The Shadow Merchandise Gallery

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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.


  • Anonymous on August 26, 2011

    Hello from Italy, Plaid
    regarding the crimefighter deluxe electric car I think it's a retooling of another toy since it's an adaptation of a 1971 Porsche 917 K, (see here
    Nice taste in cars indeed!

    terrific blog! compliments & ciao

  • Neal P on August 26, 2011

    With the nostalgia craze of the early 70s, I wonder if whoever owned The Shadow license thought they could cash in on people's interest in all things from the 30s and 40s. There was also a lot of Doc Savage merch around at the time. I think he may have been just a little too dark for people's sensibilities back then.

  • Plaidstallions on August 26, 2011

    Hey Anonymouse, thanks for the intel! That's what I love about sharing toy information!

  • rob! on August 30, 2011

    Holy sh*t that's cool!

  • Anonymous on September 8, 2011

    Thanks for the post! I actually received the deluxe edition Shadow vehicle for Christmas the year it came out. I still have it although most of the little driving posts that went on the bottom are lost. I can't tell you if its a retool or anything other than I thought it was awesome. (I was aware of the Shadow back then as a kid due to my sister's Shadow paperback collection and my brother's Shadow comic book collection.)

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