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1975 Fisher-Price Catalog – Adventure People- Sesame Street

1975 Fisher-Price Catalog Fisher-Price created some of the most durable and well-remembered toys of our lifetime, if you’re a 70/80’s kid, you likely had wonderful afternoons with the little people and possibly graduated to the real-world action of the Adventure People. 1975 was an amazing year for Fisher-Price, not only did they launch the Adventure […]

Toy-Ventures: Toy Hunt with me!

In this week’s episode of Toy-Ventures, I ask you to Toy Hunt with me as I take a tour of some antique malls and toy stores on my monthly road trip. In this episode I visit three different places on my journey: The One of a Kind Antique Mall (Woodstock, ON) Southworks Antique Mall (Cambridge, […]

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, […]

1978 Fisher Price Muppet Show Catalog

The Muppet Show was as much an ingredient to a happy 70s childhood as orange kitchens and pop rocks were. The UK Produced syndicated series was a complete smash and not surprisingly oodles of merchandise followed. Toymaker Fisher-Price already knew the value of a Muppet, having produced Sesame Street items since the early 1970s released […]

1969 Toys R Us Flier

Here’s another wonderful Toy Newspaper Circular from the good people at Toys R Us, this time it’s from this weekend 41 years ago (ok I timed that part). A lot of people don’t know that Toys R Us was around in the 1960s but it’s hard to deny this kind of evidence. It’s a cool […]

Little People Love

I really should keep some Fisher Price little people on my desk (or at the very least some Pin Mates) I think starting the day with them would greatly improve my overall experience. Get the expanded digital edition of Rack Toys here.

A world of Fisher Price Adventure

By ’81 I had moved on from the wholesome (and awesome) Fisher Price Adventure People line but it was such a happy memory that I can honestly remember pouring over the new sets in every wish book. I especially recall being kind of miffed about the submarine complete with octopus “Oh sure, now they come […]

Pod Stallions Mini Sode 4: Top Five Christmas Presents

Ok, this isn’t much of Mini as it runs over an hour (Boy, we can talk!) but it is a fun show nonetheless. For this “Mini” Jason proposed the challenge that we talk about our “top five” Christmas presents as kids. That’s a hard thing to pick but we managed. Topics include Kenner Star Wars […]

Spotlight: Pinmates U.S.S Enterprise by Bif Bang Pow!

Time for a rare un-boxing and photo review of a modern toy. While I mainly try to avoid modern stuff, some of it embraces my inner child wishlist that it demands to be purchased. Such is the case with Pin Mates which mix the vintage Fisher Price little people with the hottest licenses today into […]