70's

Kenner Toltoys 12 Back

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An unusual Star Wars Toltoys find! To most Star Wars collectors that item above appears to be your run-of-the-mill Kenner Star Wars C3PO 12 Back figure. The keen eyed collectors will note that the blister has been reattached to the card-back for use as a display item, but that is not of consequence here. Flipping the card […]

80's

Star Wars in the 1982 Waltons Wishbook

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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 end […]

80's

Waltons Special Offer Star Wars

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Two more Special Offer mysteries solved… A couple of years ago on Toltoys.com we presented a feature on all the known Star Wars Special Offer boxed toys that had surfaced in Australia during the 1978 – 85 period. In the post below we were able to confirm that the Attack Base was a Waltons Department Store special offer and […]

80's

Toltoys Star Wars Special Offer Origins

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Toltoys Star Wars Special Offer origins revealed! A couple of years ago I was lucky enough (thanks to the eagle eyes of fellow Toltoys collector Dax) to pick up a very cool Imperial Attack Base featuring a huge “Special Offer” sticker across the front, indicating that four figures were included. As featured in a previous post on […]

70's

Toltoys 12″ Empire Stikes Back Darth Vader

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The Toltoys ESB Vader Large Size Action Figure Thanks to the great detective work of Bill McBride over at the Darth Vader Toy Museum we now have conclusive proof that persistent rumors of ESB boxed characters (other than Boba Fett and IG-88) being released at retail in Australia were true! Ever since I started collecting I’ve […]

70's

Toltoys Star Wars Laser Pistol

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There they are, blast ’em! One of the coolest toys produced for the Star Wars license was Han Solo’s blaster, sold as the “Star Wars Laser Pistol” by Kenner in the US and Toltoys here in Australia. This was a top toy, fun sound effects and great feel in the hand. I still recall my […]

80's

Ewok Adventure Kelloggs Tie-In

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Ewok Adventure Kelloggs Tie-In Hot on the heels of the TV spot for the Kelloggs Return of the Jedi competition I posted last week comes another lost Aussie Star Wars TV spot; an ad for the Kelloggs promotional tie-in with the Ewok Adventure movie in the mid 80’s. Enjoy! Will Read the full post on […]

80's

Kellogg’s Return of the Jedi Decoder Disks

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Kellogg’s Decoder Disks How cool is this? Thanks to the keen eyes of Nick Macarty over at Rebelscum.com I’m able to bring you the Kellogg’s TV spot from the 1980’s promotional tie-in with the Return of the Jedi. Wonderful! Cheers, Will Read the full post on Toltoys.com!

70's

Toltoys Special Offer Items

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Toltoys Special Offer Items Some of the most sought after pieces in the Kenner US Star Wars line are the “Special Offer” (SO) vehicles. To help move old product and keep large department chains happy Kenner would include one or more free items (usually figures) inside the box, advertising the fact with a flashy sticker […]

80's

Toltoys ROTJ 65 Backs Nien Nunb Offer

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…And still more Star Wars! This week: The Toltoys ROTJ 65 Back The difficulty and frustration in tracking down Toltoys logo 12 and 20 back carded figures in my opinion has led to an appreciation of the other Aussie issued cardbacks, primarily the Return of the Jedi 65 Back card with the “Nien Nunb” free […]