GI Joe Memories from 1976 or I love Bulletman

1976 GI Joe Adventure Team Catalog PageOver the weekend, a friend asked me to help him with toy research, which meant going through my catalogue collection.  That sort of activity is always welcome here as I get to thumb through some favourites from childhood. In particular, the 1976 Simpsons-Sears catalogue. In Canada, Sears partnered with […]

Greatest Catalog Page Ever (to me)

It seems fitting to end a month of Wish Book pages with what I consider the greatest one ever. From Monkey Wards 1976, the Mego Superheroes battling the Lincoln Monsters. It’s not my favourite because of childhood (we didn’t have Wards in Canada) but when I was a teen tracking down my childhood monster friends, […]

Monsters For Christmas

This is another personal favourite and should come as no surprise, I like monsters. This page with personal favourites the Remco Monsters and my personal “White Whale” Gre-Gory brings a tear to me eye… Want more Remco toys in your diet? Click the Linkage below: .

Super Joe meets Godzilla

Seeing as it’s Christmas eve, I’m going to hurry up and do a few of my favourites before I shut down for the year. This piece featuring Hasbro Super Joe (an underrated line IMHO) features Shogun Warriors Godzilla, for no good reason but it totally works. This is what I miss about catalogs…. More on […]

Christmas Cowboys

Although they were far past prime, Western action figures were still very much a viable commodity in the 1970s. I’d even be willing to argue that Gabriel’s seminal Lone Ranger line may be one of the top ten action figure lines of the 1970s. Check em all out here:

Atomic Joe Love

This page is from the 1975 Eaton’s catalog and I’m pretty sure I burned it into my brain that year. Joe’s world (and packaging artwork) has always captivated me and 1975 was a super special time for me…mainly because I was five. Atomic Man was a childhood favourite of mine (though the appearance of Steve […]

Bionic Monday!

Christmas will forever remind me of the Bionic Man, mostly because he or his friends were a staple from 1975 to 1978. I didn’t get everything on this page but I had Steve, Oscar and Maskatron and I played with those three for years. I would feel remiss if I didn’t extend the Bionic Monday […]

Christmas Adventure

Adventure People were a Christmas staple for me from ’75 to ’79, I’m not sure I ever even asked for them but they were welcome. The hours I spent playing with sets 1 through 3 probably outnumbered the amount I studied in college, so more than nine hours… Other Fisher Price Links