70's

MEGO Toltoys Action Jackson Accessories Flyer

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Tweet Recently dug up this cool double sided Toltoys promotional flyer featuring three 1970’s MEGO Action Jackson accessories. All three items are scarce today, particularly when boxed. The Action Jackson Formula Racer had an Aussie cousin, a yet to be formally documented promotional release in BP livery, if you have one I’m buying! The Action […]

70's

Toltoys in the 1975 Toyworld Catalogue

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Tweet And finally we have the Toltoys pages from the Toyworld 1975 Christmas Sale catalogue! The 6 Million Dollar Man heralded the arrival of Kenner as a licensing force in toys, cemented a couple of years later by their securing of the Star Wars license. Toltoys would come to profit greatly by this relationship, coming […]

70's

More from the Toyworld 1975 Catalogue

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Tweet A few more pages from the 1975 Toyworld Christmas catalogue…   Croner Toys had an eclectic mix of international brands including the popular Janex talking alarm clocks, I’m still looking for a mint boxed Batman version! The Holly Hobbie sewing machines seemed to grace every girl’s dresser for a time, including my sister’s. I […]

70's

1975 Toyworld Catalogue

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Tweet I remember Toyworld stores of the 70’s as the quintessential local toy destination, a medium sized store on the local strip, jam packed with toys of all descriptions.  They had the latest TV backed hits, along with the wonderful cheapie rack-toys for the after-school run. This great catalogue showcases the range available for Christmas […]

70's

Bat Vehicles in the 1977 Waltons Wish Book

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Tweet Bat Vehicles in the 1977 Waltons Wish Book Some Bat-goodness from the cover of the ’77 Waltons Wish Book. It mentions that the Bat Cycle was a Cyclops (Australia) exclusive for Waltons, there are some passionate Cyclops collectors out there that might be have an example in their collection, I’d love a pic if […]

70's

Imperial Toy Catalogue for 1973

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Tweet Cheap and Cheerful – Imperial Toy 1973 Catalogue No 70’s childhood is complete without at least one Imperial Toy memory, I bet you all have one, you just may not know it… Remember those little plastic parachute guys that you hurled skyward or chucked off the Grade 5 balcony, and then stood entranced as […]

60's

1967 Lincoln International Toy Catalogue

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Tweet Treasures from the 1967 Lincoln International Toy Catalogue The New Zealand toy company Lincoln International were responsible for some of the coolest licensed (and unlicensed) toys of the 60’s and 70’s. Best known for their 1966 licensed Batman range of ray guns, water pistols, friction toys and battery operated plastic vehicles, or perhaps for […]

70's

Safeway catalogue from Christmas 1978

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Tweet Superman at Safeway The Aussie Safeway catalogue from Christmas 1978 (I think!) features all the usual specials one would expect from a large grocery store; nappies, bananas and … …the Man of Steel and his big green mate The Hulk.  Yes sitting there among the no-name brand trikes, bikes and ray-guns were the beautifully crafted 12-inch […]

80's

Star Wars in the 1982 Waltons Wishbook

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Tweet More Star Wars from the 1982 Waltons Wishbook $60 was a lot for a toy in 1982, hell it’s a lot for a toy today. Just as well then that you received one of the all-time great play-sets for your cash back in ’82, the Kenner Millennium Falcon. Walton’s caption writers went off the deep […]