5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

Hulk toy I think

Hulk Toy? (eBay Link)

Hulk smooshed! I am not judging, this is a dilemma collectors face. Do I throw this out? Or is it worth something to someone else?

I’m going to watch this and see who is right.


Mr. Bill T Shirt (5 Awesome Things on eBay this week)

Mr. Bill T-Shirt (eBay Link)

Mr. Bill was something every kid talked about on the schoolyard, it sounded amazing, I needed to see it. When I finally did, it was funnier hearing my friends reenact it but I still think Mr. Bill is cool. I had a bendy of him in college but my room mate stole it. Oh nooooooo Mr. Brian. 


Flocked Muppets 5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

Weird Flocked Muppets (eBay Link)

I post these today because a) They’re weird and b) I have Planet of the Apes figures just like these and those are licensed. This leads me to believe these are as well. Not sure what kids are supposed to do with these but I’d have gone for a Gonzo if they made it. Speaking of Gonzo, you think he’s friends with Bert from Sesame Street? They both have these bird fetishes, it seems like they’d be in some sort of club.


Blacula Mask- 5 Awesome Things on eBay this week


Unlicensed Blacula Mask (eBay Link)

Now, there never was a Blacula Halloween costume, which is a shame. I can only believe this was inspired by the film. Now if only there was a “Black Dracula” mask, I can save the Roller Disco.

Tarzan Iron On


Funky 70s Tarzan Iron-On (eBay Link)

Everything I love about Tarzan in one picture. I wasn’t much for jungle stories but jungle stories with dinosaurs, lost kingdoms and cheetah people? You have my interest Mr. Burroughs.

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5 Awesome Things on eBay this week


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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

  • Don Chisholm on February 6, 2023

    Y’know…. this made me think of how much I miss the “old days” when all sorts of strange stuff was produced. Knockoffs, bad representations, stuff that’s not QUITE a knockoff but comes almost infringingly close…. It made trips to the store exciting ‘cos you never knew what you’d find. I think of Star Wars back when the original film hit. They weren’t sure how to market it, so they put “Star Wars” on EVERYTHING. Led to some really odd things, Nowadays marketing seems way too controlled, so you don’t get too many fantastic also-ran products, or model vans with characters plastered on the side.

    Don C.

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