Holly Hobbie Mania

About The Author

AKA Brian Heiler author of "Rack Toys: Cheap, Crazed Playthings" and co-editor of "Toy-Ventures Magazine". Co-Host of the "Pod Stallions" podcast. Host of the Brick Mantooth Youtube channel, painter, designer, writer, mental health advocate, toy collector, Mego, and Mego Knock-Off enthusiast. I have large feet, ADHD and I live in Canada. Talk toys, not others.


  • Jón Páll on August 28, 2018

    For some reason that stump the hammock is tied to troubles me.
    A small tree would of bee so much nicer.

  • Jamie Ghione on August 28, 2018

    I had the handbag with the doll.

  • John Scott Tynes on August 28, 2018

    "In 1980, Holly was featured in The Adventures of Holly Hobbie, a novel by Richard Dubelman. In this book, Holly Hobbie is a ghost who lives in a painting from 1803. She comes out of the painting to help a descendant, Liz Dutton, find her missing father, an archaeologist who has vanished in Guatemala."

    I don't even.

  • Anonymous on August 30, 2018

    …and today John Scott Tynes discovers what happens when you put a great franchise in the hands of a hack writer.

    Future generations would see the owners of nearly every major franchise turn their work over to such authors. Spin-off novels are big money because bottom-feeder fans need their fix no matter how ludicrous or badly written. The original Star Trek series was still in its first season when Bantam Books was commissioned to "print money" for Mr. Roddenberry and the publisher's many successors have never let up since.

    In the case Star Wars, the lunatics have not only taken over the asylum, now they own it outright.

    It's heartbreaking.

  • M. on September 2, 2018

    I remember thinking it was pretty wild, when I found out that Holly Hobbie created Holly Hobbie. My mind was completely blown, however, when I discovered that she also wrote and illustrated the Toot and Puddle series. 😀

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