Let’s take a break from the geek for a moment here and turn our laser like focus on the pop culture world of 1980s television. I recently watched the intros to the shows Taxi and Hill Street Blues and noticed something interesting.
For those not familiar, Taxi was a hilarious comedy running [...]
I’m on a bit of a NECA Toys kick lately, since I realized how sweet it is to be able to own pop culture icons from the 1980s all in the same scale. Read on to see three of the NECA figures I’ve aquired recently: Jungle Patrol Dutch, Robocop with Spring Loaded [...]
Look, I’m not about to tell anyone what to do, but offering kids cigarettes in Metropolis seems like a pretty bad idea. Superman apparently murders anyone who offers kids cigarettes. Steal money, attack the city in a giant robot, that’s just the sort of thing that gets you into some sort of [...]
The most bad ass of the Transformers.
I had several phases of toy obsessions in childhood. As a child of the ’80s a love of Transformers, even a temporary one, was practically mandated by law. My favorite Transformer was by far Soundwave. While his transformation was sort of lame (cassette tape player), he was [...]
What makes a great basis for a kid’s cartoon and toy line? An ultra violent R-rated film! That’s right nerds, it’s time to slap your eye orbs with Robocop and Ultra Police from Kenner.
Several R rated movie properties made it into toy form in the 1980s and Robocop from Kenner a personal favorite [...]
The late 1980s were a glorious time. Mullets were actually considered cool, women wore shoulder pads, and there was Batman merchandise based on the 1989 Batman film everywhere. You simply couldn’t escape Batman and it was wondrous. The above image is from a series of photos depicting life at Malls in the late 80s. [...]
My friend Jason posted this photo of a super rare Mortimer Ichabod Marker that he’s had since childhood. I always wanted one of these when I was a kid, and Jason is insanely lucky that he still has his. I’ve read that they can go from 150 to 300 bucks on the secondary market! [...]
The Japanese continuation of the Transformers cartoon rolls on. First up, we have part 3 of the opening Vector Sigma trilogy, “A Dream is Born, Double Prime.” The episode begins with Hot Rod and the Headmasters checking the last area the late Blaster thought the Matrix could be hidden. Meanwhile, Galvatron checks in on how [...]
Out of the mind of the internet, Mechawhales was born! Whales with ESP that don mechanized suits of armor and battle it out. Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water… whales start wearing robot suits.
Not only is the adult collectible toy only 45 bucks (which isn’t that [...]