Gross products are on the rise in the B&N toy department. Here are some of the standouts: As you can see, the rules are pretty simple. Next we have the Puking Pastilles bookend... ...which you can couple with the Bubble Boy Bookend. And here we go with PIMPLE PETE. Not only is this an extremely … Continue reading B&N Toy Alert: PIMPLE PETE (and more!)
Many BARNES & NOBLE stores have upgraded their Games/Toys department, and so I will be doing a B&N Toy Alert post from time to time to show some of the cool things they have now. There's a superhero bay that has, among other spectacular items, these Marvel figures: These 7-inch-scale figures have several points of … Continue reading B&N Toy Alert: MARVEL FIGURES!
Remember the TIE Fighter variation from ROGUE ONE, the TIE Striker? It has a sleek, cool design that resembles a TIE Interceptor wing. I recently acquired Hasbro's take on this ship. I love the ROGUE ONE packaging that features AT-ATs and a Death Trooper in the art. The side of the box also has a … Continue reading Hasbro’s ROGUE ONE TIE STRIKER
To go along with the Rocky figures we covered in the last post, JAKKS Pacific made a boxing ring that is quite fantastic. The front of the packaging opens up to show potential buyers the vast scale: And now for a few action shots in the ring: I've had this since '06 or '07 and … Continue reading JAKKS Pacific Rocky Boxing Ring
There have been various ROCKY toys released over the years. The ones I have are the 7-inch-scale figures made by JAKKS Pacific in 2006 and '07. From ROCKY: From ROCKY II: (If you haven't seen ROCKY II, Rocky dresses like a caveman while attempting to do commercials, and yes, they actually made a figure of … Continue reading Rocky Toys!
With CREED II currently in theaters, it seems like a good time to talk ROCKY. I first became a fan when my family rented a VHS tape of ROCKY III from a video rental place. I was completely taken in by this fast paced romp with three fights, featuring Mr. T and Hulk Hogan. We … Continue reading Rocky!
Hello, my toy-dusty friends! Today I'd like to take a look at some Star Wars Lunchbox classics. To start off, here's a Hallmark 1999 recreation of the original 1977 STAR WARS lunchbox: Next up: We have a vintage EMPIRE STRIKES BACK lunchbox, complete with the thermos! Next, we have a vintage RETURN OF THE JEDI … Continue reading Lunchboxes!
Good morning my toy-dusty friends! I think it's time for another book recommendation, so here we go: JOURNEY was published by Candlewick Press in 2013 and won the Caldecott Medal. A girl opens a doorway to another land with a red marker and goes on an adventure! The illustrations are outstanding and I love the … Continue reading JOURNEY by Aaron Becker
Do not wait for home video! FREE SOLO must be seen on a theater-sized screen, or you will rob yourself of the full effect. This is the best documentary I've ever seen. On June 3, 2017, Alex Honnold climbed El Capitan in Yosemite National Park without ropes or any safety gear. The only known person … Continue reading FREE SOLO: A must-see in the theater!
Which was COBRA's greatest crime against humanity? Attempting to conquer the world, or... their fashion sense. I often lose sleep pondering such things. The end.