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What??? A boy playing with a doll??? Are you insane? These weren't dolls, they were 'Action Figures'. There's a big difference . . ....

Action Jackson

The Mego company got its start as an importer of toys and household novelties but in the early 1970s, they began production on an...

Action Man

Action Man was another product from America, where he was launched under the name GI Joe by Hasbro in 1964. The backlash against the...

Big Jim

Big Jim was a poor cousin of GI Joe, so kids could still afford him on a newspaper delivery boy's salary. The 9.1/2 inch Jim had a...

Billy Blastoff

He may not have looked as space-ready as Major Matt Mason, but don't let Billy Blastoff's cherubic little face fool you. This kid packed...

Bionic Woman

The Bionic Woman was a spin-off of another bionic-themed prime time hit, The Six Million Dollar Man. In the dramatic opening credits of the show,...

Bonanza Action Figures

Life was good at the Ponderosa Ranch in the mid-60's. Bonanza was the most-watched program in the USA, the Nevada mountains were still pristine...

Captain Action

With a change of clothes and mask, Captain Action could alter his identity into some of the mightiest heroes on the planet. The basic 1966...

Colorform Aliens

In 1968, the Colorform company made a bold attempt at cracking the action figure market with a set of seven bendable rubber "Outer Space...

Evel Knievel toys

Ideal Toys, the major manufacturer of Evel Knievel toys, got their start in the Knievel business in 1972 when they released the first Evel...

G.I. Joe

The G.I. Joe story began in 1963 when a marketing man approached the Hasbro toy company with the idea of creating a poseable soldier...

Lone Ranger action figures

Gabriel Toys introduced the Lone Ranger toyline in 1973, creating a vast array of action figures, horses, and playsets based on the successful radio,...

Major Matt Mason

"Mattel’s Man in Space!" Space exploration was the dream of many a young mind in the late 1960s, and Major Matt Mason helped bring some...

Mego Super Heroes

Starting in 1972, the cream of the crop from DC and Marvel comics worlds joined Mego’s 8" range of poseable, clothed action figures. The...

Micronauts

In 1977, Martin Abrams of the Mego toy corporation was in Japan negotiating with a company called Takara for the right to produce a...

Planet of the Apes figures

Few science-fiction concepts were as durable as the one that fueled Planet of the Apes. The success of the first Planet of the Apes film in...

Six Million Dollar Man Action Figure

If there was ever a television series that demanded a toy line for its merchandise, it was The Six Million Dollar Man. This classic series...

Star Wars Figures

It was every parent's nightmare. A seemingly endless stream of plastic figures that were just affordable individually, but for which you'd need to take...

WWF Action Figures

Action figures had many faces in the early 80s - the blonde brawn of He-Man, the buzz-cut ruggedness of G.I. Joe - but few were...

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Happening, The (1967)

Retired gangster Roc Delmonico (Anthony Quinn) is kidnapped by a group of idealistic Miami beach bums hoping to use the ransom money to fund...

Alphaville (1965)

A cockeyed fusion of science fiction, pulp characters, and surrealist poetry, Jean Luc Godard's irreverent journey to the mysterious Alphaville remains one of the...

World Championship Wrestling

1 9 6 4 - 1 9 7 8 (Australia) The Australian Channel 9 show World Championship Wrestling featured unlikely looking (and oddly named) stars such as Killer...

Tootsie Toys

When the Great Depression hit the United States in the 1930s, large and expensive toys suddenly went out of fashion. Just the same, kids...

Sly & The Family Stone

Sly And The Family Stone formed in 1966 with Sly's sister Rose on keyboards and vocals, brother Freddie on guitar, cousin Larry Graham on...

Juke Box

The Seeburg company produced the first juke boxes to play 45 rpm singles, and they soon became regular fixtures in bars, bowling alleys and...

Street Trash (1987)

It's not hearts that melt when New York's tramps fall in love with a beverage called Viper, it's whole bodies in this the gore-drenched...