IF YOU PRE-ORDERED TOY-VENTURES ISSUE 2 IT SHIPS THIS WEEK STARTING TOMORROW.
I will have tracking #s for every shipment. I haven’t quite figured out how to attach them to your pre-order but if you have worry, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can look it up. Our new service drives the magazines to the US and ships via USPS.
Issue two covers a number of genres and has some exciting new voices from the hobby.
H.R. Puppet Stuff! By Kroffty
This colourful piece tracks the careers of the legendary Sid and Marty Krofft through puppet merchandise, it will make you smile.
The Lost Outer Space Men
Contributor Steve Fink returns with another tale of tracking down an impossible grail or in this case, six, the legendary second series of Colorforms Outer Space Men.
Ray Miller does a deep dive into the 1978 Mattel “Godzilla’s Gang” toyline, highlighting their origins. This is a lot of fun.
A figure called Sloane
Chris G blew us away when he discovered the abandoned Kenner Toy Line to the obscure 1970s TV series “A Man Called Sloane”. Did I mention that I love that show?
A love letter to the Saturday morning series “Monster Squad” with a complete merchandise guide featuring never before seen items.
BONUS FOR PREORDER CUSTOMERS
Everyone who pre-orders Toy-Ventures Issue 2 will receive 3 Monster Squad trading cards featuring the unproduced Ideal Toys action figures of Bruce W. Wolf, Frank and Drac.
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Your voice is really important to us, every little bit of conversation Toy-Ventures can spark is deeply appreciated.
Toy-Ventures Retailer Update
Kool Stuff Toys Hamilton, OntarioThe Toy Society Cambridge, OntarioTreehouse Collectibles, Toronto, ON
Hero Headquarters (Issues 1 and 2 this Jan!)
Ellijay Coffee House
COMICAZI (Issue 2 this January!)
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We offer healthy discounts and cross-promotion on mixed bundles of issues 1 and 2.
ISSUE 3 SNEAK PEEK
We’re already hard at it on issues 3 and 4 of Toy-Ventures and this is one of the features we’re working on, a guide to the Lincoln International Monster series of figures.
We’ll also be covering Mego, Palitoy and Popy toys bringing in several new guest columnists from across the globe and a fantastic cover created by a talented and well-known artist. More on this in 2021.
Thank you, from the bottom of my heart.
I started this magazine at the lowest point I’ve ever felt in this life and despite it having more challenges (still mad at Paypal!) than I could have imagined, it’s been overwhelmingly positive the amount of support it has received. I can lose myself for hours and hours working on it and I’ve never been happier to “work” on every issue.
Also, incredible props for this issue have to go to my friends Corey LeChat, Rob Chatlin, Steve Moore, Robyn Adams, Kroffty, Ray Miller, Chris G., and Steve Fink. Their hard work and generosity with their time made this incredible.
We’ve got some cool Facebook groups:
Mego Knock Off Headquarters focuses on vintage toys that were “Inspired” by Mego corporation, this group was the birthplace of Toy-Ventures magazine and is just straight up vintage toy talk without any pointless melodrama.
Also, check out our YouTube Channel, Brick Mantooth, we do cool stuff every week, mainly on Vintage Toys!