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Toy-Ventures: Bigfoot Sighting at Vintage Toy Show!

Toy-Ventures: Bigfoot Sighting at Vintage Toy Show! Nothing starts a year better than a Vintage Toy Hunt! Toy-Ventures returns with a recap of Ontario Collector Con, including Action Force, Star Wars, McDonald’s, GoDaikin and Kenner Six Million Dollar Man. As usual, I did something irresponsible. Come and toy hunt with me and the boy!   […]

Pod Stallions 117: 2023 Retro Awards

Pod Stallions 117: The 2023 Retro Awards Hey listeners- it’s 2024! What better time than to look backwards at 2023? We took our time this year and decided to really hone our lists of our fave movies, tv shows, toys, DVDs and other sundries that were gifted to us in ’23. We cover many ground, […]

Toy Talk Show: Tim Baron (Timbaron.com)

Episode 3 of Toy Talk Show is here, and this time around, we’re chatting with the artist and toy designer Tim Baron. We talk about influential toy packaging, Tim’s work with Super 7 and Tony Hawk, Star Wars and the joys of skateboarding after 40. It’s a great conversation! Find Tim Baron at www.TimBaron.com   […]

Kenner Street Hawk and Knight Rider- 1985 Palitoy Catalog

  As a fan of the short-lived television series “Street Hawk,” I was excited to discover some unproduced toy items hidden in the pages of this 1985 Palitoy/Parker Brothers catalogue.  The series launched that year in the US and would be cancelled after 13 episodes.   Kenner, we already had a toy hit with Knight […]

Mini Godaikin Spider-Man Leopardon by Bandai

  This little guy magically arrived yesterday and it became my first toy opening of 2024. Behold the mini Godaiken of Leopardon, the giant robot from the Amazing Japanese television adaptation of Spider-Man. These appeared when I was in high school, and I immediately recognized them as Shogun Warriors. Shoguns were an unrequited toy love […]

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

Weird Italian AHI Parachuting Superman (eBay Link) — I’m the proud owner of one of these AHI Superman figures from Italy on the “Bong” card. Now, you can join my exclusive club and get this example. We can totally get matching jackets!     Sweathogs Grease Machine (eBay Link) —  I was six when “Sweathog […]

Big Jim Pack Ski Patrol Outfit

  Super fun pick up this week, a Big Jim Double Trouble ski Patrol set in Canadian packaging. As much as I loved the P.A.C.K as a kid, I don’t remember seeing these sets. I’d like to think I’d remember that striking Marvel artwork. Canadian P.A.C.K stuff does not really pop up much so this […]