In the late 1960s, toymaker Gilbert (known for Erector Sets) was one of the leading action figure producers in the US, focusing mainly on licenses and totally cornering the Spy craze with James Bond, the Man from U.N.C.L.E, and TV detective Honey West. Unfortunately, all crazes end and so did Gilbert, this would be their […]
I don’t know about you all but I really want to see James Bond and Napoleon Solo team up with the Space Giants and how this all related to a flute/flashlight. 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 […]
I’ve had dreams like this, Robin costume and all…..
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 […]
Even though they were advertised for a couple of years in their catalogs, the Azrak Hamway James Bond series of Rack toys remains pretty hard to find on the secondary market. It seems they were produced in very low numbers. Recently a carded disc gun came on the secondary market prompting my podcast partner Jason […]
For our 50th show we put it to you, our wonderful audience and boy did you have some good ideas, seriously you gave us a year’s worth of topics, Jason and I don’t have to do any thinking in 2017 and we thank you because we hate thinking. But for this show we chose these […]
So much goodness in this picture, oh and Kojak…..
I like to think that in this universe Kojak was the guy nobody invited but they didn’t want to be rude.
Dust off your spear gun and get comfy in your volcano lair, this one’s all about Spies and spy like products. Jason and Brian talk about their love of the genre including James Bond, Man from U.N.C.L.E, Matt Helm, Derek Flint and there was just no way of avoiding discussion of “A Man Called Sloane”. […]
The name is Bond, Elton Bond. I’m interupting the Halloween hijinx for a moment just to make a special announcement, this is the last photo I’ll take for my upcoming book, Rack Toys : Cheap, Crazed Playthings. While they don’t look like much, these Secret Service Sunglasses hold some special meaning to the whole thing. […]