5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

Spanish Frankenstein Game

Spanish Frankenstein Game (eBay Link)

I know little about this but I love it and want it to adopt me.


A complete set of Tonka Steel Monsters (eBay Link)

While I was a teen at the time, I totally coveted this obscure 80s toyline. It’s basically Mad Max without the name, so EVERY Italian rip-off rolled into one. You get all the stereotypes, Mohawk Guy, Warrior Princess and of course, Metal Face. The only figure Tonka should have added was Fred Williamson. Did I mention that after two years, I finally finished my set? I would have jumped on this otherwise.



Japanese Time of the Apes figures

Japanese Time of the Apes Figures (eBay Link)

For those who don’t watch MST3k, Time of the Apes is Japan’s total rip-off of you guessed it, Planet of the Apes. I adore this show, especially the ape fashion on the show. I’ve never been able to follow the TV Movie.


Buck Rogers Paint By Numbers

Buck Rogers Paint by Numbers Set (eBay Link)

The title says it all, painting of Buck freaking Rogers, that’s high art.

Christmas Store Elf

Mechanical Store Display Elf (eBay Link)

I’m not much of a Christmas type, but I love store window robots. Maybe it’s because they’re slightly creepy, or just seeing them as a kid. Perhaps it’s a mix of both, but I totally want this.



The PlaidStallions Polyester Pals have arrived and come in green and orange. Be the first kid in the sandbox with our Podcast mascots!

Polyester Pals from PlaidStallions

Do you miss toy collector 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 latest book is “Knock-Offs: Totally Unauthorized Action Figures” a love letter to cheeky copyright-infringing toys. You can get this new book via the PlaidStallions Shop, On Amazon (Affiliate Link) or eBay (eBay Link)


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 week
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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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