Thursday, October 02, 2014

Jointed Avengers



My pal Corey had these in his collection, a series of Spanish walll hanging heroes that remind me greatly of the Our Way Studios stuff from the mid 70s. While the Hulk is nice, I especially dig the Thor.

If anybody knows how many characters were made or owns others, I'd love to see them,





More on the subject:


Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Countdown to Halloween


Well, it's my favourite time of year, the annual Halloween countdown. 

Being a monster kid and overall creepy adult, this is my time to shine. Expect some creepy content to start filtering in sometime next week. Until then, enjoy some of the best masks 1976 had to offer, seriously if I had to choose just one from this display as a kid I'd still be standing there.

If you need a daily monster toy or costume fix in the mean time, check my twitter feed for daily updates.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

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 variations for him. I wish they made plaid spray paint.



 

We got AHI Parachutist figures for Space:1999, so why not Gerry Anderson's other 70s opus, UFO? I've got Ed Straker half done right now.

 

Finally I made this for my pal and podcast partner Jason Lenzi for his birthday (delivering a full two months late) it's the first of many TV detectives I plan to make. Seriously, I'm going to make a Quincy.

More soon!



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Monday, September 29, 2014

Check and Mate


Check as in "Check your panties at the door"

PS you can never go wrong when clothing is described as "Jaunty"

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Colouring Book Theatre: Star Trek color and activity book

The Amazing Spider-Man: "Star Trek Color and Activity book" by Merrigold Press

If anybody has been reading the blog, you'll know I pretty much adore Star Trek coloring books, mostly because a) They're terrible and b) often hilarious (see this for more)


When I bought this book it seemed familiar but I swore I'd never done it, that isn't totally true. This reprinted book is the other half of the story of "Rescue at Rylo" which I have reviewed here and commented that it made no sense.

That's because Merrigold Press broke the story into two pieces when they recycled it for the launch of Star Trek: The Motion Picture. Not a single kid probably cared, nor should, but I needed the closure.




Grab your crayons and still suit and join me after the jump


Friday, September 26, 2014

The Superhero Sales Force



Another cool sales piece from LCA (licensing Corporation of America) extolling the virtues of DC comics superheroes. LCA was the engine that drove the superhero merchandise explosion of the 1970s, so it's safe to say I'm a big fan. Click on any of the images to see them larger. (Thanks to Corey for the scans)





I can't resist blowing up that mall appearance shot and the Superman boutique picture (which was previously seen here)


A blow reveals that Batman and Robin aren't played by just anybody but by Batman and Robin. Nice gig considering it's nearly a decade since the series was cancelled.




This is the Superman boutique at Macy's, we've previously featured it in the booklet below:



More LCA and DC comics goodness here.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Plenty of leg room



The added income of smuggling people into the country makes these babies pay for themselves in no time!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Evel Knievel for daredevil thrills and action!


It's no surprise that Ideal claimed at one point that it sold more than $125 million of Knievel merchandise, I think even the amish kids wanted one of these.

True fact: I have never in my life, played with one of these....

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Flash Gordon Galaxy Aliens


These "Galaxy Aliens" are from the planet "RecyclusToyMoldus IV".


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