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Eye Popping Eye Guy

On a while yesterday, I tweeted out an image of a figurine that I have had for almost two decades. I found it in the garbage on the streets of Brooklyn back in 1997, and I thought it was about … Continue reading

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Blip: the Digital Game?

I made yet another impulse buy on Ebay, this time for the hand-held, pong-like game Blip. It billed itself as a portable, TV independent, and digital game. Two out of three ain’t bad. There is nothing digital about Blip, and … Continue reading

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Dawn of the Dead: Hare Krishna Zombie Doll

While in the mall the other day (the irony is not lost on me), I discovered this awesome action figure of the Hare Krishna zombie from George Romero’s 1978 class horror film Dawn of the Dead. I couldn’t resist buying … Continue reading

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Shrinky Dinks

Shrinky Dinks came up in conversation last night and I just couldn’t resist posting this 1985 commercial. With a tagline like “Your shrinky dinks shrink right down to size” you know they’re gonna be small and hard! And for the … Continue reading

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John Carpenter’s The Thing Action Figures

I’m increasingly loving Tumblr these days, especially when a gem comes my way like the video above featuring a promo for action figures based on John Carpenter’s The Thing (1982). Seeing these I immediately thought, “Were there ever Escape From … Continue reading

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Ghost of a Weeble

I am now committed to the Daily Create. I have done about half so far, but now that the semester is upon me as of tomorrow, I want to formally commit to doing each and every assignment for the length … Continue reading

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Day 107: Kenner’s SSP Smash-Up Derby

When i was a kid on Long Island we used to go to the stock car races at the Freeport Speedway every 4th of July for a good part of the ’70s. It was a lot of fun, we used … Continue reading

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Day 108: Mego’s Hulk and Spiderman

The Mego collection of marvel and DC figures was epic, and I blogged about Mego’s The World’s greatest Super Heroes 8″ figures in last years’ 1102xmas series. But this time around I want to talk about the 12″ figures, in … Continue reading

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Toys I never had but wish I did: Super Pirates

Going though the Mego Museum this morning I came across this amazing set of action figures I never knew existed until now. Introducing Mego’s Super Pirates. Just think about it, 8″, full poseable super pirates? And according to the box, … Continue reading

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Day 109: Wonderful Waterful Basketball

If you were a kid in the late 70s or early 80s, chances are you spent some time with Tomy’s Wonderful Waterful Basketball. Fact is, it was everywhere you turned during that period. And thee is a good reason for … Continue reading

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