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.

The Rookies Action Figures from 1975

When I first looked at this ad I thought it was for a generic police action figure to coincide with all of the cop shows that were popular in the 70s. As I started to read the description, it described them as TV Superstars.

The Rookies Action Figures from 1975
The Rookies Action Figures from 1975

So I looked up “The Rookies” on the IMDB website and sure enough, this was a police show that ran from 1972 thru 1976.

http://youtu.be/sLkKD09xKBY

I do not recall this series at all.

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.

Shogun Warriors from 1978

Shogun Warriors was a Mattel toy line based on Japanese anime comic books from the late 70s. I wasn’t into the whole comic book scene but my cousin had a few of these Shogun Warrior toys and they were pretty cool. Many of them had missiles that could be launched and I think a few of them had moving parts.

Shogun Warriors 1978
Shogun Warriors 1978

Buck Rogers Toys from 1979

I had posted before about the Buck Rogers series starring Gil Gerard and Erin Gray. They had a really cool toy line out for this show.

Buck Roger Toys from 1979
Buck Roger Toys from 1979

Here we have the Interplanetary Star Fortress ( I don’t remember that from Buck Rogers, but okay), the Star Fighter and Draconian Marauder spacecraft, and an assortment of Buck Rogers figures. Don’t even think I didn’t notice Mego left out Erin Gray and Princess Ardala in the figure line up. How could you not include two of  greatest crushes from the late 70s? (No offense Cathrine Bach, you are still number 1 in my book! Lol.) I think they did have an Erin Gray figure but it just wasn’t sold thru this catalog.

It was about this time in my life that I started going thru the change where toys were becoming less and less a part of my life. I never asked for this set and my parents where buying me less action figures anyway. In three short years, computers will become a big part of my life.

 

Smokey the Bear Play Sets

Smokey the Bear play sets from 1972.

Smokey the Bear Play Set 1972
Smokey the Bear Play Set 1972

Do you remember the Public Service Announcements with Smokey the Bear on  Saturday mornings?

http://youtu.be/hSSRhsdOuNs
http://youtu.be/eWQYHFsJh58
http://youtu.be/36qqXqcPaBo
http://youtu.be/RslsY7biOXo

The Lone Ranger Action Figure

I can’t say I was ever a big fan of the Lone Ranger.  I remember watching these shows occasionally when I was a kid, but it just wasn’t my cup of tea.

The Lone Ranger Action Figures 1979
The Lone Ranger Action Figures 1979

Today we have the “Lone Ranger” action figures that include “Butch Cavendah” (I assume he is the bad guy?) and “Tonto”. I do like what appears to be good quality with this set of toys. The figures and horses are fully poseable with lots of detail. Though I am not sure what is up with the mysterious prospector outfit. Was that a main character in the Lone Ranger series?

If you watched this series or had fond memories of these action figures let us know. 🙂