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Mego Farrah

Any child of the 70’s knows this name. Boys dreamed about her. Girls dreamed about being her. So how better to do service to the magnificent Farrah than by making an action figure? When I see toys like this I feel better about Mego tanking. 

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Moebius Models Gigantic Frankenstein


What was it about the 70s and plastic model kits? I can’t count the number of cars, space ships, and Universal Monsters I put together. I can still smell the rubber cement. I actually had this one and it was every bit as awesome as it looks. 

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Alien Chase Target Set


Since 1979 I have been mildly obsessed by the movie Alien and its many sequels. I got the Kenner 18″ Alien for Christmas that year and I’ve been collecting Alien toys ever since. I never saw this as a kid but sure would have loved it. I particularly like the Alien dart gun. Very 40’s futuristic.

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Manglor Mountain Volcanic Action Playset


I’d never seen one of these until several showed up all at once at a toy show. This is the kind of toy I would have begged and connived to get out of my parents. I especially love the box art. Boxes from that era did so much to stimulate the toy’s story for me. Of course, most toys back then didn’t have media tie ins, so that was part of the fun when I would get something like Mighty Max or, if I’d been supremely lucky, this beauty.

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System 7 – 7 Way Task Force

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This would have been my favorite toy if I’d had it as a child. It’s James Bond, Get Smart, and Man from UNCLE all in one toy. I especially love how it comes with a ring.

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Lost in Space Board Game


I don’t usually like the remake better than the original, but I really liked the Lost in Space movie. Maybe it was just seeing Mimi Rogers in that outfit of hers. But it was probably evil Gary Oldman.

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