Here is another cool pick up I found today...1978 Knickerbocker Superman Plush.
I've been considering picking up a ROM for sometime now and not sure if I ever will. Back when I was a kid, one of my neighborhood friends older brother had a ROM. But I never owned one as a child. Looking at the toy as an adult collector, it's too clunky and bland looking. I'm sure I'd feel entirely different if I owned one as a child. But the toy is kind of weird, in the sense it had thin arms, not much in the way of articulation, and webbed feet. If the opportunity ever presents itself, and at the "right price", I just might bite the bullet and pick one up.
Yeah ROM isn't the greatest toy design in the world and I never owned one as a child either. But in my case, I was an avid reader of the comic, so I guess my nostalgia stems more from that and therefore I'd like to pick up this toy someday.
Jul 8, '12, 11:37 PM
I picked this up yesterday. The figures are approx 2" tall. I just loved the look.
Jul 10, '12, 1:45 AM
Recently picked up a long-lost toy of years past. I remember getting him at Woolworth, but he broke soon thereafter, then got lost to time. The only reminder of his existence was his shield. I must've been 5 or 6 when Mom bought this for me. Nonetheless, I'm glad to have found him online. I think I paid too much for him. But it's nearly impossible to find SpaceWar toys, let alone loose, complete, and in excellent condition. Not featured in the picture is the 'mechanical arm' and gun. I also got 'R2D2' from this line last Christmas.
SpaceWar 'Darth Vader' by Arco.
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Jul 10, '12, 3:28 AM
Jul 12, '12, 9:29 PM
Picked these up some time ago, but just got them framed, they aren't toys, but....the original 1970's Thought Factory posters of Shazam and Wonder Woman...I get to add them to my set with Captain America and Superman!
Jul 25, '12, 8:26 PM
Today I picked up a Gatchaman/Battle of the Planets PVC figure set, made by Yujin, but I'm unsure when it was made. the date 1980 is above the UPC but somehow I dont think it's that old. I paid $20, seemed like a decent deal ($4 per figurine).
Also picked up a boxed Visionaries Dagger Assault, other than I think it might have had a figure include, it looks to be complete and in very nice shape. pretty rough box at one end, but at $20 hopefully I can make some money off of it. seems like it might be a tough piece of the line to get? a couple of MIB ones just went for nearly three bills.
Finally added a Mattel Blippy to my collection for $10.
also a complete Rattle Me Bones pirate/skeleton game from the 80's for $5. a nice 80's Cricket (the spooky talking one) doll for $3, a carded talkboy (3rd ed.) for $3.
Last week I found a vintage "science Fair" Lie Detector which I thought was pretty cool. In a mixed bag of thrift toys I got a Lego Harry Potter Fluffy, Wicket ewok from the Ewoks cartoon series, a Gi Joe AT jet pack, about a dozen nude Jem dolls for $1 each, some 80's MLP playsets, some 50's board games with some sweet looking dick and Jane type illustrations.
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Jul 25, '12, 9:20 PM
Where did you get the frames for these? I have all 8 in the set I need framed. I love these posters.
Originally Posted by shazam7208
WANTED: Boxed, Carded and Kresge Carded WGSH
Jul 25, '12, 11:53 PM
Very excited to have just picked this up! One of my grails!