Warren Publishing put out this magazine when the movie premiered. I’ve read that George Lucas was a big fan of Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine growing up, maybe that led to this special edition? The articles are a fantastic look into the blossoming Star Wars fandom. As a kid I remember reading this over and over… https://www.mediafire.com/file/e8peec23umsn79h/WARRENstarwarsmagazine1977.pdf/file Continue reading Download a 1977 Star Wars Magazine!
The Mego Batman is in my top 10 of favorite toys, maybe number 1… Here’s a look at one I acquired decades ago… back when they were just starting to become popular among collectors and the prices were really affordable! Continue reading 1972 Mego Batman
From 1983 we have a Dynamite Magazine by Scholastic as well as the first issue of Enter magazine, published until 1985 by the Children’s Television Workshop. That computer magazine was filled with computer news and entertainment aimed towards school aged kids, even had Basic computer language programs kids could type into their computers to draw or play games! https://www.mediafire.com/file/9si5xmezf92rl8d/Enter+Issue+1+(October+1983).pdf/file https://www.mediafire.com/file/t7zf27qhcmmzntt/DynamiteMagazine+-1983-05.pdf/file Continue reading Download 80s Magazines
I was a little bummed when I discovered this game wasn’t really “digital” or “electronic”. At 10 years old I took it apart only to discover the batteries were only to power the light. And you could play the game in bright sunlight permitting you to see through the dark plastic cover and the “ball” in this tennis-type game. Continue reading 1977 Tomy’s Blip
A big year for the GI Joe line after it’s 1982 relaunch into the 3 3/4″ scale made popular by the huge success of the Star Wars toys. Always fun to see the dioramas and sometimes the toys were just prototypes made for marketing before actual manufacturing began. Continue reading Catalog Close-Ups: 1983
A fantastic magazine! It was filled with everything we could want in a gamer magazine… https://www.mediafire.com/file/ot0owagt2aspuq8/nintendo_power_issue1.pdf/file Continue reading Download Nintendo Power #1
Any love for these blackjack games from the 70s? I can remember getting one for my birthday- although I had no interest in gambling as a kid, this game was fun and had a “sci-fi computer” vibe… with just a little fantasy I could feel like I’m interacting with a machine from Star Trek. Continue reading Unisonic 21
I remember when this game came out in 1978- it was a huge hit and stood out amid the handheld game craze that had just started. Awarded top-selling game in 1980. I fondly recall the sensation of pressing the pad/buttons and hearing the beep, so satisfying… Continue reading Toy Files: 1978 Merlin
Eating cereal and just staring at the box of cereal while doing so. Loved it when the raisins got a little soggy… Continue reading 1980 Raisin Bran
A great summer for HBO! So many soon-to-be classic 80s movies. Plus long forgotten comedy specials and series like Philip Marlowe, Private Eye starring Powers Boothe! https://www.mediafire.com/file/djiw9x524we8q3z/1985-08+-+HBO+Movie+Guide+-+All+Star+Summer.pdf/file Continue reading August 1985 HBO Guide
My neighbor was a huge fan and was the only kid I knew who got these magazines. Classic fun for fans. Download today! https://www.mediafire.com/file/kofinkt5d39znuz/He-Man+Magazine(1985-06+Issue+3Hordak.pdf/file Continue reading Vintage He-Man MTU Fan Club Magazine
More highlights from the 1986 Sears Wish Book. Did anybody have one of those $500 robots? I’ve never met anyone who owned one… Continue reading Catalog Close-Ups 1986
A couple of files for your reading pleasure, one of which being a 70s Star Trek Fotonovel! These Trek Fotonovels were so important to us fans- before VCRs these books were the only way we could study sets and props without taking an actual photograph of your TV screen. As a bonus you did get “thought balloons”, which worked well in this comic book type … Continue reading Vintage 70s Downloads
Many a bored afternoon I spent turning the thin, crispy pages of the Sears Christmas catalog (AKA The Wish Book) and dreaming of the possibilities if I could own just a few of those toys! The 1986 Sears Wish Book was chock full of so many toy lines that are today still fondly remembered. From GI Joe to the DC Comics Super Powers collection and … Continue reading Catalog Memories: 1986
As a kid I had the King Kong version of Avalon’s Paint ‘n Wear series of iron-ons. These were black and white designs which, once transferred to shirt, would be painted by you using supplied paint and color guide. I don’t remember how successful I was as a kid on this craft project. But recently, during coloring myself, I was a bit bummed to discover … Continue reading Download Vintage Tarzan Iron-On Designs from 1976
Many of us fondly remember these as we were hungry for anything sci-fi related after Star Wars in ’77. The scale was perfect to play alongside R2-D2 and Luke and all the Kenner 3 3/4″ figures and other lines of similar size. I can remember watching Jason of Star Command with his little robot named W1K1 (“wiki” for short) and imagining my own adventures with … Continue reading Tomy’s Rascal Robots
One of my favorites I had as a kid! I often wonder why these bendy figures are still so popular among collectors? Continue reading Toy Files: Mego Bend’nFlex Spider-Man
The Monster Times (1972-1976) is little remembered today, and that is too bad. For 48 issues (biweekly then monthly) it was like combination of Famous Monsters of Flimland and Starlog magazines- all in a newspaper/tabloid format. Fascinating articles on all types of sci-fi and fantasy media from comic books to movies and novels. Download today! https://www.mediafire.com/file/3jvodim4x9yft2p/TheMonsterTimes02Feb161972Star-Trek.pdf/file https://www.mediafire.com/file/6watxjiwu7abepx/Th-Monste-Times05.pdf/file Continue reading Download The Monster Times
For a lot of us getting HBO into our homes was a dream come true as a kid- especially us kids into movies. Back then there were no multiple HBO channels. Which meant we would watch movies we generally may not have bothered given flashier options more in line with our age demo… I remember begrudgingly watching the Elephant Man one boring night as a … Continue reading Download 80s HBO Guides!
A couple of magazines for a lazy Saturday! Monster Fantasy from 1975 is one the of many Famous Monsters of Filmland imitators… though not really up to the quality of FMOF, the articles are fun but the tacky 70s advertising is even better! And if you’ve never read Questar then here’s your chance to get an issue. Questar started out as a sci-fi fanzine but … Continue reading Download Sci-Fi & Fantasy Magazines
Special school days: surprise film presentations and assemblies, dodge ball days, playing with that parachute sheet in gym class, class field trips… and that day when your book club orders came in!Among the books and posters were some classic magazines like the 3 Dynamite mags you can download here. Filled with all kinds of age-appropriate articles about current events and media entertainment plus jokes, recipes, … Continue reading Download Dynamite Mags!
Sweet cereal with a sweet prize! When I was a kid, if I wasn’t eating cereal in front of the TV, I was eating at the kitchen counter, staring at the back of the box in complete silence save for my slurping and the ticking of a loud electric kitchen clock. I read everything on that box, from the promotional material aimed at my age … Continue reading Sweet Cereal Mornings
Always tough to find foes for the 13″ Steve Austin action figure besides his designated villains like Maskatron and Bigfoot… Luckily the 12″ GI Joes and those larger Mego and even those super big Shogun Warriors robots made for some great battles on Grandma’s couch! Continue reading The Six Million Dollar Man Vs. Pulsar!