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Toy-Ventures: Mattel Space:1999 Moonbase Alpha Playset

    This week, we’re heading back to Space:1999 and talking about Mattel’s Moonbase Alpha Playset. This neat set uses parts from another classic space toy line. Check out the original commercial here: https://youtu.be/CBEAa5O42Yg #space1999 #mego #mattel Other Mattel Space:1999 videos we’ve done: Mattel Space:1999 Eagle 1 Spaceship   Mattel Space:1999 Zython Action Figure ISSUE […]

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 […]

Dungeons and Dragons VS Dark Tower

Which was better for Milton Bradley’s The Dark Tower or Mattel’s Electronic Dungeons and Dragons? I’m sincerely asking because I’ve never played either. Not for lack of trying, mind you. I was ten when the fantasy craze started in the early 1980s, and I got swept up in it. I tried to play Dungeons and […]

Toy-Ventures: Big Jim Kung Fu Studio

Toy-Ventures: Big Jim Kung Fu Studio New to the channel? Subscribe! ►https://bit.ly/3D3zxJK Everybody’s Kung Fu fighting on this week’s Toy-Ventures with an in-depth look at the Mattel Big Jim Kung Fu Studio playset. We also discuss the Martial Arts craze that inspired this iconic 70s toy. Toy-Ventures Magazine is now available for subscription: https://www.plaidstallions.com/reboot/shop Pod […]

Kenner Super Powers (1986 Sears Canada Catalog)

  It’s bittersweet to see the Kenner Super Powers in this catalogue, two years previous they got a whole page complete with vehicles and playsets. Now they’re regulated to a small corner and wouldn’t return in 1987. I have a real fondness for this line, I bought many of them but I totally did not […]

1974 AHI Catalog – Azrak Hamway- Super Monsters- Batman

1974 AHI Catalog Azrak-Hamway International was the absolute king of the 1970s licensed Rack Toys. 1974 was a giant leap for the company as it saw them significantly expand their licensed offerings and create iconic collectable toys. AHI chose such heavy hitters as the Universal Monsters, Batman, Spider-Man, the Super Friends, Popeye, the Flinstones and […]

1975 Matchbox Fighting Furies Catalog

1975 Matchbox Fighting Furies Catalog   The Fighting Furies were introduced in 1974 by Matchbox (Lesney) and were the creation of legendary toy design firm, Marvin Glass and Associates. The line at this time centred around a series of Pirate action figures with “duelling action” which was a lever on their backs allowing them to […]

1975 Matchbox MAC Catalog- Mobile Action Command

1975 Matchbox MAC Catalogue   Matchbox MAC or “Mobile Action Command” is one of the 1970s most forgotten toy lines. That’s a shame because of how wonderful they really are. A series of quasi-futuristic vehicles that come with a nameless driver (I always pretended he was a robot), this series would run for years and […]