Friday, August 08, 2008

Cool Stuff: Coloring Books and More!

OK, I said we were starting off with a few coloring books...

carjohnnylightning_coloring

You know, there's just something bizarre about a coloring book based on a car toy line where the art seems to show the toys as toys, like this Johnny Lightning coloring book above!

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But then, the Hot Wheels ones seemed to be the same way!

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Well, okay, this one wasn't... it was based on the animated series!

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But this sticker book definitely looks like it's supposed to be toys.

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Did you have any idea that there were so many coloring and activity books based on Hot Wheels? I certainly didn't!

But enough of coloring books for now...

classic_countdowngame

This Classic Countdown game isn't tied in with any particular character or tv series or movie... but I thought it was too cool not to save the photo and share it here!

Here's some more photos I saved just for the heck of it...

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classic_starroid

If there's a very successful toy line, sooner or later, someone will try to copy it... and that's the case above, with the Star Fleet figures (knockoffs of Shogun Warriors and other robot lines) and the Starroid figures (knockoffs of Star Wars). And that still happens today, but most of the knockoffs tend to go right to the dollar stores and Big Lots!

classicgijoe_skyhawk

It's very rare that I post GI Joe stuff here... but when I saw this Skyhawk photo, I had to save it! It was an actual hang glider that flew with your 12" Joe in it!

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Here's an extremely cool vintage construction toy... Ideal's Klikit!

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classicideal_supercity

And Ideal's Super City was pretty cool, too!

classicremco_rudyrobot

Remco produced this walking Rudy Robot!

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Remco also produced this space gun, which I think is extremely cool!

Hey, it's been a while since I've posted photos of Ideal's Zeroids... let's take a look at a few, shall we?

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Next time around... we'll start looking at some DC stuff!

Jon

5 comments:

  1. Zeroids will be back, scroll down through the news section.

    http://www.captainactionnow.com/news/

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  2. Super City was one of my favorite childhood toys, it worked so well with Motorific (as intended) and perfectly with Hot Wheels and Matchbox cars. Then came Hot Birds !

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  3. Michael - Thanks foor the link! And glad I could bring back some childhood memories!

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  4. Jon,
    Re: "Ideal's Klikit"

    Is this some competition for Kenner's Girder and Panel sets? I've never heard of it. It's not on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ideal_Toy_Company#Toys_and_Games
    Thanks!

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    1. Yeah, it's one of those toys that's missing from Wikipedia's database... there's barely any info on the Give-A-Show Projector, for that matter!

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