5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

Astro Apes Planes- 5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

Larami Planet of the Apes Astro Ape Planes (eBay Link)

As lover of both Planet of the Apes and Rack Toys, this is very alluring. However it’s rarity and price tag make me realize all it is are some planes on a pretty card. It’s a conundrum that sounds weird to anybody who doesn’t collect.

Shogun Warriors Comics- 5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

A complete run of Marvel Shogun Warriors comics (eBay Link)

Oh wow this is just such a perfect moment in time for me. I swear I taste cherry slush puppies when I see them. I’m close to completing my set from various dollar bins over the decades. 


Shazam Pencil Sharpener- 5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

Alco Shazam Pencil Sharpener (eBay Link)

I collect school supplies, it sounds kind of boring, and I won’t pretend it isn’t there. I remember being completely mystified by the display of these as a kid. I took home the Batman in the series, it felt like I was getting a toy and that feeling never left I guess.


Here is a video about my Alco Superheroes School Supply collection.

Bugs Bunny meets the Superheroes- 5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

Bugs Bunny Meets the Superheroes Colouring Book (eBay Link)

If you’re unfamiliar with this production, it was a stage show featuring Batman, Robin, Wonder Woman and the Looney Tunes characters. There were actually a couple of different versions of the show as well. Anyway, I plan on doing some extensive coverage in my next book Mall of Justice. This colouring book doubled as a souvenir program and has some fun colour photos inside.


Presto Magix Deluxe set- 5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

Presto Magix Superheroes Deluxe Set (eBay Link)-

As a kid obsessed with Presto Magix (as opposed to now being an adult obsessed with them) I would have lost my mind seeing this. Five Superhero sets in one and a mingling of the houses of DC and Marvel. That’s going to make for a very quiet and productive afternoon.



Hey next week I’m going to be at Power-Con in the Mego Meet area. I’ll also be giving a panel with some other toy magazine and book publishers. It would be really great if you’re in the area to stop in and say hi. I’ll be in the Mego Meet area.


Mego Meet 2023 will become part of Power-Con August 11-13 in Columbus, Ohio. Greater Columbus Convention Center
400 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215

USA Tickets can be purchased here:


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  • Adam Morrison on August 11, 2023

    One could say those planes harken back to the original Pierre Boulle source material, but that would be giving a rack-toy manufacturer waaayyy too much credit.

  • John Hildman on August 14, 2023

    I loved the Presto Magix as a kid! I would always pester my dad to take me to the various stores that carried them.

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