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Cryotron is a spacey action figure case offered by Sears Canada in their epic 1980 catalog. I’m not sure who made it and I never had one but I remember it mostly because I stared at the page it was on for a LONG time as a kid.

It’s one of those oddball items snuck onto catalog pages that is meant to catch the heat of Star Wars without ever passing Lucas’s desk, I love stuff like it.

I was surprised to find out it’s fairly hard to get but doesn’t command a terribly high price either, funny how that works sometimes.

After literally 30 years of toy shows, I saw my first one this past December with a child’s name scrawled across it in magic marker. I’m surprised I didn’t go home with it.

About The Author

AKA Brian Heiler author of "Rack Toys: Cheap, Crazed Playthings" and co-editor of "Toy-Ventures Magazine". Co-Host of the "Pod Stallions" podcast. Host of the Brick Mantooth Youtube channel, painter, designer, writer, mental health advocate, toy collector, Mego, and Mego Knock-Off enthusiast. I have large feet, ADHD and I live in Canada. Talk toys, not others.


  • Anonymous on March 26, 2014

    So, how does one take these very large oral contraceptives? And why would a boy need them?

  • Anonymous on March 27, 2014

    ↑ Exactly what I thought.

  • Anonymous on June 26, 2014

    I thought it looked like a BCpill package too!

  • Anonymous on January 12, 2015

    i'm never gettin' preggo now, ma!

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