Friday, February 16, 2018

The Lone Ranger Rides Again


As much as the gorgeous Gabriel Lone Ranger action figure line was popular here, it was a massive success in Europe, where cowboy lore held a special fascination.

Never had a single figure as a kid and still don't own any but man, do i love looking at these.

(Thanks to Eddy for this scan!)

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

velveteen love


Happy Valentine's day, this the ensemble my wife and I will be wearing as we solve mysteries at yacht clubs....

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Mr. Action and Karate Joe!


I'm officially changing my name to "Karate Joe" this morning to reap all the rewards I assume are associated with it....


More Explosive goodness.




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Monday, February 12, 2018

Fuzzy Toilet Horrors


"fuzzy white carpet on a toilet" is the number one answer on the Family Feud survey of "Regrettable decor choices" for 45 years running.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Space-Age Spaceware



I'm loving this article from a 1979 issue of Starlog highlighting some of the cooler space age toys coming out that year. The only bummer to this is that two foot Galactica never made it to market but seriously should have....

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Friday, February 09, 2018

Superheroes: European Style



My pal Eddie sent me this wonderful page from France yesterday and it's all the reasons I collect catalogs, a wonderful smattering of what Superhero toys were available in 1977.

A little Mego, some AHI rack toys and a whole bunch of cool as hell stuff we never saw like the Goldarak Action figures!

I love catalogs....



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Thursday, February 08, 2018

Do it yourself Bionic Men


My model kit building skills were super weak when these came out so i never had the pleasure of painting Steve Austin beating up an outlaw biker.


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Wednesday, February 07, 2018

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