Toy Lines

Toy-Ventures: Collector’s Shogun Warriors

Toy-Ventures returns with another look at the Shogun Warriors line, not the big ones, the 3 3/4″ versions know as the Mattel Collector’s Shogun Warriors. We talk about their history, both waves and the various packaging differences. Get Toy-Ventures Magazine Here: http://www.megomuseum.com/odeon/store/products Join Pod Stallions Here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/podstallions     GET Issue 3 of Toy-Ventures here! […]

1975 Toy Store Newspaper Circular

Newspaper circulars for toy stores are a tough thing to find, often thrown out immediately it’s a shame when you realize what a wonderful window into our world they truly are. Take this one for a store called “Hagensick’s Playroom” (great name) in Wisconsin, which features a veritable “who’s who” of hot items for the […]

GI Joe Adventure Team Newsletter 1974

Hasbro was pretty adept at marketing the G.I. Joe line to kids as evidenced by this 1974 newsletter sent to members of “The Adventure Team”. For a $1.50 you got all kinds of cool swag plus this newsletter, which was filled with stories and a pile of material lifted from the Hasbro catalog. Seeing this […]

1980 Ideal Toys Team America Catalog

After dominating Toy aisles with their Evel Knievel Stunt cycles for the majority of the 1970s Ideal toys needed to do something clever after Evel fell out of favour with the general population. The stunt cycle itself was still a great concept and in 1979 Ideal attempted to mix them with Monsters, thus giving birth […]

1980 Kenner Alien Catalog

It’s hard to imagine with all the decapitated looking monstrosities currently at Toys R Us but was downright crazy of Kenner to make toys based on the R Rated Ridley Scott film “Alien’. It’s obvious that Kenner, high off the fumes from the model glue that is the Star Wars franchise decided to not let […]

1984 Ideal Toys Manglors Catalog

Manglors were a pretty interesting concept from Ideal and one you remembered seeing, first, everybody in the line was a monster, which is cool in itself. Secondly, the concept was that you hatched the figures from their eggs and then you could stretch, squeeze and even rip the body parts off the figures and attach […]

LJN Dune Catalog from 1984

It’s hard to believe that toymakers thought the next merchandising blitz would come from a David Lynch film but that’s exactly what happened in 1984. Dune got the full treatment with colouring books, bed sheets and of course a selection of action figures produced by LJN. The movie wasn’t particularly kid (or for that matter […]