As an acolyte of Rack Toys and Buck Rogers, these are….chef’s kiss. A wonderful time capsule to dime stores, I absolutely love these. I also predict this is possibly one of very few times I’ll ever see these.
The Marx Monsters are some of the coolest Monster toys produced in the 1960s and their legacy lives on in the form of countless reproduction series, mainly from Mexico. I really adore this mega pack and the term “Festival of Terror” sounds like a Paul Naschy movie I haven’t seen…
Brace yourself but these are Star Wars Knock offs, I know, they’re really subtle. Honestly I don’t know how Arco and Woolworth escaped George’s wrath. The price on this light may be a bit high and I’m sure you can track them down for a little cheaper. I posted this mainly to showcase a complete set.
After Mego and before Mattel, the Marvel Superheroes license went to Processed Plastics, makers of sandbox toys. I remember the Heroes world ad for these and assumed they were pocket heroes. I’m glad I didn’t experience that disappointment as a kid but I still think these figures are insanely cool.
As much as I love Edai Grip, my love for this is largely based on the MST3K episode about it. There isn’t much to not love about the movie Sandy Frank cobbled together from a cool looking TV series.
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