Mego Planet of the Apes TV Commercials Restored

In case you missed the Toy-Ventures live stream, here is the newly restored Mego Planet of the Apes commercials on YouTube. These TV cuts haven’t been available for 49 (ugh!) years and are now in high definition; enjoy! Toy-Ventures¬†Magazine presents the first time in 49 years, the original Mego Planet of the Apes toy commercials […]

70s Superhero toys in Japanese Starlog – Mego, Remco, AHI and More!

I recently stumbled across this fantastic issue of Japanese Starlog, which was a lot like the US version, except its graphic design was way more exciting. This particular issue has a feature on all the imported Superhero toys from the US you can buy. So the best way to describe it is like a Heroes […]

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 […]

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, […]