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Official Planet of the Apes Prison Wagon

Like clockwork, just as my birthday rolls around, an excuse to do something terribly irresponsible with my money comes with it. This year it was this, one of my “top five” rack toy and Planet of the apes wants.  The reason you ask? Well, let me lay it out for you, first off, it’s a […]

Steve Scout: Rescue at Eagle Creek

Being a toy collector, I am very drawn to “Catalog Exclusive” items even if i don’t actually collect the line. This Ward’s exclusive set for Kenner’s Steve Scout is new to me, anybody have one in the box? I’d be curious to see it. More Steve Scout.

Astro Apes Inflatables

I’ve blogged about the bootleg Planet of the Apes knock off action figure line “The Astro Apes” before but I never thought I’d run into more merchandising for such a fly by night line. Then I run into these insane dime store rarities, let us have a looksie this box inside after the jump. The […]

Matchbox MAC Air Rescue Unit

Matchbox Mobile Action Command (MAC for short) is a largely forgotten toy line but happily remembered toy line of the 1970s. At least judging by the “What were those cool vehicle/figure sets called?” type emails i get about once a week. It’s also a toy line I actively collect but with one caveat, I have […]

Mego Mad Monsters Love

I adore the Mego Mad Monsters, it’s definitely in my top five all time Monster toy lines (which I’ll speak more about this month). While Mego didn’t get the Universal license, they created a really crazy series of generic Monster figures that even glow in the dark! Here’s Mego Dracula and the Mummy in their […]

Battle of the Planets Card Game

As space is so limited around here (kind of like money) I tend to not buy a lot of Battle of the Planets stuff these days,  unless it’s a) Cheap and b) features Zoltar or his Spectra goons. This Japanese card game checked both of those boxes, it’s got my favourite transgendered villain on the […]

1974 Chemtoy Catalog

Chemtoy was one of America’s premiere producer of lower cost novelties and Rack Toys during the 60s and 70s. Their offering for 1974 was a fun mix of generic staples like bubbles, paddle balls, toy guns that you can still find to this day. On the licensing side they had everything from Batman to the […]

A Japanese Toy Store Flyer from the 1970s

It’s no secret I’m fond of vintage toy store flyers but getting them from foreign countries is even sweeter! I can’t read a lick of Japanese but I can spot fun classic 1970s toys like Jumbo Machinders (We called them Shogun Warriors), MicroMan (Micronauts here) and the amazing Henshin Cyborg,check out the 1970s Japanese Toy […]