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Toy-Ventures: The Legacy of ROM: Space Knight

After a lifetime of wanting one, I finally tracked down a Parker Brothers ROM Space Knight Toy. How could a character that sold millions of comic books flop? We’ll get into that in the latest episode. #ROM #toyventures #plaidstallions Interview with Lawrence McCoy for reference. https://home.hiwaay.net/~lkseitz/comics/rom/actionfig/mccoy.shtml Toy-Ventures is our magazine; we’re an independent publisher trying […]

Mego Marvel Team-Up at the Mall. Spider-Man & Giant Acroyear

I was so excited to stumble upon this ad for Korvettes from 1978 featuring a Mego Superhero and Micronaut Mall Appearance. Mego famously did promotional tours with the Marvel Superheroes, Planet of the Apes characters, Action Jackson and even the cast of Star Trek. However, they also created this amazing costume of the Giant Acroyear […]

5 Awesome Things on eBay this Week

Jack Lord’s Hawaii 5-0 Outfit (eBay Link) – I struggle with words here, I mean, it’s….complete with ascot! What more do you need? Buy this and expect nothing but good things to happen to you. I bet it smells like cologne and cigarettes…   Thriller Graveyard Gang (eBay Link) – I adore this 1980s KO […]

Toy-Ventures: Bigfoot Sighting at Vintage Toy Show!

Toy-Ventures: Bigfoot Sighting at Vintage Toy Show! Nothing starts a year better than a Vintage Toy Hunt! Toy-Ventures returns with a recap of Ontario Collector Con, including Action Force, Star Wars, McDonald’s, GoDaikin and Kenner Six Million Dollar Man. As usual, I did something irresponsible. Come and toy hunt with me and the boy!   […]

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   […]

Mego Knock-Offs: Telly Play Favourites figures – Planet of the Apes

Telly Favourites Play Figures. “Suspects are pantsless, I repeat pantsless” Another weird way to sell unsold Mego factory seconds, both these figures are on the wrong bodies and each just has a tunic. I love the header card with the lowest-resolution picture of Adam West they could find. Did they take a Polaroid of an […]

5 Must-Have Toys from this 1981 Christmas Catalog | Toy-Ventures

5 Must-Have Toys from this 1981 Christmas Catalog | Toy-Ventures   Toy-Ventures digs deep into the 1981 Hudson’s Bay Toy Flyer, and as an extra challenge, we pick five things we’d ask for. Everything from Smurfs to Star Wars to Strawberry Shortcake, this show is seriously a timewarp. #toyventures #starwars #80stoys Toy-Ventures is our magazine; […]