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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: https://bit.ly/3yyUSe5         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 […]

Toy-Ventures: Awesome Gift + Contest Winners

This is just a quick episode to announce the 16th-anniversary contest, plus talk about an amazing gift to the channel! Check out the action figure Adventure Kick Starter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/afa/action-figure-adventure-season-two?ref=section-film-projectcollection-6-category   Do you miss toy magazines? That’s why we created Toy-Ventures magazine, an old-school print publication dedicated to vintage toys from the 1960s to the 1990s. […]

Pod Stallions 101: The Summer of 84

 Well, Summer’s just around the corner and going out to the movies seems to be making a comeback, so what better time to reminisce about those way-back muggy months when the inside of a cool theatre was a weekly ritual? This time it’s the Summer of ’84: Venkman’s, Thugees, Starfighters, Mogwai, Nerds and the […]

1989 Galoob Star Trek TNG catalog

Lewis Galoob Toys inc took a major gamble in the late 1980s when it licensed the merchandising rights to the yet-to-air syndicated series “Star Trek: The Next Generation” in the late 1980s. Star Trek had a varied history as a toy property. The television series would make millions for companies such as Mego. Still, the […]

Toy-Ventures: Knock Off Unboxing plus Contest!

Toy-Ventures: Knock Off Unboxing plus Contest! It’s the 16th birthday of Plaid Stallions, and we’re celebrating with a knock-off unboxing with characters such as Volpe, Comics Superstars and Super Space Heroes; it’s a weird one, folks. Bonus: We’re having a Sweet 16 contest with a mega prize pack; details are in the video. To enter […]