Toy-Ventures: Bigfoot Sighting at Vintage Toy Show!

Toy-Ventures: Bigfoot Sighting at Vintage Toy Show!

Nothing starts a year better than a Vintage Toy Hunt! Toy-Ventures returns with a recap of Ontario Collector Con, including Action Force, Star Wars, McDonald’s, GoDaikin and Kenner Six Million Dollar Man. As usual, I did something irresponsible. Come toy hunt with me and the boy!

 

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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 12 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! 5 Awesome

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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: www.plaidstallions.com/reboot/shop Join the fun at Mego Knock Off Headquarters, 1800 members and climbing: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Megoknockoff

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Toy-Ventures: The Redbox Batman Mystery

Toy-Ventures Returns with a look at the RedBox Batman, a figure that is as mysterious as the character he’s ripping off. We talk about how the action figure came to be and it’s evil twin, the Knock-Off as we try to solve the mystery!

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Topics Discussed: Bootleg Toys, Stan Weston, GI Joe, Hasbro, Don Levine,
Action Figure, Stony Smith, Major Matt Mason, Red Box Toys, Mego Corporation, Fighting Yank, Tommy Gunn, Adventure Man, Knock-Offs, Batman, Captain Action, Ideal Toys, Astronaut toys, Army toys, Barbie, Ken

 

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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!

 

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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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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: 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!

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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 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)

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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.

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,

70s Superhero toys in Japanese Starlog – Mego, Remco, AHI and More!

I recently stumbled across this fantastic issue of Japanese Starlog, which was a lot like the US version, except its graphic design was way more exciting.
This particular issue has a feature on all the imported Superhero toys from the US you can buy. So the best way to describe it is like a Heroes World catalogue but from the future.

Mego Superheroes in Japanese Starlog

Mego Superheroes in Japanese Starlog

This page makes me weak in the knees and it’s not just the gem-mint carded Mego Riddler on display. Those Mego Comic Action Heroes’ deluxe sets with the Batmobile and Spider-Car are big favourites of mine. I also don’t have that AHI parachuting Superman.

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Toy-Ventures Collector Pins

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 8 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)

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

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

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-Christmas Eve Mystery Knock-Off Unboxing!

Knock-Off Unboxing

Hey, it’s Christmas Eve, so let’s open a mystery box of Knock-Offs brought to me by Santa (at least I think that was the DHL guy’s name), and I can show you the most extraordinary KO figure that I have ever purchased.

Meet Frank, Dolly girl and The Terror from Beyond Space!

Merry Christmas from PlaidStallions Toy-Ventures.

 


We’ve got a new book available! Knock-Offs Totally Unauthorized Action Figures is our follow-up to Rack Toys, click here for more info.

 

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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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Toy-Ventures Issue 5

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Action Figure Archive Updates- Buck Rogers- Bugmen – Krazy Kreeps

Plaid Stallions Action Figure Archive

PlaidStallions Action Figure Archive

Been spending a lot of time updating the Plaid Stallions Action Figure Archive and have a few fun updates thanks to some awesome people helping me out.

Let’s dig in shall we?

Our newest page to the Action Figure Archive is the Krazy Kreeps. Krazy Kreeps are a unique find, they are essentially a knock-off of a knock-off! The figures mainly use the bodies and heads from the AHI World Famous Super Monsters brand, which was already a Mego Knock Off. There is a morbid little detail with the Krazy Kreeps that would not fly today.

 

krazy kreeps

Croner Buck Rogers Gallery now has Twiki thanks to Clam’s ToyBox. These weird Australian figures have stymied me for years and now I have to wonder if there is a fourth figure. It’s just great to see all of them in one place. 

Croner Buck Rogers, Tiger man and Twiki

Speaking of Croner, my friend Will (@toltoyskid) turned me on to the Footy Heroes, figures of Australian Rugby players. I don’t normally have much to do with sports figures but I need to know what else they made. Also, I have no idea who these guys are.

Croner Footy Heroes

New update to the Bugmen of Insecta page, thanks to Clam’s Toybox. These vehicles are super rare, I wasn’t sure they ever got made.  A truly obscure 80s toy line that deserves more attention.

Bug Men of Insecta

Issue 4 of Toy-Ventures magazine is now shipping, it’s full of cool toys from the 60s, 70s and 80s, get it while it’s hot!

Toy-Ventures Magazine Issue 4

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Mego Knock Off Headquarters– The leading group discussing 70s dimestore goodness, we talk vintage toys, not others!

Visit the PlaidStallions Action Figure Archive, we catalog unique toylines from the 70s & 80s including rare Japanese toys and knock-offs, updates done daily.

Plaid Stallions Action Figure Archive

PlaidStallions Action Figure Archive

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.

 

 

Issue 4 of Toy-Ventures magazine is now shipping, get it while it’s hot!

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Toy-Ventures: AHI Action Apeman

 

Clearly inspired by the Mego Planet of the Apes action figures, the AHI Action Apeman are some of the boldest knock offs ever produced, I’ll explain why I think that in this video.

 

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Toy-Ventures: Space Apes : Planet of the Apes Knockoffs?

 

After a long break, I have another wonderful mystery box of Knock-Offs from the United Kingdom, this week we’re going to meet The Space Apes, a series of action figures that seem to resemble the Mego Planet of the Apes figures but with some noticeable differences. 


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Toy-Ventures: More Knock Off Superheroes

Time to delve into the magical world of Knock Off or bootleg action figures again with these classics from the 1970s, the weirdest justice league ever consisting of Aquaman, Superman and um…….Bat-Phantom-Solider-Man?








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Toy-Ventures: Who are the Krazy Kreeps?

 

This week I share possibly my favourite knock-off find of the last few years, meet the Krazy Kreeps, two eight Mego-esque monster figures that look so familiar. I’ll explain where we’ve seen them before, lots of fun surprises and mysteries.

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Star Warriors or Mego Black Hole? You Decide

Time to open another box of knock-off figures and these dudes are my new favorites. This line hedges all bets by crossing Star Wars with the Black Hole and Star Trek into a delicious stew of unlicensed hilarity!


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Toy-Ventures 8: The Martian Chronicles

 

This week’s installment of Toy-Ventures is all about the action figures produced by Larami for the 1980 TV mini-series “The Martian Chronicles”, just how does a mini-series get an action figure line the first place? We’ll try to explain.

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Megolike: Medicom RAH figures

riderman

Still working on resurrecting Megolike.com (although the facebook page is still up and running) in the meantime, here’s another line of modern figures that rocked out world. Slightly taller (at ten inches but then Mego made a few of those too) the Medicom RAH figures were gorgeous and flipping pricey back in the day. Now? I’m picking them up for $20 a piece. Above is Riderman from the Kamen Rider television series. More after the jump!

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