5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

Mattel Rodan- 5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

Mattel Rodan figure (eBay Link) I cannot begin to tell you how this toy shaped me as a collector. The first one I had was over my dresser as a teenager; it had sunglasses on and a cigarette in its mouth. I sold him in college, and it broke my heart. I bought a boxed one but it didn’t feel right; now my third (loose) Rodan sits above my desk again. He quit smoking, so did I. I’m super glad to have him loom over me as I work.

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

Weird Robot Vending Machine (eBay Link) -Who doesn’t love bizarre novelty vending machines? When I was a kid, my dad owned a chicken that gave you a prize egg. This robot gives me a “Rick and Morty” vibe for some reason, maybe it’s his face but I think he’s fantastic. If I had the money, Zoro would be my new friend.


vintage alien bobble head- 5 awesome things

Vintage Alien Monster Bobble Head (eBay Link)– I have no idea what this is but its resemblance to the Creature from the Black Lagoon is all I need, I love it. I’m all in.


spiral zone- 5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

Bandai Spiral Zone Set (eBay Link)– A lot of folks are familiar with the Tonka Spiral Zone but the original Japanese version is way cooler and better detailed. It’s one of many 80s toy lines where it’s people in Mech suits but I honestly think it’s the best. I just can’t afford it.


Whacky Packs Patches- 5 Awesome eBay

Whacky Packs Patches (eBay Link)- These things are probably unlicensed but how awesome are they. Whacky packages were the thing I HAD TO FREAKING HAVE when I was a kid. I’m also proud that my kid’s bedrooms were littered with these things. 

We have a new book out called “Knock-Offs: Totally Unauthorized Action Figures” it’s a 132-page tribute to bootleg toys.

Knock-Offs book

You can get this new book via the PlaidStallions Shop , On Amazon (Affiliate Link) or on eBay (eBay Link)

Our book Rack Toys, Cheap, Crazed Playthings is now available again! Order through our Affiliate Link

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Toy-Ventures Magazine is our newest creation, an old-school print magazine about vintage toys! Professionally laid out and written, each issue is brimming with obscure and rare toys from companies such as Mego, Kenner, Remco, AHI, and much more. Monsters, Superheroes, Adventurers, Knock Offs, Apes, and so much more, it’s in Toy-Ventures.

Toy-Ventures Issue 5 is available now:
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Toy-Ventures Issue 5


Pod Stallions is one of the most fun groups on Facebook. Toys, Comics, Movies, TV, it’s all up for grabs and remember, you keep the glass!

Mego Knock Off Headquarters– The leading group discussing 70s Dime store knock-offs of Mego action figures, we talk vintage toys and not others. We know the difference between Astro Apes and Action Apeman! It’s a really fun group where we talk about Lincoln International, AHI, Tomland, Bogi, Demo Man, Mortoy, and other generic greats.

Remco Energized Spider-Man

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

  • jay on February 18, 2022

    I had the sticker versions of the wacky patches as a kid in the 70’s. Mop & Glop and all the other funny product names. Wish I had some of these patches…..

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