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Toy-Ventures: 1976 Child World Flyer- Space:1999, Mego and more

1976 Child World Flyer- Space:1999, Mego and more This week, Toy-Ventures looks at a flyer from the legendary toy store chain Child World. 1976 was a great year, and this is packed with toys from Space:1999, Mego, Six Million Dollar man, McDonaldland and Vincent Price shrinking heads! New to the channel? Subscribe! ►https://bit.ly/3D3zxJK Toy-Ventures Magazine […]

Kenner Super Powers (1986 Sears Canada Catalog)

  It’s bittersweet to see the Kenner Super Powers in this catalogue, two years previous they got a whole page complete with vehicles and playsets. Now they’re regulated to a small corner and wouldn’t return in 1987. I have a real fondness for this line, I bought many of them but I totally did not […]

MPC Strange Change Model Kits Advertisement

Strange Change kits were introduced in 1974 by MPC, it’s a hybrid toy/model kit with a little horror and science fiction sprinkled in. It surprises me that these weren’t a bigger deal. It seems that it never got past the original three designs which are a Vampire, a Mummy and an extremely clever time machine. […]

Kenner Empire Strikes Back – 1980 Consumer’s Distributing Catalog

Hello and welcome to Consumer’s Distributing week on PlaidStallions. I recently picked up a grail catalogue in the form of the 1980/81 Consumer’s Distributing catalogue. For those not in the know, Consumer’s was a popular Canadian chain of catalogue showroom shops that ran from the 1950s until about 1995. At their peak, they had over […]

Kenner The Car Game

Kenner The Car Game The folks at Kenner did some incredibly smart moves like the Six Million Dollar Man and Star Wars, we can’t forget they also thought up things Milky the Milking Cow and actually tried to market a game based on the 1977 Horror film “The Car“. For those not in the know, this was […]

The Wonderful World of Kenner’s Blythe

  Kenner’s Blythe dolls is a truly interesting story about toy collecting and pop culture in general. Originally released in 1972 and sold in North America, the UK and Japan, by Kenner.  The Blythe line did  not catch on and Kenner chose not to continue it in 1973, giving it a single season on the […]

Toy-Ventures Issue 2 Announcement and Pre-Orders

PlaidStallions Toy-Ventures Issue 2 is now available for pre-order. http://www.megomuseum.com/odeon/store/products/ Issue two covers a number of genres and has some exciting new voices from the hobby. H.R. Puppet Stuff! By Kroffty This colourful piece tracks the careers of the legendary Sid and Marty Krofft through puppet merchandise, it will make you smile. The Lost Outer […]

The Amazing Stretch Monster Mural

I was forward these amazing shots from the offices of Bang Zoom Design who have employed toy artist extraordinary Johnathan Queen to create another fantastic Kenner toy tribute mural (Johnathan painted this one from downtown Cincinnati). Their choice of classic toy tribute, none other than my white whale, Kenner Stretch Monster! Mark my words, when […]

Original Man from Atlantis art for sale

This weekend a man reached out to me because he’s the owner of the original artwork/painting schematic that was used by the model makers during production/pre-production for the Man From Atlantis “Cetacean Sub”. “Man from Atlantis” was short lived but it left a mark on a lot of us Gen-X kids and possibly one of […]