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5 Awesome Things on eBay this week- Plaid Stallions

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week EBAY LINK Eidei Grip Superman– I love Grip vehicles, they did so many cool diecast designs but this metal Superman is something I’ve never owned. It’s got wonderful Neal Adams artwork too.   EBAY LINK Original Neal Adams Space:1999 Artwork– I really like the Charlton Space:1999 comics and […]

Toy-Ventures: Combat Joe Godzilla set by Takara

Monster Month continues with a look at this classic set from 1980s Japan, where GI Joe got his own Godzilla suit. We talk about the history of Combat Joe, Henshin Cyborg, and the various attempts to recreate this fantastic Godzilla toy. Issue 1 of Toy-Ventures magazine is available here: http://www.megomuseum.com/odeon/store/products/plaidstallions-toy-ventures-issue-one-september-2020/ Mego Knock Off HQ Facebook […]

Toy-Ventures: My Mego Meet Haul

I’ve just returned from my favourite toy convention of all time, Mego Meet and please excuse the sleepy voice but I haven’t had much sleep! Thought it would be fun to go over the various items I picked up at this weekend’s festivities, stuff from Planet of the apes, the Monster Squad, Stretch Armstrong, Godzilla, […]

Toy-Ventures 12: Godzilla Battles the Tricephalon Monster

Toy-Ventures talks about the amazing playset produced by HG Toys called “Godzilla battles the Tricephalon Monster” and gives you a look at why this underrated toy is an eight-year-olds dream.  If you love some Kaiju, you’re going to want to watch this. Visit us online at www.plaidstallions.com Twitter: @plaidstallions   Subscribe to our Youtube Channel and […]

BIG Toys Week: Rodan by Mattel

I cap off this theme week with one of my absolute favorite BIG toys of all time, Rodan! Toho movies were a treat for me growing up, rarely playing on TV, I can vividly remember watching each one I did catch. The weekly Godzilla cartoon and monthly Marvel comic were also enabling my love for […]

Japanese versions of US toys

I thought it may be fun to look at a few (but not all) examples of how some American favourites looked like over in Japan, the land of amazing toys and cartoons. We’ll start with the Mickey Mouse Snowcone machine, a take on the Snoopy Sno-Cone machine. This one confuses me because SNOOPY IS REALLY […]

Destroy all Rack Toy Monsters!

It wasn’t easy to find decent Godzilla Rack Toys here in North America when I was a lad. I recently discovered this fun piece by Yamakatsu in Japan that many of us would have adored as kids, it’s Destroy all Monsters on a card! My best guess is these rubber dudes came out in the […]

Godzilla: King of the Monsters by GLJ

Just unearthed this sell sheet for GLJ toy’s Godzilla bendy from the 1970s, there is nothing I don’t like about this toy but the biggest thing is the amazing effort they put into this card art. The connection to the Marvel Comic with the logo, really doesn’t hurt does it?

Pod Stallions 37 : Godilla

Episode 37 is our first “lost episode” as we had to re-record half of it after a computer glitch (sorry), so we know it’s not October. This one has J & B discussing all things Godzilla and his Toho pals, something we’re both fans of. Subjects include our highlights (and lowlights) of his film series, […]