Toy-Ventures: All About Crazy Foam!

Toy-Ventures: All About Crazy Foam!

Toy-Ventures this week is all about Crazy Foam, we get into the history of this unique product, and explore it’s origins including a recently restored commercial. We also deal with the fact that many of us are nostalgic for Superheroes vomiting on us in the tub. No wonder I see a therapist…

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Topics discussed: Stan Weston, Licensing Corp of America, Marvel Comics, Batman, Crazy Foam, Silly Soap, Looney Lather, Pink Panther, Popeye, gritty, Ron Swanson, The Incredible Hulk, Linda Carter, Wonder Woman, Superman, Batman, FoamTons, Cylons, The Smurfs, My Little Pony, body wash, Mr. Bubble, Mego Superheroes, Eatons, the Scarborough Town Center, Gen-X Kids, Robin Williams Popeye,

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Are you still reading? OK, well, I spent all weekend making this, I have a really supportive family. Also, making a video about shaving cream cans is challenging. Even if those shaving cream cans have Batman on them. I love these things, but they’re not dynamic in any way. I’m glad I did this, though, because nobody else has. I mean, seriously, when I google this stuff, I get one photo that I took 20 years ago. Somebody sell me a Wonder Woman.

Happy Fathers day!



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Toy-Ventures Issue 10

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About The Author

AKA Brian Heiler author of "Rack Toys: Cheap, Crazed Playthings" and co-editor of "Toy-Ventures Magazine". Co-Host of the "Pod Stallions" podcast. Host of the Brick Mantooth Youtube channel, painter, designer, writer, mental health advocate, toy collector, Mego, and Mego Knock-Off enthusiast. I have large feet, ADHD and I live in Canada. Talk toys, not others.

1 Comment

  • TRA on June 21, 2023

    Crazy foam is fun!
    I also think kids, of any age, will get strange looks from their parents when they say: “Bye Mom! I’m going to go and have a bath with BATMAN!” 😀

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