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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. […]

Zingy Slacks

Zingy Slacks, new from the “little bachelor” collection, for your budding pick-up artist. PS I still get chills when I hear the word “Slacks” AKA the official pants of weddings and first communions.    We have a new book out called “Knock-Offs: Totally Unauthorized Action Figures” it’s a 132-page tribute to bootleg toys. You can […]

1984 Galoob Blackstar Catalog

Blackstar was a Filmation animated program that made its debut in September of 1981; the series blended science fiction with fantasy (borrowing a little from JRR Tolkien) and saw its end the December of that same year. Blackstar saw a second life, thanks to Filmation’s next project, “He-Man and the Masters of the Universe,” based […]

Toy-Ventures: Kung Fu Mystery Knock-Off Box

Toy-Ventures this week is entering the 36 chambers of Knock-Offs as we use our five fingers of death to reveal some incredible martial arts-themed bootleg toys. Meet the Karate Masters, the mysterious Spy Girl and the unbelievable Black Belt Brawlers in this week’s episode. We have a new book out called “Knock-Offs: Totally Unauthorized Action […]

Toy-Ventures: Remco Energized Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends

Toy-Ventures: Remco Energized Spider-Man New to the channel? Subscribe! ►https://bit.ly/3D3zxJK Toy-Ventures this week looks at a time when I toy company cracked the code and sold Superhero action figures with zero articulation; that’s right, not a single POA. In this episode, we’re talking about Remco Toys Energized and Powerized Superheroes, a toy line that shared […]

Marx Safari Adventure Action Figures Catalog 1975

Marx Safari Adventure Action Figures Catalog 1975 Louis Marx’s 1975 Toy Line “Safari Adventure” followed the trend of sport adventure put forward by G.I. Joe and Big Jim (Fisher-Price would release the Adventure People Safari this same year) but unlike the others, their line strictly focused on it. Marx Safari Adventure was a well-made and […]

Toy-Ventures: The Return of Big Jim?

Toy-Ventures: The Return of Big Jim? Toy-Ventures this week takes a detour from vintage and talks about this modern oddity. This three-pack of figures keeps popping up on eBay containing current versions of Big Jim, Pulsar and Major Matt Mason on Secret Wars bodies. Three characters I’d welcome back to the toy shelves with open […]