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5 Awesome Things on eBay

“That” Batman water gun– Yup, this thing needs no introduction, it’s been all over the Internet and even in my book Rack Toys (2nd edition coming soon!).  What else can be said about this? It kind of looks like Adam West? You put water in his butt, squeeze his groin and he spits at you? […]

1981 Duncan Catalog- Yo-Yo’s- Batmobile

Most people know Duncan from their Yo-Yo products which they still sell to this day but their 1981 catalog shows a company branching out into different things, mostly toy cars and trucks but also licensed items like the Batmobile. Yo-yo’s and trucks are a weird combination..   Ah vans with rainbowy things painted on them, […]

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

Starzinger-SpaceKeteers Helmet-  The animated antics of “Force Five” didn’t hit the Toronto market until I was way too old to enjoy it but I really remember watching it on Channel 47. Spaceketeers was the one show that wasn’t somehow connected to the Shogun Warriors, I haven’t thought of it in a long while but my […]

70s Ourways Studios Catalog- Superheroes!

  Ourways Studios produced some of the wildest superhero merch in the 70’s, best known for their awesome stickers and decals their product features art by some of the true greats like Neal Adams and John Romita. There was something so incredibly cool about a time when a company could have both the Marvel and […]

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 […]

PlaidStallions Book Reviews and a Contest

  A couple of fantastic publications have crossed my path recently that really brought me some joy, considering the year we’re having, I figured I should share. The Wonderful World of Wax Wrappers By Jason Young I love books about collectibles and I’m especially drawn to ones that are stuff I remember fondly but don’t […]

Empire Batman Cycle

The free mask is problematic, people are just going to call you “Robin” and you’ll spend your crime-fighting time correcting them.   Limited Edition Gift Sets Available Now! Rather than crowd fund the next issue of the magazine, I thought I’d whip up these gift sets full of merch we’ve created in the past. Just […]

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

Mattel Godzilla Board Game- For years I’ve searched for this at shows and at flea markets but when I do see it I’ve either spent too much or it’s broken. Anyhoo, I’d sure like to play it some day.   Speaking of Godzilla– This “Godzilla” Dangler by Ben Cooper perplexes me, this is obviously not […]