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Toy-Ventures: Mike Power Atomic Man

This week is all about one of my favourite childhood friends, the amazing Mike Power : Atomic Man from the GI Joe Adventure Team. We talk about his origins, foreign incarnations, accessories and his sales.  Special thanks to Chris at www.1964gijoe.com Hosted and edited by Brian Heiler (@plaidstallions) PlaidStallions Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/Plaidstallionsdotcom/ Plaidstallions facebook group […]

GI Joe at Australian Toy Fair

Crude little photos like this one from the Kenbrite booth at the 1974 Australian Toy Fair are gold to me, a little glimpse into how our childhood friends were marketed. I have a few more shots that I’ll share soon. Don’t forget to join our new facebook group. Get the expanded digital edition of Rack […]

Toy-Ventures 22: Bulletman from the GI Joe Adventure Team

This week we take a look at Bulletman: The Human Bullet and his many international variations from the UK (Palitoy) and Mexico (Lili Ledy). I discuss my personal history with this figure and why he’s so special to me. Please hit like and subscribe and never miss a Toy-Venture! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFgCpwiNXcs

World of Adventures

Ah, this photo will be my happy place today. That orange scuba set was well played with in my house. Don’t forget to join our new facebook group. Get the expanded digital edition of Rack Toys here.

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.

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 […]

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 […]