Brian Heiler was born in the suburbs of Toronto, Canada and enjoyed a quintessential 1970s orange and brown childhood.
As a freelance pop culture writer and photographer his work has been published in Toy Shop, Lees Action Figure News, Toyfare Magazine and Model & Collector Mart He has often written the daily list for the Village Voice medias celebrated nerd website Topless Robot .
His website PlaidStallions is a repository for his childhood obsessions including toys, 70s clothing, Superheroes making mall appearances and pictures of long defunct toy retailers.
The writing is on point and the pictures are full of color and beauty!
Brian Heiler, from the great retro-themed Plaid Stallions web site and the indespensible Mego Museum, has finally released his book Rack Toys: Cheap Crazed Playthings.
There are plenty of examples in this book that will make you ask yourself "they made that?!?".
This was a super fun book to look at and read. Who knew there were so many rack toys available.Published 12 months ago by Angie
I have read Don Quixote, Ulysses, The Catcher In The Rye, The Werewolf Vs. The Vampire Woman, For Whom The Bell Tolls, etc. Read morePublished 15 months ago by John Abar
i remember all this stuff and fighting with mother over buying it. now i look back and see what she disliked about these rack toys but to a 6 year old, this stuff was incrediblePublished 20 months ago by Lee B. Brown
My husband requested this and is happy with it. He's a toy seller, himself, so he really appreciates expert advice when he goes to auctions.Published 22 months ago by Talitha Cumi Vazquez
Unlike many vintage toy books, this isn't a mere reference and price guide, but almost a love letter to '70s childhood written with a great deal of honesty and humor. Read morePublished 24 months ago by TorgosPizza
I mean Junk in the most positive way. This is a book of toy's either your parents wouldn't buy you because they weren't very good and considered junk by some parents and or they... Read morePublished on April 28, 2013 by J. A AMIN
This book had great color photographs. Nice to look through and remember pestering my parents for these inexpensive items. Read morePublished on April 22, 2013 by nannyfan
This is a great book by the person who runs the PlaidStallions blog web site about almost all the rack toys ever made.Published on February 17, 2013 by Darryl Heine