This advertisement for the Monster in My Pocket toys comes from the back cover of the first issue of the comic of the same name. Wikipedia tells us all about the toys, and looking through the info reminds me again that I don’t own those Monster in My Pocket trading cards. That’s probably a mistake I should correct.
Oops!!! JCPenny commits a party foul in this 1981 newspaper advertisement listing Star Wars toys at 15% off. The error? Well, as all of you likely noticed immediately, the toys shown in the ad are from Mattel’s Battlestar Galactica line and not Kenner’s Star Wars toys. Oops!!!
It turns out that G.I. Joe newspaper ads of the eighties are a lot tougher to uncover than the Star Wars ads of the same era. The toys were popular as hell for years, but it just seems that the ads are less common when I explore the Google Newspaper Archives. Still, this particular ad from 1982 is remarkable enough... Read more →
I see it written as both Snowspeeder (in today’s ad) and as Snow Speeder (as seen in this ad), but I am pretty sure that the official spelling of the Kenner toy is as one word. Meh. Spelling. Who needs it when we get to see how much the toy cost in 1982?
The new Star Wars Black 40th Anniversary Legacy Pack* is out there, appearing in stores and getting snatched up quickly and added to collections across the country. This 6-inch scale Darth Vader action figure comes packed in a replica of the 1977 Kenner Star Wars Early Bird packaging, and as always I cannot deny that the retro Kenner packaging makes... Read more →
With the release of Jason Freeny’s ANATOMICAL CHOCOLATE EASTER BUNNY (Standard and Strawberry VIP-Exclusives), and breaking news of KAWS’ COMPANION BLUSH release, comes a slice of “toy-drama” happening this Easter weekend, between both artists. Here’s what has happened thus far… Something I've been working on in the background... #jasonfreenyA post shared by Jason Freeny (@gummifetus) on Apr 14,
Six TwentyEight sends word of a spanking new version of MITT Sofubi figure, and a fully-painted figure too! Introducing the "MITT" Original Color "Yellow Tripper”! This particular version will see a launch via various locales in the world - including Taiwan, Japan, and USA! Releasing April 19th @ Wrong Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan … after 4/19 on sale via FEWMANY in Tokyo, Japan (Time TBC) and
A second series of ATTACK ON TITAN Pop!Vinyls has been announced by Funko, along with themed Pop!Keychains, just in time for the 2nd season of the anime series (well, tis the 3rd episode already this weekend) - all of whom are releasing in “Spring”. I’ve had quite a hard time hunting Series One down in SG (still searching) and have all but given up … although the Keychain-sized Pop!s would fit
We’ve seen both of these games before (comic ad for the Star Wars game, 1983 review of the D&D game), so this 1982 ToysRUs advertisement explores familiar ground. What I find most interesting about the ad is how many of the games are at “big discounts.” We now the electronic games market crashed in 1983 (see Wikipedia), and here we... Read more →
November 4, 1983. It turns out that a little more searching through the Google Newspaper Archives is all it takes to find another pool of ads for Kenner’s Star Wars action figures. This Jabba the Hutt ad is great, but it is everything surrounding the ad that really makes things exciting. Hey, wanna see Spider-Man at Children’s Palace?
Since the release of the Open Edition of KAWS’ Companions and Flayed Companions, a new colorway edition has since entered the scene - The BLUSH Colorway, with both the Open Editions launching April 18th at Yuz Museum in China (where KAWS' "Where The End Starts" has since moved to, which I’ve yet to feature on this blog LOL), where apparently they will only ship domestically within China (*GASP*)
I’ve had my “Hikari”-cherry taken not long ago, thanks to the ever generous Benny Kline at Tenacious Toys, where I have the opportunity to review a TRANSFORMERS OPTIMUS PRIME Metallic Vinyl figure (*Available to purchase here for US$19.95), which I am featuring in this blogpost right now! Scroll down for images (which has as well been uploaded HERE on Facebook) and some of my personal
And while the 9-inch tall Anatomical Chocolate Easter Bunny vinyl figure has since been unleashed for 24hour pre-order on mightyjaxx.com at US$100 - starting from 15th April 2017 (10 A.M EST.) to 16th April 2017 (10 A.M EST.) - there’s also a surprise reveal of a STRAWBERRY CHOCOLATE EASTER BUNNY to be had! Designed by Jason Freeny, the Strawberry Edition features a “strawberry pink flavour”
Designer/Sculptor/Artist Leong Wan Kok of 1000Tentacles introduces to us his latest toy creation, “DeadMouse”! Sized 15.5W x 25H x 6.5D (in centimetres), this hand-painted resin figure has a limited run of only 60pcs worldwide, and has a scheduled delivery date in the first quarter of 2018. The vigilante undead mouse wields his double-bladed knife, to avenge his kin! So “dark” his bleeds
Yesterday’s Dungeons & Dragons advertisement also included this Star Wars block of Kenner toys. 1983 would have been the last year that Kenner’s Star Wars toys really had any traction at retail, meaning that this ad is special to me since it also sparks memories of the last Christmas when I was a kid and got Star Wars for Christmas.... Read more →
A newspaper ad from December 15, 1982, is all we need as proof that kids have loved Star Wars shoes for decades. Better yet, Lucasfilm — and now Disney — can simply keep capitalizing on the character designs that will never age: this 1982 ad shows us sneakers for R2-D2, C-3PO, and Darth Vader, keeping it very clear that those... Read more →
We’re taking a short vacation this weekend, visiting Oklahoma City to do a lot of nothing but fun. Well, we spent last evening at the FlashBack RetroPub, an eighties arcade where all of the games are set to free play. And so very many games! You have to be over 21 to get in, but once you’re inside you’ll find... Read more →
This 1983 ad block for Mattel’s Masters of the Universe comes from an ad we’ve seen before; this Star Wars Mini-Rigs advertisement that I shared last year. It appears that when I am searching for new ads I also need to take a little time to dig into the ads we have already seen; there’s no shortage of amazing discoveries... Read more →
After the wondrous visage of her “Stone Edition FuDog”, Indonesia customiser Silvia Tampi next shares with us the latest incarnation of her customer Dunnys, with the BRONZE FUDOG! She also added that there are ”only 2 pairs First Edition Fudog Dunnies worldwide. And there gonna be second edition of Fudog Dunnies coming soon with different pose.” Scroll down for more snaps and stay connected to
Super7 will be in Booth 757 next week at C2E2 for the first time and they have announced a couple of sweet toy-release surprises - featuring these new variant figures are making their debut in The Windy City! Both “The Toxic Avenger - Toxic Glow In The Dark Edition” (WHAT-ARE) and “Street Fighter II - Champion Edition” (WHAT-ARE) will be available at their booth while supplies last. Neither