Christmas 1977 is such a unique period of time, every kid in the country had space toy fever thanks to a certain movie. However, no physical toys existed (the cardboard promissory note was clever but come on) meaning it was a golden age for the Ideal Star Team (hastily slapped together to captilize on the […]
Just in case you forgot what decade Star Wars came out, it was the 1970s. I wish I could I say I owned these but this is courtesy of my pal David Lockwood. I’m pretty sure the comments section of this post will be “I’d wear those right now” Please drink this in Don’t forget […]
I thought I’d do something different and talk about my Star Wars collection, most people I know are surprised I have any SW stuff and well, I have a lot of rules about collecting this stuff that I almost always follow. Do you have collecting rules you follow? Let’s hear them in the comments section.
Ok let me address the fact that for some reason I keep saying “Star Sword” despite what’s on the label but please don’t let that mar my celebration of two of my favourite childhood toys, Space Sword and Space Shield! These glow in the dark Star Wars inspired toys were the source of hours and […]
With all the mishbegosh about Star Wars, I’d thought I’d end the week with these Space characters from the 1978 Vanity Fair catalog. I sure hope these got made because I love them. New Six Million Dollar Man Shirt in our Redbubble store! Don’t forget to join our new facebook group. Get the expanded digital […]
It’s time for the annual Retro Awards where we celebrate the best of 2018 and all the things we enjoyed that embody the retro feelings and vibrations that we hold so dear. It was a big year and we had an amazing luxury of choice. So many comic book movies, awesome DVDs and Blurays, heck even print […]
Monster Squad Frankenstein– Admittadly, i prefer the TV series “The Monster Squad” over the 1980s movie but everytime I do a search I do run into these custom Mego-esque figures done by the amazing Distinctive Dummies and they give me pause. Cliffhangers TV Week Cover– Remember the TV series “Cliffhangers” featuring three stories that were […]
I had the remote control R2D2 as a kid, it stopped walking pretty quickly but it was still good to use with the 12″ dolls so I was content, also it still made it’s beeping noise much to mother’s chagrin. She once threatened to throw it out of the station wagon! We have a PodCast! […]
This nice ad from Zayres (wish i had the whole flyer) is from Christmas 1983 and I’m guessing by that point, I had jumped off the wonderful train that was Star Wars. I still read the Marvel comic mind you but I honestly don’t recognize or remember that mini-rig or the plush Ewoks at all. […]
I have vivid memories of that store display with that Han solo wearing Luke’s clothes and Dracula’s cape. We have a PodCast! It’s fun, please listen. Check out our Instagram for more stuff like this blog. Get the expanded digital edition of Rack Toys here.
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