Sunday, April 25, 2010

Cool Stuff!

And we're starting a new volume of "Cool Stuff" photos, which means we're back to the beginning of the alphabet!

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Or in this case, that means starting with numbers, such as this 12" Mego Captain America, one of the nicest-looking Cap figures around, save for the size of the head! More after the jump!


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12" General Zod!

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Mego Batcave for the 8" figures!

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8" Captain Americar!

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8" Conan the Barbarian in the box and on the card!

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From Harber Italy, here's an 8" Tom Baker Doctor Who!

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The incredibly goofy Hulk Copter, made by Empire toys for the 8" Megos!

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8" Fist Fighting Joker!

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Moving on, here's AHI's 12" Adventure Man figure, intended to compete with Hasbro's GI Joe!

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A pretty nifty Archie frame-tray puzzle by Jaymar! Since when did Jughead play the guitar, though?

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Yep, we're getting into the Batman stuff early this go-round... here's a 1960s coin purse!

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1960s Japanese Playing Cards!

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A 1966 Batman... ashtray??? Really!

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1966 Batman Bike Ornament -- silly, isn't it?

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1966 Candi Sticks Box!

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From 1966, here's Corgi's in-store promotional poster touting their awesome Batmobile toy!

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Someone was really asleep at the wheel whey they okayed this Batman Pencil Box shaped like a gun!

Much more Bat-Stuff next time!

2 comments:

  1. Re the incredibly goofy Hulk Copter: this may be the most embarrassingly geeky comment I ever post, but when I see stuff like this I always feel toy makers overlooked one of the easiest merchandising possibilities built right into the Hulk comic itself…with the toy-friendly name the Hulkbusters! It was an Army task force under the command of General "Thunderbolt" Ross out to capture the Hulk, so any Army-themed toys could have been repurposed as "Hulkbuster" items. One can well imagine the Hulkbuster corps having its own insignia and giving their gear a distinctive paint job, so with the slightest tweaking this could have been sold with a soldier action figure as a Hulkbuster chopper instead. Doesn't that make a lot more sense?

    I've just humiliated myself for life, haven't I.

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  2. RAB, no, it's not humiliating, it's the kind of thinking I wish more toy manufactures of the 70s did!

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