Toy-Ventures Magazine Back Issues

Toy-Ventures Magazine Back Issues

Toy-Ventures Magazine Back Issues

This page will be our repository for our back issues of PlaidStallions Toy-Ventures Magazine. If the issue is marked sold out, it’s gone forever. Right now we are still offering the Monster Squad Trading Cards premium  from Issue 2. 

Toy Ventures Issue 1

Issue #1 of Toy-Ventures magazine is a salute to the celebrated toy company Azrak-Hamway International Set Phasers for Fun– How AHI turned Star Trek’s phasers and the USS Enterprise itself into major profits.
The Guide to World Famous Super Monsters– The most comprehensive gallery of AHI’s Universal Monsters action figure compiling every known figure and packaging variant plus we even delve into company history and solve a few mysteries.
Now, SkyDive Like Apes!-The weird world of AHI’s Planet of the Apes toys.
I wanted the Best!– Steve recalls his long journey to own the fabled AHI KISS microphone.
Rack Toys:1999-A deep dive into the world of Space:1999 merchandise including some toys owned by Martin Landau himself.
Crime Fighting Drop Zone- We talk about the long-running series of Super Heroes on Parachautes including card variations and prototypes.
Adorable Horror- The Official World Famous Super Monsters Bend ‘Ems!

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Toy-Ventures Magazine Issue 1- AHI tribute

Toy-Ventures Issue 2

Issue 2 of  Toy-Ventures magazine covers a number of genres and has some exciting new voices from the hobby.
H.R. Puppet Stuff! By Kroffty
This colorful piece tracks the careers of the legendary Sid and Marty Krofft through puppet merchandise, it will make you smile.
The Lost Outer Space Men
Contributor Steve Fink returns with another tale of tracking down an impossible grail or in this case, six, the legendary second series of Colorforms Outer Space Men.
Godzilla’s Gang
Ray Miller does a deep dive into the 1978 Mattel “Godzilla’s Gang” toyline, highlighting their origins. This is a lot of fun.
The Toy-Ventures Guide to Denys Fisher Doctor Who
One of my passions, the Mego produced Doctor Who toy line is explored in great detail with prototype shots, variations and never before seen reveals.
A figure called Sloane
Chris G blew us away when he discovered the abandoned Kenner Toy Line to the obscure 1970s TV series “A Man Called Sloane”. Did I mention that I love that show?
Oscillating Vibrations
A love letter to the Saturday morning series “Monster Squad” with a complete merchandise guide featuring never before seen items such as the Ideal Toys prototype figures..

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Toy-Ventures Magazine Issue 2- Mego Doctor Who

TOY-VENTURES ISSUE 3

Toy-Ventures magazine issue three content includes:
Beware His Stingray Eyes-
Tony Roberts host of the analog toys channel on Youtube tells the story behind the development of Action Man’s greatest Foe Captain Zargon.
Megobase Alpha – We take a detailed look at Mego and Palitoy’s wonderful Space:1999 range with a complete collector guide including the line’s history and development, all known variations, knock offs and it’s resurrection in the 2000s.
The Challenge Machines, Leave it to Popy of Japan to take the Evel Knievel toy concept and some home grown tv heroes to the mix. Corey LeChat gives a beautiful look at these winning toys, you’ll want to play with them!
The Art of Mego Superheroes – Chris Franklin has created a knock-out piece sourcing the iconic origins of Mego’s World’s Greatest Superheroes brand.
Collector Spotlight – Our first interviewee is pop culture author John “Toyzilla” Marshall as we talk about the hobby and show examples from his incredible, eclectic collection.
Toy-Ventures Guide to Lincoln International Monsters
The centerpiece of issue 3 is an exhaustively researched guide to this incredible and highly collectible line of Monster Toys, including company history and a visual guide to every known figure and packaging variation.
Toy-Ventures Magazine Issue 3- Lincoln Monsters