Here is a cap gun set which appears to be based off of The Lone Ranger series
Matchbox Super Garage from Wards 1978. I think I remember a commercial from this but I couldn’t dig one up.
My brother and I had a few Matchbox cars but we didn’t have any of the play sets. Was this one of your favorite toys?
We had a few of these when we were kids. I don’t remember which ones, I just remember that the teeth on the T stick would keep breaking.
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.
(Another catchy tune that you will probably thank me for later. )
I am fairly certain that I remember a commercial for the jeep too.
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.
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.
I think 70s space toys are fantastic. I got a chuckle while reading the ad on this one from the Wards 1970 catalog.
So it hits a wall, backs up, and then two guns start blazing away. Sign me up for a couple of those lasers! (Haha!)
I was not a Big Jim guy, I was more into G. I. Joe, but they seem very similar.(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 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.)
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)
This fearsome beast rises from the depths to destroy everything in its path. Carnage and wreckage follow him like a lost puppy. Nothing can stop him! Oh wait… except for this flashlight. “Click!”
Neat toy regardless! Besides it has it’s own power song!
I think if I had Terron though, it would have eaten G.I. Joe.