Toy-Ventures is a magazine celebrating and cataloging toys and action figures from the 70s & 80s, and it’s coming to a mail-box near you. I am pretty excited for Brian achieving his goal of seeing this project come to fruition, and for myself having a print magazine actually worth picking up, which is very rare these days. You can help support this project on Indiegogo.
This is a passion project of Brian Heiler. Brian is the creator of PlaidStallions.com, host of the Toy-Ventures YouTube series and the author of the book “Rack Toys: Cheap, Crazed Playthings” which was all about 1970s and 80s dimestore toys.
For the last 20 years, Brian has also been a freelance writer and photographer whose work appeared in publications like Famous Monsters of Filmland, Toyfare, Lee’s Action Figure Review, SFX magazine, Toy Shop magazine and was a regular columnist for the Village Voice’s Topless Robot.
Toy-Ventures 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.