Doll, Action Figure, or Figurine?

Doll, Action Figure, or Figurine?

Barbie Wonder Woman is possibly one of the best versions of the character that I have seen so far How do I determine if something is a Doll, Action Figure, or Figurine? As a collector I have an easy way to label these. I am using Wonder Woman as my main example... probably because I [...]

PlaidStallion’s Toy-Ventures Magazine Coming Soon!

PlaidStallion’s Toy-Ventures Magazine Coming Soon!

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 [...]

Big Jim’s P.A.C.K. – Dr. Steel

Big Jim’s P.A.C.K. – Dr. Steel

   For a very long time I've wanted to do this design. It is from Jack Kirby's illustration of Dr. Steel from the packing for that classic Mattel toy. Recreating the line art using nothing by shapes was a pain, but it's scalable to any size. As what is virtually the digital inker of the [...]