Welcome to TOYHEM 2022!

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

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

Now, what exactly is TOYHEM? 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!

There are links to the previous years’ TOYHEM indexes below. Plus, you should bookmark this 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 23 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 MEGO WORLD’S GREATEST SUPER-HEROES Vehicles and Playsets — RANKED. Click here.

— The TOP 13 MEGO World’s Greatest Super-Heroes Head Sculpts. Click here.

— 13 GROOVY MEGO FACTS — Featuring the Number 13, by BENJAMIN J. HOLCOMB. Click here.

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

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

— The Mystery of the MEGO SUPERVATOR. Click here.

— SNEAK PEEK: Behold the Upcoming WORLD’S GREATEST TOYS DIGEST #5. Click here.


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

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


— TOP 13 MARVEL SECRET WARS Figures — RANKED. Click here.

— Dig This Gorgeous Gallery of MARVEL SECRET WARS Figures. Click here.


— Dig These 13 COOL VINTAGE GI JOE Figures, by JIM BEARD. Click here.

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

— The TOP 13 Coolest BIG JIM Items Ever – RANKED, by JIM BEARD. Click here.


— SCUM AND VILLAINY! Dig These 13 Beautiful Bits of BOSSK Bounty. Click here.

— The REBEL TRANSPORT AT 40: A Near-Perfect Gift for the Serious STAR WARS Kid. Click here.


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

— 13 JAZZY JIGSAW PUZZLES From the ’60s and ’70s, by JIM BEARD. Click here.

— PLASTIC FANTASTIC! Dig These 13 Classic MARX 6-INCH FIGURES, by JIM BEARD. Click here.

— How the MARVEL WORLD ADVENTURE PLAYSET Opened a Brand New Universe. Click here.

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

— SPIDER-MAN: A ROCKOMIC Celebrates 50 Years of Being Groovy. Click here.

— MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE: Remembering the Toys’ Debut — 40 Years Later. Click here.

— 13 Fabulously Fun FISHER-PRICE PLAY FAMILY Sets, by JIM BEARD. Click here.

— Dig These 13 INSANE VINTAGE GIFTS You Just Had to Have. Click here.

— The Everlasting Glow of SANTA COLORING BOOKS. Click here.

— 1972: The First Christmas I REALLY Remember, by ANTHONY DURSO. Click here.


— TOYHEM Index 2021. Click here.

— TOYHEM Index 2020. Click here.

— TOYHEM Index 2019. Click here.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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