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Toy-Ventures: Remco Energized Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends

Toy-Ventures: Remco Energized Spider-Man New to the channel? Subscribe! ►https://bit.ly/3D3zxJK Toy-Ventures this week looks at a time when I toy company cracked the code and sold Superhero action figures with zero articulation; that’s right, not a single POA. In this episode, we’re talking about Remco Toys Energized and Powerized Superheroes, a toy line that shared […]

HG Toys Toy Fair Ad for 1983- MOTU-Smurfs-Eagle Force

Loving this 1983 Toy Fair Trade Advertisement for HG Toys, one of the more unsung toy companies of the 1970s and 80s. This is mainly because HG Toys made a lot of toys using other people’s brands as this page shows, they’ve got toys for Mattel’s Masters of the Universe, Coleco’s Cabbage Patch Kids and […]

Mego Superheroes- 1980 Consumer’s Distributing Catalog

  Consumer’s Distributing Week continues with a look at one of the pages that would be my first destination upon getting a new catalog, the Mego Superheroes. This, however, was not the best year for the brand. The eight-inch World’s Greatest Superheroes are nowhere to be found, replaced by the Pocket Superheroes. More interestingly is […]

Kenner Empire Strikes Back – 1980 Consumer’s Distributing Catalog

Hello and welcome to Consumer’s Distributing week on PlaidStallions. I recently picked up a grail catalogue in the form of the 1980/81 Consumer’s Distributing catalogue. For those not in the know, Consumer’s was a popular Canadian chain of catalogue showroom shops that ran from the 1950s until about 1995. At their peak, they had over […]

Palitoy Commander Power Advertisement

I love this amazing UK comic ad for Palitoy Commander Power. In 1978, Palitoy who were still selling 12″ GI Joe under the Action Man banner (and doing ver well) took Hasbro’s latest incarnation of Joe, now called Super Joe, and rebranded it as Commander Power. Three figures from the US line were brought over, […]

Gabriel Lone Ranger Ads from the UK

  I was sent these wonderful ads for the Iconic Gabriel Lone Ranger Toy line from the United Kingdom (Where the line enjoyed long-lasting success). The craftsmanship that Marx (The UK distributor) put into these is rather joyous. This toyline had a whole universe of characters, horses and outfit sets, it really would be a […]