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5 Awesome Things on eBay

“That” Batman water gun– Yup, this thing needs no introduction, it’s been all over the Internet and even in my book Rack Toys (2nd edition coming soon!).  What else can be said about this? It kind of looks like Adam West? You put water in his butt, squeeze his groin and he spits at you? […]

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week. Join me on an eclectic adventure of window shopping.   A glass painting of Drunk E.T.– The mind boggles as to why this was made, I need to know why this was made, it’s keeping me up. The description gives no back story but thank heaven, according to […]

Toy-Ventures: Toy Hunt with me!

In this week’s episode of Toy-Ventures, I ask you to Toy Hunt with me as I take a tour of some antique malls and toy stores on my monthly road trip. In this episode I visit three different places on my journey: The One of a Kind Antique Mall (Woodstock, ON) Southworks Antique Mall (Cambridge, […]

Toy-Ventures Magazine Issue 4 Now Shipping!

I’m so thrilled to be able to announce that Plaid Stallions Toy-Ventures Magazine issue 4 is now shipping! Let’s dig into what’s in between the covers, shall we? The Munster Mash– We’re visiting 1313 Mocking Bird Lane when Corey LeChat gives us a tour of one of the greatest collections of Munster merchandise ever assembled. […]

Toy-Ventures: Top Ten Mego Knock-Offs

This week we look at the fun and interesting toy lines put out to catch some sales heat from the popular Mego Superheroes line of toys from Kooky Aliens to Biblical Heroes to some just plain blatant copyright infringement, it’s a fun ride. Get Toy-Ventures Magazine here: PlaidStallions Toy-Ventures Issue One (September 2020) Tell us […]

1979 Kingsford Star Force Catalog

Following the blitz of Star Wars, a lot of previously unknown companies began cashing in on what the toy industry called the “Sci-Fi craze” of the late 70s. These toys were often lower-priced generic toys that likely offered better margins for the toy retailer. Kingsford’s line of Star Force toys is one of those lines […]