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Toy-Ventures: Big Bad John from Lincoln International

Toy-Ventures this week talks about Big Bad John, the rarest Lincoln International figure out there and a relatively new discovery. A generic bad guy figure for your Mego Starsky and Hutch figures. One of the best things online toy communities can do is work together and discover new things. The story of Big Bad John […]

Knock-Offs Artist Spotlight #3: Chance Priest

Knock-Offs Artist Spotlight #3: Chance Priest AKA @chances_toy_collection I’m super grateful I met Chance Priest while writing the book, as he is the true “renaissance man” of Knock-offs and bootleg toys. He is truly living the dream of creating not only figures but also a whole comic universe for his characters, then going back and […]

Toy-Ventures: Space Knock-Off Madness

Toy-Ventures is back with an unboxing from another galaxy! That’s right it’s Space Knock-Off Madness with a series of sad-looking guys and gals that came from Tatooine, the Federation and the Planet of the Apes. Also, a guy named JungleJim, he’s not very spacey.   Get Toy-Ventures Issue 6 here: www.plaidstallions.com/reboot/shop   We have a […]

Toy-Ventures: Kung Fu Mystery Knock-Off Box

Toy-Ventures this week is entering the 36 chambers of Knock-Offs as we use our five fingers of death to reveal some incredible martial arts-themed bootleg toys. Meet the Karate Masters, the mysterious Spy Girl and the unbelievable Black Belt Brawlers in this week’s episode. We have a new book out called “Knock-Offs: Totally Unauthorized Action […]

Knock-Offs Artist Spotlight #2: Barbarian Rage

Knock-Offs Artist Spotlight #2: Scott Cherry AKA @barbarian_rage Chapter 6 in my book is called “Bootleg Toy Art” and it features profiles of a few of the people in this wonderful art toy movement. Scott Cherry is a Southern California-based artist best known for his original toy art. His work has been featured in gallery shows across […]

Toy-Ventures: Weird Knock-Offs Unboxing!

Toy-Ventures: Weird Knock-Offs Unboxing! Toy-Ventures is back with another unboxing of weird knock-off action figures just in time for our upcoming book! This week we face Tuff guys, Weird Astronauts/Fire Men and the weirdest Justice League ever. Unbox with me!   Watch Toy Shop on Tour Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yGZlgJ-twc&list=PLFrZorSKO5sCr765yZi0PJ2BAfo1Zn5xF   Our magazine Toy-Ventures is available to […]

Toy-Ventures: Toy Show Hunt

Toy-Ventures takes you on another journey, this time it’s a quest for Knock-Off action figures. We hit a toy show and an antique mall in search of treasure. I share what I find and what I saw in this week’s installment. Knock Offs is our next book, join our facebook page: We’ve got a new […]

New Book! Knock-Offs: Totally Unauthorized Action Figures by PlaidStallions Press

Hey folks, if you didn’t catch my Livestream this Saturday,  I’m doing my follow-up to Rack Toys with a book I’ve titled Knock-Offs: Totally Unauthorized Action Figures.  This is a piece I’ve been working on since 2012 but stuff got in the way and I had to put it on hold. I’m glad I did […]