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5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

Popy Kamen Rider Stronger Challenge Machine Figure + Kabutoro 1975 Evel Knievel– We covered the Challenge Machines in Toy-Ventures Issue 3, they’re Japanese versions of Evel Knievel but featuring Japanese Superheroes. I want all of these, real, real bad.   M*A*S*H HEAD QUARTERS-  I love Rack Toys and M*A*S*H didn’t go too many and this […]

Toy-Ventures: Collector’s Shogun Warriors

Toy-Ventures returns with another look at the Shogun Warriors line, not the big ones, the 3 3/4″ versions know as the Mattel Collector’s Shogun Warriors. We talk about their history, both waves and the various packaging differences. Get Toy-Ventures Magazine Here: http://www.megomuseum.com/odeon/store/products Join Pod Stallions Here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/podstallions     GET Issue 3 of Toy-Ventures here! […]

Pod Stallions Mini: The Snyder Cut

‘Well, ‘Zack Snyder’s Justice League’ has come and gone, with nary a word said about it. We were so shocked, we decided to step up and finally give it the attention it’s been lacking a whole month later. Yes, it’s another stimulating Pod Stallions minisode, almost all about the Snyder Cut (and the DC/WB movies […]

1975 Toy Store Newspaper Circular

Newspaper circulars for toy stores are a tough thing to find, often thrown out immediately it’s a shame when you realize what a wonderful window into our world they truly are. Take this one for a store called “Hagensick’s Playroom” (great name) in Wisconsin, which features a veritable “who’s who” of hot items for the […]

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

Starzinger-SpaceKeteers Helmet-  The animated antics of “Force Five” didn’t hit the Toronto market until I was way too old to enjoy it but I really remember watching it on Channel 47. Spaceketeers was the one show that wasn’t somehow connected to the Shogun Warriors, I haven’t thought of it in a long while but my […]

1978 Fisher Price Muppet Show Catalog

The Muppet Show was as much an ingredient to a happy 70s childhood as orange kitchens and pop rocks were. The UK Produced syndicated series was a complete smash and not surprisingly oodles of merchandise followed. Toymaker Fisher-Price already knew the value of a Muppet, having produced Sesame Street items since the early 1970s released […]

70s Ourways Studios Catalog- Superheroes!

  Ourways Studios produced some of the wildest superhero merch in the 70’s, best known for their awesome stickers and decals their product features art by some of the true greats like Neal Adams and John Romita. There was something so incredibly cool about a time when a company could have both the Marvel and […]

GI Joe Adventure Team Newsletter 1974

Hasbro was pretty adept at marketing the G.I. Joe line to kids as evidenced by this 1974 newsletter sent to members of “The Adventure Team”. For a $1.50 you got all kinds of cool swag plus this newsletter, which was filled with stories and a pile of material lifted from the Hasbro catalog. Seeing this […]

A Toy-Ventures Thank you!

Hello All, I’m very pleased to announce that issue 3 of Toy-Ventures is now available. I’m so excited to be on our third issue, this has truly been a dream. I mean, our living room is a total disaster and my back is killing me from lugging boxes but I can’t complain because the response […]