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Toy-Ventures: The Legacy of ROM: Space Knight

After a lifetime of wanting one, I finally tracked down a Parker Brothers ROM Space Knight Toy. How could a character that sold millions of comic books flop? We’ll get into that in the latest episode. #ROM #toyventures #plaidstallions Interview with Lawrence McCoy for reference. https://home.hiwaay.net/~lkseitz/comics/rom/actionfig/mccoy.shtml Toy-Ventures is our magazine; we’re an independent publisher trying […]

1982 GI Joe Playset from the JC Penney Catalog

  One of my favourite things about Department store wishbooks is when they snuck in an exclusive item. Sometimes this was whole figures like the Mego Secret Identity figures; other times, carry cases or even playsets meant to be used with the toys unofficially. That’s the case with the Mobile Command HQ playset from the […]

Toy-Ventures: The Redbox Batman Mystery

Toy-Ventures Returns with a look at the RedBox Batman, a figure that is as mysterious as the character he’s ripping off. We talk about how the action figure came to be and it’s evil twin, the Knock-Off as we try to solve the mystery! #toyventures #batmantoys #bootlegtoys Check out the PlaidStallions store for Toy-Ventures magazine, […]

GI Joe Adventure Team Photo Recon

As mentioned in the latest episode of Toy-Ventures (which has a contest BTW) , I recently picked up this wonder GI Joe Adventure Team piece. I collect GI Joe but am what they call “Content.” I haven’t actively searched eBay in ages, and while I always keep my eyes open, I really didn’t have any […]

Hasbro Revives the Weebles for 2024

More Weebles Posts on PlaidStallions BELOIT, Wis., March 28, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — PlayMonster Group LLC., a leading international toy and game company, and Hasbro Inc., a global branded entertainment leader, have announced that PlayMonster will bring the entire Playskool brand to the company’s dynamic roster in 2024 as part of an overall global growth strategy […]

GI Joe Memories from 1976 or I love Bulletman

1976 GI Joe Adventure Team Catalog PageOver the weekend, a friend asked me to help him with toy research, which meant going through my catalogue collection.  That sort of activity is always welcome here as I get to thumb through some favourites from childhood. In particular, the 1976 Simpsons-Sears catalogue. In Canada, Sears partnered with […]

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week Cool British Starsky and Hutch Pin (eBay Link) – This pin reminds me of the 70s Superhero fridge magnets I collect and adore. If there is a fridge magnet equivalent to this, it will be mine! This I swear!  Billy Carter “I shot J.R.” T-Shirt (eBay link) – […]

Toy-Ventures: Vintage Toy Hunt and Haul

Vintage Toy Hunt and Haul. Toy-Ventures returns with a recap of nearly 3 weeks of hunting flea markets, Antique malls and toy shops looking for treasure. I saw a lot of cool stuff I’d like to share. Along the way, I picked up an eclectic haul of Mego and Knock-Off figures along with some oddball […]

Palitoy Commander Power Advertisement

I love this amazing UK comic ad for Palitoy Commander Power. In 1978, Palitoy who were still selling 12″ GI Joe under the Action Man banner (and doing ver well) took Hasbro’s latest incarnation of Joe, now called Super Joe, and rebranded it as Commander Power. Three figures from the US line were brought over, […]

1979 Beno’s Toy Catalog- Kenner Star Wars- Star Bird

I had never heard of this California-based chain of Toy Stores called “Beno’s” before but judging by this glorious catalog, they offered the best-selling toys of 1979 including of course, the Kenner Star Wars line, this beautiful time capsule is a joy to behold. GET Issue 3 of Toy-Ventures here! FACEBOOK GROUPS FROM PLAIDSTALLIONS Pod […]