This past week I picked up a wishbook from a regional chain of stores called “Monroe,” mainly because of its cover and the most 1970s people ever (see below). I mean, the only thing missing from this is macrame and a fresh pot of Chicory brewing. However, the more curious thing is the selection […]
Toy-Ventures: Welcome Back Kotter New to the channel? Subscribe! ►https://bit.ly/3D3zxJK Up your nose with a rubber hose! Toy-Ventures looks at the 1970s phenom that was the Sweathogs with this special look at the Mattel Welcome Back Kotter action figure line. Did kids want sitcom figures? Was Epstein faking those notes from his mother? Find all […]
Hasbro Flash Gordon Paint by Numbers (eBay Link)– I adore the Filmation Flash Gordon cartoon and any merchandise that came out from it is OK by me. This set is an underrated gem. Mattel Welcome Back Kotter Playset (eBay Link)– “Sweathog Mania” is something I plan to address in a future Toy-Ventures episode but this […]
Martin Landau’s collection of Space:1999 toys– OK, I don’t what kind of pedigree you need but these are Martin Freaking Landau’s collection of Space:1999 toys. I have a book from Landau’s collection and it’s something I will always keep. I can’t tell you how cool it would be to own Commander Koenig’s Eagles but you […]
The popularity of the sitcom “Welcome Back Kotter” inspired all kinds of merchandising including these 9″ figures from Mattel, the line was a bit of a flop, and carded figures can still be affordably priced today (especially the Horshak!) The Sweathogs classroom playset included a record of catchphrases from the show, which I […]
I wish more records were included with playsets, I think it adds a neat quality. New Six Million Dollar Man Shirt in our Redbubble store! Don’t forget to join our new facebook group. Get the expanded digital edition of Rack Toys here.
“The official “Welcome Back Kotter” leather accessories kit bag will make you the most popular girl in school Eileen” whispered the Vinny Barbarino in her head… Like our Facebook Page Check out our Instagram Get the expanded digital edition of Rack Toys here.
Finally! My love of crafts and Gabe Kaplan have been fused together for a magical Sunday Afternoon’s worth of delight!
Fleetwood toys was one of the biggest and most prolific manufacturers of Rack Toys during the 1970s and 80s. In 1977, they were truly on top of their game as evidenced by the massive amount of licenses they had this year including the Marvel Comics Superheroes, Welcome Back Kotter, Starsky and Hutch, The Rookies, SWAT, Tarzan, the […]
“OK, so instead of a skeleton grabbing the coins and dragging it back to it’s coffin, we have a creepy two headed Juan Epstein dragging it back to a box? Brilliant! Get those into production!”- A very drunk toy executive in 1975. More Fun from Fleewood Our new book Rack Toys: Cheap, Crazed Playthings covers […]