Category Archives: Toys from Decades Past

MARX TOYS SKY DRIVER 1967 VINTAGE SLOT CAR SET

marx sky driver slot car set

This Marx Toys vintage slot car racing 1/32 scale Sky Driver Jump Road Race Set was manufactured in August of 1967 and pretty much looks like it did the day it was purchased. This great set from the classic Marx Toys has larger 6-inch cars that really fly in mid-air over a bridge, landing and reconnecting to the electrical contacts to continue the race. The set was barely used and is 100% complete in box. It includes two Indy roadsters with rubber wheels, 18 pieces of track, 12 guardrails, 2 controllers, power supply, 50 metal track clips (all there!), instruction sheet / order form...even the original quality control packing slip! Everything is in excellent condition, fully tested and working. The set is very clean, but you may want to do some maintenance cleaning of the tires and tracks for optimum performance. The hand controls have melted lines in the black plastic grips where the lead wires were wrapped around during storage, but the wires are in perfect shape with no damage. Each track piece was hand-numbered in pencil from 1-18 to simplify the construction of a favorite track, but you can erase them, if desired. Nothing is chipped, cracked, broken or missing. The box shows some wear and tear, but the awesome graphics are still bright and colorful. 1/32 scale race set, cars measure approximately 6 inches in length with 1 1/8 inch diameter tires. read more

VINTAGE SUSIE SAD EYES MOD ’60s CREEPY GOTH DOLL IN RED OUTFIT

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This is one of the most adorably creepy dolls you will come across today. Susie Sad Eyes is a classic 1960s big-eyed girl whose eyes are even bigger than the rest. She has a straight mod haircut, white blouse, red & white polka dot dress, white tights and red plastic flats. Maybe its her black hair or hypnotic eyes, but she has a distinctively dark goth quality about her. She measures 8 inches tall and is marked only Hong Kong on the soles of her shoes. She is in excellent condition, but her blouse has a hole in the right sleeve, which can be seen in one of the photos below. read more

SURF’S UP! PETEENA MOD POODLE DOG 1966 HASBRO VINTAGE DOLL

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This 1966 Hasbro vintage Peteena doll is named Surf's Up, and she appears to be complete (except, of course, for her tail!). Peteena was one of the weirder dolls of the mod and psychedelic 60s era (which is really saying a LOT). She was played with and there are a few lightly tanned spots on her arms/legs. Her sunglasses were repaired with some sort of funky glue, and it looks like whoever "fixed" them got some of Peteena's fluffy white poodle hair on the adhesive, leaving a couple of "furry" white spots on the shades. Overall, she is in very good condition, and a company on the internet is manufacturing inexpensive replacement tails for Peteena dolls! Surf's Up measures 9 inches tall. This Peteena doll sold at auction to a Japanese bidder, but Surf's Up and other versions of Peteena and her accessories can be found on eBay!
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SPACE EMPEROR GOD SIGMA GODAIKEN BANDAI 1982 TRANSFORMER

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This Bandai Godaiken God Sigma robot set is the real deal from 1982.

He is often referred to as Godsigma, though his official name is Space Emperor God Sigma...either way, its the baddest name for a robot we ever heard.

God Sigma is comprised of three different robots...Kaimeiou, Kuuraiou, and Rikushin'ou (Sky Thunder King, Sea Rumble King and Land Quake King), who combine to create Space Emperor God Sigma.  Commanded by head pilot / martial artist Toshiya Dan, Space Emperor God Sigma and his mighty sword defend Earth in the year 2050 from attacking alien forces who want to steal our energy supply! Will God Sigma triumph over the alien empire of Elda? We will just have to wait 40 years or so to find out, I guess. read more

BUCK ROGERS VINTAGE 1952 SUPER-RARE JIGSAW PUZZLE

THIS VERY RARE ORIGINAL 1952 VINTAGE BUCK ROGERS JIGSAW PUZZLE IS COMPLETE AND STILL IN GREAT CONDITION. THE PUZZLE FEATURES STUNNING ARTWORK FROM RICK YAGER, WHO ILLLUSTRATED THE ORIGINAL BUCK ROGERS COMIC STRIPS FROM THE 1930s-1950s. IT SHOWS ONLY MINOR CORNER/EDGE WEAR AND A FEW MINOR STAINS IN THE BORDER AREA. THE GRAPHICS ARE STILL BRIGHT AND COLORFUL, THE FINISH IS STILL GLOSSY. PUZZLE PIECES ARE ALL IN EXCELLENT CONDITION, NO BENT PIECES AND NO VISIBLE EDGE WEAR. THE PUZZLE INCLUDES THE ORIGINAL PAPER COVER LABEL, WHICH HAS BEEN STORED ON A RIGID BACKING BOARD AND SEALED IN SHRINKWRAP. THIS VINTAGE MILTON BRADLEY PUZZLE IS A FRAME TRAY-STYLE INLAY PUZZLE MEASURING 14 9/16 X 10 3/16 AND IS SUITABLE FOR FRAMING! read more

VINTAGE MATTEL BATTLESTAR GALACTICA CYLON ACTION FIGURES

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HERE'S A PAIR OF CENTURIONS TO ADD TO YOUR CYLON EMPIRE! THESE VINTAGE 1978 CYLON CENTURION ACTION FIGURES WERE PLAYED WITH, BUT ARE STILL IN GOOD SHAPE AND ARE COMPLETE WITH WEAPONS. ONE CYLON HAS A LOOSE RIGHT ARM DUE TO A SPLIT SEAM ON HIS SHOULDER (HE'S NOT CRACKED OR BROKEN, SO HE MAY BE REPAIRABLE). MADE BY MATTTEL, THEY MEASURE 4 3/8 INCHES TALL. "BATTLESTAR GALACTICA WILL CONTINUE IN A MOMENT" WAS THE SECOND COMPLETE SENTENCE I EVER SPOKE, SO I AM HAVING A HARD TIME RELINQUISHING THIS. HOWEVER, THE TIME HAS COME FOR ANOTHER FAN TO APPRECIATE IT NOW. read more

VINTAGE SLINKY: THE FLURRY

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THE FLURRY! THE ORIGINAL AND VERY RARE 1970s CARDBOARD PAPER "SLINKY" TOY MADE BY PLUMB CREEK OF LINCOLN, NEBRASKA. IT WORKS JUST LIKE A SLINKY, BUT IT'S MADE ENTIRELY OF BROWN HEAVY CARDSTOCK PAPER GLUED ACCORDIAN-STYLE. THE FLURRY MAKES A GREAT SOUND WHEN IT'S IN ACTION, LIKE THE SOUND OF SHUFFLING CARDS MIXED WITH THE SOUND OF FANNING THROUGH A PHONE BOOK. PLUS, IF YOU STAND OVER IT WHEN IT MOVES, YOU CAN FEEL A PLEASANT MILD BREEZE! COMES COMPLETE WITH THE ORIGINAL PROTECTIVE CARDBOARD SLEEVE. STRUCTURALLY, THE FLURRY IS STILL IN PERFECT CONDITION WITH NO RIPPED OR BENT PAPER OR LOOSE SEAMS. ONE OF THE TWO PAPER LABELS ON THE ENDS IS TORN AND THERE IS WRITING IN BLUE BALLPOINT PEN ON ONE SIDE OF THE CARDBOARD SLEEVE (SEE LAST PHOTO). THE FLURRY MEASURES 6 INCHES X 3 INCHES X 4.5 INCHES AND STRETCHES TO MORE THAN 20 FEET IN LENGTH. SOMEONE SHOULD REALLY START MANUFACTURING THESE AGAIN! read more

PERPETUO! VINTAGE WOOD KINETIC ART SCIENCE PHYSICS TOY

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ANOTHER WEIRD AND RARE SCIENTIFIC-INSPIRED AMUSEMENT DEVICE ALONG THE LINES OF THE ORBI AND THE FLURRY, PERPETUO IS A WOODEN KINETIC TOY THAT USES RUBBER BANDS AND THE LAWS OF PHYSICS TO MAKE IT DO IT'S THING. WHEN ASSEMBLED PER THE INCLUDED INSTRUCTIONS, AN ARM WITH A BALL AND STRING WILL SWING AROUND 360 DEGREES, THE BALL AND STRING HIT A VERTICAL POLE AND THE SWINGARM STOPS. THE BALL AND STRING WINDS DOWN THE POLE AND BACK UP. WHEN IT REACHES THE TOP, THE SWINGARM IS RELEASED AND SPINS AROUND AGAIN, REPEATING THE PROCESS UNTIL THE RUBBER BAND "MOTOR" HAS COMPLETELY UNWOUND. THE KIT ALSO INCLUDES A SHORT ESSAY ON THE THEORY AND PHYSYCS OF PERPETUO. THE KIT IS COMPLETE AND IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. THE RUBBER BANDS ARE NOT YET BRITTLE, BUT THEY ARE OLD AND MAY NEED TO BE REPLACED EVENTUALLY. THIS STRANGE ECO-FRIENDLY DINGUS WAS MADE BY SOLAR WIND OF FT. COLLINS, COLORADO. read more