Hell Yeah! Nothing like these sheets to hide all the empties when your mom comes down to your room to ask whether or not you even looked for a job yesterday.
Oh how I wanted this Mork from Ork Eggship when it first came out, I love how mattel cleverly reused the Battlestar Galactica body for ol' Mork. At the same time you could buy Mork gum in a similiar eggship, it only cost $0.50 and placated me.
On a side note, I'm attempting to create a directory of vintage toy shops over at the Mego Museum, if you have a local toy haunt in your area and want to share please fill out the form at the bottom of the page. Thanks for reading.
Continuing our True Value series is this cool toy catalog from 1974, it's amazing how much things can change in a year or so. 1974 seemed to be a true mix of old guard toys mingling with the new, Big JIm rubs elbows with Johnny West. Barbie turns 16 and Ken goes Mod. Standards such as Sesame Street and Fisher Price dominate preschool as only they could.
Check it out at plaidstallions.com
A nice close up of his back up posse, the ladykillers.....
This one goes out to Chris, even as a kid, I thought these were kind of overdoing it. Now I kind of like them
From Godzilla to Barbapapa, from Vega$ to Alien, HG Toys had a really interesting mix of cool and kitschy items, check it out here.
Skydive to Danger is to me the coolest GI Joe set ever and not just because I had it as a kid. The scenario of Joe parachuting into the Web of a cool giant Spider to me, has the perfect elements of childhood, a dose of reality and a big heaping hand of kid logic.My own son is almost magnetically drawn to it, he's tried to swipe the spider and web off my shelf on more than one occasion, now that's a powerful toy. Anybody got a reissue set they want to sell me?
Fellas, you can't go wrong with the Max Hatter which, according to the catalog let's you "Do housework while your hair dries". That way she can look pretty for you and whip you up a cake at the same time. Win-win, gentlemen, win-win.
Actually, oddly enough this is for my wife, who has been asking me to post this up ever since she found it. Thanks Sweetie!
So much comedy to be mined in here but I went for the obvious "Austin Powers" reference, I'll be making "Dumb and Dumber" jokes next.
I am in love with the "You've never looked more exciting" tagline
I love Redd Foxx but I kind of think it weird that a toy company (my guess would be Shindana) thought that the nightclub comic and TV Superstar would make the perfect Teddy Bear.
Maybe his TV Character Fred Sanford but Foxx himself worked pretty blue, bless his heart. One of his sayings, "Wash your face before you kiss me kid" makes me laugh though, I so have to own this.Now if you'll excuse me I have to go put batteries in my daughters Tickle me Artie Lange.
Oooh La! La! A weird treat today, a disco era Lingerie Catalog complete with odd outfits, weird hair and maybe just a bit of Le Sexy? A few of my favourites below:
"The high council demands you disrobe now!" Nice shoulders!
"The Mavis", just in case you wondered what your Aunt who drinks a box of wine everyday looked like in sumpin' skimpy. Somebody get her a chesterfield.
"Where are you going? Why are you laughing?"
Sure some of you might argue about the Shogun Warriors Godzilla but the HG Toys Godzilla VS the Tricephalon set actually gives you an entire to city to trash, complete with army men and Monster to fight.
When I first saw this in the back of Famous Monsters, my mouth started to water a little. I still don't have one, dammit!
Tomorrow we go nuts with Fugly Lingerie....
Third installment of this series is now up on Plaid Stallions featuring vintage shots of displays featuring Tonka Trucks, Hot Wheels, Mego Superheroes, Atari and Intellivision, Star Wars, GI Joe, 2-XL, Space Lego and a whole lot more.Spread the word and if you have anything to contribute, I'm listening.
Again with the Welcome Back Kotter and how often do you see licensed merchandise from Convoy ?