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1975 Matchbox Fighting Furies Catalog

1975 Matchbox Fighting Furies Catalog   The Fighting Furies were introduced in 1974 by Matchbox (Lesney) and were the creation of legendary toy design firm, Marvin Glass and Associates. The line at this time centred around a series of Pirate action figures with “duelling action” which was a lever on their backs allowing them to […]

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week Ideal Monster Squad prototype figures (eBay link)– What can I say? These are my grails and I’ve always wanted to own them but I have kids in college and need a new roof so have at them! We covered these wonderful little buggers in Issue 2 of Toy-Ventures […]

1975 Matchbox MAC Catalog- Mobile Action Command

1975 Matchbox MAC Catalogue   Matchbox MAC or “Mobile Action Command” is one of the 1970s most forgotten toy lines. That’s a shame because of how wonderful they really are. A series of quasi-futuristic vehicles that come with a nameless driver (I always pretended he was a robot), this series would run for years and […]

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

Welcome to 5 Awesome Things on eBay this week! Big Bird on Black Velvet (eBay Link) – My friends, this painting, nay this work of art tasks me to my very soul. How can I continue to call myself a gentleman of taste without this indescribable creation on my mantle? I am nothing more than […]

Toy-Ventures: Kenner Bionic Bigfoot

Toy-Ventures: Kenner Bionic Bigfoot Toy-Ventures looks at the Kenner Big Foot, an action figure made for a very special recurring guest star on the iconic television program, the Six Million Dollar Man.      We explore the history of Kenner Bionic Bigfoot, a figure of one of the show’s most popular recurring nemesis that barely […]

1985 Multiple Toys Ad- Bugmen of Insecta- Nightmare Warriors

Wonderful mid-1980s trade ad for Multiple Toys, makers of such memorable toys as Blue Thunder, Nightmare Warriors and a personal favourite of mine Bugmen of Insecta. Visit the Multiple Toys Bugmen of Insecta pages at Plaidstallions Action Figure Archive:         Toy-Ventures Magazine Do you miss toy magazines? That’s why we created […]

MPC Strange Change Model Kits Advertisement

Strange Change kits were introduced in 1974 by MPC, it’s a hybrid toy/model kit with a little horror and science fiction sprinkled in. It surprises me that these weren’t a bigger deal. It seems that it never got past the original three designs which are a Vampire, a Mummy and an extremely clever time machine. […]

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week Miami Vice Vending Machine Sticker (eBay link)– Tubbs looks like he’s having an existential crisis in this fire fight. He just has that look in his eye of a man pondering his existence; I’ve been there Tubbs…     McDonalds promotional sponges (eBay Link)– Make your own “Wet […]