Superhero Sundays! Lego 76039 Ant-man Final Battle!

Lego has been in my life (and in the feet of anyone I have ever shared a home with)  since I was about four years old. As a brand it has come a long way since the red bucket of bricks I first owned but the basic premise of it has stayed the same despite …

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Star Wars Saturdays! Jabba Glob toy! (Vomiting Jabba the Hutt).

Sometimes I encounter a toy or a plaything that makes me really question what the hell the designers were thinking. But not this day. Ladies and gentleman, may I please introduce you to my new favourite thing in the worl:     It's Jabba Glob! There was a certain period of time in the '80s …

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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 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 V, Halloween Countdown 2016! Ghostbusters candy! So much Ghostbusters candy…

There is hella lotta Ghostbusters themed candy out this year. Probably because of the new movie out but I can't remember a time where a movie has seemed to focus so much  on candy in the way of merchandise. I remember Star Wars episode I had everything to promote it. Star Wars chocolate, bubble bath, …

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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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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 …

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Halloween cakes and biscuits! Spooky stuff finally on the shelves!

You know it's getting that time of year when you're in the supermarket and go down the aisle for bread and cakes and discover it has adopted a strange fluorescent orange tint.  In actuality, there wasn't that much Halloween stuff in the whole store. There was far more Christmas stuff than Halloween but the bakery …

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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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