5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

Bigfoot and Wild Boy Puzzle- 5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

Bigfoot and Wildboy Puzzle (eBay Link)
I am very predilected with the Krofft shows; this one is one of their more bizarre concepts. I guess Bigfoot adopted a lost kid and now they stop alien invasions in the woods. Also Bigfoot is clearly meant to be Bionic. I can see why I dug it as a kid and honestly, I totally do now but it really raises a ton of questions.


Battle Star Galactica Lasermatic Pistol- 5 Awesome Things on eBay this week


Battlestar Galactica Lasermatic Pistol (eBay Link)

This toy gun REALLY got around and it spanned several licenses (and bootlegs) among different companies. Mattel reused to for Flash Gordon, Mego tried to sell it for the Buck Rogers line. Essentially, it was the product of Taiwan factory that everyone label slapped. 


NBC Promo tower 1972- 5 aWESOME tHINGS ON EbAY

1972 NBC Fall Lineup Towel

Dry myself off with Sanford and Son and Night Gallery? Where do I sign off?


Star Blazers ActioN Figure - 5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

Derek Wyldstar figure from Star Blazers (eBay Link)

I haven’t looked up the Nomura Yamato figures in a long while but there are actually a lot of options for them now. If you’re like me, Star Blazers was one of those shows I would have killed for action figures from.  The runner up being Battle of the Planets.

Seriously, there are a few promising listings for not only the figures but the playset as well.



Ideal Scare Cycles- 5 Awesome Things on eBay this week


Frankencycle Scare Cycle (eBay Link)

Scare Cycles was Ideal toys attempt to get back the revenue from the Evel Knievel toy line after the “Incident.” The concept was bad-ass, Dracula, the Grim Reaper and Frankie here had a bike gang. Sadly the tires melt on these pretty easy. This was not a hit and Ideal rebranded with Team America, 


Did you that issue 10 of Toy-Ventures magazine is now shipping? If you like vintage Toys and print magazines, this is the one for you. Topics include Mattel Pulsar, Sesame Street Finger Puppets, Shindana toys, Playmates Toxic Crusaders, Super Joe, Mego Planet of the Apes, Bionic Man Knock Offs, 


Do you miss reading print toy collector magazines?

Toy-Ventures Magazine Issue 9That’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 ten issues and climbing; please check our page here or visit our store.


Pod Stallions Pod Cast Our long running Pod Cast, Pod Stallions is now available on Spotify.


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.

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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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