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Toy-Ventures: Filmation Space Sentinels

Toy-Ventures returns with a look at the merchandise around Filmation’s 1977 series “The Space Sentinels” an overlooked gem of a Saturday morning superhero series. While the show didn’t get much, it got a few cool toys and I collect them! Get Toy-Ventures Magazine Issue 3 here: https://ebay.us/lUGYDp

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

Bandai Godzilla Model Kit- This kit was one of the first things I ever mail-ordered in the eighth grade when I went through my first of many “Godzilla phases” in my life, I haven’t seen this kit since 1984 and I’m sorely tempted.     Star Wars Utility Belts- These were a Canadian exclusive and […]

Pod Stallions 89: US Remakes of British Shows

“What do ‘Fawlty Towers’, ‘On the Buses’ and ‘Open All Hours’ have in common? If you answered ‘They’re all classic UK shows that got crappy US remakes’, you’d be right! But you’d have to add, ‘Brian & Jason also know way too much about it’. For every ‘All in the Family’, there are a dozen […]

1977 REMCO Toys Catalog

Remco’s name was purchased in 1974 by Azrak Hamway, a successful manufacturer of rack toys. AHI used the Remco brand to sell a more upscale toy but one that still utilized the many licenses integral to their business. 1977 saw the introduction of Mickey Mouse to the fold and more Superhero related products which would […]

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

Popy World Heroes Ultraman carry case– I adore this piece, it’s the Darth Vader carry case but with Ultraman. I already have one of these but they’re so cool, they need pointing out.   Peter Pan Empire Strikes Back Record-  Dig that off-brand cover! I want to see that movie. Also, I bet the “Now […]

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

Mod Squad Silent Stalker Gun- I never missed 1am reruns of Mod Squad when I was in college but I did miss a lot of my early classes and got booted out. Still that is the not the fault of Pete, Julie, and my favourite Lincoln B. Hayes.   Wunderbug Magic Slate- I love Krofft […]

Toy-Ventures: 1980 Azrak-Hamway AHI Catalog

Toy-Ventures this week takes a look at the 1980 dealer catalog for Azrak-Hamway International (AHI for short), this is one of the last years for AHI as they were absorbed into REMCO (and later on Jakk’s Pacific) but this is a wonderful year full of rack toys based on the Marvel and DC Superheroes, Star […]