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1984 Galoob Blackstar Catalog

Blackstar was a Filmation animated program that made its debut in September of 1981; the series blended science fiction with fantasy (borrowing a little from JRR Tolkien) and saw its end the December of that same year. Blackstar saw a second life, thanks to Filmation’s next project, “He-Man and the Masters of the Universe,” based […]

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

Hasbro Flash Gordon Paint by Numbers (eBay Link)– I adore the Filmation Flash Gordon cartoon and any merchandise that came out from it is OK by me. This set is an underrated gem. Mattel Welcome Back Kotter Playset (eBay Link)– “Sweathog Mania” is something I plan to address in a future Toy-Ventures episode but this […]

Mattel The Archies

I have zero recollection of these Mattel The Archies dolls from the late 1970s, a couple of years after Marx had done a series of Archie action figures. It’s curious that Mattel snubbed Bettie Cooper in favour of Sabrina (Maybe the Filmation cartoon show had something to do with that). I’ve also been surprised that […]

Toy-Ventures: Filmation Space Sentinels

Toy-Ventures returns with a look at the merchandise around Filmation’s 1977 series “The Space Sentinels” an overlooked gem of a Saturday morning superhero series. While the show didn’t get much, it got a few cool toys and I collect them! Get Toy-Ventures Magazine Issue 3 here: https://ebay.us/lUGYDp

Toy-Ventures: Filmation Super 7 Merchandise

Time to talk about my 40-year obsession with the Filmation series “Tarzan and the Super 7” and my long hunt for merchandise which are mainly cheap rack toys but I love it none the less.   PlaidStallions Facebook Page  https://www.facebook.com/Plaidstallionsdotcom/   Plaidstallions facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/2226244254053126/   Twitter: @plaidstallions   Subscribe to our Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwYta3nz_7FAzPvP8FPSgpg?view_as=subscriber

Mr. Mentor’s Autograph

After watching the Shazam! movie last night (It’s a lot of fun), I was reminded of how obsessed I was with the Filmation series as a kid/adult.  One of my favourite pieces I’ve found is this Mr. Mentor promotional “autograph” from the series. Seeing as Les is no longer with us, it’s the best I’ll ever […]

Pod Stallions Episode 55: Tarzan

Episode 55 is all about the Lord of the Jungle, Tarzan of the Apes J&B (the hosts, not the crappy scotch) discuss their initial exposure to the Lord of the Jungle in his many television, film, print and comic adaptions over their life times culminating with last summer’s adaptation. Some of the subjects we touch […]

Pod Stallions 38: Irwin Allen 1

This month’s show starts off with Jason talking a little bit about his BAFTA Flash Gordon event but then segways into the works of Irwin Allen, primarily his TV work of the 1960s. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Lost in Space, Land of the Giants and Time Tunnel as well as the busted […]

Super 7 Puffy Stickers by Imperial Toys

It’s been a while since I got anything new in my quest to own all merchandise from my favourite saturday morning show,  Tarzan and the Super 7. Lucky for me I found a sweet deal on a complete set of Imperial stickers based on all the characters! More after the jump. 

1974 Chemtoy Catalog

Chemtoy was one of America’s premiere producer of lower cost novelties and Rack Toys during the 60s and 70s. Their offering for 1974 was a fun mix of generic staples like bubbles, paddle balls, toy guns that you can still find to this day. On the licensing side they had everything from Batman to the […]