1984 Fleetwood Toys Catalog – Manimal – Secret Wars – Sword & the Sorcerer

1984 Fleetwood Toys Catalog Even though Fleetwood began in the 1970s by grabbing such high-brow licenses as Charlie’s Angels and the Marvel Comics Superheroes for Rack Toys, the 1980s seemed to be the company’s high point with them retaining many high ticket licenses from TV and movies. 1984 is a good example of how Fleetwood […]

1978 Remco Toys Catalog- Energized Spider-Man – Utility Belts –

  1978 Remco Toys Catalog In 1978, Remco, a division of Azrak Hamway International, figured out a way to get in on the Superhero action figure business long-held onto by their rivals at Mego. That would prove to be the centerpiece of the 1978 Remco Toys Catalog. Energized Spiderman was more statue than action figure […]

1977 Hasbro Charlies Angels Catalog

1977 Hasbro Charlie’s Angels Catalog The 1976 TV debut of Charlie’s Angels was somewhat reviled by TV critics but a runaway hit with the audience which not only included men but young girls who saw the crime-fighting trio as role models. This lead to merchandising and in 1977 “Angel Mania” hit toy shelves, Farrah Fawcett […]

1982 Kenner Sea Wees Catalog

1982 Kenner Sea Wees Catalog Kenner Sea Wees were introduced to the market in 1979 and were an immediate hit that would last six years. In the toy world, anything that runs for 3 is considered a success. The Sea Wees concept were a series of  small mermaid dolls packaged with a baby and a […]

Kenner The Car Game

Kenner The Car Game The folks at Kenner did some incredibly smart moves like the Six Million Dollar Man and Star Wars, we can’t forget they also thought up things Milky the Milking Cow and actually tried to market a game based on the 1977 Horror film “The Car“. For those not in the know, this was […]

Toy Island Monsters

Toy Island Monsters I don’t normally have much to do with toys made in the 1990s but the Toy Island Monsters are an exception for me. Produced in 1993, these 8″ figures look a lot like Mego figures or perhaps like Mego Knock-Offs.  Toy Island was formed in 1992 and a lot of their early […]

1975 Fisher-Price Catalog – Adventure People- Sesame Street

1975 Fisher-Price Catalog Fisher-Price created some of the most durable and well-remembered toys of our lifetime, if you’re a 70/80’s kid, you likely had wonderful afternoons with the little people and possibly graduated to the real-world action of the Adventure People. 1975 was an amazing year for Fisher-Price, not only did they launch the Adventure […]

Kenner Duke the Super Action Dog 1975 Catalog – Plaid Stallions

Kenner Duke the Super Action Dog Catalog Before becoming a true 70’s juggernaut with lines like “Star Wars” and the “Six Million Dollar Man”, Kenner was more experimental with their action figure branding, often creating fun generic lines such as Steve Scout and Duke The Super ActionDog. Duke was a German shepherd (the go-to dog […]