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Toy-Ventures: Space:1999 Rack Toys

This week’s toy-ventures takes a look at the merchandising from Gerry Anderson’s classic series Space:1999, particularly the lower cost “Rack Toys” made by Azrak-Hamway International. If moonbase Alpha had a drugstore, these are the toys it would sell! Hosted and edited by Brian Heiler (@plaidstallions) PlaidStallions Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/Plaidstallionsdotcom/ Plaidstallions facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/2226244254053126/ Twitter: @plaidstallions […]

Bionic Lady!

Oh Sure, Steve gets a rocket car and a space suit but Jamie gets pretty clothes and lounge chairs? Check out our Instagram Get the expanded digital edition of Rack Toys here.

1976 Child World Toy Flyer :Space:1999: Mego Superheroes

Man, do we have something wonderful this Friday, an original Child World Toy Flyer straight from November 1976. If you’re a fan of this site, this is going to be a real treat as it features all the hits, Mego Star Trek, Mattel Space:1999, Kenner Stretch Armstrong, Mego Cher, LJN SWAT, Hasbro Weebles, Ideal Evel […]

BIonic Action!

I received a very generous donation to the PS archive that I will reveal next Friday, until then, here is a Bionic taste. Check out our Instagram Get the expanded digital edition of Rack Toys here.

Little People Love

I really should keep some Fisher Price little people on my desk (or at the very least some Pin Mates) I think starting the day with them would greatly improve my overall experience. Get the expanded digital edition of Rack Toys here.

Jay J Armes and his mobile investigation unit

Ideal’s JJ Armes has to be one of the more interesting licensed action figures of the 1970s, mainly because it’s not based on a TV or comic series but on a real person.  Armes is a Texas area private investigator with a single acting credit (a Hawaii Five-O episode) but his autobiography and subsequent talk show […]

BIG Toys Week: GI Joe Big Trapper

The GI Joe Big Trapper vehicle is a kind of a bittersweet item for me. I really wanted it for my birthday that year but ultimately chose the Capture Copter, either way, I kind of won. The only downer was, these were the last GI Joe vehicles ever made. Many collectors view the Big Trapper […]

Bionic People in France

Steve Austin and his crew were truly an international hit as evidenced by this wonderful catalog page from France. I love how Jaimie is now “Super Jaimie” but Maskatron? That’s multilingual baby! Like our Facebook Page Check out our Instagram Get the expanded digital edition of Rack Toys here.

TV’s Police Woman

The 1970s were clearly the high point for dolls based on TV detective shows.  Like our Facebook Page Check out our Instagram Get the expanded digital edition of Rack Toys here.

McActionfigures : More Fun than Burgers

My local Eaton’s growing up had a huge McDonaldland display that looked just like this in a cube in the middle of their toy department. I recall being kind of in awe of the diorama but it couldn’t compete with Big Jim, Bulletman or the Mego Superheroes in my five year old brain. I was later […]