More Sky Diving Parachutists

  Ever since I mocked up a set of parachuting AHI Super Monsters last year, I’ve been kind of smitten and inspired to make more. I had a major spurt of creativity this summer and here is the result. Above is a Brick Mantooth Parachutist, this was inevitable and I’ll likely do a bunch of different […]

I Dream of Jeannie

I think the most interesting thing about Remco’s I Dream of Jeannie line isn’t that it was probably a good idea, it was that it was released years after both the original and animated series were long gone from the air waves. Jeannie’s sales were largely due to the power of syndication just like Mego […]

Gamblin’ with Vega$

Fleetwood marketed toys based on Vega$ which I always viewed as a “late night grown up program” as a kid. I’m especially amused at the tiny roulette table. It kind of bugs me that Fleetwood thought Vega$ was rack toy gold but Quincy got no love… Rack Toys: Cheap, Crazed Playthings is a limited edition […]

Simon? This is Simon….over…

Oh yeah, who didn’t want to be Rick and AJ? I think one of these clipped to my belt could improve my coolness factor to this day. Although I do admit, so would an onion, a rock or one of those pine trees they sell at the gas station.

The 1984 Fleetwood Toy Catalog

Fleetwood Toys was a Rack Toy manufacturer famous for nabbing the hottest licenses from TV and pop culture. For their 1984 catalog, there were a lot of new faces replacing previous characters “CHiPs” was now replaced with “TJ Hooker”, instead of “The Fall Guy” we’ve got the antics of the “A Team”, the Marvel Comics […]

The Visitors are our friends…

It’s kind of a bummer how little merchandise the “V” television and mini series got, LJN promised some killer action figures but wound up only releasing a 12″ figure. The majority of V merchandise seems to be Rack Toys mostly made in South America (watch out for fakes) which are unrelated spaceships, pistols and these […]

More Laverne and Shirley

Another winner from Harmony, a company that is rapidly becoming my favourite Rack Toy manufacturer of all time. This little bit of Laverne and Shirley merchandise is actually not that bad, certainly not as mind boggling as the last item we showcased from Harmony. This one is merely some lazy repackaging of “Pearl” (in case […]

We’ve got wounded!

Eventhough it’s pictured in the 1977 AHI Catalog, I somewhat doubted this M*A*S*H emergency helicopter got made. Not because it isn’t totally logical (makes a HELL of a lot more sense than this) but because toys based on M*A*S*H never seem to be all that in demand. So, I nearly did a spit take when these […]