5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

Fisher Price Sesame Street Clubhouse- 5 Awesome Things on eBay this week
Fisher Price Sesame Street Playhouse (eBay Link)

I cannot tell you all the hours of fun I had with this thing as a kid and later with my kids. This set now rests in my storage unit, awaiting grandchildren (of which there is no rush). I love this toy like an old friend.

 

 

Gabriel Lassie and Timmy- 5 Awesome Things on eBay this week
Gabriel Lassie and Timmy set (eBay Link)

I’ve seen this set in catalogs but never like this. I guess the Lassie license only extends to the dog as it’s just “The Boy.” Gabriel made nice toys and while this would have appealed more to my sister than me,¬† I admire it.

 

Kooky Patches 5 Awesome Things on eBay this week
Kooky Patches (eBay Link)

I’m not 100 percent sure but I think these are just a rip-off of Topps Whacky Packs. As a kid, I always seemed to miss when these came out, and i’d get them in trades, but I did not know what they were called. I remember asking for “weird food cards” at my local “MAC’S MILK” and getting odd looks.

Starroid Raiders Zing- 5 Awesome Things on eBay this week
Starroid Raiders Zing action figure (eBay Link) –

These late-model Tomland Figures are kind of a tough find; the cards are my favourite because of a cameo by the Thunderbirds.

Playmobile Space Display- 5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

Playmobile Space Store Display (eBay Link)

Despite me growing up half-German, Playmobil completely skipped me as a child. It’s like a car full of your friends zooming by you while waiting for a bus. Playmobil looked cool AF especially the space stuff. I had no idea Mattel ever carried it and well this is a store display which gives me other stirrings. I’m complicated.

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Toy-Ventures Magazine Issue 10 is here!

Toy-Ventures Magazine deals with Kenner, Mego and More

Do you miss print toy magazines? I sure did; that’s why I created Toy Ventures. A full-colour print magazine that celebrates toys from the 1960s to the 1980s. It features collector guides, interviews and even some satire. We’re on issue 10 now but still have a limited supply of our back issues; please visit our Shop for more information.

 

Get the Official Tura Satana Action Figure

Official Tura Satana Action Figure by Odeon Toys

We co-produced this amazing action figure with White Elephant Toyz; it’s an 8″ Mego Style Officially Licensed Tura Satana figure with a beautiful box by Joeseph Linsner! Get yours while supplies last.

 

Knock Offs; Totally Unauthorized Action Figures the book

Knock Offs; Totally Unauthorized Action Figures the book

Knock-Offs Totally Unauthorized Action figures is from the demented mind that brought you “Rack Toys: Cheap, Crazed Playthings” and features hundreds of hilarious, charming, copyright infringing toys. Get a signed copy in our shop!

 

Facebook Groups we enjoy

The official FB group for PlaidStallions, come for the conversation, stay for the chill vibe. Remember, you keep the glass.

The official FB group for PlaidStallions, come for the conversation, stay for the chill vibe. Remember, you keep the glass.

Mego Knock Off Head Quarters

Mego Knock Off Headquarters is a group created to discuss bootleg toys and customs. Totally chill vibe for fans of Tomland, Lincoln International, Mego and AHI. It’s a super fun group, join the Mego-KO-HQ!

 

About The Author

Mantooth
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

  • Sean on February 6, 2024

    I never had any Playmobile either. I think my younger brother might have had one small set. To this day, they make some of the coolest playsets (the recent wiltopia for example) . But… expensive, slightly too small scale for me, and the figures themselves were kinda hookey when you’ve got a box full of Star Wars, GI Joe (RAH) and the like

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