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Toy-Ventures Issue 8 Sneak Peek

Hello All, I’m happy to share a sneak preview of Toy-Ventures magazine issue 8. Due in October, this issue will showcase the new direction for the magazine but will also retain the flavour you’ve come to expect from TV. Toy-Ventures Issue 8 will contain the most vintage toy articles we’ve ever attempted, covering genres from […]

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week   Infra-Man Poster (eBay link) – My love for the movie Infra-Man has been well documented. If you haven’t seen it, shame on you. This poster seems to come from a Post-Star Wars rerelease of the movie, and a friend of mine pointed out something odd about it. […]

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week Kid’s Aquaman T-Shirt from 1974 (eBay Link)– I cannot get over this shirt, not only is it a very early piece of Aquaman merch but it’s the Filmation Aquaman! I loved that cartoon as a kid/kidult and this is just too good but sadly, I’m an XL. Village […]

Dungeons and Dragons VS Dark Tower

Which was better for Milton Bradley’s The Dark Tower or Mattel’s Electronic Dungeons and Dragons? I’m sincerely asking because I’ve never played either. Not for lack of trying, mind you. I was ten when the fantasy craze started in the early 1980s, and I got swept up in it. I tried to play Dungeons and […]

Toy-Ventures: 80s Knock-Off Ninjas

Toy-Ventures: 80s Knock-Off Ninjas Toy-Ventures returns with a look at the 1980s obsession with Ninjas! I also cover some of my favourite Ninja action figures in my collection. What are your favourite Ninja figures? Tell me below:   #80stoys #ninja #mego New to the channel? Subscribe! ►https://bit.ly/3D3zxJK Our book Knock-Offs is available here: https://www.plaidstallions.com/reboot/   […]

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

A bag of dime store Ninjas (eBay Link) – Nothing like a bag of cheap-o ninja figures to chase the depression away, said nobody ever. I was obsessed with Ninjas as a pre-teen, and as an adult, I can’t believe I fell for the pure cheese of those movies, which I now own on Bluray.  […]

Items to light up, bright up, sparkle up your environment

  I have a low-grade fascination with Colour Organs, which always seemed to be in the “Older Brother’s Room” of many of my friends. You were typically never allowed in said room, so colour organs and black lights became shrouded in mystery, and well, I think you get where I’m coming from.     What […]

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

Code Red Fireman Set (eBay Link)-  Code Red is a largely forgotten one season show that happens to be the last series Irwin Allen every produced. I never missed it, it had Commander Adama, Flash Gordon, Nicholas Bradford and the Creature from the Black Lagoon’s main squeeze as a family of fire fighters.  Even I […]

Presenting the PlaidStallions Polyester Pals

  Presenting the PlaidStallions Polyester Pals Satin Monster and Ron: Space Pimp, our Podcast Mascots, will soon be available as collectible inaction figures we’ve dubbed “Polyester Pals”. Each Polyester Pals figure will be sold in an old-school baggie with a header card by regular Toy-Ventures contributor Chris Franklin. Look for Polyester Pals at PlaidStallions.com or […]

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week- Shazam-Sweathogs

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week Diecast Shazam Bootleg Figure (eBay Link) – These figures are really something, the series includes Batman, Superman, Kamen Rider and Ultraman. I want them all!   70s Batman Pajamas (eBay Link)– Nothing like striking Neal Adams artwork from the 1976 DC Comics calendar to initiate sweet dreams citizens. […]