The Complete TOYHEM! Index

A holiday season celebration of the toys of yore…

When my son Sam was little, he had this habit that was simultaneously charming and annoying: Whenever, he’d play with his toys in the living room, he wouldn’t just bring out one or two. He’d bring out as many as he could, as he was playing with them.

It was like the Enterprise besieged by Tribbles, except it was all action figures and playsets and Legos and whatnot.

One Saturday morning, I blurted out that it was mayhem. My wife Wendy did me one better: “No, it’s Toyhem.”

And it’s been part of the family lexicon ever since.

So it only seemed appropriate that our new holiday season series celebrating the toys of our youth be dubbed TOYHEM!

For the next several weeks, from now until Christmas, we’ll be presenting a series of features and columns about your faves — Megos, Captain Action, Super Powers, Corgi, and on and on.

We’ll be joined by a whole crew of columnists, from 13th Dimension regulars to top-notch comics creators like Dan Jurgens, Mark Waid, Kevin Nowlan and Gene Luen Yang.

We’ll be updating this post with links as we go, so keep checking back throughout the holiday season.

Because TOYHEM! is upon us.

Oh, and that banner? That’s Sam’s handiwork. He’s grown now — and only he could properly emulate just what the original Toyhem was like all those years ago.

FEATURES

— The TOP 13 Most Valuable BATMAN Toys — RANKED. Click here.

— 13 CLASSIC TOYS We Want to See Re-Released. Click here.

— 13 MORE CLASSIC TOYS We Want to See Re-Released. Click here.

— 13 BATMAN Toys We Want to See Re-Released. Click here.

— 13 Groovy HEROES WORLD Catalog Pages — RANKED. Click here.

— The TOP 13 CAPTAIN ACTION Sets and Collectibles — RANKED. Click here.

— 13 Far Out 1977 STAR WARS Cards. Click here.

— MEGO’s WAYNE FOUNDATION: Dig This Rare UP-CLOSE LOOK. Click here.

— Dig EVEN MORE Groovy SPIDER-MAN ’67 Cartoon Action Figure Designs. Click here.

— JOHN ROMITA: What It Was Like Working on the Groovy SPIDER-MAN ‘ROCKOMIC.’ Click here.

TOYHEM! MEMORIES

— THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN, by GENE LUEN YANG. Click here.

— THE CORGI BATMOBILE, by DAN JURGENS. Click here.

— CAPTAIN ACTION, by MICHAEL EURY. Click here.

— THE AURORA SUPERMAN MODEL, by TOM PEYER. Click here.

— MEET THE FLINTSTONES, by KEVIN NOWLAN. Click here.

— MEGOs Weren’t Perfect — But They Were What We Had, by KARL HEITMUELLER JR. Click here.

— From MEGO STAR TREK to G.I. JOE, by DAVID MACK. Click here.

— G.I. JOE’s RATTLER, by JAMAL IGLE. Click here.

— The 1980s Onslaught of G.I. JOE, by SHAWN MARTINBROUGH. Click here.

— STAR WARS Toys Were Everything — But Hardly the Only Thing, by SCOTT BEATTY. Click here.

— MAJOR MATT MASON, by MARK WAID. Click here.

— THE MEGO BATCAVE AND ME: A Holiday Story, by DAN GREENFIELD. Click here.

— The Mystery of the MEGO SUPERVATOR, by SCOTT TIPTON. Click here.

— THE IDEAL PLAYSET: The Most Underrated BATMAN Toy Ever, by DAN GREENFIELD. Click here.

CUSTOM MEGO BOX OF THE DAY, by ANTHONY DURSO

— Custom MEGO Box of the Day #1: ACTION COMICS #500. Click here.

— Custom MEGO Box of the Day #2: MARY JANE WATSON and GWEN STACY. Click here.

— Custom MEGO Box of the Day #3: PLANET OF THE APES. Click here.

— Custom MEGO Box of the Day #4: BATMAN ‘66. Click here.

— Custom MEGO Box of the Day #5: STAN LEE. Click here.

— Custom MEGO Box of the Day #6: JAMES BOND. Click here.

— Custom MEGO Box of the Day #7: SUPER POWERS AQUAMAN. Click here.

— Custom MEGO Box of the Day #8: ADMIRAL JAMES T. KIRK. Click here.

— Custom MEGO Box of the Day #9: CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS. Click here.

— Custom MEGO Box of the Day #10: SIX-ARMED SPIDER-MAN. Click here.

— Custom MEGO Box of the Day #11: GEORGE REEVES SUPERMAN. Click here.

— Custom MEGO Box of the Day #12: ROBIN OF EARTH-TWO. Click here.

— Custom MEGO Box of the Day #13: LUCY RICARDO AS SUPERMAN. Click here.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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