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Palitoy Commander Power Advertisement

I love this amazing UK comic ad for Palitoy Commander Power. In 1978, Palitoy who were still selling 12″ GI Joe under the Action Man banner (and doing ver well) took Hasbro’s latest incarnation of Joe, now called Super Joe, and rebranded it as Commander Power. Three figures from the US line were brought over, […]

Toy-Ventures: Toronto Toy Hunt

    New to the channel? Subscribe! ►https://bit.ly/3D3zxJK On this week’s Toy-Ventures, I take you along on another toy hunt, this time to one of Toronto’s finest shops, Tree-House Collectibles. Nestled in the East end, Treehouse is jam-packed with goodies from vintage and modern toys, comic books, vinyl records, and video games. Some of the […]

Gabriel Lone Ranger Ads from the UK

  I was sent these wonderful ads for the Iconic Gabriel Lone Ranger Toy line from the United Kingdom (Where the line enjoyed long-lasting success). The craftsmanship that Marx (The UK distributor) put into these is rather joyous. This toyline had a whole universe of characters, horses and outfit sets, it really would be a […]

Our Way Studios Jointed Giants Super Heroes

Loving this UK advertisement for Our Way Studios Jointed Giants Super Heroes. I wanted these really bad as a kid, heck I’d still love to get the Planet of the Apes Galen. They weren’t terribly expensive either, I just never saw them as a kid other than Heroes World advertisements.  A while back we posted […]

Toy-Ventures: Denys Fisher Cyborg

This week Toy-Ventures looks at Cyborg, a UK action figure line licensed to Denys Fisher by way of Japan. While it isn’t talked about enough, Cyborg was a spin-off of Hasbro’s GI Joe and eventually gave birth to such incredible toy icons as the Micronauts and Transformers. It’s a really interesting and beautiful line of […]

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week- Plaid Stallions

Ebay Link: 70s Incredible Hulk Promotional Poster- I don’t remember this thing at all but wow, it’s impressive ain’t it? Ebay link: C3P0 Underoos– A good friend of mine in college once said to me, “I love underoos because it looks like the character is thinking about children’s underwear and well, that’s weird”. I’ve never […]

1984 Fleetwood Toys Catalog – Manimal – Secret Wars – Sword & the Sorcerer

1984 Fleetwood Toys Catalog Even though Fleetwood began in the 1970s by grabbing such high-brow licenses as Charlie’s Angels and the Marvel Comics Superheroes for Rack Toys, the 1980s seemed to be the company’s high point with them retaining many high ticket licenses from TV and movies. 1984 is a good example of how Fleetwood […]

Toy-Ventures Live Stream! Rack Toys! Issue 5! Knock Offs

Support the stream: https://streamlabs.com/brickmantooth New to the channel? Subscribe! ►https://bit.ly/3D3zxJK Order Rack Toys 2.0 Here►https://amzn.to/3Bkm9z1 It’s been a really big day here. Our book Rack Toys has launched thanks to the good people at Nacelle Publishing and Issue five of Toy-Ventures Magazine is now shipping. Plus I have a few mystery boxes to open and […]

5 Awesome Rack Toys on eBay this week

To celebrate the launch of the second edition of my book Rack Toys: Cheap, Crazed Playthings (available now from Nacelle Company) I give you 5 Awesome Rack Toys on eBay this week!   EBAY LINK : LAND OF THE LOST WILDERNESS CAMPFIRE SET Well, this kind of makes sense in the Rack Toys universe, considering […]