Knock-Offs Book sneak preview 5 :Toyfoolery

Knock-Offs Book sneak preview 5 :Toyfoolery

Knock-Offs Book

Chapter Five is entitled “Toyfoolery” and is all about counterfeit Toy properties trying to trick us into spending our pocket money.

Expect pages of Sad Skeletors, Bizarre-looking G.I. Joes, bogus ninja turtles and a surprising amount of toys copying unsuccessful toy lines. Chapter 5 is super silly and I hope it brings a smile to your face like it does mine.


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And Remember “Let’s Fence Against the Earth”


We’ve got a new book coming! Knock-Offs Totally Unauthorized Action Figures is our follow-up to Rack Toys, click here for more info.


Our book Rack Toys, Cheap, Crazed Playthings is now available again! Order through our Affiliate Link

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Toy-Ventures Magazine is our newest creation, an old-school print magazine about vintage toys! Professionally laid out and written, each issue is brimming with obscure and rare toys from companies such as Mego, Kenner, Remco, AHI, and much more. Monsters, Superheroes, Adventurers, Knock Offs, Apes, and so much more, it’s in Toy-Ventures.

Toy-Ventures Issue 5 is available now:
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Toy-Ventures Issue 5


Pod Stallions is one of the most fun groups on Facebook. Toys, Comics, Movies, TV, it’s all up for grabs and remember, you keep the glass!

Mego Knock Off Headquarters– The leading group discussing 70s Dime store knock-offs of Mego action figures, we talk vintage toys and not others. We know the difference between Astro Apes and Action Apeman! It’s a really fun group where we talk about Lincoln International, AHI, Tomland, Bogi, Demo Man, Mortoy, and other generic greats.



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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.


  • Joey Tripp Nimmo on December 4, 2021

    News is good! Can’t wait to talk these toys! You say maybe a week more of waiting? Hope it is a quick week relatively, you guys just keep amazing me and I expect the book to be a great mix of such things wheee!

  • Nick on December 5, 2021

    I can’t express how excited I was to see this update. I am ready to hit that preorder button hopefully this week!

    • Joey Tripp Nimmo on December 6, 2021

      You and me both my friend. This is such a fascinating part of the Toy World and as I am giving it my all to be a true toy maker of A.C. Gilbert creed I want more books on toys and in particular Action Figures. Once my new logo is done I am planning to start a YouTube Channel where I make my prototype designs and do toy reviews with a Patreon to help fund said dream.

      Sorry didn’t mean to advertise, but yeah studying toys and making them are very interesting to me and I remember making toy robots from my aluminum foil at school, I suppose it is that quote from Atlantis that applies to most classic toys “Our lives are remembered by the gifts we leave our children.” May our gifts be remembered in a way to make it into a book. Yours, Brian’s, my best friends Ceri and Vincent, and last of all mine.

      This book is bringing people together, just like Toys it isn’t just there to be what it is but to foster imagination, fun, play, and the love of a parent giving said toy to their child. If it hadn’t been ten years ago most of my toys and books were turned to ash then maybe my mind wouldn’t have been in that darkness of depression, but at the same time I wouldn’t have met those I have who care and have pushed me through those walls.

      May all you have and want be there for you Nick, and stay safe. You, your family and all who read this have saftey, care and most of all love for many happy years to come. Follow your dreams and not someone else, be you, be true and give what is important.

      Also to anyone who needs a new holiday movie to add to their Classics, check out “The man who saved Christmas” staring Jason Alexander a tale of A.C. Gilbert and his love to make people happy through toys. Great movie even I’d it is somewhat altered for filming from Gilbert’s real life.

      Again sorry if I overstepped rules here I am simply excited for all the promise I can tell about.

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