Day XII, Halloween Countdown 2016! Mighty Max Trapped in Skull Mountain! Bluebird toys.

This post is up a little than intended as I was out all day yesterday. But it's here now!   This is honestly the last Mighty Max playset I will be looking at for a while. I am well aware that MM has featured heavily on this blog the last few months, but that's only …

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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 though I 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 …

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Day X, Halloween Countdown 2016! Monster in My Pocket!

I don't know any kids that didn't love monsters back in the '90s, or at least appreciate them in some form. Monsters were everywhere, if I had to read at school naturally I would gravitate towards  books like Goosebumps and Shivers and Creepers.Following the after-school cartoons there would be  TV shows like Eerie Indiana, Are …

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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 …

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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 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 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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