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Pod Stallions 40: The Micronauts

For our 40th episode we are joined by actor/comedian Chris Tallman (@MrChristallman on twitter) for a celebration of the Interchangeable World of the Micronauts, the classic toy line from Mego that is about to get a major motion picture and new comic book series this year. The discussion begins with the toy line’s Japanese origins, it’s halcyon […]

Vintage Toy Store Pictures Volume 18

For this year’s last Friday feature, I bring you my favourite of all sections of PlaidStallions another volume of vintage toy store pictures! Celebrating the time when we had unique independent retailers dotting our landscape and came up with colourful and and interesting ways of selling us toys. Volume 18 is our biggest yet and loaded with […]

1977 Gabriel Toys Lone Ranger Catalog

The Lone Ranger toyline is easily one of the nicest action figure lines of the 1970s if not all time and Gabriel Toys had some real long running success with it. This 1977 Catalog is the third year for the line and shows that it was still going strong, Gabriel put a lot of effort […]

Shindana Toy Center

I love seeing stuff like this 1977 article and especially a  whole store display of Shindana merchandise like the JJ Walker plush, Wanda and of course, the amazing Slade Super Agent dolls.

MAC 1977

click for a bigger view I am in awe of this awesome ad for Matchbox MAC toys from 1977. These two inch tall heroes were sort of an “International Rescue” type organization and one of my fondest memories as a wee lad. More Mobile Action Command

Ben Cooper Star Wars

While Kenner was scrambling to make Star Wars action figures, Ben Cooper got Star Wars costumes out for 1977.  Two weeks after Halloween, I doubt it mattered…..

1977 Gabriel Toys Hal Needham: Stuntman Catalog

1977 saw Gabriel Toys try an interesting experiment in action figures. Instead of licensing a hollywood movie, they sought to captilize on the making of a movie by creating a set based on then legendary stuntman Hal Needham.  The unique concept had a child filming a stunt sequence in a movie and was actually one […]