If you’re familiar with me, you know I have a fondness for Tarzan figures, especially foreign ones. This Japanese vinyl of Ron (He’ll always be Doc Savage to me) Ely is really exceptional to me. I’ll never own it but I am so happy it exists….
Ok, so let’s deal with the elephant in the room, The characters from “Charlie’s Angels” are bending the rules putting it under the umbrella of “Superhero” but Corgi marketed “Kojak” under that banner, so I rest my case. I forgot what I was talking about.
As you might know, I enjoy knock-off action figures and the sillier, the better. Case in point, The Superfriends, a series of discarded Mego Superhero outfits on the crappiest action figure body ever. Sprinkle in some wonderful artwork and viola, my wallet weeps…
As a Gen-X kid, I totally loved all what? 8 episodes of Automan when it aired in the early 1980s. While the show didn’t warrant much merchandise, the UK got a deluge of items including this action figure. Unfortunately, there is no Desi Arnaz Jr. figure to go with it.
The Marvel TV movies were sold theatrically in Europe, and these posters always make me smile. As crappy as the first Reb Brown Captain America movie was, I have a real soft spot for part 2 AKA “Death Too Soon.” Not only is Cap in a costume I’d recognize but it has Christopher Lee as the closest thing to the Red Skull we’d see that century. So yeah, not perfect but Reb Brown will always be my Cap, although Chris Evans ain’t no slouch. Just sayin’
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Toy-Ventures Magazine Issue 10 is here!
Do you miss print toy magazines? I sure did; that’s why I created Toy Ventures. A full-colour print magazine that celebrates toys from the 1960s to the 1980s. It features collector guides, interviews and even some satire. We’re on issue 10 now but still have a limited supply of our back issues; please visit our Shop for more information.
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