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)

Terron, The Beast from Beyond!

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!”

Terron, the beast from beyond - 1978

Terron, the beast from beyond – 1978

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.

Beyond Tomorrow Lunar Spacestation

This post is really about the spaceman more than the whole set pictured here.

Beyond Tomorrow Lunar Space Station from 1977

Beyond Tomorrow Lunar Space Station from 1977

I don’t know if my spaceman came with any of the vehicles or buildings like those pictured above. I just remember that in the late 60s my dad had bought me some of the these plastic spacemen. I say bought, but they could have been hand me downs from my brother. I really liked these just as much as my army men.  Thru the years though, they shared the same fate as the army men. They were all eventually lost or broken.

A couple of years ago, my wife bought me a whole bag of these guys on Ebay. Boy did the memories come flooding back when I opened that gift! (Yes, sadly I think I am an over-sized kid. :( )

G.I. Joe and Hombre from 1975

It is time for some manly post. Well, manly from the viewpoint of a 70s child!

G.I. Joe and Hombre!

G.I. Joe and Hombre from 1975

G.I. Joe and Hombre from 1975

I don’t recall Hombre, but our G.I. Joes were very similar to what is pictured here. We had the fuzzy hair and beard, but he didn’t talk or have a kung fu grip.

The Sea Wolf submarine looks way cool. It submerges in water and has a view screen with it. I am already thinking of a ton of things that I would have used this for when I was a kid, but then I start to wonder how many of these ended up in the bottom of lakes! (I would have tried that one myself as well as taking it for a spin in an aquarium.) The tank would have been a blast too.

A great toy for a great time period.