Toy-Ventures: Star Trek Mix N Mold challenge!

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Toy-Ventures returns with a look at the 1975 Star Trek Captain Kirk Mix-N-Mold set. I will use all my middling skills to make this vintage hobby item; come see how I do! The one thing I am good at is making a mess.

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Toy-Ventures Issue 11 is almost here.
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Tonka Steel Monsters- Toy-Ventures

Tonka Steel Monsters- Toy-Ventures

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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.

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!

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Toy-Ventures Magazine Issue 10 brings you Pulsar the movie!

Toy-Ventures Magazine Issue 10

Toy-Ventures Magazine Issue 10

Issue 10 starts with a stunning piece of art by Peter Carsillo, who told me he’d do a Pulsar cover ages ago should the need arise. So when I reached out, we began to explore concepts. When the idea of a movie poster came up, I mentioned “Infra-Man” probably because I was staring at it while messaging him.

Just from that, Peter crafted a Basil Gogos-inspired movie poster for a Pulsar movie that, sadly I cannot watch. I also want to point out that I will get that movie made or die trying.

My favourite thing about this is the “Pulsar Universe” Peter brought to life here. A bevy of beauties, a fleet of vehicles but also adding the ironic twist that they all are repurposed from other Mattel toylines. That is…Chef’s Kiss toy satire, and I love it. There are a couple of other toy easter eggs in there that I will leave for you to find them all. 

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If you order Toy-Ventures magazine issue 10 through our shop, you will get a free “Amigos Del Terror” patch while supplies last.

 

Toy-Ventures Issue 10

Toy-Ventures Issue 10

Issue 10 is a milestone for us, and we’ve packed with a diverse grouping of stories that we’ll be doing more in-depth reveals on this coming week.

Finger Puppets:
Robyn Adams joins us for a great piece about Sesame Street Finger Puppets.

Toxic Crusade
Bert from “Ed’s Retro Geek Out” shares some history on the Playmates Toxic Crusaders line.

The Hero with Heart (and Lungs)-
Toy Industry insider Greg Autore talks about the Mattel Pulsar toy line and his research at Mattel.

The Deadly Dresses of Kung Fu Man
Vicent Cerbone tells about solving the age-old mystery of who is “Action Jose.”

The Terror BEST Friends
Uriel Barros shares his knowledge of the “Amigos Del Terror” toy line and the Argentinian toy trade.

Basement of Horror

Leicester Vintage Toyshop

Mego Planet of the Apes Part 6
Cancellation on the Planet of the Apes!

Bootleg Bionics
We’ve got the OSI files on all the Knock-Off Steve Austins on those toy shelves.

Super Joe Part 4

Were you in the Super Joe Club? Steve shares the memorabilia and explains how the club has returned.

The Warriors Toybox

They Call Him SLADE: Super Agent
We discuss the groundbreaking company Shindana Toys and their man of action.

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Thanks again for all the tremendous support these past two and a half years. Please, tell your friends about us, and tag us in posts whenever you can.

BrAiN

 

Do you miss reading print toy collector magazines?

Toy-Ventures Magazine Issue 9That’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.

 

Pod Stallions Pod Cast Our long running Pod Cast, Pod Stallions is now available on Spotify.

 

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.

Megolike
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.

5 Awesome of the Things on eBay this week

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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

Order Rack Toys 2.0 Here through our Affiliate Linkhttps://amzn.to/3Bkm9z1

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.

 

 

PlaidStallions Toy-Ventures Issue 2 Announcement and Pre-Orders

PlaidStallions Toy-Ventures Issue 2 is now available for pre-order.
http://www.megomuseum.com/odeon/store/products/

Issue two covers a number of genres and has some exciting new voices from the hobby.

H.R. Puppet Stuff! By Kroffty
This colourful piece tracks the careers of the legendary Sid and Marty Krofft through puppet merchandise, it will make you smile.

The Lost Outer Space Men
Contributor Steve Fink returns with another tale of tracking down an impossible grail or in this case, six, the legendary second series of Colorforms Outer Space Men.

Godzilla’s Gang
Ray Miller does a deep dive into the 1978 Mattel “Godzilla’s Gang” toyline, highlighting their origins. This is a lot of fun.

The Guide to Denys Fisher Doctor Who
One of my passions, the Mego produced Doctor Who toy line is explored in great detail with prototype shots, variations and never before seen reveals.

A figure called Sloane
Chris G blew us away when he discovered the abandoned Kenner Toy Line to the obscure 1970s TV series “A Man Called Sloane”. Did I mention that I love that show?

Oscillating Vibrations
A love letter to the Saturday morning series “Monster Squad” with a complete merchandise guide featuring never before seen items.

BONUS FOR PREORDER CUSTOMERS
Everyone who pre-orders Toy-Ventures Issue 2 will receive 3 Monster Squad trading cards featuring the unproduced Ideal Toys action figures of Bruce W. Wolf, Frank and Drac.

Toy-Ventures Issue 2 will ship at the end of December 2020 and each US Purchase will include tracking.

Retailers, interested in selling Toy-Ventures magazine? Email us at toyventuresmag@gmail.com

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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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