Mall of Justice Book Update plus I need your help!

Mall of Justice Book Update plus I need your help!

Mall of Justice Cover.

Mall of Justice Book Cover Brian Heiler

Mall of Justice Book Cover

It’s been a while since I posted any updates, so here we go.

As I begin laying out my next book, “Mall of Justice,” and hope for a 2023 release, I once again plead with you for submissions. I want to share your photos and stories if you met He-Man at Toys R Us or Captain America at a Car wash. It doesn’t matter if “Chewbacca” was a guy wearing loafers in a gorilla mask; that’s a bonus!

Store mascots are cool, too; the weirder, the better.

Send your stories and photos to, and I’ll do my best to include them in the publication.

Mall of Justice is super (pun intended) personal for me, as an encounter with the Marvel heroes in a Woolco was highly impactful on my young brain.

I’ve been carefully curating many of these photos over the years, but I could use more. Hoping to launch the book this fall.

If you have photos before Cosplay showed them how it’s done, please get in touch with me.

Other ways to help, share this page or share the FB page on Social Media, let friends know. I could really use a leg up.

About Mall of Justice-

“Mall of Justice” celebrates the sometimes clunky and silly costumed character appearances that doted our suburban landscape in the 70s, 80s and 90s. Featuring a series of submitted photos and memories from the kids who experienced them. Before Cosplay, we had Mall Appearances.

Written by Brian Heiler, author of “Rack Toys: Cheap Crazed Playthings” and “Knock-Offs: Totally Unauthorized Action Figures” this new publication will be a photo review of wonky Darth Vaders, Batman with mustaches and truly disturbing He-Men.

Click here to submit a photo and story.

Click here for the Mall of Justice Facebook page.

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Pod Stallions is based on our podcast and is one of the most fun groups on Facebook. Toys, Comics, Movies, TV, it’s all up for grabs, and remember, folks, you keep the glass! If you like our show, then you have found your tribe.

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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.

1 Comment

  • John Stater on April 11, 2023

    I think the closest I can come is a pic with a guy dressed up as Robocop at a VSDA show in the 90s.

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