Starsky and Hutch meet Charlie’s Angels is the TV Crossover we deserved but weirdly never got. 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.
I’ve had dreams like this, Robin costume and all…..
My pal Adam from Retrodimestore, sent this in, I think it’s kind of a tease to include the keys to the Torino. Get our book on Rack Toys and other goodies at our online store
I like to think that in this universe Kojak was the guy nobody invited but they didn’t want to be rude.
Fleetwood toys was one of the biggest and most prolific manufacturers of Rack Toys during the 1970s and 80s. In 1977, they were truly on top of their game as evidenced by the massive amount of licenses they had this year including the Marvel Comics Superheroes, Welcome Back Kotter, Starsky and Hutch, The Rookies, SWAT, Tarzan, the […]
Episode 20 is inexplicably a Quinn Martin Production and has us exploring the phenom of 70s detective shows and also has us kind of trying to figure what qualifies as a detective show (we don’t quite see eye to eye). Regardless, as children we sure did watch a lot of people getting murdered. We discuss the Columbos, Rockfords, MacMillans […]
This wonderful piece from December 1977 arrived this week and while I plan to show case the whole thing in loving detail next Christmas, it’s just to good not to share at least a little bit right now. Above is the Mattel Space:1999 Eagle which I think is on my 2014 wish list. I think […]
There is no better time capsule into 1970s pop culture than a rack toy catalog especially if it’s one by Fleetwood toys. ’79 is a great example as the company had some fantastic choices, from the TV cop antics of Vega$, Chips and Starsky and Hutch, to the less popular How the West was won. […]
These TV licensed gun sets were likely made by HG Toys, who never missed the opportunity to put TV show logos on weapons. Getting a S.W.A.T rifle in my neighbourhood made you a kind of royalty back in 1977. I personally used a stick combined with the “an-an-an-an-an-an” sound effect, which totally bit….
Technological advancement in the 70’s made it easy for companies to market once expensive walkie talkies to us kids and wow, they were cool. While I longed for the Mego Star Trek communicators my sister and I ended up with some generic looking ones on the end. My best friend and I spent hours annoying […]