On our last episode, Dave asked if the Stretch Armstrong coloring book was real. It’s real, and even if it wasn’t, I would certainly pretend it was. You couldn’t make up something like this. Enjoy.
Here’s a video review (via YouTube, not us) of the replica Stretch Monster figure that’s been available on eBay.
While perusing the interwebs, I found another American action figure line that appears to predate even the Adventure People. Apparently produced first in 1973-1974, the Little Legends of the West series by Excel are 4 inch tall figures based on American Old West personalities. It’s not totally clear, but it looks to me like the... Continue Reading →
One of the modern toy lines we failed to mention in our Connections segment are the various releases via a company called Tree House Kids. There are a variety of lines from this manufacturer focusing on hunting, fishing and general adventures in the great outdoors. The Imagination Adventure Series in particular has a nice Adventure... Continue Reading →
Pop culture toy fandoms in the modern age always seem to give those with a creative bent an outlet to pursue their own expressions of favorite properties. Often, it takes the form of custom action figures, but traditional art is also produced. Yes, even the Adventure People toys have inspired fans and artists to produce... Continue Reading →
In our first episode, we mentioned an article from the wonderful Star Wars Collectors Archive that featured a shot of some early Star Wars action figure mock-ups made using Fisher-Price Adventure People figures. Here are the images we mentioned, via theswca.com: For the entire fascinating story on these figures, check out the SWCA’s article on... Continue Reading →
Our powerful spies have finally unearthed a packaged photo of the lovely and talented Opticon. His card art finally gives us a glimpse of what his purpose is within the Adventure People’s space adventures. He’s apparently good for pushing buttons, and sliding levers. That’s about what I expected. The jury is still out on the... Continue Reading →
This ad from a 1970s issue of Woman’s Day is indicative of the way this line was marketed to parents. It’s a stark contrast to what we traditionally see in toy ads and commercials, with elaborate dioramas and children setting up their own makeshift landscapes of bedspread mountains and Dixie Cup walls. An infinite white... Continue Reading →