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5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week-Parachuting Captain Harlock, Kid Acero, generic space vehicles, Steel Monsters and Dr. Zauis Bubbles. ( legalese: This site contains affiliate links for which I may be compensated) Captain Harlock parachuting rack toy figure (eBay Affiliate Link) Captain Harlock is a Japanese Television series that also gained a following in […]

Toy-Ventures: Toy Hunting @ The Great American Garage Sale!

‘Toy-Ventures goes on tour as we head to Western New York and visit the Great American Garage Sale and That 80s Toy Shop! We encounter Bug Men, Hawkmen, Elves, Earthquake Towers, Jaws and Bigfoot! #toyventures #plaidstallions Toy-Ventures is our magazine; we’re an independent publisher trying to bring back print toy magazines; if you would like […]

5 Awesome Things on eBay this Week

Hanna Barbara Sticker Album from 1971 (eBay Affiliate Link) Oh man, as much as I watched the Flinstones every day at noon (CFTO Baby!), my heart will always belong to Birdman and the Galaxy Trio which actually show up in this thorough little book!   Vampirella Door Poster (eBay Affiliate Link) – I have the […]

Ridiculous Rocky IV Rack Toys by Jak Pak

Rocky 3 seemed to have cemented the popular film franchise as a solid investment in toy licensing. We got Rocky action figures, Rocky trading cards and of course Rack Toys. For 1985’s Rocky 4, Jak Pak Toys sought to cash in on all that sweet brand recognition with some logical and silly merchandise; let’s dig […]

Remco Beaver Patrol Catalog

I recently found this sell sheet (that I believe is from 1970 for a line Remco unironically dubbed “Beaver Patrol.” It was before my time, but it’s so well-designed and charming.    I’m going to assume that a lot of these toys employed recycled tooling. Remco may have been the leading “Label Slap” toy company […]

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week-Jaws at the arcade, lizard men, Shreddies, Tron, Batman and Canadian Airwolf underpants! ( legalese: This site contains affiliate links for which I may be compensated) Jaws Arcade Game Sell Sheet (eBay Affiliate Link) – As a kid, I wasn’t allowed in the early 1970s arcades, which spawned a […]

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week- homemade Muppets, Cheap Ninjas, Boo-Berry, Spidey and it’s Underwear Clobbering Time? ( legalese: This site contains affiliate links for which I may be compensated) Hand painted Muppet Figurines (eBay affiliate link) — All these years, I’ve obsessed over hobby kits like these, never realizing the charm of the […]