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Thread: PlaidStallions Turns 13!

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    Plaid Stallions PlaidStallions Turns 13!



    Today, 13 years ago, I had just put my (then tiny) daughter down for a nap and with the rest of the family out, I was that dangerous combination of bored and lonely.

    So, I decided to start a blog that I had been planning for months. Not that I had a plan, it was basically me scanning my collection of old wishbooks and adding some humour. It was crude and I didn't know if anybody would care, also I told nobody.

    It changed my life.

    Since that time, I've produced toys, found employment writing about the 70s, gone back to school to make this site better, thrown myself out of my comfort zone with podcasting and Youtube, written a book and made many close friends.

    I never intended to keep it going this long, five years was my original plan but I just never wanted to stop.

    Through the years, I've lost family, jobs, friends and even my house for a brief time but one thing I looked forward to doing each day was this, it's been a rock to me, a true comfort.

    I sincerely love and appreciate the feedback I get here, it brings me joy to read your comments, your captions (always better than mine) and your memories. Thank you for making this one of the most rewarding experiences of my life.


    I am very grateful.

    Brian


    PS-It's especially fitting I write this just before I drop off that same daughter at an all-night laser tag party.




    For more Fashion Mockery and 70's toy love visit us at Plaid Stallions.com


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    Congratulations, Brian!

    Thanks for all the fun!

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    Congrats, that's pretty darn amazing! I always give Plaid Stallions a huge deal of credit for making it okay to like all kinds of retro toys, here, and not just WGSH.
    You are a bold and courageous person, afraid of nothing. High on a hill top near your home, there stands a dilapidated old mansion. Some say the place is haunted, but you don't believe in such myths. One dark and stormy night, a light appears in the topmost window in the tower of the old house. You decide to investigate... and you never return...

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    Wow! Time flew by. I remember when you started the blog. Great stuff. So much accomplished and well worth it. Here is hoping for more every day. Cheers, Brian!

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    Congratulations on an entertaining and edifying endeavor! PS was an unexpected benefit to me when I joined, I was just expecting the Mego dolls and found so much more. The tone was an added bonus.

    And just to show I'm paying attention: Does the AHI Super Friends buggy have a Mego "stallion" controller? Oh AHI, what wouldn't you steal?
    WANTED: Dick Grayson SI trousers; gray AJ Mustang horse; POTA Fortress signal-flasher--top mirrored portion or mirror sticker; POTA Forbidden Zone prison doors, walls, bar; minty Wolfman tights; mint Black Knight sword; minty Launcelot boots; Lion Rock (pale) Dracula & Mummy heads; Lion Rock Franky squared boots; Wayne Foundation blue furniture; Flash Gordon/Ming (10") unbroken holsters; CHiPs gloved arms; POTA T2 tan body; CTVT/vintage Friar Tuck robes, BBP TZ Burgess Meredith glasses.

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    Congrats, man. Your work never fails to bring a smile, a rush of nostalgia, or an oh god I can't turn away it's so horrifically wonderful feeling when I encounter it, and it was your Pod Stallions podcast that led me to this wonderful place. So along with the hearty congratulations, let me offer a thank you for all you do.

    -M

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    Wow, PS is officially a teenager !!!

    Congrats and many MANY more !!!
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    Congrats Brian. thank you for always keeping us entertained with nostalgic humor

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    Did you realize PS was 13 when he shouted “Dad, you’re ruining my life. I hate you!!” And then ran up the stairs to his room?

    Thanks for all the fun, laughs and especially, Brick!
    WANTED - Solid-Boxed WGSH's, C.8 or better.

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    Congratulations and happy anniversary to your Plaid Stallions!

    Many of us have enjoyed it daily for years. It’s the gift that keeps on giving. Thank you, Brian!

    - Ian
    Rampart, this is Squad 51. How do you read?

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