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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 […]

The Top Ten Coolest 1970s Wonder Woman Merchandise

The Top Ten Coolest 1970s Wonder Woman Merchandise The 1970s were a good time for female heroes, between Jaime Sommers, The Angels, Police Woman and Diana Prince, sisters were kicking butt like never before. Wonder Woman was not only on prime time but a Saturday morning fixture with “The Super Friends”, this combined with her […]

The Top Ten Fisher Price Little People sets

If you’re a kid of the 1970s, chances are the sight of the limbless cherubic Fisher Price Little people will bring a smile to your face. These simple (and indestructable!) toys were the deserved kings of the preschool aisle during the polyester decade Here are the top ten Fisher Price Little People Sets: 10) Sesame […]

Top Ten Fisher Price Adventure People Sets

The Fisher Price Adventure people were truly the game changers when it came to action figures in the 1970s. Their infectiously fun combination of vehicle and figure were an instant hit with kids when they hit shelves in 1975. Parents liked their non violent play structure and the fact that they appeared to be indestructible. […]

The Six Greatest Bionic Man Knock Off Toys

I gave up writing a weekly list for Topless Robot, in order to finish writing Rack Toys. I will admit to missing it from time to time, so I’m going to keep fresh by churning out the odd one for PlaidStallions. The Kenner Six Million Dollar Man toy line is one of the most memorable […]

The Top Ten cancelled toys of the 70s/80s

As much as I enjoyed my childhood, it sometimes pains me to think of the stuff we didn’t get, for whatever boring grown up decision. Sure, some of these licensed wouldn’t have sold and could have forced the companies into risky financial positions but baby Brian wants his toys dammit! Here are the top ten […]

The Top Ten Coolest Star Trek Toys of the 1970s

With the J.J. Abram’s helmed film poised to be a block buster, I thought it only fitting to do a top ten list of some of the better 23rd century items we got in the 1970s. Many might seem crude by todays standards but most have never been topped in the fun department.The 1970s were […]

The Top Coolest Monster Toys of the 1970’s

With October 31st a day away, it’s prime time to launch another Top Ten List, this time it’s (in my humble opinion of course) the top ten coolest Monster Toys of the 1970s. Being undead seems to be a big boon in the toy world. Even though the seventies were a far cry from the […]