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197 Children’s Palace Catalog- Mego-Big Jim-Barbie-Sesame Street

Planet of the Apes was a new hot ticket item for 70s wunderkind Mego who also produced the World’s Greatest Superheroes around the same time. Big Jim was Mattel’s answer to G.I. Joe and Dinah-Mite was Mego’s stab at Barbie, who was the original. Child Guidance was one of the bigger players in Sesame Street merchandise, […]

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

Popy Kamen Rider Stronger Challenge Machine Figure + Kabutoro 1975 Evel Knievel– We covered the Challenge Machines in Toy-Ventures Issue 3, they’re Japanese versions of Evel Knievel but featuring Japanese Superheroes. I want all of these, real, real bad.   M*A*S*H HEAD QUARTERS-  I love Rack Toys and M*A*S*H didn’t go too many and this […]

1975 Child World Flyer -Mego-Fisher Price-Evel Knievel-Star Trek

As far as 70s toystores go, none are as far remembered and beloved as Childworld, a chain which had at one point 180 stores across the united states. This 1975 flier preserves what they had to offer during that time including the greats like Mego Star Trek and Planet of the Apes. This is the […]

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

  Fairy Light Emma Peel Doll:  I’ve never actually seen this very rare doll before, i’ve heard of it in legend. I miss you Diana Rigg.     Battle of the Planet Vinyl Bag   Any Merchandise of Battle of the Planets that features the whole team and not just the leader is OK by […]

Japanese Evel Knievel

I’m back from Mego Meet and I bring many virtual presents in the form of the sights I encountered there. Let’s start with this, a Popy Evel Knievel stunt set or as they dubbed it “The Evel Knievel Challenge Machine”. I had to do some Guerilla photography on this one because it had just been […]

Evel Knievel Road & Trail Adventure Set

I was scrounging through an Ideal advertising book when I remembered this somewhat more sedate Evel Knievel set.  This has to be Ideal’s response to Big Jim, who was pretty much the king of Camping related toys in 1975. Turns out, this is a pretty rare set that got limited release and a sealed one probably […]