PlaidStallions on the Creative Shift PodCast

Just in time for the site’s 13th anniversary, I was honoured to be a guest on Dan Blank’s Creative Shift Podcast recently, totally out of my comfort zone but also a really fun experience. We talk about the history of the site, toy collecting, writing “Rack Toys” and blogging, it was a really enjoyable conversation. […]

Rack Toys: the book (the web page)

I’ve progressed far enough now that I’m ready to launch a seperate web page for my upcoming book tentatively titled “Rack Toys : Cheap, Crazed Playthings”. On the new page you will find: A detailed explaination of what the book is about A basic outline of it’s content Teases as to it’s look and design […]

Azrak Hamway Toy Explosion

Not one but two new sections added to today, both devoted to that king of Rack Toys, Azrak Hamway International or as they’re often known AHI. First we have the 1976 AHI catalog, featuring an unbelievable amount of licensed toys from Star Trek Waterpistols to Parachuting Shazam, even Dr. Zaius on a chopper, AHI […]

Plaid Stallions enters the “Terrible Twos”

It’s hard to believe that it’s been two years since I started this blog, primarily to fill the time one afternoon while my baby daughter napped. It’s a strange feeling, it seems like yesterday although I can’t remember a time when this didn’t exist. I had no idea what I was doing when I made […]