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1979 Toys R Us Catalog Gallery

From our video this week, here is the 1979 Toys R Us Catalog in it’s full-colour glory. This wonderful time warp of a publication really encapsulates the late 1970s toy and pop culture crazes. Starting of course with Mork Mania, the popularity of “Mork and Mindy” spawned some really fun merchandise from Mattel and others. […]

Sonic Fazer

I have vivid memories of that store display with that Han solo wearing Luke’s clothes and Dracula’s cape. 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.

Superheroes and Sci-Fi

One section of any wish book that I love is the “other” action figure pages in the era of Star Wars. There is a lot of great stuff on this page! While my time with the Mego Superheroes decreased sharply in 1979, I still viewed them like old friends. I still kinda do….

1974 Kusan Halloween Catalog

Kusan may not be as well known as Ben Cooper or Collegeville for Halloween  and they certainly didn’t get the “A” licenses but they sure knew how to create some innovative and highly creative costumes. From ideas like combining a kazoo into a Halloween mask to Licensing teen heartthrobs like David Cassidy,  this is not just a […]

Zoodleland!

Not that I ever had these but I certainly remember these (kind of weird) animals turned into appliances that seemed to sell well during the 1970s. These were made by a company called Kusan whom most boys will remember for this cool toy.