To my surprise, I now am the proud owner of this, a Canadian “The Legend of the Lone Ranger” set of the Ranger and Silver by Gabriel Toys but distributed by Irwin Toys. Irwin was known as Kenner Canada and was a big deal around these parts. I don’t collect the Lone Ranger lines, but […]
1981 Toys R Us catalog Toys R Us is not what it used to be. This flyer from December 1981 is a time capsule of the chain in its heyday. It is also a great look at what we could have expected under the tree, Barbies, Glamour gals, Atari games, Remco Monsters and Mego Superheroes. […]
Toy-Ventures: 1981 Toys R Us Catalog Toy-Ventures this week digs into the archive with this sweet 1981 Toys R Us Catalog! We look at the hottest toys Toys R Us had to offer in this blast from the past. Mego Superheroes, Remco Monster and Smokey and the Bandit? You bet. You can now […]
RELEASE THE KRAKEN! For this week’s show, our third chair is illustrator, writer, and licensed property brand manager Josh Izzo (http://www.joshuaizzo.com/) and while our original intent was a Ray Harryhausen tribute, we ended mainly talking about Clash of the Titans so we can do more Harryhausen episodes. LISTEN TO THE MP3 HERE You can listen […]
I’m gonna be honest, as much as I loved Buck Rogers, I probably would have went with the Popeye set when I was ten. I still love that movie and well, I have a thing for Shelly Duval… Check out our Instagram Get the expanded digital edition of Rack Toys here.
‘ I remember that “Mazes and Monsters” TV Movie really wrecked Dungeons and Dragons for more than one friend of mine. Thanks a lot, Tom Hanks! Like our Facebook Page Check out our Instagram Get the expanded digital edition of Rack Toys here.
http://plaidstallions.com/gabriel/81.html The Lone Ranger was riding high in 1981 thanks to a popular Saturday morning Cartoon series (by my favourite company Filmation) and the promise of a big budget film (that didn’t work out so good). So, Gabriel Toys blasted the toy shelves with two distinct toy lines, a relaunch of their popular 1970s 9″ […]
Shouldn’t Kermit’s ride be an “It’s not easy being Green” Machine? Oh, it was too early for that, I’m going to lay down now…. Like our Facebook Page Check out our Instagram Get the expanded digital edition of Rack Toys here.
Ladies and gentlemen, we have truly entered the space age! Follow Plaidstallions on Twitter Like our Facebook Page Check out our Instagram Get the expanded digital edition of Rack Toys here.
This past summer, my family sold the home that belonged to my grandparents, a place I spent some very happy Christmases in. I even wrote a blog post about it back in the fall. While it was obviously a sad time, it also had it’s bright spots. One of them was discovering the woman kept […]