Kojak by Excel Toys

Kojak by Excel Toys

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I’ve gone on record on many occasions as to not understanding the toyetic appeal of Kojak. Starsky and Huth or SWAT I readily enjoyed as a child but Kojak wasn’t something I ever wanted a toy of.I do admit I think that the Kojak office set is pretty damned skippy however, it even comes with a bad guy who appears to work at footlocker. If I ever happened upon one of these cheap, I’ll give it to my Mego Starsky and Hutch dolls.

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.


  • Autumnforest on March 10, 2010

    Does he come with a lollipop? I wonder if he sat on the shelf between Columbo doll and McCloud?

  • JFStan on March 10, 2010

    The Kojak figure did indeed come with a tiny lollipop! This is the kind of toy that inspired my blog.

  • Autumnforest on March 10, 2010

    Thank goodness for your inspiration! Love your blog–awesome idea. I get all sentimental and misty when I come here. My best friend and I were talking the other day about mood rings and pet rocks and how we begged at Christmastime for both. I laughed when six people got me mood rings and no one got me a pet rock. They said they just couldn't finance the ass who invented them. I remember our local store kept them inside a display case and they didn't want people stealing them. Was it that hard to create your own???

  • JFStan on March 11, 2010

    LOL.. Not that I mind being confused with the curator of Plaid Stallions, but I meant a different blog. It was inspired by unusual licensed toys. (Evil Meatball vs Cat, link on the right!)

  • Justin on May 9, 2010

    Great work. Had no idea there was a playset or even a bad guy that WAS made for the Kojak toy line. Is this verified? Would love to see some color photos. Again though,seriously nice work here. Best wishes, Justin

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