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Toy-Ventures 9: Superhero School Supplies

This week’s installment of Toy Ventures is all about the cool licensed School Supplies created by a company called Alco. Over a period of five years they made two styles of sharpeners, erasers and even a Batman Slide Rule? Visit us online at www.plaidstallions.com Twitter: @plaidstallions Subscribe to our Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwYta3nz_7FAzPvP8FPSgpg?view_as=subscriber

1976 Child World Toy Flyer :Space:1999: Mego Superheroes

Man, do we have something wonderful this Friday, an original Child World Toy Flyer straight from November 1976. If you’re a fan of this site, this is going to be a real treat as it features all the hits, Mego Star Trek, Mattel Space:1999, Kenner Stretch Armstrong, Mego Cher, LJN SWAT, Hasbro Weebles, Ideal Evel […]

Mego Thursday

I spent last evening loading up all the images for Mego’s grand launch back to Target stores (You can see it all at the MegoMuseum), even got a call from Mego’s president last night. So I’m suer nostalgic, grateful and entirely validated right now, also tired. Anyway, Mego is what brought me on this grand […]

Random SuperHero merchandise from 1980

Here are a few random pages from the 1980 Pedigree Toys catalog from the UK, being 9 at the time I can honestly say I WANTED ALL OF THIS! I had a special love for the Remco utility belts.   Please add a long life obsession with the Remco Batcopter to my life long list. OK, I […]

Aw Yeah Mego Meet 2017!

This weekend marks the annual Mego Meet convention in Skokie, IL. I’ll be heading there to help out at the door, see old friends and spend money on things I probably don’t need. If you’re in the area, it’s a terrific show and we’d love to have you. If not, I’ll be posting live pics […]

Super Slickers

My mom bought me a Sesame Street rain slicker this year (1978), I remember being a little embarrassed wearing it as many of my peers were wearing KISS shirts at this point. I honestly would have loved the Six Million Dollar Man or Star Trek ones pictured here.

Canadian Superhero Pepsi Cups

For the last two decades I’ve been quietly collecting these promotional cups given away by Pepsi in the 1970s in Canada. Similar to the US cup promotions but a much smaller character choice, different design and made in Canada. (update I’ve just been told they were made available at the restaurants in Zeller’s department stores) […]

Superheroes and Apes in Japan

I was elated to find this ad full of Ourway Studios Superhero and Planet of the Apes merch in a Japanese issue of StarLog. Especially mind warping is those Superhero stamp albums, which I totally had and collected as a kid. I wonder if they still accept orders…… Check out the Our Way Studios catalog […]

The shop window of Mego Dreams…..

I debated whether to put this here or on the Mego Museum but considering it’s a vintage photo of a toy store in Hong Kong (and let’s face it, this site has an obsession with such things). This display of Mego Superhero items and Micronauts is my happy place, I drove my mother crazy looking […]