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Toy-Ventures: Toy Hunt with me!

In this week’s episode of Toy-Ventures, I ask you to Toy Hunt with me as I take a tour of some antique malls and toy stores on my monthly road trip. In this episode I visit three different places on my journey: The One of a Kind Antique Mall (Woodstock, ON) Southworks Antique Mall (Cambridge, […]

The Wonderful World of Kenner’s Blythe

  Kenner’s Blythe dolls is a truly interesting story about toy collecting and pop culture in general. Originally released in 1972 and sold in North America, the UK and Japan, by Kenner.  The Blythe line did  not catch on and Kenner chose not to continue it in 1973, giving it a single season on the […]

LJN TV SUPER STARS 1976

I never had the LJN TV Super Stars, a Mego scaled line based on then-popular shows like The Rookies, Emergency, and S.W.A.T. I would have loved Police and Firemen to clean up after my Mego Superheroes or perhaps interact with the Mego Star Trek crew. Also impressive are the number of vehicles and accessories they […]

1980 Kenner Real West Series- Butch and Sundance- PlaidStallions

In the late seventies, Kenner did some experimenting and released a line of action figures based on the movie “Butch and Sundance: The Early Years” which was a commercial failure. Kenner had done such a nice job on the toys that they attempted to repackage the line as “The Real West” in 1980. The Real […]

1975 Kenner Hugo-Man of a Thousand Faces Catalog- Plaid Stallions

  Toy-Ventures Issue 4 is available now: Ebay: https://ebay.us/XSS1X7 MM Store: http://www.megomuseum.com/odeon/store/products/ Amazon:https://amzn.to/3d9Q0AS FACEBOOK GROUPS FROM PLAIDSTALLIONS Pod Stallions is one of the most fun groups on Facebook. Mego Knock Off Headquarters– The leading group discussing 70s dimestore goodness, we talk vintage toys, not other

PlaidStallions Action Figure Archives are Back!

Hey everyone, I’m excited to announce that I’ve finally gotten the swing of this WordPress thing, thanks to some very good friends’ advice (thank you, Robyn and Aaron). So, I’m able to bring the Action Figure Archive  and information into a more browser-friendly format and obviously add things to them from my recent Toy-Ventures publications. […]

Toy-Ventures: Top Ten Mego Knock-Offs

This week we look at the fun and interesting toy lines put out to catch some sales heat from the popular Mego Superheroes line of toys from Kooky Aliens to Biblical Heroes to some just plain blatant copyright infringement, it’s a fun ride. Get Toy-Ventures Magazine here: PlaidStallions Toy-Ventures Issue One (September 2020) Tell us […]