Toy-Ventures: Big Jim Kung Fu Studio

Toy-Ventures: Big Jim Kung Fu Studio New to the channel? Subscribe! ►https://bit.ly/3D3zxJK Everybody’s Kung Fu fighting on this week’s Toy-Ventures with an in-depth look at the Mattel Big Jim Kung Fu Studio playset. We also discuss the Martial Arts craze that inspired this iconic 70s toy. Toy-Ventures Magazine is now available for subscription: https://www.plaidstallions.com/reboot/shop Pod […]

1982 Ideal Team America Promo Catalog

Ideal Team America Promo Catalog After years of being marketed as an Evel Knievel toy line, Ideal toys had a severe problem with Knievel’s career hitting rock bottom. They had a hit toy concept but needed a new marketing method. Ideal tried classic monsters with the Scare Cycles in 1979 but regrouped and launched Team […]

1974 AHI Catalog – Azrak Hamway- Super Monsters- Batman

1974 AHI Catalog Azrak-Hamway International was the absolute king of the 1970s licensed Rack Toys. 1974 was a giant leap for the company as it saw them significantly expand their licensed offerings and create iconic collectable toys. AHI chose such heavy hitters as the Universal Monsters, Batman, Spider-Man, the Super Friends, Popeye, the Flinstones and […]

1984 Galoob Mr.T Catalog

  1984 Galoob Mr.T Catalog In the early 1980s, a gentle, gold-chained-covered giant came into our households and told us to read the bible and drink our milk and in doing so, captured our hearts. Mr. T was exactly what Reagan-era America was looking for, a straight-laced tough guy whose look hinted at rebellion. 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 […]

Plaid Stallions “Sweet 16” Contest

Plaid Stallions Sweet 16 Contest It’s Plaid Stallions’ birthday, and it’s now old enough to drive! Starting this site on a lazy Saturday while my 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 such an incredible […]

Kenner Kiddie Fondue

Has there ever been a toy that screams “It’s 1975!” louder than Kenner’s oddly titled Kiddie Fondue? Now you can have Carol from Girl Scouts over along with her husband Tom, and after dinner, you can show them a slideshow of your trip to the Wisconsin Dells. A fun time will be had by all; […]

AHI Wind-Up Super Monsters Score!

This weekend, I had a happy find, and I wasn’t even trying. I poked my head into a local flea market, where I’ve never found anything, and to my surprise, I found a toy vendor! While most of his wares weren’t what I collected, I spied this tucked in the back—a carded wind-up sparking super […]