Saturday, August 08, 2020

Toy-Ventures: Maskatron (Kenner Six Million Dollar Man)



 Toy-Ventures this week looks at what we believe to be the greatest villain action figure of the 1970s and perhaps the best action figure of the decade as well.

Kenner's Maskatron, the robotic face changing robot from Kenner's Six Million Dollar Man toy line is a wonderful bit of toy magic when some licenses a property but takes artistic license (anticipate a callback joke) and sets out to also make a toy with tremendous play value.

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Friday, August 07, 2020

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week




Six Million Dollar Man Wallet- My blind date days went out with grunge but were I still out in the field, showing off this bad boy would likely be a really good litmus test of who is cool.

Tomy Rascal Robots-  Oh my goodness, I loved these as a kid. So much so that I chose one of these over a Star Wars figure or a new Micronaut on a vacation once. The slow hissing of the wind-up motor drove my father batty in the car. 


Shogun Warriors promotional Sticker-  Wow, do I melt over stuff like this. I'm not that deep into Shogun Warriors but the whole 70s Toy Store experience is totally my jam.




Whitman Comics Star Wars 3 Pack- I don't do comics much but this one hits me right in the feels, I had it as a kid and well, I want it as an adult. Were it not that the shipping costs almost the same as the price, it would be mine. Anybody got one of these they're selling?         



Bootleg Superman and Wonder-Man Motorcycle- Oh, I love bananas stuff like this, I've seen the Hulk and Spider-Man version before but this one doesn't pop up as much. Besides red head Wonder Woman (a good look) Superman is boasting one heck of a crazy person expression.

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Thursday, August 06, 2020

Welcome to a psychedelic happening




*psychedelic happenings are in my parent's basement, no shoes in the happening, happening ends at 10pm. 



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Wednesday, August 05, 2020

Terry! Terry! Terry!



I think this is from the rare Star Trek episode they only play after 11pm.


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Tuesday, August 04, 2020

Star Wars Masks!


There was no way I was getting $40 for a mask in 1978 but I envied those who did.


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Saturday, August 01, 2020

Toy-Ventures Magazine Update!




Good news! The press proof for Toy-Ventures Issue one arrived, this video gives you a sneak peek into issue 1. I also want to use this time to answer some questions I'm getting, announce a second issue and of course, thank all the wonderful folks who supported this dream.

What would you like to see covered in Toy-Ventures Issue 2?

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Thursday, July 30, 2020

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week



Airgam boys is this awesome Knock off Playmobile series that has monsters and superheroes. This set features a repurposed 7-zark-7, i'm telling Sand Frank!



Custom Sleestak Jiggler- I love dream pieces like this, it looks like it belongs on the shelf of an SS Kresge and Co. Why wasn't this made?



1970s Funbuckles store display- Oh man, I'd wear everyone of these.



MASH Walkie Talkies by AHI- M*A*S*H toys by AHI are actually pretty rare but actually not all that expensive when they turn up. I think they're neat.


Battlestar Galactica Iron On- This background character sure did appear on oodles of merchandise. At the time, I wouldn't have wanted this but now I'd choose this over a Cylon.




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The First issue of 


Toy-Ventures: AHI Action Apeman





Clearly inspired by the Mego Planet of the Apes action figures, the AHI Action Apeman are some of the boldest knock offs ever produced, I'll explain why I think that in this video.







Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Pod Stallions 81: Isolation Binge Watch 2



We're back and well, we're not really going anywhere much these days, so let's talk about all the stuff we're watching.

Our subject this week is what we're watching to pass the time, not only from our physical media collections but from the various streaming services available in this wondrous age.
Topics include Doom Patrol Season 2, the oeuvre of Al Adamson, The Facts of Life, Danger Diabolik, what movies work best with MST3k riffs, Fletch, The Jerk, Matt Berry, campiness, What we do in the shadows, record city, and Zardoz cosplay.


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Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Revenge is dish best served cold (In the break room)



"Well played Roy from purchasing, you've won this round upstaging me with that incredible zebra sweater, relish in your victory my friend for this is not over, soon, I  will be the one who is draped in Orlon and you will taste defeat Roy, this I swear on the blood of my forefathers!"

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The First issue of PlaidStallion's Toy-Ventures Magazine is coming this July, the premier issue will be a salute to Azrak-Hamway international and features articles about Star Trek, Space:1999, World Famous Super Monsters, KISS and of course parachuting Superheroes. Learn more here:


Monday, July 27, 2020

Woke up on the dark side of the bed today....



Happy Monday! Here is another Star Wars bedspread that hopefully brings you some joy. I had the pillowcase for this set (I think I still do) and this always transports me to being 7.



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The First issue of PlaidStallion's Toy-Ventures Magazine is coming this July, the premier issue will be a salute to Azrak-Hamway international and features articles about Star Trek, Space:1999, World Famous Super Monsters, KISS and of course parachuting Superheroes. Learn more here:

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