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 […]

Toy-Ventures: Welcome Back Kotter Toys

Toy-Ventures: Welcome Back Kotter New to the channel? Subscribe! ►https://bit.ly/3D3zxJK Up your nose with a rubber hose! Toy-Ventures looks at the 1970s phenom that was the Sweathogs with this special look at the Mattel Welcome Back Kotter action figure line. Did kids want sitcom figures? Was Epstein faking those notes from his mother? Find all […]

Toy-Ventures: The Return of Big Jim?

Toy-Ventures: The Return of Big Jim? Toy-Ventures this week takes a detour from vintage and talks about this modern oddity. This three-pack of figures keeps popping up on eBay containing current versions of Big Jim, Pulsar and Major Matt Mason on Secret Wars bodies. Three characters I’d welcome back to the toy shelves with open […]

Toy-Ventures: Christmas Wish List 1979

Welcome to the Toy-Ventures Christmas special! In this episode, I dig up my Christmas Wish List from 1979 and tell you which toys I got and the ones that got away. Mego Superheroes, Micronauts, Kenner Star Wars and apparently, I had a thing for cats?   We’ve got a new book coming! Knock-Offs Totally Unauthorized […]

Toy-Ventures: Kojak Toys

Toy-Ventures: Kojak Toys Who loves you, baby? Toy-Ventures this week looks at all the toys based on the TV show Kojak. Exactly why was there so much merchandise based on a tv show about a middle-aged detective that dealt with pimps? We get into that and talk about Power Records, Corgi toys and of course, […]

Toy-Ventures: Lincoln International Monsters

Toy-Ventures is participating in Bleak Sunday and we’re doing a special episode dedicated to my favourite Monster Toys of all time, the Lincoln International Monster dolls. This episode is a comprehensive look at the Lincoln Monsters including the company’s history, the different waves and variations of not only the Monster figures but the packaging, my […]

Toy-Ventures: Toronto Toy Hunt

    New to the channel? Subscribe! ►https://bit.ly/3D3zxJK On this week’s Toy-Ventures, I take you along on another toy hunt, this time to one of Toronto’s finest shops, Tree-House Collectibles. Nestled in the East end, Treehouse is jam-packed with goodies from vintage and modern toys, comic books, vinyl records, and video games. Some of the […]

Toy-Ventures: Denys Fisher Cyborg

This week Toy-Ventures looks at Cyborg, a UK action figure line licensed to Denys Fisher by way of Japan. While it isn’t talked about enough, Cyborg was a spin-off of Hasbro’s GI Joe and eventually gave birth to such incredible toy icons as the Micronauts and Transformers. It’s a really interesting and beautiful line of […]

Toy-Ventures: My 10 Favourite Rack Toys

 New to the channel? Subscribe! ►https://bit.ly/3D3zxJK Toy-Ventures: My 10 Favourite Rack Toys To celebrate the second printing of my book “Rack Toys: Cheap, Crazed Playthings” (Coming September 10th) I’m going to do a count down of my absolute favourite dime store toys. From screen accurate Space:1999 stun guns to a pistol-packing Spider-Man, it’s a […]