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1974 Ideal Toys Evel Knievel Catalog

Another glorious look at one of the decade’s greatest successes and possibly one of the biggest hits in toy history. When Ideal toys licensed the likeness of Robert “Evel” Knievel known for his wild (and painful) stunts and combined it with one of the grooviest toy concepts known, it was gold! During these years, the […]

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 […]

Ideal S.T.A.R Team Marvel Promo Comic- Knight of Darkness

In 1978, Ideal Toys hobbled together a series of toys using old molds and previously used brands to captilize on the popularity of Star Wars (and its lack of product on the shelves. Yes, lawsuits did happen. In an effort to create a back story kids might enjoy Ideal contacted Marvel comics (Yes, the people […]

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 […]