Eagle 1 Spaceship

I absolutely adore the Mattel Space:1999 Eagle and have never met a kid who had it, whose eyes didn’t glaze over when I mention it. Like our Facebook Page Check out our Instagram Get the expanded digital edition of Rack Toys here.

Big Jim Vs Zorak

As much as I love this Big Jim, you knew the line was in some serious trouble when numerous wish books scaled their offering down to two characters.  I remember being kinda heartbroken in 1977 when I entered the Sears toy department and asked the clerk where the Big Jim stuff was, he turned to me […]

Dr Steel International

My pal Jesus posted this yesterday and it’s too good not to share, behold the many different faces of Dr. Steel one of my favourite action figures of the 1970s. Mainly known as Dr. Steel, the notable exceptions are when he’s called “Dr. Acero” (Steel) in Spain and “Doctor Drago” in Mexico but that’s only because Big […]

Big Jim Motorcross Honda

Picked up this oddity at last month’s Kane County toy show. It’s the regular Big Jim Honda bike that was released for a couple of years but for some reason it’s got the Pack logo emblazoned on it. This isn’t a sticker either, it’s printed on the box. The best I can figure this is […]

Pod Stallions Episode 55: Tarzan

Episode 55 is all about the Lord of the Jungle, Tarzan of the Apes J&B (the hosts, not the crappy scotch) discuss their initial exposure to the Lord of the Jungle in his many television, film, print and comic adaptions over their life times culminating with last summer’s adaptation. Some of the subjects we touch […]

Mattel Battlestar Galactica Action Figure Commercial

Happy Friday! Here is another commercial transfer, this it the original Mattel Battlestar Galactica Action Figure commercial from 1979, a new transfer of the original reel.  It’s kind of ironic that this features mainly the ‘peg warming” characters like Imperious leader, Ovion and Daggit. Also, why does Starbuck talk like a robot? follow us on […]

The Undercover Story of Big Jim’s P.A.C.K

One of the most charming things about the Big Jim’s P.A.C.K toyline is it’s use of comics to market to children. They also employed legends to do them. The initial designs were by Jack Kirby and the later giveaway comic book was drawn by John Buscema. All of the later packaging had comic stories on […]

Happy Friday, here is another one from the recently digitized archive, this is the revised for the Mattel Battlestar Galactica toy line that clearly states the missiles no longer fire. We all know why…. More frakking cool toys:

Mattel Suckerman Commercial

Happy Friday, here is another one from the recently digitized archive, the original commercial for Mattel’s Suckerman. Suckerman definitely fit in with the gimmick figures like Stretch Armstrong and Krusher, they could have formed a League to stop Stretch Monster and Gre-Gory. Enjoy.