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1987, customs, Featured, Mad Scientist, Toy Lines February 14th, 2013 by

Custom Mad Scientist Figures

In 1987 Mattel released their Mad Scientist toy line, allowing kids to create their own monsters. Although a hit with a lot of young Scientists, the messy molding compound probably made a few parents Mad. The toy-line released a six figure series called Mad Scientist Monster Kit. It was a carded package, which included a […]

Comic Covers – Daredevil #181

Gotta kick off the new year right with this seminal Frank Miller cover of the classic “Death of Electra” Daredevil issue. Take my word for it, the book is definitely better than the movie. Daredevil #181 published April 1982. Original cover art by Frank Miller, written by Frank Miller Figures used: Daredevil Spider-Man Classics Series […]

Barnyard Commandos – R.A.M.S – Series 1

The Barnyard Commandos was Playmates 1989 attempt at capitalizing on the concept of farm animals who consumed radioactive materials left over from an abandoned military experiment, mutating them into hyper-intelligent, anthropomorphic paramilitary troops. I’m sure the inventors at Playmates were heavily influenced by George Orwell’s known novella Animal Farm. It’s interesting to known that the […]

Inflatable Six Foot Giant Godzilla

Imperial Toys Corporation of Los Angeles, in 1985 released one of the most iconic toys of the 80’s the Six Foot Inflatable Giant Godzilla. little did they know their blow-up “King of the Monsters” would be featured in movies, and be manufactured for over the next ten years. At the time Imperial Toys dominated with […]

Crushing it! With Mattel’s “KRUSHER”

In 1979 Mattel released one Bad Ass Toy named “KRUSHER” or “THE KRUSHER” but most 80’s kids knew him by simply the Green monster. He was known for his extraordinary crushing ability to be crushed down like an aluminum can. It’s no doubt that the KRUSHER could or would Crush anybody or anything that should […]

Kenner 1989 “Kenner has the Hits” Dealer Toy Catalog

Kenner’s 1989 Toy Catalog really does have the hits! The Real Ghostbusters are back, with some new creeps and some familiar old ghouls. Robocop and Police Academy uphold the law. Bone Age, Mega Force, Blast Jets and Building Blasters keep the hits rolling. Starting Lineup closes this game out with an all-star roster for the […]

Raiders of the Lost Ark – Indiana Jones Non-jacket Version

One weekend, on a routine hunt for rare action figures at the Frank & Sons Collectible Show I came across an Indiana Jones figure that bewildered me. Good ole’ Indy with his trusty Fedora and no jacket? I was certain he was from the Raiders of the Lost Ark line released by Kenner in 1982 […]

Back to the Future II Action Hoverport and Hovercars

Great Scott! Back from the Future (actually 1989) comes the micro Texaco hoverport and Doc Brown’s DeLorean with police hovercar. No these are not from the popular Micro Machines collection by Galoob, instead they’re from Racing Champions Inc. with the promotional concept by Action Products Inc. Toys based on the Back to the Future trilogy […]

The Saga of Crystar by Remco

Here is a rare 1982 commercial of the Saga of Crystar made by Remco and based on the Marvel comic book series. Crystal good guys vs evil Lava/Magma guys that landed on toy shelves around the same time as the popular 1st series of Dungeons and Dragons by LJN.

Designer Con 2014

This past weekend’s Designer Con was impressive.. Most Impressive! For those of you that haven’t heard Designer Con is an annual art and design convention that smashes together collectible toys and designer goods with urban, underground and pop art! That’s straight from the website – Designercon For me Designer Con was a breath of fresh […]