5 Awesome Things on eBay this Christmas

5 Awesome Things on eBay this Christmas

5 Awesome Things on eBay this Christmas

Weird DC Superheroes Poster - 5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

Killer DC Superheroes Poster (eBay Link)

My friend Chris from the Fire and Water Pod Cast sent me this and well, it’s from that time where Star Wars owned everything. Even the Super Friends had to show light sabers and space battles to keep up. Now, I swear I’ve seen that Space Station before in a show, anyone recognize it?

1980s sticker collection - 5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

80s Sticker Book Collection (eBay Link)

Ever since I had that epic sticker book find a while back, these kind of auctions bring me more joy than a day with Batman. This lot especially feels like a great time warp into movie failures that are beloved. I mean when was the last time we talked about “Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend?” it had the Prisoner and the Greatest American Hero in it! There’s also stickers from that Superhero movie sponsored by Popeye’s Chicken. If there is a Peter O’Toole sticker, I want it!

Prehistoric Animals Rack Toys - 5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

Prehistoric Animals Rack Toy (eBay Link)

I know, you’re thinking “What’s this guy’s thing with dime store dinosaurs?” and ok, that’s accurate but at the same time quite hurtful. What sets this apart is the appearance of cave people, sloppily done, horribly out of scale cave people. Oh how I love them.


David Hamberger Candy Kids Animatronic Christmas Store Display Collection 1960s

Amazing Collection of Candy Kids Christmas Store Display Animatronics (eBay Link)

Department store window animatronics never cease to amaze me. I’m really not up on the lore of the Candy Kids but the seller (A good egg) is and it’s super cool to look at these things. 

Japanese Santa Robots 5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

Japanese Santa Robots (eBay Link)

Remote Control Santa Bots, just like from the Simpsons! There’s two of them because they always travel in pairs like the Sith? I made that last part up but Santa’s Light Saber is red, just sayin’.


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Polyester Pals from PlaidStallions

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Pod Stallions is based on our podcast and is one of the most fun groups on Facebook. Toys, Comics, Movies, TV, it’s all up for grabs and remember folks, you keep the glass! If you like our show, then you have found your tribe.

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5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

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About The Author

AKA Brian Heiler author of "Rack Toys: Cheap, Crazed Playthings" and co-editor of "Toy-Ventures Magazine". Co-Host of the "Pod Stallions" podcast. Host of the Brick Mantooth Youtube channel, painter, designer, writer, mental health advocate, toy collector, Mego, and Mego Knock-Off enthusiast. I have large feet, ADHD and I live in Canada. Talk toys, not others.

1 Comment

  • DBenson on December 23, 2022

    That space station on the poster bears at least a family resemblance to the ones on “Space Academy” / “Jason of Star Command”.

    Happy Santa seems intent on unnerving a sleeping child with his bell and drum. “WAKE UP! IT’S ONE A.M. CHRISTMAS MORNING! OH, YOU SAW ME! THAT MEANS NO TOYS FOR YOU!”

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