Vintage Toy Store Photos Volume 16

In an effort to combat the end of summer blues, I’ve dig deep to the days of Pegboard and regional toy stores to bring the 16th edition of our vintage toy stores feature. Installment 16 features old favorites such as the Bionic Woman and Six Million Dollar Man, Barbie, the Osmonds, Atari, Fisher Price, Mego […]

Super Size Bionic Woman

In 1977, the British Distributor of Kenner toys Denys Fisher, produced an 18″ tall version of Jaime Sommers and marketed more like a fashion doll. Pity they didn’t do a Steve as well. These little foreign variants are what drew me into toy collecting in the first place, I loved discovering what’s out there and […]

Sonic Woman

I am pleased to reveal the latest update to our Tomland galleries, the copyright infringing superheroine herself, the Sonic Woman! Tomland was more well known for their Star Raiders and Famous of Monsters of Legend action figures, which both demonstrate how little they thought of paying for licenses. I’ve known about these particular figures for […]

Bionic Bikes

I was thumbing through the Kenner catalogs a while back (I know how to spend a Saturday night) and I came across these, very odd tie ins that I hadn’t included when I built the Bionic galleries. It’s Steve Austin for the preschool set, a bike (cause a Bionic man needs one) that makes the […]

Kenner TTP goes Bionic

In 1977 Bionic Man-ia (get it?) was still running so high that kids everywhere were asking Santa for a doll of a middle aged man in a bad sports coat (self included BTW). So the only logical thing to do was expand upon the licenses offerings (I’m writing this sipping out of a Bionic Man […]

The End of the line for the Bionic Man and Woman

1978 saw the end of Kenner’s wildly popular Six Million Dollar man line. Despite dwindling sales, Kenner revamped Steve with “Bio Sonic” power and gave him a new villain to fight in the form of the Venus Space Probe. So while Steve Austin might have been on his way out, he certainly went with a […]

Trading Cards Again…

When I started out doing trading card #9, I wanted to do something for the ladies. The Fembot seemed like a great start, sure she’s a girl but also a robot whose face comes off, total win/win. For card #10, I felt the need to do something that wasn’t action figure based, the Green Machine […]

Colouring Book Theatre: The Bionic Woman

This week’s book comes courtesy of Sharry, who tells me the book is filled with several goofy mini stories.As a kid I never much dug the Bionic Woman, mostly because I was forced to sit through it thanks to an older. bigger sister. This 1976 opus is by a company called Treasure Books, I like […]

TV Comix: Bionic Woman

Another US series done in UK fromat from the pages of “Look In” weekly. I think Charlton had the rights to Bionic Woman stateside and I’ll blog about that sometime in the future. One of the things about Look In is that you get an idea of what was the hit feature in the book […]

1977 : Year of the Bionic People

With the double whammy of Six Million Dollar Man and Bionic Woman on each week, Kenner pulled out all the stops in 1977 in terms of product, with over 24 pages of products to choose from this is truly the spike in the Bionic Craze. It’s interesting to note that despite her show being action […]