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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 […]

Plaid Stallions “Sweet 16” Contest

Plaid Stallions Sweet 16 Contest It’s Plaid Stallions’ birthday, and it’s now old enough to drive! Starting this site on a lazy Saturday while my daughter napped was more important than I’d ever realized. I had no idea that when I started posting old catalogue photos online. Starting Plaid Stallions would open such an incredible […]

AHI Wind-Up Super Monsters Score!

This weekend, I had a happy find, and I wasn’t even trying. I poked my head into a local flea market, where I’ve never found anything, and to my surprise, I found a toy vendor! While most of his wares weren’t what I collected, I spied this tucked in the back—a carded wind-up sparking super […]

James Bond Rack Toys by Imperial

James Bond Rack Toys by Imperial In 1986, just after 59-year-old Roger Moore had left the role, Imperial Toy Corporation decided to launch an aggressive line of Rack Toys featuring the movie super spy. These were not the first time Bond had been featured on Rack Toys, AHI had done it in the 1970s but […]

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

Hasbro Flash Gordon Paint by Numbers (eBay Link)– I adore the Filmation Flash Gordon cartoon and any merchandise that came out from it is OK by me. This set is an underrated gem. Mattel Welcome Back Kotter Playset (eBay Link)– “Sweathog Mania” is something I plan to address in a future Toy-Ventures episode but this […]