Plaid Stallions!!
October 23, 2008 10:12 PM   Subscribe

All Kinds of 70's awesomeness!! Plaid Stallions!!
posted by pearlybob (19 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 10:15 PM on October 23, 2008


Wait, was that the eighties? I don't really know.
posted by Caduceus at 10:24 PM on October 23, 2008

*adjusts sideburns*
posted by Smedleyman at 10:56 PM on October 23, 2008

Good god that's awesome. Memories, they are flooding over me. Space:1999! Evel Knievel awesomeness! Batman & Robin!

Sweet, sweet innocence of youth.
posted by davidmsc at 11:01 PM on October 23, 2008

The associated blog was posted previously, but this domain makes it easier to go directly to some of the more memorable toys.

(My gripe about websites that plaster their name on scans of copyrighted material which isn't theirs, especially when they're also running banner ads, still stands.)
posted by D.C. at 11:03 PM on October 23, 2008

I'm almost positive Cisco fortified wine didn't appear until about 1991. I remember watching an incensed Bryant Gumbel on TV describe how people were ending up in emergency rooms after "overdosing" on "liquid crack"...

Old catalogs are great. I'm afraid my favorite find is not from the 1970's, but from the 1980's. It appears to be an alternative to the Sony Walkman; the Record Muncher.
posted by Tube at 11:03 PM on October 23, 2008 [1 favorite]

I'm almost positive Cisco fortified wine didn't appear until about 1991.

I read that as Crisco-fortified, and my heart stopped for a moment. Clogged, probably.
posted by rokusan at 12:42 AM on October 24, 2008

Fun site, and it reminds me that I REALLY need some over-the-top seventies clothing (flared trousers or leisure suit, polyester print shirt with big collar, white shoes, tinted teardrop-shape glasses) for a gig I have coming up next month: I have to sing an evening of Chicago (the group) cover tunes from the 70's. Yes, I despise Chicago. That's why I'm doing it: to confront some part of my hideous radio past. Or something like that. But I need the CLOTHES!

If anyone has any super-70's items as listed above and wants to help the flapjax look the part for the gig, please MeFiMail me.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 12:53 AM on October 24, 2008

70s idolisation is so 90s.
posted by sien at 2:53 AM on October 24, 2008

This website is a waste of cyberspace. The first thing to enter my mind when I clicked through to the link was that I could not believe anyone took the time to critique 70's catalogue pages when there are only 24 hours in a day and we only expect to live to about 80. And, I am 70's man according to my wife stuck in the decade of my youth. Could she be mocking me?
posted by JohnnyGunn at 4:02 AM on October 24, 2008

Man did you notice the resemblance of this guy to Obama? It's UNCANNY.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 5:02 AM on October 24, 2008

I thought I was over fetishizing 70's stuff until I saw the Big Jim toys, which brought back enough memories to make click on some of the other links. Damn you! Or, in the spirit of the era - up your nose with a rubber hose!
posted by Slack-a-gogo at 6:16 AM on October 24, 2008 [1 favorite]

Ahhh,...sweet, sweet memories of plaid, polyester,disco and the toy section of the J.C. Penny catalog. OMG!! the Kenner Real West action figures! My friend Roy had some these, I loved those those guys!!!
posted by MikeMc at 6:17 AM on October 24, 2008

Upon further review they may have been the Johnny West cowboys, the time frame would have been just right. Where have all the cowboys gone?
posted by MikeMc at 6:21 AM on October 24, 2008

Speaking of 70s nostalgia, watched Life on Mars last night. Or as we call it "Law & Order: Sideburn Squad." Except for Harvey Keitel, though, it really sucks, even aside from the get-hit-by-a-car-go-back-in-time premise.

But nothing brings back the 70s like my bootleg Star Wars Christmas Special videotape. The Hungry Man ads! The "Buy American" GM ads! The promos for insanely awful variety shows!

Oh, and the special itself, of course, but we all knew that.
posted by emjaybee at 6:23 AM on October 24, 2008

Wow, even Pulsar gets some love. Nice.
posted by The Ardship of Cambry at 8:50 AM on October 24, 2008

Wow, even Pulsar gets some love.

Not only Pulsar but Space 1999 as well, I mean who didn't want a Martin Landau action figure?
posted by MikeMc at 10:34 AM on October 24, 2008

Supersonic Electronic. Kinda 70's-ish... I think.
posted by Nauip at 5:58 PM on October 24, 2008


More like boss. Or solid. Or right on.
posted by O9scar at 9:16 PM on October 25, 2008

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