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Rare Battlestar Galactica toy in CD Catalog (Plus Mego Micronauts)

I recently acquired the 1979 Consumer’s Distributing catalog, a Canadian chain, Consumers was one of those stores where you filled out a slip of paper (I tended to use fake names), it went down one of those cool tubes and then 20 minutes later your purchase rolled up a conveyer belt (or a substitution item, […]

The Adventures of Steve!

I have a real soft spot for generic knock-off action figures and I find this page from France kind of mind-blowing as I’ve never seen many of these “Steve the Adventurer” toys. The Mego like Steve was known as “Demo Man” in other parts of the world and his head is a really blatant copy of Big […]

Bendy Buck Rogers and Twiki

This past weekend I was grateful to recieve a surprising package from Jason, my podcast partner. If you had asked me to guess, I’d have never gotten it right but somehow it’s the perfect gift. More after the jump: So, it may be obvious to listeners and readers here that Brain loves hisself some Buck […]

Black Hole Kites

I was amused to find these ads for Black Hole branded kites from Hi-Flier tucked in a trade magazine from 1979. The toy industry really thought the robots from Disney’s space epic were going to be the next big thing. And for me and my friends, they totally were! I had every Black Hole item […]

Rascal Robots

Rascal Robots by Tomy were such a “right place/right time” creation. Awesome wind up robots that fit in with your Star Wars “guys”? Who wouldn’t want that? Personally I liked to pretend mine was IQ9 from “Star Blazers”.

The Top Ten Coolest 1970s Wonder Woman Merchandise

The Top Ten Coolest 1970s Wonder Woman Merchandise The 1970s were a good time for female heroes, between Jaime Sommers, The Angels, Police Woman and Diana Prince, sisters were kicking butt like never before. Wonder Woman was not only on prime time but a Saturday morning fixture with “The Super Friends”, this combined with her […]