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1974 Kusan Halloween Catalog

  Kusan may not be as well known as Ben Cooper or Collegeville for Halloween and they certainly didn’t get the “A” licenses but they sure knew how to create some innovative and highly creative costumes. Not only is their assortment fun but their catalog is just a wonderfully well designed affair, every page just […]

Toy-Ventures : Summer Pick-ups!

Rather than a focused subject, this week we just look at what a summer of flea markets, toy shows, and networking can get you as I talk about the stuff I picked up over the summer.  Hosted and edited by Brian Heiler (@plaidstallions)   PlaidStallions Facebook Page  https://www.facebook.com/Plaidstallionsdotcom/   Plaidstallions facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/2226244254053126/  Twitter: @plaidstallions   Subscribe to […]

Small Wonder Indeed

This morning I discovered that there is a chance that a handful of children went out for Halloween as V.I.C.I from Small Wonder, which is also known as TV’s most laughless sitcom. Picture the Scenario: Adult: “Oh, who are you supposed to be?” Child: “The Homunculus from TV’s lowest point, trick or treat!” We should […]

1986 Collegeville Halloween Costume Catalog

Collegeville was one of the leading Halloween costume manufacturers of the late twentieth century.   This extensive 1968 catalog really demonstrates the powerhouse licenses they were rocking in the 60s, including Labyrinth, The Transformers and the Go-Bots, WWF Wrasslers, Wuzzles, Rainbow Bright and the Peanuts, it’s a good group and some solid 1980s nostalgia. 1986 Collegeville […]

Scratch and Sniff Costumes

AKA the most 1980s thing ever! These are weird and probably wrong but I’m grateful they didn’t release a “Clown” or “Hobo” version. 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.