Toy-Ventures: Buck Rogers Galactic Playset by HG Toys

Toy-Ventures: Buck Rogers Galactic Playset by HG Toys

Toy-Ventures takes a look at a toy I sneered at as a kid and now own. I’m talking about the Buck Rogers Galactic Playset from HG Toys and the magical journey it took me to Bi-Way stores.

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AKA Brian Heiler author of "Rack Toys: Cheap, Crazed Playthings" and co-editor of "Toy-Ventures Magazine". Co-Host of the "Pod Stallions" podcast. Host of the Brick Mantooth Youtube channel, painter, designer, writer, mental health advocate, toy collector, Mego, and Mego Knock-Off enthusiast. I have large feet, ADHD and I live in Canada. Talk toys, not others.


  • DBenson on January 8, 2021

    Back in the 60s recall a similar Fireball XL5 deal in the Christmas catalogs. There was a big plastic XL5 with stickers, a punch out cardboard building, the main characters, and a lot of smaller stuff recognizable from elsewhere.

    • Mantooth on January 8, 2021

      And believe it or not, they rereleased the XL5 set in the middle 70s as a Star Trek rip off, complete with Kirk, Spock and Uhura.

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