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5 Awesome Things on eBay this Week

Nomura Yamato Water Pistol- Oh wow, I love Star Blazers and drool at every toy made to be honest. This one especially catches my fancy because i could emulate the wave motion gun.   Action Man Storybook–  I am not terribly fond of military toys (more of an Adventure Team guy) but this thing like […]

Toy-Ventures: Combat Joe Godzilla set by Takara

Monster Month continues with a look at this classic set from 1980s Japan, where GI Joe got his own Godzilla suit. We talk about the history of Combat Joe, Henshin Cyborg, and the various attempts to recreate this fantastic Godzilla toy. Issue 1 of Toy-Ventures magazine is available here: http://www.megomuseum.com/odeon/store/products/plaidstallions-toy-ventures-issue-one-september-2020/ Mego Knock Off HQ Facebook […]

GI Joe Adventure Team Explores the World

  These GI Joe Wishbook spreads are some of my earliest memories, my mother even tells me that an overnight hospital stay once was made less traumatic by handing me a Christmas wishbook that was in her car. No wonder that I smile every time I see one of these double-page spreads…

Toy-Ventures: Top Ten 1980s Peg Warmers

This is our follow up to our 70s peg warmers list. The 1980s were an incredible time for action figures, an era we'll never see again but like anything, some items didn't really sell. Let's count down some toys that hung around. This list is meant in jest and not to be taken seriously. Tell [...]

1969 Toys R Us Flier

Here’s another wonderful Toy Newspaper Circular from the good people at Toys R Us, this time it’s from this weekend 41 years ago (ok I timed that part). A lot of people don’t know that Toys R Us was around in the 1960s but it’s hard to deny this kind of evidence. It’s a cool […]

5 Awesome things on Ebay this week

Six Million Dollar Man Bank by Animals Plus- I bought my first one of these banks (A Cornelius from Planet of the Apes) a couple of months ago and now I’m seriously window shopping more. They aren’t terribly expensive (this one is $26) and they encapsulate some very cool 70s properties, this may be my […]

Toy-Ventures: Mike Power Atomic Man

This week is all about one of my favourite childhood friends, the amazing Mike Power : Atomic Man from the GI Joe Adventure Team. We talk about his origins, foreign incarnations, accessories and his sales.  Special thanks to Chris at www.1964gijoe.com Hosted and edited by Brian Heiler (@plaidstallions) PlaidStallions Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/Plaidstallionsdotcom/ Plaidstallions facebook group […]

GI Joe at Australian Toy Fair

Crude little photos like this one from the Kenbrite booth at the 1974 Australian Toy Fair are gold to me, a little glimpse into how our childhood friends were marketed. I have a few more shots that I’ll share soon. Don’t forget to join our new facebook group. Get the expanded digital edition of Rack […]

Toy-Ventures 22: Bulletman from the GI Joe Adventure Team

This week we take a look at Bulletman: The Human Bullet and his many international variations from the UK (Palitoy) and Mexico (Lili Ledy). I discuss my personal history with this figure and why he’s so special to me. Please hit like and subscribe and never miss a Toy-Venture! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFgCpwiNXcs