toy-ventures magazine

Toy-Ventures is a new publication coming to you from PlaidStallions press, who brought you MegoZine and Rack Toys: Cheap Crazed Playthings.

What it is: Toy-Ventures is an old skool print toy magazine featuring toys and action figures from the 1960s, 70s, and 80s in a comprehensive manner.

Each issue of Toy-Ventures magazine will feature collector guides, rare photographs, interviews, and articles by some of the toy experts in the Collector Field. it’s a quarterly celebration of our childhood friends!

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Toy-Ventures Magazine 7

Issue #7 continues Toy-Ventures magazine ongoing mission of deep dives into the vintage toy world and features a stunning Marine Boy Collage cover by Corey LeChat (@swankcat)

This particular issue is jam-packed with toy love, so let’s break down what you can expect:

A View to a Krill!– Corey LeChat takes you on a merchandise journey for Marine Boy,  an early Japanese import.

K-O!- Newcome Eric Gibeau talks about the amazing Mego Knock Off Mortal Kombat figures from the mid-1990s from Paco.

The Super Juniors– Chris Franklin returns to Toy-Ventures to talk about some baby superheroes.

Hasbro Super Joe- Beginning our multi-issue look at the Gi Joe “middle child” expert Steve Stovall takes on a journey through the  Hasbro Super Joe toy line.

The Merchandise Chronicles– How did a TV mini-series starring Rock Hudson get a toy line? Only in the 1970s…

A Chew Hope– New contributor Michael Grifka talks about the candy-filled space characters of the early 1980s in this awesome article.

Mall of Justice Moment- Izzy Jaecks

Dark Lord of the whips at Chevrolet Dealership

SPECIAL LIMITED TIME OFFER-Get a Super Joe puzzle, just like the ones that drove you nuts as a kid, totally free with every pre-order. While supplies last, this item depicts Joe duking it out with Gor, King of the Terrons. I will not help you if you can’t figure it out. I am no Einstein.


Toy-Ventures Super Joe Puzzle

Subsequent issues will cover toys from Mego, Hasbro, Remco, Ideal, Lincoln International, Tomland, Palitoy, Kenner, Matchbox and more with guest articles written by some of the top collectors in the field.


Toy-Ventures Magazine Back Issues
Toy-Ventures Magazine Six Pack