5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

Dr Zaius Bank Mold- 5 Awesome things on eBay this week

Dr Zaius Bank Mold (eBay Link)

There have been a few of the various moulds for banks on eBay recently, I guess that’s because they were made in the states. This one is really tasking me, I mean it’s Doctor Zaius and it’s super rare. These are my triggers…


GI Joe from Argentina

GI Joe figure from Argentina (eBay Link)

GI Joe had so many looks and iterations around the world, you can see why it was popular. I’ve never noticed the Argentian version of it before, and I love it! This seller has four different figures too. Too spicy for my wallet but I would that I could.



MASH Field Hospital Playset - 5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

MASH Field Hospital Playset (eBay Link)

Multiple Toy Makers did pretty well with “army man” type playsets in the 1970s; one of their strengths was turning these toys into licensed items. They rebranded their cowboy set into “Kung Fu” and “The Lone Ranger”; their “Planet of the Apes” sets used Army men and horses. MASH seems like a total cakewalk;  I doubt they made a single new item save for the cardboard 4077.  I also want to point out that everything in these was horribly out of scale, and nobody cared.

Also, how many toys have Wayne Rogers in them? Did you know he co-wrote “The Astro Zombies?” 

Black Velvet Frazetta Death Dealer - 5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

Black Velvet Frazetta Death Dealer (eBay Link)

There is a lot to unpack here; somehow, this thing transcends its apparent limitations and becomes incredible. It’s Crud-Tacular!

Captain America Rack Toy- 5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

Captain America “Jailhouse Lock” Rack Toy (eBay Link)

I want to say that whoever called this “Jailhouse Lock” deserved an extra five in their pay envelope that week. My favourite thing about this weirdness is the padlock, imagine being stuck in a cell with the only thing you see is the smug gaze of the Falcon. Also, I would have bought this as a kid because it had Falcon on it. You’ve won this round Larami!



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5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

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

  • John Hildman on January 6, 2023

    At first glance it looks like Hawkeye is pulling open Hot lips blouse making it easier for Trapper John in the back to get lucky!

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