1978 Kenner SSP Catalog SSP stood for “Super Sonic Power” and it was one of Kenner’s flagship brands in the 1970s, mostly because of the popularity of “Smash-Up Derby” a toy that combined boys love of cars with their desire to wreck stuff (Genius). 1978 saw a lot of goodness with the introduction of Monsters, […]
Know your AHI Frankenstein Variants! In issue 1 of Toy-Ventures Magazine (limited supply available), we sought to catalogue the many variants of the Azrak-Hamway World’s Greatest Super Monsters action figures. As a bonus, in speaking with former AHI/Remco employees, we discovered the origin of these many variants. It seems that AHI did not own its […]
Toy-Ventures is participating in Bleak Sunday and we’re doing a special episode dedicated to my favourite Monster Toys of all time, the Lincoln International Monster dolls. This episode is a comprehensive look at the Lincoln Monsters including the company’s history, the different waves and variations of not only the Monster figures but the packaging, my […]
I’m so thrilled to be able to announce that Plaid Stallions Toy-Ventures Magazine issue 5 is now available for Pre-Order (shipping this September). Our Cover artist for this issue is the amazing Robyn Adams. Let’s dig into what’s in between the covers, shall we? I’m Not Like Other Guys– New contributor Tyler Ham joins […]
EBAY LINK Peter Panda Child World Mascot Costume I didn’t grow up with Child World but I think this thing is incredible and it’s the ultimate keepsake if you were a fan of the store. It even has the original paperwork! EBAY LINK Krull Cyclops Costume Even though I’m not the biggest fan of the […]
EBAY LINK Popy Kamen Rider Stronger Challenge Machine Figure + Kabutoro 1975 Evel Knievel– We covered the Challenge Machines in Toy-Ventures Issue 3, they’re Japanese versions of Evel Knievel but featuring Japanese Superheroes. I want all of these, real, real bad. EBAY LINK M*A*S*H HEAD QUARTERS- I love Rack Toys and M*A*S*H didn’t go […]
Excited to announce that Issue 2 of Toy-Ventures magazine will have a guide to merchandise based on the Saturday morning series “Monster Squad” including never before seen prototypes and pre-production items. For more Updates on Issue 2, follow our shiny new Toy-Ventures Facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/toyventuresmag You Can Purchase Toy-Ventures issue one at […]
Kusan may not be as well known as Ben Cooper or Collegeville for Halloween and they certainly didn’t get the “A” licenses but they sure knew how to create some innovative and highly creative costumes. Not only is their assortment fun but their catalog is just a wonderfully well designed affair, every page just […]
PlaidStallions Toy-Ventures Magazine #1 is now available and it’s been called “not only an entertaining read, but it’s also an impeccable work of reference” by PopCult. Join the Mego Knock Offs Facebook Group!
Forgot suggested ages, I NEED ALL OF THESE IN AN XL! DAMMIT, GIVE ME THREE OF THE BIG FRANKS JUST IN CASE I LOSE ONE! New Six Million Dollar Man Shirt in our Redbubble store! Don’t forget to join our new facebook group. Get the expanded digital edition of Rack Toys here.