Mego Love Boat Playset (Vintage Mego)



Vintage Mego is exciting and new. Climb aboard the Mego Love Boat Playset; we’re expecting you! Hear about the adventures I’ve had while bringing this episode to you. This special episode comes from a smoke-free home!

 

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Toy-Ventures Magazine Issue #12 Stretch Monster

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Love Boat, Mego, Mego Toys, MegoMuseum, Plaidstallions, Charo, Gopher, Doc, Captain Stubing, Julie, The Love Boat Playset, Love Boat Toys, Mego 1982, 80s toys, toy collector, Toy-Ventures,

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Toy Talk Show: Tim Baron (Timbaron.com)

Episode 3 of Toy Talk Show is here, and this time around, we’re chatting with the artist and toy designer Tim Baron.

We talk about influential toy packaging, Tim’s work with Super 7 and Tony Hawk, Star Wars and the joys of skateboarding after 40. It’s a great conversation!

Find Tim Baron at
www.TimBaron.com

#mego #megoMuseum #racktoys

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Topics Discussed: MegoMuseum, Vintage Mego, Tim Baron, Micronauts, Manglors, Ken Kelly, Astro Zombies, skate boarding, Tony Hawk, Captain Action, Dr Evil, Toy-Ventures, Rack Toys, Puffy Stickers, Universal Monsters, Tomland, Star Raiders, Lincoln International, Lincoln Monsters, Mego, Bootleg toys, knock-offs, art toys, star wars holiday special, V, Toy Talk Show, Plaid Stallions, clash of the titans, Fisher Price Adventure People, V, megolike, knock offs,

1976 Action Figure Explosion!

1976 Action Figure Explosion!

1976 Action Figure Explosion!

I got this catalogue just after Christmas, and I wanted to close the year with the single reason I had to have it. This glorious page of plastic joy.  I never saw this page as a kid, but wow, that’s how the inside of my brain looked when I was five. 

This page, with it’s triple threat of Kenner Bionic Man, GI Joe Adventure Team, and Big Jim’s P.A.C.K hit me like a gut punch but in a good way, more like a “gut hug?” is that a thing? 

I enjoyed the book even more when I found the other page with my sixth birthday present, the GI Joe Capture Copter, which also was the “Monster Squad Copter” with my Lincoln Monsters

Not to mention the Sky Dive to Danger set, another birthday present and my vote for the single greatest GI Joe set ever.

 

1976 Action Figure Explosion!

1976 Action Figure Explosion!

No Offense to fans of Johnny West but I have almost no memory of the toy line. It’s probably because of stuff like Remco Star Trek and the amazing Lazervette had all of my attention and well kind of still do…. 

 

Happy New Year!

 

 

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Toy-Ventures Magazine Issue 11 is here!

Toy-Ventures Magazine deals with Kenner, Mego and More

Do you miss print toy magazines? I sure did; that’s why I created Toy Ventures. A full-colour print magazine that celebrates toys from the 1960s to the 1980s. It features collector guides, interviews and even some satire. We’re on issue 10 now but still have a limited supply of our back issues; please visit our Shop for more information.

 

Get the Official Tura Satana Action Figure

Official Megolike Tura Satana Action Figure by Odeon Toys

We co-produced this amazing action figure with White Elephant Toyz; it’s an 8″ Mego Style Officially Licensed Tura Satana figure with a beautiful box by Joeseph Linsner! Get yours while supplies last.

 

Knock Offs; Totally Unauthorized Action Figures the book

Knock Offs; Totally Unauthorized Action Figures the book Megolike

Knock-Offs Totally Unauthorized Action figures is from the demented mind that brought you “Rack Toys: Cheap, Crazed Playthings” and features hundreds of hilarious, charming, copyright infringing toys. Get a signed copy in our shop!

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The official FB group for PlaidStallions, Megolike come for the conversation, stay for the chill vibe. Remember, you keep the glass.

The official FB group for PlaidStallions, come for the conversation, stay for the chill vibe. Remember, you keep the glass.

Megolike Knock Off Head Quarters is better than Lou

Mego Knock Off Headquarters is a group created to discuss bootleg toys and customs. Totally chill vibe for fans of Tomland, Lincoln International, Mego and AHI. It’s a super fun group, join Mego-KO-HQ!

Check out the PlaidStallions store for Toy-Ventures magazine, Tura Satana and much more:
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Toy-Ventures: Major Mego Score at Toy & Nostalgia Show!

Toy-Ventures: Major Mego Score at Toy & Nostalgia Show!

Toy-Ventures visits the Toronto Toy and Nostalgia Show and scores big time with Canadian Mego Black Hole and Buck Rogers action figures! If that wasn’t enough, we also hit an antique mall!
https://youtu.be/v9YDCIV7GpI

#toyventures #mego #buckrogers

Lincoln Monsters Return from the Crypt in our latest Collaboration with Absolutely Retro and White Elephant Toyz.

 

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Toy-Ventures Magazine Issue 11 is here!

Toy-Ventures Magazine deals with Kenner, Mego and More

Do you miss print toy magazines? I sure did; that’s why I created Toy Ventures. A full-colour print magazine that celebrates toys from the 1960s to the 1980s. It features collector guides, interviews and even some satire. We’re on issue 10 now but still have a limited supply of our back issues; please visit our Shop for more information.

 

Get the Official Tura Satana Action Figure

Official Tura Satana Action Figure by Odeon Toys

We co-produced this amazing action figure with White Elephant Toyz; it’s an 8″ Mego Style Officially Licensed Tura Satana figure with a beautiful box by Joeseph Linsner! Get yours while supplies last.

 

Knock Offs; Totally Unauthorized Action Figures the book

Knock Offs; Totally Unauthorized Action Figures the book

Knock-Offs Totally Unauthorized Action figures is from the demented mind that brought you “Rack Toys: Cheap, Crazed Playthings” and features hundreds of hilarious, charming, copyright infringing toys. Get a signed copy in our shop!

5 Awesome

Facebook Groups we enjoy

The official FB group for PlaidStallions, come for the conversation, stay for the chill vibe. Remember, you keep the glass.

The official FB group for PlaidStallions, come for the conversation, stay for the chill vibe. Remember, you keep the glass.

Megolike Knock Off Head Quarters is better than Lou

Mego Knock Off Headquarters is a group created to discuss bootleg toys and customs. Totally chill vibe for fans of Tomland, Lincoln International, Mego and AHI. It’s a super fun group, join Mego-KO-HQ!

Check out the PlaidStallions store for Toy-Ventures magazine, Tura Satana and much more:
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Toy-Ventures: Fisher Price Adventure People Score!

 
Tonight: Toy-Ventures returns from Ajax Collector Con with good memories, video recap and an amazing piece of Fisher Price Adventure People History!
https://youtu.be/oZPn14ctT6k?si=k_Ret39Ukvfq2czR
 

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Toy-Ventures Magazine Issue 10 is here!

Toy-Ventures Magazine deals with Kenner, Mego and More

Do you miss print toy magazines? I sure did; that’s why I created Toy Ventures. A full-colour print magazine that celebrates toys from the 1960s to the 1980s. It features collector guides, interviews and even some satire. We’re on issue 10 now but still have a limited supply of our back issues; please visit our Shop for more information.

 

Get the Official Tura Satana Action Figure

Official Tura Satana Action Figure by Odeon Toys

We co-produced this amazing action figure with White Elephant Toyz; it’s an 8″ Mego Style Officially Licensed Tura Satana figure with a beautiful box by Joeseph Linsner! Get yours while supplies last.

 

Knock Offs; Totally Unauthorized Action Figures the book

Knock Offs; Totally Unauthorized Action Figures the book

Knock-Offs Totally Unauthorized Action figures is from the demented mind that brought you “Rack Toys: Cheap, Crazed Playthings” and features hundreds of hilarious, charming, copyright infringing toys. Get a signed copy in our shop!

 

Facebook Groups we enjoy

The official FB group for PlaidStallions, come for the conversation, stay for the chill vibe. Remember, you keep the glass.

The official FB group for PlaidStallions, come for the conversation, stay for the chill vibe. Remember, you keep the glass.

Mego Knock Off Head Quarters Megolike

Mego Knock Off Headquarters is a group created to discuss bootleg toys and customs. Totally chill vibe for fans of Tomland, Lincoln International, Mego and AHI. It’s a super fun group, join the Mego-KO-HQ!

 

 

#toyventures #toyshow #actionfigures

 

 

Topics discussed: Tura Satana, Ajax Collector Con, Toy Shows, Kenner Bionic Man, Bionic Bigfoot, Fisher Price, Adventure People, Batman, Gi Joe, Transformers, MOTU, Plaidstallions, Toy-Ventures Magazine, 70s toys, memories, Christmas,

Toy-Ventures: Top 10 70s Star Trek Toys

Toy-Ventures counts down the top 10 coolest (and silliest) bits of Star Trek merchandise this week.

Join us as we talk about Mego, Remco, Worcestor toy, AHI, AMT and much more.

#startrek #mego #toyventures

Topics include: top ten, star trek TOS, Star Trek, Mego Star Trek, mego figures, Remco, Utility belts, rack toys, parachuting, Mr Spock, Captain Kirk, Toy-Ventures, phasers, Dinky toys, toy collecting, Brick Mantooth,

 

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The Super Collector Newsletter covers Mego and so much more PlaidStallions

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Toy-Ventures Magazine Issue 10 is here!

Toy-Ventures Magazine deals with Kenner, Mego and More

Do you miss print toy magazines? I sure did; that’s why I created Toy Ventures. A full-colour print magazine that celebrates toys from the 1960s to the 1980s. It features collector guides, interviews and even some satire. We’re on issue 10 now but still have a limited supply of our back issues; please visit our Shop for more information.

 

Get the Official Tura Satana Action Figure

Official Tura Satana Action Figure by Odeon Toys

We co-produced this amazing action figure with White Elephant Toyz; it’s an 8″ Mego Style Officially Licensed Tura Satana figure with a beautiful box by Joeseph Linsner! Get yours while supplies last.

 

Knock Offs; Totally Unauthorized Action Figures the book

Knock Offs; Totally Unauthorized Action Figures the book

Knock-Offs Totally Unauthorized Action figures is from the demented mind that brought you “Rack Toys: Cheap, Crazed Playthings” and features hundreds of hilarious, charming, copyright infringing toys. Get a signed copy in our shop!

 

Facebook Groups we enjoy

The official FB group for PlaidStallions, come for the conversation, stay for the chill vibe. Remember, you keep the glass.

The official FB group for PlaidStallions, come for the conversation, stay for the chill vibe. Remember, you keep the glass.

Mego Knock Off Head Quarters

Mego Knock Off Headquarters is a group created to discuss bootleg toys and customs. Totally chill vibe for fans of Tomland, Lincoln International, Mego and AHI. It’s a super fun group, join the Mego-KO-HQ!

 

Toy-Ventures Issue 11 Cover Reveal!

As showcased at last weekend’s Power-Con, the cover for Toy-Ventures Issue 11 is live. Issue 11 features a striking cover by Chris Franklin depicting the Tonka Steel Monsters Toy Line.

The bonus early bird prize is a Metal Face Car Air Freshener, he smells like grape!

More details soon!

Toy-Ventures Issue 11

Toy-Ventures Magazine is a quarterly vintage toy magazine published by Plaid Stallions Press. If you love reading about vintage toys, you’ll like us.

ORDER ISSUE 11 of TOY-VENTURES HERE

#toyventures #steelmonsters #plaidstallions

 

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Toy-Ventures Magazine Issue 10 is here!

Toy-Ventures Magazine deals with Kenner, Mego and More

Do you miss print toy magazines? I sure did; that’s why I created Toy Ventures. A full-colour print magazine that celebrates toys from the 1960s to the 1980s. It features collector guides, interviews and even some satire. We’re on issue 10 now but still have a limited supply of our back issues; please visit our Shop for more information.

 

Get the Official Tura Satana Action Figure

Official Tura Satana Action Figure by Odeon Toys

We co-produced this amazing action figure with White Elephant Toyz; it’s an 8″ Mego Style Officially Licensed Tura Satana figure with a beautiful box by Joeseph Linsner! Get yours while supplies last.

 

Knock Offs; Totally Unauthorized Action Figures the book

Knock Offs; Totally Unauthorized Action Figures the book

Knock-Offs Totally Unauthorized Action figures is from the demented mind that brought you “Rack Toys: Cheap, Crazed Playthings” and features hundreds of hilarious, charming, copyright infringing toys. Get a signed copy in our shop!

 

Facebook Groups we enjoy

The official FB group for PlaidStallions, come for the conversation, stay for the chill vibe. Remember, you keep the glass.

The official FB group for PlaidStallions, come for the conversation, stay for the chill vibe. Remember, you keep the glass.

Mego Knock Off Head Quarters

Mego Knock Off Headquarters is a group created to discuss bootleg toys and customs. Totally chill vibe for fans of Tomland, Lincoln International, Mego and AHI. It’s a super fun group, join the Mego-KO-HQ!

 

 

 

 

Toy-Ventures: Epic Toy Trek Part 2

Toy-Ventures: Epic Toy Trek Part 2

 

 

Ayyyyyyyy, we wrap up our Toy Trek with an impossible mission, two flea markets, three antique malls, 250 miles in one day. Check out what we saw and what we got! I promise it’s neat!

Places Visited:

Joi De Vintage

facebook.com/JoieVintage

Pinery Market

pinerymarket.com

Aberfoyle Antique Market

aberfoyleantiquemarket.com

Market Road Antiques

stjacobsmarket.com/market-road-antiques

Freelton Antique Market

freeltonantiquemall.com

St. Jacobs Antique Market

facebook.com/p/St-Jacobs-Antiques-Market-100051622495695/

 

#toyhunter #antiquemalls #fleamarkets

Items in the video: mid-century Christmas, Frankenstein poster, Batman light fixtures, vintage GI Joe, Mattel Big Jim, Man from UNCLE, Corgi, Star Trek, Blake’s 7, Family Affair, flea market, toy hunting, Mego, Mego fonzi, Shreddies, the Black Hole, Ontario, Canada, antique malls, Mattel Big Jim, Atlas Comics, Buck Rogers, Elvis, Dracula, model kits, JC Penny Catalogs, colouring books, trading cards, movie posters, comic books,

 

Do you miss reading print toy collector magazines?

Toy-Ventures Magazine Issue 9

That’s why we created Toy-Ventures magazine, an old-school print publication dedicated to vintage toys from the 1960s to the 1990s. Each issue is packed with never before seen images and information written by some of the top collectors. We’ve got ten issues and climbing; please check our page here or visit our store.

 

Pod Stallions Pod Cast Our long running Pod Cast, Pod Stallions is now available on Spotify.

 

The PlaidStallions Polyester Pals have arrived and come in green and orange. Be the first kid in the sandbox with our Podcast mascots!

Polyester Pals from PlaidStallions

 

 

Our latest book is “Knock-Offs: Totally Unauthorized Action Figures” a love letter to cheeky copyright-infringing toys. You can get this new book via the PlaidStallions Shop, On Amazon (Affiliate Link) or eBay (eBay Link)

FACEBOOK GROUPS FROM PLAID STALLIONS


Pod Stallions is based on our podcast and is one of the most fun groups on Facebook. Toys, Comics, Movies, TV, it’s all up for grabs, and remember, folks, you keep the glass! If you like our show, then you have found your tribe.

Megolike
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 Monsters, AHI, Mighty Gary, Tomland, Bogi, Demo Man, Mortoys, and other generic greats.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tura Satana Action Figure Reveal and Commercial

Tura Satana Action Figure Reveal!

Tura Satana Action Figure Reveal

Tura Satana Action Figure Reveal

As showcased in last night’s Toy-Ventures Live Stream, here she is! So happy to finally showcase our upcoming action figure of Tura Satana. This is the first figure off the production line, and well, she’s everything we hoped for her.

The figure will soon be available for order.

 

https://youtu.be/_oSAIHEHRbY

Tura Satana Action FigureTura Satana Action Figure
 
To sign up, join the Tura Satana Mailing List here, which is 100% free and will not be used to market anything other than this action figure to you.

Each mailing list member will get an early look at the final product and an exclusive pre-order window for the figure, giving you 24 hours to get one before the general public.

Tura Satana Postcard

As a bonus, we will give every early bird pre-order a limited edition exclusive postcard print of our glorious packaging art rendered by comics giant Joseph Michael Linsner.

So, in the immortal words of Varla herself, “Go get her!”

JOIN THE EARLY BIRD MAILING LIST

Tura Satana Action Figure

Tura Satana Action Figure

Tura Satana Action Figure

Do you miss reading print toy collector magazines?

Toy-Ventures Magazine Issue 9That’s why we created Toy-Ventures magazine, an old-school print publication dedicated to vintage toys from the 1960s to the 1990s. Each issue is packed with never before seen images and information written by some of the top collectors. We’ve got nine issues and climbing; please check our page here or visit our store.

 

 

The PlaidStallions Polyester Pals have arrived and come in green and orange. Be the first kid in the sandbox with our Podcast mascots!

Polyester Pals from PlaidStallions

 

 

Our latest book is “Knock-Offs: Totally Unauthorized Action Figures” a love letter to cheeky copyright-infringing toys. You can get this new book via the PlaidStallions Shop, On Amazon (Affiliate Link) or eBay (eBay Link)

FACEBOOK GROUPS FROM PLAID STALLIONS


Pod Stallions is based on our podcast and is one of the most fun groups on Facebook. Toys, Comics, Movies, TV, it’s all up for grabs, and remember, folks, you keep the glass! If you like our show, then you have found your tribe.

Megolike
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 Monsters, AHI, Mighty Gary, Tomland, Bogi, Demo Man, Mortoys, and other generic greats.

#turasatana #odeontoys #fasterpussycatkillkill

Toy-Ventures: 17th Anniversary Spectacular plus contest

Toy-Ventures: 17th Anniversary Spectacular plus contest


 

It’s PlaidStallions 17th Anniversary Spectacular with some cool collection updates featuring Mego Knock Offs, Adventure Team GI Joe, Ninjas and wind-up Super Monsters. Plus a contest where you can win big prizes!

The Microman Auction will be here: https://ebay.us/enAHKC

Visit our store for our magazine and collectibles: https://plaidstallions.com/reboot/shop/

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Pod Stallions Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/podstallions

Places visited:

www.theecollector.com

https://the-gargoyle.business.site/

 

 

Toy-Ventures Collector Pins

Toy-Ventures Collectible Pins including the Lincoln Monsters

Do you miss toy collector magazines?

That’s why we created Toy-Ventures magazine, an old-school print publication dedicated to vintage toys from the 1960s to the 1990s. Each issue is packed with never before seen images and information written by some of the top collectors. We’ve got nine issues and climbing; please check our page here or visit our store.

 

 

The PlaidStallions Polyester Pals have arrived and come in green and orange. Be the first kid in the sandbox with our Podcast mascots!

Polyester Pals from PlaidStallions

 

 

Our latest book is “Knock-Offs: Totally Unauthorized Action Figures” a love letter to cheeky copyright-infringing toys. You can get this new book via the PlaidStallions Shop, On Amazon (Affiliate Link) or eBay (eBay Link)

FACEBOOK GROUPS FROM PLAID STALLIONS


Pod Stallions is based on our podcast and is one of the most fun groups on Facebook. Toys, Comics, Movies, TV, it’s all up for grabs, and remember, folks, you keep the glass! If you like our show, then you have found your tribe.

Megolike
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 Monsters, AHI, Mighty Gary, Tomland, Bogi, Demo Man, Mortoys, and other generic greats.

Bootleg Star Wars

Topics discussed, Mego Knock-Offs, Batman, Italian Batman, Godzilla, Rack Toys, Gi Joe Adventure Team, Superman, Fighting Yank, Ninjas, Menudo, Space:1999, Mattel, Eagle, Microman, Micronauts, Canadian toys, Palitoy, Mego Superheroes,

GI Joe Adventure Team Photo Recon

GI Joe Adventure Team Photo Recon

GI Joe Adventure Team Photo Recon

As mentioned in the latest episode of Toy-Ventures (which has a contest BTW) , I recently picked up this wonder GI Joe Adventure Team piece. I collect GI Joe but am what they call “Content.” I haven’t actively searched eBay in ages, and while I always keep my eyes open, I really didn’t have any wants. Then theecollector found a bunch of Canadian GI Joe outfits and sets.

GI Joe Adventure Team Photo Recon

GI Joe Adventure Team Photo Recon

 This one haunted me despite avoiding collecting carded outfits for money and space reasons. It was the combination of the 76 era card back with that funky orange and the fact that I realized I HAD THIS AS A KID! I kind of wasn’t in control; I just purchased it. The brain was going, “WTH?” but the heart knew what it was doing. 

 

GI Joe Adventure Team Photo Recon

GI Joe Adventure Team Photo Recon

 I also really dig this illustration of Joe, what a badass. The artwork is huge for this because, without it,  it’s just a jumpsuit and a camera. 

Here’s the 1976 GI Joe Catalog page for Photo Recon, which I need to redo for the site.

Check out our latest show:

https://youtu.be/8VmkUDUu_Po

 

Toy-Ventures Collector Pins

Toy-Ventures Collectible Pins, including the Mego Mad Monsters

Do you miss toy collector magazines?

That’s why we created Toy-Ventures magazine, an old-school print publication dedicated to vintage toys from the 1960s to the 1990s. Each issue is packed with never before seen images and information written by some of the top collectors. We’ve got nine issues and climbing; please check our page here or visit our store.

 

 

The PlaidStallions Polyester Pals have arrived and come in green and orange. Be the first kid in the sandbox with our Podcast mascots!

Polyester Pals from PlaidStallions

 

 

Our latest book is “Knock-Offs: Totally Unauthorized Action Figures” a love letter to cheeky copyright-infringing toys. You can get this new book via the PlaidStallions Shop, On Amazon (Affiliate Link) or eBay (eBay Link)

FACEBOOK GROUPS FROM PLAID STALLIONS


Pod Stallions is based on our podcast and is one of the most fun groups on Facebook. Toys, Comics, Movies, TV, it’s all up for grabs, and remember, folks, you keep the glass! If you like our show, then you have found your tribe.

Megolike
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 Monsters, AHI, Mighty Gary, Tomland, Bogi, Demo Man, Mortoys, and other generic greats.

Bootleg Star Wars

Topics discussed, Mego Knock-Offs, Batman, Italian Batman, Godzilla, Rack Toys, Gi Joe Adventure Team, Superman, Fighting Yank, Ninjas, Menudo, Space:1999, Mattel, Eagle, Microman, Micronauts, Canadian toys, Palitoy, Mego Superheroes,megolike

Photoshop fun with the Mego planet of the apes toys

Photoshop fun with Mego Planet of the Apes!

Mego Planet of the Apes Jail - Toy-Ventures magazine

Mego Planet of the Apes Jail – Toy-Ventures magazine

Working on issue 10 of Toy-Ventures Magazine, and for no good reason, I thought it might be fun to try and recreate the artwork of the beautiful accessories boxes. I am something of an impulsive creature.

My first attempt is the Planet of the Apes Jail, a silly toy with an awesome box. I had a few limitations with this one, like the Jail on the box differs from the toy. Also, you can get only so much dynamic action from a type 1 Mego figure, but I got close enough to share.

Mego Planet of the Apes Jail - Toy-Ventures magazine

Mego Planet of the Apes Jail – Toy-Ventures magazine

Look for Issue 10 of Toy-Ventures at the end of May; it will continue our Mego apes coverage and a mind-blowing amount of toy goodness.

Please help us keep print toy collector magazines alive by sharing this or using our hashtag #toyventures if you own some issues or see them in the wild.
We could use all the help we can get.
 

Toy-Ventures Collector Pins

Toy-Ventures Collectible Pins including the Lincoln Monsters

Do you miss toy collector magazines?

That’s why we created Toy-Ventures magazine, an old-school print publication dedicated to vintage toys from the 1960s to the 1990s. Each issue is packed with never before seen images and information written by some of the top collectors. We’ve got nine issues and climbing; please check our page here or visit our store.

 

The Mego Museum News has rebranded into the Super Collector Newsletter! Encompassing more from sites like PlaidStallions and more. Check it out even if you don’t collect Mego figures.

Mego Museum Newsletter

 

The PlaidStallions Polyester Pals have arrived and come in green and orange. Be the first kid in the sandbox with our Podcast mascots!

Polyester Pals from PlaidStallions

 

 

Our latest book is “Knock-Offs: Totally Unauthorized Action Figures” a love letter to cheeky copyright-infringing toys. You can get this new book via the PlaidStallions Shop, On Amazon (Affiliate Link) or eBay (eBay Link)

FACEBOOK GROUPS FROM PLAID STALLIONS


Pod Stallions is based on our podcast and is one of the most fun groups on Facebook. Toys, Comics, Movies, TV, it’s all up for grabs, and remember, folks, you keep the glass! If you like our show, then you have found your tribe.

Megolike
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 Monsters, AHI, Mighty Gary, Tomland, Bogi, Demo Man, Mortoys, and other generic greats.

 

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Mall of Justice Update plus a call to action

Mall of Justice Cover.

Mall of Justice Book Cover Brian Heiler Mall of Justice Book Cover

It’s been a while since I posted any updates, so here we go.

As I begin laying out my next book, “Mall of Justice,” and hope for a 2023 release, I once again plead with you for submissions. I want to share your photos and stories if you met He-Man at Toys R Us or Captain America at a Car wash. It doesn’t matter if “Chewbacca” was a guy wearing loafers in a gorilla mask; that’s a bonus!

Store mascots are cool, too; the weirder, the better.

Send your stories and photos to toyventuresmag@gmail.com, and I’ll do my best to include them in the publication.

Mall of Justice is super (pun intended) personal for me, as an encounter with the Marvel heroes in a Woolco was highly impactful on my young brain.

I’ve been carefully curating many of these photos over the years, but I could use more. Hoping to launch the book this fall.

If you have photos before Cosplay showed them how it’s done, please get in touch with me.

Other ways to help, share this page or share the FB page on Social Media, let friends know. I could really use a leg up.


About Mall of Justice-

“Mall of Justice” celebrates the sometimes clunky and silly costumed character appearances that doted our suburban landscape in the 70s, 80s and 90s. Featuring a series of submitted photos and memories from the kids who experienced them. Before Cosplay, we had Mall Appearances.

Written by Brian Heiler, author of “Rack Toys: Cheap Crazed Playthings” and “Knock-Offs: Totally Unauthorized Action Figures” this new publication will be a photo review of wonky Darth Vaders, Batman with mustaches and truly disturbing He-Men.

Click here to submit a photo and story.

Click here for the Mall of Justice Facebook page.

Toy-Ventures Collector Pins Toy-Ventures Collectible Pins including the Lincoln Monsters

Do you miss toy collector magazines?

That’s why we created Toy-Ventures magazine, an old-school print publication dedicated to vintage toys from the 1960s to the 1990s. Each issue is packed with never before seen images and information written by some of the top collectors. We’ve got nine issues and climbing; please check our page here or visit our store.

 

The Mego Museum News has rebranded into the Super Collector Newsletter! Encompassing more from sites like PlaidStallions and more. Check it out even if you don’t collect Mego figures.

Mego Museum Newsletter

Pod Stallions Pod Cast Our long running Pod Cast, Pod Stallions is now available on Spotify.

 

The PlaidStallions Polyester Pals have arrived and come in green and orange. Be the first kid in the sandbox with our Podcast mascots!

Polyester Pals from PlaidStallions

 

 

Our latest book is “Knock-Offs: Totally Unauthorized Action Figures” a love letter to cheeky copyright-infringing toys. You can get this new book via the PlaidStallions Shop, On Amazon (Affiliate Link) or eBay (eBay Link)

FACEBOOK GROUPS FROM PLAID STALLIONS


Pod Stallions is based on our podcast and is one of the most fun groups on Facebook. Toys, Comics, Movies, TV, it’s all up for grabs, and remember, folks, you keep the glass! If you like our show, then you have found your tribe.

Megolike
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 Monsters, AHI, Mighty Gary, Tomland, Bogi, Demo Man, Mortoys, and other generic greats.

 

Electra Woman and Dyna Girl toy collection

Toy-Ventures: Electra Woman and Dyna Girl Toy Collection

 

Toy-Ventures returns with an awesome new toy in my Electra Woman and Dyna Girl merchandise collection. We discuss the history, remakes and all the goodies I’ve found so far from the Krofft Supershow. #krofft #electrawoman #saturdaymorningcartoons

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Toy-Ventures Collector Pins

Toy-Ventures Collectible Pins including the Lincoln Monsters

Do you miss toy collector magazines?

That’s why we created Toy-Ventures magazine, an old-school print publication dedicated to vintage toys from the 1960s to the 1990s. Each issue is packed with never before seen images and information written by some of the top collectors. We’ve got nine issues and climbing; please check our page here or visit our store.

 

The Mego Museum News has rebranded into the Super Collector Newsletter! Encompassing more from sites like PlaidStallions and more. Check it out even if you don’t collect Mego figures.

Mego Museum Newsletter

 

The PlaidStallions Polyester Pals have arrived and come in green and orange. Be the first kid in the sandbox with our Podcast mascots!

Polyester Pals from PlaidStallions

 

 

Our latest book is “Knock-Offs: Totally Unauthorized Action Figures” a love letter to cheeky copyright-infringing toys. You can get this new book via the PlaidStallions Shop, On Amazon (Affiliate Link) or eBay (eBay Link)

FACEBOOK GROUPS FROM PLAID STALLIONS


Pod Stallions is based on our podcast and is one of the most fun groups on Facebook. Toys, Comics, Movies, TV, it’s all up for grabs, and remember, folks, you keep the glass! If you like our show, then you have found your tribe.

Megolike
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 Monsters, AHI, Mighty Gary, Tomland, Bogi, Demo Man, Mortoys, and other generic greats.

 

Electra Woman and Dyna Girl toy collection

Presenting the Lincoln Monsters Collectible Pins

Presenting the Lincoln International Monsters Collectible Pins by Toy-Ventures Collectibles.

The Lincoln International Monsters are one of my favourite childhood memories, and I always want to find ways to work with them. I designed each pin based on the original packaging art I’m utterly infatuated with.

The idea came because I wanted to make a set of Lincoln Monster pins for myself, and it spiralled from there. The factory I used for this was quite excellent.  I’m elated with their quality and look. Sometimes you make things for yourself, but you also want to share. You can get the Lincoln Monsters individually or as a unique carded set while supplies last.

It was also really fun laying out that card. I wanted to make it like a gumball machine card as much as possible, but my Rack Toy biases ultimately won. 

The Lincoln Monsters pins are available at our store or on eBay.

 

Lincoln International Monsters Collector Pin Series

Lincoln Monsters Collector Pin Series

 

I’ve also made a few other collectible pins based on knockoffs and characters from this website. Look for a few more designs coming very soon.

 

Toy-Ventures Collector Pins

Toy-Ventures Collectible Pins including the Lincoln Monsters

Do you miss toy collector magazines?

That’s why we created Toy-Ventures magazine, an old-school print publication dedicated to vintage toys from the 1960s to the 1990s. Each issue is packed with never before seen images and information written by some of the top collectors. We’ve got nine issues and climbing; please check our page here or visit our store.

 

The Mego Museum News has rebranded into the Super Collector Newsletter! Encompassing more from sites like PlaidStallions and more. Check it out even if you don’t collect Mego figures.

Mego Museum Newsletter

 

The PlaidStallions Polyester Pals have arrived and come in green and orange. Be the first kid in the sandbox with our Podcast mascots!

Polyester Pals from PlaidStallions

 

 

Our latest book is “Knock-Offs: Totally Unauthorized Action Figures” a love letter to cheeky copyright-infringing toys. You can get this new book via the PlaidStallions Shop, On Amazon (Affiliate Link) or eBay (eBay Link)

FACEBOOK GROUPS FROM PLAID STALLIONS


Pod Stallions is based on our podcast and is one of the most fun groups on Facebook. Toys, Comics, Movies, TV, it’s all up for grabs, and remember, folks, you keep the glass! If you like our show, then you have found your tribe.


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 Monsters, AHI, Mighty Gary, Tomland, Bogi, Demo Man, Mortoys, and other generic greats.

Lincoln Monsters