Star Wars Micro Machines Action Fleet Rancor Playset from 1996!

  As much as I loved the original  Return of the Jedi Rancor figure from 1983, there's no denying that it was a bit of a pain in the ass when you made it swallow Yoda, an Ugnaught or a Jawa and they became instantly irretrievable  from the monsters gullet. Galoob must have been only …

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Modern Star Wars Figures that are Weird but not Terrible!

My girlfriend always insists we call at the Disney Store whenever we're visiting a city that has one, in the hope that she'll find a Nightmare Before Christmas or Alice in Wonderland plush that she doesn't own. I don't mind at all, although I don't get overly excited by plush toys (with a few exceptions), …

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More Stupid Star Wars Figures! ‘Deluxe’ Han Solo with Smuggler Flight Pack from 1996!

I've neglected this site a little bit of late, and the reason for that is I am currently contributing to an upcoming gaming magazine called Fusion. If anyone would like to pre-order the first issue, you can do so here. You should because it's radical, and not many things are radical these days, apart from …

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Star Wars Saturdays- Something Really Reeks! Electronic Arena Battle Beast and Playskool (Galactic Heroes) Arena Adventure!

I don't hate the Star Wars prequels. I don't think they're particularly good films, but they're still fun enough that I can sit and enjoy them in spite of the ropey dialogue, the abundance of frame cluttering CGI and the walking "fuck you" to the many fans that grew up with the original trilogy- the …

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Star Wars Saturdays! Galactic Heroes ‘Echo Base Encounter’ and ‘Endor Adventure’ Playsets from Playskool, Hasbro!

  Okay, so it's Sunday, not Saturday. But I started this post on Saturday but felt too ill to finish it, so I'm finishing it today. It's still Star Wars Saturdays though! I mentioned in my Christmas haul post the other day that I planned on doing a Star Wars Saturdays looking at some Galactic …

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My Christmas Haul 2017!

I haven't given Christmas any attention on here this year as I've just been so damn busy visiting family in England and stuff. I don't think I gave it much attention last year either which feels like a personal failure as it's definitely one of my favourite times of the year. Regardless of my failings, …

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Star Wars Saturdays! Five ’90s Star Wars Action Figures of Questionable Design!

Most people I know seem glad that they lived through their childhood at the time that they did. Star Wars has been a part of many peoples childhoods, and even today it is still a huge part of many kids lives throughout the world.  I've spoken to people who were kids back in the seventies …

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Halloween Countdown 2017! Thirteen Days of Horror! Day V- Spooky Action Figures- Remco Mini Monsters Dracula!

Anyone who has read my posts on cereal toys will know how disappointed I am that some countries got amazing toys in their cereal that we sadly didn't get here in the UK. Well this is much worse. In 1979, Remco released a line of figures based on the monsters from the Universal movies, in …

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Star Wars Saturdays! Cocaine Fueled Anthropomorphic Rabbits and Other Intergalactic Action Figure Shenanigans!

  I haven't posted in a while, mainly because I am now in possession of a Playstation 4 and have been distracted by HD versions of games I have played twelve million times before on the original Playstation and Playstation 2. Nevertheless I have managed to tear myself away from Kingdom Hearts to play with …

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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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