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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 […]

Toy-Ventures Issue 5 is ready for Pre-Order

I’m so thrilled to be able to announce that Plaid Stallions Toy-Ventures Magazine issue 5 is now available for Pre-Order (shipping this September). Our Cover artist for this issue is the amazing Robyn Adams. Let’s dig into what’s in between the covers, shall we?   I’m Not Like Other Guys– New contributor Tyler Ham joins […]

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

EBAY LINK Peter Panda Child World Mascot Costume I didn’t grow up with Child World but I think this thing is incredible and it’s the ultimate keepsake if you were a fan of the store. It even has the original paperwork! EBAY LINK Krull Cyclops Costume Even though I’m not the biggest fan of the […]

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

EBAY LINK Popy Kamen Rider Stronger Challenge Machine Figure + Kabutoro 1975 Evel Knievel– We covered the Challenge Machines in Toy-Ventures Issue 3, they’re Japanese versions of Evel Knievel but featuring Japanese Superheroes. I want all of these, real, real bad.   EBAY LINK M*A*S*H HEAD QUARTERS-  I love Rack Toys and M*A*S*H didn’t go […]

Toy-Ventures Issue 2 featuring Monster Squad merchandise

Excited to announce that Issue 2 of Toy-Ventures magazine will have a guide to merchandise based on the Saturday morning series “Monster Squad” including never before seen prototypes and pre-production items.   For more Updates on Issue 2, follow our shiny new Toy-Ventures Facebook page!   https://www.facebook.com/toyventuresmag   You Can Purchase Toy-Ventures issue one at […]

1974 Kusan Halloween Catalog

  Kusan may not be as well known as Ben Cooper or Collegeville for Halloween and they certainly didn’t get the “A” licenses but they sure knew how to create some innovative and highly creative costumes. Not only is their assortment fun but their catalog is just a wonderfully well designed affair, every page just […]