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Latch Hooking, everybody’s doing it!

Inspired by Superman the movie and “rug hooking fever” (common in 1979) I did attempt to do a rug of Superman’s shield when I was eight. Unfortunately, I had the patience of an eight-year-old boy. Check out our Instagram Get the expanded digital edition of Rack Toys here.

Janex Talking Alarm Clocks

As a kid, I really wanted this Batman talking alarm clock by Janex but I now think over time I would have to grown to hate Batman.  I’m not a morning person. Check out our Instagram Get the expanded digital edition of Rack Toys here.

BIG toys week: The Wayne Foundation by Mego Corporation

The Mego Wayne Foundation is like a Barbie Dreamhouse but it’s for Batman, so it’s completely awesome and not a doll house. For this entry, I can swipe all the photos from the MegoMuseum because I work there (mainly to steal stuff from the break room and use the photocopier). I never had the set […]

Random SuperHero merchandise from 1980

Here are a few random pages from the 1980 Pedigree Toys catalog from the UK, being 9 at the time I can honestly say I WANTED ALL OF THIS! I had a special love for the Remco utility belts.   Please add a long life obsession with the Remco Batcopter to my life long list. OK, I […]

Rain Coat Season 1977

I think I’ll go with King Kong this Spring, there is something about that movie poster that just screams 1977! Like our Facebook Page Check out our Instagram Get the expanded digital edition of Rack Toys here.

The 1978 AHI Toy Catalog

The undisputed king of the “Rack Toy” in the 1970s was Azrak-Hamway International or “AHI” for short. They were riding high with past hits like Batman, Spider-Man, Star Trek, Space 1999 but 1978 saw them add James Bond 007, Farrah Fawcette, Donnie and Marie, the Walt Disney characters and their answer to Star Wars, Star […]