1976 was the year we reached “Peak Fonzie” Check out our Instagram Get the expanded digital edition of Rack Toys here.
Even as a kid, I knew the Sweathogs bike really belonged to Big Jim, they clearly stole it. Like our Facebook Page Check out our Instagram Get the expanded digital edition of Rack Toys here.
This Official Fonzie Jacket complete with “autographed photo” is the very peak of “Fonziemania” in 1976. I certainly remember being all in on that sort of thing having a shirt, a button, pillowcase and of course the Mego doll. Now, my kids call Fonzie “that guy on the pillowcase”.
This may be the spiffiest Fonzie toy ever made and if I’m not mistaken, it’s in scale with the Mego doll!
From that time when Superhero T Shirts were hard to get…..
I’ve posted bits of this before in the dial up days but I don’t think I’ve shown the whole ad. I’m just in awe, I’d wear the majority of these right now especially the Famous Monsters and Tarzan. Also, it’s weird to see Shazam! designs yet only one Batman.
This little picture is another thing that I love about toy catalogs. You see, in 1976 Mego rushed the Fonz doll to the market place but his friends and his trademark motorcycle would have to wait until 1977. JC Penney offered the Fonz with this fill in motorcyle, it probably wasn’t even made by Mego […]
Lest we never forget the massive spread of “Henry Winkler Mania” that pummeled the country in the mid 1970s. It’s somewhat understandable that teens and pre-teens wanted to be more like this leather clad rebel so we can forgive this young man doing his best “Ayyyy” here. Somehow though, it’s just unforgivable when you see a grown […]
Venity Fair was one of the leading makers of electronics for children, which by 1977 standards meant they sold radios, walkie talkies and other items that look like stone tools to today’s generation.. What sets them apart is the breadth of licensed items they produced, take 1977 for instance where we got a variety of […]
Toy Fair 1977 :I would pay a million dollars to see Henry Winkler on that Big Wheel nowadays…..