My pal Chris found this toy hunting recently, I don’t know it’s origins but I know it’s probably from 1978. it kind of reminds me about how “Galactic” the Super Friends got during this period in time, it seemed like every week they were in space fighting a guy with a “laser sword”. Anybody know […]
Oh Legend of the Lone Ranger, you had such big ambition, you even knocked Batman out of the selection this year.
This one is new to me, even when I saw it I assumed it was an 80s or 90s piece and the seller had made a mistake but nope, this is 1978 Robin Rack Toy by Jotastar. The boy wonder can’t get enough toy love as far as I’m concerned.
i’m almost positive this slide comes from a former Kenner file, especially seeing as these are the suits used in the mid 80s to promote the Super Powers brand. I’m loving that Batman suit….. Update: Someone was kind enough to tell me they have a similar slide with the Care Bears, this is the Cincinnati zoo and most definitely Kenner […]
Pretty commonplace now but back in ’76 some Shazam! socks would have really brightened my day. Especially 65% Orlon Shazam socks.
I found this little oddity in a local flea market, produced in 1978 by a Canadian company called “Friendly Photos” it features a rare appearance by Green Lantern. Even if he is blonde with large red gautlets, it’s nice to see ol’ Hal. The biggest mystery about this piece is why I haven’t slapped a […]
By 1984, all of the toy lines Remco had called staples in the 1970s like utility belts and helicopters were long gone as the company dove head first into the crowded marketplace of 1980s Action Figures Batman and Superman had been replaced by less known DC characters like Warlord and Sgt Rock, the company experimented […]
Another cool sales piece from LCA (licensing Corporation of America) extolling the virtues of DC comics superheroes. LCA was the engine that drove the superhero merchandise explosion of the 1970s, so it’s safe to say I’m a big fan. Click on any of the images to see them larger. (Thanks to Corey for the scans) […]
This past weekend while I set up at Canadian Toycon, my son made a comment about what he hoped to find and how I’ll probably go home with nothing, as usual. This is usually the case, as I’m pretty much into oddball things while he loves that unsold Star Wars prequel merchandise, toy shows are pretty much […]
One of my favourites from my burgeoning collection of such things. Do you think if I write my address and tomorrow’s date on this in magic marker, that they’ll show up and spend the day with me? Send me your mall appearance photos!