This week in The PopCult Toybox we are going back to the well once more for part three of our photo essay devoted to Where The Toys Are, a very cool antique toy shop in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania that we visited week before last. Today it’s all about robots, space toys, aliens, superheroes, planes and trucks.
You can see part one of our photo essay, which focused on Captain Action and Major Matt Mason, here. Part two looked at Barbie, Western-themed toys and girl’s toys. I want to thank Phil McEntee once again for letting us loiter in his store and take pictures. Just about everything in these photo essays is for sale, and you can contact Phil through his website.
Next week’s PopCult Toybox will venture into the world of knockoff toys.
A classic Marx space playset
A macro-lens look at a tiny Star Wars die-cast figure
There’s loads of Star Wars stuff here
Alf is an alien, too
12″ scale Star Wars figures. I don’t know what’s going on with Luke’s head on Darth’s body
Major Matt Mason’s alien buddy, Calisto
This might be one of the ultr-rare Outer Space Men, made by Colorforms
I know this is one of the Outer Space Men
Star Wars figures photo by Gino Scarsellato
Some Star Wars guys, Ming, and Cyclops, photo by Gino Scarsellato
Space teen 99
The Colorform Outer Space Men are so valuable that the empty packages are worthy of display
Cool vintage tin robot
Part of the Aurora Superman model kit
I keep forgetting what this guy’s name is
An unused shot of the Captain Action stuff. In this picture you can see that the usually-missing rockets for The Silver Streak are leaning against it.
A case full of MEGO and stuff
The Aurora Superboy model kit
MEGO Batman and Robin in the box, with an extra Batman lounging in front
A case full of aeronautics
Another shot of this cool and huge cargo plane, photo by Gino Scarsellato
“Ze plane, ze plane…”
Part of pHil’s huge personal collection of toy trucks
This log truck was gigantic
Even more trucks
Truckloads of trucks, you might say
We wrap up our visit to Where The Toys Are with a look at an extrememly cool Hollywood Spotlight truck