Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Buck Rogers Disc Pistol



So, last Thursday when I posted about Star Trek Tracer Guns, i received a mystery gift from a friend, a Buck Rogers Tracer gun!

This seems like a sign from the universe but I'm not sure what it wants me to do....








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Monday, January 28, 2019

Toy-Ventures 6: Star Blazers toys by Nomura



This week's installment of Toy-Ventures is all about the amazing action figure line based on the Television series we knew as "Star Blazers". 

I get into my personal love of this series and why this is the toyline I wish I could have had as a kid. 

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Friday, January 25, 2019

5 Awesome things on Ebay


The Mummy's Curse by Arco- These sat unloved from my high school years until I was out of college, did I buy one then, I most certainly did not. Then one day these, the Bugmen of Insecta and the Interchangables all just disappeared.




Shindana Redd Foxx- I have one of these already but this boxed one is tempting. He says 9 different things, all of them R rated.








Moses Bible Greats Action Figure- I adore these mego-like figures (they actually use the same LJN bodies as knock-off ninjas) as an adult collector but i think as a kid I would have been seriously confused about what to do with one of these.




Logan's Run Life Clock Sticker- Just a neat little promo piece from one of my favourite films. It seems so low key and wonderful, if i had wall space, I'd frame it and hang it on my wall.



Manta and Moray Animation Cel- I LOVE Tarzan and the Super 7 and if my walls didn't already have Web Woman and Tarzan animation cells on them, I'd buy this but I'm holding out for Super Samurai or Super Stretch and Microwoman. Please buy this tempting piece....


Thursday, January 24, 2019

Pod Stallions 69: The 2019 Retro Awards






It's time for the annual Retro Awards where we celebrate the best of 2018 and all the things we enjoyed that embody the retro feelings and vibrations that we hold so dear.

It was a big year and we had an amazing luxury of choice. So many comic book movies, awesome DVDs and Blurays, heck even print dazzled us! Not to mention all the dolls!



Toys:



Jason



Brian
TV



Jason
  • Homecoming
  • Inside #9
  • The Terror
Brian
  • Venture Bros
  • The Orville
  • MST 3K 



Movie



Jason
  • Solo: A Star Wars Story
  • Avengers Infinity Wars
  • Ghost Stories
  • Bohemian Rhapsody


Brian
  • A stupid and futile gesture
  • The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
  • Aquaman


Books:



Jason


Magazine:

Jason




Brian


DVD/BluRay

Jason

Brian



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Ray-Line Star Trek Tracer Gun Sell Sheets



Not only did I have a lot of fun with these as a kid (probably still disks in the carpet of my old house) but as a teen, I would trade the abundant overstock found in every toy store in Canada during the 1980s to trade for cool toys with US dealers. I love you Rayline!



I don't own any of these toys now, heck I'd settle for the extra ammo...



I do not remember the rifle but I wish that i did, it looks fantastic.








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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Delta Force Paratrooper


There is something so weird about seeing the Canon Films logo on a toy package, it gives me hope I'll someday find some "Deathwish 3" toys....








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Monday, January 21, 2019

Toy-Ventures 5: The Lords of Light by PAC Toys


 This week's installment of Toy-Ventures is all about the story PAC toys and their sadly too short toyline called the Lords of Light. I get into my relationship with their creator and what might have been with this 80s toy line that ended all too quickly.  

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Sunday, January 20, 2019

Colouring Book Theatre: Shogun Warriors starring Great Mazinga

wonderbug Colouring Book It's been a long time since I did a CBT here at PlaidStallions but yesterday I found a treasure trove of books at a local shop including this gem.

I love the Shogun Warriors colouring books because they're kind of nuts but in a real good way. 

They were the creation of Canadian cartoonist Owen McCarron (who also created the Marvel "Fun and Games" comic) and it's painfully obvious that he was probably given no back story to the characters and free reign to do whatever he wanted.

So he just had fun with it, it's so super absurd with no thought to scale or science that just kind of has a wonderful childlike charm to it. I imagine very few kids would complain.

 Check it out after the jump and when you're done, check out this other book from the series.


Friday, January 18, 2019

5 Awesome things on Ebay this week

Set of Kenner MegaBug Gladiators- I never heard of this line as a kid and honestly, I don't think I've ever held on but man, are they the coolest things ever. I mean war machines shaped like bugs? Come to Brian....


Italian Spider-Man Comic with TV Spider-Man on the cover- There is so little merchandise for TV Spider-Man (aka one of my obsessions) that little things like this bring me joy. 


Ultraman Halloween Costume- I love Ultraman but I don't have a lot of his merch, one of my breaking points would be toys that were marketed to North American kids when he was syndicated in the early 1970s. I proudly own one of these costumes but rarely do i wear it.


Farrah Fawcett Poster Art Set- If these things weren't gigantic, they would be all over my house. As it stands i own two sets. They just hit every nostalgia button for me.




1982 HERVE VILLECHAIZE SIGNED HAND PRINTS & FEET IN CONCRETE- I don't have the money for this (heck i currently don't think I could afford the shipping) but I love that he drew a little caricature of himself at the bottom.





Buy PowerLords or we'll shoot you


I was too old for the Power Lords when they came out but I remember kind of digging their design, they certainly weren't as child friendly as other action figure lines at the time and that appealed to my newly discovered cynicism.

I don't remember the characters in this ad from Toyfair 1984 and go figure, they seem like they're kind of expensive and probably saw a smaller release. Why are those toys always the prettiest?









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