The 1985 Montgomery Ward Christmas catalog, a great year for action figure lines and plush. Featuring, rainbow brite, care bear, gobots, tomy robot, wuzzles, transformers, gijoe, master of the universe, M.A.S.K., sectaurs, wheeled warriors, super powers, secret wars.
It’s your Kenner Ewok Village Playset come to life in the Star Wars Ewok Holiday Special. A nod to the original Star Wars Holiday Special and the classic Christmas Rankin/Bass stop-motion features. Who needs a Christmas tree when you have an ewok village diorama. A stop motion holiday celebration with action figures.
In 1993 “Galoob” was a powerhouse in the toy market. This catalog shows off they’re most poplar toy lines Micro Machines, ZBOTS, Bad Eggz Bunch, and Trash bag Bunch.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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’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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]