Space 1999 Toys

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Space 1999 is one of my favorite TV series. The premise is ludicrous – the moon forced out of orbit then zooming through the galaxy – but the ships are just so damn cool. And the writing was pretty good too.

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Tomy Pocket Bots

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PocketBots were some of my favorite little toys as a kid. I got them several years in a row as stocking stuffers. They joined the rebellion, of course, and helped the Micronauts and R2D2 fight the Empire.

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CHiPs

Mego CHiPs Ponch

If it was on TV in the 70′s/80′s and people watched it, Mego made it.

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Flashy Flickers Image Picture Gun

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Such a useless toy, but still kinda cool. Up there with the SMDM projector, or Star Trek projection phaser.

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Captain & Tennille

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How these two ever ended up as toys I will never understand. KISS, that one I sorta understand. But Captain & Tennille?

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Navarone Giant Playset

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Marx made the best play sets. Didn’t matter your favorite toy genre – western, sci fi, underwater, or war – Marx made a set with a giant plastic center piece for you. This Navarone set is one of my favorites, with the cannons, ladders, and two sets of army men in classic poses, you could …

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Matchbox Mega-Rig Space Base

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Came across this amazingly cool store display at the San Jose Toy Show. I am not generally a Matchbox enthusiast, but this is the kind of toy that could win me over.

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Mork & Mindy

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Funny show. Amusing toy. But I didn’t want it as a kid and totally understand why as an adult.

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Ben Cooper Costumes

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Costumes from the 70s and earlier were a lot simpler (and less comfortable) than current ones. But if you were going to go out on Halloween back then, chances are you were sporting a Ben Cooper costume. My brother and I definitely wore our share. The ones below probably wouldn’t have been tops on our …

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Princess Leia…

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This is the photo 7 year old me always wanted me to be in.

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