5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

Sesame Street Needlepoint ( 5 Awesome Things on eBay this week)

Sesame Street Needlepoint (eBay Link)

Usually, I wouldn’t say I like to make blanket statements, but your house isn’t a home without this. How can you even sleep in that flop house?


Hulk Train (5 Awesome Things on eBay this week)

Incredible Hulk Train Set (eBay Link)

Hulk Smash Choo-Choo! All I got is Hulk is not really a merchandisable character, save for those fists from the early 2000s; those were wicked.


Miracle Whip Belt Buckle (5 Awesome Things on eBay this week)

70s Miracle Whip Belt Buckle (eBay Link)

This was sent to me by my friend Courtney who has a cool belt buckle Instagram you should follow.  Like, who would…EVER..wear this? Remember when Miracle Whip did that badass Gen-X campaign that felt like a Mr. Show parody? That is the only thing relating to this stuff that has brought me joy.


Kenny Rogers on Black Velvet

Black Velvet Kenny Rogers  (eBay link)

I bet this smells like a whisky explosion in a cigarillo factory. Papa? Is that you?

Condor Man Ice Cream

Condorman Crunch Baskin Robbins sign (eBay Link)

Next time you complain about the latest thing Marvel or DC pooped out, remember Condorman was the only Superhero movie 1981 had to offer. In terms of merchandise, we got a novel, comics by Gold Key and an ice cream flavour that I didn’t enjoy and that’s it. I thought of Condorman a lot during “Black Adam, ” which helped. I don’t want to know what’s in the Black Adam ice cream; its probably tears and a lock of Henry Cavill’s hair.



Shogun Warriors Knock Off Puffy Stickers

Shogun Warriors Knock off  Puffy Stickers (eBay link)

Bonus item, I love Knock-Off stickers based on Japanese properties. I have fond memories of ersatz Ultraman and weird Gatchamen.

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The Mego Museum News has rebranded into the Super Collector Newsletter! Encompassing more from sites like PlaidStallions and more. Check it out even if you don’t collect Mego figures.

Mego Museum Newsletter


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



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.

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.

1 Comment

  • TRA on January 26, 2023

    I like the HULK train! Does he drive it himself? 😀
    Hi Brian, please feel free to remove this comment, if it’s not something that you want on your site:
    I think: Alice Cooper, the 1970s-era rock star, has a 4-inch size, Alice Cooper action figure, for sale. You can get them only at [independent, record stores]. Here’s a site with data on that action figure-
    https://alicecooper.com/alice-cooper-x-super7/ .

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