Very happy to showcase my latest video collaboration with Jason Lenzi, this month we tackle one of my passions, Monster action figures in the most appropriate month to do so. The Tomland Famous Monsters of Legend are one of the rarest sets of monster toys in the world and in this volume we try to […]
THIS is my happy place today. All those wonderful costumes on display are from the 1980 Ben Cooper catalog BTW.
Insert random “Time Machine Wish” comment here, followed by “Wankenoba’ joke.
Here’s another one from our archive, from 1980, the Play Doh Dr. Drill N’ Fill playset. Now kids can recreate the amazing tense scenes from “Marathon Man” in their home! Is it safe?’ More classic toy commercials on our Youtube Channel, subscribe now!
I recently acquired the 1980 Popy Catalog and it’s a “Treasury Edition” sized book that hates scanners, it’s also delightful. While I don’t have the time to scan the whole thing, I thought it important to showcase one of my favourite toy lines the Popy World Heroes. I honestly wonder if that middle carrying case […]
Back in 1980, I would probably spent an entire morning carefully studying this very valuable information.
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 […]
As Rack Toys go, these are a pretty solid concept.
A year after Parker Brothers launched ROM in the US, Palitoy their UK distributor, inserted him into their Action Man Space Rangers line which is, a really good idea. I have to assume one of the challenges of selling ROM was that he was a pricey stand alone action figure made by a company that […]
One of my favourite monster toys of all time is the Remco Monsterizer, even though it doesn’t a have ton of play value, it’s just such a nice and thoughtful prop. I was happy to discover that mine actually worked the other day and it inspired me to make this little video short all about […]
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