The newspaper flyer is still a great way to keep abreast of the hot holiday toys during any given year, too bad few folks decided to keep them after reading. This 1978 K Mart Circular (from the Chicago area) is a wonderful little window into that years potential toy purchases, many familiar faces can be […]
Mystery Hulk Figure- This thing isn’t a bootleg as it’s marked Marvel and honestly, my best guess is it came from something like a Mold-A-Rama type machine. Anyone know what this is? It’s bugging me. Golodarak Cosmic Station – Goldorak or Grendizer as it’s known in Japan got a toy line in France […]
Buck Rogers Shrinky Dinks– I’ll admit, I still giggle at the name “Shrinky Dinks” and always will, I’m an eight-year-old with a mortgage. TRON Beach Towel- I’m not even that big of a fan of TRON and I want this, it’s that good. Life Like Dangling Hong Kong Spider– I’m positive this came in […]
I won’t lie to you, I’ve dreamt of these guys getting together. New Six Million Dollar Man Shirt in our Redbubble store! Don’t forget to join our new facebook group. Get the expanded digital edition of Rack Toys here.
Forgot suggested ages, I NEED ALL OF THESE IN AN XL! DAMMIT, GIVE ME THREE OF THE BIG FRANKS JUST IN CASE I LOSE ONE! New Six Million Dollar Man Shirt in our Redbubble store! Don’t forget to join our new facebook group. Get the expanded digital edition of Rack Toys here.
I went to one of these as a kid (at my local Woolco) and my mum exposed all the film. This lead me with an obsession to finding another kid who has photos of this event and to the creation of my next book “Mall of Justice”. If you have photos of an event like […]
Inspired by Superman the movie and “rug hooking fever” (common in 1979) I did attempt to do a rug of Superman’s shield when I was eight. Unfortunately, I had the patience of an eight-year-old boy. Check out our Instagram Get the expanded digital edition of Rack Toys here.
The undisputed king of the “Rack Toy” in the 1970s was Azrak-Hamway International or “AHI” for short. They were riding high with past hits like Batman, Spider-Man, Star Trek, Space 1999 but 1978 saw them add James Bond 007, Farrah Fawcette, Donnie and Marie, the Walt Disney characters and their answer to Star Wars, Star […]
No, this isn’t a still from the upcoming Justice League movie (it’s too bright for one thing) this my friends is from a clever late 70s promotion for a company that seems to brilliantly pioneer what we call “Cosplay” today. Take a better look after the jump. You’ll be glad you did. Major props to […]
Oh Legend of the Lone Ranger, you had such big ambition, you even knocked Batman out of the selection this year.