sets called?" type emails i get about once a week.

It's also a toy line I actively collect but with one caveat, I have to find it in the wild. In this marvelous digital age, I have come to savour the old fashioned hunt that toy collecting once was and about once a year, I find a MAC piece for $20. Last weekend, I discovered the air rescue unit and I'd thought I'd share some pics.

More after the jump!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Star Wars Full Color T-Shirts

That image of Han and Chewbacca is possibly my favourite SW related thing in the universe. I'm positive I had that shirt as a kid.

Monday, August 08, 2016

Saturday, August 06, 2016

The first Spider-Man

Found this great photo in an old issue of FOOM (which I didn't know I owned) from left to right that's Stan Lee, Marie Severin, "Jazzy" John Romita and Roy Thomas wearing what has to be the first Spider-Man appearance suit ever. It's Ditko influence is joyous.

And Remember I'm still looking for your photos and memories for my new book Mall of Justice, the details are below. I've already received some outstanding stuff that I can't wait to share but keep sending them down!

Friday, August 05, 2016

Mighty Crusaders Remco Parachutist Figure

There is no greater time in a toy collector's journey then when they find that something that they thought existed, actually does.

Well I guess, finding it for a dollar would trump that but no such luck here. After decades of searching I have found my white whale, the very last produced Parachutist figures by Remco/AHI, The Mighty Crusaders.

More after the jump.

Thursday, August 04, 2016

Vest Suit Epiphany!

I never knew I was a "tweedy argyle" man until this moment, today I am reborn!

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Dashing Buccaneer Coordinates!

Ladies, these buccaneers can swashbuckle, if you know what i mean. 

Actually, I don't even know what that means.....


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