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Big Jim Motorcross Honda

Picked up this oddity at last month’s Kane County toy show. It’s the regular Big Jim Honda bike that was released for a couple of years but for some reason it’s got the Pack logo emblazoned on it. This isn’t a sticker either, it’s printed on the box. The best I can figure this is […]

GI Joe’s 50 Adventures

Moving things around yesterday I looked at the back of GI Joe package for the first time in years and was kind of blown away at how striking it is.  It really shows how powerful this artwork was, no wonder I’m a junkie for it some 40 years later. 

Japanese Evel Knievel

I’m back from Mego Meet and I bring many virtual presents in the form of the sights I encountered there. Let’s start with this, a Popy Evel Knievel stunt set or as they dubbed it “The Evel Knievel Challenge Machine”. I had to do some Guerilla photography on this one because it had just been […]

Hasbro on Parade

Sadly, Jerry Lewis was never part of the GI Joe Adventure Team, his presence was to promote a series of board games. What a missed opportunity to have sets like “Search for the Golden Ladieeeeeeee!”

Kentucky Fried Chicken Playset

I think this Kentucky Fried Chicken play set is one of the more charming toy concepts I’ve seen in a while.  I’d also like to say I want that little Col. Sanders more than air currently. I guess this was even TV advertised, I certainly don’t remember the commercials.

1975 Polistil Action Team (GI Joe) Catalog

There is nothing i like more an European Catalog for GI Joe Adventure team toys and this one from Polistil Italy is a lot of fun. Here they are the Action Team and all science fiction is toned down in favour of a slightly more paramilitary look. As always, the products and faces are familiar […]

1975 Amsco Toy Catalog

Amsco was a division of Milton Bradley and during their tenure they made some really fun creative and memorable toys. 1975’s roster included Sesame Street, Classic Monsters, Planet of the Apes and even the Waltons in some unique items. Check out the 1975 Amsco Toy Catalog here.

Archie at Riverdale High

I would have gone nut for a Jughead as a kid, sadly I never crossed path with these great Marx Archie figures until I was a teenager. Having no Reggie in the line does seem to remove all conflict.