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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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 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 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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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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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 …

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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 …

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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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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 …

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