Day IX, Halloween Countdown 2016! Resident Evil 2 Claire Redfield and Zombie Cop figures from ToyBiz!

The Resident Evil series was undeniably awesome in the early days, back when the games were still obviously 'survival horror' and not just another generic third person shooter. Though the upcoming 'Resident Evil 7' looks like it might be steering back towards its suspenseful ammo hoarding origins. Whether or not the end result is a …

Continue reading Day IX, Halloween Countdown 2016! Resident Evil 2 Claire Redfield and Zombie Cop figures from ToyBiz!

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 …

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

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. …

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

Day II, Halloween Countdown 2016! Mighty Max Grips the Hand playset!

Sometimes when I was a kid, when I got a new toy there often were all the other toys in the line on the box or on the backing card. They usually looked like the most amazing thing that could possibly exist but when I went to the toy store to find that specific toy …

Continue reading Day II, Halloween Countdown 2016! Mighty Max Grips the Hand playset!

Superhero Saturdays! Marvel Superheroes ‘Quick Change Armor’ Iron Man, 1990!

1990. What a year it was! I don't remember too much of it as I was busy being a new born baby. But I'm sure it was fantastic. Being  a new born baby, I missed out on a lot of the good shit that was on the shelves in toy shops back then. I also …

Continue reading Superhero Saturdays! Marvel Superheroes ‘Quick Change Armor’ Iron Man, 1990!

Kenner Lava Predator action figure from 1994!

It was Christmas '95 or '96 and I was tearing the paper off a present from my great grandmother. Somewhat surprisingly I wasn't overly enthusiastic when I pulled the last bit of wrapping away and I was holding this.   Obviously with hindsight I can see that I was a fucking idiot. If I could …

Continue reading Kenner Lava Predator action figure from 1994!

Mighty Max Escapes from Skull Dungeon playset!

After starting to plan for my Halloween countdown that I am doing this year, I got my Mighty Max toys out again. Every time I get 'em out, I realise that being a grown man, how far from being an adult I really I am. I sat for entirely too long playing with Mighty Max …

Continue reading Mighty Max Escapes from Skull Dungeon playset!

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 …

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

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 …

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

The Toy Box! A delve into an 1980’s filled mystery box!

Firstly I should state that I am not sponsored by The Toy Box, I just have a big appreciation for old toys. I have probably mentioned before, but in the 1990's hitting up carboot sales, charity shops and collector fairs it was easy to pick up lots of awesome toys from the 70's and 80's. …

Continue reading The Toy Box! A delve into an 1980’s filled mystery box!