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PlaidStallions Toy-Ventures TWO PACK Issues 2 and 3


THIS BUNDLE INCLUDES ISSUE 2 and 3 of Toy-Ventures magazine.

Issue two covers a number of genres and has some exciting new voices from the hobby.

H.R. Puppet Stuff! By Kroffty

This colorful 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.

Godzilla’s Gang

Ray Miller does a deep dive into the 1978 Mattel “Godzilla’s Gang” toyline, highlighting their origins. This is a lot of fun.

The Guide to Denys Fisher Doctor Who

One of my passions, the Mego produced Doctor Who toy line is explored in great detail with prototype shots, variations and never before seen reveals.

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?

Oscillating Vibrations

A love letter to the Saturday morning series “Monster Squad” with a complete merchandise guide featuring never before seen items.

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.


Toy-Ventures Issue 3 will ship at the end of March 2021 and each US Purchase will include tracking.


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Toy-Ventures issue three content includes:

Beware His Stingray Eyes-

Tony Roberts host of the analog toys channel on Youtube tells the story behind the development of Action Man’s greatest Foe Captain Zargon.

Megobase Alpha – We take a detailed look at Mego and Palitoy’s wonderful Space:1999 range with a complete collector guide including the line’s history and development, all known variations, knock offs and it’s resurrection in the 2000s.

The Challenge Machines, Leave it to Popy of Japan to take the Evel Knievel toy concept and some homegrown tv heroes to the mix. Corey LeChat gives a beautiful look at these winning toys, you’ll want to play with them!

The Art of Mego Superheroes – Chris Franklin has created a knock-out piece sourcing the iconic origins of Mego’s World’s Greatest Superheroes brand.

Collector Spotlight – Our first interviewee is pop culture author John “Toyzilla” Marshall  as we talk about the hobby and show examples from his incredible, eclectic collection.

Toy-Ventures Guide to Lincoln International Monsters

The centerpiece of issue 3 is an exhaustively researched guide to this incredible and highly collectible line of Monster Toys, including company history and a visual guide to every known figure and packaging variation.

Toy-Ventures Issue 3 will ship in late March 2021 and pre-order links are below. We even have a bundle where you can order all three issues of toy-ventures but act fast as Issue 1 is close to sold out.

Added Bonus- As a reward for pre-ordering, we are offering a limited edition Captain Zargon Iron-On based on Tim Baron’s amazing cover art. Supplies are limited on this and this promotional item will not be sold separately.

Just like an old-school iron-on, we’d get in a cereal box, this easy to apply transfer can be used on t-shirts, shipping bags, and more. It’s yours free for pre-ordering Toy-Ventures!

Thank you everyone for the fantastic growing support of Toy-Ventures, we really appreciate it when you spread the word as a small start-up, our best friend is word of mouth.


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