Welcome to TOYHEM 2021!

Our annual holiday season celebration of the toys of yore returns…

Happy holidays, folks — and welcome back to TOYHEM!, our salute to your favorite playthings of yesteryear.

TOYHEM! debuted in 2019 and it was such a success that we’ve made it an annual event.

Now, what exactly is TOYHEM? Well, it’s a series of features and remembrances about all those cool Megos, Captain Actions, G.I. Joes, etc., that we loved as kids — and love today!

You can click here to see what 2019 brought and click here for the 2020 edition. Plus, you should bookmark this new post because we’ll be regularly updating with links as we hurtle toward the finale on Christmas Day.

(By the way, the name TOYHEM! came from my family’s term for when my son used to overwhelm the living room with his voluminous action figures, playsets and Legos. He’s 22 now, has his own place — and keeps his figs nice and tidy. A chip off the ol’ block it turns out.)

Anyway, we’re already under way, so dig these LINKS


— The TOP 13 BATCAVE PLAYSETS Ever – RANKED. Click here.

— THE 1973 IDEAL PLAYSET: The Most Underrated BATMAN Toy Ever. Click here.

— Ideal’s 1973 SPIDER-MAN PLAYSET Was Truly Amazing. Click here.

— PAUL KUPPERBERG: My 13 Favorite 1960s COMIC BOOK TOYS — RANKED. Click here.

— The Simple Pleasures of the WHITMAN FRAME-TRAY PUZZLES. Click here.

— The Eternally Groovy CORGI BATMOBILE, by DAN JURGENS. Click here.

— Dig These 13 Groovy TOY BOXES From the 1970s. Click here.

— SHAZAM! It’s the World’s Mightiest Plush Toy. Click here.


— Dig These 13 Groovy Classic MEGO Catalogue Pages. Click here.

— Mego’s MISSION TO GAMMA VI: The Apple of Any STAR TREK Fan’s Eye. Click here.

— 13 GREAT ACTION JACKSON Outfits and Playsets. Click here.

— The Mego-Style GREEN GOBLIN LAIR Playset You’ve Waited Decades For. Click here.

— These 13 Groovy Custom MEGO Boxes Will Make Your Day. Click here.

— THE MEGO BATCAVE AND ME: A Chanukah Story. Click here.

— MEGO’s Groovy Vehicles Were the Hottest Wheels of the ’70s. Click here.


— A CAPTAIN ACTION Childhood, by JERRY ORDWAY. Click here.

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

— 13 Great CAPTAIN ACTION OUTFITS That Never Were. Click here.


— The TOP 13 GI JOE ADVENTURE TEAM Accessories and Playsets. Click here.

— Dig These 13 Groovy Classic G.I. JOE Catalogue Pages. Click here.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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