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 […]

Toy-Ventures: Star Maidens

Plaid Stallions Toy-Ventures this week is all about the Star Maidens line of toys, you know I talk a lot about Knock-offs on this show and I love them but our subject today only looks one, they’re actually officially licensed toys from a tv program that not many people watched. Star Maidens in a UK/German […]

LJN TV SUPER STARS 1976

I never had the LJN TV Super Stars, a Mego scaled line based on then-popular shows like The Rookies, Emergency, and S.W.A.T. I would have loved Police and Firemen to clean up after my Mego Superheroes or perhaps interact with the Mego Star Trek crew. Also impressive are the number of vehicles and accessories they […]

1979 Italian Mattel Shogun Warriors Catalog

Mattel sold the popular Shogun Warriors brand around the world and in Italy in 1979, it was simply known as “Shogun”. The popular line even had the foresight to introduce cartoon characters popular in Italy at the time.. Goldrake was sold in Italy and in France (where he was called Goldorak) because the show played […]

197 Children’s Palace Catalog- Mego-Big Jim-Barbie-Sesame Street

Planet of the Apes was a new hot ticket item for 70s wunderkind Mego who also produced the World’s Greatest Superheroes around the same time. Big Jim was Mattel’s answer to G.I. Joe and Dinah-Mite was Mego’s stab at Barbie, who was the original. Child Guidance was one of the bigger players in Sesame Street merchandise, […]

1978 Fisher Price Muppet Show Catalog

The Muppet Show was as much an ingredient to a happy 70s childhood as orange kitchens and pop rocks were. The UK Produced syndicated series was a complete smash and not surprisingly oodles of merchandise followed. Toymaker Fisher-Price already knew the value of a Muppet, having produced Sesame Street items since the early 1970s released […]