As far as 70s toystores go, none are as far remembered and beloved as Childworld, a chain which had at one point 180 stores across the united states. This 1975 flier preserves what they had to offer during that time including the greats like Mego Star Trek and Planet of the Apes. This is the […]
1983 saw the Aurora monster models rise again when Monogram brought six of them back for the first time since Aurora folded. I remember being pretty excited to see them again and they would return every decade after that. You can’t keep a good monster down.
Some day when I have unlimited cash and space, I will own these….
This month’s show starts off with Jason talking a little bit about his BAFTA Flash Gordon event but then segways into the works of Irwin Allen, primarily his TV work of the 1960s. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Lost in Space, Land of the Giants and Time Tunnel as well as the busted […]
We’ve got an incredible treat this Friday before Halloween in the form of this incredible Aurora Monster Scenes store display, courtesy of my pal Matt, who will take over from here with the editorial. This was actually assembled and painted at the Aurora factory, and then shipped built up to hobby stores. Frankenstein doesn’t come […]
Torn right from the pages of Famous Monsters, the Aurora Monsters of the Movies series is easily one of the “top five” monster kit series of all time.
Our second October episode, Jason and Brain try to cram in as many monster toys as they can into an hour and a half. Aurora model kits, Marvel comics, action figures by Tomland, Remco and Lincoln International get discussed as does Cracked magazine, Power Records, the number of times we rented “LifeForce” on VHS (I’ve […]
I had honestly forgotten that the correct spelling of this toy isn’t “Karate Men” but “Kar-a-a-ate Men” which is infinitely cooler. As much as I see this fun toy in the wild, I rarely see them in the box. The box gives me goosebumps, it really connects into Christmas morning 1975, where I really could […]
For years now, it’s been bugging me if this 6 inch fashion doll that has been dubbed “The Victim” and said to be part of the Lincoln Monsters line of toys was a real thing or not. I had heard from people over the years who claimed to have her as a kid or saw […]
This tale takes me to 1976 and it’s a tale of Superheroes, long boring car rides and toy loss. More after the jump, warning to the first three rows, you will get wet… The set up to this story is that my Dad was a self employed “rack jobber” to the convenience stores across Ontario. […]