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1975 Child World Flyer -Mego-Fisher Price-Evel Knievel-Star Trek

As far as 70s toystores go, none are as far remembered and beloved as Childworld, a chain which had at one point 180 stores across the united states. This 1975 flier preserves what they had to offer during that time including the greats like Mego Star Trek and Planet of the Apes. This is the […]

Toy-Ventures: AHI Star Trek Toys

Time to celebrate the fun Rack Toys made by Azrak-Hamway International based on “Star Trek”, sure they’re lower cost items but there isn’t any tell-tale “Label Slapping” going on, you can tell these are Star Trek items off the package!   Get Toy-Ventures Magazine here: http://www.megomuseum.com/odeon/store/products/   Join the Pod Stallions FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/podstallions/  

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.  […]

1968 Collegville Costumes Catalog

It’s Halloween season and that means a shiny new costume catalog from one of my favourite companies in the entire world, Collegeville! This year we go waaaaay back to 1968 and check out what was hot for kid’s costumes that year. Leading the charge is Doctor Doolittle but in his wake are such familiar characters […]

Live long and Prosper

I admit, I didn’t know I needed a 25 foot mylar Mr Spock Dragon Kite but now, I can’t live without it. I really need to be “That guy” in my neighbourhood, the “oh you know, the guy with the kite” guy.

Spock Shirt

At this year’s Mego Meet, I was gifted this amazing vintage Donmoor Star Trek T Shirt by my pal Corey. I’m told it’s pretty rare but even if it wasn’t, it’s genuinely bad-ass. As a kid, I really wanted a Donmoor Star Trek uniform shirt but never got one (probably for the best), so collecting […]

We love you Mr Spock

Yesterday’s loss of Leonard Nimoy felt strangely personal to me, perhaps because as someone smarter than me said “It feels like we lost a friend”. Nimoy’s portrayal of Mr Spock has always been a topic of conversation here at PlaidStallions, especially all the wonderful Star Trek merchandise that we 70s kids got. Toy makers such […]

Kal-if-fee!

Forgive the deeply nerdy title, after years of getting outbid, I finally landed an AHI Mr Spock Bop bag for a decent price. I was shocked to see how small the box really was! Curiousity over this piece made me whip it out of the box and inflating my Vulcan sparring partner. Spock does indeed […]

AMT Model Catalog from 1975

AMT was a pretty big deal in the mid seventies, they had some terrific car model kits but for those whose tastes ran geekier they had an amzing line of kits based on Star Trek. I can’t tell you how many of these great kits I ruined with my crummy gluemanship and sloppy testors paint […]