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Toy-Ventures: Space:1999 Rack Toys

This week’s toy-ventures takes a look at the merchandising from Gerry Anderson’s classic series Space:1999, particularly the lower cost “Rack Toys” made by Azrak-Hamway International. If moonbase Alpha had a drugstore, these are the toys it would sell! Hosted and edited by Brian Heiler (@plaidstallions) PlaidStallions Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/Plaidstallionsdotcom/ Plaidstallions facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/2226244254053126/ Twitter: @plaidstallions […]

Toy-Ventures: AHI Super Monsters Bend ‘Ems!

Toy-Ventures this week is all about the World Famous Super Monsters Bend ‘Ems line by Azrak-Hamway International.  Frankenstein, the Wolfman, Dracula, King Kong, the Mummy, and the Creature from the Black Lagoon rounds out this wonderfully designed series of low-cost figures from 1975! Hosted and edited by Brian Heiler (@plaidstallions) Check out our AHI galleries […]

Super Rare!

One of the nicest things that goes on at MegoMeet is that the dealer’s humour me and allow me to document stuff I can’t afford. Case in point this Official Superman Super Streak by Azrak Hamway, one of the rarest rack toys I’ve ever come across. My best guess is these didn’t sell well due […]

Toy-Ventures 23: Star Trek Utility Belt by Remco

This week we talk about Remco and it’s long-running relationship with the Star Trek brand. The weird toys of the 1960s and the much more detailed items produced by the second incarnation of Remco. Please hit like and subscribe for the new Toy-Venture each week. Like us on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/Plaidstallionsdotcom Subscribe to our YouTube channel […]

Parachuting Martin Landau

I’d like to pretend that the fact that I have these toys on season one cards is enough for me but honestly, I want these season 2 versions pretty badly. Oh Martin Landau, you have cast a spell on me… New Six Million Dollar Man Shirt in our Redbubble store! Don’t forget to join our […]

Toy-Ventures 1: The Shadow Crime Fighter Detection Belt

New video series from PlaidStallions.com, each episode will showcase a unique and interesting toy from our archive. This week it’s the 1977 Shadow Crime Fighter Detection Belt from Madison Industries. A curious bit of merchandise for a character that kids weren’t probably all that aware of at the time. Still glad it exists though. Look […]

RC R2

I had the remote control R2D2 as a kid, it stopped walking pretty quickly but it was still good to use with the 12″ dolls so I was content, also it still made it’s beeping noise much to mother’s chagrin. She once threatened to throw it out of the station wagon! We have a PodCast! […]

Official Planet of the Apes Stunt Cycle

If there is anything more wonderfully absurd than a Dr. Zaius, machine gun strapped to his jacket popping a wheelie, I want to know what that is and have it. Even the packaging is part of the play, I wish more toy companies did this. My only regret when I see this toy is the […]