5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

Welcome to 5 Awesome Things on eBay this week!

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

Big Bird on Black Velvet (eBay Link) – My friends, this painting, nay this work of art tasks me to my very soul. How can I continue to call myself a gentleman of taste without this indescribable creation on my mantle? I am nothing more than a fraud, a complete charlatan. Forgive me but I’m off to my study to drink brandy and stare out the window and brood.

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

Captain Kremmen Viewmasters (eBay Link)– Captain Kremmen was part of the Kenny Everett Show, a pretty risque comedy series from the UK known for its “Naughty bits” and well, I never missed it when I was 12. It’s really weird to think it got kids’ merchandise, as it was loaded with double entendre and well, nipples.


5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

Star Trek the Motion Picture Pajamas (eBay Link)– Now here is some fitting movie merchandise, Kirk wearing his space pajamas on your pajamas! Enh? Enh? Ugh, this bit goes on for another twenty minutes….

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

Fantastic Four Beach Towel (eBay Link)- If I had seen this as a child, I would have begged my parents it. I was Fantastic Four crazy and this very treasury edition was definitely party responsible. Just seeing it now kind of bothers me. That’s weird because it’s a freaking towel.


5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

Bootleg V action figure from Uruguay (eBay Link)- My love of terribly made bootleg figures mixed with my love for anything relating to “V” ( I just finished watching the series for the third time) makes this thing something I really can’t stop thinking about. 



Toy-Ventures Magazine

Toy-Ventures Magazine

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Our newest book “Knock-Offs: Totally, Unauthorized Action Figures,” is now available. It’s 130 pages of bootleg goodness.
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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, 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 week

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.


  • Danny Cruz on May 13, 2022

    Recently rewatched the V series too. Havent seen it since it’s original airdate. The one thing that stuck out to me watching it again is Diana’s delivery of her lines is almost exactly like Tim Curry in Rocky Horror.

  • Billy from Philly on May 13, 2022

    I don’t usually look at 5 Things because it invariably makes me want to spend money on something I had no idea I desperately needed, but I couldn’t resist that Big Bird painting. Slap the Captain Kremmen merch and I couldn’t resist! I don’t even know where I saw the Kenny Everett show here in the States, but I do remember it. The reason for THAT is pretty obvious.

  • Seven Tiesfan on May 14, 2022

    Big Bird on Black Velvet and that little boy smiiiiiile. He looks more like Cocoa Puffs’ Sonny.
    I just bought the Star Trek pajamas. They’ll display nicely with my Empire Strikes Back pajamas.

  • Ned Hastings on May 14, 2022

    I had that beach towel. One summer, my grandparents rented a cottage on the Georgia coast for a month, and I went down for 2 weeks. My first trip to what would become my favorite beach town. It was the summer I started buying comics on a regular basis. I still remember the books I got on that trip, and I still have them. And this was my towel. If it somehow turns out that it’s still at my parents’ house somewhere, I’ll let you know.

  • Jim Lewis on July 13, 2022

    I can’t remember if I’ve posted this before but our local collector shop, Lobos Collectables, here in Melbourne Australia, released these.


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