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Toy-Venture Issue 2 is going to Living Island

We’re pleased to announce that Issue 2 will be visiting Living Island with a deep dive into the  Puppets based on the work of Sid and Marty Krofft, written by Kroftty, easily the world’s leading expert on the matter. For more Updates on Issue 2, follow our shiny new Toy-Ventures Facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/toyventuresmag   PlaidStallions Toy-Ventures Magazine #1 is […]

Choice Board Games of 1976

I’m not sure what your favourites were but I had a mean love affair with playing Hangman and staring at the Sleestak on the “Land of the Lost” board….. Like our Facebook Page Check out our Instagram Get the expanded digital edition of Rack Toys here.

Land of the Lost Sound ‘N Action Scenes

Here are the Land of the Lost action figures you never got. Buried in the pages of the 1976 LJN catalog, these “Sound N Action” figures are very similiar to the Mattel Heroes in Action (of which LJN was knocking off that year) in that the figures are attached to a base. As cool and mindblowing […]

Sid & Marty Krofft Halloween Costumes Gallery

One of the biggest influences of my childhood were the Saturday morning programs created by the famed Canadian brothers Sid and Marty Krofft. I don’t think I was alone judging by the amazing variety of Halloween costumes available almost every year of my childhood. Thanks to my pal Dave McKroffterson for sharing his amazing and often […]

Pod Stallions Epsiode 27b: The Krofft Super Show (Part 2)

Seeing as we were unceremoniously cut off from finishing last month’s show, Jason and myself decided to cut a “mini-sode” in addition to our regular show (which debuts next Friday) to finish what we started. We pick up on “Pink Lady and Jeff” talk about the Bay City Rollers, briefly touch on DC Follies and […]

Land of the Lost Moon Spinners

Another photo submission from Manuel, these cool Land of the Lost Moon Spinners/ Even though the toys have no relation to the show, I’d have been a sucker for these due to the cards heavy “Sleestak factor”. Rack Toys: Cheap, Crazed Playthings is a limited edition 144 page book from the creator of Plaid Stallions. […]

Pod Stallions 27: The Krofft Supershow (part 1)

We wouldn’t be much of a 70s retro website without a discussion of Sid and Marty Krofft would we? I think we’d have to turn in our “Gen X” badges. Episode 27 takes from the days of HR Puf N Stuf but sadly gets cut short at “Pink Lady and Jeff” due to Jason became […]

Krofft Week: Land of the Lost

Probably my most favourite of all Krofft shows would be Land of the Lost, I never missed it and it often scared the hell out of me. It was also one of the most heavily merchandised Krofft shows ever made, above is the Safari Shooter one of the many rack toys made. Speaking of Rack […]

1976 Ben Cooper Halloween Catalog

Ben Cooper was the leading manufacturer of Halloween costumes and Novelties in the United States during the 1970s. This extensive 1976 catalog really demonstrates the power house licenses they had from the Universal Monsters and Mickey Mouse, the Superheroes of both Marvel and DC to TV sensations like the Six Million Dollar Man and the […]

Countdown to Halloween

Well, it’s my favourite time of year, the annual Halloween countdown.  Being a monster kid and overall creepy adult, this is my time to shine. Expect some creepy content to start filtering in sometime next week. Until then, enjoy some of the best masks 1976 had to offer, seriously if I had to choose just […]