70's

Toltoys Board Games and Puzzles

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Tweet Star Wars Week Part Three: Board Games & Puzzles Due to their relatively short production turnaround time, board games have always been a great movie tie-in option. Print a new board, design some pieces and a play format and stick it all in a standard size box, voila! I believe that Kenner managed to […]

70's

Toltoys 12″ Figures

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Tweet Toltoys Week Part Two: 12 Inch Figures One of the shortest lived lines of the original Kenner Star Wars release was the series of 12 inch figures. Great sculpts and tailored cloth outfits weren’t enough to create the sales that Kenner wanted, and so after barely limping across the line into Empire Strikes Back […]

70's

Toltoys 12 and 20 Back Star Wars

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Tweet Star Wars Week on Toltoys.com! One of the “must do’s” when I started this blog was to eventually showcase a pic of every Toltoys logo Star Wars carded figure. So far I have been spectacularly unsuccessful with that, chalking up a grand total of none at all. Well hold on to your potatoes kids, […]

70's

Licensed Australian Ice-Creams

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Tweet Licensed Australian Ice-Creams It all seemed so natural. You went to see the latest summer blockbuster. You became obsessed overnight. You had to buy the toys, the posters and the swap-cards. You cut out articles about the movie from magazines and newspapers and kept them in a folder. You bought the cereal and tried […]

70's

Mego and Toltoys

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Tweet Mego and Toltoys The US based Mego Corp had a wonderful knack of making successful action figure lines in the 70’s, either by gambling on the popularity of old properties like the Wizard of Oz, or trusting in semi-current ones like Planet of the Apes or Star Trek. Australia received these wonderful toys thanks […]

70's

Kenbrite Pocket People / Playmobil

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Tweet Kenbrite Pocket People As a kid who loved Lego in the 70’s I recall being a little sceptical when my brother bought home a Playmobil set one day. The figure (a fireman) was kind of clunky, his articulation was pretty limited and he was an odd scale – somewhere between my little Lego dudes […]