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1977 REMCO Toys Catalog

Remco’s name was purchased in 1974 by Azrak Hamway, a successful manufacturer of rack toys. AHI used the Remco brand to sell a more upscale toy but one that still utilized the many licenses integral to their business. 1977 saw the introduction of Mickey Mouse to the fold and more Superhero related products which would […]

Toy-Ventures: AHI World Famous Super Monsters

 Monster month continues with a long-overdue look at the Super Monster action figures by Azrak-Hamway International or AHI for short. This line only ran for three seasons but the amount of variations it produced is staggering. We also talk about the “unofficial years” that ran after.   Issue 1 of Toy-Ventures magazine is available […]

Toy-Ventures: Space:1999 Rack Toys

This week’s toy-ventures takes a look at the merchandising from Gerry Anderson’s classic series Space:1999, particularly the lower cost “Rack Toys” made by Azrak-Hamway International. If moonbase Alpha had a drugstore, these are the toys it would sell! Hosted and edited by Brian Heiler (@plaidstallions) PlaidStallions Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/Plaidstallionsdotcom/ Plaidstallions facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/2226244254053126/ Twitter: @plaidstallions […]

Super Rare!

One of the nicest things that goes on at MegoMeet is that the dealer’s humour me and allow me to document stuff I can’t afford. Case in point this Official Superman Super Streak by Azrak Hamway, one of the rarest rack toys I’ve ever come across. My best guess is these didn’t sell well due […]

Toy-Ventures 18: Parachuting Planet of the Apes

This week, we talk about one of my favorite subjects, cheap rack toys but even better, they’re  planet of the apes rack toys.   We get into the history of licensed parachute toys, which are some of the most fun but also bizarre toys we could buy for under a buck. So we talk about RipCord, Star […]

AHI James Bond Toys

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 […]