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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 […]

Toy-Ventures: Crime Busters, Special Agents and Space Dollies!

Toy-Ventures Magazine Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/toyventuresmag PlaidStallions Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Plaidstallionsdotcom PlaidStallions Toy-Ventures Magazine #2 is now available and it’s been called “not only an entertaining read, but it’s also an impeccable work of reference” by PopCult. FACEBOOK GROUPS FROM PLAIDSTALLIONS Pod Stallions is one of the most fun groups on Facebook. Mego Knock Off Headquarters– The […]

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

70s Supergirl Poster- I have no idea where this originates from although it is definitely from a Spanish speaking country but I’m very smitten with it’s gorgeous design and take on Superman’s cousin.    Durham Gunslingers Wild Bill Hickock– Durham Industries made some crazy action figures in the 1970s and these were the staple of […]

Toy-Ventures: Knock Off Mystery Box

A supervillain that skis? An oddly familiar Kung Fu Fighter? These are the latest Knock-Offs I’ve picked up this month. Please join me while I share what’s new around these parts One day left to participate in the Toy-Ventures magazine contest: https://www.facebook.com/toyventuresmag Join Mego Knock Off Headquarters today ! https://www.facebook.com/groups/Megoknockoff   PlaidStallions Toy-Ventures Magazine #2 […]

5 Awesome Things on eBay this Week

Dr Shrinker Halloween Costume– I really want this, nobody bid on this k? Also remind me when it’s about to end?     Knock Off Water Pistol– Not only am I getting ROM Spaceknight vibes off the guy on the header card but that’s a recycled AHI Hulk watergun, this thing is full of easter […]

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

AHI Sky Diving Parachuting Penguin- It should come as no shock that i love rack toys and especially ones with parachutes. The Penguin is actually a lot tougher to find than Batman and I really like the way the figure looks. Planet of the Apes Puzzle- Not much vintage merch features Charlton Heston but come […]

5 Awesome things on eBay this week

Buck Rogers Lampshade Kit- I can’t think of anything that would light up a room better than Pamela Hensley and Erin Gray in this wonderful 3-D piece from the UK. I love it’s not the stock art but an original creation. Incredible Hulk light switch cover- Speaking of lights, this 1970s light switch cover is […]

Toy-Ventures: Kamen Rider Mystery Figure

Bit of a departure this week as I’m talking about a figure I literally don’t know anything about. This mysterious figure is from Portugal, appears to have been made in the late 1970s and is clearly based on the Kamen Rider tv series from Japan. The big question is why? Why make a very nice […]