5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

Batman Crazy Foam- 5 Awesome Things on eBay

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week


Batman Crazy Foam (eBay Link)

I was obsessed with Crazy Foam as a kid, still am. I am just glad I don’t have a fetish where people in superhero costumes puke on me. That would be messy.

Mexican Planet of the Apes Record- 5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

Mexican Planet of the Apes Record (eBay Link)

I have zero idea what kind of music this is or if I would like it, but who cares? It’s got biker apes on the cover. SOLD!

Sesame Street Black Velvet- 5 Awesome Things on eBay this week
Sesame Street Black Velvet (eBay Link)- 

These make me giddy, my face looks like Cookie Monsters right now.

Durham Star Mission Robot- 5 Awesome Things on eBay this week
Durham Star Mission Robot (ebay link)

Durham Industries produced a lot of licensed toys but they also liked to knock off other toys. This is a total copy of the Tomy Rascal Robots.

Star Mite Ray Gun
Star Mite Laser Pistol (eBay Link)

Star Mites was a brand created by Empire Toys that even included some diecasts from Shinsei. This package with its discount Martin Landau warms the cockles of my heart.

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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.

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