5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

Shadow Car


The Shadow Crime Fighter Car (eBay Link)

For a brief in the middle 1970s, a company called Madison Imports put together a series of toys based on the classic pulp character The Shadow. I guess because whoever worked at Madison Imports really liked the Shadow? I have no clue, but the merchandise is killer, and we’re better for it.


Doctor Solar

Doctor Solar Halloween Costume (eBay link)

As a kid I was really into Gold Key comic’s weird barrage of superhero-ish characters like Mighty Samson, Turok and Doctor Solar. I got most of these exploits from the local used book store (the “Book Between” in Whitby). I had no idea some of these characters got merchandise; this costume from the 1960s is pretty darned awesome.


Automan Rack Toy (eBay Link)

Remember the short-lived TV series “Automan,” sure you do. Now you can pretend he’s flying Pan Am out of the country with three dollars, a gigantic camera and a pink purse. I don’t know why but that’s the magic of Rack Toys kids. *jazz hands*

MEL BLANC, LENNIE WEINRIB 6″ record Happy Birthday VG+ Halloween Dracula (eBay Link)

Wow, this is an obscure and excellent item. A monster record that features the voices of Mel Blanc and Lennie Winerib, two legends of cartoon voice action. This belongs in a Museum!

Ultraman Taro- 5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

Vintage bootleg Ultraman Taro T-Shirt (eBay Link)

What a lucky guy that Todd was!


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Toy-Ventures Magazine

Do you miss toy magazines?

That’s why we created Toy-Ventures magazine, an old-school print publication dedicated to vintage toys from the 1960s to the 1990s. Each issue is packed with never before seen images and information written by some of the top collectors. We’ve got 7 issues and climbing; please check our page here or visit our store.

Our newest book “Knock-Offs: Totally, Unauthorized Action Figures,” is now available. It’s 130 pages of bootleg goodness.
You can get this new book via the PlaidStallions Shop , On Amazon (Affiliate Link) or on eBay (eBay Link)


Our book Rack Toys, Cheap, Crazed Playthings is now available again! Order through our Affiliate Link

Order Rack Toys 2.0 Here through our Affiliate Linkhttps://amzn.to/3Bkm9z1


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.

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