Friday, November 29, 2019

Five Incredibly Strange, Incredible Hulk Toys on eBay this week

A special thank you to my nerd blood brother David Lockwood for inspiring this post with his love of the Hulk and ridiculous items. 

Incredible Hulk Lantern- The Hulk appears to be screaming in pain from having his midsection been removed and replaced with a lamp. Also, you know this probably is better at throwing shadows than providing any significant light.

AHI Incredible Hulk Utility Belt- AHI and Remco had this belief that whatever sells for Batman, works for all other Superheroes. That may be true but when you get to the Hulk, it also produces comedy. I remember staring at this when I was 9 and laughing at it right before I chose the Batman Utility belt.

Hulk Hang Glider- This is so wonderfully hilarious and i can't help but think of the time Klinger tried to hang glide out of the 4077...

Hulk and Spider-Man Intercom set- "Mr. Parker your puny 3 o'clock is here"

Ice Pops- Nothing whets the appetite more than pictures of what is essentially a shirtless homeless man who is also radioactive. MMMMMM, where do I lick?

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Mattel Clash of the Titans Zeus figure

My friend Jason (not the one I do podcasts with, I know two guys named Jason, perhaps more) surprised me with this extremely rare find. A prototype head sculpt from Mattel's very short-lived Clash of the Titans toy line, more after the jump:

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Five Awesome Things on eBay this week

Corgi Liberator from Blake's 7- I had one of these as a kid, so did many of my friends. I find it funny that none of us knew it was based on a television show and that ALL OF US FLEW IT BACKWARDS.

Complete set of Filmation Space Academy figures- I mentioned these Aviva figures recently in a Toy-Ventures video. While I always leaned towards "Jason of Star Command", these are kind of awesome and now I'm seriously considering them.

Fisher Price Adventure People Super Speed Racer- I drove my mother crazy for this once, I did eventually get it for Christmas. I still have mine!

Fully Jointed Action Kojak- I can honestly remember being six years old and staring at this in a Bi-Way store thinking "Why did they make that?". I'm still not certain!

Full display of Mod Watches-  Stuff like this, it's dimestore happiness. Also, I miss the use of the word "Mod", let's bring it back.

Battle of the Planets Figures 2: Toy-Ventures

This time we look at the 8" Megolike Battle of the Planets action figures produced in France by Ceji Arbois. Figures that were cobbled together by using bodies from three different Hasbro toy lines. This video is for adult collectors aged 18+ because that's who watches my channel. All of our videos are on our Facebook page, please like it in case I close up shop on YouTube. Twitter: @plaidstallions

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Biddy Biddy They don't take Diner's Club Buck!

I tell you, whip this puppy out at your next get together and you will be the most talked-about person in the room. Trust me, I have experience in this matter. 

Also, I leave a running tape recorder in a briefcase when I exit a room.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Toilet Seats: 1975

I had the Owl one as a kid, being nostalgic for a toilet seat feels like rock bottom.
Things can only up from here!

Also, I had no idea it was #WorldToiletDay

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Friday, November 15, 2019

5 Awesome things on eBay this week

Seven different Presto Magix Empire Strikes Back Sets- Ohhhhhhh the nostalgia cuts deeps in these, I'm instantly in the sixth grade getting these taken away! You can't break my spirit Mrs. Luxmore!

Popy Jumbo Machinder Kamen Rider V-3: I won't lie when i close my eyes at night, I see this in-between Bettie Page and sandwiches of course... 

Addar Evel Knievel Model Kit- I'm pretty sure these are the kits that Evel sneaks into an orphanage in a cringe inducing scene in the movie "Viva Knievel". It's the one where the crippled orphan drops his crutches and walks to Evel, yeah, that scene...

1970s Superhero Magnets- This is what the fridge in my kitchen looks like, I love these like siblings. 

1976 Movie Theater catalog- Everything from popcorn makers to shag carpeting choices, it's the whole Magilla for theatre owners back in the polyester years. I seriously want this for PlaidStallions but can't afford it, so i offer it to the universe.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Toy-Ventures: Box of Mego Knockoffs 2

Everybody loves a sequel and I got a second mystery box of Mego Knock Offs from the UK. This one holds some real surprises for me. 

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Friday, November 08, 2019

5 Awesome Toys on eBay this week

Fleetwood Manimal Toy- Rack Toys provide an important function, providing merchandise for television shows that get cancelled mid season. Case in Point "Manimal" a series that only got 13 shows but somehow Fleetwood managed to create a bunch of figurines under the banner (these were not based on the show) You can see the full range here.

Wind Up IQ9 from Star Blazers- I think I would have wept as a child if I had found this wind up character from Star Blazers. Between this and Battle of the Planets, Star Blazers action figures were my biggest "I wish someone made those" requests as a kid.

If you're not familiar with the brilliant Star Blazers toys from Japan, check out my video about them.

: Japan renamed Stretch "Mr. X" and painted his hair dark brown, he was also a wrestler in this world as you could buy Sumo Robes for him as well.  If you think that's cool, check out what they did to Stretch Monster.

Johnny West Store Display- I never had any Johnny West figures as a kid but i do remember seeing a display like this and being somewhat impressed. I adore stuff like this and glad it survived.

Battle of the Planets Figures from France- I'm not sure what happened to Jason, although if you're a follower of the original Gatchaman this is what the team looks like after season one (SPOILERS!). You rarely see these guys complete like this.

Thursday, November 07, 2019

Toy-Ventures- Evil Cowboys by Zodiac Toys

This week we talk about one of my "white whales" in knock-off monster toy collecting, the elusive and vexing "Evil Cowboys" action figures made by Zodiac Toys in the late 1970s. I wish I knew more about these but here is everything i have on the subject.

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Tuesday, November 05, 2019

Evel Knievel in Australia

This PR photo from an Australian toy magazine just goes to show how popular this toy concept and Evel's celebrity extended well past the United States. Heck, even the Japanese weren't immune!

Friday, November 01, 2019

Five Awesome Things on eBay this week

1977 Space:1999 Calendar, not only is this totally bad ass but I can reuse it in 2022!

Matchbox Fighting Furies Ghost of Captain Kidd- Fighting Furies is this wonderfully underrated toy line from the mid 1970s that had Mason Reese as a spokesperson. It doesn't really get enough credit, especially considering the third character introduced into the series was a freaking ghost who glowed in the dark. It's one of the coolest action figures ever.

Black Hole Towel- I don't think I have to justify why this would be here. I wasn't even looking for Black Hole stuff and this came up, it was meant to be.

Italian Superman Watergun- I like mashups like this, it's a retooled phaser, normally sold for Batman that somebody slapped a Superman sticker on it. So while Batman using a pistol always seemed weird, it's even weirder to think of Superman having any use for one!

Japanese Suckerman- I didn't know this was a thing, it's totally awesome!


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