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5 Awesome Things on eBay this Week

The Hamburglar’s Autograph (eBay Link) — My friend Courtney sent me this, and well, I didn’t know this was a thing. Apparently, the actor who played the Hamburglar, the original “Nightmare Fuel” edition does signings? I can’t imagine anyone faking this. Now, I’m no fan of crowds, but I would go to any Con or […]

Mego Marvel Team-Up at the Mall. Spider-Man & Giant Acroyear

I was so excited to stumble upon this ad for Korvettes from 1978 featuring a Mego Superhero and Micronaut Mall Appearance. Mego famously did promotional tours with the Marvel Superheroes, Planet of the Apes characters, Action Jackson and even the cast of Star Trek. However, they also created this amazing costume of the Giant Acroyear […]

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

Space Flyman and Punchboy set (eBay Link) — This Dynamic Duo is one of the earliest pair of Knock-Off Action figures but probably the earliest Super Hero Knock-Offs as well. The backer card of course, is famous for how Space Flyman “beats off” his enemies and trust me, I lean on that comedy crutch a […]

Fond Memories of The Mighty Hercules

I dug up this VHS tonight, I’ve held for Twenty-five years when “King Video” in Oshawa was going under; it was, like, one of the first local chains in the area, so being a media junkie, I made damn sure to check it out. While my biggest regret was not buying the entire dump bin […]

Jumbo Machinders Return!

  With the announcement that Bandai is releasing the Jumbo Machinder line starting with Mazinger-Z, I just had to dig up this early 1970s toy flyer with the toys themselves. This page, with its Henshin Cyborg, diecasts, and Microman, is somewhat overwhelming to take in. We 70s kids, of course, know Machinders as “Shogun Warriors,” […]

5 Awesome Things on eBay this Week

Jack Lord’s Hawaii 5-0 Outfit (eBay Link) – I struggle with words here, I mean, it’s….complete with ascot! What more do you need? Buy this and expect nothing but good things to happen to you. I bet it smells like cologne and cigarettes…   Thriller Graveyard Gang (eBay Link) – I adore this 1980s KO […]

Toy-Ventures: Bigfoot Sighting at Vintage Toy Show!

Toy-Ventures: Bigfoot Sighting at Vintage Toy Show! Nothing starts a year better than a Vintage Toy Hunt! Toy-Ventures returns with a recap of Ontario Collector Con, including Action Force, Star Wars, McDonald’s, GoDaikin and Kenner Six Million Dollar Man. As usual, I did something irresponsible. Come and toy hunt with me and the boy!   […]

Lincoln Monsters Flashback: Face off with the Mego Superheroes

  Lincoln Monsters Flash Back! From the 1976 Montgomery Ward Christmas Catalogue comes the most iconic image the toy line would inspire: an all-out battle with the Mego World’s Greatest Superheroes. Now in 2024, the Lincoln Monsters will soon be looking to spar with the 50th Anniversary releases from Mego. Who wins? We all do. […]

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

Kenner Bionic Woman Designer Dresses (eBay Link) — Catalogue mailer items are one of those things I admire, and as a toy collector, I feel they add a charm to everything. I don’t collect Bionic Woman, but I think this set is unique. yes, I know water stains are gross; I get it, but it’s […]