Mego Knock Offs

Knock-Offs Artist Spotlight #2: Barbarian Rage

Knock-Offs Artist Spotlight #2: Scott Cherry AKA @barbarian_rage Chapter 6 in my book is called “Bootleg Toy Art” and it features profiles of a few of the people in this wonderful art toy movement. Scott Cherry is a Southern California-based artist best known for his original toy art. His work has been featured in gallery shows across […]

Knock-Offs Book sneak preview 5 :Toyfoolery

Chapter Five is entitled “Toyfoolery” and is all about counterfeit Toy properties trying to trick us into spending our pocket money. Expect pages of Sad Skeletors, Bizarre-looking G.I. Joes, bogus ninja turtles and a surprising amount of toys copying unsuccessful toy lines. Chapter 5 is super silly and I hope it brings a smile to […]

New Book! Knock-Offs: Totally Unauthorized Action Figures by PlaidStallions Press

Hey folks, if you didn’t catch my Livestream this Saturday,  I’m doing my follow-up to Rack Toys with a book I’ve titled Knock-Offs: Totally Unauthorized Action Figures.  This is a piece I’ve been working on since 2012 but stuff got in the way and I had to put it on hold. I’m glad I did […]

AHI Action Apemen Commercial- Planet of the Apes Knock Offs

New to the channel? Subscribe! ►https://bit.ly/3D3zxJK Recently discovered TV commercial for the Action Apeman figure series by Azrak-Hamway International (AHI) a clone of the Mego Planet of the Apes action figures, these were shut down very quickly by 20th Century Fox. The Action Apemen are some of the most notorious Knock-Off figures created. See issues […]

1978 Remco Toys Catalog- Energized Spider-Man – Utility Belts –

  1978 Remco Toys Catalog In 1978, Remco, a division of Azrak Hamway International, figured out a way to get in on the Superhero action figure business long-held onto by their rivals at Mego. That would prove to be the centerpiece of the 1978 Remco Toys Catalog. Energized Spiderman was more statue than action figure […]

PlaidStallions Action Figure Archives are Back!

Hey everyone, I’m excited to announce that I’ve finally gotten the swing of this WordPress thing, thanks to some very good friends’ advice (thank you, Robyn and Aaron). So, I’m able to bring the Action Figure Archive  and information into a more browser-friendly format and obviously add things to them from my recent Toy-Ventures publications. […]

Matchbox Fighting Furies Gallery

In 1974, Matchbox toys ventured into the action figure market with the Fighting Furies, a series of well made Pirate action figures that had piles of adventures to choose from. Fighting Furies is often forgotten when discussing 70s brands and that’s a shame because it’s really high quality stuff. Thanks to the generosity of Bill […]