Remco’s name was purchased in 1974 by Azrak Hamway, a successful manufacturer of rack toys. AHI used the Remco brand to sell a more upscale toy but one that still utilized the many licenses integral to their business.
1977 saw the introduction of Mickey Mouse to the fold and more Superhero related products which would eventually become the bread and butter of the company for the rest of the decade..
New this year was the Remco Disney Action Figures. The McDonalds characters were not the runaway sales hit that AHI expected them to be, according to sources they were a sales disappointment..
Utility belts were a big winner for Remco, this year’s assortment featured Space:1999, a big-budget science fiction series that hoped to rival Star Trek. Every year Remco released a Utility belt that made no sense, this year it was the Mickey Mouse, why am I disturbed at the sight of him in jeans?
The Batman Trik-Trak set harkened back to the 1960s Batman craze, Remco would continue to mine Superheroes for the next few years.
Batman and Spider-Man brandishing ray guns make no sense but ask a kid if he cared?.
Batman and Spider-Man brandishing ray guns make no sense but ask a kid if he cared?
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