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5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

  70s Kung Fu Board Game (eBay Link) — I’ve had this thing on my watchlist for weeks, it’s so damned wonderful. It is a total collage of what the inside of my head looked like at 11. I just don’t know where I’d put all this stuff. Display box of Vintage Monster Rings (eBay […]

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

Mattel Slime with Worms commercial (eBay Link) — I never had slime as a kid, well, not “official Mattel brand” Slime; I did manage some through a grocery store vending machine (so good!) For some reason, I vividly remember this commercial and really wanting the stuff. In hindsight, this sort of thing is almost impossible […]

Who is Prank ‘N Stein? – Toy-Ventures

  Issue 12 Toy-Ventures magazine delves deep into a toy that, sadly, never was. Prank ‘N Stein was a 90s toy concept by Canada’s Irwin Toys that would have rivalled Kenner’s Hugo Man of a Thousand Faces in our monster kid hearts. Read about Prank ‘N Stein and much more in issue 12 of Toy-Ventures […]

7 Awesome Things on eBay this week

  Spider-Man and Captain America Richochet Racers (eBay Link) — I’ve never owned these toys but have always been obsessed with them since I saw them at my friend Richard’s House. None of it makes sense and none of it has to, I always loved the comic book ad for this, it also makes zero […]

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

Space Flyman and Punchboy set (eBay Link) — This Dynamic Duo is one of the earliest pair of Knock-Off Action figures but probably the earliest Super Hero Knock-Offs as well. The backer card of course, is famous for how Space Flyman “beats off” his enemies and trust me, I lean on that comedy crutch a […]

Toy-Ventures: Bigfoot Sighting at Vintage Toy Show!

Toy-Ventures: Bigfoot Sighting at Vintage Toy Show! Nothing starts a year better than a Vintage Toy Hunt! Toy-Ventures returns with a recap of Ontario Collector Con, including Action Force, Star Wars, McDonald’s, GoDaikin and Kenner Six Million Dollar Man. As usual, I did something irresponsible. Come and toy hunt with me and the boy!   […]

Toy Talk Show: Tim Baron (Timbaron.com)

Episode 3 of Toy Talk Show is here, and this time around, we’re chatting with the artist and toy designer Tim Baron. We talk about influential toy packaging, Tim’s work with Super 7 and Tony Hawk, Star Wars and the joys of skateboarding after 40. It’s a great conversation! Find Tim Baron at www.TimBaron.com   […]

10 Awesome things on eBay this week

Fantastic Four Water Pistol (eBay Link) — France’s Pin Pin Toys carried a ton of products from Mego and AHI but also made their own products like this pretty non-descript water gun. The Fantastic Four are huge in France and well, that seems totally deserved.        Spider-Man Sticker Book from France (eBay Link) […]

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

Marchon Action Heroes Transport (eBay Link) — This  Super Powers Knock-Off toy came out when I was in the ninth grade, and I HAD TO HAVE IT, which was weird for me, at least at that time. I think it was the packaging, which truly reminds me of Mego Superheroes artwork, is the trigger here. […]

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

Weird Italian AHI Parachuting Superman (eBay Link) — I’m the proud owner of one of these AHI Superman figures from Italy on the “Bong” card. Now, you can join my exclusive club and get this example. We can totally get matching jackets!     Sweathogs Grease Machine (eBay Link) —  I was six when “Sweathog […]