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Rare Battlestar Galactica toy in CD Catalog (Plus Mego Micronauts)

I recently acquired the 1979 Consumer’s Distributing catalog, a Canadian chain, Consumers was one of those stores where you filled out a slip of paper (I tended to use fake names), it went down one of those cool tubes and then 20 minutes later your purchase rolled up a conveyer belt (or a substitution item, […]

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

  Matchbox MAC lot- After my video this week, I got really interested in MAC toys on eBay despite the fact that I try to only buy them in the wild. So here is a really great starter lot that will likely go very cheap.    AHI Batman Road Race Set- AHI did more than rack […]

Toy-Ventures 26: Infra-Man

This week we look at the merchandise made for the incredible 1975 Shaw Brothers masterpiece “Infra-Man” and talk about how we deserve way more than what is out there. Subscribe to our channel for weekly Toy-Ventures: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwYta3nz_7FAzPvP8FPSgpg

Toy-Ventures: Kamen Rider Mystery Figure

Bit of a departure this week as I’m talking about a figure I literally don’t know anything about. This mysterious figure is from Portugal, appears to have been made in the late 1970s and is clearly based on the Kamen Rider tv series from Japan. The big question is why? Why make a very nice […]

Toy-Ventures 16: Metal Man by Zee Toys

The subject of this weeks Toy-Ventures is one of the coolest and most underrated action figure lines of the 1970s, the “Metal Man” series by Zee Toys (AKA Zylmex).  The Metal Man line had no TV advertising, no print campaign but thanks to its excellent design and timing (arriving at the same time as the […]

Toy-Ventures 11- Box of Mego Knock Offs

This week’s installment of Toy Ventures is a bit of a departure as I just got a big box of weird Mego Knock off items and I decided to share it with you while i “unbox”.  We talk about various Mego and Captain Action related knock offs i’ve found over the years and well, some […]

Toy-Ventures 10: Slade Super Agent from Shindana Toys

This week’s installment of Toy Ventures is all about one of the coolest action figures of the 1970s, Slade: Super Agent by Shindana.  We talk about Slade but also a little bit about the company that was Shindana toys and how they changed the landscape for the better.   Visit us online at www.plaidstallions.com   Twitter: @plaidstallions  […]

Toy-Ventures 8: The Martian Chronicles

This week’s installment of Toy-Ventures is all about the action figures produced by Larami for the 1980 TV mini-series “The Martian Chronicles”, just how does a mini-series get an action figure line the first place? We’ll try to explain.  You can check out our gallery of Martian Chronicles Toys Here.  Visit us online at www.plaidstallions.com  […]