Durham M*A*S*H Helicopter and Motorcycle, Circa 1975

Note: All images taken from completed eBay auctions. Yesterday I wrote about the two M*A*S*H action figures released by Durham Industries Inc. in 1975. Today I’ll tackle the remainder of Durham’s M*A*S*H toy line: a helicopter and a motorcycle, both also released in 1975. Or at least these are the only other additional toys I’m … Continue Reading →

Durham M*A*S*H Action Figures, Circa 1975

Note: All images taken from completed eBay auctions. Back in 2008, Peter Kurch wrote a wonderful analysis of the 1982 Tristar line of M*A*S*H collectibles (action figures, vehicles and a huge playset). But Tristar wasn’t the first company to release M*A*S*H action figures. That distinction falls to Durham Industries Inc., which released a pair of … Continue Reading →

2005 Scrubs/M*A*S*H TV Guide Cover

Back in October of 2005, TV Guide Magazine switched from its classic digest format to a larger, more standard magazine size. The final small-size issue, published on October 9th, 2005 (Volume 53, Number 41, Issue #2741), had nine commemorative covers. In each one, popular contemporary television stars recreated classic covers from the magazine’s past. Regis … Continue Reading →

M*A*S*H T-Shirts: $2 Million in Two Weeks

How popular was M*A*S*H in 1981? Forget the Nielsen ratings. Look to T-shirt sales to confirm that the sitcom was beloved. Some $2 million worth of T-shirts with the words “M-A-S-H” and “4077TH” written on them (divided by a white line) were sold in just two weeks, all thanks to Larry Blum and his Sales … Continue Reading →

500th M*A*S*H Licensee

As most M*A*S*H fans know, during the eleven years the series was on the air an incredibly amount of tie-in material — collectibles, toys, clothing, games, etc. — was released. But it wasn’t until May of 1984 that Fashion House Inc., the 500th licensee, revealed the product it would be selling: denim. It would sell … Continue Reading →