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Toy-Ventures: Awesome Gift + Contest Winners

This is just a quick episode to announce the 16th-anniversary contest, plus talk about an amazing gift to the channel! Check out the action figure Adventure Kick Starter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/afa/action-figure-adventure-season-two?ref=section-film-projectcollection-6-category   Do you miss toy magazines? That’s why we created Toy-Ventures magazine, an old-school print publication dedicated to vintage toys from the 1960s to the 1990s. […]

1989 Galoob Star Trek TNG catalog

Lewis Galoob Toys inc took a major gamble in the late 1980s when it licensed the merchandising rights to the yet-to-air syndicated series “Star Trek: The Next Generation” in the late 1980s. Star Trek had a varied history as a toy property. The television series would make millions for companies such as Mego. Still, the […]

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 […]

Plaid Stallions “Sweet 16” Contest

Plaid Stallions Sweet 16 Contest It’s Plaid Stallions’ birthday, and it’s now old enough to drive! Starting this site on a lazy Saturday while my daughter napped was more important than I’d ever realized. I had no idea that when I started posting old catalogue photos online. Starting Plaid Stallions would open such an incredible […]

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 […]

1969 Remco Star Trek Catalog

The 1969 Remco Star Trek Catalog is a deceptive title. We chose to focus on the weird “label slap” Star Trek toys made by Remco but you’ll also notice other properties such as “Land of the Giants”, “Lost in Space” and “Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea” as well. Remco sold licensed kites right […]

1974 Ideal Toys Evel Knievel Catalog

Another glorious look at one of the decade’s greatest successes and possibly one of the biggest hits in toy history. When Ideal toys licensed the likeness of Robert “Evel” Knievel known for his wild (and painful) stunts and combined it with one of the grooviest toy concepts known, it was gold! During these years, the […]

1976 Mattel Sunshine Family Catalog

I’ve been quite open about the fact that the Mattel Sunshine Family dolls kind of freaked me out as a kid, it’s the blank eyes, sedate expression and well, even their name sounds like a Grindhouse horror movie. The Sunshine Family was devised in the mid-seventies by Mattel and seems to be grown-up hippies now […]