Toy-Ventures: Weird Knock-Offs Unboxing! Toy-Ventures is back with another unboxing of weird knock-off action figures just in time for our upcoming book! This week we face Tuff guys, Weird Astronauts/Fire Men and the weirdest Justice League ever. Unbox with me! Watch Toy Shop on Tour Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yGZlgJ-twc&list=PLFrZorSKO5sCr765yZi0PJ2BAfo1Zn5xF Our magazine Toy-Ventures is available to […]
I love this amazing UK comic ad for Palitoy Commander Power. In 1978, Palitoy who were still selling 12″ GI Joe under the Action Man banner (and doing ver well) took Hasbro’s latest incarnation of Joe, now called Super Joe, and rebranded it as Commander Power. Three figures from the US line were brought over, […]
5 Awesome Things on eBay this week! Happy Friday! EBAY LINK Logan’s Run Farrah Fawcett Towel There really isn’t enough Logan’s Run merchandise out there and honestly, there will never be enough for me. I do, however, have a soft spot for stuff like this towel, which is obviously meant to cash more in on […]
PlaidStallions Toy-Ventures Issue 2 is now available for pre-order. http://www.megomuseum.com/odeon/store/products/ Issue two covers a number of genres and has some exciting new voices from the hobby. H.R. Puppet Stuff! By Kroffty This colourful piece tracks the careers of the legendary Sid and Marty Krofft through puppet merchandise, it will make you smile. The Lost Outer […]
Fortune smiled on me last month in the form of managing to pick up a Commander Power action figure. Known to us kids as Super Joe, the British toy firm Palitoy made some fun changes to the line such as marketing the characters (Palitoy only selected 3 Super Joe characters) in large boxes and more […]
The idea of Halloween style masks being marketed all year long is a wise one to me. I would have been all over this UK display.
I love it when I get a new catalog and discover something I’d never heard of. Take this Talking R2 D2 by Palitoy of the UK (Same folks who made this) . I automatically assumed it never got made but was happy to find this on Ebay. It’s kind of rare to find mint boxed […]
In 1976, Hasbro Toys had abandoned the G.I. Joe action figure , the following year Joe returned 4 inches shorter and now in the future as “Super Joe” which lasted two brief years. Hasbro’s UK distributor Palitoy (Who was still busy selling 12″ Joes as Action Man) decided to release Super Joe into the United […]
I was rather excited to reunite with a working Palitoy talking Dalek this past month. This toy was my first “Big boy collector mail order purchase” at the yonge age of 13, I innocently sent $25 (US!) to a classifed ad in the back of Starlog. The next three months of waiting were nerve wracking […]
This picture, from the 1977 Palitoy Bradgate Catalog is so much like my childhood (and adult dreams) it’s scary. I love a world where the Star Trek crew can mingle with the Fantastic Four and take on Doctor Zaius. You can see the whole thing at the Mego Museum.