The Christmas reveal post 2016!

        Before I write about cheerful fun things, I feel I should acknowledge the sad death of Carrie Fisher.  Initially I was in shock and in disbelief when I was first informed about it. She was a fantastic, witty woman and a strong advocate for mental health. And to so many she …

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Musings about Christmas things!

I don't do many (if any) posts that aren't reviews or looking at things. But reviews haven't been very forthcoming of late, so probably for the first time ever here is a post that isn't a look at a toy or video game! I really enjoy writing and I think I always have. Somewhere in …

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Jakks Pacific World of Nintendo- The Legend of Zelda Microland playsets!

There was a point in my life when I was about seven of eight when nothing would have made me happier than owning some Legend of Zelda toys. I often imagined them, what they would look like and what game features could be taken from the games and made into plastic form. I envisioned a …

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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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Day III, Halloween Countdown 2016! Spooky Video Games! Ghosts ‘N Goblins on the NES!

I think I have mentioned previously as to how ruthless some NES games could be, and Capcom's Ghosts 'N Goblins is definitely on the extreme end of that scale. Though challenging, it is thoroughly spooky and deserves a mention on the Halloween Countdown. I am pretty sure I played the sequel before I played this …

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Jakks Pacific World of Nintendo Action Figures! Plus Sonic the Hedgehog 20th Anniversary figure!

Modern toys rarely manage to impress me so I don't tend to buy them often, but sometimes some come across my path that are so cheap that I think 'Meh!' and I buy them anyway. I have had some experience with Jakks Pacific World of Nintendo figures before, with a Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword …

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Video Game Retrospectives! The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening DX, Gameboy Color 1998

Due to a variety of reasons (most of them boring) it has been a while since I last did a blog post. So I am going to do my best to rectify that now. I am guessing  it would have been around 1999 and I had gone over to a friends house (we had been …

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5 Random Video Game action figures!

Probably to my girlfriends dismay, I acquire a lot of crap. I make that sound like it just appears and I shrug my shoulders and go about trying to find a space for it. This isn't the case so I should probably rephrase my previous statement. I willingly purchase a lot of crap. I obviously …

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Promotional Mars 1994 Super Mario Bros figures

  Remember when you could buy  a chocolate bar in the '90s and could get a  free Super Mario toy inside the packaging? I sure as hell don't but wish I did.       There isn't much information online about these little figures, but I think they were only available in Germany in 1994, …

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Video game Retrospectives- Double Dragon!

Gone are the days when men were men and engaged in street fights garbed in monochrome red or blue outfits and fabulous go-go boots. What time it was, the days when it wasn't considered morally wrong to fight your brother to the death for the rights to  a woman that  you both wanted to bang. …

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