Pod Stallions 53: The Black Hole

For our 53rd show, we are joined once again by former Famous Monsters editor and current host of “It Came From Blog” Mr David Weiner (@TikiAmbassador) for a rousing two hour discussion on Walt Disney’s 1979 Science Fiction opus “The Black Hole”. The conversation talks about the film itself, the it’s origins and somewhat discordant tone, […]

Mighty Crusaders Stunt Cycle

It’s been a while since I’ve found a Rack Toy that excites me (that sounds weird) but this week I totally have. These toys come from Remco/AHI and are as I can figure, the last line of these kind of licensed affairs that AHI was so known for in the 70s and 80s.  Mighty Crusaders […]

1981 Parkes Run Colouring Book Catalog

Hey remember those big colouring books you got on birthdays and Christmas? They were done by a company called Parkes Run and they made a lot of cool licensed stuff using licenses like Superman the movie, Popeye, Peanuts and the Marvel comics characters! Adult Colouring books are the all rage right now but I’d settle […]

Marvel Comics Multi Mags 2 for 99 cents!

As readers of this blog know, I have a fondness for comic multi packs especially the Whitman ones for things like Micronauts or the Shogun Warriors. That’s why this 1981 ad from coluring book publisher Parkes Run (more on them later this week) intrigues me.  It seems that 1981, Marvel dumped Whitman in favour of […]

More Comic 3 Packs

I can’t believe it’s been over a year since I last raved about my mild obsession with Whitman comic poly bagged 3 packs of my youth. I guess that’s because I haven’t across many deals and actually let some awesome ones slip through my fingers. Above is Shogun Warriors, while I never had any of […]

Dick Tracy Wrist TV

Larami pretty much slapped Dick Tracy’s face on anything cop related in 1976 but also went the extra mile and make a toy of one of his most famous crime busting tools. Although I’ve got to say the timing seems a little off, being a kid at the time my sole experience with the character […]

Comic 3 pack love

Back when I collected comics “seriously” (AKA when I was 11) the most dreaded thing to own was a “reprint”. That Whitman symbol or a diamond price tag meant the comic was worthless and Willy, the local expert (and the only kid with an Overstreet Guide) was quick to point that out and shame you. […]

S.T.A.R Team Promotional Comic

In 1978, Ideal Toys hobbled together a series of space toys using old molds and a generous helping of inspiration from George Lucas.. S.T.A.R Team actually beat the Kenner Star Wars product to the stores (Kenner was forced to sell empty boxes promising action figures but you probably knew that) and the lawsuits flew! In […]

Everything’s Archie!

I never saw these Marx Archie figures as a kid or else I’d have been all over them, I’ve always been a big fan. These are prototypes of the actual figures as some of the head sculpts are off and they definitely didn’t have articulated bodies like that, the actuall product has that lame Sunshine […]