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Toy-Ventures : Summer Pick-ups!

Rather than a focused subject, this week we just look at what a summer of flea markets, toy shows, and networking can get you as I talk about the stuff I picked up over the summer.  Hosted and edited by Brian Heiler (@plaidstallions)   PlaidStallions Facebook Page  https://www.facebook.com/Plaidstallionsdotcom/   Plaidstallions facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/2226244254053126/  Twitter: @plaidstallions   Subscribe to […]

Toy-Ventures: Planet of the Apes Adventure Set by Amsco

Our focus this week is the incredible Planet of the Apes Adventure Playset by Amsco (A division of Milton Bradley) and these awesome 3D environments are entirely made of corrugated cardboard and hours of fun. The folks at Amsco clearly had a lot of fun designing these because they are loaded with Easter eggs and […]

Toy-Ventures: My Mego Meet Haul

I’ve just returned from my favourite toy convention of all time, Mego Meet and please excuse the sleepy voice but I haven’t had much sleep! Thought it would be fun to go over the various items I picked up at this weekend’s festivities, stuff from Planet of the apes, the Monster Squad, Stretch Armstrong, Godzilla, […]

Toy-Ventures 18: Parachuting Planet of the Apes

This week, we talk about one of my favorite subjects, cheap rack toys but even better, they’re  planet of the apes rack toys.   We get into the history of licensed parachute toys, which are some of the most fun but also bizarre toys we could buy for under a buck. So we talk about RipCord, Star […]

Toy-Ventures 15: Astro Apes

This week’s toy-ventures is all about Planet of the Apes, well not officially licensed mind you, nope we’re talking about the weird knock offs called the Astro Apes. Astro Apes are cheap, blatant and totally charming rip-offs of our favourite Ape characters. So come meet Artemus, Myra and Dr. Zorma! Collection pics courtesy of William, […]

Go Ape at Toys R Us!

Not much to add to this except, all of it please, all of it. New Six Million Dollar Man Shirt in our Redbubble store! Don’t forget to join our new facebook group. Get the expanded digital edition of Rack Toys here.

5 awesome things on Ebay

Planet of the Apes Target Set- It PAINS me to share this but I don’t have a hunnert bucks right now, stupid dental work for children *kicks dirt* Archer: Fugitive from the Empire Poster: I may be the only person who fondly remembers this busted TV pilot from 1981 but I guess they actually sold this […]

Official Planet of the Apes Stunt Cycle

If there is anything more wonderfully absurd than a Dr. Zaius, machine gun strapped to his jacket popping a wheelie, I want to know what that is and have it. Even the packaging is part of the play, I wish more toy companies did this. My only regret when I see this toy is the […]

Official Planet of the Apes Prison Wagon

Like clockwork, just as my birthday rolls around, an excuse to do something terribly irresponsible with my money comes with it. This year it was this, one of my “top five” rack toy and Planet of the apes wants.  The reason you ask? Well, let me lay it out for you, first off, it’s a […]

Planet of the Apes Galloping Action Doctor Zaius

I did something irresponsible the other day (and I was sober!) and bought this remote control Dr. Zaius from AHI. I’d always wanted one and hoped to make a video of him riding. I got one foot and he stopped moving! Anyway, I couldn’t stop staring at how wonderful a toy it was so I […]