Toy-Ventures: The Great Toy Trek Part 1 Toy-Ventures hits the road, and this time, I’m not alone. My wife joins me on a 500-mile journey as we hit flea markets, Antique Malls, thrift shops and comic shops across Ontario. Places Visited: One of a Kind Antique Mall https://www.oneofakindantiquemall.com/ Dark Matter Toys https://www.facebook.com/DarkMatterToys/ Heroes […]
Our Ten Best Vintage Toy Store Photos One of the driving passions behind PlaidStallions is collecting Vintage Toy Store Photos. It’s a beautiful experience to relive those childhood memories, no matter how fleeting they are. I’m very proud of the many images I’ve found over the years, so what better time than December to pick […]
These GI Joe Wishbook spreads are some of my earliest memories, my mother even tells me that an overnight hospital stay once was made less traumatic by handing me a Christmas wishbook that was in her car. No wonder that I smile every time I see one of these double-page spreads…
Oh if I had more space, I fill my house with stuff like this. Don’t forget to join our new facebook group. Get the expanded digital edition of Rack Toys here.
This week is all about one of my favourite childhood friends, the amazing Mike Power : Atomic Man from the GI Joe Adventure Team. We talk about his origins, foreign incarnations, accessories and his sales. Special thanks to Chris at www.1964gijoe.com Hosted and edited by Brian Heiler (@plaidstallions) PlaidStallions Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/Plaidstallionsdotcom/ Plaidstallions facebook group […]
The GI Joe Big Trapper vehicle is a kind of a bittersweet item for me. I really wanted it for my birthday that year but ultimately chose the Capture Copter, either way, I kind of won. The only downer was, these were the last GI Joe vehicles ever made. Many collectors view the Big Trapper […]
Spreads like this gave me a life long love of catalogs…..and GI Joe….
I’m moving and forced to pack up my toys, every collector’s nightmare! I’m making the best of it and photographing everything before I box it up. It’s a lot of fun to get reaquainted with some of this stuff, especially this super cool colorforms set of the Super Adventure Team. More after the jump! While […]
One of my favourite memories from childhood is tiny me marveling at the GI Joe adventure team boxes in the Woolco toy aisle, that’s why I always enjoy when I pick up a Hasbro catalog I don’t have. This time it’s the Adventure Team from their true high point in 1973 with such iconic toys […]
There is nothing i like more an European Catalog for GI Joe Adventure team toys and this one from Polistil Italy is a lot of fun. Here they are the Action Team and all science fiction is toned down in favour of a slightly more paramilitary look. As always, the products and faces are familiar […]