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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 […]

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 […]

1975 Kenner Hugo-Man of a Thousand Faces Catalog- Plaid Stallions

  Toy-Ventures Issue 4 is available now: Ebay: https://ebay.us/XSS1X7 MM Store: http://www.megomuseum.com/odeon/store/products/ Amazon:https://amzn.to/3d9Q0AS FACEBOOK GROUPS FROM PLAIDSTALLIONS Pod Stallions is one of the most fun groups on Facebook. Mego Knock Off Headquarters– The leading group discussing 70s dimestore goodness, we talk vintage toys, not other

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 […]

Toy-Ventures Magazine on Global News

    Toy-Ventures Magazine recently was featured on Global News in Canada (where Toy-Ventures is based) and the story went national. You can check it out here. We’re very grateful to Frazer Snowden and the Global News team for this vital exposure as a small start-up it was deeply appreciated.       PlaidStallions Toy-Ventures […]

Toy-Ventures: Monster Mystery Box!

Aw yeah, back with a new Toy-Ventures and I’ve got an update and some packages to open. Check out my latest box from the UK filled with knock-off monster toys and warning, this episode ain’t for the kids. Join our FB group Mego Knock Off HQ https://www.facebook.com/groups/Megoknockoff/ Order Toy-Ventures issue 1 here: http://www.megomuseum.com/odeon/store/products/

Toy-Ventures: AHI Super Monsters Bend ‘Ems!

Toy-Ventures this week is all about the World Famous Super Monsters Bend ‘Ems line by Azrak-Hamway International.  Frankenstein, the Wolfman, Dracula, King Kong, the Mummy, and the Creature from the Black Lagoon rounds out this wonderfully designed series of low-cost figures from 1975! Hosted and edited by Brian Heiler (@plaidstallions) Check out our AHI galleries […]