Issue 10 starts with a stunning piece of art by Peter Carsillo, who told me he’d do a Pulsar cover ages ago should the need arise. So when I reached out, we began to explore concepts. When the idea of a movie poster came up, I mentioned “Infra-Man” probably because I was staring at it while messaging him.
Just from that, Peter crafted a Basil Gogos-inspired movie poster for a Pulsar movie that, sadly I cannot watch. I also want to point out that I will get that movie made or die trying.
My favourite thing about this is the “Pulsar Universe” Peter brought to life here. A bevy of beauties, a fleet of vehicles but also adding the ironic twist that they all are repurposed from other Mattel toylines. That is…Chef’s Kiss toy satire, and I love it. There are a couple of other toy easter eggs in there that I will leave for you to find them all.
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Issue 10 is a milestone for us, and we’ve packed with a diverse grouping of stories that we’ll be doing more in-depth reveals on this coming week.
Robyn Adams joins us for a great piece about Sesame Street Finger Puppets.
Bert from “Ed’s Retro Geek Out” shares some history on the Playmates Toxic Crusaders line.
The Hero with Heart (and Lungs)-
Toy Industry insider Greg Autore talks about the Mattel Pulsar toy line and his research at Mattel.
The Deadly Dresses of Kung Fu Man
Vicent Cerbone tells about solving the age-old mystery of who is “Action Jose.”
The Terror BEST Friends
Uriel Barros shares his knowledge of the “Amigos Del Terror” toy line and the Argentinian toy trade.
Basement of Horror
Leicester Vintage Toyshop
Mego Planet of the Apes Part 6
Cancellation on the Planet of the Apes!
We’ve got the OSI files on all the Knock-Off Steve Austins on those toy shelves.
Super Joe Part 4
Were you in the Super Joe Club? Steve shares the memorabilia and explains how the club has returned.
The Warriors Toybox
They Call Him SLADE: Super Agent
We discuss the groundbreaking company Shindana Toys and their man of action.
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