Toy-Ventures Magazine Back Issues
This page will be our repository for our back issues of PlaidStallions Toy-Ventures Magazine. If the issue is marked sold out, it’s gone forever. Right now we are still offering the Monster Squad Trading Cards premium from Issue 2.
Toy Ventures Issue 1
Issue #1 of Toy-Ventures magazine is a salute to the celebrated toy company Azrak-Hamway International Set Phasers for Fun– How AHI turned Star Trek’s phasers and the USS Enterprise itself into major profits.
The Guide to World Famous Super Monsters– The most comprehensive gallery of AHI’s Universal Monsters action figure compiling every known figure and packaging variant plus we even delve into company history and solve a few mysteries.
Now, SkyDive Like Apes!-The weird world of AHI’s Planet of the Apes toys.
I wanted the Best!– Steve recalls his long journey to own the fabled AHI KISS microphone.
Rack Toys:1999-A deep dive into the world of Space:1999 merchandise including some toys owned by Martin Landau himself.
Crime Fighting Drop Zone- We talk about the long-running series of Super Heroes on Parachautes including card variations and prototypes.
Adorable Horror- The Official World Famous Super Monsters Bend ‘Ems!
Toy-Ventures Issue 2
Issue 2 of Toy-Ventures magazine covers a number of genres and has some exciting new voices from the hobby.
H.R. Puppet Stuff! By Kroffty
This colorful 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.
Ray Miller does a deep dive into the 1978 Mattel “Godzilla’s Gang” toyline, highlighting their origins. This is a lot of fun.
The Toy-Ventures 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?
A love letter to the Saturday morning series “Monster Squad” with a complete merchandise guide featuring never before seen items such as the Ideal Toys prototype figures..