70's

Bat Vehicles in the 1977 Waltons Wish Book

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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 you’d […]

70's

Willy Water Bug

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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 of […]

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 […]

80's

Action Man, Masters of the Universe and Hot Wheels 1982

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Action Man, Masters of the Universe and Hot Wheels 1982 The next page from the 1982 Waltons Wishbook sees some of the final incarnations of Toltoys Action Man. This late version figure came with eagle eyes and the ability to pose in a sniper position, popular with all budding assassins. That chopper was bloody expensive at […]

80's

Waltons Free Spirit BMX

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Treasures from the Waltons Wishbook Not to be confused with the American Waltons of Walmart fame, Waltons Department store in Australia was a retail institution during the 70’s and early 80’s, especially at Christmas time.  Over many years they offered a Christmas “Wishbook”, an idea most likely borrowed from Sears in the USA, with whom they had […]