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 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 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 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 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 VI, Halloween Countdown 2016! Grow Zombies! Just add water!

In life, very occasionally you might happen across something that you just couldn't live without if you didn't buy there and then. This happened when I stumbled across this.     I had something similar when I was a kid, it was an alien in an egg that you chucked in a jar of water …

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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 I, Halloween Countdown 2016! Halloween hunting in £1 shops!

Welcome to the first day of the Halloween countdown 2016! Over the next thirteen days I will be taking a deathly delve into all things Halloweenish, some repulsive retro toys, vicious video games and some creepy candy. But just as a warm up for today, I will be showing off some pound shop pickups of …

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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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