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

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LINCOLN MONSTERS BRINGS BACK THE RETRO MONSTER ACTION FIGURE

Lincoln Monsters brings back the Retro Monster action figure

Toronto, Ontario, October 31, 2023-

Lincoln Monsters

Lincoln Monsters

A vintage toy brand is rising from the grave! “Lincoln Monsters”  is a new collaboration from White Elephant Toyz, Absolutely Retro and Plaid Stallions, who have joined forces to make dimestore retro monsters.

The name is inspired by the legendary knock-off toy company Lincoln International. However, Lincoln Monsters reimagines the company as a 70s third-rate film studio, making exploitation and copying horror trends.

Each Lincoln Monster release and creation will center around a fictional movie from Lincoln International Studios, premiering with The Evil of Dracula.

The 8″ Evil of Dracula figure will be on a type S body, with a look inspired by the past but retaining the LM house style.

Lincoln Monsters

Lincoln Monsters

Each Evil of Dracula figure will come in a gorgeous solid box with artwork by Chris Franklin depicting the gorey poster for the movie made to cash in on Hammer horror.

Like all good horror shows, this is a double bill as Lincoln Monsters will at the same time also release “The Power of Frankenstein,” featuring a stunning poster by Chris Franklin.

Our goal is to create well-made figures inspired by cheap knock-offs,” explains White Elephant Toyz Jason Schiermeyer who adds “At a collector friendly price point.”

Subsequent releases from Lincoln Monsters will include original male and female character designs that cross multiple film genres from Science Fiction, Horror and Exploitation. The fictional Lincoln studio was known to dabble in Gothic Horror, Ozsplotation, Philippine Drive-In movies and Italian rip-offs.

We realized we all complimented each other and liked a lot of the same things and agreed on a vision,” explains PlaidStallion’s Brian Heiler, who adds, “This  is long term, we’re putting everything into new figures and ideas; it’s basically three guys saying “you know what would be cool?

Look for a newly revised Lincolnmonsters.com this November and the first offering of figures in Q1 2024. #retromonster

 

Lincoln Monsters

Lincoln Monsters

The Lincoln Monsters team

About Absolutely Retro:

Created by Frank Wojo, Absolutely Retro is an up-and-coming e-tailer and toy brand ambassador. Frank has consulted on popular brands and licenses and has a vast background working in social media.

Formed by Jason Schiermeyer, a veteran toy designer and collector. He has helped bring several exciting, licensed properties to Action Figure collections: King Features the Phantom and Flash Gordon, Strike Force Alpha and the officially licensed Tura Satana figure.

About PlaidStallions

PlaidStallions is a pop culture and toy website dedicated to the 70s and 80s created by Brian Heiler. The publisher of Toy-Ventures Magazine and the newest book, “Knock-Offs: Totally Unauthorized Action Figures.” Under their Odeon Toys division, they have released licensed action figures of Captain Canuck, the Mego Museum Super Collector, and their mascot Brick Mantooth.

 

#retromonsters #knockoffs #lincolnmonsters

ISSUE 11 of Toy-Ventures is now available

Tonka Steel Monsters- Toy-Ventures

Tonka Steel Monsters- Toy-Ventures

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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.

 

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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!

 

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

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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!

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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!

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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)

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

Lincoln Monsters

Mint Off Card: Frightful Fiendz by White Elephant Toys



Do you like 8″ Monsters that glow in the dark? Then check out our latest review of the Frightful Fiendz by White Elephant Toyz. The Horrible Mummy and Teenage Bog Monster are the latest figures in this soon-to-be long-running series of action figures.

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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

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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FACEBOOK GROUPS FROM PLAIDSTALLIONS


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, 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 International, AHI, Tomland, Bogi, Demo Man, Mortoys, and other generic greats.

 

 

Websites: Megolike.com is dead but hey, we’ve got a new place now

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Megolike is gone, burned to the ground thanks to Melodrama.

What a waste but if you collect Mego Knock-Offs. Join our Facebook group dedicated today, it’s an intimate group that focuses just on vintage toys and never on other people/groups/websites. We’ll let other people do that:
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