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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Action Figures

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

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Rupert Bear

Less well-known on American shores than he is at home in England, this hairy denizen of Nutwood Forest has been delighting children since 1920,...

Almost Perfect

1 9 9 5 - 1 9 9 6 (USA) 34 x 22 minute episodes Kim Cooper (Nancy Travis) is struggling to balance the competing pressures of...

Blue Velvet (1986)

David Lynch's Blue Velvet was a subliminal and strange film. To this day the image of Dean Stockwell as Ben lip-synching to Candy Colored Clown while Dennis Hopper as...

Truckies, The

1 9 7 8 (Australia) 12 x 60 minute episodes This twelve-part series from the ABC was supposed to portray the lifestyle of a tough breed of...

Raggy Dolls, The

1 9 8 7 (UK) 78 x 10 minute episodes A 1980s cartoon about Mr Grimes's toy factory, where they make the best dolls in the world....

Barnaby

1 9 7 0 - 1 9 7 2 (France/UK) 13 x 14 minute episodes "Barnaby the bear's my name Never call me Jack or James I will sing...

Delta House

1 9 7 9 (USA) 13 x 30 minute episodes This sitcom version of the movie National Lampoon's Animal House (1978) followed the continuing misadventures of the most notorious...

Strange World of Gurney Slade, The

1 9 6 0 (UK) 6 x 30 minute episodes This weird and surreal ATV series starred singer Anthony Newley as Gurney Slade (the name was taken...