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5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

Bandai Godzilla Model Kit- This kit was one of the first things I ever mail-ordered in the eighth grade when I went through my first of many “Godzilla phases” in my life, I haven’t seen this kit since 1984 and I’m sorely tempted.     Star Wars Utility Belts- These were a Canadian exclusive and […]

Crystar: Crystal Warrior

Crystar is pretty bittersweet for me as it’s possibly the last action figure I ever purchased as a kid, I was in the last few weeks of being 12 and the winds of change were blowing.  I still think they were neat. See the 1983 Remco Catalog here. Like our Facebook Page Check out our Instagram […]

The Saga of Crystar Crystal Warrior

I stumbled on this great toy fair ad for Crystar today and it reminded me of the first time I saw the line in a Liesure World as a kid (a store that rarely carried action figures BTW).  Remco and Marvel teamed up on this and it seemed like it would have been a big […]

A world beyond fantasy

Hmmm, seems kind of smack dab in the middle of fantasy if you ask me. While toys like Manglors, Crystar and The Other World probably likely bring back fond memories for many of you,  for me, they kind of have a bittersweet appeal. I was teetering on being a teenager at this point in time and when toys […]

1983 Remco Toys Catalog

By 1983, Remco had put down their utility belts and picked up some swords but never actually straying from their comic book licensing ties. Their long relationship with Marvel comics made them a natural to market the action figures based on their Crystar comic series , also announced were a series of figures based on […]

Spiderman and His Amazing Friends

Fun addition to the site today, it’s a Marvel comics brochure from 1982 that details their service of providing Superheroes to your next event. Want Spider-man, Destro and ROM: Space Knight to visit your mall? This is the sales kit you’d recieve and it’s pages of fun shots of actors dressed as Marvel Superheroes and […]