Rare Finds: Nostalgic Retro Toys and Collectibles
Looking to combine childhood nostalgia with your adult budget? Sideshow’s Rare Finds is your source for all things cool, classy, and collectible.
Bring the Best of Yesteryear Home Today
Saturday morning cartoons, afternoons spent at the arcade, sitting in a mall food court with friends – the ’80s and ’90s were a much simpler time that gave us some of the most iconic pop culture hits. Who didn’t love the action heroes on screen, or the colorful characters teaching us important lessons about friendship, bravery, and goodness?
Now your weekends might be for sleeping in, your breakfast might be less sugary, and it might be harder to coordinate schedules with more than three friends, but that doesn’t mean you can’t relive the good old days! Be the hero your younger self would have wanted by combining childhood nostalgia and your adult budget.
These are just a few curated collectibles that are ready to ship to you today from our favorite retro properties. With toys, statues, and replicas available, you can accessorize your desk, your office, or your own entertainment room. So, what are you waiting for? Be kind, let’s rewind!
Hordak Legends Maquette by Tweeterhead
Bring the Fright Zone home.
Tweeterhead’s Masters of the Universe Legends collection revisits the cartoon icons of the ’80s and reimagines their classic designs into something for the modern moment. As the leader of the Evil Horde and an enemy to both He-Man and She-Ra, Hordak is every bit the intimidating mastermind villain fans remember — and then some! He stands on a Fright Zone base, commanding his armies to march on Etheria, Eternia, and anywhere in between. Not even Skeletor can stand against him. With a mixed media cape and detailed metallic armor, this sure is one sharply dressed dictator.
Shockwave Classic Scale Statue by Premium Collectibles Studio
Get your Decepticon on!
Relive the epic animated action of the Transformers series with this stunning Shockwave Classic Scale Statue by Premium Collectibles Studio. While it is a three-dimensional collectible, the unique cel-shaded deco application gives this statue a flattened, two-dimensional appearance on your shelf. The iconic animation style is expertly recreated with bright colors and bold outlines for a truly memorable visual experience. The statue even includes a swap-out arm gripping a blaster weapon, giving fans multiple configuration options. Shockwave is all about logic and order — it only makes sense to upgrade your collection with this Decepticon by your side.
Care Bears Care-A-Lot Castle Mini Backpack by Loungefly
They should call them Carry Bears!
All the way from the Kingdom of Caring, the colorful Care Bears wear their hearts on their sleeves, in a manner of speaking. Okay, they wear their personalities on their tummies — same difference. Why not carry around your most precious belongings on your back with this adorable Care-A-Lot Castle backpack from Loungefly? This comfortable bag features applique, vibrant designs, a custom interior lining, and an enamel zipper pull. With adjustable straps, this is the perfect accessory for both grown-up classic Care Bears fans or kiddos just joining in on the magical fun.
ThunderTank Scaled Replica by Super 7
The ULTIMATE ride for feline heroes.
Thunder … Thunder … ThunderCats, HOOOOO! What better war cry to warn your enemies of the approaching ThunderTank, the collectible vehicle you definitely wanted as a kid. Well, now you can bring it home for your collection, and it’s better than you remember! This scaled replica measures 27″ long and 17″ wide, and can carry up to six ThunderCats ULTIMATES figures — but that’s not all. Super 7’s ThunderTank also features cartoon-accurate deco, opening cargo bay doors, an articulated jaw, pop-up artillery, rolling wheels, and more. We suspect that Lion-O‘s going to have to fight you for control of this one.
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Sixth Scale Set by ThreeZero
Recruit a team of collectibles with attitude!
Any good team of heroes knows that you don’t split the party, especially not when facing down monstrous threats. A legendary team with a bit of modern flair, the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers can now join your collection with this incredible Core Rangers + Green Ranger figure set by Threezero. All highly articulated with detailed mixed media costumes, you can pose the Power Rangers in dynamic hero stances to take down the forces of Rita Repulsa, Lord Zedd, and more. They each come equipped with their Power Blasters, signature weapons (which can combine into their finisher weapon), and multiple hands for the perfect display. So, what are you waiting for? Go go add these Rangers to your team today!
Future Boy Vinyl Collectible by 3D Retro
Where we’re going, we don’t need shelves.
Kind of weird to think about how the Back to the Future trilogy entirely takes place in the past now, huh? When you’re done processing that statement, jump into the future with Marty McFly in artist Tracy Tubera’s Future Boy Vinyl Collectible. From his iconic hologram cap to the enviable pink hoverboard (seriously, where are they??), this figure exudes the strange but stylish sensibilities of the alternate 2015 timeline. As a sneakerhead himself, of course Tubera lovingly designed his own version of the self-lacing kicks McFly is sporting as well. Feel like you’ve won the World Series when you bring Future Boy home for your collection.
1942 x RepliCade by New Wave Toys
Didn’t arcade games used to be bigger back in the day?
No need to leave a coin on the cabinet to let us know you want the next turn. New Wave Toys presents another incredible RepliCade collectible, which not only makes a great 1:6 scale display piece, but is also fully functional as a gaming system! Limited to an edition size of 5,000 pieces, the 1942 x RepliCade is dedicated to the CAPCOM classics 1942 and 1943: The Battle of Midway, designed by Yoshiki Okamoto. Each 1:6 scale cabinet comes with a Japanese-style diecast metal coin mechanism, a customizable dipswitch and cabinet settings, HDTV connectivity, and a bonus 1943 mini arcade stick to support two-player gameplay! Save your high score and enjoy something retro in an entirely new way with this ready-to-ship arcade replica.
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