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Toy-Ventures goes to PowerCon 2022

Toy-Ventures goes to PowerCon 2022 On this week’s episode of Toy-Ventures, we head down to Columbus, Ohio, to attend PowerCon 2022, a Toy convention that celebrates the toy industry. Come check out the fantastic vintage goodies I saw at this incredible event and what I picked up. #mego #powercon #motu Do you miss toy magazines? […]

Toy-Ventures: Big Jim Kung Fu Studio

Toy-Ventures: Big Jim Kung Fu Studio New to the channel? Subscribe! ►https://bit.ly/3D3zxJK Everybody’s Kung Fu fighting on this week’s Toy-Ventures with an in-depth look at the Mattel Big Jim Kung Fu Studio playset. We also discuss the Martial Arts craze that inspired this iconic 70s toy. Toy-Ventures Magazine is now available for subscription: https://www.plaidstallions.com/reboot/shop Pod […]

Toy-Ventures: 1981 Toys R Us Catalog

Toy-Ventures: 1981 Toys R Us Catalog Toy-Ventures this week digs into the archive with this sweet 1981 Toys R Us Catalog! We look at the hottest toys Toys R Us had to offer in this blast from the past. Mego Superheroes, Remco Monster and Smokey and the Bandit? You bet.     You can now […]

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: Gerry Anderson UFO collection

Toy-Ventures returns with a tribute to one of my favourite Science Fiction shows of all time, Gerry and Sylvia Anderson’s UFO. This cool-looking series only ran a single season but there is plenty of awesome merchandise from all over the world. We look at Eidai Grip, Dinky toys, Custom Mego, 16 mm films, Imai model […]

Toy-Ventures: Space Knock-Off Madness

Toy-Ventures is back with an unboxing from another galaxy! That’s right it’s Space Knock-Off Madness with a series of sad-looking guys and gals that came from Tatooine, the Federation and the Planet of the Apes. Also, a guy named JungleJim, he’s not very spacey.   Get Toy-Ventures Issue 6 here: www.plaidstallions.com/reboot/shop   We have a […]

Toy-Ventures: The Return of Big Jim?

Toy-Ventures: The Return of Big Jim? Toy-Ventures this week takes a detour from vintage and talks about this modern oddity. This three-pack of figures keeps popping up on eBay containing current versions of Big Jim, Pulsar and Major Matt Mason on Secret Wars bodies. Three characters I’d welcome back to the toy shelves with open […]

Knock-Offs Book Pre-Orders Open

  Hey folks, I’m happy to say that I’m putting the final touches on Knock-Offs after spending the last 24 hours with this glorious press proof. This book and the new printer I’m using have totally exceeded my expectations, I seriously am overjoyed with how things are shaping up. This book is an explosion of […]

AHI Action Apemen Commercial- Planet of the Apes Knock Offs

New to the channel? Subscribe! ►https://bit.ly/3D3zxJK Recently discovered TV commercial for the Action Apeman figure series by Azrak-Hamway International (AHI) a clone of the Mego Planet of the Apes action figures, these were shut down very quickly by 20th Century Fox. The Action Apemen are some of the most notorious Knock-Off figures created. See issues […]

Toy-Ventures: Toronto Toy Hunt

    New to the channel? Subscribe! ►https://bit.ly/3D3zxJK On this week’s Toy-Ventures, I take you along on another toy hunt, this time to one of Toronto’s finest shops, Tree-House Collectibles. Nestled in the East end, Treehouse is jam-packed with goodies from vintage and modern toys, comic books, vinyl records, and video games. Some of the […]