Category : TV and Movies

You got your M.U.S.C.L.E. in my MOTU!

You got your M.U.S.C.L.E. in my MOTU!

I have to admit, I get let down and frustrated sometimes by the incessant mashing-up of 80s properties by artists, designers and toy makers. Most of the time this approach comes across as lazy, but sometimes, a nod, a wink, a tribute or an homage to a nostalgic toy property like G. I. Joe, Masters […]

“Transforming Collections” featuring Shafter

Hey guys. I just wanted to show you something kind of cool I’ve been working on recently. As some of you may know, Philip J. Reed of BattleGrip.com has successfully received funding for a cool Kickstarter project. It’s a book called “Transforming Collections,” and it documents the world of third-party TransFormers toys.   I readily […]

Keeper of Crypt Tells Tales

Keeper of Crypt Tells Tales

While most bloggers have a countdown to Halloween, I’m using a completely different approach. I’m writing a single Halloween entry. And not only that, but I’m actually writing it for someone else’s blog. Ha! Poe Ghostal’s Points of Articulation has been gracious enough to have me as a guest blogger, so check out the Cryptkeeper […]

He'll fight for freedom wherever there's zombies.

He’ll fight for freedom wherever there’s zombies.

Wow. Over the weekend, I discovered this awesome music video (thanks Brad) for Zombie Zombie’s “Driving This Road Until Death Sets You Free” song. I don’t know a thing about the band, but I’m in love with this video. Stop motion vintage G.I. Joe… in the antarctic… fighting zombies. What’s not to love? This is […]

Wandering, Windy, Weirdo Weekend

Wandering, Windy, Weirdo Weekend

(Click to enlarge) In mid-April, I made a little trip out to Chicago to meet up with some friends/colleagues of mine for the Wax Trax! Restrospectacle. For those out of the loop Wax Trax! Records is a long-gone, legendary industrial rock record label which originated in Chicago. A bunch of the original artists on the […]

Quakor vs. Mush Man

Quakor vs. Mush Man

I recently attended a toy show where I dug up what could be some of the most obscure 80s toys in existence. (Sounds pretty dramatic, huh? Well, maybe the most obscure toys I own.) Seriously though. Look at these guys. It’s a freakin’ oatmeal monster and the Quaker Oats guy as a He-Man figure. (Click […]

Robotic Bebop and Rocksteady by Playmates

Robotic Bebop and Rocksteady by Playmates

I don’t want to go too much into the history of the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT) action figures by Playmates, but just know they were released regularly for about 10 years and with each new series, the character variations got more and more varied (and absurd). The thing is, the toys and characters […]

How to be a Bubbly Chubby Chaser

How to be a Bubbly Chubby Chaser

I’d like to dedicate this “children’s toy themed” blog entry to my newborn son, Andrew. I’m new to this thing called fatherhood, but I’m loving every minute of it… well, that is until he’ll starts playing with my toys Over a decade ago while I was in college, my brother, Jason, and I stumbled upon […]

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