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1979 Kingsford Star Force Catalog

Following the blitz of Star Wars, a lot of previously unknown companies began cashing in on what the toy industry called the “Sci-Fi craze” of the late 70s. These toys were often lower-priced generic toys that likely offered better margins for the toy retailer. Kingsford’s line of Star Force toys is one of those lines […]

Toy-Ventures: Crime Busters, Special Agents and Space Dollies!

Toy-Ventures Magazine Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/toyventuresmag PlaidStallions Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Plaidstallionsdotcom PlaidStallions Toy-Ventures Magazine #2 is now available and it’s been called “not only an entertaining read, but it’s also an impeccable work of reference” by PopCult. FACEBOOK GROUPS FROM PLAIDSTALLIONS Pod Stallions is one of the most fun groups on Facebook. Mego Knock Off Headquarters– The […]

Toy-Ventures: Knock Off Mystery Box

A supervillain that skis? An oddly familiar Kung Fu Fighter? These are the latest Knock-Offs I’ve picked up this month. Please join me while I share what’s new around these parts One day left to participate in the Toy-Ventures magazine contest: https://www.facebook.com/toyventuresmag Join Mego Knock Off Headquarters today ! https://www.facebook.com/groups/Megoknockoff   PlaidStallions Toy-Ventures Magazine #2 […]

5 Awesome Things on eBay this Week

Dr Shrinker Halloween Costume– I really want this, nobody bid on this k? Also remind me when it’s about to end?     Knock Off Water Pistol– Not only am I getting ROM Spaceknight vibes off the guy on the header card but that’s a recycled AHI Hulk watergun, this thing is full of easter […]

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 19: Space Sword & Space Shield

Ok let me address the fact that for some reason I keep saying “Star Sword” despite what’s on the label but please don’t let that mar my celebration of two of my favourite childhood toys, Space Sword and Space Shield! These glow in the dark Star Wars inspired toys were the source of hours and […]

Systems Control Headquarters

I cannot get over the charm of generic playsets like this, lots of computer buttons to press, laboratory work to be done and of course, a lookout. This would have had my imagination going for hours. New Six Million Dollar Man Shirt in our Redbubble store! Don’t forget to join our new facebook group. Get the […]

Toy-Ventures 17: Mr. Rock from Lincoln International

The subject of this weeks Toy-Ventures is one of the most notorious and hilarious knock-off action figures from the 20th century, Mr. Rock the outer space adventurer from Lincoln International. With his flare gun and pink transistor radio, Mr. Rock is set for his intergalactic mission of confusing parents and disappointing children across the galaxy.  […]