I debated whether to put this here or on the Mego Museum but considering it’s a vintage photo of a toy store in Hong Kong (and let’s face it, this site has an obsession with such things). This display of Mego Superhero items and Micronauts is my happy place, I drove my mother crazy looking […]
This picture, from the 1977 Palitoy Bradgate Catalog is so much like my childhood (and adult dreams) it’s scary. I love a world where the Star Trek crew can mingle with the Fantastic Four and take on Doctor Zaius. You can see the whole thing at the Mego Museum.
It makes sense, Superheroes are great role models what child didn’t want to have a “Kirby Esque” physique when they grew up? Marketing fitness equipment with Superheroes faces slapped on it is not only a good idea, it’s good for ya! My dad bought me all of that body builder stuff in the boring, non […]
From that time when Superhero T Shirts were hard to get…..
I found this catalog from Croner, an Australian toy distributor that carried alot of US items by companies like MPC and Azrak-Hamway International. Nothing that I haven’t seen before but it’s nice to end a week looking at stuff like this. That Captain America kite is particularly dreamy.
It’s been a while since I’ve found a Rack Toy that excites me (that sounds weird) but this week I totally have. These toys come from Remco/AHI and are as I can figure, the last line of these kind of licensed affairs that AHI was so known for in the 70s and 80s. Mighty Crusaders […]
I’m really happy vinyl is back in what few record stores I can find these days, that’s why I love this 1978 catalog from Dejay featuring a variety of licensed children’s record players. Disco, Holly Hobbie and the Superfriends, it’s a grouping that won’t happen in any other decade…. Check out the 1978 Dejay Catalog […]
Pretty commonplace now but back in ’76 some Shazam! socks would have really brightened my day. Especially 65% Orlon Shazam socks.
As one of the premiere rack toy manufacturers of the 1970s, Azrak Hamway International (most commonly referred to as AHI by collectors) ended the decade with a bang featuring new products featuring their hottest licenses. Most notably in this book are the Marvel and DC superheroes, Star Trek, KISS and the Universal Monsters. It is […]
This month sees us discussing the days of slapping paint everywhere and getting a l’il high off glue. Model kits has us discussing Aurora, Addar, MPC, fundimensions and many other kit manufacturers long gone. Subjects include Sweathogs, the Fonz, Planet of the Apes, Jaws, Doctor Who, Gerry Anderson, Universal Monsters, Dark Shadows, Star Trek and […]
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