70s Superhero toys in Japanese Starlog – Mego, Remco, AHI and More!

I recently stumbled across this fantastic issue of Japanese Starlog, which was a lot like the US version, except its graphic design was way more exciting. This particular issue has a feature on all the imported Superhero toys from the US you can buy. So the best way to describe it is like a Heroes […]

Colouring Book Theater: The Fantastic Four meet the Witch

Time to crack open another vintage colouring book and see the madness inside! Fantastic Four Meet “The Witch”-1977 Whitman Publishing Fantastic Four was one of my favourite comic books as a kid, the treasury editions quickly imprinted on my young brain and I was a fan for life. My last take on a Fantastic Four colouring book […]

Pod Stallions 53: The Black Hole

For our 53rd show, we are joined once again by former Famous Monsters editor and current host of “It Came From Blog” Mr David Weiner (@TikiAmbassador) for a rousing two hour discussion on Walt Disney’s 1979 Science Fiction opus “The Black Hole”. The conversation talks about the film itself, the it’s origins and somewhat discordant tone, […]

Marvel Comics Multi Mags 2 for 99 cents!

As readers of this blog know, I have a fondness for comic multi packs especially the Whitman ones for things like Micronauts or the Shogun Warriors. That’s why this 1981 ad from coluring book publisher Parkes Run (more on them later this week) intrigues me.  It seems that 1981, Marvel dumped Whitman in favour of […]

Colouring Book Theatre: Lord of the Rings

The Lord of the Rings (1979), Whitman (Editor’s note Today’s submission provided and authored by Kurt, who has graciously us provided a glimpse into this neat book- Take it away Kurt!)             I have very nostalgic feelings for Ralph Bakshi’s The Lord of the Rings.  It reminds me of the Age of the Video Store – […]

Krofft Week Wrap up

I got a lot of nice mail over Krofft week and many folks wanted to join in! Seeing as most of you have better collections than me, it made sense to showcase them here today. Manuel has a great selection of Krofft borad games, I’ve never seen the Bugaloo’s one above. A lot of folks […]

Colouring Book Theatre: UFO Seeing is Believing

UFO: Seeing is Believing Coloring Book By Whitman 1978 Another colouring book I found rummaging through  Planet of the Stuff a couple of weeks ago. Not to be confused with the Gerry Anderson UFO coloring book we covered a few months back. Whitman had quite the little cottage industry capitalizing on the UFO craze in the late 60s/early 70s. […]

More Comic 3 Packs

I can’t believe it’s been over a year since I last raved about my mild obsession with Whitman comic poly bagged 3 packs of my youth. I guess that’s because I haven’t across many deals and actually let some awesome ones slip through my fingers. Above is Shogun Warriors, while I never had any of […]