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1976 Action Figure Explosion!

I got this catalogue just after Christmas, and I wanted to close the year with the single reason I had to have it. This glorious page of plastic joy.  I never saw this page as a kid, but wow, that’s how the inside of my brain looked when I was five.  This page, with it’s […]

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

Marchon Action Heroes Transport (eBay Link) — This  Super Powers Knock-Off toy came out when I was in the ninth grade, and I HAD TO HAVE IT, which was weird for me, at least at that time. I think it was the packaging, which truly reminds me of Mego Superheroes artwork, is the trigger here. […]

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

Vintage Marvel comics display from 1977 (eBay Link) — I don’t remember what this display is for but BAM! this is just my childhood. Bonus nostalgia points for using some of the same clip art as the Mego World’s Greatest Superheroes.   Star Wars Carnival Mirror (eBay Link) — I miss the age of Carnival […]

5 Must-Have Toys from this 1981 Christmas Catalog | Toy-Ventures

5 Must-Have Toys from this 1981 Christmas Catalog | Toy-Ventures   Toy-Ventures digs deep into the 1981 Hudson’s Bay Toy Flyer, and as an extra challenge, we pick five things we’d ask for. Everything from Smurfs to Star Wars to Strawberry Shortcake, this show is seriously a timewarp. #toyventures #starwars #80stoys Toy-Ventures is our magazine; […]

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

Weird Italian AHI Parachuting Superman (eBay Link) — I’m the proud owner of one of these AHI Superman figures from Italy on the “Bong” card. Now, you can join my exclusive club and get this example. We can totally get matching jackets!     Sweathogs Grease Machine (eBay Link) —  I was six when “Sweathog […]

Big Jim Pack Ski Patrol Outfit

  Super fun pick up this week, a Big Jim Double Trouble ski Patrol set in Canadian packaging. As much as I loved the P.A.C.K as a kid, I don’t remember seeing these sets. I’d like to think I’d remember that striking Marvel artwork. Canadian P.A.C.K stuff does not really pop up much so this […]

Toy-Ventures: Major Mego Score at Toy & Nostalgia Show!

Toy-Ventures: Major Mego Score at Toy & Nostalgia Show! Toy-Ventures visits the Toronto Toy and Nostalgia Show and scores big time with Canadian Mego Black Hole and Buck Rogers action figures! If that wasn’t enough, we also hit an antique mall! https://youtu.be/v9YDCIV7GpI #toyventures #mego #buckrogers Lincoln Monsters Return from the Crypt in our latest Collaboration […]

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

Kenner Star Wars Taunton Commercial (eBay Link) — I collect vintage commercial reels, to me, it’s like owning a little bit of the history. To others, it’s a white box with a film strip inside, so I see both sides of this. I’m not big on Star Wars but this commercial makes me feel nine […]