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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 […]

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 […]

New Book! Knock-Offs: Totally Unauthorized Action Figures by PlaidStallions Press

Hey folks, if you didn’t catch my Livestream this Saturday,  I’m doing my follow-up to Rack Toys with a book I’ve titled Knock-Offs: Totally Unauthorized Action Figures.  This is a piece I’ve been working on since 2012 but stuff got in the way and I had to put it on hold. I’m glad I did […]

AHI Action Apemen Commercial- Planet of the Apes Knock Offs

New to the channel? Subscribe! ►https://bit.ly/3D3zxJK Recently discovered TV commercial for the Action Apeman figure series by Azrak-Hamway International (AHI) a clone of the Mego Planet of the Apes action figures, these were shut down very quickly by 20th Century Fox. The Action Apemen are some of the most notorious Knock-Off figures created. See issues […]

15th Anniversary Contest Winners!

Folks, I was blown away by the reception to our 15th Anniversary contest, it just made everything more validating about working on this site and again, thank you for that. So, the random number generator has chosen the following folks. Winner of the 3rd Prize a 3 pack of Toy-Ventures Magazines is: Will Tijerina Winner […]

Ideal S.T.A.R Team Marvel Promo Comic- Knight of Darkness

In 1978, Ideal Toys hobbled together a series of toys using old molds and previously used brands to captilize on the popularity of Star Wars (and its lack of product on the shelves. Yes, lawsuits did happen. In an effort to create a back story kids might enjoy Ideal contacted Marvel comics (Yes, the people […]