Christmas 1977 is such a unique period of time, every kid in the country had space toy fever thanks to a certain movie. However, no physical toys existed (the cardboard promissory note was clever but come on) meaning it was a golden age for the Ideal Star Team (hastily slapped together to captilize on the […]
Scare Cycles FrankenCycle by Ideal- After Evel Knievel did his little trick with a baseball bat, Ideal toys was left with a very popular toy concept without a theme. Scare Cycles placed the classic monsters on choppers, it made no sense but who cared? Speaking of weird nonsense on Bikes- Who didn’t want a freewheeling Alan […]
I wasn’t much of a Mr Rogers viewer (more of a Mr. Dressup man) but these toys are all kinds of awesome. I really love the attention to detail on them. We have a PodCast! It’s fun, please listen. Check out our Instagram for more stuff like this blog. Get the expanded digital edition of Rack […]
Currently trying to put one of these together to play this with my kids. I’ll say it again, OK game but amazing nemesis for your Mego Superheroes. We have a PodCast! It’s fun, please listen. Check out our Instagram for more stuff like this blog. Get the expanded digital edition of Rack Toys here.
Wow, throw in a Mr Kotter doll and you’ve got a great episode of “Battle of the Network Stars”
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 […]
From the October 1977 of a Toy Industry magazine. And behold, in the very same issue! Ulp! 1978 Ideal Toys S.T.A.R Team Catalog
I’ve mentioned it before but my parent’s denying me this toy for “safety issues” never ceases to amuse me. Think I’ll call them up and bug them about it again. I would have probably broken it in an hour though…
They mention the TV Spots but I don’t think i have seen it in 40 years.
I have to applaud Ideal Toys for spinning the monster makeup kit concept to Superheroes and not just including Hulk and Spider-Man but the Thing as well as being smart enough to include She-Hulk and Spider-Woman on the box.