Darth Vader (1977, telescoping light saber)


This is my favorite “Star Wars” toy in my collection.  Although it is a bit dusty, it has barely been played with, and so the limbs are stiff and the telescoping light saber is in great condition and easily remains in place when it is in the retracted position.  My father went through a lot of trouble to find me this toy back in the late 70s.

M

Darth Vader (1977, telescoping light saber)

Miniature cannon cap gun


This is a cap gun cannon I got back in the 1980s.  It has the word “Victory” on both sides of the frame, as well as “Hong Kong” on one side of the frame.  This piece is made of metal, and the barrel tips up so a cap can be loaded in the center of the frame.

M

 

Victory cannon cap gun, 1980s, Hong Kong

Princess Leia and Wicket the Ewok (Princess Leia Collection)


Princess Leia has cloth clothing and synthetic hair.  You can actually lift up her skirt to get some action from this action figure.  Wicket has a hood to cover his head, but not a stitch for his genitals.  What a culture!

M

Leia and Wicket, 1997, Hasbro, Kenner

Princess Leia and Han Solo (Princess Leia Collection)


This is probably the only collection (there are 4 in the set) of action figures back in the 1990s that used cloth as part of the figures’ clothing.  This one is from a scene from “The Empire Strikes Back,” the best Star Wars movie; screenplay not written by George Lucas.   Coincidence?  I think not.

M

From the Princess Leia Collection, 1997, Hasbro, Kenner

Key Car


Remember Key Cars?  Most likely not.  They were the size of Matchbox cars that had a hole in the rear (don’t we all!) so you can put a plastic key in there to compress a spring that makes the car go.

I had 2 Key Cars, and sadly I don’t know what happened to the second one.  But this one still works!
M

Highway Patrol Key Car, circa 1980 by Kidco

Hello world!


Hey!  Welcome to my second blog, the one that will have mostly pics of the toys that I’ve accumulated over several decades of living.  The special ones will have descriptions and maybe a story that goes with it.  I’ll try to do at least one toy a day.  I wish I was rich so I could have a large room where all my toys can be prominently shown instead of being hidden in a box in various places around the house.

—M