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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 12"...

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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Darling Buds of May, The

1 9 9 1 - 1 9 9 3 (UK) 20 x 50 minute episodes Based on H. E. Bates's five Larkin books (which began with a...

Sky Hawks

1 9 6 9 - 1 9 7 1 (USA) The Sky Hawks were a team of aviation specialists who also happened to be family. Mike “Cap”...

Final Countdown, The (1980)

The crew of the nuclear US aircraft carrier USS Nimitz, captained by Kirk Douglas, find themselves transported back in time to the day before...

Humble Pie

Hard-rock combo Humble Pie formed in London in 1969 when Peter Frampton left The Herd and Steve Marriott quit The Small Faces. Having met in Paris while doing...

Kizzy

1 9 7 6 (UK) 6 x 30 minute episodes Adapted from (Margaret) Rumer Godden's 1972 novel The Diddakoi, the only major change apart from a linear...

Here Comes Mumfie

1 9 7 5 (UK) 26 x 10 minute episodes Mumfie was a little elephant who lived in Pink Tree Forest with his Uncle Samuel, his friend...

Rodriguez

Born in 1942 and schooled in the Detroit folk scene, Rodriguez was a hard-bitten street poet. His experiences as a child of immigrants -...

When Eight Bells Toll (1971)

Made at an early stage in Anthony Hopkins's film career, this Alistair MacLean adventure gave him a rare opportunity to play an action hero. In...