Whilst George Lucas’ surprise box office smash Star Wars movie may have reinvented the science fiction genre, the collection of Star Wars action figures also spawned its own sub-genre in the field. [...] Continue reading
The classic 1978 science fiction TV series produced by Glen A. Larson – Battlestar Galactica – rather like many other TV shows that have since fallen into the category of cult viewing, actually ran for very few episodes, with the first season being cancelled after only 24. [...] Continue reading
Harrison Ford has the distinction of being the model for two cult and highly collectible action figures! Not only was he immortalised in his role as Han Solo in Star Wars, but several years later, the same toy manufacturer – Kenner productions – won the license to produce Raiders of the Lost Ark toys and the Indiana Jones action figure. This allowed the company to [...] Continue reading
The original five Star Trek action figures to be released by Mego in 1974 were Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock, Dr. McCoy (aka Bones), Mr. Scott (aka Scottie), and last, but by no means least…the Klingon! [...] Continue reading
The Planet of the Apes action figures released by legendary action figure giants Mego in 1974, were actually the company’s first foray into movie spin-off merchandising. Those first five vintage figures were based on characters from the original 20th Century Fox film which had been released in 1968 [...] Continue reading
Steve Austin, astronaut. A man barely alive. Gentlemen, we can rebuild him. We have the technology. We have the capability to build the world’s first bionic man. Steve Austin will be that man. Better than he was before. Better, stronger, faster.
For anybody who was a kid in the 1970s these words, spoken over the opening credits of the cult TV series The Six Million Dollar Man, are etched in our [...] Continue reading