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1982 Ideal Team America Promo Catalog

Ideal Team America Promo Catalog After years of being marketed as an Evel Knievel toy line, Ideal toys had a severe problem with Knievel’s career hitting rock bottom. They had a hit toy concept but needed a new marketing method. Ideal tried classic monsters with the Scare Cycles in 1979 but regrouped and launched Team […]

Kenner Super Powers (1986 Sears Canada Catalog)

  It’s bittersweet to see the Kenner Super Powers in this catalogue, two years previous they got a whole page complete with vehicles and playsets. Now they’re regulated to a small corner and wouldn’t return in 1987. I have a real fondness for this line, I bought many of them but I totally did not […]

Mego Knock Off Tong Ninja Figures

Mego Knock Off Tong Ninja Figures If there are two things I love it’s Mego Knock Off action figures and Ninjas. So when my friend Rob sent me the eBay link for these awesome 80s Ninja figures I grabbed them with both hands.    They are usually called “Tong Ninjas” due to the body being […]

Toy-Ventures: 1981 Toys R Us Catalog

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 […]

Vintage Mego: The Love Boat

Mego Love Boat Vintage Mego looks at the Love Boat action figure line and tries to tackle the question of “Why did Mego make these?”. It’s a power-packed episode with special guest stars Abe Vigoda and Ron Pallilo. #mego #megomuseum #loveboat Issue 6 of Toy-Ventures Magazine is now up for pre-order. Get a limited edition […]

James Bond Rack Toys by Imperial

James Bond Rack Toys by Imperial In 1986, just after 59-year-old Roger Moore had left the role, Imperial Toy Corporation decided to launch an aggressive line of Rack Toys featuring the movie super spy. These were not the first time Bond had been featured on Rack Toys, AHI had done it in the 1970s but […]

1984 Galoob Blackstar Catalog

Blackstar was a Filmation animated program that made its debut in September of 1981; the series blended science fiction with fantasy (borrowing a little from JRR Tolkien) and saw its end the December of that same year. Blackstar saw a second life, thanks to Filmation’s next project, “He-Man and the Masters of the Universe,” based […]