After some successful repairs on a few “Masters of the Universe” figures, I decided to branch out into other makes and models of vintage toys. I picked this guy up on eBay this last week in this condition. The outfit is in decent condition, with only a few areas in need of stitching. On YouTube, I located a video for restringing Mego figures on RetroBlasting‘s channel. They made an easy-to-follow video that helped me get this guy back in shape.
Well, the short of it… Spider-Man is in one piece again. I lost my original in a move sometime in 1974, as far as I can recollect. The only other Mego I had was a Batman. Perhaps I’ll pick one of those up as well, but I may not stop there 😉
This week has been a great one for Vintage Toy finds, here at Quantum Multiverse. Earlier in the week I found a Penosh Place Voltron Black Lion for 79¢ at a second hand shop. That was a really fun find. I suppose, since the legs were tucked in, they thought the piece was broken. It wasn’t. Except for the missing pilot, it was all there.
Yesterday I received two new toys, a 3¾” Ming the Merciless by Mattel, and most importantly a boxed Micronauts’ Hornetroid, by Mego! It is missing one piece, and it is pretty loose, but it gives me all the nostalgia feels. This toy, along with the Shogun Warriors’ Godzilla, were two of the first things that I had bought with my own money. Great times 🙂
Last week I had picked up a Kenner Super Powers’ Wonder Woman, a Masters of the Universe Extendar, and Skeletor! 👍
Diener Space Raiders
Source: Little Weirdos: Mini figures and other monster toys: Diener Space Raiders: classic robo-alien & spaceship erasers
Oh Internet, is there anything that I can remember that you can’t locate? I was thinking back on an eraser set I had back when I was 10 (1980). Lo and behold I found them. Not only did I find them, I also found this awesome blog post that,is very informative, about them. The only thing I had to go on was the name on my favorite piece… HORTA. I have fond memories about these erasers. They were toys that were acceptable in the classroom, so it was as if I was getting away with something 😉
Looking at them now, I am more drawn in by the blue Cyclops Robot.
1973 Adventure Team GI Joe Catalog by Hasbro
Source: 1973 Hasbro GI Joe Adventure Team Catalog : Plaidstallions
If you, like I, grew up in the early 70’s, then you are probably well acquainted with these stalwart fellows. The G.I. Joe Adventure Team took Joe from his Military roots to a seeker of danger. I loved this line. I grew up with this line. It wasn’t until Star Wars came out that I had a love for an extensive franchise on a large scale such as this. Joe AT had a shared, cohesive, story. Mego, arguably the biggest line of characters, didn’t offer a singular voice. Adventure Team did that, and more. Head over to Plaid Stallions to check out the great toys from years gone by.