Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Shigcon Fever


I was so smitten with the larger Shogun Warriors as a kid, that I completely ignored stuff like the Shigcon tank and jet pictured here. I honestly just learned their names tonight.

These vehicles (like the majority of the Shogun Warriors line) were originally toys from a Japanese TV series, these two were from a series called "
Daitetsujin 17" which saw VHS release here in the 1980s as "Brain 17".



Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Hey! Hey! Hey!


I never ran into these Chemtoy Fat Albert figures as a kid but if I had, they would have so been mine.  I'm not sure why there isn't a Dumb Donald figure staring back at while I type this, what's wrong with me?




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Monday, July 21, 2014

Patriotic Pairing


It's always the fourth of July in the Henderson bedroom.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Colouring Book Theater: Valley of the Dinosaurs

Valley of the Dinosaurs

I haven't done a CBT at all this year, so I'm glad I found this book whilst visiting the groovy retro store Planet of the Stuff two weeks back.


I remember this show well as a kid, mostly because to me it seemed like an animated knock off version of my beloved Land of the Lost.

However I was surprised that the two shows came out at the same time, Lost was the clear winner as Valley never had another season.

Let's take a look at this after the jump...


Friday, July 18, 2014

1979 Fisher Price Adventure People Catalog

http://plaidstallions.com/fp/79ap.html




It's often forgetten that Fisher Price Adventure People lead the 3 3/4" charge of the 1970s. Their wonderful world was free of violence but just completely captivating.

This catalog shows the line still going strong after Lucas with new innovation and a little dash of science fiction thrown in for good measure.:
http://plaidstallions.com/fp/79ap.html









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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Strange:1999



These were possible the oddest things I spied at last month's Mego Meet show. A set of home made Space:1999 plush figures, nerdy high school art project or a really well meaning Grandmother? We'll never know.

Eyes up here Martin Landau!


More  Space:1999





Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Bird Watching Hunks


Ladies, if you like sitting in the woods, you've hit the jack pot...

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Battery Operate Batmobile



This is one of the earliest pieces of Bat merchandise that AHI ever made. One of the more interesting things about the company is you get to watch them go from creating original, crazy artwork for each toy to the less dynamic "style guide" approach of the early 1980s.





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Monday, July 14, 2014

Mr Flower


All it would take is one brave soul to bring floral embroidery back to the mainstream, i ask you are you strong enough to accept the challenge?
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