Friday, November 23, 2018

5 awesome things on Ebay this week

Mego Dukes of Hazzard Figures with original Mego Mailer- I'm not big on Dukes myself but these two guys came directly from Mego to a consumer, maybe they were replacements for defective merchandise. I love toy history knick knacks like this.

Incredible Hulk Action Box- I've gone all these years not knowing what an "Action Box" was. This is a gorgeous bit of Rack Toy wonder made by Fleetwood, worth it just for the graphics alone. There is a Spider-Man one too!

Martian Chronicles Movie Poster- I don't know why there is a poster for the 1980 TV miniseries adaptation of "The Martian Chronicles" but I REALLY want it. Unfortunately, I've maxed out every wall in the house.

Ideal Electro-Man in a mailer box- I have a fondness for mailer boxed items, sure they lack the colourful impact that the store packaging had but have this sort of rustic charm themselves.

Play Family Castle in the box- Oh man, this one even has the original inserts. I doubt I ever become a hardcore FP little people collector but I know that I've got one inside of me.

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top_cat_james said...

WAYLON JENNINGS: "Well, now, ol' Boss Hogg got so mad at them Duke boys, he had them sealed up in a giant envelope, and mailed to a town in central Illinois - and that ain't Normal. Oh, wait, it is."

Anonymous said...

FP's Play Family Castle was nice for its time, but nothing surpasses the Lego 375/6075 Big Yellow Castle

Maybe this Christmas our host will introduce his Better Half (an advanced Lego collector in her own right) to this glorious set!

Even if she just wants to stick with Classic Space, that's when the Lego Land Idea Book will become a game-changer for this Christmas.

The whole "second act" of the story happens in Classic Space and she'll need at least two everything she already has, along with a big chunk of Classic Town if she wants to build all those incredible variants!

Unknown said...

I had a Fisher Price record player in two tone beige, great for kids for their first 45's and long players even better for hipsters playing 45's on street corners for that authentic street dj experience- Mark J

Trilkhai said...

Those Fisher-Price toys are really made to last... My older cousins' sets have been set out every Thanksgiving for the little ones to enjoy since they were brand-new, and still look near-new in spite of still being incredibly popular with the kids all these years.

YesterdayIsNow said...

As much as I love Lego, I have to give the edge to the Fisher Pruce castle for the great trap door feature.

YesterdayIsNow said...

Speaking of Electroman, our local kids' shoe store used to hand our free mini-comics when I was a kid, and I swear I remember seeing a promotional comic for Electroman like the one Ideal did for Star Team. Anyone seen this?

K said...

As someone who’s been dealing in collectible toys for decades, IN Normal, IL, I was all ready to start guessing which local was parting with their collection- then I noticed that them Duke Boys was in Canada. Tiny planet sometimes.

Anonymous said...

Boy I remember how big the Dukes were to us in the early 80s, I actually cried when I missed one episode when I was 7 years old. I had the General Lee set with Bo and Luke action figures. I remember I decided to see how much I could twist Luke Duke's torso, well about 5 turns and the elastic snapped. It was probably a common mishap and I'm assuming that's what these replacements were for?

reply to top_cat_james that easily could have been a plot for an episode of Dukes of Hazzard. Possibly a leftover script from the terrible final season?

Seventiesfan said...

I have that Electroman figure, and it still works. The flashing light is bright, and the sound is as loud as a car alarm. Electroman must have been popular. He even made a cameo appearance on an episode of Charlie's Angels.


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