Friday, June 23, 2017

Mattel Suckerman Commercial



Happy Friday, here is another one from the recently digitized archive, the original commercial for Mattel's Suckerman. Suckerman definitely fit in with the gimmick figures like Stretch Armstrong and Krusher, they could have formed a League to stop Stretch Monster and Gre-Gory.

Enjoy.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Patio Mystery


Finally, I've solved the mystery of "Where did my parents get their patio furniture in 1975?" The answer is Sears, which considering we only had two department stores in town, really wasn't that much of a "whodunit".

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

It's Jigglin' Time?



Behold the strangest bit of Marvel comic merchandise I have ever witnessed, it certainly beats Hulk Spider-Man toilet paper and that's saying something.

Behold "Jiggles and the Thing", while that sounds like a Marvel team up between Tanya Roberts and Ben Grimm, it's actually some sort of weird gelatin product.

I'm not sure I'd eat anything that comes from a company known for Yo-yos, especially "5 inch high yellow things" (FYI this blog post writes itself). 



What's really perplexing was the little voice in my head that said "PLEASE BUY THIS", it took a couple of post Mego Meet beers for it to go away. The next day, I was speaking to a friend about the show and he blurted out "Did you see that awesome weird Thing toy?" Clearly he had the same demons as me....

Monday, June 19, 2017

Japanese Evel Knievel



I'm back from Mego Meet and I bring many virtual presents in the form of the sights I encountered there. Let's start with this, a Popy Evel Knievel stunt set or as they dubbed it "The Evel Knievel Challenge Machine".

I had to do some Guerilla photography on this one because it had just been sold! Fortunately the purchaser was a good egg and let me mess with it before he took it home. More after the (Snake Canyon) jump!


Friday, June 16, 2017

Pressman Space Creatures Commercial



Another goody from the archive! The Pressman Space Creatures Mask Kits are a wonderfully Star Wars inspired idea that I adore. These kits were designed by Award winning Special Effects wizard Dick Smith, who did several kits for Pressman and I know at least one Oscar winner who was inspired by these as a kid.


The Pressman execs showing off the masks back in the day.

Be sure to check out my facebook page for updates on this weekend's Mego Meet festivities.



Thursday, June 15, 2017

Aw Yeah Mego Meet 2017!


This weekend marks the annual Mego Meet convention in Skokie, IL.

I'll be heading there to help out at the door, see old friends and spend money on things I probably don't need. If you're in the area, it's a terrific show and we'd love to have you.

If not, I'll be posting live pics and videos on the PlaidStallions facebook page and twitter all weekend. 

More information on the event is below:


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Kenner Indiana Jones on Sale

This piece literally fell out of a drawer this morning, I find it wonderful that some kid kept this clipping for 30 years until it landed on my desk.

For More Kenner Indiana Jones stuff, check out this page.



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