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Toy Island Monsters

Toy Island Monsters I don’t normally have much to do with toys made in the 1990s but the Toy Island Monsters are an exception for me. Produced in 1993, these 8″ figures look a lot like Mego figures or perhaps like Mego Knock-Offs.  Toy Island was formed in 1992 and a lot of their early […]

1975 Fisher-Price Catalog – Adventure People- Sesame Street

1975 Fisher-Price Catalog Fisher-Price created some of the most durable and well-remembered toys of our lifetime, if you’re a 70/80’s kid, you likely had wonderful afternoons with the little people and possibly graduated to the real-world action of the Adventure People. 1975 was an amazing year for Fisher-Price, not only did they launch the Adventure […]

Lords of Light Promo Comic- PAC Toys 1984-

PAC Toys Lords of Light Comic Phoenix or PAC Toys was formed out of the ashes of Mego Corporation by PAC Packaging, a toy industry packaging company that did work for Mego. Its president Joe Ruzzi had inherited the molds for many of Mego’s Micronauts toys and morphed them into a new fantasy-based toy line […]

The Oddest Star Trek Toy Ever

The Oddest Star Trek Toy Ever The Worcester Toy Company is the organization that I would give the credit for making the oddest Star Trek toy ever. That’s a big deal because there were lots of dogs in the race. However,  this item tops even the Star Trek Metal Detector, sorry “Metal Detection Probe” or […]

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week- Plaid Stallions

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week Eidei Grip Superman– I love Grip vehicles, they did so many cool diecast designs but this metal Superman is something I’ve never owned. It’s got wonderful Neal Adams artwork too.   Original Neal Adams Space:1999 Artwork– I really like the Charlton Space:1999 comics and this original page of […]

Kenner Duke the Super Action Dog 1975 Catalog – Plaid Stallions

Kenner Duke the Super Action Dog Catalog Before becoming a true 70’s juggernaut with lines like “Star Wars” and the “Six Million Dollar Man”, Kenner was more experimental with their action figure branding, often creating fun generic lines such as Steve Scout and Duke The Super ActionDog. Duke was a German shepherd (the go-to dog […]

1987 Remco Toys Catalog- Karate Kid- AWA Wrestling-

1987 Remco Toys Catalog- By the mid-1980s, Remco had abandoned the name AHI (Azrak-Hamway International) and the business of selling Rack Toys. Their output during this period consisted of licensed items such as the Karate Kid or AWA Wrestling or homegrown toy lines meant to ape the popularity of bigger brands. During the 80s, Remco […]