And now for something completely different from my toy cabinet. I loved rack toys as a kid. They were always affordable with a little saved-up pocket money. I was too old for rack toys by 1976, having diverted my interests to rock music and the opposite sex, but had I been 9 or 10 I would have snapped this one up, the 1976 Ghost Rider by US plastic rack toy specialists, Fleetwood Toy Corp.
Having always been enthralled by Super Heroes I started to collect comic strip collectables in the early 1990's. To feed my passion I bought various reference books and magazines and in particular Tomarts wonderful guides and Action Figure digests. It was in one such book that I stumbled across the above Ghost Rider and I was hooked. The scarcity of the toy added to its allure and I vowed to own one one day. That day came around 2005, when my friend bid and won one on fleabay on my behalf. I was thrilled to bits. Not perfect but still a fine example of this rare toy. Hakes, the US valuers, describe it as the very first Ghost Rider toy ever made. There is a later variation with a flaming red card title and you can see an example on the mega Mego Museum site.
Anyone else got any interesting Super Hero toys locked away in the cupboard?