5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

Lost in Space Halloween Costume- 5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

Ben Cooper Lost in Space Halloween Costume (eBay link)

My buddy Matt sent me this earlier in the week, saying he was pretty tempted. I’m not sure what the greater appeal is for me, Lost in Space itself or that mid-century look. 

Witchie Poo Doll - 5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

HR Pufnstuff Witchie Poo Doll (eBay Link)

I don’t know what’s more embarrassing, being scared by the boat in the movie or the fact that I’d never heard of these dolls before. They’re amazing!

Bonus Click the seller had a ton of other cool Krofft merch for sale, some of it obscure, so check it out here.


American Man Doll 5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

American Man Doll by Janex (eBay Link)

The first time I saw one of these, I thought it was a joke. It turns out it’s real; Janex took all the elements of an action figure save for one thing. It was a piece of cardboard with a weird head that looks the kid from “Davey and Goliath” with a beard. Did Davey go to Viet-Nam?  WHO WAS THIS FOR? AGGGHHHHHHH!



Bride of Frankenstein Magazine 1935 - 5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

1935 Universal Magazine featuring Bride of Frankenstein centerfold (eBay Link)

I think I came to grips with not owning an original Universal Monsters Poster sometime in my mid-twenties. This magazine produced by Universal has an amazing spread for “Bride of Frankenstein” (I’m not alone in thinking the bride is cute right?) is a budget friendly version that is super neat.

Madel Man Super Man doll 5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

MadelMan Superman set (eBay Link)

OK, Madelman is a legendary series of Spanish action figures spanned decades and genres. Somehow, they got the Superman movie license and made a series of toys like a Jeep and a Helicopter because Superman! Anyway, this figure is awesome for many reasons, my main reason being it looks like the Turkish rip-off of Superman (seek it out) and also, I clunky stuff!


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.

1 Comment

  • Adam Morrison on July 7, 2023

    Tony Randall is Superman!

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