Kenner revolutionized the toy industry with the introduction of their 3.75-inch STAR WARS "mini-figures." Before then, most action figures were much larger. With STAR WARS having so many spaceships, vehicles, and locations, Kenner saw the potential of making toy versions of these vehicles and locations that would be compatible with action figures. It wasn't practical … Continue reading Star Wars 3.75-Inch Figures Part 1 (1977-1979)
Let's take a look at the four TIE Fighters released by Kenner during their original STAR WARS run: TIE FIGHTER (1978) The good old original! Featured a light-up laser you could activate at the touch of a button, and pop-off wings to make the ship appear to be blown up during play time. A TIE … Continue reading Vintage TIE Fighters
Would you like to see a hundred-dollar Pop? Here you go. You're welcome. Most Pops packages have the clear window so you can see the actual product without opening the package. Sadly, this one doesn't have that. Still, this is a super impressive addition to anyone's Pop collection, Pokemon fan or not!
Okay. This is my favorite Hasbro offering from last year. Based on the Disneyland ride, it comes with figures of Chewie and Hondo, along with several porgs. As you see on the box art, it also comes with two radar dishes, so you can switch between the original trilogy look and the way it is … Continue reading 2020 Smuggler’s Run Millennium Falcon by Hasbro
Let's take a look at Hasbro's Carbon-Freezing Chamber set. The release coincided with the 40 year anniversary of THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK. Here's the box art. Very nice! In the above picture it's seen that if you purchase two of these sets you can make the whole chamber floor. The set received criticism for having … Continue reading 2020 Carbon-Freezing Chamber Playset
Jabba the Hutt's Sail Barge is ready for departure, and today's post is your ticket to ride! Early last year, Hasbro announced they would make a Sail Barge vehicle compatible with the 3.75 inch STAR WARS action figures. But there was a catch. It would only be produced if Hasbro received at least 5,000 pre-orders … Continue reading JABBA’S SAIL BARGE by Hasbro
With CAPTAIN MARVEL now in theaters, let's see what we have in the good old Barnes & Noble toy department: We have six inch scale action figures in stock, and each comes with an additional part of a bonus figure. If you collect all the figures in the set, you will have all the pieces … Continue reading B&N Toy Alert: Captain Marvel Action Figures and Funko Pops!
Of course we all know and love ROCKY & BULLWINKLE & FRIENDS. And now we have ROCKY and BULLWINKLE Funko Pops! Most are familiar with BORIS and NATASHA, but their dastardly commander, FEARLESS LEADER, is a less known character. And so I was pleasantly surprised that Funko didn't leave him out of the set. All … Continue reading Rocky & Bullwinkle Funko Pops!
The taste of goodness. The taste of heaven. The reason why eating was invented. Yes, my toy-dusty friends. I speak... of Twinkies. Where would our lives be without Twinkies? Nay, such a thought is too foul to digest. According to my calculations, Twinkies will unite humanity. Someday. Probably. And at the center of all this … Continue reading Twinkie the Kid
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!