Category Archives: Vintage Toy of the Day

Vintage Toy of the Day: Slobulus

Madballs were a series of toy rubber balls created by AmToy, a subsidiary company of American Greetings in the mid-1980s. The toys incorporated gross-out humor in the vein of Wacky Packages and Garbage Pail Kids. Each ball had a character synopsis and an odd name. The toyline was later turned into a short-lived animated television […]

Vintage Toy of the Day: Vinyl Cape Jawa 12.30.14

Vintage Toy of the Day (VToD) is Vinyl Cape Jawa from the original Kenner Star Wars figure line. The license for Star Wars action figures was offered in 1976 to the Mego Corporation, which was the leading company in action figures in the 1970s. Mego refused the offer and the license was subsequently picked up […]

Vintage Toy of the Day 12/16/14

In honor of my pal (and awesome toy collector) Brent celebrating his birthday, I wanted VToD today to be a line up his alley. Today’s figure is Pink Devil from a short bootleg line from 1985 called Underworld Warriors. (photo courtesy of weirdotoys.com a great resource for the obscure weirdo toys)

Vintage Toy of the Day 12/10/14

“In 1972, a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn’t commit. These men promptly escaped from a maximum security stockade to the Los Angeles underground. Today, still wanted by the government, they survive as soldiers of fortune. If you have a problem, if no one else […]

Vintage Toy of the Day 12/2/14

Madballs were a series of toy rubber balls created by AmToy, a subsidiary company of American Greetings in the mid-1980s. The toys incorporated gross-out humor in the vein of Wacky Packages and Garbage Pail Kids. Each ball had a character synopsis and an odd name. The head-popping Madballs were similar to the regular Madballs figures, […]

Vintage Toy of the Day!!

Oh boy.  It’s been a while since I’ve done a VToD.  My wife and I just welcomed our first child into the world.  So, for those of you that have children know how hectic the last months of pregnancy and the first weeks of birth are.  Add working 2 jobs and this site on top […]

Vintage Toy of the Day: Demon from Dragonriders of the Styx

Vintage Toy of the is a twice weekly feature (tuesdays/thursdays) showcasing vintage toys in all their glory. We’ve been really lax, but my wife is ready to have our first baby. So it’s been hectic. Today’s VToD is Demon from DFC Toys Dragonriders of the Styx toy line. This 1983 line is pretty fantastic and […]

Vintage Toy of the Day (RIP Robin Williams edition)

In honor of the passing of comic legend Robin Williams, today’s VToD is the figure of Williams’ character Mork from the Mork & Mindy show. In 1979 Mego corporation released the 4 inch figure of Mork, the alien from Ork, of the television hit Mork & Mindy (a spinoff of Happy Days).

Vintage Toy of the Day 8.6.14

Today’s Vintage Toy of the Day comes from a toy line call TigerSharks from LJN Toys in 1987. This action figure line was based on the cartoon series from Ruby Spears which only lasted one season. The heroes feature transformable heads which flip when a trigger on the arm is pressed.. This resulted in the […]

Vintage Toy of the Day 7/31/14

Today’s Vintage Toy of the Day is Scarepion from Rocks and Bugs and Things. It was a toy line from Ideal Toy corporation from 1985. It featured a series of Rocks that were disguised monsters, a series of bugs that were disguised monssters and their prey…the mordles. This is one of the craziest toy lines […]