Halloween Countdown 2017! Thirteen Days of Horror! Day VII- The Real Ghostbusters ‘Mini Traps’, Kenner, 1986.

Do you remember the days when the Kenner toy company decided that kids had been mollycoddled enough and it was time that they lost a few fingers? I give you 'Mini Traps' from The Real Ghostbusters toyline!       Now I am exaggerating a little bit when I suggested that these toys could remove …

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Halloween Countdown 2017! Thirteen Days of Horror! Day VI- Spooky Action Figures- Small Soldiers ‘Freakenstein’ from Hasbro, 1998!

If anyone is going to contest any of my posts for not being 'spooky' enough for Halloween, this is probably going to be the one. Small Soldiers isn't really a horror movie, though it was directed by Joe Dante who also directed Gremlins which is considered to be a creature movie, if not a horror …

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Halloween Countdown 2017! Thirteen Days of Horror! Day IV- Retrogaming! Cauldron (Palace Software) 1985!

Nowadays, there are quite a few video games that feature witches as playable characters in games (Bayonetta  being the most recent that springs to mind) but back when I was a kid, witches were almost always just there to fill the role as a villain, or a side character at best. But then I discovered …

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Halloween Countdown 2017! Thirteen Days of Horror! Day III- Attack of the Forbidden Forest Giant Spider!

I really wanted to cover a spider action figure for the Halloween Countdown as spiders are one thing that genuinely terrifying to me, and my life is currently devoid of anything new that I truly find revolting but want to pose and feed other action figures to. I was tempted to find a Shelob figure …

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Halloween Countdown 2017! Thirteen Days of Horror! Day II- Spooky Action Figures! Super Naturals ‘Skull’ figure from Tonka, 1987!

  There was a time in the '90s where I would wander around carboot sales and find amazing toys from the previous decade that I just could not identify, as in I had no prior knowledge on what toyline some things were from, but I still knew when I was holding something impressive in my …

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Retrocomputing: 10 Memorable Amstrad CPC games and a Q&A with Andrew Oliver of the Oliver Twins!

Last week I talked about some of my memories of the Amstrad CPC and I briefly touched upon games. Like any gaming system there were both fantastic games and awful ones available, and I thought that for this post I would look at ten of the most memorable games I played as a kid, whether …

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Day XIII, Halloween Countdown 2016 finale! Boglins hand puppet!

It is finally here! The final post of Halloween Countdown 2016! The 1980s were a busy time for small creature movies. By small, I don't mean small in budget (though many of these films didn't cost much to make) I mean small in size. None of the creatures in these films were going to climb …

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Day XII, Halloween Countdown 2016! Mighty Max Trapped in Skull Mountain! Bluebird toys.

This post is up a little than intended as I was out all day yesterday. But it's here now!   This is honestly the last Mighty Max playset I will be looking at for a while. I am well aware that MM has featured heavily on this blog the last few months, but that's only …

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Day XI, Halloween Countdown 2016! Vivid Imaginations ‘Pocket Shockers’ from 1994!

Here's a toyline that is virtually unknown, which is a travesty. It's actually so unknown that I couldn't even remember what the toys were called even thoughI owned some of them as a kid. I had to ask the guys on a Monsters in My Pocket forum if they could offer any information as to …

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Day X, Halloween Countdown 2016! Monster in My Pocket!

I don't know any kids that didn't love monsters back in the '90s, or at least appreciate them in some form. Monsters were everywhere, if I had to read at school naturally I would gravitate towards  books like Goosebumps and Shivers and Creepers.Following the after-school cartoons there would be  TV shows like Eerie Indiana, Are …

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