Amsco was a division of Milton Bradley and during their tenure they made some really fun creative and memorable toys.
1975's roster included Sesame Street, Classic Monsters, Planet of the Apes and even the Waltons in some unique items. 1975 Amsco Catalog
Pod Stallions Episode 34: Disappointing Merchandise
1977 Ideal Evel Knievel Catalog
1977 looked like it would be another banner year for Ideal Toys with it's Evel Knievel toy line which set sales records the previous years.
Evel was even playing himself in the movie "Viva Knievel" to be released that June but thanks to a very well publicized incident, it all came crumbling down that year.. 1977 Evel Knievel Catalog
1970s Back to School Fashion Spectacular!
Even worse than summer ending is back to school shopping, getting dragged from (Non Toy) store to store is something most kids dislike. That's why I've prepared this handy trip down memory lane, once your kids see our double knit memories, they'll count their blessings. 1970s Back to School Fashion Spectacular!
AHI is one of my favourite toy companies of all time, known for their amazing rack toys. This glimpse into 1981 sees them with all the parachuting Superheroes, Star Trek and Universal Monster items you'll ever need. The 1981 Azrak Hamway Toy Catalog.
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Arakis ain't that kid friendly
1984 was the year that a line of toys based on a David Lynch film was marketed to children. Dune was hoped to be the next Star Wars, it really wasn't and we're left with one of the 80s oddest toy lines (that's saying a lot!) The 1984 LJN DUNE Catalog is spicey!
Reproduction art was simple line drawings of toys provided by the manufacturer for newspaper ads and circulars, here is the 1975 Repro art book for the Big Jim line including the awesome P.A.C.K line! The 1975 Mattel Big Jim Reproduction Art Book!
Craft Master Poster Art Catalog
I loved poster art sets, I mean i sucked at them and the markers dried out real fast but who could resist colouring Mr Roarke, Darth Vader, Captain Stubing or a Cyclon? Nobody, that's who! 1979 Craft Master Poster Art Catalog
Star Blazers Action Figure Gallery
Star Blazers was one of my favourite shows growing up and the fact we never got action figures is a crime. In Japan (where the series was called "Space Battleship Yamato"), a company called Nomura produced "Star Wars" styled figures and the greatest playset I have ever seen. Which actually makes it evern more painful, check out The Star Blazers Action Figure Gallery
Popy World Heroes were made in 1980 in conjunction with the popularity of Kenner Star Wars Figures, they are 3 3/4" versions of Japan's most popular TV heroes like Ultraman and Kamen Rider. This toy line has been quietly collected and doesn't get enough attention this side of Pacific. I've created this archive to help collectors, any assitance would be appreciated.
Check out the Popy World Hero Archive Here..
Vintage Toy Store Photos Volume 16
Vintage Toy Store Photos Volume 16 starts off with an end cap of Six Million Dollar Man and Bionic Woman dolls and then we explore some innovative Barbie displays at a NJ Bambergers store finishing by checking out some regional toy stores now lost to time it's star studded installment with appearances by the Osmonds and Diana Ross!
Time travel back with me here..
Mason Reese likes pirate dolls
I recently converted some vintage commercial reels, many I've never seen before like this one where everyone's favourite redhead pimps the Fighting Furies. More like it are now added to our DVD sets check them out at the PlaidStallions store.
The Incredible Dr Steel
I recently converted some vintage commercial reels and this one I've been looking for 35 years, the original commercial for Dr Steel. More like it are now added to our DVD sets check them out at the PlaidStallions store.
Selling My Brick.
I have a small amount of boxed Brick Mantooth: The Plaid Stallion dolls ready to go, this is an 8" action figure that comes complete with an outfit and boots in a groovy vintage feel solid box. Seriously, this whole thing wasn't a joke, well it kind of is but it's one that's gone too far.
Order yourself a Brick Doll, you totally deserve it!.
1976 Brick Mantooth Commerical Found
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