5 Awesome Things on eBay this week- Plaid Stallions

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week- Plaid Stallions

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

Space:1999 Amsco Set – 5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

Space:1999 Amsco Set (eBay Link)– Amsco was a division of Milton Bradley and someone in the 1970s got the bright idea to create playsets that are basically made of cardboard and throw them into a board game box. They’re fricking amazing and I wish they made more, my personal favourite would be the Planet of the Apes one but this is my white whale. I need one of these in my life, so many little nerdy details I’ll forgive the boxy Eagle.


5 Awesome Things on eBay this week- Burger King


Burger King Puffy Stickers (eBay Link)You know, a lot of stuff from our childhood we just accepted as totally normal but when you see something like this as an adult, you have to look at it and say “Why is you?”. To put it into context this isn’t a restaurant premium, this was a licensed item you could buy. If it had the Duke of Doubt (aka the thing that still haunts my nightmares) I’d get it but this is a little weird.


5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

70s gumball rings that flip the bird (eBay Link)Nothing suggests the outright cynicism of the 1970s than a gumball machine ring that’s flipping the bird. I wish I could remarry my wife with this, she’d be so down. That’s why I married her.


5 Awesome Things on eBay this week- Mary Hartman T-Shirt

Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman Iron-On T-Shirt (eBay Link)– I occasionally look into vintage Iron-Ons, I’m always amazed as to what got made. I remember “Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman” as a bitter satire on soap operas and one of those quirky shows that the public briefly embraced. However, I’m not sure who’d want to buy a shirt with Louise Lasser on it. Did we have hipsters back then?


5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

Star Trek Glider from 1977 (eBay Link) I don’t think I’ve seen this British Star Trek rack toy too many times in my travels, which is weird because I’ve seen oodles of Star Trek rack toys. It, of course, has nothing to do with Star Trek, but I do appreciate the label slap of the federation logo as opposed to the words “STAR TREK” on it.


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5 Awesome Things on eBay this week




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  • NealP on April 29, 2022

    I had the Space: 1999 playset when I was a kid. The detail on the figures was pretty amazing. Extremely show accurate for the time. Yes, the Eagles were pretty clunky, but everything else was really cool. I remember having a terrific afternoon putting this together in the summer of ’76.

  • Phillip J Lozano on April 29, 2022

    I was offered a chance to obtain the Space: 1999 Adventure Set as a child, being that it was a cheaper item than the real prize, the Mattel Eagle One playset. I hesitated over the chunky Eagle and declined. And I’ve been kicking myself ever since.

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