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Super Babies!

The Amsco Super Babies never warmed to me as a superhero loving kindergartener, I was well into Mego action figures by this point and Shazam’s inaccurate red hair bugged me even then. As an adult, I think they’re one of the most charming bits of 70s Superhero merch.  I’m pleased top announce that things have almost […]

Super Heroes by Croner

I found this catalog from Croner, an Australian toy distributor that carried alot of US items by companies like MPC and Azrak-Hamway International. Nothing that I haven’t seen before but it’s nice to end a week looking at stuff like this. That Captain America kite is particularly dreamy.

1980 Azrak Hamway (AHI) Toy Catalog

As one of the premiere rack toy manufacturers of the 1970s, Azrak Hamway International (most commonly referred to as AHI by collectors) ended the decade with a bang featuring new products featuring their hottest licenses. Most notably in this book are the Marvel and DC superheroes, Star Trek, KISS and the Universal Monsters. It is […]

Marvel Superheroes Pinball

Blame the Avengers for my Marvel comics kick this week, I remember getting one of these Hasbro pinball games for my eight birthday. My neighbour got it for me because he knew I liked Captain America, it was cool and I loved the art but I didn’t play with it much.  Mostly because my dad […]

Spider-Man Ricochet Racers

Ricochet racers were a cool concept on their own, it’s a neat looking laser gun looking rifle that shot cars! Sprinkle in Spider-Man and Captain America and few kids could resist them.

We’re going to need a bigger crayon

I fondly remember getting the Spider-Man Vs Man Wolf book on Christmas eve 1978, it helped me pass the time until we got to the bigger presents. I’d like to reunite with it but I do worry that it will start a new obsession. That Star Trek one is calling to me…..

Web Spinning Toy Love

What’s not to love about this 1977 licensing ad for Marvel Comics, it’s like Spider-Man is dropping a treasure trove of Mego items on you along with classics like Crazy Foam and Colorforms. That’s a monsterous improvement over  the usual rain and bird poop that normally falls on me from above…