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Palitoy Commander Power Advertisement

I love this amazing UK comic ad for Palitoy Commander Power. In 1978, Palitoy who were still selling 12″ GI Joe under the Action Man banner (and doing ver well) took Hasbro’s latest incarnation of Joe, now called Super Joe, and rebranded it as Commander Power. Three figures from the US line were brought over, […]

Gabriel Lone Ranger Ads from the UK

  I was sent these wonderful ads for the Iconic Gabriel Lone Ranger Toy line from the United Kingdom (Where the line enjoyed long-lasting success). The craftsmanship that Marx (The UK distributor) put into these is rather joyous. This toyline had a whole universe of characters, horses and outfit sets, it really would be a […]

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 Matchbox MAC (Mobile Action Command) Catalog

Matchbox MAC or “Mobile Action Command”  is one of the most underrated action figure lines of the 1970s.   The concept is centered on the nameless men of MAC, an international rescue operation similar to the Thunderbirds, each man has his own quasi-futuristic vehicle. The combination of a 2″ figure and attractively priced vehicle lured […]

Schaper Super Jocks 1978 Catalog

Schaper Super Jocks 1978 Catalog   Schaper Toys, mainly known as “The Cootie Company” struck gold in 1975 when they released a toy called “Super Toe Football”.  The simple game of having a plastic football player kick a field goal proved incredibly popular. This concept was expanded to include more and more sports when in […]

1987 Remco Toys Catalog- Karate Kid- AWA Wrestling-

1987 Remco Toys Catalog- By the mid-1980s, Remco had abandoned the name AHI (Azrak-Hamway International) and the business of selling Rack Toys. Their output during this period consisted of licensed items such as the Karate Kid or AWA Wrestling or homegrown toy lines meant to ape the popularity of bigger brands. During the 80s, Remco […]

1980 Kenner Real West Series- Butch and Sundance- PlaidStallions

In the late seventies, Kenner did some experimenting and released a line of action figures based on the movie “Butch and Sundance: The Early Years” which was a commercial failure. Kenner had done such a nice job on the toys that they attempted to repackage the line as “The Real West” in 1980. The Real […]

1975 Kenner Hugo-Man of a Thousand Faces Catalog- Plaid Stallions

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