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1981 Toys R Us catalog – Mego- Remco-

1981 Toys R Us catalog Toys R Us is not what it used to be. This flyer from December 1981 is a time capsule of the chain in its heyday. It is also a great look at what we could have expected under the tree, Barbies, Glamour gals, Atari games, Remco Monsters and Mego Superheroes. […]

Toy-Ventures: 1981 Toys R Us Catalog

Toy-Ventures: 1981 Toys R Us Catalog Toy-Ventures this week digs into the archive with this sweet 1981 Toys R Us Catalog! We look at the hottest toys Toys R Us had to offer in this blast from the past. Mego Superheroes, Remco Monster and Smokey and the Bandit? You bet.     You can now […]

Toy-Ventures: Remco Energized Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends

Toy-Ventures: Remco Energized Spider-Man New to the channel? Subscribe! ►https://bit.ly/3D3zxJK Toy-Ventures this week looks at a time when I toy company cracked the code and sold Superhero action figures with zero articulation; that’s right, not a single POA. In this episode, we’re talking about Remco Toys Energized and Powerized Superheroes, a toy line that shared […]

Toy-Ventures: Christmas Wish List 1979

Welcome to the Toy-Ventures Christmas special! In this episode, I dig up my Christmas Wish List from 1979 and tell you which toys I got and the ones that got away. Mego Superheroes, Micronauts, Kenner Star Wars and apparently, I had a thing for cats?   We’ve got a new book coming! Knock-Offs Totally Unauthorized […]

Toy-Ventures: Weird Knock-Offs Unboxing!

Toy-Ventures: Weird Knock-Offs Unboxing! Toy-Ventures is back with another unboxing of weird knock-off action figures just in time for our upcoming book! This week we face Tuff guys, Weird Astronauts/Fire Men and the weirdest Justice League ever. Unbox with me!   Watch Toy Shop on Tour Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yGZlgJ-twc&list=PLFrZorSKO5sCr765yZi0PJ2BAfo1Zn5xF   Our magazine Toy-Ventures is available to […]

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 […]

1978 K-Mart Toy Flyer – Mego Superheroes

The newspaper flyer is still a great way to keep abreast of the hot holiday toys during any given year, too bad few folks decided to keep them after reading. This 1978 K Mart Circular (from the Chicago area) is a wonderful little window into that years potential toy purchases, many familiar faces can be […]

A Toy-Ventures Thank you!

Hello All, I’m very pleased to announce that issue 3 of Toy-Ventures is now available. I’m so excited to be on our third issue, this has truly been a dream. I mean, our living room is a total disaster and my back is killing me from lugging boxes but I can’t complain because the response […]