Toy Talk Show: Tim Baron (

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!

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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,

Toy Talk Show Episode 1- Toyshop on Tour

Toy Talk Show Episode 1- Toyshop on Tour

Welcome to the Toy Talk Show, a new feature on the channel where we talk toys with others.

Our first guests are the amazing Joe and Gav from Leicester Vintage Toy Shop and hosts of Toy Shop on Tour now in its second season on YouTube.

We talk about the show, vintage toy trends, bootleg toys, how Palitoy would bury toys and our mutual admiration for toys that are “a bit naff.”

Watch Toy Shop on Tour (now in it’s second season) here



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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 7 issues and climbing; please check our page here or visit our store.


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)


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.

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