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Tek Force Robo Jumbo by Catec

  One of my favourite thing about collecting wishbooks are entries like this one from the 1986 Sears Canada Catalog. This is the Tek Force Robo Jumbo, a toy that is meant to be used with other people’s action figures.  In this shot we’ve got some random Star Wars figures and some early RAH GI […]

Toy-Ventures: Monster Bash

New to the channel? Subscribe! ►https://bit.ly/3D3zxJK Toy-Ventures: Monster Bash In Part Two of our Road Trip series, we visit Monster Bash, an old-school Monster Movie convention in Pittsburgh, PA. Check out the spooky stuff I found. Monster Bash FaceBook Page https://www.facebook.com/MonsterBashCon/ Toy-Ventures Magazine is now available for subscription: https://www.plaidstallions.com/reboot/shop Pod Stallions Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/podstallions Follow […]

Toy-Ventures: Knock Off Unboxing plus Contest!

Toy-Ventures: Knock Off Unboxing plus Contest! It’s the 16th birthday of Plaid Stallions, and we’re celebrating with a knock-off unboxing with characters such as Volpe, Comics Superstars and Super Space Heroes; it’s a weird one, folks. Bonus: We’re having a Sweet 16 contest with a mega prize pack; details are in the video. To enter […]

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 […]

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week-

Thor Lords figure by Creata (eBay Link) – Ok, I’ve been collecting toys since 1985 but I honestly have never seen or heard of this toy line before. The name, the concept, the whole thing is pretty weird. I need to do some googlin’   Gordy Toys Knock-Off Fisher Price Play People– Wow! My friend […]

Toy-Ventures: Kung Fu Mystery Knock-Off Box

Toy-Ventures this week is entering the 36 chambers of Knock-Offs as we use our five fingers of death to reveal some incredible martial arts-themed bootleg toys. Meet the Karate Masters, the mysterious Spy Girl and the unbelievable Black Belt Brawlers in this week’s episode. We have a new book out called “Knock-Offs: Totally Unauthorized Action […]

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 […]