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 Calculus calculations, Twinkies will unite humanity. Someday. Probably. And at the center of all … 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!
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!
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