5 Awesome Things on eBay this Black Friday

5 Awesome Things on eBay this Black Friday

5 Awesome Things on eBay this Black Friday

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

Kung Fu Bath Robe (eBay Link)

My pal Dr. Durant sent this in and well, I wish it fit me because I’d wear it everywhere. Dress for the job you want and all….



PVC Planet of the Apes - 5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

Comics Spain Planet of the Apes Soldier (eBay Link)

For a brief time, Comics Spain was the only company making Superhero Action figures, well inaction figures as they were all PVC-like Smurfs. I have a soft spot for these especially the Soldier Ape. The only Mego Apes figure sold in Spain was the Soldier, so this is kind of cool to me.

Creepy old Grimace- 5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

McDonalds Grimace Playground Equipment/Child cage (eBay Link)

You know that trope of “I’ll never tell people I won the lottery, but there will be signs?” Yeah, this terrifying thing will be in my front garden, and you better believe it will have a speaker.

Don Ho Promotional Glass - 5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

70s Don Ho promotional glass (eBay Link)

Now, I’m not an expert on Tiki Bars (not a cocktail guy), but I have to think, one isn’t complete without a glass with Hawaii’s favourite son.


Space:1999 Megaphone- 5 Awesome Things on eBay this week.

Space:1999 Megaphone (eBay Link)

Yeah, I’m not sure what to say here. I guess Moonbase Alpha has a lot of hostage negotiations; that or nobody at Vaniity Fair knows about sound in a vacuum. 

Previous editions of Plaid Stallions 5 Awesome Things on eBay

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Polyester Pals from PlaidStallions

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Pod Stallions is based on our podcast and is one of the most fun groups on Facebook. Toys, Comics, Movies, TV, it’s all up for grabs and remember folks, you keep the glass! If you like our show, then you have found your tribe.

Mego Knock Off Headquarters– The leading group discussing 70s Dime store knock-offs and bootleg action figures, we talk vintage toys and not others. We know the difference between Astro Apes and Action Apeman.  It’s a fun group where we talk about Lincoln International, AHI, Mighty Gary, Tomland, Bogi, Demo Man, Mortoys, and other generic greats.

5 Awesome Things on eBay this Black Friday



About The Author

AKA Brian Heiler author of "Rack Toys: Cheap, Crazed Playthings" and co-editor of "Toy-Ventures Magazine". Co-Host of the "Pod Stallions" podcast. Host of the Brick Mantooth Youtube channel, painter, designer, writer, mental health advocate, toy collector, Mego, and Mego Knock-Off enthusiast. I have large feet, ADHD and I live in Canada. Talk toys, not others.


  • Adam Morrison on November 26, 2022

    I love that Grimace sculpture.
    I was looking at that megaphone and thought: “Sonic powered? What does that mean?” I guess that’s opposed to battery-powered, meaning that thing’s just a sound cone, Rudy Vallée style.

  • TRA on November 26, 2022

    I love your picks for this [5 awesome things] article. 😀
    My next question: about the Space 1999 megaphone- how do I use my megaphone, when my space helmet is closed?
    Hee, hee, hee! 🙂

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