Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Action Stimulating Sets!

I honestly don't know why I don't collect sets like these, as a kid these would happily eat afternoons.....

Monday, February 27, 2017

Sunday, February 26, 2017

General Spidrax at Toys R Us

It doesn't get more 80s than this does it? The badguy from the Sectaurs meeting a kid with a Ghostbusters Tee shirt!

Reminder: This is the kind of thing I'm looking for in my next book "Mall of Justice".

How you can get involved: I'm looking for your photos and your recollections! Even if you've submitted them to the site before, I would likely need higher resolution and I'd want to talk to you.

What am i looking for: Appearances of costumed characters during the 1970s and 80s, be they from comic books (Batman, the Hulk) , cartoons (, toy lines (Masters of the Universe, GI Joe)  or movies (Planet of the Apes, Star Wars) , a date and place and a description of how you felt meeting these iconic characters. Did you think they were real? 

Does it have to specifically be in a mall: 
HECK NO! Car shows, county fairs, grocery stores, heck I'd even accept birthday party shots. It's all fair game.

Learn more here:


Friday, February 24, 2017

Pod Stallions 51: Sci-Fi Sitcoms

Episode 51 has Jason and Brian discussing the world of (mostly short lived) Sci-Fi sitcoms, we touch on everything from the shows that predate us like "My Living Doll" to the best our childhood had to offer like "Quark", "Holmes and Yo-Yo" and the 70s phenomenon  that was "Mork and Mindy".

We speak about such highs such as "Red Dwarf" and "Futurama" but also have fun with the lows like  "Homeboys in Outer Space".

It's a tight 65 minutes of deep sitcom nerdery, buckle your space belts, gather all your shabdibs, we're using the Source.

Plenty more content on the PodStallions Facebook page!


Thursday, February 23, 2017

Land of the Lost Sound 'N Action Scenes

Here are the Land of the Lost action figures you never got.

Buried in the pages of the 1976 LJN catalog, these "Sound N Action" figures are very similiar to the Mattel Heroes in Action (of which LJN was knocking off that year) in that the figures are attached to a base.

As cool and mindblowing as this is, I'm a bit upset that these never got made.

Oh what might have been, might have been.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Return to Bachelour Island

                       It's another lonely morning on bachelour island....

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Space:1999 Comlock Communicators

LJN really knocked these out of the park, they looked a lot like the show props and they actually worked.

I bought a set at a Star Trek show in the 1980s and I remember the woman I purchased them made a comment to me that people would never wear computers on their belts. 

Monday, February 20, 2017

Spotlight: Pinmates U.S.S Enterprise by Bif Bang Pow!

Time for a rare un-boxing and photo review of a modern toy. While I mainly try to avoid modern stuff, some of it embraces my inner child wishlist that it demands to be purchased.

Such is the case with Pin Mates which mix the vintage Fisher Price little people with the hottest licenses today into something that just makes me deliriously happy. 

I had a very happy childhood playing with my Sesame Street set and an even happier second one letting my kid's play with it (I may have gotten heavily involved with that play time as well)

Today, I'll be looking at the first Pin Mates play set and they've started with a bang, the U.S.S Enterprise from classic Star Trek, beam down after the jump!

Friday, February 17, 2017

The Coleco Way!

This is one from my collection that I adore, a toy fair sales reel for Coleco never meant to be seen by the public.  This reel promotes stuff like electronic football, table top hockey and ping pong and features the greatest spokesman and sideburns we will see in this life time. Enjoy!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

European Elegance

You know, there really aren't a lot of husband and wife team Coke dealers, so refreshing to see.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Star Base Command Tower

I won't lie to you, I would play with this thing right now were it in front of me. We truly lived in a golden age of generic space toys in the last 1970s.

Also, those astronaut figures were everywhere!

Monday, February 13, 2017

New Style Dimensions

I imagine he's whispering "Let's take a pottery class" softly in her ear.....

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Columbo on Moonbase Alpha

I owe this incredibly strange bit of merchandise to my pal Corey, who recent acquired it. A Japanese publication which seems to combine Space:1999 stories with Columbo? I fail to see the connection but also am happy it exists.

More after the jump:

Friday, February 10, 2017

GI Joe Returns

This rather mysterious trade ad from December 1981 is the first thing I can find that heralds the return of the GI Joe brand to toy stores. I don't recall seeing the figures much before March of '82, where 11 year old me pined for Kung Fu grip but still fell in love with the comic book.

Thursday, February 09, 2017

Shogun Kits

I've never actually owned one of these but they seem well withing my skill set for a change.

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Monday, February 06, 2017


Not that I have a horse in this race but #2 is dressed to win......

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

I just go beserk!

The Billy Jack Hat: The quickest, most efficient way to get your ass kicked in 1972.


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