Remembering the 70s

A Simpler Time

Remembering the 70s - A Simpler Time

Tiny Might Mo

I really enjoy looking thru old Wishbooks. No matter how many times I have looked thru them, something new always catches my eye. That was the case for Tiny Might Mo. I came across this ad and it triggered a memory about watching Might Mo commercials on Saturday mornings.

Tiny Might Mo from 1976

Tiny Might Mo from 1976

(Another catchy tune that you will probably thank me for later. :) )

I am fairly certain that I remember a commercial for the jeep too.

Micronauts from Wards 1978 Catalog

I haven’t posted anything on Micronauts in ages. I loved these toys, but the only time I got to play with them was at my cousin’s house.

Micronauts from Wards 1978 Catalog

Micronauts from Wards 1978 Catalog

Micronauts Description

Micronauts Description

My cousin had the Micronaut Battle Cruiser. That was very cool. He also something similar to the Giant Acroyear but they were called Shogun Warriors.

I have been looking at purchasing some of these on Ebay. I want to have a collection of 70s toys for a display, but these toys always seem so costly now.

 

Big Jim Action Figure Assortment from Eatons 1973

I was not a Big Jim guy, I was more into G. I. Joe, but they seem very similar.

Big Jim Action Figure Assortment

Big Jim Action Figure Assortment

(Big Jim had a lot of cool accessories. The Sports Camper, Boat and Buggy, Camping Tent,  and a Rescue Rig are pictured here.)

Big Jim seems to be a Ken doll on steroids. Where as my G.I. Joe had battle scars on his face, Big Jim has almost a model look to him and lots of bulging muscles.  (If Barbie ever sets her eyes on him, Ken maybe looking for new girlfriend!)

Well… Big Jim might be able to beat G. I . Joe at arm wrestling, but I bet he can’t out run a sniper rifle.

Mr. Machine and Mighty Max from 1977

Mr. Machine and Mighty Max from 1977

Mr. Machine and Mighty Max from 1977

Mr. Machine is a cool looking wind up robot that you can take apart and put together. He has been around since the 60s!

Mighty Max is also a robot that can be disassembled and assembled. I remember seeing this toy in the catalog back in the 70s, but I thought there was a commercial for him. I was unable to find one for now. (I wanted to see how he climbed walls.)

Zoom Bike – 1975

Zoom Bike from 1975

Zoom Bike from 1975

I used to play with my cousin’s Zoom Bike. You put the motorcycle on the controller (which had handlebars), then you would “rev up” the motorcycle with the right grip and release it with the left grip. There is a gyro wheel in the middle of the bike which gives the toy the ability to travel a good distance.

What I remember most about this toy was the facial expression on the rider. It was a very sour puss Mr. Magoo type expression. (lol)