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Toy Island Monsters

Toy Island Monsters I don’t normally have much to do with toys made in the 1990s but the Toy Island Monsters are an exception for me. Produced in 1993, these 8″ figures look a lot like Mego figures or perhaps like Mego Knock-Offs.  Toy Island was formed in 1992 and a lot of their early […]

LJN TV SUPER STARS 1976

I never had the LJN TV Super Stars, a Mego scaled line based on then-popular shows like The Rookies, Emergency, and S.W.A.T. I would have loved Police and Firemen to clean up after my Mego Superheroes or perhaps interact with the Mego Star Trek crew. Also impressive are the number of vehicles and accessories they […]

PlaidStallions Action Figure Archives are Back!

Hey everyone, I’m excited to announce that I’ve finally gotten the swing of this WordPress thing, thanks to some very good friends’ advice (thank you, Robyn and Aaron). So, I’m able to bring the Action Figure Archive  and information into a more browser-friendly format and obviously add things to them from my recent Toy-Ventures publications. […]

Toy-Ventures Issue 3 Pre-Orders are Open

Pre-Order Toy-Ventures Magazine Issue 3 here: http://www.megomuseum.com/odeon/store/products/ Visit Tim Baron’s amazing website: www.timbaronart.com SHIPPING LATE MARCH 2021 Toy-Ventures issue three content includes: Beware His Stingray Eyes- Tony Roberts host of the analog toys channel on Youtube tells the story behind the development of Action Man’s greatest Foe Captain Zargon. Megobase Alpha – We take a […]

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 […]

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 […]

Matchbox Fighting Furies Gallery

In 1974, Matchbox toys ventured into the action figure market with the Fighting Furies, a series of well made Pirate action figures that had piles of adventures to choose from. Fighting Furies is often forgotten when discussing 70s brands and that’s a shame because it’s really high quality stuff. Thanks to the generosity of Bill […]