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5 Awesome Things on eBay this Week

EBAY LINK Black Hole Signal Flashers from Shreddies Cereal- These are a Canadian cereal premium from Shreddies or as I called it as a kid, wall paper paste. Shreddies did a Mego action figure promo that year and folks, I ate a ton of it, thank God for sugar. EBAY LINK REMCO POWERIZED MICKEY MOUSE […]

Maximillian Soap Figure

My buddy Dave sent me his latest mad pickup, a Maximillian from the black hole soap figure. It’s something I didn’t know about and I super want it, let’s explore it after the jump! I think it’s kind of hilarious that kids would wash with the robot that slashed Anthony Perkins to death but I […]

Black Hole: The Palomino

This is one of my greatest “wish this toy was made” events of my childhood. You see, I was the kid that preferred “The Black Hole” to Star Wars, call it hipsterism if you will but I was in that minority. Don’t get me wrong, I loved Star Wars but I didn’t stop caring about […]

Black Hole Masks!

These wonderful masks from Italy are from my friend John’s collection, they’re exactly like the Ben Cooper/Collegeville designs but there was never a smock to go with it. Honestly, I am just awash in envy about that Humanoid mask, I have a weird affliction for the brain dead zombies of Dr. Reinhart and always will. […]

Toy-Ventures 11- Box of Mego Knock Offs

This week’s installment of Toy Ventures is a bit of a departure as I just got a big box of weird Mego Knock off items and I decided to share it with you while i “unbox”.  We talk about various Mego and Captain Action related knock offs i’ve found over the years and well, some […]

Toy-Ventures 4: Black Hole Cereal Premiums

This week’s installment of Toy-Ventures is all about the wonderful relationship between the Movie “The Black Hole”, Shreddies cereal and Mego toys. It’s one of my favourite childhood memories. Visit us online at www.plaidstallions.com Twitter: @plaidstallions New Six Million Dollar Man Shirt in our Redbubble store! Don’t forget to join our new facebook group. Get […]

The Great Sci-Fi Toy Slump of 1979

It’s really hard to believe but in 1979, Star Wars and other Sci-Fi related toys hit a major slump. So much so that many retailers considered it all a “fad” and stopped ordering new items. This article taken from a “Toys, Hobbies and Crafts” magazine interviews major buyers and the vice president of Mego about the […]

Black Hole Kites

I was amused to find these ads for Black Hole branded kites from Hi-Flier tucked in a trade magazine from 1979. The toy industry really thought the robots from Disney’s space epic were going to be the next big thing. And for me and my friends, they totally were! I had every Black Hole item […]

Palomino Dreaming

If I could wish one not produced toy into existence, it would likely be the Mego Palomino play set pictured here. I had a strong affection for the Black Hole as a kid and it continues to this day. More on the Mego Black Hole line here.

Black Hole 1980

Seeing as it’s December, I thought I’d showcase some of my favourite Christmas Catalog images of all time starting with this one. I remember exactly where I was when I first laid eyes on this, riding in the back seat of my father’s gigantic car to go visit Vince, his barber. It blew my mind […]