I’m Andrew, I make websites and run digital infrastructure, and I spend a lot of my time researching and preserving old media. Mountain Town toys is my father and I. There are a lot of things that dad and I don’t see eye to eye on, but the thing that has always brought us together is toys. We started Mountain Town Toys as a way for us to bring to life toys that we always wanted to see.
When I was 8 years old, I wanted to be an astronaut. If I couldn’t be an astronaut, I wanted to design spaceships, and if I couldn’t do that, I wanted to design toys. It turned out that I’m a little tall for a spaceship, and aerospace engineering is a lot more math than I want to do, but I never gave up on designing toys.
As a kid, dad and I spent many hours ripping apart toys and fitting them back together in to new designs. As I grew up, the itch never really went away. So here we are, all these years later, making toys (and comics, and t-shirts, and posters!)
What Kind of toys do you make?
We make lots of toys! Right now, my primary focus is on new, custom Mego Scale (8″) figures. We mold, cast, and paint heads. We design, print, and sew clothes. We also manufacture Marx playset/army men style plastic figures, and custom 12″ 1/6th scale action figures.
We’re always exploring new designs and methods of manufacturing. In the near future, we hope to start producing other kinds of toys (and we take requests!)
What about vintage stuff?
Yep! We scour vintage stores, personal collections, and flea markets across 6 states to keep an ever rotating, constantly expanding collection of unique and interesting vintage toys. I focus on 50s space stuff, ninja turtles, and Filmation properties. Dad always has his eye on GI Joe, and other 12″ action figures.
Oculus Orbus (Madballs)$38.99
Trashin’ Pumpkin (Madballs)$38.99
Monster Pennywise (IT)$20.00
Mastodon – Men’s classic tee$16.00 – $18.00
BASIL WOLVERTON’S SPACE PATROL – Super Soft Short Sleeve T-shirt$22.00
Ghostbuggy – Short-sleeve unisex t-shirt$22.00
DuMont TV – Short-Sleeve Unisex T-Shirt$14.00
Fun Size Heroes Short-Sleeve Unisex T-Shirt$12.50
Major Domo Customs Shirt$22.00
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