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Steve Austin Snaps!

1970’s Toltoys Six Million Dollar Man Model Kits

Issued outside Australia by Fundimensions, these great unpainted snap-together kits featured Steve Austin wrestling an alligator in “Jaws of Doom” and lifting a gorilla in “Fight for Survival”, which I presume is named for the ape! The best feature of these for the unskilled modeller (such as myself) is that they required no glue, a fact trumpeted on the box art.






12 2011

Toltoys Six Million Dollar Man and Bionic Woman Action Figures

Being the consummate promoters that Toltoys were in the 70’s, it should be no surprise that Lee Majors and his glamorous wife of the time Farrah Fawcett-Majors were bought out to Australia for the launch of his Col. Steve Austin character action figures. There must be some images or video of their visit floating around, I’d love to add them here if anyone has some!

The figures were released in Australia in regular US Kenner boxes with Toltoys stickers applied as in the examples below.


02 2011

Streets Six Million Dollar Man Bionic Blast Ice Creams

Bionic Blast Ice Creams – Better. Stronger. Faster.

The latest installment in my continuing story of licensed Australian Ice Creams (Part 1, Part 2) features the rebuilt Colonel himself – the Six Million Dollar Man.

SMDM was as big in Australia as anywhere else through the mid-70’s, we had the Kenner toys distributed by Toltoys, the board games and model kits too, but who remembers the icy poles?

This time it was Streets getting in on the licensing fun, creating a pineapple infused ice treat known as the Bionic Blast.

Material from this 1977 release is scarce, but I’m delighted to be able to bring you a couple of items, firstly the store display seen above, and secondly a sample of the in-store and in-pack premium stickers, featuring random shots taken from the TV show.

If anyone out there has a box or wrapper I’d love to feature it here, drop me a line at will(at)toltoys(dot)com.



06 2007