I was fortunate to be a guest on Aaron Reynold’s popular series “Bootleg Safari” this past weekend at Toronto Comic Con. We discuss lousy wax museums, getting blocked by William Shatner, copyright-infringing toys and the Roger Corman Fantastic Four. It is a real riot and I hope you enjoy.
Host Aaron Reynolds (Effin’ Birds, Swear Trek) is joined by Brian Heiler, author of Knock Off Toys and the Plaid Stallions website, for a look at bootlegged Wonder Women, the worst Lisa Simpsons, and a movie with an unexpected leprechaun in it. Plus, Brian answers some lingering questions about Mr. Rock.
You can stream past episodes of Bootleg Safari on http://bootlegsafari.com. You can also find it at http://youtube.com/@effinbirds.
New in the Toy-Ventures Shop! The Mego Mangler Collector Pin!
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.
The PlaidStallions Polyester Pals have arrived and come in green and orange. Be the first kid in the sandbox with our Podcast mascots!
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.