Thursday, August 22, 2019

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Two Piece Super Sweater Set


This outfit is worn exclusively in movies by the snotty guy who is engaged to the heroes ex-girlfriend that he desperately wants back.





Monday, August 19, 2019

Toy-Ventures : Summer Pick-ups!



Rather than a focused subject, this week we just look at what a summer of flea markets, toy shows, and networking can get you as I talk about the stuff I picked up over the summer. 

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Friday, August 16, 2019

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week


Dr. Zaius hand Puppet- The only way this could be made more adorable is if it had a voice box featuring Maurice Evans on helium.


Incredible Hulk Sno-Stuff- Hulk merchandise is usually absurd and therefor my favourite, it is also compounded by the fact that he was pretty much "Garfield" in the late 1970s and got his face slapped on freaking everything.

Starblazers Kite- I totally would have bought this as a kid, I would have bought Star Blazers anything when I was nine. 



Marvel Comics Sparkle Paints- I'm fascinated by early Marvel Comics merch (not enough to buy them mind you) and this Kenner set is a fond memory of the days when Submariner (pronounced Sub-mah-reener) was an A-Lister.


Imperial 6ft Inflatable Godzilla- I never ran into one of these in high school, I'd like to think I would have purchased it immediately and on principle. I don't like that I'm taller than Godzilla however...

Bonus Item that's not on eBay.

I had to own this sweater now advertised on Amazon, three guesses why...









Pod-Stallions Mini-Sode: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood



We're back with another mini and we're spending this time talking about the latest Quentin Tarantino film "One Upon a Time in Hollywood"

We try to stay on topic but mention Reservoir Dogs, Neil ****ing Diamon, the Silver Surfer, Jackie Brown, the Green Hornet and well, Matt Helm.

This one is a true mini but we're back in the studio this week with another long rambling experience for you all, promise!



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Monday, August 12, 2019

Toy-Ventures: Space:1999 Rack Toys

This week's toy-ventures takes a look at the merchandising from Gerry Anderson's classic series Space:1999, particularly the lower cost "Rack Toys" made by Azrak-Hamway International.

If moonbase Alpha had a drugstore, these are the toys it would sell!

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Friday, August 09, 2019

5 Awesome things on Ebay this week


Six Million Dollar Man Bank by Animals Plus- I bought my first one of these banks (A Cornelius from Planet of the Apes) a couple of months ago and now I'm seriously window shopping more. They aren't terribly expensive (this one is $26) and they encapsulate some very cool 70s properties, this may be my new obsession.




Flash Gordon Stickers- There is so little Flash Gordon merch from the movie but these are pretty great, these are stickers you put into an album. Oh boy, this was my jam as a kid, I wish they weren't the UK only.




Vintage Monster Figures- I'm honestly not sure the backstory on these guys, they just hit all those wonderful buttons for me, unlicensed, colourful and cheaply made.



Fantastic Journey Trading Cards- Cancelled after 13 episodes in 1977, Fantastic Journey never got a lick of merchandise that I've ever seen. However, in Costa Rica, they did get into a series of TV trading cards that also includes Holmes and Yo-Yo. Yup you heard me.




Atomic Man Command Para-Drop: If you recall my Atomic Man video from a couple of weeks ago, I mentioned the very rare Atomic Man sets. This is one of them and well, it's PRICEY! I just wanted to share that killer artwork.

Thursday, August 08, 2019

Tonka Winnebago


I never had this as a kid but because of "Shazam!", I totally wanted it. Also, I required a Mego Shazam figure to pull this off right. 

My current retirement dream is to own a real one and you'd better believe I'm putting that lightning bolt on the front.







Monday, August 05, 2019

Toy-Ventures: AHI Super Monsters Bend 'Ems!



Toy-Ventures this week is all about the World Famous Super Monsters Bend 'Ems line by Azrak-Hamway International. 

Frankenstein, the Wolfman, Dracula, King Kong, the Mummy, and the Creature from the Black Lagoon rounds out this wonderfully designed series of low-cost figures from 1975!

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Friday, August 02, 2019

5 Awesome Things on Ebay this Week




Max Headroom Puppet- UK toymaker Bendy Toys is a point of fascination for me because a) They made weird, UK Only toys and b) most of their stuff is deteriorating pretty badly now. I never knew they made a Max Headroom puppet before today and I kind of want it.



GERRY ANDERSON STARCRUISER INTERCEPTOR AIRFIX MODEL KIT I knew of the Gerry Anderson Starcruiser 1 model but I never knew there was a follow up from 1980. These kits all looked like they were from an episode of Space:1999 I haven't seen but of course, that's not possible. Although there are one or two I wish I hadn't seen.




Fisher Price TV Action News Team- I had sort of mixed feelings as a kid about this set (I used it to play "Mary Tyler Moore" because the one guy is clearly Lou Grant and my imagination did the heavy lifting) but so many people have come to it's defense over the years I thought I'd point out this complete set.



Pet Ghost Store Display by FunStuf- I've never heard of Pet Ghost before but it's obviously FunStuf's attempt to cash in on the "Pet Rock" thing and I love that. 


Planet of the Apes Banner from the TV Series- Original Apes props are so tantalizing and this one is pretty cool (if not pricey but what the heck this is fantasy window shopping) as it was used the TV series that i totally adore. Someday.....





Thursday, August 01, 2019

The Mixables


Where they work, there is always cake in the breakroom. By "Cake" I mean cookie jars filled with Cocaine.


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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Heroes World Bag



Damien shared me this vintage shopping bag from Heroe's World, it's not for sale, I checked. Like a lot of kids, I dreamed of visiting one of their stores and never did so this little piece of memorabilia is so cool to see.



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Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Toy-Ventures: Mike Power Atomic Man




This week is all about one of my favourite childhood friends, the amazing Mike Power : Atomic Man from the GI Joe Adventure Team.

We talk about his origins, foreign incarnations, accessories and his sales. 

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Monday, July 29, 2019

Odyssey Video Games


The Odyssey video game system was the #1 choice of dads who purchased a video disk player instead of a VCR.




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Friday, July 26, 2019

Five Awesome Things on Ebay this week!


Instant Black Hole Collection- Now, like a lot of things on this feature, I'm not really looking at the price but merely window shopping. So I don't know if this lot is priced well but it is chock full of cool oddball things like the Italian communicators by Mego, the Chad Vallery projector, the Fisher Price movie viewer, the weird educational video game and of course, the Humanoid Action Figure. I would love this lot!




70s Superman Light Switch Cover- This isn't the one I usually run into but I am totally smitten with it's charm and simplicity. That seems like an early 60s Superman on there and I long for the days when licensed properties had no style guides or domineering art control.



7-Zark-7 and 1-Rover-1 glass- A couple of weeks back i featured a pretty pricey Battle of the Planets drinking glass because it was one of a kind. My pal David Lockwood (who should get a co-writing credit on this feature) found this European glass featuring 7-Zark-7 AND 1-Rover-1 that was downright affordable. I love this!



Spectreman Beach Ball-  You want to stand out on the beach this year? How about being the only person with the face of Dr. Gori on their recreation equipment.



HERVE VILLECHAIZE NICK NACK BOWLER HAT- Ok, this isn't the film worn prop (that got stolen) but it is the one that Villechaize wore for press junkets and for the promotional photos. I'm a huge Fantasy Island guy so the connection to Villechaize means more to me than 007.









Thursday, July 25, 2019

Toy-Ventures: ERTL Star Trek 3

We're back after a short break and going to take a look at a 1980s property for a change. 

This week is all about the rarely talked about ERTL Star Trek 3 line, one of the most obscure toy lines of the 1980s. We delve into the back story of Star Trek movie toys, how these got made and why they didn't really succeed.  

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Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Escape from New York: The Boardgame


I really need to get this game for my next family game night. I always equate this movie with Starlog, they really gave it a lot of coverage and hyped me to see it. That just took a while cause I was ten when it came out...



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Monday, July 22, 2019

B,J and the Bear model by AMT



I really want to give AMT mad props for including the show's true star in the cabin. I also like to pretend that "BJ and the Bear" took place in the "Planet of the Apes" universe and Bear would eventually rise up over his oppressor.


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