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Toy-Ventures: Knock Off Unboxing plus Contest!

Toy-Ventures: Knock Off Unboxing plus Contest! It’s the 16th birthday of Plaid Stallions, and we’re celebrating with a knock-off unboxing with characters such as Volpe, Comics Superstars and Super Space Heroes; it’s a weird one, folks. Bonus: We’re having a Sweet 16 contest with a mega prize pack; details are in the video. To enter […]

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 […]

Toy-Ventures: Vintage Toy Hunt and Haul

Vintage Toy Hunt and Haul. Toy-Ventures returns with a recap of nearly 3 weeks of hunting flea markets, Antique malls and toy shops looking for treasure. I saw a lot of cool stuff I’d like to share. Along the way, I picked up an eclectic haul of Mego and Knock-Off figures along with some oddball […]

Toy-Ventures: Space Knock-Off Madness

Toy-Ventures is back with an unboxing from another galaxy! That’s right it’s Space Knock-Off Madness with a series of sad-looking guys and gals that came from Tatooine, the Federation and the Planet of the Apes. Also, a guy named JungleJim, he’s not very spacey.   Get Toy-Ventures Issue 6 here: www.plaidstallions.com/reboot/shop   We have a […]

Toy-Ventures: Kung Fu Mystery Knock-Off Box

Toy-Ventures this week is entering the 36 chambers of Knock-Offs as we use our five fingers of death to reveal some incredible martial arts-themed bootleg toys. Meet the Karate Masters, the mysterious Spy Girl and the unbelievable Black Belt Brawlers in this week’s episode. We have a new book out called “Knock-Offs: Totally Unauthorized Action […]

Marx Safari Adventure Action Figures Catalog 1975

Marx Safari Adventure Action Figures Catalog 1975 Louis Marx’s 1975 Toy Line “Safari Adventure” followed the trend of sport adventure put forward by G.I. Joe and Big Jim (Fisher-Price would release the Adventure People Safari this same year) but unlike the others, their line strictly focused on it. Marx Safari Adventure was a well-made and […]

Toy-Ventures: Lincoln International Monsters

Toy-Ventures is participating in Bleak Sunday and we’re doing a special episode dedicated to my favourite Monster Toys of all time, the Lincoln International Monster dolls. This episode is a comprehensive look at the Lincoln Monsters including the company’s history, the different waves and variations of not only the Monster figures but the packaging, my […]