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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 […]

1973 Ideal Evel Knievel Catalog

  In 1973, New York-based Ideal Toys created toys based on Butte Montana’s daredevil son, Robert “Evel” Knievel and history was made! Many thanks to Rob Chatlin for the terrific scans. Thanks to Knievel being a household name and the toy’s clever concept, it became a hot seller and one of the most memorable toy […]

1979 Kenner Megabug Gladiators Catalog

  Described by Kenner in 1979 as “Combat vehicles of the future….half insect, half-machine” Megabug Gladiators were perhaps just too ahead of their time. That’s pretty much the only reason I can think of to justify why this cool toy line of insect tanks wasn’t a hit with kids. Had it been spawned in the […]

A Micronauts Christmas

Christmas of 1979 was ALL ABOUT those Micronaut Aliens for me, it remains one of my happiest Christmas gets. Did anything on this page make it under the tree for you? PlaidStallions Toy-Ventures Issue 2 is now available for pre-order. http://www.megomuseum.com/odeon/store/products/   Limited Edition Gift Sets Available Now! Rather than crowdfund the next issue of […]

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

70s Vintage TV Paperbacks– I am completely addicted to these and buy them at every flea market i see them at. I love the work of Peggy Herz, she wrote “All About Rhoad” for gosh’s sakes..     Hasty Dracula wind up bank– I have never seen this incredibly silly toy before but I love […]

PlaidStallions Book Reviews and a Contest

  A couple of fantastic publications have crossed my path recently that really brought me some joy, considering the year we’re having, I figured I should share. The Wonderful World of Wax Wrappers By Jason Young I love books about collectibles and I’m especially drawn to ones that are stuff I remember fondly but don’t […]

Empire Batman Cycle

The free mask is problematic, people are just going to call you “Robin” and you’ll spend your crime-fighting time correcting them.   Limited Edition Gift Sets Available Now! Rather than crowd fund the next issue of the magazine, I thought I’d whip up these gift sets full of merch we’ve created in the past. Just […]