Author Posts

Marx Safari Adventure Action Figures Catalog 1975

Marx Safari Adventure Action Figures Catalog 1975 Louis Marx’s 1975 Toy Line “Safari Adventure” followed the trend of sport adventure put forward by G.I. Joe and Big Jim (Fisher-Price would release the Adventure People Safari this same year) but unlike the others, their line strictly focused on it. Marx Safari Adventure was a well-made and […]

Toy-Ventures: Welcome Back Kotter Toys

Toy-Ventures: Welcome Back Kotter New to the channel? Subscribe! ►https://bit.ly/3D3zxJK Up your nose with a rubber hose! Toy-Ventures looks at the 1970s phenom that was the Sweathogs with this special look at the Mattel Welcome Back Kotter action figure line. Did kids want sitcom figures? Was Epstein faking those notes from his mother? Find all […]

Knock-Offs Artist Spotlight #2: Barbarian Rage

Knock-Offs Artist Spotlight #2: Scott Cherry AKA @barbarian_rage Chapter 6 in my book is called “Bootleg Toy Art” and it features profiles of a few of the people in this wonderful art toy movement. Scott Cherry is a Southern California-based artist best known for his original toy art. His work has been featured in gallery shows across […]

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

Hasbro Flash Gordon Paint by Numbers (eBay Link)– I adore the Filmation Flash Gordon cartoon and any merchandise that came out from it is OK by me. This set is an underrated gem. Mattel Welcome Back Kotter Playset (eBay Link)– “Sweathog Mania” is something I plan to address in a future Toy-Ventures episode but this […]

Mattel The Archies

I have zero recollection of these Mattel The Archies dolls from the late 1970s, a couple of years after Marx had done a series of Archie action figures. It’s curious that Mattel snubbed Bettie Cooper in favour of Sabrina (Maybe the Filmation cartoon show had something to do with that). I’ve also been surprised that […]

Toy-Ventures: The Return of Big Jim?

Toy-Ventures: The Return of Big Jim? Toy-Ventures this week takes a detour from vintage and talks about this modern oddity. This three-pack of figures keeps popping up on eBay containing current versions of Big Jim, Pulsar and Major Matt Mason on Secret Wars bodies. Three characters I’d welcome back to the toy shelves with open […]

Pod Stallions 98: The 2021 Retro Awards

New to the channel? Subscribe! ►https://bit.ly/3D3zxJK We’re living in such strange times that it truly feels like yesterday that we were going over our ‘Best Of 2020’ list, commenting on how quickly we got there. Well, we blinked a few times and 2021 is done and gone, so here we are again with our picks […]