Ideal Planet of the Apes Inflatable Galen

Behold what happens when you’ve had a little much Christmas cheer, and everybody went to bed. Apparently, I really had to have this inflatable Galen from Planet of the Apes, which totally checks out. Everyone needs an inflatable Roddy McDowall, right? Right? Turns out this was like a series, and I borrowed this image from […]

Holly Hobby and Fonzie Radios by Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair made some unique licensed radios and turntables in the 70s. I particularly love the wrist radio (used for things like James Bond and Space: 1999) for Holly Hobby is surreal. However, it is all redeemed by the Fonzie jukebox, which functions as a prop for your Mego figures.         The […]

Sesame Street Alarm Clocks

Sesame Street Alarm Clocks Talking alarm clocks were a staple in the 1970s, with the Janex Batman and Robin set being one of the most memorable. I love the juxtaposition of these choices, the exceptionally chipper Big Bird would be welcome on Friday but let’s face it, Oscar would be the less annoying wake-up on […]

Sesame Street Garage by Child Guidance

After my last dealership visit, I think having Ernie work on my car would be an upgrade. Sure I’d have to deal with cookie crumbs but maybe he could find that rattle.   Other Sesame Street posts on PlaidStallions       Our book Rack Toys, Cheap, Crazed Playthings is now available again! Order through […]

1978 toy catalog with oddball action figure assortment

This past week I picked up a wishbook from a regional chain of stores called “Monroe,” mainly because of its cover and the most 1970s people ever (see below).   I mean, the only thing missing from this is macrame and a fresh pot of Chicory brewing. However, the more curious thing is the selection […]

Land of the Lost Rack Toys

Land of the Lost Rack Toys   Sid and Marty Krofft’s “Land of the Lost” is not only one of their best-known shows, it’s also one of their most merchandisable. Larami Toys went to town with the license and released a slew of low-cost Rack Toys that range from logical to absolutely bonkers. The majority […]

Doctor Who Playhouse

Stumbled upon this “Dr. Who Playhouse” in a catalogue today and just was so amused it wasn’t just called a Tardis but whatever. This would have been awesome to have as a kid, heck I want one now.   You can now subscribe to Toy-Ventures magazine, never miss an issue and be insured a pre-order […]

Toy-Ventures: Kenner Bionic Bigfoot

Toy-Ventures: Kenner Bionic Bigfoot Toy-Ventures looks at the Kenner Big Foot, an action figure made for a very special recurring guest star on the iconic television program, the Six Million Dollar Man.      We explore the history of Kenner Bionic Bigfoot, a figure of one of the show’s most popular recurring nemesis that barely […]