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5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week- homemade Muppets, Cheap Ninjas, Boo-Berry, Spidey and it’s Underwear Clobbering Time? ( legalese: This site contains affiliate links for which I may be compensated) Hand painted Muppet Figurines (eBay affiliate link) — All these years, I’ve obsessed over hobby kits like these, never realizing the charm of the […]

Toy-Ventures: The Saga of Tonka’s STEEL MONSTERS

In honour of the release of Furiosa, Toy-Ventures looks at the most excellent 1980s Post-Apocalyptic Toy Line: Tonka’s Steel Monsters. It was all things “Mad Max” except for the name. How did such a gorgeous toy line fail? What didn’t get made? We get the scoop from the creators. #toyventures #tonka #MadMax   Get Issue […]

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week- Hagar the Horrible, Kojak, deep discount Micronauts, Inflatable Apes and the worst/best Marvel toys ever.  ( legalese: This site contains affiliate links for which I may be compensated) Excel Toys Kojak set with villain (eBay Affiliate Link) — Longtime PlaidStallions readers will know that I am borderline obsessed […]

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week- Bert and Ernie, Silly Swords, Japanese Superman and Spider-man, Spaceketeers and Six Million Dollar Man’s threads. ( legalese: This site contains affiliate links for which I may be compensated) Japanese Superman figure (eBay Affiliate Link) –– I believe the word for such an item is “Keshi,” which means […]

Mego Love Boat Playset (Vintage Mego)

  Vintage Mego is exciting and new. Climb aboard the Mego Love Boat Playset; we’re expecting you! Hear about the adventures I’ve had while bringing this episode to you. This special episode comes from a smoke-free home!     Get Issue 12 of Toy-Ventures shipping this week! Click Here for past installments of 5 Awesome […]

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week- Buck Rogers, Olive Oyl, Apes home decor, Japanese Spider-Man and Shark on the beach! ( legalese: This site contains affiliate links for which I may be compensated)   Planet of the Apes Motion Lamp (eBay Affiliate Link) – I am fond of Motion lamps and own a whole […]

Plaid Stallions 18th Birthday Contest

It’s Plaid Stallions’ birthday, and now I can ship it off to college or the army I guess. Starting this site on a lazy Saturday while my baby daughter napped was more important than I’d ever realized. I had no idea that when I started posting old catalogue photos online. Starting Plaid Stallions would open […]

Lincoln Monsters Featured in Rue Morgue Magazine!

The latest issue of (218) Rue Morgue magazine (on stands now!) features a gorgeous piece by James Burrell about the return of the Lincoln Monsters. We even made the cover! Truly grateful for this wonderful opportunity!     ABOUT LINCOLN MONSTERS A vintage toy brand is rising from the grave! “Lincoln Monsters” is a new […]