1980 Toys R Us Catalog (with video walkthrough)

If there is one thing I like collecting as much as toys, it’s catalogs, it’s why PlaidStallions exists in the first place and my personal favourite catalogue to find are these toy store newspaper circulars or flyers, I don’t care what you call them. They are time capsules, wonderful little moments into what toys were […]

1975 Child World Flyer -Mego-Fisher Price-Evel Knievel-Star Trek

As far as 70s toystores go, none are as far remembered and beloved as Childworld, a chain which had at one point 180 stores across the united states. This 1975 flier preserves what they had to offer during that time including the greats like Mego Star Trek and Planet of the Apes. This is the […]

1979 Kenner Megabug Gladiators Catalog

  Described by Kenner in 1979 as “Combat vehicles of the future….half insect, half-machine” Megabug Gladiators were perhaps just too ahead of their time. That’s pretty much the only reason I can think of to justify why this cool toy line of insect tanks wasn’t a hit with kids. Had it been spawned in the […]

The Amazing Stretch Monster Mural

I was forward these amazing shots from the offices of Bang Zoom Design who have employed toy artist extraordinary Johnathan Queen to create another fantastic Kenner toy tribute mural (Johnathan painted this one from downtown Cincinnati). Their choice of classic toy tribute, none other than my white whale, Kenner Stretch Monster! Mark my words, when […]