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Space 1999 Utility Belt

Continuing with the 70’s era LARPing theme, I bring you the Space 1999 Utility Belt, complete with communicator, chronometer, and stunner disc gun. Space 1999 was really a terrible show, but the design of everything was stellar and Mattel, Dinky and Remco, in this case, did an incredible job of turning the visuals into toys. 

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Shogun Warriors Utility Belt

Who doesn’t love Shogun Warriors? I was desperate for one as a kid. I read the comics. Loved them. Never saw this playset, but if I had, I could easily see myself playing Rodan to my brother’s Gaiking.

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Thunderbirds Tracy Island

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I’m a big fan of Gerry Anderson, but I didn’t discover most of his work until I was an adult. But even without knowing the connection between the Thunderbirds Tracy Island player and the show, I still would have loved this toy as a kid. Oddly enough, I did have a bunch of Zylmex Thunderbirds …

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Magnavox Odyssey Game System


For those of us of a certain vintage, the Magnavox Odyssey Game System was the toy to have one Christmas long ago. My neighbor had one and we played the hell out of it. Getting two people on that controller was sure a pain though.

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Qbert Toys


In honor of GDC this week, I bring you toys from the adorably bizarre Qbert.

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Mego Farrah

Any child of the 70’s knows the name Farah Faucet. 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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