5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week A 64 oz Schnapps cooler with strap (eBay link)– In this thing’s defence, if you show up to a party with this loudly broadcasting, you’ve got 64oz of Schnapps strapped to you, everyone will know what you’re about. No surprises, no mystery, your behaviour that evening will be […]

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

Flash Gordon/Action Man Knock-Off Figure (eBay Link)– This is a really interesting series of Knock-Offs that look suspiciously like Action Man but they resemble pop culture characters like Tarzan, Flash Gordon and I think Captain Future? Europe has so many little treasures in the field of Knock-Offs.   Weird Dolphin Water Pistol (eBay Link) – […]

Mattel The Archies

I have zero recollection of these Mattel The Archies dolls from the late 1970s, a couple of years after Marx had done a series of Archie action figures. It’s curious that Mattel snubbed Bettie Cooper in favour of Sabrina (Maybe the Filmation cartoon show had something to do with that). I’ve also been surprised that […]

Happy Rack Toys Day!

  Happy 9th birthday to my book, Rack Toys: Cheap Crazed Playthings, unleashed onto an unsuspecting world in 2012 after nearly two years of hard work. I think it’s funny that my newest book Knock-Offs is currently in the final stages of production. Knock-Offs was initially supposed to follow up Rack Toys in 2014, but […]

Pod Stallions 97: Bill Murray

Pod Stallions 97: Bill Murray There are some things we here at PS HQ feel have been constants throughout our lives, and we’ve decided to celebrate a Hall of Famer for our first December ep: Bill Murray. From Nick the Lounge Singer to Carl Spackler, from Winger to Venkman, Frank Cross and everything in between. […]

5 Awesome Things on eBay this Black Friday

  Popy Gorenger Challenge Machine (eBay Link)  Popy scooped up the rights to Evel Knievel in the 1970s and decided to give him some friends. Popy released Evel, Kamen Rider and this dude Gorenger and well, they’re pretty darn amazing toys. This very set was featured in Issue 3 of Toy-Ventures magazine. Space:1999 Promotional Booklet […]

PlaidStallions 5 Awesome Things On eBay this Week

PlaidStallions 5 Awesome Things On eBay this Week Diener Space Raiders Erasers (eBay Link)– Man, I loved stuff like this as a kid, it was like sneaking toys into school. The space stuff was so funky, even back then. It’s weird what makes you smile sometimes. Am I really contemplating buying old school supplies? Yes, […]

5 Awesome Things on eBay this Week

Robot Man with Four Faces Maskatron Knock Off (eBay Link)– You may have noticed that I’m kinda into Knock Off or bootleg action figures and this one is definitely one of my favourites. An insane mash-up of the Six Million Dollar Man’s nemesis Maskatron with GI Joe and Planet of the Apes mixed in for […]