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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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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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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Video Game Retrospectives! The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening DX, Gameboy Color 1998

Due to a variety of reasons (most of them boring) it has been a while since I last did a blog post. So I am going to do my best to rectify that now. I am guessing  it would have been around 1999 and I had gone over to a friends house (we had been …

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

Not very long ago and not terribly far away, Star Wars wasn't the massive iconic juggernaut that it is today. You can visit any toy shop in this day and age and you'll probably find Star Wars toys somewhere on the shelves, even for upcoming Star Wars movies that aren't due out for months. But …

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Video game Retrosp’egg’tive, The Dizzy Series!

I wasn’t a very modern kid growing up. When my friends were all playing on their Super Nintendos or Sony PlayStations in the 90s, I was still playing on my Gameboy or my parents  Amstrad computer. A lot of the titles for the Amstrad and  other home computer systems of the time like the ZX …

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Cereal box freebies! Nestle ‘Playstation Action Heroes’ toys from 2001!

There aren't many establishments that I have been (soberly) ejected from, but I distinctly remember that as a kid I was threatened of being kicked out of the local super market by a security guard. Why? Was it for stealing sweeties or some other heinous crime? No. I was opening the tops of the cardboard …

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Video game Retrospectives! The first three Metroid games. NES, Gameboy and SNES!

I like to play retro games as they usually aren't quite so 'heavy' as modern games. They don't demand a  huge amount of time or effort to be put into them. You  could easily pop Super Mario Bros. on for an hour and a half and finish it. A lot of games from the 8 …

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