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1977 Matchbox MAC (Mobile Action Command) Catalog

Matchbox MAC or “Mobile Action Command”  is one of the most underrated action figure lines of the 1970s.   The concept is centered on the nameless men of MAC, an international rescue operation similar to the Thunderbirds, each man has his own quasi-futuristic vehicle. The combination of a 2″ figure and attractively priced vehicle lured […]

PlaidStallions Action Figure Archives are Back!

Hey everyone, I’m excited to announce that I’ve finally gotten the swing of this WordPress thing, thanks to some very good friends’ advice (thank you, Robyn and Aaron). So, I’m able to bring the Action Figure Archive  and information into a more browser-friendly format and obviously add things to them from my recent Toy-Ventures publications. […]

Toy-Ventures: Matchbox MAC (Mobile Action Command)

This week we look at a toy line that seems to always get forgotten, Seriously I get so many emails about Matchbox’s Mobile Action Command (MAC) and it’s wonderful array of fun toys, we even look at the knock offs it inspired. Check out this Wonder MAC site: http://www.mobile-action-command.de/eng/index.php Link to the MAC Commercial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWt6G08tZKc […]

Britain attacked by the Fighting Furies

The Fighting Furies sold a lot better in the UK and Europe in general, they even got a second series of Western themed characters. It is one of the most wonderfully made action figure lines of the decade. PlaidStallions Fighing Furies Gallery We have a PodCast! It’s fun, please listen. Check out our Instagram for more stuff like this […]

M.A.C two pack

I recently picked up this two pack of Matchbox M.A.C figures, while i was fan of the series as a kid I have no memory of these. Its gate fold packaging with 3-D overtones is truly one of the nicest, most well thought out cards i’ve ever seen. I paid $25 for this, sometimes the […]

Matchbox MAC Air Rescue Unit

Matchbox Mobile Action Command (MAC for short) is a largely forgotten toy line but happily remembered toy line of the 1970s. At least judging by the “What were those cool vehicle/figure sets called?” type emails i get about once a week. It’s also a toy line I actively collect but with one caveat, I have […]

MAC 1977

click for a bigger view I am in awe of this awesome ad for Matchbox MAC toys from 1977. These two inch tall heroes were sort of an “International Rescue” type organization and one of my fondest memories as a wee lad. More Mobile Action Command

The MAC Commando/Rescue Team

 This ad from 1976 makes me happy, Matchbox MAC (Mobile Action Command) was a really fun series of figures and vehicles that are unfairly forgotten. MAC never gave kids any back story (much like the Metal Men) and let their imaginations run wild. Below is the link to the 1977 MAC catalog, enjoy!

Matchbox Fighting Furies Commercial

This commercial reel has sat on my desk for over two years, it’s been driving me mad to honest. It did not disappoint, even though I honestly don’t recollect the Fighting Furies, seeing 70s sensation Mason Reese pimp this toy line is truly a highlight of my year, behold the original commercial for “The Kung Fu […]