Thursday, June 13, 2019

Welcome to Mego Mountain


Heading off to the annual Mego Meet toy show in Columbus this weekend, where I will be giving updates on my twitter and facebook pages. 

Also, I would have watched the Walton's way more if monsters lived next door, just sayin'


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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

GI Joe at Australian Toy Fair


Crude little photos like this one from the Kenbrite booth at the 1974 Australian Toy Fair are gold to me, a little glimpse into how our childhood friends were marketed. I have a few more shots that I'll share soon.




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Monday, June 10, 2019

Toy-Ventures 26: Infra-Man


This week we look at the merchandise made for the incredible 1975 Shaw Brothers masterpiece "Infra-Man" and talk about how we deserve way more than what is out there.

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Friday, June 07, 2019

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week


Fantasy Island Posters- These are original store stock and the seller has a bunch. I don't know how many kids wanted these in their rooms besides me but this is awesome. Lets all buy these and be a Fantasy Island club, who is with me? (thanks to Rockford for the tip)


Whitman Doc Savage the Man of Bronze Puzzle- There is so little merch for this terribly underrate George Pal classic, this thing is five bucks, it's unreal.



Wrath of Khan miniatures- These were it if you wanted anything close to a figure of the best Star Trek movie. I remember being sorely tempted by the ads in Starlog and barely thought of them since.



Shadow Stamp Pad set by Madison- Oh the weird Shadow merchandise from the middle 1970s, it never fails to amaze me. I've never seen this rendition of this popular rack toy staple.




Glasslite Dracula from Brazil- I totally love this action figure from Brazil especially for the card art. No other monsters were made. I think the price is a little too high but it's such a nice example.






Thursday, June 06, 2019

Kung Fu Target Set




I found this piece that I honestly didn't know existed, so it was a pretty big deal for me. As a lover of the TV show "Kung Fu", the merchandise is minimal and this set from Multiple Toys is something special.




The weird thing is, it's actually not licensed. Released just after the show was canceled, it's like Multiple just went ahead and produced the set anyway. It's clearly based on the series, look at the Caine on that artwork. Don't mind his weird arm.


Here is a shot of the Caine figure, it totally looks like the third season look although i'm not sure why he's on a horse.




Wednesday, June 05, 2019

Space Wars 1977


Christmas 1977 is such a unique period of time, every kid in the country had space toy fever thanks to a certain movie. However, no physical toys existed  (the cardboard promissory note was clever but come on) meaning it was a golden age for the Ideal Star Team (hastily slapped together to captilize on the movement) and pre-existing space toys like Mego's Micronauts, Mattel's Shogun Warriors and Zee Toy's Metal Man.  


It all hit the fan in 1978.

Tuesday, June 04, 2019

Star Wars Overalls


Just in case you forgot what decade Star Wars came out, it was the 1970s. I wish I could I say I owned these but this is courtesy of my pal David Lockwood. 

I'm pretty sure the comments section of this post will be "I'd wear those right now"

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Sunday, June 02, 2019

Toy-Ventures: Kamen Rider Mystery Figure


Bit of a departure this week as I'm talking about a figure I literally don't know anything about. This mysterious figure is from Portugal, appears to have been made in the late 1970s and is clearly based on the Kamen Rider tv series from Japan.

The big question is why? Why make a very nice unlicensed action figure of a character nobody in Europe has seen? Who released this? I really don't know if we'll ever find out.

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Thursday, May 30, 2019

Five Awesome Things on eBay this week

Venus Space Probe from the Six Million Dollar Man- I search for this giant toy every week on eBay, not because I'll ever own it but because I'm haunted by the "Death Probe" episodes. This auction is a prime example, it's super pricey and I'll do nothing but watch it pass by but my inner 7 year old is kicking me. 



Lone Ranger and Tonto Water pistols- These are by Durham, who made some pretty quirky looking toys and I have a great deal of love for these. They were doing super deformed "Pop vinyl" type items before that was a thing.



Casual outfits for the Rookies dolls- This is just right up my alley, these are liesure suits and outfits for the 8" Mego-like action figures from the TV series "The Rookies". They're catalog exclusives and it's just my special brand of weirdness. I want to buy this and dress the Brick Mantooth doll in every single outfit.


Blood on his Lips Super 8 movie- I love Super 8 movies, heck i bought one this week and i'm pretty sure this is a retitled copy of "the Hideous Sun Demon" and I have a thing for Drive-In Schtick. If this is already gone it's because I bought it, yeah I'm like that.





Captain America Shooting Gallery- God I love this rack toy, it's the combination of a gun for Captain American (this is 70s Cap, not movie Cap) but the fact that it just had to be a Luger. I'm not even going to mention the whole thing going on with the card artwork.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Tired of the same tame slacks?



You know, I'm good with my tame slacks, "Mr. Boring Pants", that's what they call me but thank you, for the offer.



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Bee-Gee's Fever- Catch it!


I never got the fever although i didn't mind the brothers Gibb. Years later my teenage son would start playing BeeGee's records loudly, I guess that's how you rebel against parents who still listen to GWAR.





We live in sad "Dog earless" times people.



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Monday, May 27, 2019

Toy-Ventures 23: Star Trek Utility Belt by Remco


This week we talk about Remco and it's long-running relationship with the Star Trek brand. The weird toys of the 1960s and the much more detailed items produced by the second incarnation of Remco.

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Friday, May 24, 2019

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week



Superhero Cake Toppers from the mid 1970s- I've had a couple of sets of these guys and they still go for $5 each. I don't think they're licensed but there is something so lovable about them, especially since they look like they've had enough cake.



Presto Magix Empire Strikes Back Store Display- I won't lie, this sends me to fifth grade and I like it there. Presto Magix are my jam and these were fun. I want this.




Superhero Fridge Magnets- I have these all over my fridge, they're childhood, pure childhood to me. This lot is kind of expensive but they do pop up reasonable.




Dark Shadows Magic Slate- While this is rare as heck, this has been on eBay for a long time because I don't think the seller really wants to part with it. I'm a sucker for Barnabus Collins merchandise, I don't expect anyone I know to hit the buy it now but man it's kind  of cool.




Mr Spock Bop Bag- Don't hit Spock, he's scary strong and totally flips out if you mention his mom. I have one of these, if I could get it back in the box it could be your for half this price.


BONUS AUCTION:



Mego Sleestak Custom- As readers of this blog know, I loves me some Sleestaks and this figure by Rachel makes me smile. BUY IT!

Monday, May 20, 2019

Toy-Ventures 22: Bulletman from the GI Joe Adventure Team


This week we take a look at Bulletman: The Human Bullet and his many international variations from the UK (Palitoy) and Mexico (Lili Ledy). I discuss my personal history with this figure and why he's so special to me. Please hit like and subscribe and never miss a Toy-Venture!
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Friday, May 17, 2019

5 Awesome things on eBay this week.


Japanese Spider-Man doll by Popy- I have a deep affinity for the Japanese Spider-Man TV series and it's merchandise also gets much sunshine from me. This toy is loaded with so many wonderful gimmicks (most of them having nothing to do with Spider-Man himself) that it's a total win. Missiles coming out of hands? Why not?

Laverne and Shirely Tiger Claw Necklace by Harmony- Harmony made the weirdest stuff, they had odd licenses and I can't get enough of them. Every piece is just yeah,,,,,








Cheinco Planet of the Apes waste basket- It's the official waste basket of PlaidStallions as it's the one in my office. I've owned a couple in my life and honestly it always been a struggle between Apes or this one.






Japanese Godzilla Bendy- I am such a big fan of dorky looking Godzilla toys.



Mexican lobby Card for Phantom of the Paradise- Why do people remind me cool things exist? This thing is currently sitting at six dollars! Arrgggghhhhh


New Avengers Jigsaw Puzzle- This is actually being sold by my Podcast partner and friend, Mr  Lenzi. I find it kind of absurd as New Avengers was an action show and the puzzle is of John Steed...... leaving his building or possibly a restaurant? This must have flown off the shelves!




BONUS ABSURDITY


21 Kwai Chang Caine figures and one master Po - These are from the Multiple toys "Kung Fu" playset that came out in 1974, I don't why this guy has so many Caines but I need that Master Po, so does anyone know 21 Kung Fu fans who want a $2 Caine?


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