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 […]
It’s been a long time since I did a CBT here at PlaidStallions but yesterday I found a treasure trove of books at a local shop including this gem. I love the Shogun Warriors colouring books because they’re kind of nuts but in a real good way. They were the creation of Canadian cartoonist Owen McCarron […]
When this set came out, I begged for it but my folks, they were impossible to talk into this sort of item, they wore me out. Flash forward to me being 16 and finding a dusty, unsold one in the back of a Toronto variety store. Money left my wallet pretty fast and I raced home […]
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Does anyone else love the fact that Lee Majors and Farrah are on this page? I’m pretty sure I’d have gone for Kong as a kid.
When Star Wars figures came out, all my favourites from previous Christmases got sent to the Black and White pages often discounted. I didn’t mind at the time but now it kind of makes me a little sad, save for the awesome team up of Steve Austin and Spider-Man, that just rules.
The undisputed king of the “Rack Toy” in the 1970s was Azrak-Hamway International or “AHI” for short. They were riding high with past hits like Batman, Spider-Man, Star Trek, Space 1999 but 1978 saw them add James Bond 007, Farrah Fawcette, Donnie and Marie, the Walt Disney characters and their answer to Star Wars, Star […]
Even though they were advertised for a couple of years in their catalogs, the Azrak Hamway James Bond series of Rack toys remains pretty hard to find on the secondary market. It seems they were produced in very low numbers. Recently a carded disc gun came on the secondary market prompting my podcast partner Jason […]
Star Wars pretty much dominated my Halloween experiences from ’78 to ’82, I can’t be alone on this. Vader, Storm Trooper, Boba Fett and Yoda were my choices as a kid.
My pal Chris found this toy hunting recently, I don’t know it’s origins but I know it’s probably from 1978. it kind of reminds me about how “Galactic” the Super Friends got during this period in time, it seemed like every week they were in space fighting a guy with a “laser sword”. Anybody know […]