I was obsessed with Crazy Foam as a kid, still am. I am just glad I don’t have a fetish where people in superhero costumes puke on me. That would be messy.
I have zero idea what kind of music this is or if I would like it, but who cares? It’s got biker apes on the cover. SOLD!
These make me giddy, my face looks like Cookie Monsters right now.
Durham Industries produced a lot of licensed toys but they also liked to knock off other toys. This is a total copy of the Tomy Rascal Robots.
Star Mites was a brand created by Empire Toys that even included some diecasts from Shinsei. This package with its discount Martin Landau warms the cockles of my heart.
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