Things got wicked cool for GI Joe in Europe.
I won’t lie to you, I would play with this thing right now were it in front of me. We truly lived in a golden age of generic space toys in the last 1970s. Also, those astronaut figures were everywhere!
I haven’t a clue what this early 70s space set is called but honestly who cares, as generic space/army man sets go this one seems to have an above average sense of style.
I always kind of found it odd that out of all the cool shows that Filmation produced in the 1970s, my least favourite ones got all the merchandising. Sure, I watched Isis on TV but there was no way in heck I could buy a girl doll. Also, despite being a lover of SF at an […]
Park Plastics Aliens line was another attempt to cash in on the endless popularity in space and sci fi caused by Star Wars, they’re also kind of fun looking. If you’ve never heard of Park Plastics, that’s because they were mainly known for water pistols and non tv advertised rack toys. As far as I know […]
This cool promotional shot of the heads of the Pressman toy company wearing their cool Star Wars inspired masks was a recent fun find. Lots of companies jumped on the space wagon pretty quick and managed to beat Kenner to the stores. These masks weren’t simple knock offs though, they were designed by Dick Smith, […]
Props to Myspace pal “The Comatose Boy” for these amazing pictures from Grand Junction Colorado where the remanants of an old school rocket park can be found. THe top of the rocket is now closed to the public, but tell me that isn’t cool. An old school Saucer too, man finding this is gold! Click […]
Our last piece on retro playground equipment was a big hit so I unearthered a few more robots, rocket ships and flying saucers made of “pipe n’ concrete” for your enjoyment. Check out Retro Space Playgrounds Part 2.
Our final catalog of the year is kind of fitting as it’s a retro look into the future. This is the first in our series of retro playground equipment, when galvanised pipe and concrete could be made to form rockets, giants bugs or tee pees. Click here to check out Space Themed Play Grounds.