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Toy-Ventures: Bigfoot Sighting at Vintage Toy Show!

Toy-Ventures: Bigfoot Sighting at Vintage Toy Show! Nothing starts a year better than a Vintage Toy Hunt! Toy-Ventures returns with a recap of Ontario Collector Con, including Action Force, Star Wars, McDonald’s, GoDaikin and Kenner Six Million Dollar Man. As usual, I did something irresponsible. Come and toy hunt with me and the boy!   […]

Lincoln Monsters Flashback: Face off with the Mego Superheroes

  Lincoln Monsters Flash Back! From the 1976 Montgomery Ward Christmas Catalogue comes the most iconic image the toy line would inspire: an all-out battle with the Mego World’s Greatest Superheroes. Now in 2024, the Lincoln Monsters will soon be looking to spar with the 50th Anniversary releases from Mego. Who wins? We all do. […]

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

Meccano ROM from France (eBay Link) — International versions of ROM: Space Knight are super fun, and I’m not sure I’d ever seen this one before.  As cool as this is, I still think my favourite ROM is when he joined the Action Man team.  Spectreman Pannini stickers (eBay Link) – Wow, I loved Panninni […]

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

Ben Cooper Lost in Space Halloween Costume (eBay link) My buddy Matt sent me this earlier in the week, saying he was pretty tempted. I’m not sure what the greater appeal is for me, Lost in Space itself or that mid-century look.  HR Pufnstuff Witchie Poo Doll (eBay Link) – I don’t know what’s more […]

Presenting the Lincoln Monsters Collectible Pins

Presenting the Lincoln International Monsters Collectible Pins by Toy-Ventures Collectibles. The Lincoln International Monsters are one of my favourite childhood memories, and I always want to find ways to work with them. I designed each pin based on the original packaging art I’m utterly infatuated with. The idea came because I wanted to make a […]

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

Spanish Frankenstein Game (eBay Link) – I know little about this but I love it and want it to adopt me.   A complete set of Tonka Steel Monsters (eBay Link) – While I was a teen at the time, I totally coveted this obscure 80s toyline. It’s basically Mad Max without the name, so […]

70s Karloff Frankenstein Poster Promotion

What I love about Matt’s contributions every Halloween is stuff like this. I’ve never heard of this Frankenstein Poster promotion from the early 1970s and well, it’s awesome. Take it away Matt! “Large 1970s cardboard Newspaper Advertising Sign for Boris Karloff poster” “This cardboard advertising sign was created to be displayed on the side of […]

Toy-Ventures: Know your AHI Frankenstein Variants!

Know your AHI Frankenstein Variants! In issue 1 of Toy-Ventures Magazine (limited supply available), we sought to catalogue the many variants of the Azrak-Hamway World’s Greatest Super Monsters action figures. As a bonus, in speaking with former AHI/Remco employees, we discovered the origin of these many variants. It seems that AHI did not own its […]

Toy-Ventures: Lincoln International Monsters

Toy-Ventures is participating in Bleak Sunday and we’re doing a special episode dedicated to my favourite Monster Toys of all time, the Lincoln International Monster dolls. This episode is a comprehensive look at the Lincoln Monsters including the company’s history, the different waves and variations of not only the Monster figures but the packaging, my […]