I have been on the hunt for a Knight Rider key car for a while now because I had one as a kid. However my single minded pursuit left me blinded to the fact that there may be other pop culture versions out there. Then when @retrotoypile posted this Magnum PI set I almost fell out of my chair (he was nice enough to throw in the Porsche as well). Made by Kidco in 1980, they are designed to have you stick the key into the back of the vehicle which compresses a spring. Then when you squeeze the key it launches the car forward. Simple, brilliant, and way too much fun.
A package of goodies came in the mail today from @sloovetron5000. My favorite of which is this 1973 Ben Cooper rubber Batman. I’ve had my eye out for one of these gloriously ugly bastards for a while, so I’m proud to finally add him to the collection.
When I buy a toy it generally falls into one of three categories: vintage that makes me feel nostalgic, new items with a nostalgic feel, or things that may be valuable later. However, occasionally I pick up things just because I think they look cool. That was the case with these two fellas. The gorilla is wally world’s generic adventure line. The figure is Blindstrike from the Stretch Armstrong Flex Fighters.