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Tonka Winnebago

  I never had this as a kid but because of “Shazam!”, I totally wanted it. Also, I required a Mego Shazam figure to pull this off right.    My current retirement dream is to own a real one and you’d better believe I’m putting that lightning bolt on the front. Get the expanded digital […]

Mr. Mentor’s Autograph

After watching the Shazam! movie last night (It’s a lot of fun), I was reminded of how obsessed I was with the Filmation series as a kid/adult.  One of my favourite pieces I’ve found is this Mr. Mentor promotional “autograph” from the series. Seeing as Les is no longer with us, it’s the best I’ll ever […]

Superheroes and Apes in Japan

I was elated to find this ad full of Ourway Studios Superhero and Planet of the Apes merch in a Japanese issue of StarLog. Especially mind warping is those Superhero stamp albums, which I totally had and collected as a kid. I wonder if they still accept orders…… Check out the Our Way Studios catalog […]

Super Babies!

The Amsco Super Babies never warmed to me as a superhero loving kindergartener, I was well into Mego action figures by this point and Shazam’s inaccurate red hair bugged me even then. As an adult, I think they’re one of the most charming bits of 70s Superhero merch.  I’m pleased top announce that things have almost […]

Mighty Men of Action and Adventure

I’ve posted bits of this before in the dial up days but I don’t think I’ve shown the whole ad. I’m just in awe, I’d wear the majority of these right now especially the Famous Monsters and Tarzan. Also, it’s weird to see Shazam! designs yet only one Batman.

World’s Greatest Super School Supplies

I found this ruler on Ebay a few months ago, i collect Superhero school supplies (sorry ladies, I’m spoken for) but the more interesting thing to me was the hi-jacking of the Mego World’s Greatest Superheroes packaging art. Many of these images were specifically drawn by Mego and didn’t appear on other company products, while […]

Super Belts

My buddy Steve sent me this great sales sheet for these awesome Superhero belt buckles I’m sure I saw in the Heroes World catalog when I was in short pants. It’s a wonderful pistache of mid 70s Superhero merchandise, the top tier from both houses are present. It’s kind of funny how these mention “boys […]

Superheroic School Supplies

One of my sideline obsessions (because I need more) are these mid seventies to early eighties superhero school supplies by Alco. I proudly had the Batman from this set on my desk as a kid and I remember our local stationary store (remember those?) had a display of these in the window. This Shazam is […]

Saturday Morning Adventures

One of the things that made going back to the school in the fall more tolerable growing up was the promise of a new fall schedule of cartoons on Saturday mornings on the Big 3 networks. Around August of every year while your parents were checking the back to school flyers, comic books began to […]