Toy-Ventures Magazine Issue 8 now Shipping

Toy-Ventures Issue 8

Good news, Issue 8 of Toy-Ventures magazine is now shipping. Thanks, everyone, for their patience; the delay of a week was well worth it. 

All Subscribers and pre-orders are shipped. If anyone wants a tracking number, drop us a line with your last name, and we’ll try to get you caught up.

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Our striking cover was created by Darran Hight AKA Doc Multiverse.

This issue has the most articles we’ve ever included, and we’re adding two of what we hope are many recurring columnists: 

Basement of Horror

Monster toy guru and popular YouTube host Ray Castile is launching his first column with us and man; October is the perfect month for this as we talk about “The Incredible Melting Man.”

The Warriors Toybox

We’re elated to have Chance Priest join us for a recurring look at the neat stuff in his toy box. If you don’t know Chance’s work, you’ve been missing out; he’s a trip! The first article is all about some obscure Remco Warrior Beast toys that will have you scouring eBay.

Hasbro Super Joe Part 2

Steve Stovall returns with his comprehensive on-going series of GI Joe’s least talked about years.

Ghoul Like Motion

Heath Smith guides us through the world of Telco Monster Motionettes; he’s done a fantastic job of creating the ultimate guide to these Halloween classics.

Mid-Way Warriors

Shogun Warriors expert Dave Keymont joins us this issue for a look at the bootleg carnival rip offs of our favourite Machinders, this is just the beginning of our journey with Dave.

The Birth of RoboSkull

Our pal Tony Roberts (Analog Toys), alongside Bob Brechin (former Palitoy designer) take us on an indepth tour of developing one of the coolest 80s toys ever made, the Action Force Robo Skull. You will love this.

Mego Goes Ape Part 4

Our ongoing series covering the Mego Planet of the Apes line talks about the best-selling playsets of 1974 with input from Mego’s Marty Abrams.

A Wanted Man

Who is Big Bad John, he’s one of the rarest action figures out there, and to collectors of Lincoln International, he’s our rocket-firing Boba Fett!

Single Ladies from Outer Space

The Galaxy Maidens are a bizarre entry in 80s toy history, mainly because they look like they came from a 1950s B-Movie.

Battlestar Inflatica

This article discusses the fantastic Battlestar Galactica toys we didn’t get from GLJ.

Kimba the White Lion Halloween Prototype masks

Toy-Ventures regular Corey LeChat shares obscure items from the Collegeville vaults!

All this, and if you act now, you’ll be guaranteed a set of Knock-Off Puffy stickers featuring Mr. Rock, Space Flyman, Dr. Zorma from the Astro Apes, the Incredible Bulk and Zing from the Star Raiders. All of the art was done by the incredible Chris Franklin. This HUGE pack of stickers is yours free with purchase while supplies last.

Thank you as always for the love and support, the print toy magazine business is growing, but it’s still an uphill battle, so please tell your friends and don’t forget to like and share the Toy-Ventures Facebook Page.

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Our newest book “Knock-Offs: Totally, Unauthorized Action Figures,” is now available. It’s 130 pages of bootleg goodness.
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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.

 

 

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

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.

 

Our book Rack Toys, Cheap, Crazed Playthings is now available again! Order through our Affiliate Link

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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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Pod Stallions 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!


Mego Knock Off Headquarters– The leading group discussing 70s Dime store knock-offs of Mego action figures, we talk vintage toys and not others. We know the difference between Astro Apes and Action Apeman! It’s a really fun group where we talk about Lincoln International, AHI, Tomland, Bogi, Demo Man, Kojak Toys and other generic greats.

 

 

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Vintage Mego: Star Trek Mission to Gamma VI

Vintage Mego takes a look at the classic Mego Star Trek playset “Mission to Gamma VI” an alien world environment loosely based on a classic epsiode of the television series.

We also talk about why the Mego Star Trek line abruptly ended in 1977 even though it was still quite popular.

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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.

 

Join Mego Knock Off HQ today! It’s the best Knock Off group on teh interwebs! No BS, just straight moderated, vintage toy talk: