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5 Awesome Things on eBay this week- Dec 3 2021

Remco Batman Trik Trak- Remco made some pretty obscure toys, and Trik-Trak is one. Trik-Trak is a road race/obstacle set (battery operated) featuring a Batmobile, and it’s got some gorgeous Batman artwork all through it. Also, that’s the 1966 Batmobile which was the “go-to” in merchandising until Lawyers ruined it for a couple of decades.  […]

Toy-Ventures: Kojak Toys

Toy-Ventures: Kojak Toys Who loves you, baby? Toy-Ventures this week looks at all the toys based on the TV show Kojak. Exactly why was there so much merchandise based on a tv show about a middle-aged detective that dealt with pimps? We get into that and talk about Power Records, Corgi toys and of course, […]

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

5 awesome things on eBay this week, come window shop with me. EBAY LINK Black Hole Soap– I featured Black Hole soap on eBay previously but I’ve never noticed the Cygnus version of this before.   EBAY LINK Kojak Bike Siren– It is my goal on 5 awesome things on eBay to feature every weird […]

Toy-Ventures: Top Ten Mego Knock-Offs

This week we look at the fun and interesting toy lines put out to catch some sales heat from the popular Mego Superheroes line of toys from Kooky Aliens to Biblical Heroes to some just plain blatant copyright infringement, it’s a fun ride. Get Toy-Ventures Magazine here: PlaidStallions Toy-Ventures Issue One (September 2020) Tell us […]

JJ Armes meet Kojak

Both these guys were based on real people, Kojak was an amalgam of several people who worked on a real life case but Armes was a real life detective with prosthetic hands. I’m not sure about the van being real however, just in my dreams sadly… More JJ Armes: “

Who loves me baby?

I’ve postulated on the oddness of Kojak toys to the point where I’m tired of it. I will say that this set by Harmony is one of the more logical sets, except for the whistle, but I’ll forgive that because the mental image of Telly Savalas running after a perp with a whistle in his […]