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.
Happy Halloween, everyone! And what a great day to read CREEPY CARROTS! Written by Aaron Reynolds, and illustrated by Peter Brown, CREEPY CARROTS! was published by Simon & Schuster in 2012, and went on to become a Caldecott Honor book. Jasper Rabbit loved carrots... ...until the day they started to stalk him. What happens next? … Continue reading CREEPY CARROTS! by Aaron Reynolds
Today's post takes us back to 1997 when Parker Brothers released a limited edition of MONOPOLY: STAR WARS to coincide with the 20th anniversary of STAR WARS. It came with eight pewter SW character game-pieces. The Darth Vader and Boba Fett ones are my favorites! And check out the super cool currency (Imperial credits) that … Continue reading 1997 Star Wars Monopoly
Being Halloween time, here we go with another creepy story suggestion. ZOMBIE KID! Written by J. Scott Savage and published in 2013 by HarperCollins. Recommended for ages 8 to 12. Nick is super excited to go trick-or-treating with his friends, but is forced to travel to Louisiana for his great-aunt's funeral instead. He thinks this … Continue reading ZOMBIE KID by J. Scott Savage