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Toy-Ventures: Denys Fisher Cyborg

This week Toy-Ventures looks at Cyborg, a UK action figure line licensed to Denys Fisher by way of Japan. While it isn’t talked about enough, Cyborg was a spin-off of Hasbro’s GI Joe and eventually gave birth to such incredible toy icons as the Micronauts and Transformers. It’s a really interesting and beautiful line of […]

Lords of Light Promo Comic- PAC Toys 1984-

PAC Toys Lords of Light Comic Phoenix or PAC Toys was formed out of the ashes of Mego Corporation by PAC Packaging, a toy industry packaging company that did work for Mego. Its president Joe Ruzzi had inherited the molds for many of Mego’s Micronauts toys and morphed them into a new fantasy-based toy line […]

1984 Ideal Toys Manglors Catalog

Manglors were a pretty interesting concept from Ideal and one you remembered seeing, first, everybody in the line was a monster, which is cool in itself. Secondly, the concept was that you hatched the figures from their eggs and then you could stretch, squeeze and even rip the body parts off the figures and attach […]

Amazing Lords of Light Discovery

  In the “amazing surprises in my mailbox” category comes this awesome find from Scott, who recently found this “Sword of Izzur” from the fabled PAC Toys “Lords of Light” toyline,  which was a reimagining of the “Micronauts” toys after Mego went bankrupt. We’ve done a Toy-Ventures episode on this range:   The thing about […]

Pac Toys Lords of Light Super Cut of Toy Commericials

Thanks to the amazing AcroRay (link to his channel below) we have this wonderful supercut of marketing from Toy Fair 1984. PAC toys attempted to create the Lords of Light toy line from Mego Micronauts Molds and glow sticks, an ambitious and fun toy concept that sadly didn’t make it to market. This rare piece […]

Space Wars 1977

Christmas 1977 is such a unique period of time, every kid in the country had space toy fever thanks to a certain movie. However, no physical toys existed  (the cardboard promissory note was clever but come on) meaning it was a golden age for the Ideal Star Team (hastily slapped together to captilize on the […]

Toy-Ventures 5: The Lords of Light by PAC Toys

 This week’s installment of Toy-Ventures is all about the story PAC toys and their sadly too short toyline called the Lords of Light. I get into my relationship with their creator and what might have been with this 80s toy line that ended all too quickly.   Visit us online at www.plaidstallions.com   Twitter: @plaidstallions Shameless […]