The name Aladin and lunch pails are synonymous. For generations, many of us received these wonderful licensed metal containers to bring to school, back when kids could bring peanut butter sandwichs to school that is.. This 1980 Catalog features a great mix of popular characters, many like Barbie and Superman are still being put on […]
This page is from the 1980 Popy toys catalog and even though i wasn’t born in Japan, it feels like childhood. New Six Million Dollar Man Shirt in our Redbubble store! Don’t forget to join our new facebook group. Get the expanded digital edition of Rack Toys here.
It’s sadly looking like the end for Toys R Us in the United States, so let’s go and focus on when it was a growing company that made for an amazing experience. This Flyer from 1980 is so jam-packed with late 1970s pop culture that every page seems to have some Incredible Hulk or Wonder Woman […]
I’ve desperately trying to scan in a newly acquired Toys R Us Flyer from 1980 for Friday (fingers crossed). I’ve been so busy with it that I only just noticed the Kenner Alien in there! Such an iconic and coveted toy just regulated to the corner, it brings you back to the reality that the […]
We’re back with an all new show! This month’s episode is devoted to Ray Bradbury’s “The Martian Chronicles”, not the book so mentioned (although it is mentioned) but the epic three evening NBC mini series from 1980 starring Rock Hudson! Topics include childhood fears, TV Spider-Man, cheap-o Rack Toys, Arthur C Clarke, Starlog, poster collecting, […]
While I personally don’t remember the Rebel Command Center (which surprises me) I do recall the weird loyalty you had to have to Sears in order to “collect” Star Wars figures as a kid. Sears wasn’t close to our house, so I’d have to tag along with my mum to get groceries or other mundane […]
Another newspaper line illustrated gem, this one from Osco. I never had the Star Destroyer Playset but recently discovered some collectors I know have this weird hate on for it. Was it a disappointing toy?
This is where i tapped out as a kid, 48 action figures was too much to “Collect ’em all” and I remember taking a hard line with Cloud Car pilot (I already had a Bespin guard). I may have been the exception but I really got into Black Hole and Star Trek TMP figures at […]
Another Christmas page that made me crazy, those “exclusive” figures came on these weird shrunk wrapped cards and it drove me crazy tracking them down as a kid. Now, I wish I’d kept them as they’re worth a bundle.
I joined ebay in 1997, since then like clock work, i have searched “Black Hole” and “Shreddies” in hope of finding this item. Recently on one boring Tuesday morning, there it was with a Buy It Now price that was so agreeable, it still makes me smile. Sure it’s an empty cereal box but to […]