Knock Off Toys

Lincoln Monsters Flashback: Face off with the Mego Superheroes

  Lincoln Monsters Flash Back! From the 1976 Montgomery Ward Christmas Catalogue comes the most iconic image the toy line would inspire: an all-out battle with the Mego World’s Greatest Superheroes. Now in 2024, the Lincoln Monsters will soon be looking to spar with the 50th Anniversary releases from Mego. Who wins? We all do. […]

Mego Knock-Offs: Telly Play Favourites figures – Planet of the Apes

Telly Favourites Play Figures. “Suspects are pantsless, I repeat pantsless” Another weird way to sell unsold Mego factory seconds, both these figures are on the wrong bodies and each just has a tunic. I love the header card with the lowest-resolution picture of Adam West they could find. Did they take a Polaroid of an […]

Toy-Ventures: The Redbox Batman Mystery

Toy-Ventures Returns with a look at the RedBox Batman, a figure that is as mysterious as the character he’s ripping off. We talk about how the action figure came to be and it’s evil twin, the Knock-Off as we try to solve the mystery! #toyventures #batmantoys #bootlegtoys Check out the PlaidStallions store for Toy-Ventures magazine, […]

Bootleg V- Italian Visitor Figure

As follow-up to our video about bootleg V items (see it here) I took some photos of the Italian Visitor figure I recently picked up. I have to tell you that it’s one of my favourite additions in a while. That is mainly because my V collection is somewhat small.  Unlike many bootleg/knock-off toys, this […]

Sonic Fazer by Kusan

    While generally considered a Star Wars Knock-Off, if “Luke Solo” above wasn’t enough of a clue, the Kusan Sonic Fazer is one of those toys that’s better than Kenner’s official products. (that prize also goes to Milton Bradley’s Star Bird) While the Kenner blasters sounded like my blender when I put in too […]

Toy-Ventures: Planet of the Apes Time Capsule

https://youtu.be/_uTMAW8hQhU Toy-Ventures is about a fantastic Planet of the Apes toy time capsule I received. It’s about trust and finding a kindred soul you’ve never met. This episode is a really positive experience. This episode delves into Rack Toys, Planet of the Apes, Mego Knock-Off figures, Trading Cards or Non-Sports cards, AHI, Croner toys, Scanlens, […]

PlaidStallions on Bootleg Safari

I was fortunate to be a guest on Aaron Reynold’s popular series “Bootleg Safari” this past weekend at Toronto Comic Con. We discuss lousy wax museums, getting blocked by William Shatner, copyright-infringing toys and the Roger Corman Fantastic Four. It is a real riot and I hope you enjoy. Host Aaron Reynolds (Effin’ Birds, Swear […]

Presenting the Lincoln Monsters Collectible Pins

Presenting the Lincoln International Monsters Collectible Pins by Toy-Ventures Collectibles. The Lincoln International Monsters are one of my favourite childhood memories, and I always want to find ways to work with them. I designed each pin based on the original packaging art I’m utterly infatuated with. The idea came because I wanted to make a […]