SDCC15 is nearly upon us! So I am posting some photos of a Mattel exhibit from a few cons ago that was all Battlestar Galactica – and all vintage. Check out the Viper launcher in the lower left corner of the group shot!
July 2, 2015
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I’ve always loved the work of Ray Harryhausen. The skeleton sword fight in Jason and the Argonauts had me rivited, but the first Harryhausen film I ever saw, and my favorite one, was the last one he made, Clash of the Titans. And the best monster in a film with so many great ones was the Kraken.
Clash of the Titans toys are insanely expensive, and none more so than the appropriately monstrously large Kraken toy. I think it is arguably one of the best monster toys ever made. I don’t have a good photo of the toy, but a friend of provides these pictures a sealed box – which he bought for $750.
June 23, 2015
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Sticking with a food theme, a Starkist Charlie the Tuna phone. The 70’s had such awesome food mascots.
April 25, 2015
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Okay, not really a toy. but i ate a lot of Twinkies in the 70’s and this Twinkie holder from the 70’s is awesome.
April 22, 2015
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I love die cast figures and very few companies do it better than ERTL, from their Star Trek ships to these very cool Super Heroes.
April 17, 2015
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As a kid, I spent more time playing with Legos than any other toy and especially loved the space kits. After my family moved abroad it was much easier to get Tente and LocBlocks, so I ended up with a pretty mixed set of building bricks. I still vividly remember getting this exact set and building it for the first time.
April 10, 2015
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