Thursday, September 30, 2010
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
DVD ALERT: House of the Wolfman, the cool new movie that is a tribute to all things Universal Monsters (It even stars Lon Chaney's grandson) is finally available on DVD. I've been waiting over a year to see this, so I'm glad to see this day come. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO
Monday, September 27, 2010
What's great about it is, it really doesn't do anything. You roll it up your sleeve and it makes you look like Steve Austin, that's it, that's all. It comes with an "Electrogenic coil" (which looks like really nice string) and "Laser Beam Locator" (there it is!) but takes no batteries, so you have to provide your own "dun-nuh-nuh-nuh" sound effects.
Toymaker Funstuf made a lot of weird but addicting items like this, more on them very soon.
Sunday, September 26, 2010
It's almost that time again, when me and many, many other bloggers participate in the annual event known as "Countdown to Halloween".
While I have 31 days planned filled with Monsters, costumes and other fightful things I could really use your help, so I'm starting another contest.
Send me pics of your monster stuff! If you have pics of a Monster or Halloween themed collection I want to see them. I'll feature them on the weekends.
Don't have a monster collection? Send me a vintage Halloween pic! Did you meet Frankenstein at Universal Studios? Awesome, that totally works too.
Send them on down to me here and you're in.
Le Grand Prize:
Two Runners up will get a copy of 1978 ReImagined the fantasy Mego catalog published by the Mego Museum plus Plaidstallions trading cards.
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Note the copy in the ad says "bring a camera or just enjoy the view", classy. I envision an army of dad's elbowing each other...
Friday, September 24, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
I had these as a kid, although I don't remember using the weird "drink along with you" feature. My biggest memory of these was brining the Pebbles with me to kindergarton, the same day every other kid brought a G.I. Joe, somehow that didn't haunt me until high school...
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
Mattel's Starr seemed to be a teenaged version of the Barbie concept, the look and feel of the line seemed to really embody that late 70s/early 80s style.
Starr had a short tenure at Mattel but was very popular, in 1982 they expanded her line to include new friends, more fashions and a familiar automobile.
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Mattel Shogun Warriors Catalog
Honestly I had like ten minutes to decide card #35 so I thought a nice pallet cleanser from action figures would be the Jaws game, something I owned as a kid and used more as something my Mego Superheroes fought more than I ever did as a game..
That's it for now, I'll probably do more new cards before the year end but I'm all caught up.
Saturday, September 11, 2010
1978 Stretch Armstrong Catalog
Ah, this is one of the coolest action figures of the 1970s IMO, this image was too good not to make into a trading card. I don't collect these either but wow do I think they're neat.
Matchbox Fighting Furies Gallery
Cards 34 and 35 tomorrow!
Friday, September 10, 2010
Thursday, September 09, 2010
Wednesday, September 08, 2010
Tuesday, September 07, 2010
Monday, September 06, 2010
Sunday, September 05, 2010
I'm going to preface today's CBT with the confession that I have little to no nostalgia for Dukes of Hazzard. I don't hate it or think people who like it are dumb, I just don't really dig it.
My fondest memory of the show is it became the subject of my first "dick move" as a child. When it first aired, my friend Neil and I began discussing it with another kid on the block who could be best described as "uptight". We went on about how cool it was, how he was missing out blah blah blah.
About a month later he came running up to us saying he'd seen the Dukes and loved it. I simply said "That shows for babies" and went on about KISS records or something. If you're reading this Michael, I apologize, trust me when I say I got paid back in spades for that one.
Anyway, you might have noticed the price on this sucker, $7.95 is pretty steap for a colouring book now, let alone 1980 but I want to preface this thing is thicker than my local phone book. Let's take a look at the surprising insides after the jump.
Saturday, September 04, 2010
Friday, September 03, 2010
It may seem commonplace now but the mid seventies TV series "Police Woman" was groundbreaking televison.
Angie Dickinson played "Pepper" Anderson, a no nonsense lady cop and she became the first female lead of an action series (thankfully not the last, bit of a "Xena: Warrior Princess" fan ).
Horsman dolls sought to captilize on this powerful new role model with an action figure (not a doll) and a series of cool outfits. Interestingly enough this line was also marketed by Model Toys in the UK as "HAVOC" and centered around a group of female spies, I'm not sure which line came first.
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