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 […]

80's

Toltoys Return of the Jedi Speederbike

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Tweet The iconic Speederbike was one of the most loved toys from the Kenner USA Star Wars range, and they were also sold here in Australia in Kenner boxes during the ROTJ era. Recently though the keen eyes of Aussie super-collector Pat O’Brien noticed that some local versions were issued in a slightly larger box […]

70's

Star Wars Toltoys 3 Position Laser Rifle

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Tweet These rifles show up boxed much less frequently than the smaller Han Solo Blasters, and finding one in Toltoys livery (Rather than Kenner) is near impossible, so it was great to see this relatively nice example appear on Ebay recently and subsequently make its way into one of the best Toltoys collections here in […]

70's

Kenbrite GI Joe / Action Man / Man of Action

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Tweet Things were getting a little wacky for ole’ GI Joe by 1975. Hasbro USA had ended his military duties in 1970 and enlisted him in the boy scouts as an Adventurer instead of a soldier. His English cousin, Palitoy’s Action Man, had stayed in (increasingly elaborate) uniform but added adventure sets to the line. […]

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Blogger to WordPress and The Toltoys Kid

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Tweet Well here we are over at WordPress, after Blogger in their wisdom decided to stop servicing FTP users after many years of smooth service. I must thank the migration team lead by Harsh Agarwal over at http://bloggertowp.org/ who did all the fiddly stuff for me, thanks guys! I’m still learning how to WordPress properly […]

70's

MEGO Toltoys Captain America

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Tweet MEGO Toltoys Captain America A very cool item this week, a MEGO World’s Greatest Super Heroes Captain America boxed figure. According to Benjamin Holcomb’s World’s Greatest Toys the box is a USA issued 1975 5th version Captain America, and the figure is a Type 2. This particular example however is an Australian issue with […]

70's

Star Wars Update

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Tweet Star Wars Update We recently featured a rare example of the Toltoys Free 4-LOM promotion on a Yoda card, and now we have been spoilt again with this 41 Back Jawa above featuring the same front and back sticker combination. Thanks to Martin Lacy and Jason West for bring this example to Toltoys.com Local […]

70's

Willy Water Bug

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Tweet Willy Water Bug If you look closely underneath the “1982” text on the Walton’s Wishbook cover below you’ll see a strange little yellow creature. He’s the one sitting innocuously next to the cool Tomy / Toltoys Air-Jammer motorcycle. Who or what is this thing you ask? Meet Willy Water Bug, one of Wham-O’s contributions to the summer-toy craze […]

70's

Kenner Toltoys 12 Back

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Tweet 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 […]