Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Space:1999 Comlock Communicators



LJN really knocked these out of the park, they looked a lot like the show props and they actually worked.


I bought a set at a Star Trek show in the 1980s and I remember the woman I purchased them made a comment to me that people would never wear computers on their belts. 

Monday, February 20, 2017

Spotlight: Pinmates U.S.S Enterprise by Bif Bang Pow!


Time for a rare un-boxing and photo review of a modern toy. While I mainly try to avoid modern stuff, some of it embraces my inner child wishlist that it demands to be purchased.


Such is the case with Pin Mates which mix the vintage Fisher Price little people with the hottest licenses today into something that just makes me deliriously happy. 

I had a very happy childhood playing with my Sesame Street set and an even happier second one letting my kid's play with it (I may have gotten heavily involved with that play time as well)

Today, I'll be looking at the first Pin Mates play set and they've started with a bang, the U.S.S Enterprise from classic Star Trek, beam down after the jump!

Friday, February 17, 2017

The Coleco Way!





This is one from my collection that I adore, a toy fair sales reel for Coleco never meant to be seen by the public.  This reel promotes stuff like electronic football, table top hockey and ping pong and features the greatest spokesman and sideburns we will see in this life time. Enjoy!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

European Elegance



You know, there really aren't a lot of husband and wife team Coke dealers, so refreshing to see.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Star Base Command Tower



I won't lie to you, I would play with this thing right now were it in front of me. We truly lived in a golden age of generic space toys in the last 1970s.

Also, those astronaut figures were everywhere!

Monday, February 13, 2017

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Columbo on Moonbase Alpha



I owe this incredibly strange bit of merchandise to my pal Corey, who recent acquired it. A Japanese publication which seems to combine Space:1999 stories with Columbo? I fail to see the connection but also am happy it exists.

More after the jump:

Friday, February 10, 2017

GI Joe Returns



This rather mysterious trade ad from December 1981 is the first thing I can find that heralds the return of the GI Joe brand to toy stores. I don't recall seeing the figures much before March of '82, where 11 year old me pined for Kung Fu grip but still fell in love with the comic book.

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