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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 […]

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 […]

Trash Bag Bunch Dissolve Video

The Trash Bag Bunch were one of the first toy lines in the early 90’s that had a “protect-the-environment” theme, tapping into the growing environmentalism. Clean vs Crud battled on their home planet of GARBAGIO but have now washed up on earth. The good DISPOSERS were the defeaters of dirt and grime while the evil […]

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 […]

Ideal 1987 Dealer Catalog

Ideal’s 1987 catalog hearkens back to a simpler time. Whistling Mr. Machine, Laser Erector, Magic 8 ball, and the Kerplunk photos are great! The Action Games, Dunk-It!, and Snap Bowling, keep you active. Learn chemistry at home with Chemcraft. Or spin some bowls with Pottery Craft. There’s a cool Transformers version of Battlin Robots, where […]

Matchbox on the move in 1984 Dealer Catalog

Take a quick spin through this 1984 Matchbox magazine. Horse power is what it’s all about! If you’re a lover of toy cars then this book is for you! Flash Force 2000 starts things off with a bang with single shot caps, that pop on impact when the car is launched. Convoy shows off some […]

Hasbro 1987 Dealer Catalog

Hasbro’s 1987 Toy Catalog is really a perfect glimpse into the 1980’s toy scene. This entire mag is chock full of great toys for all ages. The variety, photography, and great set pieces instantly make this book one of the brightest stars in the Orangeslime toy catalog universe. Jem and the Holograms take on the […]