5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

5 Awesome things on eBay this week

5 Awesome things on eBay this week

1980s Batman Sewing Pattern (eBay Link)

Excellent, a father and son Kenner Super Powers Batman suit. This would not be me and my dad, this dad was very special in the 1980s. Honestly, I don’t even know if I could do this with my kid and I was a nerdy dad.


7-11 Monster Cups (eBay Link)

Despite not going to a 7-11 until I was a teenager, I have a massive predilection for these things.  The art just pops; we need more stuff like this these days.


5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

Weird set of Bootleg Fantastic Four Figures (eBay Link)

I don’t know anything about these figures but they’re super adorable. I especially love that they covered the Silver Surfer’s “no-no” area. Watch and learn Johnny Storm…


5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

Mr. Double Action (eBay Link)

Thia 12″ Joe knock off (which I believe is a Mr. Action or a Dynaman) always makes me smile. I don’t know what his “Double Action” is or if it’s just bad English. Also, his pose appears to be “I’m a little tea pot” which does not scream “Action” let alone a second helping.


Valley of the Dinosaurs Rand McNally Book (eBay Link)

I  saw a single episode of  “Valley of the Dinosaurs” as a kid, but these Rand McNally books were popular in the first grade. I had Josie and the Pussycats and my friend had “Devlin”. I still have yet to see a single episode of Devlin.


Hey if you live in Southern Ontario, I’ll be at Canadian Toy Con this weekend in Oakville, I’m bringing friends and merchandise. Free Baloney for the kids!


Toy Con this weekend



I’ve also made a few other collectible pins based on knockoffs and characters from this website. Look for a few more designs coming very soon.


Toy-Ventures Collector Pins

Toy-Ventures Collectible Pins including the Lincoln Monsters

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 nine issues and climbing; please check our page here or visit our store.


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 Monsters, 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.


  • Jay Phillips on March 3, 2023

    Devlin was big in the states when I was a kid. One of my favorites.

  • Adam Morrison on March 3, 2023

    Those FF figures look a lot like cake toppers.

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