Toy-Ventures: Lincoln International Big Bad John

Toy-Ventures this week talks about Big Bad John, the rarest Lincoln International figure out there and a relatively new discovery. A generic bad guy figure for your Mego Starsky and Hutch figures. One of the best things online toy communities can do is work together and discover new things. The story of Big Bad John is one of those times that you’re proud to be part of seomthing.

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Toy-Ventures Issue 6 is now available

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Mego Knock Off Headquarters– The leading group discussing 70s Dime store knock-offs and bootleg action figures, we talk vintage toys and not others. We know the difference between Astro Apes and Action Apeman.  It’s a fun group where we talk about Lincoln International, AHI, Tomland, Bogi, Demo Man, Mortoys, and other generic greats.

 

 

Vintage Mego: The Love Boat

Vintage Mego looks at the Love Boat action figure line and tries to tackle the question of “Why did Mego make these?”. It’s a power-packed episode with special guest stars Abe Vigoda and Ron Pallilo.
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Issue 6 of Toy-Ventures Magazine is now up for pre-order. Get a limited edition Star Team poster by Dave Waugh!
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Toy-Ventures Magazine Issue 6- PlaidStallions

Toy-Ventures Magazine Issue 6- PlaidStallions

Issue 6 of Toy-Ventures ships next week, order now from our shop and get a free Star Team Poster by legendary artist Dave Waugh!

Our newest book “Knock-Offs: Totally, Unauthorized Action Figures” is now available. It’s 130 pages of bootleg goodness.
You can get this new book via the PlaidStallions Shop , On Amazon (Affiliate Link) or on eBay (eBay Link)

 

Our book Rack Toys, Cheap, Crazed Playthings is now available again! Order through our Affiliate Link

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Mego Planet of the Apes Soldier (Mint Off Card Review)

Mego Museum Mint Off Card has returned TO THE PLANET OF THE APES! This week we look at the Soldier, the latest Mego takes on a classic apes figure. It’s a new take on an old favourite but haven’t we seen that head before? We also talk about variations in the line. Let’s go to the forbidden zone together!

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Vintage Mego: Secret Identity World’s Greatest Superheroes

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Vintage Mego this week talks about Bruce, Peter, Clark and Dick. The Mego Secret Identity outfits are one of the hardest if not the most challenging sets to collect in the world’s greatest superheroes pantheon. Why is that and what is the history? we touch on that and talk about myths and reproductions.

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New Book! Knock-Offs: Totally Unauthorized Action Figures by PlaidStallions Press

Knock-Off Book

Knock-Offs Book

Hey folks, if you didn’t catch my Livestream this Saturday,  I’m doing my follow-up to Rack Toys with a book I’ve titled Knock-Offs: Totally Unauthorized Action Figures.  This is a piece I’ve been working on since 2012 but stuff got in the way and I had to put it on hold. I’m glad I did because it just made the whole thing better. 

Knock-Offs is a celebration of the dimestore bootleg figure, the copyright-infringing silliness meant to fool our grandpeople. The subjects range from toys of the 1960’s to the 2000s and include every popular genre you can think of.

Knock-Offs Book

Knock-Offs Book

Knock-Offs Book- Nightmare Feddy

Knock-Offs Book- Nightmare Feddy

Chapters will include Superheroes, Science Fiction, Horror, TV/Movies and you’d better believe 80s toys. So many discount Darth Vaders and Skid Row Skeletors…

Knock-Offs Book- Robocops

Knock-Offs Book- Robocops

Knock-Offs will also celebrate the amazing bootleg toy art scene and I have to say, the work these folks create is pretty darn infectious.

Bootleg toy artist Knock-Offs Book

Bootleg toy artist Knock-Offs Book

Bootleg toy artist Knock-Offs Book

Bootleg toy artist Knock-Offs Book

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Toy-Ventures Magazine is our newest creation, an old-school print magazine about vintage toys! Professionally laid out and written, each issue is brimming with obscure and rare toys from companies such as Mego, Kenner, Remco, AHI, and much more. Monsters, Superheroes, Adventurers, Knock Offs, Apes, and so much more, it’s in Toy-Ventures.

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Mego Knock Off Headquarters– The leading group discussing 70s Dime store knock-offs of Mego action figures, we talk vintage toys and not others. We know the difference between Astro Apes and Action Apeman! It’s a really fun group where we talk about Lincoln International, AHI, Tomland, Bogi, Demo Man, Mortoy, and other generic greats.

 

 

Mego Planet of the Apes General Ursus added to Mego Museum

The Only Good Human is a Dead Human!
General Ursus added to the Mego Museum 2021 GalleriesMego Planet of the Apes 2021

General Ursus joins Caesar in Mego’s wave 13 assortment of characters. Technically Ursus was a figure in the classic Mego Planet of the Apes but this is not exactly a straight reproduction of that figure. Mego took the classic Ursus/Urko (More on that debacle in the classic Mego Planet of the Apes galleries) and added paints and details to make the figure match James Gregory’s Ursus from “Beneath the Planet of the Apes”.

Mego Planet of the Apes: General Ursus

Hasbro Super Joe added to Plaid Stallions Action Figure Archive

Hasbro Super Joe

Hasbro Super Joe

Added some new pics and information to our Hasbro Super Joe page at the Action Figure Archive.

I have a real fondness for this short-lived but unique toy line by Hasbro, most people at the time didn’t even realize it was supposed to be G.I. Joe, this is mainly because he’s eight inches tall. 

G.I. Joe was getting killed by smaller competitors like Big Jim and the Mego World’s Greatest Superheroes, so they shrunk him down to Mego size and sent him to space. What resulted was a fun toy line that just sold well for the first year thanks to Star Wars but laid an egg in the second, thanks to Star Wars toys finally landing on shelves.

So come celebrate the Adventures of Super Joe, The Shield, Darkon and Gor, King of the Terrons in the Hasbro Super Joe gallery.

Also, if you have something I don’t and want to share it, drop me a line, I love adding to these pages!

 

Plaid Stallions Action Figure Archive

PlaidStallions Action Figure Archive

Much more at the Plaid Stallions Action Figure Archive.

 

 

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Mego UltraSeven :Mint Off Card Review

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Mint off Card takes a long look at the next Ultra-Man figure from Mego Corp, the amazing Ultra-7. Which Ultra character would you like to see next?

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Mint off Card: Swamp Thing by Figures Toy Company

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Mint off Card takes a look at the new 8″ Retro Figure from Figures Toy Company, SWAMP THING! One of my favourite characters from DC Comics.

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Vintage Mego: Battlin’ Superheroes (Close out Mego 2)

Vintage Mego answers the question no one asked: “What are the Battlin’ Superheroes” in this second look at closed out Mego Superheroes from the United Kingdom.

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Vintage Mego: CB McHaul

10-4 Good Buddy! Vintage Mego discusses the CB McHaul toy line from 1977, a series of action figures not based on Superheroes or Science Fiction but on Burt Reynolds movies and your dad’s hobby. It even taught you a secret language known as trucker talk! We talk about the 70s CB radio craze, the line’s origins and how it’s one of the rarest Mego action figure lines to collect! This video is free of obvious, “low hanging fruit” jokes about self-pollution. MegoMuseum Forums http://megomuseum.com/community/activity.php Join our FB Forum MegoMania https://www.facebook.com/groups/megomania/

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Vintage Mego: Star Trek Mission to Gamma VI

Vintage Mego takes a look at the classic Mego Star Trek playset “Mission to Gamma VI” an alien world environment loosely based on a classic epsiode of the television series.

We also talk about why the Mego Star Trek line abruptly ended in 1977 even though it was still quite popular.

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Vintage Mego: Terraphant from the Micronauts

 

This week Vintage Mego takes a look at Terraphant, the terrifying Mammoth from the remote world of Visceros!

Half elephant, half tank we talk about this vehicle’s development including prototype shots  and the fun things that were left out of the final product.

Special Thanks to Ray “AcroRay” Miller for the amazing photos and information on this one.

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