In the early 80s, Sirius Software became quite famous for its selection of video games for the Apple II, Commodore 64, Atari, and others with hits like the game, Gorgon. Unfortunately, they quickly folded in 84 leaving behind an early legacy in the gaming world, and this cool catalog which was more like a comic book! https://www.mediafire.com/file/z9n3140c5maoide/Sirius_Product_Catalog_Summer_1983.pdf/file Continue reading Download 1983 Sirius Software Catalog
The Toy Biz figures of the early 90s were so much fun to collect! Continue reading 1991 Wolverine by Toy Biz
A great read from 1994. Though not quite as technical as I would prefer, still a great reference for fans! https://www.mediafire.com/file/hjgulpcm51hqx7m/Starlog+-+Star+Wars+Technical+Journal,+Vol+03++(The+Rebel+Forces).pdf/file Continue reading Download a Starlog Star Wars Technical Guide
Fond memories of Grandma’s house… we wasted many a cup trying to read all the riddles or see all the cool movie graphics… always well-hydrated at Grandma’s house! Continue reading Remembering Dixie
Kick back and check out some cool toys… Continue reading Classic 80’s Toy Commercials
A very cool find from the 70s! The 76-77 Revell Model Kit Catalog including model building tips. Great model shots of boats, planes, motorcycles and more! https://www.mediafire.com/file/jgwmjigyd2yflxz/Revell_1976_1977_Model_Kit_Catalog_Optimized.pdf/file Continue reading Download 76-77 Revell Model Kit Catalog
Who wins? The battle of the couch… seat cushions become mountains from which the Apes make a surprise attack on GI Joe! Continue reading Joe vs. The Apes
As a kid, the land speeder was my favorite toy vehicle. The design is visually appealing and the right size for other action figures like the Micronauts… Of course in my imagination the ship was also a space cruiser, traveling from planet to planet in search of adventures! Continue reading Star Wars Land Speeder
Why somebody would want a rocket of RD-D2? I remember the X-Wing rocket being cool with only slight modifications to make it fly. Download this 68 page PDF today! https://www.mediafire.com/file/j9bmc5h0ymqmeus/EstesModelRocketryCatalog1978.pdf/file Continue reading Download 1978 Estes Rocketry Catalog Featuring Star Wars
I wonder what it would have been like if they kept the original book title and working TV movie name: Cyborg. Chances are the show would still have been popular, and probably make “Cyborg” a much more common word back then. The word was first used in 1960 by a scientist, 12 years before the novel was published. The word does seem more adult, mysterious, … Continue reading Six Million Dollar Man or Cyborg?
I wish I could speak Spanish! A friend of the site gave me this. Over 120 pages of Six Million Dollar Man comics- which seems to be an origin story? I always loved looking at foreign versions of our pop culture… Download: https://www.mediafire.com/file/v1swky5tvr0n8ym/El+hombre+Nuclear_Optimized.pdf/file Continue reading Download a 1976 Spanish Language Bionic Man Comic
The first of many paper models for vintage action figures. Based on models I designed back in the late 90s (anyone remember my Paperblox designs from years ago?). You only need some photo paper, xacto knife and glue! In the coming weeks I will be releasing modular pieces like wings and other compatible shapes for these and others I will be designing. People have used … Continue reading Download Paper Models for Action Figures!
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