Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The first 48


This is where i tapped out as a kid, 48 action figures was too much to "Collect 'em all" and I remember taking a hard line with Cloud Car pilot (I already had a Bespin guard).

I may have been the exception but I really got into Black Hole and Star Trek TMP figures at this point.

The micro collection is still one of those things I secretly covet, it's awesome.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Aviva Star Trek the Motion Picture Merchandise


I absolutely love Star Trek: The Motion Picture merchandise, especially because I could still buy the majority of it at stores when I was in college.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Smart Slack Suit

The Slack Suit is the number one "go to" outfit of dictators and Bond villains. Now I'm gonna hush because he's going to reveal his evil plan.....

Friday, May 26, 2017

Pod Stallions 53: The Black Hole



For our 53rd show, we are joined once again by former Famous Monsters editor and current host of "It Came From Blog" Mr David Weiner (@TikiAmbassador) for a rousing two hour discussion on Walt Disney's 1979 Science Fiction opus "The Black Hole".


The conversation talks about the film itself, the it's origins and somewhat discordant tone, the interesting cast, what the ending might mean, the multitude of  merchandise, it's trailer,  the comic book sequels and of course, the attempted remake.

We also touch on subjects like Star Wars, Shreddies cereal (blech), Salvage One, Starlog magazine and Buck Rogers. It's jam packed with late seventies science fiction goodness.







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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Dungeon! Adventure Game



As someone who was cast out of his one and only D&D game for being too "Disruptive" (my local DM was kind of a tyrant) , I missed out on the whole TSR scene in the day. It was very similar to being the only kid who hadn't seen "Star Wars".

I mainly stuck to playing "Gauntlet" for my fantasy fix.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Striking Bolero

I predict in the next five minutes, a group of children will witness a disappointing magic show.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Star Wars 3-D Poster Art


As cool as the Star Wars set is, I am disappointed that the Travolta set doesn't also come with a mask.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Digger the dog


I think I knew more kids who had this guy than who didn't.
 I'm in the "didn't" pile.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Official Planet of the Apes Gyro Motorized Stunt Cycle



When it comes to Planet of the Apes merchandise, I honestly find myself drawn to stuff like this than anything else. Something about it just feels so....right.


Friday, May 12, 2017

Snoopy Sno-Cones


I could never talk my folks into such wonderful things such as this. Did you ever try for a snack maker/toy, if so which one?

Thursday, May 11, 2017

The Electronic Hulk


If  I had a screen that readout my rage levels, it would include  Driving, Paying Taxes, Home Depot on a Saturday,  Waiting in long check out lines and then of course, Hulk Raging.



Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Terrific Slacks!



Your choice, non breathable pleather or the unwelcome, never ending warmth of Corduroy, you have five seconds to decide.

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Sesame Street Gloriola!



I vividly remember a shop window loaded with these toys and being fascinated with that garbage card, is Oscar the engine? I need to know!!!!!!

Monday, May 08, 2017

3 Way Cape Sensation!


"button on the flowing cape and a feeling of romance and mystery charges your personality with a new excitement."

Let's all have a minute of silence for the brave souls who believed this.

Friday, May 05, 2017

Canadian Superhero Pepsi Cups


For the last two decades I've been quietly collecting these promotional cups given away by Pepsi in the 1970s in Canada. Similar to the US cup promotions but a much smaller character choice, different design and made in Canada. (update I've just been told they were made available at the restaurants in Zeller's department stores)

My mantra on these was to never buy them online but find them in the wild at the many toy shows, antique malls and flea markets I regularly haunt. I think I've put together a complete set and thought it would be fun to showcase them. More after the jump.

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Charles VanLandingham the 4th


"My dear, you look positively frozen, come by the fire and get warm immediately! Can I interest you in a snifter of warm Dr. Pepper?"

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Steve Scout: Rescue at Eagle Creek


Being a toy collector, I am very drawn to "Catalog Exclusive" items even if i don't actually collect the line.

This Ward's exclusive set for Kenner's Steve Scout is new to me, anybody have one in the box? I'd be curious to see it.





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