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Mr. Action

I had so many Mr. Action outfits for my GI Joes and I had no idea. I  assume that I got most of those sets before I could read. We have a PodCast! It’s fun, please listen. Check out our Instagram for more stuff like this blog. Get the expanded digital edition of Rack Toys here.

The Last Star Fighter Prototypes Found

This past week I got one of those emails that I just absolutely live for and that is from the owner of the hand painted set of prototype figures for the Last Star Fighter. Pictured about is the original catalog page we showed here.  Originally proposed by Galoob, these figures never saw light of day, […]

I Love Action Figures in Karate Outfits

(Many thanks to my friend Eddie for this awesome image above)  The Martial Arts explosion of the early 1970s was not lost on action figures, growing up in this time, it gave me a lifelong obsession with the culture.  It also turned out to be a real positive influence in my life, so I’ve decided […]

Rebel Command Center

Two thoughts: One, Darth Vader and the Bounty Hunters look like they’re going “Hooray!” which is probably what they did at the end of “Empire”.  Two, the Rebel Command center looks like minutes of play. Check out our Instagram Get the expanded digital edition of Rack Toys here.

Electra Wow!

I’m still in recovery mode from Mego Meet but wanted to share this story of my first experience walking on the show floor. My friend Scott takes me aside and hands me this, a custom Dyna Girl.  Last year Scott had done a limited amount of Electra Woman but only one Dyna Girl. He said […]

Pod Stallions 62: Action Figure Collecting

We’re back with an all-new show, this one is a little different, more of a “Free-form jazz” sort of thing as we just go back and forth talking about action figure collecting, the madness we both share. Discussion includes our favorite lines and styles of plastic people, our various collecting rituals and of course, our […]

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 […]

Mom’s strike back

I’d like to go back in time and change my mum’s subscription from “Canadian Living” to “Woman’s Day”, it seems like the “Cool mom” magazine. Like our Facebook Page Check out our Instagram Get the expanded digital edition of Rack Toys here.

1981 Lone Ranger Catalog by Gabriel Toys

http://plaidstallions.com/gabriel/81.html The Lone Ranger was riding high in 1981 thanks to a popular Saturday morning Cartoon series (by my favourite company Filmation) and the promise of a big budget film (that didn’t work out so good). So, Gabriel Toys blasted the toy shelves with two distinct toy lines, a relaunch of their popular 1970s 9″ […]