CHiPs Wheels Willy


I’ve seen (and owned) a number of Mego’s licensed figures, but despite enjoying the TV show, never owned and CHiPs toys. I’d seen them, of course, but a couple cop figures just didn’t excite me. Now, if I’d seen Wheels Willy here (who I’m assuming was in the show) I might have changed my mind. I can’t tell if that’s an eye patch or cyborg implant he has, but he’s a pretty bad ass looking villain. 

Battlestar Galactica Cylon Shades


One of my favorite things about shows from the 70s and early 80s is how the licensing teams left no stone unturned when it came to merchandising. I can totally see myself wearing these Battlestar Galactica Cylon sunglasses while listening to Devo. 

Telstar Colortron

I have, at one point or another, owned most of the game systems you can hook up to a TV, from the original Pong box to Xbox One, but I’d never seen this particular Coleco product until just recently. While it is a cool piece of video game memorabilia, I feel for whoever has to play on the left side of the system unless they are a southpaw. 

Space Invaders Toys

Some unusual finds at the toy show. These 1979 Space Invaders items are shaped like the iconic invading aliens,  it unlike their inspiration, are quite helpful at opening a beer bottle or finding your keys…

Ideal Robot Commando

It may not be obvious from the photo, but the Ideal Robot Commando is huge! For a toy anyway. I love the color scheme on this bad boy. And the psycho the robot eyes. 

Unfortunately, like so many giant toys, it doesn’t really do much except look really good. 

Diakron Multi-Force 14


From Takara, purveyor of Micronauts, Timanic, Transformers and Microman, comes the fleet of ships on one giant robot Diakron Multi-Force. Check out the back to see how his various limbs and body parts become a huge array of smaller ships. Takara, more than any other company, nailed the transforming bot toy category. It would have been so awesome if they’d done a film partnership with Toho. I could totally see this guy going toe to toe with Godzilla.

Classic toys and ephemera from the 70s