PlaidStallions Toy-Ventures magazine is an old school print magazine about vintage toys from the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s covering topics and items that don’t get the respect they deserve. Each issue will feature collector guides, rare photographs, interviews, and articles by some of the toy experts in the Collector Field. Issue 3 is here and the 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 home grown 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 knockout 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.