Vintage Mego: The Love Boat

Mego Love Boat Vintage Mego looks at the Love Boat action figure line and tries to tackle the question of “Why did Mego make these?”. It’s a power-packed episode with special guest stars Abe Vigoda and Ron Pallilo. #mego #megomuseum #loveboat Issue 6 of Toy-Ventures Magazine is now up for pre-order. Get a limited edition […]

1979 Toys R Us Catalog Gallery

From our video this week, here is the 1979 Toys R Us Catalog in it’s full-colour glory. This wonderful time warp of a publication really encapsulates the late 1970s toy and pop culture crazes. Starting of course with Mork Mania, the popularity of “Mork and Mindy” spawned some really fun merchandise from Mattel and others. […]

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 […]

1978 K-Mart Toy Flyer – Mego Superheroes

The newspaper flyer is still a great way to keep abreast of the hot holiday toys during any given year, too bad few folks decided to keep them after reading. This 1978 K Mart Circular (from the Chicago area) is a wonderful little window into that years potential toy purchases, many familiar faces can be […]

197 Children’s Palace Catalog- Mego-Big Jim-Barbie-Sesame Street

Planet of the Apes was a new hot ticket item for 70s wunderkind Mego¬†who also produced the World’s Greatest Superheroes around the same time. Big Jim was Mattel’s answer to G.I. Joe and Dinah-Mite was Mego’s stab at Barbie, who was the original. Child Guidance was one of the bigger players in Sesame Street merchandise, […]

1980 Toys R Us Catalog (with video walkthrough)

If there is one thing I like collecting as much as toys, it’s catalogs, it’s why PlaidStallions exists in the first place and my personal favourite catalogue to find are these toy store newspaper circulars or flyers, I don’t care what you call them. They are time capsules, wonderful little moments into what toys were […]

1975 Child World Flyer -Mego-Fisher Price-Evel Knievel-Star Trek

As far as 70s toystores go, none are as far remembered and beloved as Childworld, a chain which had at one point 180 stores across the united states. This 1975 flier preserves what they had to offer during that time including the greats like Mego Star Trek and Planet of the Apes. This is the […]

A Micronauts Christmas

Christmas of 1979 was ALL ABOUT those Micronaut Aliens for me, it remains one of my happiest Christmas gets. Did anything on this page make it under the tree for you? PlaidStallions Toy-Ventures Issue 2 is now available for pre-order. http://www.megomuseum.com/odeon/store/products/   Limited Edition Gift Sets Available Now! Rather than crowdfund the next issue of […]

Toy-Ventures Issue 2 to feature Guide to Denys Fisher Doctor Who

We’re pleased to announce that Issue 2 of Toy-Ventures magazine will feature a guide to the Denys Fisher (Mego) Doctor Who action figure range with a detailed look at this highly collectible 70s toy line. Look for it this December. For more Updates on Issue 2, follow our shiny new Toy-Ventures Facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/toyventuresmag You […]