Thursday, June 04, 2020

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week


GLJ Bendy Godzilla- I stand by this, that is the greatest toy packaging I have ever seen. Look at how much work went into that.



Knock off of Mego Doctor Zaius- It's well known that I'm fond of knock offs, heck I even have a facebook group devoted to them and well, these Apes are the apple of my eye. This one is a bit pricey but it's also the first time I've seen Zaius before. It's weird that a terribly made copy of the original is the more expensive, it's a sickness I tells ya!



The Sunshine Family Coloring Book- I have been pretty open about how this toy line gave me the creeps as a kid but now I'd love to see the weirdness inside this book.






Evel Knievel's Golf Clubs- I'm not much of a golfer but these look exactly like i expected they would.




Walt Disney's the Black Hole Computer game- I had no idea that such a thing existed, sure it doesn't say "The Black Hole" but the box has VINCent and the ships on it. Sadly, it's an educational game by Radio Shack, so I'll live without it.


SHAMELESS PLUG





I'm selling an autographed set of custom action figures from the Canadian TV classic "Hilarious House of Frightenstein". This set is autographed by series co-creator and star Mitch Markowitz. I plan to use the proceeds to make more custom action figures. Thanks for looking!

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Wednesday, June 03, 2020

Toy-Ventures: Space Apes : Planet of the Apes Knockoffs?





After a long break, I have another wonderful mystery box of Knock-Offs from the United Kingdom, this week we're going to meet The Space Apes, a series of action figures that seem to resemble the Mego Planet of the Apes figures but with some noticeable differences. 

We're publishing a Toy-Ventures Magazine this Summer, here's a link on how to be kept in the loop: https://plaidstallions.com/reboot/magazine/ 

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Tuesday, June 02, 2020

Kenner Return of the Jedi 1983



Christmas of 1983 would be the first one where I didn't get a Star Wars toy in well, five years. After Jedi, I couldn't help feel like it was over, and well, going into the eighth grade was also a huge factor. I still fondly looked at this stuff on the shelves. 









Monday, June 01, 2020

Friday, May 29, 2020

5 Awesome Things on Ebay this week

Mr Spock Model Kit in the Aurora Box- I have a huge fascination with this model, which was actually created by Aurora but sold by AMT in the US. This funky 70s British box is soooooo intoxicating to me...




Star Princess and Pluta coloring book- I've never heard of this before, it's obviously Star Wars influenced but with female protaganists. The seller wants more than I care to pay but someday with will be the subject of PlaidStallions Coloring Book Theater. 




DC Comic Superheroes Summer stuff- I am in total awe of this set, first off the bag is using the Superheroes at Seaworld graphics, and secondly the visor is glorious and would propel me to my life long dream of being "Hunter S Thompson" but for nerds.



Ben Cooper Island of Doctor Moreau Halloween Costume- Remember the 70s take on "Island of Doctor Moreau" it was by AIP and starred Michael York and Richard Baseheart.  This costume is one of the few pieces of merchandise (it also got a Marvel comic) that the film saw and it really doesn't try to tie into the film at all save for the copyright. This is a higher-priced "Chattermouth" set where kids could simulate talking.




Custom AHI Aquaman Parachutist- I've been known to make custom AHI parachute figures and thought I was only one but I'm happy to see there are like-minded others. The seller has also made a Shazam one which AHI actually did plan on making. My only quibble with this is that it's far too nicely painted and detailed to be real, I'm seriously tempted...







Thursday, May 28, 2020

The Boxer


The only place these polyester/rayon palookas will take a dive is in the bedroom IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN *JABS ELBOW INTO SIDE REPEATEDLY*


PlaidStallions Toy-Ventures is becoming a magazine!



Tuesday, May 26, 2020

70s Toy Packaging Art love Fest


Toy packaging art has always fascinated me and it actually inspired me to pick up some paintbrushes, so it's actually made my life better, here are five random personal favourites but I'd love to see yours be it at the MegoMuseum Forums, our facebook page or on Twitter. Show me your favourites, please!

The Mego Mad Monsters series by legend Gray Morrow.


I can't tell you how much i love the Big Jim Gold Commander Artwork.


I could go on for days about Mego's fantastic packaging (and have) but for this exercise I'll just point out this epic Ross Andru Spider-Man box.




Even when the artwork is a bit simple, there is a tremendous joy in it. The Lincoln International Monsters have a cartoonish look but they are amongst my favourites of all time.

Show me your favourite 70s toy packaging, let's flood the internet with this joyous art.


Toy-Ventures the Magazine is coming this Summer from PlaidStallions Press.





Sunday, May 24, 2020

Toy-Ventures: Top 10 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 was an instant hit with kids when they hit shelves in 1975. Parents liked their nonviolent play structure and the fact that they appeared to be indestructible.


What's more important was the Adventure people didn't go unnoticed by other toy manufacturers and by the end of the Polyester decade we were literally awash in 3 3/4" goodness.

Here are the top ten Fisher Price Adventure People Sets.

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Thursday, May 21, 2020

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week


British Gor King of the Terrons from Super Joe- If I wasn't currently unemployed this would be on it's way to "Bri-Bri" right now. BTW that is what the woman in the post office calls me, I like her and she gives me packages, so I deal with it. 



Weird European Incredible Hulk Figure- My pal David Lockwood loves this toy, I think it's a homunculus spawned when Lou Ferrigno shared a passionate night with Gilbert Gottfried. I want one but on the same token, I'm completely "wet the bed" terrified of it.



Star World Carry Case- I love dumb, copyright infringing stuff like this. This is kind of toy as a kid I'd find at "Bargain Harolds". OK, I know most of you won't get that local reference but the name "Bargain Harolds" probably transcends geography and you know that was the worst store to buy toys in. Even the comic books were just....unpleasant.







Incredible Hulk and Spider-Man Motorcycle- Hey Hong Kong, you can't take every Batman and Robin toy and make it for Hulk and Spider-Man or maybe you should because you create amazing comedy when you do. Never mind, carry on bootleggers, we need you right now...




1960s Dalek Playsuit MIB- My God, it's so beautiful, I may need a moment. Sorry, I promised not to get emotional but here come the waterworks...







Sky Diving Parachutist


Lots going on behind the scenes at PlaidStallions right now, the new Toy-Ventures magazine is really taking shape and issue #1 will be a focus on the cool toys of Azrak-Hamway, like these Superhero parachutists. I sure wish that Shazam! one had gotten made, but I can't say for certain it didn't. I love stuff like this...


Toy-Ventures Issue #1 is coming this Summer, stay tuned for a launch announcement soon.








Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Rapco Craft Kits




Rock Tumbler or painting awesome monsters? Candle making or Creature from the Black Lagoon? I'd like to think that was only a decision that Grandma would consider making. 









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