Issue 8 of Toy-Ventures is the first in the new direction for the magazine, with more content, new voices and the same quality you’ve come to expect from our print toy magazine. Darran Hight, AKA Doc Multiverse, created our striking cover. Toy-Ventures Issue 8 has the most articles we’ve ever included, and we’re adding two of […]
Hello All, I’m happy to share a sneak preview of Toy-Ventures magazine issue 8. Due in October, this issue will showcase the new direction for the magazine but will also retain the flavour you’ve come to expect from TV. Toy-Ventures Issue 8 will contain the most vintage toy articles we’ve ever attempted, covering genres from […]
Hey folks, I’m happy to say that Issue 6 is finally on the press, finding paper in 2022 isn’t fun but we got there! It’s a really great issue and one I’m proud of so let me walk you through it. First off, the striking cover is by my friend Dave Waugh, he was my […]
5 Spooky Things on eBay this week King Kong Socks (eBay Link)- I think the 70s Kong remake isn’t as memorable as a film as it is a poster. That thing is iconic! JAWS Collegeville Halloween Costume (eBay Link) I think Collegeville sold a bajillion of these, I vividly remember seeing a slew of those […]
Collegeville was one of the leading Halloween costume manufacturers of the late twentieth century. This extensive 1968 catalog really demonstrates the powerhouse licenses they were rocking in the 60s, including Labyrinth, The Transformers and the Go-Bots, WWF Wrasslers, Wuzzles, Rainbow Bright and the Peanuts, it’s a good group and some solid 1980s nostalgia. 1986 Collegeville […]
AKA the most 1980s thing ever! These are weird and probably wrong but I’m grateful they didn’t release a “Clown” or “Hobo” version. We have a PodCast! It’s fun, please listen. Check out our Instagram for more stuff like this blog. Get the expanded digital edition of Rack Toys here.
At the beginning of October I put out the call for your vintage Halloween costume photos and brother, did you respond with your wood paneled goodness like this photo from Jason above. To be honest, putting them all together became a daunting task, however, that’s a good problem to have. An incredible vintage costume explosion […]
I love this assortment from 1969, the majority of these characters would end up on costumes for decades. Promotion for these was done on TV spots but not in the usual manner but through participation with the myriad of local kid’s shows that peppered the landscape at the time. Here are a couple of photos: […]
I honestly don’t ever remember seeing a display like this as a kid and I’d like to think I’d remember it.
Ah, It’s my favourite time of year again and like always I’d like to put out the call for your vintage Halloween photos, show me me your store bought and home made costumes from the times of orange and brown. Send them on in to Kid70s*at*gmail.com (replace the at with an @ of course) or load […]