Episode 2 of Toy Talk Show is finally here, and this time around, we’re chatting with the legendary Raymond Castile, host of “Basement of Horror.” We chat about collector origin stories, holy grails, coming to grips with not “collecting them all”, preserving rubber masks and, of course, monster toys. Join us, if you dare! […]
1978 Kenner SSP Catalog SSP stood for “Super Sonic Power” and it was one of Kenner’s flagship brands in the 1970s, mostly because of the popularity of “Smash-Up Derby” a toy that combined boys love of cars with their desire to wreck stuff (Genius). 1978 saw a lot of goodness with the introduction of Monsters, […]
Mr. Spock Towel (eBay Link) This thing is so epic, I wish I could actually figure out a way to display vintage towels but I can’t and so it will not be mine to purchase. The Seller has a Logan’s Run towel as well. Pufnstuf Felt Pennant 22 inches tall Sid & Marty Krofft (eBay […]
It’s October and that means nothing but monsters and horror and we kick it off with a discussion of one of our favourite monsters ever, the Creature from the Black Lagoon. But, we’re us and we veer off into a million directions with discussions about Monster Cereal and Christmas displays being put up too early. […]
Monster month continues with a long-overdue look at the Super Monster action figures by Azrak-Hamway International or AHI for short. This line only ran for three seasons but the amount of variations it produced is staggering. We also talk about the “unofficial years” that ran after. Issue 1 of Toy-Ventures magazine is available […]
One of the bigger explosions in the seventies was the rise of the homemade craft kit, which no doubt was brought about by the hippie movement of the 60’s.. Children across America were making macrame (guilty!), rug hooking (guilty!) and happily making Christmas tree Candles (My father must have worried about me). One of the […]
PlaidStallions Toy-Ventures Magazine #1 is now available and it’s been called “not only an entertaining read, but it’s also an impeccable work of reference” by PopCult. Join the Mego Knock Offs Facebook Group!
One of my favourite monster toys of all time is the Remco Monsterizer, even though it doesn’t a have ton of play value, it’s just such a nice and thoughtful prop. I was happy to discover that mine actually worked the other day and it inspired me to make this little video short all about […]
Every year I post about the Rapco Monsters along with the phrase “Why don’t I own these?” This year is no different. From a previous Halloween the 1975 Rapco Catalog
One of the reasons I love October is I get to talk about Monster toys, in my top five are the Remco monsters and their awesome, wonderful haunted house playset. More on these guys next week. More Remco Monsters on PlaidStallions: .