Monday, May 04, 2015

A wide variety of hats



Our hat department has something for everybody, whether you're a pimp, loan shark or a guy who gives information to Starsky and Hutch; we have the right head fashions  for you....

Sunday, May 03, 2015

Colouring Book Theatre: The Black Hole Sticker Activity Book


The Black Hole: Sticker Activity Book (1979), Whitman.
        This book is very dear to me, as a kid I got sick, "Miss a whole month of school" sick and my parents bought me a pack containing every Whitman Black Hole tie in to help pass the time.
          
Even though I'd never seen the movie, I became an uber fan that year as a result of the many comics and coloring books in that pack. 

This fun item was one of them and it's better than I remember.

Grab your crayons  and join me after the jump


Friday, May 01, 2015

Pod Stallions Episode 30: Model Kits




This month sees us discussing the days of slapping paint everywhere and getting a l'il high off glue.

Model kits has us discussing Aurora, Addar, MPC, fundimensions and many other kit manufacturers long gone.

Subjects include Sweathogs, the Fonz, Planet of the Apes, Jaws, Doctor Who, Gerry Anderson, Universal Monsters, Dark Shadows, Star Trek and much more.

As always we get sidetracked into talking about Jason's singing voice, Cosplay and star wars sneakers.

Please note I am working on raising my volume level, thought I had it licked this show but it's a work in progress.



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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Contrasting Patch Pockets: The Future is Now!



Someday our Children's children will look down at us and our silly non contrasting pockets as if we were cave people.


Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Spider-Man Ricochet Racers



Ricochet racers were a cool concept on their own, it's a neat looking laser gun looking rifle that shot cars!

Sprinkle in Spider-Man and Captain America and few kids could resist them.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Space Sword!


Nine years after first posting a want ad on here, I am finally reunited with my beloved Space Sword. This is all thanks to Mark from the soon to be open Dr Tongues I Had that shop in Portland Oregon

Mark saw my plea and sold me his childhood space sword. The quest is over and I couldn't be happier.




I honestly got days worth of play out of this thing and it's glow in the dark feature was hugely important to me.



Every time I walk into my office, this is the first thing that greets me. There are rarer and definitely more expensive toys in this work but honestly, this is in my top five.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Star Trek: Battle on the planet Klingon puzzle by HG Toys



This was a yard sale find I gave my son many moons ago, it was enjoyed and all that remains appears to be this box lid.

At one time, the off model green Mr Spock would have annoyed me, now I like it better than most merchandise produced today.

Friday, April 24, 2015

PlaidStallions Turns Nine Contest!

 

It took me by complete surprise this week that it has been nine years to this day that I decided to start this blog. 

Many thanks to my then infant daughter for taking a long nap on April 26, 2006  (she doesn't take so many these days) and giving me the time to begin this journey.

I really have to thank all of you for making this experience a dream, for commenting here and on the facebook page, for writing in, listening to the podcast and for making my book a success.

I am eternally grateful for the friends I've made and experiences I've had through this site.


To show that gratitude I'm having another contest:


Create a Rack Toy Contest!

I've done contests here before but this one was cooked up by my pal and podcast partner Jason Lenzi and it's brilliant.

Concept: Pick the most inane 1970s TV, comic or movie property you can think of and marry it with the most inappropriate rack toy you can think of.

Here's an example I drafted up but you don't have to do anything fancy, just send me the idea:

 
Email your best idea (no design work needed) to kid70s *at*  gmail.com (replace the *at* with an @) I'll pick the winners in Mid May and I'll even try to mock up the three best in photoshop like I have done above.


Prizes:



3rd Place: A copy of my book Rack Toys: Cheap Crazed Playthings


2nd Place: A Brick Mantooth action figure on a limited edition "Woolco" card




1st Prize: An Official Brick Mantooth Sky Diving Parachutist Figure Mint on Card.

Thanks again to everybody for reading, listening, supporting and joining in on the fun, it's made my life better.

I look forward to your entries!

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