Over at Back in the Bronze Age, Redartz showed some pix of various action figure-type toys he’s kept for years. That got me thinking about some of the stuff I have lying around, so I dug out a few relics and took some pix of my own. You can click on the images for a closer view.
These are the remnants of my short-lived dinosaur phase. (We all went through that phase, didn’t we?) One is a Dimetrodon, the other isn’t really a dinosaur … more of a generic monster with spikes all over his body. He originally had three fingers on each hand, but I ripped two of them off to make it look like he was flipping the bird. Yeah, I was kind of a dick as a kid.
Here’s my Tauntaun, which is one of the few non-action figure Star Wars toys I have left; I used to have the Death Star, an X-Wing, a Droid Factory, and the Tatooine playset. All I have left is this and a Scout Walker.
Remember the commercials for Weebles? (“They weeble and they wobble, but they don’t fall down!”) I got this set when I was quite young and they still don’t fall down. Originally, there was a fourth one (a girl named Karen), but I lost her a long time ago.
I promised you more Mego goodness and here it is. I’m not sure which Xmas this is, but I feel like it’s 1978. It could be 1977, judging by the Star Wars figures, but for some reason I feel like I didn’t start collecting Star Wars stuff until at least a year after the movie came out. As you can see, I had several Megos and a Spider-Mobile. I still have most of the Star Wars figures (except C-3PO), but the only Mego I have left is Robin; I sure miss that Spider-Mobile.
In the foreground is the Spider-Man utility belt (now long gone) and I think I still have that little Tonka truck somewhere. (And yes, I was spoiled rotten as a kid; one of the benefits of being an only child:))