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5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

Batman Letraset set (eBay Link) — Letraset is, to me, the superior version of Presto Magix; it’s just magical. My dream is to own someday or reproduce the Doctor Who set without the BBC hunting me down and killing me.   Evel Knievel Kid Cycle (eBay Link) — I wonder how many kids tried to […]

Larami Super Heroes Skates

Larami was well known for some of my favourite Rack Toy output in the 1970s and 80s. However, the one thing that I am mildly obsessed with for their oddity is the so-called “Super Heroes Skates.” They’re cheap roller skates shaped like Super Heroes or are they Super Heroes shaped like Roller Skates? They all […]

Land of the Lost Rack Toys

Land of the Lost Rack Toys   Sid and Marty Krofft’s “Land of the Lost” is not only one of their best-known shows, it’s also one of their most merchandisable. Larami Toys went to town with the license and released a slew of low-cost Rack Toys that range from logical to absolutely bonkers. The majority […]

The Phantom Rack Toys

The Phantom Rack Toys   Lee Falk’s The Phantom AKA the Ghost who walks isn’t quite the household name that Batman is, but he has occasionally gotten some merchandise. Most notably in the mid-1980s “Defenders of the Earth” toy range. One series that deserves more attention is the Rack Toys made by Larami. Produced in […]

5 Awesome Rack Toys on eBay this week

To celebrate the launch of the second edition of my book Rack Toys: Cheap, Crazed Playthings (available now from Nacelle Company) I give you 5 Awesome Rack Toys on eBay this week!   EBAY LINK : LAND OF THE LOST WILDERNESS CAMPFIRE SET Well, this kind of makes sense in the Rack Toys universe, considering […]

Toy-Ventures 8: The Martian Chronicles

This week’s installment of Toy-Ventures is all about the action figures produced by Larami for the 1980 TV mini-series “The Martian Chronicles”, just how does a mini-series get an action figure line the first place? We’ll try to explain.  You can check out our gallery of Martian Chronicles Toys Here.  Visit us online at www.plaidstallions.com  […]

Random SuperHero merchandise from 1980

Here are a few random pages from the 1980 Pedigree Toys catalog from the UK, being 9 at the time I can honestly say I WANTED ALL OF THIS! I had a special love for the Remco utility belts.   Please add a long life obsession with the Remco Batcopter to my life long list. OK, I […]

Pod Stallions 60: The Martian Chronicles

We’re back with an all new show! This month’s episode is devoted to Ray Bradbury’s “The Martian Chronicles”, not the book so mentioned (although it is mentioned) but the epic three evening NBC mini series from 1980 starring Rock Hudson! Topics include childhood fears, TV Spider-Man, cheap-o Rack Toys, Arthur C Clarke, Starlog, poster collecting, […]

Larami Toys 1981 Catalog

In 1981, Larami was celebrating it’s 20th year of bringing low cost licensed “Rack Toys” to children around the world. This year was no exception with licenses like the DC and Marvel comics Superheroes, Barbie, Fat Albert, Flash Gordon, Dick Tracy, Mighty Mouse and the ever present Popeye, Larami had something for any kid to […]