Look at the size of the noggin on this kid! It's massive, he looks like a real life Jeffy from the Family Circus!
Thursday, August 31, 2006
Wednesday, August 30, 2006
I'm always a sucker for licensed Pajamas but these truly are my favourite of the bunch, the Six Million Dollar Man PJs are pretty routine style guide work but the Captain Kirk set is really odd.
Instead of an action pose we have Shatner looking as if he's giving one of those choppy speechs at the end of an episode "You.....have to......get along". That, or he's singing "Lucy in the sky with Diamonds".
Tuesday, August 29, 2006
Here we see the early seventies fad of middle aged housewives dressing like Endora from Bewitched.
Is this where goths came from? They were searching for identity in high school and pulled this out of their mom's closet?
Next week on Plaid Stallions is "Super Sexy Underpants Week" tell a friend!
Monday, August 28, 2006
Friday, August 25, 2006
Thursday, August 24, 2006
Wednesday, August 23, 2006
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
In celebration of launching plaidstallions.com, I've created a gallery of vintage toy store pics from the seventies/eighties. This something I hope to be doing a lot more of.
The site is in it's infancy but you can access the new archive and soon I hope to add more content. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your comments.
Monday, August 21, 2006
ooo! ooo! ooo! The practice of wearing your favorite sitcom on a dress shirt is now long forgotten and that's a shame because I'd love to get my wife a "King of Queens" blouse for Christmas
This thing is truly the greatest bit of clothing I've put on here since I started PS, the catalog copy tells a horrible joke and says "sounds like Mr Kotter? looks like him too" I kind of think that if Mr Kotter showed up for work in a shirt in a polyester portrait of his students, he'd be seeking new employment. Creepy.
A closer look at the horror. Be sure to top it off with the biggest belt buckle you can find.
Big News Dept: I just purchased the Plaidstallions.com domain, expect more content soon on the new home.
Friday, August 18, 2006
Thursday, August 17, 2006
Wednesday, August 16, 2006
What's up with these? It's the "His N Her" of the Post Apocalyptic wasteland. I'm immediately reminded of Micheal York's after hours costume in Logan's Run which bothers me, because I usually only like to think of Jenny Agutters......
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
I took the family north for my son's first camping trip, how far north? 9 hours from my house north. We actually got frost one night, we were smack dab in the middle of nowhere.
This was about my family, even though i passed dozens of flea markets on the way up, I fought my mego hunting instincts and kept going.
On Saturday, my son wanted to build sand castles, I gladly helped out and we built a pretty cool little city. While digging, I felt something in the sand, I dug it up. As i brushed it off, I figured out it was not only a toy but one i had as a kid!
It was the sea sled from the Fisher Price Adventure people! Not only did I have this as a kid but mine is missing! I couldn't believe it, I'm miles away from anything and I find a vintage toy part i need buried under two feet of sand! Needless to say I dug that whole beach up but this was the only treasure......
Thursday, August 10, 2006
Wednesday, August 09, 2006
I wonder how many guys went to school wearing a rip off Fonzie jacket thinking it'd raise their social standing. Most kids in my high school seemed to dress like Schneider from One Day at a time. Most of them probably still do.....
Tuesday, August 08, 2006
Friday, August 04, 2006
I don't like to be beaten by a toy but Stretch Monster is the proverbial "one that got away" for me.
Enemy to Stretch Armstrong, I have coveted one since my neighbour Donny brought one home in 1977. Yet, someone always beat me. The last time I tried to win one (1998) my lousy dial up connection broke and I lost out. I just gave up and a couple of years later, I sold my stretch doll collection.
You've won this round Stretch Monster.
Thursday, August 03, 2006
This 1978 Wards page explains a good deal as to why the Venus Space Probe from the Kenner Six Million Dollar Man line is so tough to find.
The one obvious reason is the line had run out of steam and buyers were now ordering lightly. The other reason might be that the Venus Space Probe was actually marketed all by it's lonesome. It's the sole SMDM piece in this Ward's catalog, what fun is it, if you can't get a doll to go with it?
We all know the rest of the story, this piece had a limited run and is ungodly rare. I don't collect Steve Austin and crew but I find the "Grail" in any line oddly attractive.....
Wednesday, August 02, 2006
Here is one of the nicest actio figure sets made in the 1970's, the Lone Ranger series by Gabriel/Hubley/Marx (someone want to explain that to me?)
I don't own any of this stuff and I never did as a kid, it just didn't appeal to me. As a kid, I had to spend every Saturday around horses and i resented it a little, so I never was much into this kind of stuff.
What really sucks is there is no "megomuseum" for the Lone Ranger line, it's beautiful, full of foreign exclusives and variants but nobody keeps a record anymore.
C'mon people, get with the program!
Tuesday, August 01, 2006
I have a real fondness for the Metal Men from Zee toys. These generic looking guys used to be sold at a local hobby shop when i was a kid. I remember being confused by the lack of a back story but they were just so neat looking.
As an adult i realized that many of the Metal Men share body part with the Mego Micronauts but the liberties taken with these figures is what is so cool. I guess wish I could afford to buy more, these guys can get expensive......