Billy Blast Off

Billy Blast Off

I’m a couple of years too young to have enjoyed the adventures of this Japanese import (created by Tomy, Billy was brought to the Western world by a company called Eldon) but some folks I know that did grow up with it often get giddy upon it’s mention..

About The Author

AKA Brian Heiler author of "Rack Toys: Cheap, Crazed Playthings" and co-editor of "Toy-Ventures Magazine". Co-Host of the "Pod Stallions" podcast. Host of the Brick Mantooth Youtube channel, painter, designer, writer, mental health advocate, toy collector, Mego, and Mego Knock-Off enthusiast. I have large feet, ADHD and I live in Canada. Talk toys, not others.


  • Neal P on November 14, 2011

    Billy Blastoff was one of those special Christmas gifts that I didn't ask for and didn't even know existed, but I probably played with it more on Christmas morning than any other toy I received. The key to his appeal was that his backpack was his battery pack and when you seated him in one of his many space vehicles, the batteries in his pack powered the vehicle. Genius! I also loved that he looked like a boy, so I could fantasize that I too could be a spaceman like Billy. Great toy!

  • jimm on November 15, 2011

    I still have Billys Robt, still works!

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