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Knock-Offs Artist Spotlight #2: Barbarian Rage

Knock-Offs Artist Spotlight #2: Scott Cherry AKA @barbarian_rage Chapter 6 in my book is called “Bootleg Toy Art” and it features profiles of a few of the people in this wonderful art toy movement. Scott Cherry is a Southern California-based artist best known for his original toy art. His work has been featured in gallery shows across […]

Toy-Ventures: The Return of Big Jim?

Toy-Ventures: The Return of Big Jim? Toy-Ventures this week takes a detour from vintage and talks about this modern oddity. This three-pack of figures keeps popping up on eBay containing current versions of Big Jim, Pulsar and Major Matt Mason on Secret Wars bodies. Three characters I’d welcome back to the toy shelves with open […]

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week- Dec 3 2021

Remco Batman Trik Trak- Remco made some pretty obscure toys, and Trik-Trak is one. Trik-Trak is a road race/obstacle set (battery operated) featuring a Batmobile, and it’s got some gorgeous Batman artwork all through it. Also, that’s the 1966 Batmobile which was the “go-to” in merchandising until Lawyers ruined it for a couple of decades.  […]

Toy-Ventures: Toy Show Hunt

Toy-Ventures takes you on another journey, this time it’s a quest for Knock-Off action figures. We hit a toy show and an antique mall in search of treasure. I share what I find and what I saw in this week’s installment. Knock Offs is our next book, join our facebook page: We’ve got a new […]

New Book! Knock-Offs: Totally Unauthorized Action Figures by PlaidStallions Press

Hey folks, if you didn’t catch my Livestream this Saturday,  I’m doing my follow-up to Rack Toys with a book I’ve titled Knock-Offs: Totally Unauthorized Action Figures.  This is a piece I’ve been working on since 2012 but stuff got in the way and I had to put it on hold. I’m glad I did […]

Toy-Ventures: Lincoln International Monsters

Toy-Ventures is participating in Bleak Sunday and we’re doing a special episode dedicated to my favourite Monster Toys of all time, the Lincoln International Monster dolls. This episode is a comprehensive look at the Lincoln Monsters including the company’s history, the different waves and variations of not only the Monster figures but the packaging, my […]

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 […]