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Tarzan in the Valley of the Dinosaurs

Given my unhealthy obsession for all things Tarzan combined with my love of Rack Toys, it should be of no surprise to anyone that I flipped out when I saw this. It’s so great I’ll forgive the fact that Tarzan is clearly a giant! Rack Toys: Cheap, Crazed Playthings is a limited edition 144 page […]

1975 German Toy Catalog

I found this wonderful catalog from a German company called Spielzug, I remember my grandmother bringing me back some of these and how enthralled I was. It’s a really great slice of what lucky kids in Germany got, their own versions of GI Joe and Big Jim, as well as Barbie, Sindy, Lego, Playmobil and Steiff. Check […]

Euro Tarzan

I haven’t had many additions to our Tarzan Toy Gallery in a long while but this figure is a pretty big deal to me. It’s made in Spain and I missed a carded one last year (and I didn’t manage to save the auction photos) but the card art seemed to suggest that it’s based on […]

Tarzan Safari

That safari truck is no match for giant Tarzan.  I absolutely LOVE stuff like this, even as a kid I couldn’t have spent my $1.29 quicker. A lot of what I bought for the book, I sold off but this one I kept. There is another version with the Phantom that I need to track […]

1978 Mattel Tarzan and Friends Catalog

Big Jim may have been long gone but his body got a lot work in 1978 when Mattel launched a series of action figures based on TV properties like Tarzan, How the West was Won and Grizzly Adams. Many of these items were made utilitzing items from the European Big Jim offerings at the time […]

Tarzan by Corgi

As readers of this blog might know, I have a real affection for 70s Tarzan merchandise, mostly because of the wonderful Filmation series that ran on CBS (which sadly, is not available on DVD). One of the best items out of that era has to be this wicked Corgi set which of course features jungle […]

More Tarzan Goodness

Some new additions to the page dedicated to the Tarzan Toys Gallery this week, thia Jungle Communicator is by Fleetwood, who have their own gallery in the Rack Toys section (Zing!, a double update!)This little guy is from a company called Gulliver from Brazil. Gulliver made some really cool 2″ figures based on both the […]

Colouring Book Theatre: Tarzan

Today’s colouring book is courtesy fo my friend Steve (update your blog!) who sent me two copies, one with a Rand McNally logo and one with Saalfields. Seeing as the Rand Six Million Dollar Man was kind of dryer than old toast, I’m going to say this was something Saalfield cooked up and Rand starting […]

Me Big JIm, No Wait Me Tarzan!

Even though this Mattel Tarzan set is made completely of recycled Big Jim pieces, (That’s Big Jeff as Lord Greystoke) it’s got to be one of my favourite action figures ever. For more Tarzan stuff check out our Tarzan Toys Gallery.