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1980 Funstuf Toys Catalog- Aniforms Hulk-Frankenstein

1980 FunStuf Toys Catalog Naming a toy company “Funstuf” is a pretty bold statement, luckily the company more than lived up to it’s namesake during the 1970s and 80s. During the late 1970s, the company was best known for it’s “Aniforms’ line of figures which were a unique concept that involved a rubber figure and […]

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week- Plaid Stallions

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week EBAY LINK Eidei Grip Superman– I love Grip vehicles, they did so many cool diecast designs but this metal Superman is something I’ve never owned. It’s got wonderful Neal Adams artwork too.   EBAY LINK Original Neal Adams Space:1999 Artwork– I really like the Charlton Space:1999 comics and […]

Ideal S.T.A.R Team Marvel Promo Comic- Knight of Darkness

In 1978, Ideal Toys hobbled together a series of toys using old molds and previously used brands to captilize on the popularity of Star Wars (and its lack of product on the shelves. Yes, lawsuits did happen. In an effort to create a back story kids might enjoy Ideal contacted Marvel comics (Yes, the people […]

1980 Aladin Lunch Box Catalog

The name Aladin and lunch pails are synonymous. For generations, many of us received these wonderful licensed metal containers to bring to school, back when kids could bring peanut butter sandwichs to school that is.. This 1980 Catalog features a great mix of popular characters, many like Barbie and Superman are still being put on […]

Colouring Book Theater: The Fantastic Four meet the Witch

Time to crack open another vintage colouring book and see the madness inside! Fantastic Four Meet “The Witch”-1977 Whitman Publishing Fantastic Four was one of my favourite comic books as a kid, the treasury editions quickly imprinted on my young brain and I was a fan for life. My last take on a Fantastic Four colouring book […]

Marvel Heroes : Live and In Person

I went to one of these as a kid (at my local Woolco) and my mum exposed all the film. This lead me with an obsession to finding another kid who has photos of this event and to the creation of my next book “Mall of Justice”. If you have photos of an event like […]

The 1978 AHI Toy Catalog

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 […]