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.
Amazon has the new six-inch General Veers action figure available for $35 (as of last Saturday). It's a Walgreens exclusive with a $20 retail value. I figured it must be hard to find, for sellers to charge that much for it, but thought I'd give it a try anyway, and made a trip to my … Continue reading Walgreens Exclusive General Veers Figure
"I find your lack of faith disturbing." In 1999 Hasbro gave us the first ever Admiral Motti action figure! (Hasbro had brought Star Wars figures back from extinction in 1995 with their "The Power of the Force" line.) In 1999 THE PHANTOM MENACE came out and so Hasbro had two Star Wars toy-lines going at … Continue reading Admiral Motti Action Figure
Welcome back to toydust.com where we talk books, toys, and writing! The correlation between books and writing is obvious, but what about toys? Why include toys with a blog about books and writing? A good question perhaps, but here's another question: What happens when you play with toys? As a kid, the first stories I … Continue reading Books, Toys, and Writing
Welcome back! Toydust here. Today's topic: This guide, published by Krause Publications in 2014, is packed with information and pictures. Some figures are shown with their vintage packaging, as is the case with the original Leia figure, but most, sadly are not. Still, this is a fantastic guide that shows variations, all the accessories, and … Continue reading Star Wars Vintage Toy Guide by Mark Bellomo
Some of you may remember that trouble was brewing between me and my Voldemort plush doll. Quite tragic, really. You can read about it here: https://toydust.com/2018/07/06/harry-potter-plush-dolls/ Voldemort Plush had been inactive lately. Until a family gathering for my niece's birthday... After blowing out the candles, we all went to the living room to open presents. Later, … Continue reading Voldemort Plush Strikes Back!
Okay! Today we continue our talk about the six new 2018 STAR WARS Vintage Collection figures. I'm leaving Rey and the First Order Stormtrooper in the package for now, but let's take a closer look at Snoke, Kylo Ren, Jyn Erso, and the Hoth Rebel Soldier. Here's the original Snoke figure from last year compared … Continue reading Hasbro’s STAR WARS “The Vintage Collection” is back! (Part 3)
Welcome back, my toy-dusty friends! Toydust here. As you remember, we're discussing the six new 2018 Star Wars "Vintage Collection" figures. Yeah, I opened most of them. Couldn't resist! Before we talk about the figures themselves, first a little history. This isn't the first time Hasbro released new figures in vintage style packaging. Let's rewind … Continue reading Hasbro’s STAR WARS “The Vintage Collection” is back! (Part 2)
Hello there! (As Obi-Wan would say) Toydust here. Hasbro's STAR WARS "The Vintage Collection" is back with six new figures for 2018. It's called The Vintage Collection because these figures come in packaging that is reminiscent of the packaging used for the original STAR WARS figures released in the late 70s and early 80s. The … Continue reading Hasbro’s STAR WARS “The Vintage Collection” is back! (Part 1)
Welcome back to toydust.com where we talk books, toys, and writing! Today's topic: The original Cobra Commander action figure produced by Hasbro in 1982 for their newly resurrected G.I. Joe line. Feast your eyes on one of the most iconic figures of all time: Cobra Commander first appeared in Marvel's G.I. Joe #1, written by Larry Hama … Continue reading Cobra Commander 1982 Action Figure