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Mini Godaikin Spider-Man Leopardon by Bandai

  This little guy magically arrived yesterday and it became my first toy opening of 2024. Behold the mini Godaiken of Leopardon, the giant robot from the Amazing Japanese television adaptation of Spider-Man. These appeared when I was in high school, and I immediately recognized them as Shogun Warriors. Shoguns were an unrequited toy love […]

Big Jim Pack Ski Patrol Outfit

  Super fun pick up this week, a Big Jim Double Trouble ski Patrol set in Canadian packaging. As much as I loved the P.A.C.K as a kid, I don’t remember seeing these sets. I’d like to think I’d remember that striking Marvel artwork. Canadian P.A.C.K stuff does not really pop up much so this […]

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

Fisher Price Sesame Street Playhouse (eBay Link) – I cannot tell you all the hours of fun I had with this thing as a kid and later with my kids. This set now rests in my storage unit, awaiting grandchildren (of which there is no rush). I love this toy like an old friend.   […]

Toy-Ventures: 17th Anniversary Spectacular plus contest

Toy-Ventures: 17th Anniversary Spectacular plus contest   It’s PlaidStallions 17th Anniversary Spectacular with some cool collection updates featuring Mego Knock Offs, Adventure Team GI Joe, Ninjas and wind-up Super Monsters. Plus a contest where you can win big prizes! The Microman Auction will be here: https://ebay.us/enAHKC Visit our store for our magazine and collectibles: https://plaidstallions.com/reboot/shop/ […]

Big Jim’s P.A.C.K

I love these early catalogue pages for Big Jim’s P.A.C.K, which was Mattel’s clever rebranding of the popular sports and adventure character.  Anyone who scans this site probably can figure out how happy a memory this toy line was for me. This ad is still using the original storyline where the P.A.C.K is made up of […]

Toy-Ventures: Mattel Space:1999 Moonbase Alpha Playset

    This week, we’re heading back to Space:1999 and talking about Mattel’s Moonbase Alpha Playset. This neat set uses parts from another classic space toy line. Check out the original commercial here: https://youtu.be/CBEAa5O42Yg #space1999 #mego #mattel Other Mattel Space:1999 videos we’ve done: Mattel Space:1999 Eagle 1 Spaceship   Mattel Space:1999 Zython Action Figure ISSUE […]

Toy-Ventures: 1976 Child World Flyer- Space:1999, Mego and more

1976 Child World Flyer- Space:1999, Mego and more This week, Toy-Ventures looks at a flyer from the legendary toy store chain Child World. 1976 was a great year, and this is packed with toys from Space:1999, Mego, Six Million Dollar man, McDonaldland and Vincent Price shrinking heads! New to the channel? Subscribe! ►https://bit.ly/3D3zxJK Toy-Ventures Magazine […]