This is the Lizard (Spider-Man Villain) from the 1970’s WGSH action figure range by Mego. This example has a Toltoys Australia distribution sticker.
Around 1980 Nabisco offered these posters as in-pack premiums in their Weeties and Crispies cereals. A great selection of Marvel characters were featured, courtesy of Newton Comics, Marvel’s Australian licensee through much of the 1970’s.
Last Friday I was lucky enough to attend the opening of our latest pop culture destination, All Star Comics Melbourne. The brainchild of a couple of old mates of mine – Mitch and Troy – ASCM has been lovingly crafted using the combined wisdom of 28 years in the comics-trade. Ascending in an ultra-modern lift […]
Licensed Australian Ice Creams Part Two – Comic Heroes Last year I carried on a bit about the wonderful licensed ice-creams and icy poles we had in Australia in the late 70’s and early 80’s. It seemed for a time that any film or television show, character or concept that could be licensed as an […]
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 to […]