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Lincoln Monsters Flashback: Face off with the Mego Superheroes

  Lincoln Monsters Flash Back! From the 1976 Montgomery Ward Christmas Catalogue comes the most iconic image the toy line would inspire: an all-out battle with the Mego World’s Greatest Superheroes. Now in 2024, the Lincoln Monsters will soon be looking to spar with the 50th Anniversary releases from Mego. Who wins? We all do. […]

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   […]

Lincoln Monsters brings back the Retro Monster action figure

Lincoln Monsters brings back the Retro Monster action figure Toronto, Ontario, October 31, 2023- A vintage toy brand is rising from the grave! “Lincoln Monsters”  is a new collaboration from White Elephant Toyz, Absolutely Retro and Plaid Stallions, who have joined forces to make dimestore retro monsters. The name is inspired by the legendary knock-off […]

5 Awesome Sci-Fi Things on eBay this week

Black Hole Pencil Holders (eBay Link)  I don’t think it’s a secret I’m obsessed with these. A Canadian Cereal premium that celebrated the Black Hole’s True stars. I have complete sets but always buy them when I find them. Check out my video about these here.    Space:1999 Commander Koenig (eBay Link)  These 70s figural […]

PlaidStallions on Bootleg Safari

I was fortunate to be a guest on Aaron Reynold’s popular series “Bootleg Safari” this past weekend at Toronto Comic Con. We discuss lousy wax museums, getting blocked by William Shatner, copyright-infringing toys and the Roger Corman Fantastic Four. It is a real riot and I hope you enjoy. Host Aaron Reynolds (Effin’ Birds, Swear […]

Presenting the Lincoln Monsters Collectible Pins

Presenting the Lincoln International Monsters Collectible Pins by Toy-Ventures Collectibles. The Lincoln International Monsters are one of my favourite childhood memories, and I always want to find ways to work with them. I designed each pin based on the original packaging art I’m utterly infatuated with. The idea came because I wanted to make a […]

Now Available: Mr. Rock Limited Edition Keychain

Mr. Rock Limited Edition Keychain Hey folks, I’m happy to announce another addition to our growing range of Toys and Collectibles at the PlaidStallions Store. This limited edition Mr. Rock key chain is now available. Featuring gorgeous artwork by Chris Franklin (from the Fire and Water Podcast network) showcasing Rock in the classic model kit […]

Toy-Ventures Issue 8 Pre-Orders now open

Issue 8 of Toy-Ventures is the first in the new direction for the magazine, with more content, new voices and the same quality you’ve come to expect from our print toy magazine. Darran Hight, AKA Doc Multiverse, created our striking cover. Toy-Ventures Issue 8 has the most articles we’ve ever included, and we’re adding two of […]

Toy-Ventures: Big Bad John from Lincoln International

Toy-Ventures this week talks about Big Bad John, the rarest Lincoln International figure out there and a relatively new discovery. A generic bad guy figure for your Mego Starsky and Hutch figures. One of the best things online toy communities can do is work together and discover new things. The story of Big Bad John […]