Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Hulk' SWIM!

As Rack Toys go, this one makes more sense than most Hulk branded items do, as I'm semi-positive that he probably can swim?

Don't hold me to that, I haven't read a Hulk comic since 1979...

Friday, June 26, 2015

Toy Sale At Alexander's!

It's been a grinder of a week here, so today's Friday feature is this incredible toy sale at Alexanders, where they appear to be just giving away Shogun Warriors. I could cry....

Thursday, June 25, 2015


"The League of Velour Gentleman" were Churchill's secret weapon in defeating the She Devils of the SS.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Mattel Flash Gordon action figures

Mattel flash gordon action figures

This is another toy line that I'm smitten with but just don't have the money, space or time for. I especially covet that whacky inflatable rocket ship.  I'll circle back to you someday my precious....

If you haven't checked out the cartoon series this is based on, do so immediately!!!!!

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Monday, June 22, 2015

Bravado `71!

These brave Ronin walk the earth fighting injustice wherever they go with their incredible macrame skills.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

The Amazing (Seated) Spider-Man

Thanks to Johnathan for breaking out drought of mall appearance photos with this shot of him and Spider-man in 1979 at the Crosscreek Mall, Greenwood, South Carolina

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Friday, June 19, 2015

Pod Stallions Episode 31: Christopher Lee

This month as we lost one of the most iconic character actors to walk this earth in the form of Christopher Lee. 

This episode tries to discuss as much as possible about the man and his exhaustive career, the hammer horror days, James Bond, Space:1999, Captain Invincible, Starship Invasions and that time he fought Captain America.

 We, of course, digress into a discussion about action figures, Doctor Who, Peter Cushing and much, much more.

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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Say it with Ban-Lon this Father's Day

This Father's day say "I love you Dad" with Ban-Lon knits.

But please, for the love of God, stop asking us what the stuff is, we honestly don't know, it just oozed out of the ground one day.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Batman Chute

I'm not 100% this is truly officially licensed or where it came from but one thing I know for certain, this is the least confident Batman figure I've ever seen.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Friday, June 12, 2015

Popy Godzilla!

This year I managed to cross a toy off my want list that has been there since I first saw it in 1995. The Popy "Jumbosaurus" is the Japanese equivalent to the Mattel Shogun Warriors Godzilla. Mattel kept a few of the trademark items (like the firing fist and the wheels on the feet) but the differences outweigh the similarities as I'll detail below.

First off, I didn't get this guy in the box, I don't have that kind of money. Here is a shot of the box back in 1978. From a toy store appearance of Ultra-Seven.

As you can see, he's more "Godzilla-y" than our version.

The flicking toungue action that the US version has isn't here, instead he has a talk box in his stomach.

You can see the talk box here, wanna know what he sounds like? Thanks to some help from my daughter, I've created a little video that answers that.

And of course, it's inevitable that I'd see a "side by side" comparison with the two (expect another series of pictures when the Toynami version comes out)

The US G has is slightly taller and more rounded in general.

This looks like the greatest sandbox fight ever.

More Shogun Warriors

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Christopher Lee RIP

I am saddened to hear of the passing of Christopher Lee, a man whose contributions to pop culture seem limitless. Growing up he was Dracula and Frankenstein, visited moonbase alpha, fought both Captain America and James Bond and looked cooler than both of them doing it.

To say he was one of my favorite people in the world is an understatement.

Lee lived a long life, working to the very end (even recording metal albums in his 80s) and we are all better for it.

Rest in Peace Christopher Lee...

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Flash Gordon and Ming Hawk City Scene 3 3/4-Inch Figure Set - Convention Exclusive

I don't spend a lot of time talking about new things on PlaidStallions but dammit, this is the toy I've wanted since I was ten!-BH

Flash Gordon and Ming Hawk City Scene 3 3/4-Inch Figure Set - Convention Exclusive

Evil Emperor Ming is out to destroy Earth but not to fear. Flash is here to save us all... in 3 3/4-inch scale, that is! From Bif Bang Pow! comes the Flash Gordon Hawk City Scene 3 3/4-Inch Figure Set - Convention Exclusive.

The action figure set includes both Flash Gordon and Emperor Ming. Each detailed figure has 9 points of articulation and comes with its own sword accessory. Packaged in a unique full-color box that includes a fold out diorama of Hawk City, this Entertainment Earth convention exclusive gives fans the chance to recreate the memorable Hawk City scene from the 1980 film Flash Gordon. Will Ming emerge victorious or will Flash save the day once again? It's up to you, but not for long. This is a limited edition of only 2,400 pieces, each of which comes individually numbered.

Available for the first time on July 8, 2015 at the Entertainment Earth booth #2343 at San Diego Comic-Con, fans will have the first opportunity to grab this individually numbered and limited edition exclusive!

Not attending San Diego Comic-Con 2015?  *PRE-ORDER your Flash Gordon and Ming Hawk City Scene 3 3/4-Inch Figure Set - Convention Exclusive at Entertainment Earth now!

(*NOTE: Pre-orders made before San Diego Comic-Con 2015 are not guaranteed to be fulfilled based on limited supplies. Available units will ship after Comic-Con 2015 while supplies last.)

Other Entertainment Earth exclusives include a Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Tina Fey & Amy Poehler 3 1/2-Inch Action Figures Set of 2, Adventure Time Traveling Jake Tin Tote Gift Set - Convention Exclusive, the Batman Classic Chair Cape - Convention Exclusive and more. More than 25 Entertainment Earth convention exclusives will be announced until San Diego Comic-Con. Visit Entertainment Earth and all of our social media networks for the latest Entertainment Earth and San Diego Comic-Con news.

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About Bif Bang Pow!
Bif Bang Pow!™ designs and develops first-rate memorabilia from well-known licenses such as The Big Lebowski, DC Comics, KISS, Flash Gordon, Penny Dreadful, Mike Tyson Mysteries, The Big Bang Theory, Star Trek™, Saturday Night Live, Adventure Time, Regular Show, and The Twilight Zone™.  Founder Jason Lenzi is a seasoned television producer and the ultimate fan of cultish pop culture, so when he created his company in 2005 he took the fan's perspective.  His idea was to bring items to the marketplace that he himself would want to own.  Cultivated from TV, movies, books, comics, music, and more, Bif Bang Pow!'s mission is to provide high-quality action figures, toys, and collectibles to the massive cult audience (and kids of all ages) that wishes these toys were already in their collection.

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Entertainment Earth® - entertainmentearth.com - is the preeminent pioneer and innovator in the worldwide online retail and wholesale toy, gift, and collectibles industry, offering unparalleled expertise and an ever-expanding selection of over 22,000 licensed products.  Founded in 1996 and based in Simi Valley, California, Entertainment Earth is renowned for its popular website and print catalog, and its groundbreaking best practices that include a Mint Condition Guarantee™, Risk Free Shopping, and Hassle Free 90-Day Returns.

Man of Argyle

From the "Rejected Looks for Doctor Who" collection.

Monday, June 08, 2015

Who Loves Your Feet Baby?

Of all the amazing things I saw at last weekend's Mego Meet, this may have been the greatest. I toyed with buying them but I am not worthy to wield such a mighty item.

Friday, June 05, 2015

1980 Azrak Hamway (AHI) Toy Catalog

As one of the premiere rack toy manufacturers of the 1970s, Azrak Hamway International (most commonly referred to as AHI by collectors) ended the decade with a bang featuring new products featuring their hottest licenses.

Most notably in this book are the Marvel and DC superheroes, Star Trek, KISS and the Universal Monsters.

It is truly a fun catalog loaded with my favourite toys from the era like parachuting superheroes, Mr Spock Bop Bags and ....

Superhero Pipes! You can't make this stuff up.

Azrak Hamway Index on PlaidStallions/AzrakHamway.com
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Universal MOnster toys by AHI
Monster Gallery
Batman Toys by AHI
Batman Gallery
Star Trek Toys by AHI
Star Trek Gallery
Planet of the Apes Toys by AHI
Planet of the Apes Gallery
Spider-Man Toys by AHI
Marvel Comics Gallery
Space:1999 Toys by AHI
Space:1999 Gallery


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