AzrakHamway.com is a tribute site to toy manufacturer Azrak-Hamway International also known as AHI. Galleries include toys sorted by licensed themes (Monsters, Batman, Spider-Man, Star Trek etc) as well as the companies product catalogs.
If you have a catalog or an item that we don’t have, we want to hear from you. Are you an ex employee of Azrak Hamway? Please drop us a line! There are many fans of the company that would like to know more.
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 #1 will be a salute to the celebrated toy company Azrak-Hamway International or AHI and topics will include:
Set Phasers for Fun
How AHI turned Star Trek’s phasers and the USS Enterprise itself into major profits.
The Guide to World Famous Super Monsters-
The most comprehensive gallery of AHI’s Universal Monsters action figure compiling every known figure and packaging variant plus we even delve into company history and solve a few mysteries.
Now, SkyDive Like Apes!
The weird world of AHI’s Planet of the Apes toys.
I wanted the Best!-
Steve recalls his long journey to own the fabled AHI KISS microphone.
A deep dive into the world of Space:1999 merchandise including some toys owned by Martin Landau himself.
Crime Fighting Drop Zone-
We talk about the long-running series of Super Heroes on Parachautes including card variations and prototypes.
The Official World Famous Super Monsters Bend ‘Ems!
Subsequent issues will cover toys from Mego, Hasbro, Remco, Ideal, Lincoln International, Fisher-Price, Kenner, Cipsa, Lili Ledy, Palitoy, Tomland, Matchbox, and more with guest articles written by some of the top collectors in the field.
PlaidStallions announced on their YouTube channel that they are launching an old fashioned toy magazine and the first issue will be a tribute to the rack toys created by Azrak Hamway International or AHI.
Among the highlights of this publication will be a reference guide to the insane variations of the World Famous Super Monsters toys.
Other toy lines cover will include Planet of the Apes, Superheroes, Star Trek, KISS and Space:1999 and hope to provide checklists of every toy produced.
Azrak Hamway toys are heavily featured in the new book “Rack Toys: Cheap, Crazed Playthings” now available from PlaidStallions press. This 144 page examination of those cheap, breakable toys your mom might buy you from the pegs at the grocery store, or the drug store, or the five and ten. Rack Toys: Cheap, Crazed Playthings has hundreds of color pictures of rack toys from the 1950s through the 1990s.