Mattel’s Masters of the Universe! The Original Wave of Figures from 1982!

  The good thing about being a '90s kid was that there was always an abundance of discarded '80s toys lying around in cardboard boxes at car boot sales and antique fairs when I was growing up. Awesome stuff that was just begging to be discovered, usually at a very reasonable price. After recently watching …

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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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Tomy ‘Pocket Arcade’ Teenage Mutant Ninja (Hero) Turtles wind up handheld games! 1990!

If you were a child in the early '90s and your parents didn't like you enough to buy you a Gameboy or even a Tiger electronics handheld game, you might have been the recipient of one of these.     Powered by a wind up mechanism (kids, look it up, there actually was a time …

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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 VIII, Halloween Countdown 2016! Kenner The Real Ghostbusters ‘Fright Feature Peter Venkman’ and ‘Haunted Humans: Granny Gross’ action figures!

Ah the Ghostbusters. Remember a time when the franchise wasn't sullied by cheap cash-ins in the form of poorly thought out re-boots that you apparently could only dislike if you harbor misogynistic feelings? I didn't experience the initial airing of The Real Ghostbusters animated TV show (1986-1991) as I was born in 1990,. But I …

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Day VII, Halloween Countdown 2016! WereBears plush toys!

The '80s had a pretty substantial  amount of cutesy characters that were designed to be made into toys. Care Bears and My little Pony are probably the most popular but there was a whole bunch of sweet scented, cuddly creatures. The intended market for these toys were girls, where as boys had toys that were …

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Day IV, Halloween Countdown 2016! Kenner Shish Kebab Beetlejuice and Alien Queen action figures!

I don't remember ever seeing Tim Burton's Beetlejuice movie as a kid, which is a damn shame as it would have probably ticked all of my boxes for what constituted as a good movie. I liked spooky shit and crass 'in your face' humor and that was pretty much was this film was all about. …

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Attic finds! My Little Pony toys and Littlefoot hand puppet!

A little while ago my girlfriend went up into the attic to have a rummage around for some documents. She came back down with a bag full of toys which was exciting and unexpected and it made me make a mental note to check my parents attic when I am next in England visiting them, …

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Wacky Action Rock ‘N Roll Michaelangelo action figure!

I loved and still love Ninja Turtles. It is such a weird combination, get some turtles, make 'em mutated ones that are roughly the size of humans and who can talk. And make 'em ninjas as well. What part of that isn't the best thing ever? I had quite a few Turtles toys as a …

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Vintage Star Wars! The first 12 Kenner figures from 1978!

Not that long  ago and not terribly far away, Star Wars wasn't the massive iconic thing it is now. You could go to any toy shop in this day and age and you will probably find Star Wars toys somewhere on their shelves and even toys for upcoming Star Wars movies, months before the new …

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